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.”
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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.

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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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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.
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Hope it's helpful to you !
All the best.
Thankyou .
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