The IIFT exam is one of the most competitive MBA entrance exams. You need extensive preparation strategies and tips to ace the exam with a high score. With the right kind of study plan, materials, and practice, you can complete the IIFT preparation within a couple of months. Here are a few IIFT exam preparation tips that can help you score up to 99% in the IIFT.

Time-based study plan 

The exam pattern of IIFT comprises four sections, namely, Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension, Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning, Quantitative Aptitude, and General Awareness. It is recommended that you prepare for IIFT at least six months before the examination date. Before you start your preparation, you must devise a personalized study plan that incorporates all the topics of the syllabus. Additionally, allot a time duration within which you must finish studying a particular topic. More importantly, ensure that plan you create is practical and you stick to it. Finish your portions within the stipulated time duration so you can begin your revision process.

How can you prepare for IIFT?

Apart from following your time-based study plan, you must also ensure that you buy the necessary study materials for all the subjects. Do your research and purchase books or question banks that students and professors find the most helpful. If you have started your journey quite earlier than necessary, you can avail of additional benefits by enrolling on an online coaching class. If you do not want to spend money on this, you can also become a part of various online study groups that offer similar benefits for IIFT preparation. You can also download the previous years’ IIFT question papers from the internet for free. You can save them so that you can practice solving them once you complete the syllabus.

Solve IIFT mock tests

Mock tests are a very important part of the IIFT preparation strategy, especially if you aspire to score high. It is recommended that a candidate solves a minimum of 30 mock tests during their IIFT preparation at BYJU’s Exam Prep. You must only solve mock tests once you complete studying the entire syllabus. Also, it is suggested that you limit the number of mock tests you attempt to a maximum of three in a day. The ideal time to start solving IIFT mock tests is at least a month before the examination. Additionally, you can record the scores of your mock tests, so that you can get an idea about your preparation status and scoring potential for the actual exam.

What is a good score in IIFT?

The maximum mark allowed for IIFT is 300 as of 2019. The average percentile that is considered good is above 90. This is because only those who score above 90 per cent are more likely to get a call from the IIFT. This shows that the exam is highly competitive, apart from the fact that lakhs and lakhs of candidates attempt this exam every year. Hence, if you are aiming to get into highly reputed institutions like IIFT Delhi or Kolkata, you must at least score an overall cut-off of 120 marks or more. Moreover, the sectional cut-off is also a focus when it comes to IIFT selection. The minimum sectional cut-offs expected are 16 to 18 marks in QA, 28 to 30 marks in VARC, 18 to 20 marks in DILR, and 4.5 to 5 marks in GA. Hence, you must score the minimum cut-off marks in each section too, along with a high overall cut-off, to expect a call from the institution.