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IIFT Application Form 2017

IIFT Application Form 2017 is now available. For Indian Nationals, the last date to register for IIFT 2017 is September 15, 2017. Foreign Nationals/ NRIs can apply last till February 15, 2018.

Candidates have the option to avail the form in either online and offline mode. They must make sure that they hold a Bachelor’s Degree (with no specific aggregate marks) in order to apply for the exam. Check IIFT Eligibility

Latest News- An official notification by IIFT regarding the change of IIFT 2017 Exam Date has released. The written exam will now be held on December 3, 2017. Earlier, the clash of the exam dates of IIFT & CAT left the students perplexed. This has now given them a sigh of relief!

Here are some quick points about IIFT Application Form:

  • To apply through Online Mode, a candidate needs to visit the Official Website of IIFT Exam i.e., fill all details and submit the form online only.
  • To apply through Offline Mode, a candidate needs to purchase the IIFT Prospectus, fill the IIFT Application Form carefully and send the duly filled form along with other required documents to the Institute office.
  • The application fee for General/OBC Category is INR 1550, for SC/ST it is INR 775 and for NRI’s, it is INR 4500/ US $80.
  • IIFT Application Fee can be paid through Debit/ Credit card or Demand Draft
  • Foreign Nationals and NRI’s can directly apply through GMAT score. They do not need to appear for IIFT Exam.

Nearly 60,000 candidates are expected to register for IIFT 2017. Candidates who register successfully will appear for IIFT Exam on December 3, 2017. The ones excelling in all the selection rounds will be finally awarded a seat in MBA (IB) at IIFT’s Delhi and Kolkata campus.

Download IIFT Admit Card

IIFT 2017 Registration Dates

Candidates applying for IIFT 2017 should be well aware of the exam schedule. While the registrations are expected to begin in July, the exam will be held on December 3, 2017. The selection process will begin in January 2018 and the session will begin in June 2018.

EventImportant  Dates (tentative)
Availability of IIFT Application Form 2017July 24, 2017
Last Date to fill Application Form (online & offline)September 15, 2017
Last date to obtain and submit IIFT 2017 Application Form for Foreign Nationals/NRIs/Children of NRIsFebruary 15, 2017
IIFT 2017 Admit Card will be available fromNovember 15, 2017
Last Date to receive IIFT Admit Card by PostNovember 15, 2017
IIFT 2017 Exam DateDecember 03, 2017

Check IIFT 2017 Exam Dates

How to Apply for IIFT Exam 2017?

  • Registrations for IIFT Exam can be completed through two modes: Online and Offline.
  • For filling IIFT 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 IIFT Online Application Form, candidates should visit the official IIFT website i.e.
  • The application process for IIFT Exam involves 4 basic steps viz.

iift registration

Step 1: Registration

Step 2: Filling the application form

Step 3: Pay Fee

Step 4: Upload the documents

Here is an easy way to register yourself for IIFT Exam. Check out PPT below:

IIFT Online Application Form 2017

  • To fill the application form of IIFT 2017 online, candidates should visit the official website i.e.
  • The registration window is open from July – September 2017.
  • Candidates who holda hold a Bachelor’s Degree (with no specific aggregate marks) can apply for the exam. Check IIFT Eligibility

The step-by-step process of online application form is as follows:

Step 1: Registration

  1. Visit the website i.e.
  2. On the sidebar click on "Apply Now".
  3. On clicking this, a new window will open
  4. Choose the category under which you want to apply.

IIFT 2017 Application Process

  1. 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 and address details.

NIFT 2017 Application Form 1

  1. Create a password for filling the IIFT 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.

NIFT 2017 Application Form 2

Step 2: Fill Application Form

  1. In the next step after the 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 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 IIFT application form and will receive an email on their registered email id on successful completing filling and submitting the IIFT 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.
  3. Once completed, an intimation regarding successful registration will be sent to the registered email id.

Check IIFT 2017 Photo Size, Dimension, Format and Other Details

IIFT Offline Application Form 2017

  • To fill the Application form of IIFT 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 the prospectus.
  • After filling the IIFT application form, candidates are required to send the application form in an envelope along with important documents to Institute by September 5, 2017. Here is its address;

Sh. Gaurav Gulati,

SAO (Academics)

Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT)

B-21, Qutab Institutional Area

New Delhi-110016

NOTE: 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 2017 Application Fee

  • Candidates have to pay the stipulated application fee in order to complete IIFT Application Form.
  • 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 Application Form, there are two modes of payment: 

  1. Online Gateway: Candidates can use their Credit/Debit Cards (VISA/Master) to pay the application fees.
  2. 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 Exam is as follows:

General/ OBC INR 1,550/-
Foreign Nationals/ NRIUS$ 80/ INR 4500/-
NOTE: 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 2017 Application Form for NRI/Foreign Nationals

  • Foreign Nationals and NRI’s can directly apply through GMAT score. They do not need to appear for IIFT Exam.
  • The GMAT score/ result after January 1, 2015, only is accepted and it should reach the institute by the third week of February 2018
  • 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, 2018.
  • 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:
  1. Copy of the nationality proof of foreign country (foreign national) & photocopy of the first and last page of the  passport (foreign national)
  2. NRI category candidates have to provide the copy of the first and last page of the letter from embassy as proof of NRI
  3. 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
  4. Original DD in case fee is not paid online

Documents Required for IIFT Application Form

  • Presentation of all important documents is a major step of the registration process. It is a validation of your identity.
  • While filling the form in online mode, you will be required to upload the documents, while applying in offline mode, you will be required to enclose them with the duly filled application form.
  • The documents to submit will rely on the mode of your application. Below are the details of all:

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

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.

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 the address for sending the IIFT brochure and IIFT application form must also be enclosed to the written application.

Candidates will be intimated on their email id about the completion of their registration process. All candidates who register successfully will be able to download IIFT Admit Card from November 15, 2017 onwards. You can obtain it through IIFT’s website. It will also be sent to all candidates through Post.



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shivani tiwari

I am a female candidate. Will I get some extra rebate in IIFT application fee?

01 Aug, 2017 13:23
Sakshi Garg Expert

Hi Shivani, No extra benefits are given to the female candidates but benefits are given under the general scheme of reservation defined by the Government authorities.

01 Aug, 2017 14:53

What is the accepted image dimension for IIFT application form?

01 Aug, 2017 13:23
Sakshi Garg Expert

Hi Arindam, Only JPG format is accepted for the online mode of form filling. The size of photograph and signature is 50KB.

01 Aug, 2017 14:52
shivani tiwari

Will same application form be used for admission to IIFT Delhi and IIFT Kolkata?

01 Aug, 2017 13:16
Sakshi Garg Expert

Hi Shivani, Yes, the same application form can be used and the entrance test is also common for admission to both the campuses.

01 Aug, 2017 14:36

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