IIFT Selection Process – GD, PI, WA, Merit List, Seat Matrix

The IIFT selection process 2021 will be conducted for the candidates who qualify the IIFT entrance test 2021 as per the cutoffs released. The selection process of IIFT includes three specific rounds to assess different attributes of candidates who are seeking MBA (International Business) admissions in any of the IIFT campuses – Delhi, Kolkata, and Kakinada. The IIFT selection process 2021 is expected to kick-off in February 2021. 

After the IIFT entrance test is conducted, the further selection process includes: 

  1. Writing Assessment (WA) 
  2. Group Discussion (GD)     
  3. Personal Interview (PI)

Once the entire IIFT selection process is complete, a final merit list is prepared. This merit list includes the names of candidates who get admission in IIFT on the basis of their performance in the IIFT entrance test and further selection rounds. Go through this article to get complete information about IIFT selection process 2021 and other relevant details.     

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IIFT Selection Process – Important Dates

The tentative dates for major events of IIFT 2021 have been provided in the table below. 

Event Calendar for IIFT 2021

Events Dates (Tentative)
IIFT 2021 application form release date Second week of September 2020
Last date to apply for IIFT 2021 First week of November 2020
IIFT 2021 admit card availability Third week of November 2020
IIFT entrance test 2021 First week of December 2020
IIFT entrance test result 2021 Third week of December 2020
IIFT selection process 2021 February 2021  

IIFT Selection Process –  Steps Involved 

Candidates need to go through the following information to get a complete know-how of IIFT selection process 2021.

IIFT Selection Process – Online CV Submission 

After clearing the entrance test, the qualified candidates have to fill an online CV to appear for the further IIFT selection process 2021. In order to do so, candidates have to visit the official website of the IIFT at http://tedu.iift.ac.in/iift/ and submit the below-listed details correctly. Ensure that you provide authentic and specific details while filling the CV. 

  • Personal Information
  • Educational Qualification
  • Professional Experience Details
  • Award/Achievements/Extra-Curricular Activities 
  • Linguistic Skills 
  • Career Focus (within 100 words)
  • Managerial Traits (within 100 words)

Further, the candidates will be called to attend the following 3 selection rounds:

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IIFT Selection Process – Written Assessment (WA)

In the writing assessment round, candidates shall be given a topic for essay writing. The topic can be based on any random subject (most probably anything related to business news). They need to conclude their piece of writing within 20 minutes, and with a maximum of 300 words. The authorities will assess the following traits of the candidates in this round:

  • Writing ability 
  • Creative thinking
  • Spontaneity
  • Preciseness   

IIFT Selection Process – Group Discussion (GD) 

After the writing assessment, IIFT holds the GD round wherein the candidates are divided into two groups and assigned a topic for group discussion. In this round, the communication skills and logical thinking of the participants shall be analyzed. It is advised to equip yourself with the immense knowledge of current affairs and business world events for an impressive performance in this round. The skills judged in this round are:

  • Leadership skills
  • Negotiation skills
  • Managerial skills
  • Team spirit 

IIFT Selection Process – Personal Interview 

Finally, candidates will be called for a personal interview, which is the last round of IIFT selection process. A panel of the interviewers is deputed by IIFT to have an interaction with the candidates regarding their personal & professional life and career objectives. Candidates should wear formals and leave no stone unturned in making their appearance pleasant. The panel of interviews focuses on judging candidates on the basis of their: 

  • Persona
  • Career objectives 
  • Confidence level
  • Communication skills 

IIFT Selection Process – Weightage to Different Rounds 

Every round in the IIFT selection process holds importance for securing an admission at IIFT. The final selection of the candidates is based on their performance in different rounds. The weightage given to each of these IIFT admission rounds are:  

  • IIFT Entrance Test 2021 – 65%
  • Written Assessment and Group Discussion – 15%
  • Personal Interview – 20%

IIFT Selection Process – Documents to Carry 

Candidates should carry the following documents while participating in the IIFT selection process 2021:

  1. Printout of IIFT scorecard
  2. Printout of IIFT admit card
  3. Category certificate (If claiming reservation against the same)
  4. Birth certificate or Class 10th certificate (as a proof of date of birth) 
  5. Class 12 mark sheet 
  6. Graduation mark sheet (degree)
  7. Recent passport size photographs
  8. Government approved photo ID proof

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IIFT Seat Matrix

It is important for the candidates to know about the number of seats available at different campuses of IIFT. 

Seats Available at IIFT Campuses 

IIFT Campus Number of Available Seats 
Delhi 220
Kolkata 200
Kakinada  60

IIFT Selection Process – FAQs

✔️ Is there any limitation on the number of attempts in the IIFT exam?

No. Neither National Testing Agency (NTA) nor the Indian institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT) has put any limitation on the number of attempts for the test. If you fulfill the IIFT eligibility criteria, you can appear for this test as many times as you want.

✔️ What are the different rounds under the IIFT selection process 2021?

After qualifying the IIFT Entrance Test, candidates have to participate in three specific rounds under the IIFT selection process 2021 to secure a seat in any of the IIFT campuses. Therefore, the overall IIFT selection process includes the IIFT entrance exam, Writing Assessment, Group Discussion and Personal Interview.

✔️ How will IIFT notify the candidates shortlisted for admission after IIFT selection process 2021?

After the completion of IIFT selection process 2021, a final merit list will be prepared on the basis of candidates’ performance in different rounds. This merit list will comprise the names of the candidates shortlisted for final admission at IIFT. Candidates can check the final merit list on the official website of IIFT i.e. tedu.iift.ac.in

✔️ When will the IIFT selection process 2021 take place?

The IIFT selection process is expected to be conducted in the month of February 2021. Only those candidates who qualify the entrance test as per the IIFT cutoff shall be called for the further admission process of IIFT 2021.

✔️ How many seats are available at different IIFT campuses?

IIFT Delhi campus offers the maximum seats, and has a seat intake capacity of 220 seats. On the other hand, IIFT Kolkata has a seat intake capacity of 200 seats. IIFT Kakinada, being the newest campus, offers the least number of seats i.e. 60.

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