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Acing IIFT – The Winner’s Strategy

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Acing IIFT – The Winner’s Strategy

Important Notice

This is to inform all the aspirants of full time MBA (International Business) and MBA (Business Analytics) Programmes that for the academic year 2024, Indian Institute of Foreign Trade will accept CAT 2023 Score.

IIFT exam is at the doorstep.

With just 30 days away from the test date, the strategy to crack IIFT cannot be usual.

IIFT 2021 will be conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA) on January 24, 2021 from 3.00 pm to 5.00 pm across 68 cities in the country.

Preparing for IIFT entrance exam constitutes quite a few challenges but there are tips and tricks to crack it. Instead of chasing the crowd, the candidates who opt for a smart preparation strategy makes them shine better.

The 3s Winner’s Strategy

Speed: With 120 minutes in hand, you have to answer more than 100 questions. This will check your speed in calculating an analysing the questions.

Strategy: Make smart moves in answering the question paper. Always attempt first the section/questions you are best at.

Sincerity: Cracking IIFT is not an easy game. This involves sincerity and rigorous hard work. Devote an ample amount of time to each section and subject during preparation.

IIFT 2021- Preparation

With just a month to go for the IIFT 2021 exam, dedicate the first week in going through all the important topics and concepts.

Sectional Approach

Here are a few tips you need to keep in mind while preparing for each section:

Quantitative Analysis:

  • Try to attempt at least 18 sectional mocks before exam day.
  • Make a separate list of all the formulae
  • Solve every question with a timer ( 2 minutes at max)

Reading Comprehension & Verbal Ability:

  • Starting today, make sure you attempt at least 15 sectional mocks before exam day
  • Attempt individual Reading Comprehensions with a timer (5 minutes at max)
  • Brush up your grammar skills before the exam You can also check out: 

Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning:

  • Try to attempt at least 20 sectional mocks before exam day.
  • Work on your techniques.
  • Learn to deduce answer before moving to choices
  • Solve every question with timer (2 minutes at max)

General Awareness :

  • Try to attempt at least 20 sectional mocks before exam day.
  • Make a separate list of dates and events
  • Go through various educational videos/books that provide general knowledge

Overall Approach

  1. Work on Strengths & Weaknesses - Know which subjects/areas you are good at, and in where all improvement is needed. Keep revising the subjects even when you are done with it.
  2. Expand your vocabulary - Write down whatever new words you encounter after reading at least 5-6 newspaper articles every day. Vocabulary plays a crucial role in GD/PI.
  3. Study Group - You can form a small study group where you can bounce off ideas on how to prepare for the exams or which is the best way to deal with a topic, etc.  Try and discuss more of current affairs. General Knowledge is very important for clearing IIFT.
  4. Group Discussions - Be open for discussions and debates always, this will help you in public speaking and have a command on language and ideas. 
  5. Skip what needs to be skipped - Do not spend more time in solving one question. It’s better to move on to the next question if it is not solved in time.  IIFT deducts ⅓ marks each wrong answer.
  6. Be updated - Do not detach yourself from the world. Keep your eyes and ears always open to news updates and pop culture around. You can also check general awareness topics.
  7. Importance of Breaks - Taking short breaks in between your studies is a great way to prevent your brain from getting fatigued when you are preparing for any exam.
  8. Be confident - Hard work along with confidence helps to you overcome the obstacles, but over-confidence can be a problem.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q1. What is IIFT exam?
A. IIFT exam is a management aptitude test conducted for admission to MBA International Business programme being offered by Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT) Delhi and Kolkata.  IIFT also accepts Foreign Nationals / NRI candidates for admission on the basis of GMAT score and personal interview.

Q2. What is a good score in IIFT?
A. The expected IIFT Cut off 2020 for General Category was 138. For candidates from reserved categories it was 85.

Q3. Does IIFT have reservation?
A. Reservation in IIF is as per norms of Government of India.

Q4. What percentile is required for IIFT?
A. As per the past trends, the expected percentile for different campuses of IIFT has been as:

Delhi Campus- 98 & above.

Kolkata Campus- 95 & above.

You can also check: IIFT Applications Popular FAQ

Everyone has a different approach to prepare for IIFT. As you get more experience in taking exams; you will find the best way for you. Meanwhile, the above tips can give you a good starting point to study

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MBA Rendezvous wishes all the best to our readers for IIFT Entrance Exam.