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India had something different for the students appearing
for the test this time. Over the years IIFT paper was
considered tough because of its General Knowledge
section. But this year it changed, with a reduced
weightage for GK, this test was considerably easier. It is
worth mentioning here that IIFT 2001
had 80 GK Q. each with a weightage of 0.25 marks -
aggregating to 20 marks / 20% of the total weightage of
the test in all. This year this figure came down
drastically and so did the number of questions asked.
Once again the paper had different weightage for the
paper looked like :
were 175 questions divided into five sections to be
solved in 120 minutes. Also as it was given that there
were no negative marking, students should have attempted
The spread of
the MA section was limited to Arithmetic and
Algebra, with more stress on Arithmetic. Of the
47 questions in this section, we can say that
approx. 40 Q were on arithmetic and the
remaining on Algebra. Questions were mostly form
Profit & Loss
- Time, Speed &
- Simple and Compound
- Permutation &
- Ratios and proportion
time there were no questions on Geometry and
Progressions. Also a few PT students did report that a
few questions were the same as they had solved in the PT
material. Students should have given ample time for this
section and tried to solve as many questions as possible
... but do not forget the other sections.
This section had questions on the following topics,
and the feedback we received ... this section could
have been cracked easily.
- Data Arrangement (3 Sets ... each of 5 questions...
- 3 Questions on Family Relation
All 40 questions
could have been solved in around 25 - 30
A total of 4 passages were asked in this
section. The passages were more so simple and
could have been solved easily by students who
have been reading a lot. The passages were on
the following themes:
- Bhopal Gas Tragedy
- Honda motors, Japan.
- Real Life Dilemma of a sales person on how to increase
could have been solved in a time limit of 20 -
This was the section that did check the
vocabulary of the student. Questions were of
moderate toughness and were based on the
and Synonyms (20Q)
- One small passage with blanks in between
- Idioms and Phrases
- Fill in the blanks
- No questions on Paragraph Formation
All questions solvable. The ideal time to be
given should have been not more than 20 minutes.
The overall break-up of the section is as follows
Approx. 3-4 question
- WTO (technical)
- Space Exploration
designed in a way that they covered every topic.
The questions were like :
Q.1 Which was not a part
of Harrapan Culture?
Q.2 Who in acted the
role of Harry Potter?
Q.3 What is ASP (in WTO)
Q.4 Why does an egg
floats on salt water?
Q.5 Certiorari writs in Courts?
Q.6 Asia Business week Award was given to .....
Q.7 When does Euro
becomes finally applicable in Europe?
Q.8 Who founded e-bay.com?
Q.9 Indira Gandhi Peace Award was given to ......
Q.10 What is Share of
agriculture in India's export.....
Q.11 Share of Oil in
India's yearly import is ......
Q.12 Choose the No.1 Fortune 500 Company ( Microsoft,
Exxon, Wal Mart, G E)
Q.13 The only Indian company
in Fortune 500 companies has a rank of ..... (31,
331, 332, 132)
Q.14 The company rated as the best Employer in India is
.....(Infosys, HLL, Wipro, Reliance)
Q.15 India's Rank in HDI is .......(115,
132, 105, 139)
Q.16 Most admired
Company in top 1000 (Microsoft, GE, GM, Cadbury)
Q.17 Choose the special drawing
rights of the IMF.
Q.18 Which is not a
member of the European Union (Switzerland, Portugal, Spain,
Q.19 Which of them did
not received Nobel prize for Economics in 2001?
Q.20 India's rank in
World Economic Forum (57, 59, 58, 56)
Q.21 Which of the following has been rated as the No.1 country in
World Economic Forum (Finland, US, Canada)
Q.22 Which country has the highest rating in HDI.
Q.23 Who is the current President of NASSCOM?
Q.24 Who was the founder of Amazon.com ?
Q.25 BATATA has been formed by the merger of which of
the following companies ?
at PT feel that the
EXPECTED CUTOFF for a strong call
should be at net score of 70 marks +
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given to us after the TEST was conducted. We fully
acknowledge that these questions in original are the
property of the IIFM and we are merely reproducing a few
of them here in fragments to ensure that the huge
community of students eagerly waiting to see an
objective comparison of their performance gets the right