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Indian Institute of Foreign Trade Entrance Exam (IIFT Exam)

IIFT exam 2018 is conducted by the Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT) and is a national level common entrance test for admission to MBA (International Business), which are available for the New Delhi and Kolkata Campus. The IIFT entrance exam is a highly competitive one where more than 2000 students appear each year to secure their position in the two year MBA (IB) that is offered by IIFT New Delhi and Kolkata. For getting a seat in the institute one has to apply for the IIFT exam and complete the essay writing, group discussion and Interview for IIFT MBA (IB) as per the requirements of the institute.

About IIFT

Indian Institute of Foreign Trade is an autonomous public business institution that had been set up in1963 by the Indian government. The sole purpose to set up the institute had been to ensure education in the field of foreign trade, international management. In the year 2002 it was given the honor of being the deemed university by the UGC. Today, the IIFT is ranked in the top 10 B-schools in India considering their Infrastructure, facilities, placements and faculty ratio.

Eligibility Criteria IIFT 2018

Candidates applying for this exam should fulfill certain criteria. They must have a bachelor degree from a recognized institution. At least 50% marks should be secured for the same. Those in the final year are eligible for applying too, as long as they provide the graduation certificate or mark sheet post the same. No age limit is there for their to apply for the exam.

Application Form IIFT 2018

Those who are interested in appearing for the IIFT 2018 should fill in the application form from the official website of IIFT. The application process for getting a seat in the MBA (IB) for the session 2018-20 started on the 2nd week of July 2017.Once that is done, you will be given an application number. Make sure that you note down the application number. You can use this for generating your password later or even instantly. Then just follow the link that comes next to complete the process. Upload your picture (passport size) along with your signature. Then print the form and generate your ID card for the exam.

Fees IIFT 2018

All the candidates have to pay the application fees of Rs. 1550 for GEN/OBC candidates. Those who are in the SC/ ST category have to pay Rs.775. For all other foreign nationals and students from outside India, the fee of US$ 80 is applicable. The entire process of paying the fee can be done online via a Master’s credit card or Visa credit card along with debit cards too. The fees can be paid using a Demand Draft via VISA/MASTER credit and debit card too.

IIFT 2018 Important Dates

Here are some of the important dates for this examination that should be kept in mind-

Last date to apply online: Friday, 15th September 2017
Last date to apply online and submit GMAT score for Foreign Nationals and NRIs: Thursday, 15th February 2018
Written Examination:Sunday, 3rd December 2017 (10.00 a.m. to 12.00 noon)

    IIFT 2018 Exam Pattern

    The candidates appearing for the IIFT 2018 exam need to have a thorough knowledge of the no. of questions, marking scheme, etc. The question paper contains of different objective type and students get about 125 questions in total. These questions are then further subdivided into different categories as mentioned below-

    •  Quantitative Ability
    •  Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning
    •  Reading Comprehension and General Awareness
    •  Verbal Ability

    Keep in mind that the marking system is different for each year and this changes for the different categories. The examination authority decides on the same. However, there is a negative marking system there too. All wrong answers will result in loss of 1/3rd marks. So make sure that you are avoiding negative marking.

    IIFT Admission Procedure

    Once the results are announced and you have cleared the test, all shortlisted candidates are then called for GD and PI. There is also a written test done along with the GD and PI that determines the result or final admission.

    For more details check out-

    Indian Institute of Foreign Trade, Delhi
    Location: Delhi,
    Delhi Website: Estd: 1963
    Type: Autonomous College
    Contact: 011-39147213 (Direct), 39147200 - 205 ( Extn. 621)
    OR email at

    IIFT Kolkata campus Address:
    J-1/14 (3rd and 7th-9th Floor),
    EP & GP Block, Sector-V,
    Salt Lake City,
    91-33-2357 2854
    91-33-2357 2855

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