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How GK Section can help you crack IIFT in 1st attempt

Sep 28, 2017 15:14 IST
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If there is one MBA entrance exam that requires quick preparation of the general awareness section to escalate the overall percentile, then that is IIFT exam. Usually the General Awareness is one which is left out while preparing for other sections such as verbal ability, quantitative aptitude and logical reasoning.

With only a few days are left for the final examination that is scheduled to take place on December 3, 2017, we bring for you a sneak peek into the easy and simple tips to prepare well for your IIFT General Awareness section that will help you gain an edge over the other competitors. Before we move further and talk about how to attempt the IIFT GA section, let us first take a look at the trend analysis of the type of questions that are asked in the exams generally.

The trend analysis of the previous year IIFT exam papers will help you gain insights of the whole picture which is yet to be seen in the examination hall. Given below is the trend of question from GA section from 2013-2016.

GK Questions in IIFT 2017 Exam

Year

Number of Questions

2013

28

2014

26

2015

28

2016

25

Considering this trend, it is evident that an average number of 25-30 questions can be asked from this section in 2016 as well. Another important aspect which you must not miss out is: there are two types of questions which test the aptitude of the candidates. First type is ‘static awareness’; in this type the questions are asked on the facts based on geography, history of India and World, Books and authors, international organizations and their headquarters etc. The Second types of questions are from ‘current general knowledge’ which is the product of day-to-day happenings. Any happening on national or international level, from sports to business can be asked in the exam from the exam takers. So, you need to stay updated with all the happening around you.

IIFT Exam Pattern 2017

As per our trend analysis of the previous year papers, we have come up with the below mentioned findings: 

Type of Questions covered in GA Section of IIFT

Type of GA Questions

2013

2014

2015

2016

Static GK

25

9

18

16

Current GK

3

17

10

9

These findings rightly mention that in 2013 and 2016, major proportion of general awareness section comprised of static gk section, whereas in 2014 maximum questions were asked from current gk section.

In order to make your studies a cakewalk, we further drilled down to analyse the major section from which questions usually appear in the IIFT general awareness section. These sections hold strategic importance for you. It is because these sections are a key highlight in the IIFT Exam. Hence, you must pay special attention to these sections while preparing for the exam. International Organisations and Economy are two sections which are never missed out from the exam. So, keep yourself updated with these areas. Given below is an analysis of the section of general awareness which you might encounter this year as well in the IIFT exam. 

General Awareness for IIFT 2017

Major Areas which are covered in GA Section of IIFT

Areas Covered

2013

2014

2015

2016

ECONOMY

5

5

7

4

POLITICS

2

2

2

3

INTERNATIONAL

5

3

4

5

SPORTS

1

4

2

2

BUSINESS

2

6

1

3

PERSONALITIES

3

5

3

3

AWARDS AND ACCOLADES

--

--

1

--

BOOKS AND AUTHORS

2

--

1

1

SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

1

--

4

1

GEOGRAPHY

4

1

2

2

HISTORY

3

--

1

1

We hope that this analysis would have helped you in understanding and earmarking the important areas which are strategic from exam point of view. As per this analysis, we would now provide you easy tips to prepare for IIFT General awareness section within 7 days.

Tip 1: Carefully read the questions which were asked in the previous year papers of IIFT. These questions would give you an overview of the difficulty level that you can expect in the exam. You would also be able to revise static gk easily from these papers.

Tip 2: Take practice test of general awareness section that are available as General Awareness Quiz.

Tip 3: Keep a track of current happenings in the past 2-3 months, especially of the Economy, banking and international business sections.

Tip 4: You can also read a few case studies, to keep abreast with the current happenings. This move will simultaneously prepare you for the GD/PI round.  

We hope that if you follow these tips while preparing for the general awareness section of the IIFT exam then you will not be far off from grabbing the seat in one of the most prestigious MBA institute of India.

Good luck with you preparation!!

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