MBA Entrances-National Level

### IIFT

IIFT conducts an entrance test for admission into its flag ship programme, MBA(International Business) which is being at offered at IIFT's New Delhi, Kolkata and Kakinada Campuses.

The 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 AAA category, i.e., in the top 25 B-schools. The test is usually conducted in the month of November/December. IIFT 2017 was conducted on December 3, 2017.

Exam centres ( cities ) - Ahmedabad, Allahabad, Bangalore, Bhubeneshwar, Chandigarh, Chennai, Coimbatore, Dehradun, Delhi, Guwahati, Hydrabad, Indore, Jaipur, Jamshedpur, Kochi, Kolkata, Lucknow, Mumbai, Nagpur and Visakhapatnam.

#### IIFT 2017 Details

Important Dates

 Last date to fill the Online Application Form 15th Sep 2017 Last date for Request for Test Centre Change (Fee : Rs. 1000) 3rd Nov, 2017 Downloading of Admit Card 15th November 2017 Written Test 3rd December 2017 (10 a.m - 12 noon) Last date to fill the Online Application Form and to submit GMAT Score for Foreign Nationals and NRIs 15th February 2018

Application Cost - Rs.1550 (Rs.775 for SC/ST/PH candidates)

Eligibility

• Recognized Bachelor’s degree of minimum 3 years duration in any discipline with 50% marks in Graduation (45% for SC/ST/PWD candidates). Candidate appearing in the final year examination of Graduation can also apply.

Selection will be on the basis of Written Test, Group Discussion, Essay Writing and Interview.

Based on marks for written test, candidates will be called for Group Discussion, Interview and Writing Skill Assessment to be held during January/February 2018 at Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Chennai, Delhi, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Lucknow and Mumbai.

Registration fee :

General/OBC candidates - Rs.  1550/-

SC/ST/PWD candidates - Rs.  775/-

For Foreign Nationals / NRI / Children of NRIs

Candidate would be shortlisted on the basis of the GMAT Score. For MBA 2018-20, GMAT result should not have been declared before 1 January, 2016 and should be received by the Institute latest by 31 March 2018.

Shortlisted candidate would be required to undergo a Personal Interview at IIFT campus. Candidates called for this will have to make their own travel arrangements. In case they are not able to be physically present they would be interviewed through Skype.

Last date for the submission of application form - 15th February 2018

#### How to Prepare For IIFT's Entrance Test

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.

For preparation on General Awareness, in addition to reading newspapers regularly, it would be advisable for a student to prepare from the following sources:

• Also, in the various issues of MBA Education & Careers magazine, focus on features like Business GK, Current Issues & Events, and Current Event Chronicle (this feature captures important tid-bits).
• In addition to the above, please run through the GK Model Papers feature titled, Improve your GK.
• Go through the GA Note (Study Material) booklet for stock GK (like history and geography). Also use the GAT papers, each with 50 questions.
• Manorama & CSR Year Book - it helps in preparation for stock type questions In Manorama Year Book and CSR, please focus on the following chapters.
• Who is who
• What is what
• Science scan
• Human body
• Computers
• Landmarks of history
• The Universe

While preparing for this section, a student should focus on issues related to National & International Events,World Bodies, and Foreign Trade related information.

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.