IIFT 2019 Tips and Tricks

01 Dec, 2018

IIFT 2019 Tips and Tricks – The IIFT preparation tips 2019 will help the aspirants with only a few weeks remaining on hand for IIFT 2019 exam.  IIFT exam is going to be a test of accuracy, speed, and knowledge of a candidate. This two – hour examination comprises 125 number of total questions. A few IIFTT 2019 tips and tricks for last minute brushing up of knowledge and skills are discussed briefly in this article.

Let’s unveils the most significant IIFT 2019 Tips and Trick to inch towards success

  1. This is a written exam so it’s easy to switch in between sections that are solving the parts one is confident first and doing the rest of the parts of the paper later which are time-consuming.
  2. Minimum 10 minutes are needed to mark the answers which requires a candidate to be vigil and confident while ticking them.
  3. General knowledge is a separate section and comprises 20% of the question paper solving. It correctly will give an upper edge to candidates.
  4. Reading comprehension section is short and direct. Candidates must read it carefully and can mark the right answers within no time. Candidates will find that questions are based on multiple fact-finding types.
  5. Data Interpretation is a challenging section so its best to answer two out of the rest questions which candidate is confident to answer and leave the rest. Data interpretation has a lot of tables and requires a good amount of calculation.
  6. Verbal Ability section is not as tough as compared to CAT.
  7. Logical Reasoning can help to score more marks and is easy to solve. Candidates should try to attempt more questions from this section.
  8. Quantitative Ability is not so tough to solve so more questions can be attempted from this section as well.
  9. Mocks tests solving them will give a fair idea to the candidate about their strengths and weaknesses.
  10. Allot time to the sections which need more time to solve. It is best to follow what a candidate has been practicing while doing mock tests.
  11. Candidates must solve old IIFT question papers which will help them to understand the pattern and nature of questions asked.
  12. IIFT is not a very difficult paper to solve compared to CAT and the level of difficulty varies each year.
  13. IIFT has set a cut off marking scheme for each section and then a total cut off for the entire paper. Candidates must solve minimum cut off required in a section to qualify for attempting other sections of the paper.

IIFT 2019 Exam Pattern Overview

Here, the exam pattern is provided for the candidates to go through it and prepare accordingly for scoring good marks in the IIFT 2019 exam. Therefore, let’s have a look at the below-given points:

  • Mode – Offline
  • Exam Date – December 2, 2018
  • Exam Timing – 10:00 Am to 12:00 Pm
  • Sections – 6 sections
  • Time Duration – 2 hours or 120 minutes
  • Total Number of Questions – 114
  • Total Marks – 100


    Total Marks

    No. of Questions Asked

    Marks Per Question

    Negative marks per question

    Quantitative Aptitude





    Verbal Ability





    Reading Comprehension





    General Awareness





    Data Interpretation





    Logical Reasoning





    IIFT 2019 Tips and Tricks – Section-wise

    IIFT 2019 Tips and Tricks for Quantitative Aptitude

    • Candidates must analyze their weakest portion while solving questions from this section, so that they can allot more time on that particular section and can overcome the weakness.
    • Solve previous years’ sample as well as questions paper to in order to be familiar with the difficulty level of the exam, overall exam pattern including marking scheme, total number of questions, time duration etc., and most importantly the types of questions to prepare accordingly for IIFT 2019.
    • Start taking online mock tests to enhance the accuracy level and also to learn time management skills which will be beneficial for the candidates to manage time during the exam.
    • Try to remember formulas and also learn different tricks and method for solving complex or complicated questions.

    Books for the Preparation of Quantitative Aptitude for IIFT 2019

    • How to prepare for Quantitative Aptitude for CAT – Arun Sharma
    • Quantitative Aptitude Quantum CAT Common Admission Test for Admission into IIMs – Sarvesh K Verma
    • Quantitative Aptitude For Competitive Examinations – Abhijit Guha

    IIFT 2019 Tips and Tricks for Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning

    • This section comprises of the questions that test the decision-making and problem-solving ability of the candidates.
    • Candidates must practice the questions based on tables, graphs, blood relation, family tree etc.
    • For this section, candidates’ basic concept should be clear to attempt all the questions.
    • Above all, solve the questions from previous years’ question as well as sample papers. Besides, take online mock tests to magnify the accuracy level and to learn how to manage time during the exam.

    Books for the Preparation of Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning

    • Data Interpretation for CAT – Nishit K Sinha
    • Data Interpretation for the CAT – Arun Sharma
    • How to prepare for Logical Reasoning for CAT – Arun Sharma
    • Verbal Ability and Logical Reasoning for CAT – Nishit K Sinha

    IIFT 2019 Tips and Tricks for General Awareness and English Language

    • The questions from English language section test the writing skills, grammar, vocabulary etc. of the candidates.
    • Moreover, questions from general awareness section are based on current affairs and the topic includes sports, geography, history, awards, famous personality, science and technology etc.
    • For both the sections that are English Language and General Awareness, candidates must read magazines, newspapers, novels etc. on a regular basis. This will help them to enhance their vocabulary and to remain aware of all the latest happenings.
    • Also, practice 2-3 passages a day to acquire good marks in comprehension portion.

    Books for the Preparation of English Language and General Awareness

    • Word Power – Norman Lewis
    • Verbal & Non-Verbal Reasoning – R.S. Aggarwal
    • High School English Grammar & Composition – Wren & Martin
    • Verbal Ability and Logical Reasoning – Nishit K Sinha
    • Barron’s Dictionary
    • 30 Days to a more powerful Vocabulary – Wilfred Funk and Norman Lewis

    IIFT 2019 is a test of speed, accuracy, and knowledge. Candidates must prepare well in advance and avoid shortcuts. Practicing old question papers of IIFT will help them to understand the pattern and time needed to solve each section. General knowledge is an easy section and if one is aware of current national and international affairs along with the current business and economic trends then a candidate will fetch more marks than others. Since IIFT 2019 like others, previous years has a sectional cut off candidates must answer a minimum number of questions required from each section. A day before exam relax and sleep well. This is all about IIFT Tips and Tricks 2019. All the best!


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