About IIFT 2021

IIFT is a national-level management entrance exam conducted once in a year by the National Testing Agency (NTA), for admission to MBA (IB) program offered by Indian Institute of Foreign Trade. IIFT 2021 is likely to be conducted in the first week of December 2020, in online or computer-based mode across various exam centres in India. Previous year, in IIFT 2020, around 39,752 candidates had registered for the exam. The application process for IIFT 2021 will be available tentatively from the second week of September and will continue until the first week of November. Before filling the application form, candidates must carefully go through the eligibility criteria. Candidates have to register for the exam in online mode. The result of IIFT 2021 will be declared in the second week of December 2020. Candidates who qualify the exam will be shortlisted for the selection process - Writing Test, GD, and PI which is likely to be conducted in the month of January or February 2021.

IIFT 2021 Highlights

Full Exam Name Indian Institute of Foreign Trade
Short Exam Name IIFT
Conducting Body National Testing Agency
Frequency of Conduct Once a year
Exam Level National Level Exam
Languages English
Mode of Application Online
Application Fee (General) 1650 Rs [Offline] +1 More
Mode of Exam Offline
Mode of Counselling Offline
Participating Colleges 2
Exam Duration 2 Hours

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IIFT 2021 Important Dates

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Upcoming Dates and Events

10 Sep, 2020 - 05 Nov, 2020 (Tentative)

Application | Mode: Online

11 Nov, 2020 (Tentative)

Application Correction - Start Date | Mode: Online

17 Nov, 2020 (Tentative)

Admit Card | Mode: Online

05 Dec, 2020 (Tentative)

Exam | Mode: Online

09 Dec, 2020 (Tentative)

Answer Key | Mode: Online

11 Dec, 2020 (Tentative)

Result | Mode: Online

08 Jan, 2021 - 10 Feb, 2021 (Tentative)

Counselling | Mode: Online

Candidates who wish to apply for the exam must check the IIFT 2021 eligibility criteria before filling the application form. Given below eligibility criteria can be checked by candidates for IIFT 2021 entrance exam- 

1. General category candidates with a minimum 3-year graduation degree in any discipline with 50% marks from a recognised university/institute/college will be eligible to apply.

2. SC, ST and PwD category candidates with minimum 45% marks in graduation will also be able to fill the form.

3. Final year graduation students will also be able to fill the application form.

4. There will be no age limit for candidates to apply for IIFT 2021 entrance exam.

Note that the eligibility criteria remains more or less the same every year.

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Mode of Application : Online

Mode of Payment : Net Banking | Credit Card | Debit Card

The application process of IIFT 2021 will commence tentatively from the second week of September. NTA will allow candidates to fill the IIFT 2021 application form in online mode on the official website. Candidates will be able to fill the IIFT application form 2021 till the first week of November. The IIFT 2020 application process can be filled using the below mentioned steps:

1. Candidates will need to do a primary registration by filling in the personal details, contact number, email id, and password.

2. In the second step, candidates need to fill in the academic and personal details.

3. The third step is the payment of application fee i.e. tentatively Rs. 1650 for General and OBC Category candidates and tentatively Rs. 825 for SC, ST, and PWD category candidates. The application fee will be paid via net banking, credit card, debit card, and DD. The application fee for foreign nationals and NRIs will be Rs. 5500. 

4. In the fourth and final step of the IIFT 2020 application form, candidates will be required to upload the scanned copy of their photograph (size: not more than 50KB) and signature (size: not more than 20KB) in JPEG/JPG format.

5. Make sure that contact number(s) and email id are entered correctly as all communication related to the exam will be sent to those only.

Application Fees

Category Quota Mode Gender Amount
OBC, General Online, Offline Male, Female, Transgender ₹ 1650
OBC, SC, General, ST PWD Online, Offline Male, Female, Transgender ₹ 825

IIFT 2021 Syllabus

English comprehension

General knowledge and awareness

Logical reasoning and quantitative analysis

Candidates who are planning to appear for the entrance exam this year must know the IIFT 2021 exam pattern. It will allow them to know the topics covered in the exam, syllabus, and marking scheme and they can strategies their preparation accordingly. Here are the complete details related to the IIFT exam pattern 2021.

Exam Pattern of IIFT 2021:

ParticularsDetails
SectionsSix
Type of QuestionsMultiple-choice questions
Negative MarkingYes
Duration of Exam120 minutes i.e. 2 hours
Sectional TimeNo

Let us see the IIFT 2021 exam pattern in detail:

  • IIFT will have six sections - English Grammar, Vocabulary and Comprehension, General Knowledge and Current Affairs, Logical Reasoning, Data Interpretation and Quantitative Analysis.
  • The duration of the exam will be two hours. There will be no sectional time limit. The total marks for the exam will be 100. The number of questions keep changing every year. Last year, the exam had 114 questions. The exam has only multiple choice questions. 
  • According to the IIFT 2021 exam pattern, there is negative marking for wrong answers and there is a differential marking scheme. 

Admit card is the must-have document for every candidate to appear for IIFT 2021 exam. Candidates need to carry the IIFT 2021 admit card to the exam centre on the day of the exam. Only the candidates who will fill and submit the application form of IIFT 2021 along with the application fee would be able to download the admit card. Given below details can be checked by candidates:

  • The admit card of IIFT 2021 will be available tentatively in the third week of November
  • Candidates will be able to download the IIFT admit card 2021 with the help of their registered id and password
  • Candidates need to carry the admit card to the exam centre on the day of the exam along with a photo id proof - Driving License, Aadhar id card, Election id card, Passport
  • Without the admit card, no candidate will be allowed to write the IIFT 2021 exam
  • Candidates need to keep the admit card till the end of the admission process as it would be required at every stage of the admission

IIFT 2021 Exam Centers

State City
Arunachal Pradesh Itanagar
Assam Dibrugarh
Guwahati
Jorhat
Silchar
Tezpur
Andaman and Nicobar Islands Port Blair
Andhra Pradesh Anantapur
Bhimavaram
Chirala
Chittoor
Eluru
Guntur
Kadapa
Kakinada
Kurnool
Nellore
Ongole
Rajahmundry
Srikakulam
Tirupathi Naidu Palli
Vijayawada
Visakhapatnam
Vizianagaram
Narasaraopet
Proddatur
Surampalem
Bihar Bhagalpur
Darbhanga
Gaya
Muzaffarpur
Patna
Purnea
Arrah
Chhattisgarh Bhilai Nagar
Bilaspur
Raipur
Chandigarh Chandigarh
Daman and Diu Daman
Diu
Delhi New Delhi
Delhi
Dadra and Nagar Haveli Dadra & Nagar Haveli
Gujarat Ahmedabad
Gandhinagar
Anand
Bhavnagar
Jamnagar
Junagadh
Mehsana
Rajkot
Surat
Vadodara
Valsad
Himatnagar
Goa Panaji
Himachal Pradesh Bilaspur
Hamirpur
Kangra
Shimla
Solan
Mandi
Una
Kullu
Haryana Ambala
Faridabad
Gurugram
Hisar
Karnal
Kurukshetra
Panipat
Sonipat
Yamuna Nagar
Jharkhand Bokaro
Dhanbad
Jamshedpur
Ranchi
Hazaribagh
Jammu and Kashmir Baramulla
Jammu
Samba
Srinagar
Leh
Karnataka Belagavi
Bellary
Bengaluru
Bidar
Davanagere
Gulbarga
Hassan
Dharwad
Mangaluru
Mysuru
Shivamogga
Tumakuru
Udupi
Mandya
Kerala Alappuzha
Ernakulam
Idukki
Kannur
Kasaragod
Kollam
Kottayam
Kozhikode
Malappuram
Palakkad
Pathanamthitta
Thiruvananthapuram
Thrissur
Lakshadweep Kavaratti
Meghalaya Shillong
Manipur Imphal
Madhya Pradesh Balaghat
Betul
Bhopal
Chhindwara
Gwalior
Indore
Jabalpur
Rewa
Sagar
Satna
Ujjain
Maharashtra Ahmednagar
Akola
Amravati
Aurangabad
Chandrapur
Dhule
Jalgaon
Kolhapur
Latur
Mumbai City
Navi Mumbai
Nagpur
Nanded
Nashik
Pune
Raigad
Ratnagiri
Sangli
Satara
Solapur
Thane
Wardha
Mizoram Aizawl
Nagaland Dimapur
Kohima
Odisha Balasore
Berhampur
Bhubaneswar
Cuttack
Dhenkanal
Rourkela
Sambalpur
Punjab Amritsar
Bathinda
Jalandhar
Ludhiana
Pathankot
Patiala
Fatehgarh Sahib
Sangrur
Puducherry Puducherry
Rajasthan Ajmer
Alwar
Bikaner
Jaipur
Jodhpur
Kota
Sikar
Sri Ganganagar
Udaipur
Sikkim Gangtok
Tripura Agartala
Telangana Hyderabad
Secunderabad
Karimnagar
Khammam
Mahabubnagar
Nalgonda
Warangal (Urban)
Tamil Nadu Chennai
Coimbatore
Cuddalore
Kanchipuram
Kanyakumari
Madurai
Namakkal
Salem
Thanjavur
Thoothukudi
Tiruchirappalli
Tirunelveli
Tiruvallur
Vellore
Virudhunagar
Uttarakhand Dehradun
Haldwani
Haridwar
Nainital
Pantnagar
Roorkee
Uttar Pradesh Agra
Aligarh
Allahabad
Bareilly
Faizabad
Ghaziabad
Gorakhpur
Noida
Greater Noida
Jhansi
Kanpur
Lucknow
Mathura
Meerut
Moradabad
Muzaffarnagar
Sitapur
Varanasi
West Bengal Asansol
Burdwan
Durgapur
Hooghly
Howrah
Kalyani
Kolkata
Siliguri

Documents Required at Exam

  • IIFT admit card
  • Photo identity proof
  • Passport size photograph

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The result of IIFT 2021 exam will be declared tentatively in the second week of December, 2020. Both the result and scorecard will be available in online mode. IIFT will release the names of shortlisted candidates for the second round of interview. More details are given below:

  • Candidates will be able to check the IIFT result 2021 on the official website of the exam.
  • The result will be available in the form of a scorecard where candidates will be able to check the sectional as well as the overall score. 
  • Candidates will be able to download the scorecard in the form of a pdf file by logging in to the official website with their seven-digit IIFT roll number and date of birth.
  • On the basis of the score, candidates will be shortlisted for the selection rounds - Writing test, GD, and PI. 
  • The final IIFT 2021 result or selection will be based on the overall performance in all the rounds.

National Testing Agency, NTA the conducting body of the exam will announce the IIFT 2021 cutoff along with the result which is likely to be declared in online mode. Given below details can be checked by candidates with reference to the cutoff of IIFT 2021:

  • The minimum marks required to qualify for the selection rounds will be called the IIFT 2021 cutoff
  • The cutoff depends on various factors including the difficulty level of test, the total number of test-takers, number of seats available, etc
  • Candidates who meet the IIFT cutoff criterion as announced by IIFT Delhi will be called for the selection rounds - Writing test, GD, and PI 
  • The shortlisted candidates will be assigned a centre for the selection rounds. The list of centres includes Ahmadabad, Mumbai, Delhi, Chennai, Lucknow, etc.,
  • The cutoff of IIFT 2021 will be different for each category.

The selection process of IIFT 2021 will start after the announcement of the result.  

  • Based on the IIFT 2021 cutoff, candidates will be shortlisted for the selection process
  • The IIFT 2020 selection process will include - Writing test, Group Discussion and Personal Interview
  • The weightage given to each round is different. And the final selection of a candidate will be based on the overall performance in all the rounds including the IIFT 202

IIFT 2021 GD and PI Process

Both Group Discussion (GD) and Personal Interview (PI) round are an integral part of the selection process of IIFT 2021. Tentatively, the selection process will be conducted in the month of January/February 2021. And the final IIFT 2021 result, the list of selected candidates for admission, is likely to be announced in the month of March.

GD and PI rounds are conducted to judge the communication skills, confidence level, interaction skills, personality, and possibly the knowledge of current affairs of the candidates. Apart from the writing test which is also the part of the selection process, candidates need to perform well in these two rounds to get the admission offer. 

For the writing test, GD and PI, IIFT Delhi will allocate the centres to the shortlisted candidates. These centres will be - Bengaluru, Chennai, Mumbai, Delhi, Kolkata, Lucknow, etc.

IIFT 2021 Counselling Centers

State City
Tamil Nadu Chennai
Karnataka Bengaluru
Delhi New Delhi
Maharashtra Mumbai
Telangana Hyderabad
West Bengal Kolkata
Uttar Pradesh Lucknow

Documents Required at Counselling

  • IIFT admit card
  • IIFT scorecard
  • Photo identity proof

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Question: How good is IIFT?

Answer:

Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT) is one of the premier B-Schools in India. Both IIFT (Delhi) and IIFT (Kolkata) are counted among top ten grade B-Schools.

Question: Which B-schools accept IIFT Entrance test scores?

Answer:

IIFT Entrance test scores are accepted by IIFT New Delhi, Kolkata and Kakinada campus.

Question: What is the flagship course offered at IIFT?

Answer:

The flagship course of IIFT is considered to be MBA - IB.

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

Answer:

No, there is no management quota for admission to MBA-IB at IIFT.

Questions related to IIFT

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Hi mam i have 129 marks in iift i have got a call Sc Category Chances of final convert and composite score for Sc candidate as per previous trend?

Sampriti Student Expert 30th Jan, 2020
IIFT 2020 has released its shortlist and has a total of 420 seats in all the 3 campuses  combined. As per their reservation criteria 15 percent of the total seats are reserved for students falling in SC category. But your final conversion will depend on your performance in the written skill assessment, GD and PI rounds. Moreover you'll also be questioned on your CV from that the Institute requires you to fill once to get a call. If you perform well in those rounds you can easily get through.

Good Luck
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I have been shortlisted for second round in iift. there is a mistake in my application .. for category general (bc creamy layer ) it is gen ews. i have sent queries regarding the issue and got no replies. can someone help me with this issue please?

Sampriti Student Expert 27th Jan, 2020
If you've got a call you must attend the selection process. Before they start the process they'll review all your documents as well as application form. So you can ask them there if you can attend the process. They usually let students appear for the process even if there's some mistake.
And in the interview you can try to convince them. If they find you as a desirable candidate there won't be any problem with that.

Good Luck
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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.


507 Views

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

VA-RC:

  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.

LR-DI:

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

Quant:

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

Hope this helps

71 Views

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 :
https://bschool.careers360.com/articles/iift-eligibility-criteria/amp
Hope it's helpful to you !
All the best.
Thankyou .

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