Monday, August 15, 2011

Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT) 2011

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Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT) is a premier institute for management education which was set up in 1963 by Government of India. Though IIFT started as an autonomous body to boost Indian Foreign Trade but is now known more as a business school. IIFT scores high ranking among the top management institutes of India. Therefore every year a large number of management aspirants apply for IIFT.
Last year approximately 63 thousand candidates applied for IIFT for just 180 seats. Therefore getting admission in IIFT is considered to be a very tough job. IIFT boasts of best facilities for management education, highly qualified and experienced faculty, state of the art infrastructure and best placement opportunities. IIFT is located in the Qutub Institutional Area near Jawahar Lal Nehru University, Delhi.
Availability of forms for IIFT 2011:
IFT forms are available at the IIFT counter, Delhi. The candidates can also obtain the form by sending a request to IIFT for the application form. Application for IIFT is also available through online method. The payment for application can either be made through VISA/Master Credit Card or Demand Draft. A demand draft of Rs. 1500, for Candidates that belong to the General Caste, Rs. 750 for candidates that belong to Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe genera and Rs. 3000 for candidates that are NRI or children of NRI, favoring Indian Institute of Foreign Trade payable at Delhi has to be made by the candidates who do not have a credit card. After that they can follow the following link to apply online:
Apply Online:
After filling the details candidates are required to send the print out of the form along with the specified documents and demand draft (for those who choose to pay through Demand Draft) to IIFT. After receiving these IIFT will send the candidates the admission brochure and other enclosures.
There are few important guidelines that the candidates that are eager to buy the prospectus through post. Candidates should strictly mention the registration number at the top of the requisite form and should clearly submit a Demand Draft carrying a clear signature of the candidate at the back flip of the DD.
Important Dates:
Written Test: Last week of November 2011 (10 a.m - 12 noon)
Last Date for Sale of Prospectus by post: Mid week of August 2011
Last date for Sale of Prospectus at the IIFT counter: First week of September 2011
Last Date for Online Application/Receipt of completed Application form: First week of September 2011

Eligibility Criteria for IIFT 2011:
Eligibility criteria for IIFT requires a candidate to be a graduate in any discipline with atleast 3 year’s degree. Candidates in their final year of graduation can also apply. There is no age limit for appearing in IIFT.
Candidates that are mentally fit are only eligible for the admission test, basically the admission test is CAT and therefore all the necessary eligibility criterion of this prestigious exam is actually the eligibility criterion of the Institute apart when it concerns to reservation quota.

Seats within the Institute are reserved as according to the various rules laid down by the Indian Government. The reservation aspect is solely linked to the nature of the candidates taking admission within the Institute under various categories. Furthermore, apart from this type of reservations, seats are also reserved for candidates that are NRI’S or children’s of NRI’s. Though the exact quota is unknown yet, the admission is conducted through General Management Aptitude Test or GMAT.
Patter of Examination:
The entrance examination will be of 2 hours having objective questions from the following sections:
1. English Comprehension
2. Logical Reasoning
3. Quantitative Analysis.
4. General Knowledge & Awareness

The candidates will be shortlisted on the basis of their scores in the entrance examination. The shortlisted candidates will be called at a later stage for Group Discussion, Interview and Essay Writing for final selection.
Contact details:
IIFT Bhawan
B-21, Qutab Institutional Area

New Delhi
Telephone: +91-11-26965124, +91-11-26965051
Fax: +91-1126853956


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