IIFT Exam Date - Application and Results Dates

  • By Christy J. Varghese
  • 22 February 2023
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A top B-school in the country, IIFT (Indian Institute of Foreign Trade), conducts a national-level entrance examination for MBA courses. The institute offers its flagship Global master of business administration in International Business based on an autonomous entrance test (IIFT). There are four campuses of IIFT — three in India — Delhi, Kolkata, and Kakinada, and the Dar-es-Salaam campus in Tanzania.

IIFT's Delhi and Kolkata campuses offer MBA IB programs, with over 500 seats approved. It also takes part in international collaborations and student exchange programmes. In addition to engineering, commerce, humanities, law, and other disciplines, around 60,000 students take the IIFT admission test every year. Read on to learn more about the IIFT exam dates, application process, admit cards and result dates.

IIFT Exam Important Dates


Important dates

IIFT Paper Date Notification

3rd week of August 2023

Starting date of application form

2nd week of September 2023

IIFT exam last date to fill out the application form

2nd week of October 2023

IIFT last date to submit a request for a change of test centre

3rd week of October 2023


IIFT last date to apply through submitting GMAT scores for NRIs and foreign nationals

3rd week of October 2023


Admit card download

2nd week of November 2023

IIFT entrance exam date

1st week of December 2023


2nd week of December 2023


Scorecard release date

2nd week of January 2024


GD and PI Rounds

January or February 2024

The result of the IIFT MBA entrance exam conducted on December 18, 2022, is yet to be announced. The GD and PI will be held in February or March 2023 after the declaration of results.

IIFT Exam – Application Process

  • The IIFT Application Form will be available in the first week of September 2023, and applicants can apply online or offline.
  • Candidates can apply online through IIFT's official website or purchase offline applications in cash or by DD from the counter or the post office.
  • In offline submissions, candidates should mail the application envelopes to the following address.
  • For further reference, applicants should keep a photocopy of the duly filled out application form and DD (offline submissions).

Indian Institute of Foreign Trade,

B-21 Qutab Institutional Area,

New Delhi- 110016

Eligibility Criteria

  • Applicants of any age are eligible to take the IIFT exam.
  • Candidates must possess a Bachelor's degree from a recognised university in any discipline.
  • Applicants in their final year are also eligible to apply (provided they can provide proof of requisite qualifications by October 2023).

IIFT Exam Application Fee Details

Applicants details

Fee amount

For General/OBC Applicants

₹ 1650

For SC/ST/PH Applicants

₹ 825

For NRI/Children of NRI Applicants/ Foreign National

US$80 (₹ 4500)

IIFT Exam Pattern

  • IIFT exam will only take place in offline mode in English.
  • The exam duration will be two hours.
  • There will be 123 questions on the question paper. Exam patterns change every year, however.
  • Each section of the question paper will have a different marking scheme.
  • If you choose the wrong option, you will lose 1/3 of your score.

Section of exam

Total questions in each section

Quantitative Analysis


Logical Reasoning


General Knowledge & Awareness


English Comprehension




IIFT MBA Exam Date – Admit Card

  • Provisionally registered applicants will receive their admit cards by mail.
  • Candidates can download their admit cards online by logging into their accounts on the official IIFT website.
  • Applicants can only enter the test centre with a valid IIFT admit card.
  • For verification purposes, carry a photo ID as well.
  • You may use the following forms of identification: passport, election ID, college ID, driving licence or PAN Card.

IIFT Exam Result

  • IIFT will announce the results of the written exam online at its official website.
  • Applicants must enter their seven-digit Roll Number and Date of Birth to download their scorecards.
  • The shortlisted applicants are eligible for the next round of the admission process at IIFT.
  • There will be no postal delivery of the scorecard.

IIFT Answer Key

After 2-3 days of successful completion of the examination, the answer key will be available on the official IIFT website. The answer key will provide an idea of the approximate marks applicants will receive for the IIFT exam.


  • The IIFT exam cutoff is the minimum score applicants must get for shortlisting in each section.
  • Shortlisted applicants will participate in the next selection round based on the IIFT cutoff.
  • The applicants should clear both the sectional and overall cutoffs to get shortlisted.
  • Listed below is an estimate of the expected IIFT 2024 cutoff.

Sectional Cutoff


Expected Cutoff

Quantitative Analysis


General Knowledge & Awareness


Logical Reasoning


English Comprehension


Overall Cutoff


Expected Cutoff







IIFT Exam Syllabus

IFT 2024's syllabus includes GK & Awareness, Quantitative Analysis, English Comprehension, and Logical Reasoning.

The detailed syllabus is as follows:

English Comprehension

Contextual usage,

Fill In the Blanks,

Jumbled paragraphs with 4 or 5 sentences,

Verbal Reasoning,


Comprehension of passage,



Errors in word choice,

Sentence correction,

Punctuation, etc.

General Knowledge & Awareness

Current Affairs,

Sports CE,




Awards & Honors,

Famous Personalities,





Inventions & Discoveries,

Indian & World Geography,

Current Events, etc.

Indian & World History,

Democratic policy,

Logical Reasoning

Visual Reasoning,

Assertion and reasons,

Statements and conclusions,

Critical Reasoning,


Identifying Strong and Weak arguments,

Identifying valid inferences,

Statements and assumptions,

Identifying Probably true,

Family tree problem,


Matrix arrangements,

Coding, decoding, etc.

Symbol Based problems,

Quantitative Analysis



Profit & Loss,

Ratios and Proportion,

Harmonic, Arithmetic and Geometric mean,



Number system,

Alligation & Mixtures,

Number Base System,


Arithmetic and Geometric progression,


Permutations & Combinations,

Simple Interest & Compound Interest,

Maxima & Minima Progression,

Mean, Median, Mode,

Set Theory,

Instalment Payments,





Binomial Expansion,


Venn Diagram, etc.


Candidates can get admission into the IIFT MBA program after the successful completion of GD and PI. But before that, you have to carefully choose the college. It plays a vital role in a student’s career. If you want to make sure you get more placement opportunities after graduation, we suggest you register with colleges powered by Sunstone. Sunstone provides higher education services with dedicated placement support.

FAQ - IIFT Exam Dates

Is IIFT more difficult than CAT?

Both exams are moderate to challenging, but IIFT requires candidates to answer 110 questions in 120 minutes, while CAT requires 66 questions in 120 minutes. For some candidates, IIFT is more challenging than CAT.

How many times does the IIFT exam is conducted in a year?

IIFT exam is conducted once a year, in November or December.

Is IIFT easy to crack?

You can easily clear the IIFT exam through proper study plans and practice. It is essential to invest your time wisely while simultaneously ensuring accuracy.

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