IIFT 2020: Eligibility Criteria, Exam Pattern, Admit Card, Results, Cut-Off & Selection Procedure….

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Indian Institute of Foreign Trade or IIFT 2020 MBA entrance exam results had been declared on 13th December 2019. The NTA conducts the IIFT 2020 entrance exam as a computer-based test mode. Candidates can check the important dates for IIFT 2020 entrance exam.

Events Dates
Starting of Online Application 9th September 2019
Last date to apply online 3rd November 2019
Successful transaction of fee 9th September to 4th November 2019 (11:50 PM)
Correction in particulars 9th-11th November 2019
Last date of applying through submitting GMAT score for foreign nationals and NRIs 3rd week of February 2019
Release of Admit card 19th November 2019
IIFT 2020 Exam 1st December 2019
Release of answer key 3rd December 2019
Declaration of Results 13th December 2019 
Scorecard release date 2nd week of January 2020
GD and PI Rounds January or February 2020

IIFT 2020 Application Form

The IIFT 2020 Application Form needs to be submitted online before the expiry date. Candidates can go through the table below for reference:

IIFT 2020 Application Form Activity IIFT Application Form Dates
IIFT Application Form 2020 Start Date September 9, 2019
IIFT 2020 Application last Date for submission October 25, 2019
IIFT 2020 Application Form Fee Rs.2000/-
IIFT Application form 2020 Last Date to submit Request for Test Centre Change October 25, 2019
IIFT Exam Application Fee for Request to change Test Centre Rs.1000/-

IIFT Application Form Filling

You as a candidate need to register for the IIFT Application process. Visit the official website and click on new user to register. Now click on NTA.IIFT Application and fill the online Application Form.

Read the instruction sheet generated and click Proceed button. This opens a primary registration cum application form window. You must fill the details like personal details, educational qualifications and contact numbers. Once filled and verified, click on I Agree. This is an acceptance declaration form. You agree to the form by clicking on the I Agree option.

Next, press the Submit button.  your registration is shown with an application number generated. Click on Complete Application Form to complete the details.

Fill the academic details that are a must in the Application Form. All necessary details like class 10 certificates and 12th marksheets are needed to be filled in. If you have any professional expertise, its requested to fill that as well.

Review and verify the details entered. Click on Submit on the IIFT Application Page. Proceed to the Uploading of scanned photos and signature within the specified dimensions. Upload the scanned pics and signature with format specified in the application form.

Review and press Submit. Make the payment as necessary for the General Category and Reserved Category as requested.

The payment for the general is Rs. 2000/-and Rs.1000/- for the reserved.  The payment can be done using debit card/credit card and internet banking.

An intimation of successful submission of the Application form will be sent to your email id and mobile number as entered at the time of registration.

The category wise fees for different sect are as under:

Candidature Type IIFT Application Fees
General/OBC Candidates Rs.2000/-
SC/ST/PH Candidates       Rs.  1000/-
Foreign National/NRI/Children of NRI US$ 85 (INR5500)

The IIFT opens the editing facility for candidates in the last week of October or in the first week of November 2019.  All editions or modifications can be done by entering your IIFT registration number and password.

IIFT Eligibility Criteria

All IIFT Applicants must have a Bachelor’s Degree of 3years duration with at least a minimum of 50% marks in graduation from any stream. Candidates appearing for the qualifying exam are eligible provided they submit a proof of requisite qualification by 8th October 2020.

IIFT has no age prescribe for the admission process. Candidate with requisite qualification can be eligible for applying. However, IIFT may award weightage to applicants who have a work experience between 1 year and 5 years.

The candidate who qualifies on a provisional basis but fail to qualify in the Bachelor’s Degree is liable to getting his/her candidature cancelled.

The candidate must produce the Graduate Management Aptitude Test score issued by the Institute latest by 15th February 2020.  Shortlisted candidates must undergo a personal interview at the IIFT Campus.

IIFT Exam Pattern

The IIFT entrance exam is of multiple-choice question format. The IIFT question paper is divided into 6 sections comprising Verbal Ability, English Reading Comprehension, General Knowledge and Awareness, Logical Reasoning, Data Interpretation and Quantitative Analysis.

The section wise breakdown is as follows:

Section Total questions Mark awarded for each correct answer Max marks 100
Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension  35 3 105
Quantitative Analysis  25 3  75
Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning 30 3  90
General Awareness (GK) 20 1.5 30
Total 110 300

IIFT Exam Reporting Time

The IIFT 2020 reporting time was at 8.00 am. The candidates will not be permitted to enter the entrance exam centre after 9.30 am. Pre-exam activities like Entry in the Examination Centre/Hall/Room, physical frisking, document verification, Invigilators recording manual attendance and Biometric registration at registration desk, Cross checking of admit card, signature and photo match, will be completed by the invigilator latest by 9:30 A.M.

The instructional sheet will be issued to the candidates after the above process.

  • Date of IIFT Examination: Sunday 01.12.2019
  • Mode of IIFT MBA 2020 Entrance Examination: “Computer Based Test (CBT)” mode only
  • IIFT 2020 Exam Time: 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon
  • Reporting time at IIFT Exam Centre: 8 A.M.
  • Security Check Time: 8 AM to 9.30 AM
  • Entry to Exam Centre officially allowed: 9 A.M.
  • IIFT Exam Centre Gate Closed: 9.30 AM
  • Instructions by the Invigilators: 9:30 a.m. to 9:50 a.m.
  • Candidates Login Started (only to read instructions): 9.50 A.M.
  • IIFT Entrance Test Commenced: 10:00 A.M.
  • IIFT 2020 Entrance test Over: 12.00 Noon.

IIFT Admit Cards

IIFT Admit Cards had been released by NTA (National Testing Agency) on 19th November 2019. The Hall Ticket /Admit card can be obtained online. The candidates can download the Admit Cards from the official website at iift.nta.nic.in with their IIFT Application Number and Password along with Date of Birth.

Important Takeaways

The IIFT Admit Card is an important document without which the applicants can’t sit for the exam. All applicants must take an original photo id proof along with the IIFT Admit card.

It (Admit card) should contain primary details such as name of the candidate, roll number, exam date, exam timings, exam location, and exam guidelines.

If any discrepancies are found, the candidate must communicate it to the NTA, the concerned exam authority immediately.

IIFT Important Dates

  • IIFT 2020 will be conducted on December 1, 2019.
  • It will be conducted in online mode i.e. computer-based test.
  • IIFT Admit Card 2020 has been issued on November 19, 2019.
  • It is available in online mode
  • The last day to download the admit card is exam day itself. 
  • IIFT Result will be announced on December 11, 2020.

Download your Admit card

Visit the official website of IIFT at iift.nta.nic.in Click on Download IIFT Admit Card. You will be directed to a screen with download details. Choose the option of Download IIFT Admit card by entering the Application Number and Password along with your Date of Birth.

Enter the captcha code and click Submit. The Admit Card will be displayed on your screen. Download it and take multiple copies for the future.

Details Needed to be on The ADMIT CARD

  • Name of the Candidate
  • Roll Number
  • Application Number
  • Category
  • Gender
  • Date & Time of Exam
  • Reporting Time
  • Address of IIFT Exam Centre
  • Candidates’ Photograph and Signature
  • Instructions for exam day

Avoid these Happenings on Admit Card

Candidates should carefully read all the information mentioned on the admit card and ensure that it is correct.

Candidates must not mutilate or make changes in the admit card by themselves as this can lead to detention from IIFT 2020 exam.

Candidates are also not supposed to mark anything with a pen or pencil on the admit card. Doing so will invalidate the authenticity of the admit card.

In case of any discrepancy or problem in obtaining the admit card, candidates must contact NTA, the conducting body. ​

Documents needed with Admit Card

  • Driving license
  • Aadhaar Card
  • Pan card
  • Passport
  • College Id (Having photo displayed on it and signed by college authorities)
  • Election/ Voter Card
  • Any other government issued photo ID proof

IIFT Exam Day Instructions

  • Candidates should visit the exam centre on December 1, 2019 latest by 9:00 AM
  • Don’t forget to carry your admit card along with a photo ID proof.
  • Wear light half sleeves clothes like a tee-shirt/ jeans and slippers. Don’t wear shoes, jewellery, watches, sunglasses etc as these are not allowed in the exam hall. 
  • Don’t carry any electronic gadgets such as phones, calculators, IPads, etc.
  • Don’t try to use any unfair means during IIFT 2020 examination

IIFT 2020 Results                                                      

IIFT entrance exam will be released online on the official website. The ideal scorecard will be made available in January 2020. The scorecard contains candidates’ name, roll number, and application number for appropriate counselling rounds.

*Based on the written test, candidates will be called for further rounds like Group Discussion, Personal Interview and Essay Writing. The concerned authority will release the names of shortlisted candidates based on their performance.

IIFT results will be published on 13th December 2020. The written part of the IIFT was held on 1st December 2019. The exam was conducted in offline mode (i.e. through pen and paper mode).

How to Check the IIFT Results?

The applicants can go through the steps mentioned below:

Visit the official website of IIFT. Click on the given link. The IIFT Result Page is shown on your screen. Enter your details like IIFT roll number and date of birth. Press the Submit button. Download the Result and take copies for later use in admission process.

IIFT Scorecard

IIFT scorecards will be released after the declaration of the results. All applicants need to enter their roll number and date of birth to view their scorecards online. The scorecard had been released in January 2020.

IIFT Answer Keys

IIFT Answer Keys help the candidates to find out how they performed in the entrance exam appeared for. It is also an opportunity to calculate the estimated marks to prepare for further admission rounds.  It also acts as a source for estimating the probability of acquiring a seat in the entrance exam rounds.

Download the Answer Keys

Click on the link given. Now download the PDF file.

Check the answer keys released by private institutions like TIME, Hitbullsye, IMS Learning, Career Launcher, etc.

Check each question and their answers respectively.

Take printouts and proceed to comparing with answers prepared.

IIFT Cut Off Marks

IIFT Cut off marks will be released along with the declaration of results. IIFT Cut Off marks will be available in January 2020. The cut off marks decides the base for admission to MBA programs. The expected cut off marks are as listed:

Category Cut Off (Overall)
General 34.50
Other Backward Classes (OBC) 29.50
Scheduled Caste (SC) 19.02
Scheduled Tribe (ST) 21.69
Physically Handicapped (PH) 22.36

Cut off marks are defined as the minimum marks the applicant needs to qualify for the examination. The cut off will be decided for all categories soon. Based on the cut off marks achieved, the candidate is shortlisted for pre-admission rounds.

Several factors affect the cut off marks and they are:

  • The total number of candidates appeared in the examination
  • Total numbers of candidates qualify the examination
  • The difficulty level of examination
  • The total number of seats available
  • Previous Year Cut Off
  • IIFT 2020 Score/Percentile
  • Reservation Norms
  • Exam Pattern

IIFT Selection Procedure

Based on the cut off marks achieved, the candidate is shortlisted for pre-admission rounds. It is utmost necessary for a candidate to attend the pre-admission rounds to be eligible for further admission rounds.

Shortlisted candidates must be aware that getting shortlisted for pre-admission rounds may not confirm or guarantee a seat in the IIFT Campus. The due completion of the round will determine the final list of shortlisted candidates by the Institution. However, the final selection will be based on the overall cut off marks achieved.

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