IIFT: Entrance test for Indian Institute of Foreign Trade

IIFT is the entrance exam for securing admission to the IIFT, a deemed-university. The test is conducted as an autonomous entrance examination across various centres in India. IIFT is the only institute among the top 10 Indian business schools that offers a full time program – MBA in International Business (IB).


Candidates must have a recognised Bachelor's degree of minimum three years' duration in any discipline. Candidates appearing for their final year examination of graduation can also apply (subject to submission of proof of requisite qualification by October). There is no age limit for the IIFT test.

  • Test mode : Paper based.
  • Conducted : November, held once a year.
  • Duration : 2 hours
  • Marking Scheme : Differential marking scheme, 1/3rd negative marking for every wrong answer.

Test structure

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