The Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT) each year declares the minimum cutoff marks to which a student has to attain to qualify for the second round of selection i.e. the round involving Essay Writing (EW) Group Discussion (GD) and Personal Interview (PI) round. The section-wise IIFT cut-offs, campus-wise cut-offs, previous year’s cut-offs along with IIFT admission procedure is detailed herein below:

IIFT 2020 Cut Offs: Key Points

  • The cut-offs marks for the second round of selection are different for each of the three campuses – Delhi, Kolkata and Kakinada
  • The cut off marks for the 2020 exam will be declared after the exam
  • Candidates who pass and get the (sectional and overall) cut off marks shall be shortlisted for the second round of IIFT admission process 

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IIFT Cut Off Determining Factors

IIFT cut off 2020 will be calculated on the basis of the following points:

  • Number of candidates that had appeared for IIFT 2020 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 2020: Cut Offs

IIFT, Delhi has announced admission cut-offs for all categories. The tables below highlight the overall and sectional cut off marks for the IIFT admission 2020 exam.

IIFT 2020 cut-offs: Overall

CategoryOverall IIFT 2020 cut off
General-EWS / OBC-NCL115.5
SC / ST/ PwD89

IIFT 2020 cut-offs: section-wise

SectionTotal MarksMarks Cut-off marks for General, General – EWS, and OBC – NCLCut-off marks for SC, ST and PwD
General Awareness3054.5
Reading Comprehensive  & Verbal Ability1053428
Data Interpretation & Logical reasoning902220
Quantitative Aptitude751512

 The table below highlights the expected IIFT 2020 cut off marks by coaching institutes like T.I.M.E., Career Launcher and IMS on the basis the difficulty level of the question paper this year

Section NameExpected IIFT cut off by T.I.M.EExpected IIFT cut off by Career LauncherExpected IIFT cut off by IMS
Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension30-3227-3020-22
Quantitative Analysis14-169-1012-15
Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning18-2012-1418-20
General Awareness6-7.58-106-7


Institute-wise IIFT 2020 cut-off (expected)    

The table given below highlights the sectional cut off marks for IIFT admission 2020 for the three IIFT institutes in Delhi, Kolkata and Kakinada

Section NameIIFT DelhiIIFT Kolkata1IIFT Kakinada
Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension18-2015-1712-14
Quantitative Analysis16-2013-1510-12
Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning18-2015-1712-14
General Awareness8-105-74-6

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IIFT 2019 cut-offs

The table given below highlights the section-wise IIFT 2019 cut-offs, on the basis of which candidates were shortlisted for IIFT admission.

SectionsDelhi CampusKolkata CampusKakinada Campus
Data Interpretation3-433
Logical Reasoning5.554.5
General Knowledge10.850.80
Reading Comprehension32.52
Verbal Ability43.53
Quantitative Aptitude4.543.5

IIFT 2018 Cut-Off Category-Wise

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

CategoryCut off (out of 100)


The table given below highlights the category-wise admission cut offs of 2017. These are overall cut offs for admission.

CategoryCut off (out of 100)


For the shortlisting of candidates for the admission process, the number of candidates screened for the personal interview round is more than five times the total number of seats available at all the three campuses. The table given below highlights the number of candidates screened vs number of seats available for the 2019 batch:

IIFT CampusNumber of candidates shortlisted (2019)Total Intake
IIFT Delhi285220
IIFT Kolkata282140
IIFT Kakinada30060

IIFT Admission and Selection Procedure

After announcing the results of the IIFT 2020 exam, 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, Essay Writing 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 2020 at Delhi, Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Chennai, Delhi, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Lucknow. Candidates will be communicated via email the schedule for this round.

IIFT 2020 Result:

The result for the IIFT 2020 exam will be announced in online mode by the National Testing Agency (NTA) on 13th December 2019. Along with the result the NTA will release the final answer key. The candidates can download the IIFT result scorecard and can get all information related to marks.

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FAQs Related to IIFT Cut Offs 

Q: Do the cut off marks depend on the category of the students?

A: Yes, IIFT cut off marks are different depending on the category of the candidate.

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

A: No. The minimum eligibility criteria to reach the Group Discussion and Interview round is to get the minimum admission cut off marks.

Q: Do other MBA institutes accept the IIFT score?

A: No. Only IIFT accepts the score for admission.

Q: For how long is the IIFT Exam score valid?

A: For 1 year.

Q: Is it important for a candidate to clear sectional cut-offs too?

A: Yes. Candidates are required to clear sectional cut-offs for admission.

Q: If I clear overall cut-off but not sectional cut-off will I still be shortlisted for essay writing, GD and PI rounds?

A: No. A candidate is required to clear both the overall cut-off as well as the sectional for essay writing, GD and PI rounds.

Q: If I get the qualifying cut off marks but do not meet the final cut off, will I still be able to get through to the interview round?

A: No. A candidate is required to clear both the overall cut-off as well as the sectional for essay writing, GD and PI rounds.

Q: Does IIFT accept score of any other entrance exams?

A: IIFT also accepts GMAT score for admission to the MBA-International Business program apart from the IIFT entrance exam score.

Q: Do different IIFT campuses have different admission cut offs?

A: Yes, the cut-offs for all the three campuses i.e. Delhi, Kolkata and IIFT Kakinada are different.

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

A: The admission cut-offs for each different category will be declared at the time of admission only.

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