Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT) 2019

Last Updated - January 18 2018

IIFT 2019 exam is a common admission test conducted by the Indian Institute of Foreign Trade for providing admission to aspirants to its MBA programme in International Business. Each year, almost 60,000 aspirants register for IIFT Exam to compete against 420 seats.

IIFT 2019 exam will be organized in last week of November 2018 and the Application form for it will be available in August 2018. Check all important details regarding IIFT 2019 exam.

  • Aspirants can download their IIFT Hall Ticket via from the official the official website of IIFT.
  • The entrance exam involves a written test round and a selection round. Check IIFT Exam Format
  • IIFT 2019 Registration will be carried out offline and online via official IIFT website, i.e.
  • The application fee for general category aspirants is INR 1550, for SC and ST category aspirants INR 775 and for foreign national aspirants is $ 80(INR 4500).
  • The written test round is a paper-based offline exam while the selection round is GD/PI of aspirants who completed the written test.

Highlights on IIFT 2019

Exam NameIndian Institute of Foreign Trade Entrance Exam
Organization BodyIndian Institute of Foreign Trade
Exam TypeNational
Program Provides2 Years Masters in International Business
Tentative Exam DateNovember 2018
Eligibility CriteriaBachelor’s Degree from a recognised university
Method of ApplicationOnline and Offline
Exam MethodOffline, Paper-Based
Exam Period2 hours
HelpdeskPhone: (033) 2443 2450

Important Dates for IIFT 2019

Following is the tentative calendar for IIFT 2019 based on past years examinations. Aspirants should keep themselves updated for the announce of the official releasement of dates on IIFT official website.

Availability of Online and Offline IIFT Application formAugust 2018
Last date for submitting online application form1st week of September 2018
Deadline to submit the filled offline IIFT application formSeptember 2018
Availability of IIFT Admit card on its website3rd week of November 2018
IIFT 2019 exam dateLast week of November 2018
Declaration of written round result1st week of January 2019
Selection roundJanuary/February 2019
Commencement of new sessionJuly 2019 onwards

Eligibility Criteria for IIFT 2019

There are certain eligibility norms that obligatory to be fulfilled by the aspirants and the same have been tabulated below for their reference.

AgeThere is no such age limit set by IIFT to apply for this examination.
NationalityIndian and foreign national student both are applicable to apply for IIFT entrance exam
Academic QualificationSuccessfully finished his graduation and have a bachelor's degree in any field from a recognised University or Institution.

IIFT 2019 Seat Reservation

Some percentage of seats out of the total are reserved by IIFT for aspirants belonging to special categories. Following are the categories and the seat reservation for each category.

CategorySeat Reservation
OBC (NCL)23%
Non-Resident Indians(NRIs)4%

Application Form for IIFT 2019

The availability of online and offline application form will be from August 2018. Aspirants also need to visit the official IIFT website and follow the steps mentioned below:

Step I: Visit the official website of IIFT and Click on ‘Apply Now’ and fill all your compulsory individual and academic details.

Step II: Log to the aspirants’ portal using the credentials that are earned during the registration procedure.

Step III: Aspirants need to upload the scanned copy of their passport size photograph and signature. Do not exceed the need memory size for both photograph and signature.

Step IV: After uploading the scanned copy of documents, you obligatory to pay the requisite application fee via Credit/Debit Card for the online method and for offline method via demand draft.

In case you are going via offline method then purchase the IIFT Application Form from the IIFT office in Delhi and Kolkata. Fill the application form and make the payment via demand draft addressed to ‘Indian Institute of Foreign Exchange, New Delhi’.

Aspirants must then send the application form with attached demand draft to

Section officer (GSD), Indian Institute of Foreign Trade

B-21, Qutub Institutional Area

New Delhi- 110016

IIFT Application Fee 2019

Aspirants need to pay through online method via debit card or VISA/MASTER credit card. While offline method payment can be done by sending demand draft to the section officer

Below is the category-wise application fee for IIFT 2019:

General/OBCSC/ST/PWDForeign nationals
INR 1550INR 775$ 80(INR 4500)

IIFT Hall Ticket 2019

IIFT 2019 Admit card will be mailed to the aspirants through the post. In case they couldn't receive the hall ticket through the post then they can download their at official IIFT website by logging themselves into their account.

No aspirant will be allowed to enter the examination center without a valid IIFT 2019 hall ticket. Aspirants can follow the steps mentioned below for downloading the hall ticket:

Step I: Visit the official website of IIFT

Step II: Click on ‘Download Hall Ticket’

Step III: fill the credentials earned at the time of registration

Step IV: After checking the details download and take print out of IIFT 2019 Hall Ticket

IIFT Examination Centers 2019

The first round of written test will be organized in 20 major cities across India. The aspirants need to choose one from the following list of cities for their IIFT 2019 examination:

List of Examination Centers

The shortlisted aspirants will have to appear the selection round which comprises group discussion and individual interview that will be organized in following 7 cities:

Bangalore, Chennai, Delhi, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Lucknow And Mumbai.

Exam Format for IIFT 2019

IIFT 2019 is an offline exam comprising 125 objective questions in total. These 125 questions will be divided into four various sections which are:

  1. General Knowledge and Awareness

This section includes a total of 25 objective questions. For every accurate response, you will be honored 0.5 marks.

  1. English Comprehension

This section is further divided into 2 parts i.e. Reading Comprehension and English Usage which will consist 16 and 20 objective questions respectively. For every accurate response, you will be honored 1 mark.

  1. Quantitative Analysis

This section includes a total of 22 objective questions. For every accurate response, you will be honored 0.75 marks.

  1. Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning

This section is further divided into 2 parts i.e. Logical Reasoning and Data Interpretation which will consist 22 and 20 objective questions respectively. For every accurate response, you will be honored 0.75 marks for logical reasoning and 1 mark for Data Interpretation.

Also, for each inaccurate response, 1/3rd will be deducted from it.

Syllabus for IIFT 2019

The syllabus for the various sections of IIFT written exam is listed below:

  1. English Comprehension: Contextual usage, Comprehension of passage, Syllogisms, Antonyms, Jumbled paragraphs, Analogies, Mistakes in word choice.
  2. General Knowledge & Awareness: Present Affairs, Constitution, Popular Individualities, Inventions and Discoveries, Currencies, Buildings, Languages, Awards, and Honours.
  3. Logical Reasoning: Critical Reasoning, Assertion and Reasons, Puzzles, Assumption-Premise-Conclusion, Statements and assumptions, Coding and Decoding, Visual Reasoning.
  4. Quantitative Ability: Geometry, Profit and loss, Number System, Arithmetic improvements on, Harmonic Mean, Time-Speed-Distance, Ratio and Proportion, Simple Interest and Compound Interest.

IIFT Result 2019

IIFT 2019 Result will be declared online and will be available at the official website of IIFT. The released IIFT Result will additionally offer the list of aspirants who have been shortlisted for selection round IIFT 2019.

The steps to check IIFT Result is given below:

Step I: Visit the official website of IIFT

Step II: Click on the link for ‘IIFT 2019 Result’

Step III: Enter Roll number and Date of Birth

Step IV: Download and take printout of IIFT 2019 Scorecard

IIFT 2019 Cut Off

The expected IIFT 2019 Cut Off has been tabulated below.

CategoryCut Off marksMax. Marks
OBC (NCL)43.5100

IIFT Selection Process 2019

Those aspirants who are shortlisted on the basis of their performance in the written test are sent to IIFT Selection round which will tentatively commence from January 2019.The selection round will involve Essay Writing, Group Discussion, and Individual Interview.

Essay Writing: In this round, aspirants have to write an essay of approximately 300 words on the topic given in 20 minutes. It will either be based on General or business affairs. It aims to test aspirants’ writing skills and conceptual knowledge about the topics.

Group Discussion: For Group discussion, qualified aspirants from the earlier rounds are divided into groups of 10-12 applicants. Aspirants are given a topic concerned to present or business affairs. The period of the GD usually varies. Aspirants’ ability to take initiative, ability to effectively communicate their ideas are generally some qualities that the panelists lookout for in this round.

Individual Interview: The Individual Interview round is one on one individual round where the panelists adjudge the aspirants on the basis of their persona and ability to stay focused under pressure. The usual period of PI round in 10-15 minutes.

The applicants who get selected in this round are the final aspirants for admission to MBA (International Business) and commencement of their new session will be from July 2019 onwards.

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