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A brief on IIFT 2020:

Image result for IIFT 2020The result of IIFT  has been announced on September 9th,2019 . As many as 1976 candidates have been shortlisted for the selection rounds. The answer key of IIFT  had been released by different coaching institutes on the day of the exam. Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT), Delhi has conducted IIFT  in a paper-pencil mode across 20 cities in India. The IIFT entrance exam comprised of 114 questions of objective nature divided into six sections, carrying 100 marks. IIFT conducts its national level entrance exam IIFT  for admission to its two-year MBA International Business (IB) progamme. The programme can be pursued at IIFT Delhi, Kolkata and Kakinada (Andhra Pradesh). The selection at IIFT will be made on the basis of written test, Group Discussion (GD), Writing Skill Assessment and Personal Interview. The IIFT  registration for Indian nationals was available from July 25 to September 15, 2017 and for Foreign nationals, the registration will be available until February 15, . The admit card of IIFT  was available from November 15, 2017. Candidates can check here all the information about IIFT  entrance exam such as important dates, eligibility, application form, admit card, exam pattern, answer key, result, cutoff, etc.

IIFT 2020 Overview

Exam Name IIFT MBA (IB) Entrance Exam
Conducting Institute Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT) Delhi
Exam Category Post Graduate
Purpose of Test Qualifying Test for admission to IIFT New Delhi, Kolkata and Kakinada (Andhra Pradesh)
Periodicity Anually
Exam type National level
Test Pattern MCQs
Test Duration 120 minutes
Mode of Conduct Offline test (Paper-pencil mode)
Reservation of seats Seats are reserved as per Government of India regulations

IIFT 2020 Important Dates


Events Dates
Starting of Online Application 9th September 2019
Last date to apply online 3rd November 2019
Successful transaction of fee 9th September to 4th November 2019 (11:50 PM)
Correction in particulars 9th-11th November 2019
Last date of applying through submitting GMAT score for foreign nationals and NRIs 3rd week of February 2019
Release of Admit card 19th November 2019
IIFT 2020 Exam 1st December 2019
Release of answer key 3rd December 2019
Declaration of Results 13th December 2019 
Scorecard release date 2nd week of January 2020
GD and PI Rounds January or February 2020

The institute has released the result of IIFT  on 9th-11th September 2020 IIFT  result has declared the names of candidates who have been selected for the next selection procedure round. The score card is available for download from January 13. The selection procedure is likely to be held in January/ February . After this, once the selection procedure is complete, the institute will then declare the final IIFT result  in March . In the previous year, over 1500 candidates were shortlisted for the next round.IIFT Result

IIFT Cutoff 2020

The cutoff of IIFT  has been declared by the Institute along with the score card. The score card carries the category wise IIFT cutoff marks out of total 100 marks. The overall IIFT cutoff for General category candidates is 35.50. However, cutoff marks depends on the difficulty level of the question paper. The table below brings to you the category wise overall IIFT cutoffs.

Overall IIFT Cutoff

Category Cutoff (Out of 100)
General 35.50
OBC (NCL) 30.5
SC 20.02
ST 22.69
PH 23.69

IIFT 2020 Selection Procedure

The selection procedure of IIFT  will be based on the marks a candidate scores on the entrance exam. As many as 1976 candidates will be shortlisted for the next round of the selection procedure, where they have to appear for essay writing, interview rounds and group discussion among others. The IIFT selection procedure  is likely to take place in January/ February . IIFT  has been taken by over 50,000 students. The selection procedure will be held across major states including, Chennai, Bengaluru, Delhi, Lucknow, Hyderabad, Kolkata and Mumbai.

IIFT 2020 Analysis

As IIFT  concluded at 12:00 noon of December 3, 2017; the experts from different coaching institutes released the analysis of IIFT paper. The exam analysis of IIFT  gives you an overview of the overall difficulty level as well as sectional ones.

Important Links:

IIFT  Analysis by T.I.M.E
IIFT  Analysis by IMS Learning IIFT  Analysis by Career Launcher

IIFT Answer Key 2020

The IIFT answer key  was available after the exam was held on December 3, 2017. Several coaching institutes such as T.I.M.E, HitBullsEye, Career launcher and IMS have started releasing the answer key of IIFT . The IIFT  answer key helps candidates check the answers to the questions asked in IIFT  exam. It helped candidates calculate their estimated scores in the entrance exam and accordingly, they can prepare for the further rounds of the selection process such as Personal Interview, Written Ability Test or Group Discussion. IIFT  was a difficult test in comparison to the previous years’ tests. The cutoff is expected to go down by 8-10 marks.

IIFT Admit card 2020

The admit card for IIFT  was released for only those candidates who registered for the entrance exam and fulfilled the eligibility criteria set by the Institute. IIFT  admit card was available online to all candidates who have submitted the application form through both online and offline mode. The admit card was available for download starting November 15, 2017. With a print out of the IIFT  admit card. Candidates had to reach the test venue on December 3, 2017, with one of the following documents:

  • Passport
  • Election I-Card
  • Aadhaar Card
  • PAN Card
  • Driving License
  • College I-Card for appearing in the test

IIFT Exam Pattern 2020

  • The exam pattern of IIFT was of objective type, where there were 114 questions divided into six sections.
  • All four sections of IIFT should be completed within 2 hours.
  • Each question will have four options from which candidates have to select the right answer. The marking scheme for each section is different.

In the table given below candidates can check the IIFT  exam pattern along with its marking scheme:

IIFT Exam Pattern

Type Section No. of Questions Marks/Question Total Marks Negative Marks/Question
Section I Data Interpretation 20 0.75 15 0.33
Section II Logical Reasoning 20 1 20 0.25
Section III General Awareness 18 0.5 9 0.17
Section IV Verbal Ability 20 1 20 0.33
Section V Reading Comprehension 16 1 16 0.33
Section VI Quantitative Aptitude 20 1 20 0.33
Total 114 100

Marking Scheme – The marking scheme is different for each section. Each wrong response will be awarded 1/3 of the allotted marks.

IIFT 2020 Syllabus

The syllabus of IIFT  is a crucial piece of information for candidates to understand and know the complete syllabus. IIFT  syllabus is divided into 6 sections:

  • Logical Reasoning
  • Data Interpretation
  • Verbal Ability
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Quantitative Ability
  • General Awareness

IIFT 2020 Exam Centres

IIFT  will be held across 20 major cities across the country. Candidates have to select the IIFT test centre as per their convenience. If required, IIFT reserves the right to add or delete any test centre. Candidates can request to change test centre latest by November 3, 2017. The fee to request exam centre change is Rs. 1000. The test centre for IIFT  is mentioned below:

IIFT 2020 Test Centre

Ahmedabad Hyderabad
Allahabad Indore
Bengaluru Jaipur
Bhubaneshwar Jamshedpur
Chandigarh Kochi
Chennai Kolkata
Coimbatore Lucknow
Dehradun Mumbai
Delhi Nagpur
Guwahati Visakhapatnam

IIFT Eligibility Criteria 2020

Indian Institute of Foreign Trade lays down the eligibility criteria of the IIFT  entrance exam. Candidates can check the eligibility criteria below:

  • A recognised bachelor’s degree of minimum three years duration
  • Candidate appearing in final examination can appear for IIFT, however with a proof of that particular semester
  • There is no age limit for candidates
  • Valid GMAT score

IIFT Application Form 2020

The application form of IIFT  could be filled in both online and offline mode. The IIFT  application form was made available on July 25, 2017, onwards. The last day to fill the IIFT application form  was September 15. When filling the application form of IIFT , details such as candidate’s personal, academic and contact information and others had to be mentioned on the application form.

Online– The application fees could be paid online through debit/ credit or net banking. IIFT Application fee was Rs. 1550 for the general category candidates while for SC/ST and Physically handicapped candidate it is Rs. 775. Once the application form is filled, it should be then sent with necessary documents to the respective campus.

Offline– Candidates could purchase the prospectus through cash or Demand Draft (DD). Candidates could fill the form attached in the prospectus and send it to the address below:

Address: IIFT Bhawan

B-21,   Qutab Institutional Area

New Delhi – 110016


Phone: +91-11-26965124,   +91-11-26965051

Address: IIFT Bhawan

B-21,   Qutab Institutional Area

New Delhi – 110016


Phone: +91-11-26965124,   +91-11-26965051

Foreign Nationals/NRI Candidates/ Children of NRIs: The admission of candidates under this category is on the basis of GMAT score only.

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