IIFT 2021 - MBA (IB) Registration, Exam Dates, Eligibility, Pattern, Syllabus
IIFT 2021 - National Testing Agency will conduct IIFT 2021 to provide admission to candidates in two years full time MBA in International Business that is offered at Indian Institute of Foreign Trade. Candidates who wish to enrol themselves for the two years MBA programme offered by IIFT must fill the application form of IIFT 2021. Before registering all candidates must check the eligibility criteria of IIFT 2021. The exam will be conducted in virtual mode i..e computer-based mode across 41 cities in India. IIFT 2021 is likely to be conducted in the first week of December. In this article of IIFT 2021, Careers360 will help you know an overview of IIFT, exam dates, eligibility criteria, application process, exam pattern, syllabus, exam centres, admit card, selection process, counselling and much more. IIFT is a national level entrance exam which is conducted by the National Testing Agency. MBA in International Business is a six trimester general management programme that focuses on international business.
Latest: Registration of IIFT 2021 is likely to begin from the second week of September, 2020.
Exam Overview - IIFT 2021
Candidates who wish to take admission in the two years MBA International programme offered by Indian Institute of Foreign Trade must know all the details associated with IIFT 2021. Details related to complete exam name, IIFT 2021 level, conducting body of IIFT, duration of IIFT, common name, IIFT frequency and other related details. Eligible candidates can refer to the below table in order to have an IIFT 2021 exam overview.
IIFT 2021 Overview:
IIFT MBA (IB) Entrance Exam
Category of IIFT
IIFT 2021 level
National level exam
Duration of Exam
120 minutes i.e. 2 hours
Frequency of IIFT 2021
Once in a year
National Testing Agency
Mode of Exam
As per Government Regulations
The process for admission in the Indian Institute of Foregin Trade will commence tentatively from the second week of September and will end in the first week of November as per the exam dates of IIFT 2021. National Testing Agency will conduct IIFT 2021 tentatively in the first week of December, 2020. The tentative schedule of IIFT 2021 important dates is given below. Candidates who are planning to register themselves are advised to stay updated with the latest dates so that they do not miss any important event related to IIFT 2021.
Exam dates of IIFT 2021 :
Tentative important dates of IIFT 2021
IIFT 2021 exam application start date
Second week of September, 2020
End date of application form of IIFT exam
First week of November, 2020
Issue of Admit card
Third week of November, 2020
First week of December, 2020
Announcement of IIFT 2021 result
Second week of December, 2020
Group Discussion and Personal Interview
January/ February, 2021
Beginning of new session
First week of July, 2021
Details related to the age requirement, qualifying exam, academic qualification etc., will be mentioned under the eligibility criteria of IIFT 2021. Candidates who wish to enrol themselves in the MBA programme offered by Indian Institute of Foreign Trade must check whether they fall under the IIFT 2021 eligibility criteria. If the candidates are eligible as per the IIFT eligibility criteria 2021, they will be able to fill the application form. The process of registration will begin from the second week of September. NTA will conduct IIFT 2021. Keeping in view the previous years criteria, candidates satisfying the below mentioned criteria will be considered eligible to apply for IIFT 2021:
Eligibility Criteria of IIFT 2021:
Minimum Marks Requirement
Let us look at each IIFT 2021 eigibility criteria one by one-
As per the notification released of previous years, NTA does not put any age registration on candidates applying for IIFT 2021. All age candidates will be allowed to register for IIFT 2021. Hence, there will be no age limit for appearing in IIFT 2021.
Minimum marks required
IIFT 2021 will require candidates of general category to have minimum 50% marks in Bachelor’s. Whereas, the candidates of SC/SC/PwD category will be given 5% relaxation and will be able to fill the IIFT 2021 application form with 45% marks as well.
Candidates before applying should ensure that they have a Bachelor’s degree of minimum three years with required percentage.
Note - For IIFT 2021, Admission of any candidate who will join the programme on provisional basis and will fail to obtain minimum % as per the requirement will be automatically cancelled forthwith. No request for extending time for re-evaluation will be taken into account by National Testing Agency with regard to IIFT 2021.
For the registration process, the National Testing Agency will release the IIFT 2021 application form in online mode. Tentatively in the second week of September, IIFT application form 2021 will be made available. Candidates willing to take admission in Indian Institute of Foregin Trade must give the exam by filling the application form of IIFT 2021 in online mode only. In order to avoid last minute delays, candidates advised to check IIFT 2021 application start and end in this article. IIFT application form 2021 article can be referred for detailed understanding.
How to fill IIFT 2021 application form
Below mentioned steps given in tabular form can be checked by candidates to fill the IIFT application form 2021:
Visit the official website i.e. iift.nta.ac.in
Click on Admission 2021
Fill the application form by entering personal details
Upload the necessary documents for IIFT 2021 application form
Fill the exam centre as per your preference
Pay the IIFT 2021 application fees
After the final submission, candidates will receive a confirmation mail
Download and take print out of the IIFT application form 2021
IIFT 2020 Statistics
The National Testing Agency had issued the complete statistics of who registered themselves to give the IIFT entrance exam. The IIFT MBA (International Business) 2020-22 Entrance Examination was conducted on December 1, 2019. The statistics given below can be referred by candidates:
Gender/Category wise Number of Candidates registered
While filling the application form candidates will have the option to select any four cities as exam centres of IIFT 2021. Keeping in view the previous year track, exam centres of IIFT 2021 are expected to spread across 37 states and union territories. Complete details related to IIFT 2021 exam centres will be communicated to candidates through admit card. To check the list, candidates are requested to click on the link IIFT exam centres 2021.
The basic structure of the eexam like the mode in which exam will be conducted, total duration, type of questions asked, time alloted to each section if any, marking scheme and related information will be mentioned in the IIFT 2021 exam pattern. The paper will be divided into four sections i.e. quantitative ability(QA) and verbal ability & reading comprehension(VARC), general knowledge & current affairs, data interpretation and logical reasoning(DILR). Once IIFT 2021 is completed, shortlisted candidates will be called for Written ability test (WAT), group discussion (GD) and Personal Interview (PI) rounds. Basic details of IIFT exam pattern 2021 are provided below:
Type of questions - Multiple-choice questions will be asked in IIFT 2021
Duration - Total duration of IIFT 2021 will be 120 minutes i.e. two hours
Mode of IIFT 2021 - The exam IIFT 2021 will be conducted in online mode
Sections - The question paper will be divided into four main sections i.e. quantitative ability(QA), data interpretation and logical reasoning(DILR), verbal ability & reading comprehension(VARC), general knowledge & current affairs
Tabular View of IIFT 2021 Exam Pattern:
Mode of Exam
No. of Sections
Duration of Exam
Type of Questions
Key Points to Remember with reference to marks allotment:
It is not compulsory to answer questions in a pre-specified order i.e. there will be no sectional timing in IIFT 2021
Each question will carry 1.5 to 3 marks. Hence, every correct answer will get 1.5 to 3 marks
⅓ marks will be deducted for each wrong answer
National testing agency will not provide any specific syllabus of IIFT 2021. Candidates will have to prepare from the past year’s IIFT trends and analysis. IIFT 2021 syllabus includes the topics and sub-topics from which questions will be asked. Topics covered under quantitative ability(QA) include mensuration, number system, simple and compound interest, time, distance, work and heights etc., verbal ability & reading comprehension(VARC) include paragraph formation, analogy, synonyms antonyms, grammar etc., general knowledge & current affairs include society, history, international affairs, balance of payments and trade, industry, business, banking etc., and data interpretation and logical reasoning (DILR) include graphs, series and analysis, coding-decoding, selections, deductions, chart, caselets etc.,
Preparation Books For IIFT 2021:
Name of the book
|The Person Guide To Quantitative Aptitude and Data Interpretation|
|Magazines like Business India, Business Today, Business World, Outlook, Forbes|
|Verbal & Non-Verbal Reasoning|
In order to get an idea about the exam pattern and the difficulty level of the exam which will be faced, candidates can refer to the sample papers of IIFT 2021. It is also essential for candidates to prepare from the IIFT 2021 sample papers to gauge their performance with regard to the preparation done.
Once the application process is complete, the National Testing Agency will release the admit card of IIFT 2021 tentatively in the third week of November. The IIFT 2021 admit card will be available in online mode and candidates will be able to download the IIFT admit card 2021 from the official website of NTA. Only those candidates who have successfully filled the application form will be able to download their IIFT 2021 admit card. A registered Login ID and Password will be mandatory to download the admit card of IIFT 2021. Candidates will have to carry the hard copy of the IIFT 2021 admit card with them to their respective exam centre. IIFT 2021 admit card article includes all details related to the issue date of admit card, details mentioned on admit card, major guidelines, how to resolve the difficulty while downloading the admit card, browser to be used etc.,
Exam Day Guidelines For IIFT 2021
Candidates are advised to carefully go through the general exam day instructions which they will be required to follow on the day of IFFT 2021. On the admit card of IIFT 2021, the details will be clearly mentioned. To be learned in advance, IIFT 2021 article can be referred by candidates. Some of the exam day guidelines are mentioned in IIFT 2021 admit card are mentioned below and can be checked for reference purpose:
Candidates should check and visit the exam centre allotted to them prior to the day of IIFT 2021
Only the seat alloted to each candidate must be occupied by them without fail
Stationery items such as pens, pencils, papers etc., should not be brought to the exam hall by candidates, as IIFT 2021 will be computer based exam
Candidates who will carry any electronic devices such as mobile phones, digital watches etc., will not be allowed to enter the exam centre
Once the exam is conducted successfully tentatively in the first week of December, the National Testing Agency will release the provisional answer key of IIFT 2021. Candidates must have necessary login credentials to download the IIFT 2021 answer key. Post downloading, candidates will also have the option to challenge the IIFT answer key 2021 within stipulated time duration. Along with the answer key, candidates will also have the option to download the question paper. The fees for challenging the answer key of IIFT 2021 will be updated soon.
Once the exam is conducted, NTA will declare the result of IIFT 2021 in online mode. The tentative date of release of IIFT 2021 result will be the second week of December. The result of IIFT 2021 will be declared on the official website of NTA and will be visible in from of a scorecard. Candidates will only be able to check their IIFT 2021 result only after entering in login credentials. The result of IIFT 2021 will show both sectional and overall percentile.
Shortlisted candidates will be called for a written ability test, group discussion and personal interview rounds as a part of IIFT 2021 selection procedure. National Testing Agency will announce the list of shortlisted candidates tentatively in the fourth week of December, 2020. To take part in the selection procedure or IIFT 2021, candidates will have to fill an online CV form in which candidates have to fill their basic details like educational qualification, professional experience details, careers focus, managerial traits, achievements etc., The final list of candidates who will be qualified will be displayed on the official website.
Computation of Weightage:
Personal Interview (PI)
Written Ability Test (WAT) and Group Discussion (GD)
Selected candidates will have to submit fees as per the fees structure of IIFT 2021. Indian Institute of Foreign Trade will define the IIFT 2021 fees structure. The same will be intimated to shortlisted candidates in the offer letter. IIFT 2021 fees structure is likely to vary for both India and International candidates.
IIFT 2021 Number of Seats:
IIFT Fees Structure 2021 (Expected)
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Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - IIFT 2021 - MBA (IB) Registration, Exam Dates, Eligibility, Pattern, Syllabus
Question: What is IIFT 2021?
IIFT 2021 is a national level entrance exam which is conducted to provide admission to candidates in MBA (IB) programme offered by Indian Institute of Foreign Trade.
Question: Who will conduct IIFT 2021?
National Testing Agency will be responsible for conducting IIFT 2021.
Question: What will be the mode of IIFT 2021?
As per the exam pattern of IIFT 2021, the exam will be conducted in computer-based mode.
Question: When will IIFT 2021 be conducted?
IIFT 2021 will tentatively be conducted in the first week of December.
Question: Can a candidate fill the application form in offline mode?
IIFT 2021 application form can be filled only in online mode on the official website of NTA.
Question: How much fees does a candidate have to pay for IIFT 2021?
The fee structure of IIFT 2021 for taking admission in MBA programme will be approximately Rs. 17 lacs.
Question: What will be the eligibility criteria to give IIFT 2021?
All candidates must have a bachelor’s degree with required percentage marks to give IIFT 2021. There is no age limit.
Question: How many campuses of IIFT are there in India that will accept the score of IIFT 2021?
There are two campuses of Indian Institute of Foreign Trade. One is in Delhi and other in Kolkata and they both will accept the score of IIFT 2021.
Question: Can scores of CAT/CMAT be used for taking admission in IIFT?
No, IIFT does not accept the scores of CAT/CMAT.
Question: When will the new session in IIFT begin after the entrance test of IIFT 2021?
The new session in Indian Institute of Foreign Trade begins tentatively in the first week of July.
Question: What are the further rounds of selection procedure in Indian Institute of Foreign Trade?
Eligible candidates who will qualify IIFT 2021, will be called for Written Ability Test, Group Discussion and Personal Interview.
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Questions related to IIFT
Which one is better , IIM Ranchi or IIFT Kolkata?
In my opinion IIM RANCHI is far better than iift kolkata because tag matters in life. If you get passed out from IIM then beleive me you can work in abroad easily. But in case of IIFT KOLKATA you will not get that reputation. Also placement statistics is far better than iift kolkata and high chances of getting selected as CEO of the company directly.
ALL THE BEST FOR YOUR FUTURE!!!
what is nid,nift,uceed,iift who are eligible and all about them
here are the answers for your question-
NID is basically a design college where students are taught about designs in various fields.the eligibility criteria for the exam is-
students must have passed the Bachelor degree examinations, they should have a Full-time Diploma of minimum 4-year duration in any of the fields such as Design/ Architecture/Fine Arts/Applied Arts, after 12th standard, from any university .
UCEED conducts exams to get students for IITs and also to some design colleges. the eligibility criteria is-
students must complete the HSC exam/10+2 board exams.Students who will appear in the 10+2 board exam in the year 2021 are also eligible to apply for the admission under UCEED . 2021.
NIFT :it stands for National institute of fashion technology.This is India's premier institute for fashion design.The eligibility criteria for this exam is-
.UG: 10+2 or equivalent from a recognized Board
PG: Bachelor's Degree or equivalent from a recognized University
IIFT is a national-level management entrance exam conducted once in a year by the National Testing Agency (NTA), This exam is for the students who wants admission to MBA program offered by Indian Institute of Foreign Trade.The eligibility criteria for this exam is -
candidates should possess a Bachelors' degree of a minimum of 3 years in any discipline from a recognized university. Students should have obtained at least 50% marks in graduation .
Hope that helps
All the best.
can i leave a section in iift exam untouched
Hope you are doing well. The answer to your question is NO. You should not leave a section untouched in IIFT entrance exam. As per the exam pattern of IIFT , there will be sectional cutoff. So if you answer the questions in three sections and leave any one section untouched, your chances of selection will be loosed.
Check - IIFT Cutoff 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017: Check Expected and Previous Year Cutoff to know sectional cutoff details.
Out of MAT, CMAT, SNAP, XAT and IIFT, which is the exam whose result is accepted by more B-Schools and which of them should I prepare for, apart from CAT ?
For a Bschool CAT , MAT and CMAT scores are more acceptable by B-school.
If you have a specialisation choosen already than search for colleges those are best with the placement too.
Thanks and regards
How many students who converted initially to Kolkata, IIFT could convert finally to Delhi in 2019?
Hi bs rao,
Though the CAT score is important, there are other relative factors which will finally decide your conversion. At this stage what you have in your hand is only one thing: “the best impression you can leave on the interview panel”. Be smart and intelligent in your answers so that they just cannot deny you the admission!!
IIFT exam score has got significant weightage in determining the final convert list. However, your performance in WAT-GD-PI plays an important role too. Usually, GWPI has 30–40% weightage, including points for diversity (academic/ gender).
Having said that, a 99 percentiler does have an edge over a 95 percentiler but GWPI can be a game change