The Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT) is an autonomous public business school established in 1963 by the Government of India (Ministry of Commerce and Industry) to help professionalize the country's foreign trade management and increase exports by developing human resources; generating, analysing and disseminating data; and conducting research. Its flagship program is the Master of Business Administration in International Business(MBA-IB).

IIFT was conferred the status of Deemed University in 2002. It conducts an autonomous entrance examination across various centers in India.


Simply put, the IIFT entrance exam is a tough exam to crack and with our rigorous training and grooming, it becomes less so. Here at Sourav Sir's Classes, we fuel the passion of those who dare dream. With our well-documented lecture notes as well as our study material, IIFT, become less formidable, and we have an entire nation of students who can vouch for that! 


Our tuitions for the IIFT ensures, under the guidance of our prestigious and able faculty, ensures that the aspirant develops necessary practices and habits for cracking the entrance exams. We believe that studying here, under the guidance of our faculty, is not just an educational journey that we undertake every year, but we strive to make it an experience for the student as well.

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The Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT) was set up in 1963 by the Government of India as an autonomous organisation to help professionalise the country's foreign trade management and increase exports by developing human resources, analysing and disseminating data and conducting research. The Institute visualises its future role as:

  • A catalyst for new ideas, concepts and skills for the internationalisation of the Indian economy.

  • The primary provider of training and research-based consultancy in the areas of international business, both for the corporate sector, Government and the students community.

  • An institution with proven capability to continuously upgrade its knowledge base with a view to servicing the requirements of the Government, trade and industry through both sponsored and non-sponsored research and consultancy assignments.


The Institute's portfolio of long-term programmes is diverse, catering to the requirements of aspiring International Business executives and mid-career professionals alike. These are

  • Two-year MBA (International Business), New Delhi, Kolkata, and Dar-es-Salaam

  • Three-year MBA (International Business) (Part-Time), New Delhi and Kolkata

  • Executive Masters in International Business, New Delhi

  • Certificate Programme in Export Management, New Delhi


Candidates who wish to apply for the exam must check the IIFT 2019 eligibility criteria first. Here are the complete eligibility criteria for IIFT exam for this year. 

1. General category candidates with a minimum 3-year graduation degree in any discipline with 50% marks from a recognised university/institute/college are eligible to apply.

2. SC, ST and PWD category candidates with minimum 45% marks in graduation are eligible to apply.

3. Final year graduation students can also apply. However, they would need to submit the proof of requisite qualification by October 7, 2019.

4. Foreign nationals and NRIs can apply for IIFT entrance exam with a valid GMAT score which is not older than January 1, 2018.

5. Candidates of any age can apply for IIFT entrance exam.

Note: The eligibility criteria remains more or less same every year.

IIFT Scholarship Scheme
  • The institute has the provision of scholarship and financial aid for students who meet certain specifications.

  • IIFT has a functional Need Based Scholarship Scheme and under this arrangement, the institute makes payment for the interest subsidy for a given amount of time, on education loan taken by a candidate whose family has an annual income of less than INR 4.50 lakh.

  • Another scholarship scheme is available from the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment and Ministry of Tribal Affairs for four SC and four ST candidates who manage to obtain admission in IIFT.


Conditions to avail scholarship scheme are given below:

  1. The total family income of the candidate from all sources must not be more than INR 4.50 lakh per year.

  2. If the student fails to pass the final exam of each year of the PG degree or even a terminal exam, his scholarship will be automatically terminated.

  • The exam has six sections - English Grammar, Vocabulary and Comprehension, General Knowledge and Current Affairs, Logical Reasoning, Data Interpretation and Quantitative Analysis.

  • The duration of the exam is two hours. There is no sectional time limit. Total marks for the exam are 100. The number of questions keeps changing every year. Last year, the exam had 114 questions. The exam has only multiple choice questions. 

  • According to the IIFT 2019 exam pattern, there is negative marking for wrong answers and there is differential marking scheme. 

  • The exam will be conducted in around 20 cities of India.

The allocation of seats to various categories is summarized below:
  • Through IIFT, a total of 360 seats in IIFT Campuses (Delhi Campus- 220 seats and Kolkata Campus- 140 seats) will be filled.

  • Some seats out of the total sanctioned intake are earmarked for candidates belonging to minority groups or special categories.

  • It is important for the candidates to be aware of the reservation policy, in case they are eligible and wish to avail of its benefits.

  • Following are the categories that are considered for the reservation process:

  • Other Backward Classes (OBCs)

  • Scheduled Castes (SCs)

  • Scheduled Tribes (STs)

  • Non-Resident Indians (NRIs)

Candidates who are planning to apply for the exam must know the syllabus of IIFT 2019. It’ll help them prepare for the exam more specifically. The following table gives a brief of the IIFT 2019 syllabus.


  • Logical Reasoning:  Comparisons, Directions, Coding-Decoding, Deductions, Input & Output etc.