IIFT 2014 Analysis

IIFT 2014 Analysis

Overall exam pattern :

IIFT 2014 exam pattern was quite different from the previous year. With the differential marking scheme the total no. of questions were 118. There were 4 sections and duration was 2 hours. The major change in exam pattern was that LR section was independent and DI section was clubbed with Quants. Sectional cut-offs were considered in IIFT exam.


Section 1Part 1 – Reading Comprehension17117
Part 2 – Verbal ability.200.7515
Section 2Analytical & Logical Reasoning20120
Section 3Part 1 – Data Interpretation15115
Part 2 – Quantitative Ability20120
Section 4General Awareness260.5013


Detailed Sectional Analysis:


 Part 1 – Reading Comprehension.

RC part was easy to read and comprised of 4 passages with direct questions, thus one could easily locate the answers. Passages were quite long and carried one mark each, there were in total 15-16 passages. The average attempt could have been 7-8 questions in RC.

Part 2 – Verbal ability.

VA part had a total of 20 questions of 0.75 marks each. Topics covered were vocabulary, grammar and sentence based questions, sentence correction, sentence formation, idioms etc. average attempt could

have been 12-15 questions. Difficulty level was quite high.


Analytical &Logical reasoning:

This section had difficulty level of moderate – difficult. It had a mixture of selection – based problems, puzzles, input – output problems. The questions were quite lengthy, difficult and time consuming as compared to last year’s paper. Average attempt could have been 9-12 questions.


Part 1: Data Interpretation:

DI section had 5 multiple graphs and 10 tables a total of 15 questions of 1

Mark each. Mostly the questions were of calculation – intensive. Average                                   could have been 8-10 questions.

Part 2 :  Quantitative Ability:


QA section was moderate to tough. Average attempt could have been 10- 12 question.

Section 4 : General Awareness :

GK section was surprisingly simple there were hardly very few difficult questions. It comprised of questions on current affairs. Average attempt could have been 8-10 questions.


Total no. of Questions118(100 Marks)
Duration2 Hours.
Marking SchemeDifferent for different sections
No. of choices4
Negative Marking1/3
Expected cut-offs42-45
No. of Sections4


Related Links:

IIFT 2011 Analysis | IIFT 2010 Analysis | IIFT 2013 Analysis |

IIFT 2015 Analysis | IIFT 2016 First Cut Analysis


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