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About IIFT 2019

IIFT Exam 2019 – Indian Institute of Foreign Trade is one of the leading institutes in India that conducts national level entrance exam to provide admission for two-year MBA IB (International Business) program in the Campus of IIFT New Delhi and Kolkata for the academic year 2019. IIFT 2019 exam will be conducted in the first week of December 2018 in around 20 cities in pen and paper based mode. The IIFT Application form will be available from the last week of July 2018. IIFT 2019 is conducted by Indian Institute of Foreign IIFT Exam is conducted to select the candidates on the basis of marks they secured in the test. Further, the candidates will be called for essay writing, GD (Group Discussion), and PI (Personal Interview). IIFT 2019 is a residential program for MBA (IB) and it is a postgraduate level exam. IIFT exam is not only for the Indian candidates but also for the NRIs and their children, as well as for Foreign Nationals.

IIFT is a Deemed University which was set up by Government of India in 1963. Here, the candidates will be able to get detailed information related to IIFT 2019 important dates, eligibility, registration process, selection process and much more.

Latest Update: The IIFT 2019 Notification will be released in the second week of July 2018 and the registration will start from the 4th week of July 2018.

IIFT 2019 Overview

  • IIFT 2019 is a residential program for MBA (IB)
  • IIFT exam is not only for the Indian candidates but also for the NRIs and their children, as well as Foreign Nationals
  • The admission for them would be based on GMAT Score
  • IIFT offers MBA as a fully residential course
  • IIFT MBA (IB) is a 6-Trimesters program
  • IIFT also has a Placement Cell that offers high salary packages to the candidates

IIFT 2019 - Important Dates  

Here are the IIFT Important Dates 2019 that need to be noted by the aspirants:


IIFT 2019 Dates (Tentative)

IIFT 2019 Notification Release Date

Second Week of July 2018

IIFT 2019 Online Registration Starts

Last Week of July 2018

Last Date for IIFT Registration 2019

First Week of September 2018

IIFT Admit Card Available

Second Week of November 2018

IIFT 2019 Exam Date

First Week of December 2018

IIFT Result 2019 Announcement

First Week of January 2019

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IIFT 2019 Eligibility criteria

Academic qualification: The candidates who wish to apply for IIFT 2019 must have 3-years Bachelor’s Degree from a recognized university.

Age Limit: There is no age limit for the candidates

  • Candidates who are appearing for any qualifying examination are also eligible to apply. They need to submit a proof of requisite qualification by the deadline.
  • Apart from the Indian Candidates, Foreign Nationals/ NRI candidates/ Children of NRIs are also eligible to apply. 

IIFT 2019 Application form and Admit Card

Below are the important details related to IIFT 2019 like registration and application fees:

IIFT Registration 2019

For MBA admission in IIFT Delhi and IIFT Kolkata, IIFT 2019 Registration form can be filled in both ways either by online or by offline mode. There is a common IIFT 2019 Application Form for both the campus. The candidates have to send the IIFT application form with all the required documents to IIFT Delhi before the deadline. To start filling the IIFT Application Form, the candidates will need to get registered to the website and the fill the basic details asked in the application form. 

IIFT 2019 Application Fees 


IIFT Application Fees will be paid as per the categories. The candidates belonging to the respective categories must pay their IIFT application fee accordingly. The candidates can pay their Application Fees at the IIFT Counter or by DD (Demand Draft) or via Online. 

Note: The fee structure may revise as it is the previous year’s fee structure. 




 Rs. 1,550/-


 Rs. 775/- 

Foreign Nationals/NRIs/Children of NRIs

US$ 80/ Rs. 4,500


IIFT 2019 Exam pattern

Mode: IIFT exam will be held in a pen and paper based mode.

Medium: It will be conducted in English only.

Type of questions: Objective Type MCQs. The number of questions is not fixed in IIFT and it may range from 115 to 130 Questions. Last year there were total 123 questions.

Duration: 2 hours. (120mins.) (10:00 AM to 12:00 PM)

Negative Marking: 1/3 marks will be deducted for each wrong answer.

Below is the exam pattern of last year. IIFT Exam will have questions from the following 4 sections:


Number of Questions

English Comprehension


General Knowledge & Awareness


Logical Reasoning


Quantitative Analysis




IIFT 2019 Important details

Here we have mentioned other important details related to IIFT 2019 like exam centres, admit card, result, cut-off, placement, scholarship and much more:

IIFT Test Centres 2019

IIFT 2019 written test will be conducted in the 20 cities of India. There are a number of IIFT Test Centres all over in India.

Some of the important cities where the exam will be conducted are:











Change of IIFT 2019 Test Centre

The candidates are required to choose their Test Centre very carefully while filling their IIFT Application Form. There is a provision for change of Test Centre as well. The candidates need to submit a Demand Draft of Rs.1000/- drawn in the favour of Indian Institute of Foreign Trade payable at Delhi. Candidates cannot opt for any change of the test centre after the prescribed last date.

IIFT Admit Card 2019 

The link to download IIFT 2019 Admit Card will be available on this page. IIFT 2019 Admit card will be available online to download for the eligible candidates. The candidates who duly filled their IIFT 2019 Application Form will be able to download their IIFT Admit Card 2019. The IIFT Admit Card will contain the following information on it.

  • Name of the candidate
  • Test Centre,
  • Father's name
  • Contact Number
  • Contact address
  • Test Centre address
  • Date & Timings
  • Photograph & Signature

IIFT Result 2019 

The candidate who appeared for the IIFT 2019 exam will be able to check their IIFT 2019 Result online. The result link will be available on this page. After the declaration of result, the qualified candidates will be invited to appear for Personal Interview, GD, and Written Ability Test.  

IIFT Cut-Off 2019 

After the announcement of IIFT Result 2019, the candidates would start looking for the cut-off. The cut-off will be declared by the IIFT Institute along with the scorecard. As it is expected that the IIFT 2019 will be difficult than the last year so the expected cut-off would also go down. The expected cut-off for IIFT Delhi campus 37-41 out of 100 and the expected cut-off for IIFT Kolkata campus 35-38.

IIFT 2019 Selection Process

Last year, the number of candidates was around 57, 000 and the number of students is expected to be increased this year. The IIFT Admission 2019 for Indian Candidates in New Delhi and Kolkata campus will be based on two stages:

  • First Stage: Written Exam - The first stage will be the written Test. The candidate who qualifies the written test will be selected for the second stage
  • Second Stage: GD and Interview – The qualified candidates will be called for the second stage which will be based on their marks in the written test. The second stage will consist of Essay writing and GD (Group discussion) and Interview.
  • IIFT Interview will be held in the month of January/February 2019 in various cities of India like Delhi, Kolkata, Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad, Lucknow and Mumbai.

Selection of the Foreign Nationals/NRI Candidates/Children of NRIs

IIFT Admission 2019 for the Foreign Nationals/NRI candidates/Child of NRIs will be made on the basis of GMAT (Graduate Management Admission Test) scores only.

IIFT MBA Fee Structure 2019-21 

The Indian candidates are allowed to pay their annual fees in three instalments while the foreign nationals have to pay their fee annually at the beginning of the year. The IIFT fee may revise and the exact fee will be mentioned in the offer letter. The candidates who belong to SC, ST, and PH category are given 50% concession on their Tuition Fees.


Indian Students

Foreign Students


Amount (Per annum)

Annual Tuition Fees (for General Category)


US$ 30,000/-

+ Computer facility, Library charges, alumni charges and IMF student body

Rs. 32,500/- (for the first year) 

Rs. 22,500/- (for the second year) 


IIFT Hostel Fees 2018-20

It is compulsory for the candidates to stay in the hostel for pursuing their IIFT MBA Program. The hostel fee has to be paid annually in advance. There is also a Mess charge of around Rs. 4,500/- per month in both the campuses.


Hostel Fees (Per annum)

IIFT New Delhi

Rs. 47,000/- Triple occupancy

Rs. 57,000/- Double occupancy

IIFT Kolkata

Rs. 57,000/- Double occupancy

IIFT Placement 2019

IIFT Placement for the MBA (IB) candidates is worth mentioning as it has a Placement Cell that provides guidance and assistance to the two-year full-time MBA (IB) students that enable career opportunities in a different organization in both India as well as abroad.

IIFT Delhi and IIFT Kolkata have separate placements and some companies exclude IIFT Kolkata from their selection criteria. As compare to IIFT Kolkata, IIFT Delhi has better placements and it is also the more preferred Institute.

IIFT Scholarship Scheme

There are two types of Scholarship schemes given to the students who take admission to IIFT:

  • IIFT Scholarship scheme is awarded to the Need-based students whose family income is less than Rs. 4.50 lakh per annum. IIFT pays the interest subsidy for a specific point of time on Educational Loan has taken by a student from the Bank.
  • Central Sector Scholarship Scheme of Top Class Education for SC/ST candidates is a liberal scholarship which is introduced by Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment as well as Ministry of Tribal Affairs. In this Scheme, a total number of 8 students are selected who takes admission at IIFT for two-year MBA (IB) program. Four students from SC category and 4 from ST category. The benefits of the scholarship scheme are as follows:
  • Full Tuition fee and Non-refundable charges.
  • Living expenses: Rs 2,220/- per month
  • Books and Stationery: Rs. 3,000/- per annum
  • Latest computer with related accessories such as UPS, Printer, and Multimedia limited to Rs. 45,000/- as one-time assistance during the scheme.

The above scholarship scheme will be awarded to those students whose family income is less than Rs. 4.50 Lakh per annum from all the sources. The scholarship can also be terminated if the student fails to qualify the examination of each year or any internal examination.

IIFT Student Exchange Program

  IIFT also offers student exchange program and has a tie-up with institutes in Europe and North America. There are total 45 seats under the student exchange program. The selection for the program starts from August to September for the first year students and it is for the completion of the third trimester in the partner institutes. The duration of the program is 3 months i.e. the third trimester.

IIFT Participating Universities

  • A4U Spain (UAM)
  • Brock University, Canada
  • IESEG School of Management, France
  • International University, Geneva
  • Nyenrode, Netherlands
  • EM Strasbourg, France
  • ESC Rennes School of Business
  • Grenoble School of Management, France
  • Hanken, Finland
  • Pforzheim University, Germany
  • Saarland, Germany
  • SKEMA Business School, France
  • Insubria, Italy
  • Bocconi, Italy

IIFT Answer Key 2019

IIFT Answer Key will be available after the commencement of the IIFT exam and before the announcement of result. It will help the candidates who appeared for the exam in calculating their probable score. With the help of IIFT Answer Key 2019, they can estimate their result and they will be able to prepare for the further selection processes including GD, personal interview, and written ability test.

IIFT Question Paper 2019

Practising with previous years' IIFT Question Papers will help the candidates in getting familiar with the IIFT exam structure and exam pattern. They will be able to know about the type of questions could be asked in the IIFT exam.

IIFT Mock Tests

In order to crack the IIFT exam, besides learning and practising, taking mock tests is also very much important. IIFT Mock Tests are available on various online platforms. It will help in managing time and the candidate will be able to finish the paper on time. It will also help in predicting the percentile they can get in the IIFT 2019 exam.

IIFT 2019 Contact

  • IIFT Delhi Campus- B-21 Qutub Institutional Area, 
    New Delhi- 110016
  • IIFT Kolkata Campus- 1583 Madurdaha, 
    Chowbagha Ward No. 108, 
    Borough XII, 
    Kolkata- 700107

Contact Details

  • Delhi Campus: Tel: 011-26857908, 26965051 Fax: 011-26853965, 26867841, 26867851 Email: admissions@iift.ac.in
  • Kolkata Campus: Email: koladmissions@iift.ac.in

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