IIFT Analysis 2022 - Exam Review, Questions Asked, Difficulty Level, Good Attempts

By Aditi Joshi|Updated : December 5th, 2021

IIFT 2022 Analysis: The  National Testing Agency (NTA) successfully conducted the IIFT 2022 across various centres in India on 5th December 2021. However, the exam had been rescheduled for the exam centres in the following cities- Vijaywada, Visakhapatnam, Bhubaneshwar, Sambalpur, Cuttack, Kolkata, Durgapur. IIFT 2022 was similar to IIFT 2021. With the IIFT 2022 Exam Analysis we would be discussing the exam highlight, exam pattern, expected cut-off, level of difficulty, good score/attempts of IIFT 2022. In the following article of IIFT Analysis 2022, we would also be covering the sectional difficulty level and the types of questions asked.

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Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT) is a Top B-school that offers MBA in International Business. The exam is conducted annually. The aspirants appear for IIFT offering courses in its 3 campuses- New Delhi, Kolkata, and Kakinada. In this detailed exam analysis of IIFT 2022-24, we will discuss the following aspects of the exam:

 IIFT 2022-24 Exam Analysis  Overview

  • IIFT 2022 was conducted on 5th December 2021.
  • The total number of MCQ’s asked was 110.
  • In VARC, DILR, and QA sections- For each correct response, +3 is rewarded and for each incorrect, -1 is be deducted.
  • In the GA section for every correct response, +1.5 is awarded and for every incorrect, -0.5 is deducted.
  • There are no negative marks for any un-attempted questions.
  • Each of the 110 MCQs will consist of 4 choices out of which there is only 1 correct choice.
  • The duration of the exam was 120 minutes.

IIFT 2022-24 Exam Pattern 

The IIFT exam pattern was the same as IIFT 2021. There were 4 sections-  Quantitative Analysis, Reading Comprehension and Verbal Ability, Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning, General Awareness. There were mistakes in a few questions. This time the paper was slightly difficult than last year's. Every section had a difficulty level of either moderate or moderate to difficult.

Section

No. of questions

Marks per question

Negative Marking

Total Marks

Net Correct for 99%ile

Quantitative Analysis

25

3

-1

75

9-10

Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension

35

3

-1

105

15-17

Data Interpretation Logical Reasoning

30

3

-1

90

12-13

General Awareness

20

1.5

-0.5

30

8-10

Overall

110

300

40-42

IIFT Paper Analysis 2022: Difficulty Level

According to the IIFT Analysis 2022, the overall difficulty level of the exam was slightly difficult than last year.  Questions from the DI section were relatively easier than the other sections. The candidates also gave feedback that the exam was lengthy and difficult.

Overall Difficulty level

  Moderate

The most difficult section

 QA

Total number of MCQs

 110

IIFT 2022-24 Exam Analysis: Good Attempts/Score

While doing the IIFT Exam Analysis 2022, we found that the difficulty level of the exam was slightly difficult than the previous year. According to the IIFT exam analysis 2022, a net correct for 99 %ile will be 40-42. 

IIFT 2022-24 Exam Analysis: Section-Wise Review

The IIFT 2022 section-wise review is given below:

IIFT 2022: Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension 

The Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension section were Moderate. The total number of questions asked in this section was 35. Grammar and Vocab dominated this section. There were 4 RCs. The passage was on Management Theory, Consumption of Resources, God & Morality, Styles of Communication. However, there were no questions on Para -jumbles. Let’s see a few important details about today’s questions from the verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension section:

Topic​

Number of Questions​

Level of Difficulty​

RC​

16

Moderate

Grammar​ (Verb, Collective Noun, Singular Plural, 2 Grammar Correct Usage)

5

Moderate 
(Mix of questions and tilted towards Vocab & Grammar)

Synonyms/Antonyms

1

Foreign Words

2

Vocab (Correct Usage)

3

Vocab (Spellings)

1

Idioms

1

Correct Word

2

Root Word

2

Study of ...

2

Total ​

35

The breakup for RCs is given below

Topic​

Number of Questions​

Level of Difficulty​

RC​ 1 - Management Theory

Difficult

RC​ 2 - Consumptions of Resources

Moderate

RC​ 3 - God & Morality 

3

Moderate

RC​ 4 - Styles of Communication

3

Easy - Moderate

IIFT 2022: Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning section

This section had a Moderate difficulty level. The total number of questions asked in this section was 30. There were 4 DI sets. The DILR section was similar to IIFT 2021 in terms of the number of questions. Here is the detailed review of the IIFT 2022 Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning section.

 

Topic

Topic

No of Questions

Difficulty

Data Interpretation

DI Set 1 - 2 Pie Charts (Crops)

4

Easy-Moderate

DI Set 2 - 4 Line Graphs (Basmati)

4

Easy-Moderate

DI Set 3 - Stacked Bar Graph & Table (Ranking basis Crimes)

4

Easy-Moderate

DI Set 4 - 2 Bar Graphs

4

Moderate

Logical Reasoning

LR Set 1 - Games & Tournaments

3

Moderate

LR Set 2 – Blood Relations

2

Easy-Moderate

LR Set 3 – Matrix & Arrangements

4

Moderate - Difficult

LR Set – 5 People

3

Moderate

LR - Coding & Decoding

1

Easy

LR - Assumptions

1

Easy

IIFT 2022: Quantitative Ability Section

This section had a Moderate- Difficult level of difficulty. The total number of questions asked in this section was 25. Questions from Arithmetic dominated IIFT 2022 QA section.

Topic

Number of Questions

Level of Difficulty

Arithmetic

8-9

Moderate

Algebra

5-6

Moderate - Difficult

Number System

1

Easy

Geometry

6

Moderate - Difficult

Modern Math

4

Moderate

Total 

25

IIFT Exam Review 2022: General Awareness Section

This section had a Moderate LOD. IIFT 2022 followed the usual pattern. The total number of questions asked in this section was 20. This time there were more questions on Current Affairs than Static GK.

Topic

Number of Questions

Level of Difficulty

Static

4-5

Easy-Moderate

Current

15-16

Total

 20

A few questions which were asked in the GA section were:

  •  International Airlines and  their Logos 
  • The youngest K2 Climber was from which Country
  • Name of  India's first Satellite guided missile tracker
  • Name the continent having the highest number of countries.
  • Name of the US  Secretary of State sworn in 2021.
  • Which country has been recently inducted into the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation?
  • Match the Players and the  Sports they play.
  • Which World organization resolves the Balance of Payment issues of countries?
  • Which Govt. Ministry has opened the portal SACRED?
  • Which Strait connects the Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea?
  • Name the American car brand named after free running wild horses

IIFT Expected Cut Off 2022

The IIFT 2022 expected cut-off is given below: 

Section

Questions

Marks

IIFT 2020 Cut-off

IIFT 2021 Cut-off

IIFT 2022 Cut-off

General

SC, ST, PwD

General

SC, ST, PwD

General

SC, ST, PwD

VARC

35

3

34

28

19

15

22-23

18-19

DILR

30

3

22

20

13

10

15-17

12-14

QA

25

3

15

12

8

6

12-14

9-11

GA

20

1.5

5

4.5

5.5

4.5

4-5

3-4

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FAQs

  • The IIFT entrance exam for MBA(IB) is conducted once a year. The exam is held online.

  • The duration of the IIFT exam is 120 minutes i.e 2 hours.

  • No exam is tough or easy. It depends on the candidate's aptitude and hard work. However, in general, the difficulty level of the paper is moderate to difficult.

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