In this article, we bring to you the Actual IIFT 2019 Marks Vs Percentile mapping. The Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT) is known to be one of the highly ranked dream B- schools in India. IIFT ranks 23rd amongst the top MBA colleges in India. MBA (IB) 2019-21 at IIFT is considered to be one of the best two-year MBA programme in International Business. Clearing the IIFT 2018 Entrance Exam with around 32 to 34 marks out of 100 may lead to gaining admission into the institute’s highly reputed two-year full-time MBA(IB) 2019-21 programme at its Delhi, Kolkata or Kakinada campus. 

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IIFT Score Vs Percentile

IIFT 2018 Exam Pattern

IIFT 2018 Exam Pattern for Admissions to MBA (IB) 2019-21 batch had 6 sections consisting of questions on English Grammar; Vocabulary and Comprehension; General Knowledge & Current Affairs; Logical Reasoning; Data Interpretation; and Quantitative Analysis. IIFT 2018 was a multiple-choice objective type written test for 120 minutes.

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 Components Key Details Changes from Last Year exam pattern
IIFT Exam Date  December 2, 2018 Changed from 4th Sunday of November
IIFT Exam Sessions Single session exam No change
Test Mode  Paper-Pen Based Exam No change from last year
Test duration 2 hours from 10 AM to 12 Noon Remains same
Total Questions 114 Reduced from 123
Type of Questions MCQs No Change
Number of Sections   6 Increased from 4 earlier
Sectional Time Limit No, Any question from any section can be attempted in two hours No Change
Maximum total marks 100 No change
Marking Scheme 0.5 to 1 mark credit for each correct answer No change
Negative Marking 1/3rd Negative marking for wrong answer No change
Difficulty Level Moderate to High Low score gives high percentile

IIFT 2018 Marking Scheme

As per the IIFT 2018 Exam Pattern, out of the total 100 marks the distribution of marks in IIFT 2018 entrance with the number of questions and weightage assigned to each of them, is expected to be on the pattern below:

Section Total questions Mark awarded for each correct answer Max marks 100 Percentage of Weightage in shortlisting
Verbal Ability  20 0.75  15 20%
Reading Comprehension  16 1  16 16%
Logical Reasoning  20 1  20 20%
Data Interpretation  20 1  15 15%
Quantitative Analysis  20 1  20 20%
General Awareness (GK)  18 0.5    9   9%
Total 114 100 100%

IIFT 2018 Intake

IIFT Campus Intake for MBA (IB) 2019-21
IIFT Delhi 220
IIFT Kolkata 140
IIFT Kakinada   60

Optimizing the Score of IIFT 2018 

IIFT declares the cutoff along with the Scorecard, which carries the IIFT 2018 section-wise cutoff out of a total of 100 marks. The IIFT Marks Vs Percentile generally depend on the level of difficulty. IIFT Scorecard is released on the official website of IIFT along with the IIFT result. Candidates can view and download their Scorecard from the IIFT official website ( by logging in with their Roll number and Date of Birth.

What after IIFT 2018 results?

The B-school Admit battle does not end with you performing well in the entrance tests. The second stage of selection, i.e. the GD/WAT (Essay) and PI rounds, are equally important. Every Institute has a different & specific procedure for the second stage of selection.

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Factors determining the IIFT Cutoff 2019

The cutoff of IIFT 2019 that will be declared by the Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT) Delhi is dependent on certain factors mentioned as below with which the IIFT Marks Vs Percentile mapping is done:

  • Number of candidates’ appeared in the Exam.
  • Number of candidates’ who clears the exam.
  • Difficulty level of the paper.
  • Number of seats available.

Cutoffs for MBA (IB) 2019-21

IIFT 2018 cutoffs for MBA (IB) 2019-21 admissions are based on the IIFT 2018 exam difficulty level, scoring pattern, the total number of candidates taking the test, and the total intake in the 3 campuses of Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT). The IIFT 2018 exam analysis reveals that the exam has remained at Moderate to high difficulty level this year. IIFT Cutoff 2019 is based on the past trends. Only the candidates above the minimum cutoff in the IIFT 2018 and obtaining a positive (greater than zero) raw score in all sections of the IIFT 2018 entrance exam will be considered for the subsequent stages. These are cutoffs used for shortlisting the candidates for the final selection round.

IIFT Category-wise Cutoff

Category IIFT Cutoff 2019 Male IIFT Cutoff 2019 Female
General Category 32.25 30.25
OBC 27.25 25.25
SC 22.25 20.25
ST 22.25 20.25
PWD 22.25 20.25

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IIFT Sectional Cutoff

Section Total no. of 
Marks per 
Total Marks Achievable Score Sectional Cutoff
Section 1 General Awareness 18 0.50 10 to 12 1.14
Section 2 Reading Comprehension 16 1.00 8 to 9 3.34
Section 3 Verbal Ability 20 0.75 10 to 12 2.75
Section 4 Quantitative Ability 20 1.00 10 to 12 2.34
Section 5 Logical Reasoning 20 1.00 8 to 10 2.36
Section 6 Data Interpretation 20 1.00 9 to 10 1.01

IIFT Final Admission Selection Round Criteria

IIFT Admission 2019-21 is a two-step process – Shortlisting for GD-PI-WAT on the basis of IIFT entrance exam score and the Final admission Selection based on performance in GD-PI-WAT, Academics, Work Experience and IIFT MBA entrance exam scores.

  • All the shortlisted candidates are eligible to participate in the Final selection round for admissions to MBA (IB) 2019-21 at IIFT.
  • Final Selection Round will consist of the Assessment of Writing Skills, Group Discussion and Interview.
  • It will be applicable equally for the admission to Delhi, Kolkata and Kakinada Campuses of IIFT.
  • On the basis of performance in GD-PI-WAT, IIFT Entrance exam score, Academics, Work experience and other parameters final admission offer will be made to the candidates in the month of April/May 2019.

Over the years, IIFT has emerged as one of the national university with a focus on International Business Management and Strategy, and such focus is reflected in all the three major activities of the Institute: Research, Training, and Education respectively. It has come a very long way to successfully develop into a unique institution involved in imparting knowledge through research and training in the International Business and Trade.