IIFT 2021 Entrance Exam: Important Dates, Exam Pattern, Eligibility and Syllabus.

IIFT 2021 Entrance Exam: Important Dates, Exam Pattern, Eligibility and Syllabus.
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As per an official notification released by the National Testing Agency (NTA), the MBA Entrance Exam for the Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT) 2021 will be conducted on 1st December 2020, across various test centres across India. The exam will be held for admission to the MBA (IB) 2021-23 batch for entry in Delhi, Kolkata, and Kakinada campuses of the premier MBA institute of India. The IIFT 2021 entrance exam will be conducted using online mode like other online MBA exams. The online registration for the exam begins from the second week of September.

As per statistics from earlier years, more than 55,000 aspirants take the competitive exam every year. The screening is reportedly very rigorous, and only the best candidates are selected after this.

IIFT 2021 Eligibility Criteria:

Applicants must have a recognized Bachelor’s degree (minimum of three years’ duration) in any discipline. Apart from this, candidates who appeared for any other qualifying examinations can also apply. Candidates must submit the requisite qualification proofs by the beginning of October or at the start of the course. There is no age limit for applications to this degree.

IIFT 2021 Syllabus:

The syllabus of IIFT exam comprises of topics from four sections, namely Verbal Ability, Logical Reasoning, Quantitative Aptitude, and General Knowledge and Awareness. Here is a table of the IIFT syllabus.

IIFT Section

IIFT Syllabus

English Comprehension

Grammar, Preposition, Phrases, Analogy, Matching word meanings

Fill in the blanks, Spellings, Synonyms-Antonyms, Odd word out, Para Formation Questions, Figures of speech, and Reading Comprehension

General Knowledge

Politics, Business, Society, Industry, Economics, Banking, History, Films, Awards and awardees, Literature, International Affairs, Geography, Mythology, Sports, and Science

Quantitative Analysis

Number, Geometry, SI and CI, Permutation and Combination, Probability, Time, Distance, Work, Heights, Mensuration, and


Logical Reasoning and Data Interpretation

Coding-Decoding, Series & Analysis, Input & Output, Directions,

Seating, Selections, Linear word formation, Comparisons, and


Data Interpretation: Bar Graph, Line Graph, Pie Chart, and Table


The IIFT exam pattern follows a multiple choice objective type written test which comprises of 200 questions. It is conducted over a two-hour duration, and there is a negative marking which takes away one-third of the maximum obtainable marks for each wrong response.


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