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IIFT 2017 - Exam Dates, Pattern, Registration, Syllabus, Eligibility

  • Jul 25th, 2017

IIFT 2017 Entrance Exam will be conducted on 3rd December 2017 for admission to MBA in International Business (MBA –IB). Last date for Online Registration‎ for IIFT 2017 entrance exam will be in September 2017. Last date for IIFT 2017 receipt of applications‎ is in September 2017. IIFT 2017 Written Examination will be conducted in ‎November 2017 for admission to IIFT – New Delhi and IIFT – Kolkata. IIFT 2017 entrance test will be conducted in offline mode. IIFT 2017 entrance exam will be of 2 hrs duration. IIFT 2017 is likely to be held in 20 cities this year.

IIFT 2017 entrance test will have objective type questions (MCQs). IIFT 2017 will have 4 sections – English Comprehension, General knowledge & Awareness, Logical Reasoning and Quantitative Analysis. IIFT 2017 may have any number of questions ranging from 115 to 130. IIFT 2016 entrance exam had 123 questions while there were 124 questions asked in 2015 IIFT MBA entrance exam. Maximum marks in IIFT entrance exam 2017 is 100 and there is a penalty of 1/3 mark on every question that is wrongly answered. 

About IIFT Examination

  • IIFT stands for Indian Institute of Foreign Trade. IIFT entrance exam is conducted by IIFT-Delhi for its two campuses i.e IIFT-Delhi and IIFT-Kolkata.
  • Written Test will be held on Sunday, 3rd December 2017 from 10.00 a.m – 12.00 noon in 20 cities across India.
  • Official Website of IIFT Examination: http://iiftadmissions.net.in

Important dates(IIFT 2017)

Announcement of notification Saturday, 22nd July 2017
Release of Brochure Tuesday, 25th July 2017
Application process starts Tuesday, 25th  July 2017
End date to apply Friday, 15th September 2017
The last date to apply online and submit GMAT score for Foreign Nationals and NRIs Thursday, 15th February 2018
Availability of admit card Wednesday,15th November 2017
Entrance test to be held on Sunday, 3rd December 2017 (10.00 a.m. to 12.00 noon)
Announcement of result Last week of December 2017
Announcement of final list of candidates for admission to both campuses Last week of March 2018

Candidates Applied(2016)

Form Fee
General/ OBC- Rs. 1550
SC/ST/PH- Rs.775
(Includes application screening and entrance test fee, where the candidates are not required to pay extra fee while sending back the filled in application form to IIFT)

Mode of Payment

  • Offline: Applicant has to get a DD made in favour of INDIAN INSTITUTE OF FOREIGN TRADE, payable at NEW DELHI, since the candidate is required to fill in the details of the Demand Draft in the online application form.
  • Online: Through Credit/Debit Cards (VISA/Master)

Eligibility Criteria IIFT 2017

  • Recognized Bachelor's degree of minimum 3 years' duration in any discipline.
  • Candidates appearing in final year of Graduation can also apply subject to submission of proof of requisite qualification by 7th October 2017.
  • No age limit.

Exam Format
Pencil Paper Test

Test Subjects

  • Quantitative analysis
  • Logical Reasoning
  • English Comprehension
  • General Knowledge and Awareness

Marking Scheme (IIFT 2016)



Total no. of questions

Marks per question

Total Marks

Section 1

General Awareness




Section 2 - Part 1

Reading Comprehension




Section 2 - Part 2

English Usage




Section 3

Quantitative Ability




Section 4 - Part 1

Logical Reasoning




Section 4 - Part 2

Data Interpretation









(Time Limit- 2hrs)

There is a total of 123 questions spread over four sections with a negative marking of 1/3rd of the maximum marks allotted to that question.

Exam Syllabus IIFT 2017

Candidates should have sound knowledge of the following topics

English Comprehension Logical Reasoning Quantitative Analysis
Comprehension of passage Questions from these topics are asked Geometry (Lines, angles, Triangles, Spheres, Rectangles, Cube, Cone,..)
Verbal Reasoning Critical reasoning Ratios and Proportion
Syllogisms Visual reasoning Percentages
Contextual usage Assumption-Premise-Conclusion In-equations Quadratic and linear equations Algebra
Analogies Assertion and reasons Profit & Loss
Antonyms Statements and assumptions Averages
Fill In the Blanks identifying valid inferences Time-Speed-Distance
Jumbled paragraphs with 4 or 5 sentences identifying Strong arguments and Weak arguments Work and time
Foreign language words used in English Statements and conclusions Number system
Sentence completion Cause and Effect HCF & LCM
Sentence correction Identifying Probably true Geometric Progression & Arithmetic progression
odd man out Probably false Arithmetic mean & Geometric mean
Idioms definitely true Harmonic Mean, Median & Mode
one word substitution definitely false kind of statement Number Base System
Different usage of same word Linear arrangements Mensuration
Errors in word choice Matrix arrangements Allegation & Mixtures
mania & phobia Puzzles Pipes and Cisterns
Incorrect words Family tree problem Simple Interest & Compound Interest
Mood Symbol Based problems Set Theory & Venn Diagram
Conditionals & Multiple Usage Coding and decoding Installment Payments
Punctuation Sequencing Partnership
Proverb identifying next number in series Clocks
Phrasal verb   Probability
    Permutations & Combinations
    Topics like Trigonometry
    Binomial Expansion
    Co-ordinate geometry
    Maxima & Minima Progression
    Surds & Indices and Complex numbers

Test Centers

Allahabad Indore Lucknow        
Bangalore Jaipur Mumbai
Bhubeneshwar Jamshedpur Nagpur
Chandigarh Kochi Visakhapatnam
Chennai Coimbatore Dehradun
Delhi Guwahati  

Top Colleges

  • Indian Institute of Foreign Trade, Kolkata
  • Indian Institute of Foreign Trade, Delhi
  • Jain College of Engineering, Belagaum
  • Community Institute of Management Studies, Bangalore

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