Online applications for IIFT MBA programme open

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Online application for the Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT) MBA programme 2021 is now open

Bengaluru: Online application for the Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT) MBA programme 2021 is now open. The National Testing Agency (NTA) conducts IIFT entrance exam online for candidates interested in pursuing its flagship programme - Master of Business Administration in International Business (MBA-IB).

Talking about strategy for the test Jaimin Shah, Senior Mentor - Endeavor Careers explains, "Read the instructions carefully. IIFT surprises every time with a change in paper pattern and marking scheme. This is where half the battle is won. A candidate will have 15 minutes after reading the instructions to devise strategy. But skim through the entire paper and then start with your strengths, because it gives a morale boost that makes the second half easy to attempt. If one does not know the answer, skip, and come back if there is still time in the end. Practice an adequate number of IIFT mocks which throw different patterns. Focus on speed and accuracy in solving the questions in mocks."

"To prepare for the IIFT entrance test, one should formulate a section-wise strategy because sectional scores play an important role in one's selection for GD/PI. The ideal strategy would be spending 15-20 minutes in each section (5-7 minutes in the GK section) if the IIFT 2021 has 4 sections (10-15 minutes if it has 6 sections). This would be more than sufficient to clear the sectional cut-offs, which are generally low. Also, the aspirant should keep in mind that even after attempting half of the total questions in the exam, one can fetch a percentile of 98-99 with 80-85% accuracy," he adds.

Neel Panicker, senior faculty, T.I.M.E. suggests extensive reading to improve language and reading comprehension skills. "Candidates should identify their strong and weak areas and work on them accordingly. The Inclusion of regular practice and solving questions daily in their study plan is a must. Develop a proper understanding of the basic concepts to help apply advanced tricks. It is important to establish a balance between speed and accuracy. Neither should be too low," he says.

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