IIFT 2021: Application, Dates, Syllabus, Pattern, Result & Admission

Have you completed Bachelor’s Degree education? Do you want to pursue MBA (IB) from IIFT? If yes, this post will be of help to you. Here, we will have an in-depth analysis of IIFT entrance test. This competitive examination is also known as IIFT MBA (IB) or IIFT MBA test.

IIFT 2021

In this post, readers will find the following details – IIFT 2021 schedule, important dates, application process, eligibility criteria, syllabus, exam pattern, admit card, result, answer key, counseling and admission process.

 

This post has been crafted keeping the needs of MBA admission aspirants in mind. Bachelor’s Degree holders will benefit from this post.

 

Come, let us take a closer look at IIFT test-overview:

Name of the entrance exam:IIFT (Indian Institute of Foreign Trade)
Conducted by:National Testing Agency
Mode of application:Online
Level:National
Frequency:Conducted once in a year
Purpose:Admission into MBA International Business program
Mode of examination:Online (CBT-Computer Based Test)
Medium (language) of examination:English
Duration:2 hours
Number of questions:Not fixed
Marking scheme:1.5-3 marks per question (depends on section)
Negative marking scheme:Yes (-1/3 mark for each incorrect answer)
Nature of questions asked:MCQs

 

IIFT is a national level competitive examination. In simple terms, it is an MBA entrance exam! This test is conducted by the NTA. The NTA conducts this exam once in a year.

 

Earlier, this test was organized and conducted by the IIFT (Deemed University). As of now, the NTA is responsible for organizing this test.

 

The main aim of this test is to facilitate admission of eligible candidates into MBA (International Business) program in IIFT campuses across India. If you manage to crack this test, you may pursue MBA (IB) course from the prestigious IIFT!

 

Each year, hundreds of thousands of candidates take part in this test. This post has been crafted keeping the needs of such applicants in mind. After going through this post, an applicant will be able to find answers to the following questions –

  • What’s IIFT exam’s eligibility criteria like?
  • How and when should I apply for this test?
  • How much is the application fee (amount)?
  • What’s IIFT test schedule like?
  • And more…

 

In order to answer the above mentioned questions, we’ve covered the following topics in our IIFT 2021 guide –

  • IIFT schedule and dates
  • Eligibility criteria
  • Application process
  • Syllabus and exam pattern
  • Admit card
  • Post exam activities (answer key, result, cutoff, counseling and admission)

 

Let us begin –

 

IIFT 2021 Schedule & Important Dates

EventDate
Online application process will start on2nd/3rd week of September, 2020
Last day to apply online3rd/4th week of October, 2020
Admit card will be released on3rd week of November, 2020
Date of examination1st/2nd week of December, 2020
Result will be declared on2nd/3rd week of December, 2020
GD and PI will be held onJanuary/February, 2021

 

Eligible candidates may apply for IIFT test online. Am I eligible to apply for this test, some of you may ask. Come, let us have an in-depth analysis of the eligibility criteria and find out the answer to this question –

 

IIFT 2021 Eligibility Criteria

In order to be considered eligible to apply for IIFT test, a candidate must satisfy certain conditions/requirements. He/she must meet some academic and non-academic conditions set by the NTA.

 

Educational qualification, marks secured, grade – these factors form academic requirements. Nationality, age limit, work experience – these are common non-academic factors. Come, let us take a closer look at these factors –

 

IIFT Age Limit

There is no age limit when it comes to IIFT examination.

 

Nationality

Indian nationals are eligible to apply for this test. Foreign nationals must produce a valid GMAT score for securing admission into IIFT MBA (IB) program.

 

Educational qualification

  • Minimum educational qualification required is – completed Bachelor’s Degree course (at least 3 years long program) from a recognized college/university.
  • Minimum aggregate marks required is – 50% aggregate marks (45% for SC/ST/PwD candidates).
  • Candidates appearing/studying in final semester/year of Bachelor’s Degree course are also eligible to apply. However, they must be able to submit proof of completing the course (at the time of admission) though.

 

Come, let us check out IIFT application process now –

 

IIFT 2021 Application Process

IIFT application process consists of the following stages – registration, form-filling, uploading relevant documents and payment of application fee. Come, let us take a quick look at important dates related to IIFT application process

EventDate
Online application process will start on2nd/3rd week of September, 2020
Last day to apply online3rd/4th week of October, 2020
Admit card will be released on3rd week of November, 2020

 

Come, let us check out the step by step application process –

 

Step by step registration process

  1. Visit the official website of IIFT (iift.nta.ac.in).
  2. Select ‘IIFT’ in application form option and click on ‘new registration’ button.
  3. Fill up the registration form and submit it.
  4. You’ll find application number on screen.
  5. Sign in with your credentials and access IIFT application form.
  6. Fill up the application form by entering the following details – personal details, academic details, preferences etc.
  7. Submit the application form.
  8. Click on ‘proceed for payment’ button.
  9. Choose preferred mode of payment and pay the application fee.
  10. Save your application form/confirmation page and take its printout for further use/reference.

 

Application fee

Here’s category-wise application fee for Indian nationals –

CategoryFee
General/OBC2000 INR
SC/ST/PwD1000 INR

 

  • For foreign candidates, application fee is 150 USD.
  • Candidates may pay the application fee online.
  • They may pay via credit/debit card, UPI or net banking.

 

While registering for this test, a candidate is supposed to upload certain scanned documents. These scanned documents must adhere to the guidelines set by the authorities. Come, let us check out these conditions –

 

Guidelines for scanned images

DocumentFormatSize
PhotographJPG or JPEG10-200KB
SignatureJPG or JPEG10-200KB

 

Candidates must keep the following documents ready before filling up the application process. These documents will simplify the form-filling process –

  • Scanned images of photo and signature.
  • Academic certificates.
  • Category certificate (if applicable).

 

Form correction

The NTA allows applicants to edit their application form even after submitting it. Yes, an applicant may edit his/her form during the form-correction window. An applicants may use this window to correct mistakes in his/her application form.

 

Follow these steps to correct your application form –

  1. Visit the official website of IIFT (iift.nta.ac.in).
  2. While form-correction window is open, you will find relevant link on the website. Click on the form correction link.
  3. Enter your credentials and sign in.
  4. Make changes wherever necessary.
  5. Pay form correction fee and preview your application form.
  6. Submit the application form and take its printout for further use/reference.

 

IIFT 2021 Syllabus & Exam Pattern

IIFT syllabus consists of the following sections – Logical reasoning, general knowledge and current affairs, English language and grammar, data interpretation, vocabulary and reading comprehension & quantitative analysis.

 

Come, let us take a closer look at each section and have an in-depth analysis of the syllabus –

 

Syllabus

  • Logical reasoning: Deductions, series, comparison, direction, arrangement, sequence etc.
  • GK and current affairs: Business, economics, current affairs, banking, politics, environment, culture etc.
  • English language and grammar: Synonyms, antonyms, phrases, sentences (correction & completion) etc.
  • Data interpretation: Graph, pie chart, table, visual representation of data etc.
  • Vocabulary and reading comprehension: Paragraphs.
  • Quantitative analysis: Probability, permutation and combination, number system, logarithm, geometry etc.

 

Number of questions and marks distribution

Total number of question is not fixed! It varies from one question paper to another. But the total marks remains the same though – 100 marks. Section-wise marks distribution too may vary from one question paper to another. In other words, it is not fixed. So listing marks distribution and number of questions here won’t make any sense.

 

Exam pattern

Mode of examination:Online (CBT-Computer Based Test)
Medium (language) of examination:English
Duration:2 hours
Number of questions:Not fixed
Number of sections:6
Marking scheme:1.5-3 marks per question (depends on section)
Negative marking scheme:Yes (-1/3 mark for each incorrect answer)
Nature of questions asked:MCQs

IIFT 2021 Admit Card

IIFT admit card contains the following details –

  • Name of the candidate
  • Application number
  • Date and time of exam
  • Photograph and signature
  • And more…

 

IIFT admit card is an important document. Without valid admit card, a candidate won’t be allowed to enter the examination hall. An applicant may obtain his/her admit card by following these steps –

  1. Visit the official website of IIFT (iift.nta.ac.in).
  2. Once NTA releases IIFT admit card, you will find a relevant link on the website. Click on the link.
  3. Enter your credentials and sign in.
  4. Download the admit card.
  5. Take its printout for further use/reference.

 

IIFT 2021 Answer Key

Once the examination is over, the NTA will release IIFT answer key. Once the answer key is released by the NTA, candidates may download it by following these steps –

  1. Visit the official website of IIFT (iift.nta.ac.in).
  2. Once the answer key is released, you will find relevant link on the website. Click on the link.
  3. Enter your credentials and sign in.
  4. Download your answer key and question paper.

 

IIFT 2021 Result

Result declaration takes place online. Candidates may keep an eye on the official website of IIFT and check their result. Follow these steps to check your result –

  1. Visit the official website of IIFT (iift.nta.ac.in).
  2. Once the result is declared, you will find relevant link on the website. Click on the link.
  3. Enter your credentials and sign in.
  4. Check your result

 

IIFT 2021 Selection and Admission

After result declaration, authorities will publish a list of shortlisted candidates. Shortlisted candidates are supposed to undergo further tests. It is only after completing further tests that they are allotted seats.

 

Shortlisted candidates must undergo the following tests –

  • GD (Group Discussion)
  • Writing Skill Assessment Test
  • PI (Personal Interview)
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