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Indian Institute of Foreign Trade - is generally conducted in the month of November by IIFT. The exam is valid for PG courses at its Delhi and Kolkata campus.

 

IMPORTANT DATES FOR IIFT

REGISTRATION START DATE:
Friday, 15 July 2016


LAST DATE OF REGISTRATION:  
Monday, 5 September 2016


LINK:   iiftadmissions.net.in
           IIFT TEST DATE :
           Sunday, 27 November 2016


           IIFT RESULTS :  
           Mid December 2016

IIFT & ITS HISTORY

The Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT) was set up in 1963 by the Government of India as an autonomous organisation to help professionalise the country's foreign trade management and increase exports by developing human resources; generating, analysing and disseminating data; and conducting research. IIFT has, over the years, undertaken path-breaking research studies with organisations like WTO, World Bank, UNCTAD and the Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Government of India. The Institute has also trained more than 40,000 business professionals across 30 countries in various facets of international business and trade policy via its Management Development Programmes.

IIFT 2016 PATTERN

The exam is a multiple choice objective type written test which consists of questions covering English Comprehension, General Knowledge & Awareness, Logical Reasoning and Quantitative Analysis. The exam is of 2 hours duration. The marking scheme of IIFT may vary from year to year. Based on marks obtained in Written Test, candidates would be called for Essay Writing, Group Discussion and Interview.

There are a total of 6 sections in the test.

Sections

Part

Section Name

No. of Questions

Marks per Question

Total Marks

Section I

Part A

Data Interpretation

19

1

19

Section I

Part B

Analytical and Logical Reasoning

20

0.75

15

Section II

 

General Awareness

28

0.5

14

Section III

Part A

Verbal Ability

20

0.75

15

Section III

Part B

Reading Comprehension

16

0.75

12

Section IV

 

Quantitative Aptitude

25

1

25


•   There is 1/3rd negative marking for a wrong answer and the total marks is 100
•   There’s differential marking system for each section

As expected, the paper contained a differential marking system but was relatively easier than the last few years’ IIFT papers. The exam was divided into 4 sections further sub-divided into 6 sections viz. General awareness, Reading comprehension, Verbal ability, Quantitative ability, Data Interpretation and Analytical & Logical Reasoning. In all there were 128 questions amounting to a total of 100 marks. Each section had questions with the ideal blend of level of difficulty and variety.

IIFT 2016 ANALYSIS

IIFT 2016 was as standard as an IIFT could have been. The same differential marking, the same format, the same pattern, the spread of 123 questions across 6 sub sections and a total adding up to 100 marks, everything nearly the same. All in all, all the kids who would have prepared for and IIFT and would have had a ready strategy would be the best equipped to have a go at it.

 

Section Wise Analysis

Section 1: Analytical Reasoning (22 Questions, each of 0.75 marks)
This section had 5 sets and 4 independent questions. The set on pattern identification based on the figure was a relatively tricky one and the one based on Eight Doctors was time consuming considering it had just 3 questions in this set. All in all, it was a manageable section wherein approximately 18 Good attempts with a score of 10 can be called a Good Score and an ideal time allotment can be 25 mins for this section.

 

Section 2: Data Interpretation (20 Questions, each of 1 mark)
There were 4 sets of Data Interpretation having 5 questions each. With two table-based DI sets and two bar chart based DI sets, IIFT once again produced a calculation intensive section. Leaving a question or two from all the sets was the key strategy of maintaining pace and optimizing selections.

Due to its time consuming nature, approx 11 attempts can be termed good. A score of 8 can be called a Good Score considering an allotment of 26 mins for this section.

Section 3: Quantitative Aptitude (20 Questions, each of 1 mark)
The section had usually large portion of modern mathematics. There were 8 Questions of Progression, Permutation and Combination, Probability, Set Theory, Logarithm, Inequalities. This reduced share of Arithmetic based chapters. 8 to 9 questions were from Numbers, Linear Equation, Profit and Loss, Surd, Time Work and Time Distance. Rest of the questions were from Geometry.
Most of the questions were manageable. This should result into a Good Score of 12-13 with Good Attempts of up to 17 questions in 27 mins.

 

Section 4: Reading Comprehension (16 Questions, each of 1 mark)
4 RCs with 4 Questions each created this section. All of them, with an exception of a couple of nicely created questions, can be solved easily by an aspirant having decent control over reading.
Since this section was easy, 13 can be called Good Attempts and a score of 10 can be called a Good Score in 20 mins. Because majority of the questions were direct, it can be considered a rather easy section to solve.

 

Section 5: Verbal Ability (20 Questions, each of 0.75 marks)
With no questions on Grammar or Verbal Logic (apart from the 2 reasonably easy parajumbles questions), the whole section had a heavy bias towards vocabulary. The questions were tricky as well as time consuming and there was a lot of application of elimination rather than selection. Allocating 12 mins to the section would fetch 14 attempts and a 6 marks in this section can be considered a good score in this section.

 

Section 6 : General Knowledge
There were a total of 14 static Qs and the rest were from Current Affairs.
All in All, 10 minutes spent in this section can fetch upto 16 attempts and a score of 6 can be considered to be a good score in this section.

Overall:
A total score of 48.2 can be considered good enough to get a call from IIFT. A table for the synopsis :

 

 

IIFT 2016 Analysis Snapshot

   

No of Qs

Weightage

Total

Difficulty Level

Time Allocation (Mins)

Good Attempts

Good Score

Predicted Sectional Cutoffs

Predicted Total Cutoffs

Sec 1

Analytical Reasoning

22

0.75

16.5

Moderate

25

18

10

7.5

48.2

Data Interpretation

20

1

20

Moderate

26

11

8

Sec 2

Reading Comprehension

16

1

16

Easy to Moderate

20

13

10

7

Verbal Ability

20

0.75

15

Moderate

12

14

6

Sec 3

General Awareness

25

0.5

12.5

Easy to Moderate

10

16

6

2.25

Sec 4

Quantitative Ability

20

1

20

Easy

27

16

13

4.5

   

124

 

100

 

120

79

53

   
 

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