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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.

IIFT 2020 Exam Dates have been announced

IIFT 2020 Exam registrations has been started from 9th September 2019 for the exams that are to be conducted on 1st December 2019. The last date to register for IIFT is 25th October 2019. The application fees is Rs. 2000 in case of General/OBC category and Rs.1000 for SC/ST/PwD/Transgender. The correction window for any changes to be made in the IIFT application will be open from 1st November 2019 to 7th November 2019. IIFT 2020 Admit Card will be available online from 11th November 2019. Candidates can check their IIFT 2020 Results on 11th December 2019 in the official website.

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

For more information, click on IIFT Important Dates

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

For more information, click on IIFT Eligibility Criteria

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

For more information, click on IIFT Application.

What is IIFT 2019 Admit Card?

IIFT Admit Card is an important document that every candidate should carry at the time of the exam. IIFT admit card for the 2019 was available online from 16th November of 2018. Candidates can download the IIFT admit card from the official page. Students will have to keep the IIFT admit card safe as it will be required even at the time of admissions. Students can download IIFT 2019 admit card by following the below given steps.

  • Visit the official website of IIFT.
  • Enter the candidate’s name and application number in the spaces given.
  • Click the “Submit” button to view IIFT admit card.
  • It can be downloaded and the print out of the IIFT admit card should be taken.

For more information, click on IIFT Admit Card.

What is IIFT 2019 Syllabus?

The syllabus for IIFT 2019 is very useful for the candidates to plan and prepare for all the topics. This would fetch them a good score. IIFT syllabus contains four sections namely logical reasoning and data interpretation, quantitative ability, general knowledge and verbal ability and reading comprehension. The topics under every section are provided in the table below for  your reference.



Logical Reasoning and Data Interpretation

  • Visual reasoning
  • Critical reasoning
  • Linear arrangement
  • Matrix arrangement
  • Sequencing
  • Coding and decoding
  • Symbol based problem
  • Puzzles
  • Family tree problem
  • Statement and conclusion
  • Cause and effect
  • Input and output

Quantitative Ability

  • Percentages
  • HCF and LCM
  • Vectors
  • Logarithm
  • Venn diagram
  • Number system
  • Median
  • Mean
  • Mode
  • Clocks
  • Calendar
  • Binomial expansion
  • Coordinate geometry
  • Installments
  • Payments
  • Time, speed and distance
  • Ratios and proportions
  • Simple interest
  • Compound interest
  • Permutation
  • Combination
  • Geometric progression
  • Geometric mean
  • Arithmetic progression
  • Arithmetic mean
  • Trigonometry
  • In-equations quadratic
  • Linear equations
  • Algebra
  • Ratios
  • Probability
  • Partnership
  • Averages
  • Geometry
  • Set theory
  • Mensuration
  • Profit and loss
  • Work and time

 General Knowledge

  • Society
  • Industry
  • Economics
  • Banking
  • History
  • Geography
  • International affairs
  • Literature
  • Awards
  • Entertainment
  • Politics
  • Business
  • Science
  • Sports
  • Mythology

Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension

  • Spellings
  • Fill in the blanks
  • Word meaning match
  • Odd word out
  • Figure of speech
  • Synonyms
  • Antonyms
  • Sentence correction
  • Sentence completion
  • Sentence arrangement
  • Reading comprehension
  • Grammar
  • Preposition
  • Phrases
  • Analogy

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 is IIFT 2019 Results?

IIFT 2019 results will be available through online mode. The results will be published in the official webpage in the last week of December. Students can download their IIFT results easily from the webpage. All they need is their IIFT registered ID and password for this purpose. The qualified candidates will be eligible for the selection process. The selection process will have further rounds of group discussion and written test. The final selection is done based on the performance in all the tests.

For more information, click on IIFT Results.  

Information on IIFT 2019 Answer Key

IIFT 2019 answer key is the list of the answers to all the four sections of questions asked in the exams. The IIFT answer key for the exams are released one week after the exams. Students can easily download the IIFT 2019 answer key and compare with their answers. This would help them to know their scores just before their real results are published. Follow the below given steps to download IIFT 2019 answer key.

  • Visit the official link of IIFT.
  • Click on “Answer Key”link which is provided.
  • PDF document of the IIFT Answer key is downloaded.
  • The answer key contains the questions as well as the answers for every question.

For more information, click on IIFT Answer Key

What is IIFT 2019 Cut Off?

IIFT cut off marks is the minimum marks that are required for the students to be qualified. IIFT cut off marks are useful to the candidates to guess their chances of obtaining admissions. Many factors influence the cut off marks like number of applicants, difficulty level of the exams and so on. The cut off marks of IIFT 2019 are provided in the table below for your reference.


Cut off



Other Backward Classes


Scheduled Caste


Scheduled Tribes


Differently Abled People


For more information, click on IIFT Cut Off.

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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