IIFT and IIFT Entrance Exam Eligibility, Syllabus and Counselling Procedure

Are you preparing for IIFT Exam? Looking for the details of IIFT Exam? Here it is. In this page, you can get the complete details of IIFT such as exam notification, IIFT Exam Syllabus, IIFT registration procedure, exam eligibility, IIFT exam model papers, admit card, result, and counselling details. Keep checking this page to know up-to-date information on IIFT entrance exam.

Important IIFT Exam Related Details

Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT) is a public business school established in 1963. The official website of IIFT is edu.iift.ac.in. It offers various programmes such as 2-year residential MBA, Ph.D. Course, 3-year part-time MBA, Executive Master's in International business, Certificate course in Export Management, and a Postgraduate Diploma in International Business Strategy. Candidates who are interested to study in IIFT should clear the IIFT written examination which is administered by the Indian Institute of Foreign Trade. Let’s read here to know all important details of IIFT such as IIFT eligibility, important dates, application procedure, exam pattern, and list of exam centres of IIFT.

An overview of Important Dates of IIFT

The registration process of IIFT 2019 was started on August 6 and lasts till September 24, 2018. Lots of candidates applied for IIFT via online. IIFT written exam will be held in various centres across India on December 2, 2018. IIFT entrance exam is a paper-pencil based written exam which is conducted for 2 hours. Read below to know the important dates of IIFT in detail. 

IIFT Registration begins

August 6, 2018

Last date to Apply IIFT

September 24, 2018

End date to request exam centre change (By paying Rs. 1000)

November 5, 2018

Admit Card Release

November 16, 2018


December 2, 2018


1st week of January 2019

Selection Procedure

Jan/Feb 2019

IIFT 2019 Final list

2nd week of April 2019

What is the Eligibility Criteria of IIFT?

Candidates who are interested in applying for IIFT should check the IIFT eligibility criteria before filling the application form. Aspirants who don't meet the eligibility norms prescribed by the Indian Institute of Foreign Trade will not be eligible to apply for IIFT. The following are the eligibility conditions of IIFT,

  • Bachelor’s degree in any discipline of an at least 3-years duration of course
  • Final year graduate students also can apply with the submission of proof of requisite qualification
  • No age limit is required to apply for IIFT
  • Aspirants belonging to General category must have secured at least 50% marks in their graduation, whereas applicants belonging to SC/ST/PWD categories must have secured at least 45% in graduation
  • Foreign candidates who would like to apply for IIFT should have a valid GMAT score

How to Apply for IIFT Entrance Exam?

Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (Deemed University) conducts IIFT for admissions into MBA programmes at its campuses. IIFT is a national-level entrance exam which is held once in a year. It is conducted offline in various exam centres across India. Aspirants who are interested to attend IIFT should fill the application form. The apply steps for IIFT are given below, 

  1. Visit the official website of IIFT 
  2. Check for the link which mentions “IIFT entrance exam”
  3. Fill your details such as personal, academic, and contact information without any mistake
  4. Verify all the details before moving further
  5. Upload your necessary documents, photograph, and signature if any
  6. Pay the mentioned application fee through debit/credit card. The application fee details are given below,
  7. Rs. 1650 for the General category candidates 
  8. Rs. 825 for SC/ST and Physically handicapped candidates
  9. USD 85 (INR 5500) for Foreign National/NRI/Children of NRI

What is the Exam Pattern of IIFT?

IIFT entrance exam will be conducted by Indian Institute of Foreign Trade on December 2, 2018. It will be a paper-pencil based test. IIFT exam consists of 114 multiple choice questions. It is divided into six sections such as Logical Reasoning, Data Interpretation, Verbal Ability, Reading Comprehension, Quantitative Ability, and General Awareness. The exam duration will be 2 hours. The detailed IIFT exam pattern is given below, 


Section Name

Number of Questions

Total Marks


Logical reasoning






Data Interpretation


Verbal Ability


Reading Comprehension


Quantitative Ability


General Awareness

What are the Exam Centres of IIFT?

Indian Institute of Foreign Trade conducts IIFT in offline mode. This national-level entrance exam will be held on December 2, 2018, in 20 major cities across India. Aspirants were allowed to choose the test centre as per their convenience. IIFT has the right to add or remove any exam centre if required. Aspirants can make a request to change the exam centre till November 5, 2018. Candidates need to pay Rs. 1000 to make a request for the exam centre change. The list of IIFT exam centres are as follows, 

  • Ahmedabad
  • Hyderabad
  • Bengaluru
  • Bhubaneshwar
  • Chandigarh
  • Allahabad
  • Indore
  • Jaipur
  • Kochi
  • Jamshedpur
  • Chennai
  • Kolkata
  • Coimbatore
  • Dehradun
  • Mumbai
  • Delhi
  • Nagpur
  • Guwahati
  • Visakhapatnam
  • Lucknow

Aspirants who would like to apply for IIFT can check all the details of IIFT entrance exam in this article. Prepare for the exam right after the submission of IIFT application form to score good marks. All the best!!!

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