IIFT cut-off marks indicate the minimum requirement for getting shortlisted for the next admission rounds. In this article, we provide the expected cut-off figures for the 2023 session.
Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT) is popular for its postgraduate diploma in foreign trade. The institute conducts an objective exam named IIFT, for which the notification is released in September/October. The exam serves as the first screening criteria for admissions to the International Business Program (2024-26).
The cut-off is usually different for different campuses of IIFT.
IIFT is a computer-based test of 2 hours. The total number of questions has been variable over the past years. In 2011 there were 122 questions, 135 in 2012, 128 in 2013, 118 in 2014, 124 in 2015, 123 in 2016 as well as 2017, 114 questions in 2018, and 110 questions from 2019 onwards. IIFT is basically a test of general aptitude and awareness. The exam is known for its differential marking scheme and variable weightage given to different areas. For detailed structure and format, refer to the IIFT exam pattern 2023.
Based on the cut-off figures of IIFT 2022, we have presented here the expected range for IIFT 2023:
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The given range indicates the tentative cut-off marks for general category students. IIFT cut-offs are highest for the Delhi campus, followed by Kolkata and Kakinada campuses. Besides, the institutes also consider the sectional cut-off scores of IIFT.
As for the cut-off of different institutes, it depends upon a variety of factors. These parameters include the number of test-takers, difficulty level of the exam, marking scheme, number of MBA admission seats, weightage of admission rounds, and reputation of the institute. Since these factors vary from year to year, so do the cut-off scores.
Over the years, IIFT cut-offs have reduced and the exam has gone on a bit moderate side. However, the competition is still not easy as the number of MBA aspirants keeps rising every year. At the same time, the demand for Global MBA courses is growing, and so are the career opportunities in the field of international business. So, it is crucial for you to prepare well for the exam keeping in mind the expected cut-off scores of the upcoming IIFT exam.
After getting shortlisted on the basis of IIFT cut-off scores, the candidates are called for the next selection rounds i.e., Personal Interview. These rounds are likely to be conducted in March/April at Kolkata, Delhi, Bengaluru, Chennai, Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Hyderabad, and Lucknow.