IIFT 2018 Result - Road beyond IIFT Shortlist

IIFT ResultIIFT 2018 Result - The result of IIFT entrance exam for 2018-20 was declared on January 5, 2018. Out of approximately 50,000 test takers, 1976 candidates have been shortlisted for the second phase of IIFT selection process. The candidates who have been shortlisted must be preparing for the Group Discussion (GD), Personal Interview (PI) and Essay Writing rounds.

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But, what if your name is not there in the IIFT shortlist and you are not getting into the second stage of IIFT selection process? Don’t worry, your MBA dream is not quashed yet and there are still many factors to look forward to. This article of Careers360 will show you the way forward if your name is not there in the IIFT 2018 shortlisted candidates for GD, PI and Essay Writing.

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Let us assume that IIFT entrance exam was not the only exam you had taken to pursue your MBA dream in the academic year 2018-20. There are several other MBA entrance exams which are popular choices of the aspirants and the IIFT result is clearly not a determining factor. We will now share with you reasons to look forward to your MBA dream even if you could not get a call from IIFT

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Don’t underestimate yourself


The first mantra you should follow is, don’t underestimate yourself. IIFT entrance exam is a highly competitive exam. The initial competition pool includes approximately 50,000 candidates, which is reduced to around 2000 candidates and the final selection will be for around 400 students only. Hence don’t demoralise yourself. Not making it to IIFT doesn’t mean you are not capable enough.


Prepare well for the upcoming exams


Prepare yourself well for the upcoming MBA entrance exams, the most prominent one being XAT 2018 which is scheduled on Sunday, January 7, 2018. The other exams include CMAT 2018 (January 20, 2018) and IRMASAT (February 4, 2018). MAT February 2018 application process is open now. The application process for the state level MBA entrance exams like MAH CET (March 10-11, 2018), APICET, TSICET etc. will also commence soon. 

Look forward to the results of CAT, XAT and others


The exams whose results will be declared in January are CAT 2017, in the second week of January 2018 and XAT 2018 on January 31, 2018. Since the number of participating institutes of these exams is more than IIFT, you have higher chances to get shortlisted by top B-schools including IIMs, XLRI Jamshedpur, XIMB, SPJIMR Mumbai, IMI Delhi, IMT Ghaziabad to name a few. 

Get ready to face the panel at GD, PI & Essay Writing


Getting shortlisted for the second phase of the selection process is the first step of success as half the battle is yet to be won. Cracking GD, PI and or Essay Writing rounds is not a matter of one day. You must be well prepared and aware of the process. These rounds will test your communication and inter-personal skills, grasp over general awareness and how well you justify your aim to be an MBA.

Apply to the B-schools for the academic year 2018-20


The admission process for the top B-schools is open at present. Don’t miss out on the registration process as they will shortlist you for GD, PI and Essay writing or WAT on the basis of your scores in CAT, XAT, MAT or other exams through which they conduct admission.

Know your niche


If you are interested in pursuing sector specific or niche MBA, do thorough researches before applying. For example, when you applied for IIFT, you must have been keen on pursuing MBA in International Business, which is the flagship programme of IIFT. Hence if you have not been shortlisted by IIFT, you can apply in B-schools which offer MBA/PGDM in IB such as FORE School of Management New Delhi, IFIM Business School Bangalore, BIMTECH Greater Noida, and IPE Hyderabad among others. Similarly, if you are interested in Media and Communication, you must have appeared for MICAT 2018 for the admission in MICA. For Rural Management, you can take the IRMASAT and for Social Welfare or HR, appear for TISSNET. Take your pick carefully according your passion and area of interest.

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First Published On : 15 Dec 2015 01:05 PM IST

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