IIFT MBA (IB) Entrance Test 2022: Notification, dates, registration, exam pattern, preparation

Check all details regarding IIFT 2022 MBA entrance exam such as notification dates, registration, exam pattern and quick preparation tips.

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Prerna Goel | Jul 28, 2021 - 4:05 p.m. IST
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NEW DELHI: The National Testing Agency (NTA), the conducting body of IIFT 2022 will conduct the exam in December 2021 on behalf of Indian Institute of Foreign Trade. The IIFT 2022 notification will be released in September and the registration will also commence a few days after this release. The IIFT 2022 question paper consists of questions from verbal ability and reading comprehension, quantitative ability, data interpretation and logical reasoning and general awareness.

The Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT) entrance test is conducted for admission into MBA IB (International Business) offered at different campuses of IIFT. The test will be conducted in an online computer-based test mode.

IIFT Exam Dates 2022



IIFT 2022 notification

First week of September 2021

IIFT 2022 registration starts

First week of September 2021

Last date to fill IIFT 2022 application form

Last week of November 2021

IIFT 2022 admit card date

First week of December, 2021

IIFT MBA IB entrance exam date

Last week of December 2021/ First week of January 2022

* The above mentioned dates are tentative and subject to change.

IIFT Registration 2022

The IIFT application form for admissions 2022 is likely to be released in the first week of September 2021 after release of notification. The IIFT registration 2022 will be online and has to be done at NTA official website. The last date to fill the IIFT application form will fall in the last week of November 2021. In 2020, the number of applicants who registered for IIFT were 33,393 out of which a total of 27,944 candidates appeared in the exam.

How to fill IIFT application form

The following steps must be followed in order to apply for IIFT 2022 exam:

  • Visit the official website, iift.nta.nic.in.

  • Click on "Fill Online Application Form" and select new registration

  • Fill in the basic details and submit the NTA IIFT form

  • Enter password and choose a security question

  • Note down the system generated application number

  • Use the IIFT 2022 application number to login again to complete the IIFT registration process

  • Upload the scanned photo, signature and other documents

  • Pay IIFT application fee of Rs 2,500 for General and OBC candidates. For SC/ST candidates, the fees is Rs 1,000

Expected IIFT Exam Pattern 2022

NTA will release details of the latest IIFT exam pattern in the notification. Based on previous years’ exam, the IIFT 2022 test pattern is expected to be on the following lines:



Mode of IIFT exam

Online (Computer Based)

IIFT exam duration

120 minutes

Sectional Time Limit

No Sectional Time Limit

Type of Questions

Multiple Choice Questions

Total Number of Questions


Number of Sections

  • Section 1: Quantitative Ability (QA)

  • Section 2: Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension (VARC)

  • Section 3: Logical Reasoning and Data Interpretation (LRDI)

  • Section 4: General Knowledge (GK)

Negative Marking

1/3 Marks

Marks per Question

  • 3 marks for each right question in Section 1, 2, and 3

  • 1.5 marks for each right answer in Section 4

Total Marks


Expected IIFT Test Pattern 2022: Sectional Composition


Total questions

Mark awarded for each correct answer

Max sectional marks out of 300

Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension




Quantitative Analysis




Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning




General Awareness (GK)








IIFT Entrance 2022: Key Preparation Tips

Some of the useful tips for IIFT exam preparation are as follows:

  • Get familiar with the detailed IIFT 2022 exam syllabus.

  • Make a daily planner – schedule all your daily activities, manage time and create a chart for each hour activity.

  • Solve as many IIFT mock tests and sample papers as possible. It is beneficial in terms of devising the exam strategy and assessing the weak and strong areas to work on.

  • Read newspapers and brush up on the business economy news like monetary and fiscal policy changes, prominent business personalities, etc.

  • Prepare flashcards to improve the vocabulary.

  • Ace on mental calculation and shortcut tricks for quantitative aptitude.

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