IIFT 2017-2018 Analysis is published after the exam is held on December 3, 2017. The test was conducted in various cities across India. Through the exam analysis, the candidates will know about the exam pattern, difficulty level, expected cut offs. The exam consists of questions from English Grammar, Vocabulary & Comprehension, General Knowledge & Current Affairs, Logical Reasoning, Data Interpretation, Quantitative Analysis. Here, we have given the complete analysis of each section. As per the exam analysis, it is concluded that the exam for this year was difficult, lengthy and tricky. Check complete details about the IIFT 2017-2018 Exam Analysis in the article below.

IIFT Exam Analysis 2017-2018

The result for IIFT 2017 shall be declared in the month of December 2017. On the basis of candidate’s performance in the Written Test, the selected candidates will then be eligible to appear for Writing Skills Assessment, Group Discussion and Personal Interview. Here, we have given the schedule for IIFT 2017 in the table below:

Events Date
IIFT MBA IB entrance exam 2017-2018 date 03 Dec 2017
Declaration of result expected in Dec 2017

The IIFT entrance exam has been held on December 3, 2017, from 10 am to 12 noon. It is a written exam. You are usually allowed to take the question paper home after exam. This allows coaching centres and educational institutes to analyse the paper immediately and publish the same. You will get the IIFT exam analysis first here. Check this page at regular intervals after the exam.

IIFT Exam Analysis 2017-2018: Exam Pattern

The exam pattern of IIFT MBA IB entrance exam keeps changing every year. The only information available prior to exam is that

  • Mode of Exam: Written Test
  • Duration of the exam: 2 hours

The detailed exam pattern will be updated here after the exam.

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  • Was the exam easy / medium / hard?
  • What was the exam pattern?
  • What was the marking scheme?

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IIFT 2017 Exam Analysis

Section Total Number of questions Marks per question Total Marks Good Attempts Sectional Cutoff
Section 1 General Awareness 18 0.50 09 5 0.83-1
Section 2 English Usage 20 1.00 20 12 3
Section 3 Reading Comprehension 16 1.00 16 12 4.5
Section 4 Quantitative Ability 20 1.00 20 12 3.5
Section 5 Logical Reasoning 20 1.00 20 13 4
Section 6 Data Interpretation 18 0.75 15 5 1.5
Overall 114 100 38 – 40

Candidates can check here the section wise exam analysis.

  1. General Knowledge 

The General Knowledge section included questions from Business and Economy, Brands, Geography, Personalities, etc.

Topics Number of Questions Difficulty Level
Business and Economy 06 Difficult
Miscellaneous 01 Difficult
Brands 06 Moderate
Geography 01 Easy
Personalities 01 Moderate
Sports 03 Difficult
TOTAL 18 Difficult

2. English Usage

This section included questions from Phrase/ Clause Identification, Punctuation, Prefix/ Suffix, Verbal Analogy, Jumbled Words, Passage Improvement. For students, this section was a bit lengthy and tricky, which required some technical knowledge of semantics and sentence structure. The verbal analogy questions were a bit of confusing and three jumbled word questions were tough. The cut off is expected to be around 03.

Topic Number of Questions Level of Difficulty
Phrase/Clause identification 4 Difficult
Punctuation 5 Difficult
Prefix/Suffix 2 Easy
Verbal Analogy 4 Difficult
Jumbled Words 3 Moderate – Difficult
Passage Improvement 2 Easy – Moderate
Total 20 Difficult

3. Reading Comprehension

This section was not as difficult, however, it was lengthy. The students could have easily attempted 11-14 questions.

Topic Number of Questions Level of Difficulty
Passage 1: Groupon 2 Easy
Passage 2: Close Reading 4 Moderate
Passage 3: Currency crisis 3 Easy-Moderate
Passage 4: Analytics Competitors 4 Moderate
Total 13 Easy-Moderate

4. Logical Reasoning

This section was also not so difficult. The students could have easily attempted 13-14 questions.

Topic Number of Questions Level of Difficulty
Distribution 8 Difficult
Directions 1 Easy
Sport (Football) 2 Moderate
Input Output 3 Moderate
Syllogism 2 Easy
Data Sufficiency 2 Easy
Selection 1 Easy
Total 17 Moderate

5. Quantitative Ability

As per last year, it has been seen that the difficulty level of this section increased. The candidates who were well prepared could have easily attempted 12-13 questions.

Topic Number of Questions Level of Difficulty
Arithmetic 7 Easy
Algebra 5 Easy-Moderate
Geometry, Mensuration and Trigonometry 5 Moderate
P&C and Probability 2 Moderate
Number System 1 Moderate
Total 20 Moderate

6. Data Interpretation

Topic Number of Questions Level of Difficulty
Mixed Graphs 5 Difficult
Tables 15 1.5 doable sets (Difficult)
Total 20 Difficult

IIFT Cut Offs

Candidates may note that IIFT has sectional cut-offs. Cut off for IIFT 2017 for 2018 admission will be actually available when the result releases. However, you can check expected cut off for IIFT 2017 below.

Expected Overall Cut off

Categories Expected Cut off Marks
General 38-40
NC/OBC 31-35
SC/ST/PWD 22-30
ST 22-26

Expected Sectional Cut off

Sections Cut off Marks
QA 3-4
DI 2-4
GK 0.5-1
VA 3-4
RC 4-5
LR 5-6

In the meantime, you can check last year cut off.

Overall IIFT Cutoff

Category Cutoff marks Maximum Marks
General 48.5 100
OBC (NCL) 43.5 100
SC 38.5 100
ST 27.17 100
PH 28.85 100

Sectional IIFT Cutoff

Section Cutoff marks Maximum Marks
VA & RC 9.67 31
QA 4.01 20
LR & DI 8 36.5
GK 1.99 12.5

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