IIFT 2022 - Answer Key (Out), Result, Cutoff, Counselling

Exam Date

Dec 5, 2021

Jan 6, 2022 | Management


The IIFT 2022 exam was conducted on Dec 5, 2021. The answer key for the same was released on Jan 5, 2022. Candidates are also allowed to submit objections to these answer keys with valid proof to support their claims. The results are expected to be released in the third week of Jan 2022.

The IIFT exam is a management aptitude test conducted for admission to the MBA International Business course offered by the Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT). MBA (International Business), the flagship program of  NTA IIFT, is a six-trimester general management program with a focus on International Business for developing a competent cadre of business executives to meet the country’s growing requirements for trained personnel in the field of International Business Management. The registration date was extended and the last date to fill the form was Oct 25, 2021. IIFT application form correction window is now open. The last date to make form corrections is Oct 31, 2021.

More details related to the IIFT 2022 exam have been explained below.

Latest Updates for IIFT:

  • Jan 5, 2022: The IIFT 2022 answer keys are released. The window to submit objections to any of the answer keys is also open. Candidates must submit their objections and the necessary fees before the deadline.
  • Dec 27, 2022: NTA helpline says, IIFT 2022 result will be declared in Jan 2022.
  • Dec 18. 2021: The IIFT 2022 entrance exam for the states of Odisha, Andhra Pradesh, and West Bengal has been rescheduled to be conducted on Dec 23, 2021. Candidates can download the new admit cards by logging in.


What is IIFT Exam?

The government of India set up the Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT), a Deemed University in the year 1963. IIFT is one of the top business schools that stands as a centre of excellence in International Trade and Business. The IIFT exam is a management aptitude test conducted for admission to the MBA International Business course offered by the Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT) Foreign candidates can enroll in IIFT based on their GMAT scores.


Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT) is an autonomous organization that helps professionalize the country's foreign trade management and increment send out by creating labor, investigating information, and conducting researches. IIFT has a tie-up with more than 25 Institutes around the world and proceeds to benchmark itself with best practices internationally.

Campuses: There are three campuses of the Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT). They are as follows.

  • IIFT New Delhi Campus
  • IIFT Kolkata Campus
  • IIFT Kakinada Campus

IIFT entrance examination is a national level for the students to pursue Full-time or Part-time management courses at the Indian Institute of Foreign Trade. it is conducted once every year. Candidates who are intending to give this test should fill the application form by visiting the official website. After qualifying for the IIFT Entrance Test, they will go undergo further rounds of selection for the MBA-IB programs at IIFT Campuses.

Particulars regarding the IIFT 2022 exam are given in the table below.

IIFT 2022 Exam Details
Exam Name IIFT Entrance Test
Full Form Indian Institute of Foreign Trade Entrance Test
Conducting Authority National Testing Agency (NTA)
Level National level Exam
Category Post Graduate (PG)
Mode Online i.e. Computer-Based Test (CBT)
Course MBA-IB (Master in Business Management - International Business)
Medium English
Official Website iift.nta.nic.in
Helpdesk 0120-6895200

IIFT 2022 Exam Date

Here, the candidates can find out the entire schedule of the IIFT 2022 Exam which includes the start and end date of the registration, exam date, IIFT 2022 result, and counselling dates. As per the IIFT 2022, official notification, the exam dates are given below. Please note that the dates might likely change due to the pandemic and candidates need to keep a lookout here for updates.

IIFT 2022 Exam Dates
Events Dates
Release of Online Application Form Sep 2, 2021
Last Date to submit the Application Form (Extended) Oct 25, 2021
Application Form Correction Oct 27, 2021 - Oct 31, 2021
Successful Final Transaction of Fee Oct 25, 2021 (11:50 PM)
Correction in Particulars Oct 17, 2021 - Oct 26, 2021
Availability of Admit Card to Download Nov 28, 2021
Exam Date Dec 5, 2021
Timing of The Examination 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Answer Key Release Date Jan 5, 2022
Result 2022 Date Jan 2022
Last Date to Fill the Online Application Form and to Submit GMAT Score for Foreign Nationals and NRI To be announced
Counselling Dates To be announced
Final Selection Results Date (after GD/PI) To be announced

Read More: IIFT Exam Dates 2022

IIFT 2022 Eligibility Criteria

The IIFT exam is conducted every year as an admission test for the IIFT. IIFT only accepts the scores obtained in the exam. Candidates who want to register for the IIFT Exam should first go through the IIFT 2022 Eligibility Criteria and check whether they meet all the criteria for the exam and only then apply for the exam. The IIFT 2022 Eligibility Criteria is based upon factors like educational qualification, nationality, and age.

The minimum qualification required for the candidates to take IIFT 2022 is to possess a graduation degree from a recognized university in any discipline of a minimum of 3 years with 50% marks. For reserved categories such as Scheduled Caste (SC)/Scheduled Tribe (ST)/Persons With Disabilities (PWD), the minimum is 45%. Candidates in the final year of graduation are also eligible for applying for IIFT 2022.

IIFT 2022 Age Limit

There is no upper age limit for IIFT 2022. Candidates who are studying in their final year examination for a graduation degree are also eligible to apply. But they will need to produce the proof of qualification on or before the last date given by the conducting authorities.

IIFT 2022 Nationality

Applying candidates can be Indian citizens. NRIs and Foreign Nationals are also eligible to apply, although they will have different entry requirements for the IIFT Exam.

IIFT 2022 Reservation

The seats will be reserved as per the norms of the Government of India. Check out the reservation criteria below.

IIFT 2022 Reservation
Category Reservation of seats
General Category 35.5%
General Category-Economically Weaker Section (GEN-EWS) 10%
Other Backward Class-Non Creamy Layer (OBC-NCL) 27%
Scheduled Caste (SC) 15%
Scheduled Tribe (ST) 7.5%
Persons with Disability (PwD) 5%

Read More: IIFT Eligibility 2022

IIFT 2022 Syllabus

IIFT 2022 Syllabus includes English Grammar, Vocabulary and Comprehension, General Knowledge and Current Affairs, Logical Reasoning, Data Interpretation, and Quantitative Analysis. You should practice the previous year's question papers to get an idea about the type of questions asked in the exam. The syllabus is the most significant part of preparing for the IIFT 2022 exam. All candidates must thoroughly know the syllabus to gather all study materials such as reference books, previous year question papers, mock tests, etc.

The syllabus for IIFT exam 2022 is divided into 4 sections namely,

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

Each of the topics will have a set of sub-topics that are discussed below. Candidates can go through the same and prepare themselves in such a way that they qualify for IIFT exam by a very good margin. IIFT 2022 is an online Computer-based Test. It will be containing Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs). Before knowing the syllabus, candidates must satisfy the eligibility criteria for applying for the exam.

Read More: IIFT Syllabus 2022

IIFT 2022 Exam Pattern

IIFT exam will have a single paper. Exam pattern like any B-School entrance test which has objective type questions (MCQs) testing your reasoning, verbal abilities, and more. The medium of the examination will be English.

IIFT 2022 Exam Pattern
Mode Online i.e. Computer-based Test (CBT)
Exam Duration 2 Hours
Timings 10 AM to 12 Noon

Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension; General Awareness; Logical Reasoning & Data Interpretation; Quantitative Analysis

Type of Questions Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs)
Total Marks in IIFT 300
Language of Paper English

Read More: IIFT Exam Pattern 2022

How to Prepare for IIFT 2022?

IIFT 2022 exam preparation tips can come in handy to qualify for the examination. Preparation tips help the candidates to crack the exam and get good scores in the IIFT 2022 exam. The IIFT 2022 aspirants must be very thorough with the syllabus. They must collect all the study materials such as reference books, preparation notes, previous question papers. The preparation tips for the IIFT 2022 are given below. All aspirants must pay attention to the daily routine and make an effective study plan.

Speed Matters

The exam consists of over a hundred questions, that are needed to be answered within a time frame of 2 hours. Questions are overall easy to attempt, but the challenge lies in the aspect of getting through all of the questions within that given time. So, you need to be fast at reading questions, then understanding it as it is intended, and then coming to a logical conclusion.

These things can only be mastered if you have practiced the format as frequently as possible. This means you must daily take one mock test or practice sample papers or even a previous year question paper to improve speed along with accuracy. You are halfway into cracking IIFT 2022 if you can attempt all of the questions.

Don't Look Back

If you have marked an answer you shouldn't be coming back to it in doubt. This will consume unnecessary time, which could be used to solve other questions. So, the second quality you need to develop is accuracy. Again this can be cultivated with the help of solving as many practice papers as possible.

IIFT 2022 entrance exam will mostly test a candidate's time management skills not just quantitative and verbal ability. So both speed and accuracy are the primary tools of any candidate for efficient time management and thus will give you an edge over your competitors.

Section-wise Approach

You need to find out in which sections you are more strong and in which sections you need little practice. Now you need to make sure that you finish the sections that you are strong much quicker so that you could transfer that extra time to the sections that take more time.

Remember that there are sectional cutoffs and you need to clear every one of those cutoffs to crack this exam. Learn the basics and other methods that could help you to solve questions easily.

IIFT 2022 Exam Strategy

Prepare your strategy around the following attributes.

  • Time management.
  • Speed and accuracy.
  • Scoring more than sectional-cut-offs.

Be clear with your exam strategy and solve a couple of previous year's questions papers. IIFT Previous year question papers will help and provide you with an understanding of the IIFT 2022 question paper. Apart from this, you can also learn about the best preparation strategies to crack the sectional-wise cutoff of the IIFT exam, as the participating institute also requires that for admission.

IIFT 2022 Registration

 IIFT application form correction window is now open. The last date to make form corrections is Oct 31, 2021. The last date to fill the application form was extended. The candidates were able to apply for IIFT till Oct 25, 2021. IIFT registration process should be done online. National Testing Agency (NTA) conducts the IIFT exam on behalf of the institute starting with releasing the registration forms 2022 on the official website. Candidates first need to register, log in, and fill up the application form, pay an application fee (IIFT Prospectus Fee) and upload documents on the official website.

The application form for the IIFT 2022 exam was available on the official website. Candidates could register for the exam from the website. Given below are the steps candidate can follow.

  • Step 1: First candidates have to visit the official website of the exam where the form is available. Then find and click on the icon that says "Admission 2022".
  • Step 2: After clicking on the link, applicants will be redirected to a page that has instructions for filling the IIFT 2022 Application form and the "Apply Now" button. Click on the "Apply now" after reading the instructions carefully.
  • Step 3: Candidates will need to register themselves and create an account on the website before filling the application form.
  • Step 4: Now candidates will be able to login into their accounts by using login credentials. After logging in, they will be required to enter their details like name, date of birth, mother's name, father's name, gender, category, email and mobile number, address, etc.
  • Step 5: Once candidates have entered all the necessary details, they will need to upload documents like photographs, signatures as per the instructions
  • Step 6: Following the successful upload of the images, the candidate will be able to select exam centres.
  • Step 7: Finally, candidates can make the payment of fees for the application.

IIFT 2022 Application Form Fees

Candidates can pay the IIFT application fee in online mode only. Candidates can make the payment by Debit/Credit Card/Net Banking/PayTM/UPI service. The fee details are stated below.

IIFT 2022 Application Form Fees
IIFT Application Form Fees 2022 Fee
General/General-EWS/OBC-NCL INR 2500
Foreign nationals/NRI/ Children of NRI US $200 or INR 15000

Read More: IIFT Application form 2022

IIFT 2022 Admit Card

Candidates have to download IIFT Admit Card from their registered accounts on the official website. The admit card is a very important document and the candidate will not be permitted inside the test centre without it. The IIFT 2022 admit card will also have many important details such as the candidates' names, application or registration number, exam centre, timing, rules, and regulations that all aspirants must read thoroughly. Along with the IIFT 2022 admit card the candidates must also carry other valid documents to the exam centre.

Availability of IIFT 2022 Hall Ticket

IIFT 2022 Admit Card is available only on the official website.


Information on the admit card includes a candidate’s name, the application number, examination centre, timings, etc. Most importantly, it will contain the address of the test centre. You should locate your exam centre a few days before the exam day.

Reporting of Discrepancies

If you find any mistakes or discrepancies in your downloaded admit card, then report the same issue immediately to IIFT and get it rectified to avoid possible disqualification on the exam day.

You need to carry any one of the valid photo ID proof along with the IIFT admit card. The list of items that can be used as Photo ID proof includes Passport, PAN Card, Adhar Card, Voter ID Card, etc. Candidates must preserve their admit cards until the completion of their admission process.

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IIFT 2022 Exam Centres

IIFT Exam 2022 is going to be conducted in India throughout several cities. These cities can be chosen by the candidates at the time of filling the application form. Candidates will be provided with the opportunity to choose 4 exam cities. But out of those selected choices, a candidate will be allotted one exam centre only. Check the complete list of IIFT 2022 Exam Centres.

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IIFT 2021 Exam Analysis

More than 39000 and odd candidates applied for IIFT 2021 and reportedly around 35000 candidates appeared for the exam. The difficulty level of IIFT 2021, when compared to the previous year, was moderate to difficult level. The exam took place in more than 225 exam centres in India.

The IIFT 2021 exam took place on Jan 24, 2021. A major change was that IIFT 2021 had only 4 sections, unlike previous years. The exam had a moderate difficulty level.

Candidates who attempted the test felt that the questions were not straightforward and twisted.

VA and RC Verbal Ability: Moderate to difficult. There were a higher number of verbal ability questions than compared to vocabulary
RC passages: Moderate to difficult, RC Passages were lengthier
DI & LR Moderate to difficult, the problems given were calculation intensive
GK Moderate. Questions were based on a wide range of areas
QA A higher level of difficulty than last year. The section consisted of lengthy and time-consuming questions.
Overall Difficulty Moderate to Difficult

IIFT 2021- Total Marks and Number of Questions

The total number of questions asked, the marks per question, total marks available for that section, and the total number of good attempts per section with 85% accuracy is tabulated below. Candidates can refer to the same to check and analyze their performance as they await the answer keys.

IIFT 2021 - Total Marks, Questions, and Good Attempts
Total 110 -- 300 --
Section Total Number of Questions Marks for each correct answer Total Marks (per Section) Total Number of Good Attempts
Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension 35 3 105 17 to 19 questions out of 35
Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning 30 3 90 11 to 13 questions out of 30
General Knowledge (GK) 20 1.5 30 8 to 9 out of 20
Quantitative Aptitude 25 3 75 8 to 9 out of 25

IIFT 2022 Answer key

The IIFT 2022 answer key was released after the successful conduction of the exam on the official website in PDF form. The candidates can download the IIFT 2022 answer key by following the given steps below -

  • Step 1: Visit the official website. iift.nta.nic.in
  • Step 2: Click on the link view question paper - IIFT MBA (IB) only Indian candidates.
  • Step 3: A page will open where candidates have to enter their application number, password, and date of birth.
  • Step 4: Click on the 'Download IIFT Answer Key' link.

The IIFT 2022 answer key can also be challenged in case the candidates think that a particular answer is wrong. The final answer key for IIFT 2022 will be released after all the objections have been accepted and considered.

Read More: IIFT Answer Key 2022

IIFT 2022 Result

Candidates qualifying for the exam will be eligible for entry into the 2nd round of the selection process. The IIFT 2022 results are declared in the form of a scorecard that is available for download.

Mode: You can only access your IIFT results through online mode, which is through the registered account on the IIFT official website.

How to Check the IIFT result?

The procedure to download the results is provided below.

  • Step 1: Candidates have to visit the official website.
  • Step 2: After landing on the official website, candidates will need to click on the "Check the IIFT 2022 Results" tab.
  • Step 3: Candidates will need to log in with their credentials, submit the code in the captcha and click on the "Sign In" button.
  • Step 4: Then on the next page, candidates will be able to see the IIFT result 2022.
  • Step 5: Download the result and keep it for further use.

Read More: IIFT Results 2022

IIFT 2022 Counselling

The selection process of IIFT 2022 will consist of 3 main steps that act as a filter to shortlist the most deserving candidates.

  • Written Ability Test: In the written ability test, candidates have to write an essay or answer some questions asked from a comprehension. Based on that, the writing skills of the candidates will be analyzed. The time allotted for this round will be 20 minutes and the word limit should be 300 words.
  • Group Discussion: Candidates will be categorized into different groups and will be assigned a topic on which they have to speak. In this way, the communication skills of the candidates will be analyzed. Candidates must be aware of the current affairs and all the events related to the business world.
  • Personal Interview: Candidates will be called for the interview process if they qualify for the above rounds. In this round, the candidate's communication skills, general awareness knowledge, and various other parameters are judged. Once the candidates qualify all the rounds, they are considered to be selected.

IIFT Selection Criteria Weightage

Once the selection procedure of IIFT is over, the authority will release the final list of the candidates who are selected for the admission process of IIFT. The final selection of the candidates will be based on the performance of the candidates in the different rounds and their weightage. The weightage as per the rounds are tabulated below:

Rounds Weightage
IIFT Exam 2022 65%
WAT/ GD 15%
PI 20%

Read More: IIFT Counselling 2022

Scholarship Scheme

IIFT has a special provision for Scholarships and Financial Aids for students who meet certain specifications that are set by them. IIFT has a functional Need-Based Scholarship Scheme and under this arrangement, the institute makes the payment for the interest subsidy for a given amount of time, on an education loan taken by a candidate whose family has an annual income of less than INR 4.50 Lakhs.

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:

  • The total family income of a candidate's family from all sources must not be more than INR 4.50 Lakhs per year.
  • If a student fails to pass the final exam of each year of his/her PG degree or even a terminal exam, his scholarship will be automatically terminated.

IIFT 2022 Cut Off

IIFT cut off is the minimum score required to be eligible for Essay writing (EW), Group Discussion GD), and Personal Interview (PI) round of Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT) admissions. Shortlisting of candidates for the second round of IIFT admissions based on the sectional cut-offs. Candidates who do not clear the sectional-wise cut off will not be shortlisted for the second round.

Read More: IIFT Cut Offs 2022

IIFT Contact Details

In case of any queries contact IIFT Campuses:

For New Delhi Campus

Address: Block C-20/1A/8, Sector 62, Gautam Budh Nagar, Noida-201309 (UP)

Phone: 0120-6895200

Websites: : iift.nta.nic.in


Are NRI candidates eligible to gain admission?

Yes, NRI candidates can gain admission into this university if they have a valid GMAT score and if they fulfill the IIFT Eligibility criteria.

Is the work experience necessary for IIFT?

No, work experience is not required to get admission into IIFT. Though the candidates with 1-2 years of work experience are also allowed to take admission in IIFT, the candidates having more than 2 years of work experience are unlikely to be allowed to take admission.

What are the factors taken into consideration to admitting a candidate to the university?

Performance of a candidate in this entrance exam, writing skill assessment, group discussion and personal interview are taken into consideration while short-listing the candidates.

Can NRI sponsor candidates eligible for the exam?

No. NRI sponsored candidates are not eligible to apply for the exam.

Is the reservation system followed by the university?

Yes. The university admits candidates based on the reservation system as stated by the government of India.

Is the application form available for different categories?

Yes, an application form has the provision for different categories of candidates. One can fill it for different categories of candidates.

Is the application fee refundable?

No. Application fee of a registered application form cannot be refunded under any circumstance. If multiple payments are made for a particular application form, then the extra amount can be refunded, in such case candidate has to contact the authorities for the refund.

What is the \'Student Exchange Program\' at IIFT?

IIFT partners with many educational institutions abroad. The Student Exchange Program enables the students of the IIFT to study at any of the partner institutes of the IIFT for one semester. Students can apply for the program and their selection will be done based on Interview and CGPA. Candidates can find detailed information about the program on the official website of IIFT.

Does the university offers fully residential programs?

Yes. MBA (IB) is a fully residential program.

Is there a management quota for the MBA[IB] program?

No. There is no management quota for the MBA[IB] program at IIFT.

How can I prepare for the General Knowledge section in the IIFT 2021 Exam?

Candidates can refer to the IIFT Exam\'s previous year question papers to understand what kind of questions are asked. Candidates should keep a tab on current affairs and happenings around the world and in India by reading newspapers, magazines. Especially the current affairs of the 3 to 4 months prior to the date of examination. At the time of the IIFT Exam, candidates can use elimination strategy to answer the questions in the General Knowledge section.

Are there international placements at the IIFT?

Yes, there are international placements in the IIFT. These are usually in the Trade domain and selected candidates will have job profiles as trainees in sales and marketing or commodity trading profile. Most of these placements will be for Africa, Dubai, middle eastern countries, or some countries in Southeast Asia like Singapore, Malaysia, etc.

What kind of jobs are offered at IIFT for campus placements?

The IIFT students get really good campus placements every year. The job profiles offered are in various sectors and are of different types. A variety of job profiles are offered which include Investment Banking, Trading, Sales and Marketing, International Business, International Marketing, etc. These job profiles are offered across different domains like Risk Management, Corporate Finance, Supply Chain, Strategy, etc. Candidates can go to the official website to find out more information about previous campus recruiters.


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