How to Prepare for IIFT 2019

Anjani Chaand Updated On: 09 Oct, 2018 11:14 IST


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How to Prepare for IIFT 2019

Exam preparation for IIFT is essential for all the candidates who are aiming to crack the examination this year. Conducted by the Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT), IIFT entrance exam is a gateway for all the MBA aspirants to get admission in its flagship course in Masters of Business Administration-International Business (MBA-IB) offered at two campuses - IIFT Delhi and IIFT Kolkata.

In order to get good scores in IIFT exam, candidates must start their exam preparation well in advance and must make sure to cover maximum topics mentioned in the IIFT syllabus. Conducted in paper and pencil mode, IIFT entrance exam involves differential marking, therefore, while preparing for IIFT exam, candidates must plan their exam strategy accordingly to increase the overall scores in the exam.

Read further to know more about IIFT Preparation Tips and Tricks.

Create a Proper Study Plan for IIFT Exam:

While preparing for IIFT entrance exam, candidates must first formulate a proper study plan for themselves which they can follow easily till the exam date. It is often observed that candidates usually make a study plan, but fail to execute it. Execution of the plan is equally important as creating one. So, candidates must try to create a plan which can be successfully executed by them.

Read IIFT Exam Questions Cautiously:

As per the exam pattern of IIFT, the question paper of the entrance test will be in multiple-choice (MCQ) format, wherein candidates will have to choose one appropriate answer. In such cases, certain questions will have twisted options to confuse the candidates in the exam, however, candidates are advised to read the questions carefully and with a great concentration to make an appropriate choice out of the multiple options available.

Plan Your IIFT Exam Strategy:

Planning your IIFT exam strategy is one of a major factor while doing exam preparation. Candidates must plan their IIFT exam strategy in such a way that it proves beneficial for them during exam time. One of the best ways to make IIFT exam strategy is to focus more on the topics having maximum weightage of marks, as IIFT follows a different marking scheme for every section. By following this exam strategy, candidates may increase their chances to get maximum scores in the IIFT exam.

Brush Up Your General Knowledge:

Candidates preparing for IIFT must target to improve their General Knowledge and Awareness. IIFT question paper comprises of General Knowledge section which aims to test candidates overall knowledge of current affairs. Questions related to business, books, and authors, science, economic news and corporate news, brand taglines, world records, history, etc. are asked, therefore, candidates must view news channels and read newspapers to keep themselves updated every now and then.

Increase Your Speed and Accuracy:

Working on speed and accuracy is important for all the entrance exams. During exam preparation, candidates must focus to improve their speed as well as their accuracy to solve the MCQs. To build up the speed, candidates are advised to solve as many mock tests as they can. Mock tests will help the candidates to monitor their progress in every attempt. Along with the speed, candidates must also focus on maintaining their accuracy to the solve questions. Accuracy will ultimately add up the total scores of the candidates in IIFT exam.

Never Forget to Revise:

Revision is an important factor, which requires a lot of attention during exam preparation. Candidates studying for IIFT must always keep on revising the topics of their study. The continuous revision will not only brush up the key concepts but will also sharpen the memory of the candidates. So, to perform better and score more in IIFT, candidates must not forget to revise their subjects of study properly.

Cracking the IIFT exam will be a gateway to admissions in one of the top MBA colleges in the country. Not only do IIFT placements and salary packages are known to get better year after year, but also the experience of studying at a b-school as recognized as IIFT is a unique one!

In addition, take a look at our Detailed IIFT 2018 Paper Analysis!

IIFT 2019 Study Material

With only few months to go for IIFT entrance exam, students should have all the study material required for the exam preparation. Becoming familiar with the exam pattern and syllabus is the first step when you start preparing for the exam. But you must follow it with research on the right study material such as books, sample papers, old question papers, etc. In the market, you will find plenty of books related to IIFT preparation. Since there are so many options to choose from, you must focus on picking the best IIFT study material. To guide in your preparation, we bring to you the list of best books for IIFT preparation, which have been suggested by various exam experts and toppers.

Best Tips for Exam Day

While every candidate will have his/her own strategy for the exam day, we are providing some basic tips that IIFT aspirants should definitely keep in mind to increase their chances of scoring high in the exam. 

1. Don’t spend too much time on one question. If you have doubts about a question and if you think it's taking away your precious time, move to the next question.

2. While writing the exam, keep a track of time.

3. Handle your OMR sheet with care and avoid causing to damage it.

4. Try and not to panic on the day of the exam. It will negatively impact your performance. 

5. Be careful when you are going through the comprehension passage.

6. Things you should carry to the exam hall -

  • IIFT Admit Card 2017
  • A valid photo ID
  • Stationary items 

7. Things you should not carry to the exam hall - 

  • Bags or valuable items are not allowed inside the exam hall as there will be no lockers available at the exam center.
  • No mobile phone, pager, tablets, or any device with a radio transmitter are allowed.
  • Avoid carrying any piece of paper to the exam hall.
  • Nothing should be printed on your stationery box.

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