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IIFT 2022 Selection Process - List of Shortlisted Candidates

Updated By Yash Dhamija on 20 Apr, 2021 12:52

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IIFT 2022 Selection Process

IIFT 2022 Entrance Exam is conducted for admission to the Master of Business Administration in International Business (MBA-IB) programme offered by the IIFT. The exam is expected to be conducted in the third week of December 2021. The Selection Process of IIFT 2022 is no different from any other management institute's selection process. It comprises three stages or rounds comprising of Essay Writing, Extempore and Personal Interview (PI). Each stage or round has been planned differently in order to test different skills, understanding and IQ level of the candidates who have successfully made to the Selection Procedure level. Details about the three stages have been clearly explained in the paragraphs below.

Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT) will release a supplementary list of candidates shortlisted. Shortlisted candidates need to be required to appear for the Essay Writing, Extempore and Personal Interview rounds for final selection. Along with the shortlist, IIFT will also release the detailed criteria for shortlisting of candidates and the category-wise sectional IIFT 2022 Cut-Off. The entire PDF of shortlisted candidates has been attached below. The list contains the names and application number of all of the candidates who have been shortlisted.

Candidates must keep in mind that if they want to take admission in IIFT Delhi or IIFT Kolkata, they will have to clear these rounds and land on the final admission list. To do so preparation is a must, for this candidates can go through the IIFT 2022 Preparation Plan and check out the tips and tricks that can be used to clear all the stages and rounds of the IIFT 2022 Entrance Exam.

IIFT 2022 Selection Dates

Given below are the important dates for IIFT 2022 Selection Process.



IIFT 2022 Exam Date

Third week of December 2021

IIFT 2022 Result

Fourth week of December 2021

IIFT 2022 Shortlist Release

To be Announced

IIFT 2022 Supplementary Shortlist Release

To be Announced

Selection Process Starting From

To be Announced

Selection Process Ending On

To be Announced

IIFT 2022 Selection Procedure Stages

The IIFT 2022 MBA (IB) Admission Process will comprise three rounds this year. These are Essay Writing, Extempore and Personal Interview. All of these rounds will be conducted online and the dates for the same will be communicated to shortlisted candidates via email. Details about the selection process have been found given below.

Essay Writing

  • This is the first step of the Selection Procedure of IIFT 2022. The ones who mark their place in the cut-off list of IIFT 2022 will be eligible to sit for this round.

  • The round has been planned to check the writing skills of the candidates. To see the approach of the candidates towards a particular topic along with their critical analysis is also a thing that gets examined in the Essay Writing round.

  • The topic will be given on the spot, and the candidates will be told to complete the essay within the stipulated time.

  • The topic and the time duration will be set by the admission selection authorities of the IIFT and any query regarding the round must be brought up to the authority without delays.

  • The topic for Essay Writing can come from the various sectors including Politics, Management, Business, Corporate World, Indian Economy or the Scenario of Economy around the Globe, Sports, Media and Communication, Social Reforms and the Society, Law and Amendments, Aspiring Leaders and their Achievements, etc.

  • After the completion of this round and declaration of the result, selected candidates will be sent for the next round Selection Procedure.


  • The second round of the admission process of IIFT 2022 will be the extempore round.

  • Extempore is a round in which a candidate will be given a random topic and they will be required to deliver a short speech on that topic.

  • Candidates will not have any knowledge of the topic beforehand and they will have limited time to prepare their notes and a short speech on the same.

Personal Interview (PI)

  • This is technically the final round of the Selection Process of IIFT 2022. Candidates clearing the Group Discussion round will be able to sit for the interview session organised by IIFT.

  • As the name suggests, the round is about interviewing candidates on a personal one to one level.

  • Each candidate gets time to sit for the Personal Interview session. A panel of judges ask different questions to the candidate and examine their answers on terms decided by these judges.

  • The main aim to organize this round is to understand the mental level of the candidates and to judge their understanding of the course they are about to opt for along with their interest in the subject matter.

  • The questions asked by the judges can be anything from any field or personal life of the candidate. Therefore, the candidates must be ready to answer the different questions with confidence and smartness.

  • Once the round of interviews gets over, the result will be declared, finalizing the list of the candidates for the round of admission into the two branches of the IIFT.

IIFT 2022 Selection Process - Key Points to Note

Given below are some of the important points to note about the selection process of IIFT 2022.

  • The Essay Writing, Extempore and Personal Interview rounds will be conducted online.

  • The Group Discussion round has been removed from the admission process this year.

  • The shortlisted candidates have to submit a Statement of Purpose (SoP).

  • Initially, with the start of the Selection Procedure, the candidates will have to pay the requisite fee. Later, the candidates can choose campuses.

  • Based on the choices made by the candidates, seat allotment is done.

IIFT 2022 Shortlisting Criteria

IIFT uses the following criteria to shortlist candidates for its second round of admissions. Following are the various parameters and their weightage in shortlisting.



IIFT Score


Class 10th Marks


Class 12th Marks


Academic Diversity

Non-Engg.: 5
Engg: 0

Gender Diversity

Female: 2
Male: 0



IIFT calculates the scores of the candidates based on the criteria described above. Candidates who have scored the minimum marks as given in the table below have been shortlisted for admission round.


Min. Marks for Shortlisting



General-EWS/ OBC-NCL


SC/ ST/ PwD/ KM/ Non-Migrants


In addition to the above, candidates must also have cleared the sectional cut offs mentioned below.

IIFT 2022 Sectional Cut Off for Shortlisting



Total Marks


SC/ ST/ PwD/ KM/ Non-Migrants

















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FAQs about IIFT

How can I select my preference for IIFT Delhi and Kolkata campus?

You can select your preference while registering for the IIFT selection process.

What is the duration of WAT round for IIFT selection process?

The total duration of the WAT round for IIFT selection process will be decided by the examination centre. There is no fixed time for this round.

How will the candidates be selected for admission in IIFT?

Candidates will be selected on the basis of their performance in the entrance examination, WAT, GD and PI rounds.

What documents should I carry during the IIFT selection process?

You are advised to carry your mark sheets, IIFT admit card, IIFT score card while going for the IIFT selection process.

Where will the GD and PI round of IIFT selection process be conducted?

The GD/ PI round will be conducted at at various cities including Mumbai, Delhi, Chennai, Lucknow, Kolkata, Hyderabad and Bengaluru.

What is the last round of IIFT selection process?

The last round of IIFT selection process is personal interview.

I have not performed well in the IIFT exam. Will I get selected for admission in IIFT?

The college will select you on your overall performance in all the selection rounds. You will have to perform well in all the round in order to get admission.

What are the rounds of IIFT selection process?

There are three rounds of IIFT selection process namely Writing Skill Assessment, Group Discussion and Personal Interview.

Who will be allowed to participate in IIFT selection process?

Candidates who have secured the minimum marks in IIFT examination will be allowed to participate in the IIFT selection process.

When will the IIFT selection process start?

IIFT selection process will start in 1st week of February 2020.

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