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Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT): Admission 2021

Updated On - Wednesday, 08 August 2018

Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT) offers following program for the academic year 2021-2022

MBA in International Business  (2 year)

Eligibility: Candidate should hold recognized Bachelor's Degree of minimum 3 years' duration in any discipline.

Minimum marks shall be obtained 50% marks.

In case of the candidates belonging to Scheduled Caste (SC), Scheduled Tribe (ST) and Persons with Disability (PwD) categories, minimum marks shall be obtained 45%.

Candidates appearing for a qualifying examination can also apply subject to submission of proof of requisite qualification by precribed date.

There is no age limit for appearing in this examination.

Admission of any candidate who joins the program on provisional basis but fails to obtain minimum percentage in the Bachelor’s Degree examination will be automatically cancelled forthwith.

For Foreign Nationals/NRI Candidates:

Recognized Bachelor's Degree of minimum 3 years' duration with minimum 50% marks. 

Candidates appearing for a qualifying examination can also apply subject to submission of proof of requisite qualification by 7 th October 2021.

In order to qualify as an international candidate for the purpose of applying to IIFT entrance exam, a candidate should have been (expected to be) resident outside India for a period of not less than 18 months as on 31st December 2020 and be outside India during the IIFT examination window. The Indian nationals who are living, working, studying abroad should produce with the application a certificate from the Indian Embassy / High Commission /Consulate of the country where the candidate is currently based, stating that the candidate has been resident in that country continuously for a period of not less than 18 months as on 31st December 2020.

NRI-Sponsored candidates and Children of NRIs are not considered under this category.

Selection Process:  On the basis of Written test IIFT MBA (IB), Group Discussion and Interview.

Fees: Rs. 8,85,000/- Per Year

IIFT: MBA (IB)Admission Process 2021

Application fee

  • General/General-EWS / OBC-NCL Rs. 2500/-
  • SC/ST/PwD/Transgender Rs. 1000/-
  • For Foreign Nationals/NRIs US$ 200/ Rs. 15,000/-

Processing charges & Goods and Services Tax (GST) are to be paid by the candidate, as applicable.

Interested candidate should visit Please visit http://tedu.iift.ac.in/ to fill online application form.

Please note that Category once filled by the candidate in his / her online application, will not be changed under any circumstances.

Candidates can apply for IIFT MBA(IB) 2021-23 through “Online” mode only.

Submission of Online Application Form may be done through NTA website https://iift.nta.nic.in.

The Application Form in any other mode will not be accepted.

Only one application is to be submitted by a candidate.

Follow the steps given below to Apply Online:

Step-1: Apply for Online Registration using unique Email ID and Mobile No.

Step-2: Fill in the Online Application Form and note down the system generated Application No.

Step-3: Upload scanned images of Candidate’s Photograph (file size: 10 kb - 200 kb), Candidate’s Signature (file size: 4kb - 30kb) and Copy of Certificate indicating Category and/or Subcategory, as applicable. (PwD) (file size: 50kb -300kb). All documents uploaded should be in JPG/JPEG format.

Step-4: Pay fee using ICICI/PAYTM Payment Gateway through Debit Card/Credit Card/Net Banking/UPI/PAYTM and keep proof of fee paid. In case the Confirmation Page is not generated after payment of fee then the transaction is cancelled, and amount will be refunded to the candidate’s account. However, the candidate has to make another transaction, in case the Confirmation Page is not generated.

Download save and print copies of Confirmation Page after successful remittance of fee and keep copies safely for future reference. 

Mode of Admission for Foreign Nationals/NRI Candidates

A separate on-line window for NRIs/Foreign nationals only will be opened from 15.01.2021 to 15.03.2021, for submission of their application. NRIs/Foreign nationals may submit theirapplications and pay the fee on-line during that period.

Documents to be Submitted Along with Application Form( For NRIs and Foreign Nationals only)

• Filled in CV Form.

• Copy of latest GMAT score certificate.

• Attested copy of all academic mark-sheets/certificates (Class X, XII & Graduation).

• Copy of all Passport pages having official entries.

• An undertaking that the candidate has not appeared for any MBA entrance examination for the academic year 2021-22 examination such as CAT/XAT/IIFT, etc.

• Two letters of recommendation(s), preferably, one of these should be written by a current supervisor or manager. The second one should be from someone who is in a position to evaluate the applicant’s professional performance as well as his / her managerial and leadership potential. No letter of recommendation should be written by immediate family members, e.g. parents, grandparents, siblings or spouse.

• The Indian nationals who are living, working, studying abroad should produce with application a certificate from the Indian Embassy / High Commission / Consulate of the country where the candidate is currently based, stating that the candidate has been resident in that country continuously for a period of not less than 18 months as on 31st December 2020.

IIFT: MBA (IB) Important Dates 2021

Computer Based Online Test

24 January 2021

Last date to apply online

20 December 2020

Last date to apply online and to submit GMAT

score for Foreign Nationals/NRIs


15 March 2021




Executive PG Diploma in International Business (EPGDIB) (18 Months)

 Eligibility: Candidate should hold

(i) Post Graduate Degree/ Engineering Degree.


equivalent from any recognized university or Institution.Managerial work experience of not less than 3 years.


(ii) Graduation or equivalent Degree form any recognized university or institution.

Managerial work experience of not less than 5 years.

Only the work experience after eligibility qualifications as on 31st July of the year when the programme is advertised is considered.

Company sponsorship or No Objection Certificate from the employer is required.

No Age limit.

Selection Process:  Selection will be on the basis of GD, Essay writing and interview.

Seats are reserved for SC/ST/PH/OBC (Non Creamy Layer) candidates as per Government of India rules.

IIFT: EPGDIB Admission Process 2021

Register Online :

  • Click on "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 No. mentioned in the email and Password entered by you while registering.
  • Follow the links to complete the registration process.
  • Once completed, the intimation regarding successful registration will be sent to the registered email id.

Registration fee :

  • General/OBC candidates :  Rs.  2000/-
  • SC/ST/PH candidates :  Rs. 1000/-
  • Foreign National/NRI/Children of NRI candidates :  US$ 80 (Rs.  4500/-)

Mode(s) of payment:

Mode 1:  Online Payment Gateway - Through Credit/Debit Cards (VISA/Master)

Mode 2: Demand Draft - Applicant has to get a DD made in favour of 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.

Upload your scanned photograph and signature in .jpg / .jpeg format only (file size not more than 50kb each). Click here for the process of uploading the photograph and signature

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

Please ensure that you have successfully logged out of the website after completion of the registration process.


M.A. in Economics (2 year)

Eligibility:  Indian national applicants must hold Bachelor’s Degree with minimum 50% aggregate in any relevant discipline.

Minimum 45% aggregate is required from SC / ST / PwD category students.

Foreign nationals must have a CGPA of 4 on a 5 point scale and 8 on a 10 point scale.

Students in their final year of study are eligible to apply.

Only those admissions would be final where students submit their final marksheets to secure their seat.

Selection Criteria

International Candidates: They would be selected based upon their applications by the faculty members. 

Domestic Candidates:  They have two strages as follows: 

STAGE I: Written Admission Test at IIFT Delhi. 

Applicants would be called for an objective aptitude test and a descriptive type test. Qualifying which will decide their entry to the final round. 

STAGE II: Final Selection 

Upon qualifying for the first stage, the applicants will be shortlisted to appear for an interview at IIFT Delhi campus for final screening.

Fees: Rs. 3,70,000/- Total


IIFT: M.A Admission Process 2021

Applications Available:  Online

Application Fee: Rs. 2000/-, Rs. 1000 for SC/ST/PWD).


Certificate Program (4 months)


  • Capital and Financial Marketing
  • Export Management
  • Global trade Logistics and Operations

Eligibility: Candidate should hold Bachelor's Degree from recognized university.


Diploma holders with two years of post diploma work experience.

No Age limit for the course.

Selection Process: Selection will be on the basis of interview to be held at IIFT campus.

Fees: Rs. 75,000/- Total

Application form can be downloaded from www.iift.edu. Please ensure all details are filled including the  E mail address. Incomplete applications will not be accepted.


IIFT: Certificate Courses Admission Process 2021

Candidate should apply only by visiting official website of the institute.


Clcik here to Download Application Form

Fill downloded form 

Pay application fee and submit to the college.

• Application fee of Rs.250/- (Rs. 125/- for SC/ST/PH candidates) shall be paid.

• SC/ST/PH category candidates are required to produce photocopy of the Certificate for purchasing the Application form.

• Filled-in applications with enclosures and evidence of payment of Application Fee should be uploaded and send to cpeimadmissions@iift.edu latest by prescribed date.

IIFT: Important Dates 2020

Last Date for sale & receipt of filled-in Application Form

15 November 2020 (Sunday)


Ph.D (3 year)


A. Indian Scholars:

• Master’s Degree/M.Phil degree in any discipline (including IIFT MPIB) from a recognized university with at least 55% marks or CGPA equivalent to B Plus in aggregate.


Diploma courses which are considered equivalent to Master’s Degree (e.g., PGDIM from IIMs) with 55% marks or CGPA equivalent to B Plus, recognized by AICTE/UGC would be considered. In such cases candidates would be required to produce the necessary certificate(s) from Association of Indian Universities (AIU).

• A relaxation of 5% of marks, from 55% to 50% may be allowed for those belonging to SC/ST/ OBC(non-creamy layer)/differently-abled and other categories of candidates as per the decision of the University Grants Commission (UGC) from time to time.

B. Overseas Scholars: 

• Overseas candidates those who are having Master’s / M.Phil Degree in any discipline from  a recognized university with at least 55% marks or CGPA equivalent to B Plus in aggregate can apply only for IIFT’s full time Ph.D. programme.

• Minimum knowledge of spoken and written English is essential. 

There is no scholarship, residential / hostel facility available for overseas scholars in the Institute. However, the Institute can help in search of suitable accommodation for scholars admitted into Ph.D Programme. They can contact the foreign student advisor of the Institue for the same.

Selection Process: The written entrance examination will takeplace both at Kolkata and New Delhi campusesof the Institute.

IIFT: Ph.D Admission Process 2021

 Candidate should visit official website of the institute to download appliation form.

Fill downloaded form

Make DD of  Rs. 2,500 (Rs. 1,250 inrespect of SC/ST candidates and US$120/  Rs. 8,500/- for Foreign Nationals) in favour of Indian Institute of Foreign Trade payable at New Delhi.

Submit filled up form along with required documents to the institute.

All communication may be sent to: Ms. Lalita Gupta Section Officer (Research Division)


B-21, Qutab Institutional Area, 

New Delhi 110016 

E-mail: research@iift.edu 

Tel: 91-11-39147200-205 (Extn. 426),  39147226 (Direct) Fax: 91-11-39147301 

Important Enclosures with Application Form:

1. Copy of “Statement of Purpose” for the proposed Ph.D. Program, clearly indicating the Research Interest/Discipline/Area objective, etc

2. Self-Attested copies of certificates & mark-sheets of qualifying degrees and other certificates (from SSC level).

3. Two passport size colour photographs.

4. Two letters of recommendation (in the format provided in the Application Form).

5. At least one example of scholarly research or professional writing. (Preferable)

6. Bank draft of Rs. 2,500 ( Rs. 1,250 in respect of SC/ST/PWD category candidates and US$120/ Rs. 8,500 for overseas candidates in favour of INDIAN INSTITUTE OF FOREIGN TRADE payable at NEW DELHI.

7. SC/ST/OBC (NCL)/PWD category candidates need to attach the requisite certificate.

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