IIFT Books 2021: Best Books for IIFT Entrance Exam Preparation

Exam Date : January 24, 2021
Result Date : February 16, 2021

IIFT is a national level entrance exam which is conducted once in a year. To accelerate the preparation, candidates will have to use IIFT books to prepare for the exam. Some sample papers books are also available in the market which will help the candidates get an idea about the changing exam pattern. IIFT books are one of the most important sources for preparation along with previous year papers. Since there are a lot of books in the market which claims to be the best for IIFT preparation. But following so many sources is not always feasible due to time and other constraints. So candidates can refer to the comprehensive list of IIFT preparation books which can be considered for the better results. Also candidates are advised to refer to the syllabus and exam pattern to understand the proper structure of the exam. The most popular and the best books for IIFT preparation are listed below:

Best Books for IIFT Preparation 2021 

IIFT has not mentioned any specific books that students have to follow to clear the entrance exam. However, there are many books are available written by renowned professors to help candidates for better preparation for IIFT exam. Candidates who are willing to appear for IIFT 2021 must be aware of the important dates regarding the IIFT exam. Keeping in mind nature of the exam and the syllabus mentioned by the Indian Institute of Foreign Trade or similar B school entrance exams, the following IIFT preparation books are recommended. The syllabus of IIFT exam comprises sections like quantitative aptitude, logical reasoning and verbal ability, data interpretation and logical reasoning and general knowledge and current affairs. Before starting the preparation for the exam, candidates must check the best books for IIFT entrance exam to prepare in advance. Few important IIFT preparation books which can be referred by the candidates to prepare for the exam are tabulated below:

IIFT Preparation Books 2021
Name of the Book Author/Publication Book Cover Image 
IIFT (Indian Institue of Foreign Trade) 5 Mock Tests and Solved Papers (2008-2015) Arihant  IIFT Reference Books
Target IIFT 2018 (Past Papers 2005-2017) plus 5 Mock Tests Disha  IIFT Reference Books and Sample Papers
 Data Interpretation & Data Sufficiency for CAT/ XAT/ IIFT/ CMAT/ MAT/ Bank PO/ SSC Gajendra Kumar   IIFT Reference Books 
 How to Get into Your Dream B-School - Strategies (Aptitude Test/ WAT/ GD/ PI) to crack CAT/ XAT/ IIFT/ SNAP/ CMAT - Chayan Mukhopadhyay  Chayan Mukhopadhyay  IIFT Reference Books 
MBA Solved Papers (XAT, IIFT, SNAP, NMAT, CMAT) contains 19 Solved Papers & 5 Model Papers  Gautham Puri   IIFT Reference Books 
Willey Exam Expert - IIFT Solved Papers Pradeep Kumar Gupta Captain A K Kalia Willey Exam Expert - IIFT Solved Papers

IIFT 2021 Books for Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning 

The table below represents the IIFT preparation books for Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning. Candidates can refer to these IIFT exam preparation books and buy them online. As per the expert's advice, candidates can also refer to recommend books such as Arun Sharma, 50 plus solved papers MBA entrance by Ajay Singh and T.K. Sinha, Quantum CAT by Sarvesh Kumar, etc.

IIFT Preparation Books for Logical Reasoning
Book Name  Author name  Cover Image
Preparation Tips for Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning for CAT Arun Sharma   IIFT Reference Books
 Verbal Ability And Logical Reasoning  Trishna IIFT Reference Books

IIFT 2021 Books for Verbal Ability

Several IIFT preparation books can be referred for the preparation of the Verbal Ability section, but it is always advised that candidates must refer the best books for preparation of IIFT exam. Verbal Ability section comprises questions based on English usage and reading comprehension. These include questions based on Vocabulary, Grammar and Verbal Reasoning. Reading Comprehension will include questions followed by some passages. These IIFT preparation books include expert tips, sample questions, solved examples and strategy to tackle various types of RC & Verbal Ability questions. Some of the books for the IIFT entrance exam for the Verbal Ability section are given below in the table.

IIFT Preparation Books for Verbal Ability
Book Name Author name  Book Cover Image
Preparation Tips for Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension CAT Arun Sharma and Meenakshi Upadhyay  Verbal Ability ad reading Comprehension
For Verbal Ability and Logical Reasoning- Pearson Guide Nishit K. Sinha IIFT Refernce Book
Word Power Made Easy Norman Lewis IIFT Reference Books

IIFT 2021 Books for Quantitative Aptitude

Candidates can refer to the IIFT books given below for Quantitative Aptitude section. Since RS Aggarwal is the best books for solving the questions of Quants, so candidates can take help of this books along with some other IIFT preparation books listed below for the preparation of this section. The questions in this section are of high difficulty level than CAT but the topics covered are the same. These include Arithmetic, Algebra, Geometry, Number System, Speed Time and Distance, Probability etc. The IIFT preparation books for this section are tabulated below:

IIFT Preparation Books for Quantitative Aptitude
Book Name Author name Book Cover Image
Quantitative Aptitude - Quantum CAT Sarvesh Verma
IIFT Reference Books for Quant
Quantitative Aptitude R.S. Aggarwal IIFT Reference Books for Quant
Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Examinations Abhijit Guha
Quantitative Aptitude For competitive Examinations

IIFT Exam Pattern 2021 

The details relevant to IIFT pattern are tabulated below. For the year 2021, NTA has introduced some changes in the number of sections, scoring pattern, IIFT marking scheme and number of questions for the IIFT exam. The test paper consists of 4 sections namely Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension, General Awareness, Quantitative Analysis, and Logical Reasoning & Data Interpretation. The question paper is of objective type i.e. multiple-choice questions (MCQs). Candidates can check all the details related to the IIFT exam pattern change here and will get some knowledge of the exam pattern so that they can prepare for the exam as per the IIFT exam pattern that has been introduced recently by National Testing Agency.

Particulars Details
Mode Online i.e. Computer-based Test (CBT)
Exam Duration 2 Hours
Timings 10 AM to 12 Noon

Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension; General Awareness; Logical Reasoning & Data Interpretation; Quantitative Analysis

Type of Questions Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs)
Total Marks in IIFT 300
Language of Paper English 

Candidates can also refer to the study materials for the preparation of the IIFT exam. These study materials include previous year question papers, sample papers, reference books and mock tests. For more details, candidates can refer to the IIFT Previous Year Question Papers sections. 

IIFT Preparation Tips 2021

Before starting the preparation for the IIFT 2021 exam candidates must make sure all of the relevant material will be useful for them. There are numerous study materials and IIFT preparation books out there. Out of them, candidates need to select the right ones that they think would actually help them in their preparation for IIFT. The preparation strategy for IIFT 2021 are:

  • Candidates must go through the eligibility criteria of the IIFT exam.
  • Understanding the exam pattern is one of the tips.
  • Candidates must be aware of the IIFT Syllabus.
  • Must have a conceptual knowledge of each & every topic.
  • Solve IIFT previous year papers to get an idea of what type of questions are being asked.
  • Refer to the study materials and IIFT entrance exam books for better guidance of the subjects.
  • Must focus on the preparation strategies.

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Discussion Forum


How should I prepare for IIFT?

Asked By: Anonymous 14 Jan 2017


Preparing for CAT is somewhat similar to preparing for IIFT. But, the candidate must be well versed in the current affairs and GK around the world. Some of the reference books are as follows:

  • Quantitative Aptitude for CAT by Arun Sharma
  • Data Interpretation & Data Sufficiency for CAT/ XAT/ IIFT/ CMAT/ MAT/ Bank PO/ SSC - Gajendra Kumar
  • MBA Solved Papers (XAT, IIFT, SNAP, NMAT, CMAT) Includes 19 Solved Papers & 5 Model Papers - Gautam Puri
  • NIFT, NID, IIFT Entrance Exams Study Material Books - Dr. D. Mittal
  • Success Master - NIFT / NID / IIFT Entrance Examination - Dharmendra Mittal
  • NIFT/NID/IIFT Entrance Exam Guide 01 Edition - Shabina Kavi, Surendra

Answer By: Getmyuni

14 Jan 2017

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