How to ace GK section in IIFT?

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Published : Tuesday, 04 August, 2015 02:43 PM

This year in IIFT also section of GKCA (General Knowledge on Current Affairs) will be a tricky. 

Important dates for you 

Last date for obtaining Application form & prospectus through post (Demand Draft):

Thursday, 20th August 2015

Last date for obtaining Application form & prospectus across the counter at IIFT (By Cash):

Thursday, 3rd September 2015

Last date for Online Registration:

Thursday, 3rd September 2015

 Last date for receipt of applications:

Thursday, 3rd September 2015

Last date for obtaining prospectus and receipt of applications for Foreign Nationals/ NRIs/ Children of NRIs:

Monday, 15th February 2016

Written Examination:

Sunday, 22nd November 2015

10.00 a.m. to 12.00 noon

In every IIFT paper, GK plays a very vital role. That is why; each and every candidate should take it very seriously. The questions based on GK covers of wide areas like business and economy, national and international trade, brands and products recognition, politics, books and author, etc.

An analysis of the exams previous years 2012, 2013 and 2014 is given below:

Graphical Representation

IIFT 2015 - General Knowledge

Graph interpreted in table showing number of questions:-

Category IIFT 2012 IIFT 2013 IIFT 2014
Mergers & Acquisitions 2 1 1
Book and Authors 1 0 1
Awareness (General Awareness) 11 18 8
Current Affairs 4 8 9
Brands (Brands and Product Recognition) 2 3 2

A candidate who has polished his or her skills of GK can have an edge over those aspirants who are not much aware of the current happenings. If you are good with general knowledge, you can quickly attempt these questions and gain some vital marks.  

Here we can have a quick look at how GK section has weighed in IIFT 2012, IIFT 2013 and IIFT 2014:-      

Exam Edition Total Marks Number of Questions Marks per Question Max Marks
IIFT 2012 8 20 0.4 8
IIFT 2013 12 30 0.4 12
IIFT 2014 10.5 21 0.5 10.5

Suggested topics for IIFT GK Section

  • Few important general awareness category worth revising are:
  • International Bodies, their functions, their chief personals and their offices. For instance; United Nations, IMF, BRICS. etc.
  • Major Sporting Events and Awards of the year like Olympics, Winter Olympics, CWG India, Asian Games, Tennis, Cricket, Football, Chess, Billiards, etc.
  • Major political events
  • Other economy related events like FDI, Fll, Stock market, etc.  
Read More General Awareness Topic - PM Modi's South Korea visit

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