IIFT India, IIFT 2010 Exam

The Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT) is an autonomous organization set up in 1963 by the government of India to help professionalize the country's foreign trade management and increase exports by developing human resources, generating, analyzing and disseminating data, and conducting research. Today it is more known as a business school.

IIFT is a deemed university and it conducts an autonomous entrance examination across various centers in India. In 2009 an estimated 65000 candidates took the entrance exam for Full Time MBA (IB) course having 180 seats, making it one of the toughest schools to get into in India.


  • Bachelor’s degree of minimum 3 years duration in any discipline. Candidate appearing for a qualifying examination can also apply subject to submission of proof of requisite qualification by 7th October 2011.
  • No age limit.


Seats are reserved as per Government of India rules. The reservations are subject to candidates meeting the admission requirement of the Institute under different categories.

For Foreign Nationals / NRI / Children of NRIs:

Seats are reserved for foreign nationals, NRIs and children of NRIs and the admission is considered on the basis of General Management Aptitude Test (GMAT) score of which should not have been declared before 1st January 2009 and should be received by the Institute latest by 31st March 2011.


Selection will be on the basis of Written Test, Group Discussion, Essay Writing and Interview. Written Test will be held on SUNDAY 28th November 2010 during 10.00 a.m – 12.00 noon at Ahmedabad, Allahabad, Bangalore, Bhubeneshwar, Chandigarh, Chennai, Coimbatore, Dehradun, Delhi, Guwahati, Hydrabad, Indore, Jaipur, Jamshedpur, Kochi, Kolkata, Lucknow, Mumbai, Nagpur and Visakhapatnam. Based on the marks of Written Test, a limited number of candidates will be invited for second phase of selection process comprising Group Discussion, Essay Writing and Interview to be held at Bangalore, Chennai, Delhi, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Lucknow and Mumbai. IIFT reserves the right to add/delete any centre, if required.


Last date for sale of prospectus by post

20th August 2010

Last date for sale of prospectus across the IIFT counter

3rd September 2010

Last date for receipt of completed applications

3rd September 2010

Last date for obtaining prospectus & receipt of applications for foreign nationals/NRIs/Children of NRIs

15th February 2011

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