IIFT Exam Calendar

Dec. 3, 2017
Indian Institute of Foreign Trade

IIFT 2018

IIFT 2018: The written exam of Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT) was conducted on on December 3 across 20 cities. Over 50,000 candidates have appeared in the exam. According to IIFT exam analysis, the paper was difficult than last year. There has been change in the IIFT exam pattern with six sections. The exam carried questions from english Grammar, Vocabulary and Comprehension, General Knowledge & Current Affairs, Logical Reasoning, Data Interpretation and Quantitative Analysis. Candidates were given 120 minutes to attempt all the questions, marks allotted for the test was 100. IIFT answer key has been released by coaching institutes. IIFT 2018 result of written test will be declared in the last week of December. On the basis of marks obtained in written test, candidates will be called for Writing Skills Assessment (WAT), Group Discussion (GD) and Interview to be conducted in January or February 2018. Candidates will be offered admission to both the campuses based on their performance in written test, WAT, GD and Interview. There are 220 seats in Delhi campus while that for Kolkata campus there are 140 seats. IIFT is still waiting for UGC’s approval of its Kakinada campus in Andhra Pradesh and classes in the campus is expected to commence soon. Read below for more details on IIFT exam analysis, answer key, cutoff and result.


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IIFT 2018 -New Changes

  • IIFT 2017 was difficult compared to last year.
  • IIFT exam pattern changed this year.
  • The test had six sections - english Grammar, Vocabulary and Comprehension, General Knowledge & Current Affairs, Logical Reasoning, Data Interpretation and Quantitative Analysis.

IIFT 2018 Important Dates

Candidates can check below for IIFT 2018 important dates.

IIFT Important Dates 2018

S.No. Events Dates
1. Release of IIFT notification July 25, 2017
2. Availability of Brochure July 25, 2017
3. Commencement of Application process July 25, 2017
4. End date to apply September 15, 2017 (Earlier date was September 8)
5. Last date to request for changing the test centre November 03, 2017
6. Availability of admit card November 15, 2017
7. Entrance test to be held on December 3, 2017 (Earlier date was November 26)
8 IIFT answer key (unofficial) December 3, 2017
9. Announcement of result Last week of December 2017
10 Announcement of final list of candidates for admission to both campuses Last week of March 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

Note: A new campus of Indian Institute of Foreign Trade in Kakinada, Andhra Pradesh is expected to start within three years. However, the institute is waiting for the approval of UGC and the classes will commence soon.

IIFT Test Cities 2018

The written test was conducted across 20 IIFT exam centres. The WAT, GD and Interview will be conducted at eight cities. Candidates had to enter their preferences of IIFT exam centres while filling the application form. The option to change the exam centre was available till November 3, 2017 on payment of Rs 1000. The exam conducting authority will not entertain any request for change in IIFT exam centres. Candidates can check below some of IIFT exam centres.

IIFT exam centres


WAT, GD and Interview will be conducted in Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Chennai, Delhi, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Lucknow and Mumbai.

IIFT Admit Card 2018

IIFT admit card is available online only. Candidates whose applications have been accepted for IIFT entrance test has been issued admit cards. To download IIFT admit card candidates have to enter their name and application number. The admit card have candidate’s details, address, time and date of exam. Candidates should bring the printout of IIFT admit card along with any of the photo-identity proof such as Passport, Election I-Card, Aadhaar card, Driving License, PAN card or College I-Card to the examination centre on the day of exam. In case there is any error in the details

IIFT 2018 Eligibility Criteria

The candidates applying for Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (Two-Year MBA in International Business) Full Time, must make sure that the candidates fulfil all the eligibility norms. If candidates fail to fulfil 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.

IIFT Application Form 2018

Candidates can access the application form of IIFT 2018 in online mode only. However, candidates must make sure they fulfil 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. Check the points provided below to understand the application process of IIFT 2018.

IIFT Online Application Form 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 candidates email ID.

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.

IIFT Exam Pattern 2018

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 the 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.

IIFT Syllabus 2018

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.

IIFT Result 2018

The result of IIFT 2018 will be available online and the Institute wont be sending scorecards via mail or courier to the candidates 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, the difficulty level of the test, the 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 the previous year.

IIFT Selection Procedure 2018

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 candidates performance in IIFT 2018 entrance test, Written Test, Group Discussion and Personal Interview.

Exam Day Guideline 29 November, 2017 . ravi

IIFT Exam Day Guidelines 2018: Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT) will conduct the written test of IIFT on December 3. The exam will be conducted in a single session from 10 am to 12 pm. IIFT 2018 will be conducted across 20 cities. With just few days left for the test, here are some IIFT exam day guidelines prescribed by the examination authority. MBA aspirants appearing in IIFT have to adhere to these... Read more

Admit Card 20 November, 2017 . anangsha

IIFT Admit Card 2018: The admit card of IIFT has been issued by IIFT on November 15. Candidates have to download their admit cards online by entering their name and application number. IIFT admit card 2018 can be downloaded till December 3. Candidates whose applications have been accepted for IIFT 2018 have been issued admit cards for the written exam. The exam conducting authority will not sent the hard copy of IIFT... Read more

Selection Process 13 September, 2017 . content.teams

IIFT Selection Procedure 2018 – The Delhi, Kolkata and Kakinada campuses of IIFT will have a common selection procedure. The IIFT selection procedure for the Indian nationals can be divided into two steps, which are written test and pre-admission rounds (Group Discussion, Writing Skills & Personal Interview). The IIFT 2018 selection procedure for the Foreign national and NRI candidates, will differ from the... Read more

Registrations 06 September, 2017 . content.teams

How to Register for IIFT 2018 – The application process for IIFT 2018 exam, which is scheduled to be conducted on November 26, has started on July 25, 2017. The candidates can fill and submit the IIFT application form 2018 latest by September 8, 2017. The applicants must fill the IIFT registration form online. However, the IIFT application fee can be paid online or offline. Before submitting the application form,... Read more

Important Dates 31 July, 2017 . govind

As soon as the notification of the much-awaited CAT 2017 exam was announced on November 30, it landed into a controversy due to a clash of exam date with IIFT 2018. According to the notification, the two most sought after MBA exams of India – CAT 2017 and IIFT 2018 are scheduled to be held on same day November 26. The clash of CAT 2017 exam date with IIFT has confused and worried MBA aspirants’ fraternity as... Read more

Application Form 25 July, 2017 . aditya1

The Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT) has announced the schedule of IIFT exam on July 25, 2017. IIFT exam 2018 will be conducted in pen and paper mode on November 26, 2017. The application process of IIFT exam has started. The candidates who want to appear for the exam must fill and submit the application form of IIFT 2018 before September 8, 2017. This year, the candidates can fill the IIFT 2018 application... Read more

Eligibility Criteria 21 August, 2017 . Team EC

Aspirants applying for IIFT 2018 will now to ensure 50% in their Bachelor's to be eligible for the test. For candidates from the reserved category, including, Scheduled Caste, Scheduled Tribe and Persons with Disability, the minimum eligible criteria is 45%. According to an official notification published by Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT), the minimum eligibility percentage is same for Indian and foreign... Read more

Exam Tips 13 September, 2017 . Team EC

Best books for IIFT Preparation – Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT) will be conducting IIFT 2017 entrance test on December 3 for admission to MBA in International Business (IB) programme at its Delhi and Kolkata campuses. With just a few months to go for the test students must start with the preparation. Before preparing for IIFT, aspirants must make sure they are familiar with the exam pattern, syllabus and... Read more

Syllabus 13 September, 2017 . Team EC

IIFT Syllabus 2018 – The MBA aspirants preparing for Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT) entrance test 2018 are advised to get familiar with the syllabus. With the help of IIFT syllabus 2018, aspirants will be able to prepare accordingly and avoid wasting time on unnecessary topics. There are no official announcements regarding the IIFT 2018 syllabus, however, based on previous year examination trend,... Read more

Exam Centre 13 September, 2017 . Team EC

IIFT Test Cities 2018 – Across 20 cities of the nation, the IIFT entrance test 2018 will be held on December 03, 2017. The list of IIFT test cities 2018 is provided in this article. The IIFT application process has started and end date to apply is September 15, 2017. The candidates are advised to select the test centre for IIFT written test and interview according to their convenience in the application form.... Read more