IIFT Entrance Exam 2020: Admit Card (Released), Exam Pattern, Syllabus

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IIFT Entrance Exam 2020 Admit Card has been released on 19 November 2019. Last year, the exam was conducted in offline (paper-pencil) mode but as the Director of the institute, Prof. Manoj Pant has hinted, IIFT 2020 might be an online (computer-based) mode exam. The exam would be most likely to be organized in more than 20 cities in India. This exam provides admission into IIFT’s two-year fully-residential MBA in International Business (IB) program.

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The final selection at IIFT would only be made after a complete assessment of Entrance test score, Group Discussion (GD), Writing Skill Assessment and Personal Interview. The registration for IIFT 2020 will probably start from the last week of July and continue until the mid of September. Candidates can check all the information about IIFT 2020 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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IIFT 2020 Online Application Form for J&K students started on 04 November 2019.

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IIFT Entrance Exam 2020 Important Dates

The official dates for IIFT 2020 have been released. The below table is provided announced important dates for IIFT Entrance Exam 2020.

Event Dates (Announced)
Information Brochure 09 September 2019
IIFT Registration Starts 09 September 2019
Image Correction Started 13 September 2019
Deadline  to submit an Application form (Gen/SC/ST/OBC) for Indian Candidates And For International Candidates 03 November 2019 (Extended)
Last date to submit a request for change of exam centre(Fee= 1000) 04 November 2019 (Extended)
Application Form for J&K Students 04 – 08 November 2019
Application Form correction 11 November 2019 (Extended)
Release of Admit Card 19 November 2019
Commencement of Exam (Exact timings are not announced yet) 01 December 2019
Last Date to submit GMAT Score For Foreign and NRIs December 2019
Result of IIFT 2020 11 December 2019

IIFT Entrance Exam Admit card 2020

The IIFT Admit card is available online on the official website of IIFT on 19 November 2019. Eligible candidates who fill the application form and successfully pay the application fee would only be able to download the admit card of IIFT 2020. The IIFT 2020 Admit card is mandatory to appear for the exam. 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 Admit Card 2020-2022

IIFT Application Form 2020

Candidates can fill the application form of IIFT 2020 from 09 September 2019. The application form for IIFT 2020 will be available in both online and offline mode. Candidates can fill the application form until 03 November 2019 (Extended) & 08 November (for J&K candidates). Applicants will be required to fill personal, academic and contact details correctly while filling the application form of IIFT 2020. 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].

Application Fee:

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

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 2020 session is scheduled to open from 09 – 11 November 2019.

IIFT Eligibility Criteria 2020

All those candidates who wish to apply for IIFT 2020 are required to check the eligibility criteria before applying.

The following is the eligibility criteria of IIFT 2020 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 2020. 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 Syllabus

To prepare well for the exam, candidates need to have a complete understanding of IIFT 2020 Syllabus. The following table will give a brief overview of IIFT 2020 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 Pattern 2020

The official exam pattern of IIFT 2020 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.

  • TOTAL NUMBER OF QUESTIONS: 123 QUESTIONS
  • TYPE OF QUESTIONS: Multiple Choice Questions divided into six sections
  • THE DURATION OF THE EXAM: 2 hours (120 minutes).

IIFT Exam Pattern 2020-21

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.

Exam Centres

IIFT 2020 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 2020 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

IIFT Entrance Exam Answer Key 2020

The answer key of IIFT 2020 will only be available on the official website after the exam is conducted in December 2019. MBA coaching institutes such as T.I.M.E, HitBullsEye, Career launcher, and IMS would also release the answer key. The IIFT 2020 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 Interview, Written Ability Test or Group Discussion.

IIFT Result 2020

  • The result of IIFT 2020 will be announced on 11 December 2020.
  • Candidates will have to download their IIFT 2020 result or scorecard online.
  • After that, the selection process will only begin.
  • Qualified candidates will be appearing for PI, WAT, and GD rounds. In 2017, over 1500 candidates were shortlisted for the next selection rounds.

In 2020 IIFT has shortlisted 2097 students for the Written Ability Test (WAT), Group Discussion (GD), and Personal Interview (PI). The number is 6% above than the previous year. Applicants selected for the next round can find their name, roll number, and application in the order of the IIFT exam roll number.

IIFT Cutoff 2020

The cutoff of IIFT 2020 will be declared by the Institute along with the scorecard on the official website on January 2020. 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 2020 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 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 2020 Selection Procedure

The selection procedure of IIFT 2020 will start after the result declaration. Candidates will be selected based on their IIFT exam scores. The shortlisted ones then will be sent for essay writing, interview rounds and group discussion among others. The IIFT selection procedure 2020 will probably take place in January-February 2020.

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

IIFT Entrance Exam 2020 Counselling Centers

  • 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 2020 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)
Official Website iift.edu

IIFT Entrance Exam 2020 Reservation Criteria

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

IIFT CONTACT INFORMATION

Indian Institute of Foreign Trade

Address: IIFT Bhawan

B-21, Qutab Institutional Area

New Delhi – 110016

India

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