IIFT 2019: Important Date, Application forn, Eligibility, Application Form


IIFT is a national level entrance exam conducted for admission in MBA in International Business. Those candidates who are seeking for admission into IIFT, have to appear in Indian Institute of Foreign Trade written entrance exam. Candidates can get admission in the affiliated campuses of IIFT on qualifying the exam. From this article, candidates can check complete information about IIFT Result 2019 along with some other information.

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The Indian Institute of Foreign Trade is an autonomous institute established by the Government of India (Ministry of Commerce and Industry) in 1963. It has instituted at three locations – Delhi, Kolkata, and Kakinada. And IIFT Result 2019 is announced jointly for all the three institutes.

Latest Update: The Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT) Application Form is available until 28 September 2019.

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IIFT Application Form 2019

The application form for IIFT 2019 is available from August 6, 2018. Candidates can fill the IIFT 2019 application form in online mode only. The application deadline has been extended until September 24, 2018. Candidates are advised to fill the details carefully.

Application fee:

The IIFT application fee 2019 has increased from that of last year.

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Important date IIFT Entrance Test 2019

For further details like GD and PI, the candidates will be informed about these things through e-mail by the institute.

Events Dates
Releasing of online application 07 August 2018
Last date to fill application form 24 September 2018
Last date to request for test center change (center change fee: Rs. 1000) 05 November 2018
Last date to apply online & submit GMAT score for foreign nationals & NRIs 15 February 2019
Availability of admit card 17 November 2018
IIFT Exam date 02 December 2018 (10 am to 12 pm)
Announcement of result 15 January 2019
Releasing of score card 25 January 2019
Date of GD/PI/Essay Writing May 2019

IIFT Exam Paper Pattern



No. of Questions


Total Marks

Negative Marks/Question

Section I

Data Interpretation





Section II

Logical Reasoning





Section III

General Awareness





Section IV

Verbal Ability





Section V

Reading Comprehension





Section VI

Quantitative Aptitude









IIFT 2019 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.


Source: Indian Institute of Foreign Trade Official Website: www.iift.edu

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How to Download IIFT 2019 Scorecard?

Candidates may follow the steps in order to check their result:

  • Go to the official website (link is given above).
  • Click on the given link.
  • The IIFT Result page will be opened on your system screen.
  • Enter your IIFT roll number and date of birth.
  • Click on the submit button.
  • Download result and take its printout and keep it for further admission process.

IIFT Selection Criteria 2019





IIFT Exam 65%
Group Discussion 15%
Interview 20%


The selection rounds of IIFT involve 3 main steps. The most deserving candidates are shortlisted in every round. The ones who make it till the end, save themselves a seat in IIFT Delhi/ Kolkata campus. Here are details of all Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT) Selection Rounds for your reference.

Read more about IIFT Entrance Exam Here.

IIFT Result 2019

IIFT result 2019 has been released through online mode on the website. The scorecard has been declared on 13 January 2019. The Result is mentioned with the candidate’s name and roll number or application number of the candidate selected for next rounds of admission procedure. On the basis of written test candidates will be called for the further rounds, i.e. Group Discussion, Personal Interview, and Essay Writing. Candidates should keep the scorecard safe till the admission procedure gets over. The names of the selected candidates are released by the authority on the basis of their performance.

GD, PI and IIFT Final Result 2019

The selection rounds of IIFT involve 3 main steps.

  • Written Test – IIFT Exam is conducted in pen and paper mode.
  • A total number of questions range from 120-125 each year.

The question paper is divided into four sections (English Comprehension, General Awareness, Logical Reasoning, and Quantitative Analysis) and there are sectional cut-offs for each one of these sections.

Candidates are advised to take mock tests online and solve previous year question papers for the purpose of preparation for the written exam.

  • Essay Writing – Candidates shortlisted on the basis of their score in IIFT exam are called for the next round of selection procedure i.e. Essay Writing.

Average Time for this round is 20 minutes and the word limit is 300 words. And, they are tested on the basis of their excellent writing skills and conceptual knowledge about the topics presented.

It is important to read newspapers and to prepare for this round of the selection procedure, candidates should read newspapers carefully, especially the economy and business sections, regularly.

  • The last step of the selection procedure for IIFT Exam is the Personal Interview and Group Discussion – GD round is aimed at figuring out how the candidate tends to work in a team.

He may be tested for an inclination to take charge or initiative.

A candidate must have an optimistic, positive attitude and a tendency to resolve conflicts.

As a part of GD, the candidates may be split into groups of 7 or so and then, they may be given a topic related to current affairs or business affairs to discuss.

Candidates are judged and marked on the basis of their ability to initiate proceedings, negotiation & persuasion skills, encouragement skills, managerial in smooth conduct of the group discussion round (who is able to ensure that everyone gets a chance to voice out their opinions) and ability to conclude by summarizing the points of discussion and bring the GD to a meaningful end.

IIFT Exam Centres





















Indian Institute of Foreign Trade Interview Venue

The cities where the further rounds of the selection process are conducted

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

After all these rounds have been completed, the final merit list of selected students will be by IIFT released on their official website.

The results of these rounds will be declared only through PDF. And on it, names of only the qualified candidates will be mentioned.

IIFT 2019 Exam Highlights

Exam Name

IIFT MBA (IB) Entrance Exam

Conducting Body

Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT) Delhi

Exam Category

Post Graduate

Purpose of Test

Qualifying Test for admission to IIFT New Delhi and Kolkata

Exam type

National level

Paper Pattern

Objective Test (MCQs)


Six sections (Data Interpretation, Logical Reasoning, Verbal Ability, Reading Comprehension, General Knowledge, and Quantitative Aptitude)

Exam Duration

120 minutes (2 hours)

Mode of Exam

Offline (PBT)

Indian Institute of Foreign Trade Cut Off

The cut off list is released by the Institution after the declaration of the result. IIFT 2019 Cut Off is available in the month of January 2019. Candidates must score the minimum cut off marks in order to qualify the examination. It is announced for all categories including general, SC/ST, OBC & PH.  IIFT Delhi & Kolkata campus cutoff score is different from each other. On the basis of the cutoff score, candidates are shortlisted for the pre-admission rounds. This round comprises of the personal interview, group discussion & essay writing. Candidates should know about how they have performed in the examination, with the help of cut off score.

Category Cut Off (Overall)
General 35.50
Other Backward Classes (OBC) 30.50
Scheduled Caste (SC) 20.02
Scheduled Tribe (ST) 22.69
Physically Handicapped (PH) 23.36

IIFT Official Links

MA (Economics – Specialization in Trade and Finance) 2019-20
List of candidates shortlisted for interview 
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PhD Programme 2019.
List of Candidates Qualified for Stage-II Ph.D. Programme 2019 


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