National Testing Agency (NTA) has extended the last date to register for IIFT 2020. Earlier the last date to apply was October 25, 2019 i.e. today itself. However, now the date has been pushed back to November 03, 2019, giving the candidates nine more days to fill and submit the application form online on iift.nta.nic.in.
The agency has published a notification titled “extension of last date of online application form of IIFT MBA (IB) 2020-22 entrance examination” at iift.nta.nic.in. Other than changing dates for registration, the dates for fee payment and form correction also stand changed.
Now, the last date to complete the payment of the application fee is November 04, 2019. Candidates can pay fee, as before, using credit card, debit card, net banking, UPI and PAYTM services. The application fee is Rs 2000 for general, EWS, OBC and Rs 1000 for SC, ST, PwD, transgender candidates, and US$ 150 for the NRI and foreign nationals.
After that NTA will open the application form correction window to give registered candidates a chance to correct mistakes in their submitted form. The form correction window will now open from November 05 to 07, 2019. Earlier the form correction window was supposed to open from November 01, 2019.
There are no changes in other dates. The admit card will be issued as per the usual schedule that is on November 11, 2019, and the exam will be held on December 01, 2019.
The reason for extending the last date of the application form as quoted by Senior Director of NTA is:
In continuation to the Public Notice dated the 9th September 2019 for submission of online application form of IIFT MBA (IB) 2020-22 Entrance Examination, it is hereby informed that the last date for submission of online application form, is extended from 25th October 2019 to 3rd November 2019, in order to enable the aspiring candidates who have not been able to apply in the Online Application Form. This is being done in view of a number of requests being received in this regard.Senior Director, NTA
The notice is published over the official website of IIFT 2020, iift.nta.nic.in. The notice further notifies that if any candidate have any trouble with the application fee payment, they can contact the NTA Helpdesk at 0120-6895200.
Apart from that, the candidates can also use the Query Redressal System (QRS) available in the Candidate’s Login.
Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT) admission test is conducted to offer admission in MBA (IB) programme. NTA is responsible to conduct the exam in a Computer-Based Test format across the nation. The admission will be offered in around 220 seats at the Delhi Campus and and around 200 seats at the Kolkata Campus.
This is the first time that IIFT admission test is being conducted by NTA. Until last year the exam was held in offline mode, but from 2020, it will be held in the CBT mode only and ny NTA.
The eligibility to apply for IIFT 2020 is that the candidates must complete a course of 3 years Bachelor’s Degree in any discipline. The candidates in the final year of UG can also apply given that they can produce their final result at the time of admission. The minimum marks needed in UG is 50% marks (45% in case of the candidates belonging to SC/SC/PWD categories).