IIFT 2018

IIFT 2018 MBA entrance exam for admission to IIFT 2019 MBA (IB), is expected to be held on Sunday December 2, 2018. Last year IIFT exam for admission to IIFT MBA 2018-20 batch was held on December 3. IIFT has launched its one more campus at Kakinada (Andhra Pradesh) and now with the IIFT 2019 MBA entrance exam, to be held on December 2, 2018, admission is available to more number of seats in IIFT Delhi, Kolkata and Kakinada campuses. IIFT 2018 Exam date is Dec ember 2, 2018 and going by the past trends, the IIFT 2018 will remain as a paper based test.


More than 60000 candidates are expected to register and apply for IIFT 2018 exam as happens every year. Last year there were 62000 candidates who had registered to appear in IIFT exam and out of them 55000 candidates appeared on the IIFT Exam date. With the growing popularity, unique learning process and high placement prospects of MBA (IB) at IIFT, it is expected that with the launch of new campus, IIFT 2019 MBA (IB) Admission Test on December 2, 2018 will again have more than 60,000 registrations.


IIFT 2018 Exam Or IIFT 2019 Exam? Be Clear…
None of the IIFT 2019 MBA aspirants should have any confusion in regard to whether the forthcoming IIFT MBA (IB) Admission test will contain IIFT 2018 Exam date or IIFT 2019 Exam date.  In fact, IIFT 2018 Notification expected around Mid July 2018 with all the IIFT 2018 exam dates and the exam schedule is meant for admission to IIFT 2019 MBA admission. Accordingly while the IIFT Exam Notification will have the IIFT 2018 Exam dates, in fact these are IIFT 2019 Exam dates for IIFT 2019 MBA (IB) Admission.


Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT) is one of the highly ranked dream B- schools in India. IIFT has been positioned at 23rd rank among top MBA colleges in India in MHRD Government of India NIRF Ranking 2018. After launching its one more campus at Kakinada in Andhra Pradesh, now IIFT offers MBA (International Business) at its 4 campuses in India and abroad namely New Delhi, Kolkata and Kakinada campuses in India and at Dar-es-Salaam campus in Tanzania. IIFT 2018 is the gateway to MBA (IB) 2019-21 at IIFT. It is considered as one of the best 2 years MBA programme in International Business.


Success in IIFT 2018 entrance exam with around 45 to 50 marks out of 100 marks, may lead to admission to the institute’s highly reputed 2 years full time MBA 2019-21 International Business programme at its Delhi, Kolkata or newly launched Kakinada campus. IIFT offers great learning experience with high placement to its students.


IIFT Intake
With the launch of Kakinada campus, the IIFT intake of students campus wise stands as under:

IIFT Campus
Intake for MBA (IB) 2019-21
IIFT Delhi
IIFT Kolkata
IIFT Kakinada


The IIFT 2019 MBA (IB) admission test score will be accepted only by IIFT for admission to its campuses and no other MBA college accepts IIFT exam score. With effect from the entrance exam held on December 3, 2017, IIFT now conducts the entrance exam on the first Sunday of December, in paper-pen mode across the country instead of 4th Sunday of November. Accordingly IIFT 2018 entrance test for admission to IIFT 2019 MBA (IB) batch will be held on December 2, 2018. 


IIFT Exam Notification
IIFT 2018 exam Notification is expected to be released around July 15, 2018. Immediately after release of IIFT exam Notification, IIFT 2018 exam registrations will begin. The IIFT 2018 notification will be displayed on IIFT website as well as the IIFT Exam notification will be published in all the leading news papers. The IIFT 2018 exam Notification contain the details about the IIFT 2018 Exam dates and schedule; IIFT Registration dates; IIFT 2018 Admit Card Date and the IIFT campuses which will accept IIFT 2018 exam score for IIFT 2019 MBA (IB) Admission.


The IIFT Exam Notification Trends
IIFT MBA entrance test notification is usually released on July 15. However, in 2017 it was released late on July 25 instead of earlier practice of July 15. This was the first time during past many years that IIFT entrance exam notification was delayed by 10 days. Following has been the trend of IIFT exam notification release:

IIFT exam year
IIFT exam notification release date
July 15, 2018 (Tentative)
July 25, 2017
July 15, 2016
July 15, 2015
July 15, 2014


IIFT 2018 Exam Dates:
Indian Institute of Foreign Trade will release the IIFT 2018 exam notification for admission to IIFT 2019 academic year, with important dates in the second week of July 2018. Following are the expected dates for IIFT 2018:                                     

(All dates are Tentative)

IIFT 2018 Exam Activity
IIFT 2018 Dates
Release of IIFT 2018 Notification
July 10, 2018
IIFT 2018 Registration Start Date
July 15, 2018
IIFT 2018 Registration End date
September 5, 2018
IIFT 2018 Registration & Application Fee
Rs.1550/- (Under revision)
Request for Change of Test Centre
October 31, 2018
IIFT 2018 Admit Card Release Date
November 10, 2018
IIFT 2018 Exam Date
December 2, 2018
IIFT 2018 Result Date
January 5, 2019


No Application Offline
The earlier practice of IIFT application in offline mode has been discontinued and candidates should apply online only. To apply for IIFT 2018 entrance exam for MBA(IB) 2019-21, you must visit IIFT website to fill in the online form as per details given in website. The cost of Prospectus and Application Form last year was Rs.1,550/-. 


IIFT Exam Mode 2018 
IIFT will conduct the MBA entrance exam in paper-pen mode across the country on December 2, 2018 in 20 test cities in India. 


IIFT 2018 Admit Card

  • Indian Institute of Foreign Trade will issue the entrance exam Admit card in the second week of November 2018
  • The Admit Cards for IIFT 2018 entrance exam can be downloaded from IIFT's website 
  • With a print out of the Admit card, the candidates should reach the venue of the Exam Centre on December 2, 2018 latest by 9.00 a.m. 
  • Candidates should have one of the following documents alongwith the Admit card: 

(a) Passport (b) Election I-Card (c) Aadhar Card (d) PAN Card (e) Driving License (f) College I-Card for appearing in the Exam. 


Request for Change of IIFT Test Centre

  • The process to opt for change of IIFT exam centre for 2018 exam will be closed in the last week of October or the first week of November 2018.
  • Candidates should be careful while opting for the Admission Test Centre.
  • A fee of  Rs.1000/- would be charged for changing the opted Centre. 
  • No request for change of centre can be entertained after the closing date 

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.

Register for IIFT exam updates

Exam dates and schedule

  • Notification date: 15-07-2018 10:00 AM (Confirm)
    Late Registration – Online: 05-09-2018 05:00 PM (Tentative)
    Admit Card Release: 10-11-2018 10:00 AM (Tentative)
    Exam Date & Timings- Online: Sunday, December 2, 2018 - 10:00 to 12:00 (Tentative)
    Result: 05-01-2019 10:00 AM (Tentative)

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IIFT Eligibility & Application Fee

IIFT Eligibility Criteria 2018 is released alongwith the IIFT Exam Notification. However, one of the key changes introduced in IIFT 2018 Exam Eligibility is the application of minimum cut offs in bachelors’ degree.  Below are shared the IIFT 2018 Exam Eligibility Criteria for different type of applicants:


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IIFT 2018 Exam Pattern

IIFT 2018 exam pattern is expected to remain same as that of last year. IIFT Paper pattern is based on paper-pen based objective type exam pattern. Over the years, IIFT exam pattern has remained paper pen based. Accordingly, IIFT 2018 paper pattern will also be conducted in paper pen mode and will be of 2 hours duration from 10.00 A.M. to 12.00 Noon. IIFT 2018 paper pattern will be of a single session and the exam will be held in 20 test cities across India on December 2, 2018.


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IIFT 2018 Exam Syllabus

IIFT 2018 exam Syllabus consists of multiple choice objective type questions (in English). Although there is no specifically defined IIFT Exam Syllabus, but going by the previous trend of IIFT questions, the IIFT 2018 Syllabus & exam pattern comprises the questions on English verbal Ability, Reading Comprehension, General Knowledge & Awareness, Logical Reasoning, Data Interpretation and Quantitative Analysis.


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IIFT Exam Analysis

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IIFT cut off

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IIFT 2017 Exam Result

IIFT exam result declared on January 5, 2018

IIFT 2017 exam Result has been declared on January 5, 2018 around 5.45PM. It was earlier confirmed by IIFT that the result for its entrance exam held on December 3, 2017 would be announced on or before January 5, 2018. Sharing the information IIFT has clarified that the result was under final lag of checks and verification before final declaration. 1976  candidates are shortlisted by IIFT for GD-PI-WAT round at IIFT for a total intake of 420 seats at IIFT Delhi, Kolkata and Kakinada campuses  


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IIFT Previous Test papers

On December 3, 2017, Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT) will conduct IIFT 2017, MBA entrance exam in 20 test cities in India for admission to MBA(IB) 2018-20 at IIFT Delhi and Kolkata campuses. To help IIFT MBA aspirants prepare better, experts at MBAUniverse.com have prepared IIFT Previous test papers with answer keys.  


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