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# Calling all ISB Applicants - (2015 Intake) Class of 2016

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Re: Calling all ISB Applicants - (2015 Intake) Class of 2016 [#permalink]  05 Jun 2014, 11:26
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Guys I have an average score(640) in GMAT and 5 years experience(Business Intelligence And Analytics Specialist) with a Top American Defence Contractor.
Academics are decent (i think so ) Xth-86% XIIth:84.1% and Btech CGPA:8.4/10.
Extracurriculars:Decent
Professionally,I have multiple promotions,thought leadership initiatives,awards and recognition from CIO,etc to showcase.
Do you guys think it would be advisable to apply now or should i retake the GMAT and apply.(which i think i should)?Just in case do you think i should gamble with the 640?

I would say if you have time and can prepare and believe that you can score higher, then go for the retake.
ISB people club your interview marks with your acads (GMAT and GPA) in order to reach the final merit list.
So, a better score never hurts.

If you think you do not have enough time, then you can go ahead with the 640 as you are not from a common applicant pool, so a 640 might do the trick.
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Re: Calling all ISB Applicants - (2015 Intake) Class of 2016 [#permalink]  05 Jun 2014, 22:53
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Just received the feedback call from ad-com, really happy with the kind of feedback.
To the point and absolute essential for a re-applicant.
Do schedule a feedback if you haven't done it yet.

Feeling motivated
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Re: Calling all ISB Applicants - (2015 Intake) Class of 2016 [#permalink]  06 Jun 2014, 05:16
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Anyone attended any info sessions yet? What's the theme this time? I am going to attend the sunday info session at Mumbai.

Wanna catch up?
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Re: Calling all ISB Applicants - (2015 Intake) Class of 2016 [#permalink]  06 Jun 2014, 21:07
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farhanc85 wrote:
Just received the feedback call from ad-com, really happy with the kind of feedback.
To the point and absolute essential for a re-applicant.
Do schedule a feedback if you haven't done it yet.

Feeling motivated

Farhan Pls share the feedback

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Re: Calling all ISB Applicants - (2015 Intake) Class of 2016 [#permalink]  06 Jun 2014, 23:50
They gave feedback on different criterion where interviewers judge you.
Communication, analytical skill, self awareness, knowledge about current field, prospective field, ISB research etc.

GMAT score was also discussed although it wasn't the sole criteria, a better GMAT score would have improved my overall chances.
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Re: Calling all ISB Applicants - (2015 Intake) Class of 2016 [#permalink]  07 Jun 2014, 00:45
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farhanc85 wrote:
They gave feedback on different criterion where interviewers judge you.
Communication, analytical skill, self awareness, knowledge about current field, prospective field, ISB research etc.

GMAT score was also discussed although it wasn't the sole criteria, a better GMAT score would have improved my overall chances.

So what did they say was the gray area in your profile in interview...
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Re: Calling all ISB Applicants - (2015 Intake) Class of 2016 [#permalink]  07 Jun 2014, 03:41
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farhanc85 wrote:
They gave feedback on different criterion where interviewers judge you.
Communication, analytical skill, self awareness, knowledge about current field, prospective field, ISB research etc.

GMAT score was also discussed although it wasn't the sole criteria, a better GMAT score would have improved my overall chances.

So what did they say was the gray area in your profile in interview...

That I was good in all areas but I wasn't a wow candidate. Need to highlight my differentiators and stand out in the competitive pool. I am yet to figure out how but will start working on it.

And GMAT too
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Re: Calling all ISB Applicants - (2015 Intake) Class of 2016 [#permalink]  08 Jun 2014, 06:02
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chetanmohanty wrote:
Guys I have an average score(640) in GMAT and 5 years experience(Business Intelligence And Analytics Specialist) with a Top American Defence Contractor.
Academics are decent (i think so ) Xth-86% XIIth:84.1% and Btech CGPA:8.4/10.
Extracurriculars:Decent
Professionally,I have multiple promotions,thought leadership initiatives,awards and recognition from CIO,etc to showcase.
Do you guys think it would be advisable to apply now or should i retake the GMAT and apply.(which i think i should)?Just in case do you think i should gamble with the 640?

Hi Chetan,

640 will be low by ISB standards. But still, if you can share your work experience & extra currics details, we will be able to provide better feedback.

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Re: Calling all ISB Applicants - (2015 Intake) Class of 2016 [#permalink]  08 Jun 2014, 11:19
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So here is how the info session went at Mumbai:(2 adcom member and 2 Alums)
1. Same movie that they showed last year, What do you believe in?
2. The presentation was similar to the details that they have online about admission process. Timelines for Early entry option have changed.
3. Alums discussed about their experiences at ISB and after ISB.
4. Loads of questions some really funny ones and some very specific to individuals(Offical time was till 1 but it went on till 1.40 pm)
5. Not much talk about 2014 placements, neither in the brochure, nor in the presentation
6. Very frank comments by Mr Manish Sapra (Adcom director Mohali), didn't look like he was trying to sell ISB. (International Placements very rare, only 9 foreign students in the current batch so cultural diversity limited, Exchange programs usually clash with the placement time so people prefer doing them after Term 8), honesty is the mantra
7. Time and again it was reiterated be honest in your essays, don't try and be a hero, they like people who have some flaws and are aware about them and working towards them.
8. Same goes for recommendations, honest recommendation are valued more than "Best person I know" recommendation

If you have doubts regarding anything during application, write to them rather than guessing or listening to other sources.
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Re: Calling all ISB Applicants - (2015 Intake) Class of 2016 [#permalink]  10 Jun 2014, 04:42
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griffins wrote:
€œINNOVATION €?- wordweb says it's, a creation resulting from study and experimentation. It also says that the act of starting something for the first time; introducing something new, is called innovation.

I think the term innovation, is an action, which come to existence when we question a conventional process (here process can be anything), study and replace it with new process which is more effective and efficient.

Friends/Experts! What is your take on innovation?

Please contribute your thoughts in this thread and help me and others to understand it well. A proper understanding will help us to answer the first essay better.

@griffins: thanks for introducing this. This will definitely benefit a lot of ISB applicants for 2014.

In terms of the definition, you are right. Innovation can be taken to be the introduction of something new, but it can also be taken to be the resourceful use of something that already exists. For example, in the Indian context, remember how 'missed calls' used to be so popular as a form of basic, free communication? This was the use of an existing process in a new way, to achieve a new objective.

@farhanc85 raises a great point too: not everyone gets the chance to be part of something innovative, so ISB has allowed applicants to also showcase their thinking through the examples of others who they have had a chance to observe.

For addressing this essay, it does not really matter much which stance the applicant takes (i.e. substantiating OR negating the idea). What matters is how one is able to form one's opinion and back it up through the examples that ISB asks for. There is no strict right or wrong answer here - it is more about how the applicant can show perspective. A few years ago, ISB had a similar topic ('Fame or a million dollars - what would you choose and why?'), and the assessment process for that one too had been similar (i.e. how can you argue your position, not which stance you take).

We have also put out a basic analysis of this year's ISB essays. This might help some applicants to get off the block in terms of thinking about them:
ISB essay analysis for the 2014 essays

Thanks, all.
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Re: Calling all ISB Applicants - (2015 Intake) Class of 2016 [#permalink]  11 Jun 2014, 12:50
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I was in the process of writing my Essay, could you please tell me if I can focus all four essays featuring different diverse experience of mine. I mean can I write Innovation Essay based on my NGO experience, Goal Essay on my corporate experience, like this. Or do I need to focus on my professional and work related information in all 3 - 4 essays?
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Re: Calling all ISB Applicants - (2015 Intake) Class of 2016 [#permalink]  13 Jun 2014, 11:20
neerav.mehta@hotmail.com wrote:
I was in the process of writing my Essay, could you please tell me if I can focus all four essays featuring different diverse experience of mine. I mean can I write Innovation Essay based on my NGO experience, Goal Essay on my corporate experience, like this. Or do I need to focus on my professional and work related information in all 3 - 4 essays?

Hey sorry for the delayed reply.
Yous should focus on your diverse experience and try to bring out the qualities in you and the value added by you.
Focusing just on the professional and work related information will not bring all what you have in yourself.
You can identify your different qualities and then write them in the targeted essays.
All the best for essay writing.
Do let me know if you have any other questions.
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Re: Calling all ISB Applicants - (2015 Intake) Class of 2016 [#permalink]  19 Jun 2014, 17:18
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Nice post to start. I am just curious to know how the Average base salary of $130,135 was determined. I see that INR median is around 17-18L, where did this eye-catching dollar figure come from? BSchool Forum Moderator Joined: 24 Aug 2011 Posts: 1166 Location: India Concentration: Technology, Strategy GMAT 1: 700 Q50 V34 GMAT 2: 710 Q50 V35 GMAT 3: 760 Q50 V42 GPA: 3.35 WE: Consulting (Computer Software) Followers: 206 Kudos [?]: 853 [2] , given: 671 Re: Calling all ISB Applicants - (2015 Intake) Class of 2016 [#permalink] 21 Jun 2014, 07:48 2 This post received KUDOS 5 This post was BOOKMARKED Replied to a PM just now about How to start writing essays. I think this might help others Feel free to add points or correct me. Step 1: Start of with writing about your significant life events in a word file in bullet points. Some awards you have won, some appreciation you have achieved, some value addition which you have done, what work you do etc. In short any thing you find good about yourself, or which you think you are good at. Your long term and short term goals. Just the goals. Step 2: Now look at the essays. Write 4 essay questions in 4 different word files. Under each essay, see what you can plug in. Write that down in bullet points. At this time, you may have overlapping things also. Do not worry about it. Step 3: Start writing and try to fit in the things which are most relevant to the particular essay. For instance, for the question "Why a particular School". In this case, you can write about your work ex and relate it with the courses. "What will you bring to the school" In this case, you can write about your skills, something your are good at and relate them to the School clubs. And most importantly: START WRITING. You will automatically find ways yo go ahead Happy Writing. _________________ ISB Class of 2017 | ISB Preparation Kit ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ISB Class of 2016 | GMAT Retake Debrief ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ISB Class of 2015 | GMAT Debrief ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Struggling with GMAT ? Experience GMATIFY BSchool Forum Moderator Joined: 24 Aug 2011 Posts: 1166 Location: India Concentration: Technology, Strategy GMAT 1: 700 Q50 V34 GMAT 2: 710 Q50 V35 GMAT 3: 760 Q50 V42 GPA: 3.35 WE: Consulting (Computer Software) Followers: 206 Kudos [?]: 853 [1] , given: 671 Re: Calling all ISB Applicants - (2015 Intake) Class of 2016 [#permalink] 21 Jun 2014, 07:50 1 This post received KUDOS wize47 wrote: Nice post to start. I am just curious to know how the Average base salary of$130,135 was determined. I see that INR median is around 17-18L, where did this eye-catching dollar figure come from?

Hey good catch The actual average Salary is a bit low
Will update the same. The source for the updated salary is:

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Re: Calling all ISB Applicants - (2015 Intake) Class of 2016 [#permalink]  23 Jun 2014, 04:32
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Also, do check out our essay analysis for ISB 2014-15:

Don't want to spam this thread, so will post the complete version on the ISB main forum.

You can ask me any queries with regards to the ISB essays/ application.
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Re: Calling all ISB Applicants - (2015 Intake) Class of 2016 [#permalink]  23 Jun 2014, 07:35
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Nice post to start. I am just curious to know how the Average base salary of $130,135 was determined. I see that INR median is around 17-18L, where did this eye-catching dollar figure come from? it's so because the weighted salary is US$ PPP equivalent and most probably three years after graduation...
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Re: Calling all ISB Applicants - (2015 Intake) Class of 2016 [#permalink]  29 Jun 2014, 09:02
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i want to apply ISB this September.......havn't taken GMAT .........when should I give the exam????
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Re: Calling all ISB Applicants - (2015 Intake) Class of 2016 [#permalink]  29 Jun 2014, 10:45
You need at least two months to write good essays. That leaves you with a 15 day window till 15th of July.
If you have started preparing for the GMAT, you can go ahead and give it by 15th of July, max 20th.

Else I think you should apply in R2 if you are planning to kick start your studies.
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