IIFT 2021

Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT) organizes IIFT Exam called IIFT 2021 for admission to MBA (International Business). It a national-level entrance test given by 60,000 candidates (approximately) to compete against 420 seats. A new campus of IIFT 2021 in Kakinada, Andhra Pradesh is expected to start soon. The institute is waiting for the approval of UGC. Get the details related to IIFT 2021 in the article given below.

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IIFT 2021: Important Dates

Registration starts from1st week of August 2020
Last date to request change in the exam center1st week of November 2020
Exam date1st week of December 2020
Result date4th week of December 2020
Selection ProcedureJanuary/February 2021
Final ResultsMarch 2021

Eligibility Criteria

  • Indian and Foreign National Students are eligible to apply in IIFT.
  • A graduation degree in any stream from a recognized university with a minimum aggregate of 55% is required to apply.
  • Appearing candidates are also eligible to apply.
  • There is no age limit set by IIFT.

For Foreign National and NRI

  • Candidate must possess a valid passport/travel document from a country other than India.
  • Candidate should have been resident outside India for at least 18 months.
  • Candidate must have a valid Graduate Management Aptitude Test (GMAT) score.

Reservation Criteria

Other Backward Classes (OBCs)23%
Scheduled Castes (SCs)15%
Scheduled Tribes (STs)7.5%
Non-Resident Indians (NRIs)4%

Application Fee

  • The application fee for General Category will be INR 1550/-
  • The application fee for Reserved Category will be INR 775/-
  • The application fee for Foreign Nationals will be INR 4,500/US $ 80
  • The application fee can be paid both online using Debit/Credit Card/Net banking or offline through a Demand Draft
  • DD must be drawn in favor of INDIAN INSTITUTE OF FOREIGN TRADE payable at New Delhi.

Exam Pattern

  • The total duration of IIFT 2021 will be two hours.
  • The exam is based on the section-wise format.
  • Objective/Multiple types of questions will be asked in the IIFT exam.
  • The marks distribution of each section in the exam differs from each other.
  • There is a different negative marking scheme for each section.
  • 1/3 of the marks are deducted for every wrong answer.
SectionName of the sectionNumber of questions
1General awareness25
2 – Part 1Reading comprehension16
2 – Part 2English usage20
3Quantitative ability20
 4 – Part 1Logical reasoning22
4 – Part 2Data interpretation20

Exam Centers

The exam of IIFT 2021 will be conducted at following places: Bangalore, Chandigarh, Chennai, Jaipur, Mumbai, Delhi, Hyderabad, Ahmadabad, Nagpur, Visakhapatnam, Dehradun, Guwahati, Indore, Allahabad, Bhubaneswar, Kochi, Lucknow, Coimbatore, Kolkata, Jamshedpur

Cut Off 2017

Sectional Cut off

SectionCutoff marksMax. Marks

Category wise Overall Cut off

CategoryCutoff marksMax. Marks
OBC (NCL)30.50100

Selection Procedure

Essay Writing

  • It aims to test candidates’ writing skills and conceptual knowledge about the topics.
  • An essay based on some topic of General or business affairs.
  • The length of a well-defined essay is usually 300 words.
  • The average duration of this round is 20 minutes.

Group Discussion

  • The qualified candidates from the previous rounds are divided into groups of 10-12 participants.
  • Candidates are given a topic related to current or business affairs.
  • The duration of the GD usually varies.
  • It aims to test candidates’ ability to take initiative, ability to effectively communicate their ideas are generally some qualities.

Personal Interview

  • The usual duration of PI round in 10-15 minutes.
  • Candidates will be judged on the basis of their persona and ability to stay focused under pressure.


  • Quantitative Aptitude: Algebra, Arithmetic, Geometry, Number System, Modern Mathematics, Statistics, Set theory
  • English: Reading Comprehension, Fill in the blanks, Para-jumbles, Sentence Correction, Odd one out, Vocabulary based, Idioms and Synonyms & Antonyms
  • Logical Reasoning & Data Interpretation: Critical Reasoning, Arrangements, Puzzles, Syllogisms, Coding & Decoding, Venn Diagrams, Graphs & Charts
  • General Knowledge: Business & Economics, Awards & Records, Science & Environment, History & Geography, International Organisations, Social Issues, Politics & Sports

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