The Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT) conducted the 2015 Admission Test for admission into its two-year program in International Business, on Sunday, November 22, 2015. The test was conducted across various centers in the country between 10 AM and 12 noon.
The total number of questions went up from 118 last year to 124. The difficulty level of the paper as a whole went slightly down from last year.
There were total of 124 questions divided into four sections with a negative marking of 1/3rd of the maximum marks allotted to that question.
Section | Topic Area | Questions | Marks/Q | Total Marks |
Section 1 | Quantitative Ability (QA) | 22 | 1 | 22 |
Section 2 Part 1 | Logical Reasoning (LR) | 20 | 0.75 | 15 |
Section 2 Part 2 | Data Interpretation (DI) | 18 | 1 | 18 |
Section 3 Part 1 | Reading Comprehension (RC) | 16 | 1 | 16 |
Section 3 Part 2 | Verbal Ability (VA) | 20 | 0.75 | 15 |
Section 4 | General Awareness (GA) | 28 | 0.5 | 14 |
Overall | 124 | 100 |
The Quantitative Ability (QA) section has been made a separate section this year, with Logical Reasoning (LR) and Data Interpretation (DI) together as another section. This is in contrast to the last year's paper when LR was a separate section, with QA and DI together forming a section.
Quantitative Ability
There were 22 questions in the Quantitative Ability section. This section was dominated by Modern Mathematics (8 questions) and Arithmetic (7 questions). The questions on Modern Mathematics involved Probability, Permutation & Combination, Progressions, Logarithms and Set Theory. The questions on Arithmetic were mainly from Percentages, Time & Work, Averages and Mixtures. The remaining questions were on Geometry (3 questions), Algebra (3 questions) and Numbers (Surds and Indices).
LR and DI
There were 20 questions on Logical Reasoning and 18 questions on Data Interpretation. In DI, there were 2 sets of 5 questions each and 2 sets of 4 questions each. Questions in the Logical Reasoning were from Arrangements (total 2 sets with 10 questions in all). Also, there were questions on Network diagrams, Grouping & Conditionals and Verbal Reasoning.
VA and RC
There were 16 Reading Comprehension questions carrying 1 mark each and 20 Verbal Ability questions carrying 0.75 marks each. There were four passages with 4 questions each. The VA questions included Oxymorons, Correct meaning of idiom/phrase, inappropriate use of the word, fill in the blanks, analogies and antonyms.
General Awareness
In GK section, there were 28 questions comprising 19 static and 9 current affairs questions. Out of the 28 questions, 23 questions were on world affairs and only 5 on national events.