How To Prepare For IIFT In 1 Month (Section-wise Strategy)

How To Prepare For IIFT In 1 Month

How To Prepare For IIFT In 1 Month – IIFT Preparation Strategy

IIFT is considered one of the top-notch B-Schools and is consistently ranked among the top 15 B-schools in India. IIFT 2023 entrance exam has been scheduled for December 18, 2022. There are roughly 30 days for the examination. With around one month to go for the IIFT entrance exam, candidates have a lot of questions on how to prepare for the IIFT exam and also have questions on how to leverage their CAT preparation to score well in the IIFT exam. In this article, we will discuss how to prepare for IIFT in 1 month as per the latest exam pattern and also we will look at how much time is required to prepare for IIFT in detail.

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IIFT Exam Pattern And Syllabus 2023

Let us have a look at the latest IIFT examination pattern and syllabus in detail.

IIFT exam pattern 2023

  • Duration: 120 minutes/2hrs
  • Mode: Computer-Based Test
  • Exam Type: Objective
  • Question Type: MCQs
  • Negative Marks: 1/3rd
Section Total Questions Mark awarded for each correct answer
Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension 35 3
Quantitative Analysis 25 3
Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning 30 3
General Awareness (GK) 20 1.5
Total 110 300

IIFT Syllabus 2023 PDF

The IIFT syllabus 2023 covers Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension, Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning, Quantitative Aptitude, and General Knowledge. Aspirants are advised to check out the complete syllabus of the IIFT 2023 and make a perfect preparation plan accordingly. Click on the below-given link to download the IIFT syllabus 2023 PDF.

IIFT syllabus 2023 PDF

IIFT Preparation Strategy for 1 Month

The sections that are tested in IIFT are Verbal Ability, Reading Comprehension, Logical reasoning and data interpretation, Quantitative analysis, and General Knowledge. The duration of the IIFT exam will be of 2 hours.

The basic concepts tested by the exam are the same as that of the CAT. However, the style of the questions is entirely different in IIFT. Apart from the topics tested in CAT, one must prepare for grammar and general knowledge sections. Let us see how to prepare for IIFT in 1 month to cover all the sections.

Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension

Reading comprehension questions are often verbose and factual in nature. Though CAT has stopped asking questions on grammar, IIFT places a huge emphasis on the section. Therefore, aspirants must allocate at least 2 hours weekly to revise Verbal Ability questions. Vocabulary questions also formed a part of the section. So, under the Verbal section, you’ll also be asked about Vocab, Idioms, grammatical errors etc. Since the RC passages are longer, aspirants should try to improve their reading speed. Skimming through the passage and looking at the questions first can be of some help in the IIFT exam.

IIFT Verbal Ability Practice Questions

Data Interpretation

Data interpretation questions are often calculation intensive. Unlike CAT, most of the aspirants can easily crack the logic behind the sets. The speed of calculation will be the major differentiating factor in this section. Also, aspirants should be extremely careful while rounding off the digits, as the options are generally close to each other.

IIFT Data Interpretation Practice Questions

Logical Reasoning

LR section is easier as compared to CAT. Therefore, aspirants must try to maximize their scores in this section by solving more questions accurately.

IIFT Logical Reasoning (LR) Practice Questions

Quants section

The level of difficulty of the quants section is almost similar to that of CAT. Preparing for the quants section of CAT will be sufficient to do well in this section. Be thorough with the fundamentals of the key concepts (such as Algebra, Arithmetic, Geometry, Modern math etc.).

IIFT Quantitative Aptitude Practice Questions

How To Prepare For IIFT GK Section

Doing well in the GK section can help aspirants balance time in the exam. Also, the scope for error in this section is abysmal. Therefore, a well-prepared aspirant can score as high as 5 or 6 marks within 10 minutes. Also, the time saved can be utilised for attempting questions from other sections. As the CAT is approaching, aspirants are advised to allot around 30 minutes to prepare for the GK section for IIFT. After the CAT exam, one can allocate much more time to prepare for the GK section. Let us look at some tips to prepare for the IIFT GK section.

  1. Avoid preparing topics that do not promise good returns.
  2. Take the IIFT past year papers and check out the GK section.
  3. Try to read a business newspaper daily.

IIFT GK Topics

We can broadly classify the GK section into 2 portions the Static GK and the Dynamic GK. The weightage of both the parts in the section is almost similar. Therefore, aspirants must prepare for both sections to avoid any unpleasant surprises.

  • One can expect some questions from Countries, Capitals and Currencies. Headquarters of International organizations is another important topic from which questions appear. Learn the venues that have been selected to host the Olympics, Commonwealth Games, FIFA world cup and ICC world cup, etc.
  • Anything relating to India‚Äôs recent position in rankings is very important. Try to know the ranking of India in various surveys (like the ease of doing business, etc.). Revise the recent happenings (in the past year). Read about the people in the news recently. Also, read about the events that India hosted in the past 6 months.

How Much Time Is Required To Prepare For IIFT

If you are preparing for the CAT simultaneously with the IIFT, 1 month is enough to crack the IIFT exam. Most of the IIFT syllabus will be covered while preparing for the CAT, except the GK section. After attempting the CAT exam, one can spend 2 to 3 weeks making revisions and preparing for the GK section of IIFT.

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