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IIFT is an entrance exam conducted by NTA to provide admissions to various IIFT MBA in International Business and the newly launched MBA in Business Analytics. The authorities will conduct the IIFT 2023 exam online on December 18, 2022, i.e., it will be a Computer-based Test (CBT). Only those who successfully registered for the test and paid the fee before the deadline shall be eligible to take the exam on the date above. This page is the blueprint for IIFT 2023—covering everything related to the exam. Read further to know more.
Candidates who have submitted their application form before the last submission date must refer to the preparation tips and study material available on Embibe. Also, authorities extended the application from the submission deadline of November 14 to November 24, 2022, which should have given more time to aspirants to cover more syllabi. Only aspirants who submitted their application form can download the IIFT admit card. Continue reading the article to know more details on the IIFT application form, admit card, exam date, counselling and other important exam events.
Candidates can refer to the below table to get an overview of the exam:
|Exam Name||IIFT Entrance Test|
|Conducting Authority||National Testing Agency (NTA)|
|Exam Level||National Level|
|Exam Mode||Online, i.e. Computer-Based Test (CBT)|
To know more details about the upcoming events in details, candidates must refer to the official brochure provided by the authorities on the official website. Refer to the below links to access the IIFT 2023-25 Brochure:
Indian Institute of Foreign Trade brochure 2023-25
Follow the below pointers to know the latest information on IIFT 2023 exam:
Candidates can refer to the below table to keep track of the upcoming IIFT events to avoid deadlines:
|Registrations||October 01, 2022|
|Last Submission Date||November 24, 2022 (5:00 PM)|
|Application Form Correction||November 2022|
|Admit Card Download||November 2022|
|IIFT 2023 Exam||December 18, 2022|
|Answer Key Release||January 2023|
|Result Announcement||February 2023|
NTA has released the IIFT eligibility criteria along with the information bulletin on the official website, i.e. https://iift.nta.nic.in. The following pointer provides the eligibility requirements for IIFT 2023 exam:
As per the eligibility criterion, there is no age limit for candidates appearing in the IIFT 2023 examination.
To be eligible for IIFT 2023 exam, candidates must fulfil the following educational requirements:
To know the complete eligibility criteria refer to the below link:
Indian Institute of Foreign Trade eligibility criteria 2023
Candidates must fulfil the IIFT Eligibility Criteria to fill in the IIFT registration form 2023. After completing the registration process, the authorities will allow candidates to change their Indian Institute of Foreign Trade registration form 2023.
While filling out the application form to complete the IIFT registration, candidates must keep note of the following pointers:
Candidates can refer to the below table to know the fee structure for IIFT 2023:
Wards of Kashmiri Migrants and
Kashmiri Pandits /
Kashmiri Hindu Families
(Non-Migrants) living in Kashmir Valley
|SC/ST/PwD/Third Gender||Rs. 1250/-|
|For Foreign Nationals/NRIs||US$ 200 / Rs. 15,000/-|
Candidates appearing for IIFT 2023 must be aware of the exam pattern as it provides details such as exam duration, marking scheme and other details. Refer to the below table to know the exam pattern:
|Exam Mode||Computer-Based Mode|
|Sectional Time Allotment||No Sectional Timing|
|No. of Sections||4|
|Type of Questions||Multiple-Choice Questions|
|Negative marking||⅓ marks will be deducted for every incorrect answer|
To know the complete exam pattern details refer to the below link:
Indian Institute of Foreign Trade exam pattern
NTA has released the IIFT 2023 syllabus on the official website. Candidates appearing for the exam must be aware of the Indian Institute of Foreign Trade syllabus, as it helps in creating an effective study plan. The syllabus is divided into 4 subjects, i.e. Quantitative Analysis, Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension, Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning and General Awareness
To access the detailed syllabus, click on the following link:
Indian Institute of Foreign Trade syllabus 2023
To ace IIFT 2023 with desired marks, candidates must have hands on the best books that are based on the latest IIFT syllabus. Refer to the below table to know the subject-wise best books for the IIFT exam:
|The Pearson Guide to Verbal Ability and Logical Reasoning||Nishit K. Sinha|
|Verbal & Non-Verbal Reasoning||R.S Aggarwal|
|Quantum CAT||Sarvesh K. Verma(Arihant Publications)|
|Quantitative Aptitude for CAT/ XAT/ IIFT/ CMAT/ MAT/ Bank PO/ SSC Exam||Disha Publications|
|Data Interpretation & Data Sufficiency for CAT & Other MBA Exams||Disha Publications|
|How to prepare for Data Interpretation for CAT||Arun Sharma|
|Verbal Ability And Logical Reasoning For The CAT||Nishit K. Sinha|
|Verbal & Non-verbal Reasoning||R.S. Aggarwal|
Candidates appearing for IIFT 2023 can improve their preparations by solving previous years’ question papers. These papers give candidates an idea of the marking scheme, question weightage, important topics and frequently asked questions.
Candidates appearing for the IIFT 2023 mock test can solve mock tests to improve their preparations. As mock tests are based on the latest exam pattern and syllabus. They help candidates analyse their preparations. At Embibe, candidates can attempt IIFT mock tests for free and also receive detailed feedback analysis. This will help candidates figure out their strong and weak areas.
Candidates can refer to the below table to know the list of do’s and don’ts while appearing for the exam:
|Printout of the IIFT admit card and the signed declaration or undertaking downloaded from NTA official website||Stationary objects like paper bits, geometry or pencil box, calculators, pens, rulers, writing pads, hard disks, pen drives, erasers, log tables, log tables, calculators, and electronic pens/scanners|
|A passport-size photograph that is the same as the one uploaded on the online application must be carried along for pasting on the attendance sheet in the exam hall||Electronic devices include mobile phones, earphones, microphones, electronic watches with calculators, Bluetooth devices, and health bands|
|One authorised government-issued original photo ID such as the PAN card, driving license, voter ID, passport, Aadhaar card, Aadhaar enrolment number, or ration card||Objects like wallets, goggles, handbags, belts, and caps|
|PwD candidates must carry the PwD certificate issued by the competent authority||Ornaments and metallic items.|
|A transparent bottle with drinking water||Food items opened or packed packages.|
Candidates appearing for the IIFT 2023 can include the below-mentioned preparation tips in their study plan to improve their preparations:
The authorities will release the IIFT admit card on the official website. Candidates who successfully submit the application form will be eligible to download the IIFT 2023 admit cards using their login credentials, such as application number and date of birth. It is compulsory for candidates to take the admit cards to the exam centre, failing which will debar them for the exam.
Candidates can refer to the below table to know the IIFT exam centres list:
|Andaman and Nicobar||Port Blair||AN01|
NTA will release the IIFT results after exam conclusion. Candidates can access their results on the official website,iift.nta.nic.in, using their login credentials. The IIFT 2023 scorecards will include scaled scores and percentiles.
Following the results, the authorities will release the IIFT cut-off. The IIFT cut-off is the minimum score candidates must score to be eligible for the entire MBA (IB) program selection process. The IIFT cut-off will be declared as per the percentile scores post the result announcement.
IIFT admission will be based on Essay writing, Written Test, Group discussions and Interviews. For the Group Discussion and Interview process, candidates will be called based on their marks in the written examination. For the Foreign National/NRI/Children of NRIs, the admission will be based on the GMAT (General Management Aptitude Test).
The following is the list of colleges accepting IIFT scores:
The following are some of the most frequently asked questions on IIFT 2023:
Q: Who will conduct the IIFT 2023?
Ans: NTA will conduct the IIFT 2023.
Q: When will NTA conduct IIFT 2023?
Ans: As per the official brochure, the authorities will conduct the IIFT 2023 on December 18, 2022.
Q: What is the IIFT 2023 official website?
Ans: The official website for IIFT is https://iift.nta.nic.in/.
Q: When is the last date to submit the IIFT 2023 application form?
Ans: Candidates can submit their IIFT 2023 application form by November 24, 2022.
Q: Where can I access the IIFT 2023 brochure?
Ans: Candidates can access the IIFT brochure on the official website.
We hope the above article has answered all your doubts and queries. Embibe wishes you good luck and all the best. Stay tuned to Embibe for the latest updates on the Indian Institute of Foreign Trade 2023.
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