IIFT 2019

Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT) has opened the window for editing the application form for IIFT 2019. The registration process for IIFT 2019 has been started from August 06, 2018 and is to be done by online mode only. The last date to submit the IIFT Application Form 2019 is September 14, 2018. The admit card for IIFT 2019 will be available on November 16, 2018. IIFT 2019 will be conducted at national level, in around 20 cities. The test is scheduled to be held on December 02, 2018. The duration of the exam will be 2 hours and the candidates will have to solve 114 MCQs. Through IIFT 2019 admission will be granted in IIFT Delhi and Kolkata campuses. Selection will be done on the basis of IIFT 2019 score and performance in Group Discussion, Writing Skill Assessment, and Personal Interview. Read the article to know IIFT 2019 exam dates, eligibility, syllabus, registration details, exam pattern, etc.

Latest: Registration Dates Extended to September 24, 2018. Know Here Why!

IIFT 2019

IIFT 2019 to be Held Online? – With the release of the admission brochure, it has been confirmed that the IIFT entrance exam 2019 will be offline pen-paper based test. Initially, there were some reports that the exam shall be held in computer-based. However, now it has been confirmed that the exam will be held in pen-paper.

MBA Course at IIFT – The program at IIFT, MBA (IB), is a residential programme. Hence, it is compulsory for all the candidates who are admitted in this course to stay in Hostel of IIFT during the duration of MBA (IB) course.

Past Year Placement at IIFT – IIFT Placement 2018 were impressive. 4 students bagged package of Rs. 1 crore, while 7 students secured package of above 50 lakhs. The average salary package at IIFT Placement 2018 was around Rs.19.23 lakhs.

IIFT 2019 Exam Dates

The exam dates for iIFT 2019 has also been announced. Check it from the table below.

IIFT 2019 Registration Date Extended

IIFT 2019 Important Dates
Availability of Information Brochure for IIFT 2019 is from 06 Aug 2018
Release of IIFT 2019 Application Form 06 Aug 2018
Last Date to submit the Application form

For Indian Nationals
For International candidates

14 Sep 2018
24 Sep 2018
15 Sep 2018
Last date for Request for Test Centre Change (Centre Change Fee: 1,000.00) 05 Nov 2018
IIFT 2019 Admit Card is available from 16 Nov 2018
IIFT 2019 exam date 02 Dec 2018 – Announced
Last date to fill the Online Application Form and to Submit GMAT Score for Foreign Nationals and NRIs 15 Feb 2019
Declaration of Result 1st week of Jan 2019
WSA, GD, PI will be Conducted in Last week of Jan 2019/ Mid Feb 2019

The exam will be held in a single shift only.

IIFT 2019 Application Form

After fulfilling the eligibility criteria candidates need to fill the IIFT Application Form 2019. The application form is available online at IIFT’s official website. In the IIFT Application Form, the candidates need to fill in their Personal Details, Academic Qualification Details, Work Experience details, etc. Along with the application form, the applicants need to submit the relevant certificates/ documents. The payment for the application fee shall be done by Online Mode/ Post/ at IIFT counter.

Application Fee: The application fee for IIFT 2019 has been increased in comparison to last year. The new fee for registration is as follows:

Category Application Fee
General / OBC Rs. 1650
SC/ ST / PH Rs. 825
Foreign Nationals / NRI US$ 85/- (Rs. 5500/-)

Mode of Payment: The applicants can pay the application fee by either of the following modes:

  • Online Mode (Credit card/ Debit card/ Net banking)
  • Demand Draft

IIFT 2019 Eligibility Criteria

Candidates applying for the examination need to fulfil the basic eligibility as laid down by IIFT. Below you can find the detailed criteria to be fulfilled to appear in the exam:

Qualifying Criteria

  • Candidate must have obtained bachelor’s degree from a recognized university in any discipline.
  • The education pattern must be 10+2+3 years of Bachelor’s degree.
  • Should have obtained 50% marks in Graduation (45% for SC/ST/PWD candidates).
  • Applicants in final year of graduation are also eligible to apply for IIFT 2019, however, they must submit the proof of requisite qualification by 7th October 2019.

Age Limit: No age limit has been set for the candidates to apply for the exam.

IIFT 2019 Admit Card

Only the registered candidates will be issued the Admit Card for IIFT 2019. The candidates will get their IIFT 2019 Admit Card online at IIFT official website. It is mandatory for the candidates to bring a print out of the IIFT Admit Card on the day of the examination. Along with the print out of the admit card, you also need to bring a relevant photo id proof for appearing in the exam.

IIFT 2019 Exam Pattern

The question paper will be divided into 4 sections and will be of MCQ type. You will be required to attempt a total of 118 question with maximum marks of 100. The time duration to complete the paper is going to be 120 minutes and for every wrong answer deduction of ⅓ marks will be done. Below you can find the detailed exam pattern for IIFT 2019:

Section Topic No. of Questions Marks Per Question Total Marks
1st Section General Awareness 26 0.5 13
2nd Section English Usage 20 0.75 15
Reading Comprehension 17 1.0 17
3rd Section Logical Reasoning 20 1.0 20
Data Interpretation 15 1.0 15
4th Section Quantitative Ability 20 1.0 20
Total 118 100

IIFT 2019 Syllabus

The 4 sections will have the syllabus as stated below. You will need to prepare for IIFT 2019 as per this syllabus. The major topics included in it are illustrated below:

Logical Ability: Questions based on logical reasoning are going to be asked for the exam. The difficulty level could be high based on the previous year question paper.

Quantitative Ability: This section is going to test your ability to solve mathematical equations on topics like number series, profit and loss, averages and mixtures, etc.

Verbal Ability: You can answer the questions which are based on grammar, vocabulary, comprehension skills, syllogisms, antonyms and much more.

General Awareness: To score well in this section of IIFT 2019, you must be updated with the current affairs, the stock market, economic and political news, general knowledge. To solve the questions in this section you have to read daily newspapers and G.K books.

IIFT 2019 Preparation Tips

To prepare for IIFT 2019 you must first of know the exam pattern and syllabus which can be known from this page. Moreover, you then need to prepare a certain strategy to start IIFT preparation 2019. Understanding the preparation techniques of toppers and reading the answers related to IIFT MBA on Quora from the applicants of this MBA (IB) entrance exam we have made an IIFT 2019 preparation method, which is provided below:

  • To start with you can create a timetable as per your schedule. Give at least 4 hours per day for the preparation of the exam. You must first of all cover the topics that you find difficult.
  • Write down these topics and make a timetable allowing sufficient time for each of these topics. Also, include a break of 15 minutes after every 1 hour.
  • Take a look at previous year question papers and find out the type of questions being asked in the exam. You will also come to know the difficulty level of the exam.
  • Now start understanding the concepts of these topics and solve questions from sample papers and take mock tests related to it to prepare for IIFT 2019.
  • Once you are confident that you have good a good hold on the topics and sections, move towards the easy one and follow the same pattern.
  • Finally, start taking mock tests section wise and also full paper test. Likewise, you will get hang of paper and will also be able to learn time management by setting priorities to the questions that are easy and requires minimum time.

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IIFT 2019 Test Centers

The written test for IIFT MBA IB 2019 will be held at the following test cities:

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

IIFT 2019 Result

After the exams are conducted successfully, the result will be announced online. To check and download the result, candidates need to use IIFT login in which they need to enter their Roll Number and Date of Birth. On submitting the details IIFT 2019 scorecard will be displayed on the screen. It will contain details such as Sectional wise cut off, marks obtained by you in each section, total marks provided to you, IIFT 2019 percentile, etc.

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IIFT 2019 Selection Process

The selection of candidate for admission in Delhi, Kolkata, and Kakinada campus is as follows:

  1. Written Test
  2. Group Discussion
  3. Writing Skills Assessment
  4. Interview

On the basis of marks obtained in the Written test, the candidates will be shortlisted for Writing Skills Assessment, Group Discussion and Interview which shall be in January/February 2019. To qualify the written test, the candidates need to obtain minimum qualifying marks. The selected You will receive a mail on the email id registered by you. It will contain the schedule of a selection process and other important details that you must know.

IIFT 2019 Cut off

No official announcement has been made related to the cut off for IIFT 2019 but you can get an idea of expected cut off by looking at the previous year exam. The cut off is released sectional wise and category wise. You need to score minimum marks required in each section and also clear overall cut off.

Below you can find the details of cut off from the previous IIFT exam:

Category IIFT 2018 Cut Off IIFT 2017 Cut off
General 35.5 48.5
OBC 30.5 43.5
SC 20.02 38.5
ST 22.69 27.17
PH 23.36 28.85

Sectional wise cut off of previous year IIFT

Section Cut off for IIFT 2018 Cut off for IIFT 2017
Quantitative Ability 3.5 4.01
Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension 7.5 9.67
Analytical Reasoning and Data interpretation 5.5 8
General Awareness 0.83-1 1.99

IIFT MBA Rankings

Indian Institute of Foreign Trade is Grade A NAAC accredited having CGPA score of 3.53

  • Ranked 23 as per NIRF 2018 Ranking
  • Business Standard has included it in Super League 1 in Best B-school Ranking 2017
  • It as also got A+++ rating from Business Management Chronicle 2016
  • Also, counted as No. 2 in Top Government B-schools of India by GHRDC CSR B-school Survey 2016
  • IIFT was offered No. 10 position in Business World Survey 2016

IIFT 2019 MBA Fee Structure

You have to make annual fee payment of Rs. 7,85,000 approximately. However, you can make the payment in 3 installments. The complete fee structure is explained below:

Tuition Fee and other charges

Category Tuition Fee Other Charges
General / OBC(NCL) Rs. 16,70,000/- Rs. 55,000/-
SC / ST / PWD Rs. 8,35,000/- Rs. 55,000/-
Foreign National / NRI US$ 60,000/- Rs. 55,000/-

Lodging and Boarding charges

Campus Hostel Fee Mess Charges
Delhi Rs. 47,000/- p.a. {Triple occupancy)
Rs. 57,000/- p.a. (Double occupancy)
Around Rs. 5000/- p.m.
Kolkata Rs. 57,000/- p.a. (Single occupancy)

IIFT MBA Placements

Indian Institute of Foreign Trade has great placement process. The course will enable you to secure a suitable career opportunity in any company within and outside India.

  • Last to last year, 3 students got the salary package of more than Rs. 1 crore.
  • 6 students got more than Rs. 75 lakh package in international placements.
  • All the students were recruited in Kolkata and Delhi centre.
  • The highest international salary package offered was the US $1.5 lakh p.a
  • A highest domestic package was Rs. 26 lakh p.a.
  • This accounts for average salary package of Rs. 18.43 lakhs p.a.

IIFT Helpline Number 2019

While making any inquiries through email, please mention your name and application id in the subject line. Admission office is open Monday to Friday between 9:00 am to 5:30 pm.

Official Website: www.iift.edu
Email Id:
[email protected]
Phone Number: 
39147213 (Direct), 39147200-05 (Extn. 621)

If you have any query related to IIFT 2019, then let us know in the comment section below. 

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