IIFT Analysis

IIFT previous year exam analysis

Year

2018

2017

2016

2015

2014

Duration

2 hours

2 hours

2 hours

2 hours

2 hours

Total Questions

114

114

124

123

118

Number of Sections

6

6

4

4

4

Marking Scheme

Differential

Differential

Differential

Differential

Differential

Negative Marks

1/4 of total mark

1/4 of total mark

1/4 of total mark

1/4 of total mark

1/4 of total mark

Some of the key features and takeaways that emerge from this are -

  1. The number of questions has always been different in the IIFT exam, however the last two years has been consistent. Also the number of sections overall has been 6 in 2017 and 2018
  2. 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 as the two have been separated!!
  3. IIFT is one of the rare exams that allot per question differential marks to each section
  4. The marks allotted for a question in a particular section are not constant throughout the years and have been changing from year to year
  5. Best is to not go in the exam with a pre-conceived notion about any one or two sections. For instance, in IIFT 2018 exam the weightage for DI was 1 and VA was 0.75 per question whereas in IIFT 2017 it was vice versa
  6. It is imperative to take a decision after looking at the marks per question in your exam AND the difficulty level of that section
  7. The overall IIFT cut-offs are generally on the lower side (around 35)
  8. Since the total sections fluctuate between 6 and 4 sections, the average cut-off per section will be less in 2018 just like it was in 2017; otherwise it remains in the range of 8-10
  9. Question selection is crucial while you attempt each section. You may not need to attempt all questions from a section to clear IIFT. Identify the questions that seem solvable, attempt them and move on
  10. IIFT has always been a 2 hour exam and for last two years, the number of questions has been less than 120 i.e. 114
  11. Don't attempt to solve all questions in the paper, or even within a section. Try to have a balanced attempt.

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