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IIFT Extempore, Essay and GD Topics for MBA Admissions 2022

Abhinav Chamoli
Abhinav ChamoliUpdated On: July 15, 2022 01:01 pm IST | IIFT

Candidates appearing for the MBA Selection Process of IIFT have to undergo a Written Skill Assessment and Group Discussion round for admissions. Check the previous year topics of Extempore, GD and PI in this article.

IIFT Extempore, Essay and GD Topics

The Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT) announces the list of candidates shortlisted for the Online Extempore and PI round of admission to its MBA in International Business course based on the IIFT 2022 Entrance Exam. Just over 40,000 (approx.) candidates will be appearing for admission to the MBA (IB) 2022-24 batch of IIFT offered through its campuses in Delhi, Kolkata and Kakinada. IIFT 2022 Personality Test is the second stage of MBA admissions of the institute and it includes a Written Skill Assessment (WSA), Group Discussion (GD), and Personal Interview (PI). Authorities are likely to conduct WSA, GD, and PI from February-March 2022. The selected applicants will be notified by the institute via mail.

In this article, we have provided the expected Essay and GD topics asked in IIFT MBA admissions based on previous year trends in addition to some important details about the admission process.

IIFT 2022 Admission Dates

Given below are the admission dates of IIFT 2022



IIFT 2022 Result Declaration

February 1, 2022 (Out)

IIFT 2022 Shortlist Release

February-March 2022

IIFT 2022 Online Extempore and PI

February-March 2022

IIFT 2022 Final Result Announcement

To Be Announced

IIFT 2022 Essay and GD Topics for MBA

Essay Writing and Group Discussion have been an integral part of the IIFT MBA Selection Process. Over the years, many socio-economic topics have made their way to the MBA selections. Here is a list of some important GD and PI topics from past year MBA admissions at IIFT to give you a reference point on what to expect.

IIFT  Previous Year Essay Topics


Gender diversity in the workforce.

Sustainable Development in the Indian context

One Nation One Election Policy

GST in India

Startups in India

Electrical Vehicles

Tourism in India

Making the Indian banking system more inclusive.

Smart City concept

Corporate Financial Transparency

How a change in US Presidency affects India

Swacch Bharat Abhiyan

Flipkart-Snapdeal Merger

Entrepreneurial Ecosystem development in India

Thinking differently and using it as your strength when facing the unknown.

Sustainability of disruptive innovation


IIFT Previous Year GD Topics

Being famous vs being important

Banking Scams

#MeToo Campaign

The color pink

Is today's youth becoming self-centered?

Impact of social media on human behavior and society.

Bitcoin and cryptocurrency.

Are the days of US dominance over?

Can virtual learning platforms replace conventional learning platforms?

Advantages vs Disadvantages of retirement homes.

IIFT 2022 Extempore Topics for MBA

IIFT is conducting online Extempore in which candidates are required to prepare and deliver a speech on the spot with not much preparation time, the topics are usually general or easier as compared to other rounds. Check the following article for the best tips and topics for extempore in MBA admission.

IIFT 2022 Final Selection Criteria for MBA

The final selection criteria for IIFT MBA 2022 based on which the final merit list will be generated are as follows.



IIFT 2022 Score


Personality Test

  • WAS: 10

  • GD: 10

  • PI: 20

Total: 40

Gender Diversity

  • Male: 0

  • Female: 2

Academic Diversity

  • Engineering: 0

  • Non-Engineering: 2

Work Experience


Academic Consistency

  • Class 10th: 4

  • Class 12th: 4



The rating scores for Work Experience and Academic Consistency will be as given below.

IIFT 2022 Academic Consistency Scores

The following scoring pattern will be followed for both Class 10th and 12th scores of the candidate.

Aggregate Percentage of All Subjects in Class 10th/ 12th

Rating Score

<= 55%


> 55% and <= 60%


> 60% and <= 70%


> 70% and <= 80%


> 80% and <= 90%


> 90%


The rating score will first be given on a 10-point basis and then scaled to 4 for each class.

Work Experience As on Date of Filling of Application Form

(in months)

Rating Score

< 12


>= 12 and <= 24


> 24 and <= 36


> 36 and <= 48


> 48 and <= 60


> 60


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