The Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT) exam is the written entrance test for two-year MBA (International Business) programme at IIFT. IIFT is a leading business school of India. The institute is famous for management courses in International Business Management and Strategy courses. IIFT conducts a separate entrance test to select candidates. Based on marks obtained in the written test, candidates are further called for essay writing, group discussion and interview.
The application procedure of Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT) 2017 exam has been announced on the official website of the exam. Applications can be filled in two modes either online or offline. Click here to know all important dates of IIFT 2017. Online To apply for IIFT 2017 exam online, candidates must have following documents ready beforehand. Candidates must have a scanned copy of their photograph in .JPG format and the size of the photo should be less than 50 KB. It is important for applicants to have a copy of their scanned clear signature. It must be done on a white background and the size of the file should be less than 50 KB. To pay online, a valid Credit / Debit card (Master/ VISA). To pay via Demand Draft, keep the requisite amount of DD ready with you. Read the following steps to know the application procedure of the exam:
1. Register Online To begin with the online application procedure, candidates first need to get registered to the website. Follow the below mentioned steps to register yourself for IIFT 2017.
2. Once you are done with filling of application form, you need to pay the application fee. Following fee has been set by the IIFT authorities for different categories.
3. Applicants can pay the application fee in two modes
4. In the next step, candidates are required to upload their scanned photograph and signature in .jpg / .jpeg format only. The size of the file should not be more than 50kb each. Read more on the process of uploading the signature and photograph.
5. Once the application process is over, candidates are advised to keep a copy of the filled-in application form for future purposes.
6. After completion of the registration process, make sure that you successfully log out of the website.
7. Last date to fill the application form for applicants belonging to General/ SC/ ST/ PH/ OBC (NCL) categories is September 3, 2017. While those belonging to Foreign National/ NRI/ Children of NRI Candidates categories can apply till February 15, 2017.
Offline; Candidates can purchase the application form either from the campus by paying the application fee through cash or can obtain it by post by paying via Demand Draft. Candidates willing to obtain the brochure and application form by post have to send the a few documents at Sh. Gaurav Gulati, SAO (Academics), Indian Institute of Foreign Trade, B-21, Qutab Institutional Area, New Delhi - 110016. The Request application clearly mentioning your postal address where you want to receive your application form. The Demand Draft of requisite amount in favor of INDIAN INSTITUTE OF FOREIGN TRADE payable at NEW DELHI. It is mandatory for applicants to write their name and address on the back of the Demand Draft.
Application Fee; the application fee for the candidates is as mentioned below:
Candidates belonging to SC/ ST/ PH/ OBC (non-creamy layer) categories have to attach requisite self-attested Category Certificate. Two adhesive stickers/ name slips (not the envelop) stating your address for sending the brochure and application form. The official website of the exam has informed. Aspirants can also purchase the prospectus and application form on all working days (Monday to Friday) between 10 am to 4.30 pm from Indian Institute of Foreign Trade, B-21, Qutab Institutional Area, New Delhi- 110016 OR 1583 Madhurdaha, Ward No. 108, Borough XII, Kolkata 700107.
Applicants are required to pay Rs 1550 (Rs 775 for SC/ ST/ PH candidates and Rs 4500 for Foreign Nationals/ NRIs/ Children of NRIs) in cash personally to obtain the form. Candidates belonging to SC/ ST/ PH are required to bring requisite Category Certificate. Please note that no payment through Demand Draft will be accepted at the Campus. Forms at the campus are available in cash only.
Application Procedure IIFT 2017 admit cards will be available for download in the month of November 2017. Registrants will get their admit cards via post. Those failing to receive the same will have to obtain their admit cards from the official website by entering their registration number. The specific dates to download the admit card for the exam are yet to be announced at the official website of IIFT. Once candidates have downloaded their admit cards, they can check the test centre and other exam-related details. Those willing to change the test centre can request through a written application to change the test centre. It is mandatory for every applicant to obtain their admit card before the last date as entries to the exam centre on the day of exam will only be on the basis of admit cards. Candidates need to carry a photo ID need along with the IIFT 2017 admit card as identity proof.
Failing to produce valid and required documents on the day of exam can lead to cancellation of candidate’s admission to the exam centre. Any of the following ID proofs can be taken to the exam centre on the exam day like Passport, Election I-Card, College I-Card, Driving License, PAN Card, etc. Please note applicants are required to carry their original admit card to the exam centre
IIFT 2017 admission test is of two hours duration, containing 200 multiple choice questions. The IIFT exam pattern generally consists of questions from the following areas: English Comprehension, General Knowledge & Awareness, Logical Reasoning, Quantitative Analysis, Success in IIFT exam preparation depends on the candidate’s time management skills and selection of correct questions. Attempting maximum standard questions in less than 80 seconds per question is the key. The test also has a history of recreating CAT exam questions. Know more about IIFT test pattern and exam syllabus
According to the eligibility criteria for IIFT 2017:
A candidate must have a recognized Bachelor’s degree of at least 3 years duration in any discipline.
Candidates in their final year of Graduation can also apply. However such candidates have to submit the proof of requisite qualification by October 7, 2017.
There is no age limit for the applicants.
The IIFT brochure clearly states Admission of the candidate who joins the programme on provisional basis but fails to qualify in the Bachelor's degree examination is liable to be cancelled forthwith. Such candidate should immediately inform the Institute on declaration of his/her results. No request for extension of time for re-evaluation, etc. will be entertained. Candidates fulfilling these eligibility criteria can apply for the exam. However, clearing just the written exam will not help applicants to pursue studies from IIFT. Students have to go through two stages admission procedure.
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