IIFT Entrance Test
November 22, 2015
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IIFT Entrance Test
November 22, 2015
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The paper was not TOUGH, but EASY to MODERATE as compared to some of the previous years’ papers. The question paper had 124 questions divided into four sections to be solved in a time span of 120 minutes.

Suggested strategy

S. No Section Sub section No. of
questions
Marks per
question

Total
marks

Ideal
time
Ideal
score
1 General Awareness None 28 0.5 14 10 mins 12 +
2 Reading Comprehension
and English usage
EU 20 0.75 15 15 mins 13+
RC 16 1 16 25 mins 10 +
3 Quantitative Ability None 22 22 22 30 mins 13 +
4 Data Interpretation and
Logical Reasoning
DI 18 1 18 20 mins 9 +
LR 20 0.75 15 20 mins 13 +
    Total 124   100 120 mins 70+
General Awareness (GA)

Number of Questions - 28 | Marks per question - 0.5 | Total marks - 14

In this section, the questions were a mix from different areas. The questions comprised both static data and current affairs. Books and authors, Companies and CEOs, various discoveries, The 14th Finance Commission were some of the areas covered. As expected, European Union was given more importance with 4 questions this year.

This section was of EASY to MODERATE difficulty level.
A well prepared student could get a score of 12+ in 10 minutes

Quantitative Ability (QA)
Number of Questions - 22 | Marks per question - 1 | Total marks - 22

This year there was a proper mix of questions and all topics except 3D Geometry were covered. However, no question was unsolvable. After scanning the section properly, the student should have tried to solve the questions in two rounds - in the first round the easier questions which can be solved directly from options should be done, and then the remaining questions should be tackled. This saves time.

Overall, it was a MODERATE to TOUGH section.
In this section a well-prepared student should be able to get a score of 13+ in about 30 minutes.


Data Interpretation (DI)

Number of Questions - 18 | Marks per question - 1 | Total marks - 18

The 18 questions this year were spread over 4 sets, two sets having 5 questions each and two sets having 4 questions each. Two of the four sets had multiple datasets which need to be correlated properly to answer the questions that followed.

The detailed breakup of this sub-section is as follows -


Overall this section can be considered as a TOUGH section.
Even a well-prepared student would have been able to attempt 8-10 questions in 20 minutes.
Ideal score 9+

Logical Reasoning (LR)

Number of Questions - 20 | Marks per question - 0.75 | Total marks - 15


A student should have devoted 20 minutes to this section to try and get a score of 13+



English Usage (EU)

Number of Questions - 20 | Marks per question - 0.75 | Total marks - 15
The detailed breakup of this sub-section is as follows -

Overall, it was an EASY section.
A well-prepared student should get a score of 13+ in 15 minutes.


Reading Comprehension (RC)

Number of Questions - 20 | Marks per question - 0.75 | Total marks - 15

This section had four RC passages. Length was moderate but the passages were very easy. A couple of questions had some twists in them but overall the toughness of this section can be rated as easy.


Overall, it was an EASY section.
A well-prepared student should get a score of 10+ in 15 minutes.


Expected Cut-off

70+ marks

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IIFT Entrance Test
November 23, 2014
Comparison of Tests

The paper was not EASY, but MODERATE to TOUGH as compared to some of the previous years’ papers. The question paper had 118 questions divided into four sections to be solved in a time span of 120 minutes.

Suggested strategy

General Awareness (GA)

Number of Questions - 26 | Marks per question - 0.5 | Total marks - 13

In this section, questions were from all fields, and were general static as well as current awareness related. The questions were based on latest sports events and winners, brands companies and business leaders, government schemes, international leaders and nations, companies and punchlines etc.

This section was of EASY to MODERATE difficulty level.
You should have devoted 10+ mintues and done 17+ correct.

Quantitative Ability (QA) and Data Interpretation (DI)
This section was divided into two sub-sections QA and DI

Quantitative Ability (QA)

Number of Questions - 20 | Marks per question - 1 | Total marks - 20

This year, questions were from all topics. Some were sitters and should have been identified properly as that could have instantly given you a few crucial marks. Some were really tough (calculation based, long or complex) and should have been avoided totally.
Overall, it was an MODERATE to TOUGH section.
A student could judiciously choose easy questions and devote 30 minutes to try and get 12+ correct.


Data Interpretation (DI)


Number of Questions - 15 | Marks per question - 1 | Total marks - 15

There were three sets, two of them based on multiple tables, and one of them based on a combination of multiple graphs and tables!

The detailed breakup of this sub-section is as follows -


Overall, it was a MODERATE TO TOUGH sub-section. Out of the three sets,
you could at best have attempted any two that you were sure of. Choice and strategy is crucial.
A student could judiciously devote 20 minutes to try and get 8+ correct.


Logical Reasoning (LR)

Number of Questions - 20 | Marks per question - 1 | Total marks - 20

The questions were based on conventional areas like coding- decoding, series,
input-output analysis, seating arrangements, etc. and were easily manageable.
The detailed breakup of this sub-section is as follows -

A student could judiciously devote 20 minutes to try and get 10+ correct.




Reading Comprehension (RC) and English Usage (EU)
This section was divided into two sub-sections RC and EU

English Usage (EU)
Number of Questions - 20 | Marks per question - 0.75 | Total marks - 15
The detailed breakup of this sub-section is as follows -

This sub-section can be considered as an EASY to MODERATE one.
An ideal score will be 8, to come within the estimated cut-off.


Reading Comprehension (RC)

Number of Questions - 17 | Marks per question - 1 | Total marks - 17

This section had four RC passages. They were lengthy and not really easy. The questions were a mix of direct and inference-based.

The detailed breakup of this sub-section is as follows -


This sub-section can be considered as an MODERATE to TOUGH one.
You should have given upto 25 minutes to try and get 10+ correct in this section.



Expected Cut-off

51-53 marks

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The paper was MODERATE as compared to some of the previous years’ papers. The question paper had 128 questions divided into four sections to be solved in a time span of 120 minutes.

Bird’s Eye View

Total no. of questions-128
Total time-120 minutes
Sectional breakup and marking scheme – as mentioned in the table given below.
Negative marking–1/3rd of the alloted marks
Number of options– 4
Medium of marking the answer–Pencil
Expected cut-off 51-53 marks



General Awareness (GA)

Number of Questions - 28 | Marks per question - 0.5 | Total marks - 14

In this section, questions were related to those under Static and Dynamic GK. The questions were based on books and authors, sports, geography, history, general studies, etc.

This section was of EASY TO MODERATE difficulty level.

The estimated cut-off for this section ranges from 5-6.


Quantitative Ability (QA)

Number of Questions - 25 | Marks per question - 1 | Total marks - 25

This year, a very high weightage was given to Arithmetic, there being 10 questions. There were 5 questions based on P and C and Probability, and they were slightly difficult.

The detailed breakup of this section is as follows -
Overall, it was an MODERATE section.
A student could judiciously choose easy questions and score between 11-13
to come within the estimated cut-off.


Data Interpretation (DI) and Logical Reasoning (LR)

This section was divided into two sub-sections DI and LR

DI
Number of Questions - 19 | Marks per question - 1 | Total marks - 19

The questions were based on tables, bar & line graphs.

The detailed breakup of this sub-section is as follows -


Overall, it was a MODERATE TO TOUGH sub-section.
A student could score between 6-7 to come within the estimated cut-off.

LR

Number of Questions - 20 | Marks per question - 0.75 | Total marks - 15

The questions were based on conventional areas like coding- decoding, series, input-output analysis, seating arrangements, etc. and were easily manageable.

The detailed breakup of this sub-section is as follows -

Overall it was a EASY sub-section.

A student could score between 12-14 to come within the estimated cut-off.


Reading Comprehension (RC) and English Usage (EU)
This section was divided into two sub-sections RC and EU

EU
Number of Questions - 20 | Marks per question - 0.75 | Total marks - 15

The detailed breakup of this sub-section is as follows -


This sub-section can be considered as a MODERATE TO TOUGH one.
An ideal score will be 8, to come within the estimated cut-off.

RC

Number of Questions - 16 | Marks per question - 0.75 | Total marks - 12

This section had 4 RC passages. The questions were direct and the best approach would have been to read the questions before reading the passage.

The detailed breakup of this sub-section is as follows -


This sub-section was MODERATE.
A score of 8 in this section will be considered good to come within the estimated cut-off.

Expected Cut-off

51-53 marks



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