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The IIFT exam is a management aptitude test conducted for admission to MBA International Business course offered by Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT) Delhi, Kolkata and Kakinada. The National Testing Agency (NTA) conducts IIFT exam in the month of December. About 50,000 candidates appear for the exam from across the country. The question paper consisted of questions from English, Quantitative Ability, Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning and General Awareness. Duration of this online exam is two hours. IIFT 2021 schedule is expected to be announced in August.

IIFT accepts foreign/NRI/PIO candidates for admission on the basis of GMAT score. Candidates belonging to this category can apply for IIFT admission till March 31, 2021.


IIFT 2021 Exam Highlights




Exam Name


Conducting Body

National Testing Agency

Exam Level


Exam Frequency

Once a year

Exam Mode


Exam Duration

2 hours

Exam Syllabus

  • Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension
  • General Knowledge
  • Logical Reasoning & Data Interpretation
  • Quantitative Analysis

Exam Pattern

110 questions in MCQ format



Exam Fees

Rs 2000 (General category)

Exam Purpose

Admission into IIFT DelhiIIFT Kolkata and IIFT Kakinada

Course Offered

MBA-International Business

No. of Test Cities


Exam Helpdesk No.


Exam Website


IIFT Eligibility Criteria


  • The candidate must have a Bachelor’s degree of at least 3 years duration in any discipline or equivalent from a recognised university
  • Candidates belonging to General category must have secured at least 50% marks in Graduation (45% for candidates belonging to SC/ST/PWD categories)
  • Candidates in their final year of Graduation are also eligible to apply. However, such candidates are required to submit the proof of requisite qualification by October

Also Read: IIFT Eligibility Criteria and Admission Procedure


IIFT Exam 2020-2021: Important Dates


IIFT 2021 exam is expected to be held in the first week of December. The schedule will be announced in August. Check tentative schedule of IIFT 2021 exam, below.

IIFT 2021 Events

IIFT 2021 Dates

Salient features

Registrations begin

Sep 1st week, 2020

Only online applications are accepted

Registrations end

Oct 3rd week, 2020

Last date unlikely to be extended

Form correction

Nov 1st-2nd week, 2020

Candidates can re-upload image and signature. No other correction allowed.

Admit card download begins

Nov 2nd week, 2020

Admit card to be available on the official website.

Admit card download ends

Dec 1st week, 2020

Can be downloaded till exam day

Exam date

Dec 1st week, 2020

Exam to be held in single session in more than 220 cities

Answer key release

Dec 1st week, 2020

IIFT 2021 answer key with question paper to be available online

Process of challenging answer key begins

Dec 1st week, 2020

Candidates can challenge IIFT 2021 answer key on NTA website

Last date to challenge answer key 

Dec 1st week, 2020

No request will be accepted after 11:50 pm.

Result announcement

Dec 2nd week, 2020

Scorecards to be available on NTA-IIFT website



IIFT Exam Pattern 2021


The exam pattern of IIFT 2021 is expected to be the same as that of IIFT 2020 exam, last year. The mode of exam will be online and the duration will be two hours. The question paper will have about 110 questions of moderate to high difficulty level from VARC, General Knowledge, Logical Reasoning & Data Interpretation, and Quantitative Analysis. Given below is the section-wise weightage in IIFT question paper.


Number of Questions

Marks Allotted to each question