IIFT Delhi Admissions

The Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT), is a deemed to be university, that was established in 1963. It is an independent institute under the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Government of India. This national institute is one among the three IIFTs in the country offering postgraduate, executive, research-level and certificate courses in the area of management and economics.

IIFT Delhi Admission Process 2020

The IIFT Delhi admission process is both merit as well as entrance-based. The IIFT entrance examination which is conducted by NTA on behalf of IIFT has to be cleared for MBA admissions while the admissions are merit-based for the other PG courses. For PhD, the admission is based on a written test and an interview conducted by the institute.

  • The application form for PG and executive courses is only available online
  • PhD application form is available online and offline

IIFT Delhi PG Admission 2020

There are two postgraduate courses offered for a duration of two years. The flagship course of the institute is MBA and MA Economics was recently introduced by the institute.

IIFT Delhi MBA Admission 2020

IIFT Delhi offers MBA in International Business (IB) in both full-time and part-time modes and there is no age limit. The final selection is based on a written test, essay write-up, Group Discussion (GD) and Personal Interview (PI). IIFT has a separate entrance exam of its own, which is why CAT or any other national-level entrance exam scores are not applicable.

The table below mentions the basic eligibility criteria required for the program:

SpecialisationEligibility Criteria
IB (full-time)Bachelor’s degree in any discipline from a recognised university
IB (part-time)Bachelor’s degree in any discipline from a recognised university with at least three years of work experience in a managerial position

IIFT Delhi MA Economics Admission 2020

IIFT Delhi has recently introduced MA in Economics which is a two-year full-time degree course. The basic eligibility criteria are:

MA Economics
SpecializationEligibility Criteria
Trade and FinanceBachelor’s degree in any discipline with Maths/Economics as a subject and a minimum of 55% aggregate from a recognised university

IIFT Delhi EPGDIB Admission 2020

IIFT Delhi offers Post Graduate Diploma courses as executive courses in two forms— on-campus and hybrid mode. The final selection is based on the performance in Group Discussion (GD) and Personal Interview (PI) conducted at the campus.

SpecializationEligibility Criteria
International BusinessBachelor’s degree in any discipline from a recognized university with a minimum of five years of work experience


Or a master’s degree or engineering degree with minimum three-year work experience

International Marketing
International Finance

IIFT Delhi Ph.D. Admission 2020

The Ph.D. admission is based on the written test performance which is followed by a Personal Interview (PI) of the shortlisted candidates. The basic eligibility for Ph.D. are:

SpecializationEligibility Criteria
ManagementCandidates must hold a master’s or an MPhil degree with at least 55% aggregate in the relevant field from a recognized university

IIFT Delhi PhD Important Dates 2020

The important dates related to PhD 2020 admission are highlighted below:

Last date of submitting application form and statement of purpose24-Apr-2020
Notification of eligible candidates for written examination8-May-2020
Written entrance test16-May-2020
Declaration of result of written entrance examination1st week of June 2020
Personal Interview at IIFT Campus in New Delhi1st week of July 2020
Declaration of final results4th week of July 2020

IIFT Delhi Certificate Programme Admission 2020

IIFT Delhi offers three certificate programmes and the admission cycle is based on the programme chosen. The duration of these courses is usually four months. The table gives details about the basic eligibility for these courses:

Certificate Programme
SpecializationEligibility Criteria
Export-Import ManagementBachelor’s degree in any discipline from any recognized Indian or foreign university


Or should have a diploma with at least two years of post-diploma full-time work experience

Capital and Financial Markets (CPCFM)
Global Trade Logistics and Operations (CPGTLO)

IIFT Delhi Application Process 2020

For PG programmes

The application process is done online and the fee payment for the respective categories are also done online. The application fee is Rs 2,000 for General category and Rs 1,000 for candidates from reserved category to apply for PG programmes.

To fill the application form, follow the steps mentioned below:

Step 1: Go to the official website of IIFT https://iift.nta.nic.in./

Step 2: Click on the Admission 2020 icon followed by the ‘Apply Now’ button.

Step 3: Register yourself first if you are a first time user.

Step 4: For registration, you need to fill in the following details like name, your father’s, mother’s name, DOB, gender, address, category, a valid email address, mobile number, and address.

Step 5: Fill the application form after the registration process.

Step 6: Upload the required documents.

Step 7: Select your choice of exam centre. Click on ‘Next’.

Step 8: Pay the application fee based on your category using debit/credit card or net banking.

Step 9: After the payment is successful, a confirmation mail will be sent to your registered email address.

Step 10: Download the confirmation mail and keep a printout for future reference.

For PhD programmes

IIFT Delhi PhD application process is available both online and offline. The application process is the same for full-time and part-time PhD course and the same steps are followed to fill the online form:

Step 1: on the webpage, https://tedu.iift.ac.in/iift/index.php, click on ‘Apply Online’ option for the PhD course.

Step 2: Register yourself if you are a new user by giving a valid mobile number and e-mail id.

Step 3: Fill the details and upload the required documents mentioned below.

Step 4: Pay the stipulated application fee of Rs 2,500 for General category or Rs 1,250 for SC/ST category.

To fill the offline application form, follow the below steps:

Step 1: Download the application form from the official website.

Step 2: Fill in the details required.

Step 3: Send the completed application form, with the required documents, to the address mentioned below:

Ms. Lalita Gupta 

Section Officer (Research Division) 


B-21, Qutub Institutional Area, 

New Delhi 110016

Documents to be enclosed with the application form:

  • Copy of “Statement of Purpose” for the proposed Ph.D. programme
  • Self-Attested copies of certificates and mark sheets of qualifying degrees and other certificates (from SSC level)
  • One passport-size color photograph
  • Two letters of recommendation (in the format provided in the application form)
  • Minimum one record of scholarly research or professional writing. (preferable)
  • SC/ ST/ OBC (NCL)/ PwD/ General – EWS category candidates have to provide the necessary certificate as proof.
  • Proof of experience- Part-time programme (candidates with a minimum of three years of work experience in the industry sector or a minimum of one year of work experience in the teaching sector)

IIFT Delhi Course Fee 2020

IIFT Delhi course fee for postgraduate, executive and certificate programmes are tabulated below. This fee is subject to change for every academic session.

CourseFee (in Rs lakh)
MBA IB (full-time)7.60- for General category


3.50- for SC/ ST/ PwD

MBA IB (part-time)7.50- for General category


3.75- for SC/ ST

MA Economics3.65
EPGDIB5.10- General category


2.55- SC/ ST/ PwD

Certificate courses0.75

IIFT Delhi Seat Intake 2020

The IIFT Delhi seat intake for PG courses is based on different sources and is tabulated below:

CourseSeat Intake
MBA (IB)220
MA Economics30

IIFT Delhi Seat Reservation 2020

IIFT Delhi being a public institution, they follow the reservation policy set by the Government of India as mentioned below:

CategoryReservation (%)
OBC (Non-creamy)27
Gen- EWS10

*with 40% or more disability

IIFT Delhi Scholarship 2020

IIFT Delhi provides need-based scholarships to students whose family income is less than Rs 4.5 LPA. They also pay the interest subsidy for a specific period of time for the education loan taken by a student from the bank.

IIFT students are also eligible to avail benefits under the central sector scholarship scheme. This scholarship is also open to SC/ST students hailing from families where the income is less than Rs 4.5 LPA.

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IIFT Delhi Admission FAQs

Q: What are the courses offered to students at IIFT Delhi?

A: Postgraduate, research-level and certificate courses are offered.

Q: Are there any specialisations for MBA?

A: IIFT Delhi offers an MBA in International Business (IB) in both full-time and part-time mode.

Q: What is the eligibility criteria required for MBA (IB) at IIFT Delhi?

A: Candidates need to clear graduation with minimum 50% aggregate.

Q: Is CAT score accepted for admission at IIFT Delhi?

A: No, IIFT Delhi holds its own entrance exams for admissions.

Q: Is there any separate entrance exam conducted by IIFT for MBA admissions?

A: Yes, candidates need to clear an entrance examination that is conducted by IIFT itself. From this year on, this entrance examination will be conducted by NTA on behalf of IIFT.

Q: What is the final selection criteria followed for MBA?

A: A written test, essay write-up, Group Discussion (GD) and Personal Interview (PI) is conducted.

Q: Does IIFT Delhi offer executive courses too?

A: Yes, the Executive Post Graduate Diploma in International Business (EPGDIB) is offered which includes three specialisations which are offered to students in the third semester.

Q: What is the eligibility criteria for the EPGDIB offered?

A: To be eligible, a bachelor’s degree in any stream from a recognised university with a minimum of five-year work experience. An applicant having a master’s degree or engineering degree with a minimum work experience of three years is also eligible to apply.

Q: What is the application process of MBA followed for admission at IIFT Delhi?

A: Candidates have to fill the online application form, attach the required documents and pay the application fee in the online mode.

Q: How can I pay the applicable fees?

A: Fee can be paid via debit/credit card or net banking.

Q: What are the total number of seats allotted at IIFT Delhi for MBA?

A: There are a total of 220 seats allotted for MBA.

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