IIFT 2018 - Exam Dates, Pattern, Registration, Syllabus, Eligibility

About IIFT Examination

  • IIFT stands for Indian Institute of Foreign Trade. IIFT entrance exam is conducted by IIFT-Delhi for its two campuses i.e IIFT-Delhi and IIFT-Kolkata.
  • Written Test will be held on Sunday, 2nd December 2018. Detailed notification is yet to be out. 
  • Official Website of IIFT: http://tedu.iift.ac.in/iift/index.php

Important Dates

  • Notification date
    15th July 2018
  • Registration – Online
    6th august to 14th September
  • The last date to apply online and submit GMAT score for Foreign Nationals and NRIs
    15th February 2019
  • The last date to apply online and submit GMAT score for Foreign Nationals and NRIs
    15 February 2019
  • Admit Card Release
    16th November 2018
  • Exam Date & Timings- Online
    2nd December 2018 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
  • Result
    24th December 2018 (Tentative)
  • Announcement of final list of candidates for admission campuses
    Last week of March 2019 (Tentative)
  • Last date for Request for Test Centre Change(Centre Change Fee: 1,000.00)
    5th november 2018

Candidates Applied (2017)
50,000 (approx)


Form Fee

  • General/ OBC- Rs.1,650
  • SC/ST/PH- Rs.825
  • Foreign Nationals/NRIs : US $85 / Rs.5,500 
    (Includes application screening and entrance test fee, where the candidates are not required to pay extra fee while sending back the filled in application form to IIFT)


Mode of Payment

  • Online: Through Credit/Debit Cards (VISA/Master).


Eligibility Criteria IIFT 2018

  • Recognized Bachelor's degree of minimum 3 years' duration in any discipline with  50% marks in Graduation (45% for SC/ST/PWD candidates).
  • Candidates appearing in final year of Graduation can also apply subject to submission of proof of requisite qualification by 7th October 2019.
  • No age limit.


Exam Format

  • Pencil Paper Test
  • Duration of the test is two hours and will cover English Grammar, Vocabulary and Comprehension, General Knowledge and Current Affairs, Logical Reasoning, Data Interpretation and Quantitative Analysis.


Test Subjects

  • Quantitative analysis
  • Logical Reasoning
  • English Comprehension
  • General Knowledge and Awareness


Marking Scheme (IIFT 2017)



Total no. of questions

Marks per question

Total Marks

Section 1

General Awareness




Section 2 - Part 1

Reading Comprehension




Section 2 - Part 2

English Usage




Section 3

Quantitative Ability




Section 4 - Part 1

Logical Reasoning




Section 4 - Part 2

Data Interpretation









(Time Limit- 2hrs)

There is a total of 123 questions spread over four sections with a negative marking of 1/3rd of the maximum marks allotted to that question.



Exam Syllabus IIFT 2018

Candidates should have sound knowledge of the following topics

English Comprehension Logical Reasoning Quantitative Analysis
Comprehension of passage Questions from these topics are asked Geometry (Lines, angles, Triangles, Spheres, Rectangles, Cube, Cone,..)
Verbal Reasoning Critical reasoning Ratios and Proportion
Syllogisms Visual reasoning Percentages
Contextual usage Assumption-Premise-Conclusion In-equations Quadratic and linear equations Algebra
Analogies Assertion and reasons Profit & Loss
Antonyms Statements and assumptions Averages
Fill In the Blanks identifying valid inferences Time-Speed-Distance
Jumbled paragraphs with 4 or 5 sentences identifying Strong arguments and Weak arguments Work and time
Foreign language words used in English Statements and conclusions Number system
Sentence completion Cause and Effect HCF & LCM
Sentence correction Identifying Probably true Geometric Progression & Arithmetic progression
odd man out Probably false Arithmetic mean & Geometric mean
Idioms definitely true Harmonic Mean, Median & Mode
one word substitution definitely false kind of statement Number Base System
Different usage of same word Linear arrangements Mensuration
Errors in word choice Matrix arrangements Allegation & Mixtures
mania & phobia Puzzles Pipes and Cisterns
Incorrect words Family tree problem Simple Interest & Compound Interest
Mood Symbol Based problems Set Theory & Venn Diagram
Conditionals & Multiple Usage Coding and decoding Installment Payments
Punctuation Sequencing Partnership
Proverb identifying next number in series Clocks
Phrasal verb   Probability
    Permutations & Combinations
    Topics like Trigonometry
    Binomial Expansion
    Co-ordinate geometry
    Maxima & Minima Progression
    Surds & Indices and Complex numbers


Test Centers

Allahabad Indore Lucknow        
Bangalore Jaipur Mumbai
Bhubeneshwar Jamshedpur Nagpur
Chandigarh Kochi Visakhapatnam
Chennai Coimbatore Dehradun
Delhi Guwahati  


Top Colleges

  • Indian Institute of Foreign Trade, Kolkata
  • Indian Institute of Foreign Trade, Delhi
  • Jain College of Engineering, Belagaum
  • Community Institute of Management Studies, Bangalore

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