IIFT 2021

IIFT 2021 - National Testing Agency will conduct IIFT 2021 to provide admission to candidates in two years full time MBA in International Business that is offered at Indian Institute of Foreign Trade. Candidates who wish to enrol themselves for the two years MBA programme offered by IIFT must fill the application form of IIFT 2021. Before registering all candidates must check the eligibility criteria of IIFT 2021. The exam will be conducted in virtual mode i..e computer-based mode across 41 cities in India. IIFT 2021 is likely to be conducted in the first week of December. In this article of IIFT 2021, CareersToday will help you know an overview of IIFT, exam dates, eligibility criteria, application process, exam pattern, syllabus, exam centres, admit card, selection process, counselling and much more. IIFT is a national level entrance exam which is conducted by the National Testing Agency. MBA in International Business is a six trimester general management programme that focuses on international business.

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Latest: Registration of IIFT 2021 is likely to begin from the second week of September, 2020.

Exam Overview - IIFT 2021

Candidates who wish to take admission in the two years MBA International programme offered by Indian Institute of Foreign Trade must know all the details associated with IIFT 2021. Details related to complete exam name, IIFT 2021 level, conducting body of IIFT, duration of IIFT, common name, IIFT frequency and other related details. Eligible candidates can refer to the below table in order to have an IIFT 2021 exam overview.

IIFT 2021 Overview:



Exam Name

IIFT MBA (IB) Entrance Exam

Category of IIFT

Postgraduate Exam

IIFT 2021 level

National level exam

Duration of Exam

120 minutes i.e. 2 hours

Frequency of IIFT 2021

Once in a year

Conducting body

National Testing Agency

Common name


Mode of Exam



As per Government Regulations

IIFT Exam Dates 2021

The process for admission in the Indian Institute of Foregin Trade will commence tentatively from the second week of September and will end in the first week of November as per the exam dates of IIFT 2021. National Testing Agency will conduct IIFT 2021 tentatively in the first week of December, 2020. The tentative schedule of IIFT 2021 important dates is given below. Candidates who are planning to register themselves are advised to stay updated with the latest dates so that they do not miss any important event related to IIFT 2021.

Exam dates of IIFT 2021 :


Tentative important dates of IIFT 2021

IIFT 2021 exam application start date

Second week of September, 2020

End date of application form of IIFT exam

First week of November, 2020

Issue of Admit card

Third week of November, 2020

IIFT 2021

First week of December, 2020

Announcement of IIFT 2021 result

Second week of December, 2020

Group Discussion and Personal Interview

January/ February, 2021

Beginning of new session

First week of July, 2021

IIFT Eligibility Criteria 2021

Details related to the age requirement, qualifying exam, academic qualification etc., will be mentioned under the eligibility criteria of IIFT 2021. Candidates who wish to enrol themselves in the MBA programme offered by Indian Institute of Foreign Trade must check whether they fall under the IIFT 2021 eligibility criteria. If the candidates are eligible as per the IIFT eligibility criteria 2021, they will be able to fill the application form. The process of registration will begin from the second week of September. NTA will conduct IIFT 2021. Keeping in view the previous years criteria, candidates satisfying the below mentioned criteria will be considered eligible to apply for IIFT 2021:

Eligibility Criteria of IIFT 2021:


Age Limit


Minimum Marks Requirement


Qualifying Exam

Let us look at each IIFT 2021 eigibility criteria one by one-


As per the notification released of previous years, NTA does not put any age registration on candidates applying for IIFT 2021. All age candidates will be allowed to register for IIFT 2021. Hence, there will be no age limit for appearing in IIFT 2021.

Minimum marks required

IIFT 2021 will require candidates of general category to have minimum 50% marks in Bachelor’s. Whereas, the candidates of SC/SC/PwD category will be given 5% relaxation and will be able to fill the IIFT 2021 application form with 45% marks as well.

Qualifying Exam

Candidates before applying should ensure that they have a Bachelor’s degree of minimum three years with required percentage.

Note - For IIFT 2021, Admission of any candidate who will join the programme on provisional basis and will fail to obtain minimum % as per the requirement will be automatically cancelled forthwith. No request for extending time for re-evaluation will be taken into account by National Testing Agency with regard to IIFT 2021.

IIFT Application Form 2021

For the registration process, the National Testing Agency will release the IIFT 2021 application form in online mode. Tentatively in the second week of September, IIFT application form 2021 will be made available. Candidates willing to take admission in Indian Institute of Foregin Trade must give the exam by filling the application form of IIFT 2021 in online mode only. In order to avoid last minute delays, candidates advised to check IIFT 2021 application start and end in this article. IIFT application form 2021 article can be referred for detailed understanding.

How to fill IIFT 2021 application form

Below mentioned steps given in tabular form can be checked by candidates to fill the IIFT application form 2021:




Visit the official website i.e. iift.nta.ac.in


Click on Admission 2021


Fill the application form by entering personal details


Upload the necessary documents for IIFT 2021 application form


Fill the exam centre as per your preference


Pay the IIFT 2021 application fees


After the final submission, candidates will receive a confirmation mail


Download and take print out of the IIFT application form 2021

IIFT 2020 Statistics

The National Testing Agency had issued the complete statistics of who registered themselves to give the IIFT entrance exam. The IIFT MBA (International Business) 2020-22 Entrance Examination was conducted on December 1, 2019. The statistics given below can be referred by candidates:

Gender/Category wise Number of Candidates registered



General EWS

































IIFT Exam Centres 2021

While filling the application form candidates will have the option to select any four cities as exam centres of IIFT 2021. Keeping in view the previous year track, exam centres of IIFT 2021 are expected to spread across 37 states and union territories. Complete details related to IIFT 2021 exam centres will be communicated to candidates through admit card. To check the list, candidates are requested to click on the link IIFT exam centres 2021.

IIFT Exam Pattern 2021

The basic structure of the eexam like the mode in which exam will be conducted, total duration, type of questions asked, time alloted to each section if any, marking scheme and related information will be mentioned in the IIFT 2021 exam pattern. The paper will be divided into four sections i.e. quantitative ability(QA) and verbal ability & reading comprehension(VARC), general knowledge & current affairs, data interpretation and logical reasoning(DILR). Once IIFT 2021 is completed, shortlisted candidates will be called for Written ability test (WAT), group discussion (GD) and Personal Interview (PI) rounds. Basic details of IIFT exam pattern 2021 are provided below:

  • Type of questions - Multiple-choice questions will be asked in IIFT 2021

  • Duration - Total duration of IIFT 2021 will be 120 minutes i.e. two hours

  • Mode of IIFT 2021 - The exam IIFT 2021 will be conducted in online mode

  • Sections - The question paper will be divided into four main sections i.e. quantitative ability(QA), data interpretation and logical reasoning(DILR), verbal ability & reading comprehension(VARC), general knowledge & current affairs

Tabular View of IIFT 2021 Exam Pattern:



Mode of Exam

Computer-based mode

No. of Sections


Duration of Exam

120 minutes

Type of Questions


Negative marking

⅓ marks

Key Points to Remember with reference to marks allotment:

  • It is not compulsory to answer questions in a pre-specified order i.e. there will be no sectional timing in IIFT 2021

  • Each question will carry 1.5 to 3 marks. Hence, every correct answer will get 1.5 to 3 marks

  • ⅓ marks will be deducted for each wrong answer

IIFT Syllabus 2021

National testing agency will not provide any specific syllabus of IIFT 2021. Candidates will have to prepare from the past year’s IIFT trends and analysis. IIFT 2021 syllabus includes the topics and sub-topics from which questions will be asked. Topics covered under quantitative ability(QA) include mensuration, number system, simple and compound interest, time, distance, work and heights etc., verbal ability & reading comprehension(VARC) include paragraph formation, analogy, synonyms antonyms, grammar etc., general knowledge & current affairs include society, history, international affairs, balance of payments and trade, industry, business, banking etc., and data interpretation and logical reasoning (DILR) include graphs, series and analysis, coding-decoding, selections, deductions, chart, caselets etc.,

Preparation Books For IIFT 2021:

Name of the book



The Person Guide To Quantitative Aptitude and Data Interpretation

Nishit Sinha


Magazines like Business India, Business Today, Business World, Outlook, Forbes


Verbal & Non-Verbal Reasoning

R.S. Aggarwal

IIFT Sample Paper 2021

In order to get an idea about the exam pattern and the difficulty level of the exam which will be faced, candidates can refer to the sample papers of IIFT 2021. It is also essential for candidates to prepare from the IIFT 2021 sample papers to gauge their performance with regard to the preparation done.

IIFT Admit Card 2021

Once the application process is complete, the National Testing Agency will release the admit card of IIFT 2021 tentatively in the third week of November. The IIFT 2021 admit card will be available in online mode and candidates will be able to download the IIFT admit card 2021 from the official website of NTA. Only those candidates who have successfully filled the application form will be able to download their IIFT 2021 admit card. A registered Login ID and Password will be mandatory to download the admit card of IIFT 2021. Candidates will have to carry the hard copy of the IIFT 2021 admit card with them to their respective exam centre. IIFT 2021 admit card article includes all details related to the issue date of admit card, details mentioned on admit card, major guidelines, how to resolve the difficulty while downloading the admit card, browser to be used etc.,

Exam Day Guidelines For IIFT 2021

Candidates are advised to carefully go through the general exam day instructions which they will be required to follow on the day of IFFT 2021. On the admit card of IIFT 2021, the details will be clearly mentioned. To be learned in advance, IIFT 2021 article can be referred by candidates. Some of the exam day guidelines are mentioned in IIFT 2021 admit card are mentioned below and can be checked for reference purpose:

  • Candidates should check and visit the exam centre allotted to them prior to the day of IIFT 2021

  • Only the seat alloted to each candidate must be occupied by them without fail

  • Stationery items such as pens, pencils, papers etc., should not be brought to the exam hall by candidates, as IIFT 2021 will be computer based exam

  • Candidates who will carry any electronic devices such as mobile phones, digital watches etc., will not be allowed to enter the exam centre

IIFT Answer Key 2021

Once the exam is conducted successfully tentatively in the first week of December, the National Testing Agency will release the provisional answer key of IIFT 2021. Candidates must have necessary login credentials to download the IIFT 2021 answer key. Post downloading, candidates will also have the option to challenge the IIFT answer key 2021 within stipulated time duration. Along with the answer key, candidates will also have the option to download the question paper. The fees for challenging the answer key of IIFT 2021 will be updated soon.

IIFT Result 2021

Once the exam is conducted, NTA will declare the result of IIFT 2021 in online mode. The tentative date of release of IIFT 2021 result will be the second week of December. The result of IIFT 2021 will be declared on the official website of NTA and will be visible in from of a scorecard. Candidates will only be able to check their IIFT 2021 result only after entering in login credentials. The result of IIFT 2021 will show both sectional and overall percentile.

IIFT Selection Process 2021

Shortlisted candidates will be called for a written ability test, group discussion and personal interview rounds as a part of IIFT 2021 selection procedure. National Testing Agency will announce the list of shortlisted candidates tentatively in the fourth week of December, 2020. To take part in the selection procedure or IIFT 2021, candidates will have to fill an online CV form in which candidates have to fill their basic details like educational qualification, professional experience details, careers focus, managerial traits, achievements etc., The final list of candidates who will be qualified will be displayed on the official website.

Computation of Weightage:


% weightage

IIFT 2021


Personal Interview (PI)


Written Ability Test (WAT) and Group Discussion (GD)




IIFT Fees Structure 2021

Selected candidates will have to submit fees as per the fees structure of IIFT 2021. Indian Institute of Foreign Trade will define the IIFT 2021 fees structure. The same will be intimated to shortlisted candidates in the offer letter. IIFT 2021 fees structure is likely to vary for both India and International candidates.

IIFT 2021 Number of Seats:



IIFT Delhi


IIFT Kolkata


IIFT Fees Structure 2021 (Expected)


Tuition Fees

Other Fees

General/OBC (NCL)

Rs. 16,70,000

Rs 55,000


Rs. 8,35,000

Rs 55,000

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