Indian Institute of Foreign Trade MBA (IB) Entrance Test

Computer Based Test

IIFT MBA (IB) ET Basic Information

  • Application Fee:₹ 2,000
  • Number Of Attempts:1
  • Examination Modes:Computer Based Test
  • Exam Conducting Body:National Testing Agency (NTA)
  • Courses:MBA
  • Streams:Management

IIFT 2021: Result (Announced), Scorecard, Detailed Brochure Pdf

Updated On - February 17 2021 by Bhumika Singh

IIFT MBA 2021 Result has been announced by NTA. IIFT MBA (IB) Entrance Test is a national level exam conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA). Indian Institute of Foreign Trade MBA Admission Test is conducted every year to offer admission into MBA (International Business) program. Candidates who will qualify for the exam will get the admission to Delhi and Kolkata campus of IIFT. After the entrance exam, the Personal Interview round will be organized for Foreign Nationals/NRI Candidates to provide admission into the Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT). Candidates can go through the article below to know all the details about the Indian Institute of Foreign Trade MBA Admission Test 2021.

Latest Updates

  • IIFT MBA 2021 Scorecard has been released on the official website of NTA.
  • NTA has released the notice on 10 February 2021, it will open the correction window from 10 February 2021 to 12 February 2021 in a specific field.
  • IIFT MBA (IB) 2021 Result will be announced soon.

IIFT MBA (IB) Entrance Test 2021 Important Dates

Candidates can find important dates and events related to IIFT Admission 2021 from the given table below:

IIFT Admission 2021 Important Dates
IIFT 2021 Notification Release Date
06 November 2020
Registration Start Date
06 November 2020
Last date for Registration
30 December 2020 (Till 5 PM)
Last date to pay IIFT Registration Fee
30 December 2020 (Till 11.50 PM)
Application form correction date
01- 03 January 2021
Admit Card Download Starts
15 January 2021
IIFT 2021 Exam date
24 January 2021 (3 PM to 5 PM)
IIFT 2021 Exam Result Date
16 February 2021

IIFT 2021 Result

The Result of IIFT 2021 entrance exam will be declared by the National Testing Agency in the last week of January 2021. For checking the result, candidates have to enter their registered User Id and date of birth which they provided at the time of registration.

  • The result can be downloaded in the form of PDF. Also, the conducting authority will release the merit list after the announcement of the IIFT entrance exam result.
  • The NTA score is calculated as follows: A total number of candidates who secured raw marks equal to or less than the candidate x 100 / Total number of candidates who appeared in the exam.
  • Results will be hosted on the website of NTA. A scorecard of the candidate will also be hosted on the NTA website.
  • Re-Evaluation/Re-Checking of the result: There shall be no re-evaluation/re-checking of the result. No correspondence in this regard shall be entertained.

IIFT 2021 Scorecard

Along with the declaration of result, IIFT will release the scorecard of each candidate. Every qualified candidate has to show the scorecard at the time of admission. Only the qualified candidates will be called for Group Discussion (GD) and Personal Interview (PI) rounds.

Candidates are advised to check all the information mentioned on the IIFT Scorecard such as their name, DOB, category, total score, section score and percentile score.

IIFT MBA (IB) Entrance Exam Pattern

National Testing Agency has released the IIFT 2021 exam pattern. Candidates can IIFT MBA (IB) 2021 exam pattern given below to know the complete format of the examination.
  • Mode of Examination: The exam will be conducted through Online mode (CBT) only.
  • Duration of Exam: Total time allotted for the exam will be 120 minutes (two hours).
  • Type of Questions: The question paper consists of multiple-choice objective type questions.
  • The medium of Question Paper: The medium of IIFT MBA 2021 question paper will be English language only.
  • Section: The question paper will consist of five sections:
    1. English Grammar
    2. Vocabulary and Comprehension
    3. General Knowledge & Current Affairs
    4. Logical Reasoning
    5. Data Interpretation and Quantitative Analysis
  • Candidates can check the distribution of questions from the table given below:
IIFT MBA (IB) Entrance Exam Pattern
SubjectsNumber of Questions
Logical Reasoning42
English Comprehension36
Quantitative Analysis20
General Knowledge & Awareness25
Total123 questions

IIFT 2021 Syllabus

Candidates have to study the various topics that will be covered in the IIFT 2021 syllabus. The topics that will be covered are:
  • Vocabulary and Comprehension: Spellings, Word meaning match, Sentence Completion, Sentence Arrangement, Grammar, Synonyms, Figure of Speech, Phrases, Reading Comprehension, etc.:
  • General Knowledge & Current Affairs: Topics related to current scenarios, political, economic, sports awareness, International Affairs, Awards & Awardees, Politics, etc.
  • Logical Reasoning: Linear & Matrix Arrangements, Visual & Critical Reasoning, Coding & Decoding, Sequencing, Cause & Effect, Family Tree Problem, Symbol based Problem, etc.
  • Data Interpretation and Quantitative Analysis: Parentages, HCF & LCM, Vectors, Logarithm, Venn Diagram, Number System, Median, Mode, Clocks, Calendar, Binomial Expansion, Co-ordinate geometry, Installments payments  Time, Speed, Distance, Ratios & Proportions, Simple interest, etc.

IIFT 2021 Admit Card

Candidates can download the E-Admit Card for IIFT MBA(IB) 2021-23 from January 2021 through the official website of NTA. The E-Admit Card is issued provisionally to the candidates, subject to the fulfilment of the eligibility conditions.
  • IIFT Hall Ticket 2021 will be issued to those candidates only who have submitted the online application and paid the examination fee on or before the due date.
  • The candidate has to download the Admit Card from the NTA website w.e.f 11.01.2021 onwards and appear for the Examination at the given Centre on Date and Time as indicated in their E-Admit Card.
  • The candidates are advised to read the instructions on the admit card carefully and follow them during the conduct of the examination.
  • Applicants will need the application number and password to download the admit card.
  • Candidates must carry their admit card to the examination centre along with a valid photo Id proof.
  • Take a printout of the admit card and keep it safe for further reference.
  • Candidates should report to the examination centre before two hours of commencement of the examination.
  • One passport size photograph (same as uploaded on the Online Application Form) should be taken for pasting on the specific space in the attendance sheet at Centre during the examination.
Note: Any request for change of the Examination Centre provided on the Admit Card shall not be considered under any circumstances.

IIFT 2021 Application Form

The IIFT MBA (IB) Entrance Test Application Form 2021 has been released by NTA in November 2021. Candidates can check the complete details of the  IIFT 2021  Application Form given below:
  • The Application Form will be available on the official website of the NTA.
  • Candidates can fill the application form through online mode only.
  • Candidates can apply for IIFT till the 3rd week of December 2020.
  • Only one application will be accepted by the candidates. Multiple application by an applicant will be rejected.
  • In case candidates want to make any corrections/modifications in the details of the application, then the correction window will open.
  • The complete application process will consist of certain steps - Online registration, Filling of Application Form, Uploading documents, Payment of Fee and Submitting Application Form.
  • Foreign Nationals and NRI Candidates also have to follow the same procedure to fill the application form.

IIFT 2021 Application Fee

The Application Fee of IIFT MBA (IB) Entrance Test for the various category is given below in a table:

IIFT MBA (IB) Entrance Test Application Fee
General/Gen-EWS/OBC (NCL) Rs. 2000/-
SC/ST/PwD/TransgenderRs. 1000/-
For Foreign Nationals/NRIsRs. 9,500/- (US$150)
Mode of Payment: The application fee can be paid online mode by using Debit Card/Credit card/Net Banking/UPI/ PAYTM.
  • Fee once remitted by the candidate will not be refunded under any circumstances.
  • EWS category refers to Economically Weaker Section and OBC (NCL) refers to Other Backward Classes-Non Creamy Layer.

IIFT 2021 Eligibility Criteria

The candidates should check the IIFT 2021 Eligibility to find if they are eligible or not. The eligibility criteria for the various category is given below:
Age Limit
  • There is no age limit for appearing in this examination.
For General/Reserved Category Candidates
  • Candidates must have scored a minimum of 50% marks in Bachelor's degree of 3 years' duration and the candidates who belong to Scheduled Caste (SC), Scheduled Tribe (ST) and Persons with Disability (PwD) categories must have at least 45% marks.
  • Candidates who are appearing for their qualification examination (final year) are also eligible for the examination. They have to submit a proof of requisite qualification by 07 October 2020.
For Foreign Nationals/NRI Candidates
  • Candidates must have scored at least 50% marks in Bachelor's degree of 3 years' duration.
  • Candidates who are appearing for their qualification examination (final year) can also apply for the exam and have to submit a proof of requisite qualification.
  • If a candidate wants to qualify as an international candidate to apply for IIFT entrance exam, then he/she should expect to be resident outside India for not less than 18 months as of 31 December 2019 and be outside India during the IIFT examination.
  • The Indian nationals who are living, working, studying abroad should produce a certificate along with an application from the Indian Embassy/High Commission/Consulate of the country where the candidate is currently living, stating that the candidate has been resident in that country continuously for a period of not less than 18 months as on 31 December 2019. 
  • NRI-Sponsored candidates and Children of NRIs are not considered under this category. 

IIFT 2021 Answer Key

The official IIFT 2021 Answer key is released by the National Testing Agency on the official website. 

  • The Answer key has been displayed only after the commencement of the examination.
  • Candidates can challenge the provisional answer key through online mode only.
  • They have to pay a required amount of Rs.1000/- per question to challenge the answer key.
  • The subject experts will examine all the challenges received and then a final answer key will be declared.
  • No grievance about answer key after the declaration of result of IIFT MBA 2021 will be entertained and there shall be no revaluation.

IIFT 2021 Cut off

IIFT cut off is the minimum marks that a candidate must have to qualify for the exam and take part in the further admission process. The category wise IIFT 2021 cut off is given below:

IIFT Cutoff for MBA
Cutoff (Out of 300)











A sectional cutoff is also released by the NTA which the candidates have to qualify. The minimum number of marks scored by the candidates in each section is known as the sectional cutoff. IIFT (MBA) sectional wise cutoff for this year is given below in a table:

IIFT Sectional-wise Cutoff
Maximum marks

Reading Comprehension & Verbal Ability



Quantitative Aptitude



General Awareness



Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning



IIFT MBA (IB) Entrance Test Centres

The list of examination centres for Indian Institute of Foreign Trade MBA (IB) Admission Test 2021 is given below in a table:

IIFT 2021 Exam Centres
S.No.StateNumber of Cities
1Arunachal Pradesh01
3Andaman and Nicobar Islands01
4Andhra Pradesh20
8Daman & Diu02
10Dadra and Nagar Haveli01
13Himachal Pradesh08
16Jammu & Kashmir04
23Madhya Pradesh11
34Tamil Nadu15
36Uttar Pradesh17
37West Bengal08

IIFT MBA (IB) Entrance Test Highlights (Basic Information)

Check the basic information related to IIFT MBA (International Business) 2021 exam given below:
Examination Name
Indian Institute of Foreign Trade MBA Admission Test

IIFT 2021

Conducting Body

National Testing Agency (NTA)

Courses Offered

MBA (International Business)

Examination Type

National Level

Examination Mode


IIFT Official Website


About National Testing Agency  (Exam Conducting Body)

National Testing Agency is established by The Ministry of Education, Government of India (GoI) under the Societies Registration Act, 1860. The main aim of NTA is to conduct entrance examinations for higher educational institutions. Other than JEE MAIN, NTA also conducts various exams like National Eligibility cum Entrance Test-Undergraduate, National Eligibility Test, Common Management Admission Test and Graduate Pharmacy Aptitude Test. National Testing Agency (NTA) is an independent, autonomous and self-sustained premier organization for conducting entrance examinations registered as a self-reliant and self-sustained premier testing organization.

Note: All the correspondence should preferably be addressed by e-mail at [email protected]. Candidates are advised to indicate the application Number and mobile number in all correspondence with NTA or IIFT.

Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT) 

The Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT) was established in 1963 as an autonomous body under the Ministry of Commerce & Industry to contribute to the skill building for the external trade sector of India.  The Institute was granted “Deemed to be University” status in 2002. The National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) has recognized IIFT as Grade ‘A’ Institution in 2005 as well as in 2015.

MBA (International Business), flagship programme of IIFT, is a six-trimester general management residential programme with a focus on International Business.  IIFT has campuses in Delhi, Kolkata and Kakinada.


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IIFT MBA (IB) ET Important Dates

Admit Card Downloading Date15 Jan 2021
IIFT MBA (IB) ET 2021 Exam Date24 Jan 2021
IIFT MBA (IB) ET 2021 Form Date19 Aug - 30 Dec 2020
Result Date16 Feb 2021

Indian Institute of Foreign Trade MBA (IB) Entrance Test Exam Pattern

Paper 1
Exam Duration:

2 hours

Total Marks:


Question Paper Type :

Multiple Choice Questions

Negative Marking:


NOTE:0.33 mark will be deducted for every wrong answer

1Reading Comprehension16116
2Verbal Ability200.7515
3Quantitative Aptitude20120
4Data Interpretation20120
5Logical Reasoning20120
6General Awareness 180.59

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Form Start Date:

19 Aug 2020

Form End Date:

30 Dec 2020

The last date to submit the form was on 30 Dec 2020
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