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Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT)
by Dagny Taggart - Friday, 28 September 2007, 05:35 AM

cat 2007 cat 2008 mba 2008 IIFT xat 2008 The Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT) was set up in 1963 by the Government of India as an autonomous organisation to help professionalise the country's foreign trade management and increase exports by developing human resources; generating, analysing and disseminating data; and conducting research. IIFT has, over the years, undertaken path-breaking research studies with organisations like WTO, World Bank, UNCTAD and the Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Government of India. The Institute has also trained more than 40,000 business professionals across 30 countries in various facets of international business and trade policy via its Management Development Programmes.



Indian Institute of Foreign Trade

Director- Shri K.T. Chacko

Address: New Delhi Campus- IIFT Bhawan, B-21, Qutab Institutional Area, New Delhi
Telephone : +91-11-26965124, +91-11-26965051
Fax: +91-1126853956

Kolkata Campus - J-1/14 (7th-9th Floor), EP & GP Block, Sector-V, Salt Lake City, Kolkata-700091
Telephone: +91-33-2357 2851, +91-33-2357 2852
Fax: +91-33-2357 2853

Two-year MBA (International Business),
New Delhi, Kolkata, and Dar-es-Salaam
Three-year MBA (International Business) (Part-Time),
New Delhi and Kolkata
Executive Masters in International Business,
New Delhi
Certificate Programme in Export Management, New Delhi

Eligibility Criteria:

No age limit.
Recognised Bachelor's Degree of minimum 3 years' duration in any discipline.
Candidates appearing for a qualifying examination can also apply subject to submission of proof of requisite qualification by pre-specified date


Fee for tuition, room, boarding, teaching material, computer facilities, and other fees for a single student living on the campus for the batch 2007-2009 is Rs.1,75, 000 per annum. Personal expenses on travel, clothes, laundry, etc. are extra.

Test Accepted:

Own Test.

For Foreign / NRI candidates/ Children of NRI
On the basis of General Management Aptitude Test (GMAT)
For MBA 2008-10, GMAT result should not have been declared before
1 January, 2006 and should be received by the Institute latest by end-March 2008.

Test Pattern

The admission test is a multiple choice objective type written test (in English). Duration of the test is two hours. It normally consists of 200 questions covering

English Comprehension
General knowledge & awareness
Logical Reasoning
Quantitative Analysis.

Institute Facts (Infra, Activities etc.)

Located in the Qutab Institutional Area in close vicinity of Jawaharlal Nehru University and the Indian Institute of Technology in New Delhi, India, spreading over six acres of land and overlooking the green ridge and historical Qutab Minar, the IIFT Campus provides an ideal environment for academic excellence.

One of the largest of its kind in the developing world, with a holding of around 84,000 volumes and subscriptions to 800 journals with complete online cataloguing, the IIFT Library is a veritable storehouse of information. Besides being an invaluable place of reference for industry, research scholars and students alike, the Library has an unique collection of publications of FAO, IMF, OECD, UNCTAD, UNCTC, World Bank, and other international agencies.

In order to retain its position as a top B-school and a highly rated research organization, IIFT has been successfully strengthening its relationship with regional as well as international organizations by signing MoUs, participating in interactive sessions and improving the networking among the institutions. The Institute is a member of the following International and regional organizations:

International Association of Trade Training Organisations (IATTO),
Academy of International Business (AIB),
Association of Training Institutions for Foreign Trade in
Asia and the Pacific (ATIFTAP), Manila, Philippines
AIMS International,

Sporting life at IIFT is enjoyable. Sport and games provide a refreshing break from the hectic schedule and rigors of academia. Badminton, volleyball, basketball and table tennis are popular among the students. IIFT has its sporting festival called the Motley Brew held twice every year, once in August and again in February.

IIFT Clubs and Centres

The Centre for International Trade in Technology
The Centre for WTO Studies
IIFT Small and Medium
Enterprise Centre
International Management Forum-The official representative student body at IIFT
Chakravyuh- Annual Sports Festival
Graffiti- An informal magazine by the students of IIFT, Kolkata.
Infineeti : Finance Magazine
MasterPs : Marketing Magazine
Enuncio - The Paper Writing Contest
Cashonova- The finance club
Brandwagon- The marketing club
Blash- The trading club
Velocity- The automobile club
Pharmawizards- The pharma club
Systemix- The IT and telecom club.
Annual Management Festival- Quo Vadis

IIFT Essays
by Dagny Taggart - Friday, 28 September 2007, 05:41 AM
  Hi All,

Please find IIFT essays in the file.

IIFT Interview Questions
by Dagny Taggart - Friday, 28 September 2007, 05:45 AM
  Hi All,

Please find interview questions for IIFT in the file.

IIFT Placements
by Dagny Taggart - Friday, 28 September 2007, 05:49 AM
  Hi All,

Please find the statistics for IIFT placements in the file.

Re: Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT)
by the underdog - Friday, 28 September 2007, 06:54 AM
  Hiya Dagny,

Any idea as to what are the percentile cut-offs for the Delhi campus through the IIFT entrance exam?
Re: Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT)
by Dagny Taggart - Saturday, 29 September 2007, 09:01 AM
  Hi Underdog,

Last year the cutoff for IIFT was around 20-22 marks.

Re: Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT)
by the underdog - Saturday, 29 September 2007, 11:54 AM
  Thanks Dagny! Its really nice to have a one-stop-shop for all the institutes' information. It would prove to be extremely useful once we hit GD/PI stage.
Sectional cut-offs?
by Rishi Kapoor - Saturday, 29 September 2007, 11:17 PM

Sir can u tell me that are there any sectional cut-offs in IIFT exam?

Being good in maths and otherwise in English, if I attempt only quant and DI ques then will it work?

If there are cutoffs, then, what they are?

Re: Sectional cut-offs?
by Dagny Taggart - Monday, 1 October 2007, 01:12 PM
  Hi Rishi,

Last year there were sectional cut offs for IIFT. And I am a ma'

by Rishi Kapoor - Monday, 1 October 2007, 11:09 PM
  So sorry ma'm... What are the cutoffs?
Re: Ma'''m
by Dagny Taggart - Wednesday, 3 October 2007, 02:50 PM
  Hi Rishi,

Have a look:-



No. of Qs

Target Attempts

Time Allotted

Target Marks


Quantitative Ability



35 min



DI + DS + Reasoning



40 min



RC and Verbal Ability



30 min



General Knowledge



15 min






120 min


Re: Ma'''m
by Raghav Aggarwal - Wednesday, 3 October 2007, 07:58 PM

Hi there,

Being one of the aspirants for CAT and IIFT, i would like to know if there are any previous year papers of IIFT available somewhere??? Is it possible to have them from somewhere???

Re: Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT)
by sukshima naik - Tuesday, 9 October 2007, 12:27 PM
  thanx a lot for ur info.... ma am,i want to know how to prepare for gk part of iift exam am..piease help me out....
Re: Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT) previous question papers
by chandra vikas - Tuesday, 9 October 2007, 01:45 PM
  from where shall i get the question papers....please share this information
Re: Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT)
by Dagny Taggart - Wednesday, 10 October 2007, 12:14 AM
  Hi Sukshima,

Follow the link-

Re: Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT)
by Johan J - Saturday, 1 December 2007, 01:26 PM

Was just googling up INFINEETI and landed up here. Having been very closely associated with both Enuncio and Infineeti, I'm glad to see them getting their 5 minutes in the sun.

Btw some of the clubs you have mentioned there have become defunct.


Johan Jose

MBA(IB) 06-08

IIFT Kolkata

Re: Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT)
by Akshay Jog - Tuesday, 15 January 2008, 12:55 PM

hi jose,

i gather that you are currently studying in IIFT.  i have a call from IIFT for the 2008-10 course. i would be very obliged if u could spare some time for me so that i could discuss the interview process with u.

kindly send ur email add. or mobile no. to

Re: Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT)
by vikas surani - Monday, 18 August 2008, 11:54 AM
  Hey all,
How many Students appeared for the IIFT - 2007 Written Exams
and How many actually get it into IIFT?

What is the percentage of students getting in to IIFT?
Re: Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT)
by Ashish Sharma - Monday, 8 September 2008, 11:37 PM

Hi all,

Can someone please tell me where to find out previous years question papers of IIFT....

thanks in advance...

Re: Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT)
by murari agarwal - Thursday, 18 September 2008, 07:47 AM
  I had a query which has been bugging me for long.Was there any sectional cut offs for IIFT 2007?The reason i m asking this is that some sections like logical reasoning and quant are sitters.So if there is no sectional cut off we can spend more time in easy sections.Usually GK questions are not the general ones.They are really difficult. If you could find out and let us know,We would be very thankful to you.
Re: Ma'''m
by sumit shankar - Tuesday, 30 September 2008, 01:10 PM

Dear Mam

Should i target same for this year exam also..


Re: Ma'''m
by Dagny Taggart - Saturday, 4 October 2008, 07:04 PM
  Hi Sumit,

If you are interested in Foreign Trade, then why not? IIFT is a stand alone institute for Foreign Trade, go through their course curriculum and you will get a better picture.

Re: Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT)
by anmol sikka - Sunday, 9 November 2008, 10:12 PM
  hi maam....
can u please tell some other cilleges that are really good and offer a specialisation in IB(international businee)
Re: Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT)
by minoti singh - Sunday, 30 August 2009, 11:12 PM
  Hello M'am,
   Can u plz tell me the no. of general seats in IIFT 2009 exam?
Re: Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT)
by urvashi solanki - Saturday, 7 November 2009, 07:25 PM

hi all

can sumone plz letm there any essay writing section in IIFT written test as i m vryyyy confused bt this....went thru IIFT site as well but didn't saw nythng lyk dat in test pattern.......plzzzz help

Re: Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT)
by BellTheCAT ... - Friday, 13 November 2009, 05:37 PM
  IIFT paper
Re: IIFT Essays
by tgdel55 tg - Sunday, 13 February 2011, 11:15 PM
  hello mam
I am in 3rd yr and preparing for CAT. Many people have advised me to work for at least one year before going for an MBA degree.Is having work experience so important ?