IIFT Entrance Exam 2023: Date, Registration, Pattern, Syllabus


IIFT Entrance Exam 2023 is conducted by NTA. It is a National level entrance exam through which candidates will get admission into MBA (International Business). Students will be offered seats in campuses located in Delhi and Kolkata. The final selection at IIFT would only be made after a complete assessment of the Entrance test score, Group Discussion (GD), Writing Skill Assessment and Personal Interview. The registration for IIFT 2023 will probably start from the last week of July and continue until the mid of September. Candidates can check all the information about IIFT 2023 entrance exam such as important dates, eligibility, application form, admit card, exam pattern, answer key, result, cut off from this article.

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Admission Notification To be announced
Entrance date To be announced
Application form To be released
Brochure pdf To be released

IIFT Entrance Exam 2023 Dates

Candidates seeking to apply and appear for IIFT 2023 can check the dates below in the table:

IIFT 2023 Exam Date
Event Dates (Tentative)
Information Brochure 09 September 2022
IIFT Registration Starts 09 September 2022
Image Correction Started 13 September 2022
Deadline  to submit an Application form (Gen/SC/ST/OBC) for Indian Candidates And For International Candidates 03 November 2022
Last date to submit a request for change of exam centre(Fee= 1000) 04 November 2022
Application Form for J&K Students 04 – 08 November 2022
Application Form correction 11 November 2022
Release of Admit Card to be announced
Date of Examination 05 December 2022
Last Date to submit GMAT Score For Foreign and NRIs February 2023
Result of IIFT 2023 February 2023

IIFT Entrance Exam 2023 Eligibility Criteria

All those candidates who wish to apply for IIFT 2023 are required to check the eligibility criteria before applying.

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The following is the eligibility criteria of IIFT 2023 are:

  • Candidates must have a bachelor’s degree from a recognized college with a minimum of three years duration.
  • Final year graduation students can also apply for IIFT 2023. However, they would have to provide proof of that particular semester.
  • There is no particular age limit for candidates to apply for the IIFT exam.
  • International students/Foreign Nationals/NRI applicants/Children of NRIs can apply, but with a valid GMAT score only.

IIFT Entrance Exam 2023 Application Form

Candidates can fill the application form of IIFT 2023 from 09 September 2022(tentative). The application form will be available in both online and offline mode. Applicants will be required to fill personal, academic and contact details correctly while filling the application form of IIFT 2023. Candidates who fill the form in an online mode will have to take a printout of the same for further references.

  • Online IIFT Application Form

Candidates who wish to fill the application form online will have to pay the application fee online through debit/credit or net banking. The application fee is Rs. 2000/- for the General category candidates and Rs. 1000/- for SC/ST and Physically handicapped candidates.

  • Offline IIFT Application Form

Candidates can also purchase the prospectus of IIFT through cash or Demand Draft (DD) from IIFT admission office. Candidates will have to fill out the form attached in the prospectus and send it to the IIFT address [ given at the end of the article].

IIFT Entrance Exam 2023 Application Fee

The application fee details for IIFT 2023 are given in the table below.

General category Rs. 2000/-
SC/ST and Physically handicapped candidates Rs. 1000/-
For Foreign Nationals/NRIs US$ 150 / Rs.9,500/-

IIFT 2023 Application Form Correction

  • In case of any discrepancy in the application form, there is a provision of Application form correction.
  • The application form correction window opens once the last date of form is passed.
  • The IIFT Application form correction window for 2023 session will be open in November 2022.
  • Candidates can edit some of the details in case of any mistakes in the submitted application form.

IIFT Entrance Exam 2023 Exam Pattern

The official exam pattern of IIFT 2023 has been released. The following table will show the previous year’s exam pattern. The exam pattern would be more or less similar to the previous one.

  • TYPE OF QUESTIONS: Multiple Choice Questions divided into six sections
  • DURATION OF THE EXAM: 2 hours (120 minutes).

IIFT 2023 Question Distribution

The details regarding the IIFT 2023 number of questions for each subject are given below.

Subjects Number of Questions
English Comprehension 36
Logical Reasoning 42
General Knowledge & Awareness 25
Quantitative Analysis 20
Total 123 Questions

Marking Scheme: The marking scheme is different for each section. There will be negative marking accordingly that is a certain percentage of marks from the total marks allotted to a question will be deducted for each incorrect answer.

IIFT Entrance Exam 2023 Syllabus

To prepare well for the exam, candidates need to have a complete understanding of IIFT 2023 Syllabus. The following table will give a brief overview of IIFT 2023 syllabus.

Section Syllabus
Logical Reasoning Comparisons, Directions, Coding-Decoding, Deductions, Input & Output etc.
Data Interpretation Bar Graph, Pie Chart, Table, Line Graph etc.
Verbal Ability Grammar, Analogy, Spellings, Phrases, Synonyms, Antonyms, etc.
Reading Comprehension Passages, Fill in the Blanks
Quantitative Ability Numbers, Geometry, Mensuration, Permutation & Combination etc.
General Awareness Politics, Business, Economics, Banking, History, Geography, Sports etc.


IIFT Entrance Exam 2023 Admit Card

The details regarding the IIFT 2023 Admit Card are given below.

  • IIFT 2023 Admit card will be available online on the official website of IIFT just few days before the exam date.
  • Eligible candidates who fill the application form and successfully pay the application fee would only be able to download the admit card of IIFT 2023.
  • A hall ticket is mandatory to appear for the exam and no candidate will be allowed to appear for the exam without the admit card.

Documents Required

No candidate will be allowed to write the exam without carrying the admit card and any one of the required documents listed below.

  • Passport
  • Voter Id Card
  • Aadhaar Card
  • PAN Card
  • Driving License
  • College Id Card for appearing in the test

IIFT Admit Card 2020-2022

IIFT Entrance Exam 2023 Answer Key

The details regarding the IIFT 2023 Answer key are given below.

  • IIFT 2023 answer key will be released after the commencement of IIFT 2023 exam.
  • Candidates can check the answer key in online mode on the official website or through this page.
  • MBA coaching institutes such as T.I.M.E, HitBullsEye, Career launcher, and IMS would also release the answer key.
  • The IIFT 2023 answer key will allow the candidates to analyze their answers to the questions that were asked in the exam and therefore would help them calculate their estimated scores.
  • This would also assist them in preparation for the further rounds of the selection process such as Personal Interviews, Written Ability Test or Group Discussion.

IIFT Entrance Exam 2023 Result

The details regarding the IIFT 2023 Exam result are given below.

  • IIFT 2023 result will be released in February 2023 in online mode.
  • Candidates can download their IIFT 2023 result or scorecard online from the official website.
  • The result of IIFT will display the candidate’s personal details, marks obtained in the IIFT entrance exam.
  • Qualified candidates will be appearing for PI, WAT, and GD rounds. In 2017, over 1500 candidates were shortlisted for the next selection rounds.

IIFT Entrance Exam 2023 Cut Off

The details regarding the IIFT 2023 Cutoff are given below.

  • The cutoff of IIFT 2023 will be declared by the Institute along with the scorecard on the official website.
  • The scorecard will contain the category-wise IIFT cutoff marks out of total 100 marks.
  • The overall IIFT cutoff for General category candidates was 35.50 in 2017.
  • After qualifying the written exam, the candidates would be shortlisted for further rounds.

In IIFT 2023 Scorecard, applicants can check the sectional cut-off and marks obtained in each section. Applicants who have cleared the overall and sectional cut-off are only eligible for the next round of selection process. This year cut-off is slightly high for the General & SC category and low for other categories from the past year.

The following table will show the category-wise overall IIFT cutoffs for the year 2019-21.

IIFT Cutoff 2019-21:

Category Cutoff (Out of 100)
General 32.25
OBC (NCL) 27.25
SC 22.25
ST 20.26
PH 22.25

IIFT Cutoff 2017:

Category Cutoff (Out of 100)
General 35.50
OBC (NCL) 30.50
SC 20.02
ST 22.69
PH 23.69

IIFT Entrance Exam 2023 Selection Procedure

  • The selection procedure of IIFT 2023 has been started after the result declaration.
  • Candidates will be selected based on their IIFT exam scores.
  • The shortlisted ones will be sent for essay writing, interview rounds and group discussion among others.
  • The IIFT selection procedure 2023 probably took place in January-February 2023.

Around 57,000 students appeared for the exam in 2017. The numbers are expected to rise this year.

IIFT Entrance Exam 2023 Counselling Centers

Candidates can check the IIFT 2023 Counselling centres given below.

  • Chennai
  • Bengaluru
  • New Delhi
  • Mumbai
  • Hyderabad
  • Kolkata
  • Lucknow

What are the Documents required at the Time of Counselling?

  • IIFT Admit Card
  • IIFT Scorecard
  • Photo Identity Proof

IIFT Entrance Exam 2023 Reservation Criteria

The details regarding the IIFT 2023 reservation criteria are given in the table below.

Category Reservation of Seats
Other Backward Classes (OBC) 23%
Scheduled Casts (SC) 15%
Scheduled Tribes (ST) 7.5%
Non- Resident Indians (NRIs) 4%


IIFT Entrance Exam 2023 Centres

IIFT 2023 would probably be held in around 20 major cities across the country. Candidates can select the IIFT test centre as per their convenience while filling the application form. If needed, IIFT reserves the complete authority to add or remove any test centre.

Candidates would be given a chance to change the test centre until the first week of November 2019 (the exact date is not declared yet). The previous year, it was 3 November 2017. The fee to request exam centre change is Rs. 1000. The most common test centres  for IIFT 2023 are listed below:

IIFT Exam Centres:

Ahmedabad Hyderabad
Allahabad Indore
Bengaluru Jaipur
Bhubaneshwar Jamshedpur
Chandigarh Kochi
Chennai Kolkata
Coimbatore Lucknow
Dehradun Mumbai
Delhi Nagpur
Guwahati Visakhapatnam


Candidates can download IIFT Entrance Exam 2023 Brochure Pdf

IIFT Entrance Exam 2023 Highlights

Name of the Exam Indian Institute of Foreign Trade Entrance Test
Exam Conducting Body National Testing Agency
Level of Exam National Level Exam
Type of Exam Post Graduate in Management
Mode of Application Online mode
Mode of Exam Offline mode (Pen and Paper-based)
Number of Seats 420
Courses offered MBA (IB)
IIFT Official Website iift.edu

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