How to Fill IIFT 2018 Application Form - Step by Step Guide

How to Fill IIFT Application Form


The IIFT 2018 application process has started from July 25 which has now been extended from September 8 to September 15, 2017. The application form has to be filled in online mode for the eligible candidates. IIFT is conducted by Indian Institute of Foreign Trade for admissions to its MBA in international business (MBA-IB) at Delhi, Kolkata and Kakinada campuses. There are approximately 350 seats at three campuses of IIFT. Around 40,000 candidates are expected to register for IIFT MBA (IB) 2018-20 batch. 

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If you are applying for the first time, the step by step guide on 'How to fill IIFT 2018 Application Form’ by Careers360 will ease the process for you. Before starting the registration process, it is important for the applicants to keep a scanned copy of their photograph and signature ready. The overall process might take around an hour to complete. But before starting the IIFT application process, let us first check the eligibility criteria. 


IIFT Eligibility Criteria


As per the official eligibility criteria of IIFT, candidates with a recognised Bachelor’s degree of minimum three years duration in any discipline are eligible to apply. Students in their final year of graduation can also apply but must submit proof of requisite qualification by October 8, 2018. Foreign National students, NRIs and Children of NRIs must have General Management Aptitude Test (GMAT) scores declared till January 1, 2016, and should be received by the Institute by February 15, 2018, to be eligible for admissions. 


Step By Step Guide on IIFT 2018 Application Process


The application process for IIFT 2018 is both online and offline, candidates can fill the same via any of the means. The application fee for different category candidates are given in the table below:


IIFT Application Fee



General/OBC candidates

Rs. 1550

SC/ST/PH candidates

Rs. 775

Foreign nationals/NRI/ Children of NRI

US$ 80/ Rs.4500

Click here to apply for IIFT 2018

  • Online Application Procedure:

You have to start by visiting the official website. At first, you have to enter a valid email id, after which you will be re-directed to a page which will have important instructions for the candidates to read. Now click on the 'Apply Online’ tab. As soon as you click on it, a few instructions will appear about the image size and payment options.

Before you proceed, you must make sure of the enlisted points:

  • You need to upload your scanned photo while registering, hence keep ready a scanned clear photo of yours. The photograph should be in .jpg or .jpeg format and the file size should be less than 50 KB.

  • You need to upload your scanned signature while registering, hence keep ready your scanned clear signature done on a white background. The size of this signature file should be less than 50 KB.

  • A valid Credit / Debit card (Master/ VISA) in case you want to pay ONLINE. 

As you click on the Apply Now button, a screen will appear where you have to select your category (General, SC/ST/PWD/OBC) and click on the 'Click here’ link beside the category name.


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After clicking on a specific category, you will be redirected to the window explaining the online and Demand Draft payment options. Now click on 'Continue to fill online application form’. 


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The IIFT Application form will appear on the screen. Fill all the mandatory details in the fields provided. Here you have to mention your Personal and Contact information. This year onwards, IIFT has added 'Other' category under the Gender field.


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The password will be also generated from this page. After selecting the password, you have to verify it by entering Captcha and click on 'Continue'. 


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The following page will display the information entered by you. In case you want to edit or add information, you may make the changes in this page by clicking on 'No I want to change some details' option. In case all the information provided are fine, click on 'I have verified all the details entered by me in the Registration and want to submit the same.'


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After submitting the details, a login page will appear. Here you have to enter your Application Number and Password, which is sent to you via email. After filling the application form and password, click 'Login’, and you will be re-directed to the next page.


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The next page of the IIFT 2017 Application form is where you have to enter your educational and IIFT Exam centre details. Select a centre for each column- Written Test, GD-PI rounds, and Campus preference. It is important for the candidates to select the correct test centre as you will be required to pay an additional Rs. 1000 for any changes in the centre later. 


The next step is to fill your educational qualification and work experience till September 30, 2017. After selecting the centre and filling educational details, click on the 'Save & Continue’ button. 


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As you click on the save and continue button, you will be redirected to the payment options screen. Select any one of the payment option from:

  • Credit/Debit Card
  • Demand Draft

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As you select online payment option, a payment screen will open with the fee details. You have to select the type of card and enter the details further. Once you complete with the payment, you will receive an option of successfully completing the application form.




  • Payment through Demand Draft:

If you want to pay the application fee by Demand Draft, you have to ensure that you have the Demand Draft ready in favour of 'INDIAN INSTITUTE OF FOREIGN TRADE' payable at Delhi. In the given fields, enter DD Number, Date and Bank Name and click on 'Save & Continue'. 


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After the payment is made successfully, you will receive a confirmation email from IIFT. It is advised that you take print out of the confirmation page and preserve it till the admission process is conducted. IIFT Admit Card will be available for download from the official website from November 15, 2017, onwards. 


As per the IIFT exam pattern, the test is conducted in an offline mode with centres across 20 cities in India. Based on marks obtained in IIFT 2018, candidates will be shortlisted for the IIFT selection Procedure. The procedure consists of Essay Writing, Group Discussion and Interview rounds.


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