Other than IIFT exam cut off what other factors IIFT consider in shortlisting candidates? Does experience matter? what is seat breakup according to reservations?
The selection procedure for this year IIFT exam will start from 2020 January. The selection procedure has two divisions one is that the marks or the percentile obtained in the exam and the second is the Group Discussion(GD) , essay writing and the Personal Interview(PI).
The shortlisted candidates with the minimum criteria of marks in the exam are called for the GD and PI process. The final stage of admission to the particular college is based on the score and the performance in GD and PI.
The three criteria for the short listed candidates are:
1. essay writing
2. Group discussion
Candidates are first given with the essay writing with the word limit of 300 words and the time given is 20 minutes. In this the writing skills and the vocabulary is tested.
The next round is Group Discussion. Mainly GD is conducted to check how the candidate works in team. The GD topic can be based on the current issues or any abstract topic , so that the candidates must be aware of all the news and issues happening.
Finally the last round is the Personal Interview where the candidates can be asked for any questions related to their work experience, the achievements or why the want to join the particular college.All the interview questions is based on the interviewer.
The criteria for all these are:
IIFT exam score- 65%
Group Discussion - 15%
The candidates must be well prepared for the exam as well as Group Discussion and Personal Interview because nearly 2000 candidates were short listed for the final round just for 420 seats .
The seat break up for the total of 420 seats is:
7.5% for Schedule Tribe(ST)
5% for person with disability
15% for Schedule Caste(SC)
27% for Non creamy backward classes(NC BC)
10% for economically weaker sections
35.5% for the general class
To avail these reservations candidates have to mention it in the application form.
The original documents has to be submitted when the candidates are shortlisted and are called for GD and PI
All the best....