IIFT is the admission test for both campuses - New Delhi and Kolkata - of the eponymous IIFT (Indian Institute of Foreign Trade). It provides admission to the two-year full-time MBA course of IIFT i.e. MBA International Business (IB).

Till 2019, IIFT used to be the only paper-pencil based test among all the major MBA aptitude tests. In 2019, there have been two major changes to the way, IIFT is being conducted:

1) IIFT is moving from a paper-pencil test to a computer-based test (CBT).

2) IIFT is being conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA) that also conducts CMAT.

Both these changes may result in a change in the test pattern. We will update this section as and when further details are released.

IIFT 2019 will be conducted on 01 December.

 IIFT 2019 Pattern

The test pattern in IIFT is likely to change due to it becoming a CBT instead of a paper-based test and due a change in the body conducting the test. 
Historically, IIFT has also been known to change its test-pattern every few years. The pattern followed for the last-conducted test is shared below. This will be updated as soon as further details are released. 
SectionQuestionsMarks/questionTotal Marks
Data Interpretation20120
Logical Reasoning20120
General Awareness180.59
Reading Comprehension16116
Verbal Ability200.7515
Quantitative Ability20120
Total114 100

IIFT is the only test that generally assigns different marks per section. However, it remains to be seen if this trend follows this year.


Candidates should have a recognised Bachelor  degree of minimum 3 years duration in any discipline from a recognised institute.

Candidates appearing for a qualifying examination can also apply subject to submission of proof of requisite qualification by beginning of October of the year of start of the course.

There is no age limit for candidates.

Important Dates

IIFT is typically conducted on the first Sunday of December (ever since CAT started being conducted on the last Sunday of November). IIFT 2019 is going to be conducted for 01 Dec 2019. 
The dates (as announced by NTA for 2019) are as under: 
Registration Dates09 Sep to 25 Oct
Admit Card Download11 Nov
Exam Date01 Dec
Result Date11 Dec

How to apply

While the registration dates have been announced by NTA, the exact fees and registration process have not yet been announced.

We will update this space as soon as the details are out.