Skyrocket Your Chances to RANK HIGHER in the Exam

Skyrocket Your Chances to RANK HIGHER in the Exam


Indian Institute of Foreign Trade


IIFT or Indian Institute of Foreign Trade is a very popular entrance exam which is conducted by National Testing Agency. The exam will be held once a year to offer an opportunity to the applicants for admission into various courses MBA IB courses offered by the IIFT Kolkata, Delhi, and Kakinada. The selection process of IIFT includes Written Test, Group Discussion (GD), and Personal Interviews (PI) to become eligible for the admission process.
Foreign Nationals, as well as NRI category applicants, are exempted from appearing in this entrance exam test. From this article, applicants can get detailed information on IIFT exam.

Highlights of IIFT Exam:

Particulars  Information 
Exam name IIFT
Full form of IIFT Indian Institute of Foreign Trade
Conducted by National Testing Agency
Mode of Application Computer Based Test
Application fees For General- Rupees 2500
For PH/ ST/ SC- Rupees 1000
Exam mode Online and Offline
Offered courses MBA, PGDM, and Certificate courses

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Applicants need graduation’s degree from the recognized university or institute is required 
Applicants need 50% of minimum aggregate marks by the candidates at their bachelor’s degree level and 45% for SC/ ST/ PWD category candidates.
Appearing applicants in the final year’s exam in their graduation’s degree are also eligible to apply.
There is no upper and lower age limit to appear for the IIFT exam.


Quantitative Analysis
HCF & LCM, Parentages, Logarithm, Vectors, Venn Diagram, Binomial Expansion, Clocks, Number System, Median, Calendar, Speed, Mode, Instalments payments, Co-ordinate geometry, Time, Ratios & Proportions, Distance, Simple interest etc

Reading Comprehension and Verbal Ability
Word meaning match, Spellings, Sentence Completion, Sentence Arrangement, Synonyms, Grammar, Figure of Speech, Phrases, Reading Comprehension, etc

Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning
Coding & Decoding, Linear & Matrix Arrangements, Sequencing, Visual & Critical Reasoning, Cause & Effect, Family Tree Problem, Symbol based Problem, etc.

General Awareness
Political, Topics related to current scenarios, sports awareness, economic, International Affairs, Awards & Awardees, Politics, etc.

Exam Pattern

The exam pattern of IIFT will be divided into 4 sections
The IIFT exam will be conducted through online mode
Two hours or 120 minutes will be the time duration to solve the question paper

Exam Paper

There is only one exam paper in the IIFT exam. Only those applicants will able to go with further round who clear the exam papers.

Exam Prepare

First applicants make the proper time table and keep their exam pattern and syllabus in their mind.
Applicants need to start their preparation as per their time schedule
It is important to avoid unnecessary distraction and start serious study
Applicants should participate in the mock tests as this will help applicants for better practices.

Exam Important Date

Events Important Dates
Starting date of online Application Form Last week of September, 2023
Last date of application form Fourth week of November, 2023
Opening date of Application Form Correction Fourth week of November, 2023
Admit card Second week of December, 2023
Exam will be held on Second week of December, 2023
IIFT answer key release First week of January, 2024
IIFT exam result First week of February, 2024

Exam Application Process

  • In the IIFT application form, applicants must have to offer their basic personal as well as educational details.
  • Applicants will also need to upload their signature and photograph in the application form in scanned format.
  • For the Non-creamy layer, applicants must have a need to upload their certificate with the application form.
  • Applicants need to choose for the exam center and must be provided in the application form very carefully. 
  • In the application form, applicants need to fill in their information very carefully


Registration Fees of IIFT Exam:

  • The application fees for the IIFT exam will be Rupees 1650 for General category applicants
  • Rupees 825 for reserved category applicants
  • For Foreign national and NRI applicants, the application fee will be USD 5500
  • Applicants can pay their application fee through the online mode


Selection Process of IIFT Exam:

  • Shortlisted applicants will have to report for GD and PI and WAT rounds in different campuses as 
  • Call letters to the qualified candidates will be issued on the official IIFT website.
  • Foreign national and NRI candidates will be shortlisted for interviews on the basis of their GMAT scores.
  • The performance of the candidates in interviews will be assessed based on which they will be offered final admissions.
  • Certificates and eligibility of the candidates will also be verified at the time of the interview. Therefore, the candidates must report for interview with all important documents


Cut off of IIFT:

The minimum cut-off marks obtained by the applicants will have to score to be counted as qualified applicants for the exam. The cut-off marks will be set by the IIFT on basis of multiple factors.

  • For General applicants, the required cut off will be 138
  • For the OBC-NCL applicants the required cut off will be 115
  • For ST/ SC applicants the required cut off will be 89
  • For PH applicants the required cut off will be 89

Exam Center

The exam centers of the IIFT application form are spread throughout 68 cities of India. Applicants were will be selected for their preferred exam city as well as exam center at the time of filling out their application form. The details of IIFT exam centers are mentioned on the admit card. 


Ques: If any candidate done some mistakes in their application form then how he or she can correct them?
Authority will offer the correction facility once the registration process completed, in this facility applicants can rectify their mistakes and correct them.

Ques: Are appearing applicants in the Intermediate exam eligible for the IIFT exam?
Yes, appearing candidates in Intermediate can also apply for the JEE Mains exam.

Ques: From where the applicant can find details about their Exam Center?
This kind of information will be available on the IIFT admit card.

Ques: Can a candidate apply for a refund if they miss their exam due to some reason?
No, there is no such type of facility available. Once the applicants submit their application form then they can not get their refund.

Ques: IS there any limit in attempts to apply for the IIFT exam?
No, there is no limit for a total number of attempts. Applicants can apply multiple times for the IIFT exam.