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IIFT 2025: Registration, Dates, Eligibility, Preparation, Admission Procedure

By: Sunil Kushwaha

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The IIFT examination, typically administered by the National Testing Agency (NTA), will not be held for admission in 2025. Instead, IIFT Delhi will shortlist candidates for the MBA International Business and MBA Business Analytics programs based on their CAT 2024 scores. The registration process for admission has commenced, and the deadline to complete the IIFT MBA admission form is December 2024.

The application process for admission to the MBA (IB) Batch 2025-27 at the Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT) has commenced. Renowned for its high ranking and return on investment, IIFT has campuses in Delhi and Kolkata. For the upcoming admission cycle, IIFT will consider the CAT 2024 exam score exclusively as the IIFT entrance exam for the current year has been cancelled.

Aspiring candidates are required to appear for the CAT 2024 exam, conducted by the IIMs on the 4th week of November 2024, and submit a separate application for IIFT admission in 2025. IIFT provides two full-time MBA programs: MBA (IB) and MBA (BA), both spanning over two years.

IIFT Notification  IIFT Important Dates 
IIFT Application Form How to Fill IIFT Application Form
IIFT Admit Card  IIFT Answer Key  
IIFT SyllabusIIFT Eligibility Criteria
IIFT Preparation TipsIIFT Exam Pattern 
IIFT Result  IIFT Cut Off
IIFT Admission Procedure

IIFT 2025 Highlights

Interested candidates must acquire an exam overview before proceeding with the application form. One must have a broad outlook of the exam and understand the details more clearly. The tabular representation will help to gather instructive and informative details of the exam, which can ultimately help you in the long run. Do remember these highlights.

ParticularsDetails
Name of the ExamIIFT Entrance Exam 2025
Name of the OrganizationIndian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT)
Name of the Conducting BodyNational Testing Agency (NTA)
Level of the ExamNational Level 
Mode of ApplicationOnline 
Application FeeGeneral/OBC – INR 2500/-
SC/ST/PH – INR 1000/-
Foreign Nationals/NRI/Children of NRI Parents – USD 200
Mode of ExamOnline (Computer Based Test)
Medium of the ExamEnglish
Exam Date3rd week of December 2024
Courses Offered
  • MBA – International Business 
  • Executive PGDM
  • Certificate Programs
Helpdesk Number0120-6895200
Official website
  • https://tedu.iift.ac.in/iift/index.phphttps://iift.nta.nic.in

IIFT 2025 Important Dates

Candidates wait eagerly for the exam dates as and when application forms are submitted. You will get to know about the exam dates from the official notification that will be released soon. It is in the best interest of the candidates that they do not wait and think much about the exam dates but simply concentrate on their preparation. 

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Here are the estimated exam dates for this year. These dates are tentative and the conducting body can alter the dates due to any administrative reasons. You can get an idea of the expected exam dates. So, let us have a look. 

EventsDates (Tentative)
Release of the official notification4th week of September 2024
Starting Date of the application form 4th week of September 2024
Last date to fill out the application form4th week of November 2024
Last date to Submit a Request for a change of Exam Centres4th week of November 2024
Last date of applying through submitting GMAT scores for foreign nationals and NRIs3rd week of October 2024
Correction Window4th week of November 2024
Release of the Admit Cards1st week of December 2024
Examination Date3rd week of December 2024
Release of answer keys2nd week of January 2025
Release of the Results2nd week of February 2025
Release of the scorecards3rd week of February 2025
GD and PI RoundsMarch 2025

IIFT 2025 Application Form

The application forms will be published soon after the release of the official notifications. An activated link will be available here which you can access to view the application form. Candidates after going through crucial prerequisites, must fill the application form carefully and within the mentioned deadline. 

Below is the description of certain relevant details regarding the application forms and candidates should not try to miss anything. Go through each of them attentively.

  • As per the latest sources, the application form will only be available in an online manner on the official website of the exam conducting body,
  • It is expected that the application forms has been available from 30th September 2024 and the last date to submit the same will be is 14th November 2024 if everything goes as planned.
  • Candidates need to register themselves on the official website by putting in certain crucial details such as a valid email ID and a working mobile number. 
  • Once the registration is complete, one can fill the application form by providing personal details, educational qualifications, experience if applicable, essential documents etc. 
  • One needs to upload the prescribed documents which include a passport size photograph, signature, caste and category certificate, domicile if applicable, mark sheets etc in the format specified and dimensions available in the official notification.
  • As per the latest information, the size limit of the prescribed documents should be between 10 to 200 kb while for the photograph it is 4 to 30 kb. Documents falling out of this limit will not be uploaded under any circumstances.
  • The final stage of the application procedure is to pay the application fee and submit the application before the last date. 
  • Fill in all the details carefully and don’t forget to take out the printout of the payment receipt and the application form for future references and usage. 

How to fill Application Form

  • Go to the official website of NTA IIFT 2025. 
  • Look for the tab that says “New Registration” and provide all the details asked in the form such as name, Date of Birth, valid email ID, and mobile number. 
  • Click on submit and you will receive a registration number and password on the registered mobile number and email ID. 
  • Use the login credentials and complete your form. 
  • Finally, submit the application fees and application form and take a printout of the payment receipt. 

IIFT 2025 Application Fees

Candidates are supposed to pay the application fees according to the category in online mode to submit their application finally. All those candidates who fail to pay the application fees on time will be disqualified and won’t be allowed to appear in the exam. 

You must ensure that the internet connections are safe and fast before completing the transaction and also take a copy of the payment receipt. The application fee can be paid through a number of methods such as credit cards, debit cards, UPI, Internet Banking, etc. 

CategoryApplication Fee
UR/Gen-EWS/ OBC (NCL)Rs.2000/-
ST/SC/PWD/Transgender CandidatesRs.1000/-
Foreign Nationals/NRIsRs.9,500/- (US$ 150)

IIFT 2025 Form Correction

According to the latest information, the application forms can be corrected even after submitting them when the correction window opens. The correction window will be opened only for a limited period of time, and candidates who committed any mistake or who need to change something can do that during that time.

It is likely that the correction window will open on 2nd week of November 2024 after the last date of submission of the application ends. Keep visiting the official website. 

IIFT 2025 Eligibility Criteria

Candidates need to ensure that they are fully eligible for any entrance exam before applying. All the eligibility conditions will be mentioned in the official notification which will be released really soon. The eligibility criteria talk about the nationality of the candidates, educational qualifications, age limit, experience required etc and only those who possess essential eligibility will be able to apply for the program. 

The eligibility criteria which have been decided by the exam conducting authority are mentioned below. You are requested to remember and read them carefully.

Nationality of the candidate: The candidate who belongs to either Indian nationality or foreign nationality are eligible to apply for the entrance exam. There is no bar on the nationality of the candidate.

Qualifying Exam: All the interested candidates must possess a valid degree in bachelors in any stream from a recognized board, university, or institute. All those candidates who are in the final year of graduation are also eligible to apply for the exam. The qualifying percentage to apply for varies for different categories and is as follows: 

Name of the CategoryEducational Qualification Percentage
General CategoryMinimum 50%
Schedule CasteMinimum 45%
Schedule TribeMinimum 45%
PWDMinimum 45%

Age Limit: Candidates who fall within the certain age limit are only allowed to apply for a particular entrance exam. Gladly, there is no upper age limit to apply for IIFT 2025 provided that the candidate possesses the necessary educational qualifications as mentioned above. 

IIFT 2025 Exam Pattern

An understanding of the exam pattern will help the candidates to perform well in the exam and ultimately enhance their scores. One must remember the exam pattern and start his or her preparation accordingly. 

Some of the prominent details of the exam pattern are provided below for your reference. I hope you get an informative understanding.

Mode of the Exam: The exam is going to be conducted in online mode which is also known as CBT mode.

Type of the Questions: All the questions asked in the exam will be objective type.

Duration of the Exam: The duration of the exam is going to be 2 hours.

Sections: The different sections from which the questions will be asked in the exam are English Grammar, Data Interpretation, General Knowledge & Current Affairs, Vocabulary and Comprehension, Logical Reasoning, and Quantitative Analysis.

Medium of the Exam: The medium in which the questions will be asked is English.

Maximum Marks: The maximum marks for the exam are going to be 100. 

For a better and clearer understanding, the tabular representation is provided with the distribution of the number of questions for each of the sections. Please go through it.

Subjects           Number of Questions
Logical Reasoning42
English Comprehension36
Quantitative Analysis20
General Knowledge & Awareness25
Total123 questions

IIFT 2025 Syllabus

The whole syllabus is designed by the exam conducting authority and candidates must analyze it carefully before beginning to study. All the questions are asked only from the topics mentioned below.

If you do not want to leave any stone unturned, prepare according to the syllabus described here for the year 2025.

SubjectTopics
General Knowledge and Current Affairs
  • Topics related to current scenarios
  • Political Awareness
  • Economic Awareness
  • Sports Awareness
  • Awards & Awardees 
  • International Affairs 
  • Indian and International Politics
Logical Reasoning
  • Linear & Matrix Arrangements
  • Coding & Decoding
  • Visual & Critical Reasoning
  • Sequencing
  • Family Tree Problem
  • Cause & Effect
  • Symbol based Problem
Vocabulary and Comprehension
  • Spellings
  • Word meaning match
  • Sentence Arrangement
  • Sentence Completion
  • Grammar
  • Synonyms
  • Phrases
  • Figure of Speech
  • Reading Comprehension
Data Interpretation and Quantitative Analysis
  • Parentages
  • HCF & LCM
  • Vectors
  • Logarithm
  • Binomial Expansion
  • Venn Diagram
  • Number System
  • Clocks
  • Calendar
  • Median
  • Mode
  • Speed
  • Coordinate geometry
  • Instalments payments
  • Ratios & Proportions
  • Time
  • Distance 
  • Simple interest 

IIFT 2025 Preparation Tips

In addition to the knowledge of the exam pattern and syllabus, one must also keep these preparation tips in mind for a better strategy in order to crack the examination. These preparation tips are a boon for taking the exam with optimism and enthusiasm with the hope of clearing it.

The preparation tips are going to be efficient only when you keep them in mind throughout your studying days. Let us look at them one by one.

  • The first and foremost step before proceeding with the preparation is to understand and comprehend the entire syllabus of the exam.
  • Then, one must analyze one’s weak and strong topics and make a strategy accordingly.
  • Choose the books wisely and practice mocks regularly for the self-evaluation.
  • Prepare a timetable and follow it positively.
  • Make a routine for study along with an extracurricular activity for leisure time and for refreshment. 
  • Don’t panic on exam day and try to keep calm. 
  • Make sure you revise all the important topics before the exam. 
  • Read the instructions that are printed at the end of the admit card for the candidates’ benefits. 
  • Keep patience and consistency. 

IIFT 2025 Books

Candidates can choose from a wide range of books for enhancing their preparation. Some of the recommended books are mentioned below.

SubjectName of the Book
Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension
  • Word Power Made Easy by Norman Lewis
  • High School English Grammar and Composition by Wren and Martin
  • Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning by R. S Aggarwal 
Quantitative Aptitude
  • Quantum CAT by Sarvesh K Verma
  • Quantitative Aptitude by R. S Aggarwal
Logical Reasoning
  • Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning by R. S Aggarwal
  • How to prepare for logical reasoning for CAT by Arun Sharma
Data Interpretation
  • Data Interpretation for CAT by Arun Sharma
  • MBA book by Pearson
General knowledge
  • General Knowledge by Lucent Publications
  • Newspapers

IIFT 2025 Exam Centres

Candidates are given the option to select the most convenient exam centre while filling out the application form. Once the application form gets submitted, there is a provision to change the exam centre only until a fixed date. After that, no changes can be made. The exam centres for this year are as follows:

AllahabadAhmedabad
BangaloreBhubaneshwar
ChennaiCoimbatore
DehradunChandigarh
DelhiHyderabad
IndoreGuwahati
JaipurKochi
KolkataJamshedpur
LucknowNagpur
VisakhapatnamMumbai

IIFT 2025 Admit Card

Admit cards consist of all the essential details related to the exam which include the date of the examination, name of the examination, venue, time, shift, and so on. Only those candidates whose application forms are submitted and approved by the candidates after the payment of the application fee will receive the admit cards in the online mode. 

As per the latest sources, the admit card for the year 2025 entrance exam is expected to be released from the second week of November 2024. One can download their admit card after checking all the details printed from the official website using their login credentials. 

Keep this thing in mind that no candidate will be sent the admit cards through the postal means or any other manner. You need to carry the admit card in hardcopy along with valid identity proof such as an Aadhar Card, Pan Card, Passport etc, and also a passport-size photograph for the entry of the candidates into the exam centre. 

In case of any discrepancy in the hall tickets, candidates may contact the conducting authority using the helpline numbers mentioned on their official website. The official website is given above. Some of the crucial details that need to be checked in the admit card are as follows: 

  • Name of the Candidate
  • Name of the Exam
  • Post Applied for
  • Photograph of the Candidate
  • Gender of the Candidate
  • Parents’ Name
  • Roll Number of the Candidate
  • Date of the Examination
  • Time of the Examination
  • Exam venue and its Postal Address
  • Duration of the Exam
  • Category
  • Date of Birth
  • General Instructions for the Examination

IIFT 2025 Answer Key

Answer keys are published on the official website in the online mode. The answer key helps the candidates to analyze their raw scores before the declaration of the result and candidates can get an idea of whether they will be able to clear the cut-off or not. 

National Testing Agency (NTA) will also provide the facility to the candidates to raise the objection on a question if they provide valid proof. They will be able to raise objections on each question after the payment of Rs. 1000 on every question. 

The good thing is that the fee for the objection will be refunded to the candidates if the conducting authority finds that the objection raised is correct. So, if you are willing to raise an objection then think twice before doing it. 

IIFT 2025 Result

The declaration of the results takes place after the conducting of all the levels of the exam. Firstly, the results are published for prelims and then for the mains separately. All the candidates will be able to look at their scores online manner. 

It is most likely that the result will be published in the second week of December 2024 on the official website. Candidates can use their login credentials to download their results. All the candidates must keep a printout of their scorecards for future purposes. 

IIFT 2025 Cut Off

Cut-off refers to the minimum marks that a candidate needs to score in order to become eligible for the admission process. Cut-offs are released by the exam conducting authority along with the results for different categories. 

One must look at the previous year cut-offs for a better idea of the upcoming cut-offs. Cut-offs depend on a number of factors such as the number of candidates, the difficulty of the exam, normalization if any, etc. Here is the list of previous year cut-offs. Check Below-

CategoryCut Off
General138
OBC-NCL115
SC89
ST89
PH89

IIFT 2025 Admission Process

Admission is provided to those candidates who qualify for the exam and it is done only after the publishing of the result and scorecards. If you want to take admission then you must qualify for each of the levels. The admission is provided according to the performance of the candidates in the entrance exam and the procedure to intake students starts after the release of the results. 

As per the latest sources, there are certain rounds where the candidates need to appear and pass them in order to be part of the IIFT admission process. The rounds include GD and PI rounds. All those candidates who successfully qualify for the GD and PI rounds will be informed through their registered mobile numbers and email ID that they provided. 

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Once the admission of the candidate is confirmed in the institution, they need to submit certain documents as mentioned below before a deadline along with the payment of the admission fees. The list of documents are as follows:

  • Degree and mark sheet of matriculation
  • Degree and mark sheet of intermediate
  • Degree and mark sheet of Graduation (if applicable)
  • Valid identity proof (Aadhar Card, Pan Card, Passport, Driving License)
  • Application Forms in printed format
  • Admit card 
  • Scorecard
  • Caste certificate
  • NRI certificate (if applicable)
  • PWD certificate (if applicable)

If you have any other quires about IIFT 2025, you can leave your question below in the comment box.

Sunil Kushwaha

As a dedicated Biology Science graduate, I'm passionate about sharing the latest updates in national and state entrance exams through my blog. I aim to keep aspiring students informed about exam trends, important dates, and changes in syllabi. With a keen interest in education, I strive to offer valuable insights for students navigating the competitive landscape of entrance examinations and admission tests. Stay updated with me.

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