IIFT Entrance Exam 2021

IIFT Entrance Exam (MBA - IB): Exam Information

IIFT exam is conducted by IIFT Delhi (Indian institute of foreign trade – Delhi) and focuses on implementing the traits of international business in the students. The institute has two different campuses, at Delhi and Kolkata.

Every year more than 600 seats are provided by the institution for the eligible candidates to study MBA in international business, popularly known as IIFT MBA – IB.

For the 600 seats to be allotted 75000+ students apply for the exam year after year and the final 3000 are shortlisted for the GD-PI rounds. This speaks about the toughness of the examination and the level of preparation and planning needed to clear the examination.

The planning and preparation gets better with an overview of the examination and the PaGaLGuY experts present the same to the IIFT exam aspirants here.

Indian Institute of Foreign Trade is accepting applications for the IIFT MBA (IB) 2019-2021 [Master of Business Administration in International Business] at New Delhi, Kolkata & Kakinada (Andhra Pradesh) Campuses for the academic year 2019-2021. Admission is on the basis of an entrance exam conducted by IIFT itself.

MBA in International Business: Overview

IIFT’s flagship MBA in International Business is a six-trimester general management programme focusing in particular on International Business. The institute aims to develop a competent cadre of business execs to meet India’s growing requirements for personnel adept in the field of International Business Management.

About IIFT

IIFT offers a range of programmes from Ph.D. to a Diploma and Certificate Courses in International Business. The MBA in International Business in Delhi and Kolkata campus still remains the flagship programme for the Institute. The Institute offers programmes in full-time as well as part-time mode of study.

IIFT came into existence in 1963 to bolster trade-related academics. From then to now, IIFT has emerged as a leading B-School in Asia Pacific. It is also a hub of research for foreign trade and policy matters.

  • In 2015, the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) recognized IIFT as a Grade ‘A’ institution.
  • The National Institute Ranking Framework (NIRF) ranked it as 23rd under Management in 2018.

IIFT 2020-21 Important Date

IIFT Exam 2020-21 Important dates – 

IIFT Exam Notification Third week of August, 2020
Registration Start Date 06-Nov-2020
Deadline for Registration 20-Dec-2020
Application Fee Rs.2000/- (Under Revision)
Deadline to Submit a Request for change of Test Centre First week of Jan, 2021
Fee for replacement of IIFT Exam Centre Rs.1000/-
Admit Card Download Starts 11-Jan-2021
Exam date 24-Jan-2021
Exam Result Date Anytime soon

Important note for foreign and NRI IIFT Delhi aspirants: The candidates can apply for IIFT Delhi by their GMAT scores in the month of Feb 2020, tentative date is 15 Feb 2020 ( for NRI and foreign nationals of India only).

While it is good to know about the important dates for the IIFT exam date, the most significant date is the candidate’s ‘IIFT preparations start date’, and the sooner the better it is.

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IIFT 2021 Eligibility Criteria

The IIFT exam is highly fair and allows all degree holders, both fresher and the experienced to take the examination. Following table can help you understand better about IIFT exam eligibility: –

Particulars Eligibility criteria

There are no age restrictions for IIFT exam whatsoever


All degree holders and the students in final year of their degree can appear for IIFT 2019

Qualifying Percentage in degree

Minimum 50% for General category and 45% for SC/ST students

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IIFT 2021 Registration

Registration process for the IIFT 2020 is started from 06-Nov-2020, we suggest you to keep the documents ready by understanding the following process:

  • The IIFT exam aspirants are expected to register on https://iiftreg.onlinereg.in/ with their basic details and create their login credentials
  • The next set of processes would include filling up forms to disclose personal details, academic details, work experiences, special achievements, additional certificate programs etc. You will also need a soft copy of your photograph with white background and scanned image of your signature
  • Important Note : IIFT exam aspirants should fill the centre details of IIFT exam carefully, as there is an additional fee of INR 1000/- for change of IIFT exam centre
  • The final part of the registration process is pay fees for IIFT exam and download the receipt

A wise candidate keeps all this ready and enrolls himself/herself for the IIFT exam as early as possible. This will help them to avoid last minute rush and helps them for better IIFT exam preparation.

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IIFT 2021 Exam Pattern

More importantly, the examination paper – pencil mode and not computer based test (CBT). Therefore, the student should practice on the OMR sheet samples, for better speed in the examination.

The following table gives you fair idea about the IIFT exam pattern:


What is it about?

Number of questions

Quantitative Aptitude – QA

It is all about the ability of a candidate to comprehend numbers and be able to get meaningful results – Mathematics and basics of statistics are involved


Verbal ability and reading comprehension – VARC

The test here is about the ability of a candidate to comprehend and understand the English language, to such an extent that they can handle businesses later in real time world


Data interpretation and logical reasoning – DILR

The capabilities to apply both Mathematical and English skills to arrive at a logical decision


General Knowledge – GK

Current affairs, Books and authors, films, science, Awards and recognitions, politics, currencies, history with dates, culture, personalities etc. – Both static and current general knowledge is to be prepared for IIFT exam


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IIFT 2021 Syllabus

The IIFT syllabus is mostly designed based on the application of high school mathematics and English.

Apart from the regular subjects of most of the MBA entrance exams, IIFT exam expects the candidate to be well versed with the General knowledge (GK).

The marking scheme is different for the IIFT exam and each question can have a weightage of 0.5 marks to 1 mark each and the every wrong answer 1/3rd of the total mark of that question will be deducted additionally.

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IIFT 2021 Admit Card

The admit card for IIFT exam 2020 will be issued to all successfully registered candidates, at least a month a before the IIFT exam. Therefore, the candidate can expect the admit card for IIFT exam 2020, latest by Nov 2020.

The candidate is expected to login to their registered accounts on official website of IIFT and download their respective admit cards.

Once the admit card is received check for the details like Name, roll number, centre of examination and any mismatches with actuals can be reported through official website of IIFT, provided the details during the registration process were the same.

The admit card will be signed on the day of IIFT exam and should be saved till the end of counseling sessions and IIFT selection process.

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IIFT 2021 Result

The IIFT result date is Anytime soon.

To access one’s result, the candidate need to login on to official website of IIFT and can check their results. The online copy of results can be printed for further processes.

While understanding of the IIFT exam, IIFT syllabus and IIFT exam patterns are equally essential, the next step to this becomes very crucial, which is planning and preparation.

For better preparation of IIFT exam and even post that till your admissions, PaGaLGuY promises to be with you.

Join our IIFT 2020 group here now and get going ahead with your preparations. Don’t forget to get your friends along.

All the best!!

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IIFT Cutoff

The Indian Institute of Foreign trade has been dominating the trade front studies for quite a long time and the motivated transition in the front is a comparative analysis of how far they have come from their inception.

From the rising need for MBA programs and also a clear study path in the terms of trade and excelling in them IIFT has had a detailed examination pattern that students from every nook and corner of the country look forward to in order to take a step towards the future in foreign trade relations in terms of finance and management.

Mentioned below are the expected cut offs for the campus of mainly Delhi, Calcutta and Kakinada:

Name of the Topics Topic -wise Highest Marks gainable The expected Delhi campus Cut off score The expected Calcutta campus Cut off The expected Kakinada campus Cut off

General Awareness

   9  1   0.85    0.80

Verbal Ability

  15  4   3.5    3
Reading Comprehension   16  3   2.5    2
Quantitative Aptitude   20  4.5   4    3.5
Logical Reasoning   20  5.5   5    4.5
Data Interpretation   20  3-4   3    3

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