Indian Institute of Foreign Trade, New Delhi

IIFT New Delhi - Indian Institute of Foreign Trade Admission 2018-2019

  • New Delhi, Delhi NCR
  • ESTD 1963
  • UGC , NAAC-A
  • Deemed University

IIFT (Indian Institute of Foreign Trade) Admission 2018

Set in 1963, The IIFT (Indian Institute of Foreign Trade) is an autonomous institution aimed at professionalizing the country’s the country's foreign trade management by developing human resources, analyzing and disseminating data and organizing research. It is the only institute among the top-10 business schools of India that provides International Business program. There are two campuses, one is at New Delhi and the other at Kolkata.

The University provides a variety of courses such as MBA (International Business), Executive Masters in International Business, Certificate Programme in Export Management, Post-Graduate Diploma Programmes, Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) and several Management Development Programmes.

Indian Institute of Foreign Trade Admission Schedule 2018

For MBA (International Business) Programme:

EventsDates (Tentative)
Last date to fill the online application form (Online)Sept 5, 2018
Last date for obtaining application form across the Counter at Indian Institute of Foreign Trade / via post (Offline)Sept 5, 2018
Last Date for Receipt of filled in Application FormSept 5, 2018
Last date for obtaining and receiving the application form for Foreign Nationals/NRIs/Children of NRIsFebruary 15, 2018
Written TestNovember 27, 2016

Indian Institute of Foreign Trade MBA Admission 2018

The MBA (International Business) courses aim at imparting professional education and training in modern management techniques to enable students to handle international business operations in a dynamic and challenging environment.

The programme intends to cover all the specific subjects and areas revolving around International Business. There are both Core courses as well as Elective courses.

Eligibility Criteria:

a) Bachelors’ degree (10+2+3) in any branch.

b) Aspirants in the final year of Graduation may also apply along with submission of proof by 7/10/2018.

c) Age no bar.

Syllabus of AdmissionTest:

a) Multiple-choice objective type written test (in English).

b) The total period for the test: 2 hours including English Comprehension.

c) General Knowledge & Awareness, Logical Reasoning and Quantitative Analysis.

Mode of Application:

(For GEN/SC/ST/PH/OBC Categories)

Aspirants qualifying the Written examination will be called for a Group Discussion round, Interview, and Essay Writing rounds respectively to be held during January/February 2018 at Bangalore, Chennai, Delhi, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Lucknow, and Mumbai.

(For Foreign Nationals/NRI/Children of NRI)

GMAT score will be the basis of admissions. Results of GMAT between 1/1/2015 and received by the Institute latest by 31/3/2018 only will be considered. NRI-sponsored aspirants are not considered in the above-mentioned category.


Visit this official website

a) Click Apply Now" and choose the category under which you seeking to apply.

b) Register with your basic details and submit the form.

c) Post-registration, an application number will be generated, which will be intimated to you by your registered email id in the application form.

d) Log in to the website using the Application No. mentioned in the email and Password entered by you while registering.

e) Follow the links to clear the registration procedure.

f) Post-completion, the intimation regarding successful registration will be sent to the registered email id.


The Registration fees for the GENERAL/OB Candidates is INR 1550 INR, and SC/ST/PH aspirants are INR 775. For Foreign Nationals/NRI/Children of NRI aspirants, the fees are US$ 80 (INR 4500).


a)Online Payment Gateway: Via Credit/Debit Cards (VISA/Master)
b) Demand Draft (DD)- The participant has got a DD made in favor of INDIAN INSTITUTE OF FOREIGN TRADE, payable at NEW DELHI since the aspirant needs to fill in the details of the Demand Draft in the online application form.

A scanned photograph and signature in a .jpg/.jpeg pattern (file size 50kb or less).

The photograph should be a recent and colored one, taken against a light/dark background. Ensure the face in the photograph is completely visible; else the application is liable for rejection.

The aspirant should sign with a black pen on a white paper. (No capital letters allowed).

Click here to upload the photograph and signature

Once the online procedure is clear, keep a print-out of the filled-in application form for your own record.


The annual tuition fee payable by each student is INR 7,50,000 which can be paid in three installments, alongside other expenses and hostel charges. SC/ST/OBC students have rewarded an exemption of 50% on tuition fees only.

The annual fees for Foreign Nationals/NRI are US$ 27,500.

Indian Institute of Foreign Trade Ph.D. Admissions 2018

The Ph.D. Programme provided by the institute covers the Doctorate level research in a variety of business concerned areas leading to the award of the Ph.D. degree. This degree is aimed at facilitating higher studies and advanced research for students, shedding light at burning contemporary issues in the field of International Business and enriching the knowledge reservoir of students via in-depth analysis.

For the academic year 2018, the university invites applications from applicable aspirants for Ph.D. Programme in the following departments at New Delhi and Kolkata Campuses:

  • Finance
  • IT Innovation and Tech Management
  • Marketing
  • Operations and Supply Chain
  • General Management and Strategy
  • Economics and Trade Policy


  • In case the coursework of an aspirant remains incomplete for three years from the date of joining of the Ph.D. programme, her/his registration for the Ph.D. programme will be automatically canceled
  • The coursework at Indian Institute of Foreign Trade is one year and is mandatory for all students. Concession of attendance granted to students with M.Phil from AICTE/UGC recognized university, as per UGC norms/
  • At Least need Grade to qualify is ‘B’
  • At Least attendance of 75%

Selection Criteria

The University shall select the aspirants on the basis of the objective test, descriptive test, and individual interview. Objective Test will be held on the scheduled date both at Kolkata and New Delhi campuses of the Institute. The aspirants qualifying written test shall be called for the subsequent phase of selection procedure comprising of descriptive test an individual interview to be held only at New Delhi campus.

The final selection of the aspirant will be on the overall performance of the aspirant in all the selection phases. The Indian Institute of Foreign Trade Admission Test shall be based on basic statistics, logical reasoning, data interpretation, the mathematics of 12th standard, awareness of contemporary issues.

Overseas students with valid GMAT score (the GMAT result should not have been declared before 1st January 2014 and should be received by the Institute latest by 2nd May 2018) are also exempted from appearing in Entrance Tests. However, they will need to appear for viva-voce and attend the coursework on the campus if selected. Aspirants only with GMAT scores of 500 and above may apply.

How to Fill Application Form:

The aspirants can download/ obtain the application form from the website. All fields in the application form should be correctly and clearly filled-in with the relevant information. The duly filled application along with need procedure fee in the form of DD and important enclosures to the stated address.

Important steps for filling in the application form:

  • The Duly filled in application forms must be sent to Ms. Lalita Gupta Section Officer (Research Division) INDIAN INSTITUTE OF FOREIGN TRADE B-21, Qutab Institutional Area, New Delhi 110016.
  • Fill the application form with the necessary information
  • Log on to the university website and download the application form
  • An aspirant must keep the Xerox copy of the finished applications for subsequent use
  • Enclose the application form with the Demand Draft (of Rs. 2,500/- (`1250/- in respect of SC/ST aspirants and US$120/ Rs.8, 500/- for Foreign Nationals) in favor of IIFT payable at New Delhi) and other important documents.

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Contact Details

Phone No: 011-26965124
IIFT Bhawan, B-21, Qutab Institutional Area
New Delhi - 110016
Delhi NCR , India
Nearest Bus Stand
Delhi Jal Board Lajpat Nagar bus stand 0.98Km

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