IIFT 2018 – IIFT Notification-Dates/Syllabus/Eligibility Criteria


IIFT full form is  Indian Institute of Foreign Trade has released the notification for the IIFT Exam for Master programme (IB). The entrance exam of IIFT is very popular among the candidates who are willing to experience the global exposure during their years of the master programme. Being a popular exam among the applicants, every year 60,000 applicant compete for 600 seats. Which eventually make a ratio of 100 applicants over 1 seat, the ratio is very high as compared to other exams. Earlier the date of the IIFT 2018 was scheduled on 26th November which rescheduled to 2 December 2018. The other related events of the IIFT 2018 are mentioned below. In the same regard, we have prepared a whole IIFT notification.

IIFT 2018 Notification

Important Date of IIFT 2018 Exam

The Dates of the few IIFT 2018 events has been changed due to re-scheduling of the exam date. We have provided the updated Date plan for IIFT 2018. For all the applicants who are preparing for the IIFT Exam must be well revised with the new dates. So that they can plan the time accordingly for the better result. The dates are as follow:

S. No. Events Dates
1. The release of IIFT Notification 2019 & Application Form July 15, 2018
2. IIFT Last date to Apply September 24, 2018
3. Centre change Request Last date October 31, 2018
4. The release of Admit card November 16, 2018
5. IIFT 2018 Exam Date December 2, 2018
6. IIFT Result date January 5, 2019
7. Selection Procedure January/February 2019

IIFT Important Datesz

Eligibility Criteria IIFT Exam

It is advised to the applicants to look out for the eligibility criteria before applying for the IIFT 2018 exam. As IIFT also have provision to take admission of NRI/Foreign Nationality applicant via GMAT exam. Hence, we advise to applicants to see and understand your eligibility for the exam before applying. There are few basic criteria which are generic like qualification, age etc. And few are specific which are like nationality certificate (for NRI’s/Foreign Nationality Applicant).

  • Age: There is no limit on the age. The applicant can be of any age.
  • Qualification: The Applicant must be graduate with minimum 3 years of course duration.
  • Category: The candidate must possess the certificate of category issued by the government of India. To avail the benefits of the special category.
  • Nationality: Those applicants who claim to be NRI either possess PR of some other country or must have a particular time period in another country.

For an international candidate, there are many norms. So, for detailed eligibility read the IIFT Eligibility Criteria article.

IIFT Eligibility Criteria

Application Form IIFT Exam

The application form of IIFT registrations 2018 can be filled in 2 ways Online and offline. The online form can be filled here at IIFT Exam 2018 Application form. After visiting the page in the link, a form will appear. Mention the details of the applicant

  • Name, age, city, sex etc.
  • Upload the photo and verify the details you have entered in the form
  • upload your digital signature.

For offline the applicant need to buy the form, fill it manually and paste the latest photo. The filled form can be submitted at.
Section Officer(Admissions)
The Indian Institute of Foreign Trade,
B-21, Qutab Institutional
Area, and New Delhi-110016

IIFT Application Form

Admit card IIFT Exam

Those applicants who have applied and are eligible for the exam shall receive the admit card via post. On the address, they have mentioned on their forms. For those applicants who were not able to receive the admit card, can download the admit card from the official website of IIFT. The process of downloading is as follow:

  • Visit the official website of the IIFT and click on the download admit card button.
  • The new page opened ask to enter details like name and application no.
  • Submit the details and system will verify your detail
  • A new page will pop-up of admit card. You can download the admit card or save to take print out.

Please note that the admit card shall be available from 16 November 2018 for both download and mail mode. Also, please take a print out and take the print out to the exam with you.

IIFT Admit Card

IIFT Exam Syllabus

The syllabus of IIFT is simple and similar to other management exams but has an additional section of general knowledge. This way the syllabus could be divided into 4 major parts and these sections and their corresponding IIFT MBA syllabus is as follows

IIFT Syllabus 2019 (Sectional Topics)
Verbal Ability Logical Reasoning Quantitative Aptitude IIFT GK Syllabus (General Awareness)
Grammar Visual and Critical Reasoning Number Systems Current Affairs of National and International Economy
Sentence Correction Assumption-Premise-Conclusion Fraction and Decimals Personalities in News
Error Detection Statements and Assumptions Geometry Sports news
Para-Jumbles Assertions and Reasons Quadratic and linear equations Trade Awareness
Vocabulary based Questions Decision Making Ratios and Proportion History
Vocabulary Empower (lexicon, words and phrases) Data Structures Percentages Culture
Synonyms Series In-equations Politics
Antonyms Coding-Decoding Averages Geography
Analogies Blood relations Partnership Economics
Spelling Tests Alphabetical Series Time-Speed-Distance Sports
Fill in the Blanks Revise Statement & Assumption Algebra Literature
Verbal Logic Statement & Conclusion Profit and Loss Indian Constitution
Reading Comprehension Syllogisms Allegation & Mixtures Science in the Everyday Life
Pipes and Cisterns
Simple Interest and Compound Interest
Work and time
Permutations & Combinations
Tabulation, Pie Chart, Bar Chart

IIFT Detailed Syllabus

IIFT Exam 2019 Pattern

As the IIFT keep changing the exam pattern; no of the question; the question in each section. Therefore,  it is advised to the applicant to check out the article on Preparative tips and tricks for IIFT Exam and IIFT Exam Pattern. This will keep you updated about the changes in IIFT Exam.

S. No. Subjects Number of Questions
1. Quantitative Aptitude 20
2. Logical Reasoning 20
3. Vocabulary & English Grammar 20
4. Data Interpretation 22
5. Reading Comprehension 16
6. General Knowledge 25

IIFT Exam Pattern

The result of IIFT Exam

Date of Result of IIFT MBA Exam 2018 is not certain till now. However, it is said to be released by 5 January 2019.  Applicants eligible for the round 2, are called for the further selection process.

IIFT 2019-2021 Result

For the ease of the applicant, we have mentioned the steps to download the IIFT scorecard. And these steps are as following:

  • Visit the official website of the IIFT 2019.
  • Click on the button says “Result IIFT 2019” or “Download the scorecard”.
  • Once the candidate clicks the button it will redirect to another page.
  • On this Page, the applicant needs to submit the registration no. or roll no. and password.
  • After that Scorecard will open in another window. The applicant can either download the scorecard or can save.

IIFT Result

Selection Procedure of IIFT Exam

The Selection process is divided into 2 parts. First is written test  – IIFT Entrance exam, followed by the second round which comprises 3 small tests for which applicants are eligible after qualifying written test. The 2nd half of exam comprise these tests.

Writing Ability Test Test of writing skills and how well a candidate can interpret
Group Discussion How well student understand and process the information
Personal Interview Evaluation of the personality of the applicant

IIFT Admission Process

Expected Cut-off for IIFT Exam

The Cut off of the IIFT exam would be dependent on many parameters. It will be dependent on the no. of application received, no. of seats available, how many applicants appear for the exam, the ratio of the applicant in terms of application from a specific category. However, on the basis of the previous year. We can expect the what could be the range of the marks for different sections.

Section IIFT Exam 2018 Cut off
Quantitative Ability (QA) 4-5
Vocabulary & Reading Comprehension (VARC) 8-9.5
Logical reasoning and Data interpretation (LRDI) 8-9
General Awareness (GA) 0-2

The cut off for the different category are also mentioned in the article IIFT expected cut off. This will help the applicant to plan marks to ensure exam clear.

So, this was all the information in the IIFT exam. The IIFT entrance exam is a difficult one to clear as there are 60,000 students competing for 600 seats. This makes the competition level really high. However, it is not impossible, along with your studies and academic excellence, a candidate should also focus on personality building.