IIFT 2021 Exam: Result Announced; Check Cut Off, Predictor, Final Answer Key

IIFT 2021 Exam: Result Announced; Check Cut Off, Predictor, Final Answer Key

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New Delhi, Updated on Feb 18, 2021 15:52 IST

IIFT 2021 exam was conducted on January 24 and result was declared on Februrary 16. Get all the details related to IIFT 2021 exam result here.

IIFT 2021

IIFT 2021 exam was conducted by the NTA on January 24. NTA, the exam conducting body announced IIFT 2021 result on February 16.

The IIFT exam analysis says that the question paper was of moderate difficulty level. The IIFT 2021 answer key was released on January 28 and the final answer key was released on February 18. Overall, IIFT cut off for admission to the Indian Institute of Foreign Trade's MBA-International Business programme is expected to be around 105-130. The institute will release IIFT admission cut offs soon.

IIFT exam is conducted for admission MBA in International Business programme offered by the Indian Institute of Foreign Trade Delhi, Kolkata and Kakinada campuses.

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IIFT 2021 Dates

IIFT 2021 exam was conducted on January 24. Check the latest IIFT 2021 schedule below.

IIFT 2021 Events

IIFT 2021 Dates

IIFT 2021 Registrations begin


Registrations end



IIFT application form correction process

23-Dec-2020 to 27-Dec-2020

01-Jan-2021 to 03-Jan-2021

Admit cards download begins



IIFT 2021 Exam


Answer key download and challenge

28-Jan-2021 to 30-Jan-2021

IIFT 2021 result announcement


Final Answer key download


Announcement of shortlist

To be Announced

IIFT Result 2021

IIFT 2021 result was declared on February 16, 2021. The result is published in the form of individual scorecards of each test taker to be downloaded from the official IIFT website. Post the declaration of IIFT result 2021, shortlisting of candidates will begin for Group Discussion (GD) and Personal Interview (PI) on the basis of IIFT cut off. Check the steps to download IIFT 2021 scorecard below:

  • Log on to the official website or copy this link: https://ntaresults.nic.in/resultservices/IIFT-auth-21
  • Click on IIFT scorecard
  • Enter application number and password
  • Scorecard will be displayed
  • Click on download and take a print out of the IIFT result cum scorecard

Download: Final_Answer_key_IIFT_2021 

IIFT cut off 2021

IIFT 2021 cut off will be released the institute post result declaration to shortlist candidates for the second phase of IIFT admission i.e. GD and PI. Candidates who will meet the cut off will be required to fill an online application form to express interest in participation in GD and PI. Upon selection, they will be invited via email to participate in GD and PI. Candidates who will clear the GD and PI of a constituent institute, will be offered admission. Check below, previous session’s IIFT cut off.

IIFT 2021 cut offs: Category wise


Overall IIFT 2021 cut off



General-EWS / OBC-NCL


SC / ST/ PwD


IIFT 2021 cut offs: section-wise

ection name

Maximum marks

IIFT Cutoff

Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension



Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning



Quantitative Aptitude



General Awareness






IIFT shortlist and selection process 2021

Admission to IIFT is based on Essay Writing (EW), Group Discussion (GD) and Personal Interview (PI). Post the declaration of IIFT entrance exam result, the institute begins process of shortlisting candidates for admission to its MBA-IB course. IIFT qualifiers are required to fill an online application form to express interest in EW, GD and PI. Based on IIFT score, candidates are the selected for this round held in February-March. Final selection of candidates for IIFT admission is as based on this round. Main parameters on which candidates are shortlisted include:

  • IIFT exam score
  • Performance in EW, GD and PI
  • Academic record
  • Work Experience
  • Academic and gender diversity

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Check IIFT cut offs and predict calls from IIFT Delhi, IIFT Kolkata, IIFT Kakinada for admission. Check Fees, Placement Reviews, Admission, Shortlist Criteria and Eligibility of all IIFT institutes by clicking the link below:

Predict IIFT Admission Calls

IIFT 2021 exam date was announced on November 6 and the registration process began the same day. Last date to apply for IIFT 2021 exam was extended from December 20 to December 30. Candidates can edit their application forms between January 1 to 3, 2021. IIFT 2021 admit cards were released for download on January 16, 2021. Read below, all about IIFT 2021, including eligibility, dates, registration process, fees, admit card, result, cut off, exam pattern, syllabus and preparation.

IIFT exam eligibility criteria

Candidates planning to appear for IIFT 2021, must ensure they meet the eligibility criteria before filling the application form. Check eligibility criteria of IIFT exam below:

  • The candidate must have completed Graduation with at least 50 per cent in aggregate (45 per cent for SC/ST/PWD candidates) or equivalent from recognized university or institute.
  • Final year Graduation students are also eligible to apply for IIFT 2021, but their admission will remain provisional until submission of the passing certificate. 

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IIFT 2021 registration process

IIFT registrations is an online process which includes creating a log in ID, filling up of application form and payment of fees online. IIFT 2021 registration window is open from November 6 to December 20, during which candidates can fill the online application form. Given below are the steps to follow for IIFT 2021 registration cum application form.

  • Log on to the official website of IIFT
  • Click on ‘Fill online application form’ or click here: https://testservices.nic.in/examsys/root/Home.aspx
  • Select new registration’ and enter name, phone number, email ID and other details
  • Enter password and choose a security question
  • An application number will be generated
  • Use this application number to login and fill the form
  • Enter personal details, educational qualification and upload scanned photo and signature
  • Review the information filled and move to fee payment window
  • Make payment of IIFT application fees through credit card, debit card or net banking

IIFT 2021 Application fees:



General/OBC candidates

Rs 2,500

SC/ST/PH candidates

Rs 1,000

For Foreign Nationals/NRIs

US$ 200 (Rs 15,000)

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IIFT exam pattern

IIFT exam is conducted in online mode for three hours. The question paper consists of about 110 questions in both MCQ and non-MCQ formats from Quantitative Aptitude, Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension, Logical Reasoning & Data Interpretation and General Knowledge. Total marks of IIFT question paper is 300.

IIFT marking scheme:


Marks per questions

Negative marks

Quantitative Aptitude









General Knowledge



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IIFT syllabus

IIFT question paper is divided into three sections. Given below are important topics to be covered in each section.

IIFT Exam Sections

Important Topics

Quantitative Aptitude

Trigonometry, Algebra, Mensuration, Geometry, Ratio and Proportion, Percentages, Partnership, Time-Speed-Distance


Syllogisms, Comprehension of Passage / Poem, Analogies, Fill in the Blanks, Grammar, Parajumbles, Antonyms & Synonyms, One Word Substitution


Column Graphs, Pie Chart, Coding and Decoding, Puzzles

General Knowledge

Business, Politics,  Current Affairs, Awards & Personalities, Books & Authors, Science & Technology and static GK

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IIFT 2021 preparation

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IIFT Mock Test will help you to get an idea about the type of questions asked, the exam pattern and marking scheme. After taking the test, you can immediately check your score. You can also download the Question Paper along with answers and their explanations for Free. Click below to start the free online test now.

Free IIFT Exam Mock Test

FAQs on IIFT 2021 Exam

Q: When is IIFT entrance exam conducted?

A: IIFT entrance exam is usually conducted in the first week of December, but in 2020 it was delayed and conducted in the last week of January 2021.

Q: What is the eligibility criteria for IIFT exam?

A: To appear for IIFT exam, the candidate must have graduation degree with at least 50 per cent in aggregate (45 per cent for SC/ST/PWD candidates) or equivalent from recognized university or institute. Final year graduation students are also eligible to apply.

Q: What is the syllabus of IIFT exam?

A: IIFT exam syllabus includes important topics of Data Interpretation, Logical Reasoning, Quantitative Aptitude, Language Comprehension and General Awareness.

Q: Is IIFT exam similar to CAT?

A: IIFT exam is similar to CAT in many ways and different from it at the same time. The syllabus of both IIFT and CAT are same for DILR, QA and English. CAT however, doesn’t have General Awareness section. Both IIFT and CAT are of same difficulty level (moderate to high) but there is no sectional time limit in the former. 

Q: What is the IIFT registration fees?

A: IIFT exam registration fee is Rs 2,000 for General category students, Rs 1,000 for SC/ST/PwD catgory candidates and US$ 200 for Foreign National/NRI candidates.

Q: Which B-Schools accept IIFT entrance exam score for MBA admission?

A: IIFT entrance exam score is accepted only by the Indian Institute of Foreign Trade. By appearing in IIFT exam, candidates become eligible for admission to MBA-International Business course offered by the institute at its Delhi, Kolkata and Kakinada campuses.

Q: What is the IIFT exam pattern?

A: The IIFT exam pattern is similar to other MBA entrance exams. The 110 questions are in MCQ format to be solved in 120 minutes. In Quantitative Aptitude, DILR and English sections, each question carries 3 marks and in General Awareness section each question carries 1.5 marks.

Q: What is the difficulty level of IIFT exam?

A: The difficulty level of IIFT exam is usually moderate to high. Over the years, the IIFT exam has remained among the tougher MBA entrance exams.

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