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IIFT Exam 2018- Application Form, Notification

Updated On - November 4th 2017

IIFT (Indian Institute of Foreign Trade) conducts entrance exam for candidates seeking admission in full-time MBA in International business. Candidates can fill application form in online as well as offline mode. Candidates can fill IIFT 2018 Application Form will be available from September 3, 2017.  The offline application form can be purchased form designated post office/ IIFT counter. Last date to apply for IIFT 2018 is October 9, 2017.

IIFT 2018 is scheduled in the month of November-2018. The entrance test comprises questions from, English comprehension, Quantitative Analysis, Logical Reasoning and General Knowledge. The duration of the test is 2 hours in which candidates have 123 multiple choice questions.

There is no prescribed age limit to apply for IIFT 2018. Indian as well as Foreign Nationals are eligible to apply. IIFT 2018 Results will be announced in the month of December-2017. Shortlisted candidates are required to participate in the selection process which includes 3 stages: Essay Writing, Group Discussion (GD) and Personal Interview (PI).

IIFT 2018 Exam Highlights

Exam Highlights
Exam NameIIFT Entrance Exam
Conducting BodyIndian Institute of Foreign Trade
Exam TypeNational level
Exam DateNovember 2018
Eligibility CriteriaMinimum 3 years Bachelor’s Degree
Mode of ApplicationOnline and Offline
Exam ModeOffline
Duration2 hours
Seat Availability360

IIFT 2018 Exam Dates

Candidates can apply online or offline for IIFT 2018 till first week of September-2017. International applicants, NRIs, PIOs are not required to appear for the entrance test. They can apply for admission to MBA (International Business) till February – 2017 on the basis of their latest GMAT score.

Availability of application formJuly 3, 2017
Last date to fill application formSeptember 05, 2017
Last date to obtain application form from IIFT Counter or through postSeptember 05, 2017
Release of Admit CardNovember, 2017
Date of ExaminationNovember, 2018
Declaration of ResultDecember, 2018

IIFT 2018 Eligibility Criteria

Candidates must check the eligibility criteria for IIFT 2018 before they proceed to register for the entrance test. Application Forms are subject to rejection at any stage if the candidate is not able to satisfy all the criteria set by IIFT. Given below is the eligibility criteria for IIFT 2018.


Indian and Foreign National Students are eligible to apply in IIFT.

Educational Qualification:

  • Candidate should have a graduation degree in any stream from a recognized university
  • The minimum aggregate required in graduation is 55%.
  • Candidates appearing in the final year of graduation are also eligible to apply. They have to submit their result/degree before October 7, 2018.

Age Limit:

There is no age limit prescribed by the IIFT for admission to MBA- International Business.

IIFT 2018 Application Form

Candidates can fill IIFT 2018 Application Form from September 3, 2017. To avoid last minute rush, candidates are advised to apply well before the deadline. Application forms are available in both online and offline mode. Candidates must keep the required documents such as personal details, scanned images of photograph and signature etc. Given below are the steps to fill online and offline application form:

Online Mode

  • Visit the official website of IIFT
  • Click on ‘Apply Now’
  • Complete the registration process by filling in required information like name, email id and mobile number.
  • Login to the candidates’ portal with the help of login ID and Password acquired during registration
  • Upload scanned images of photograph and signature
  • Pay the requisite application fee
  • Candidates need to send the printout of duly filled application form to the ‘Section officer (GSD), Indian Institute of Foreign Trade, B-21, Qutub Institutional Area, New Delhi- 110016

Offline Mode

  • Candidates can get the IIFT 2018 Application Form from the IIFT counter/ Post Office
  • Fill the complete application form carefully
  • Candidates have to make payment through DD drawn in favor of ‘Indian Institute of Foreign Exchange, payable at New Delhi’
  • Candidates have to send the application form and demand draft to the ‘Section officer (GSD), Indian Institute of Foreign Trade, B-21, Qutub Institutional Area, New Delhi- 110016. Reserved Category Candidates (SC/ ST/ PH) also need to send the required documents along with the application form.

IIFT 2018 Application Fee

Application Form can only be submitted after the successful payment of fee. Candidates can make payment online as well as offline as per their choice. General category students have to pay INR 1550/-. Candidates who belong to reserved category would get relaxation and have to pay INR 775/-. Candidates can make the online payment via Credit Card or Debit Card. They can also submit the Demand Draft along with the documents to the Section Officer.

Payment of fee by online mode:

  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card

Payment of fee by offline mode:

  • Demand Draft drawn in favor of Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (payable at Delhi)
General/ OBCINR 1550/-
SC/ STINR 775/-
Foreign National CandidatesINR 4,500/US $ 80

IIFT 2018 Admit Card

Candidates can get their IIFT 2018 Admit Card by two modes. They can visit the official website to download admit card from 3rd week of November, 2018. Admit Cards will also be dispatched via post. Applicants can also download the admit card from the official site using their login credentials. It act as a gateway and an ID proof. Candidates failing to carry the admit card will not allowed entry to the examination hall.

They must preserve the Admit card till the completion of admission process. Given below are some of the important details about IIFT 2018 Admit Card. IIFT 2018 Admit Card will be sent to the candidates by post till the second week of November, 2018.

Steps to download IIFT 2018 Admit Card from the official site are mentioned below:

  • Visit the official website of IIFT
  • Click on ‘Download Admit Card’
  • Provide the Application ID and password acquired at the time of registration
  • Check the details and download the Admit card
  • Print and make multiple copies of Admit Card for future references

Details present on IIFT 2018 Admit Card

  • Name of the Candidate
  • Father’s Name
  • Mother’s Name
  • Name of centre
  • Date and time of exam
  • Roll Number etc.

IIFT 2018 Exam Centers

IIFT 2018 is going to be conducted across 20 cities. Candidates are required to select the exam city at the time of filling IIFT 2018 Application Form. The institutes reserves the right to add or delete any exam center. Applicants have the option to change the selected center by paying an additional fee of INR 500/-. However, the option to change center will be available till the first week of November-2017.


The shortlisted candidates are required to appear for the selection process at 7 major cities: Bengaluru, Chennai, Delhi, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Lucknow and Mumbai.

IIFT 2018 Exam Pattern

IIFT 2018 Entrance Test will be Pen- Paper based test. The examination paper will cover English Comprehension, General Knowledge & Awareness, Verbal Ability, Data Interpretation, Logical Reasoning and Quantitative Analysis. The question paper will consist of 125 questions of the objective type and the total time duration is 120 minutes. Each section will contain different marks ranging from 0.75 to 1.00. For every incorrect answer one-third of the marks will be deducted and zero marks for the questions not answered. Complete details about IIFT exam pattern 2018 is mentioned below:

SectionsNumber of QuestionsMarks Per Question
Verbal Ability200.75
Reading Comprehension160.75
Quantitative Ability251
Logical Reasoning200.75
Data Interpretation191
General Knowledge280.75

Answer sheets (OMR Answer sheets) will be given to the candidates to mark the answers. It is mandatory for the aspirants to use pen only, for all the entries in the OMR Answer sheet including the filling of bubbles. If there is more than one answer marked against a question, it will be considered incorrect response and will be awarded negative marks. 

Exam Pattern Highlights


2 hours


Exam duration is 2 hours

IIFT 2018 Exam Pattern

+0.75 mark


Each Correct Answer will be awarded 0.75 mark


-1/3 mark

-ve Score

1/3 mark will be deducted on an incorrect answer



Exam type

IIFT 2018 is a Pen Paper based test



Question type

Questions will be of objective types



Total questions

There are 125 questions in IIFT 2018

Mode of ExaminationOffline
Paper TypeObjective
Number of QuestionsTotal 125 questions will be appeared in the examination. Number of questions varies every year.
Duration of Exam120 Minutes
Marking Scheme0.75 or 1 per question
Negative Marking1/3 of the marks

IIFT 2018 Syllabus

There is no fixed syllabus for IIFT 2018.  However, questions will be asked from English Comprehension, General Knowledge and Awareness, Logical Reasoning and Quantitative Analysis. Students are advised to prepare these sections thoroughly. Aspirants can also practice the previous year’s question papers to get an idea about the kind of questions asked. Candidates must practice all topics to get a good grip on them.

English Comprehension

English comprehension will consist of concepts from English comprehension, reasoning and basic concepts included in English language. Following topics must be covered under this head:

Contextual usageSyllogismsErrors in word choice
Comprehension of passageJumbled paragraphs with 4 or 5 sentencesSentence correction
Fill In the BlanksVerbal ReasoningAnalogies

General Knowledge and Awareness

While attempting General Knowledge section, candidates must be well aware of the current happenings and must equip themselves with important events of the world. Following heads must be covered under General Knowledge and Awareness section:

Current AffairsConstitutionCountries
Sports CEPersonsAwards and Honours
Famous PersonalitiesBuildings, LanguagesAnimals
Inventions and DiscoveriesCurrenciesIndian and World Geography
Indian and World HistoryDemocratic policyCurrent Events

Logical Reasoning

The topics covered under this section have been tabulated below:

Critical ReasoningAssumption-Premise-ConclusionVisual Reasoning
Assertion and ReasonsStatements and conclusionsIdentifying valid inferences
Identifying Strong arguments and Weak argumentsStatements and assumptionsIdentifying Probably true
PuzzlesFamily Tree ProblemSymbol Based Problem
Matrix ArrangementCoding and Decoding--

Quantitative Analysis 

The syllabus for Quantitative Analysis section will cover topics from Mathematics, to test candidate’s ability to deal with numbers and other mathematical concepts. Following topics will be covered under this section:

GeometryPecentageRation and Proportion
Profit and lossHarmonic MeanAverages
Number SystemPartnershipAlligation and Mixtures
Arithmetic progressionTime-Speed-DistanceGeometric Progression
Arithmetic meanGeometric meanSimple Interest and Compound Interest
Permutations and CombinationsMaxima and Minima ProgressionMedian, Mode
Set TheoryInstalment PaymentsPartnership, Clocks
Binomial ExpansionVenn Diagram--

IIFT 2018 Result

IIFT 2018 Result is expected to be announced in the month of December-2018. Candidates can check their result on the official website by providing their roll number and date of birth.

The qualified candidates in the entrance exam have to appear for further process of group discussion, essay writing and interview.

  • Visit the official website of IIFT and click on the link for ‘IIFT 2018 Results’
  • Enter Roll number and Date of Birth
  • Verify the details on the IIFT 2018 Score card
  • Download and take printout of IIFT 2018 Score Card

IIFT 2018 Score Card will contain the following details: Maximum marks of a Section, Sectional Cut off and Marks secured in the section and total score. Selection process will based on the result appear after the completion of admission process.

IIFT 2018 Selection Process

Candidates are shortlisted on the basis of their performance in the written test are called to participate in the IIFT Selection Process. The selection procedure for admission to MBA (International Business) involves Essay Writing, Group Discussion and Personal Interview.

Essay Writing: In this round candidates have to write an essay based on some topic of General or business affairs. It aims to test candidates’ writing skills and conceptual knowledge about the topics. The average duration of this round is 20 minutes and the length of a well-defined essay is usually 300 words.

Group Discussion: For Group discussion, qualified candidates from the previous rounds are divided into groups of 10-12 participants. Candidates are given a topic related to current or business affairs. The duration of the GD usually varies. Candidates’ ability to take initiative, ability to effectively communicate their ideas are generally some qualities that the panelists lookout for in this round.

Personal Interview: The Personal Interview round is one on one personal round where the panelists adjudge the candidates on the basis of their persona and ability to stay focused under pressure. The usual duration of PI round in 10-15 minutes.


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Ruby Goyal

Do I have to carry a photo ID proof with the IIFT admit card?

01 Aug, 2017 14:23
Sakshi Garg Expert

Hi ruby, Yes, you need to carry a government issued photo ID proof, which can be one of the following:

  • Aadhar card
  • Driving licences
  • Voter ID card
  • PAN card

01 Aug, 2017 15:21
Deeksha Gupta

How many questions will be there as per IIFT exam pattern?

01 Aug, 2017 13:30
Sakshi Garg Expert

Hi Deeksha, The total number of questions will be 118 and time allotted will be 120 minutes. All questions will be MCQ based.

01 Aug, 2017 15:19
Deeksha Gupta

What kind of work experience is considered for admission to PGDM through IIFT exam?

01 Aug, 2017 13:29
Sakshi Garg Expert

Hi Deeksha, Only managerial experience is counted as work experience and the duration of the same must not be less than 5 years as on July 31, 2017.

01 Aug, 2017 15:18
Soumya Sehgal

Where do I have to send the offline IIFT application form?

01 Aug, 2017 13:27
Sakshi Garg Expert

Hi Soumya, Official IIFT address: The Indian Institute of Foreign Trade, B-21, Qutab Institutional Area, and New Delhi-110016

01 Aug, 2017 15:14
Anwesha Das

Why variable marking scheme is used in IIFT exam?

01 Aug, 2017 13:27
Sakshi Garg Expert

Hi Anwesha, The marking scheme is different according to the IIFT exam pattern because of the difference in the difficulty level.

01 Aug, 2017 15:12
Soumya Sehgal

What are the acceptable modes of fee payment for IIFT Exam?

01 Aug, 2017 13:26
Sakshi Garg Expert

Hi Soumya, The application fee can be paid through either online or offline mode.

  • Online mode: Credit/ debit card, net banking/ Visa/ Master card
  • Offline mode: DD

01 Aug, 2017 15:10
pushpendra singh

How many seats are available for admission through IIFT exam in total?

01 Aug, 2017 13:26
Sakshi Garg Expert

Hi Pushpendra, A total of 450 seats will be filled through the IIFT entrance exam.

01 Aug, 2017 15:09
Vivek Bansal

Is the last date to fill IIFT application form is same for both the online and offline mode?

01 Aug, 2017 13:24
Sakshi Garg Expert

Hi Vivek, Yes, the last date to fill the application form in the online and offline mode are same.

01 Aug, 2017 15:07
Vivek Bansal

I have undergone a name change after filling IIFT application form. How to update that in the system?

01 Aug, 2017 13:24
Sakshi Garg Expert

Hi Vivek, You need to bring a legal paper stating the old name, new name and the reason for the change of name and supporting documents for name change issued by government authorities.

01 Aug, 2017 15:05
Yashika Goel

I am a foreign national. How can I apply through GMAT score?

01 Aug, 2017 13:24
Sakshi Garg Expert

Hi Yashika, The GMAT score for the month of February 2018 is accepted for IIFT 2018 entrance test.

01 Aug, 2017 14:56
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