MBA Entrances-National Level

Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT) was set up in 1963 by the Government of India as an autonomous organization. IIFT is one of the premier B-schools in India. As per T.I.M.E. B-school categorization, IIFT-Delhi and IIFT-Kolkata fall in Top 10 category. Another campus is proposed to be set up in Kakinada, Andhra Pradesh.

Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT) has entrusted the responsibility to the NTA from 2020 onwards for conducting MBA (International Business) entrance examination. Earlier this Examination was conducted by IIFT itself.

IIFT MBA(IB) entrance examination will be conducted on 24 Jan 2021.

  • Recognized Bachelor's degree of minimum 3 years' duration in any discipline with minimum 50% marks [45% in case of the candidates belonging to Scheduled Caste (SC), Scheduled Tribe (ST) and Persons with Disability (PwD) categories] (workedout on the basis of aggregate marks obtained in all the papers)
  • Candidates appearing for a qualifying examination can also apply subject to submission of proof of requisite qualification by 7 th October 2021.
  • There is no age limit for appearing in this examination. Admission of any candidate who joins the programme on provisional basis but fails to obtain minimum percentage in the bachelor's degree examination will be automatically cancelled forthwith. Such candidates should immediately inform the Institute on declaration of their results. Admission of candidates who do not inform the Institute of such a situation will automatically stand cancelled on the 7 th October 2021. No request for extension of time for reevaluation, etc. will be entertained.
  • Recognized Bachelor's degree of minimum 3 years' duration with minimum 50% marks.
  • Candidates appearing for a qualifying examination can also apply subject to submission of proof of requisite qualification by 7 th October 2021.
  • In order to qualify as an international candidate for the purpose of applying to IIFT entrance exam, a candidate should have been (expected to be) resident outside India for a period of not less than 18 months as on 31st December 2020 and be outside India during the IIFT examination window. The Indian nationals who are living, working, studying abroad should produce with the application a certificate from the Indian Embassy / High Commission /Consulate of the country where the candidate is currently based, stating that the candidate has been resident in that country continuously for a period of not less than 18 months as on 31st December 2020.
  • Foreign Nationals need to have a valid passport/travel document from a country other than India. The Foreign Nationals/ NRI who are present in India at the time of IIFT entrance test are required to take the entrance examination.
  • The candidate should produce Graduate Management Aptitude Test (GMAT) score which should be received by the Institute latest by 15 March 2021. GMAT taken before 1st January 2019 is not valid.
  • If the candidate has appeared for any MBA entrance examination for the academic year 2021- 22 in India such as CAT /XAT /IIFT, etc., he /she is not eligible to apply as Foreign Nationals/NRI Candidate
  • Candidates are required to give the undertaking for the same
  • NRI-Sponsored candidates and Children of NRIs are not considered under this category.
  • Applications of Foreign Nationals under Self-financing Scheme should be routed through the Ministry of External Affairs/Ministry of Education, Government of India and should be received by the Institute latest by 15 March 2021. They must send a copy of their valid GMAT score with the application.
  • On-line submission of Application Form – 06 Nov 2020 to 20 Dec 2020
  • Successful transaction of fee – 06 Nov 2020 to 20 Dec 2020
  • Correction in particulars – 23 Dec 2020 to 27 Dec 2020
  • Printing of Admit Cards from NTA's website -11 Jan 2021
  • Date of Examination – 24 Jan 2021
  • Timing of the Examination – 3 pm to 5 pm
  • General/Gen-EWS/ OBC(NCL)- Rs 2500/-
  • SC/ST/PwD/Transgender Rs 1000/-

Candidates are advised to report at the Examination Center well in time i.e. before 2 hours of commencement of the examination

Duration of the test- 2 hours (3pm to 5pm)

Medium of Examination- English

Mode of Examination- Computer Based

Pattern of Examination

Subjects/Sections

  1. Quantitative Analysis
  2. Reading Comprehension and Verbal Ability
  3. Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning
  4. General Awareness