IIFT 2021: The Exam Guide

IIFT 2021: The Exam Guide

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The IIFT exam is a management aptitude test conducted for admission to MBA International Business course offered by Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT) Delhi and Kolkata. 

IIFT 2021 is an MBA entrance exam conducted by NTA for candidates seeking admission in 2-year full-time MBA in International Business program. IIFT Exam date has been released officially and is scheduled for January 24, 2021. It will be conducted in online mode across 68 test cities in India.

Important Dates

Exam 2021 Activity

Key Dates 2021

IIFT 2021 Notification Release Date

November 6, 2020

Registration Start Date

November 6, 2020

Last date for Registration

December 30, 2020 (Till 5 PM)

Last date to pay IIFT Registration Fee

December 30, 2020 (Till 11.50 PM)

IIFT Application Fee


Admit Card Download Starts

January 11, 2021 onwards

IIFT 2021 Exam date

January 24, 2021 (3 PM to 5 PM)

IIFT 2021 Exam Result Date

To be announced (Expected in January )

IIFT 2021 Exam Highlights

Exam Name


Conducting Body

National Testing Agency

Exam Level


Exam Frequency

Once a year

Exam Mode


Exam Duration

2 hours

Exam Syllabus

Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension

General Knowledge

Logical Reasoning & Data Interpretation

Quantitative Analysis

Exam Pattern

100+ questions in MCQ format



Course Offered

MBA-International Business

No. of Test Cities


IIFT 2021 Eligibility Criteria

  • Candidates should have a graduation degree in any stream from a recognized university
  • The minimum aggregate required in graduation is 50%.
  • Candidates appearing in the final year of graduation are also eligible to apply. 
  • There is no age limit set by IIFT for MBA-IB entrance exam

Steps to fill IIFT 2021 Application Form

  • Visit the official website i.e https://iift.nta.nic.in/
  • Click on “Fill online application form”. 
  • A new page will appear, candidates have to register themselves by clicking on “New Registration”. 
  • A general instruction page will appear, read the instructions properly an then click on “Click Here to Proceed” to register for the exam. 
  • Fill the online registration form, enter personal and contact details. Choose an appropriate password and click on “Submit” after entering the security pin.
  • After registration, candidates can fill the complete application form by entering the computer-generated application number and password. 
  • Enter all the required details. 
  • Upload scanned images of photograph and signature.
  • Pay the requisite application fee.
  • Submit the application form. 
  • Take a print out for future reference.

IIFT 2021 Application Fee

The application fee can be paid in online mode using Debit/ Credit Card/ Net Banking.

  • IIFT Application Fee For General Category- INR 2500/-
  • IIFT Application Fee For SC/ ST/ PwD Category- INR 1000/-
  • IIFT Application Fee For Foreign Nationals- INR 15,000/US$ 200

IIFT Preparation Strategy

IIFT Syllabus & exam pattern comprises the questions on English Verbal Ability, Reading Comprehension, General Knowledge & Awareness, Logical Reasoning, Data Interpretation and Quantitative Analysis.

Section name

Total questions

Max marks

Time(in minutes)

Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension




Quantitative Analysis




Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning




General Awareness (GK)








Note- 110 question were asked in IIFT 2020. The number questions is not fixed, but is generally 100+

IIFT 2021 Last Minute Preparation Tips

  • Solve as many mock papers/practice papers as possible. This is the only way to revise the entire paper.
  • Do not try to learn new topics which were not touched before. This will only add to your confusion.
  • From the previous year papers, you will get an idea of the topics which are important. Focus on those instead of unimportant topics.
  • Be comfortable in making your diagrams and notes to understand the subject; mostly importantly the reasoning section.
  • Know which subjects/areas you are good at, and in where all improvement is needed. Keep revising the subjects even when you are done with it.
  • Keep calm and do not stress out. Take the required breaks to stay focused.

IIFT 2021 Result

  • IIFT 2021 Result will be released in last week of January, 2021.
  • The scorecard will be available for candidates a few days after the declaration of merit list.
  • Candidates who score the marks equal to or more than the cutoff will be eligible and invited for the selection process.

Steps to Check IIFT Result

  1. Visit the official website of IIFT
  2. Click on the link for ‘IIFT 2021 Result’
  3. Enter Roll number and Date of Birth
  4. Verify the details on the score card
  5. Take a printout of the score Card

Cutoff of IIFT

The result of IIFT 2021 will tentatively be announced in the second week of February 2021. Post the result declaration, the cutoff of IIFT 2021 will be released. After the cutoff declaration, candidates will be called for IIFT Selection Procedure 2021 rounds such as Group Discussion and Personal Interview. The previous year IIFT cut off list is given below.

IIFT 2020 Category Cutoff


Cutoff (Out of 300)











IIFT 2020 - Section Wise Cutoff



Maximum Marks

Reading Comprehension & Verbal Ability



Quantitative Aptitude



General Awareness



Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning



About IIFT

Set up in 1963 by the Government of India as an autonomous organisation, The Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT) is a Centre of Excellence in International Trade and Business.  IIFT is one of the top business schools of India with a special focus on Trade and Finance. IIFT has two campuses in India:

  • Delhi
  • Kolkata


  • IIFT is conferred with the status of Deemed to be a University in 2002.
  • The National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) have recognized IIFT as ‘Grade A’ Institution in 2005 as well as in 2015.
  • Highest Package of MBA (IB) 2018-20 batch: 75 LPA.
  • Average Package of MBA (IB) 2018-20 batch: 20.43 LPA.
  • IIFT has collaborations with 31 Universities/ B-schools throughout the world.

Placement record of 2018-20


Salary In INR

Highest Package

75 LPA

Average Package

20.48 LPA

Median Package

18.2 LPA

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MBA Rendezvous wishes all the readers good luck for IIFT Exam and future endeavours.