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IIFT 2018 – MBA Entrance Exam Notification Released; Get Eligibility, Application Deadline here

Jul 26, 2017 15:00 IST
IIFT 2018 – MBA Entrance Exam
IIFT 2018 – MBA Entrance Exam

The Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT) has released the official IIFT 2018 notification for MBA Entrance Exam. The IIFT 2018 MBA (IB) Entrance Test is conducted to screen and shortlist students for admission to MBA in International Business programme offered by IIFT. The IIFT MBA (IB) course is currently being offered at Delhi and Kolkata Campuses of the institute.

Along with declaring the official IIFT MBA Exam Notification, the institute has also started the online registration process for the test. MBA aspirants interested in taking up MBA (IB) programme at IIFT can apply for the MBA Entrance Test in online format on official website of the institute i.e. http://iiftadmissions.net.in/.  

You can find the detailed information about IIFT 2018 MBA entrance exam including IIFT 2018 Important Dates, IIFT MBA eligibility criteria and application procedure and deadline below:

Importance of IIFT MBA entrance exam

IIFT is one of the most well-renowned B-schools in India and is very popular among MBA aspirants who are looking for global exposure and want to build their career in the global markets. Every year, nearly 50000 MBA aspirants compete in the IIFT MBA entrance test. The IIFT 2018 MBA Exam is also expected to highly competitive as the number of MBA aspirants are expected to rise further whereas the number of seats on offer will remain the same.

IIFT MBA (IB) Programmes – Seats on Offer

As mentioned above, the IIFT MBA Entrance Test is highly competitive in nature because the number of aspirants is quite high compared to the number of seats on offer. Currently, a total of 360 MBA in International Business seats are on offer at IIFT campuses across India. The campus wise breakup can be found below:


Seats on Offer

IIFT Kolkata


IIFT Delhi


IIFT Important Dates

The official notification for IIFT MBA Entrance Test has also given us all the important exam events and their respective dates. The dates play a very important role for the students as they help them in starting their preparation for IIFT MBA Admission Test in a more organized manner. Candidates must keep in mind that, these dates are tentative in nature and IIFT holds the final right to reschedule any exam event as per their needs.

IIFT 2018 – Exam Event


Notification and application form to be released in

25th July 2017

Last date to submit online application form

8th Sept 2017

Admit Card to be made available in

15th November 2017 onwards

Written Exam of IIFT 2018 to be held on

26th Nov 2017

Result to be declared in

Mid December 2017

Final Selection rounds

Jan/Feb 2018

Last date to apply online and submit GMAT score for Foreign Nationals and NRIs

15th February 2018

Final and Wait list status to be released in

March/April 2018

IIFT 2018 - Eligibility Criteria

Despite being one of the most respected MBA entrance tests in the country, the institute has quite simple eligibility criteria for MBA aspirants appearing for the IIFT Entrance Test. All candidates planning to apply for IIFT MBA admission test need to fulfil the basic eligibility criteria mentioned below.

  • Both Indian and Foreign MBA aspirants are eligible to apply for IIFT MBA entrance test
  • No prescribed age limit for the applicant
  • Applicants must possess a Bachelor’s degree (3 year programme) in any discipline
  • 50% marks in Graduation (45% for SC/ST/PWD candidates)
  • Final year candidates are also eligible to apply; will have to submit proof of qualification by 7th Oct 2018

Any applicant who doesn’t meet these eligibility criteria will lead to disqualification of candidature at any of the stages of selection.

IIFT 2018 – How to Apply?

Along with the release of the official IIFT 2018 admission notification, the institute has also begun the online applications for MBA aspirants. Candidates can follow the simple steps given below to apply online for IIFT 2018 MBA entrance test.

  • Visit IIFT Admission Portal i.e. http://iiftadmissions.net.in/
  • Click on the Apply Now Tab on the left-hand side menu
  • Select the Category under which you want to apply
  • Fill in the basic details for IIFT 2018 MBA registration form
  • Verify all the details and submit the form
  • You will receive your application number on your registered email id
  • Log in to the website using your Application Number (Password will be the one you choose during registration)
  • Complete the rest of the registration process

Uploading Photograph & Signature

As part of the online application process, the IIFT MBA admission test registration form would also require you to upload scanned passport size photograph and signature. MBA aspirants applying for IIFT MBA test must keep in mind the following points while uploading the scanned photograph and signature.

  • The scanned photograph must be passport size taken against white / light background
  • The file size for each of the scanned filed (photograph / signature) must be below 50KB
  • The format of the scanned photograph and signature must be JPEG
  • The name of scanned passport size photograph must be photo.jpeg
  • The name of the scanned signature must be sign.jpeg

IIFT 2017 – Application Fees

Along with the online IIFT Application Form, candidates will also have to pay the necessary fees in order to be eligible for the MBA entrance test. The IIFT MBA admission test fees is only payable through online mode via credit / debit cards or Netbanking. Alternatively you can also pay the fees via Demand Draft drawn in favour of INDIAN INSTITUTE OF FOREIGN TRADE, payable at NEW DELHI.

Category of Applicant

Registration Fee

General/OBC candidates

Rs. 1550/-

SC/ST/PWD candidates

Rs. 775/-

Foreign National/NRI candidates

US$ 80 (INR Rs.  4500)

IIFT Test Centres / Cities

The IIFT MBA (IB) Entrance Test will be held on 26th November 2017 at 20 major cities across India. Candidates can opt for any of the below-mentioned test centres as their IIFT test centre for the MBA entrance test.

1. Ahmedabad

2. Allahabad

3. Bangalore

4. Bhubaneshwar

5. Chandigarh

6. Chennai

7. Coimbatore,

8. Dehradun

9. Delhi

10. Guwahati

11. Hyderabad

12. Indore

13. Jaipur

14. Jamshedpur

15. Kochi

16. Kolkata,

17. Lucknow

18. Mumbai

19. Nagpur

20. Visakhapatnam

Candidates applying for IIFT MBA Entrance Test will also have the option to change their test centre (opted in the application form) in case of emergency. The institute would charge Rs 1000/- as the test centre change fee for the same. However, no test centre change request would be entertained after 3rd November 2017.

IIFT 2018 Admit Cards

According to the official notification of IIFT 2018, the institute would issue the IIFT Admit Cards from 15th November 2017 onwards. Candidates will be able to download their IIFT MBA Admission Test Admit Card from the official website of the institute i.e. iift.ac.in. Candidates appearing for IIFT MBA Test are requested to carry a printout of the admit card to the test centre on 26th November 2017 along with any of the following identity documents

  • Passport
  • Election I-Card
  • Aadhar Card
  • PAN Card
  • Driving License
  • College I-Card for appearing in the Exam

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