Indian Institute of Foreign Trade   IIFT 2021

Indian Institute of Foreign Trade   IIFT 2021

Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT) is one of the trending institutions all across the country for imparting management education. It is a national level entrance test. IIFT exam 2021, is conducting the exam for the admission in its all three institutes. Every year IIFT conducts entrance for admission in its MBA programme. This entrance is very popular also IIFT has changed its exam pattern from paper-based to computer-based entrance exams last year.

The probable date of IIFT 2021 6 December 2020. IIFT – 2021 is conducted by NTA (National Testing Agency). This is the second computer-based entrance exam conducted by NTA.

Official Notification for IIFT will be released in the 3rd week of August. To get above 90 percentiles a candidate has to prepare for at least six months. The difficulty level of this exam is equivalent to CAT

Earlier IIFT is the main conducting body for the entrance exam but from 2019 it has been taken by NTA. IIFT is the best institute and ranked in top 35 management institutes

Exam Pattern & Highlights

IIFT 2021 is conducted on an annual basis by NTA for the admission in all three campuses located at Delhi, Kolkata, and Kakinada for MBA in International Business MBA (IB)

IIFT MBA exam will be of two hours it has maximum marks 300 and conduction body is National Testing Agency (NTA)

Key Highlights

Exam Conducting Body National Testing Agency (NTA)
Mode of exam Online
Number of colleges Three (Delhi, Kolkata & Kakinada)
Mode of application Online
Registration Fee INR 2000/-
Cut of Percentile 95 percentile
Number of questions 110
Section in which Test is divided Four
Duration of Test 2 hours
Timing 10 AM – 12 Noon
Difficulty Level Moderate to difficult
Total Marks 300
Negative marking 1/3
Notification Released August
Registration Starts In September
Last date of application 25, Oct 2020


Eligibility & Marking Pattern

  • A candidate who is pursuing (final year) or has completed a bachelor’s degree from a recognized university or institutes of state or central government.
  • Candidates belonging to SC/ST/PWD/ should also have completed a bachelor’s degree from a recognized university or institutes of state or central government.
  • CA/CS/ICWA degree holders are also eligible to take this examination
  • No age restriction.


Since the Test is conducted by NTA and it is a computer-based test so the number of the section was reduced to four earlier they were six. Weightage for the four sections is shown in tabular form.

Section Total Questions Marks awarded for each correct Answer Max Marks
Verbal Ability & Reading comprehension 35 3 105
Quantitative analysis 25 3 75
Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning 30 3 90
General Awareness 20 1.5 30
Total 110   300


Important Dates

Date of IIFT Notification 21 August 2020
Date of Registration 9 September 2020
Last Date of Registration 25 October 2020
Application Fee INR 2000/-
Last Date to Request Change in Test Centre 5 November 2020


How to Apply

Once the NTA releases the notification for the admission in IIFT MBA (IB) Candidate has to visit the website of NTA for registration for the exam.

  • Visit the NTA website and register as new users add your personal details.
  • Log in again using your login Id and Password and complete the IIFT application form.
  • Make Payment of INR 2000/-
  • Now Submit the IIFT application form at the NTA website.
  • Take the print of the application for future references.


Fee and Payment Method

Candidate has to INR 2000/- at the time of registration and filling application for IIFT. The exam registration fee also includes application form fee.

Candidate can use any mode of payment i.e. online banking, debit, credit card, or UPI pay method.


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