IIFT Entrance Test Schedule – Important Dates and Events

NTA (National Testing Agency) will officially announce the IIFT entrance test schedule 2021 in August 2020. IIFT entrance test 2021 is expected to be held in the first week of December 2020 and registration for the exam will tentatively start from the second week of September. 

All the exam-related events of IIFT 2021 will have specified deadlines. Hence, keeping a track of the IIFT entrance test exam dates 2021 becomes essential for all the candidates. If you’re aspiring to pursue MBA in International Business from any of the IIFT campuses – Delhi and Kolkata, find the complete information about IIFT entrance test schedule 2021 in this article.  

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IIFT Entrance Test Schedule 2021

Candidates can check the table below to keep track of IIFT entrance test exam dates 2021. 

Event Calendar for IIFT Entrance Test 2021

EventsImportant Dates (Tentative)* 
Release of information brochure August 2020
Online registration for IIFT entrance test 2021Second week of September – First week of November 2020 
IIFT application correction windowSecond week of November 2020
Issuance of IIFT admit card Third week of November 2020
IIFT entrance exam dateFirst week of December 2020
Release of provisional answer keyFirst week of December 2020
Display of final answer key Second week of December 2020
Declaration of IIFT resultSecond week of December 2020
Release of shortlisted candidates for selection processLast week of December 2020
IIFT dates for GD, PI and WATJanuary/February 2021 
Release of IIFT final merit listLast week of February 2021

*Candidates must note that the NTA hasn’t released the IIFT entrance exam dates 2021 yet. The table above follows the previous year’s trends and is subject to be updated as per the IIFT official notification by NTA.

IIFT Entrance Test Schedule 2021 – Event Highlights

Missing any IIFT event deadline can lead to the disqualification of the candidates from further admission process. Hence, keeping an eye on the IIFT entrance test schedule is imperative. Until the release of the exact schedule, candidates can find the highlights of the tentative exam dates of IIFT entrance test 2021 below. 

Submission of IIFT Entrance Test Application Form 2021 

NTA has not yet released the entrance exam event schedule for IIFT entrance test. However, as per the expected IIFT entrance test schedule, the IIFT entrance test application form will be released in the second week of September 2020. The last date to submit the application form of IIFT may fall in the first week of November 2021.

Correction Facility for IIFT Entrance Test Application Form 2021 

The NTA  allows the candidates to rectify the errors made while filling the IIFT application form. The application form correction window is expected to open for a period of three days in the second week of November 2020.

Issuance of Admit Card For IIFT Entrance Test 2021

Admit card is the most crucial document in any entrance exam, including IIFT 2021.  Test-takers are generally able to download the IIFT entrance exam admit card a week before the IIFT entrance test. Thus, it can be predicted that the admit card will be released in the third week of November 2020. 

IIFT Entrance Exam Date 2021 

Usually, the IIFT entrance test is conducted in the first week of December. Thus, candidates can expect the IIFT 2021 entrance exam dates to lie between December 1 and 7, 2020. Check out the table below to know the trend of IIFT entrance exam dates in the last three years.

Past Years’ Trends of IIFT Entrance Exam Date

Admission YearIIFT exam dateConducting body
IIFT 2018December 3, 2017Indian Institute of Foreign Trade
IIFT 2019December 2, 2018Indian Institute of Foreign Trade
IIFT 2020December 1, 2019National Testing Agency

Note – The Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) constituted NTA as a single unit to organize several government-controlled entrance exams to shed off the load from its respective bodies.  

Release of IIFT Entrance Test Answer Key 2021 

NTA releases the official answer key in two phases – provisional answer key and final answer key. Candidates are able to raise objections against the provisional answer key. After considering the genuine objections, a final answer key is released. The provisional answer key of IIFT entrance exam 2021 is expected to be released in the first week of December. On the other hand, the NTA will display the final answer key on IIFT’s official website in the second week of December 2020 along with the result declaration.

Declaration of IIFT Entrance Test Result 2021  

Candidates will be able to check the IIFT entrance test result 2021 on the official website of the IIFT entrance test in the second week of December 2020. They need to visit iift.nta.nic.in and login using their IIFT application number and password/date of birth to check their IIFT scorecard.   

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1. IIFT Shortlisting Dates – Candidates who qualify as per the cut off score released along with the IIFT entrance test results will be shortlisted for the second stage of the selection process. This list of candidates, eligible for Group Discussion (GD), PI (Personal Interview) and WAT (Writing Ability Test), will be released in the last week of December 2020 by IIFT Delhi & Kolkata separately. 

2. IIFT Schedule for Selection Process – After the release of  IIFT cut off, shortlisted candidates will have to appear for the GD, PI, WAT in January 2021. These three selection rounds may get stretched up to the month of February 2021. 

3. IIFT Final Merit List Release – Candidates can expect the release of IIFT final merit list for selection in both the campuses of IIFT in the last week of February 2021. 

Candidates are advised to keep track of the latest updates in the IIFT entrance test exam dates 2021 through this page.  

IIFT Entrance Schedule 2021 – Frequently Asked Questions

βœ”οΈ When will the IIFT entrance test 2021 be conducted?

As per the last year's trends, the IIFT entrance test 2021 is expected to take place in the first week of December. However, the National Testing Agency is yet to release the official IIFT Entrance Test Exam Dates 2021.

βœ”οΈ When will I get admission after appearing for IIFT entrance test in December 2020?

Candidates will be marked eligible to appear for further selection rounds of IIFT 2021 after qualifying the entrance exam (to be held in December 2020). The IIFT selection process (including Group Discussion, Personal Interview, and Written Ability Test) shall be performed in Jan-Feb 2021. The candidates who perform up to the mark in the selection rounds will be included in the IIFT final merit list. Afterwards, selected candidates need to report at the IIFT campus to complete the document verification process and submit admission fee.    

βœ”οΈ How many times can I attempt the IIFT entrance test?

Indian Institute of Foreign Trade has set no limit on the number of attempts for taking IIFT entrance test. However, candidates must fulfil all the eligibility criteria to appear in IIFT entrance test.

βœ”οΈ What is the last date for application form submission as per IIFT entrance exam schedule 2021?

Although the exact schedule of IIFT entrance exam 2021 is yet to be released by NTA, the IIFT application form submission window is expected to remain open till the first week of November 2020.

βœ”οΈ When will NTA release the result of IIFT entrance exam 2021?

The NTA will declare the result 7-10 days after conducting the IIFT entrance exam 2021. As per the tentative schedule based on the IIFT event calendar of last year, the IIFT entrance exam result 2021 shall be declared in the second week of December 2021.