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A brief on IIFT 2018:

The result of IIFT 2018 has been announced on January 5, 2018. As many as 1976 candidates have been shortlisted for the selection rounds. IIFT 2018 was conducted on December 3, 2017. The answer key of IIFT 2018 had been released by different coaching institutes on the day of the exam. Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT), Delhi has conducted IIFT 2018 in a paper-pencil mode across 20 cities in India. The IIFT entrance exam comprised of 114 questions of objective nature divided into six sections, carrying 100 marks. IIFT conducts its national level entrance exam IIFT 2018 for admission to its two-year MBA International Business (IB) progamme. The programme can be pursued at IIFT Delhi, Kolkata and Kakinada (Andhra Pradesh). The selection at IIFT will be made on the basis of written test, Group Discussion (GD), Writing Skill Assessment and Personal Interview. The IIFT 2018 registration for Indian nationals was available from July 25 to September 15, 2017 and for Foreign nationals, the registration will be available until February 15, 2018. The admit card of IIFT 2018 was available from November 15, 2017. Candidates can check here all the information about IIFT 2018 entrance exam such as important dates, eligibility, application form, admit card, exam pattern, answer key, result, cutoff, etc.

IIFT Eligibility Criteria 2018

Indian Institute of Foreign Trade lays down the eligibility criteria of the IIFT 2018 entrance exam. Candidates can check the eligibility criteria below:

  1. A recognised bachelor’s degree of minimum three years duration
  2. Candidate appearing in final examination can appear for IIFT 2018, however with a proof of that particular semester
  3. There is no age limit for candidates
  4. Valid GMAT score


The institute has released the result of IIFT 2018 on January 5, 2018. The IIFT 2018 result has declared the names of candidates who have been selected for the next selection procedure round. The score card is available for download from January 13. The selection procedure is likely to be held in January/ February 2018. After this, once the selection procedure is complete, the institute will then declare the final IIFT result 2018 in March 2018. In the previous year, over 1500 candidates were shortlisted for the next round.

IIFT Application Form 2018

The application form of IIFT 2018 could be filled in both online and offline mode. The IIFT 2018 application form was made available on July 25, 2017, onwards. The last day to fill the IIFT application form 2018 was September 15. When filling the application form of IIFT 2018, details such as candidate’s personal, academic and contact information and others had to be mentioned on the application form.

Online– The application fees could be paid online through debit/ credit or net banking. IIFT Application fee was Rs. 1550 for the general category candidates while for SC/ST and Physically handicapped candidate it is Rs. 775. Once the application form is filled, it should be then sent with necessary documents to the respective campus.

Offline– Candidates could purchase the prospectus through cash or Demand Draft (DD). Candidates could fill the form attached in the prospectus and send it to the address below:

Address: IIFT Bhawan
B-21, Qutab Institutional Area
New Delhi – 110016
Phone: +91-11-26965124, +91-11-26965051

Address: IIFT Bhawan
B-21, Qutab Institutional Area
New Delhi – 110016
Phone: +91-11-26965124, +91-11-26965051

Foreign Nationals/NRI Candidates/ Children of NRIs: The admission of candidates under this category is on the basis of GMAT score only.


The admit card for IIFT 2018 was released for only those candidates who registered for the entrance exam and fulfilled the eligibility criteria set by the Institute. IIFT 2018 admit card was available online to all candidates who have submitted the application form through both online and offline mode. The admit card was available for download starting November 15, 2017. With a print out of the IIFT 2018 admit card. Candidates had to reach the test venue on December 3, 2017, with one of the following documents:

  1. Passport
  2. Election I-Card
  3. Aadhaar Card
  4. PAN Card
  5. Driving License
  6. College I-Card for appearing in the test

The selection procedure of IIFT 2018 will be based on the marks a candidate scores on the entrance exam. As many as 1976 candidates will be shortlisted for the next round of the selection procedure, where they have to appear for essay writing, interview rounds and group discussion among others. The IIFT selection procedure 2018 is likely to take place in January/ February 2018. IIFT 2018 has been taken by over 50,000 students. The selection procedure will be held across major states including, Chennai, Bengaluru, Delhi, Lucknow, Hyderabad, Kolkata and Mumbai.


The IIFT answer key 2018 was available after the exam was held on December 3, 2017. Several coaching institutes such as T.I.M.E, HitBullsEye, Career launcher and IMS have started releasing the answer key of IIFT 2018. The IIFT 2018 answer key helps candidates check the answers to the questions asked in IIFT 2018 exam. It helped candidates calculate their estimated scores in the entrance exam and accordingly, they can prepare for the further rounds of the selection process such as Personal Interview, Written Ability Test or Group Discussion. IIFT 2018 was a difficult test in comparison to the previous years’ tests. The cutoff is expected to go down by 8-10 marks.


The syllabus of IIFT 2018 is a crucial piece of information for candidates to understand and know the complete syllabus. IIFT 2018 syllabus is divided into 6 sections:

  1. Logical Reasoning
  2. Data Interpretation
  3. Verbal Ability
  4. Reading Comprehension
  5. Quantitative Ability
  6. General Awareness
How to Prepare for IIFT 2018?
Exam Name IIFT MBA (IB) Entrance Exam
Conducting Institute Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT) Delhi
Exam Category Post Graduate
Purpose of Test Qualifying Test for admission to IIFT New Delhi, Kolkata and Kakinada (Andhra Pradesh)
Periodicity Anually
Exam type National level
Test Pattern MCQs
Test Duration 120 minutes
Mode of Conduct Offline test (Paper-pencil mode)
Reservation of seats Seats are reserved as per Government of India regulations
Events Dates
IIFT Registration July 25, 2017
Deadline for receipt of Application (Gen/SC/ST/OBC) September 15, 2017
Last date to apply and submit GMAT score for foreign nationals February 15, 2018
Last date to request exam centre change November 3, 2017
Admit Card of IIFT 2018 November 15, 2017
IIFT 2018 entrance exam to be held on December 3, 2017 (10 am to 12 pm)
Declaration of IIFT 2018 Result January 5, 2018
Selection Procedure January/February 2018
January/February 2018 March 2018

The cutoff of IIFT 2018 has been declared by the Institute along with the score card. The score card carries the category wise IIFT cutoff marks out of total 100 marks. The overall IIFT cutoff for General category candidates is 35.50. However, cutoff marks depends on the difficulty level of the question paper. The table below brings to you the category wise overall IIFT cutoffs.

Overall IIFT Cutoff

Category Cutoff (Out of 100)
General 35.50
OBC (NCL) 30.5
SC 20.02
ST 22.69
PH 23.69

IIFT 2018 will be held across 20 major cities across the country. Candidates have to select the IIFT test centre as per their convenience. If required, IIFT reserves the right to add or delete any test centre. Candidates can request to change test centre latest by November 3, 2017. The fee to request exam centre change is Rs. 1000. The test centre for IIFT 2018 is mentioned below:

IIFT 2018 Test Centre

Ahmedabad Hyderabad
Allahabad Indore
Bengaluru Jaipur
Bhubaneshwar Jamshedpur
Chandigarh Kochi
Chennai Kolkata
Coimbatore Lucknow
Dehradun Mumbai
Delhi Nagpur
Guwahati Visakhapatnam

As IIFT 2018 concluded at 12:00 noon of December 3, 2017; the experts from different coaching institutes released the analysis of IIFT paper. The exam analysis of IIFT 2018 gives you an overview of the overall difficulty level as well as sectional ones.

Important Links:

IIFT 2018 Analysis by T.I.M.E
IIFT 2018 Analysis by IMS Learning IIFT 2018 Analysis by Career Launcher

The exam pattern of IIFT 2018 was of objective type, where there were 114 questions divided into six sections.
All four sections of IIFT 2018 should be completed within 2 hours.
Each question will have four options from which candidates have to select the right answer. The marking scheme for each section is different.

In the table given below candidates can check the IIFT 2018 exam pattern along with its marking scheme:

IIFT Exam Pattern

Type Section No. of Questions Marks/Question Total Marks Negative Marks/Question
Section I Data Interpretation 20 0.75 15 0.33
Section II Logical Reasoning 20 1 20 0.25
Section III General Awareness 18 0.5 9 0.17
Section IV Verbal Ability 20 1 20 0.33
Section V Reading Comprehension 16 1 16 0.33
Section VI Quantitative Aptitude 20 1 20 0.33
Total 114 - 100 -

Marking Scheme – The marking scheme is different for each section. Each wrong response will be awarded 1/3 of the allotted marks.

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