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IIFT 2021

IIFT stands for Indian Institute of foreign Trade. IIFT exam is a management aptitude exam conducted by NTA to take admission in three IIFT’s of the country located at Delhi, Kolkata and Kakinada. IIFT also accepts candidates from abroad on the basis of GMAT score. IIFT 2021 is scheduled to be conducted on 24th January 2021. The delay is due to COVID 19 pandemic otherwise the exam is schedule to be conducted in the month of September and November. The last day of the application is 30th December, 2020.

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The eligibility criteria for MBA are different for different colleges but here we list some of the basic eligibility criteria which is mandatory to fulfill in order to get admissions:

  • Candidates must have completed their graduation or in their final year of graduation are eligible for MBA course.
  • Candidates must have secured 50% of marks in the graduation and 45% is for reserved category (SC/ST/PwD).

Fast Facts about IIFT 2021:

Features Details 
Exam NameIIFT Exam
Conducting BodyNational Testing Agency
Exam LevelNational
Exam FrequencyOnce a year
Exam ModeOnline
Exam Duration2 hours
Exam Syllabus·         Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension

·         General Knowledge

·         Logical Reasoning & Data Interpretation

·         Quantitative Analysis

Exam Pattern110 questions in MCQ format
LanguageEnglish
Exam FeesRs 2,500 (General category)
Exam PurposeAdmission into IIFT Delhi, IIFT Kolkata and IIFT Kakinada
Course OfferedMBA-International Business
No. of Test Cities68
Exam Helpdesk No. 0120-6895200
Exam Website https://iift.nta.nic.in/webinfo/public/home.aspx

 Important Dates for IIFT 2021:

IIFT 2021 ProceduresIIFT 2021 Dates
IIFT 2021 Registrations begin06-Nov-2020
Registrations end30-Dec-2020
Form correction01-Jan-2021 to 03-Jan-2021
IIFT 2021 admit card download begins11-Jan-2020
Admit card download ends24-Jan-2020
IIFT exam 202124-Jan-2020
IIFT 2021 answer key releaseTo be announced
Process of challenging answer key beginsTo be announced
Last date to challenge answer keyTo be announced
IIFT 2021 result announcementTo be announced

IIFT 2021 Registration/Application Process:

Like other Entrance Exam the registration process is almost same. The complete application cum registration process is online and the application form for IIFT is available at the official website of IIFT i.e. https://iift.nta.nic.in . The steps to register for IIFT 2021 are provided below:

Step – 1 Online registration via entering the basic details of the aspirant like

Name, Date of Birth, E-mail ID, Contact No, etc.

Step – 2 Creation of a IIFT account with the User ID and Password, this

Could done by confirmation of registration via OTP/email

Step – 3 Filling the complete Application form by furnishing the personal and

Academic details.

Step – 4 Uploading passport sized photograph and signature in a prescribed

Format and file size.

Step – 5 Payment of the registration fee for IIFT 2021 via debit/credit card or

Other online payment modes.

Step – 6 Take the Print out of the confirmation page for future reference.

IIFT 2021 Application Fee:

The application fee is different for the different categories of the society. The application fee is provided below:

CategoryFee
General/OBC candidatesRs 2,500
SC/ST/PH candidatesRs 1,000
Foreign National/NRI/Children of NRI candidatesUS $200 (Rs 15,000)

IIFT 2021 Exam Pattern:

IIFT 2021 exam consists of 110 MCQ’s format specifically four sections i.e. Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension (VARC), General Knowledge, Logical Reasoning & Data Interpretation and Quantitative Analysis. The examination have a stipulated time period allotted i.e. 2 Hours. Brief description of the exam pattern is provided below in a tabular format.

IIFT question paper pattern and structure
SectionsVARC, G.K., LRDI, QA
Duration of examTotal 120 minutes
Total number of questions110
Section-wise number of questions·         VARC – 35

·         GK – 20

·         LRDI – 30

·         QA – 25

Total marks300
Language of question paperEnglish
Number of answer choicesFour
Type of questionsMCQs
Marking Scheme·         1.5 marks or 3 marks for every correct response

·         Negative marking of 1/3 (-1) for every wrong MCQ response

·         No negative marking for wrong non-MCQ response

IIFT 2021 Exam Centres:

There are 68 cities in which IIFT 2021 is going to be conducted. Candidates will choose the centers which are nearest to them and these options will be provided to the candidates at the time of filling up the application form. The list of the cities with the states is mentioned below in tabular format:

IIFT Test Cities
VijayawadaNashik
VishakhapatnamPune
GuwahatiThane
PatnaShillong
BhilaiBhubaneswar
BilaspurCuttack
JabalpurSambalpur
RaipurPuducherry
New DelhiBhatinda
PanajiChandigarh
AhmedabadJalandhar
RajkotPatiala
SuratJaipur
VadodaraJodhpur
FaridabadUdaipur
GurugramChennai
HissarCoimbatore
ShimlaVellore
JammuHyderabad
DhanbadAgra
JamshedpurAllahabad
RanchiBareilly
BangaloreGhaziabad
HubliGorakhpur
MangaloreLucknow
MysuruMeerut
ErnakulumNoida
KozhikodeVaranasi
ThiruvananthapuramKanpur
BhopalDehradun
IndoreHaldwani
AurangabadDurgapur
MumbaiKolkata
NagpurSiliguri

Exam Day Guidelines for IIFT 2021:

Preparation for the exam as well as for the exam day is one of the crucial things that an aspirant must keep in his mind. Keeping this in mind there are some points that is to be taken into consideration on exam date:

  • Carry your admit card of IIFT 2021 as hard copy, soft copy/digital copy is not acceptable at the exam centers.
  • Reach 2 hours before the examination timing.
  • Don’t carry valuables/electronics gadgets as these are not allowed in the examination room.
  • Carry one of the below mentioned Photo Id Proof at the examination centre:

Aadhar card

PAN card

Voter ID card

Passport

Driver’s license

Admission Process for IIFT 2021:

There are several rounds for the candidates to go through before the final admission in an IIFT institute. Below mentioned are the steps that a candidate has to follow in order to get selected for an admission:

First of all a candidate must have to qualify the IIFT exam with minimum cut off required for the institute. After that a candidate have to go through an essay writing round in which he will be given a topic a topic to write an essay of 300 words for which he will be allotted 20 minutes time. After this the candidate have to go through a GD (Group Discussion) round and PI (Personal Interview). The selection will be intimated through an email provided by the candidates.

FAQs:

Q.1     Which agency conducts IIFT 2021?

Ans.    NTA (National Testing Agency) is responsible for conducting IIFT 2021.

Q.2     What is the application fee for IIFT 2021?

Ans     The application fee is different for the different categories of the society. The application fee is provided below:

CategoryFee
General/OBC candidatesRs 2,500
SC/ST/PH candidatesRs 1,000
Foreign National/NRI/Children of NRI candidatesUS $200 (Rs 15,000)

Q.3     Is IIFT 2021 is an online or offline exam?

Ans     IIFT 2021 is an online examination.

Q.4     What are eligibility criteria for IIFT 2021?

Ans     The eligibility criteria for MBA are different for different colleges but here we list some of the basic eligibility criteria which is mandatory to fulfill in order to get admissions:

  • Candidates must have completed their graduation or in their final year of graduation are eligible for MBA course.
  • Candidates must have secured 50% of marks in the graduation and 45% is for reserved category (SC/ST/PwD).

Q.5     What is the frequency of IIFT 2021?

Ans     IIFT 2021  is an annual exam conducted once in a year.

Q.6     What is the exam pattern for IIFT 2021?

Ans     IIFT 2021 exam consists of 110 MCQ’s format specifically four sections i.e. Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension (VARC), General Knowledge, Logical Reasoning & Data Interpretation and Quantitative Analysis. The examination have a stipulated time period allotted i.e. 2 Hours. Brief description of the exam pattern is provided below in a tabular format.

IIFT question paper pattern and structure
SectionsVARC, G.K., LRDI, QA
Duration of examTotal 120 minutes
Total number of questions110
Section-wise number of questions·         VARC – 35

·         GK – 20

·         LRDI – 30

·         QA – 25

Total marks300
Language of question paperEnglish
Number of answer choicesFour
Type of questionsMCQs
Marking Scheme·         1.5 marks or 3 marks for every correct response

·         Negative marking of 1/3 (-1) for every wrong MCQ response

·         No negative marking for wrong non-MCQ response