IIFT Entrance Test
November 23, 2014
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IIFT Entrance Test
November 23, 2014
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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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