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IIFT Application Form

IIFT Exam (Indian institute of Foreign Trade) is conducted every year for candidates seeking admission to MBA (IB) programme. Through the exam, candidates can get into IIFT campuses in New Delhi and Kolkata. The IIFT 2017 exam was held on November 27, 2017 (Sunday). The last date to submit the IIFT 2017 Form for registration was September 05, 2016. The last date to receive IIFT Admit Card was November 15, 2016.

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The Application Process for IIFT 2017 commenced from July 15, 2016. Candidates need to complete various steps in order to accomplish IIFT 2017 Application Process such as register for the exam, pay the application fees and upload important documents.

Candidates can go through the following article to know about all the steps that comes under the IIFT Application Process. 

Important Dates for IIFT Application Process

Candidates are advised to go through the detailed schedule for IIFT 2017 Application Process so that they do not miss out on any important deadline. Since, the admission for Foreign Nationals and NRI is based on GMAT scores, the IIFT 2017 Application deadlines for them is slightly different. The expected schedule regarding Online and Offline application process are mentioned below.

IIFT EventsIIFT Important Dates
Availability of IIFT FormJuly 15, 2016
Last Date to fill-in the online Application FormSeptember 05, 2016
Last date for obtaining application form through postSeptember 05, 2016
Last date of submitting duly filled-in form at IIFT officeSeptember 05, 2016
Last date to obtain and submit IIFT 2017 application form for Foreign Nationals/NRIs/Children of NRIsFebruary 15, 2017
Last Date to change IIFT 2017 Exam CentresNovember 04, 2016
IIFT 2017 Admit Card to be uploaded online for downloadingNovember 15, 2016
Last Date to receive IIFT Admit Card by PostNovember 15, 2016
Written Exam of IIFT 2017 to be held inNovember 27, 2016
IIFT 2017 Results to be declared inDecember 23, 2016
IIFT Selection Procedure starts fromJanuary 2017

IIFT Application Fee

Candidates have to pay the stipulated application fee in order to complete the application procedure of IIFT 2017. Application Fee once paid will not be refunded under any circumstances. Candidates registering through offline mode have to pay the fee at the time of buying the prospectus (which will contain the application form).

For candidates filling the online IIFT 2017 Application Form, there are two modes of payment: Online gateway and Demand Draft.

  • Online Gateway: Candidates can use their Credit/Debit Cards (VISA/Master) to pay the application fees.
  • Demand Draft: To pay the fees through demand draft, candidates will draw the DD in favour of ‘Indian Institute of Foreign Trade’, payable at New Delhi. The candidates will then fill the details of Demand Draft in the Online Application Form.

The application fee to be paid through IIFT Counter/ Post/ Online for IIFT 2016 exam is as follows:

For General/ OBC CandidatesRs. 1,550/-
For ST/SC/PH CandidatesRs. 775/-
For Foreign Nationals/ NRI CandidatesUS$80/ Rs. 4500/-

The fee paid by the candidate is inclusive of application screening and Entrance Test Fee. Candidates will not pay any other fee while submitting the form through online or offline mode.

IIFT Application Process

The Application Process for IIFT 2017 can be completed through two modes: Online and Offline. For filling the IIFT 2017 Application Form in Offline mode, candidates have to buy the prospectus, fill the form and send to the Institute via post along with other requisite documents.

For filling the application form online, candidates should visit the official IIFT website: There are certain basic steps that candidates need to complete during IIFT 2017 Application Process. These steps are indicated below:

Step 1: Registration

Step 2: Filling the application form

Step 3: Upload the documents

Step 4: Print the application form

Candidates should remember that any incomplete applications from both Online and Offline modes will not be accepted by IIFT. Similarly, any application reaching after the last day of submission will also be rejected and no plea or application will be entertained in this regard.  

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Documents Required for IIFT Application Process

The candidate has 3 choices to choose from for filling in the IIFT Application Process.  For the Online mode, it’s important for the candidate to upload all the required documents. For the candidate filling in the Application Form through Offline Mode has to enclose the requisite documents along with the duly filled application form to complete the IIFT Application process. The candidates filling in the Application process through Post needs to follow few different steps mentioned in the following article.

Mentioned below are the Prerequisites for the candidates applying through Online mode:

Scanned PhotographLess than 50KB
Passport Size
. JPG format
Scanned SignatureLess than 50KB
White Background
. JPG format
A valid Credit/ Debit CardMaster/ VISA

Mentioned below are the Prerequisites for the candidates applying through Offline mode:

  • A candidate applying through offline mode has to purchase the prospectus either through cash or Demand Draft wherein the IIFT 2017 application form would be enclosed.
  • Also, candidates who have made a payment through DD need to attach it with the form. He/she needs to mention their Full name, Address & Application Number on the back of the DD.
  • The candidate should also send in two Name slips or adhesive sticker with Candidate’s name and address mentioned on it.
  • A copy of the score in GMAT exam (for NRI/ Foreign Nationals)
  • In case of NRI category, photocopy of first & last page of the candidate’s passport, letter from embassy as a proof of NRI
  • For Children of NRI Category, photocopy of first & last page of the NRI parent’s passport, letter from embassy as a proof of Children of NRI is required
  • Self-attested copy of caste certificate for SC / ST / PH candidates.
  • Self-attested copy of Central Level OBC (non creamy layer) certificate.

Mentioned below are the Prerequisites for the candidates applying by Post:

  • A written application is required wherein the candidate has to mention the application form’s delivery address.
  • In case of SC/ST/PH/OBC category, the candidates must attach a self attested Category Certificate.
  • Also, two self-addressed name slips with address for sending the IIFT brochure and IIFT application form must also be enclosed to the written application.

Address for Sending of the IIFT Application Form:

Indian Institute of Foreign Trade,
B-21, Qutab Institutional Area
New Delhi-110016

IIFT Online Application Process

To fill the application form of IIFT 2017 online, candidates should visit the official website: The IIFT Application Form can becompleted simply in 4 Steps-Registration, payment of fees, filling the application form, printing the copy of application form. The step-by-step process of online application form is as follows:

Step 1: Registration

  1. Candidates have to visit the website: On the sidebar they should click on "Apply Now".
  2. On clicking this, a new window will open and the candidates have to choose the category under which they want to apply.

IIFT 2017 Application Process

  1. Candidates are then required to enter the required details for registration and click on ‘submit’ to complete the registration process.
  2. On this new page provide your Name, Email Address, Date of Birth and Mobile Number. The candidate also has to provide the address details.

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  1. The candidate is also asked to create a password for filling the IIFT 2017 application form. The candidate has to provide all the details as asked and then a security key input has to be done. Copy the code coming on the screen.

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Step 2: Filling Application Form

  1. In the next step after registration process, candidates can see their auto generated Application Number. Candidates would also receive a notification through an email on the candidate’s registered email id
  2. Candidates should click on “Log-in” to log in their IIFT profile.
  3. To log-in candidates are required to enter their Application number and the password which they created while registering during registration process
  4. Candidates have to then fill the IIFT 2017application form and will receive an email on their registered email id on successful completing filling and submitting the IIFT 2017 Application Form

Step 3: Payment of Fees

  1. Next, the applicants have to pay the application fees through any one of the two available modes: Online Gateway or Demand Draft.
  2. In case the payment is made through Demand Draft then the candidate must not forget to mention details of DD in the application form

Step 4: Uploading Documents

  1. Candidates have to upload their scanned photograph and signature in .jpg / .jpeg format only (file size not more than 50kb each)
  2. Finally, candidates can take a printout of their online application form and should ensure that they have successfully logged out of the IIFT profile once the application is submitted.

IIFT Offline Application Process

To fill the Application form of IIFT 2017 in offline mode, candidates should visit the institute to buy the prospectus against cash payment or demand draft. Candidates have to duly fill the application form which will be attached to prospectus.

After filling the IIFT 2017 application form, candidates are required to send the application form in an envelope along with important documents (mentioned above) to Institute by September 5, 2016.

Sending IIFT Application by Post

Candidates, who have filled the application form of IIFT 2017 offline, have to send the application in an envelope to the following address:

Sh. Gaurav Gulati,

SAO (Academics)

Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT)

B-21, Qutab Institutional Area

New Delhi-110016

The applications must reach the institute by first week of September, 2016. Applications submitted or reached any date after the deadline will not be accepted.

IIFT will not be responsible if the application doesn’t reach the institute on time due to postal delay or any other problem. Hence, candidates are advised to send the form well in advance before the closing date of submission to avoid any delay.

The amount paid for postal service is not included in the application fees and neither will it be refunded by IIFT.

IIFT Application Process for NRI/Foreign Nationals

IIFT also provides admission to Foreign Nationals and NRI candidates. The admission of candidates under this category is based on their GMAT exam score only.

The GMAT score/ result after January 1, 2015 only is accepted and it should reach the institute by third week of February, 2017. 

Applications under Self-financing Scheme for foreign nationals must be forwarded through Ministry of Development, Government of India and should be received by the Institute latest by last week of March, 2017. These candidates should also send a copy of their GMAT Score along with the application form.

In an envelope put the copy of the filled application form, GMAT Score Card and any set from one of the following documents, depending upon the category chosen during the form filling process:

  • Copy of the nationality proof of foreign country (foreign national) & photocopy of the first and last page of the  passport (foreign national)
  • NRI category candidates have to provide the copy of the first and last page of the letter from embassy as proof of NRI
  • Children of NRI category have to provide the copy of the parent(s) passport, letter from embassy as a proof that the candidate is the child to an Indian couple who are foreign nationals
  • Original DD in case fee is not paid online


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