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What After IIFT 2021 Result - IIFT Supplementary Shortlist Released

Yash Dhamija
Yash DhamijaUpdated On: November 29, 2021 | IIFT

Since IIFT 2021 result has been released, IIFT will now begin the MBA admission process for its various colleges. The process after the IIFT result declaration is provided in this article. 

What After IIFT Result

The result of the IIFT 2021 entrance exam was announced on February 16, 2021. IIFT has released an additional list of 32 candidates shortlisted for the second round on March 19, 2021. This supplementary list has been released in addition to the first list of candidates shortlisted for the second round of the IIFT 2021 Selection Process for MBA (IB) admissions at IIFT. A total of 2,672 candidates have been shortlisted for admission at IIFT this year in the first list and 32 additional were added in the supplementary list released by IIFT. The complete list has been attached below.

IIFT 2021 Supplementary List of Shortlisted Candidates (Second List)

List of Shortlisted Candidates for IIFT 2021 (First List)

Along with the shortlist, IIFT has also released the shortlisting criteria and the category-wise sectional cut-offs used for shortlisting candidates. The cutoff was 19 marks in VARC, 13 marks in DILR, 8 marks in QA and 5.5 marks in GA for General category candidates. Check IIFT 2021 Cut Off for the detailed cut off marks.

IIFT will now begin conducting the MBA (IB) Admission Process for its various campuses. Candidates who have been shortlisted will be required to appear for Essay Writing, Extempore and Personal Interview rounds for selection. The entire IIFT 2021 Admission Process will be conducted online this year. and Group Discussion round has been dropped from this year's section process. The admission dates of IIFT 2021 will be communicated to the candidates via email. The final selection of the candidates will depend on their overall performance in the entrance exam, as well as their performance in the admission rounds and their academic qualifications.

What After IIFT 2021 Result?

Given below are the various processes/ stages that take place after the declaration of IIFT 2021 Results.

IIFT 2021 Shortlist Declaration

After the declaration of IIFT 2021 Results, the institute releases the list of candidates shortlisted for admission to its MBA (IB) course. IIFT 2021 Shortlist has been released online. Given below is the shortlisting cut off for IIFT 2021.

IIFT 2021 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

Engg.: 0
Non-Egg.: 5

Gender Diversity

Male: 0
Female: 2

Candidates who have scored the minimum marks as specified in the table below have been shortlisted.


Minimum Marks for Shortlisting



General-EWS/ OBC-NCL


SC/ ST/ PwD/ KM/ Non-Migrants


IIFT 2021 Sectional Shortlisting Cut Off

IIFT 2021 Shortlisting Cut Off has been announced. Candidates who have cleared the following sectional cut-offs have been 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 GD/ EW and PI rounds. Shortlisted candidates will be notified via mail. They will then have to appear for the admission rounds at the centres decided by the college. All the admission rounds which will be conducted post the declaration of IIFT 2021 results are explained below.

IIFT 2021 Admission Process

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

Essay Writing (EW)

  • In this round, candidates will be asked to write an essay on the given topic

  • This round aims at testing the writing skills of the candidates

  • The essay written by the candidate can be limited to 150 to 200 words


  • Extempore 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.

  • Check the following article for the best tips and tricks to crack extempore speech in MBA admissions.

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.

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IIFT 2021 Selection Process

IIFT 2021 Exam Analysis

IIFT Admission: Parameters of Final Selection

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



WAT (10) + GD (10) +PI (20)


IIFT Score


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


Gender Diversity (M=0, F=2)


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


Work Experience




IIFT 2021 Answer Key

IIFT 2021 Preparation Strategy

Also Read: Common Mistakes to Avoid on IIFT 2021 Exam Day

Important Things to Do After IIFT Result

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 EW, Extempore and PI 

Since the final selection will be done only after the completion of the EW, Extempore and PI rounds, candidates need to prepare hard in order 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 type 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 the candidates prepare for the selection rounds for management admission. Candidates can refer to them.

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

Tips to Appear for Online GD / PI For MBA Admissions

GD, PI and WAT Preparation Tips - Expert Advice Crack in First Attempt

Appear for Other MBA Entrance Exams

Apart from IIFT, there are many other MBA entrance exams such as CAT, XAT, CMAT, MAT and SNAP. Candidates should appear for the national level entrance exam 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.

Tips to Prepare for MBA Entrance Exams: Exam Pattern, Syllabus, Best Books

Tips to Improve GK for MBA Entrance Exams: Best Books and Preparation Tips

Apply for Admission to Other MBA Colleges

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 result 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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What factors determine the IIFT cutoff?

Some of the major factors that determine the IIFT cutoff are past years’ cutoff, difficulty level of the IIFT exam and number of candidates who have appeared for the exam.

How to prepare for the GD/ PI and EW rounds conducted for IIFT admissions?

You should focus on improving your communication skills and verbal skills for GD/ PI rounds. You can go through the commonly asked questions in the PI round to get familiar with the type of questions asked in the PI round.

What rounds are conducted during the IIFT selection process?

The college conducts Group Discussion (GD), Essay Writing (EW) and Personal Interview (PI). Candidates need to appear for all the three rounds.

What happens after the IIFT result declaration?

Once the IIFT results are out, the college will shortlist the candidates on the basis of their performance in the entrance examination and qualifying degree. Shortlisted candidates will be called for further admission rounds.

What parameters are considered for IIFT final selection?

IIFT considers the candidate’s performance in the entrance exam, 10th, 12th examination and work experience for final selection.


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