The IIFT entrance exam is scheduled for November 22, 2015. We tell you what would be the general pattern of the exam. Take a look.
The general pattern includes four sections — General Awareness, English Usage, Reading Comprehension (sub part of section 2), Logical Reasoning, Data Interpretation and Quantitative Ability (sub part of section 4). Overall 118-128 questions are asked where attempting 80 is counted good.
The first section has 25-30 questions and relatively takes less time. The second section includes a total number of 40-45 questions and is divided in two sub parts. Part 1 is English Usage and part 2 Reading Comprehension. You can score a good 16 marks by dedicating not more than 25 minutes to this section.
Section 3 (Logical Reasoning) is time consuming and takes around 30 minutes. But you can score 14 marks in this section.
Section 4 is again divided in two parts — Data Interpretation and Quantitative Ability. Around 20 questions are offered in the former and you can easily attempt six. While in the latter (Quantitative Ability), you can achieve around a good 13 marks.
For the 2015-17 batch, IIFT had shortlisted 1,411 candidates for the final round of Essay Writing, Group Discussion and Interview. IIFT has an intake of about 200-250.
However, the actual cut-offs for calls for the GDPI process is much higher than these mentioned above.
IIFT is a two hour exam and therefore is a test of speed. As there is a differential marking scheme, the candidate should lay emphasis on solving more questions from the sections in which each question carries more weightage.
The candidates who clear the cut-off are shortlisted for the further stages of the selection procedure. The shortlisted candidates are then called for Essay GD-PI round. The Essay GD-PI is usually conducted in the month of Feb-March.
— Inputs from Gautam Puri and Gautam Bawa of Career Launcher