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IIFT Exam 2019 Result (Released), Cut off and Counselling

Updated On - January 17th 2019 by ANUPAMA SINGH

Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT) organizes a national-level entrance test, IIFT Exam, for admission to MBA (International Business). Approximately 60,000 candidates register for IIFT Exam to compete against 420 seats. IIFT 2019 was scheduled for December 2, 2018 in offline mode.

Latest Update: IIFT 2019 Result has been announced on the official website. Click Here to Download

The last date of the IIFT Registration 2019 was extended from September 14 to September 24, 2018. Indian nationals with 55% in graduation and foreign nationals with a valid GMAT score can apply. IIFT Application Form can be filled online ( or offline (buy prospectus from office).

IIFT Cut offIIFT Counselling

IIFT exam has 100 objective questions of 1 mark each. It tests a candidate’s quantitative, verbal/reading, reasoning and general knowledge skills. Scores of IIFT 2019 will be applicable to full-time and part-time MBA course in IIFT only. The result is expected to be declared in January 2019.

IIFT 2019: Latest Updates

  • A new campus of Indian Institute of Foreign Trade in Kakinada, Andhra Pradesh is expected to start soon.The institute is waiting for the approval of UGC.
  • After filling the online application form, take its print-out, attach your photograph and sign in the box provided for the purpose. Send the print-out along with the necessary enclosure to IIFT office. Read  IIFT 2019 Photo Size, Dimension, Format and Other Details
  • Why to pursue MBA (IB)? Read top reasons
  • Scope of MBA (IB) from IIFT- Check here

Highlights of IIFT MBA-IB

Exam NameIndian Institute of Foreign Trade Entrance Exam
Conducting BodyIndian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT)
Exam LevelNational
Exam TypePost- Graduate in Management
Mode of ApplicationOnline
Mode of ExamOffline
Courses OfferedMBA (IB)
Total Seats420
IIFT Contact Details 033-2443 2450

IIFT 2019 Exam Dates 

Check the official exam schedule of IIFT 2019 from the below table:

EventDateReference Links
IIFT Registration 2019 startsAugust 6, 2018IIFT Application Form ends on September 24, 2018
Last date to request change in exam centreNovember 5, 2018IIFT 2019 is going to be conducted across 20 Cities
IIFT 2019 ExamDecember 2, 2018 (10 am to 12 noon)Exam duration is of 2 hours
IIFT 2019 ResultFourth week of December 2018Check IIFT Result 2019 online
Selection ProcedureJanuary/February 2019Involves Essay Writing, Group Discussion & Personal Interview
Final ResultsMarch 2019Previous Year IIFT Cut off for General Category is 48.5

Check  IIFT Exam Dates

IIFT Eligibility Criteria 2019

Nationality: Indian and Foreign National Students are eligible to apply in IIFT.

Educational Qualification:

  • Candidate should have a graduation degree in any stream from a recognized university
  • The minimum aggregate required in graduation is 55%.
  • Candidates appearing in the final year of graduation are also eligible to apply. 

Age Limit: There is no age limit set by IIFT.

Additional Eligibility Criteria for Foreign National and NRI

  • Candidate should have been resident outside India for at least 18 months as on December 31, 2018.
  • Candidate must possess valid passport/travel document from a country other than India.
  • Candidate must have a valid Graduate Management Aptitude Test (GMAT) score.
Note: NRI-sponsored candidates are not considered under this category.

IIFT Reservation Policy

Some seats out of the total sanctioned intake are earmarked for candidates belonging to minority groups or special categories as shown in the table below:

CategoryReservation of Seats in IIFT 
Other Backward Classes (OBCs)23%
Scheduled Castes (SCs)15%
Scheduled Tribes (STs)7.5%
Non-Resident Indians (NRIs)4%

Read complete  IIFT Eligibility

IIFT 2019 Registration

  • Registration of IIFT 2019 will begin in the August 2018.
  • IIFT Application Form can only be filled online as well as offline.

Steps to fill the application form are mentioned below:

IIFT Online Registration

  1. Visit the official website of IIFT
  2. Click on ‘Apply Now’
  3. Fill in the basic information like Name, Date of Birth, Email ID and Phone Number
  4. Click on Submit.
  5. Login to the candidates’ portal with the help of login ID and Password acquired during registration
  6. Fill in other details like academic qualification, work experience etc.
  7. Once completed, an email will be sent to the registered email id.
  8. Pay the requisite application fee.
  9. Upload scanned images of photograph and signature.
  10. Take a print out for the future reference.

Read more on  IIFT Registration 

IIFT Offline Registration

Candidates who bought the Prospectus in cash or through demand draft need to complete the enclosed Application Form and send the same in the envelope provided for the purpose to:

Indian Institute of Foreign Trade,

B-21, Qutab Institutional Area, and New Delhi-110016 

IIFT 2019 Application Fee

  • Application fee can be paid both online using Debit/Credit Card/Net banking or offline through a Demand Draft
  • DD must be drawn in favor of INDIAN INSTITUTE OF FOREIGN TRADE payable at New Delhi.

For General Category- INR 1550/-

For Reserved Category- INR 775/-

For Foreign Nationals- INR 4,500/US $ 80

IIFT 2019 Admit Card

  • IIFT 2019 Admit Card is available online from November 16, 2018.
  • Candidates can download IIFT 2019 Admit Card from the official website.
  • Admit Cards will also be dispatched via post. 
  • Candidates must preserve IIFT Admit card till the completion of admission process. 

How to download IIFT Admit Card Online?

  1. Visit the official website of IIFT
  2. Click on ‘Download Admit Card’
  3. Provide the Application ID and password acquired at the time of registration
  4. Check the details mentioned
  5. Take a print of IIFT 2019 Admit Card.

IIFT 2019 Exam Centers

IIFT 2019 is going to be conducted across 20 cities. Candidates are required to select the exam city at the time of IIFT Registration.



1.The shortlisted candidates are required to appear for the selection process at 7 major cities: Bengaluru, Chennai, Delhi, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Lucknow and Mumbai.

2. If candidates wish to change the opted IIFT Exam Centers, a fee of INR 1,000/- will be charged. No request for change of centre will be entertained after November 2018.

Exam Pattern of IIFT 2019

  • IIFT Exam 2019 will be conducted on last Sunday of November or first Sunday of December.
  • The objective type paper will be conducted in pen paper mode.
  • The duration of exam is 120 minutes.
  • Total weightage is of 100 marks.
  • The question paper is divided into 6 section-
    • Reading Comprehension- each of 1 mark
    • Verbal Ability- each question of 1 mark
    • Quantitative Aptitude- each question of 1 mark
    • Logical Reasoning- each question of 1 mark
    • Data Interpretation- each question of 0.75 mark
    • General Knowledge- each question of 0.25 mark
  • A penalty of 1/3 marks in each section will be applied for each incorrect answer.

Exam Pattern Highlights


2 hours


Exam duration is 2 hours

IIFT 2018 Exam Pattern

100 marks

Total marks

The entire paper is of 100 marks


-1/3 mark

-ve Score

1/3 mark is deducted on an incorrect answer



Exam type

IIFT 2018 is a Pen Paper based test



Question type



Generally 100

Total questions

Varies each year

Read More IIFT Exam Pattern 

IIFT 2019 Syllabus

  • IIFT exam syllabus is from mathematics of class 10th and 12th level
  • Logical reasoning includes general puzzles and most importantly syllogisms and blood relations.
  • Data Interpretation has questions on different type of graphs and charts.
  • There are usually 4 passages in Reading Comprehension
  • Verbal Ability comprises of vocabulary based questions and idioms.
  • Current Affairs are from both static General Knowledge and current occurrences from around the world. The table below enlists the IIFT 2018 Syllabus:
Quantitative Aptitude Logical Reasoning & Data InterpretationEnglishGeneral Knowledge
AlgebraCritical ReasoningReading ComprehensionBusiness & Economics
ArithmeticArrangementsFill in the blanksAwards & Records
GeometryPuzzlesPara-jumblesScience & Environment
Number SystemSyllogismsSentence CorrectionHistory & Geography
Modern MathematicsCoding & DecodingOdd one outInternational Organisations
StatisticsVenn DiagramsVocabulary basedSocial Issues

Set theory

Graphs & Charts

Idioms and Synonyms & Antonyms

Politics & Sports

Check complete  IIFT Syllabus

IIFT 2019 Result

  • IIFT 2019 Result will be released in the first week of January 2019 as merit list.
  • The scorecard will be available for candidates a few days after the declaration of merit list.
  • Candidates who score the marks equal to or more than the cut off will be eligible for the selection process.
  • The steps to check IIFT Result is given below:
  1. Visit the official website of IIFT
  2. Click on the link for ‘IIFT 2019 Result
  3. Enter Roll number and Date of Birth
  4. Verify the details on the score card
  5. Take printout of the score Card

IIFT 2019 Score Card will contain the following details:

  • Name of the candidate
  • Roll number of the candidate
  • Date of Birth of the candidate
  • Maximum marks in each Section
  • Total marks 
  • Sectional Cut off
  • Marks secured by the candidate
  • Overall cut off category wise
  • Total marks scored by the candidate

Expected IIFT Cutoff 2019

  • Candidates have to clear both sectional as well as overall cut off.
  • Those who score more than or equal to the set cut off are invited for the next round of the selection process
  • The expected cut off for IIFT 2018 is given the tables below:

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Check  IIFT Cut off

IIFT 2019 Selection Procedure

Candidates are shortlisted on the basis of their performance in the written test are called to participate in IIFT Selection Procedure. The rounds are expected to begin from January 2019.

The selection procedure for admission to MBA (International Business) involves Essay Writing, Group Discussion and Personal Interview.

Essay Writing: In this round candidates have to write an essay based on some topic of General or business affairs. It 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.

Group Discussion: For 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 lookout for in this round.

Personal Interview: The Personal Interview round is one on one personal round where the panelists adjudge the candidates on the basis of their persona and ability to stay focused under pressure. The usual duration of PI round in 10-15 minutes.

About MBA-IB at IIFT

The Programme aims at providing a comprehensive coverage incorporating all the important subject areas and disciplines relevant to international business. It has the below features:

  • To familiarize the participants on the fundamental concepts of management.
  • To expose the participants to the challenges in the emerging competitive business environment in an increasingly globalized world.
  • To relate the management concepts to business situations and help participants to develop analytical and decision skills so as to evolve effective National and International Business Strategy.
  • To develop socially responsive managers for International Business and help in shaping up their personality. To equip for career opportunities in International Business.
  • To equip for career opportunities in International Business.

Scholarships in IIFT

  1. The Institute operates Need Based Scholarship Scheme under which it pays interest subsidy for a certain period of time on Educational Loan from a Bank taken by the student whose family income is less than INR 4.50 lakh per year. Depending upon the fee and other expenses the amount of educational loan is revised every year.
  2. Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment and Ministry of Tribal Affairs have introduced a liberal scholarship scheme called Central Sector Scholarship Scheme of Top Class Education for SC/ST Students. Four SC students and four ST students, who secure admission in the Institute's two year full time MBA (International Business) are awarded scholarship by the Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment and Ministry of Tribal Affairs, respectively. The scholarship provides for (i) full tuition fee and non-refundable charges; (ii) living expenses @ INR 2,220 per month subject to actuals; (iii) books and stationery at INR 3,000 per annum subject to actuals; and (iv) a latest computer with accessories like UPS, Printer, Multimedia limited to `45,000 as one time assistance during the course

Placements at IIFT

Here are the top recruiters of IIFT MBA-IB:

AbbottAmazonApollo Hospitals
AirtelBajajBlue Deebaj
CiplaDellCiti Bank

IIFT Fee Structure

The annual tuition fee payable by each participant for the MBA (IB) is INR 6,75,000 which can be paid in three installments. There are other charges of INR 30,000 for rest year and INR 20,000 in the second year for computer facility, internet, library, alumni charges and IMF (student body). The students of SC, ST and PH category are given 50% concession on tuition fee only.

Foreign Nationals/NRI Students/ Children of NRIs will have to pay the annual tuition fee along with other charges in a single installment at the time of admission in the rst year and by the start of second year. The fee under this category is US$27,500 per year and other charges of INR 30,000 for rst year and INR 20,000 in the second year.

IIFT 2019 FAQs

Ques. What is IIFT 2019?

Ans. IIFT 2019 is an entrance test conducted by 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 Kakinda, Andhra Pradesh.

Ques. What is the pattern of the test?

Ans. IIFT 2019 will be based on following pattern: Sections Part Name of Section Number of Questions Total Marks Section 1 General Awareness 25 12.5 Section 2 Part 1 Reading Comprehension 16 15 Part 2 English Usage 20 15 Section 3 Quantitative Ability 20 20 Section 4 Part 1 Logical Reasoning 22 16.5 Part 2 Data Interpretation 20 20 Total 123 100

Ques. What is the duration of IIFT 2019?

Ans. The exam must be attempted within the duration of 120 minutes.

Ques. Will IIFT 2019 be conducted online?

Ans. The exam will be conducted pen and paper mode i.e offline.

Ques. Will the application forms available offline?

Ans. Application forms will be available online as well as offline.

Ques. What is the application fee for the examination?

Ans. 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 application fee be paid?

Ans. In case of online applications, application fee can be paid through Credit/ Debit cards and Net Banking. For offline fee payment, fee must be paid through Demand Draft drawn in favor of Indian Institute of Foreign Trade, payable at New Delhi.

Ques. Is there any other test after the written test?

Ans. Yes, candidates qualifying the written test will have to undergo 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 graduation degree of minimum 3 years in any discipline. They must have secured not less than 50% aggregate marks. SC, ST, PH candidates are eligible for relaxation upto 5% in qualifying marks.

Ques. Are the candidates appearing in 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 October 08, 2018.

Ques. Is there any age criteria for admissions?

Ans. No, there is no age bar for the applicants.

Ques. Is the admission procedure 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 Personal Interview round at IIFT campus. Candidates failing to appear physically for PI can also be interviewed through Skype.

Ques. What are the eligibility conditions to qualify as International applicant?

Ans. International candidates applying for admissions to IIFT must have been resident outside India for a period of minimum 18 months as on December 31, 2017 and be outside India during IIFT examination process. The Indian nationals who are living, working, studying abroad should produce with 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 centres of the written test?

Ans. Written test will be conducted at various centres 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 centres for Interview be same as that of the Written test?

Ans. No, the centres for interview will not be same as those of written test. The PI will be conducted in 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 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 few basic information.

Ques. Is the change in centre of the examination permitted?

Ans. Candidates can apply for change in centre online only. They must pay the fees of INR 1000 for the same. No requests will be considered offline.

Ques. When will be the admit cards be issued?

Ans. Admit cards will be available at the official portal of IIFT at least 15 days before the commencement of the examination. Candidates must carry the admit card along with necessary document to the examination venue. They must report at least an hour before the exam.

Ques. What are the total seats under IIFT 2019?

Ans. A total of 360 seats are available at both the campuses. The division of seats will be as per the information given below: Campus Seats Delhi 220 Kolkata 140

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. What is the expected overall cut off for IIFT 2019?

Ans. Observing the previous year trends in IIFT Cut off, the expected IIFT 2019 cut off is stated below: Category Cut off (Overall) General 35.50 OBC (NCL) 30.50 SC 20.02 ST 22.69 PH 23.69

Ques. Is there any requirement of additional document 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 any one 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 2019 Score card • 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

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Ruby Goyal

Do I have to carry a photo ID proof with the IIFT admit card?

01 Aug, 2017 14:23
Sakshi Garg Expert

Hi ruby, Yes, you need to carry a government issued photo ID proof, which can be one of the following:

  • Aadhar card
  • Driving licences
  • Voter ID card
  • PAN card

01 Aug, 2017 15:21
Deeksha Gupta

How many questions will be there as per IIFT exam pattern?

01 Aug, 2017 13:30
Sakshi Garg Expert

Hi Deeksha, The total number of questions will be 118 and time allotted will be 120 minutes. All questions will be MCQ based.

01 Aug, 2017 15:19
Deeksha Gupta

What kind of work experience is considered for admission to PGDM through IIFT exam?

01 Aug, 2017 13:29
Sakshi Garg Expert

Hi Deeksha, Only managerial experience is counted as work experience and the duration of the same must not be less than 5 years as on July 31, 2017.

01 Aug, 2017 15:18
Soumya Sehgal

Where do I have to send the offline IIFT application form?

01 Aug, 2017 13:27
Sakshi Garg Expert

Hi Soumya, Official IIFT address: The Indian Institute of Foreign Trade, B-21, Qutab Institutional Area, and New Delhi-110016

01 Aug, 2017 15:14
Anwesha Das

Why variable marking scheme is used in IIFT exam?

01 Aug, 2017 13:27
Sakshi Garg Expert

Hi Anwesha, The marking scheme is different according to the IIFT exam pattern because of the difference in the difficulty level.

01 Aug, 2017 15:12
Soumya Sehgal

What are the acceptable modes of fee payment for IIFT Exam?

01 Aug, 2017 13:26
Sakshi Garg Expert

Hi Soumya, The application fee can be paid through either online or offline mode.

  • Online mode: Credit/ debit card, net banking/ Visa/ Master card
  • Offline mode: DD

01 Aug, 2017 15:10
pushpendra singh

How many seats are available for admission through IIFT exam in total?

01 Aug, 2017 13:26
Sakshi Garg Expert

Hi Pushpendra, A total of 450 seats will be filled through the IIFT entrance exam.

01 Aug, 2017 15:09
Vivek Bansal

Is the last date to fill IIFT application form is same for both the online and offline mode?

01 Aug, 2017 13:24
Sakshi Garg Expert

Hi Vivek, Yes, the last date to fill the application form in the online and offline mode are same.

01 Aug, 2017 15:07
Vivek Bansal

I have undergone a name change after filling IIFT application form. How to update that in the system?

01 Aug, 2017 13:24
Sakshi Garg Expert

Hi Vivek, You need to bring a legal paper stating the old name, new name and the reason for the change of name and supporting documents for name change issued by government authorities.

01 Aug, 2017 15:05
Yashika Goel

I am a foreign national. How can I apply through GMAT score?

01 Aug, 2017 13:24
Sakshi Garg Expert

Hi Yashika, The GMAT score for the month of February 2018 is accepted for IIFT 2018 entrance test.

01 Aug, 2017 14:56

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