IIFT Exam 2023: Notification, Registration, Exam Dates, Syllabus

IIFT Exam 2023: Notification, Registration, Exam Dates, Syllabus

ByNeeraj Mishra  |  Updated on: Aug 30, 2022
Get all the details for IIFT Exam 2023. Check the IIFT 2023 Registration process and fees before applying. Note all the important details for IIFT Exam 2023 Date to avoid missing the deadlines.
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IIFT Exam 2023 Notification will be released soon by the exam authority. Candidates can expect the IIFT 2023 Registration start date by the first week of September 2022. Candidates interested in studying MBA-IB in IIFT have to appear for IIFT Entrance Exam. 

NTA will conduct IIFT 2023 in an online CBT Mode for the academic session 2023-2025. So, the candidates thinking of appearing for the upcoming exam must complete the registration first for IIFT Exam 2023 once it is started. Here you will get all the details for IIFT 2023 Exam, including the registration, eligibility, exam pattern, syllabus, fees, and more.

IIFT Notification 2023

NTA will release an official Notification for IIFT 2023 for MBA (IB) 2023-2025 programme. As per the trends, The IIFT Exam will be conducted in 68 different cities of the country in CBT Mode. The IIFT is a national-level MBA Entrance Exam conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA). The NTA conducts the IIFT exam to select desired candidates for admission to the Indian Institute of Foreign Trade's course.

☛ IIFT 2023 Notification PDF Download (To be Activated)

Latest News on IIFT Exam 2023

The candidates must check the below schedules for IIFT 2023 to avoid missing the deadlines.

  • IIFT Exam Date 2023: To be Notified
  • IIFT Registration 2023 Start Date: To be Notified
  • Released IIFT 2023 Notification: To be Notified

IIFT 2023

It is a national-level MBA Entrance Exam for admission into the MBA International Business course of the Indian Institute of Foreign Trade. NTA conducts this exam to shortlist the candidates for admission into MBA-IB courses from 4 different IIFT Campuses. The institution offers an MBA programme in International Business; IIFT Entrance Exam for MBA-IB is a six-trimester course. Indian Institute of Foreign Trade or IIFT is the institution that offers admissions to candidates who wish to pursue their Masters in Business Administration (MBA) in International Business and wish to have entrepreneurial skills that will help India enhance its economy. We have already given you all insights about what is IIFT Exam and how to get admission into IIFT for MBA in International Business. IIFT offers different professional courses, like

  • 2-year MBA (International Business)
  • Certificate Program in Export Management
  • 3-year MBA (International Business) (Part-Time)
  • Executive Masters in International Business

IIFT Full Form

The candidates appearing for the upcoming exam must have an idea of the Full Form of IIFT. You may know that the IIFT Full Form is the Indian Institute of Foreign Trade Admission Test. It is MBA Exam conducted by IIFT to shortlist the candidates for MBA-IB Programmes. Note the below section to have an idea of all the details regarding the upcoming IIFT 2023.

IIFT 2023 Highlights

Note the below table to get essential highlights of the exam. It is very important for the candidates appearing in IIFT Exam 2023.



Exam Name

IIFT Entrance Exam

IIFT Full Form

Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT) 

Exam Conducting Body

National Testing Agency (NTA)

Level of the exam

National level exam - MBA Entrance Test

Exam Mode

Online CBT

Time Duration

2 hours



Course Offered

MBA - International Business

Helpdesk No.


IIFT official website

https: //iift .nta .nic .in

IIFT Exam Date 2023

NTA will release IIFT 2023 Date soon on its official website. Note the table below to get updated information regarding the IIFT Exam 2023 Date of the upcoming exam.


IIFT Exam Date 2023

Registration Starts

To Be Announced

IIFT Registration 2023 Last Date

To Be Announced

Last Date for Payment 

To Be Announced

IIFT 2023 Correction Window (online only) 

To Be Announced

IIFT Registration 2023 (NRI/FN/CNRI)

To Be Announced

IIFT Last Date to Apply 2023 (NRI/FN/CNRI)

To Be Announced

IIFT 2023 Admit card 

To Be Announced

IIFT Exam Date 2023

To Be Announced

Answer Key Declaration

To Be Announced

Date of Result Declaration

To Be Announced

IIFT Interview Date 2023

To Be Announced

IIFT Registration 2023

The IIFT Application Form and registration process soon will be available on the official website tentatively from the last week of August 2022. NTA will publish IIFT Registration details along with the application form on the official website-iift.nta.nic.in. All details about the IIFT Registration process are mentioned below for your reference. Earlier, the IIFT 2022 Application Form Last Date was 15 October 2021. 

How to Apply Online for IIFT 2023?

Here is the step-by-step process for completing the IIFT Exam 2023 Registration.

  • Visit the IIFT Registration official website
  • Click on Apply For IIFT MBA(IB) 
  • Click on “New Registration” f not already registered. 
  • Read through the Instructions and Procedure for online submission of the IIFT Application Form and click on the acknowledgement to proceed further
  • Enter the following details to create IIFT Login credentials
  • After IIFT Entrance Exam 2023 Registration, you will get login credentials.
  • Fill in the required details in the IIFT 2023 Application Form. Please ensure that the information filled is valid to prevent disqualification.
  • Upload the scanned copy of the photograph and the signature in JPEG/JPG format.
    • The size of the scanned photograph must not exceed 50 KB, and the signature scanned copy must not exceed 20 KB.
  • Complete the application form by paying the application fee.
  • Save a copy of the filled IIFT Application Form for future reference.

IIFT Application Form Fee

The IIFT 2023 Registration Fee is given below. The IIFT Application Fee includes the testing fee and must be paid while filling out the application form. You can pay the IIFT Exam Fees online using any of the mentioned ways.


IIFT Application Fee

For General and OBC

Rs. 2500

For SC/ST/PWD candidates

Rs. 1000

For Foreign Nationals/NRIs

US$80 /Rs. 4,500

Who is Eligible for IIFT 2023?

It is an official guideline that defines all the requirements for the candidate's suitability for the exam. The IIFT Eligibility information contains education qualifications and the age limit that mentions the upper age limit. Applicants must abide by the IIFT 2023 Eligibility criteria before applying for the entrance exam to avoid disqualification in the end. The complete details about the Eligibility for IIFT MBA are mentioned below:


IIFT Exam 2023 notification does not mention any restriction on Nationality as an eligibility criterion. The selection procedure for Indian Nationals and Foreign Nationals/NRIs is different. The Foreign Nationals/NRIs can seek admission into IIFT based on the General Management Aptitude Test (GMAT) score, whereas Indian Nationality students must appear for the IIFT 2023 Exam for admission.

IIFT Age Limit

As per the IIFT Selection Procedure and eligibility details, there is no upper age limit to appear in this exam. Candidates of any age may apply for the IIFT Exam if they have a suitable educational qualification.

IIFT Educational Qualification

Educational qualification dictates that the applicant must have a bachelor’s degree of a minimum of 3 years in any discipline. The bachelor’s degree must be from a recognised institute or an equivalent institution. The IIFT Educational Qualification percentage varies according to the category.


IIFT Educational Qualification Percentage

General Category

Minimum 50%

Scheduled Caste (SC), Scheduled Tribe (ST), and Persons with Disability (PWD) categories

Minimum 45%

The IIFT 2023 Educational Qualification does not mention any particular discipline; therefore, the applicant can have a 3-year graduate degree in any discipline.

IIFT Selection Procedure

As per the exam trends, IIFT Selection Process, involves the Online IIFT Exam, a written test conducted by NTA. The candidates who clear the IIFT Cut Off are called for further rounds. After the IIFT 2023 Exam written test, there are three more stages to the selection criteria

  • Essay write-up
  • Group Discussion
  • Interview

IIFT Exam Pattern

The paper pattern is very similar to other MBA Entrance Exams. IIFT Question Paper pattern is a multiple choice objective type written paper and is conducted online in English. The IIFT Exam is conducted for 2 hours. The detailed IIFT Exam Pattern is mentioned below.

How many questions are there in the IIFT Exam?

Not the section-wise number of questions asked in the IIFT Exam. 

Exam Sections

Number of questions

Marks per question

Negative Marking

Total Marks

Verbal Ability & English Comprehension





Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning





Quantitative Analysis





General Knowledge & Awareness










[Please Note: IIFT Marking Scheme differs for all the sections and the details are mentioned above.]

IIFT 2023 Syllabus

The syllabus for IIFT Exam is divided into 4 parts.

  • Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension
  • Logical Reasoning and Data Interpretation
  • Quantitative Aptitude
  • General Knowledge & Awareness

The GK syllabus is huge as there are definite chapters to be completed. The more you study, you will learn and gather knowledge to answer GK Questions in IIFT Exam. the rest three sections mostly cover the below chapters. Get all the details for IIFT Syllabus here.

Verbal Ability

& Reading Comprehension

Logical Reasoning and

Data Interpretation

Quantitative Aptitude


Blood relations




Simple interest

English proficiency

Linear & Matrix Arrangements


Sentence Reconstruction

Verbal Logic

Arithmetic Mean

Fill in the blanks


Set Theory

Paragraph completion

Cause & Effect



Data Structures


Odd word out

Alphabetical Series



Visual & Critical Reasoning

Standard Deviation

Spelling mistakes

Family Tree Problem

Instalments/ payments

Sentence formation

Decision Making

Number System

Sentence improvement


Arithmetic Progression

Rearrangement of words

in sentence



How do I Prepare for IIFT Exam?

The IIFT Exam preparation requires a thorough understanding of the exam pattern and the syllabus. Comprehensively cover the entire syllabus with conceptual clarity and ensure that you clear all your doubts regularly. Practice and continuous revision also play an important role in IIFT 2023 preparation. Utilise the resources mentioned below to improve your exam prep. You can refer to the list of IIFT Books compiled by experts.

IIFT Previous Years Question Paper

It must be referred to during your exam preparation. The IIFT Practice Papers let you analyse what kind of questions to expect in the exam and plan your preparation accordingly. The IIFT last year paper also helps you determine the level of preparedness and the topics to be improved before the exam.

Utilise the IIFT Previous Year Paper to its fullest, plan your preparation, practice for regular self-assessment, make corrections and retest for better results. All the papers, including IIFT question paper 2018 and IIFT previous year paper 2017, can be referred to for practice. Also, check IIFT Study Material to ace this exam in one chance. 

IIFT Mock Tests

It is an integral part of your exam preparation. The IIFT Mock Test Series provides reliable and valuable insights into the exam pattern and the question trend and guides you towards a more result-oriented preparation. BYJU'S Exam Prep mock test for IIFT is curated by exam experts and follows the latest question trend, systematically covering the entire syllabus.

Attempt a free IIFT Online Test Series to test where you stand and the improvement required to reach the target result. Regular practice of IIFT 2023 mocks also improves your pace of solving questions and minimises mistakes. Solve and prepare with IIFT Exam Series for effective preparation.

IIFT Cut Off 2023

IIFT Cut Off is the minimum score a candidate must secure to be eligible for the further rounds and complete the entire exam process. IIFT 2023 Cut Off will be declared as per the percentile scores after the announcement of the result. The IIFT Sectional Cut Off and final cut-off will be determined based on the following factors:

  • Number of applicants appearing for IIFT Exam 2023
  • The average performance of the applicants in the IIFT Exam.
  • The difficulty level of the IIFT Question Paper
  • Number of seats available at IIFT

IIFT 2021 Cut Off

Check the category-wise sectional IIFT Cut Off 2021.


Overall Cut-Off Marks (Out of 300)

VARC Cut-Off

DILR Cut-Off

QA Cut-Off

GA Cut-Off







OBC (Non-Creamy Layer)
























IIFT Admit Card 2023

Candidates must download their NTA IIFT Admit Card before the examination as they will not be allowed to appear for the exam without it. The IIFT 2023 Admit Card will be released after the registration process will over. Candidates can also visit the official website and log in using the email id and application number to download the IIFT Hall Ticket.

It will contain the following details. Students must check and verify all the details after downloading the hall ticket.

  • Candidates' names with photographs and signature
  • Category of the candidate and Gender
  • Roll number and IIFT Application Number
  • IIFT Exam Centre address
  • Date of examination
  • Reporting time
  • IIFT Exam Time
  • Signature of Deputy Register

Analysis IIFT Exam 2023

BYJU'S Exam Prep Experts will provide a detailed IIFT 2023 Analysis after the exam which includes all important points about the question difficulty level. As of now, you can refer to the previous year’s IIFT Exam Analysis to understand the difficulty level of the exam. IIFT 2022 was successfully held on 23 December 2021. The IIFT Analysis 2022 contains all the important details about the exam, such as the kinds of questions asked, topics asked under each section, the difficulty level of the exam, section-wise analysis, good attempts, expected cutoff, and more.


IIFT Answer Key 2023

NTA will release IIFT Answer Key 2023 once the exam will over. All the candidates who will appear for the exam will be able to see IIFT Response Sheet online using their login credentials. Note the steps below to check IIFT Answer Key on the official website of NTA.

  • Visit the official website of IIFT 2023
  • Click on display Anwer Key Button
  • Enter your IIFT Login details
  • Your IIFT 2023 Answer Key will be displayed
  • Download the file and check for the correctness of each question

IIFT Result 2023

IIFT Exam 2023 result will be declared by NTA once the exam will over. The candidates download IIFT 2023 Result in the form of a scorecard by using their login credentials. Note the steps below to know the steps to download the scorecard cum result of the IIFT Exam.

  • Log in to the official website of IIFT 
  • Click on the IIFT 2023 NTA scorecard tab 
  • Entre login credentials correctly.
  • Click on the “Submit” tab, and Download the IIFT scorecard.

FAQs Related to IIFT Exam

  • It is a national-level MBA Entrance Exam, conducted by NTA to select the candidates for MBA-IB Programmes. IIFT Exam is also a prestigious exam in India. A total of 110 questions are asked in this exam which is needed to complete within 2 hours. The candidates will face questions from the below exam sections.

    • Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension
    • Logical Reasoning and Data Interpretation
    • Quantitative Aptitude
    • General Knowledge & Awareness
  • No, NTA still has not released IIFT Exam Date 2023. The candidates can expect the official notification by the last week of August 2022. Stay updated with us to get the latest schedules for the upcoming IIFT Exam.

  • Yes, IIFT is considerably a tough exam. The candidates must be prepared for this exam in a strategic way. However, the exam sections are quite similar but the authority always asks tricker and more challenging questions to the candidates.

  • The candidates have to complete 3 years of bachelor's degree in any discipline with atleast 50% marks (45% for reserved category) in aggregate. However, there is no specification for IIFT Age Limit. Both Indian and foreign nationals candidates can apply for this exam

  • There is no age bar to apply for IIFT Exam 2023. As per the official update, the IIFT Exam authority does not restrict candidates irrespective of their ages. If you have completed three years of Bachelor's degree, you can apply for this exam.

  • Note the steps below to complete the IIFT Registration 2023.

    • Visit the official website
    • Click on New Registration
    • Fill in all the required details to get IIFT Login
    • Login to the portal again and fill out the IIFT Application Form
    • Pay IIFT Exam Fees
    • Click on Submit
    • Download and take a printout of the final copy of the IIFT Exam 2023 Form.
  • There 4 chapters in IIFT Syllabus which are needed to be completed to ace this exam in the exam once.

    • Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension
    • Logical Reasoning and Data Interpretation
    • Quantitative Aptitude
    • General Knowledge & Awareness
  • Use your free time to revise important notes and chapters, as home preparation is extremely important to prepare effectively for the IIFT Exam 2023. Apart from this, the aspirants can join BYJU’S Exam Prep online classes to access updated study material for the upcoming exam.

  • The candidates may know that IIFT Exam is conducted only once every year. So, you will get only the opportunity to appear for this exam in a particular academic year. Additionally, the candidates can attempt IIFT Exam any number of times as there are no restrictions on the number of attempts.

  • IIFT 2023 is just an MBA entrance test to clear the gateway to enter IIFT to study MBA in IB. But this exam is not everything for the IIFT Admission process for MBA Programmes. After clearing this exam, you have to go through the selection round. If you clear this section process, only then you can take admission to various MBA Programmes in IIFT.

  • No, IIM does not accept IIFT Score, It is only accepted by IIFT. If you want to join IIM then you have to appear for CAT Exam.


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