IIFT Exam Date - Exam likely to be held on 5th December 2021

IIFT Exam Date - Exam likely to be held on 5th December 2021
The Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT), established in 1963 by the Government of India, is a coveted institute for students seeking admission in MBA in International Business(IB). Set up as an autonomous body under the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, IIFT has established itself as a premier institute, empowering its students with all the tools they need to excel in the highly competitive industry. Therefore, the nationwide entrance examination that IIFT conducts every year, attracts the interest of several thousand aspirants.

IIFT MBA (IB)

The flagship programme offered by IIFT, MBA (IB) is a popular course in the highly globalised world of today. With interaction and cooperation among countries at an all-time high and the MNC-model proving successful, there is a massive demand for professional executives who can blend the international with the domestic. Professionals, who have in-depth knowledge of international business environment and are able to gauge its impact on the domestic market, will continue to be in demand in the job market. With not many credible options before the aspirants, IIFT fills the vacuum and offers an exciting opportunity to students to kickstart their professional careers. 

IIFT EXAM- Important Information

IIFT Exam is an extremely prestigious exam like the Common Admission Test (CAT). Students wanting to study international business definitely register for this exam. This Computer Based Entrance Examination is held every year, usually in the months of December-January. This year, the IIFT Exam is likely to be conducted on 5th December 2021. The table below shows important information regarding the exam at a glance.

Particulars

Details

Registration Process

1st September 2021

Release of IIFT Exam Admit Card

2nd week of November 2021 

Date of IIFT Entrance Examination

5th December 2021 

Announcement of Results

Last week of December 2021

WAT/GD/PI

May 2022 (Tentative)

Commencement of the Session

Last week of July 2022 (Tentative)

Name of the Conducting Body

National Testing Agency

Frequency of the Exam

Once a year

Duration of the Exam

2 hours

Medium of the Exam

English

Mode of the Exam

Computer Based Test (CBT)

Type of Questions

Objective Type Multiple Choice Questions

Selection Criteria

-Computer Based Entrance Examination

-Writing Ability Test

-Group Discussion

-Personal Interview

In addition to these stages, the following criteria will also be used to mark candidates:

  • Academic Consistency
  • Academic Diversity
  • Gender Diversity
  • Work Experience

IIFT EXAM ELIGIBILITY

Aspirants willing to write the IIFT Exam must meet the following eligibility criteria:

  • A Bachelor’s Degree of minimum 3 years’ duration from a recognized institute in any discipline with minimum 50% marks (45% for aspirants belonging to SC, ST and PWD categories)
  • Candidates appearing for qualifying examination can also apply, subject to fulfilling the criteria before admission.
  • There’s no age limit to appear in the exam.

IIFT and CAT

The two hour Computer Based Online Exam is an objective type multiple choice exam. It is comparable to CAT, which is arguably the toughest management entrance exam in the country, in a lot of ways:

  • Like CAT, IIFT Entrance Examination challenges the students on three counts: knowledge, time and accuracy.
  • The syllabus of both CAT and IIFT Exam are similar. Both exams share common sections, namely, Quantitative Aptitude, Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension and Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning. However, the IIFT Exam includes an additional section, not present in CAT, which is General Awareness.
  • The IIFT Exam becomes more challenging as it demands more speed from the aspirants. The number of questions are invariably higher, so the aspirants have to maintain a high accuracy rate within the given time.

Advantage IIFT

The biggest advantage accrued to students on joining IIFT is the brand name that they get attached with. IIFT enjoys a formidable position in the industry, as a premier B-school and students passing out of its hallowed campus, go on to become successful professionals in their chosen domain. For the current outgoing batch of 2019-21, the placement offers received by students, despite the pandemic, testify to the excellence that IIFT stands for.

Highest CTC

Rs. 46.45 LPA

Average Male CTC

Rs. 20.25 LPA

Average Female CTC

Rs 22.57  LPA

Number of Companies

117

Some of the reputed companies who picked up students from IIFT in the final placements are:

CITIBANK

CRISIL

HSBC

GENERAL ELECTRIC

YES BANK

JP MORGAN CHASE & CO.

SILVERDALE

HDFC BANK

AIRTEL

AMWAY

SCHINDLER

PAYTM

TATA STEEL

HT MEDIA

S&P GLOBAL

TCS

CIPLA

ICICI BANK

INFOSYS

KPMG

WIPRO

BAIN & COMPANY

ANGEL BROKING

EXL

Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT) provides a holistic eco-system to its students. It gives them a strong platform to succeed in their chosen domain.

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