The Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT) is a self-governing public business school which was set up by the Ministry of Commerce and Industry. It aims to modify the country’s foreign trade management, enlarge and expand exports by developing human resources, and examine and publish data by performing extensive research.

Introduction to IIFT Cut Off

IIFT Cut off marks refer to the minimum threshold marks or percentile that a candidate must necessarily score to be considered eligible for the next round of the selection process.

Following is a brief description of the IIFT selection process:

  • Screening of all applicants on the basis of their IIFT entrance exam scorecard
  • Progression of other rounds namely – Group Discussion, Writing Skill Analysis, and Personal Interview
  • Final selection of the candidates for admission to IIFT campus

IIFT cut off marks are declared after the entrance exam has been conducted. Only those candidates who score above the cut off marks are invited for Group Discussion and Personal Interview rounds before admission.

IIFT has three campuses in India: Delhi Campus, Kolkata Campus, and Kakinada Campus. The cut offs are different for each of the three campuses.

IIFT Cut Off 2019: Factors which affect cut offs

  • Number of candidates appearing for 2019
  • Number of candidates who clear the 2019 management entrance exam
  • Exam pattern and Difficult Level of the question paper for 2019 exam
  • Total number of seats available at the three IIFT campuses
  • Cut off 2019
  • Reservation norms and admission policies

Anticipated IIFT Cut Off for 2019

The entrance exam for IIFT 2019 was evaluated to be more difficult than the previous years and thus the cut off is expected to drop down by 3-4 marks. Although the exam pattern was the same with the exact same number of total questions i.e 114, some sections were considered a bit too difficult especially LR, Quant questions, RC passages were found to be quite lengthy and challenging, and DI portion was evaluated to be much more calculative and time-consuming.

Although the cut off for IIFT 2019 exam has not yet been declared, we can get a fair estimate of the expected cut offs from the records of the previous year cut offs and the difficulty level of the exam paper for 2019.

The cut off for the three IIFT campuses is different and the below tables mention the expected cut off for each of the three campuses:

IIFT Delhi Cut Off

Section Cut Off
Data Interpretation 3-4
Logical Reasoning 5.5
General Knowledge 1
Reading Comprehension 3
Verbal Ability 4
Quantitative Aptitude 4.5
Total 36

IIFT Kolkata Cut Off

Section Cut Off
Data Interpretation 3
Logical Reasoning 5
General Knowledge 0.85
Reading Comprehension 2.5
Verbal Ability 3.5
Quantitative Aptitude 4
Total 34

IIFT Kakinada Cut Off

Section Cut Off
Data Interpretation 3
Logical Reasoning 4.5
General Knowledge 0.80
Reading Comprehension 2
Verbal Ability 3
Quantitative Aptitude 3.5
Total 32

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Please note, all the above tables showcase tentative figures and do not depict actual cut offs for 2019.

Thus, for IIFT cutoff for 2019 is anticipated to be somewhere between 32-36 marks out of the total 100.

IIFT Campus Delhi Campus Kolkata Campus Kakinada Campus
Anticipated Cut Off 36 34 32

Cut Off for 2018

Let us have a look at the cut offs of the last year i.e. IIFT 2018 entrance exam to get a bigger picture of the expected cut off for IIFT 2019 exam

Section Cut Off
Data Interpretation 0.25
Logical Reasoning 5.67
General Knowledge 0.82
Reading Comprehension 2.69
Verbal Ability 3.35
Quantitative Aptitude 3.01
Total 35.50

Below table also summarizes the category wise cut off for IIFT 2018

Section Cut Off
General 35.5
OBC 30.5
SC 20.02
ST 22.69
PH 23.69

The combined total student intake for all the three campuses is 420 which is allotted to different IIFT campuses as mentioned below:

  • Delhi : 220
  • Kolkata : 140
  • Kakinada :60

The IIFT cut off score is valid for a time period of 1 year only. Also, the IIFT scorecard is valid for admission to the institutes only.

For more IIFT Articles please check below:

IIFT 2019 Results Declared, Check out for further details

IIFT Result 2019 | Scorecards And Cutoffs

IIFT Selection Procedure 2019

IIFT Exam 2018-20: Last Minute Preparation Tips

IIFT 2018: Sectional Preparation Guide

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