IIFT 2024: Application Form, Important Dates, Eligibility Criteria, Result

National Testing Agency is responsible for organizing the IIFT entrance exam for admission to MBA- International Business courses. Indian Institute of Foreign Trades (IIFT) is deemed to be a university. It is considered one of the top-ranked management colleges in the NIRF MBA ranking.

IIFT exam is a national-level management entrance exam organized every year. Through IIFT, candidates will be selected for MBA admission in its campuses i.e., Delhi, Kolkata, and Kakinada. Eligible and interested candidates must apply for the exam through online mode.

It is expected that the IIFT exam 2024 is going to be held in December 2023. Candidates can check complete details regarding IIFT 2024 including registration, eligibility, selection, result, etc. from the article below.

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IIFT Important Dates 2024

Aspirants can check the tentative schedule regarding the IIFT management test 2024 from the table below.

IIFT NTA EventsDates (tentative)
The process of IIFT registration 2024 will commence fromOctober 2023
Last date for IIFT application form submissionNovember 2023
Correction facility ends onNovember 2023
Availability of admit cardDecember 2023
Date of IIFT 2024 ExamDecember 2023
Release of answer keysJanuary 2024
Announcement of IIFT ResultFebruary 2024
Date of group discussion and interview roundMarch 2024

IIFT Eligibility Criteria

Candidates must check the eligibility criteria before applying for the IIFT Entrance exam. The details regarding the IIFT Eligibility criteria are provided below.

Candidates must have completed a Bachelor’s degree with no less than 50% marks (45% for candidates belonging to SC/ST/PWD category) in any stream or equivalent from a recognized university.

Applicants appearing in their final year of graduation are also eligible to apply.

There will be no specified age limit to apply for the exam.

IIFT Application Form 2024

The IIFT exam is conducted by NTA on behalf of IIFT University. The NTA will release the application form in online mode only. Interested and eligible candidates must apply online as per the prescribed schedule.

First, candidates will have to complete the IIFT online registration process by providing some basic details like name, mobile number, email address, etc.

Once the registration is over, IIFT login credentials will be sent to the candidate’s email address. By using these login details, candidates will be allowed to access the IIFT application form.

Candidates should fill out the required details in the application form carefully.

Upload the scanned images of the documents like the photograph, signature, etc. in the specific format.

Candidates have to pay the required application fee to complete the application process.

Take the printout of the application form and keep it safe for future reference.

IIFT Application fee

Application fees will be paid online via ICICI payment gateways through credit card/ debit card/ net banking or UPI. The fee will be non-refundable under any circumstances.

For the general and OBC categories the application fee is Rs 2500/- whereas for SC/ST/PWD candidates the exam fee is Rs 1000/-.

 IIFT Exam Pattern 2024

The examination pattern for IIFT is almost similar to many other management exams. It is a speed-based test containing four sections i.e., QA, VARC, LRDI, and GK. Candidates can check the exam highlights from the table below.

Mode of examOnline -CBT
Exam duration2 hours
Language of examEnglish
Type of questions110 questions
Marking scheme+3 marks for each correct answer in sections 1,2,3 +1.5 marks in section 4 There will be also negative marking for incorrect answer

Section-wise distribution of questions along with marks is provided below.

SectionNumber of questionsTotal marks
Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension (VARC)35105
Logical Reasoning & Date Interpretation (LRDI)3090
Quantitative Ability (QA)2575
General Knowledge (GK)2030  

IIFT Syllabus

The syllabus of the IIFT exam is very similar to other national-level MBA exams. It includes subjects like Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension, Quantitative Aptitude, Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning, and General Knowledge. Candidates can check some of the most important topics of these subjects from the table below.

Verbal Ability & Reading ComprehensionSynonyms, Vocabulary, Antonyms, Idioms and Phrases, Analogies, Sentence Reconstruction, English Proficiency, Sentence Formation, One Word Substitution, fill in the Blanks, Phrases, Preposition, Odd Word Out, Para jumble, Reading Comprehension.
Data Interpretation and Logical ReasoningSeries, Decision Making, Data Structures, Verbal Logic, Blood Relations, Coding-Decoding, Visual & Critical Reasoning, Syllogisms, Family Tree Problem, Puzzles, Cause & Effect, Statement & Conclusion, Linear & Matrix Arrangements, Line Graph, Tables, Pie Chart, Bar Charts
Quantitative AptitudeTrigonometry, Number System, Compound Interest, Median, HCF & LCM, Co-ordinate Geometry, Mensuration, Set Theory, Probability, Logarithm, Time-Speed-Distance, Venn Diagram, Ratio & Proportion, Algebra, Clocks, Linear Equations, Averages.
General KnowledgeBusiness, Politics, Science, Industry, History, Technology, Geography, Economy, Advertising, International Affairs, Sports, Books, Awards & Awardees, Books & Authors

IIFT Admit Card 2024

The authority will release the admit card to those candidates only who registered successfully for the exam. The admit card will be available in online mode most likely in December 2024. Candidates will be able to download their IIFT hall ticket from the official website using their login credentials.

IIFT admit card will comprise important details related to the exam such as the date and the time of exam, examination venue, candidate’s name and roll number, and exam guidelines. Candidates should bring the admit card along with an ID proof while appearing at the examination centre on the day of the exam.

IIFT Answer key 2024

The authority will release the IIFT answer key on its official website. With the help of answer key candidates will be able to calculate their estimated score. In case of issues with the answer key, candidates are allowed to raise objections against it by paying the required objection fee.

After considering all the objections, a revised final answer key will be announced. Based on the final answer key, the authority will prepare the exam result.

IIFT Result 2024

The National Testing Agency will announce the IIFT result in February 2024 (tentatively). The candidates who appeared in the exam will be able to download the IIFT scorecard from the official website by using their login credentials.

The IIFT Result cum scorecard will include the details like candidate’s name, roll number, application number, subject-wise scores, overall score, etc. Candidates must take the printout of the result and keep it safe for future reference.

IIFT Cutoff 2024

After the announcement of the result, a separate IIFT cutoff will be released by the participating IIFTs. The cutoff is the minimum qualifying score that candidates need to achieve in the exam to be eligible for further admission rounds.

The cutoff marks are decided after considering various factors such as the number of applicants appearing for the exam, difficulty level of the exam, average score of the applicants, and number of seats available at IIFTs.

IIFT Admission Process 2024

The selection of candidates will be based on their IIFT 2024 scores. Selected candidates will be further invited for Essay writing, personal interview, and group discussion rounds. The final admission to the candidates will be offered based on various factors such as the entrance exam, GD, writing skills assessments, and personal interviews.

IIFT Contact Details

For Delhi Campus

IIFT Bhawan, B-21,

Qutab Institutional Area,

New Delhi – 110016,

Contact number: +91-11-39147200


What is the frequency of the IIFT exam?

The management aptitude exam is conducted once a year.

What is a good score in IIFT?

An overall cutoff of 122-124 is considered as a safe score for IIFT.

What is the fee for IIFT MBA?

For MBA -IB, the approx. amount of fee is 8.85 LPA.

Is IIFT difficult to crack?

The difficulty level of the exam is moderate to tough.

Is there any limit on the number of attempts for IIFT?

No, there will be no restrictions on the number of attempts for appearing in IIFT.

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