IIFT Eligibility Criteria 2024

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Updated on
May 10, 2023

IIFT 2024 Eligibility criteria for MBA (IB) admission 2024 as released by NTA requires minimum 50% marks in graduation. IIFT eligibility is notified with the release of IIFT exam notification by National Testing Agency.  IIFT Entrance Exam for MBA (IB) Admission 2024 is scheduled in December 2023 and will be of 2 hours duration. One of the key parameters introduced in IIFT Exam Eligibility criteria 2024 for MBA (IB) admission 2024-26 batch, is the application of minimum cut offs in bachelors’ degree. 


While IIFT Exam Eligibility Criteria for IIFT exam is released alongwith the IIFT Exam Notification by NTA, in case of any changes in eligibility criteria, the same is incorporated in the IIFT admission test brochure. IIFT 2024 entrance exam will be held in a single session as computer based

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IIFT Exam Eligibility Criteria: Domestic candidates

IIFT Eligibility 2024 for domestic candidates for academic session 2024-26 stand slightly changed. Now the candidates with following qualifications will qualify for the IIFT 2024  Eligibility Criteria and can apply for IIFT 2024 exam for admission to MBA (IB) 2024-26 batch


1. IIFT Eligibility Criteria 2024 with Completed Qualification
To meet the IIFT eligibility 2024, the applicant must have obtained a recognized bachelor’s degree of minimum 3 years’ duration in any discipline with 50% marks.


2. IIFT Eligibility Criteria 2024 for Final Year Students of Qualifying Exam
Another key point in IIFT eligibility criteria 2024 is that the candidates appearing for a qualifying examination (Bachelor’s degree or equivalent) are also eligible to apply for IIFT 2024 exam subject to submission of proof of requisite qualification by October 2024 first week.


3. Age Limit for IIFT Exam 2024 Eligibility
IIFT Eligibility 2024 does not prescribe any minimum or maximum age limit. Accordingly, there is no age limit to appear in IIFT 2024 Exam for admission 2024.


4. Work Experience in IIFT 2024 Eligibility
IIFT eligibility has not prescribed any mandatory minimum work experience as a component in IIFT Eligibility Criteria 2024. Any candidate fresh with requisite qualification is included in the IIFT 2024 exam eligibility criteria. However, in the final admission process, IIFT may award some weightage to the candidates who have work experience between one year and five years.


One of the key points in IIFT Eligibility criteria 2024 is that the admission of a candidate who joins the programme on provisional basis but fails to qualify in the Bachelor’s degree examination with minimum required percentage of marks, is liable to be cancelled. 

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IIFT 2024 Eligibility: Category wise Fee 
IIFT 2024 eligibility as available on IIFT website after release of IIFT Notification, prescribes the category wise requirement for fee payments which are:


IIFT Category Wise Fee Payment Eligibility

IIFT 2024 Eligible Category
Category wise Fee for exam
General Category
Rs. 2500/-
SC/ST/PWD Candidates
Rs. 1250/-
For Foreign Nationals/NRIs
USD200 (Rs.15000/-)

IIFT Exam Eligibility Criteria: International candidates|
IIFT 2024 Eligibility criteria for International candidates is not much different and the basic qualification is again a bachelor’s degree with required percentage of marks.


However, one of the key points prescribed for IIFT eligibility criteria 2024 is the residential status of the candidate. In order to qualify as an International candidate for the purpose of applying to IIFT entrance exam, IIFT 2024 exam eligibility will be determined on following criteria:


1. IIFT 2024 Eligibility on Residential Status
A candidate who is a resident outside India for a period of not less than 18 months as on 31st December 2023 and remains outside India during the IIFT examination window qualifies for the IIFT 2024 eligibility criteria.


2. Documents Required to Satisfy the IIFT Eligibility 2024 as International Candidate
Following documents are required to satisfy the IIFT 2024 exam eligibility from the International candidates:

  • The Indian nationals who are living, working, studying abroad should produce with application a certificate from the Indian Embassy/High Commission/ Consulate of the country where the candidate is currently based, stating that the candidate has been resident in that country continuously for a period of not less than 18 months as on 31st December 2023.
  • Foreign nationals need to have a valid passport/travel document from a country other than India.

3. Valid GMAT Score for IIFT 2024 Eligibility
The candidate should produce Graduate Management Aptitude Test (GMAT) score which should be received by the Institute latest by 15th March 2024.


4. Foreign Nationals Must take IIFT 2024 Exam for admission 2024, if in India at that time
One of the key points in IIFT 2024 Eligibility is that the Foreign nationals who are present in India at the time of IIFT entrance test are required to take the IIFT 2024 exam for admission 2024.


5. International Candidates Outside the IIFT Exam 2024 Eligibility

  • Candidates who have taken GMAT exam before 1st January 2022 are not included in the IIFT exam 2024 eligibility criteria.
  • If the candidate has appeared for any MBA entrance examination for that year in India such as CAT 2023 /XAT 2024, His/her IIFT 2024 eligibility with GMAT score is not valid.
  • NRI- Sponsored and Children of NRI candidates are not eligible under this category.
  • IIFT Exam 2024 Eligibility for the admission of candidates under this category is on the basis of GMAT score and interview. Shortlisted candidate would be required to undergo a Personal Interview at IIFT campus.
  • A key point in IIFT exam 2024 eligibility is that the admission of a candidate who joins the programme on provisional basis but fails to qualify in the Bachelor’s degree examination is liable to be cancelled. 
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