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IIFT 2018 Exam Analysis by Bulls Eye| Sectional Analysis & Cutoff

Dec 3, 2018 09:38 IST
    IIFT 2018 Exam Analysis by Bulls Eye
    IIFT 2018 Exam Analysis by Bulls Eye

    This year IIFT paper was almost similar to last year’s paper. There were 6 sections namely DI, AR & LR, GK, RC, VA and QA. The total number of questions was same as that of last year’s i.e. 114. This year the only change was in marking scheme of VA and DI which was interchanged i.e. VA from 1 to 0.75 and DI from 0.75 to 1 per question. In terms of difficulty level, students found AR very tough as compared to last year’s. To maintain the cutoff, in all 6 sections, was really a difficult task and a lot of students will end up in not clearing cutoff in one or two sections. This year also the different sets had different sequence of sections. Here in our analysis we are using Set C to present the breakup.   

    The break-up for the six sections was as follow:

    Sections

    No. of Questions

    Marks per Questions

    Total-Marks

    Negative Marks/Question

    Data Interpretation

    20

    1

    20

    0.33

    Analytical & Logical Reasoning

    20

    1

    20

    0.33

    General Awareness

    18

    0.5

    9

    0.17

    Reading Comprehension

    16

    1

    16

    0.33

    Verbal Ability

    20

    0.75

    15

    0.25

    Quantitative Ability

    20

    1

    20

    0.33


    114

    -

    100


    Overview of the IIFT 2018 Paper

    Time Allotted

    2Hrs.

    Total no. of questions

    114 (100 Marks)

    Marking Scheme

    Different for different sections

    Sections

    6

    Number of choices

    4

    Expected cutoff and Good Attempt

    Section

    Good Attempts

    Data Interpretation

    06-07

    Analytical Reasoning

    06-07

    General Awareness

    06 – 08

    Reading Comprehension

    07 - 08

    Verbal Ability

    8 – 10

    Quantitative Ability

    10-11

    The expected overall score at which one can expect a call from IIFT will be around 28 – 30 marks. Remember, you need to clear the individual sectional cut-offs as well.

    Section I: - Data Interpretation

    Area Tested

    Description

    No. of Question

    Mark Allotted

    Data Interpretation

    Mixed Graph

    12

    12 × 1

    Tables

    8

    8 × 1

    Total

    20

    20

    Evaluation: DI varied from moderate-difficult and was calculation intensive, 2 sets were based upon tables, rest were mixed graphs;3 Sets based upon 7 regions, IBM and LPI were calculation intensive but easy-moderate and should have been attempted, set based upon Hotel occupancy was moderate, set based upon industry analysis was difficult and should have been avoided

    Attempt by Good Student: 6 – 8

    Section II:- Analytical and Logical Reasoning

    Area Tested

    Description

    No. of Question

    Mark Allotted

    Analytical and Logical Reasoning

    Analytical Reasoning

    17

    17 × 1

    Input Output

    2

    2 × 1

    Miscellaneous

    1

    1 × 1

    Total

    20

    20

    Evaluation: This section was moderate to difficult, there were 5 AR sets comprising of 18 questions,3 sets;  Matrix, Albert and Betty, and Sara Dora sets were difficult,  Sets based on 8 officers and Sunny, Pinki were moderate. 2 input/output questions were easy-moderate; 1 miscellaneous question based upon numbers was easy and should have been attempted.

    Attempt by Good Student: 6 – 8

    Section III: General Awareness

    Evaluation: There were mixtures of topics checking general awareness of the candidate across the all areas. Students found GK this year a bit tougher than last year’s.

    Attempt by Good Student: 6 – 8

    Section IV: - Reading Comprehension

    Sr. No.

    Description

    No. of Questions

    Mark Allotted

    1

    Culture & Society

    3

    3 × 1

    2

    Public Intellectual

    3

    3 × 1

    3

    Overflow of Information

    4

    4 × 1

    4

    Importance of Liberal arts

    3

    3 × 1

    5

    Non GDP measures filling Gaps in public policy

    3

    3 × 1


    Total

    16

    16

    Evaluation: The RC section was relatively lengthy but east to medium in difficulty level. There were five passages with 3 - 4 questions each. The level of RCs varied from easy to moderate overall a student could have easily solved at least three passages in given time. The RC section was dominated by factual questions.

    Attempt by Good Student: 7 – 8

    Section V: - Verbal Ability

    Sr. No.

    Description

    No. of Questions

    Mark Allotted

    Verbal Ability

    Grammar & Sentence Correction

    4

    4 × 0.75

    Vocabulary Based

    6

    6 × 0.75

    Jumbled words

    3

    3 × 0.75

    Analogies

    2

    2 × 0.75

    Para jumbling

    2

    2 × 0.75

    Sentence Completion

    3

    3 × 0.75

    Total

    20

    15

    Evaluation: The Verbal Ability portion of the exam had an extremely strong emphasis on Vocabulary and grammar based questions. In case your grammar fundamentals were strong you could have decent attempts in this section. Vocabulary was also a very dominant part of this section and the words given belong to the moderate to tough category making the attempt in this part less. Sentence Completion and Para jumbling were easy.

    Attempt by Good Student: 8 – 10

    Section VI: Quantitative Ability

    Area Tested

    Description

    No. of Questions

    Mark Allotted

    Quantitative Ability

    Function, Algebra & Equations

    4

    4 × 1

    P&C Probability

    2

    2 × 1

    Time & Work

    2

    2 × 1

    Geometry Mensuration

    7

    7 × 1

    Logs

    2

    2 × 1

    Percentage

    2

    2 × 1

    Sets

    1

    1 × 1

    Total

    20

    20

    Evaluation: This section was dominated by Geometry mensuration and Algebra. A couple of questions were also there from time & work and logarithm and were doable. Overall this section was calculation intensive and most of the students found it moderately difficult.

    Attempt by Good Student: 10 – 12

    *Disclaimer: All the above given information is based on personal opinion of Bulls Eye Expert faculty. Several factors have been considered before giving these cut-offs however, It has nothing to do with original cut-offs.

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