FAQs on IIFT
  1. How good is IIFT?

  2. 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 AAA grade B-schools.

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

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

  5. What is the last date to apply? When is it conducted? Is it an online exam?

  6. It is usually conducted in the month of November. This year, the entrance test is on 27 Nov, 2016. No, it is not an online exam.

    The following is the schedule of the examination

    Event Last Date
    Last date for obtaining Application form & prospectus across the counter at IIFT (By Cash)/ By Post: Monday, 5th September 2016
    Last date for Online Registration: Monday, 5th September 2016
    Last date for receipt of applications: Monday, 5th September 2016
    Last date for receipt of applications: Thursday, 3rd September 2015
    Last date for obtaining prospectus and receipt of applications for Foreign Nationals/ NRIs/ Children of NRIs: Wednesday, 15th February 2017
    Written Examination: Sunday, 27th November 2016 10.00 a.m. to 12.00 noon
  7. What was the pattern of last year's (2015) question paper of IIFT?

  8. Pattern of last year's question paper of IIFT was as follows

    Section Name Question area No of Qs Marks/Q Total
    Section 1 Quantitative Ability (QA) 22 1 22
    Section 2 - Part 1 Logical Reasoning (LR) 20 0.75 15
    Section 2 – Part 2 Data Interpretation (DI) 18 1 18
    Section 3 - Part 1 Reading Comprehension (RC) 16 1 16
    Section 3 - Part 2 Verbal Ability (VA) 20 0.75 15
    Section 4 General Awareness (GA) 28 0.75 14
    Overall 124 100
  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 – 150 to 160 *(New Delhi Campus), 120-140*(Kolkata Campus)

    Duration - 2 years

    Fees – 7* Lacs p.a for General/OBC category students and 3.5* Lakhs p.a. For SC/ST/DA category students

    Eligibility - A graduate from any discipline. Graduation final year students can also apply for admission.

    * - may be revised this year, .

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

  16. The average salary for the 2014-16 batch of MBA-IB Programme was 18.01 lacs pa, with the highest offer of 29 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(2016) were J.P. Morgan, Goldman Sachs, Nivea, Nomura, Bank of America, Citibank, Axis Bank, Yes Bank, Edelweiss, HSBC, ICICI, IDFC Bank, Indus Valley Partners, Vodafone, IvyCap Ventures, Religare,ITC, Godrej Consumer Products, Nivea, L'Oreal, 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 cutoffs for IIFT's GDPI process?

  24. Category Overall Marks VA/RC marks LR & DI marks QT techniques General Awareness marks
    General 48.5 8.75 4.3 4.34 0.82
  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.

    • From the various issues of MBA Education & Careers magazine, read
      • OMET GK Special material published in the June-July/August/September issues;
      • Business GK;
      • Current Issues & Events;
      • Current Event Chronicle, and
      • GK Model Papers feature titled, Improve your GK.
    • GA Note (Study Material) booklet for stock GK (like history and geography).
    • GAT papers, each with 50 questions (10 papers)
    • 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 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.