IIFT 2019 Detailed Analysis!!
Dec 01, 2019
IIFT 2019 (2020-2022)
conducted its exam for admissions into the IIFT 2020-22 programmes at IIFT
Delhi, Kolkata & Kakinada. The 2 hours test was conducted between 10 am and
12 noon on Sunday, Dec 1st, 2019. There were two major changes in
the paper. Firstly, the exam was held for the first time as a Computer based
Test. Secondly there were only 4 sections in the paper as opposed to 6 sections
in IIFT 2018.
four sections were Quantitative Aptitude(QA), Verbal Ability and Reading
Comprehension(VA&RC), Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning (DI&LR)&
GK. There will be a sectional cut off for each section and an overall cutoff.
Questions of QA, VA & RC and DI & LR were for 3 marks each with a
negative marking of 1 mark for a wrong answer. In GK Section each question was
for 1.5 marks with a negative marking of 0.5 marks for a wrong answer Total
marks were 300 and the number of questions was reduced to 110 from 114 in IIFT
IIFT 2019 (2020-2022) Detailed
IIFT Paper was easier compared to
previous years. VA & RC was of easy to moderate level, DI & LR, GK were of moderate level while QA was of difficult level. Overall, the entire
paper was of moderate difficulty level. The key was to avoid the difficult questions,
clear sectional cutoffs and maximize overall score from easier sections. A well
prepared student could have scored 130-140 marks out of 300. The cut off for
this paper would be around 115-125 marks.
Section Verbal Ability
& Reading Comprehension (VA &RC)
number of RC questions featured remained the same at 16 questions over 4 RCs.
Each question was of 3 marks with 1 mark being deducted for a wrong answer. The
RCs were of easy level of difficulty. The section featured long passages, however
the passages were shorter than those seen in previous year’s paper based IIFTs.
Ideally a student should have done at least 3 RCs as these were easy pickings, and a well prepared student would have been able to do at least 3 passages.
Ability was dominated by Vocabulary based questions with nearly 12-13 questions
based on the knowledge of words. The grammar questions were easy with a sprinkling
of jumbled paragraphs also featuring. A well prepared student could attempt between 20-24
questions and score 50-55 marks in this section.
cut off of this section is likely to be 22-25 marks
QA section featured 25 questions. Each question was of 3 marks with 1 mark
being deducted for a wrong answer. Each question was tricky and time consuming.
The paper was dominated by Arithmetic questions with a majority of questions
coming from Arithmetic. A well prepared student could have attempted around 10-12
questions and scored around 27-30 marks in this section.
sectional cut off would be around 10-12 marks.
Section Data Interpretation
& Logical Reasoning(DI & LR)
DI & LR section featured 30 questions. Each question was of 3 marks with 1
mark being deducted for a wrong answer. Compared to IIFT 2019 DI was easier
and LR was tougher. Overall it was an easy to moderate section with a lot of
easy DI questions to pick from. A well prepared student could have attempted
15-18 questions and scored 45-50 marks from this section
sectional cut off is likely to be 18-20 marks
GK Section featured 20 questions including both current and static questions.
Each question was of 1.5 marks with 0.5 marks being deducted for a wrong
answer. There was a focus on Static GK with almost 14-15 questions being from
Static GK as opposed to 5-6 questions from Current Affairs. The GK section was
of roughly the same level as last year with about 5-6 questions considered
doable with options. A well prepared student could have attempted around 8-10
questions and a good score would be around 12-14 marks.
Sectional Cut off would be about 3-5 marks.
Overall: The paper was of moderate difficulty. A well prepared
student could have scored 130-140 marks. The cut off for getting a call from
IIFT is likely to be around 115 marks.
Disclaimer: Analysis and Answer keys was
provided to you by Team AnkGanit and Expected cut off marks decided by Ankit
Gaur & Hriday G Sarat.
cutoff marks may be slightly different.
Gaur is a CAT Expert and serial CAT Taker from CAT 2007. CAT 2019 was his 13th
consecutive CAT. He is a B.Sc(Hons) Mathematics and M.Sc. Maths, Serial XAT
topper and CAT 99.99%iler in Quant & DI.
G Sarat is an MBA from FMS Delhi batch of 2009. He is also the All India Rank 2
holder of an exam conducted by UPSC. He served Government of India as Assistant
Commissioner for 18 months. He is an expert trainer for CAT and MBA Entrances.
He was among top 3 scorers of IIFT 2017.