IIFT Eligibility Criteria 2021
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IIFT Eligibility Criteria 2021 - National Testing Agency (NTA) will prescribe the IIFT 2021 eligibility criteria. Candidates who will appear for the Indian Institute of Foreign Trade must check the IIFT eligibility criteria 2021 which will include the marks scored in the qualifying exam and academic qualification. The eligibility criteria of IIFT 2021 will also include the age criteria of the candidate. IIFT 2021 will be conducted annually in computer-based (online) mode. IIFT 2021 entrance test will tentatively be held in the first week of December 2020. Before filling IIFT application form checking eligibility is the foremost thing. Read the full article to know all the details about IIFT eligibility criteria 2021 such as educational details, date of birth, nationality, etc. As well as all the important dates related to IIFT 2021.


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Important Dates for IIFT 2021

Candidates can check all the important dates related to IIFT 2021 eligibility criteria in the table given below.

IIFT Eligibility Criteria 2021 - Important Dates



Releasing of IIFT 2021 application form and brochure

Second week of September 2020

Opening of the image correction window

Second week of September 2020

Last date of submission of IIFT 2021 online application form

First week of November 2020

Last date for payment of application fee

First week of November 2020

Correction window

Second week of November 2020

Availability of IIFT 2021 admit card

Third week of November 2020

IIFT 2021

First week of December 2020

Availability of answer key and challenge date

First week of December 2020

IIFT final answer key 2021

Second week of December 2020

Announcement of IIFT 2021 result

Second week of December 2020

IIFT Eligibility Criteria 2021 - Highlights

Before filling IIFT 2021 application form, candidates must check the academic details which fall under the eligibility criteria of IIFT 2021.

  • Applicants should have done their graduation in any discipline from a recognized institution or university.

  • Candidates who are pursuing their final year of graduation are also eligible to apply for IIFT 2021.

  • There is no age bar prescribed.

IIFT Eligibility Criteria 2021 - Educational Qualification

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IIFT Eligibility Criteria 2021 - NRI/ Foreign Candidates

  • Candidate must be a resident of the outside of India for not less than a period of 18 months as on December 31, 2020.

  • Candidates should have a valid travel document or passport from a country other than India.

  • Candidates should produce a certificate from Indian Embassy/ high commission consulate with an application, stating where the candidate is placed and they also have to mention the time period which should be more than 18 months till December 31, 2020.

  • Candidate must have a valid GMAT scorecard. GMAT was taken before January 1, 2019 will not be considered.

  • Along with IIFT 2021 application form, candidates are required to submit a transcript of all diplomas/ academic degrees. At the time of admission candidates are required to produce all the original documents.

  • In case, if a candidate has already appeared for another entrance test in 2020, that students will not be considered eligible to apply for IIFT 2021.

IIFT Application Form 2021

National Testing Agency (NTA) will release the IIFT 2021 application form tentatively in the second week of September 2020. Candidates can register till the first week of November 2020. IIFT application form 2021 will be available in online mode on the official website of NTA. Before filling IIFT 2021 online application form candidates need to register first by entering valid Email ID so that they can generate User ID and Password. Now candidates need to login by using credentials and fill the IIFT 2021 application form. While filling IIFT application form candidates need to enter their personal and academic details. As well as candidates will have to upload the scanned copies of documents (i.e. Photograph and Signature) and pay the amount of application fee.

Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - IIFT Eligibility Criteria 2021

Question: When and how many times IIFT is conducted in a year? Qualification & percentage needed for it.


National Testing Agency (NTA) conducts the IIFT exam annually. IIFT 2021 is tentatively held in the first week of December 2020. Candidates should have completed their graduation in any discipline with having 50% of aggregate.

Question: Are calculators allowed in the IIFT exam?


NTA does not allow the calculators in the IIFT exam.

Question: Is the work experience necessary for IIFT?


It is not mandatory of having work experience. At the time of final selection, IIFT may award some weightage to the candidates who have work experience between one and five years.

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i got 39 and half marks in iift,so whats my percentile???

NAVNEET PANDEY 11th Jan, 2020

Hello Rinku

You need atleast more than 105+ marks to get a good percentile and almost 138 to secure a call from any good college taking part in IIFT entrance test.you will have around 40 percentile according to previous year trends which is very low.

I hope it helps.


Which books can help for the CAT preparations and other management exams such as XAT, IIFT, SNAP, etc?

Khushi 5th Jan, 2020

Hi Pallav

These are some of the best books


  1. For Vocabulary: Word Power Made Easy by Norman Lewis
  2. For enhancing the reading speed, any novel and newspaper and anything you can read will be good enough.
  3. For Grammar: Normal Grammar Rules from Wren and Martin.


Books by Arun Sharma (TMH) and by Nishant Sinha (Pearson)


  1. Quantum CAT by Sarvesh K Verma
  2. Quantitative Aptitude by Arun Sharma

Hope this helps


Do we need mathematics subject in class 12. To do IIFT.

Saloni Singh 3rd Jan, 2020
Hello Himanshu,
Hope you are doing well.
No, there's nothing like you need to have mathematics in your 10+2 course as eligibility criteria for getting admission at Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT).
The only academic eligibility criteria for IIFT is a graduate degree with a minimum aggregate marks of 50%.
You can check more details about the institute at the link I am mentioning below.
Please check :
Hope it's helpful to you !
All the best.
Thankyou .

When will IIFT release its campus wise cut off for 2020 admissions?

Siddhi Shenoy 3rd Jan, 2020

Hello Shubham,

The Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT) has already released the cutoff for the year 2020 on 23rd December 2019 for the second round of admissions.

For more details, you can refer to the following link https://bschool.careers360.com/articles/iift-cutoff

Good luck!


when will the forms be available for iift admission second round?

Devang Prajapati 10th Jan, 2020

IIFT has release the list of shortlisted candidates along with cutoff for second round of admission on December 23, 2019. Students who qualify the entrance exam, they will have to take part in the following rounds.Round 1- Written testRound 2- Essay writing Round 3- Personal interview and group discussionStudents who qualify the above rounds will be offered admission to the IIFT two year MBA international business programme."IIFT 2020 - Cutoff (Released), Selection Procedure, Counselling" https://bschool.careers360.com/articles/iift/amp

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