NTA is expected to conduct IIFT 2022 Exam in December 2021. IIFT is an entrance exam conducted once a year for providing an opportunity to the candidates for admission to MBA IB courses offered by IIFT Delhi, Kolkata, and Kakinada. IIFT 2022 Application process will begin in the month of September 2021 and will close in the month of October 2021. The exam will consist of 4 sections viz. Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension, Quantitative Ability, Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning, and General Awareness. Check IIFT Syllabus
IIFT 2022 Application Fee is INR 2500 for General candidates and INR 1000 for candidates belonging to the reserved categories. IIFT Test Scores will be accepted for admission to full-time and part-time MBA courses in IIFT Delhi, Kolkata, and Kakinada campuses.
IIFT Latest Updates:
- May 19: IIFT 2021 essay writing or WAT conducted between April 24-May 16, now stands nullified. Read more
- May 14: The Official Notification for IIFT 2022 is expected to release in August 2021. Check here
- May 5: Minimum Eligibility Criteria for IIFT 2022 Exam is provided in detail by NTA. Check here
- April 19: IIFT has announced the important dates for the Online Extempore and PI for IIFT Admissions 2021. Candidates will be appearing for Online Extempore & PI from April 19 to May 4, 2021 between 10 am to 3 pm. It is the 2nd round of MBA (IB) selections. A total of 2704 candidates have been shortlisted for this round of admission process. Check Here
IIFT 2022 Exam Highlights
|Name of Exam||IIFT 2022|
|Name of Organization||Indian Institute of Foreign Trade(IIFT)|
|Exam Conducting Body||National Testing Agency(NTA)|
|Mode of Application||Online and Offline|
|Tentative Application Date||September 2021|
|Application Fee||General/OBC - INR 2500|
|SC/ST/PH - INR 1000|
|Foreign Nationals/NRI/Children of NRI Parents - USD 200|
|Mode of Exam||Online and Offline|
|Exam Date||December 2021(tentative)|
|Courses Offered||MBA - International Business, Executive PGDM, Certificate Programs|
|Total Intake||404 Seats|
|Helpline||Tel: +91-11-39147200 (Delhi Campus)|
|EPABX: +91-33-24195700 (Kolkata Campus)|
IIFT 2022 Important Dates
IIFT has not yet released the official dates for IIFT 2022. The notification for IIFT usually comes in the month of August every year. Due to the pandemic, IIFT 2021 was delayed by some time and the exam was finally conducted on January 24, 2021. Given below are the tentative dates based on the previous year’s dates of IIFT exam -
|IIFT Official Notification||August 2021|
|IIFT Application Starts||The first week of September 2021|
|IIFT Application Ends||Last week of November 2021|
|GMAT Application Deadline (Foreign Nationals/NRI/Children of NRI Parents)||October 2021|
|IIFT admit card release||The first week of December 2021|
|IIFT exam date||The second week of December 2021|
|IIFT Answer key release||The second week of December 2021|
|IIFT Results||Last week of December 2021|
|IIFT Scorecards||January/February 2022|
|Group Discussion/Personal Interview Date||January/February 2022|
For more details, check IIFT Important Dates
Why take IIFT Exam?
IIFT 2022 Exam is one of the best opportunities for management aspirants. When compared to CAT, XAT, NMAT, and other major management entrance exams, the number of applicants are significantly less for IIFT so the chances of securing admission are slightly higher. However, the lower number of applicants is offset by the smaller amount of seats. Some other pros of IIFT are as follows* -
- Average CTC of INR 20,48,000/-
- The highest international offer is INR 75,00,000
- The highest median offer is INR 46,45,000
- There are over 107 recruiters and 93 PPOs
- Median CTC of INR 18,20,000
- Focused management course in International business with high potential for international placements and traveling opportunities.
IIFT 2022 Exam Pattern and Syllabus
As per IIFT 2022 exam pattern, the paper will be divided into 4 sections. The exam is generally of moderate difficulty level and is comparable to the CAT exam in terms of difficulty. Both the exams have a similar acceptance rate and high cut-offs. The IIFT Exam Pattern and Syllabus has remained largely the same throughout the years. Given below is the exam pattern and Syllabus for IIFT 2022 -
|Name of the Section||Number of Questions||Marks per question||Total Marks||Negative Marks||Syllabus (Major Topics)|
|Quantitative Ability||25||3||75||- 1||Mensuration |
|Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension||35||3||105||- 1||Grammar |
|Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning||30||3||90||- 1||Series & Analysis |
|General Awareness||20||1.5||30||- 0.5||Banking |
For more details, check out IIFT Exam Pattern and Syllabus.
IIFT 2022 Marking Scheme
The objective type paper will be conducted in online mode for 120 minutes. The marking scheme for IIFT 2022 is different for each section. However, there is a constant negative marking of 33% for each wrong answer. The marking scheme is fairly different compared to other exams. While the General Awareness section carries 1.5 marks per question, VARC, LRDI, & QA carry 3 marks per question. The number of questions can vary; there were 110 questions in 2021, 114 Questions in 2019, and 123 Questions in 2018.
IIFT 2022 Preparation
Candidates are advised to begin preparation for IIFT 2022 exam as early as possible in order to secure the desired result. Here are some general IIFT preparation tips -
- Start preparing with the basics.
- Reading Comprehension section of IIFT VARC section is one of the most scoring section.
- Data Interpretation is usually the most difficult section. So, solve maximum questions to understand the various types of questions asked.
- Work more on accuracy than speed.
- Solve several mock tests and practice papers every week.
- It is advisable to attempt all RCs due to the fact that the marks that we scored per minute are the lowest in this section.
Best Books for IIFT Preparation
|Data Interpretation||Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning for CAT/XAT/IIFT/CMAT/MAT||Gajendra Kumar Abhishek Banerjee Chayan Mukhopadhyay|
|Logical Reasoning||Koncepts of LR- Logical Reasoning for CAT, XAT, IIFT, MAT, CMAT, NMAT & other MBA Exams||Gajendra Kumar|
|English Grammar and Reading Comprehension||How to prepare for Verbal Ability and RC||Arun Sharma and Meenakshi Upadhaya|
|Quantitative Analysis||Quantitative Aptitude||R.S Aggarwal|
Download IIFT Previous Year Papers
IIFT 2022 Registration
IIFT 2022 Registration is expected to begin in September 2021. IIFT 2022 Application procedure will be completely online. Interested candidates can fill IIFT 2022 Application by registering at the official website, filling the required fields, uploading documents, and paying IIFT Registration Fee.
Candidates need to follow the below-mentioned steps for IIFT Registration:
Step 1: Generation of application number and password by registering on the official website: iift.nta.nic.in.
Step 2: Filling the Application form with all the relevant details like personal information, academic qualifications, and work experience.
Step 3: Uploading the relevant documents like scanned images of passport-size photograph, signature, and category certificate.
Step 4: Payment of IIFT Application fee to complete registration. IIFT 2022 Application Fee will be as follows -
- General/OBC Category- INR 2500/-
- SC/ ST/ PwD Category- INR 1000/-
- Foreign Nationals/NRI/Children of NRI Parents - USD 200 or INR 15000/-
IIFT 2022 Eligibility
IIFT 2022 Eligibility is as follows -
|Minimum Educational Qualifications||Graduation in any degree from a recognized university|
|Minimum Marks in Graduation|| |
For General Category Candidates – 50%
For SC/ST/PwD Candidates – 45%
IIFT 2022 Reservation Policy
|Category||Reservation of Seats in IIFT|
|Economically Weaker Section (EWS)||10%|
|Other Backward Classes (OBC)||27%|
|Scheduled Castes (SC)||15%|
|Scheduled Tribes (ST)||7.5%|
|Person with Disabilities(PwD)||5%|
IIFT 2022 Admit Card
Candidates who successfully complete the registration procedure along with the payment of application fee will be able to download IIFT 2022 Admit Card when it is released. Candidates have to enter the login credentials generated during registration to download IIFT 2022 Admit Card. The admit card will contain information such as exam date, timing, exam center, and other important instructions. For more details, Check IIFT 2022 Admit Card.
IIFT 2022 Exam Centers
IIFT exam centers are spread throughout 68 cities in India. Candidates will be given the option of selecting their preferred exam city and center at the time of registration. If candidates wish to change the opted IIFT Exam Center later, a fee of INR 1,000/- will be charged. Check IIFT Exam Centers
IIFT 2022 Result
- IIFT 2022 Result will be released tentatively in February 2022.
- The scorecard will be available for candidates a few days after the declaration of the merit list.
- Candidates who score marks equal to or more than the cutoff will be eligible and invited for the selection process.
IIFT 2022 Cut Off & Selection Criteria
There is both sectional and overall cut off for admission into IIFT. Tentative Cut Offs for IIFT 2022 are given below:
Category wise Overall IIFT Cutoff
|Category||Cutoff marks||Max. Marks|
IIFT Sectional Cutoff
|Section||Cutoff marks||Max. Marks|
|VA & RC||9.67||31|
|LR & DI||8||36.5|
For more details, check IIFT Cut Off.
IIFT 2022 Selection Procedure
IIFT Selection Procedure is for the candidates that clear the cut-off. The Selection Process for IIFT consists of essay writing, group discussion and interview.
- IIFT Essay Writing -
- Candidates have to write an essay based on some topic of General or business affairs.
- This round aims to test candidates’ writing skills and conceptual knowledge about the topics.
- The average duration of this round is 20 minutes and the length of a well-defined essay is usually 300 words.
- IIFT GD (Group Discussion) -
- Qualified candidates from the previous rounds are divided into groups of 10-12 participants.
- Candidates are given a topic related to current or business affairs.
- The duration of the GD usually varies.
- Candidates’ ability to take initiative, ability to effectively communicate their ideas are generally some qualities that the panelists look out for in this round.
- IIFT PI (Personal Interview) -
- The Personal Interview round is one on one round where the panelists adjudge the candidates on the basis of their persona and ability to stay focused under pressure.
- The usual duration of the PI round is 10-15 minutes.
For more details regarding selection criteria, check IIFT Selection Process
IIFT Participating Colleges
IIFT scores are accepted by top management institutes across the country for admission to MBA courses. The top colleges among those are:
Check more IIFT Participating Colleges
IIFT 2022 FAQs
Ques. What is IIFT 2022?
Ans. IIFT 2022 is an entrance test conducted by the Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT) for admission to its two years MBA International Business (IB) at Delhi and Kolkata campuses. The institute will soon be starting its third campus at Kakinada, Andhra Pradesh.
Ques. What is the duration of IIFT 2022?
Ans. The exam must be attempted within a duration of 120 minutes.
Ques. Will IIFT 2022 be conducted online?
Ans. The exam will be conducted in pen and paper mode i.e offline.
Ques. Will the IIFT application form available offline?
Ans. IIFT Application forms will be available in online mode.
Ques. What is the application fee for the examination?
Ans. The application fee will differ as per the categories: Category Application Fee General & OBC INR 1550 SC/ ST/ PH INR 775 Foreign Nationals/ Children of NRIs/ NRI INR 4500 (USD 80)
Ques. How can the IIFT application fee be paid?
Ans. In the case of online applications, the application fee can be paid through Credit/ Debit cards and Net Banking. For offline fee payment, the fee must be paid through Demand Draft drawn in favor of the Indian Institute of Foreign Trade, payable at New Delhi.
Ques. Is there any other test after the written test?
Ans. Yes, candidates qualifying for the written test will have to undergo the Personal Interview, Group Discussion, and Writing Skill Assessment test.
Ques. What are the minimum eligibility requirements to appear for the test?
Ans. Applicants must possess a graduation degree of a minimum of 3 years in any discipline. They must have secured not less than 50% aggregate marks. SC, ST, PH candidates are eligible for relaxation up to 5% in qualifying marks.
Ques. Are the candidates appearing in the final exams of graduation eligible to apply?
Ans. Yes, candidates appearing for exams of the final year/ semester are eligible for admissions, subject to the condition that they submit requisite proof of qualification by the deadline.
Ques. Is there any age criteria for admissions?
Ans. No, there is no age bar for the applicants.
Ques. Is the admission procedure the same for foreign national candidates?
Ans. No, the foreign national candidates will be shortlisted on the basis of GMAT score. They will then have to undergo a Personal Interview round at the IIFT campus. Candidates failing to appear physically for PI can also be interviewed through Skype.
Ques. What are the eligibility conditions to qualify as an International applicant?
Ans. International candidates applying for admissions to IIFT must have been residents outside India for a period of a minimum of 18 months and be outside India during the IIFT examination process. The Indian nationals who are living, working, studying abroad should produce with the application a certificate from the High Commissions/ Indian Embassy/ Consulate of the country of where the candidate is currently based. The certificate must state that the candidate has been resident in that country continuously for a period of not less than 18 months.
Ques. Can only GMAT scorers apply for admissions?
Ans. Yes, in case the candidate has appeared for any MBA entrance test (XAT/ CAT/ IIFT) in the year of admission in India, he/ she will be considered ineligible for admission.
Ques. What are the centers of the written test?
Ans. The written test will be conducted at various centers across the following cities: • Ahmedabad • Allahabad • Bangalore • Bhubaneshwar • Chandigarh • Chennai • Coimbatore • Dehradun • Delhi • Guwahati • Hyderabad • Indore • Jaipur • Jamshedpur • Kochi • Kolkata • Lucknow • Mumbai • Nagpur • Vishakapatnam
Ques. Will the centers for the Interview be the same as that of the Written test?
Ans. No, the centers for interviews will not be the same as those of written test. The PI will be conducted in the following cities: • Ahmedabad • Bengaluru • Chennai • Delhi • Hyderabad • Kolkata • Lucknow • Mumbai
Ques. Can the data be modified after submission of the application form?
Ans. No, applicants cannot modify the data after payment of the application fee. For any necessary changes, candidates can send an email from their registered email IF mentioning their full name, application form number, and details to be modified. Candidates must know that they can modify only a few basic information.
Ques. Is the change in the center of the examination permitted?
Ans. Candidates can apply for a change in center online only. They must pay the fees of INR 1000 for the same. No requests will be considered offline.
Ques. What are the total seats under IIFT 2022?
Ans. A total of 360 seats are available at both campuses. The division of seats will be as per the information given below:
- Delhi - 220 seats
- Kolkata - 140 seats
Ques. Is there any sectional cut off for the test?
Ans. Yes, candidates must clear sectional as well as overall cut off of the written test in order to qualify for further admission process. the expected sectional cut off for IIFT 2019 is given below: Section Expected Cut off English Comprehension 8.75 General Knowledge & Awareness 8.02 Logical reasoning 8.68 Quantitative Aptitude 4.34
Ques. Is there any requirement for additional documents along with Admit Card on the day of examination?
Ans. Along with the admit card, candidates must carry any one photo ID proof. Applicants can carry anyone among the following documents: • Passport • Voter ID card • Aadhar Card • Driving License • PAN card • College ID card
Ques. What are the documents I will require during the counseling process?
Ans. Candidates must carry original as well as photocopies of the following documents at the time of counseling: • IIFT 2022 Scorecard • Memorandum of marks of SSC • Memorandum of marks of HSC • Memorandum of marks of Graduation • Provisional/ Degree Certificate • Community certificate • Transfer Certificate • Income Certificate
*The article might have information for the previous academic years, which will be updated soon subject to the notification issued by the University/College.