IIFT 2018

IIFTIIFT 2018 - The admit card of IIFT 2018 has been released on November 15, 2017. Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT), Delhi conducts its national level entrance exam IIFT 2018 for admission to its two years MBA International Business (IB) progamme. The programme can be pursued at IIFT Delhi, Kolkata and Kakinada (Andhra Pradesh). IIFT 2018 will be conducted on December 3, 2017 in a paper-pencil mode across 20 citiies in India. The IIFT entrance exam will comprise of objective type of questions for 100 marks. The IIFT 2018 registration for Indian nationals was available from July 25 to September 15, 2017 and for Foreign nationals, the registration will be available till February 15, 2018. The result of IIFT 2018 will be announced in the last week of December 2017. The selection at IIFT will be made on the basis of written test, Group Discussion (GD), Writing Skill Assessment and Personal Interview. Candidates can check here all the information about IIFT 2018 entrance exam such as important dates, eligibility, application form, admit card, exam pattern, answer key, result, cutoff, etc.

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IIFT Overview

Exam Name

IIFT MBA(IB) Entrance Exam

Conducting Institute

Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT) Delhi

Exam Category

Post Graduate

Purpose of Test

Qualifying Test for admission to IIFT New Delhi, Kolkata and Kakinada (Andhra Pradesh)



Exam type

National level

Test Pattern


Test Duration

120 minutes

Mode of Conduct

Offline test (Paper-pencil mode)

Reservation of seats

Seats are reserved as per Government of India regulations


IIFT 2018 Important Dates


In the table given below, candidates can check the Important Dates of IIFT 2018.


IIFT 2018 Important Dates



IIFT Registration

July 25,  2017

Deadline for receipt of Application (Gen/SC/ST/OBC)

September 15, 2017

Last date to apply and submit GMAT score for foreign nationals

February 15, 2018

Last date to request exam centre change

November 3, 2017

Admit Card of IIFT 2017

November 15, 2017

IIFT entrance exam

December 3, 2017 (10 am to 12 pm)

IIFT 2017 Result

Fourth week of December 2017

Selection Procedure

January/February 2018

Final Results

March 2018


IIFT Admit card 2018


The admit card for IIFT 2018 has been released for only those candidates who register for the entrance exam and meet the eligibility criteria set by the Institute. IIFT 2018 admit card is available online to all candidates who have submitted the application form through both online and offline mode. The admit card is available for download starting November 15, 2017. With a print out of the IIFT 2018 admit card, candidates should reach the test venue on December 3, 2017, latest by 9.00 am with one of the following documents:

  • Passport

  • Election I-Card

  • Aadhaar Card

  • PAN Card

  • Driving License

  • College I-Card for appearing in the test

IIFT Exam Pattern 2018


The exam pattern of IIFT 2018 is made up of objective type of questions which are divided into four sections. All four sections of IIFT 2018 should be completed within 2 hours. The number of questions in the entrance may vary between 120 to 150. Each question will have four options from which candidates have to select the right answer. The marking scheme for each section is different.


In the table given below candidates can check the IIFT 2018 exam pattern along with its marking scheme:


IIFT Exam Pattern



Section I

English Comprehension

Section II

General Knowledge & Awareness

Section III

Logical Reasoning and Data Interpretation

Section IV

Quantitative Analysis

Marking Scheme - The marking scheme is different for each section.  Each wrong response will be awarded 1/3 of the allotted marks.


IIFT 2018 Syllabus


The syllabus of IIFT 2018 is a crucial piece of information for candidates to understand and know the complete syllabus. IIFT 2018 syllabus is divided into 4 sections: 

  • Logical Ability: This section is likely to contain 20-25 objective questions. Logical ability section is likely to be difficult considering the previous year’s record.

  • Verbal Ability: Under this section, candidates may have to answer nearly 20 questions. The difficulty level may vary from easy to moderate.

  • Quantitative Ability: The Quantitative Ability part is said to be difficult for candidates. Here candidates can expect to answer over 25 questions.

  • General Awareness: This part may have questions from a various topic and the difficulty level of the same can vary from moderate to tough. It is considered to be an essential part of the IIFT 2018 entrance exam. Candidates may have to answer about 10-25 of the objective questions.

IIFT 2018 Exam Centres


IIFT 2018 will be held across 20 major cities across the country. Candidates have to select the IIFT test centre as per their convenience. If required, IIFT reserves the right to add or delete any test centre. Candidates can request to change test centre latest by November 3, 2017. The fee to request exam centre change is Rs. 1000. The test centre for IIFT 2018 is mentioned below:


IIFT 2018 Test Centre





















IIFT Answer Key 2018


The answer key of IIFT 2018 is not released by the Institute but by few experts including T.I.M.E, HitBullsEye, Career launcher and IMS. The IIFT 2018 answer key, when released by various coaching centres, will help candidates check the correct and incorrect answers. It will help candidates calculate their estimated scores in the entrance exam. The IIFT answer key 2018 is likely to be declared after the exam is conducted on December 3, 2017.


IIFT Result 2018


The institute will first release the scorecard of the IIFT 2018 in the fourth week of December 2017. The IIFT result 2018 will declare the names of candidates who have been selected for the next selection procedure round. The selection procedure is likely to be held in January/ February 2018. After this, once the selection procedure is complete, the institute will then declare the final IIFT result 2018 in March 2018. In the previous year, over 1500 candidates were shortlisted for the next round.


IIFT Cutoff 2018


The cutoff of IIFT 2018 will be declared by the Institute along with the result. The score card will carry the category wise IIFT cutoff marks out of total 100 marks. Last year, the overall IIFT cutoff for General category candidates was 48.5. It is expected that the IIFT cutoff 2018 will be on the similar lines as last year. However, cutoff marks will depend on the difficulty level of the question paper. The table below brings to you the previous year's category wise overall cutoff and sectional IIFT cutoffs. 


Overall IIFT Cutoff


Cutoff (Out of 100)











Sectional IIFT Cutoff


Cutoff marks










IIFT 2018 Selection Procedure


The election procedure of IIFT 2018 will be based on the marks candidate score in the entrance exam. Candidates will be shortlisted for the next round of the selection procedure, where they may be asked to appear for essay writing, interview rounds and group discussion among others. The IIFT selection procedure 2018 is likely to take place in January/ February 2018. IIFT 2018 is expected to be taken by over 40,000 students. And both Delhi and Kolkata offer around 360 total number of seats. The selection procedure will be held across major states including, Chennai, Bengaluru, Delhi, Lucknow, Hyderabad, Kolkata and Mumbai.


IIFT Eligibility Criteria 2018


Indian Institute of Foreign Trade lays down the eligibility criteria of the IIFT 2018 entrance exam. Candidates can check the eligibility criteria below:

  • A recognised bachelor’s degree of minimum three years duration

  • Candidate appearing in final examination can appear for IIFT 2018, however with a proof of that particular semester

  • There is no age limit for candidates

  • Valid GMAT score

IIFT Application Form 2018


The application form of IIFT 2018 could be filled in both online and offline mode. The IIFT 2018 application form was made available on July 25, 2017, onwards. The last day to fill the IIFT application form 2018 was September 15. When filling the application form of IIFT 2018, details such as candidate’s personal, academic and contact information and others had to be mentioned in the application form.


Online- The application fees could be paid online through debit/ credit or net banking. IIFT Application fee was Rs. 1550 for the general category candidates while for SC/ST and Physically handicapped candidate it is Rs. 775. Once the application form is filled, it should be then sent with necessary documents to the respective campus.


Offline- Candidates could purchase the prospectus through cash or Demand Draft (DD). Candidates could fill the form attached in the prospectus and send it to the address below:


Address: IIFT Bhawan

B-21,   Qutab Institutional Area

New Delhi - 110016


Phone: +91-11-26965124,   +91-11-26965051


Address: IIFT Bhawan

B-21,   Qutab Institutional Area

New Delhi - 110016


Phone: +91-11-26965124,   +91-11-26965051

Foreign Nationals/NRI Candidates/ Children of NRIs: The admission of candidates under this category is on the basis of GMAT score only.


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