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IIFT Eligibility Criteria 2022

Updated By Abhinav Chamoli on 20 Aug, 2021 12:22

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IIFT 2022 Eligibility Criteria

IIFT 2022 Eligibility Criteria is specified by the Indian Institute of Foreign Trade, which is also the conducting authority of IIFT. Candidates who wish to appear for the IIFT exam must ensure that they fulfil the IIFT eligibility criteria. Candidates failing to meet the eligibility criteria of IIFT are not allowed to take the exam. 

Conducted on a national level, the IIFT exam is a gateway for aspirants to get admission in the two-year MBA course (full-time) in International Business offered at IIFT Delhi or IIFT Kolkata. As per the IIFT eligibility criteria, prescribed by the Indian Institute of Foreign Trade, there is no age limit to appear for the IIFT exam, however, one of the basic requirements to become eligible for taking the IIFT exam is to attain at least 50% marks in Graduation, which should be a minimum of 3 years. Final year candidates are also eligible to apply for IIFT, however, such candidates are given provisional admission and are required to submit all the necessary documents later on. Apart from this, there are other eligibility conditions that must be fulfilled by the candidates before applying for the IIFT entrance exam.

Candidates must note that the IIFT eligibility criteria is the same for both IIFT Delhi and IIFT Kolkata campuses. Before applying for IIFT, candidates must read the eligibility criteria carefully. Candidates failing to meet the prescribed criteria for eligibility can get disqualified at any stage of the admission process.

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IIFT 2022 Category-wise Eligibility Criteria

Given below is the IIFT Entrance Exam Eligibility Criteria 2022 for all categories.

For General/SC/ST/OBC/PH

  • There is no age bar for the applicants of IIFT 2022.

  • Candidates falling in the General Category must have completed their Graduation from a recognised university/institute, with at least 50% marks in Graduation (minimum of 3 years).

  • For Scheduled Caste (SC)/Scheduled Tribe ST)/ Physically challenged (PWD) candidates, minimum of 45% marks are required in the total aggregate of their graduate degree.

  • Candidates who are in their final year of graduation can also apply for IIFT 2022. In such a case candidates will have to produce relevant documents supporting their present semester or result awaited status latest by the first week of October 2022.

  • It is very important for the aspirants of IIFT 2022 to know that if due to any means they failed to produce documents related to their graduation degree, then their eligibility will also fail, restricting them to participate in the Entrance Exam of IIFT 2022.

  • Candidates who did not pass in Graduation are also not eligible for the IIFT 2022 Entrance Exam.

For Foreign National and NRI

  • A Foreign National and/or NRI candidate must first need to be a resident of a foreign land outside India for more than 18 months if they wish to apply for the IIFT Entrance Exam 2022.

  • GMAT scorecard is also a mandatory document in order to become eligible for the IIFT test. Candidates are asked to send their GMAT scorecard to the Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT) latest by the second week of February 2022.

  • Aspirants with a GMAT mark sheet dated before 1st January 2020 will not be considered as eligible for IIFT 2022.

  • Candidates who have been sponsored in any way will also fail to be eligible for the IIFT 2022 exam.

  • For Indian Nationals working, living, or studying abroad a certificate issued by the High Commission / Indian Embassy / Consulate of the Candidates present Country, stating that the candidate has been a resident of that country for not less than 18 months until 31st December 2020.

  • A valid passport or travel document is a must for candidates of Foreign nationality.

  • Candidates who have already appeared for MBA Entrance Exams like XAT, CAT, IIFT, CMAT, NMAT, etc. are not allowed to sit for IIFT 2022 examination.

Important Information

  • The prescribed IIFT eligibility criteria will be the same for all the categories, i.e. for General, Other Backward Classes (OBC), Scheduled Caste (SC), Scheduled Tribe (ST) candidates.
  • Candidates of any age can apply for IIFT 2022. There is no age limitation prescribed by the conducting body as such.
  • Candidates should note that verification of candidates’ eligibility can be done at any point in time. Failing to meet IIFT MBA eligibility criteria 2022 will lead to the cancellation of candidates' admission.
  • It must be noted that the IIFT conducting authority reserves all the rights to cancel the admission of any candidate who fails to satisfy eligibility norms at any point in time.

Category-Wise Fee of IIFT 2022

Given below is the category-wise fee that the students have to pay during the IIFT 2022 registration process:

Category of the Applicant

IIFT 2020 Payable Amount

Unreserved Category

INR 2500/-

ST/SC/PwD Category

INR 1000/-

NRIs/Foreign Nationals Category

INR 15000/-

IIFT 2022 Reservation Policy

Some of the seats available for admissions at IIFT are reserved for SC/ ST and PwD candidates. The table provided below will help you understand the reservation policy of IIFT 2022.

Reservation Policy of IIFT

CategoryPercentage of seats reserved
Scheduled Tribe (ST)7.5 %
Scheduled Caste (SC)15%
Other Backward Classes-Non Creamy Layer (OBC-NCL)27%
General-Economically Weaker Section (GEN-EWS)10 %
Persons with Disability (PwD)5 %

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FAQs about IIFT Eligibility

Is there a separate IIFT eligibility criteria for NRI candidates?

Yes, there is a separate eligibility criteria for Foreign National and NRI candidates.

Who decides the eligibility criteria of IIFT?

The eligibility criteria of IIFT is decided by the conducting body of the examination i.e Indian Institute of Foreign Trade.

What is the full form of IIFT?

IIFT is also known as the Indian Institute of Foreign Trade Entrance Exam

How can I check the IIFT eligibility criteria?

IIFT eligibility criteria will be updated on the official website of IIFT. You can check it from there.

I have not completed my graduation. Can I apply for IIFT?

No, you cant apply for IIFT entrance exam.

Can final year students apply for IIFT?

Yes, final year candidates may also apply for IIFT provided that they submit the required documents before the last date.

What is the IIFT eligibility criteria for reserved categories?

Reserved category candidates must have scored 45% marks in graduation.

Is the IIFT eligibility criteria same for all categories?

Yes, the IIFT eligibility criteria is the same for all the categories except the required percentage.

What is the eligibility criteria for IIFT?

Candidates must have completed graduation from any recognized institution with at least 50% marks.

What is the maximum age to apply for IIFT?

No, there is no age limit to appear for the IIFT entrance exam.

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