Analysis of IIFT 2013 question paper
Data Interpretation (DI) and Logical Reasoning (LR) sections, especially, had lengthy calculation-based problems. Verbal Ability (VA) and General Knowledge (GK) was moderate.
In all, there were a total of 115 to 120 questions to be attempted in two hours.
IIFT 2013 exam analysis:
*General Knowledge (GK)*
There were 26 questions in all. Overall, GK contained easy questions. There were questions from both current and static topics. According to an Prathamesh, IIFT 2015 aspirant, “GK was pretty straightforward. All those who have been following news from July till September/October could easily crack it.” There were questions on current affairs, politics, economics, entertainment and so on. This section would be a piece-of-cake for the well-prepared student.
*Logical Reasoning (LR) *
LR section had around 17 questions with 1 marks each. The section was lengthy and calculative intensive. The questions in this section were based on arrangement and puzzles, alphabetical and numerical series, coding-decoding, correct/incorrect statements.
*Data Interpretation (DI)*
DI was the most challenging part of Sunday’s IIFT exam. The section was quite calculation intensive. Selection of questions in this section played a crucial role in terms of time management for the entire paper. Candidates had to select questions that could be done in less time (according to their ability).
As per students’ analysis of IIFT, there were three DI sets – one easy & two were calculative. Each set had five questions. However, in terms of difficulty level, DI section was easy to moderate. Though time consuming and calculation-centric, aspirants could easily solve the questions with a little patience and focus. Using the right set of questions and approximation, cracking DI would be easy.
*Reading Comprehension (RC)*
There were four RC passages with had direct passage-based questions. Each passage had four to five questions. Even without reading the entire RC passage, one could easily answer two or three questions. One passage was short, other three lengthy. Questions were like: odd-one-out, ‘What does the author imply by this?” and “Which according to you is correct/incorrect.”
*Quantitative Analysis (QA)*
This section has a good mix of questions. Questions did not have too many direct formulae-based applications. In most questions, candidates had to apply the formulae and derive the answers. Any candidate with sufficient practice from good quality reference material could relate to most questions.
*Verbal Ability (VA)*
VA section had the following topics: Fill-in-the blanks, find out errors, parajumbles, jumbled letters (form as many words as possible), etc.
The paper was easy. It was all about choosing the right questions. DI and LR sections were calculation-intensive and hence getting stuck in the wrong question could prove costly for the aspirants.
IIFT 2013 question paper with solution pdf