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IIFT (25th Nov 2007) :

This time paper was simpler compared to the last year one . It was more focused on testing the required skill set and was not like last year where the focus was making on a difficult question paper. We will soon publish a detailed analysis of the paper on our website The paper was divided to 4 sections and there were total 150 questions to be solved. Each question had 4 options to select the correct answer from. Wrong answer fetched 1/3rd of negative marking. Marks allotted to questions in different sections were different and the total maximum marks were 100.

More details on the 4 sections is as follows :

SECTION 1 : QA and DI : There were 51 questions in total with around 43 % of total marks allocated to this section.
There were 25 in QA section with 22.5 % of the total marks of the paper allocated to this section. Questions were based on Averages, Series, Complex numbers, Permutation and combination, Maxima and Minima, Determinants, Mixtures, Ages, speed and distance, Interest, ratios, geometry, LCM, Partnership, Trigonometry , Set theory, Profit and Loss and Venn Diagram . There were all kind of questions ranging from simple to difficult one,
The DI section had 26 questions based on 5 caselets based on data given in tabular format. Most of the questions required multiple calculations but these were simple calculations. Options were given in statement format and each statement had to be verified before the correct answer could be selected.

SECTION 2 : English Usage and RC . There were 34 question in total in this section out of which 12 questions were on RC and 22 questions were on Verbal Ability. This section was allocated around 20.5 % of the total marks in the paper, with around 13 % of total coming from English Usage and 7 % of total marks from RC.
The RC section was based on 3 passages with 3 ,4 and 5 questions from each passage. The passages were long but simple. Two of the passages were based on business scenario and one was from medical science.
The English Usage part had questions based on Analogies, Grammar, word meaning, Antonym, Fill in the blanks, Sentence correction and jumbled sentences . All questions were of moderate difficulty level.

SECTION 3 : RESONING AND DECISON MAKING . This section was allocated around 25 % of the total marks of the paper. It had 2 sub-section , one on Reasoning and and one on Business judgment. The reasoning section carried around 18 % of the total marks of the paper and Business judgment section carried around 7 % of the total marks.
The reasoning section had 25 questions on Family Tree, Puzzles, Matric arrangements, logical reasoning and group arrangement. Most of the questions were of moderate level of difficulty.
The Business Judgment section had 11 questions based on 2 passages on business scenario.

SECTION 4 was based on General Knowledge . It had 29 questions in all and carried 11 % marks of the total paper. Questions were based on History, Geography, Science, Sports, Economics, Social science, business awareness and current affairs.

EXPECTED CUT OFF BY URPERCENTILE.COM THIS YEAR IS :

Indian Institute of Foreign Trade Delhi / Kolkata : Expected cut off is 32. UrPercentile.com does not expects sectional cut off as it has not been mentioned anywhere. Final selection is based on overall performance of written test, GD and PI.

Gitam Institute of Foreign Trade, Visakhapatnam : Expected cut off is 27

Badruka Institute of Foreign Trade, HYD: Expected cut off is 22

Pattern of IIFT (Before 2006)
185 questions of different weightage divided into 5 sections to be attempted in 120 minutes with with negative...

IIFT.htm

 

Pattern of IIFT 2006
Will say that it was an attempt to make a tough paper in which they succeeded  but  in the process lost  the ..

IIFT2006.htm

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