About IIFT

What is IIFT?

IIFT is a leading business school of India. The institute is famous for management courses in International Business Management and Strategy courses. IIFT conducts a separate entrance test to select candidates. Based on marks obtained in the written test, candidates are further called for essay writing, group discussion and interview.

Registrations for IIFT 2018 are underway and will continue till September 15, 2017. The written exam will be conducted on December 3, 2017 from 10.00 a.m. to 12.00 noon. Following the declaration of results late in December, successful candidates will have to appear for Essay Writing, Personal Interview and Group Discussion.

Eligibility for IIFT

The candidate must be a graduate with 50% marks or equivalent CGPA in first attempt. Candidates appearing for the final year of bachelor’s degree/equivalent qualification examination and those who have completed degree requirements and are awaiting results can also apply subject to clearing the final examination in first attempt with 50% aggregate marks.

Additional Eligibility for Foreign National/NRI

In order to qualify as an international; candidate for the purpose of applying to IIFT entrance exam, a candidate should have been (expected to be) resident outside India for a period of not less than 18 months as on December 31, 2017 and be outside India during the IIFT examination window. The Indian nationals who are living, working, studying abroad should produce with application a certificate from the Indian Embassy/High Commission/Consulate of the country where the candidate is currently based, stated that the candidate has been resident in that country continuously for a period of not less than 18 months as on December 31, 2017.

Foreign nationals need to have a valid passport/travel document from a country other than India. The Foreign nationals who are present in India at the time of IIFT entrance test are required to take the same.

The candidate should produce Graduate Management Aptitude Test (GMAT) score which should be received by the Institute latest by 15 th February 2018. GMAT taken before 1st January 2016 is not valid.

If the candidate has appeared for any MBA entrance examination for that year in India (2017) such as CAT/XAT/IIFT etc., he/she is not eligible to apply.

Transcripts of all academic degrees/diplomas are required to be submitted along with the application. Grades or marks may be self-reported. Originals are required to be produced at the time of admission.

Syllabus for IIFT

IIFT analyses the skills of the aspirant in four sections –

Some of the core concepts in this are –

1. Quantitative Section

Percentages and its applications

Ratio and its applications

Numbers and its applications

Geometry and its applications


English Section



Critical Reasoning and its numerous applications

Reading Comprehension

Analytical and Logical Reasoning Section

Blood Relations

Direction Sense



Data Structures



Clocks and Calenders

Data Interpretation Section




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