This is the season of the MBA exams. First, the NMAT, next is IIFT, which will be followed by the CAT and the SNAP. These are some of the leading MBA entrance exams in the country. In terms of overall difficulty level of the exam, the IIFT entrance test 2015 isn’t expected to be extra-ordinarily difficult; however, because the Indian Institute of Foreign Trade offers only a limited seats for its flagship Master of Business Administration in International Business. Nevertheless, underestimate the exam at your own peril. IIFT is ranked amongst the top management colleges in India, so cracking the IIFT Entrance test is another added impetus for the students.
Notably, the IIFT exam has been one of the speed-driven tests where your speed and efficiency matters a lot. The more your strike-rate, higher will be your chances of cracking the cut-off. Apart from the speed factor, the exam also offers some difficult challenges to the students on the way. Previously, the IIFT entrance test hasn’t produced any significant changes to the exam pattern. Therefore, you will be able to hold ground if you have gone through some of the mock tests available on the internet. Overall, the test will include 200 multiple-type questions that will be divided across four sections:
- English Comprehension
- General Awareness
- Logical Reasoning
- Quantitative Analysis
To cope with those challenges we provided a detailed strategy for the exam a couple of months back, which you can check by clicking here. However, with only two days to go for the exam, there are some last moment tips, which may help you a great deal to crack the exam.
5 Things to do before the IIFT Entrance Test 2015
- Final Revision
This is one of the oldest “school book tricks” to ace any exam. Revise, revise, and revise!
The final two to three days are the most crucial days. This is the time when every effort has to be made to strengthen the concepts that you have been studying since a long time now. There is no point of starting any new topic or question-type. Rather, utilize your energy to build on your strengths. Always remember, a steady, in-depth revision of concepts will help you on the day of the exams. Especially in subjects like the Quantitative Analysis, a proper revision will reap dividends for you. Devise a strategy and aim to master it.
- Practise Test
The number of mock test taken by you will directly influence your performance. A mock test is something that is there to help you prepare your grey areas. A proper analysis of your performance in the practise tests will help you prepare well for the IIFT entrance test. The preparation for any MBA or engineering exam is deemed incomplete without mock tests. In addition, it is advisable that you undertake sectional timed tests. This will help to improve your test speed as well as strike rate. The last few dates before the test should be spent attempting timed-tests that will help you adjust with the timelines of the test day.
- Test-day Strategy
The best strategies are only devised after you master them for a period. You should focus all your energy on preparing the final strategy of the exam. Divide your strategy into three domains: Time Management, Speed, and accuracy. Work to hone these three key areas and you will reap benefit on the test day. You should be well averse about your test times. Time management is something, which can be achieved only after a student undertakes tests in a set time. Moreover, it is one of the most difficult strategies to master. The ideal thing to do is to attempt the easy questions first as they will reap you assured marks and then attempting the difficult ones.
- Sectional Preparation
There is no official information on the individual cut-offs of each section of the IIFT entrance exam. For instance, from last few years the institute was only consulting over-all cut-offs; however, before that, sectional cut-offs were used. It has never been consistent with the test policy. Therefore, we advise you to attempt a minimum number of questions in each section to keep an overall balance.
- Speed and Accuracy
Logical Reasoning and Quantitative Ability are two extremely prominent sections of the paper. Developing speed over these sections will be very important for the students. Also, the strike rate of marks per minute is the highest for these two sections. The speed and accuracy of the students will be the final factors that will help them score well in the exam. The students who are vary of these dead-ends and move on immediately if a question does not strike you.
Finally, rest properly, keep calm, and be confident of your abilities. Good Luck.