IIFT Cut Off 2022, 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017 – Check Cut Off Marks IIFT Shortlist (MBA-IB)

Indian Institute of Foreign Trade Entrance Exam 2023 ( IIFT )

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Updated on Oct 3, 2022 17:46 IST

IIFT cutoffs for shortlisting of candidates will be released after IIFT result declaration in February 2023 and the final cut off will be released along with the admission merit list in May 2023. IIFT cut offs 2022 was released on May 25 along with the final list of candidates selected for admission. The minimum IIFT cut off in 2022 stood at 52.75 for General category and 42.75 for SC/ST category. For admission to 2022 batch the qualifying sectional and overall IIFT cut offs were lower than 2021 batch. The cut off for General category candidates was 42.6 marks whereas for other categories it was 35.1 and below.

IIFT cut off is the minimum exam score required to be eligible for Extempore and Personal Interview (PI) round of Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT) admissions. Shortlisting of candidates for the second round of IIFT admission is based on both sectional and overall IIFT cut offs. Candidates who do not clear the overall or sectional IIFT cut off percentiles are not shortlisted for the second round.

IIFT Cut Offs 2023: Key Points

  • IIFT cut offs are different for the three IIFT campuses - Delhi, Kolkata and Kakinada
  • IIFT cut offs are released section wise and category wise
  • Final IIFT cut offs are higher than qualifying cut offs
  • Qualifyig IIFT cut off 2023 will be released in March after the declaration of IIFT exam result. 
  • Final IIFT cut off 2023 will be released in May along with final merit list
  • Candidates meeting the (sectional and overall) cut offs were shortlisted for the second round of IIFT admission process 2022

IIFT Cut Offs: Determining Factors

IIFT cut offs are determined by Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT) on the basis of following aspects:

  • Number of candidates appeared for IIFT exam 
  • Number of candidates who pass the exam
  • Difficulty level of the IIFT question paper
  • Number of seats available at IIFT (three campuses)

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IIFT 2023 Cut Offs 

IIFT 2023 exam will be held on December 18, 2022 and the result will be released by the last week of January 2023. IIFT cutoffs 2023 for shortlisting of candidates will be released after IIFT result declaration iand the final cut off will be released along with the admission merit list in May 2023.

Check the table below for expected IIFT 2023 cut offs for each section. The cut offs are represented as raw scores. 

IIFT Sections

Expected IIFT 2023 Cut Offs (raw score)

Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension

30-32

Quantitative Analysis

12-14

Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning

18-20

General Awareness

 8-9

Overall

122-124

IIFT 2022 Cut Offs (Final)

The final cut offs for IIF admission 2022 was released along with the final merit list in May 2022. Check the table below for category wise final IIFT cut offs 2022.

IIFT Category

IIFT Cut Off 2022

General

52.75

General-EWS

47.75

OBC-NCL

47.75

SC

42.75

ST

42.75

PwD

42.75

Kashmiri Migrants / Non-Migrants

53.67

IIFT 2022 Cut Offs (Qualifying)

The IIFT cut offs are lower for General/ General-EWS / OBC-NCL categories and higher for SC / ST/ PwD / Kashmiri Migrants / Non-Migrants categories this year:

Category

IIFT cut off 2022

General

42.6

General-EWS / OBC-NCL SC / ST/ PwD / Kashmiri Migrants / Non-Migrants

35.1

SC / ST/ PwD / Kashmiri Migrants / Non-Migrants

27.6

IIFT Cut Offs 2022: Section Wise

The sectional IIFT cut offs were also lower in 2022 as compared to 2021. Take a look at the IIFT cut offs 2022 below:

Section

Total marks

General / Gen-EWS / OBC-NCL

SC/ST/PwD/ Kashmiri Migrants/Non-Migrants

General Awareness

30

4.5

3

VARC

105

11

6

DILR

90

14

10

QA

75

8

5

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Category Wise IIFT Cut Offs 2021

Given below are the category wise cut offs for shortlisting candidates for GD-WAT-PI round of admission process 2021: 

Category

IIFT cut offs 2021

General

43.5

General-EWS / OBC-NCL

36

SC / ST/ PwD / Kashmiri Migrants / Non-Migrants

15

 IIFT Cut Offs 2021: Section Wise

The below table indicates category wise sectional cut offs for 2021 admission:

Section

Total marks

General / Gen-EWS / OBC-NCL

SC/ST/PwD/ Kashmiri Migrants/Non-Migrants

General Awareness

30

5.5

4.5

VARC

105

19

15

DILR

90

13

10

QA

75

8

6

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IIFT Cut Offs 2020

Take a look at the tables below for overall and sectional cut offs for IIFT admission 2020:

Category

Overall IIFT 2020 cut off

General

138

General-EWS / OBC-NCL

115.5

SC / ST/ PwD

89

IIFT Cut Offs 2020: Section Wise

The below table indicates category wise sectional cut offs for 2020 admission:

Section

Total Marks

Cut-offs for General, General - EWS and OBC - NCL

Cut-off marks for SC, ST and PwD

General Awareness

30

5

4.5

Reading Comprehensive (RC) & Verbal Ability (VA)

105

34

28

Data Interpretation (DI) & Logical reasoning (LR)

90

22

20

Quantitative Aptitude (QA)

75

15

12

IIFT Cut Offs 2019

Below mentioned are section-wise IIFT 2019 cut offs, on the basis of which candidates were shortlisted for IIFT admission:

Sections

Delhi Campus

Kolkata Campus

Kakinada Campus

Data Interpretation

3-4

3

3

Logical Reasoning

5.5

5

4.5

General Knowledge

1

0.85

0.80

Reading Comprehension

3

2.5

2

Verbal Ability

4

3.5

3

Quantitative Aptitude

4.5

4

3.5

Overall

36

34

32

IIFT Cut Offs 2018

The table below indicates category-wise admission cut offs of 2018. These are overall cut offs for admission:

Category

IIFT Cut off 2018

General

32.25

OBC

27.25

ST

20.26

SC

22.25

PwD

22.25

IIFT Cut Offs 2017

The table below indicates category-wise admission cut offs of 2017. These are overall cut offs for admission:

Category

IIFT cut off 2017

General

48.5

OBC

43.5

ST

27.17

SC

38.5

PwD

28.85

IIFT Student Intake: Campus Wise

During the admission process, the number of candidates screened for the personal interview round is more than five times the total number of seats at all the three campuses. The table below lists the number of candidates screened versus number of seats on offer for the 2020-2022 batch:

IIFT Campus

Number of candidates shortlisted (2022)

Total Intake

IIFT Delhi

367

220

IIFT Kolkata

358

140

IIFT Admission and Selection Procedure

Post the declaration of IIFT result, the institute will select candidates for the second round of admission process. IIFT admission and selection procedure includes:

  • Screening of candidates on the basis of their IIFT score
  • Group Discussion/extempore, Written Ability Test and Personal Interview
  • Final selection of the candidates for admission

The Group Discussion, Writing Skills Assessment and Personal Interview round will be conducted in January / February 2022 at Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Chennai, Delhi, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Lucknow and Mumbai. The schedule for this round will be communicated to selected candidates through email.

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FAQs on IIFT Cut Offs

Q: Are IIFT cut off marks different for different category students?

A: Yes, IIFT cut offs for MBA-International Business admission differ category wise. For General category students, the IIFT cut off is higher than that for reserved category students.

Q: Will I be considered for Group Discussion and Interview round even if I don’t meet the IIFT cut off criteria?

A: No, the minimum eligibility criteria to reach the Group Discussion and Interview round of IIFT is meeting the admission cut off released after the declaration of entrance exam result.

Q: Is IIFT score valid for admission to other MBA institutes?

A: IIFT exam score is valid for admission to IIFT Institutes only – IIFT Delhi, IIFT Kolkata and IIFT Kakinada. No other MBA/PGDM institute accepts IIFT exam score for admission.

Q: For how long is IIFT exam score valid?

A: IIFT exam score is valid only for one year. For example, IIFT 2023 exam score will be valid for 2023 academic session only. If one wishes to drop a year, then they will have to appear for IIFT entrance exam next year again.

Q: Does a candidate need to clear sectional IIFT cut-offs too?

A: Yes, the candidates are required to clear the sectional cut offs as well for selection to second round of IIFT admission process, which is group discussion, essay writing and personal interview. 

Q: What if I clear overall cut-off but not the sectional cut-off? Will I still be shortlisted for essay writing, GD and PI rounds?

A: If a candidate does not clear the sectional cut-offs they will not be shortlisted for essay writing, GD and PI rounds of IIFT admission for MBA-International Business. Clearing sectional cut off is mandatory.

Q: What if I meet qualifying cut off but not the final cut off? Will I still be able to get through to the interview round?

A: No, meeting both sectional and overall cut offs is mandatory to make it to the interview round of IIFT admission. If a student is unable to meet any of the criteria, he/she will not be shortlisted for GD-PI.

Q: Does IIFT accept score of other entrance exams?

A: Apart from IIFT exam score, only GMAT score is accepted for admission to the MBA-International Business programme. The GMAT score is accepted from international students only. For domestic students, appearing in IIFT entrance exam is mandatory.

Q: Do admission cut offs vary for different IIFT campuses?

A: Yes, the admission cut offs of IIFT Delhi, IIFT Kolkata and IIFT Kakinada are different. However, all the three institutes follow the common admission process for MBA-International Business programme. 

Q: I belong to SC category. What will be the admission cut-off for me?

A: IIFT admission cut-offs for different categories will be known at the time of admission only. The cut offs will be displayed on the website after the admission process has been completed.

Q: Will IIFT conduct WAT-PI and GD online due to COVID-19 restrictions?

A: According to IIFT admission policy 2022, the institute conducted extempore and PI online. It was conducted between April 4 and April 28, 2022. Conduct of this round in 2023 will depend upon the COVID-19 situation in the country.

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