procedure to apply for the IIFT

International Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT) is one of the most prestigious B-schools in India., Thousands of graduates across the country aspire to get admission to the institute. Qualifying the IIFT entrance exam is a gateway to the prestigious IIFT campuses across India and getting admission in the reputed MBA (IB) courses across the IIFT campuses – Delhi, Kolkata, and Kakinada.

Studying at IIFT 2022 opens a plethora of opportunities for a career in business management, especially international business. Furthermore, MBA (IB) offered by IIFT is a three-year course; unlike the MBA/PGDM courses offered by other premier B-schools in India. The IIFT entrance exam pattern is like most MBA entrance exams.

IIFT Entrance Exam 2022

IIFT entrance exam is usually conducted in the month of December. So, admissions can be made for the succeeding year on time. The competition is tough, hence, you must have a good preparation platform to get through the exam. BYJU’s Exam Prep offers top-notch study material for the IIFT exam preparation, where you can practice and learn about the exam. You must visit the website to know more about it.

Eligibility for IIFT 2022

Eligibility criteria for the IIFT entrance exam is like most B-school entrance exams; as the following.

Particulars Category Criteria



A minimum of three years’ degree with at least 50% marks. Students in their final year of graduation can also appear for the exam.




SC/ST >45%
PWD >45%
Age   No limit

How to apply for IIFT 2022

The National Testing Agency (NTA) organizes the IIFT entrance exam and manages everything from registration to declaring results. The process of applying for admission in MBA (IB) at IIFT starts with online registration on the IIFT website.

Online registration

NTA releases a press release, sometime during the month of September, post which eligible candidates can apply for the exam on the institute’s website. The registration requires a scanned signature and photocopy of the candidate as well. During the online registration for the exam, you will also need academic certificates and caste certificates (applicable for candidates looking to get a reservation).

Pay application fee

After registration, once you pay the fee, the application is complete. The fee for the application varies, like the following:

Category Application fee
General/EWS/OBC (NCL) INR 2,500
SC/ST/Transgender INR 1,000
NRI/ Foreign Nationals INR 15,000

IIFT Examination

The candidates receive the admit card for the exam usually by the end of last week of November. The exam contains multiple-choice questions (MCQs) and spans 2 hours (120 minutes). The exam is conducted in 68 cities in India and candidates can choose a test centre during online application for the exam. BYJU’s Exam Prep has a comprehensive IIFT exam preparation package where you can attempt previous year’s IIFT papers and improve your preparation for the exam.

Result declaration

NTA declares the result of the IIFT entrance exam usually in the month of January. Subsequently, IIFT announces dates for admission. The process goes on until March

IIFT entrance exam is conducted by the NTA. The process to apply for the IIFT exam starts with online registration of eligible candidates on the IIFT website and is subsequently completed with the agency declaring the results of the exam in March every year.


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