Indian Institute of Foreign Trade 2024

Indian Institute of Foreign Trade 2024

Mode of ExamOnline
Level of ExamNational Level

The IIFT exam is an aptitude test for admission to the MBA in International Business and MBA in Business Analytics programs at the Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT) in Delhi and Kolkata. This exam is conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA) on behalf of IIFT. The NTA's role is limited to administering the exam and preparing the results, while the selection of candidates is managed by IIFT itself.

The IIFT exam is similar to other MBA entrance tests in India, featuring questions in Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension, Quantitative Ability, Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning, and General Awareness. The exam lasts for two hours. Additionally, IIFT accepts foreign, NRI, and PIO candidates based on their GMAT scores. Notably, for the academic year 2024-25, the institute did not conduct the entrance exam.



Development in international marketing on the one hand and the consequential impact of the same on India’s domestic market on the other, call for a professional approach and sensitivity to the international business environment.  The MBA (International Business) is a foundational course for developing a competent cadre of business executives to meet the country’s growing requirements for training personnel in the field of international management. MBA (IB) is a six-trimester general management programme with a focus on international business.  The programme aims at providing a comprehensive coverage incorporating all the important areas and disciplines relevant to international business activities.  The syllabi for MBA (IB) compares favourably with the syllabi of some of the world’s best International Business Schools.



IIFT Exam Details 2025

IIFT 2025 Dates(Tentative)

Notification Release Date

Not announced yet

IIFT 2023 Registration Start Date

Last week of September, 2024

Last date for Registration

March 2025

Last date to pay Registration Fee


Application Fee


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IIFT 2024 Exam date

To be announced

IIFT 2024 Exam Result Date

To be announced

The cost of application form is Rs. 3000/- (1500/- for SC/ST/PWD candidates) which includes application screening and entrance test fee.Registration fee:

  • The fee can be paid either through online mode by using a credit card/debit card (Visa or Master).
  • The application fee once paid cannot be refunded.

How to Apply for IIFT

Here, we have given the procedure to apply for IIFT 2025 application form for the convenience of the applying candidates.

  • Navigate the official website (link is given above).
  • Click on the ‘Apply’ link after reading all the guidelines.
  • Fill the basic details for primary registration and submit it.
  • A unique application number will be sent to the candidate's registered email Id to complete further registration process.
  • Login to the website using the “Candidate Login” link using your application number.
  • Now, fill all the asked details like academic details, contact details and submit it.
  • After providing the details, click on ‘Save & Continue’.
  • Now, select the payment mode and update the payment details.
  • After payment, upload the required scanned images of photograph and signature.
  • Submit the application form and keep the printout of it with you for future use.


  •  Recognized Bachelor’s degree of minimum 3 years’ duration in any discipline.

  •  Candidates appearing for a qualifying examination can also apply subject to the submission of proof of requisite qualification by the beginning of October of the year of the start of the course.
  •  No age limit.
  • Students must have obtained 50% marks in their qualifying exam.

Mode of Admission

For General/SC/ST/PH/OBC candidates:

  •  On the basis of online test, Essay write-up, Group Discussion and Interview.

  •  The Written Test is organised at Ahmedabad, Allahabad, Bangalore, Bhubaneshwar, Chandigarh, Chennai, Coimbatore, Delhi, Dehradun, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Indore, Jaipur, Jamshedpur, Kochi, Kolkata, Lucknow, Mumbai, Nagpur and Visakhapatnam.

  •  Based on marks obtained in the written test, candidates are called for Group Discussion and Interview to be held between the fourth week of January and middle of February at Bangalore, Chennai, Delhi, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Lucknow and Mumbai.

For Foreign National/NRI/Children of NRI:
  •  On the basis of General Management Aptitude Test (GMAT)

The pattern of Admission Test

The admission test is a multiple choice objective type written test (in English). Duration of the test is two hours.  It consists of questions covering ENGLISH COMPREHENSION, GENERAL KNOWLEDGE & AWARENESS, LOGICAL REASONING AND QUANTITATIVE ANALYSIS.


Seats are reserved as per Government of India rules. The reservations are subject to candidates meeting the admission requirement of the Institute under different categories. 


For any query please contact Admissions Office at 011-39147213 (Direct)39147200 - 205 ( Extn. 621) OR email atadmissions@iift.ac.in

IIFT Exam Syllabus

The written admission test to MBA Programme in IIFT consists of multiple choice objective type questions (in English). 

IIFT syllabus includes English, Quantitative Analysis, Data Interpretation, Logical Reasoning and General Awareness. The topics to study for this exam is same as other MBA entrance tests. 

Quantitative Ability

Arithmetic, Geometry, Algebra, Modern Mathematics, Mensuration, etc.

English Comprehension

Reading Comprehension, Identify the Synonym, Identify Grammatically Correct/Incorrect Sentence, One Word Substitution, Jumbled Paragraphs, etc.

Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning

Line Graph, Bar Graph, Table, Pie Chart, Circular Arrangement, Tournaments, Scheduling, Linear Arrangement, Coding, Puzzle, etc.

General Awareness

Current Affairs and Static GK

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Official Website : https://iift.nta.nic.in/