Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT)

The Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT) is an autonomous public business school established in 1963 by the Government of India (Ministry of Commerce and Industry) to help professionalize the country’s foreign trade management and increase exports. Its flagship program is the Master of Business Administration in International Business (MBA-IB). It is the only institute among the top-10 business schools of India that offers this program.
IIFT is a deemed-university and it conducts an autonomous entrance examination across various centers in India. The Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT) admission test is a written exam conducted by the Indian Institute of Foreign Trade for their New Delhi and Kolkata campus.


There is no age limit to apply to IIFT. The candidate must have a recognized Bachelor’s degree of minimum 3 years duration in any discipline. Candidates appearing for the qualifying examination can also apply subject to submission of proof of requisite qualification by the beginning of October of the year of start of the course.

Selection Procedure-

The IIFT takers will be shortlisted on the basis of their scores in the IIFT exam according to the institute cutoff. The shortlisted candidates will have to appear for Group Discussion, Essay Writing and Personal Interview. On the basis of their IIFT exam score, performance in GD, PI and Essay Writing, past academic records and other criteria, the final selection list will be prepared. Candidates will be allotted seats in the Delhi and Kolkata campuses on the basis of their performances and seat availability in both the campuses.

Exam Pattern-

The IIFT exam is a paper based objective type multiple choice exam. The duration of the test is 2 hours. The exam will have 4 sections with 2 sub-sections in the exam which are Quantitative Ability, Logical Ability, Data Interpretation, Verbal Ability, Reading Comprehension and General Awareness. The marks per questions are not definite and vary according to section to section. There is 1/3 negative marking for each wrong answer.

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