Indian Inst. of Foreign Trade, Delhi (2009 - 10)

The process of selection at IIFT consists of an Essay, a Group Discussions and a Personal Interview.
Feedback - Group Discussion
Average Duration : 30 mins
No. of Panelists : 2
  • Should India roll back the economic stimulus package?
  • Subsidies on petroleum, should it go?
  • Currency for Asia. Is it possible?
  • Is climate change alert an exaggeration?
  • 15 mins extempore for each student. Then 20 mins of GD.
Feedback - Essays
Average Duration : 20 mins
Words : 300
  • Corporate Social Responsibility.
  • Inclusive growth. India, the next superpower.
  • Domestic Animals are Man's Best Friend.
Feedback - Personal Interview
Average Duration : 20 mins
No. of Panelists : 3
  • Excerpts From Interview 1 : Tell us something about yourself? Which is the last book you have read? What is your family background? Have Indian values changed? Why you want to go for international business? What are the other MBA programs you can opt for? What is the difference between a virus and a worm? What is the search algorithm used by Google? (academic) Some questions on networking and other topics related to computer engineering were asked.
  • Excerpts From Interview 2 : What is your father's business? What is market capitalization? Why are you not interested in joining his business? What kind of business you would like to start? What is your goal? What is your plan of action to achieve this? What is grid computing? What is cloud computing? Do you like the concept of social networking?
  • Excerpts From Interview 3 : Tell us something about yourself? What is India's foreign policy right now? Is it advantageous for the aspirations of this country? What are the drawbacks in this? What is internet marketing? Why decline in percentage from 10th to graduation? Which books you read? Why this author? What do you like about him? What do you get out of reading such books?
  • Excerpts From Interview 4 : What newspapers do you read? Why you want to join IIFT? What is the course structure here? Have you been placed somewhere? Will you join the company? Why MBA is more important for you at this stage when you have decent job in hand? What is the currency of France? Which countries use Euro? What is the need for common currency in European Union? Why should a company, which has good domestic market, go for international trade? What is India's foreign exchange reserve? What is the GDP of India?
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