FAQs on IIFT
  1. Can you tell me something about IIFT?

  2. The Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT) was set up in 1963 by the Government of India as an autonomous organization to help professionalize the country's foreign trade management and increase exports by developing human resources; generating, analyzing and disseminating data; and conducting research.It has three campuses, one in Delhi, one in Kolkata and the other one in Kakinada.

  3. How good is IIFT?

  4. IIFT is one of the premier B-schools in India. As per our (T.I.M.E.) rankings, Both IIFT-Delhi and IIFT-Kolkata are counted among Top 10 grade B-schools.

  5. Which B-schools accept IIFT Entrance test scores?

  6. The test score of this entrance examination is used for admission into MBA IB program offered at IIFT's New Delhi, Kolkata and Kakinada campus.

  7. What is the last date to apply? When is it conducted? Is it an online exam? What is the cost of their application form?

  8. It is usually conducted in the month of Nov/Dec. This year, the entrance test is on 1 Dec, 2019. Yes, it is an online exam. The entrance test is conducted be NTA.

    The following is the schedule of the examination

    Last date to fill the Online Application Form 9 September 2019
    Last date for applying 25 October 2019
    Downloading of Admit Card 11 November 2019
    Entrance Test 1 December 2019
    Entrance Tesst Results 11 December 2019

    Registration fee :

    • General/OBC candidates: ₹ 2000/-
    • SC/ST/PWD candidates: ₹ 1000/-
  9. What is the flagship course offered at IIFT?

  10. MBA - IB is considered to be the flagship course of IIFT.

  11. What is IIFT's MBA-IB Programme?

  12. The MBA (IB) is a general management course with special emphasis on International Business. This means, besides doing a general MBA (as is done in other B-Schools), IIFT students are exposed to the international perspectives of various subjects by virtue of their doing courses like international marketing, international finance, international strategy and the like.

  13. Can you give me details of the MBA-IB Programme?

  14. Intake – 220 *(New Delhi Campus), 140*(Kolkata Campus).

    Duration - 2 years

    Fees – 16.7 * Lacs for General/OBC category students and 8.35* Lakhs For SC/ST/DA category students

    Eligibility - Recognized Bachelor’s Degree of minimum 3 years duration in any discipline with 50% marks in Graduation (45% for SC/ST/PWD candidates).

    1. Candidates appearing in final year of Graduation can also apply
    2. There is no age limit.

    * - may be revised this year, .

  15. Can you give me Placement details of the MBA-IB Program?

  16. The average salary for the 2017 -19 batch of MBA-IB Programme was 20.07 lacs pa. The highest international salary offered was USD 150000 p.a.

  17. What kind of jobs are offered to students of IIFT?

  18. The jobs offered to IIFT graduates vary widely. A variety of profiles are offered including Equity Analysis, International Marketing, Investment Banking, Derivatives Trading, Sales & Marketing and many others in different domains like Strategy, Corporate Finance, Treasury, Supply Chain Management, Risk Management etc.

    Some of the recruiters this year were Olam International, ADM, Phoenix Commodities, TGI Group, Aluzinc Asia, Trafigura and AgroCorp International,Murugappa Group,Goldman Sachs, JPMC, HSBC, Nomura, Acquisory Consulting,BMW, Mother Dairy, PepsiCo, Sterlite Power, Volvo-Eicher Commercial Vehicles, ICICI, IDFC Bank, Indus Valley Partners, Vodafone, IvyCap Ventures, Religare,ITC, Godrej Consumer Products, Nivea, L’Oréal, Pernod Ricard, Britannia  Other recruiters in this domain include Google, Idea, Vodafone, Amazon, Flipkart, Madura F&L , Tata Sky, Axis Bank, Shopclues, Games 24x7, Blue Stone, Wipro CCLG,GeP, Synergy Consulting, ZS Associates, Michael Page, Cognizant Business Consulting, Corporate Executive Board, Concentrix, Deloitte, Russell Reynolds , Actuate Business Consulting,Mahindra and Mahindra, Airtel, British Telecom, Raymond, Godrej Property Limited, L&T, Welspun, Concentrix and Polycab.

  19. Is there any Management Quota for MBA-IB Programme?

  20. There is no management quota for admission to MBA-IB at IIFT.

  21. Is there any provision for reservation at IIFT for MBA-IB Programme?

  22. Yes, There is a provision of reservation of seats at IIFT for SC, ST, OBC and Physically Challenged Candidates.

  23. What was last year's ( 2018 ) cutoffs for securing call for IIFT's WAT/GD/PI process?

  24. Last year’s cutoff for general category were overall 32.25 marks, where as the sectional cutoffs were

    1. VA-2.75,
    2. RC-3.34,
    3. DI-1.01,
    4. LR-2.36,
    5. QA-2.34,
    6. GA-1.14 marks.
  25. Can you give me some suggestions on how to Prepare for IIFT's Entrance Test?

  26. Except for the section on General Awareness, all the other sections of IIFT get well covered with a good preparation for CAT. However, it would be advisable for a student to work on his/her speed mathematics as some of the questions under Data Interpretation tend to be calculation intensive.

    While preparing for the GK section in IIFT entrance test, a student should focus on issues related to national & international events, world bodies, and foreign trade-related information.

    1. From the various issues of MBA Education & Careers magazine, read

      1. OMET GK Special material published in the June-July/August/September issues;
      2. Business GK;
      3. Current Issues & Events;
      4. Current Event Chronicle, and
      5. GK Model Papers feature titled, Improve your GK.
    2. GA Note (Study Material) booklet for stock GK (like history and geography).
    3. GAT papers, each with 50 questions (10 papers)
    4. • Manorama & CSR Year Book – they help in preparation for stock type questions. In any such book, please focus on the following chapters: Who is who; What is what; Science scan; Human body; Computers; Landmarks of history; The Universe.

    Finally, OMETs for IIFT question papers are perhaps the best source for preparation. It comes very close to the actual IIFT entrance exam paper and one should give maximum importance to these question papers.