List of shortlisted candidates for IIFT admission 2020-2022 has been released.  For the second round of selection i.e. for the essay writing, group discussion and personal interview round, the IIFT admission team has shortlisted a total of 2803 candidates. These candidates have got the minimum cut off minimum marks as mentioned below:

  • General: – 138
  • General-EWS / OBC-NCL: – 115.5
  • SC / ST/ PwD: – 89

IIFT 2020 Sectional Cut Offs

IIFT has released the sectional and overall (above) cut-offs for 2020 admission. Given below is the table indicating category-wise IIFT 2020 cut-offs:

SectionTotal MarksMarks Cut-off marks for General, General – EWS, and OBC – NCLCut-off marks for SC, ST and PwD
General Awareness3054.5
Verbal Ability  &  Reading Comprehension1053428
Logical reasoning (LR) &  Data Interpretation (DI)902220
Quantitative Aptitude (QA751512


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Candidates will have to participate in essay writing, group discussion and personal interview round likely to be held in January – February.

The result for the IIFT 2020 exam was announced on December 13, 2019 at 8 PM after release of the answer key, although it was scheduled to be declared on December 11 at 5:00 PM. You can log on to the official website of IIFT-NTA using your application number and password to check the result.

IIFT exam was conducted in online mode across 41 cities by the National Testing Agency (NTA) on December 1, 2019. approximately 35,000 candidates sat for the exam this year.

The cut off is expected to be 105-108 since the difficulty level of the question paper was easy. 

The IIFT 2020 result will showcase the candidate’s name, his/her overall percentile, section-wise marks, total marks, sectional cut off roll number, date of birth. After declaring the exam result, IIFT will soon thereafter also release category-wise cut offs for the essay writing, group discussion and personal interview round. The final result of IIFT will be released in April after the essay writing, group discussion and personal interview round.

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How to Download IIFT 2020 Result cum Scorecard? 

IIFT 2020 result will be available on the official website of the institute and the NTA. The candidates can download their result-cum-scorecards by following the steps mentioned below:

  • Visit the official website of IIFT or NTA
  • Click on the notification indicating IIFT 2020: MBA (IB) scorecard
  • Enter your application number along with the password or date of birth
  • IIFT 2020 result cum scorecard will appear on the screen
  • After downloading the result/scorecard, take a print of it.

Details Printed on IIFT 2020 result cum scorecard

IIFT scorecard will contain the following information:

  • Candidate’s Name
  • Candidate’s Roll Number
  • Candidate’s Date of Birth
  • Section-wise maximum marks
  • Sectional cut-off and marks secured in each section
  • Total score
  • Overall percentile

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How to Calculate IIFT 2020 Exam Score?

 IIFT To calculate your final score, you need to add marks scored in each section of the IIFT question paper. The sections on which the candidates will be evaluated are:

  • Quantitative Analysis
  • Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension
  • Logical Reasoning & Data Interpretation
  • General Knowledge

The marking scheme of each section of the IIFT exam is given below The total marks is calculated on the basis of the below-mentioned IIFT marking scheme.

SectionsMarks Allotted Per QuestionNegative Marks Per Question
Quantitative Analysis3-1
Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension3-1
Logical Reasoning & Data Interpretation3-1
General Knowledge1-0.5

Past Years’ IIFT Cut Offs (2018, 2017)

IIFT cut off will be announced after the declaration of IIFT 2020 results. The below mentioned previous years cut offs are of IIFT Delhi campus for reference. Also ReadIIFT Cut Offs 2020

CategoryIIFT cut off 2018IIFT cut off 2017

What after IIFT 2020 result?

After the declaration of IIFT 2020 result, the institute will release a merit list of candidates shortlisted for admission to MBA-International Business program. The candidates named in the aforementioned merit list who will be invited for the second round of IIFT admission, i.e. essay writing, group discussion and personal interview. To participate in this round, the candidates will have to fill out an online form in which the candidates will have to give certain personal and also their personal work details.

IIFT will conduct Group Discussion, Writing Skills Assessment and Personal Interview round in January / February 2020 at Delhi, Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Chennai, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Lucknow. The selected candidates will be sent an email regarding the schedule for the second round.

IIFT accepts foreign/NRI/PIO candidates for admission on the basis of GMAT score. Candidates belonging to this category can apply for IIFT admission till March 31, 2020.

IIFT Counseling Process 

There is no counseling for IIFT admission. The institute conducts a personality assessment test of the candidates who qualify and attain the IIFT cut off marks for admission. This personality assessment test includes essay writing, group discussion and personal interview.

Once this round is over, the institute evaluates each candidate who took the IIFT exam and participated in essay writing, GD and PI on the basis of several parameters. Some of the key parameters on which a candidate is evaluated are listed below:

  • Class 10 and 12 scores
  • Graduation score
  • Work experience

IIFT Essay Writing

In the IIFT essay writing test, candidates are given 20 minute in which time they have to write a short essay on a topic given by the Institute. The topic for the essay can vary from business & economics to politics & society. Candidates are divided in groups of eight. Each group is given one essay topic, 5 minutes to think and 15 minutes to write the essay.

IIFT Group Discussion

The Group discussion round typically ranges between 30-40 minutes during which the group of candidates are given a topic to discuss. In the first round, each candidate is allowed to speak on the topic for one minute. After that, each candidate can participate in the group discussion. In this test candidates are assessed for their leadership qualities, communication skills and ability to convince others.

IIFT Personal Interview

The personal interview round of IIFT admission is the most important test. According to IIFT alumnus, the questions in the personal interview are mostly related to the candidate’s work experience, hobbies and academic history. One example of a question that can be asked in the personal interview is “tell us about yourself and why did you leave engineering field”. Personal interview is conducted to assess the candidate’s communication abilities and analytical & problem solving skills.

Number of MBA seats available in IIFT

Below table indicates number of seats available for MBA-IB in IIFT’s all three campuses.

IIFT CampusMBA Seats
IIFT Delhi Campus220 seats
IIFT Kolkata Campus140 seats
IIFT Kakinada Campus60 seats

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FAQs Regarding IIFT 2020 Result

Q: When will IIFT 2020 result be announced?

A: The result was announced on December 13.

Q: Will the IIFT cutoffs be declared separately?

A: The IIFT cut off percentile will be declared along with the exam result.

Q: Can I use my IIFT score of current year for the admission in the next year?

A: No, IIFT 2020 exam score will be valid one year only.

Q: Will I be eligible for admission if I do not clear the minimum IIFT cut off?

A: No, you will not be eligible for admission to IIFT if you do not clear the minimum cut-off fixed for that year.

Q: What after IIFT 2020 result?

A: After the declaration of IIFT 2020 result and shortlist, the candidates will be called for essay writing, group discussion and personal interview. Selection for this round will be on the basis of minimum cut off fixed by the institute. Final selection will be based on the scores obtained in IIFT exam, essay writing and performance in GD and PI.

Q: Will the merit list of selected candidates also be released with IIFT result?

A: Yes, a list of candidates selected for essay writing, group discussion and personal interview will be released, too.

Q: How can I download my IIFT scorecard?

A: The candidates can download their IIFT scorecard from the official NTA-IIFT website by using their application number and password. The result will also be available on the official website of IIFT, Delhi for download.

Q: In case I fail in one of the sections of IIFT exam, will I still get my result and scorecard?

A: Yes, the result cum scorecard will be issued to all IIFT candidates, irrespective of their performance.

Q: For how long with the result download window be open on IIFT website?

A: The IIFT result download link will remain open for one year. Post that, the candidates will not be able to download their result.

Q: Will the IIFT result include sectional scores?

A: Yes, the IIFT result cum scorecard will include sectional scores.

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