The Indian Institute of Foreign Trade, IIFT, is one of the most prestigious B-Schools in India. IIFT conducts its own entrance exam for admission to IIFT New Delhi and Kolkata for their flagship program, MBA in International Business (IB).

IIFT 2016

Important Dates

  • Last Date to Apply: September, 2016
  • Date of Exam: November, 2016

Official IIFT Website


You should have completed Bachelor’s Degree of minimum three years duration in any discipline. If you are appearing for a qualifying exam, then also you can apply. There is no age limit to apply.

Exam Pattern

IIFT test has different marks for each section, sectional cutoff, gk section and less time as compared to number of questions. The duration of the test is 2 hours and test is a multiple choice objective type. There is negative marking too. The admission test generally consists of questions covering English Comprehension, General Knowledge & Awareness, Logical Reasoning and Quantitative Analysis.

Number of questions: IIFT 2008 had 150 questions (6 sections). Number of questions decreased in IIFT 2009 to 122 (4 sections). IIFT 2010 had 135 questions (4 sections). IIFT 2011 had 120 questions divided into 6 sections. IIFT 2012 had 128 questions divided into 4 sections. The written test is followed by Essay Writing, Group Discussion and Personal Interviews (GDPI).

Examination Centers

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

IIFT Previous Year Question Papers