IIFT 2022 Entrance Exam - Registration Open, Eligibility, Pattern, Group Discussion, and FAQs


Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT) conducts the IIFT entrance exam for admission to its flagship programme, MBA (International Business). It is a six-trimester general management programme that focuses on providing trained business executives in the field of International Business Management. The entrance exam is the first step of the admission process followed by Writing Assessment, GD, and Interview. The entrance exam is conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA). The responsibility of the agency is only up to the conduct of the exam and result declaration. For complete details related to eligibility criteria, pattern, syllabus, application process, and more for the IIFT Entrance Exam 2022, check out the complete article below.

Latest Update: The online application process for the IIFT entrance exam 2022 is active on the official website. The last date for application submission is 15th October 2021. The exam is scheduled to be held on 5th December 2021.

IIFT 2022 Entrance Exam - Quick Overview

Exam Name

IIFT MBA (IB) Entrance Exam 2022

Exam Conducting Authority

National Testing Agency (NTA)

Official Website



Exam Frequency

Once a year

Exam Mode


Exam Timing

10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Helpline Number

011-4075900 (NTA)

Support Email ID

[email protected]

IIFT Exam 2022 Important Dates


Important Dates

Application process begins

2nd September 2021

Application process ends

15th October 2021 (upto 5:00 PM)

Correction in the Application Form

17th to 26th October 2021

Admit card availability

To be announced later

IIFT Exam 2022

5th December 2021 (Sunday)

Result announcement

December 2021/ January 2022

Writing Assessment, GD, and Interview

February/ March 2022

IIFT Exam 2022 Pattern & Syllabus

Exam Pattern

The entrance exam will be a computer-based test of 120 minutes where Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) will be asked from the following sections:

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

The question paper will be in the English language.

Syllabus for IIFT Entrance Exam

There is no official syllabus prescribed by the authorities. However, candidates must prepare for the exam based on the mock test, previous years’ question papers, and preparation books

IIFT Exam 2022 Eligibility

Candidates must meet the following eligibility conditions:

Educational Qualification

  • Bachelor’s degree (minimum three years duration) from a recognised institute with at least 50% marks (45% for SC/ ST/ PWD categories).
  • Those appearing in the final exam of the qualifying degree are also eligible provided they submit the proof of passing the exam by 7th October 2022.

Age Limit

  • There is no age limit for the entrance exam.

IIFT Exam 2022 Application Process

Application forms for the exam will be submitted through the online mode. Candidates can fill the application via NTA’s website https://iift.nta.nic.in/. Candidates are required to submit only a single application. Multiple applications will be rejected. Here is the detailed application process.

Specifications for Scanned Images

Candidates are required to upload the scanned images of photograph, signature, and certificates as per the specifications mentioned below:

  • Scanned image of a recent photograph of the candidate in JPG/ JPEG format in size between 10 KB and 200 KB.
  • Scanned image of signature in JPG/ JPEG format in size between 4 KB and 30 KB.
  • Copy of category/ subcategory certificate in JPG/ JPEG format in size between 50 KB and 300 KB.

Upload the correct images as per the specifications as there will be no facility for correction.

Steps for Filling the IIFT Application Form

  • Visit the official website as mentioned above and click on the link for the online application.
  • Click on the ‘New Registration’ button.
  • Read the instructions carefully, accept the declaration, and proceed.
  • Provide the information along with a valid email ID and active mobile number for registration.
  • After the registration is complete, an application number will appear on the screen.
  • Now, login using the application number and password to complete the application form. Fill-in all the details asked for.
  • Upload the scanned images of candidate’s photograph, signature, and certificates as per specifications.
  • Make the application fee payment through your preferred mode.
  • After successful fee payment, a confirmation page will be generated. Take a print of the same.

Application Fee

The application fee is to be paid via Net banking/ Debit Card/ Debit Card/ Paytm services/ UPI. Category-wise application fee details are as under:


Fee Amount

General/ Gen-EWS/ OBC (NCL)

₹ 2500/-

SC/ ST/ PwD/ Transgender

₹ 1000/-

Processing charges and GST are to be paid by the candidate. The application fee is non-refundable

Other Details

IIFT 2022 Entrance Exam Admit Card

IIFT MBA entrance exam admit cards will be issued online through the official website. Candidates can download the same using their login credentials. Admit cards have details about the exam day, date, timing, venue, and general instructions. No request for change in the examination centre will be accepted under any circumstances. No candidate will be allowed to appear for the exam without an admit card. Admit cards will be issued only through the online mode and will not be sent by post to any candidate under any circumstances. Candidates are advised to keep the admit card safe till the admission process ends.

Documents/ Items to be carried to the Exam Center

  • IIFT MBA entrance exam 2022 admit card
  • One passport size photograph (same as uploaded in the application form)
  • One valid government Photo ID (any one - Driving License/ PAN Card/ Passport/ Voter ID/ Aadhaar Card/ Aadhaar Enrolment No./ Ration Card)
  • PwD Certificate, if applicable
  • Transparent water bottle
  • A small bottle of hand sanitiser (50mg)
  • Face mask and gloves

IIFT 2022 Entrance Exam - Answer Key

NTA will display the answer key for the IIFT 2022 entrance exam after the exam on the official website. Candidates will also be provided with the opportunity to challenge the answer key for three days. A non-refundable fee of ₹ 200 per question will be charged for submitting objections against the answer key. After considering the objections, the final answer key will be prepared. The result will be announced based on the final answer key.

IIFT 2022 Entrance Exam Result

IIFT MBA entrance exam results will be prepared based on the final answer key. The raw scores secured by the candidates will be converted into NTA scores (percentile). Candidates will be able to download their scores through the official website. A list of shortlisted candidates for the next round of the admission process will also be released online. There will be no re-checking of the result.

IIFT 2022 Entrance Exam - GD and Interview

Those who are shortlisted through the computer-based test will be called for the Writing Assessment, Group Discussion, and Interview round. These will be held in February/ March 2022 at the following centers:

  • Ahmedabad
  • Delhi
  • Lucknow
  • Mumbai
  • Bengaluru
  • Chennai
  • Hyderabad

Written Ability Test (WAT) - Candidates are required to submit an essay on a given topic. Evaluation will be done based on the clarity, ability to comprehend, the technique of presentation, and expression of ideas.

Group Discussion (GD) - Discussion on a given topic in groups. Evaluation will be done based on leadership skills, communication, team player skills, content, and ability to provide insight.

Personal Interview - In the personal interview round, candidates will be evaluated based on academic, extracurricular, and analytical performance.

IIFT 2022 Exam - Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Question 1: Is an Aadhaar Card mandatory for appearing in the IIFT MBA entrance exam 2022?

No. An Aadhaar card is just identity proof. Candidates can also carry any other valid ID proof for the exam.

Question 2: Can Foreign Nationals/ NRI candidates apply for the exam?

Yes. However, they must meet the eligibility criteria set for them and follow the respective application procedure. For complete details, check the official prospectus. 

Question 3: What is the application fee for Foreign Nationals?

The application fee for Foreign Nationals is US$ 200 i.e. ₹ 15,000.

Question 4: Is there any negative marking in the IIFT MBA entrance exam?

Yes. one-third of the marks allotted to the questions will be deducted for an incorrect answer.

Question 5: Will the authorities release the recorded responses and question papers before the result?

Yes. The recorded response sheets and question papers will be released along with the provisional answer key. This will also help the candidate in calculating the estimated score.