How to Prepare for IIFT 2020 in One Month
Himanshu.shekhar, 14 Nov 2019, #IIFT
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How to Prepare for IIFT 2020 in One Month - It is a dream for management aspirants who want to pursue international business to study at Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT). Now the fag end of preparation has come as merely a month is left for IIFT entrance exam. This is the most crucial stage and the question that pops up the mind of the students is “how to prepare for IIFT 2020 in one month.” This question not only baffles those who have been consistent during preparation but also those who want to appear in the exam by just studying in the last one month. For those who have been preparing for IIFT for the past six months to one year, they need to adopt a different strategy as compared to those who just want to study in the last month and crack the exam. Careers360 brings to you the vital tips with regard to “how to prepare for IIFT 2020 in one month.”
Latest: IIFT Admit Card 2020 to release on November 15. IIFT Exam 2020 to be conducted on December 1, 2019.


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How to Prepare for IIFT 2020 in One Month - Quickly go through exam pattern and syllabus

During the last stage of preparation, candidates must quickly revise the complete syllabus and ensure that they cover all the topics thoroughly. Moreover, candidates must be well versed with the exam pattern of IIFT also so that the type of questions that are asked in the entrance exam, do not come as a shock to them.

IIFT is a computer based mode exam and the duration to attempt the paper is 2 hours. It is consists of Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) and answers have to be marked in an OMR sheet.

Selection of Reading - Study Material

Candidates should study from few and good books as they prepare for the entrance exam. As far as those candidates are concerned who are preparing in the last one month for IIFT 2020, they should choose one or two good books for each section and ensure that they grasp things fast. They may refer secondary sources as well such as study materials available online with a nominal amount of subscription or available free of cost. Meanwhile those who have been preparing for a long time, need to quickly revise from the crash courses and study material which contains information which is relevant and in brief. This will help them to recall what they have studied.

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Solve IIFT Previous Years Question Papers

An important aspect of the “how to prepare for IIFT 2020 in one month” is that candidates must solve previous years question papers. Practicing previous years question papers plays a great role in the preparation of any exam. Past year question papers are the best sources to get an idea about the questions asked in IIFT exam. So, students must practice previous years papers for a better understanding of the pattern of the exam.

Section-wise Time Management

Since there is sectional cut off in this exam, aspirants have to pay equal attention to each section and have to manage their time as they attempt each and every section. The aim should be to first meet the sectional cut off and then capitalize on it.

How to prepare for IIFT 2020 in one month - Section wise strategy

Quantitative Aptitude

In the last month of how to prepare for IIFT 2020, candidates while attempting the questions in the quantitative aptitude should first answer easy questions and those which are less time consuming. Candidates must spot easy questions first to meet the sectional cut off and should not try to attempt those questions which they find difficulty in solving. During the last one month, candidates should brush up their calculation skills and they should try to solve questions swiftly.

Logical Reasoning and Data Interpretation

In comparison with the DI part, logical reasoning is an easy and approachable part of this section. To ace logical reasoning questions in IIFT, students must practice pie charts, bar graphs, data table, arrangements and family trees questions. DI section demands lots of practice and accuracy also has to be maintained. The data interpretation questions are generally tough and calculation based so in the last one month, candidates should practice as many questions as possible.

Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension

Verbal ability and reading comprehension section in this exam might not be that much difficult but time consuming section. To tackle time consuming questions of reading comprehension, in the last one month of IIFT 2020 preparation, students should read and answer the questions that are asked after the comprehension passage. This section is comprised of tricky para jumble questions as well so it is better to practice tough - level para jumble questions.

General Knowledge and Awareness

Most of the questions in this section are from current affairs and those related to business. Since the cut off of this section remains low, candidates should avoid guesswork in IIFT 2020 if they find some questions difficult to answer. when only a month left, candidates should study from competitive magazines wherein you get the complete wrap up of the latest events that had happened around the year. This will help the candidate recall whatever they have studied during their preparation. Prepare for static GK as well.

Allocation of Time to Each Section

Section Name

Time Allocation (Section wise)

Quantitative Aptitude

25 Minutes

Logical Reasoning

25 Minutes

Data Interpretation

20 Minutes

Verbal Ability

20 Minutes

Reading Comprehension

20 Minutes

General Knowledge and Awareness

10 Minutes

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How do I view my IIFT20 scorecard? I have tried several times on and also on IIFTs official website but cant find any links. Am I missing something important? Please guide me.

Niveditha 12th Dec, 2019


To check IIFT result 2019 the candidate will be required to log in to the official IIFT website. Follow the steps mentioned below to download IIFT 2019 result cum scorecard.

1.Open the NTA-IIFT website

2.Click on ‘IIFT Result’3.Enter application number and password or date of birth

3.IIFT result cum scorecard will appear on the screen

4.Download the scorecard and take a printou

IIFT result cum scorecard 2019 will have the following details:

1.Candidate’s Name

2.Candidate’s Roll Number

3.Candidate’s Date of Birth

4.Sectional marks

5.Total marks

Best luck


At what time will the IIFT results be out?


Hi Vaishnavi

According to NTA (National Testing Agency), the results of IIFT would be announced on 11 December via online mode on their website. The exact time has not been announced.

Once the results are out, the candidates will be provided with a link to check their scores and result. You can click on the link, enter your roll number and date of birth, hit the Submit button and the result would be displayed.

All the best for your results.


i wanna apply for iift 2020 but at that time i would be studying in my 5th sem and i graduate from b,com around may or june 2021 , how can i apply for 2020 exam as i wouldnt have graduated by then? Is it posiible for me apply before graduating ? if possible what is the procedure ?

Yashu Shrivastava 5th Dec, 2019

Hello Niranjan

Sorry to inform you,but you're not eligible to give exam of IIFT. As per IIFT eligibility criteria,a candidate must have bachelor's degree.Final year students can also apply subject to the submission of requisite qualification by October 7, 2020.But you can give it after completing your graduation that is in year 2021.

Hope This Helps

Best Wishes For You!


What could be this years cutoff for other campuses of IIFT (i.e., Kolkata and Kakinada) ?

Hello Vivek,
Hope you are doing well.

You can get here all information regarding IIFT cutoff:

I hope this will help you.

hey I want to know that as IIFT has different cutoffs for general and reserved category students do sectional cutoffs are also different for general reserved category

Harshita Gupta 3rd Dec, 2019


Yes, the cut-off of IIFT varies with category.

For 2018, the cut-off was as follows:

OBC -35.50
General - 30.50
ST category -22.69
SC category -20.02
PH category -23.69

Expected 2019 cutoff-
General- 32.25
OBC category- 27.25
ST category- 20.26
SC category-22.25.

Sectional cut-off differs according to subjects, not with category. It is same for all categories.

For more information, check the link below:
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