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What After IIFT 2023 Result?

Yash Dhamija
Yash DhamijaUpdated On: February 10, 2023 06:39 pm IST | IIFT

After IIFT 2023 result, IIFT Delhi & IIFT Kolkata will begin the MBA admission process 2023-25. Now that the IIFT result 2023 is out, candidates who appeared for IIFT 2023 can check out the complete admission process here.

What After IIFT Result

What after IIFT result 2023 is something that is on the mind of every IIFT test-taker. The IIFT Result 2023 has been announced by NTA (National Testing Agency) on February 10, 2023. So, candidates who qualify for the exam will soon be called to participate in the IIFT selection rounds which include Written Ability Test, Extempore, and Personal Interview. Check your scorecard by clicking on the link below.

IIFT Result 2023

IIFTs will soon release the category-wise sectional cut-offs and those who clear the IIFT 2023 Cut Off will be shortlisted for WAT, Extempore, and PI. The shortlisting criteria for the selection of candidates for the MBA International Business and MBA Business Analytics courses will also be announced after the IIFT 2023 result.

IIFT 2023 Exam was conducted on December 18, 2022, in computer-based test mode. NTA released the IIFT Answer Key and IIFT Response Sheet 2023 on January 9, 2023. 

The admission dates of IIFT 2023 will be communicated to the shortlisted candidates via email. The final selection of the candidates will depend on various factors, including their scores in IIFT 2023 exam, performance in the selection rounds, academic qualifications, working experience, academic diversity, and gender diversity. IIfT test-takers who want to know what after IIFT result 2023 can take a read through this article and know everything about the MBA admission process.

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What After IIFT 2023 Result?

The IIFT MBA admission 2023 is scheduled to be held in March / April 2023 at Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Chennai, Delhi, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Lucknow, and Mumbai. Given below are the various processes/ stages that take place after the declaration of IIFT 2023 Results. After the declaration of IIFT 2023 Results, the institute releases the list of candidates shortlisted for admission to its MBA (IB) course. IIFT 2023 Shortlist will be released online. Given below is the shortlisting cut-off for IIFT 2023.

IIFT 2023 Shortlisting Criteria

IIFT calculates the scores of a candidate based on the weightage specified below.



IIFT Score


Class 10th Score


Class 12th Score


Academic Diversity

Engineering: 0
Non-Engineering: 5

Gender Diversity

Male: 0
Female: 2

Candidates who have scored the minimum marks as specified in the table below will be been shortlisted for selection rounds.


Minimum Marks for Shortlisting



General-EWS/ OBC-NCL


SC/ ST/ PwD/ KM/ Non-Migrants


Expected IIFT 2023 Sectional Shortlisting Cut Off

IIFT 2023 Shortlisting Cut Off will be announced after the result declaration. Candidates who clear the following sectional cut-offs will be shortlisted for further stages of admission.


Total Marks

Gen/ Gen-EWS/ OBC-NCL Cut Off

SC/ ST/ PwD/ KM/ Non-Migrants Cut Off

Quantitative Ability (QA)




Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension (VARC)




Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning (DILR)




General Awareness (GA)




Candidates will be now shortlisted for the Extempore and PI rounds. Shortlisted candidates will be notified via mail. They will then have to appear for the admission rounds at the centers decided by the college. All the admission rounds which will be conducted post the declaration of IIFT 2023 results are explained below.

IIFT 2023 Admission Process

Candidates who have been shortlisted are required to appear for IIFT Admission Process 2023, which can be found below.

Written Ability Test (WAT)

  • In this round, candidates have to write an essay from a comprehension given to them.
  • Based on the essay written by them, their written skills will be analyzed.
  • The time allotted for WAT is 20 minutes and the word limit of the essay is 300 words.

Extempore/ Group Discussion

  • GD is an important round in which a candidate is asked to deliver a short speech on any random topic given by the interviewer.
  • Candidates usually have no prior knowledge of their topic and they are given a limited time to prepare and deliver a short speech in front of the interviewer.

Extempore Speech in MBA Admissions: Topics, Tips

Personal Interview (PI)

  • The PI round tests the communication and presentation skills of the candidates.
  • Candidates will have to answer the questions asked by the interviewer. 
  • Usually, the interviewers ask questions about hobbies, families, academics, choice of subject, etc.

IIFT Admission: Parameters of Final Selection

The final selection of candidates will be done based on candidates’ performance in the written exam, 10th, 12th, and Graduation, Work Experience, PI, and Extempore rounds. The criteria for the final selection at IIFTs are provided in the table below.



WAT + Extempore + PI


IIFT Score


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


Gender Diversity (M=0, F=2)


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


Work Experience




Also Read: Common Mistakes to Avoid on IIFT 2023 Exam Day

Important Things to Do After IIFT Result 2023

Some of the important things that candidates should do after completion of the IIFT exam or after the declaration of the IIFT result are as follows

Prepare for IIFT WAT, GD, and PI 

Since the final selection will be done only after the completion of the WAT, GD, and PI rounds, candidates need to prepare hard to crack those rounds. Some of the important tips to crack the selection rounds are listed below.

  • Candidates should practice writing a small topic of around 200-300 words on various topics. They should try to complete the topic within 20 minutes. 

  • Candidates should go through the commonly asked questions in the PI questions to get an idea about what types of questions are asked in the PI round.

  • Candidates should try to speak on any random topic for at least 10-15 minutes. This will help them improve their communication skills.

  • There are many books available in the market that can help candidates prepare for the selection rounds for management admission. Candidates can refer to them.

  • Candidates should be aware of current affairs as the interviewer can ask questions about current affairs.

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Appear for Other MBA Entrance Exams

Apart from IIFT, there are many other MBA entrance exams such as Common Admission Test (CAT), XAT, CMAT, MAT, and SNAP. Candidates should appear for the national-level entrance exams such as CAT or CMAT as these exams can help the candidates get admission in other well-known B-Schools of India. The articles provided below will help the candidates in preparing for the MBA entrance exams.

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Apply for Admission to Other MBA Colleges in 2023

Candidates who are not confident about their selection in IIFT can apply for admission to other MBA colleges. They can select the colleges that offer direct admission without any entrance exam. The eligibility criteria and admission criteria can be checked from the official website of the selected college. Some of the colleges that offer direct admission without any MBA exams are provided below.

MBA Colleges Offering Direct MBA Admission

Alliance School of Business, Bangalore

MS Ramaiah Institute of Management, Bangalore

Indus Business Academy, Bangalore

Vanguard Business School

Dev Bhoomi Group of Institutions, Dehradun

Brainware University, Kolkata

Sanjay Rungta Group of Institutions, Bhilai

Glocal University, Saharanpur 

Candidates should note that they can check their results by logging in to the official website of IIFT. Notifications regarding the result declaration will be updated on the IIFT website. Those who have any questions regarding the IIFT exam can ask questions on the Collegedekho QnA zone.

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When will IIFT 2023 result be declared?

IIFT result 2023 will most likely be declared in the fourth week of January 2023. The result for IIFT 2023 will be declared by the National Testing Agency (NTA) on the official IIFT NTA website (iift.nta.nic). After the result is declared, NTA will have no further involvement in the IIFT selection process.

What happens after the IIFT result declaration?

After the IIFT result declaration, the institute will release the cutoff and shortlist candidates for selection rounds (GD, PI, and WAT). The shortlisting for selection rounds will be done on the basis of a candidate’s performance in the IIFT exam and academic background. Shortlisted candidates will be called for further admission rounds.

What rounds are conducted during the IIFT selection process?

The following rounds are conducted during the IIFT selection process:

  • Written Ability Test (WAT)
  • Extempore/ Group Discussion (GD)
  • Personal Interview (PI)

The shortlisted candidates need to appear and qualify for all three rounds to be considered for MBA admission into IIFT Delhi or IIFT Kolkata.


What factors determine the IIFT cutoff?

The following factors determine the IIFT cutoff:

  • The difficulty level of the examination.
  • The total number of candidates appearing for IIFT.
  • The total number of candidates qualifying for the IIFT.
  • The total number of seats available.
  • Rankings of IIFT Delhi and IIFT Kolkata

How to prepare for the GD, WAT, and PI rounds conducted for IIFT admissions?

To prepare for the GD, WAT, and PI rounds conducted for IIFt admissions, candidates should follow the tips given below:

  • Practice writing an essay of around 200-300 words on various topics within 20 minutes.
  • Go through the commonly asked questions in the PI questions.
  • Speak on any random topic for at least 10-15 minutes to improve your communication skills.
  • Refer to the best books available for GD, PI, and WAT preparation.
  • Be aware of current affairs as the interviewer may ask questions about them.

What parameters are considered for IIFT final selection?

The following parameters are considered for IIFT final selection:

  • WAT + Extempore + PI (40% Weightage)
  • IIFT Score (45% Weightage)
  • Academic Diversity (2% Weightage)
  • Gender Diversity (2% Weightage)
  • Academic Consistency (8% Weightage)
  • Work Experience (3% Weightage)

Can I get MBA admission if I don’t meet IIFT cutoff?

No, you can’t get MB admission if you don’t meet the IIFT cutoff. It is mandatory for candidates to clear the sectional as well as the overall cutoff prescribed by the institutes for getting shortlisted for GD, PI, and WAT rounds.

How many students are shortlisted for IIFT admission?

Around 367 students are shortlisted for admission at IIFT Delhi and 358 students are selected for IIFT Kolkata. Every year, about 35,000 to 40,000 students appear for the IIFT entrance exam out of which 1,000 candidates are shortlisted for WAT, GD, and PI.

How much should I score in the IIFT exam to get a call?

A candidate belonging to the general category must score 96-97 percentile within the score range of 115-120 marks out of a total of 300 in the IIFT exam to get a call. Candidates belonging to the EWS/OBC category must score 100+ marks while SC/ST candidates should score 80+ marks. There is a relaxation of 5 to 8 marks for female candidates.

Is the IIFT score accepted by other MBA colleges?

No, the IIFT score is not accepted by other MBA colleges. Only IIFT Delhi, IIFT Kolkata, and IIFT Kakinada accept the scores of the IIFT exam. IIFT Delhi and Kolkata offer MBA in International Business and MBA in Business Analytics courses while IIFT Kakinada offers Integrated Programme in Management (Business Analytics and International Business).

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