General IntroductionThe Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT) is a premium public business school founded in the year 1963 under Government of India (Ministry of Commerce and Industry). IIFT was deemed the status of autonomous college in 2002 after which it started conducting its own entrance exam for various courses offered in the Delhi, Kolkata and Dar-e-Salam campus.
The main purpose was to help the students get in-depth knowledge of country’s foreign trade and import/export trends. The aim was to set up a B-school to help develop resources who could analyze and disseminate financial data through research and development of new business ethics/practices. The institution believes in grooming the future leaders who could be a carrier of novel ideas and innovative business practices to help the Indian economy step up the international platform.
Both private business companies and government sectors have benefitted from the training, development and research-based consultancies provided by the pioneers at IIFT. In an endeavor to prove itself valuable in the recent marketplace, IIFT is constantly upgrading its syllabi and pedagogy and becoming a hot destination for future MBA aspirants.
List of CoursesCourses offered for different Certificate, Masters, Executive and Doctoral programs are mentioned below:
- MBA in International Business
- Executive Post Graduate Diploma in International Business
- Executive Post Graduate Diploma in International Marketing
- Executive Post Graduate Diploma in Capital and Financial Markets
- Ph.D in Logistics and Supply Chain Management
- Ph.D Program in Quantitative Techniques
- Ph.D in Public and Economic Policy
- Certificate Course in International Business Language
- Certificate Program in Export Management
- Certificate Programme in Global Trade Logistics and Operations
- Certificate in Export-Import Management (Online)
- Certificate Program in Capital and Financial Markets
- Certificate Program in Export Management
Colleges that accept scores – Indian Institute of Foreign Trade, Delhi, Kolkata, Dar-e-Salam
Official website- https://tedu.iift.ac.in/
Registration and Exam Notifications
|Exam Registration Start Date||August 6, 2018|
|Exam Registration End Date||September 24, 2018|
|Admit Card Downloading Start Date||November 16, 2018|
|Exam Date||December 2, 2018|
|Result Date||First week of January 2019|
IIFT Exam Pattern
|Section No.||Sections||Number of questions||Marks per Questions||Duration (in min)|
|Section – 1||General Knowledge||18||0.5||9|
|Section – 2||Verbal Ability||20||0.75||15|
|Section – 3||Reading Comprehension||16||1||16|
|Section – 4||Analytical & Logical Reasoning||20||0.75||15|
|Section – 5||Quantitative Ability||20||1||20|
|Section – 6||Data Interpretation||20||1||20|
IIFT exam Syllabus
|1||Number system||Table (Logic Based)||Linear Arrangement||Awards||Reading Comprehension|
|2||Arithmetic||Bar Graph (Calculation Based)||Circular Arrangement||Banking Industry||Analogy- Vocab|
|3||Algebra||Bar Graph (Logic Based)||Grouping||Books and Authors||Para Jumble|
|4||Geometry||Pie Chart (Calculation Based)||Distribution||Current Affairs||Parajumble Fixed|
|5||Modern Math||Pie Chart (Logic Based)||Comparison||Economy Banking||Parajumble Odd|
|6||Data Sufficiency-QA||Line Graph (Calculation Based)||Blood Relation||Films||Parajumble Direct|
|7||Line Graph (Logic Based)||Venn Diagram-AR||Geography||Para Completion|
|8||Mixed Graph (Calculation Based)||Directions||History||Error Spotting|
|9||Mixed Graph (Logic Based)||Odd man out||Marketing||Phrase Replacement/Sentence Correction|
|10||Set Based||Number/Letter Series||Miscellaneous||Spellings|
|11||Case let||Coding/decoding||Organization and Commissions||Figures of Speech|
|12||Venn Diagram-DI||Cube /Dice||Persons and Places||Antonyms and Synonyms|
|13||Puzzle||Polity||Odd One Out|
|14||Analogy||Science||Phrase & Clause|
|15||Symbol Based||Sports||FIB – Vocab|
|16||Calendar-AR||Traditional General Knowledge|
|19||AR based Data sufficiency|
Sample IIFT Entrance Exam Questions
Which film won the 2018 Oscar Award for the “Best Animated Feature Film”?
Choose the option closest in meaning to the word ‘Qualm’
If ‘O’ is the orthocentre of triangle ABC, then what is the sum of ∠A and ∠BOC?
Who is the Vice Chairman of the NITI Aayog?
Who discovered ‘Pluto’ in the year 1930?
If log255 = a and log2515= b, then the value of log2527 is
Frequently Asked Questions About IIFT
- Q1. What is IIFT?
- Q2.When notification for IIFT registration is released?
- Q3. When IIFT is conducted?
- Q4.When results of IIFT are released?
- Q5. What are eligibility criteria for appearing for IIFT?
- Q6. What is exam pattern of IIFT?
The Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT) is a premium public business school founded in the year 1963 under Government of India (Ministry of Commerce and Industry). IIFT was deemed the status of autonomous college in 2002 after which it started conducting its own entrance exam for various courses offered at the Delhi, Kolkata and Dar-e-Salam campuses.
The notification for IIFT registration is usually released in July.
Though IIFT is generally conducted in November, sometimes it is conducted in October or December too as it was the case in 2017 when it was conducted in December.
The results of IIFT are usually announced in the last week of December or the first week of January.
Recognized Bachelor's degree of minimum 3 years' duration in any disciplines with minimum 50% marks [45% in case of the candidates belonging to Scheduled Caste (SC), Scheduled Tribe (ST) and Persons with Disability (PWD) categories.
The pattern of IIFT exam in term of the number of questions has seen frequent changes over the years. Questions in IIFT come from areas like Quantitative Ability, Data Interpretation, Logical Reasoning, Verbal Ability, Reading Comprehension and General Awareness. The area-wise break-down of questions in the IIFT 2017 exam is shown in the table below:
|Section||Number of questions||Marks per Questions||Duration (in min)|
|Analytical & Logical Reasoning||20||1||20|