IIFT 2020 Eligibility

Exam Date : December 1, 2019
Result Date : December 13, 2019

National Testing Agency sets the eligibility criteria for IIFT 2020. A candidate will have to satisfy the educational qualifications required by the candidate to appear for the exam. IIFT 2020 eligibility criteria are different for different categories. Failure to meet IIFT eligibility criteria 2020 will lead to the cancelling of the candidature of the applicant. Therefore, before filling the application form for IIFT, aspirants must check for the IIFT 2020 eligibility criteria.

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IIFT Eligibility 2020

IIFT Exam can be given by Indian Citizens along with Foreign Nationals and Non-Resident Indians (NRI) who want to study in India. Students currently pursuing the last semester/year of their graduation can also appear for it. Every candidate should satisfy the criteria given below (whichever applies) to be able to appear for IIFT 2020. Eligibility for IIFT is given in detail below.

Minimum Educational Eligibility

A candidate must have a Bachelors's degree (of minimum duration of 3 years) in any discipline with aggregate marks of 50% for General/OBC-NCL category and 45% for reserved categories (SC/ST/PwD), from a recognized Institution or University for getting into IIFT.

For candidates who are in Final year or Awaiting Result

Candidates those who are appearing for the final year bachelor's degree/equivalent qualification examination and those who have completed degree but awaiting results can also apply. Having said that, they must able to provide a declaration signed and attested by the principal/director of the college. The proof of the required qualification should be sent to the institute before October 7, 2020.

Age Limit

IIFT has not specified any upper age limit for any category of candidates to take IIFT 2020. Hence, rest assured, there is no age limit for IIFT.


Indian citizens, as well as citizens of foreign nations, can apply for IIFT 2020. Eligibility Criteria for Indian and Foreign nationals are different and are mentioned below.

Relaxation in marks

IIFT offers relaxation in marks based on the category. If a candidate belongs to reserved categories such as Physically Handicapped (PH), Scheduled Caste (SC), Scheduled Tribes (ST) and Other Backward Classes (BC), there is a relaxation of 5% marks in aggregate. Only, candidates with Indian citizenship are eligible to claim relaxation under a reserved category.

Eligibility for Foreign Nationals/NRI

IIFT has seats that are reserved for Foreign Nationals/NRIs/Children of NRI candidates to its MBA program. A candidate who is a resident outside India for a period of not less than 18 months as on 31st December 2019 and remains outside India during the IIFT examination window is also eligible to take IIFT 2020 entrance exam.

Foreign nationals' candidature for IIFT MBA - IB admission will be considered based only on their GMAT score. So, to seek admission at IIFT, a foreign national needs to have a valid GMAT score and they do not have to write the IIFT 2020 entrance exam.

Candidates should submit the proof of required qualification to the Institute by February 15, 2020. Each foreign candidate should submit the GMAT Scores to the institute before October 7, 2020. GMAT test taken before January 1, 2018, will not be valid.

Documents Required for IIFT 2020 Foreign Nationals/NRI

  • A candidate is currently based on Indian nationals who are living, working, studying abroad should produce with application certificate from the Indian Embassy/High Commission/ Consulate of the country.
  • The certificate should state that the candidate has been resident in that country continuously for a period of not less than 18 months as of 31st December 2019.
  • An authentic passport of a country other than India is considered as a valid document.

If the candidates fulfill the above-mentioned eligibility criteria then they can start filling the IIFT 2020 application form.

Reservation in IIFT

IIFT has reserved the seats for the following sections of the society:

Category Wise Reservation of Seats in IIFT
Category Reservation of seats
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%

Candidates who are eligible for IIFT 2020 are advised to refer to IIFT Exam Pattern to get a proper view of the exam.

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Discussion Forum

Eligibility criterion for IIFT 2017?

What is the eligibility criterion for IIFT 2017?

Asked By: Madan kumar,

Answer By: GetmyuniEnterprise
  • Candidate should have obtained recognised Bachelor’s degree of minimum 3 years duration.
  • Candidates appearing for a qualifying examination can also apply subject to proof of prerequisite qualification by October 7, 2017, for IIFT.
  • No age limit.

IIFT 2017 age limit

Is there any age limit for the IIFT exam?

Asked By: Rayan Mathew,

Answer By: GetmyuniEnterprise

There is no age limit to apply for the IIFT exam.

Eligibility condition

What is the IIFT eligibility criteria in terms of Nationality?

Asked By: Soujanya S,

Answer By: GetmyuniEnterprise

The Eligibility criteria in terms of Nationality is given below:

  • Indian candidates, as well as the foreign candidates are eligible to apply for the post graduate program offered by the Indian Institute of Foreign Trade.
  • The terms and conditions applied to the Indian candidates are also applicable for Foreign candidates.
  • The foreign candidates can avail the application form till 15 February 2017. They will have to pay Rs. 4,500 as the application form fee.
  • The candidates can appear for the exam either from New Delhi or Kolkata.

Allotment of seats

How are seats allotted for IIFT?

Asked By: Yenesa R,

Answer By: GetmyuniEnterprise

The seats are allotted after the following process:

  1. Shortlisting: After the IIFT exam, candidates will be shortlisted based on the marks obtained in the exam.
  2. Final Selection: After the candidates are shortlisted, they would have to do essay writing and group discussion.
  3. Interview: The last process is personal interview, after which the candidates will be allotted seats.

Eligibility Criteria

What is the eligibility criteria for applying?

Asked By: Somnath Chatterjee,

Answer By: GetmyuniEnterprise

The eligibility criteria for applying to IIFT is:

  • A recognized Bachelors degree in any discipline of a minimum duration of 3 years.
  • No age limit for eligibility.
  • Indian candidates, as well as foreign candidates, are eligible to apply for this course.

IIFT exam

is IIFT examination only for Indian candidates?

Asked By: Joseph Paul,

Answer By: GetmyuniEnterprise

No, both the Indian and the foreign nationality students can apply for the IIFT examination provided they apply through GMAT scores