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IIFT MBA (IB) 2022: Verify detailed paper evaluation, topic-wise breakup of questions and anticipated cut-off

IIFT MBA (IB) 2021 was performed on December 5 within the on-line mode throughout the nation. The examination has been postponed for the centres on the east-coast states (West Bengal, Orissa and Andhra Pradesh) on account of cyclone Jawad.

The take a look at was performed from 10 am to 12 midday within the CBT (computer-based take a look at) format. The length of the examination was two hours with no sectional time restrict. College students reported that at just a few centres, the expertise was removed from desired. College students needed to wait in serpentine queues to get entry into the centre.

Many have been allowed into the take a look at properly after 10 am as checking the paperwork took plenty of time. No social distancing measures have been adopted in some take a look at centres. Troubles didn’t finish there for some. The methods offered weren’t working correctly and college students needed to be allotted different methods. The take a look at timer, nevertheless, stored operating for some, throughout this transformation, inflicting undue stress and frustration for the scholars.

Nevertheless, on the sample entrance, there have been no surprises. The paper was of the identical sample as that of the final yr. The snapshot of the sample is as beneath.

Snapshot of the examination

There have been 4 sections this yr.

Space No of Questions Marks per query Complete Adverse marks per query
Quantitative Aptitude 25 3 75 1
Studying Comprehension & Verbal Skill 16 – RC

19 – VA

3 105 1
Knowledge Interpretation & Logical Reasoning 16 – DI

14 – LR

3 90 1
Basic Consciousness 20 1.5 30 0.5
Complete 110 300

An in depth evaluation of the sections of the paper is given beneath:

Quantitative Aptitude

The part was nearly on par with the final yr’s paper, tending barely on the more durable facet this yr. The part had a complete of 25 questions from throughout subjects. Subjects like numbers continued to be underrepresented, with just one query this yr too. Some questions had plenty of knowledge and a few questions have been a bit of ambiguous. Nevertheless, no query was uncrackable. The distribution is as given beneath:

Space No. of Questions
Algebra 5
Pure Maths 5
Arithmetic 10
Geometry 4
Numbers 1
Complete 25

The subject-wise cut up is as beneath:

Subject No. of questions Issue Degree
T&D 1 Average
T&W 1 Average
ERPV 4 Average-Tough
PPL 2 Average
AMA 1 Straightforward
ILS 3 Straightforward-Average
Quadratic Equations 1 Average
Sequences 1 Tough
Geometry & Mensuration 4 Average
Chance 3 Average
Coordinate Geometry 1 Average
P&C 1 Average
Trigonometry 1 Average
Numbers 1 Straightforward-Average

Studying Comprehension & Verbal Skill

This part was similar to the final yr’s sample. This part consisted of 16 questions on RCs and 19 on Verbal Skill with a complete of 35 questions. There have been 4 RC passages- 2 passages with 5 questions every, and the opposite two with three questions every. Many of the questions have been Inference based mostly or Particular Element based mostly.

Following is a quick description of the RC half:

Passage No. Passage Context Approximate Phrase Rely
Passage 1 The Function of Idea in Administration 850
Passage 2 Low Context and Excessive Context Phrases 500
Passage 3 Morality and Faith  600
Passage 4 Interconnectedness and sustainability 650

Passage 1 was clearly the lengthiest and the hardest. It might have taken college students shut studying of a minimum of 50% of the passage to grasp the concepts that have been put forth within the passage! Such a protracted passage with 5 inquiries to it could certainly discourage college students from making an attempt it, and it mustn’t have been tried. The passage additionally contained a number of concepts (round 4 to 5) making it tedious even for a superb reader to understand the passage in its entirety, shortly.

Passages 2, 3, and 4 have been comparatively shorter and far simpler to understand. A number of the questions related to these passages have been additionally easy. Whereas the questions have been inference based mostly, they need to not have troubled the scholars a lot, particularly those that understood the passage properly.

The questions within the Verbal Skill section have been predominantly on Vocabulary. A few questions from Grammar additionally have been current.

Here’s a snapshot of the Verbal Skill half:

Space Query Sort No. of Questions
Grammar Idioms 1
Establish appropriate sentences 2
Vocabulary Inappropriate/Acceptable phrase utilization 3
Meanings of root phrases 3
Spelling 1
Match phrases with meanings 2
Choose the right combos 3
One phrase substitution (That means) 2
International phrases 2

Para-formation questions have been visibly absent this yr. As a consequence, vocabulary took a a lot bigger share this yr. Answering the Grammar questions and some Vocab based mostly questions ought to have been straightforward for T.I.M.E. college students who’ve been often attending courses, as they might have been conversant in a number of phrases/phrases/grammar guidelines.

The questions on international phrases have been completely different this yr, as solely the origin of the phrases was requested, and never their which means. General, the VA a part of the paper was a reduction to the scholars, at an easy-moderate degree.

Knowledge Interpretation & Logical Reasoning

This part had a complete of 30 questions with 16 questions on DI and 14 on LR. The distribution of the questions is as beneath:

Sort of Set Issue Degree No of Questions
Bar Graph (TV & Fridge) Tough 4
Bar Graph (Crimes & Nations) Tough 4
Line Chart (Rice) Average 4
Pie charts (Meals Crops) Average-Tough 4

DI units this yr wanted each reasoning and calculation talents, in contrast to the final yr the place there have been extra calculation-based questions.

Each the units on bar graphs had partial knowledge with extra info being offered at a query degree. This pushed the issue degree of those units up. The set on pie charts required a reasonable degree of calculations. The set on-line charts was the must-attempt on this part as all of the questions in it have been easy, needing no further reasoning from the scholars to crack them.

Logical Reasoning

The LR a part of this part had 4 set-based questions and two standalone questions. Three of the 4 units weren’t really easy to unravel. They have been tough as a result of enough knowledge has not been to fully crack the set and whereas the person questions give additional information, fixing them is tedious and time-consuming – Pupil of the yr puzzle. The set on B-school competitors had ambiguous knowledge, growing the issue degree. The set on hackathon might develop into a reasonable degree set if college students might interpret the info appropriately.

The set on blood relations and the 2 standalone LR questions, nevertheless, offered some reduction to the scholars as they have been customary kinds of questions. The general issue degree of this part might be categorised as moderate-difficult.

Sort of Set Issue Degree No of Questions
Hackathon Puzzle Average 3
Pupil of the yr puzzle Tough 3
B-school competitors puzzle Tough 4
Blood relations Straightforward 2
Coding & Decoding Straightforward 1
Assumptions Straightforward 1

Basic Consciousness

This yr the GK part was of reasonable degree. This part, aside from the common MCQ’s, additionally had two matche the next sort of questions. College students who adopted the information often and had a superb studying behavior ought to have been in a position to deal with this part with some ease. Questions on ‘match the next’ have been decrease this yr at solely two. The questions have been from numerous subjects. The breakup of questions is as beneath.

Geography – 2

Manufacturers & Logos – 2

Nationwide Our bodies – 2

Worldwide Our bodies – 2

Ministries/schemes/Payments – 4

Motion pictures – 1

Awards – 1

Sports activities – 1

Miscellaneous – 5

A superb variety of questions have been from present affairs, and just a few have been from static GK.


This yr, the sectional cut-offs are anticipated to be as beneath.

8-9 22-24 11-13 6-7

The general cut-offs are anticipated to be round 45(+/-)3 marks.

Be aware: These cut-offs are for Basic class college students. The shortlisting standards give weightage to the profile of the candidates additionally. So, the cut-off talked about is just indicative.

(The evaluation is offered by Ramnath Kanakadandi, Nationwide CAT Course Director, T.I.M.E)


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