This year the IIFT paper was slightly different as compared to the previous years. The paper was different in terms of the distribution of the questions as there were 6 sections instead of the usual 4 sections that were present in previous year’s papers.
General Awareness (21 Questions, 0.5 marks per question, 10.5 marks)
This section was more on the predictable lines of IIFT GA section. The questions were a good mix of current affair and other GK questions. About 4-5 questions were very easy questions which could have easily fetched 2-2.5 marks minimum.
Reading Comprehension (15 Questions, 0.75 marks per question, 11.25 marks)
Reading Comprehension section was comparatively easier, it had four passages. The passages were readable and questions were mostly direct. About 4-5 marks were easily achievable in this section.
English Usage (23 Questions, 0.75 marks per question, 17.25 marks)
The English Usage section was vocabulary based in which at least 11 questions were based on vocabulary. There were few para-jumbles and few grammar questions which were easy. Overall 12 of these questions were easy and the rest were moderate to tough. Overall a score of 10-12 would have been a good attempt in this section.
Quantitative Ability (24 Questions, 1 mark per question, 24 marks)
About 50 % of the questions in this section were from Arithmetic which made this section easy. Also most of the questions were attempt-able with about 10-12 question being very easy. A good score in this section would be 14-15 marks. This section could be considered the scoring section.
Data Interpretation (16 Questions, 1 mark per question, 16 marks)
This section had three sets, which were calculation intensive and tedious. It would have been fair to attempt one of the sets (The third set had 6 questions). A total of 6 attempts with a score of around 4-5 would have been a good attempt.
Logical Reasoning (21 Questions, 1 mark per question, 21 marks)
This section was again a scoring section with easy questions. There were also questions from verbal logic. A person spending reasonable good time in this section could have attempted about 12 questions and scored about 8-9 marks which would have been a very good attempt.
Section – wise safe scores
A score of 42+ would almost guarantee a GD-PI call from IIFT.
This year it seems unlikely that there will be any sectional cut-offs, hence the total score will be the only criteria for a GD-PI call from IIFT. We feel that the cut-off for IIFT this year would be at 39.0 on a optimistic estimate, with any one getting a score of above 42+ after checking the keys can be almost assured of a GD-PI call.
This site is our initiative to reach out to MBA Aspirants across the country and help them answer their queries and give them information about B-Schools and B-School Admission processes. This site is an extension of our existing website www.careerafter12th.com. We hope to spread awareness about MBA Examinations and B-Schools.
This site is for all our students and MBA aspirants who are preparing for the B-School examination. The site is an initiative of Ajay Zener, (IIM-A Alumnus Batch of 2000). He is currently based out of Tambaram in Chennai and works with students who aspire to crack the CAT and similar examinations.