Indian Institute of Foreign Trade - IIFT Exam 2017

Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT) is one of the highly ranked dream B- schools in India. IIFT offers MBA (International Business) at its 3 campuses namely New Delhi and Kolkata campuses in India and at Dar-es-Salaam campus in Tanzania. MBA (IB) at IIFT is considered as one of the best 2 years MBA programme in International Business. Around 60000 candidates register and apply for IIFT entrance exam every year.


Success in IIFT 2017 entrance exam will lead to admission to the institute’s highly reputed 2 years full time MBA MBA 2018-20 International Business programme at its Delhi or Kolkata campus. IIFT offers great learning experience with high placement to its students.


The IIFT MBA admission test does not include any other B-school. IIFT conducts the entrance exam in paper-pen mode across the country usually on the last Sunday in the month of November. Accordingly IIFT 2017 entrance test for admission to MBA (IB) 2018-20 at IIFT Delhi and Kolkata would be held on November 26, 2017. 


IIFT campuses

Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT), the deemed university is the leading institute offering MBA in International Business at its Delhi and Kolkata campuses in India and at Dar-es-Salam campus in Tanzania.


Around 60 thousand candidates register for IIFT entrance exam to apply for admission to 360 seats of MBA (International Business) programme for both campuses of IIFT at Delhi and Kolkata. The ratio per candidate is higher than any other MBA entrance test. IIFT doesn’t accept any other score than the score of its own entrance test for domestic candidates. For NRIs and foreign nationals GMAT scores are accepted.


The IIFT 2017 exam for admission to MBA (IB) 2018-20 at IIFT Delhi and Kolkata campuses is held on the 3rd or last Sunday of November every year. The IIFT exam notification is normally released on July 15. This is the first time during past many years that  IIFT entrance exam notification has been delayed.   The convention of releasing the IIFT exam notification on July 15 or in the second week of July stands broken in 2017. Following has been the trend of IIFT exam notification release:


IIFT exam year IIFT exam notification release date
2014 July 15, 2014
2015 July 15, 2015
2016 July 15, 2016
2017 Not released till July 17 


All activities following the late release of IIFT 2017 exam notification may get delayed or their time duration may get shortened especially of the registration process and IIFT 2017 exam date clashing with CAT 2017 exam which has also become a single day exam. 


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Exam dates and schedule

  • Notification date: 15-07-2017 10:00 AM to 17-07-2017 10:00 AM (Tentative)
    Registration – Online: 15-07-2017 10:00 AM to 04-09-2017 05:00 PM (Tentative)
    Admit Card Release: 06-11-2017 10:00 AM to 20-11-2017 05:00 PM (Tentative)
    Result: 24-12-2017 10:00 AM (Confirm)

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IIFT Eligibility & Application Fee

The candidates with following qualifications are eligible to apply for IIFT 2017 exam for admission to MBA (IB) 2018-20 batch

  • Recognized Bachelor’s degree of minimum 3 years’ duration in any discipline.
  • Candidates appearing for a qualifying examination can also apply subject to submission of proof of requisite qualification by 1st week of October,  2018
  • No age limit to appear in IIFT entrance exam.
  • Work experience not necessary


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IIFT Exam Pattern & Exam Cities

IIFT entrance test is conducted in paper pencil mode and will be of 2 hours duration from 10.00 A.M. to 12.00 Noon. IIFT 2017 is proposed to be held in a single session in 20 test cities across India on November 26, 2017.


IIFT entrance test consists of multiple choice objective type questions (MCQs). The test is divided in 4 sections comprising questions on English Comprehension, General Knowledge & Awareness, Logical Reasoning and Quantitative Analysis.


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IIFT Exam Syllabus

The written admission test to MBA Programme in IIFT consists of multiple choice objective type questions (in English). The 2 hours IIFT Nov 2017 entrance would comprise the questions covering English Comprehension, General Knowledge & Awareness, Logical Reasoning and Quantitative Analysis.


Quantitative Ability

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IIFT Exam Analysis

IIFT MBA entrance exam keeps on introducing changes in number of questions and sections also. As per the IIFT 2016 exam pattern you may expect fewer questions to be solved in same time limit of 2 hours in IIFT 2017.


IIFT 2016 held on Sunday November 27, 2016 brought with it many changes especially in the sectional composition of questions, level of difficulty (LoD) and weightage awarded to each section. While weightage to LRDI section was increased, the weightage to GK and Quant was reduced.


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IIFT Exam Result

IIFT 2016 entrance exam Result for admission to full time MBA(IB) 2017-19 was declared in the evening on December 23, 2016. IIFT had shortlisted 1973 candidates for final admission round and posted the list on its site. Around 45000 aspirants appeared in IIFT 2016 entrance exam on Nov 27, 2016 vying for 360 seats in IIFT Delhi & Kolkata campuses.


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