Did you know : The General Knowledge and Awareness section becomes a game-changer. Despite having an extremely low cut-off, this section always has a final say in the overall cut-off. No matter how CAT 2019 was for you, you need to ensure that you don't keep all your eggs in one basket. With IIFT 2019 just 2 days away, it's time to take your preparations a notch higher! And given that the overall cutoff for IIFT is generally low, a proper strategy and approach can ensure that you sail through this exam. In this newsletter today, we present to you 5 must-reads on optimising your strategy for IIFT Exam 2019 - Specially curated from students of IIFT Delhi.
Before we move onto the curated reads, we strongly recommend that you read the IIFT Exam analysis of the previous year. There is no better way to be prepared than to know how the exam was in the previous year.
'The paper was excruciatingly lengthy and some of the questions were agonizingly tricky. Reading Comprehension became extremely tedious and the number of passages increased from 4 to 5. Overall, the entire paper became difficult. Hence, the overall difficulty level of the paper went a few notches higher.'
Also, did you know that IIFT will be going online this year?
'Though the latest number of questions is not yet known, in the past 5 years, IIFT exam has had an average of 121 questions. IIFT 2018 had 114 questions. Each year, the number of questions varies, and in fact, IIFT 2009 had a total of 150 questions.'
Moving on to the promised curated list -
'There are 6 sections and you need to clear the cut-off of all. GK is a section unique to IIFT. IIFT focuses more on current affairs as against static GK in XAT.' This article also covers sources to study from!
'For the overall paper, look to solve at least 60-70 questions with a high accuracy level. Try to solve the maximum number of questions in the GK section as there is a low cutoff. In the Quant and DI sections, make sure that what you have solved is correct, or at least most of them are. Thus, go for questions that you are confident of solving and can solve as quickly as possible.'
#9 - Don't over attempt by trading off accuracy. Accuracy is the king. Don’t spend too much time on any single question. Never lose hope during the paper, as you can always come back. Check out #3!
'The harder you be on yourself, the more you lose your calm. Keep Calm and follow your Heart with discipline. When everything is right, it ought to go right.'
#7 - RCs are generally a bit longer than CAT, but most of the questions are straightforward. In case you are falling short on time, you can go to the questions directly and try to find an answer from the passage.