IIFT Exam Analysis (23 December 2021): Paper Review, Questions Asked, Difficulty Level, Attempts

By Aditi Joshi|Updated : December 23rd, 2021

IIFT Exam Analysis 2021 (23 Dec): The NTA in its notice of 3rd December 2021 stated that the IIFT 2022 exam in a few cities of Andhra Pradesh, West Bengal, and Odhisa was postponed due to the cyclone which was expected to hit those areas. The IIFT MBA test for these cities was rescheduled for 23rd December 2021. The IIFT 2022 exam for the seven cities - Vijaywada, Visakhapatnam, Bhubaneshwar, Sambalpur, Cuttack, Kolkata, Durgapur was re-conducted today. Additionally, the IIFT 2022 notification also stated that due to technical issues at the G.H. Raisoni School of Business Management, Nagpur on 05.12.2021, candidates who were not able to complete the exam if they wish can also appear for it today on 23rd December 2021, and the higher marks of two will be considered.

IIFT 2022 exam (Day 2) was similar to the exam conducted on 5th December 2021 in terms of the level of difficulty. In the VARC section, the "Match the following" question was asked twice but the options in the answer were different. 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 the IIFT MBA 2022 Exam. In our article on 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. It offers MBA (IB) at 3 campuses- New Delhi, Kolkata, and Kakinada. The IIFT exam is conducted annually. In the following IIFT 2022-24 Day 2 detailed exam analysis, we will be covering the following:

IIFT Exam Highlights:

IIFT Exam Analysis Overview (23rd December 2021)

  • Due to cyclone, IIFT 2022  was rescheduled to 23rd December'21 for 7 cities.
  • The total duration of the exam is 120 minutes.
  • The total number of questions was 110.
  • There were 4 sections in IIFT 2022- Quantitative Analysis, Reading Comprehension, and Verbal Ability, Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning, General Awareness. 
  • In VARC, DILR, and QA sections- +3 is rewarded for every correct answer and -1 is rewarded for every incorrect answer.
  • In the GA section for every correct answer, +1.5 marks are rewarded and 0.5 marks are deducted for every incorrect answer.
  • There are no negative marks for any un-attempted questions.
  • There were 4 choices for every MCQ question out of which there is only 1 correct option.

IIFT Exam Pattern (Day 2, 23rd December)

The IIFT exam pattern (23rd December 2021) was the same as IIFT 2022 which was held on 5th December 2021. There were 4 sections- Quantitative Paper Review, Reading Comprehension, and Verbal Ability, Data Interpretation, and Logical Reasoning, General Awareness.

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 Review 2022 (Day 2, 23rd December 2021): Difficulty Level

According to the IIFT Analysis 2022 given by BYJU’S Exam Prep Experts, the overall difficulty level of the paper on Day 2 (23rd December 2021) was similar to the exam conducted on 5th December 2021.  The VARC pattern in terms of the questions asked was a bit different than the types of questions asked in the IIFT 2022 paper of  5th December 2021. 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 (Day 2) Exam Analysis: Good Attempts/Score

As per the review given by BYJU’s Exam Prep, the difficulty level of the paper was found to be similar to that of the 5th December 2021 IIFT 2022 paper. According to IIFT Exam Analysis 2022 (Day 2), a net correct for 99%ile will be 40-42.

IIFT 2022-24 Exam Analysis (Day 2): Section-Wise Review

The IIFT 2022 Section-wise exam review is given below:

IIFT 2022: Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension 

The difficulty level of Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension on Day 2 was  Moderate. The total number of questions asked in this section was 35. The pattern in terms of the questions asked was a bit different than the IIFT 2022 Paper of Day 1. There were 4 RC passages. The RC passages were on the following topics:

  • Quantitative Research Method
  • Linguistics
  • Non-verbal Behaviour
  • Philosophy

However, like the paper conducted on 5th December 2021, today also it was found that Grammar and Vocab dominated this section. Para-Jumble questions were missing on Day 2 of the IIFT 2022 exam. Let’s see a few important details about today’s questions from the verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension section:

Topic​

Number of Questions​

RC​

 16

Spelling Error​

 3

FIBs (Preposition)​

 3

Match the column​

 2

Article/ verb sentence error​

 3

Synonym​

 2

Comma errors

 2

Idiom​

 1

Incorrect Sentence​

 2

Apostrophe error​

 1

Total ​

35

 The breakup for RCs is given below

Topic​​

Number of Questions​​

RC​ 1 - Quantitative Research Method

  5

RC​ 2 - Linguistics

 3

RC​ 3 -Non-verbal Behaviour

 4

RC​ 4 - Philosophy

 4

IIFT 2022: Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning section

The DILR section was comprised of a total of 30 questions. This section had a Moderate level of difficulty. This section was lengthy but not difficult to solve. There were 4 DI sets. This section was similar to the IIFT 2022- Day 1 paper. Questions on Matrix structure were asked. The detailed review of the IIFT 2022 (Day 2) Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning section is given below:

Topic​

Topic​

No of Questions​

Data Interpretation​

DI Set  (Stock Market, Beverages)

 16 (4*4)

Logical Reasoning​

LR Set ( Toys, Dept. in a Company, Hotels)

 14 (3*4 and 1*2)

IIFT 2022 Exam Analysis: Quantitative Ability Section

There were a total of 25 Questions in this section. This section had a Moderate- Difficult level of difficulty. Questions from Arithmetic dominated IIFT 2022 (Day 2) QA section.

Topic​

Number of Questions​

Arithmetic​

 10-11

Algebra

1-2

Geometry​

 4-5

Number System

1-2

Modern Math​

 7-8

Total ​

25​

IIFT Exam Review 2022 (Day 2): General Awareness Section

This section comprised of 20 questions. The LOD of this section was Moderate. Current Affairs questions dominated this section. There were questions on Static GK and Current Affairs.

Topic​

Number of Questions​

Static​

 5-6

Current​

 14-15

Total

20

 In GA section the questions were asked on:

  • Books and Authors
  • Name of the company and the Country (Match the following)
  • Company and Brands
  • eNam Scheme
      

IIFT 2022 Expected Cut Off Marks

The expected cut-off for IIFT 2022 as per the Analysis of Day 2 paper 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

4-53-4

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FAQs

  • Due to cylcone in the state of Andhra Pradesh, West Bengal, and Odisha the IIFT 2022 exam was rescheduled only for these cities- Vijaywada, Vishakhapatnam, Bhubaneshwar, Sambalpur, Cuttack, Kolkata, and Durgapur. As per the notification, the exam for these centres was rescheduled for 23rd December 2021.

  • The exam duration is 2 hours. The exam was conducted from 10 AM -12 Noon.

  • The overall difficulty level of the paper was similar to that of the Day 1 IIFT 2022 paper of 5th December 2021.

  • The overall difficulty level of the VARC section on Day 2 was Moderate.

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