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Re: ISB Class of 2015 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 29 Oct 2013, 08:25
Attend a webinar with senior members of the ISB Admissions team. Get applications tips and strategy from them to improve your chances in the final ISB deadline (Nov 30).

Topic: Target ISB: Last Minute Application Tips
Date: 30th October, 2013
Time: 8.00 pm – 9.30 pm

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A few tips to make your webinar informative:
Making contact with the b-school is very important in the MBA application process. We encourage you to ask ‘specific’ questions related to:
• Academics
• Extra-curricular activities at ISB
• Club activities and how you can benefit/contribute
• Experiential learning opportunities
• Career services and their support
• Placements in your industry of interest
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Re: ISB Class of 2015 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 30 Oct 2013, 02:25
For all the hopefulls like me for an R1 interview invite ...
Sorry to be the one to tell this...
ISB has completed rolling out all the calls and there wil lbe no more calls for R1

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We have completed sending out calls.

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Re: ISB Class of 2015 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 30 Oct 2013, 02:44
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For all the hopefulls like me for an R1 interview invite ...
Sorry to be the one to tell this...
ISB has completed rolling out all the calls and there wil lbe no more calls for R1

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We have completed sending out calls.

V. Srinath
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Gachibowli, Hyderabad - 500 032

Knowledge City, Sector 81, SAS Nagar, Mohali - 140 306
Tel : +91 40 2318 7474


You should not give up hopes as I recently learned that sometimes R1 candidates are called for interview in R2.
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Re: ISB Class of 2015 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 30 Oct 2013, 02:47
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Hi Tiska,

ISB is relatively lenient in giving out deferrals. The Teach for India program is considered highly by b-schools such as ISB, and I am sure if you make it through the ISB program, they will consider your case for sure.

Just make it a point to convince them about why TFI really matters to you and how you will use that experience to add to the ISB class. Let me also mention here that ISB does get a few candidates from TFI so don't say anything as obvious like I will contribute to ISB because I went to TFI.

WE have a webinar coming up with ISB on last minute application advice - this is on 30th October, 8 pm onwards. Log in there to get yoru queries answered by the adcom.


Thanks for the insight. I will surely try to attend the webinar. :)
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Re: ISB Class of 2015 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 30 Oct 2013, 02:51
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It would be great if someone could help me with this dilemma.

Given the difficulty level of getting admission in ISB, I applied for Teach for India as well. Luckily, I got into Teach for India and got shortlisted for ISB as well. Now, as the results for ISB will not be out till 15th Nov while I have to send a confirmation for Teach for India by 17th Nov. It would be great if anybody could give me a suggestion that which one would be a better choice given all the uncertainty associated?

I understand career goals play important role for making such a decision but, I was wondering that would ISB consider giving me a deferral in case I make through ISB too (although it is difficult, just wanted to explore the possibility).

Thanks.


Hi Tiska,

I am currently a fellow with Teach for india and ISB had deferred my admission for 2 years so that I could complete the fellowship. I can help you in whatever way I can as I have been in your exact situation :)


Thanks for the offered help.
I just wanted to know how did you approach ISB for the defer? Did you need to give some documents like offer letter? Anything else that you can suggest?
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Re: ISB 2014 Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 30 Oct 2013, 03:06
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Hi Guys,

Total work ex: 8+ years ( 2005 BTech from a reputed institute )
But...
1) bad gpa
2) bad gmat score : 670 ( 49quant,31 verbal)

Think I can write good essays. All ears for u guys' comment.


Hi Biyania,

Your GMAT & GPA scores do put you in a bit of a bad situation- An IT background, and average scores together do not make a great combination.

So let's focus on the better aspects of your profile: More than average work experience- suggests leadership opportunity, maturity, career progression, and better capabilityof contributing in class.
Emphasize on these aspects. Its a plus point that you are a good essay writer - make them relevant as well! Also, focus upon your analytics background to deomonstrate you can handle the coursework.

Please do attend the info session we have organized with ISB today at 8 pm, and ask the admissions team how you can highlight other aspects of your profile to overcome the academic weaknesses.
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Re: ISB Class of 2015 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 30 Oct 2013, 03:14
Got the mail ...
Not shortlisted. This proves all the recommendations wrong that re applicants are highly likely to get a call from ISB.
Even an adcom member told me so that I should get a call :(
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Re: ISB Class of 2015 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 30 Oct 2013, 04:03
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Got the mail ...
Not shortlisted. This proves all the recommendations wrong that re applicants are highly likely to get a call from ISB.
Even an adcom member told me so that I should get a call :(


Go "the" mail too... :cry: Wrote back asking for feedback though...
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Re: ISB Class of 2015 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 30 Oct 2013, 04:22
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Go "the" mail too... :cry: Wrote back asking for feedback though...


I think they have stopped giving personalized feedback.
Asked for a feedback after my interview last year three four times.
but they refused to give the feedback and scheduled a general Ask your queries call.
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I am done with my interview at Mohali campus. Interview lasted for 20-25 minutes although all the others before me were in the room for more than 30 minutes. Below are the questions:
1) What kind of person is Ankit Bhargava?
2) What is your daily life like? After coming from office, what you do?
3) What all serials you watch on TV, name them with Channel names and timing? Then a few verification questions of the serials?
4) Why MBA at this point of your career? I have 6.5 years of exp so they asked me if i know about PGPMAX course
5) Asked about my part time business which i am involved in? Statistics about the business? Quantitative analysis?
6) Was asked to point out atleast 3 negative points of my business?
7) Dream job after ISB?
8) Why only ISB and not going for MBA in US?

There were only 5 candidates today.

The panel was pretty cool and we exchanged few statements in Hindi. They did not particularly dig into my application. I mentioned my achievements, extra curriculars etc.

Hope that helps!!!

Edit: I was asked to write one word essay on "Hypocrisy"
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Ankur,

Sorry to hear about that, I think forget it move ahead.....you deserve more than that dude,,,,,

Keepn my fingers crossed, i knw i am askn a lot with such a low gmat score,,,,,but lets see......Pagalguy forum is filled with assumption posts...its just makn me crazy hahahahhahah

Njoy dude....90th Percentile on GMAT is no small a acheivement. If you want to just graduate frm ISB, get determine and score 750 ,,,which you are capable of....realize the potential in you....


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Re: ISB Class of 2015 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 30 Oct 2013, 23:06
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Sorry to hear about that, I think forget it move ahead.....you deserve more than that dude,,,,,

Keepn my fingers crossed, i knw i am askn a lot with such a low gmat score,,,,,but lets see......Pagalguy forum is filled with assumption posts...its just makn me crazy hahahahhahah

Njoy dude....90th Percentile on GMAT is no small a acheivement. If you want to just graduate frm ISB, get determine and score 750 ,,,which you are capable of....realize the potential in you....


Take care buddy


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Thanks for the consolations Archit, but I am really not sure that where did I go wrong.
Was an interviewed reappicant, applied in Round1...May be the reapplicant essay was not good enough :(
90th percentile on GMAT means 10% of the people are ahead of me :P
That means on an average in 2.5 lakh people give GMAT in a year, then 25000 are ahead of me.
And thats a good number. So would say not a big achievement.
Still bygones are bygones. Will do something else and lets see where do i go..

All the best for your result!!
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Re: ISB Class of 2015 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 31 Oct 2013, 00:13
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Sorry to hear about that, I think forget it move ahead.....you deserve more than that dude,,,,,

Keepn my fingers crossed, i knw i am askn a lot with such a low gmat score,,,,,but lets see......Pagalguy forum is filled with assumption posts...its just makn me crazy hahahahhahah

Njoy dude....90th Percentile on GMAT is no small a acheivement. If you want to just graduate frm ISB, get determine and score 750 ,,,which you are capable of....realize the potential in you....


Take care buddy


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Thanks for the consolations Archit, but I am really not sure that where did I go wrong.
Was an interviewed reappicant, applied in Round1...May be the reapplicant essay was not good enough :(
90th percentile on GMAT means 10% of the people are ahead of me :P
That means on an average in 2.5 lakh people give GMAT in a year, then 25000 are ahead of me.
And thats a good number. So would say not a big achievement.
Still bygones are bygones. Will do something else and lets see where do i go..

All the best for your result!!
-Ankur


Hi Ankur! Though R1 applicants are called for interview in R2 sometimes, the chances are very rare. It's wise to plan ahead. Nevertheless, feel free to send us your application and we may be able to at least figure out what went wrong.

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Re: ISB Class of 2015 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 31 Oct 2013, 00:34
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Hi Ankur! Though R1 applicants are called for interview in R2 sometimes, the chances are very rare. It's wise to plan ahead. Nevertheless, feel free to send us your application and we may be able to at least figure out what went wrong.

All the Best!
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Thanks a lot for the kind gesture. I do not think my application will be retained for R2 as they have updated the status as not shortlisted fro interview.
I think I was ditched by the reapplicant essay. Will send you all the essays by PM to get a feedback from the experts.

Thanks a lot!
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Re: ISB Class of 2015 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 31 Oct 2013, 20:40
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For all the hopefulls like me for an R1 interview invite ...
Sorry to be the one to tell this...
ISB has completed rolling out all the calls and there wil lbe no more calls for R1

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We have completed sending out calls.

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Knowledge City, Sector 81, SAS Nagar, Mohali - 140 306
Tel : +91 40 2318 7474


Hi Ankur,
Sorry to hear about the news. You have been really helpful to all applicants by providing awesome inputs and guiding people in this thread. I wish you all the best with other applications.

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Re: ISB Class of 2015 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 05 Nov 2013, 10:11
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@Zeal, you might want to consider appearing for GMAT again. Your profile and work experience should help and you must put lot of effort in your essays. Best of luck.

Hi newtorewards80,
I am waiting and will probably again apply next year after re-appearing for GMAT. Thanks. And there u go with your kudos.
By the way, can is there any way where I can reappear for GMAT and still be an applicant for this year itself? You think I should check this with isb?



Hi Zeal,

I am an Indian female applicant as well with 8 years consulting experience ( 3 years Polish and Russian experience- leading operations of both the offices here) but with a GMAT of 620. I was shortlisted for an interview 2 weeks back. So keep up your hopes. If your essays have highlighted your personality and justify the need for an MBA at ISB - everything should go fine.
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Re: ISB Class of 2015 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 05 Nov 2013, 22:54
Did anyone else notice the admit stats recently? Have the results been announced?
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Re: ISB Class of 2015 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 06 Nov 2013, 06:24
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Got the mail ...
Not shortlisted. This proves all the recommendations wrong that re applicants are highly likely to get a call from ISB.
Even an adcom member told me so that I should get a call :(


Ankur,

that's rather bad! I will agree with you that ISB has been less favorable to reapplicants this year.

Just to add to this - a score of 750 would not have helped if they had decided to not shortlist you. So don't think about the GMAT score. After you present your best application, its no longer in your hands. & then, its best to move on.

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