IIFT 2018 Details – Exam Dates, Registration Process, Pattern

As you already know that the IIFT 2018 MBA, one of India’s most prestigious business schools was setup in 1963 by the Government of India as an autonomous organization to help professionalize the India’s foreign trade & optimally help increase the country’s exports by developing human resources, generate, analyze & disseminate data & conduct research for the industry.

Lets begin by introducing the exam, the IIFT exam is a PAN India level common entrance test that offers 2 years full time MBA course at IIFT Delhi & Kolkata.

Admissions are done based on the marks obtained by you in the qualifying examination and on a first cum first serve basis subject to availability of seats. The exam is held every year in the month of November with application stating from July to September.  Basis the marks obtained in the qualifying test & on first cum first basis, the candidates are chosen at IIFT.

IIFT MBA Eligibility Criteria

You should always ensure that you can or not apply for it prior to filling the form in order to avoid misunderstandings. The prescribed IIFT Eligibility Criteria is as below:

  • Candidates need to have a graduation degree in any discipline from a recognized university in India to appear the IIFT 2018 MBA exam.
  • Applicants appearing in their final year of graduation can also apply but their admission will be on hold till they produce their mark sheets and degree certificates confirming their eligibility.  There is a reservation of seats as per the rules of the Government of India & are subject to admission requirements of the institute under different categories.
  • There are reservations for Foreign Nationals, NRIs and Children of NRIs and admissions are considered on GMAT scores.
  • There is no age limit.

IIFT 2018 Application Form

The next step post checking the eligibility is to apply for the examination sooner than later. You can avail of the prospectus and the IIFT Application Form by the payment of 1,550/- INR for General Candidates, whereas for SC/ST/PH candidates the cost is 775/- which is a one-time payment which is inclusive of application screening and Entrance Test Fee.

If you wish to apply Online can do so by following the enlisted steps: IIFT MBA Application Form 2018 (Online):

Step 1: You will have to first visit the official IIFT website the link for which is www.iift.edu

Step 2: You will then need to click on ADMISSIONS 2018 icon

Step 3: You can now fill in the online form as per the details given in the online website.

IIFT MBA Application Form 2018 (Offline):

If you wish to apply Offline you can do so by following the enlisted steps:

Step 1: You can make avail of the Prospectus in cash or via a Demand Draft.

Step 2: You will have to fill the Application form and then send the duly filled application form and send it in the same envelope provided for the purpose to the following address:

Indian Institute of Foreign Trade, B-21 Qutab Institutional Area, New Delhi-110016

Do ensure that it reaches the IIFT on or before September 2017.

Step 3: You are advised to retain a photocopy of the completed form and demand draft for future reference.

The SC/ST/Physically Handicapped/OBC (non-creamy layer) candidates need to attach photocopy of the requisite certificate with the filled-in Application Form.

Modes of payment:

Online Payment Gateway – You can pay online via Credit/Debit Cards (VISA/Master)

Demand Draft – You can apply offline via a DD made in favour of Indian Institute of Foreign Trade, payable at New Delhi, since the candidate is required to fill in the details of the Demand Draft in the online application form.


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You will need to write a written test & an essay writing. The tests are conducted at the following locations.

IIFT 2018 MBA Selection process

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

On the basis the marks obtained from the written and essay test, Group Discussion (GD) and Personal Interview (PI) , you are selected to then enter the prestigious IIFT.

IIFT Exam Pattern & Syllabus

Its always good to have some idea regarding the IIFT Exam Pattern and the Syllabus. The IIFT 2018 MBA exam will be testing you in the following 4 aspects having multiple choice questions (MCQs).

  • English Comprehension
  • General Knowledge & Awareness
  • Logical Reasoning
  • Quantitative Analysis

English Comprehension

You should have sound knowledge of the English language with topics such as Comprehension, Contextual usage Analogies, Antonyms, Verbal Reasoning, Syllogisms, jumbled paragraphs, Fill In the Blanks, Sentence completion & correction, Foreign language words used in English, idioms, one word substitution, odd man out, , Errors in word choice, different usage of same word, Incorrect words, Mood, mania & phobia, conditionals & Multiple Usage, Proverb, Punctuation, Phrasal verb, etc.

Logical Reasoning

This section covers Critical reasoning, Assertion and reasons, Visual reasoning, Statements and assumptions, Assumption-Premise-Conclusion, identifying Strong and Weak arguments, identifying valid inferences, Statements and conclusions, Cause and Effect, Linear arrangements, Matrix arrangements, Puzzles, Family tree problem, Identifying Probably true, Probably false, definitely true, definitely false kind of statements, , Symbol Based problems, Sequencing, identifying next number in series, Coding and decoding.

Quantitative Analysis

Geometry, Percentages, Ratios, Ratio and Proportion, Profit & Loss, Averages, In-equations Quadratic and linear equations Algebra, Percentages, Partnership, LCM & HCF, Geometric & Arithmetic progression, Time-Speed-Distance, Work and time, Number system, Arithmetic  & Geometric mean, BODMAS, Harmonic mean, Median, Mode, Number Base System, Set Theory, Work, Venn Diagram, Pipes and Cisterns, Simple Interest & Compound Interest, Installment Payments, Partnership, Clocks, Probability, Permutations & Combinations, Surds & Indices and Complex numbers,  Logarithm, Binomial Expansion, Vectors, Trigonometry, Co-ordinate geometry, Calendar, Maxima & Minima Progression, etc

The next important question is when exactly is the exam so to clear that question we have provided the dates.

IIFT 2018 Exam Dates
EventsExam Dates
Starting of IIFT 2018 application form3rd week of July 2017
Last date to fill the application form1st week of September 2017
Last date to obtain application form from IIFT Counter or though post1st week of September 2017
Last date for Receipt of filled-in application form1st week of September 2017
Last date for obtaining and receiving application form for Foreign Nationals/NRIs/Children of NRIs3rd week of February 2018
Issue Date of IIFT 2018 Admit Card3rd week of November 2017
Date of Examination4th week of November 2017
Declaration of Result4th week of December 2017
Date of Group Discussion, Interview and Essay WritingJanuary/February 2018

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Work hard & good Luck!!


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