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IIFT 2018 Test Notification

Dear MBA Aspirants,

IIFT 2018 Test notification for MBA (IB) 2019-21 aspirants will be out soon! However, the exam date has been announced 2nd December 2018.

The Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT) was established in 1963 as an autonomous body under the Ministry of Commerce & Industry to contribute in the skill building for the external trade sector of India. IIFT was conferred the status of Deemed University in 2002 and since then has been conducting an autonomous entrance examination across various centres in India. Its flagship program is the Master of Business Administration in International Business (MBA-IB) making IIFT the only institute among the top 10 B-schools of India to offer such a program. The placement record of MBA (IB) students getting high compensation packages (nationally and internationally) makes IIFT more fascinating than any other MBA/PGDM entrance exam.

IIFT has two campuses in India- Delhi and Kolkata with the total number of seats being 360 (220 in the Delhi campus and 140 in the Kolkata campus.) This year IIFT has also launched Kakinada campus however, IIFT will be functioning in a rented premise in Kakinada subject to approval of UGC.

The IIFT Test Registration and application process is common.

Register for the IIFT 2018 exam which makes you eligible to participate in the admission process for IIFT- MBA (IB) 2019-21 academic cycle as well.

Following are the details:

IIFT Test Registration and B-school Application Process
B-school Name Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT)
Test Accepted  for Indian Nationals IIFT
Test for Foreign Nationals / NRI For 2018: To be announced
For 2017: Seats are reserved for Foreign Nationals, NRIs and Children of NRIs and the admission is considered on the basis of General Management Aptitude Test. GMAT taken before 1st January 2016 is not valid. Last date to apply: Wednesday, 15th February 2018
IIFT Registration Starts July 2018
IIFT Last Date to Apply To be announced
Click here and check the detailed application deadlines including Admit card, Score card, GD-WAT-PI, etc
IIFT Eligibility For 2018: To be announced
For 2017: Recognized Bachelor’s degree of minimum 3 years duration in any discipline. Candidate appearing in the final year examination of Graduation can also apply subject to submission of proof of requisite qualification by next year 7th October 2018.
No age limit.
IIFT Test Date Sunday, 2nd December 2018
IIFT Test Time To be announced
IIFT Test Mode Paper-based-As per 2017
IIFT Test Pattern Sections: English Grammar, Vocabulary and Comprehension, General Knowledge and Current Affairs, Logical Reasoning, Data Interpretation and Quantitative Analysis. Click here to view the detailed structure in 2017/16/15.
IIFT Marking Pattern As per 2017- Differential.
IIFT Test Cities For 2018: To be announced
For 2017: The IIFT exam will be administered at test centres across 20 cities within India. Click here to view the test cities in India.
IIFT Modes of Application For 2018: To be announced
For 2017:
  1. Online applications are accepted(via Credit / Debit card (Master/ VISA))
  2. Demand Draft: Applicant has to get 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.
IIFT Application Fees For 2018: To be announced
For 2017: Test Registration fees for General/OBC Candidates: Rs.1,550/-
Test Registration fees for SC/ST/PH Candidates: Rs.775/-
Fees for Foreign National/NRI candidates: US$ 80 Rs. (Rs. 4,500/-)
IIFT Online Application Link To be released.
IIFT Website link Click here 
IIFT Admit Card Candidates shall be sent their IIFT Admit card via Post in the first week of November 2017. Applicants, who do not receive their Admit Cards by November 2018, can download their Admit Card from IIFT's website.  Check test instructions and details here
IIFT Program Name MBA (International Business-IB)
IIFT MBA (IB) Seats Delhi campus: 220
Kolkata campus: 140
Kakinada campus: To be announced (refer the important note for details#)
**Seats are reserved as per Government of India rules. 
Admission process Written Test, Group Discussion, Writing Skill Assessment, Interview.
Based on marks for written test, candidates will be called for Group Discussion, Writing Skill Assessment, Interview to be held during January/February 2019.
Program Fee General/OBC (NCL) Category: Rs. 15,20,000/-
SC/ST/PH Category: Rs. 7,00,000 /-
Foreign National/ NRI: US$ 27,500 p.a.
[The exact amount of tuition fee and other charges, applicable for MBA(IB) 2019-21 programme will be informed to the shortlisted students at the time of sending the offer letters in March/ April 2019.]
Placement Statistics 2018:
The overall average CTC offered was 19.23 LPA compared to 18.41 LPA last year. The domestic average CTC and the median CTC were 18.27 and 17 LPA respectively
IIFT Results December 2018. Click here to check the past year’s cut-offs.
2nd Stage Selection Process Form Filling - Online Submission beforehand
WAT (20 Minutes, 300 words) + GD (30 - 45 Minutes)

WAT (Essay writing) conducted for 20 minutes (Word limit: less than 300 words) which was followed by GD with 10-11 participants and 2 Panelists (each individual had to speak for 1.5-2 minutes on the topic, giving his/her views. After this round, the floor was left open for discussion for around 10-15 minutes. Hence the entire duration of the GD was 30-45 minutes), ended with a PI with up to 3/4 panelistsfor less than 20 minutes.
GD-WAT-PI dates Expected: February 2019

For General Category:

  • If paying through Credit / Debit Card: The canddiates are not required to send the print-out of the online application form.
  • If paying through Demand Draft:
    1. Print-out of the Online Application Form.
    2. Original Demand Draft of requisite amount with Name, Address & Application No. mentioned on the back-side of the demand draft.

For SC / ST / PWD / OBC (NCL) Category.

  1. Print-out of the Online Application Form.
  2. Self attested copy of caste certificate for SC / ST / PH candidates.
  3. Self attested copy of Central Level OBC (non creamy layer) certificate (Click here to view Sample).
  4. Original Demand Draft of requisite amount with Name, Address & Application No. mentioned on the back-side of the demand draft (if not paying through credit / debit card).

For Foreign National/ NRI Category

  1. Filled in CV Form
  2. Copy of latest GMAT score certificate (GMAT taken before 1st January 2016 is not valid).
  3. Attested copy of all academic mark-sheets/certificate (Class X, XII & Graduation).
  4. Copy of all Passport pages having official entries.
  5. An undertaking that the candidate has not appeared for any MBA entrance examination for that year (2017) such as CAT/XAT/IIFT etc.
  6. Two letters of recommendation. Preferably, one of these should be written by a current supervisor or manager. The second one should be from someone who is in a position to evaluate the applicant’s professional performance as well as his / her managerial and leadership potential. No letter of recommendation should be written by immediate family members, e.g. parents, grandparents, siblings and spouse.
  7. The Indian nationals who are living, working, studying abroad should produce with application a certificate from the Indian Embassy / High Commission /Consulate of the country where the candidate is currently based, stated that the candidate has been resident in that country continuously for a period of not less than 18 months as on December 31, 2017.
  8. Original Demand Draft of requisite amount with Name, Address & Application No. on the back-side of demand draft (if not paying through credit / debit card).

Online form along with necessary enclosures should be sent to following address by Registered Post/ Speed Post/ Courier only.

Section Officer(Admissions),
Indian Institute of Foreign Trade,
B- 21, Qutab Institutional Area,
New Delhi- 110016.
Ph. 011-3914 7213

  1. Can I change/modify the data once I submit the form?
    • No you cannot change the data. For any modifications in the form kindly send us an e-mail from your registered e-mail id mentioning your Full name (as it is written on the application form), application form no. and the details to be edited. Please note that only few basic information can be modified.
  1. What do you mean by OBC(Non Creamy Layer)?
    • Candidates will belong to OBC(NCL) category if their cast/community appears in the Central List of Other Backward Classes which is recognized as a Backward Class under:
      1. Government of India, Ministry of Welfare Resolution No. 12011/68/93-BCC (C) dated 10th September, 1993 published in the Gazette of India Extraordinary Part-I Section-1 dated the 13th September, 1993.
      2. Government of India, Ministry of Welfare Resolution No. 12011/9/94-BCC dated 19.10.1994 published in the Gazette of India Extraordinary Part-1, Section-1, No. 163 dated 20.10.1994.
      3. For an updated list of state-wise OBCs eligible for availing the benefit of reservation, please see the list maintained by the NCBC at its website http://ncbc.nic.in/centrallistofobc.html. You may also access information in respect of the creamy layer at http://ncbc.nic.in/creamylayer.html
  1. Is change of Centre permitted?

    • Candidate can apply for Change of Centre online on or before 3rd November 2017 by making a payment of Rs. 1000.00. No requests in this regard will be entertained offline.

  2. When will the admit card be issued?

    • The Admit Cards can be downloaded from IIFT's website from 15th November 2017. With a print out of the Admit card, the candidates should reach the venue of the Exam Centre on 26th November 2017 latest by 9.00 a.m. with one of the following documents: (a) Passport (b) Election I-Card (c) Aadhar Card (d) Driving License (e) PAN Card or (f) College I-Card for appearing in the Exam.

  3. Bank name is not appearing on my printed online application form.

    • Bank name will appear only for those candidates whose mode of payment for the online form is Demand Draft. If the mode of payment is by Credit/Debit card, bank name will not be printed and the space there will remain blank.

  • IIFT will be functioning in a rented premise in Kakinada subject to approval of UGC.
  • A plot of about 25 acres has been allotted to IIFT by Government of Andhra Pradesh in Kakinada.
  • The campus at Kakinada with similar facilities as at Delhi & Kolkata Campus, including residential provisions is expected to be ready in three years.

Prepare with IMS for IIFT 2018 by enrolling for IIFT Test pack (5 Tests) - LAUNCHING SOON.

If you have any queries or would like to know if you should consider to register for IIFT, visit the nearest IMS Learning Center to meet a counsellor (to find the nearest IMS Learning Center, click here or write to us at ims@imsindia.com or call us on 1800-1234-467.

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