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IIFT 2018 Test Notification

Dear MBA Aspirants,

IIFT 2018 Test notification for MBA (IB) 2019-21 aspirants is out! IIFT continues to be a written test and shall be conducted on 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 420 (220 in the Delhi campus and 200 in the Kolkata campus.) Last 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:

Eligibility for Indian National

  • Recognized Bachelor’s Degree of minimum 3 years duration in any discipline with 50% marks in Graduation (45% for SC/ST/PWD candidates).
  • Candidates appearing in final year of Graduation can also apply subject to submission of proof of requisite qualification by 7th October 2019.
  • No age limit.

Additional Eligibility for Foreign National and NRI

  • In order to qualify as an international; candidate for the purpose of applying to IIFT entrance exam, a candidate should have been (expected to be) resident outside India for a period of not less than 18 months as on December 31, 2018 and be outside India during the IIFT examination window. 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, 2018.
  • Foreign nationals need to have a valid passport/travel document from a country other than India. The Foreign nationals who are present in India at the time of IIFT entrance test are required to take the same.
  • The candidate should produce Graduate Management Aptitude Test (GMAT) score which should be received by the Institute latest by 15th February 2019. GMAT taken before 1st January 2017 is not valid.
  • If the candidate has appeared for any MBA entrance examination for that year in India (2018) such as CAT /XAT /IIFT etc., he /she is not eligible to apply.
  • Transcripts of all academic degrees/diplomas are required to be submitted along with the application. Grades or marks may be self-reported. Originals are required to be produced at the time of admission.
  • IIFT Program Name: MBA (International Business-IB)
  • IIFT MBA (IB) Seats: 420 seats220 seats in Delhi Campus and 200 seats in Kolkata Campus.

Program Fee:

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)

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.
  1. IIFT Test Duration: 2 Hour (10am - 12 noon)
  2. IIFT Test Mode: Paper based
  3. IIFT Marking Scheme: Differential. Equal marks for each question. Negative marking: 1/3 of allotted marks
Registration Starts 7th August 2018
Last date to fill the Online Application Form Extended till 24th September 2018.
Click here and check the detailed application deadlines including Admit card, Score card, GD-WAT-PI, etc
Last date for Request for Test Centre Change 
(Centre Change Fee: 1,000.00)
5th November 2018
Downloading of Admit Card 16th November 2018.  Admit Cards can be downloaded from IIFT’s website With a print out of the Admit Card, the candidate should reach the venue of the Exam Centre on 2nd December 2018 latest by 9.00 a.m. with one of the following documents: (a) Passport, (b) Election I Card, (c) Aadhar Card, (d) PAN Card, or (e) Driving License for appearing in the Exam.
Test Date 2nd December 2018 (10am - 12 noon)
Last date to fill the Online Application Form and to Submit GMAT Score 
for Foreign Nationals and NRIs
15th February 2019

For 2018: The IIFT exam will be administered at test centres across 20 cities within India. Click here to view the test cities in India. 

Ahmedabad Allahabad
Bangalore Bhubaneshwar
Chandigarh Chennai
Coimbatore Dehradun
Delhi Guwahati
Hyderabad Indore
Jaipur Jamshedpur
Kochi Kolkata
Mumbai Lucknow
Nagpur Visakhapatnam
Candidates can apply via Online Payment Gateway - Through Credit/Debit Cards (VISA/Master)

Step1: Click on Apply Now
Step 2: Fill in the basic details required for primary registration and submit the form. Category once filled by the candidate in his/her online application form will not be changed under any circumstances.Once submitted, Application number will be generated and intimated through the registered email ID and Mobile no (Indian Mobile network no.)
Step 3: Log in to the website using the “Candidate Login” link using your Application No. mentioned in the email and Password entered by you on the primary registration page.
Step 4: Follow the links to complete the remaining stages (Academic & Personal Information, Application fee payment and the Upload of scanned copy of Photograph, Signature and Category certificate (For SC/ST/OBC (NCL) & PWD candidates) of the online application process.
Step 5: Once completed, the intimation regarding successful registration will be sent to the registered email id.

Once online process is complete, keep a print-out of the filled-in application form for your own record.
Please ensure that you have successfully logged out of the website after completion of the registration process.

 

The application fee includes application screening and Entrance Test Fee and the candidates are not required to pay any other fee.

Test Registration fees for General/OBC Candidates: Rs. 1,650/-
Test Registration fees for SC/ST/PH Candidates: Rs. 825/-
Fees for Foreign National/NRI candidates: US$ 85 /Rs. 5,500/-

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.

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 panelists for less than 20 minutes.

For Foreign National/ NRI Category

  1. Filled in CV Form.
  2. Copy of latest GMAT score certificate (GMAT taken before 1st January 2017 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 (2018) 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, 2018.

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

Address

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 on admissions 2019 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. Category once filled by the candidate in his/her online application form will not be changed under any circumstances.

  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.

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 https://ncbc.nic.in/centrallistofobc.html. You may also access information in respect of the creamy layer at https://ncbc.nic.in/creamylayer.html

  1. Is change of Centre permitted?

Candidate can apply for Change of Centre online on or before 5thNovember 2018 by making a payment of Rs. 1000.00. No requests in this regard will be entertained offline.

  1. When will the admit card be issued?

The Admit Cards can be downloaded from IIFT's website from 16th November 2018. With a print out of the Admit card, the candidates should reach the venue of the Exam Centre on 2nd December 2018 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


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

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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