IIFT 2021 - Result (Out), Cutoff, Selection Procedure, Answer Key
IIFT 2021 - National Testing Agency (NTA) has released IIFT 2021 result in online mode on February 16, 2021. The registered candidates can able to check the result of IIFT 2021 by using their login credentials (IIFT Application Number and Date of Birth). Earlier, NTA had started the IIFT 2021 application form correction window from February 10 to 12, 2021. Candidates would be able to make corrections in a category and academic qualification section. Those who had selected "others" in graduation section were need to indicate their specific qualification in the filled IIFT application form. NTA had successfully conducted IIFT 2021 on January 24, 2021. Admission to MBA (IB) offered at the Indian Institute of Foreign Trade Delhi, Kolkata, and Kakinada campuses will be through the IIFT exam 2021. Candidates meeting the eligibility criteria of IIFT 2021 could apply and appear for the computer-based test. To know all about NTA IIFT 2021 like dates, eligibility, syllabus, exam pattern, the application process, and more, read the article on this page.
Latest update: IIFT result 2021 has been released by NTA on February 16. Know all about IIFT 2021 cutoff.
IIFT 2021 Exam Overview
IIFT MBA (IB) Entrance Exam
Official website of IIFT exam
|Conducting Body||National Testing Agency|
|IIFT 2021 exam date and time||January 24, 2021 from 3 to 5 pm|
IIFT exam details
Duration: 120 minutes i.e. 2 hours
Mode: Computer-based test
|Admissions to||MBA (IB) at IIFT|
|Campuses||IIFT Delhi, IIFT Kolkata and IIFT Kakinda|
|Registered candidates in 2019||39752|
|Total Seats through IIFT exam||258 seats in IIFT Delhi campus|
253 seats in IIFT Kolkata campus
Details awaited for Kakinada campus
What's New in IIFT NTA 2021 exam?
- Candidates had to pay a higher IIFT registration fee. The new IIFT 2021 registration fee is Rs 2,500. It was Rs 2,000 in 2019.
- The number of cities where IIFT 2021 exam will be conducted is now 68 cities whereas, in 2019, it was held in 41 Cities in 86 centres
- Admissions to the new IIFT campus at Kakinada have been announced this year subject to the approval of the same.
NTA had released the IIFT 2021 notification and brochure along with the application form on November 6. Candidates can track the IIFT dates from the table below
IIFT 2021 Dates
IIFT 2021 Registration dates
November 6 to December 30, 2020 (Extended)
|IIFT 2021 Correction Window||January 1 to 3, 2021|
IIFT Admit card release date
January 16, 2021
IIFT 2021 exam date and time
January 24, 2020 (3 to 5 pm)
|Display of recorded responses||January 28, 2021|
|IIFT 2021 answer key last date to challenge||January 30, 2021|
IIFT result date
February 16, 2021
IIFT selection dates
March and April, 2021
|Additional correction window for category and academic field section in filled IIFT 2021 application form||February 10 to 12, 2021|
NTA has declared the result of IIFT 2021 in online mode. The result of IIFT 2021 has declared on the official website of NTA and it has visible in form of a scorecard. Candidates can able to check their IIFT 2021 result only after entering in login credentials like IIFT application number, date of birth, and security code. The result of IIFT 2021 has shows both sectional and overall percentile.
Shortlisted candidates will be called for a Writing Skills Assessment, Group Discussion, and Personal Interview rounds as a part of the IIFT 2021 selection procedure. National Testing Agency will announce the list of shortlisted candidates tentatively in March / April 2021. 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 in 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.
Stage 1 - Shortlisting
Candidates will be shortlisted for WAT-GD-PI on the basis of scores obtained in IIFT 2021 percentiles (including sectional cutoffs). For female candidates, the cutoff marks across all categories are 2 less than the actual cutoff in line. Apart from that, marks obtained by candidates in Class 10 and Class 12 will also be considered.
Criteria for Shortlisting Candidates for Stage 1
|Marks obtained in Class 10||10|
|Marks obtained in Class 12||10|
Non-Engg. = 5
Engg. = 0
Gender Diversity (M=0; F=2)
Stage 2 - WAT-GD-PI
In this stage, shortlisted candidates will have to appear for Writing Ability Test (WAT), Group Discussion (GD), and Personal Interview (PI).
Writing Ability Test (WAT) - Shortlisted candidates will be given a particular topic and they have to submit an essay. Basis of evaluation will be -
- Ability to comprehend
- Presentation technique
- Expression of ideas
Group Discussion (GD) - Candidates will be assorted into groups and they have to discuss a certain topic. Basis of evaluation will be -
- Leadership skills
- Team player skills
- Ability to give new insights
How to Create An Impact During GD?
Personal Interview (PI) - Shortlisted candidates have to appear for the personal interview round. PI will be held at Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Chennai, Delhi, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Lucknow, and Mumbai.
Criteria for Shortlisting Candidates for Stage 1
|WAT (10) + GD (10) +PI (20)||40|
Non-Engg. = 2
Engg. = 0
Gender Diversity (M=0; F=2)
Academic Consistency* (10th – 4, 12th - 4)
Selected candidates will have to submit fees as per the fee structure of IIFT 2021. Indian Institute of Foreign Trade will define the IIFT admission 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 Indian and International candidates.
IIFT 2021 Number of Seats:
IIFT Fees Structure 2021 (Expected)
The National Testing Agency has released the provisional answer key of IIFT 2021 in online mode. Candidates must have the necessary login credentials to download the IIFT 2021 answer key. Post downloading, candidates also have the option to challenge the IIFT answer key 2021 till January 30 (till 8:00 p.m). Along with the answer key, candidates also have the option to download the question paper. The fee for challenging the answer key of IIFT 2021 is Rs 1,000 per question.
National Testing Agency has released the admit card of IIFT 2021 on January 16 in online mode. Candidates can 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 is 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 includes all 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 IIFT 2021. On the admit card of IIFT 2021, the details are clearly mentioned. Some of the exam day guidelines that 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 allotted 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
National Testing Agency has released details of the exam pattern in the IIFT notification. The IIFT exam pattern gives details of the duration, median, mode, and type of questions that may be asked in addition to the sections and marking scheme. Details of the IIFT exam pattern 2021 are provided below:
Type of questions - Multiple-choice questions
IIFT exam duration - 120 minutes i.e. two hours
IIFT 2021 exam mode- Computer-based test
Sections in IIFT exam: Four - Quantitative ability(QA), data interpretation and logical reasoning(DILR), verbal ability & reading comprehension(VARC), general knowledge & current affairs
Marking scheme: Candidates must note that ⅓ marks will be deducted for each wrong answer
It is important to note that there is no officially prescribed IIFT syllabus. The subjects to cover have been mentioned by NTA in the IIFT exam notification and candidates can refer to the previous year papers and mock tests as well as the various competitive exam books to prepare for the IIFT exam 2021.
IIFT syllabus can be segregated as
IIFT exam topics for quantitative ability(QA): mensuration, number system, simple and compound interest, time, distance, work and heights etc.,
IIFT 2021 syllabus for verbal ability & reading comprehension(VARC): 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.,
NTA IIFT 2021 Syllabus for data interpretation and logical reasoning (DILR) include topics like graphs, series and analysis, coding-decoding, selections, deductions, charts, caselets, etc.
Best Books For IIFT Exam Preparation:
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|
All candidates must choose at least four cities while filling the IIFT exam form 2020. NTA has listed 68 cities where the IIFT 2021 exam will be conducted. It is important for candidates to choose those IIFT 2021 exam centres that are easily accessible on the exam day. To check the list of cities where the IIFT exam can be written, check the table below.
IIFT Exam Cities
NTA has given the IIFT previous year papers on its website. Candidates can also avail the IIFT mock test for practice from the website. Preparation for the IIFT 2021 exam will be easier with the help of the sample papers and mock tests.
NTA IIFT 2021 registration dates were November 6 to December 30. Candidates aspiring to study MBA (IB) at the Indian Institute of Foreign Trade must follow the given steps below.
Step-1: Online IIFT Registration using unique Email ID and Mobile No. Candidates must also fill in their name, mother and father's names as well as the date of birth.
Step-2: Filling IIFT NTA 2021 Application Form with requisite details. Candidates must choose four from the given list of 68 cities in the order of preference. Thereafter, candidates must submit and note the system generated IIFT Application No. They will be sent the IIFT NTA application number and OTP through email and SMS as well.
Step-3: Uploading scanned copies of Photograph, Signature, and category/caste certificate in JPG/JPEG format. The photograph must be taken after October 1, 2020, and in a file size of 10 kb to 200 kb. The Signature must be in black ink on white paper in a file with a size of 4 kb to 30 kb.
Step-4: Payment of IIFT registration fee through ICICI/ PAYTM Payment Gateway (Debit/Credit Card or Net Banking/UPI). Candidates must keep proof of the fee paid. Download, save and print a copy of the confirmation page after successful remittance of fee for IIFT exam 2021.
IIFT 2021 Registration Fees
|General/Gen-EWS/ OBC(NCL)||Rs. 2500/- plus taxes|
|SC/ST/PwD/Transgender||Rs. 1000/- plus taxes|
Correction window for IIFT 2021 Application Form
Candidates could able to make corrections in any of the details submitted by them in their IIFT application form 2021 online through the correction window at iift.nta.nic.in. The IIFT 2021 correction window had opened from January 1 to January 3, 2021. This also is able to replace the documents already upload with the correction documents, in case there has been an error in uploading.
IIFT Registration Statistics (previous year)
Who can apply for IIFT? How can I get admission to IIFT? These are common questions asked by students wishing to pursue MBA. NTA IIFT 2021 notification details the IIFT 2021 eligibility criteria which allow students to know if they can apply to IIFT or not. The IIFT NTA 2021 eligibility criteria is given below.
IIFT Exam - Eligibility Criteria
|Age Limit||No age limit|
|Academic qualifications||Recognized Bachelor's degree (3 years' and above duration) in any discipline with minimum 50% marks in aggregate [45% in case of the candidates belonging to SC/ST/PwD]|
|Degree final year students||Must submit proof of eligibility by October 7, 2021|
|International applicants||Candidates who have resided outside India for a period of not less than 18 months as of 31st December 2020 and are outside India during the IIFT examination window are eligible. They should submit their latest GMAT scores by March 15, 2021. GMAT scores before January 1, 2019, are not valid.|
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Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - IIFT 2021 - Result (Out), Cutoff, Selection Procedure, Answer Key
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 is responsible for conducting IIFT 2021.
Question: What will be the mode of IIFT 2021?
As per the exam pattern of IIFT 2021, the exam was conducted in computer-based mode.
Question: When will IIFT 2021 be conducted?
IIFT 2021 was conducted on January 24, 2021
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
What was the cutoff of GK last time in terms of percentile i.e at 5 marks? Will cutoff go till 45 percentile. I remember at 7 marks last time, we got around 62 percentile and the cutoff was 5
Please mention more details of the course and institute in which you interested for as there are different cutoff for different examinations. Please elaborate your question and feel free to ask your doubts here for quick resolution of your query.
What is different between CAT and IIFT?
CAT has a fixed number of 100 questions while IIFT goes on changing its number of questions every year. As such CAT has a fixed exam pattern and IIFT exam pattern changes each year. CAT is the mandatory entrance test for admission to IIMs and IIFT entrance test is the mandatory entrance test for admission to MBA (IB) in all the three campuses of Indian Institute of Foreign Trade. CAT has uniform marking pattern for each correct answer with +3 marks while IIFT marking pattern varies between 0.5 mark to 1 mark for each correct answer. CAT offers admission opportunity in 20 IIMs, FMS, MDI, IITs, NITIE, IMI, SPJIMR, JBIMS among others while IIFT entrance exam is institute based and offers admission in IIFT Delhi, Kolkata and Kakinada campuses. CAT is a computer based test while IIFT is a paper based test.
Hope, this information helps you.
when will IIFT result declare?
Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT) result is expected to be declared in the second week of February. And now, second week is going on, so the results can be declared anytime. Keep an eye over the official website - http://iift.nta.nic.in/webinfo/public/home.aspx
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CAT or IIFT entrance exam conducted by NTA, which one is harder?
Both CAT - Common admission test and Indian Institute of Foreign Trade Admission Test - IIFT is moderate to tough in its own way. Few students find cat to be tough then IIFT and many students find IIFT a bit tougher than CAT. IIFT is considered relatively tough also because of the time provided for exam. One advantage which IIFT offers is that you can shuffle between the sections. Also, there are few sitter questions which can be found in both the exams.
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