IIFT 2022 Exam Analysis

With the exception of IIFT 2022 takers in Vijayawada, Visakhapatnam (Andhra Pradesh), Bhubaneshwar, Sambalpur, Cuttack (Odisha) and Kolkata, and Durgapur (West Bengal) IIFT 2022 candidates from the rest of India took the exam today, December 5th, from 10.00 am to 12.00 noon. The overall format of the paper remained similar to that of IIFT 2021. The format was as follows:

Sectional Total questions Marks per question Total marks per sectional Negative marks for incorrect questions Suggested time per sectional
VARC 35 3 105 -1 35 mins
DILR 30 3 90 -1 35-40 mins
QA 25 3 75 -1 30 -35 mins
GA 20 1.5 30 -0.50 8 -10 mins
Total 110 300

Total time: 2 hours

The overall difficulty level of the paper can be said to be moderate.

IIFT 2022 Exam Video Analysis:

IIFT 2022 Exam Sectional Analysis:

VARC Sectional:

This sectional had 35 questions with 19 questions of Verbal Ability and 16 questions of Reading Comprehension. Here is the distribution of questions and topics of the VARC sectional:

Question Type Number of Questions Difficulty -level
RC 1 (550-600 words) -Philosophy 3 Easy
RC 2 (650 -700 words) -Language and Communication 3 Easy
RC 3 (900-1000 words) -Philosophy 5 Moderate to Difficult
RC 3 (900 -1000 words) -Man and Environment 5 Moderate to Difficult
Vocab: Etymology- Origin of root 2 Moderate
Vocab and Usage: Foreign phrases and idioms 3 Easy
Vocab: One-word substitution and Antonym 3 Easy
Vocab: Spellings 1 Easy
Grammar and Word Usage 5 Easy to Moderate
Grammar: Error Detection 2 Moderate
Grammar: Sentence Correction 3 Easy

Though the question distribution between RCs and Verbal Ability questions remained the same this year too (RC: 16 + VA: 19), the 5-6 RC inferential questions, and the focus on Usage and Grammar seemed to make this paper a little more challenging than usual. Grammar and Word Usage dominated the sectional, followed by etymology, and foreign phrase origins. The comforting Para jumble was completely missing. The familiar crossword-based synonyms and antonyms also did not appear.

The language of the 2 RCs was slightly dense. This, and the presence of some inferences that required a lot of passage regression was time-consuming. Attempting as many as possible of the direct/specific detail questions would have been a good strategy for RC.

Trying to attempt all the easy Vocabulary and Grammar questions should have been the target here.

Good attempts: 20 -21 questions with 80% accuracy

Ideal Time limit: 30 to 35 minutes

Sectional Cut-off: 31+ marks

Suggested Good Score: 48+

Overall difficulty level: Easy to Moderate

DILR Sectional:

The section had 30 questions with 16 questions on Data Interpretation and 14 on Analytical and Logical reasoning.

Following is the topic distribution for DILR section 

Topic Number of Questions Difficulty Level
2 Pie Charts 4 Easy
4 Line Graphs 4 Easy to Moderate
Stacked Graph 4 Easy to Moderate
2 Bar Graphs 4 Moderate
Blood Relations 2 Easy
Games 3 Moderate to Difficult
Puzzle 4 Moderate to Difficult
Coding-Decoding 1 Easy
Statement Assumption 1 Easy to Moderate
Ranking 3 Moderate to Difficult

The 16 questions of Data Interpretation were divided into 4 sets of 4 questions each representing 1 set on a bar graph, 1 on a line chart, 1 on the pie chart and 1 on the stacked graph. The Pie chart question of crops production was easy. The question containing 4 line graphs on varieties of rice was also easy to moderate. DI overall was doable and should be the target area for score maximization.

On the other hand, the reasoning was difficult and students who got stuck with it would have wasted a lot of time without any significant return out of it. 14 questions of Reasoning were divided into blood relations, games and puzzles. The questions on blood relations and coding-decoding were relatively easy. Test takers should have solved roughly 10 DI questions and 3 to 4 reasoning questions.

Good attempts: 13 to 14 with 80-85% accuracy

Ideal Time limit: 35 to 40 minutes

Sectional Cut-off: 15 to 16 marks

Suggested Good Score: 31+ marks

Overall difficulty level: Moderate to Difficult

QA Sectional:

This section had 25 questions with Arithmetic once again dominating the section and a good representation from other areas i.e. Algebra, Geometry, and Modern maths. The section was more on the calculative side compared to the last 2 years making it a time-consuming one.

The topic distribution for the QA section was as follows:

Topic Number of Questions
Arithmetic 8-9
Algebra 5
Geometry 5-6
Modern Maths 4
Numbers 1

Among the Arithmetic questions, 1 question each from Ratio, Time and work, Average and Percentage were doable. The rest of the questions on Time and Distance, SICI etc. were lengthy and supposed to be avoided during the exam. Out of questions from Algebra; Inequality and Venn diagram-based questions were easy but those based on surds and indices and logarithms were difficult and time-consuming. The question of co-ordinate geometry was difficult. From modern maths, there were 3 questions on Permutation and combination and 1 on probability. 2 out of 3 questions on Permutations and combinations should have been done. The lone question on numbers was easy. The question on Coronavirus was incorrect

Good attempts: 12 to 13 with 80-85% accuracy

Ideal Time limit: 35 to 40 minutes

Sectional Cut-off: 11 to 13 marks

Suggested Good Score: 28+ marks

Overall difficulty level: Moderate to Difficult

 GK Sectional:

The General Knowledge & General Awareness section in IIFT had a total of 20 questions. Approximately 12-13 questions were from the Current Affairs section, and the rest 7-8 questions were from the Static portion of GK. The GK section followed the usual trend, with questions coming from all the expected topics. The topic distribution of GK questions was –

Topic Number of Questions Difficulty Level
International Organizations 3 Moderate to Difficult
Business Awareness 3-5 Moderate to Difficult
Newsmakers 2-3 Moderate
National News/Govt. schemes 3-4 Moderate
International News 2-3 Moderate
Sports 1 Moderate
International Geography 2 Moderate to Difficult

In the “International Organizations” topic, there were questions based on Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO), International Monetary Fund (IMF), and BRICS. In “Business Awareness”, there was a question on International Airlines & their logos. In “National News”, there were questions based on India’s first missile tracking ship, the new SACRED (Senior Able Citizens for Re-Employment in Dignity) portal launched by the Government of India, etc. There were 2 ‘match the following type of questions – one based on International Airlines and the other on sportspersons. A higher number of current affairs questions made this section of moderate difficulty level.

Good attempts: 10-12 questions

Ideal Time limit: 8 to 10 minutes

Sectional Cut-off: 4-5 marks

Suggested Good Score: 10+ marks

Overall difficulty level: Moderate

Endeavor students found that the EOM (Endeavor Open Mock) IIFTs were a great simulation of the difficulty levels and question types.

Here are the predicted sectional and overall cutoffs of IIFT 2022:

Sectional Expected Cutoffs for General Category (Male)
Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension 32 +
Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning 15+
Quantitative Aptitude 11+
General Awareness 4+
Overall 122+

All the best for your results!!

Check out previous years IIFT exam analysis below:

IIFT 2021 Exam Analysis

IIFT 2019 Exam Analysis

IIFT 2018 Exam Analysis and Expected Cut-off

IIFT 2017 Exam Analysis

IIFT 2016 – Analysis

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