What is IIFT Exam?

The IIFT entrance exam is a management aptitude test conducted for admission to MBA International Business (full-time) offered by Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT) Delhi, Kolkata and Kakinada. About 60, 000 candidates appear for 420 seats across IIFT’s three campuses.  IIFT 2020 exam is scheduled to be held on December 1, 2019 at exam centres in over 220 cities across India. From this year, IIFT exam will be conducted by NTA in online mode. The exam paper consists of questions from English, Quantitative Ability, Logical Reasoning and General Awareness. Candidates are expected to solve over 120 questions on various topics of the aforementioned subjects.

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IIFT Eligibility Criteria

  • The candidate must have a Bachelor’s degree of at least 3 years duration in any discipline or equivalent from a recognised university

  • Candidates in their final year of Graduation are also eligible to apply. However, such candidates are required to submit the proof of requisite qualification by October 7, 2020

  • Candidates belonging to General category must have secured at least 50% marks in Graduation (45% for candidates belonging to SC/ST/PWD categories)

Also read: IIFT Eligibility Criteria and Admission Procedure

IIFT 2020 Exam Highlights



Exam Name


Conducting Body

National Testing Agency

Exam Level


Exam Frequency

Once a year

Exam Mode


Exam Duration

2 hours

Exam Syllabus

  • English
  • General Knowledge
  • Logical Reasoning
  • Quantitative Analysis
  • Data Interpretation

Exam Pattern

114 questions in MCQ format



Exam Fees

Rs 2000 (General category)

Exam Purpose

Admission into IIFT DelhiIIFT Kolkata and IIFT Kakinada

Course Offered

MBA-International Business

No. of Test Cities

Over 220

Exam Helpdesk No.


Exam Website


IIFT Exam 2020 Important Dates

IIFT 2020 admit card will be released on November 15, 2019. Check complete to schedule of IIFT exam 2020, below.

IIFT 2020 Events

IIFT 2020 Dates

Salient features

Registrations begin

September 9, 2019

Only online applications are accepted

Registrations end

October 25, 2019

Last date to apply as per first IIFT 2020 notification

Registrations extended

November 3, 2019

Deadline extended by a week. Forms can be submitted till 11:50 pm

Registration process for J&K candidates

November 4-8, 2019

Only J&K candidates can fill the IIFT 2020 form during this period

Payment of application fees

November 4, 2019

Deadline extended from October 26

Form correction begins

November 9, 2019

Candidates can re-upload image and signature.

No other correction allowed

Form correction ends

November 11, 2019

Deadline unlikely to be extended

Admit card download begins

November 15, 2019

Admit card to be available on the official website. Earlier admit card issue date was November 11

Admit card download ends

December 1, 2019

Can be downloaded till exam day

Exam date

December 1, 2019

Exam to be held in single session in more than 220 cities

Result announcement

December 11, 2019

Result will be available on NTA-IIFT website

IIFT Admission Process

The IIFT admission process includes various rounds of shortlisting and selection of candidates.To know more about the IIFT exam 2020 and selection process, read below:

  • Candidates who will clear the IIFT 2020 exam will be further called for Essay Writing, GD (Group Discussion) and PI (Personal Interview) rounds.
  • For Essay Writing, candidates will be provided a topic related to General or business affairs. The average time allotted to draft an essay of around 300 words is 20 minutes.
  • In GD round, the candidates will be divided into groups of 10-12 and given a topic. Candidates are expected to take initiative, communicate efficiently and present their ideas effectively.
  • Last round is the PI round where the panelist asks questions to the candidates. The final result will be communicated to the candidates through email.

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IIFT Exam Preparation

To perform well in IIFT 2020 exam, the candidates must prepare efficiently for it by consulting recommended books and study material. They should also read up expert tips and IIFT topper interviews to make a successful preparation strategy. Take a look at the articles below for IIFT exam preparation tips. Take a look at the pattern of the exam and changes from last year, below:

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Prepare for IIFT exam with previous years’ question papers & prep guides. Get topper tips & expert advice

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IIFT Mock Test

Shiksha has prepare an online mock test for IIFT preparation candidates can take. This mock test is free and can be taken by anyone. Click below to practice IIFT mock test and check your preparation level.

IIFT Exam Mock Test will help you to get an idea about the type of questions asked, the exam pattern and marking scheme. After taking the test, you can immediately check your score. You can also download the Question Paper along with answers and their explanations for Free. Click below to start the free online test now.

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IIFT Exam Day Guidelines

IIFT exam 2020 will be held from 10 am to 12 noon. The IIFT question paper will have questions in MCQ format. Listed below are some dos and don’ts of IIFT exam 2020.


  • Reach the IIFT exam centre 2 hours before the exam for identification and proof verification process

  • Carry two copies of original print out of the IIFT admit card

  • Carry a passport size photo (preferably the same as uploaded with the application form) to paste in the attendance sheet at the exam centre
  • Carry a photo ID like, Voter ID, Passport, College ID, Driving License, PAN Card (original and photocopy)


  • Do not reach your IIFT exam centre after the reporting time. You may not be allowed to enter the exam hall after that

  • Do not carry electronic items like calculator, digital watch, phone, Ipad, written material, etc
  • Do not carry food items and any item containing metal
  • Do not wear any accessory or outfit having metal in it

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IIFT 2020 Test Cities

The IIFT exam 2020 will be conducted at various exam centres in 20 cities across India. The candidates will be given the option of selecting up to four cities for allotment of test centre during the application process. Also read: IIFT 2020 test cities and exam centres

Important FAQs Regarding IIFT Exam

Q: What is the IIFT exam 2020 application fee?

A: IIFT exam fee for candidates of different categories is different. Check category-wise IIFT application fees below. 



General/OBC candidates

Rs 2000

SC/ST/PH candidates

Rs 1000

Foreign National/NRI/Children of NRI candidates

US $150 (Rs 9,500)

Q: I am in my final year of Graduation. Can I apply for IIFT exam 2020?

A: Yes, you are eligible to apply for the exam. However, your admission will be provisional until you submit your Graduation certification before the last date.

Q: Is there any age limit to appear in IIFT exam?

A: No, there is no age limit to appear in the IIFT exam.

Q: In which cities will IIFT exam 2020 be conducted?

A: The IIFT exam 2020 will be conducted in Ahmedabad, Allahabad, Bangalore, Bhubaneshwar, Chandigarh, Chennai, Coimbatore, Delhi, Dehradun, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Indore, Jaipur, Jamshedpur, Kochi, Kolkata, Lucknow, Mumbai, Nagpur and Visakhapatnam.

Q: Is the syllabus for IIFT similar to CAT?

A: Yes, the syllabus for IIFT exam is similar to CAT for English, Logical Reasoning and Quantitative Aptitude. However, IIFT aspirants have to study General Awareness too as it is one of the four sections of IIFT question paper.

Q: Can an average student get into IIFT?

A: Yes, an average student can definitely get into IIFT if that student performs well in the entrance exam and clears the group discussion and personal interview with confidence and positivity.

Q: Is it easy to crack IIFT?

A:Cracking IIFT is considered tough as over 60,000 students take the entrance exam while there are only 420 seats on offer at all the three campuses of the institute. However, if your prepare for the IIFT exam well, you can crack it.

Q. Is IIFT score valid for admission to institutes other than IIFT?

A: No. The exam is conducted only for admission to IIFT’s MBA-IB course. No other institute accept IIFT score for admission.

Q. What is the difficulty level of IIFT exam?

A: The IIFT exam paper is of moderate to difficult level, generally. Thus, the aspirant must prepare well to get a good score in the exam.

Q. What is the mode of IIFT exam- offline or online?

A: IIFT exam 2020 will be conducted online. Each candidate will be given a computer system to log their answers through the mouse and keyboard.

Q. When will the result of IIFT 2020 exam be announced?

A: The result of IIFT 2020 exam will be announced on December 11, 2019.

Q. When will Essay Writing, GD and PI be held?

A: Essay Writing, GD and PI is likely to be held in February 2020. Selected candidates will be notified through email

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IIFT 2020 Contact Information

NTA office:

Block C-20/1A/8, Sector 62,
Gautam Budh Nagar, Noida -201309 (UP)

NTA Helpdesk: 0120-6895200 (Operational 09:30 AM to 06:00 PM during working days)

Payment related assistance:

If Paying using ICICI Bank


Email ID

Contact No

Aiysha Khatun



Karan Sinha



Jai Sethi



If Paying using PAYTM

Education Payment Support



Manasvi Haseeja



Ambreen Fatma



IIFT New Delhi campus address 

IIFT Bhawan

B-21, Qutab Institutional Area

New Delhi – 110016 

For any query / problem, email at admissions@iift.ac.in OR call at 011-2685 7908(Direct), 2696 5051, 2696 5124 (Ext. 806)

IIFT 2020 Application Form

IIFT 2020 registrations for rest of India candidates ended on November 3 while for J&K and Ladakh candidates, it ended on November 8. The registration cum application process began on September 9 and was to conclude on October 25, but was extended for nine days. To facilitate J&K and Ladakh candidates, the IIFT registration window remained open till November 8. To register for , the aspirants had to fill the IIFT registration-cum-application form released by the , the exam conducting body for th

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IIFT 2020 Dates

IIFT 2020 dates have been announced by the NTA who will conduct the exam this year on behalf of IIFT. The exam will be held on December 1, 2019. Check the complete schedule below:

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IIFT 2020 Admit Card

IIFT admit card 2020 has been finally released on the official website of National Testing Agency (NTA), after delay of  nine days. The admit cards were to be issued on November 11 but the download process was delayed due to extension of application dates. Registered candidates can download their IIFT admit cards from the NTA website by using their login details once available. They can download the admit cards till the IIFT 2020 exam day – December 1, 2019.

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IIFT 2020 Pattern

IIFT exam has moved from pen and paper mode (offline) to computer-based mode (online). The National Testing Agency (NTA) has taken over the responsibility of conducting the exam this year, from IIFT-Delhi. Apart from these, there has been no other change in the exam pattern. You can refer to the IIFT exam pattern below.

IIFT Exam Pattern 2020 Highlights

Exam Structure


Changes from Last Year

Number of sections

6 (English Grammar, Vocabulary and Comprehension, General Knowledge & Current Affairs,

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IIFT 2020 Mock Test

IIFT 2020 aspirants are now in the final phase of exam preparation. This is the time when they start practicing IIFT mock tests to improve their speed and accuracy. Practicing mock tests not only help the candidates is improving their speed and accuracy, but have many more benefits. Given below are some of the benefits practicing IIFT mock tests.

Benefits of IIFT Mock Test

  • It helps the candidate in understanding the and test structure of previous years, which in turn help then assess the ex

IIFT 2020 Syllabus

IIFT syllabus includes topics from General Awareness, English, Quantitative Ability, Logical Reasoning and Data Interpretation. Though IIFT does not release any document on syllabus, candidates can know the topics to study for the exam by practising past years’ IIFT question papers

IIFT Exam: Key Changes

  • The mode of examination has changed from offline to online for the 2020 exam

  • IIFT 2020 will be conducted by the National Testing Agency

IIFT 2020 Question Papers

Download IIFT Question Papers

IIFT question papers are the best source of exam preparation. Solving past years’ question papers helps a candidate in knowing the types of questions asked and difficulty level of the exam over the years. Thid exercise also improves their time management skills viz solving the question paper in the limited time period.

You can download previous years’ question papers including IIFT 2019 question paper and IIFT 2018 question paper below.

IIFT 2020 Prep Tips

Being one of the tougher MBA entrance tests, IIFT exam requires extra effort during preparation. Most of the candidates who prepare for CAT also prepare for IIFT exam simultaneously as both the exams are held in the same month and the syllabi of both are same. Only IIFT has one extra subject, General Awareness. Thus, you need to make a separate exam preparation strategy for IIFT.

IIFT 2020 Results

IIFT Result 2020 will be announced on December 11, 2019 in the form of a merit list containing the names of students qualifying the exam. The IIFT 2020 scorecards will be released on the official website a few days later.

The candidates can check their scores and download the IIFT result-cum-scorecard by using their login IDs. The final result of IIFT 2020 will be released in April after the Essay Writing, Group Discussion and Personal Interview round.

IIFT Result 2020: Important Dates 

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IIFT 2020 Cut Off

IIFT cut off is the minimum score required to be eligible for Essay Writing (EW) Group Discussion (GD) and Personal Interview (PI) round of Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT) admissions. Shortlisting of candidates for the second round of IIFT admission is based on the sectional cut offs. Candidates who do not clear the sectional-cut off will not be shortlisted for the second round. 

IIFT Cut Offs: Key Points

  • IIFT cut offs are different for the three IIFT campuses – Delhi, Kolkata and

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IIFT 2020 Answer Key

Answer keys of IIFT 2020 exam will be released by the NTA on the official website after the exam. The release date of answer keys will be announced soon. . The preliminary answer keys of will have questions and answer attempted by the student and the right answer. If any candidates finds the official answer incorrect, he she can challenge it by raising objection. The subject matter experts will examine all the challenges received and then a final answer key will be released. Read all about IIFT

IIFT 2020 News

IIFT Entrance Exam is conducted for admission to the MBA-International Business programme offered by the Indian Institute of Foreign Trade. IIFT 2020 is being conducted by the NTA and the registration process began on September 9, 2019. The exam is scheduled to be held on December 1, 2019. Click on the links below to get the latest updates on IIFT exam.

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IIFT 2020 Analysis

IIFT Exam Analysis 2020 will be available on the day of the exam, December 1, 2019. As soon as the exam will be over, experts will share their analysis of the question paper. Shiksha will provide IIFT 2020 analysis by several experts, who will assess the difficulty level of the exam and predict expected IIFT cut offs for admission 2020-2022.

IIFT 2020 analysis will includes, the exam pattern and test structure, topic-wise number of questions, topic-wise, section-wise and overall difficulty leve

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