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

IIFT 2018 Exam Analysis by Bulls Eye: Get detailed analysis of IIFT 2018 Exam Analysis along with sectional analysis and overall cutoffs and percentile.

Dec 3, 2018 09:38 IST
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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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