How to prepare for IIFT 2021?
How to prepare for IIFT 2021? - IIFT, a national level entrance exam conducted by Indian Institute of Foreign Trade is one of the eminent MBA entrance exams after Common Aptitude Test ( CAT). The preparation for IIFT 2021 is an arduous path up the hill. The entrance exam is conducted for admission into MBA(IB) at Kolkata, Delhi and Kakinada campuses across India. IIFT is mostly held in the first week of December and is conducted in an online format. Though the preparation strategy for CAT helps you get along with IIFT preparation too but there are additional topics in IIFT 2021 on which you need to focus on. Here you need to brush up your knowledge on general knowledge and business awareness too, the section that is not included in CAT. If you are an IIFT aspirant, this article will help you in guiding how to prepare for IIFT 2021.
Latest: IIFT 2021 application form is likely to be available from the second week of September 2020.
IIFT Exam Highlights 2021
IIFT will be conducted online so make sure you manage your time accordingly.
There is no sectional time limit, but the total time duration i.e. 120 minutes is less than other MBA exams as you need to solve calculation intensive 120 questions in this span.
IIFT exam has negative marking varying section wise.
DI section is quite calculation oriented rather than quantitative aptitude section as compared to CAT.
There is a separate additional section for General Knowledge too where questions are based on business awareness too.
The number of questions in IIFT changes year wise depending on the paper setting authorities.
The admission will be granted in any three campuses of IIFT located in Delhi, Kolkata and Kakinada.
The exam is conducted by the National Testing Agency( NTA) and is a national level examination.
IIFT 2021 Sectional Composition
Based on the previous year exam pattern, IIFT 2021 is supposed to consist of four sections which are Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension, Quantitative Aptitude, Logical Reasoning & Data Interpretation and General Awareness. The number of questions and marking scheme may vary as it changes from year to year. The test will be conducted in an online mode. The number of sections in contrast to last year were changed from six to four. Before stepping to the IIFT 2021 preparation, it is necessary for you to go through the exam pattern of IIFT given below.
IIFT Exam Pattern 2021
No. of questions
Now let us move on to the preparation part- “How to prepare for IIFT 2021?” Given below are some helpful preparation tips as recommended by experts and previous year’s toppers.
How to prepare for IIFT 2021?
Though IIFT paper is unpredictable, you can prefer to look at the differences between previous years’ papers in order to work out on the strategies for IIFT 2021. These are some of the useful tips that can come to your rescue.
Get acquainted first with the detailed syllabus
It is necessary for you to be well known of the exact syllabus of IIFT including the topics, subtopics and the weightage of each section when it comes to calculating the overall marks of the paper. According to the syllabus you can plan your time table and decide which topics to work on more based on the weightage.
Create a daily time planner
The key to tackle the challenge of managing your hectic study time and social life is to make a time planner with even the minutest details. It should be like a daily planner – schedule all your daily activities, manage time and create a chart for each hour activity. Don’t waste too much time on theory. If you have understood the basics, go on to attempt the sectional quiz. Beginning your IIFT preparation early will give you time to periodically assess yourself and overcome your weaknesses.
Marks per minute approach
The mark per question in the IIFT 2021 will be different for different testing areas, you need to attempt questions in a way that your score is maximized. English section and General Knowledge have less marks per question and also they take less amount of time. Similarly, QA and DI normally have the highest marks per question but they take your more time to solve. In other words, “marks per minute” is more crucial than “marks per question”. So follow this strategy.
Importance and significance of mock tests
Mock tests have a great significance in IIFT preparation. Practicing them will help candidates in discovering the new tricks and shortcut approach to solve questions in less time. This is crucial for every serious aspirant because IIFT is one of the speed based tests. Another great benefit of solving mock tests of IIFT is that it helps in choosing which are the questions you should attempt and what are the ones to leave.
Previous year question papers
Work on sample questions and mock tests of previous years .This will help you in gaining knowledge of the past trends of IIFT question papers. You can refer to websites which provide free mock tests and access to sample papers or you can buy a test series too.
Expand your vocabulary by using flash cards
The Verbal Ability section of IIFT has a lot of questions on which you will be tested on the basis of your vocabulary. So here’s an idea how you can open your vocabulary door. Prepare “flash cards” which have on them words & their meanings along with two synonyms and two antonyms each. Now memorize, say these 10 sets of cards every day. But better know the usage of these words in a sentence. Now for this you will be needing to read a lot. Read novels, read editorials of newspapers and if you watch hollywood tv series, watch them with subtitles. This will be enough for you to excel in English section.
Master your Reading Comprehension Skills
From the last few years IIFT question papers have witnessed the four lengthy passages in english comprehension. They are lengthier than in any other MBA entrance exams. Practice all varieties of RC’s. You can start with the short passages and then switch to practicing long passages. Also learn all the different types of tones of the passages like cynical, acerbic, dogmatic, humourous, incendiary,romantic, ironical, nostalgic, etc. There have been questions asked in the previous years about the tone of the author.
Attempt the General Awareness last
This section will consume very less time of yours. So it is advisable to attempt the questions from this section in the last few minutes. Brush up yourself on the business economy news like monetary and fiscal policy changes, prominent business personalities, etc. Read newspapers, current affairs, watch business news and subscribe to monthly magazines. To prepare for static GK you can refer to Manorama yearbook or Lucent’s GK.
Accuracy is one of the most important aspects that matters in IIFT . If you are sure of the answer you mark in addition to the good number of attempts you will crack the entrance with a great percentile. The accuracy factor can only come with clarity in concepts that you have to build while your preparation, consistent practice and working on your weak areas.
Shortcut Tricks for Quantitative Aptitude
Prepare the basic concepts of Arithmetic, Algebra, Trigonometry, Probability, Permutation and Combinations, Binomial Theorem, and Geometry & Modern Math in a thorough manner. Adopt shortcut tricks that lead to them. Ace on mental calculation while preparing instead of using pen and paper while preparing. Using pen and paper only consumes your time more as the test will now be held in computer based format only.
Importance of Breaks
It is well documented by research that human beings need to take occasional breaks from whatever it is that they are doing so that they sustain their concentration and enthusiasm levels. It is simply not practical to study for hours at a stretch. Taking short breaks in between your studies is a great way to prevent your brain from getting fatigued whether you are preparing for any competitive examination.
For detailed preparation tips, check section wise preparation strategy for IIFT 2021.
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Questions related to IIFT
what should be my Sectional cutoff in iift exam 2020
This is the sectional cutoff of IIFT exam 2020:
Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension 18-20
Quantitative Analysis 16-20
Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning 18-20
General Awareness (GK) 8-10
This sectional cutoff is for Delhi IIFT. So for other IIFTs it will be slightly lower.
Is iift consider your past academics record
since you did not mention any particular course I would give you details about iift mba admission process. iift considers to be an Indian best academic institute which offers two years master of business administration course. it has delhi and kolkata campus. admission is based on the entrance exam conducts by NTA iift ADMISSION TEST. the test comprises of the questions from gk, general ability, quantitative aptitude, verbal reasoning, english. based on entrance exam score candidaates are shortlisted and called for gd and personal interview rounds. however selection would be based on candidates performance and interpersonal skills in gd or Pi rounds. however there is little impact of past academic records.
hope you may understand.
3.5 months are enough to crack CAT and IIFT exams ? Can anyone suggest me the study plan ? I am targetting maximum 97% in CAT and 145 marks in IIFT.
Sectional Division of Overall Preparation
Know your strengths along with weaknesses
Accept the importance of previous year question papers
Coaching or self-preparation
If you are preparing for CAT exam on a serious note, there won't be any problem preparing for IIFT too, provided you know the correct strategy for it! only the strategy of how you should play in the required format changes. So is the case with IIFT and other similar entrance exams apart from the CAT.
Firstly, from this year onwards, IIFT is conducted by NTA, so for the first time this year, IIFT will be conducted online just like any other MBA entrance exams! So there are two pros mainly I can think of -
- We don't have to spend our time circling the answers.
- We don't have to separately get accustomed to the paper based format from now.
This exam mainly consists of six sections -
- Reading Comprehension
- Verbal Ability
- Data Interpretation
- Logical Reasoning
- Quantitative Ability
Hope it helps
Thank you & Good Luck!!!
Which one is better , IIM Ranchi or IIFT Kolkata?
In my opinion IIM RANCHI is far better than iift kolkata because tag matters in life. If you get passed out from IIM then beleive me you can work in abroad easily. But in case of IIFT KOLKATA you will not get that reputation. Also placement statistics is far better than iift kolkata and high chances of getting selected as CEO of the company directly.
ALL THE BEST FOR YOUR FUTURE!!!
what is nid,nift,uceed,iift who are eligible and all about them
here are the answers for your question-
NID is basically a design college where students are taught about designs in various fields.the eligibility criteria for the exam is-
students must have passed the Bachelor degree examinations, they should have a Full-time Diploma of minimum 4-year duration in any of the fields such as Design/ Architecture/Fine Arts/Applied Arts, after 12th standard, from any university .
UCEED conducts exams to get students for IITs and also to some design colleges. the eligibility criteria is-
students must complete the HSC exam/10+2 board exams.Students who will appear in the 10+2 board exam in the year 2021 are also eligible to apply for the admission under UCEED . 2021.
NIFT :it stands for National institute of fashion technology.This is India's premier institute for fashion design.The eligibility criteria for this exam is-
.UG: 10+2 or equivalent from a recognized Board
PG: Bachelor's Degree or equivalent from a recognized University
IIFT is a national-level management entrance exam conducted once in a year by the National Testing Agency (NTA), This exam is for the students who wants admission to MBA program offered by Indian Institute of Foreign Trade.The eligibility criteria for this exam is -
candidates should possess a Bachelors' degree of a minimum of 3 years in any discipline from a recognized university. Students should have obtained at least 50% marks in graduation .
Hope that helps
All the best.