IIFT Selection Process 2022: All Stages, Steps to Qualify Exam

IIFT Selection Process 2022: All Stages, Steps to Qualify Exam

ByNeeraj Mishra  |  Updated on: Jun 28, 2021IIFT 2022 Notification will be released soon. Check all the details about the exam such as the IIFT syllabus, IIFT Application release, the exam pattern, IIFT important exam dates, selection process and more.
IIFT 2022 Notification will be released soon. Check all the details about the exam such as the IIFT syllabus, IIFT Application release, the exam pattern, IIFT important exam dates, selection process and more.
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IIFT Selection Procedure 2022

Admission to the Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT) campuses for MBA programmes is a three-stage process. It involves the IIFT exam, Written Ability Test (WAT), General Discussion (GD) and Personal Interview rounds. Apart from these parameters, the interviewers also consider Academic Consistency, Academic Diversity, Gender Diversity and Work Experience (if any). The candidates can easily walk into any of the three campuses of IIFT by just clearing these stages. IIFT generally conducts its exam in the month of November-December.

The IIFT 2022 selection procedure encompasses the entire process, from the IIFT exam to the final outcome of the selected candidates for IIFT admission. Apart from the entrance examination, which is presently being administered by NTA, the IIFT is in charge of the entire admissions selection process. The following are the steps in the IIFT 2022 selection procedure:

IIFT Campus Overview

Established in 1963, the Indian Institute of Foreign Trade is an autonomous organisation to aid professionalise a country’s foreign trade management. IIFT has its own three campuses: IIFT Delhi, IIFT Kolkata and IIFT Kakinada. The IIFT Test is conducted by National Testing Agency (NTA) in order to select aspirants who wish to pursue MBA (International Business) Course. IIFT campus accepts Foreign/NRI/PIO candidates through the GMAT exam. IIFT 2022 notification is yet to come but soon will be released in the month of August.

IIFT 2022 Selection Procedure: Apply Online

The first step is to fill up the IIFT 2022 application form for MBA (IB)-full-time programme. For this, visit the official website of IIFT- tedu.iift.ac.in

  • Click on the registration tab and fill up all the required credentials
  • Then, fill the IIFT 2022 application form and finally submit it by making a payment
  • Appear for the exam on the particular examination date. Once the exam is over, you have to wait around three-four weeks for the results
  • Note: The application form is yet to come for the academic year 2022-24. We’ll soon update you as soon as the IIFT 2022 form will be released

IIFT Admission Process Stage 1: Shortlisting Process

The candidates are shortlisted on the basis of IIFT percentiles/cut-offs including the sectional cut-offs. 

  • Along with that, the percentile is decided based on the number of candidates to be shortlisted as per the availability of seats
  • Female candidates’ cut-off is 2 less than the actual cut-off. This is the benefit given to the females. Consider the table mentioned below that specifies the factors responsible for shortlisting the candidate for further rounds

Particulars

Scores

IIFT Score

73

Marks secured in class 10th 

10

Marks secured in class 12th 

10

Academic Diversity Factor

Non-Engineering-5, Engineering-0

Gender Diversity Factor (M=0, F=2)

2

Total Percentage

100

IIFT Selection Procedure Stage 2: WAT-GD-PI Round

The shortlisted candidates have to appear for the WAT-GD and PI round respectively

  • Written Ability Test Round:
    • WAT round is mainly conducted to evaluate students’ comprehending power of the given topic
    • The candidates have to write an essay on the particular topic given to them
    • It also tests candidates’ skills of presenting and expressing their ideas
  • Group Discussion Round:
    • The candidates have to discuss the particular topic given to them. They are divided into the groups
    • The main purpose of this round is to check the candidate’s leadership skills, oral communication skills, team player skills and the ability to make someone come around to his/her own point of view
  • Personal Interview Round:
    • This round is conducted to analyse the overall personality skills, confidence level, the analytical performance of the candidate
    • The questions are asked related to education, extra-curricular activities, work experience, etc. but the main focus is on accessing the communication skills of the candidate

IIFT Selection Procedure Stage 3: Final Merit List

The final IIFT merit list is created based on the following parameters. Look at the table provided below for the criteria of final selection to the MBA programme at IIFT:

IIFT 2021 Selection Criteria Weightage

Parameters

Scores

IIFT Score

45

WAT (10) + GD (10) + PI (20)

40

Gender Diversity Factor (M=0, F=2)

2

Academic Diversity Factor (Engineering=0, Non-Engineering=2)

2

Work Experience (Relevant)

3

Academic Consistency (10th standard=4, 12th standard= 4)

8

Total Percentage

100

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  • The Masters of Business Administration is a general Management Programme with special emphasis on International Business. Besides doing regular MBA, students of IIFT are exposed to the International perspectives of trading, marketing, finance, and other international brand management.

     
  • The candidates have to cross three stages for getting admission IIFT MBA(IB) Programme. First, is to qualify the written IIFT test. Then, you have to appear for the Written Ability Test (WAT), General Discussion (GD) and Personal Interview (PI) rounds respectively. 

     
  • The IIFT exam is conducted once in a year. It is usually conducted in the month of November-December.

     
  • The IIFT exam consists of four sections: Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension (VA-RC), General Knowledge (GK), Logical Reasoning & Data Interpretation & Quantitative Analysis (QA).

     
  • The IIFT question paper comprises 110 questions in the MCQ format. 

     
  •  No, there is no age limit for appearing in this exam. The only criteria is to have a graduate degree in any discipline from a recognised university with 50% aggregate marks. 

     
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