• IIFT 2024: Exam Date, Notification, Eligibility, Cut Off, Updates

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IIFT 2024 notification will be released in September 2023. Interested and eligible candidates will be able to apply for the IIFT exam for MBA admission to 3 campuses. Get complete details on the IIFT exam such as notification date, eligibility, exam date, pattern, syllabus and more. 

IIFT 2024

IIFT 2024 exam will be held in December 2023.NTA will declare IIFT 2024 notification tentatively by the last week of September 2023. IIFT is a national level entrance exam that is conducted by the NTA annually for those who are keen to pursue MBA. Candidates have to appear for the written exam followed by an extempore and personal interview. Those who are shortlisted based on these criteria will be eligible for admission into the 3 IIFT campuses. 

IIFT syllabus is similar to that of CAT syllabus. The four sections for IIFT exam are  Verbal Ability & English Comprehension, DILR, Quantitative Analysis and GK. Get the latest information on IIFT exam here. Know about IIFT exam date, notification date, eligibility, exam pattern, syllabus, and more. 

What is IIFT Exam?

IIFT exam is the Indian Institute of Foreign Trade exam that is conducted annually for candidates who wish to pursue MBA. The IIFT scores are accepted by the three institutes that are located in Delhi, Kolkata and Kakinada. The IIFT exam is conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA) on behalf of IIFT. Foreign/NRI/PIO candidates are also eligible to apply for IIFT exam based on GMAT score. 

IIFT 2024 Highlights

IIF exam is at par with CAT exam. Check the table below to know the important highlights of the IIFT 2024 entrance exam.

IIFT Exam Particulars


Exam Name


Conducting Body

National Testing Agency

IIFT 2024 Exam Date

December 2023

Exam Level


Exam Frequency

Once a year

Exam Mode


Exam Duration

2 hours (10:00 AM to 12:00 PM)

IIFT Syllabus

- Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension

- General Knowledge

- Logical Reasoning & Data Interpretation

- Quantitative Analysis

Type of questions asked

Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) 



Exam Purpose

Admission into MBA course at IIFT Delhi, IIFT Kolkata and IIFT Kakinada

Exam Helpdesk No.


Exam Website


Contact Details

NTA office:

Block C-20/1A/8, Sector 62,
Gautam Buddh Nagar, Noida -201309 (UP)

NTA Helpdesk: 0120-6895200 (Operational 09:30 AM to 06:00 PM during working days)

IIFT 2024 Exam Date

The Indian Institute of Foreign Trade is expected to release the IIFT notification 2024 in September 2024 while the exam will be held in December 2024. Check out the important dates related to IIFT exam in the table below. 

IIFT Exam Details 2024

IIFT 2024 Dates

IIFT 2024 Notification Release Date

September 2023 

IIFT 2024 Application Start Date

September 2023

Last date to Apply for IIFT exam

November 2023

Last date to pay IIFT Entrance exam Fee

November 2023

IIFT Admit Card Download Date

December 2023

IIFT Exam date 2024

December 2023

IIFT Result Date

February 2024

IIFT 2024 Eligibility

Only those candidates are eligible to fill the IIFT who possess the IIFT eligibility criteria that is specified by it in its notification. The IIFT educational qualification, percentage required are mentioned below. 

  • Candidates must have a graduation degree in any discipline from a recognized university. 
  • Candidates who are from General category should have obtained at least 50% in their graduation. SC/ST/PWD category candidates should have obtained at least 45% in their graduation. 
  • Candidates who are in their final year of graduation are also eligible to apply for IIFT 2024 exam. 
  • Candidates who have a professional degree such as CA/CS are also eligible to apply for IIFT exam.

IIFT 2024 Application Form

IIFT 2024 application form can be filled through online mode only. The candidates must fill out the IIFT form carefully with all the details correctly mentioned, upload documents and pay the application fee. The steps to fill the IIFT application form are as follows: 

  • Visit the official website of IIFT which is iift.nta.nic.in/
  • Click on the link that displays 'Apply for IIFT MBA (IB) 2024-26' and click on the registration link.
  • Fill in the basic details and click on submit button. 
  • Create a password and choose a security question. 
  • Make sure to note down the IIFT registration number and log in again to complete the application form. 
  • Upload the photograph, signature and left hand thumb impression in the correct size and format. 
  • Select the exam centre as per your choice through the dropdown menu. 
  • Pay the application fee through online mode.
  • Make sure to take a print out of the IIFT 2024 application form for further use. 

IIFT Application Fee

All the candidates must ensure that they pay the IIFT application fee as per their category. The fee can be paid through online mode as given below. 

Candidates’ Category

IIFT Application Fees

General and OBC candidates

Rs. 2500/-

SC/ST/PWD candidates 

Rs. 1000/-

Foreign Nationals/NRIs candidates

US$80 /Rs. 4,500/-

IIFT 2024 Selection Procedure

IIFT selection process involves a written exam that is conducted by the NTA. The qualified candidates from the IIFT written exam are then called to appear for the extempore and personal interview. 

IIFT Exam Pattern 2024

IIFT exam is an online test that is conducted annually. The exam duration is 2 Hours where a candidate has to attempt 110 questions from  VARC, General Knowledge, Logical Reasoning & Data Interpretation and Quantitative Analysis. IIFT exam pattern 2024 remains the same as the previous years. You can go through the IIFT exam pattern in the table below.

IIFT Section

Number of Questions

Marks Allotted to Each Question













IIFT Syllabus 2024

IIFT syllabus consists of subjects that include Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension, Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning, Quantitative Aptitude and General Knowledge. The important topics from each of these subjects is shared below. 

Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension (VARC): Vocabulary, Synonyms, Antonyms, Analogies, Idioms and Phrases, English Proficiency, One Word Substitution, Fill in the Blanks, Preposition, Phrases, Parajumble, Odd Word Out, Comprehension, Sentence Reconstruction, Sentence Formation

Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning (DILR) : Decision Making, Series, Data Structures, Blood Relations, Verbal Logic, Coding-Decoding, Syllogisms, Visual & Critical Reasoning, Family Tree Problem, Cause & Effect, Puzzles, Linear & Matrix Arrangements, Statement & Conclusion, Line Graph, Pie Chart, Tables, Bar Charts.

Quantitative Aptitude: Number System, Trigonometry, Compound Interest, HCF & LCM, Median, Co-ordinate Geometry, Set Theory, Mensuration, Probability, Time-Speed-Distance, Logarithm, Venn Diagram, Geometric Mean, Ratio & Proportion, Linear Equations, Algebra, Clocks, Averages.

General Knowledge: Politics, Business, Science, Technology, Industry, Geography, International Affairs, Economy, Advertising, Awards & Awardees, Sports, Books, History, Books & Authors.

IIFT Cut Off

IIFT cut off 2024 will be released along with the IIFT result. Given below is the IIFT previous year cut off marks for Essay Writing, PI and extempore: 


IIFT cut off



General-EWS / OBC-NCL SC / ST/ PwD / Kashmiri Migrants / Non-Migrants


SC / ST/ PwD / Kashmiri Migrants / Non-Migrants


IIFT Shortlisting Criteria 

The criteria for shortlisting candidates for IIFT 2024 admission is done through WAT-GD/Extempore-PI. You must note that the scores mentioned are from 2022 admission criteria. 

IIFT Selection Parameters


IIFT exam score


Class 10 score


Class 12 score


Academic diversity

Non-Engg = 5, Engg=0

Gender diversity (M=0; F=2)


Total score


IIFT 2024 Admit Card

IIFT admit card 2024 will be issued to the candidates who successfully register for the exam. Candidates will be able to download the IIFT admit card from the NTA website. You will be required to take a print out of the IIFT hall ticket while appearing for the exam. We shall provide you with the direct link to download the IIFT call letter here once it is released. 

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