IIFT 2021 Application Form, Exam Dates, Eligibility, Pattern and Syllabus

Indian Institute of Foreign Trade [IIFT]

IIFT - Indian Institute Of Foreign Trade

IIFT is a National level entrance examination for admissions for MBA in International Business in this institute. The admission possibilities for students taking up IIFT 2021 is for MBA with their specializations and the applicants can take admissions for MBA (IB) specializations in the University. IIFT is a National exam that will be conducted by National Test Agency (NTA)

IIFT 2021 is a Common Entrance Exam organized by the NTA, for providing PG management programs with various specializations especially IB. This is to all candidates who are looking for admissions in IIFT. Candidates who meet the eligibility criteria can only appear for this test. The application process for IIFT is affordable with sharing of exam scores with selected University campus of his/ her choice.

The IIFT 2021 exam will be conducted annually but on different dates for different courses. Once the results are out the authority will help in getting into the desired type of management course in Indian Institute of Foreign Trade.

Name of the Examination

 Indian Institute of Foreign Trade Entrance Exam (IIFT)

Exam Conducting Authority

National Test Agency (NTA)

Examination Level

National Level

Examination Mode


Mode of Application


Course offered

MBA (IB) program

IIFT 2021 Exam Date

IIFT competitive exam is known for getting admissions for management course in International Business in Indian Institute of Foreign Trade which will be held as per the schedule released by the concerned authority. Students are always advised to keep a check on some of the tentative dates related to this entrance examination. Here are some of the details that the students will have to keep looking into so as to get updates on the schedule of IIFT 2021 which are mentioned below.

Important events

Tentative Dates Phase 1

IIFT application form

First week of November 2020

Last date for application form submission

Last week of December 2020

Availability of Admit card

Second week of January 2021

Examination Date

Third Week of January 2021

Result announcement

First week of February 2021

GD & PI rounds

Second week of February 2021

IIFT 2021 Eligibility criteria

Students need to be well informed about the specified eligibility criteria by the institute for before appearing for any of the entrance examination, such that any significant events related to eligibility criteria should not be overlooked under any conditions. Before filling out the application form, applicants will have to go through the IIFT 2021 Eligibility Criteria. Here he/she should understand that once the institute committee decides that the student doesn’t fit to the set criteria then the application might be eliminated at any stage of admissions. There is no specified age limit for applying for this IIFT exam.  

  • The Applicants can be both national or foreign candidates applying for MBA (IB) program
  • Applicants who are willing to join for IB program should have passed bachelor’s degree with relevant stream from any recognized institute
  • In this qualifying exam candidates must be passed with minimum aggregate of 50% marks. Candidates of ST/SC/PwD category should have secured minimum of 45% marks.

IIFT 2021 Application Form & fees

Candidates must have an in-depth look into the details regarding IIFT 2021 Application Form:

Tentatively the IIFT 2021 Application Form will be made live and accessible from the first week of November 2020 as announced by the NTA committee and the last due date for the submission of application form with fee will be in the last week of December 2020. IIFT 2021 Application form will be made accessible through online mode on the official website.

The application form for IIFT will be released from November 2021 and students can make sure that they are registered on time for taking up the entrance test.

Step 1: Registration                                                                      

To fill in the IIFT 2021 application form, applicants will have to sign up in order to register, provide details such as name, contact details, email ID, choice of program and more must be submitted. Applicants will obtain the username and password sent to them on their enrolled contact details and email ID after they have completed registration.

Step 2: Application filling and submission                                                       

The student should fill in all the details along with their convenient exam center and then submit the form after which a conformation pop-up will be displayed on the screen and then student should read it and accept.

The IIFT 2021 application form will be shown and the aspirants will have to scrutinize all the details and try to modify and then save it          

Step 3: Uploading Documents/ Photographs     

The submission of documents and photographs is very vital while applying for IIFT and the students will have to upload their scanned copy of recent, passport-size photograph and their signature in digital format as defined in the form. The attached file size that needs to be submitted should be within the given size limit in the form to be valid.

Step 4: Payment of Fees                                                                               

IIFT application fees have to be paid through online mode by using debit card/ credit card or net banking. The application fee for IIFT 2021 is INR 2500/- for the general category, for reserved category it is INR 1000/- and for Foreign candidates it is INR 15000/- which is once transacted becomes re-fundable. Payment link for IIFT 2021 application fees will be live only after the form has been submitted, and the students can continue to pay the fees.

Step 5: Confirmation of IIFT 2021 Application                  

After the transaction of IIFT application fee is done, students will get an online receipt to the contact details given by the student which shows the completion of registration process. The correction of form is made available in the first week of January 2021

Students will also get a mail on their registered email ID where the students will get a document format file of the complete Application Form but it is not required for the applicant to send the form to the authority once the registration is done.

IIFT 2021 Syllabus & Exam Pattern

While preparing to attend IIFT 2021 competitive entrance exam the students must be aware if there are any changes in the exam Pattern which will help them to have complete information like the mode of examination, evaluating criteria, priority sections to concentrate on, if there is any negative marking, type of questions, total number of questions and sections, duration of exam etc. and helps them to have better focus on the entrance test.

IIFT 2021 isa 2 hours or 120 minutes of exam which is accessible in via online (CBT) mode exam for joining for various degree courses here in National level. Here the students will have toattend 123 questions with each question carrying marks ranges from 5 to 1 depending on different sections of the paper. The exam paper has 4 sections to attend with categories such as Logical Reasoning, English Comprehension, Quantitative Analysis and General Knowledge & Awareness. This exam follows objective type question pattern i.e. multiple choice Question format. There is a deduction of 1/3 marks for each wrong answers.

IIFT 2021 Exam Pattern


Exam Mode

Online (CBT)

Exam Medium


Type of questions


No of Questions


Exam Duration

120 mins

Negative marking

-1/3 will be deducted


IIFT 2021 Syllabus

The syllabus for IIFT 2021 there isn’t any particular syllabus as specified by the institute but however the question paper will have questions diversified under 4 different sections as mentioned above and the topics would be related to.

For Logical Reasoning: Topics such as Linear & Matrix Arrangements, Coding & Decoding, Visual & Critical Reasoning, Sequencing, Family Tree Problem, Cause & Effect, Symbol based Problem, etc.

For Vocabulary and Comprehension:Spellings, Word meaning match, Sentence Arrangement, Sentence Completion, Grammar, Synonyms, Phrases, Figure of Speech, Reading Comprehension etc.

For General Knowledge & Current Affairs:Topics such as current scenarios, political, economic, sports awareness, Awards & Awardees, International Affairs, Politics, etc.

For Data Interpretation and Quantitative Analysis:Parentages, HCF & LCM, Vectors, Logarithm, Binomial Expansion, Venn Diagram, Number System, Ratios & Proportions, Time, Distance, Simple interest etc.

IIFT 2021 Admit Card

IIFT 2021 admit card/ hall ticket will be issued to the applicants who have registered themselves for the IIFT exam and have paid the application fees along with it. The admit cards will be published and announced on the official website of the conducting authority by the second week of January 2021 on the official website. The admit card will be mailed to the candidates on their mail ID or they can download it from the official website.

The student must log in to IIFT website and click on the ‘Admit card’ link and enter their login details and download the admit card/ hall ticket. Candidates must go through the complete information printed on the admit card such as the name of the applicant, exam date, venue, time and contact details. They must also add a valid photo ID proof issued by the Government of India to the exam center. They must pin in a recent passport size photograph on the hall ticket as they uploaded in the IIFT application form. It is mandatory rule for all the selected students to carry their admit card at the examination center, if not the student will be restricted from taking up the examination without the admit card along with any other complimenting  ID proof.

Documents Required with IIFT 2021 Admit Card             

In addition to IIFT 2021 admit card/ hall ticket the candidate shall also carry one more valid Photo Id proof to prove their identity such as: 

  • Passport
  • Driving License
  • PAN Card
  • Voter ID
  • Aadhaar ID

IIFT 2021 Results & Score Card

The results of IIFT 2021 will be announced by the first week of February 2021 on the official website NTA. If the candidates have taken the IIFT examination, candidates can look up their results. After the declaration of the result, they can also obtain merit list through the mail.

Applicants can verify their results by using the exam application number and login credentials. The result can be downloaded by candidates. The result as well as the rank list will be published on the official website. The IIFT merit list can be viewed using the login credentials.

IIFT 2021 results and merit list includes details such as student’s name, student’s IIFT registration number, roll number of the applicant, category-wise scores along with overall scores. The exam result and shortlisting of candidates is given along with rank/ merit list on the official website as per the mentioned tentative dates.

Steps to Download IIFT 2021 Results                                        

  • Visit the NTA website
  • Click on ‘IIFT scorecard’ tab
  • Enter your login credentials such as IIFT 2021 user ID and password

Lastly, Download and save the IIFT 2021 result and lastly take a print out             

IIFT 2021 Counselling & Admission

For participation in the IIFT admission or counselling process, all the eligible candidates will be shortlisted according to their merit list. Later GD and PI rounds will be organized for admission of the candidates which is usually in the month of February/ March 2021. While that process is continued students will have to go through the verification process of the submitted documents and certificates.  For admissions in IIFT even the GMAT scores and Interview will be considered for getting into MBA in IIFT only for foreign national candidates. Candidates will have to send their GMAT scorecard copy with the IIFT application form to the authority within the specified period of time.

Cutoff Predictor

IIFT 2021 marginwill be announced on the based on the student’s performance in the entrance test and their results that will get released via online on the official website of the institution. Margin percentage keeps changing depending on various reasons and it is mandatory for applicants to outreach the margin criteria to qualify the examination & to further participation in various processes.

Applicants Category

Cut-Off Margin

UR Applicants


OBC Applicants


SC Applicants


ST Applicants


PH Applicants


List of IIFT 2021 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:-














IIFT Delhi







Contact Address of Administrative Office :

1583 Madurdaha,
Chowbagha Road,
Ward No 108, Borough XII,
Kolkata 700107,
EPABX: 2419 5700 & 2419 5900
Fax: +91-33-2443 2454
Direct Line:
Dr. K. Rangarajan : 033-2443 2450
Head's Office: 033-2443 2451
Finance Section: 033-2443 2452