IIFT 2017 Preparation Tips – The Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT) is deemed to be one of the prestigious business schools and the examination to get into the MBA International Business course is considered to be tough even compared to CAT. Students get nervous at the mention of this examination due to its reputation as being a tough nut to crack. But don’t stress and reduce your heart rate as we have compiled a few preparation tips that should aid you in your preparation.
Before getting into the preparation its first imperative to understand the examination pattern. The examination will be of two hours and will consist of objective questions from the following sections.
English Comprehension: This section will test the candidate’s comprehension of and interpretative abilities in English as a language of business specifically in common forms of English expression, grammar and usage in business.
Logical Reasoning: This section would have questions on analytical reasoning, argument analysis and analysis of explanation questions.
Quantitative Analysis: This section will test the candidate’s understanding of Mathematics from the basics to Mensuration to Linear Algebra to Elementary differential calculus to Probability and Statistics.
General Knowledge & Awareness: The paper has questions which are usually a mix of static general awareness which ranges from geography to history to politics & economy and current affairs.
Preparation tips for IBSAT 2017 Exam
Brush up your GK:
This is one of the main differences between IIFT and exams like CAT, XAT, MAT etc. The General Knowledge & Awareness section is the deal-breaker here. You should not wait until the last moment to start preparing for this section. The number of questions in this section varies from year to year, but you can safely expect at least 15-20 questions in this section.
Work on your Speed:
Wile CAT usually has around 60 questions, the number of questions in the IIFT exam hovers between 120-135! Speed, therefore, is important. The quantitative section of IIFT is considered to be one of the toughest, tougher than CAT. But you’d come across some really easy questions too which will be the real clinchers. For this, you will again need to work on your speed, so that you can easily maneuver through the question paper and manage to reach & spot these easy questions.
Expand your Vocabulary:
The exam’s English Comprehension section usually has a lot of questions that will test your vocabulary, so you would need to work on that. You could use “flash cards” with words & their meanings and keep memorizing sets of 10 cards every day. You should also know how these new words are supposed to be used in a sentence. Read a lot. Nothing works like reading to improve your vocabulary as well as sentence-formation skills.
Hopefully these tips helped. Happy exams!