IIFT 2019 - Application Form, Admit Card, Syllabus, Exam Pattern, Cut off

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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 IIFT Delhi, Kolkata, and Kakinada campuses. As per the official announcement, the IIFT 2019 exam will be conducted 2 December 2018 in around 20 cities in pen and paper based mode. The IIFT Registration has started from 6 August and the last date to submit the IIFT Application Form is 14 September 2018. For Foreign Nationals and NRIs, the last date to apply online and submit the GMAT Score is 15 February 2019.

IIFT 2019 will contain 115 to 130 Objective type MCQs and the duration of the IIFT exam will be 2 hours. Further, the candidates will be called for Written Skills Assesment, 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 Registration has started - Apply Now -  IIFT Registration form 

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 Dates  

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


IIFT 2019 Dates 

IIFT 2019 Notification Release Date

Last Week of July 2018

IIFT 2019 Online Registration Starts

6 August 2018

Last Date for IIFT Registration 2019

14 September 2018

Last Date to Apply and Submit GMAT Score (Foreign Nationals/NRIs)

15 February 2019

IIFT Admit Card Available

16 November 2018

IIFT 2019 Exam Date

2 December 2018

IIFT Result 2019 Announcement

First Week of January 2019


February 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 in any discipline. The candidates must have passed with 50% marks (45% for SC, ST, and PwD category candidates).

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 7 October 2019.
  • 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. For MBA admission in IIFT Delhi and IIFT Kolkata, IIFT Registration form can be filled and submitted in online mode. There is a common IIFT 2019 Application Form the campuses. The candidates have to visit the official website and click on Admission 2019 and fill in the IIFT Application Form. To start filling the IIFT Application Form, the candidates will need to get registered to the website and the fill the basic details asked and upload the required documents. 

SC/ST/PWD/OBC (Non-creamy layer) candidates will have to upload the requisite certificate along with the IIFT Application Form.

IIFT 2019 Application Fees

IIFT Application Fees will be paid as per the categories. The candidates also have to note that once the application fee is paid, it cannot be refunded. The candidates belonging to the respective categories must pay their IIFT application fee accordingly. 




 Rs. 1,650


 Rs. 825

Foreign Nationals/NRIs

US$ 85/ Rs. 5,500


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 Exam Centres 2019

IIFT 2019 written test will be conducted in the 20 cities of India. There are a number of IIFT Exam 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 enter their IIFT Registration Number and Password to login to their account and apply for the request of change in IIFT Exam Centre. The candidates need to pay the amount of Rs.1000. The candidates also have to note that, no request for change of IIFT exam centre will be entertained after 5 November 2018.

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 annual tuition fee which has to be paid by each candidate for the IIFT MBA (IB) batch 2018-20 is Rs. 8,35,000. The fee can be paid in three instalments. There are other charges of Rs. 32,500 for the first year and Rs. 22,500 in the second year. These charges are for the facilities like computer, internet, library, alumni charges and IMF (student body) etc.

The SC, ST and PWD category students are given 50% concession on the IIFT tuition fee only.

Foreign Nationals and NRIs

The Foreign Nationals and NRI Students will have to pay the annual tuition fee along with other charges in a single instalment at the time of admission in the first year and by the start of the second year. The fee for the 2018-20 batch under this category is the US $ 30,000 per year and other charges of Rs. 32,500 for the first year and Rs. 22,500 in the second year.


Indian Students

Foreign Students

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) 

The exact amount of IIFT Tuition Fee and other charges which will be applicable For MBA (IB) 2019-21 Batch will be informed to the students at the time of sending the offer letters in March/ April 2019.

IIFT 2019 Hostel Fees  

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

If you have any question regarding IIFT admission you can write in the comments section below.

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