Best Books and Important Topics to Prepare for IIFT 2023, Section-Wise Important Topics

By BYJU'S Exam Prep

Updated on: September 13th, 2023

It is very essential for the candidates preparing for the IIFT 2023 to have a clear idea of topic-wise weightage in the upcoming IIFT 2023. As per the IIFT syllabus 2023 and previous year trend, the IIFT exam consists of 4 sections – Reading Comprehension & Verbal Ability (VARC), Quantitative Aptitude (QA), Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning (DILR) and General Awareness (GA). To get yourself prepped up for the IIFT 2023, it is very important that you have knowledge about the important topics for the upcoming IIFT exam as per the trend seen in the previous years.

As we know the authority does not publish any official syllabus for the IIFT exam, thus by the help of the previous years’ trend analysis, we have figured out some of the important topics you must prepare well if you wish to score well in the upcoming IIFT 2023. The list of important topics for IIFT 2023 is prepared by the top educators at BYJU’S Exam Prep who themselves prepare and appear for all the MBA entrance exams every year and are 99+%ilers in CAT.

IIFT Exam Pattern 2023

NTA (National Testing Agency) announced in the IIFT Notification 2023 that IIFT 2023 will be conducted in a single shift (10 AM – 12 PM). Check the detailed IIFT exam pattern 2023 below. 

IIFT Exam Pattern 2023



Exam Duration

2 Hours

Expected Number of Questions

  • VARC – 35
  • DILR – 30
  • QA – 25
  • GA – 20

Total – 110 Qs

Number of Shifts

Single Shift (10 AM – 12 PM) on negative

Negative Marking

-1.5 for VARC, DILR, and QA Section

-0.5 for GA Section

IIFT Section-Wise Important Topics

Check the IIFT section-wise important topics for the three sections below. IIFT Syllabus is quite vast and this is the time when one must focus primarily on the important topics that are often asked in the exam. Given below is one such list prepared by the expert faculties at BYJU’S Exam Prep. Let’s have a look at it.




Reading Comprehension

Seating and Linear Arrangement


Para Jumbles








Modern Mathematics

Sentence Correction




Best Books to Prepare Important Topics for IIFT 2023

After knowing the important topics, it is very essential to cover those topics from a good and reliable source. For this, we have suggested some of the finest books available in the market for IIFT 2023 preparations. Let us have closer look at them.

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IIFT 2023: Best Books for VARC

Check out the best books for IIFT 2023 which cover all the important topics and concepts of the VARC section of the exam.

  • How to Prepare for Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension for CAT – Arun Sharma
  • Word Power Made Easy – Norman Lewis
  • The Pearson Guide to Verbal Ability and Logical Reasoning – Nishit K. Sinha
  • Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension – Ajay Singh
  • Verbal & Non-Verbal Reasoning – R.S. Aggarwal

IIFT 2023: Best Books for DILR

Check out the best books for IIFT 2023 which cover all the important topics and concepts of the DILR section of the exam.

  • How to Prepare for Logical Reasoning for CAT – Arun Sharma
  • Logical Reasoning and Data Interpretation for CAT and other MBA Exams – Nishit K. Sinha
  • Verbal & Non-verbal Reasoning – R. S. Aggarwal
  • How to prepare for Data Interpretation for CAT – Arun Sharma

IIFT 2023: Best Books for QA

Check out the best books for IIFT 2023 which cover all the important topics and concepts of the QA section of the exam.

  • Quantum CAT – Sarvesh K. Sharma
  • Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Examination – Abhijit Guha
  • The Pearson Guide to Quantitative Aptitude – Nishit K. Sinha
  • Quantitative Aptitude – R. S. Aggarwal
  • Master Number System for the CAT and GMAT – Nishit K. Sinha
  • How to prepare for Quantitative Aptitude for CAT – Arun Sharma

IIFT 2023: Best Books for GA

The General Awareness section can be quite scoring if prepared properly. Check out the best books for the GA section of IIFT 2023.

  • India Year Book 2021
  • Manorama Year Book 2021
  • GK Mock Tests for IIFT
  • GK Question Bank
  • IIFT previous year GK questions
  • Newspapers like – The Hindu, Financial Express, Times of India, Economic Times, etc.

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