IIFT Entrance Exam 2019: Important Dates, Application, Eligibility Criteria


IIFT Entrance Exam 2019: Indian Institute of Foreign Trade has released the IIFT scorecard 2019 on 24 January 2019. IIFT 2019 Result has been declared on 15 January 2019. IIFT Entrance Exam 2019will be conducted by Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT) on 02 December 2018 for admission to its MBA programmes at its Delhi and Kolkata campus. Last year, the exam was conducted in offline (paper-pencil) mode but as the Director of the institute, Prof. Manoj Pant has hinted, IIFT 2019 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) programme.

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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 2019 will probably start from the last week of July and continue until the mid of September. Candidates can check all the information about IIFT 2019 entrance exam such as important dates, eligibility, application form, admit card, exam pattern, answer key, result, cut off from this article.

Latest Update: Indian Institute of Foreign Trade has announced the IIFT 2019 Scorecard on 24 January 2019.

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IIFT Scorecard 2019
IIFT Scorecard 2019
  • IIFT Result 2019 has been announced on 15 January 2019.
  • IIFT 2019 Exam Admit Card is released on 16 November 2018. Candidates can now download the admit card.
  • IIFT 2019 Registration last date has been extended till 24 September 2018. Check here for application form details.
  • Download List of Shortlisted Candidates 2019-21 PDF

IIFT Cutoff 2019

The cutoff of IIFT 2019 has been declared by the Institute along with the scorecard on the official website on 24 January 2019. 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 2019 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.

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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) 30.5
SC 20.02
ST 22.69
PH 23.69

IIFT Result 2019

  • The result of IIFT 2019 has been announced on 15 January 2019.
  • Candidates will have to download their IIFT 2019 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.
IIFT Result 2019
IIFT Result 2019

In 2019 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 Entrance Exam 2019 Highlights

Name of the Exam Indian Institute of Foreign Trade Entrance Test
Exam Conducting Body Indian Institute of Foreign Trade
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 2019 Important Dates

IIFT Entrance Exam 2019 will be conducted on 02 December 2018. The remaining of the official dates for IIFT 2019 hasn’t been released. Based on last year’s data, the below table will provide tentative important dates for IIFT Entrance Exam 2019.

Event Dates
Information Brochure 06 August 2018
IIFT Registration 06 August 2018
Deadline  to submit an Application form (Gen/SC/ST/OBC) for Indian Candidates

And For International Candidates

05 November 2018

15 September 2018

Last date to submit a request for change of exam centre(Fee= 1000) 05 November 2018
Release of Admit Card 16 November 2018
Commencement of Exam (Exact timings are not announced yet) 02 December 2018
Last Date to submit GMAT Score For Foreign and NRIs 15 February 2019
Result of IIFT 2019 15 January 2019

IIFT Application Form 2019

Candidates can fill the application form of IIFT 2019 from the fourth week of July 2018. The application form for IIFT 2019 will be available in both online and offline mode. Candidates can fill the application form until mid-September. Applicants will be required to fill personal, academic and contact details correctly while filling the application form of IIFT 2019. 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. 1550 for the General category candidates and Rs. 775 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:

General category Rs. 1550
SC/ST and Physically handicapped candidates Rs. 775

IIFT Entrance Exam Admit card 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 2019. The admit card is available online on the official website from 16 November 2018. The IIFT 2019 Admit card is mandatory in order 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
  • Election I-Card
  • Aadhaar Card
  • PAN Card
  • Driving License
  • College I-Card for appearing in the test

IIFT Eligibility Criteria 2019

All those candidates who wish to apply for IIFT 2019 are required to check the eligibility criteria before applying. The following is the eligibility criteria of IIFT 2019

  • 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 2019. 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 2019 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 Entrance Exam Pattern 2019

The official exam pattern of IIFT 2019 is not released yet. 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
  • THE DURATION OF THE EXAM: 2 hours (120 minutes).

IIFT Exam Pattern 2019-20

Type Section No. of Questions Marks/Question Total Marks Negative Marks/Question
Section I Data Interpretation 20 0.75 15 0.33
Section II Logical Reasoning 20 1 20 0.25
Section III General Awareness 18 0.5 9 0.17
Section IV Verbal Ability 20 1 20 0.33
Section V Reading Comprehension 16 1 16 0.33
Section VI Quantitative Aptitude 20 1 20 0.33
Total 114 100

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 Syllabus

To prepare well for the exam, candidates need to have a complete understanding of IIFT 2019 Syllabus. The following table will give a brief overview of IIFT 2019 syllabus.

IIFT Entrance Exam 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.

Exam Centres

IIFT 2019 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 2018 (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 2019 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 2019

The answer key of IIFT 2019 will only be available on the official website after the exam is conducted in December 2018.  MBA coaching institutes such as T.I.M.E, HitBullsEye, Career launcher, and IMS would also release the answer key. The IIFT 2019 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 Cutoff 2019

The cutoff of IIFT 2019 has been declared by the Institute along with the scorecard on the official website on 24 January 2019. 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. The following table will show the category-wise overall IIFT cutoffs for the year 2017.

IIFT Entrance Exam 2019 Selection Procedure

The selection procedure of IIFT 2019 will start after result declaration. Candidates will be selected on the basis of 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 2019 will probably take place in January-February 2019.

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

IIFT Entrance Exam 2019 Counselling Centers

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

What are the Documents required at the Time of Counselling?

  • IIFT Admit Card
  • IIFT Score card
  • Photo Identity Proof


Indian Institute of Foreign Trade

Address: IIFT Bhawan

B-21, Qutab Institutional Area

New Delhi – 110016


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