An Analysis of IIFT Entrance Test 2009
Essentially this was the first major management entrance test of the year. The Test 2009 wasvery similar in essence to IIFT 2008, but there was a slight change in the pattern of the test.Unlike last year, when there were 6 sections, this time there were 4 sections with one of thesections (English) had two parts: Part-I(RC) and Part –II(EU). The total number of questionswas reduced to only 122 in comparison to 150 questions in the year 2008.There was close to 7-8 questions in the entire test paper which had one or the other type of errors ranging from: No option choice was correct, Language ambiguity, inconsistency in thedata provided, Self-contradictory data etc.
Number of sections: 4 ( English had 2 subsections)2.
Number of options for each question: 43.
Each incorrect answer carried one third (1/3rd) negative marks instead of one fourth(1/4
) last year4.
Variation of weight, as compared to the previous year
Specific mention of sectional cut-offs which was not mentioned last year
Here is an overview of how you should have attempted this paper.
Section Numberof questions
English(RC)15 1.0 15.0 5-6 15 4-54-5(RC+EUcombined)English(EU) 25 0.60 15.0 17-18 20 8-92-3GK 20 0.40 8.0 10 10 3-4 1-1.5QA 28 1.0 28.0 8-9 35 6-7 2-3DI+AR 34 1.00 34.0 12-13 40 8-9 3-4
52- 56 120 30-31Important Note:
The above-mentioned table only suggests about a possible score. The actual cut-off forreceiving a call for the second round of selection may vary. As per the experts of Career