IIFT Admission 2024, Application Form, Eligibility, Syllabus, Entrance Exam, etc.

IIFT stands for Indian Institute for Foreign Trade which is an institute that provides various postgraduate management courses to candidates interested in pursuing their degree. In this article, we will discuss IIFT Admission 2024, the Application Form, Eligibility, Syllabus, Entrance Exam, etc.

IIFT Admission 2024, Application Form, Eligibility, Syllabus, Entrance Exam, etc.

IIFT Important Dates 2024

Event Date 
IIFT 2024 Notification ReleaseTo be Announced
IIFT 2024 application form release dateTo be Announced
IIFT 2024 application form end dateTo be Announced
IIFT 2024 Admit card release dateTo be Announced
IIFT 2024 result announcementLast week of January 2024

IIFT Courses Offered

The following are the courses offered by the IIFT-

  • Certificate Programme in Export Import Management
  • Certificate Programme in Capital & Financial Markets (CPCFM)
  • Certificate Programme in Global Trade Logistics and Operations (CPGTLO)
  • Full-Time MBA (Business Analytics)
  • MBA in International Business
  • Executive Post Graduate Diploma in Global Human Resource Management (EPGD-GHRM)
  • Diploma in International Trade
  • Professional course in International Business Analytics & Intelligence
  • Ph.D. Program (Management)

IIFT Eligibility

The following are the eligibility criteria for the IIFT application form-


  • Bachelor’s Degree from any recognized Indian or Foreign University OR Diploma holders with two years of post-diploma full-time work experience.


  • Working executives who are graduates in any discipline with at least 50% marks and a minimum of 5 years of experience.


  • The candidates are required to have a bachelor’s degree with a minimum of 3 years in any discipline with at least 50% marks (45% in case of candidates belonging to SC/ST or PWD candidates)
  • The candidates participating in the qualifying examination can also take part in the entrance examination
  • Foreign National must graduate with General Management Aptitude Test (GMAT) marks and will have to participate in the interview


  • The candidates must have a valid post-graduation degree from a recognized university with at least 50% marks (45% for reserved category candidates)

IIFT Application Form 2024

The following are the steps required to follow to apply for the IIFT Application form-

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  • Visit the official website portal of IIFT NTA and click on the registration button
  • Now, login to your account using your login credential
  • After logging in, you’ll have to fill out the application form with details like name, address, education qualification, etc.
  • After filling out the application form, you’ll have to upload the documents mentioned below followed by clicking on the pay button
  • You can make payments online using your credit/debit card, net banking, UPI, etc.
  • Make sure to take a printout of the application form and payment receipt for the future use

Documents Required for IIFT Application form

The following are the documents required for the IIFT Application Form-

  • Filled in CV Form
  • Copy of latest GMAT score certificate
  • Attested copy of all academic mark sheets/certificates (Class 10, 12 & Graduation)
  • Copy of all Passport pages having official entries
  • An undertaking that the candidate has not appeared for any MBA entrance examination for that year such as CAT/XAT/IIFT, etc
  • Two letters of recommendation. Preferably, one of these should be written by a current supervisor or manager.
  • The Indian nationals who are living, working, or studying abroad should produce with the application a certificate from the Indian Embassy / High Commission / Consulate of the country where the candidate is currently based, stating that the candidate has been resident in that country continuously for not less than 18 months

IIFT Application Fee

The following are the application fee for the IIFT application form-

Candidature TypeIIFT Registration Fees
General/OBC CandidatesRs.2500/-
SC/ST/PH Candidates      Rs.1250/-
Foreign National/NRI/Children of NRIUS$ 200 (INR15000)

IIFT Examination Pattern

The following are the examination pattern for the IIFT entrance examination-

SectionTotal QuestionsMark awarded for each correct answerMax marks out of 300
Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension 353105
Quantitative Analysis 253 75
Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning303 90
General Awareness (GK)201.530

IIFT Syllabus

The following is the syllabus for the IIFT entrance examination-

Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension

  • Idioms & Phrases
  • Punctuation
  • Correction of Grammatical Errors in Sentence construction for underlined parts
  • Analogy
  • Placement of words at appropriate places
  • Matching the prefix and suffix
  • One word substitution
  • Fill in the Blanks
  • Jumbled sentences
  • Figures of Speech
  • Spelling Correction
  • Antonyms/Synonyms
  • Active-passive

Quantitative Analysis

  • Simple Interest
  • Man Days and work
  • Ratio
  • Cost
  • Percentage
  • Filling of overhead tank
  • Triangles
  • Rectangular Plank
  • Diagonal distance
  • Circumference
  • Probability

Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning

  • Analysis and comparative study of Data Tables
  • Charts and Graphs with Tables
  • Pie Charts and Tables
  • Bar Diagrams and Comparative Tables
  • Team-based questions
  • Statements-conclusions
  • Coding – de Coding
  • Arguments
  • Conclusions
  • Blood Relations
  • Clocks
  • Calendars
  • Direction Sense
  • Seating Arrangements

General Awareness (GK)

  • Matching the logos
  • Questions on English language usage like Make in India, Ease of doing business
  • Personalities
  • Matching the stock markets to countries
  • Currency of the country
  • Current Affairs
  • Famous personalities endorsing the product for example ‘Which product not endorsed by Amitabh Bachchan as brand ambassador’
  • Fictional Characters
  • Books and Authors
  • Business & Economy

IIFT Admission Process

The admission to IIFT will be based on the entrance examination, especially for the MBA courses followed by an interview. Some of the courses like certificate courses are inducted based on the interview. The admission into the IIFT will be based on merit and you’ll have to score more marks or equal to the cut-off marks decided by the IIFT for admission.

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