IIFT 2023: Official Answer Key (Release), Result, Exam Date, Cut Offs, Analysis

IIFT 2023: Official Answer Key (Release), Result, Exam Date, Cut Offs, Analysis

ByNeeraj Mishra  |  Updated on: Jan 10, 2023
NTA has declared IIFT Exam 2023 answer key on its official websites. IIFT 2023 is conducted on 18 December 2023. Get all the details for NTA IIFT Exam 2023 analysis, exam pattern, syllabus, cutoffs, question papers, eligibility, etc.
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IIFT 2023 answer Key cum response sheet has been released on 9 January 2023. The candidates who appeared in the exam on 18 December 2022 can download the official answer key for IIFT directly from the NTA official website. IIFT 2023 is now over and successfully conducted in an online CBT Mode for the academic session 2023-2025. Our experts have declared IIFT Exam 2023 Analysis for all the sections, along with exam difficulty level, expected cutoffs, good attempts, and topics covered. The authority will declare IIFT 2023 results along with the final answer key for all the appeared candidates soon on its official website. You can expect IIFT Exam result by the second week of January 2023.

Candidates interested in studying MBA-IB in IIFT can apply for IIFT 2023. It is a national-level MBA entrance exam conducted by NTA once a year. IIFT Exam syllabus consists of 4 sections: VARC, DILR, GK, and QA, from which you can face 110 questions in total. Here you will get all the details related to IIFT Exam, including registration, eligibility, exam pattern, syllabus, fees, and more.

Latest News on IIFT 2023

The candidates may know that IIFT is the most prestigious exam to join IIFT to study MBA-IB. IIFT Exam 2023 was successfully conducted by NTA on 18 December 2022. As per the latest official updates, IIFT 2023 Exam official answer key is now available on the official website. The candidates must check the below schedules for IIFT Exam 2023 to avoid missing the deadlines.

  • Second Week of January 2023 (expected): IIFT Result 2023
  • 9 January 2023: IIFT 2023 answer key
  • 18 December 2022: IFT Exam Date 2023
  • 16 December 2023: IIFT Exam 2023 admit card
  • 26-30 November 2022: IIFT application form correction window (Previously, it was 16-20 November 2022)
  • 24 November 2022: The last date to apply for IIFT 2023 (Previously, it was 14 November 2022)
  • 30 September 2022: Started IIFT Registration 2022
  • 30 September 2023: Released IIFT Notification 2023

IIFT 2023 Notification

NTA has released an official notification for IIFT Exam 2023 for MBA (IB) 2023-2025 program on its official website. As per the trends, The IIFT 2023 is conducted in 68 different cities of the country in CBT Mode on 18 December 2022. It is a national-level MBA exam conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA) annually to select desired candidates for admission to the Indian Institute of Foreign Trade's course. IIFT Exam 2023 registration is now over on the official website; the last date was 24 November 2022.

Download IIFT 2023 Notification PDF

What is IIFT Exam?

IIFT is a management aptitude test conducted by NTA once in a year for admission to MBA in IB, offered by IIFT campuses in India: Delhi, Kolkata, and Kakinada. It is a national-level MBA Entrance Exam and the most competitive exam after CAT and XAT. NTA conducts IIFT Exam annually to shortlist the candidates for admission into MBA-IB, a six-trimester course. IIFT 2023 is a 2 hours exam with total mark of 300. The candidates appearing in IIFT Exam 2023 must prepare these 4 sections: QA, VARC, DILR, and general awareness.

Indian Institute of Foreign Trade or IIFT is the institution that offers admissions to candidates who wish to pursue their Master 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 IIFT Exam 2023 must know the Full Form of IIFT. You may know that the IIFT Full Form is the Indian Institute of Foreign Trade Admission Test. It is the 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 Exam 2023.

IIFT 2023 Exam Highlights

The candidates who are appearing in the IIFT Exam 2023 on 18 December 2022 must have an idea of the basics of this exam. Note the below table to get essential highlights of the IIFT 2023.



Exam Name

IIFT Entrance Exam

IIFT Exam full form

Indian Institute of Foreign Trade Admission Test

Conducting body

National Testing Agency (NTA)

Level of the IIFT 2023

National level exam - MBA Entrance Test

IIFT Exam mode

Online CBT

Time Duration

2 hours



Course Offered by IIFT

MBA - International Business

Helpdesk No.


IIFT official website


IIFT Exam Date 2023

NTA has released IIFT 2023 Exam date on its official website. Note the table below to get updated information regarding the important dates of IIFT Exam 2023.


IIFT Exam Date 2023

Registration Starts

30 September 2022

IIFT Registration Last Date 2023

24 November 2022 up to 5:00 PM

(Previously, it was 14 November 2022.)

Last date for payment

24 November 2022 up to 11:50 PM

(Previously, it was 14 November 2022)

IIFT Exam 2023 correction window (online only)

26 - 30 November 2022 (Previously, it was 16 - 20 November 2022)

IIFT 2023 admit card

16 December 2022

IIFT Exam Date 2023

18 December 2022

Declaration of IIFT 2023 answer key

To Be Announced

Date of IIFT Result 2023 Declaration

To Be Announced

IIFT MBA Interview Date 2023

To Be Announced

IIFT MBA Exam Time

The total time for completing the IIFT 2023 Exam is 120 minutes. It means the candidates must complete all the questions of the IIFT Exam within this scheduled time. Go through the IIFT Question Paper and analyze your preparation level. Note the table below to get an idea of the IIFT Exam Time 2023.


IIFT Exam 2023 Timing

IIFT Exam Date 2023

18 December 2022

IIFT Exam 2023 timing

10 AM - 12 PM

Entry to the IIFT Exam hall

8:30 AM - 9:30 AM

Sitting on the IIFT 2023 seat

9:45 AM

Invigilator instructions

9:45 AM - 9:50 AM

IIFT Exam commence

10 AM

IIFT Exam ends

12 PM

Who is Eligible for IIFT MBA 2023?

The official guideline of IIFT 2023 eligibility defines all the requirements for the candidate's suitability to appear IIFT MBA Exam. The official eligibility information contains education qualifications and the IIFT age limit, and there are no limitations on the upper age limit. Applicants must abide by the IIFT Exam 2023 Eligibility criteria before applying for the entrance exam to avoid disqualification at the end. The complete details about the eligibility for IIFT 2023 Exam are mentioned below:

Nationality Requirements for IIFT Entrance Exam

IIFT 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. 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 Exam for admission.

IIFT Age Limit

As per the IIFT 2023 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 MBA Educational Requirements

The educational qualification of IIFT 2023 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 recognized institute or an equivalent institution. The IIFT Exam 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 Exam 2023 educational qualification does not mention any particular discipline; therefore, the applicant can have a 3-year graduate degree in any discipline.

IIFT Registration 2023

The IIFT 2023 application form is now closed on the official website- iift.nta.nic.in. It was released on 30 September 2023. All details about the IIFT Registration process are mentioned below for your reference. As per the official notification, the last date to submit the IIFT Exam application form was extended up to 24 November 2022 (5 PM)

How to Apply Online for IIFT 2023?

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

  • Visit the IIFT official website
  • Click on Apply For IIFT MBA(IB) Registration
  • Click on “New Registration” if not already registered.
  • Read through the instructions and procedure for online submission of the IIFT Exam 2023 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 application form for IIFT. 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 IIFT Exam 2023 fee.
  • Save a copy of the filled IIFT application form for future reference.

IIFT Fees 2023

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


IIFT Registration Fees

For General and OBC

Rs. 2500

For SC/ST/PWD candidates

Rs. 1000

For Foreign Nationals/NRIs

US$80 /Rs. 4,500

Selection Procedure of IIFT MBA

As per the exam trends, the IIFT Exam selection process involves the online exam, a written test conducted by NTA. The candidates who clear the IIFT 2023 cut-off are called for further rounds. After the IIFT Exam 2023 written test, there are three more stages to the selection criteria.

  • Essay write-up
  • Group Discussion
  • Interview

IIFT Exam Pattern 2023

The paper pattern of IIFT is very similar to other MBA entrance exams. The IIFT 2023 Exam is conducted for 2 hours. The detailed IIFT Exam 2023 Pattern is mentioned below.

How many Questions are Asked in IIFT Exam?

Not the section-wise number of questions asked in the IIFT 2023 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 Exam 2023 marking scheme differs for all the sections, and the details are mentioned above. 1 mark will be deducted for questions in VARC, QA, and DILR sections, and 0.5 mark will be deducted for questions in the GA section. For every correct answer in VARC, QA, and DILR sections award 3 marks and 1.5 marks in GA in IIFT Exam]

IIFT MBA Syllabus 2023

The syllabus for IIFT 2023 is divided into 4 parts.

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

The GK syllabus for IIFT Exam 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 2023 Exam. The remaining three sections mostly cover the chapters below. Get all the details for IIFT Exam 2023 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 2023?

The IIFT preparation requires a thorough understanding of the exam pattern and the syllabus. Comprehensively cover the entire IIFT Exam 2023 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 Exam preparation. Utilize the resources mentioned below to improve your exam prep. You can refer to the list of IIFT Books compiled by experts.

IIFT Previous Year Question Papers

It must be referred to during your IIFT Exam 2023 preparation. The IIFT Practice Papers let you analyze what kind of questions to expect in the exam and plan your preparation accordingly. The last year's paper of the IIFT Exam also helps you determine the level of preparedness and the topics to be improved before the exam.

Utilize the previous year's paper for the IIFT 2023 Exam to its fullest, plan your preparation, practice for regular self-assessment, make corrections, and retest for better results. All the papers, including IIFT Question Papers in 2018, and 2017, can be referred to for practice for the upcoming IIFT Exam 2023. Also, check IIFT Study Material to ace this exam in one chance.

IIFT Mock Tests

It is an integral part of your IIFT 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 Exam 2023 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 Exam 2023 mocks also improves your pace of solving questions and minimizes mistakes. Solve and prepare with IIFT 2023 Exam series for effective preparation.

Best Books to Prepare for IIFT Exam 2023

Below are some important books that you can follow to prepare for the IIFT 2023 Exam.

IIFT Exam Books


Quantitative Aptitude

R. S. Aggarwal

Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Examination

Abhijit Guha

How to prepare for Quantitative Aptitude for CAT

Arun Sharma

How to Prepare for Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension for CAT

Arun Sharma

High School English Grammar & Composition

Wren & Martin

Verbal Ability And Logical Reasoning for CAT

Nishit K. Sinha

Data Interpretation for The CAT

Arun Sharma

IIFT Admit Card 2023

Candidates must download their NTA IIFT Exam 2023 admit card before the examination, as they will not be allowed to appear for the exam without it. The IIFT Admit Card 2023 is now released online on the official website of NTA. Candidates can also visit the official website and log in using the email id and application number to download the IIFT 2023 Exam hall ticket.

  • Candidates' names with photographs and signature
  • Category of the candidate and gender
  • Roll number and IIFT Exam application number
  • IIFT Exam 2023 centre address
  • Date of Examination
  • Reporting time
  • IIFT 2023 Time
  • Signature of deputy register

Analysis of IIFT 2023

BYJU'S Exam Prep Experts have compiled provide a detailed section-wise IIFT 2023 Exam analysis, which includes all important points about the difficulty level and question types of the IIFT Exam. You can refer to the IIFT Exam Analysis 2023 to understand the topics covered in this exam. IIFT Exam 2023 was successfully held on 18 December 2022. The IIFT 2023 Analysis 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.

Note the table below to get important highlights of IIFT Exam 2023 difficulty level.

Exam Sections

IIFT 2023 Difficulty Level

Verbal Ability & English Comprehension

Difficult (Higher than the last year)

Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning

Easy ( Easier than last year - scoring section)

Quantitative Analysis

Difficult (Higher than the last year)

General Knowledge & Awareness




IIFT MBA Answer Key 2023

NTA has released IIFT 2023 answer key on 9 January 2023. All the candidates who have appeared for the exam can see the IIFT answer key online using their login credentials. Note the steps below to check IIFT Exam 2023 Answer Key on the official website of NTA.

  • Visit the official website of IIFT 2023
  • Click on the display IIFT answer key button
  • Enter your IIFT 2023 Login details
  • Your IIFT Exam 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 Exam NTA scorecard tab
  • Entre login credentials correctly.
  • Click on the 'Submit' tab, and Download the IIFT Exam scorecard.

IIFT Cut Off 2023

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

  • Number of applicants appearing for IIFT 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

Note the below table to get a list of final cut-offs of previous years' IIFT Exam.

Exam Category

IIFT Cut Off 2022



General EWS










Kashmiri Migrants


The below table highlights the sectional cutoffs of the previous year's IIFT Exam. The candidates appearing in the upcoming IIFT 2023 must check this to get an idea of the range of marks required to be scored to be selected for final admission.


Number of Questions

Total Marks

IIFT Cut Off for General/ EWS/ OBC-NCL

IIFT Cut off for SC/ ST/ PwD/ Kashmiri Migrants & Non-Migrants

Quantitative Ability





Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension





Logical Reasoning and Data Interpretation





General Awareness










FAQs on 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
  • Yes, NTA has released IIFT Exam Date 2023. As per the recent notification released by NTA, the IIFT Exam Date 2023 is on Sunday, December 18, 2022 (10 AM to 12Noon).

  • 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.

  • The selection criteria of IIFT Exam 2023 include essay writing, GD, and PI. Candidates who clear the IIFT Exam are shortlisted for this round, which is normally conducted in the month of February. The final selection is made based on the candidate's overall performance in all selection rounds.

  • the overall difficulty level of IIFT 2023 is moderate to difficult. Below we have listed the section-wise difficulty level of IIFT Exam 2023.

    • VARC: Difficult
    • DILR: Easy
    • QA: Difficult to Moderate
    • GK: Easy to Moderate


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