IIFT 2025: Application Form, Important Dates, Eligibility Criteria

IIFT 2025IIFT 2025 Admission will be offered to the eligible candidates through CAT scores. IIFT (Indian Institute of Foreign Trades) is a national level admission procedure which offers admission to MBA-IB (International Business) & MBA-BA (Business Analytics) courses. Earlier, institute used to offer admission through entrance examination conducted by NTA. Now, examination has been scrapped and candidates are admitted through CAT/ GMAT scores. Candidates those seeking admission in these courses will need to appear for CAT/ GMAT exam & need to go through the WAT/ Extempore/ GD & PI Rounds. Eligible candidates will be able to get admission in Delhi & Kolkata campuses.

Read this article, to get detailed information about IIFT 2025 including application form, important dates, eligibility criteria & much more.

IIFT 2025 Overview

Admission NameIIFT 2025
Full formIndian Institute of Foreign Trades
Level of AdmissionNational Level
Admission ThroughCAT/ GMAT scores
Courses offeredMBA – IB (International Business)
Registration modeOnline Mode

IIFT 2025 Important Dates

Check the table below to know important Dates about IIFT 2025:

EventsDates 2025 (Tentative)
Availability of registration form4th week of September 2024
Last date to register2nd week of March 2025
Release of merit list/ List of shortlisted candidates for 2nd round admission4th week of January 2025
Group Discussion/Extempore, Writing Skills Assessment and InterviewMarch/ April 2025
Classes commencement1st week of July 2025

IIFT 2025 Application Form

Candidates must check and follow below details before filling the IIFT application form 2025:

  • Application form of IIFT 2025 will be made available through online mode. There will be no offline facility to submit the form.
  • Candidates must fill IIFT registration form from fourth week of October 2024.
  • Applying candidates must satisfy all eligibility requirements before filling the application form.
  • Aspirants must fill application form carefully to avoid any kind of mistake. No changes in filled details will be done later.
  • Fill application form with all asked details i.e. educational qualification, personal, communicational etc.
  • Aspirants will need to upload documents i.e. photograph & signature in the specific format.
  • Last date to submit application form will be second week of March 2025.
  • There will be no need to send hard copy of filled application form by post to the authority.
  • Candidates must take printout of the registration form & keep it safe for future references.

Application Fee:

  • Application fee will be submitted through online payment gateways.
  • Online payment will be received via debit card/ credit card/ net banking/ UPI method.
  • Fee will be non-refundable once paid.

Check the category wise registration fee for IIFT in below table:

CategoryApplication Fee
For General/ OBC-NCL/ EWS candidatesRs. 3000/-
For SC/ ST/ PWD/ TransgenderRs. 1500/-
For Foreign National/ NRIs$200 (Rs. 15000/-)

Steps to Apply IIFT 2025

  • Step 1: Navigate the IIFT website (link will be provided above).
  • Step 2: Register on the website by providing basic details i.e. name, mobile number etc.
  • Step 3: In the homepage click on login link & provide login credentials.
  • Step 4: Fill all mandatory details asked in the registration form i.e. academic, personal, communication etc.
  • Step 5: Go through the document upload section.
  • Step 6: Upload image of photograph, signature & category certificate in prescribed size & format.
  • Step 7: At last, make the fee payment via online payment gateways i.e. debit card/ credit card/ net banking.
  • Step 8: Download the confirmation page & take printout for further usage.

IIFT 2025 Eligibility

Candidates seeking admission in IIFT, must go through the below mentioned eligibility criteria:

  • Nationality: Indian/ Foreign National/ NRI candidates will be eligible for IIFT.
  • Qualifications: Candidates must have Bachelor’s Degree in minimum 3 years of duration from any recognised institute/ college.
  • Age Limit: There will be no age limit criteria to apply for IIFT.
  • Marks Criteria: One must have obtained minimum of 50% marks (45% marks for reserved category) in their qualifying exam.
  • Appearing: Final year appearing candidates will also be eligible to apply.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s)

Answer: There will be no age limit criteria to apply for IIFT.

Answer: No, candidates must be graduated in any stream from a recognised institute to be eligible.
Answer: You will need to upload only photograph & signature. There will be no need to upload any other document while registration.
Answer: No, candidates will need to submit application fee through online mode only.
Answer: No, admission will be done through CAT/ GMAT scores & other admission rounds.
Answer: There will be no need to send any hardcopy of the filled application form by post or offline mode.
Answer: No, IIFT 2025 application will not be withdrawn after final submission.
Answer: IIFT scores will be valid only for one year only.

IIFT 2025 Merit List

Merit list of shortlisted candidates will be released through online mode. Candidates will be able to check merit list from the website, as it will be made available in PDF format. IIFT Merit List will be released in fourth week of January 2025. Merit list will contain the name, rank, scores obtained of the shortlisted candidates.

Merit list for IIFT 2025 will be prepared by the authority based on CAT/ GMAT scores. Selected candidates will receive calls for further rounds by the IIFT authority. Based on the marks secured by candidates in exam, merit list will be prepared. Candidates are advised to download merit list & keep it safe for future references.

IIFT 2025 Cut Off

IIFT cut off will be released from fourth week of January 2025. Candidates will be able to get cut off list from the website. It will be released separately as per the category of candidates. It will be compulsory for the candidates to secure minimum or above than the qualified candidates.

Cut off will be the minimum scores that aspirants should have scored in their qualifying exam. Cut off will be determined based on candidates those have qualified the exam, number of aspirants appeared for exam, number of seats available, difficulty level of exam etc.

Selection criteria through CAT score are as given below:

CAT Score 98(Score of the candidate / Maximum CAT Score of 198 X 98)
Gender Diversity (M=0; F=2)02
Total Score100

Category wise sectional cut off are as follow:

CategorySectional Cut OffComposite Cut Off
SC/ST/PwD/Kashmiri Migrants, Kashmiri Pandits3020

IIFT 2025 Admission/ Selection Process

Admission to MBA (International Business) and MBA (Business Analytics) programmes will be done on the basis of their CAT Score/ valid GMAT score and other parameters. It will be compulsory for the candidates to appear in CAT exam, in order to get admission. Candidates will be shortlisted for second round of the admission through WAT/ Group Discussion/ Personal Interview rounds.

Final admission to the candidates will only be provided after the commencement of second round admission procedure. Seats will be alloted to the candidates based on their performance in first (CAT scores) & second round (GD/ PI). Shortlisted candidates will need to download their admission letter from the website.

Final selection will be done after evaluating each candidate who have appeared for CAT exam & GD/ PI rounds. Candidates will need to report at the allotted campus for further admission formalities i.e. document verification etc. Candidates must bring their original as well as photocopies of documents for verification purpose.

Here we have given a list of documents that will be needed for verification:

  • Academic mark sheets and certificate
  • IIFT admission/ call letter
  • CAT 2024-25 admit card
  • CAT 2024-25 score card
  • Income certificate
  • Category certificate
  • EWS certificate (wherever applicable)
  • Migration certificate
  • Coloured passport size photographs etc.

If candidates have any other query related to the IIFT 2025, then feel free to ask us in the comment box below.

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