The Indian institute of Foreign Trade conducts the IIFT as an entrance exam for the purpose of shortlisting candidates for admission into its two year full time MBA course in International Business (MBA-IB), at two of the IIFT campuses- IIFT Delhi and Kolkata. The IIFT is one of the most prestigious B-Schools in India . The written tests check the following skills of the candidate: English Comprehension, General Knowledge & Awareness, Logical Reasoning and Quantitative Analysis. The exam contains multiple-choice objective-type questions. Every year around 50,000 candidates apply for IIFT entrance exam to avail final admissions for the 220 seats in the MBA-IB programme at Delhi and Kolkata campuses. Those who wish to appear for the IIFT examination have to check the eligibility criteria carefully to gauge if they are applicable for the examination and they fulfill all the requirements.
The entrance procedure is a 3-stage process:
The written test covering areas of Quantitative Ability, Logic and Reasoning, English etc.
If Short listed, Group Discussion
To apply for the IIFT 2017 entrance exam the candidate needs to qualify certain Eligibility Criteria. Without qualifying these criteria the registration of the candidate can be disqualified and she/he will not be allowed to give the exam. The candidate can also check for the criteria once the official notification is released.
The aspiring candidates must have a full time i.e a 3 years graduation degree in any of the discipline.
The degree should be from a recognized university or institute. Once the students fulfill the Eligibility Criteria, they must apply online by filling the application form, which are likely to be available from the second week of July.
No age limit for the candidates to be eligible for the IIFT 2017 exam
The eligible students of General/SC/ST/PH/OBC category will be selected for admissions on the basis of their performance in each of the stage -Written Test, Essay write up, Group Discussion and Interview.
The most of the entrance tests in India are currently being held in online mode yet IIFT and XAT are still following the paper-pencil heritage. Total 02 hours were given for attempting the exam. The medium of the exam was English only. IIFT continues experimenting with number of questions and in addition number of sections.
The IIFT 2017 test pattern was as follow:
No of Questions : 123
No of Marks : 100
No of Sections : 4 (Cut offs exist for each section)
Marking : Differential
Negative marking : 1/3rdof the mark allotted for a question