How to prepare for IIFT MBA part time

Many of us aspire to get ourselves enrolled in a reputed business school for pursuing higher studies in business management (MBA). Out of many only few are able to make it, whereas rest have no other option than to adjust with a lower level of colleges or starting their professional careers at an early age.

After some years down the line one has to realize the fact that that in a professional environment one has to have a sound academic record in order to take vertical move within or outside the organizations until and unless one has a exemplary experience to show in resume.

This article is for those who are looking for a part time education from a reputed based in Delhi and Kolkata named Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT). This institution is recognized for its MBA in international business and is ranked in one of the top ten business institutions of the country

Apart from full time MBA and other MDP’s, IIFT also conducts MBA (IB) part time and below I am going to tell you on how to prepare for the test’s to get into the programme.

The minimum eligibility for the programme is a bachelors degree with a three years of qualified experience (experience would be counted after the completion of graduation).

IIFT advertises the part time programme in the months of March – April and applications are accepted approximately for a period of one month after advertisement of the programme. The application form can be obtained from the campus or one can download the form from their website and send it to the institution along with the DD (amount to be published at the time of advertisement).

While filling the form one has to be ready with the answers to the questions like:-

  • Why do you think you are eligible for this course?
  • What are your career achievements?
  • What is your expectation from IIF MBA part time programme?
  • What is that you are looking that you would gain from your peers?

The filled form can be submitted by hand or by registered / speed post along with the application fees in the form of Demand draft. Once the form is received the institute scrutinizes the forms and calls candidates to appear for group discussion, Essay Writing and Personal Interview on a specific date, any cost which is incurred while attending for these tests has to be borne by the candidate himself.

The assessment day start with a essay writing test, in which one has to write an essay of about three hundred words on a topic given by the examiner for example this year’s topic was “Economy is more driven by the sentiments rather than the interest rates.” One would be given twenty minutes to complete the essay plus an on demand rough paper to jot down the important points.

After this one has to appear from group discussion which is conducted in various phases mentioned below for about twenty five to thirty minutes

  • The candidate would have to speak for two minutes about the discussion topic
  • The floor would be open for discussion
  • Every candidate would be given an option to chair the discussion, the main aim of this part is to see whether the candidate is able to keep the discussion healthy
  • If the examiner feels that if any of the candidate has not spoken much, then the examiner would give the chance to that candidate and later followed by the closure of the discussion

This year’s group discussion topic was “Social Marketing is a big win for corporate giants.”

Personal interview is the last stage of the assessment which is conducted after group discussion. This round is conducted by two interviewers who try to test your domain knowledge plus their main emphasis on the questions which were asked during the filling of application form.

All the above mentioned assessments are conducted by different examiners to keep the transparency in the process and later a cumulative total is taken into consideration for selecting the candidate.

The results for same are declared after twenty days from the day of assessment, there are in total one hundred twenty seats for which they receive approximately three hundred applications (Delhi Campus). The fee for same is around five lakh fifty thousand rupees plus addition of some other charges.

  • Anil Bakshi

    I m very much interested in pursuing the part Time MBA from IIFT but i don’t have any idea what kind of topic they give to write an essay.Could you give me any idea for that.
    so please tell me

    Anil Bakshi