IIFT 2021 is an entrance exam for admission to MBA (International Business) 2021-23 batch organized by the Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT)Delhi, Kolkata, and Kakinada which will be held on December 6, 2020. It will be a single session computer-based test of two hours' duration. Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT) MBA Admission Test-2021 will be conducted by National Testing Agency (NTA) and not by IIFT as was conducted earlier. NTA will release the IIFT MBA Admission Test 2021 Notification in August 2020. The question paper comprises of Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension, Logical reasoning and Data Interpretation, Quantitative Analysis, and General Knowledge which altogether makes a paper of 110 questions with a difficulty level ranging from moderate to high difficulty
One of the most important MBA entrance exams IIFT Entrance Exam has following key highlights:
|IIFT 2020 Exam Conducting Body||National Testing Agency (NTA)|
|Number of MBA colleges under IIFT Exam||IIFT Delhi, Kolkata and Kakinada (Yet to commence)|
|Mode of IIFT Entrance Exam 2020||Computer Based Test (Changed from Paper Based test)|
|IIFT 2020 Application Process||Online|
|IIFT Exam Application Fee||Rs.2000/- (Under Revision)|
|IIFT Exam Full Form||Indian Institute of Foreign Trade Entrance Exam|
|IIFT Exam cut off Percentile||95 Percentile|
|IIFT Exam Raw Score cut off out of 100||39 to 42 marks (Based on last year cut off)|
|Total Questions in IIFT Exam||114 (based on Last Year number)|
|Sectional Division of IIFT 2020 Exam||6 Sections with different number of Questions in Each Section|
|IIFT 2020 Exam Duration||2 Hours (10AM to 12 Noon)|
|IIFT Exam 2020 Key sections||VA, RC, Quant, DI, LR, GK|
|IIFT Exam Difficulty Level||Moderate to Difficult|
|Maximum Marks in IIFT Exam||100|
|IIFT 2020 Scoring Pattern||Varying Scoring pattern of 0.5 Mark to 1 Mark for each correct|
|Negative Marking||1/3 of the Marks allotted for correct answer|
|Importance of Sectional Score||Candidates to qualify in each section and achieve the minimum cut|
IIFT 2020 Important Dates
|Registrations begin||September 2nd week, 2020|
|Registrations end||October 3rd week, 2020|
|Admit cards download begins||November 2nd week, 2020|
|IIFT 2020 Exam||December 1st week, 2020|
|Answer key download||December 2nd week, 2020|
|Result announcement||December 3rd week, 2020|
|Announcement of shortlist||January 1st week, 2021|
National Testing Agency for both domestic and international candidates will prescribe the eligibility criteria for IIFT 2021. The eligibility criteria of IIFT 2021 are different for various categories. Candidates failing to meet IIFT eligibility criteria 2021, his/her admission will be canceled. Therefore, before filling the application form, aspirants must check for the IIFT 2021 eligibility criteria. IIFT exam is conducted for admission to the management program of IIFT. The IIFT 2021 exam will be held in an online mode, in the first week of December 2020.
Here are the complete eligibility criteria for IIFT 2021 exam:
IIFT 2020 Eligibility Criteria- NRI / Foreign National
Things to be kept ready on the checklist before Filling IIFT 2021 Registration Form
Before filling the IIFT 2020 application form aspirants must keep ready with them the following documents:
Specification for documents
|Signature||JPEG/.JPG||between 10 kb to 200 kb|
|Photograph||.JPEG/.JPG||between 4kb to 30 kb|
|Reserved category certificate||.JPEG/.JPG||between 50kb to 300 kb|
Steps to be followed to fill IIFT 2021 Registration form
Necessary steps to be followed during filling IIFT Application Form 2021 are stated below
Step 1- Register for IIFT 2021
Candidates will have to click on the link that has been provided on this page mentioned as "Admission 2021".
Step 2- Click on the icon ADMISSION 2020
Once the candidate clicks on the icon ADMISSION 2021 they will see the instructions regarding the filling of form and then click on 'Apply now.'
Step 3- Fill the IIFT Registration Form 2021
Students will be able to see the IIFT application form 2020 wherein it is mandatory to fill the following personal details:
Step 4- Upload the Necessary documents that are mentioned in the form
As mentioned above the documents should be kept ready and the students need to upload those documents as per the format and size mentioned in the table given above.
National Testing Agency has opened the window for making changes in the image which the candidates have uploaded in the IIFT registration form 2020. Students must ensure that they upload scanned and clear copy of certificates which indicate their category as well as the subcategory. The scanned documents should be in JPEG or JPG format and the file size should be between 50 kb to 300 kb.
Note- Candidates who have physical limitations for writing the examination have to fill the certificate.
Step 5- Choose the IIFT Exam Centre 2021
Candidates have to choose the exam center from the list of cities that are given in the IIFT registration form 2021
Step 6- Payment of fees for IIFT Registration Form 2021
Once all the documents are uploaded and all the details filled successfully, candidates will be directed to the page of payment of fees for the registration form of IIFT 2021
Mode of payment of fees
Candidates can make the payment of IIFT 2021 registration form fees through any one of the following modes:
|Category||New Registration Form Fee|
|General/ OBC candidates||Rs. 2000|
|ST/SC/PH students||Rs. 1,000|
Step 7- Confirmation mail.
Upon the successful payment of the fees, students will receive the confirmation mail regarding the IIFT 2021 exam on their registered email id.
Step 8 - Download and take a printout of the confirmation mail
After successfully filling the IIFT registration form 2020 and paying the fees, candidates will have to download and take a printout of the confirmation mail along with the payment receipt for future references.
Correction of IIFT 2021 Application Form
Candidates can edit their application form from November over the correction window. Students who have submitted their application form in online mode and wish to edit any particular in the application form can edit it in the given period and the candidate should make sure that after this no correction would be acceptable
|Conducting body||National Testing Agency (NTA)|
|Exam mode||Computer-Based Mode|
|Exam duration||Two hours|
|Number of sections||Six|
|Nature of questions||Multiple-choice questions|
|Number of questions in each section||Not specific|
|Total number of questions||114|
|Marks allotted for every correct answer||0.5-1 mark|
|Negative Marking||1/3rd of total marks per question|
|Sectional time limit||No limit|
IIFT Marking Scheme - Section-wise
|Sections||Number of questions||Marks for the correct answer||Negative Marking|
|Vocabulary and Comprehension||16||1||0.33|
|Logical Reasoning||Comparisons, Directions, Coding-Decoding, Deductions, Input & Output etc.|
|Data Interpretation||Bar Graph, Pie Chart, Table, Line Graph etc.|
|Verbal Ability||Grammar, Analogy, Spellings, Phrases, Synonyms, Antonyms, etc.|
|Reading Comprehension||Passages, Fill in the Blanks,|
|Quantitative Ability||Numbers, Geometry, Mensuration, Permutation & Combination etc.|
|General Awareness||Politics, Business, Economics, Banking, History, Geography, Sports etc.|
Admit card is an important document for every candidate to appear for IIFT 2021 exam. Candidates need to carry the IIFT 2021 admit card to the exam center on the day of the exam and Only the candidates who have filled and submitted the application form of IIFT 2020 along with the application fee would be able to download the admit card. Given below are the rest of the details one should carry with them in their examination hall.
The result of the IIFT 2021 exam will be announced in December 2020. Both the result and scorecard will be available online on their official website. The names of shortlisted candidates for the second round of interview will be mentioned on the scorecard. As many as 2097 candidates were selected the previous year. More details are given below
Cut-offs for IIFT 2021 will be calculated based on the following factors:
National Testing Agency, will announce the IIFT 2021 cut-off along with the results which will be declared in the first week of January. More details are given below:
Authorities will release the selection procedure of IIFT 2021 in January. IIFT will shortlist candidates based on performance in the second round that comprises writing an essay, GD, Personal Interview of IIFT 2021 as per the qualifying criteria. There are three main stages of the IIFT Selection Procedure 2021:
Essay Writing: Candidates who successfully crack the cut-off of the IIFT exam will have to take part in the next round of selection that is Essay Writing. For this round, the average time is 20 minutes and the word limit is 300 words. In this round, they examine the writing skills and conceptual knowledge of candidates about the given topics.
Group Discussion & Interview: GD round is aimed at figuring out how the candidate's teamwork. Candidates must keep in mind all the events of general awareness. Those who are preparing for the group discussion and personal interview rounds should make sure that they upgrade themselves with trends in business events. Students must prepare group discussions and learn interview tactics before appearing for the interview