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IIFT 2020 - National Testing Agency (NTA) successfully conducted IIFT 2020 in the computer-based mode for the first time on December 1. NTA is likely to release the final answer key of IIFT 2020. The result of IIFT 2020 will be announced on or before December 11. Authorities had activated the link for candidates to challenge the answer key of IIFT 2020 on December 3, 2019 in online mode. Candidates could challenge the IIFT 2020 answer key till December 5. On December 2, NTA released the question paper along with the answer key in online mode. IIFT 2020 exam analysis was provided by taking inputs from the students as well as the experts after the conclusion of the exam. Authorities released the admit card for IIFT 2020 on November 19. According to the notification issued by NTA, 39,752 candidates had registered for the exam and 35435 appeared for the same . Earlier the release date of IIFT 2020 admit card was November 11, 2019 and then as per sources it was supposed to be November 15. The IIFT 2020 was conducted at 81 exam centres. Candidates who clear IIFT entrance exam, participate in the selection process in IIFT 2020 such as personal interview, group discussion, writing skills assessment and so on. For admission in MBA programme, the IIFT 2020 exam was held at 41 cities of India. IIFT 2020 exam hold certain eligibility criteria to which students must adhere to. Further to know in detail read this article to know more about the IIFT 2020 important dates, IIFT 2020 admit card, IIFT results and so forth.
Latest: Final IIFT Answer key 2020 to be released anytime soon. NTA to declare IIFT 2020 result on or before December 11


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Authorities closed the correction window for IIFT 2020 application form on November 11. Earlier the date for correction window was November 5 till November 7. NTA extended the last date for registration for IIFT 2020 to November 3 (11:50 p.m) from October 25. Candidates could pay the fee for IIFT registration till November 4 (11:50 pm). Authorities released the registration form of IIFT 2020 on September 9 for its two years MBA international business programme. Previously it was Indian Institute of Foreign Trade which used to conduct the entrance exam in offline mode. The fee for the registration form of IIFT has been increased to Rs 2000 for candidates belonging to the general category and those who are from the reserved category they will have to pay Rs 1000.

IIFT 2020 - Exam Overview



Name of the Exam

IIFT MBA (International Business) Entrance Exam

Name of conducting body

National Testing Agency

Category of exam


Exam type

National level



Test purpose

Test for admission into IIFT campuses located at Delhi, Kakinada, and Kolkata

Duration of exam

120 minutes

Pattern of IIFT exam

Multiple Choice Questions

Mode of IIFT exam

Computer Based Mode

Sections in exam

Six sections namely:

  • Logical Reasoning

  • Data Interpretation

  • English Grammar

  • General Knowledge and Current Affairs

  • Reading Comprehension and Vocabulary

  • Quantitative Analysis

Seat reservation

As per the regulations of the Indian Government

What's New in IIFT 2020

  • IIFT 2020 is conducting in 41 cities at the 81 test centres.
  • The fee for the application form of IIFT 2020 has increased to Rs 1000 for candidates who are belonging to SC/ST/ Transgender/ PWD category and Rs. 2000/- for other categories.
  • IIFT 2020 will be conducted in 224 cities as compared to the past years when the exam was held in 20 cities.
  • The National Testing Agency (NTA) will conduct IIFT 2020 in computer based mode for the first time. Previously the exam was supposed to be conducted by Indian Institute of Foreign Trade.
  • Previously the exam was supposed to be conducted in offline mode. However, for the first time entrance exam for IIFT will be conducted in computer based mode.
  • NTA had opened IIFT 2020 registration for candidates belonging to Jammu & Kashmir from November 4 to November 8, 2020.

IIFT 2020 Important Dates


Important dates

Availability of IIFT Application form 2020

September 9, 2019

Image Correction WindowSeptember 12, 2019

End date of Application form of IIFT 2020

November 3, 2019 (11:50 p.m)

Last date for payment of feesNovember 4, 2019 (11:50 p.m)
Application form availability for candidates of J&KNovember 4 to November 8, 2019

Correction Window - start and end date

November 9- 11, 2019

Admit card of IIFT 2020November 19, 2019

IIFT exam date

December 1, 2019

Release of IIFT 2020 Answer KeyDecember 3, 2019
Challenge IIFT 2020 Answer KeyDecember 3, 2019 till December 5, 2019

Announcement of Result

December 11, 2019

Selection procedure

January and February 2020

Final selection results

March 2020

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IIFT 2020 Statistics

It includes the category wise and gender wise number of candidates. Check the below provided table to get more details about IIFT 2020 statistics.

































IIFT Answer Key 2020

National Testing Agency (NTA) activated the link to challenge the IIFT 2020 answer key on December 3, 2019. Students could challenge the IIFT 2020 answer key till December 5, 2019. Also, authorities released the answer key of IIFT along with the question paper officially. Candidates could download the question paper by entering the application number and password. Several known coaching institutes will also release the answer key of IIFT 2020.

IIFT Result 2020

The IIFT 2020 result will be announced on or before December 11, 2019 by NTA. The result of IIFT 2020 will be declared in online mode. Students can download the IIFT scorecard by entering the necessary details. IIFT result 2020 will also include the candidates who have been shortlisted for the next round of selection.

Steps to obtain Scorecard

Step 1 - Students can check their result here by clicking on the link (will be provided as soon as it is made available)

Step 2 - Now enter the IIFT roll number and date of birth.

Step 3 - Click on the submit button

Step 4 - The scorecard of IIFT will be displayed on the screen

Step 5 - Download and take print out of IIFT scorecard

IIFT Merit List 2020

National Testing Agency (NTA) will release the merit list wherein the names of the shortlisted candidates will be mentioned. The shortlisted candidates will have to take part in the group discussion, written test, and personal interview in accordance with their centre preference.

Note- Candidates will be fined Rs 1000 if they want to change the centre which they had opted initially. Students must choose the exam centre carefully in order to avoid any inconvenience.

IIFT Cutoff 2020

The cutoff of IIFT is the minimum marks which the candidates will have to score to be eligible to qualify for the next round of selection. The institute will declare the cutoff for candidates belonging to different categories.

IIFT Selection Process 2020

Students who qualify the entrance exam, they will have to take part in the following rounds.

Round 1- Written test

Round 2- Essay writing

Round 3- Personal interview and group discussion

Students who qualify the above rounds will be offered admission to the IIFT two year MBA international business programme.

IIFT 2020 Counseling Process

IIFT 2020 counseling will be held in the cities that are given below. At the time of counselling, candidates will have to get their documents verified.



Uttar Pradesh


West Bengal









New Delhi

Tamil Nadu


Students are advised to carry the following documents for counseling process-

  • IFT admit card

  • IIFT scorecard

  • Photo identity proof

IIFT Fee Structure

The fee structure of IIFT varies for candidates belonging to different categories. Candidates can check the table that is given below to know the fees which they will have to pay.

Category and Fee



General and OBC Category

Rs.7,60,000/- per annum


Rs.3,50,000/- p.a.

Foreign National /NRI/Children of NRI

US$ 27,500 p.a

Other charges (library, computer, alumni)

Rs. 50,000

IIFT Exam Analysis 2020

National Testing Agency conducted IIFT 2020 nationwide on December 1. After the conclusion of IIFT exam candidates can check the exam analysis of IIFT 2020 by the experts. The experts of various institutes have analyzed the exam and provided information related to the sectional and overall difficulty level of the entrance test as well expected cutoffs for each section. With the help of IIFT 2020 exam analysis candidates can estimate their score.

IIFT Admit Card 2020

IIFT admit card 2020 has been released in online mode on November 19. Students will have to download the admit card of IIFT 2020 by entering the application number, password and security pin. The hall ticket of IIFT 2020 is available only in online mode and will not be sent by post. After downloading the IIFT 2020 admit card, candidates must take its print out and it is compulsory for them to carry it on the day of examination. The IIFT 2020 admit card contains all the details related to the test centre.

IIFT Exam Pattern 2020

IIFT 2020 exam pattern comprises the duration of the exam, marking scheme, type of questions which will be asked in the entrance exam.

Exam pattern of IIFT 2020


Type of questions

Objective type

Duration of exam

120 minutes

Mode of examination

Computer Based mode

Number of sections

Six, namely:

  • English Grammar

  • Vocabulary and Comprehension

  • General Knowledge & Current Affairs

  • Logical Reasoning

  • Data Interpretation

  • Quantitative Analysis

Total marks


Negative Marking


IIFT Syllabus 2020

IIFT 2020 syllabus comprises the topics and subjects from which the questions will be asked in the entrance exam. Candidates can check the topics from which the questions are likely to be asked in IIFT 2020.

Syllabus of IIFT 2020



Logical Ability

  • Comparisons

  • Deductions

  • Coding-Decoding

  • Series & Analysis

  • Input & Output

  • Directions

  • Seating

  • Selections

Data Interpretation

  • Bar Graph

  • Line Graph

  • Pie Chart

  • Table

  • Caselets

General Awareness

  • Politics

  • Business

  • Society

  • Economics

  • Banking

  • History

  • Films

Quantitative Ability

  • Number

  • Geometry

  • Mensuration

  • Logarithms

  • ERPV

  • PPL

  • Probability

  • Permutation & Combination

English Language

  • Grammar

  • Prepositions

  • Phrases

  • Analogy

  • Matching word meaning Synonyms-Antonyms

  • Reading Passages

IIFT Sample Paper 2020

IIFT sample paper 2020 will help the aspirants to get an idea about the type of questions that they will be asked in the entrance exam. By solving the IIFT 2020 sample paper, candidates will get an idea about the type of questions that they will be asked in the final exam. Candidates will be able to assess for themselves which are their strong and weak areas. Students can evaluate themselves and improve accordingly. Sample papers for IIFT 2020 can be downloaded on careers360.com link. Students need to register with their email ids in order to access the sample papers of IIFT 2020.

IIFT 2020 Exam Day Guidelines

  • Students are advised to compulsorily carry the admit card of IIFT 2020

  • Along with the admit card students have to carry other documents for verification

IIFT Eligibility Criteria 2020

National Testing Agency has laid down the IIFT eligibility criteria as per the regulations of the Indian government. The eligibility criteria of IIFT 2020 includes the academic and other parameters which the candidates must meet before they fill the application form of IIFT 2020. Students are advised to be in sync with these criteria and apply accordingly. Refer to the table below to know IIFT eligibility criteria 2020.

Eligibility Criteria of IIFT 2020



Marks Obtained

General / OBC

Graduate in any discipline

Students must obtain a minimum of 50% marks from any recognized or statutory institute/university

Scheduled Castes/ Scheduled Tribes/ Persons with Disabilities

Graduate in any discipline

Such students must obtain a minimum of 45% marks from any recognized or statutory institute/university

Note - Students appearing in the final year of graduation may also apply for IIFT 2020. However, they need to submit their proof of completion of their graduation before October 7, 2020. Failing to submit the proof, the institute can cancel the admission without any acceptance to requests of extension of dates

Age Limit - No prescribed age limit.

IIFT Registration 2020

National Testing Agency (NTA) opened the correction window for IIFT 2020 registration from November 9 to November 11, 2020. The registration process for students of Jammu and Kashmir ended on November 8. The application form of IIFT 2020 was released on September 9, 2019. Authorities opened the window to edit the image in the application form on September 12, 2019. IIFT 2020 registration form was available till November 3 (11:50 p.m) in online mode and candidates could pay the registration fees till November 4 (11:50 pm). Previously the end date to fill the form was October 25 and candidates could pay the fees till October 26. While filing the IIFT application form 2020 students must keep all the documents and information ready before they start registering for IIFT 2020. The fee for the application form has increased to Rs 1,000 from Rs 825 for SC, ST, Transgender and physically handicapped while for others it has been hiked to Rs 2,000 from Rs 1650. Check the steps that are given below to fill the IIFT 2020 application form.

Steps to fill the application form of IIFT 2020

Step 1- Click on the link that has been provided by the authorities.

Step 2- Click on the tab ‘ADMISSION 2020’

Step 3- Fill all the personal, contact and academic details in the registration form of IIFT.

Step 4- Upload the necessary documents

Step 5- Fill the preferred exam centre

Step 6- Proceed for the payment of fees via card or online wallet.

Step 7- Once the details are filled and submitted, students will receive the confirmation mail.

Step 8- Download and take a print out of the confirmation mail.

Note- Candidates can correct the application form particulars from November 5, 2019 till November 7, 2019

IIFT Exam Centres 2020

The National Testing Agency has released the list of exam centres of IIFT 2020 which the candidates have to fill in the application form. According to IIFT, there has been an increase in the number of test cities. IIFT 2020 will be conducted in 41 cities across 86 centers. Previously the entrance test was held in 20 cities. The list of some of the exam centres where IIFT 2020 will be conducted is given below in the table.

Exam Centre States and Union Territories


Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - IIFT 2020

Question: Is there any Management Quota for MBA-IB Programme?


There is no management quota for admission to MBA-IB at IIFT.

Question: Is there any provision for reservation at IIFT for MBA-IB Programme?


Yes, there is a provision of reservation of seats at IIFT for SC, ST, OBC and Physically Challenged Candidates.

Question: What are the minimum eligibility requirements to appear for the test?


 As per the eligibility criteria of IIFT 2020, candidates must have a graduation degree of minimum 3 years in any discipline. They must have secured not less than 50% aggregate marks. SC, ST, PH candidates are eligible for relaxation up to 5% in qualifying marks.

Question: Is there any age criteria for admissions?


No, there is no age bar for the applicants.

Question: Can only GMAT scorers apply for admissions?


Yes, in case the candidate has appeared for any MBA entrance test (XAT/ CAT/ IIFT) in the year of admission in India, he/ she will be considered ineligible for admission.

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At what time will the IIFT results be out?


Hi Vaishnavi

According to NTA (National Testing Agency), the results of IIFT would be announced on 11 December via online mode on their website. The exact time has not been announced.

Once the results are out, the candidates will be provided with a link to check their scores and result. You can click on the link, enter your roll number and date of birth, hit the Submit button and the result would be displayed.

All the best for your results.


i wanna apply for iift 2020 but at that time i would be studying in my 5th sem and i graduate from b,com around may or june 2021 , how can i apply for 2020 exam as i wouldnt have graduated by then? Is it posiible for me apply before graduating ? if possible what is the procedure ?

Yashu Shrivastava 5th Dec, 2019

Hello Niranjan

Sorry to inform you,but you're not eligible to give exam of IIFT. As per IIFT eligibility criteria,a candidate must have bachelor's degree.Final year students can also apply subject to the submission of requisite qualification by October 7, 2020.But you can give it after completing your graduation that is in year 2021.

Hope This Helps

Best Wishes For You!


What could be this years cutoff for other campuses of IIFT (i.e., Kolkata and Kakinada) ?

Hello Vivek,
Hope you are doing well.

You can get here all information regarding IIFT cutoff:

I hope this will help you.

hey I want to know that as IIFT has different cutoffs for general and reserved category students do sectional cutoffs are also different for general reserved category

Harshita Gupta 3rd Dec, 2019


Yes, the cut-off of IIFT varies with category.

For 2018, the cut-off was as follows:

OBC -35.50
General - 30.50
ST category -22.69
SC category -20.02
PH category -23.69

Expected 2019 cutoff-
General- 32.25
OBC category- 27.25
ST category- 20.26
SC category-22.25.

Sectional cut-off differs according to subjects, not with category. It is same for all categories.

For more information, check the link below:

Hope this helps!


By mistake i entered my surname wrong in IIFT application form and missed the correction date. However i was allowed to give exam. I have also mailed the issue and registered the query in IIFT portal but got no response. I am expecting good marks in IIFT. Will my candidtature gets cancelled?

Manidipa Kundu Student Expert 2nd Dec, 2019


see there is no chance of canceling in your candidature, as you have already mailed to the authority regarding the surname issue. you may be asked about the surname regarding document verification process. as if the other details and every thing is matched then you will have no problems regarding this.

best of luck for your future endeavor.

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