IIFT Preparation | IIFT 2020 Important Books and Study Material

Indian Institute of Foreign Trade or IIFT is one of the most sought after business schools in Asia. Students aspiring to bag a seat in IIFT must take the entrance examination conducted by IIFT and secure a good rank to ensure their seat.


One of the keys to cracking any entrance exam is to be organized and well-focused on your target. You must be familiar and equipped with a few basic things: the examination pattern, the syllabus for the entrance test, the ‘how to study’ and the requisite study material. Although it requires hard work and intensive study to crack the admission test, if strategized and studied smartly, the chances for the student increase manifold.

In this article, we will guide you through the details of these basics for preparing for IIFT 2019.


Students are tested on their abilities and knowledge on six broad topics which are as follows:

  • General Awareness
  • Reading Comprehension
  • English Usage
  • Data Interpretation
  • Logical Reasoning
  • Quantitative Ability

IIFT Books & Study Material

There is a vast variety of books available in the market for preparation for IIFT, all of which claim to be the best one available. However, there will only be a few that are of immense utility. It is natural for students to be confused as to which books will actually be useful for them.

Therefore, we have compiled a list of books that you must absolutely be equipped with when you are preparing for the IIFT entrance examination. These are the best books available in the market for this purpose.

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Quantitative Ability

                 NAME OF BOOK                    AUTHOR
Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Examinations Abhijit Guha
How to Prepare for Quantitative Aptitude for CAT Arun Sharma


Quantitative Aptitude Quantum CAT Common Admission Tests for Admission into IIMs Sarvesh K Verma

Logical Reasoning

               NAME OF BOOK                           AUTHOR
How to Prepare for Logical Reasoning for the CAT Arun Sharma
Verbal Ability and Logical Reasoning for the CAT Nishit K. Sinha
Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning R. S. Agarwal
Verbal Ability and Logical Reasoning for the CAT and Other MBA Examinations T.I.M.E.

 English Usage and Reading Comprehension

              NAME OF BOOK                        AUTHOR
Word Power Made Easy Norman Lewis
Barron’s Dictionary  
High School English Grammar and Composition Wren and Martin
30 Days to a More Powerful Vocabulary Wilfred Funk and Norman Lewis

 Data Interpretation

                 NAME OF BOOK                       AUTHOR
Data Interpretation for the CAT Arun Sharma
Data Interpretation for the CAT Nishit K. Sinha

 General Awareness

Although there are not too many prescribed books that help to prepare for the General Awareness section of IIFT entrance examination, there are a few tips that the toppers of the IIFT entrance examination swear by.

  • To brush up current affairs knowledge students should read newspapers like The Hindu, The Economic Times, Business Today, The Statesman and The Times of India. These newspapers provide detailed and trustworthy news and help students improve their general awareness of their surroundings.
  • Blogs such as Washington Post have helped students to gain comprehensive knowledge of the happenings in their surroundings.


One of the key things to keep in mind while preparing for entrance examinations is not only to study hard, but to study smart. Here are a few tips and tricks to help you prepare better for IIFT 2019:

  • Go through previous years’ question papers before you start studying. That way, you can gauge a more comprehensive idea of what exactly you need to study; what are the topics you need to stress on more than the others, what are the topics you can skip, etc.
  • Solve mock IIFT entrance examinations. It is always advisable to solve a few mock IIFT entrance examination papers before you go for the actual test, so that you have a fair idea of how you can do on the final day. You must also try to solve the mock papers within the stipulated time, to gain better time management skills.
  • Public discussions on social platforms. Social platforms have grown increasingly relevant in the past few years. Students can use it for their benefit and have public discussions on these social platforms to enhance their clarity of different concepts whilst preparing for IIFT 2019.
  • Coaching classes. Although not necessary, many of the IIFT toppers have admitted that along with self-study, coaching classes make the preparation process easier and more thorough at the same time.

These are a few basic things that can help you score more and rank well in the IIFT 2019 entrance examination. All the best!

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