IIFT 2018 – With the developments in the International Market, the Indian domestic market is subsequently effected. Thus, this leads to increase in the demand of experts and professionals who can handle things smoothly in the international business environment. The Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT) is one of the renowned institutions of the nation who meets the demand of providing experts in International Business. The MBA International Business programme of IIFT 2018 is one of the most awaited entrance tests for management aspirants. Every year, around 45,000 MBA aspirants appear for the test. There are two campuses of IIFT, which are Delhi and Kolkata. The notification is expected to be announced soon and the application process is expected to commence from second week of July 2017. The entrance test is scheduled to be held on November 26, 2017. The test will be held for admission in a pen-paper mode for admission to the 343 seats in IIFT Delhi campus and 240 seats in IIFT Kolkata campus. The duration of the test is two hours and there will be a total of 124 questions. In the last week of December 2017, the result is expected to be announced. Go through this article for more details on IIFT 2018, important dates, eligibility, application form, syllabus, etc.
IIFT 2018 Dates – Tentative Schedule
The dates for Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT) 2018 is yet to be announced. Candidates who are preparing for IIFT MBA-IB must make sure that they are familiar with the dates. The candidates who are familiar with the schedule won’t miss deadlines. Check the table below for the list of tentative dates.
|IIFT Important Dates 2018|
|1.||Announcement of notification||Second week of July 2017|
|2.||Release of Brochure||Second week of July 2017|
|3.||Application process starts||Second week of July 2017|
|4.||End date to apply||First week of September 2017|
|5.||Availability of admit card||Third week of November 2017|
|6.||Entrance test to be held on||Last week of November 2017|
|7.||Announcement of result||Last week of December 2017|
|8.||Announcement of final list of candidates for admission to both campuses||Last week of March 2018|
Note – The dates provided in the table above will be updated with the announcement of IIFT 2018.
IIFT MBA-IB 2018 – Quick Glance
Some facts about Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (Delhi and Kolkata campuses) are –
- Name of the exam – IIFT (Two-Year MBA in International Business) – Full Time
- Commonly Known as – IIFT
- Level of Exam – National
- Conducting Body – Indian Institute of Foreign Trade
- Exam Type – Written
- Types of Questions – Objective type
- Participating Institutes – IIFT Delhi and Kolkata Campus
The candidates applying for Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (Two-Year MBA in International Business) – Full Time, must make sure that the candidates fulfill all the eligibility norms. If candidates fail to fulfill all the eligibility norms of the test, then they will be disqualified on or before the counselling rounds.
- The candidates must be a graduate (minimum 3 years duration) in any discipline from a recognized University.
- Candidates in the final year of the qualifying examination are also eligible to apply. However, these candidates are required to provide the proof of their qualification before the course starts i.e. beginning of October.
- There no age criteria for the test.
- There are no criteria for nationality.
Candidates can access the application form of IIFT 2018 in both online as well as offline mode. However, candidates must make sure they fulfill all the eligibility norms before applying for the test. While filling in the application form, candidates must make sure that they enter all the details correctly. Any error in the application details may disqualify the candidates on or before the counselling rounds. One can apply for the test in two methods, i.e. Online and Offline. Check the points provided below to understand the application process of IIFT 2018.
Online Mode – With the availability of the application form, candidates can follow the steps provided below to apply online –
Step 1: Click on the link provided on this page.
Step 2: Select the Category under which the candidate will apply.
Step 3: Enter all the required details to register. On successful registration, candidates will receive the application number on their registered email ID.
Step 4: Login with the application number and password to access the application form.
Step 5: Pay the requisite application fee.
Steps 6: On completion of the application process, a confirmation mail will be sent to the candidate’s email ID.
Offline Mode – In order to apply for the test via offline mode, candidates are required to follow the steps provided below –
Step 1: Draw a Demand Draft or pay cash to purchase the IIFT 2018 Prospectus and Application Form.
Step 2: Fill in the application form with all the necessary details.
Step 3: Attach or paste the necessary documents.
Step 4: Send it to the Institute.
Also, candidates request the Institute through a written application and providing their address to get the application form and prospectus delivered. Also, candidates are required to send a Demand Draft of the requisite fee. The candidates belonging to a reserved category must send the documents supporting their reservation. Also, two self-addressed adhesive stickers/name slips are to be sent with the application.
IIFT 2018 Application Fee
The application fee for IIFT is non-refundable. Candidates can pay the fee via online as well as offline mode. To pay the application fee online, candidates can opt for Credit Card or Debit Card. In order to make payments via offline mode, candidates are required to draw a Demand Draft in favour of “Indian Institute of Foreign Trade” payable at New Delhi.
While filling in the application form, candidates will be able to select the test cities according to their preference. While entering the test city, candidates must make sure that the place is convenient to travel so that they can reach the examination centre on time. On the day of the test, candidates are required to reach the venue on time along with the admit card and a valid photo ID. To change the provided test centre, candidates are required to submit a valid reason. Also, to change the exam centre, a time-period will be provided.
The admit card for IIFT will be available in online mode as well as offline mode and will be issued only to those candidates who have submitted the application form within the end date. The hall ticket will contain details about the candidate, address of exam venue, timings, rules of the examination, etc. The Institute will also send the admit card to the registered address of the candidates via post. To download the admit card online, candidates are required to enter their name and application number. On downloading the hall ticket, candidates must check the details printed on it and make sure they are error free. In case of any error in the admit card details, candidates must inform the exam officials to rectify the error.
Candidates must note that if they fail to carry the hall ticket to the examination hall on the day of the test, then they will not be allowed to enter the exam hall and write the test.
The entrance test will be held in a paper-based mode and the question booklet will contain Multiple Choice Questions. The total number of questions is not fixed and duration of the test is 120 minutes. The questions will be divided into 4 sections and candidates can expect around 124 – 128 questions. The marking scheme of each of the sections varies from each other. Also, the marks per question will vary, however, one-third of the marks will be deducted for wrong answer. The total marks of the test are 100 only. Last year, there was a total of 123 questions and difficulty level of the test was moderate.
There is no definite syllabus for IIFT, however, after analysing various sample papers and previous year question papers, the questions are mainly asked from 3 different sections, which are –
- English Language,
- General Knowledge & Awareness, and
- Logical Reasoning & Quantitative Analysis.
For more details on IIFT Syllabus, candidates can click on the sub-head above.
The result of IIFT 2018 will be available online and the Institute won’t be sending scorecards via mail or courier to the candidate’s registered address. The result will provide the list of candidates shortlisted for Essay Writing, Group Discussion and Personal Interview rounds. After the conclusion of the pre-admission rounds, the final merit list will be prepared. The final selection list will be available in pdf format and the name of candidate, roll number and application number. Candidates can know more about the IIFT 2018 result by clicking on the sub-head above.
IIFT 2018 Cutoff
The Institute will release the cutoff scores after considering various factors such as the total number of test takers, difficulty level of the test, number of seats, etc. The cutoff scores will be applied to screen the candidates in the second stage of admission process. Only the candidates who qualify the minimum cutoff marks will be allotted a seat according to their preference and merit. However, the cutoff marks will vary with the campus and category of the candidate. It is expected that the cutoff scores will remain similar to that of previous year.
Last year, 1973 candidates were shortlisted for written test, group discussion and personal interview. Here, candidates will be shortlisted on the basis of their IIFT 2018 score. These shortlisted candidates must participate in the Written Test, Group Discussion and Personal Interview rounds. The final result will be the list of shortlisted candidates for admission rounds. This list will be prepared on basis of candidate’s performance in IIFT 2018 entrance test, Written Test, Group Discussion and Personal Interview. Know more about the IIFT Selection Procedure 2018 by clicking on the sub-head above.