Entrance Exams Management

Indian Institute of Foreign Trade(IIFT)


The Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT) was set up in 1963 by the Government of India as an autonomous organisation to help professionalise the country's foreign trade management and increase exports by developing human resources; generating, analysing and disseminating data; and conducting research. The Institute visualises its future role as:
A catalyst for new ideas, concepts and skills for the internationalisation of the Indian economy.
The primary provider of training and research-based consultancy in the areas of international business, both for the corporate sector, Government and the students community.
An institution with proven capability to continuously upgrade its knowledge base with a view to servicing the requirements of the Government, trade and industry through both sponsored and non-sponsored research and consultancy assignments.

The Institute's portfolio of long-term programmes is diverse, catering to the requirements of aspiring International Business executives and mid-career professionals alike. These are:
Two-year MBA (International Business), New Delhi, Kolkata, and Dar-es-Salaam
Three-year MBA (International Business) (Part-Time), New Delhi and Kolkata
Executive Masters in International Business, New Delhi
Certificate Programme in Export Management, New Delhi

IIFT has, over the years, undertaken path-breaking research studies with organisations like WTO, World Bank, UNCTAD and the Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Government of India. The Institute has also trained more than 40,000 business professionals across 30 countries in various facets of international business and trade policy via its Management Development Programmes.

Important dates and Eligibility


  1. Recognized Bachelor's degree of minimum 3 years' duration in any discipline.
  2. Candidates appearing in final year of Graduation can also apply subject to submission of proof of requisite qualification by 7th October 2015.
  3. No age limit.

Application Fee and Mode of Payment

  • General/OBC candidates
  • SC/ST/PH candidates
  • Foreign National/NRI/Children of NRI candidates
US$ 80 (INR Rs. 4500)

  • For online payment, a candidate must have valid VISA/MASTER Credit/Debit Card.
  • Others should have a demand draft of the applicable amount favoring INDIAN INSTITUTE OF FOREIGN TRADE, payable at NEW DELHI, since the candidate is required to fill in the details of the demand draft in the online application form.


Online: For the candidates who wish to fill in online Application Form, Visit IIFT website at www.iift.edu Click on the admissions 2015 icon and fill in the online form as per details given in website. Take the print-out of the Form, attach your photograph and sign in the Box provided for the purpose. Send the print-out along with the necessary enclosures to IIFT.
Offline: The candidates who bought the Prospectus in cash or through demand draft need to complete the enclosed Application Form and send the same in the envelope provided for the purpose by speed Post/registered Post/courier to the Indian Institute of Foreign Trade, B-21, Qutab Institutional Area, and New Delhi-110016 so as to reach IIFT on or before 3rd september 2014. candidates are advised to retain a Photocopy of the completed form. and demand draft for future reference
The cost of Prospectus and Application Form is one-time payment of 1500 (750 for SC/ST/PH candidates) which includes application screening and Entrance Test Fee and the candidates are not required to pay any other fee while sending back the filled-in Application Form to IIFT.
SC/ST/Physically Handicapped/OBC (non-creamy layer) candidates need to attach the requisite certificate with the filled-in Application Form.

  • Once the filled in application form is received in the Institute with necessary enclosures, the online database will be updated and the candidate will be able to see the status of his/her application online. For this purpose the candidate needs to remember the password since it will be required along with the application no. for checking the status of the application.
  • Last date for submitting online application form : 3rd September 2014
    (For Foreign National/NRI/Children of NRI Candidates : 16th February 2015)
    • Based on marks for written test, candidates will be called for Group Discussion, Interview and Essay Writing to be held during January/February 2015 at Bangalore, Chennai, Delhi, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Lucknow and Mumbai.
    (For Foreign National/NRI/Children of NRI)
  • The admission of candidates under this category is on the basis of GMAT score only. GMAT result should not have been declared before 1st January 2013 and should be received by the Institute latest by 31st March 2015.
  • NRI-sponsored candidates are not considered under this category.

Pattern of Admission Test
The admission test is a multiple choice objective type written test (in English). It generally consists of questions covering English Comprehension, General Knowledge & Awareness, Logical Reasoning and Quantitative Analysis.

Test Centers

Written Test on sunday, 24th November 2014 between 10.00 a.m. and 12.00 noon at Ahmedabad, Allahabad, Bengaluru, Bhubaneshwar, Chandigarh, Chennai, Coimbatore, Dehradun, Delhi, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Indore, Jaipur, Jamshedpur, Kochi, Kolkata, Lucknow, Mumbai, Nagpur and Visakhapatnam.


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