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IIFT 2018 Application Form

Updated On - February 1st 2018

IIFT application forms will be available from July 2018. Interested candidates can apply online on the official website. They can also obtain offline application form from the designated centers.  Last date for obtaining the application form is Sept 3, 2018 and for foreign Nationals last date is Feb 15, 2018.

Post successful submission of application form candidates can download admit cards from the official website. It will be available for download from second week of November. The admit cards will also be sent via post to all the successful applicants.

IIFT 2018 Application Process Highlights

Exam NameIIFT
Availability of application formJuly 2018
Last date of form submission for Indian ApplicantsSeptember 3, 2018
Last date of form submission by Foreign Nationals/NRIFebruary 15, 2018
Application ModeOnline and Offline
Application FeeINR 1550 for General Category, INR 4500 for Foreign Nationals/NRI

IIFT 2018 Application Process Dates

Interested candidates can check below important dates related to IIFT 2018 registration:-

Availability of application formJuly 2018
Last date of form submissionSeptember 3, 2018
Last date of form submission for foreign applicantsFebruary 15, 2018
Availability of admit cardNovember 2018

How to apply for IIFT 2018?

Candidates can apply for IIFT 2018 in both online and offline modes. For applying online, they have to register at official website of IIFT. They can also obtain application through demand draft in favor of Indian Institute of Foreign Trade, payable at New Delhi.

Mentioned below is the step wise process to apply for IIFT 2018:-

1. Online Registration:

  • Visit the official website of IIFT i.e.
  • Click on the link APPLY NOW and choose the category under which you want to apply
  • Fill in the basic details required for registration and submit the form
  • Once submitted, Application Number will be generated and intimated through an email sent to the registered email id
  • Log in to the website using the Application Number mentioned in the email and Password entered by you while registering
  • Fill in the form giving details like name, date of birth, category, gender etc.
  • Once completed, the intimation regarding successful registration will be sent to the registered email id
  • Candidates should obtain a print out of their duly filled application form for future reference

2. Offline Registration:

  • Candidates applying via offline mode can buy the application form by paying cash in person or can obtain it through post by paying via Demand Draft (DD) of the requisite fees drawn in favor of Indian Institute of Foreign Trade, payable at New Delhi
  • Candidates should fill the form and send it in the envelope provided for the same purpose to IIFT, B-21, Qutab Institutional Area New Delhi- 110016
  • The duly filled form should reach IIFT on or before the last date for application
  • Candidates should take a print out of duly filled form and DD for future reference

2. Registration Fees

  • General/OBC Candidates: INR 1550
  • SC/ST/PH Candidates : INR 775
  • Foreign Nationals /NRIs/Children of NRI Candidates: INR 4500 (USD 80)

3. Mode of Fee Payment

  • Online Payment Gateway using Debit/Credit Card
  • Offline Mode via DD drawn in favor of INDIAN INSTITUTE OF FOREIGN TRADE payable at New Delhi since the candidate is required to fill in the details of the Demand Draft (DD) in the Online Application form

4. Photo and Signature Upload

  • Candidates are required to upload their recent color passport size photo (in .Jpeg format) taken against a light/white background
  • In case if the face of the candidate is not clear in the uploaded image, their application is liable to be rejected
  • Candidates are also required to upload a scanned image of their signature (in .Jpeg format) (not in Capital Letters) on a white paper with black ink pen
  • File size of both the images should not have to be greater than 50 KB, otherwise it will not be allowed by the system for upload
  • Once the photograph and signature is uploaded by the candidates successfully, system will generate a confirmation page of the applicant with the uploaded images

5. Once the online process is complete, candidates should take a print out of duly filled form for their own record.

6. Make sure to log out of the website after completing the registration.

Important documents Required

While applying for IIFT 2018 candidates need to have following documents for attachment and filling up of details in the application form:-

  • Recent passport size photograph in jpeg format and less than 50 kb
  • Photocopy of GMAT Score Card (For foreign National candidates)
  • Letter from embassy for NRI candidates
  • Self- attested copy of caste certificate (In case of SC/ST/PH Category)
  • Personal Email Id and photocopy of mark sheets
  • Credit Card/Debit and Net banking details

IIFT 2018 Application fee

Applicants have to remit following fees as registration fee for  IIFT 2018. The application fee can be paid via following modes

  • Netbanking/Credit Card/Debit Card
  • Through Demand Draft
CategoryApplication Fee
General/OBC categoryRs 1550
SC/ST/PH categoryRs 750
Foreign Nationals/International CategoryUS$80/ Rs. 4500/-

Note that application fee varies as per candidates’ category.

Application form for International applicants

Foreign Nationals and NRI candidates can also apply for IIFT 2018. The admission of candidates under this category is granted on the basis of GMAT. The GMAT score after January 1, 2018 only is accepted. Candidates have to submit their scores to the respective institute by third week of February, 2018. 

Foreign Nationals who are applying  under Self-financing Scheme must submit their application forms forwarded through Ministry of Development, Government of India. Last date to submit applications is last week of March. Candidates have to attach their GMAT scorecard and following documents along with the application form.

  • Copy of the nationality proof of foreign country & photocopy of the first and last page of the passport
  • NRI candidates have to submit letter from embassy as proof of NRI
  • Children/wards of NRI category have to attach photocopy 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
  • Demand Draft(For applicants who have chosen offline mode of fee payment)

IIFT 2018 Form Correction

Candidate must note that there is no provision of form correction in IIFT. The application form once submitted will be considered final registration of the applicants. Candidates must ensure that they fulfill IIFT eligibility criteria before proceeding towards registration process.

*The article might have information for the previous academic years, which will be updated soon subject to the notification issued by the University/College



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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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