With the IIFT 2015 Notification out, buzz of the MBA Exams for the upcoming academic year has accelerated. IIFT being one of the most prestigious institutes, it becomes important to take the exam seriously, focus on its nuances and do well to score high in it. One of the major reasons for it is that IIFT gives 60% weightage to the written IIFT score in the final convert, so if you have good marks, your chances of conversion increase multifold. Let us have a look now at IIFT Exam Pattern and Trends of Important IIFT Topics. 

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IIFT Exam Pattern and Trends of Important IIFT Topics

After discussing the Importance of GK for IIFT earlier, let us now have the look at the overall exam pattern and trends of important IIFT Topics. Another point to remember here is that IIFT keeps on varying the clubbing of sections. Following is the clubbing of some of the past years: 

1. Logical Reasoning + Data Interpretation

2. Verbal Ability + Logical Reasoning

3. Data Interpretation + Quantitative Ability

Year on Year IIFT Exam Pattern Analysis

IIFT is one of the exams which has kept changing its pattern year on year. So, we have brought to you the overall trends of the IIFT exam over last 6 years.

Year 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009
Time 2 hours 2 hours 2 hours 2 hours 2 hours 2 hours
Total Marks 100 100 100 100 100 100
Number of Questions 118 128 128 120 150 150
Number of Sections 4 4 4 4 4 6
Marks per Question Differential Differential Differential Differential Differential Differential
Negative Marking 1/3rd 1/3rd 1/3rd 1/3rd 1/3rd  1/3rd

Year on Year Topic Level Analysis

Topic 2014 2013 2012 2011
Arithmetic 8 6 9 12
Algebra 1 7 5 4
Geometry 4 2 3 3
Numbers 1 4 3 2
Data Interpretation 15 19 19 16
P&C and Probability 0 6 5 2
Logical Reasoning 20 20 20 21
Verbal Reasoning 3 3 2 2
Critical Reasoning 2 2 2 2
Reading Comprehension 17 16 16 15
Grammar 2 3 2 3
Errors in Usage / Sentence Correction 4 2 4 2
Vocabulary 2 10 10 9
ParaJumbles 4 2 2 3
GKCA 26 28 28 21
  118 128 128 120

Important Topics for IIFT 2015

Based on the above analysis, you may arrive at the following important topics for IIFT 2015. 

  • General Knowledge and Current Affairs
  • Vocabulary based questions
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Data Interpretation (Bar Charts and Line Graphs are most popular here)
  • Logical Reasoning ( Coding Decoding, Selection, Arrangements, Cause Effect and Critical Reasoning are most important here)

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