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The Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT) has announced 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 2021 Entrance Exam. Just over 2700 candidates will be appearing for admission to the MBA (IB) 2021-23 batch of IIFT offered through its campuses in Delhi, Kolkata and Kakinada. IIFT 2021 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). Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, IIFT is conducting the Personality Test online. Additionally, the WSA and the GD have been scrapped for this year and the institute will be conducting an Online Extempore round along with the PI from April 19 to May 4, 2021.
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 2021 Admission Dates
Given below are the admission dates of IIFT 2021
IIFT 2021 Result Declaration
February 16, 2021
IIFT 2021 Shortlist Release
March 12, 2021
IIFT 2021 Online Extempore and PI
April 19 - May 4, 2021
IIFT 2021 Final Result Announcement
To Be Announced
IIFT 2021 Essay and GD Topics for MBA
Essay Writing and Group Discussion has 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
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
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
The colour pink
Is today's youth becoming self-centred?
Impact of social media on human behaviour 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 2021 Extempore Topics for MBA
IIFT is conducting online Extempore as a replacement for the Group Discussion round due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Since extempore speech requires candidates to prepare and deliver a speech on the spot with not much preparation time, the topics are usually general or easier in nature as compared to other rounds. Check the following article for the best tips and topics for extempore in MBA admission.
IIFT 2021 Final Selection Criteria for MBA
The final selection criteria for IIFT MBA 2021 based on which the final merit list will be generated is as follows.
IIFT 2021 Score
The rating scores for Work Experience and Academic Consistency will be as given below.
IIFT 2021 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
> 55% and <= 60%
> 60% and <= 70%
> 70% and <= 80%
> 80% and <= 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
>= 12 and <= 24
> 24 and <= 36
> 36 and <= 48
> 48 and <= 60
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