IIFT 2018 conducted on December 3; Live updates from test centres

IIFT-conducted-on-Dec-3Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT), one of the most renowned management institutes in the country, conducted IIFT entrance exam on December 3, 2017 (Sunday). More than 50,000 students appeared for IIFT 2018. The timing of the offline exam (paper-pencil mode) was 10:00 a.m to 12:00 p.m. The exam which was conducted at different centres across the country is for admission to IIFT’s two-year full-time MBA programme in International Business. Careers360 brings the live updates of the exam from the test centres.

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IIFT 2018 Exam Centre Reporting Schedule

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Reporting Time (Official)

Last Entry

Exam Timing


9:30 A.M

9:45 A.M

10:00 A.M – 12:00 P.M

Careers360 Live News feed for IIFT 2018


12:10 pm: IIFT takers relate their exam experience to our field correspondents. Most of them found the IIFT a moderately difficult paper.


12:05 pm: The IIFT takers come out of their examination centres.


12:00 noon: IIFT 2018 concludes.


10:00 am: The nationwide IIFT 2018 exam starts in 20 cities across India.


9:55 am: Entry gates at test centres are closed. IIFT aspirants who are reaching now are not allowed to enter the exam centre.


9:45 am: Latecomers are rushing to the entry gates at the test centres.


9:15 am: Entry process starts at the test centres. The centre authorities check the admit cards and the identity proof of the candidates before allowing entry.


9:00 am: Careers360 interacting with the candidates. Test-takers are looking a bit nervous before the exam i.e. pre-exam anxiety.


8:45 am: Candidates outside the test centres are discussing with fellow candidates about the test.


8:30 am: Candidates start pouring in at various test centres.


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The IIFT 2018 was conducted for the MBA (International Business) admission to 2018-20 batch at IIFT Delhi and Kolkata campus. The IIFT cutoff last year for the General category was 48.5. The IIFT 2018 cutoff is expected to stay close to the last year’s figure. The result of IIFT 2018 is expected to be declared in the fourth week of December 2018. Below given is the exam pattern of IIFT 2018 and some other general information related to the exam.


IIFT 2018 Exam Pattern

  • The exam has only objective type questions which are majorly divided into six sections – General Awareness (GA), Verbal Ability (VA), Reading Comprehension (RC), Data Interpretation (DI), Logical Reasoning (LR) and Quantitative Aptitude (QA).

  • All six sections of IIFT 2018 should be completed within the given timeframe of 2 hours.

  • The total number of question in the exam was 114.

  • Each question had four options from which candidates have to select the right answer. The marking scheme for each section may or may not be different. Generally, one-third of the allotted marks to a question is deducted for an incorrect answer.

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