The National Testing Agency (NTA) has successfully conducted the Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT) MBA (IB) entrance exam 2022 today, i.e. December 05, 2021. More than 30,000 candidates have reportedly appeared for the test. Soon after the completion of the exam, various private coaching institutes and subject experts have released the analysis, and answer keys for the memory-based questions on platforms like YouTube. However, all eyes are now on the official answer keys that are going to be released by NTA.
Official Answer Keys
For the IIFT MBA 2021 exam, the answer key was released on 28 January when the exam was held on 24 January. Likewise for the 2020 exam, the entrance exam was conducted on 01 December while the answer keys were released 02 days later, i.e. on 03 December. Based on this available information, it can be said that this year, the answer keys are likely to be released after 2-4 days from the examination. Hence, candidates can expect the answer keys by December 07-09, 2021.
The results for IIFT 2021-2022 MBA entrance exam are likely to be released at least 15 days after the examination is held. In 2019, NTA conducted the test on December 01, 2019 and declared the results on December 14, 2019. Along with the results, the final answer keys were also released by the agency. This time, it seems likely that the results will be available by December 20, 2021.
Previous Year Cut-offs
IIFT entrance exam is held to admit students to the MBA course in the two campuses in Delhi and Kolkata. Although there is a third campus in Kakinada, the commencement of admission process there depends on the approval of UGC. Various sources say that the cut-off marks vary for the two campuses. Candidates who will meet the required cut-off will then be shortlisted for the remaining rounds such as group discussion, writing skills and assessment and interview.
Previously, the IIFT 2020 cut-off for the general category was 138, OBC NCL – 115.5, SC – 89, ST – 89 and PH – 89. Similarly, in 2018, the category-wise cut-off marks were general – 35.50, OBC – 30.50, ST – 22.69, SC – 20.02 and PH – 23.69. Please note that the cut-offs vary every year and depend on a number of factors such as level of difficulty of the question paper, number of appearing candidates and seat availability in the institutes.
Number of Seats
The IIFT campus in Delhi has a total of 258 seats to offer while the Kolkata campus has 253 seats for MBA. To find the detailed prospectus containing the total seats, course structure, tuition fees, placement facilities, etc. candidates can visit the official website of IIFT – iift.edu. The course overview is also mentioned there.