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IIFT Selection criteria 2022 – Selection Procedure, Admission Criteria

IIFT selection criteria

Important Notice

This is to inform all the aspirants of full time MBA (International Business) and MBA (Business Analytics) Programmes that for the academic year 2024, Indian Institute of Foreign Trade will accept CAT 2023 Score.

IIFT Selection Procedure: The IIFT 2022 exam is conducted autonomously by the Indian Institute of Foreign Trade, New Delhi established by the Ministry of Commerce and Industry. The admission criteria for IIFT admission is based on following exams:

IIFT Selection Procedure 2019

IIFT Selection Procedure 2022: Important Dates

IIFT Exam Events

IIFT 2022 Dates

IIFT 2022 registrations begin

1st September 2021

Registrations end

15th October 2021

Admit card download begins

2nd week of November 2021

IIFT 2022 exam

5th December 2021

IIFT answer key release

Second week of December, 2021

IIFT 2022 Result announcement

Last week of December, 2021

IIFT Selection Procedure 2022: General/SC/ST/PH/OBC Candidates

The IIFT exam procedure for candidates belonging to General/SC/ST/PH/OBC is as follows:

IIFT Admission Procedure, IIFT Selection Process

IIFT Exam 2022

1.  The students can write the written exam which is a pen-paper based exam. Based on the IIFT 2022 cutoff, candidates will be shortlisted for the next round.

2. The candidates are tested on 4 areas - English Comprehension, General Awareness, Logical Reasoning, and Quantitative Analysis – and there is sectional cutoff as well.

3.  A through practice of various mock exams online can help the students prepare for the final exam 

4. The written exam will be conducted in the following locations - Ahmedabad, Allahabad, Bangalore, Bhubaneshwar, Chandigarh, Chennai, Coimbatore, Delhi, Dehradun, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Indore, Jaipur, Jamshedpur, Kochi, Kolkata, Lucknow, Mumbai, Nagpur, and Visakhapatnam.

Essay Writing

  • After getting shortlisted the candidates have to write an essay of around  300 words in 20- 25 minutes
  • The candidates are tested on their writing skills along with content, fluency, and accuracy.
  • Up to date knowledge of current affairs in the business and economy section are helpful. Also reading through magazines like Competition Success Review, Business Today are also helpful
  • The writing ability test is conducted in one of the places at Bangalore, Chennai, Delhi, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Lucknow and Mumbai.

Group Discussion and Personal Interview

1.    Below is the breakup of the time, number of panellists and candidates in each of the GD and the PI.

IIFT 2022 Group Discussion Interview
Average Time 5 - 10 minutes 5 - 10 minutes
No. of Panelists 2 3
No. of Participants 7 - 12 1

2.    The candidates are tested in GD on their public speaking and communication skills. Also they are tested on their knowledge of the topic that is given and the overall interaction they do with other group members
3.    The candidates are tested in the PI for their overall conduct. The questions asked are general and easy but students are tested on how calm, composed and confident are they. In some cases, the candidates may be grilled in case the panelists find any loopholes in their candidature
4.    The GD/PI will be conducted in one of the places at Bangalore, Chennai, Delhi, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Lucknow and Mumbai.

IIFT Selection Procedure 2022: Weightage

IIFT Selection Weightage

IIFT Selection Procedure 2022: NRI/FN/CNRI Candidates

1.    Foreign Nationals or Non-Resident Indians (NRI) or children of NRIs are also eligible to apply for MBA (IB) course
2.   Candidates must apply directly through their GMAT (General Management Aptitude Test) Score and need not appear for IIFT Entrance Exam 2022

IIFT Exam Related Articles

IIFT Application Form 2022 IIFT Mock Test 2022
IIFT Syllabus 2022 IIFT Previous Year Exam Analysis
IIFT Eligibility Criteria 2022 IIFT Exam Pattern 2022
IIFT Admit Card 2022 IIFT Participating Institutes
IIFT Selection Procedure IIFT Registration 2022

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