Best Study Material for IIFT 2021 Preparation - IIFT, a national level entrance exam is conducted once in a year. However, before you step into the preparation phase it is essential to know the best study material for IIFT preparation. There are a lot of sources in the market either online e-books or the books you buy from stores. But every source is not reliable and you may end up wasting your time. Every year aspirants aim to get admission in the prestigious campuses of IIFT at Delhi, Kolkata and Kakinada. To do exceptionally well, you should start preparing in advance as per the revised IIFT exam pattern. But the main question for the aspirants looking for clear-cut information on study material hover on “What is the best study material for IIFT 2021 preparation?” Henceforth based on the previous year’s toppers and experts recommendation, we have made a comprehensive list of the best books that can help you in your IIFT preparation. But first of all let us examine the latest pattern of this year's exam as it will help you devise your strategy in a better way.

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IIFT Exam Pattern 2021

The total number of questions, weightage of each section and marking scheme in IIFT exam varies from year to year. In IIFT 2021, the test is supposed to consist of four four sections whereas it comprised six sections in the previous years. Furthermore the key change in 2020 that took place was that the exam was conducted in an online mode rather than in offline mode.

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IIFT 2021 Exam Pattern


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General Knowledge



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List of Books - Best study Material for IIFT 2021 Preparation

The syllabus of IIFT exam comprises sections like quantitative aptitude, logical reasoning and verbal ability, data interpretation and logical reasoning and general knowledge and current affairs. Before you start your preparation it is very important to choose the informative and precise to the point books. Furthermore you should devise a sectional wise preparation strategy for IIFT 2021. Experts including top coaching centres and previous year’s toppers recommend books such as Arun Sharma, 50 plus solved papers MBA entrance by Ajay Singh and T.K. Sinha, Quantum CAT by Sarvesh Kumar, etc. Let us check the detailed section wise books for IIFT 2021 preparation.

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Best Study Material for IIFT 2021 - Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension


Author/Publication House

The Pearson Guide to Verbal Ability and Logical Reasoning

Nishit K. Sinha

Verbal & Non-Verbal Reasoning

R.S Aggarwal

How to Prepare for Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension for CAT

Arun Sharma

Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension

Ajay Singh(Arihant Publications)

Word Power Made Easy

Norman Lewis

High School English Grammar & Composition

Wren & Martin

30 Days to a More Powerful Vocabulary

Wilfred Funk and Norman Lewis

Best Study Material for IIFT 2021 - Quantitative Aptitude


Author/Publication House

Quantum CAT

Sarvesh K. Verma(Arihant Publications)

Quantitative Aptitude for CAT/ XAT/ IIFT/ CMAT/ MAT/ Bank PO/ SSC Exam

Disha Publications

How to Prepare for Quantitative Aptitude for the CAT

Arun Sharma( McGraw Hill Education)

Quantitative Aptitude

R.S. Aggarwal

The Person Guide to Quantitative Aptitude and Data Interpretation

Nishit K. Sinha

Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Examination

Abhijit Guha

Master Number System for the CAT and GMAT

Nishit K. Sinha( Pearson)

Best Study Material for IIFT 2021 - Data Interpretation


Author/Publication House

Data Interpretation & Data Sufficiency for CAT & Other MBA Exams

Disha Publications

How to prepare for Data Interpretation for CAT

Arun Sharma

Logical Reasoning and Data Interpretation for CAT


Logical Reasoning and Data Interpretation for CAT and other MBA Exams

Nishit K Sinha

Best Study Material for IIFT 2021 - Logical Reasoning


Author/Publication House

Verbal Ability And Logical Reasoning For The CAT

Nishit K. Sinha

Verbal & Non-verbal Reasoning

R.S. Aggarwal

How to Prepare for Logical Reasoning for CAT

Arun Sharma

Best Study Material for IIFT 2021 - General Awareness

In order to be a pro in this section, you need to brush up your knowledge by reading newspapers daily and subscribing to monthly magazines like Pratiyogita Darpan, etc. Read political magazines and newspapers like The Financial Express which are unbiased. For static topics like history, geography, polity, environment, you can refer to Manorama Year Book or India Year Book. Some of the books which can help you in this section are:

  • Manorama Year Book 2020

  • GK Mock Tests for IIFT

  • IIFT previous year GK questions

  • GK Question Bank with recently updated questions

  • Daily reading of newspapers like – The Hindu, Times of India, Economic Times, Financial Express

IIFT Mock Test

The key part of your preparation strategy is solving the mock tests. Without solving them your preparation is like a dead end. It is recommended that you solve at least two to three mock tests in a day. Along with this you should also do a detailed analysis of the mock tests you attempt so that you can assess your strengths and weaknesses. The main advantage of this is that you will get an edge on your speed and accuracy when you solve the questions on the exam day. The more mock tests you attempt, the more skillful you will find yourself as you approach the exam.

Best Study Material for IIFT 2021: Previous Years’ Question Papers

What can be the best source for your exam preparation? Well even if you miss out on some of the important books or points you should have studied for your exam, it is not at all a big deal. However, this point can only be ensured if you have practiced previous years question papers. They will come to your rescue. Solving them gets you to know the exam pattern and the marking scheme of the paper. Though questions are not repeated in any year, the values may change and the exact concept may follow especially in quantitative and data interpretation questions.

In addition to books, mock tests, sample papers, the aspirants can also prepare for IIFT exam through MBA by joining online study groups on facebook or telegram,etc. There are many such online forums wherein the candidates can collectively study, have a meaningful insight, share their knowledge and provide motivational tips for the IIFT exam.

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Hi mam i have 129 marks in iift i have got a call Sc Category Chances of final convert and composite score for Sc candidate as per previous trend?

Sampriti Student Expert 30th Jan, 2020
IIFT 2020 has released its shortlist and has a total of 420 seats in all the 3 campuses  combined. As per their reservation criteria 15 percent of the total seats are reserved for students falling in SC category. But your final conversion will depend on your performance in the written skill assessment, GD and PI rounds. Moreover you'll also be questioned on your CV from that the Institute requires you to fill once to get a call. If you perform well in those rounds you can easily get through.

Good Luck

I have been shortlisted for second round in iift. there is a mistake in my application .. for category general (bc creamy layer ) it is gen ews. i have sent queries regarding the issue and got no replies. can someone help me with this issue please?

Sampriti Student Expert 27th Jan, 2020
If you've got a call you must attend the selection process. Before they start the process they'll review all your documents as well as application form. So you can ask them there if you can attend the process. They usually let students appear for the process even if there's some mistake.
And in the interview you can try to convince them. If they find you as a desirable candidate there won't be any problem with that.

Good Luck

i got 39 and half marks in iift,so whats my percentile???

NAVNEET PANDEY 11th Jan, 2020

Hello Rinku

You need atleast more than 105+ marks to get a good percentile and almost 138 to secure a call from any good college taking part in IIFT entrance will have around 40 percentile according to previous year trends which is very low.

I hope it helps.


Which books can help for the CAT preparations and other management exams such as XAT, IIFT, SNAP, etc?

Khushi 5th Jan, 2020

Hi Pallav

These are some of the best books


  1. For Vocabulary: Word Power Made Easy by Norman Lewis
  2. For enhancing the reading speed, any novel and newspaper and anything you can read will be good enough.
  3. For Grammar: Normal Grammar Rules from Wren and Martin.


Books by Arun Sharma (TMH) and by Nishant Sinha (Pearson)


  1. Quantum CAT by Sarvesh K Verma
  2. Quantitative Aptitude by Arun Sharma

Hope this helps


Do we need mathematics subject in class 12. To do IIFT.

Saloni Singh 3rd Jan, 2020
Hello Himanshu,
Hope you are doing well.
No, there's nothing like you need to have mathematics in your 10+2 course as eligibility criteria for getting admission at Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT).
The only academic eligibility criteria for IIFT is a graduate degree with a minimum aggregate marks of 50%.
You can check more details about the institute at the link I am mentioning below.
Please check :
Hope it's helpful to you !
All the best.
Thankyou .
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