IIFT 2018 conducted on December 3; Live updates from test centres
Vikas Gaur, 03 Dec 2017, #IIFT
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Indian 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


Reporting Time (Official)

Last Entry

Exam Timing


9:30 A.M

9:45 A.M

10:00 A.M – 12:00 P.M

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

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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.


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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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i scored 56 percent in both 10+2 so i am eligible for xlri iift like collage

Rehan Alam Student Expert 12th Nov, 2019

Dear Aspirant,

Yes you are eligible for both the exams as for XLRI Jamshedpur there is no minimum requirement of marks for appearing in the exam and for the Indian Institute of foreign trade, cutoff marks are 50% in any graduation for general category students.

Hope this helps. Thanks.


is there any extra time given to a physically disabled person in IIFT exam just like in CAT for every hour 20 minutes are given extra??

Manidipa Kundu Student Expert 10th Nov, 2019


see in information brochure there is nothing mention about extra timing facility for pwd candidates. the admission will be followed by written test of 12 minutes, WAT, gd, AND PERSONAL INTERVIEW ROUNDS. i WOULD SUGGEST YOU TO CONTACT WITH THE EXAM CONTROLLING AUTHORITY REGARDING THIS.

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how do i prepare for iift? are there any books i can refer to or online guides? what about exam pattern? and what about current affairs that are asked and the gk..

Ronak Gala Student Expert 1st Nov, 2019

Manage your time accordingly in the exam. That's where a bit of competition ends as people get confused about how to progress. For this you'll need to solve lots of mock exams to be thorough with the habit. Quant is slightly higher than CAT with the focus on geometry, modern math, compared to basic arithmetic. GK is a separate section and it is focused on business awareness with a sprinkling of static and general GK questions.

Coming to the books part, then solve  50 gears papers a book by Ajay Singh and TK SINHA. For verbal ability and reading comprehension section, Word Power Made Easy’ – by Norman Lewis and ‘ Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension for the CAT’ - by Nishit K Sinha.

To check the exam pattern and other details regarding to IIFT exam, refer to our website..


Best wishes. Thank you.


If I upload OBC certificate and not the NCL certificate in IIFT Form. Is there any chance that my application will get rejected ?

Manidipa Kundu Student Expert 31st Oct, 2019


reservation in government vacancy is for obc-ncl category. you will not get reservation for obc and if you provide wrong documents there  is chances for cancellation of your application.

hope you may understand.


Can we change Exam Center of IIFT Exam after successfully filling the form

Shagufa Zareen Student Expert 10th Nov, 2019

Hello Aspirant,

No you can't change the exam center after successfully submitted the form. But you can email the respective authority stating your problem.

Contact info

IIFT Bhawan, B-21,
Qutab Institutional Area,
New Delhi - 110016 ,
Tel: +91-11-39147200
Fax: +91-11-26853956

Good luck

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