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April 04, 2017 @ 01:15 PM

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April 04, 2017 @ 01:15 PM

Cut Offs Are Lower At IIFT

Published : Wednesday, 28 October, 2015 12:53 PM

The Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT) will conduct its written examination on 22nd November 2015 for admission to its MBA-IB (MBA in International Business) programme 2016 - 18 at IIFT New Delhi and IIFT Kolkata.

Aspirants who are taking this exam should note that cut offs are lower in general at IIFT exam and many a times it may not cross 40 on an average in two hour exam which comprises of :

  • English Comprehension
  • General Knowledge & Awareness
  • Logical Reasoning
  • Quantitative Analysis

Each section is highly crucial for you and you need to score almost equally well in each section. Attempt all questions in sections.

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Analysis of previous papers:

IIFT keeps on experimenting with number of questions as well as number of sections. While 2009 had 6 sections (including 2 sections for different types of RCs), the exam from 2009 onwards has had 4 sections. However, even in such a scenario, there have been occasions (most notably 2010) when a particular section has had 2 subsections i.e. Verbal Ability had a subsection for RC and one for VA.

Similarly, while 2009 had separate DI and LR sections, the latter exams have had a common DI and LR section. Therefore, a key point to remember is that within a subject area e.g. QA, VA or DI,LR, it is very risky in IIFT to have a weak sub section.

So, for instance, if you are planning to sail through DI, LR based only on DI, you could be in trouble if the two are separated!!

IIFT is one of the rare exams that allot per question differential marks to each section. In 2010, differential marks were even allotted between the two Verbal Ability sub-sections. Also, the marks allotted for a question in a particular section are not constant throughout the years. They have been changing from year to year.

So, it is important NOT to go in the exam with a pre-conceived notion about any one or two sections. For instance, if you go for IIFT thinking that you will focus on LR, GK and Verbal Ability, you could suffer if QA and DI are allotted more marks per question. Take a decision after looking at the marks per question in your exam AND the difficulty level of that section!!

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