IIFT Exam: 2020 Application, Eligibility, Syllabus & Pattern

Indian Institute of Foreign Trade [IIFT]

IIFT - Indian Institute Of Foreign Trade

IIFT or Indian Institute of Foreign Trade is recognized to be among the well-renowned business schools in India and accredited by ‘A’ Grade NAAC. This institute organizes a national level entrance test every year which is known as IIFT Entrance Exam. This entrance examination is conducted for students who are willing to seek admission in the Management programs of IB or International Business. This test contributes to being a self-organization test that will be conduct on December 3.

Interested candidates can apply for appearing in IIFT . It is mandatory to check the eligibility criteria before appearing for the test. Failing to meet the eligibility norms can lead to disqualification at a later off stage. The application form of IIFT can be filled both offline and online. Candidates can fill the application form in any mode in accordance with the convenience. In offline mode, the form can be purchased from an office at Kolkata and Delhi.

After the application form is filled by the candidate and the Institute receives the same with the prerequisite enclosures, there will be update on the online database. Students will be able to view the status of the application online. Application fees can be paid through debit card, credit card, demand draft, etc.

The selection of candidates is done in accordance with Group Discussion, Written Test, Interview, Essay Writing etc. The entrance test was conducted in the cities of Bangalore, Kolkata, Ahmedabad, Mumbai, Indore, Jaipur, Delhi, Hyderabad, Nagpur, etc. The entrance test is known to be a multiple choice type written the examination. The test is conducted in the English language. The test paper consists of the areas of Quantitative Analysis, Logical Reasoning, English Comprehension, General knowledge, and Awareness. There are 125 multiple choice questions in the paper. There is a negative marking of 1/4 for every wrong answer. There is a time allotment of 2 hours for completing the test paper. 

IIFT Exam Date

IIFT examination will be conducted tentatively on the 4th week of November. Results of the examination will be declared tentatively on the 4th week of December.

The following are the important dates of the IIFT entrance exam :

IIFT Registration

July 25

Deadline for receipt of Application (Gen/SC/ST/OBC)

September 15

Admit Card of IIFT 2018

November 15

IIFT entrance exam

December 3

IIFT Eligibility criteria

Candidates who are willing to apply for this IIFT entrance test must fulfill the eligibility criteria. There is no age limit for appearing in the examination. The student should have a graduation degree in any discipline from a recognized university. The bachelor degree hold by the candidate should be at least 3 years. 

IIFT Application Form & fees

The notification for IIFT was released officially on 15th June . Candidates need to submit the application form for appearing in the entrance examination. Candidates can avail the application form both in offline as well as online mode. The candidate can fill the application from the official website of the institute.

The applications can be availed from IIFT office at Kolkata or Delhi in offline mode. General candidates require to pay an application fee of Rs, 1550 whereas schedule caste and schedule tribe candidates need to pay fees of Rs. 775. The application fees for a foreign candidate is the US $80. Application fees can be paid via demand draft, credit and debit card.

IIFT Syllabus & Exam Pattern

The examination pattern of IIFT alters every year. There are approximately 125 multiple choice questions in the question paper. The paper is divided into four sections which are inclusive of Reading Comprehension & General Awareness, Quantitative Ability, Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning, and Verbal Ability. There is individual marking scheme for every section.

There will be a deduction of 1/3 marks for every wrong answer. The question paper comes in the English language. The examination is conducted both in pen and paper mode. There is a time allotment of 2 hours for completing the question paper.

IIFT Admit Card

After the successful completion of the application form, IIFT sends admit card via post to all the candidates. students receive admit card till the second week of November. If admit card does not reach the candidate until second week of November, they can download the same from the official website of IIFT. 

IIFT Results & Score Card

The results of IIFT were announced on forth weeks of  December. Students can check their result on the official website by entering roll number, date of birth etc. It is recommended to take a printout of the score card and keep it safe till admission of IIFT. Declaration of final selection list will be done tentatively in the month of March.

IIFT Counselling & Admission

Admission of students will be done in IIFT on the basis of Written Test, Interview, Group Discussion and essay writing. The admission will start after the publication of results. The written test will be conducted tentatively on 26th November. It is mandatory to attend counseling by the candidates who are willing to seek admission in the management courses offered by IIFT.

IIFT Participating Colleges

IIFT is a self-organized entrance test by Indian Institute of Foreign Trade. The institute was established by the Government of India in the year of 1963. Candidates clearing IIFT entrance examination can seek admission in IIFT colleges in Kolkata and Delhi. 

List of IIFT examination centres

The complete details of the test city will be provided on the admit card. If required IIFT can delete or add any center. If the candidates asked for the exam center change, they have to pay a fee Rs.500/- via DD in favor of IIFT payable at Delhi.


Following are the test centers:-

Ahmedabad

Chennai

Hyderabad

Kolkata

Allahabad

Coimbatore

Indore

Lucknow

Bengaluru

Dehradun

Jaipur

Mumbai

Bhubaneshwar

IIFT Delhi

Jamshedpur

Nagpur

Chandigarh

Guwahati

Kochi

Visakhapatnam

Contact Address of Administrative Office :

KolKata ADDRESS
1583 Madurdaha,
Chowbagha Road,
Ward No 108, Borough XII,
Kolkata 700107,
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