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IIFT 2018 Analysis, Question Paper, Answer Key & Cutoff

Last Updated - January 05, 2018

IIFT 2018 was successfully conducted on December 03, 2017 in Pen and Paper based mode. All the examinees can now check IIFT 2018 Answer Keys and Paper Analysis issued by various coaching institutes. There were in total four sets of question papers in IIFT 2018. So, candidates must download the appropriate answer key for each set.

Check Here: IIFT Result 2018 is available in the form of PDF 

  • IIFT exam was conducted in a single slot in offline (pen and paper-based) mode. Check IIFT Paper Analysis
  • The paper consists of 4 Sections, namely General Awareness, Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension, Logical Reasoning and Data interpretation and Quantitative Aptitude. Questions from DI are either coupled with LR or QA section. Check IIFT Marking Scheme
  • Coaching institutes will release their separate IIFT answer key 2018 for all sets (A, B, C, D) before the official release of answer key. Click Here
  • Match your question paper set with your answer key set, in order to avoid inconsistency.
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How to Download IIFT Answer Key 2018?

Candidates can download IIFT 2018 Answer Keys using the steps mentioned below:

  • Click on the link provided for each answer key.
  • On clicking the link, candidates are redirected IIFT 2018 Answer Key on the new screen.
  • Download it and match your answers with the answers provided in the answer key to get an estimate of your marks.
  • Candidates can save IIFT 2018 Answer Keys for future reference.

Note: Since there is no official release of IIFT 2018 Answer Key, candidates will not have any option to challenge any incorrect question or their options asked in the exam.

IIFT 2018 Answer Keys by Coaching Institute

Candidates can visit the official website of coaching institutes or download IIFT unofficial Answer Keys from the table below. The answer keys for all the sets will be released soon after the exam by these institutes. Do remember the question paper set received during the exam to check Answer Key.

EDMYTAvailable Soon
HitBullsEyeCheck Here
PT EducationAvailable Soon
T.I.M.ECheck Here
Test FundaAvailable Soon
Career LauncherAvailable Soon
IMSAvailable Soon
VistaMindAvailable Soon

Uses of IIFT Answer Key 2018

  • Answer key will provide the correct options for all the questions posed in IIFT 2018 exam.
  • IIFT 2018 Answer keys can be used by candidates to calculate their approximate scores.
  • This will also allow them to calculate their chances of securing a seat.

IIFT 2018 Marking Scheme

IIFT Marking Scheme changes each year.The tentative marking scheme for IIFT 2018 Entrance Exam is mentioned below.

SectionNo. of questionsMarks per question
Quantitative Ability201
Verbal Ability200.75
Data Interpretation220.75
General Awareness250.5
Logical Reasoning201
Reading Comprehension161

IIFT 2018 Paper Analysis

IIFT Exam 2018 was overall difficult to moderate level test as per the feedback from experts and students who appeared for the exam. One major shift from past years’ pattern was increase in the number of overall sections. IIFT 2018 had six section against the usual four sections with sectional cutoffs.

Verbal Ability

Verbal Ability section in IIFT 2018 was on an average difficult section. The questions were mostly technical, designed to test Principles of grammar and Vocabulary. Some of the common questions in competitive exams like synonyms and antonyms, etc. The bulk of weightage in this section was carried by anagram questions. Few of the usual topics such as Error Spotting were also asked in the exam in slightly unfamiliar format. 

Reading Comprehension

The Reading Comprehension section didn’t throw any surprises in terms of type or number of questions. There were total 4 passages with 4 questions each in IIFT 2018. The overall difficulty level was moderate and all the RTC based questions were direct and easy even though a couple of passages were lengthy.

Logical Reasoning

Logical Reasoning section by the admission of several students and experts was comparatively lengthy. A majority of questions in the Logical Reasoning section of IIFT 2018 were based on Arrangements.  Apart from Arrangements, the questions were also asked from Sequential Output, Data Sufficiency questions on coding and arrangement, Syllogisms, Directions, etc.

Data Interpretation

The Data Interpretation section comprised 5 sets in total – 1 Bar Chart and 4 table based sets. All the sets had total 2-5 questions. The questions can be categorized as moderate difficulty level since some of them had close options while some were tricky to solve. In comparison to last year, Data Interpretation was definitely more difficult in IIFT Exam 2018. As usual, questions involved complex calculation and were mostly time-consuming.

Quantitative Aptitude

QA section in IIFT 2018 was another difficult section in comparison to the last couple of years. Predominantly, the questions were from Arithmetic and geometry. As suggested by experts, candidates who spend several minutes in understanding the section and used the options carefully had an edge over others. To sum up, the questions were overall moderate to difficult level in the Quantitative Aptitude section.

Read More IIFT Exam Last 5 Year Analysis

IIFT 2018 Expected Cut off

IIFT Cut off 2018 has not been released yet. It will be released later after the examination which was held on December 3, 2017. The expected IIFT 2018 Cut off prepared by various coaching institutes is mentioned below.

IIFT Overall Cut off 2018 (Expected)

CategoryIIFT Cutoff
General45 - 49
Other Backward Classes (OBC)33 - 42
Scheduled Caste (SC)25 - 35
Scheduled Tribe (ST)25 - 35
People with Disability (PwD)25 - 35

IIFT Sectional Cut off 2018 (Expected)

SectionsIIFT Cutoff 2018
Quantitative Ability (QA)4 - 5
Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension (VARC)8 - 9
Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning (DILR)8 - 9
General Awareness (GA)0 - 2

IIFT 2018 Expected Overall Cut off by Coaching Institutes

Coaching InstitutesGeneralOBCSC/ST/PH
T.I.M.E44 – 46NANA
Hit Bull's Eye41 – 44NANA
Career Launcher42 – 4537 – 4032 – 35
IMS Learning403632

IIFT 2018 Expected Sectional Cut off by Coaching Institutes

Coaching InstitutesVARCDILRQAGA
T.I.M.E6 – 74 – 56 – 70.80 – 1
Hit Bull's Eye99.55.51.5
Career Launcher6.57.256.252
IMS Learning8 – 9641 – 1.33



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