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IIFT Selection Process 2021 - All about selection rounds, criteria, and admission cutoff

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Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT) has commenced the admission process for MBA (IB) 2020-22 programme. The selection procedure of IIFT 2021 commences after the declaration of the result. Candidates can apply for various courses and the campuses of their preference till March 2021. Applicants can visit the official website to obtain the IIFT admission form. 

IIFT has opened admission process for programms namely:

  • MBA (IB) weekend programme 2020-23 at the Kolkata campus
  • MA (economics-specialisation in trade and finance) both Delhi and Kolkata campus
  • Certificate programme in export-import management, Delhi campus

Candidates need to visit the official website i.e. tedu.iift.ac.in, to fill the application form. After filling the form, candidates can make the payment online.

However, the admission process for the regular MBA (IB) programme differs from the above mentioned programmes. After the IIFT 2021 result, those candidates who passed the IIFT exam will be shortlisted for the selection procedure. The IIFT 2021 selection procedure is conducted for admission to IIFT Delhi and Kolkata Campus. The selection procedure of IIFT comprises two steps: IIFT written test and Group Discussion/ Personal Interview/ Written Ability Test (WAT). After candidates take the entrance exam they will be shortlisted on the basis of marks obtained in the exam for the IIFT selection procedure. Post the exam, candidates will move to the next step where candidates will be called for the GD/ PI/ WAT rounds.

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In this article, we bring to you complete details pertaining to the IIFT 2021 selection procedure.

IIFT Selection Procedure 2021 

Let us take a look at the important dates related to the IIFT 2021:


IIFT Events

Important Dates


IIFT Exam Date

24th January 2021


IIFT Result Date

31st January 2021


Selection Procedure of IIFT 

Feb 2021


IIFT Admissions

March 2021

IIFT 2021 Selection Stages

After the IIFT 2021 will be conducted on 24th January 2021 and the result is expected to be out by 31st January 2021 by NTA, i.e. the official exam conducting body of IIFT exam. Candidates will be shortlisted for the selection procedure on the basis of the IIFT cut-off. Candidates must meet the IIFT cut off in order to become eligible for the IIFT selection procedure 2021.

Let us take a look at the stages of IIFT selection procedure:

Written Ability Test (WAT)/ Essay Writing

The WAT stage will take place after the first stage when the IIFT 2021 exam is conducted. In this stage selected candidates will be asked to write an essay or answer the questions based on the comprehension given. The essay writing round is conducted in order to assess candidates’ writing abilities. After the WAT stage, students will then have to appear for the GD/ PI round.


The group discussion and personal interview rounds are the most common selection procedures. This round is conducted by majority of the B-schools in India. Here shortlisted students will be called for group discussion and personal interview rounds. The main objective of the round is to assess candidates verbal and communication skills.

Candidates who clear the WAT, GD and PI rounds will be eligible for admission to the MBA (IB) course at Delhi, Kolkata and Kakinada Campuses. Apart from the above rounds of selection, performance in the Academics, Work experience and other parameters will also be considered at the time of admission offer.

IIFT Cut-Offs 2021 

Here are the IIFT 2021 cut-off for all the 3 campuses of the institute: 

IIFT campus
Expected Cut off out of 100 

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