IIFT Exam 2021-22: Check Exam Dates, Syllabus, Study Materials, & More

IIFT Exam 2021: The NTA is planning to hold the IIFT 2022 Exam in December 2021. IIFT is an entrance test held once a year to provide applicants with the chance to enroll in MBA IB courses offered by IIFT. The IIFT 2022 application process will begin in September 2021 and will conclude in October 2021. The test will be divided into four sections: verbal ability and reading comprehension, quantitative ability, data interpretation, and logical reasoning, and general awareness.

Important Dates for the IIFT Exam 2021-22

The official dates for IIFT 2022 are yet to be announced. Every year, the notice for IIFT is sent in the month of August. The following are the tentative IIFT Dates based on the dates of the previous year’s IIFT test –


IIFT Important Dates

IIFT Official Notification

August 2021

IIFT Application Starts

The first week of September 2021

IIFT Application Ends

Last week of November 2021

GMAT Application Deadline (Foreign Nationals/NRI/Children of NRI Parents)

October 2021

IIFT Admit Card release

The first week of December 2021

IIFT Exam Date

The second week of December 2021

IIFT Answer key release

The second week of December 2021

IIFT Results

Last week of December 2021

IIFT Scorecards

January/February 2022

Group Discussion/Personal Interview Date

January/February 2022

Exam Pattern and Syllabus for IIFT 2022

The paper will be organized into four sections according to the IIFT Syllabus. In terms of complexity, the exam is typically moderate and equivalent to the CAT exam. The IIFT Exam Pattern and Syllabus have remained mostly same over the years.

The test format and syllabus for IIFT 2022 are provided here:

Name of the Section

Number of Questions

Marks per question

Total Marks

Negative Marks

Syllabus (Major Topics)

Quantitative Ability




– 1


Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension




– 1


Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning




– 1

Series & Analysis
Pie Chart

General Awareness




– 0.5





IIFT Exam 2021: Marking Scheme

Here are all the details regarding IIFT Exam 2021 marking scheme. 

  • The objective type paper will be administered online for 120 minutes.
  • The marking methodology for IIFT 2022 varies in every section. There is a persistent negative marking of 33% for each incorrect response. 
  • The General Awareness portion is worth 1.5 points for each question
  • The VARC, LRDI, and QA sections are worth 3 points per question.

IIFT Eligibility 2022

 The details regarding Eligibility for the IIFT 2022 are given below.



Minimum Educational Qualifications

Graduation in any degree from a recognized university

Minimum Marks in Graduation

For General Category Candidates – 50%

For SC/ST/PwD Candidates – 45%

Age Limit


Selection Procedure for the IIFT 2022

The IIFT Selection Procedure is for applicants who pass the cut-off. The IIFT Selection Process comprises essay writing, group discussion, and an interview.

IIFT Essay Writing 

  • Candidates must submit an essay on a general or business-related topic.
  • This round is designed to assess applicants’ writing abilities as well as their conceptual grasp of the themes.

IIFT Group Discussion Round

  • The qualified candidates from the previous stages are split into groups of 10-12 people for the IIFT GD (Group Discussion).
  • Candidates are assigned a current or business-related topic.
  • The length of the GD is frequently variable.

IIFT Personal Interview Round 

  • The Personal Interview round is a one-on-one phase in which the panelists evaluate candidates based on their demeanor and ability to remain focused under pressure.
  • The PI round typically lasts 10-15 minutes.

Procedure for IIFT Exam 2021 Registration

Candidates must complete the following procedures in order to register for the IIFT:

Step 1: Register on the official website, iift.nta.nic.in, to generate an application number and password.

Step 2: Complete the Application form with all required information such as personal information, academic credentials, and job experience.

Step 3: Upload the necessary papers, such as digital photos of a passport-size photograph, signature, and category certificate.

Step 4: IIFT Payment To complete registration, you must pay an application fee. The application fee for IIFT 2022 will be as follows:

  • INR 2500/- for General/OBC Category
  • INR 1000/- for SC/ ST/ PWD categories
  • Foreign Nationals/NRIs/Children of NRIs – USD 200 or INR 15000/-

Complete Guide on IIFT Application Form

Reservation Policy in IIFT Exam 2021-22 


Reservation of Seats in IIFT 

Economically Weaker Section (EWS)


Other Backward Classes (OBC)


Scheduled Castes (SC)


Scheduled Tribes (ST)


Person with Disabilities (PwD)


IIFT Exam Study Materials: Best Books, & Previous Year Papers

Aspirants wishing to take the IIFT entrance test should first have the best study materials for preparation. Candidates must refer to IIFT Exam Preparation Tips & below links:

IIFT Exam Admit Card 2021

The details regarding IIFT Exam 2021- 22 admit card is given below.

  • Candidates who successfully complete the registration process and pay the application fee will be able to get the IIFT 2022 Admit Card once it is available.
  • To get the IIFT 2022 Admit Card, candidates must use the login credentials they created during registration. 
  • The admission card will include information such as the exam date, time, location, and other vital instructions.

Also Check: IIFT Exam Centres

IIFT Result 2021-22

  • IIFT 2022 Result will be released along with the IIFT Answer Key tentatively in February 2022. 
  • The scorecard will be available for candidates a few days after the declaration of the merit list.
  • Candidates who score marks equal to or more than the cut-off will be eligible and invited for the selection process.

Read More- IIFT Result

Cut Off for IIFT 2022

Admission to IIFT has both a sectional and overall cut-off. The following are the tentative cut-offs for IIFT 2022:


Cut-off marks

Max. Marks
















Read More- IIFT Cut Off

We have covered everything related to IIFT 2021-22 Exam. If you have any doubts, feel free to ask any queries in the comment section below.

FAQs related to IIFT Exam 2021-22

How long will IIFT 2022 last?

The exam of IIFT 2022 must be completed in 120 minutes or less.

What papers will I need during the IIFT counseling process?

At the time of counseling, candidates must bring originals as well as photocopies of the following documents:
• IIFT 2022 Scorecard • SSC Memorandum of Marks • HSC Memorandum of Marks • Graduation Memorandum of Marks • Provisional/ Degree Certificate • Community Certificate • Transfer Certificate • Income Certificate

Will the IIFT 2022 be held online?

The IIFT test will be administered in pen and paper format, i.e., offline.

How many seats are available in IIFT 2022 Exam?

A total of 360 seats are available at both campuses. The division of seats will be as per the information given below: 
Delhi – 220 seats 
Kolkata – 140 seats

Is there a sectional cut-off for the IIFT 2021-22 Exam?

Yes, There is a sectional cut-off for the IIFT 2021-22 Exam.

Can only GMAT scorers apply for admissions?

Yes, in case the candidate has appeared for any MBA entrance test (XAT/ CAT/ IIFT) in the year of admission in India, he/ she will be considered ineligible for admission.

Is it permissible to alter the IIFT examination center?

Candidates can only apply for a center change online. They must pay INR 1000 in fees for this. There will be no offline requests.

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