Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT) Entrance Exam


General Description:

The first exam of the MBA season, this is your ticket to an MBA in International Business at Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT).
IIFT provides world class education in international trade and business, which means you’ll have an excellent chance to get a good international placement in the future.

With campus that spreads over 6 acres. Just like wine, IIFT gets better with age. Brand IIFT has slowly but surely evolved over half a century to carve a niche for itself as a luminary in the field of International Business.

Accepting Institutes:

  • Indian Institute of Foreign Trade, New Delhi
  • Indian Institute of Foreign Trade, Kolkata



  • Recognized Bachelor's degree of minimum 3 years duration in any discipline.
  • There is no age limit for applying to the IIFT 2013 exam.


Normally IIFT conducts its entrance exam on the last Sunday of November.


Format and Peculiarities:

The IIFT Entrance Test is a well-structured written test which has, well, way too many questions.



No of Questions


Reading Comprehension + Verbal Ability



Quantitative Ability



Reasoning Ability and Data Interpretation (DI)



General Knowledge (GK)





The General Knowledge section is a not-so-common section to have in an entrance test, specially considering the fact that you need to clear a cut-off in each section.

Another thing to consider while taking this test is that questions of each section have different weightage.



Since there are a crazy amount of questions, it’s silly to think that you can attempt the entire test. That’s why it becomes terribly important to allot enough time to each section, so as to clear the sectional cutoffs. Once you’ve done this, aim at maximizing accuracy rather than attempts.

It helps to keep about 10-15 minutes free at the end to go back to a section you’re good at, and try and improve your overall score. And to mark the answers, of course.