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About IIFT

IIFT Exam 2018 is inviting application for two-year MBA (International Business) in the Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT) New Delhi and Kolkata Campus for the academic year 2018-20. IIFT 2018 exam will be conducted on 3 December 2017 in 20 cities in pen and paper-based format. IIFT is a Deemed University and was set up by Govt. of India in 1963. IIFT Admission 2018 in New Delhi and Kolkata Campus is for the candidates who will qualify the IIFT entrance exam for Indian candidates and for the foreign candidates on the basis of GMAT Scores only. IIFT 2018 is a residential program for MBA (IB). It is compulsory for the candidates to live in the hostel.

  • IIFT is not only for the Indian Citizen but also for the NRIs, Foreign Nationals and Children of NRIs. The admission for them would be based on GMAT Score. IIFT offers MBA as a fully residential course.
  • IIFT MBA (IB) is a Six Trimesters programme along with Social Awareness Programme, Student Exchange programme and Summer Internship. IIFT also has a Placement Cell and it provides high salary packages to the students.

Latest Update: IIFT Result has been declared.  Check IIFT Result

IIFT Exam for MBA (IB) Admission Dates 2018 




Last Date to Apply

15 September 2017

IIFT Admit Card 2018 

15 November 2017

IIFT Exam Date

3 December 2017
(10:00 AM to 12:00 Noon)

Last date for obtaining and submitting Application Form
for Foreign Nationals / NRIs/Children of NRIs

15 February 2018

IIFT Total MBA Seats 



IIFT Delhi


IIFT Kolkata


Total MBA Seats in IIFT


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IIFT Eligibility criteria

  • Academic qualification: The candidates must have 3 years Bachelor’s Degree from a recognised university.
  • Age: There is no age limit for the candidates
  • Candidates appearing for a qualifying examination can also apply. They must submit a proof of requisite qualification by 8 October 2018.
  • Apart from the Indian Citizens Foreign Nationals/NRI candidates/Children of NRIs are also eligible. 

IIFT Application form and Admit Card

IIFT application form can be filled in both online and offline format for MBA admission in IIFT Delhi and IIFT Kolkata. There is a common application form for both the campus. The candidates have to send the IIFT application form with all the necessary documents to IIFT Delhi before the due date. The candidates are required to follow the link below.

IIFT Application Form Here - Apply Here

IIFT 2018 Admit Card

IIFT 2018 Admit Card is released on 15 November 217. IIFT 2018 Admit card will be available online for the eligible candidates. The candidates can download the admit card from this page by following the link.  IIFT Admit card will contain the following given below information on it.

  • Name of the candidate
  • Test centre,
  • Father's name
  • Contact address
  • Test centre address
  • Photograph 

IIFT Admit Card 2018 - Download Here


IIFT Application Fees are different as per the categories. The candidates belonging to the respective categories must pay their application fee accordingly. The  Application Fees can be paid at the IIFT Counter or By DD or Online.




Rs. 1,550


Rs. 775

Foreign Nationals/NRIs/Children of NRIs

US$ 80/ Rs. 4,500

IIFT MBA Fee Structure 2018-20 

The Indian Students can pay the annual fees in three instalments. The foreign nationals have to pay the fee annually at the beginning of the year. The fee may revise and the exact fee will be on the offer letter. SC, ST, and PH category students are given 50% concession on Tuition Fees only.


Indian Students

Foreign Students


Amount (Per annum)

Annual Tuition Fees for General Category

Rs. 7,85,000 US$ 30,000

Library charges, computer facility, alumni charges
and IMF student body

Rs.32,500 (for the first year) 

Rs. 22,500 (for the second year) 


IIFT Hostel Fees 2018-20

It is compulsory for the students to stay in hostel for pursuing MBA Programme. The hostel fee is paid annually in advance. There is a Mess charge of around Rs. 4,500 per month in both the campuses.


Fees (Per annum)

IIFT New Delhi

Rs. 47,000- triple occupancy

Rs. 57,000- double occupancy

IIFT Kolkata

Rs. 57,000- double occupanc

IIFT Result and Counselling

IIFT Admission 2018 for Indian Candidates in New Delhi and Kolkata campus be based on two stages as follows:

  • First Stage: Written Exam - The first stage will be the written Test that will be conducted on 3 December 2017. The candidate who qualifies the written test will be selected for the second stage
  • Second Stage: GD & Interview - Selected candidates will be called for the second stage based on their marks in the written test. The second stage will consist of Essay writing and Group discussion and Interview.
  • IIFT Interview will be held in January/February 2018 in 8 cities of India that is Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Chennai, Delhi, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Lucknow and Mumbai.

Selection for Foreign Nationals/NRI Candidates/Child of NRIs: IIFT Admission 2018 for the Foreign Nationals/NRI candidates/Child of NRIs will be made on the basis of GMAT scores only. The GMAT result should not be declared before 1 January 2016 and the scores should be received by the Institute latest by 15 February 2018. NRI Sponsored candidates are not covered under this category.

IIFT Exam pattern

IIFT entrance exam will be a pen and paper based test.

It will be conducted in English only.

Type of questions: Objective Type MCQs. The number of questions is not fixed in IIFT and it may range from 115 to 130 Questions. The student will approximately get a minute for each question.

Duration: 2 hrs (10:00 AM to 12:00 PM)

IIFT Exam will have questions from following sections

  • English Comprehension
  • General Knowledge & Awareness
  • Logical reasoning 
  • Quantitative analysis
IIFT Important details

IIFT 2018 written test will be conducted in the following 20 cities of India. The list of IIFT Test Centres for the year 2018 is given below in the tabular form.

IIFT Test Centres 2018





















Change of IIFT 2018 Test Centre

The candidates must choose their Test centre very carefully in their Application Form. Although there is a provision for change of test centre by submitting a Demand Draft of Rs.1000 drawn in favour of Indian Institute of Foreign Trade payable at Delhi. Candidates cannot opt for their change of test centre after 3 November 2017.

IIFT Placement 2018

IIFT Placement for the MBA (IB) students is worth mentioning. IIFT has a Placement Cell that provides guidance and assistance to two-year full-time MBA (IB) students that enable career opportunities in a different organisation in both India and abroad.

IIFT Kolkata and IIFT Delhi have separate placements and some companies exclude IIFT Kolkata from their selection criteria. IIFT Delhi has better placements and is also the more preferred Institute.

In the year 2017, four IIFT students were offered more than 1 core salary package. All the students of New Delhi and Kolkata were placed by 75 companies. The placement witnessed following: highest international salary package of US$ 1,50,000 per year with a highest domestic salary package of Rs. 26 lakh year and overall average salary of Rs. 18.01 Lakh per year.

IIFT Salary Packages

  • Highest international salary package of US$ 1,50,000 per year
  • Highest domestic salary package of Rs. 26 lakh year
  • Overall average salary of Rs. 18.01 Lakh per year.

IIFT Scholarship Scheme

There are two types of Scholarship schemes given to the students taking admission to IIFT. They are as follows:

  • IIFT Scholarship scheme is for the Need-based students whose family income is less than Rs. 4.50 lakh per annum. Indian Institute of ForeignTrade. pays the interest subsidy for a certain point of time on Educational Loan taken by a student from a Bank.
  • Central Sector Scholarship Scheme of Top Class Education for SC/ST students is a liberal scholarship introduced by Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment and Ministry of Tribal Affairs. In this Scheme, a total 8 students are selected who takes admission at IIFT for two year MBA (IB). Four students from SC and From ST students. The Ministry awards the scholarship to these students.The scholarship given are as follows:
    • Full Tuition fee and Non-refundable charges.
    • Living expenses: Rs 2,220 per month
    • Book and Stationery: Rs 3,000 per annum
    • Latest computer with accessories like UPS, Printer, Multimedia limited to Rs 45,000 as one-time assistance during the scheme.

The above scholarship scheme and the amount will be given to the students whose family income is less than Rs. 4.50 Lakh per annum from all sources. The scholarship can also be terminated if the students fail to pass the examination of each year or any terminal examination.

IIFT Student Exchange Programme

IIFT offers student exchange programme and has a tie up with institutes in Europe and North America. There are 45 seats under the student exchange programme. The selection for the program starts in August-September for 1st-year students and it is for completion of the 3rd trimester in the partner institutes.

  • Duration of the Programme: 3 months that is the third trimester

Participating Universities

  • A4U Spain (UAM)
  • Brock University, Canada
  • EM Strasbourg, France
  • ESC Rennes School of Business
  • Grenoble School of Management, France
  • Hanken, Finland
  • IESEG School of Management, France
  • International University, Geneva
  • Nyenrode, Netherlands
  • Pforzheim University, Germany
  • Saarland, Germany
  • SKEMA Business School, France
  • Bocconi, Italy
  • Insubria, Italy

IIFT 2018 Brochure - Download Here

IIFT Contact

  • IIFT Delhi Campus- B-21 Qutub Institutional Area, 
    New Delhi- 110016
  • IIFT Kolkata Campus- 1583 Madurdaha, 
    Chowbagha Ward No. 108, 
    Borough XII, 
    Kolkata- 700107

Contact Details

  • Delhi Campus: Tel: 011-26857908, 26965051 Fax: 011-26853965, 26867841, 26867851 Email: admissions@iift.ac.in
  • Kolkata Campus: Email: koladmissions@iift.ac.in

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