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IIFT MBA: Exam Dates 2023 - Application Form, Syllabus, Exam Pattern

IIFT MBA: Exam Dates 2023 - Application Form, Syllabus, Exam Pattern

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IIFT Exam, IIFT Exam Dates 2019, IIFT Syllabus and Pattern, IIFT Important Dates

Important Information about IIFT 2023

Latest Updates: IIFT Exam to be held in 18th December 2022

IIFT 2023 -

The Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT) 2023 entrance exam will be conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA) instead of IIFT. The IIFT exam 2023 will be conducted by the NTA on 18 December.  It will be a computer-based test unlike previous years where it was a paper-based test. The IIFT 2023 will help you get admission to IIFT’s MBA-IB (MBA in International Business) programme for both the campuses at New Delhi and Kolkata.

The National Testing Agency (NTA) was approved by the Union Cabinet chaired by the honourable Prime Minister of India Shri. Narendra Modi. NTA has been registered as a Society under the Indian Societies Registration Act 1860. It is an autonomous, specialized, and self-sustained organization that conducts the entrance exams for higher education institutions in India. NTA will now conduct all entrance exams that were earlier conducted by CBSE

IIFT pdf, IIFT Syllabus, IIFT Exam

The MBA (International Business) is a foundational course for developing a competent cadre of business executives to meet the country's growing requirements for training personnel in the field of International Management. Candidates who wish to take admission into MBA (IB) have to appear for IIFT 2023 exam. Selected candidates will be called for further selection process which includes – Essay Writing, Group Discussion and Interview.

With no age bar to take IIFT, aspirants can dream to become employable for global businesses. IIFT campuses at Delhi and Kolkatta teach you international laws with general management with rejuvenated pedagogy so to give you latest case studies which impact industry both at India and globally.

IIFT 2023 Important Dates

As per the press release by NTA on their official website, the IIFT 2023 important dates are:

IIFT Exam Events

IIFT 2023 Dates

Last Date of registrations  14th November 2022

Admit card download begins

1st week of December 2022

IIFT 2023 exam

18th December 2022

IIFT answer key release

Last week of December, 2022

IIFT 2023 Result announcement

1st week of January 2023

IIFT 2023 Exam Eligibility

  • Recognized Bachelor's degree of minimum 3 year's duration in any discipline with 50% marks in Graduation (45% for SC/ST/PWD candidates).
  • Candidates appearing in the final year examination of Graduation can also apply subject to submission of proof of requisite qualification by  7th October2023.
  • There is no age limit for the candidates

Candidate who takes admission in the Programme on provisional basis but fails to secure the minimum percentage in the Bachelor’s degree examination is liable for cancellation. Such candidate should immediately inform the Institute on declaration of his/her results. Candidates who do not inform the Institute of such a situation, their admission will automatically stand cancelled in October 2023. No request for extension of time for re-evaluation, etc. will be entertained.

IIFT 2023 Reservation

Seats are reserved as per Government of India rules. The reservations are subject to candidates meeting the admission requirement of the Institute under different categories.


  1. For General/ Reserved Category candidates
    1. Selection will be on the basis of Computer-based test, Group Discussion, Writing Skill Assessment and Interview.The test will be held in 18 December 2022.
    2. Based on the marks of IIFT 2023 exam, a limited number of candidates will be invited for second phase of selection process comprising Group Discussion, Writing Skill Assessment and Interview to be held at Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Chennai, Delhi, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Lucknow and Mumbai. IIFT reserves the right to add/delete any centre, if required.
  2. For Foreign Nationals and NRIs
    Seats are reserved for Foreign Nationals, NRIs and the admission is considered on the basis of General Management Aptitude Test (GMAT) score and interview.

Registration Process and Fee Structure

 IIFT 2023 exam will be conducted by National Testing Agency. Students can get details from official NTA website and IIFT 2023 website i.e. www.iift.edu.

Application Fee
For General/OBC Rs.2500/-
For SC/ST/PWD candidates Rs.1250/-
For Foreign Nationals/NRIs US$200/ Rs.15,000

IIFT 2023 Exam Pattern/ Syllabus

The IIFT 2023 online test will be a multiple choice objective type test in English with questions from the following areas:

  • English Grammar,Vocabulary and Comprehension
  • General Knowledge & Current Affairs
  • Logical Reasoning
  • Data Interpretation
  • Quantitative Analysis

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IIFT Exam 2023 Test Centers in India

As per previous years, the IIFT 2023 test will be held in following cities. Since NTA is the official body conducting the IIFT 2023 exam, we can expect changes on this front. Stay tuned for latest updates.

Test Centres
Ahmedabad Delhi
Allahabad Guwahati
Bengaluru Hyderabad
Bhubaneswar Indore
Chandigarh Jaipur
Chennai Jamshedpur
Coimbatore Kolkata
Nagpur Lucknow
Kochi Vishakhapatnam
Dehradun Mumbai

Change of Centre

Candidates should be careful while opting for the Admission Test Centre. If they wish to change the opted Centre a fee of `1,000/- will be charged. No request for change of centre will be entertained after November, 2022.

IIFT 2023 Admit Card

As the IIFT 2023 exam will be conducted by NTA, the candidates should be able to download IIFT 2023 Admit Card from NTA’s official website starting 1st week of December 2022. Watch out for more details.

  • Passport
  • Election I-Card
  • Aadhaar Card
  • PAN Card
  • Driving License
  • College I-Card for appearing in the Exam.

IIFT 2023 Exam Result

Unlike previous years, the IIFT 2023 exam result will be announced by NTA on their official website within 10 days of IIFT 2023 exam. The result for IIFT 2023 will be announced in 1st Week of January 2022. Watch out for this space as NTA shares more details about the IIFT 2023 exam.

IIFT Previous Years Analysis

The IIFT exam for 2023 will be held in 18 December 2022. Given below is the exam pattern of previous years.

Part Sections 2016 2015 2014 2013
Section - 1 Quantitative Ability 20 22 20 25
Section - 2 Analytical & Logical Reasoning 22 20 20 20
Data Interpretation 22 18 15 19
Section - 3 Verbal ability 20 20 20 20
Reading Comprehension 16 16 17 16
Section - 4 General Awareness 25 28 26 28

The above table includes the Data for number of questions asked in the previous years for IIFT exam. Starting with the Quantitative Ability section, the no of questions was 25 in the year 2013. The questions for this section has certainly reduced in the year 2014, 2015, and 2016 – 20, 22, 20 respectively. For Analytical & Logical Reasoning, there has not been much change except for the last year the number of questions were 22 than 20 in the previous years. The number of questions in the verbal ability part has been constant since 2013 i.e. 20. There is not much variation for reading comprehension questions. The last section – General awareness, the number of questions were same for the year 2013 and 2015 i.e. 28.

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IIFT General Awareness

Here we can have a quick look at how GK section has weighed in IIFT 2009, IIFT 2010, IIFT 2011, IIFT 2012, IIFT 2013, IIFT 2014, IIFT 2015 and IIFT 2016: -

Exam Edition Total Marks Number of Questions Marks per Question Max Marks
IIFT 2009 8 20 0.4 8
IIFT 2010 12 30 0.4 12
IIFT 2011 10.5 21 0.5 10.5
IIFT 2012 14 28 0.5 14
IIFT 2013 14 28 0.5 14
IIFT 2014 13 26 0.5 13
IIFT 2015 14 28 0.5 14
IIFT 2016 12.5 25 0.5 12.5

A candidate who has polished his or her skills of GK can have an edge over those aspirants who are not much aware of the current happenings. If you are good with general knowledge, you can quickly attempt these questions and gain some vital marks

Suggested topics for IIFT GK Section

Few important general awareness category worth revising are:

  • International Bodies, their functions, their chief personals and their offices. For instance; United Nations, IMF, BRICS, etc.
  • Major Sporting Events and Awards of the year like Olympics, Winter Olympics, CWG India, Asian Games, Tennis, Cricket, Football, Chess, Billiards, et
  • Major Political events
  • Other economy related events like FDI, FII, Stock Market, etc

IIFT 2023 Exam Tips

  • Students should have a disciplined study plan and must follow it. Starting with the basic fundamentals for all sections – Quantitative Ability, Data Interpretation and English Grammar.
  • Candidates should be careful while selecting the right option because sometimes the obvious answer is the wrong answer.
  • Candidates should strategize their time carefully so that they can attempt question of all the sections. Practice is the key to manage time. Candidates should practice as much as they can.
  • Candidates should be aware of their strengths and weaknesses. Try to strengthen the weaker sections and not avoid it.
  • Students have to maintain their speed while attempting the exam, starting an internal clock helps but it should not compromise with the accuracy of the selected options.
  • Reading obviously helps whether it’s for vocabulary or reading comprehension part.
  • Try to be objective about the questions, students should read and filter out the best options
  • Entrance tests can be nerve wrecking, A day before test day, try to stay relaxed and avoid studying. Students should have faith and confidence in themselves. They should get enough sleep and reach the test center on time.

IIFT can transform you as employable globally

MBA in itself is a course that enhances your chances of being employed anywhere in the globe. It is designed in a way to give you maximum exposure to the business environment around the world, while also incorporating appropriate theories and case studies. But doing MBA from a good place does make a difference and gives a definite edge over your competitors and peers

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