What After IIFT Result 2022: Admission Process, Merit List, Eligibility, Selection

By Aditi Joshi|Updated : February 15th, 2022

What After IIFT Result 2022: The IIFT result 2022 has been released. The IIFT Exam 2022 was conducted on 5th December 2021 & 23 December 2021. Candidates who have scored well on the entrance exam must analyze their probability of receiving an interview invitation from the elite B-School. For admission, test takers must examine the IIFT cutoffs from previous years. Variations from the norm and Personal Interviews are part of the IIFT admissions procedure (PI).

Now would be the time to start preparing for Extempore and PI, as this round is expected to take place in late February or early March. Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, admission rounds have been done online since last year. The selection process consists of IIFT’s Written Examination scores, Written Ability Test (WAT), Group Discussion (GD)/Extempore, and Personal Interview (PI) scores.


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IIFT Merit List 2022 

The institute will provide a merit list of individuals shortlisted for admission to its MBA-International Business program after the IIFT 2022 results are announced. This list will include the name and roll number of candidates who have been shortlisted for the IIFT admissions second phase, which includes WAT,  GD/ Extempore, and PI. Candidates must fill out an online form on the official website to participate in this round.  

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In February/March 2022, IIFT will have WAT,  Group Discussion, and Personal Interview rounds in Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Chennai, Delhi, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Lucknow, and Mumbai. The GD/PI can also be done via the internet. The shortlisted candidates received the schedule for this round of IIFT admission.

IIFT MBA Admission Process

Along with the IIFT Result 2022, Shortlisting Criteria for IIFT MBA (IB) Admissions will also be released.  There are two major steps to MBA (IB) admission:

  • Stage 1: (Shortlisting)
  • Stage 2: (WAT-GD/ Extempore-PI)

For the IIFT shortlisting after the result, the minimum cut-off percentile is determined by the number of candidates who will be shortlisted and the number of seats available. In accordance with IIFT's gender diversity policy, the cut-off marks for female candidates in all categories are two points lower than the actual cut-off. 

Marks obtained in Class 10 and 12 will be considered in addition to the requirement given above. Non-engineers may receive up to 5 points to achieve a balanced class composition at IIFT. Below mentioned are the  shortlisting criteria for IIFT 2022-24 Admission:



IIFT Score


Marks obtained in Class X*


Marks obtained in Class XII*


Academic Diversity

Non-Engg. = 5;Engg.=0**

Gender Diversity (M=0; F=2)


Total Score


  • IIFT Admission Process - WAT-GD-PI:

IIFT 2022-24 shortlisting for the WAT-GD-PI will be on the basis of the IIFT 2022 percentile including the sectional cut-offs. The scores obtained by the candidate in the written exam carry the maximum weightage. Additionally, criteria of academic consistency, academic diversity, gender diversity, work experience will be used for the final selection. In addition to this, the
candidate has to appear for the following:

  • IIFT Written Ability Test:

The WAT consists of submitting an essay by the shortlisted candidates. The candidate is asked to comprehend their ideas and views on the given topic. They are then evaluated on the basis of how well they have expressed and presented their ideas on the said topic. Business and economics, as well as politics and society, are all possible topics. 

  • IIFT Group Discussion:

A group of candidates is given a topic to discuss during the IIFT group discussion. Each candidate has one minute to talk on the topic in the first round. Following that, the ground is opened for discussion by the entire group. The goal of group discussion is to evaluate the candidate's leadership traits, communication abilities, and ability to motivate others. 

  • IIFT Personal Interview:

The candidates who have been shortlisted need to appear for the Personal Interview. Interview questions pertain to the aspirant's experience, hobbies, and academic history. "Tell us about yourself," to "why did you quit the engineering sector," are some of the commonly asked questions. A personal interview is held to evaluate the candidate's communication skills as well as analytical and problem-solving ability.

IIFT MBA Final Selection

The final selection of candidates after the IIFT Result and admission process is as per the following criteria. The below-mentioned details are as per the 2022 admission criteria.



IIFT Score


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


Gender Diversity (M=0, F=2)


Academic Diversity (Engg=0, Non Engg=2)


Work Experience*


Academic Consistency* (10th-4, - 12th -4)




The Academic Consistency is calculated as follows which is then scaled to 4.

Percent score in 10th Std. ExamRating Score
<= 551
> 55 and <= 602
> 60 and <= 703
> 70 and <= 805
> 80 and <= 908
> 9010

Class 12th 

Percent score in 12th Std. ExamRating Score
<= 551
> 55 and <= 602
> 60 and <= 703
> 70 and <= 805
> 80 and <= 908
> 9010

IIFT Cut-off 2022 

IIFT is a Computer- Based Test composed of four major sections. Each segment has a varied number of questions.

  • Each correct answer is worth three points in the first three sections (QA, VARC, and LRDI). For each incorrect response, one mark will be deducted.  
  • Each correct answer gets 1.5 points in the General Awareness portion, while each incorrect response receives 0.5 points. 
  • There is no chronological order in which questions should be answered. As a result, you can attempt the various components in any sequence you want. 
  • In IIFT, there are no sectional time limits. You can split the overall time accordingly and use the timing properly.

However, keep in mind that, in addition to the overall cut-off, the institute takes into account sectional cut-offs.

Expected IIFT Cutoff 2022:

Check the expected IIFT cutoff 2022 for all the sections including the previous year cutoff




IIFT 2020 Cut-off​

IIFT 2021 Cut-off​

IIFT 2022 Cut-off​


SC, ST, PwD​


SC, ST, PwD​


SC, ST, PwD​





































What to do after the IIFT Result 2022?

Following are some of the important points that the applicants should undertake after getting the required minimum percentile for the IIFT exam or receiving their IIFT results. Because the ultimate decision will be made only after the WAT, GD/Extempore, and PI rounds are completed, candidates must work hard to clear those rounds.

The following are some helpful tips for passing the selection rounds.

  • Candidates should practise writing a 200-300 word topic on a variety of topics. They should aim to finish the topic in less than 20 minutes.
  • Candidates should review the frequently asked questions in the PI questions to get a sense of the types of questions that will be asked.
  • Candidates should strive to speak for at least 10-15 minutes on any random topic. They will be able to develop their communication abilities as a result of this.
  • Candidates should be up to date on current events because the interviewer may ask questions about them.


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  • After the IIFT Result is declared, candidates must begin their preparation for further rounds. IIFT conducts WAT, GD/ Extempore and Personal Interview.

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