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# Any chances in ISB

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Joined: 03 Jun 2014
Posts: 16
Concentration: General Management, Technology
GMAT 1: 640 Q50 V26
GMAT 2: 710 Q50 V36
GMAT 3: 730 Q50 V38
GPA: 2.72
WE: General Management (Energy and Utilities)

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Updated on: 05 Nov 2014, 04:19
GMAT : Ist 640(Q50,V26,I8)
Work Ex: 4yrs (IOCL, Refinery experience, Instrumentation Engineer)
Acads: 79% BTech, 12th 88% and 10th 86%

Originally posted by kartiknsit on 04 Nov 2014, 23:04.
Last edited by kartiknsit on 05 Nov 2014, 04:19, edited 1 time in total.
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05 Nov 2014, 03:40
You have quite a competitive quant score and your GPA looks good. However you are 60 points below the ISB average. It could be a little risky applying with a very low quant score. Students with 640 have made it to ISB in the past with an exceedingly good profile (Work experience, leadership skills, etc)
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Intern
Joined: 03 Jun 2014
Posts: 16
Concentration: General Management, Technology
GMAT 1: 640 Q50 V26
GMAT 2: 710 Q50 V36
GMAT 3: 730 Q50 V38
GPA: 2.72
WE: General Management (Energy and Utilities)
Re: Any chances in ISB [#permalink]

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05 Nov 2014, 04:18
I m currently working For Indian Oil Corp. Ltd. at Panipat Refinery as an Instrumentation Maintenance Engineer looking after 3 units, leading a team of 4.
Replaced 3 full control systems for 3 units as projects in addition to the regular maintenance jobs.
ATKearney came for a project titled as 'Continuous Maintenance Transformation' at our Refinery for which I was one of the 3 permanent members form IOCL side.
I have passed my B.Tech from NSIT, Delhi.
I do not have a substantial background in extra-curricular activities (nearly zero)
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05 Nov 2014, 05:39
Having 0 extracurricular activities could be bad for your profile especially with a 640. In any case, if you decide to go ahead and apply, the focus of your essays should be your work experience, experiences as a team leader - how efficient and successful you were and your experience with ATKearney.
My advise is to retake GMAT or you could risk getting rejected solely for it. Clearly quant is not an issue for you so improve your verbal score a little bit. With your profile, even a 690 will do. In this time, you can also get relevant volunteer experience and build your extracurricular.

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Intern
Joined: 03 Jun 2014
Posts: 16
Concentration: General Management, Technology
GMAT 1: 640 Q50 V26
GMAT 2: 710 Q50 V36
GMAT 3: 730 Q50 V38
GPA: 2.72
WE: General Management (Energy and Utilities)
Re: Any chances in ISB [#permalink]

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05 Nov 2014, 05:47
If I face a rejection this year and then retake GMAT and reapply to ISB next year, will this year's rejection hamper my chances,of selection next year?

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05 Nov 2014, 06:58
Re-application will not hurt your chances at all. ISB welcomes you to apply again.

I found some information on the ISB website and it may be of some use to you

I quote
"
We are sure that you have many questions on the procedure and process of re-application. We have attempted to address a few of your questions below.
Before you begin your reapplication, identify the areas which require special focus and work towards improving them.
Each reapplication is reviewed on the basis of its merits, just like first-time applications. The fact that this your second attempt does not affect our perspective.
After a gap of one year you may have more information to share with us. Please include everything in the application as it will help us evaluate better.
All the mandatory information required for the reapplication has to be current and up to date, especially with regard to your academic transcripts, essays, reference letters, work history etc. However, you will be able to reuse your personal and academic details that you have filled for PGP 2013-14.
You may opt for recommendations by a different set of referees as it might bring out different qualities or traits of your personality. However, if you would like to make use of your 2013-14 recommendations, you may indicate this in the online application.
In case your GMAT/TOEFL score is no longer valid, please take the test again and send us the latest results. If the scores are valid, you do not need to resubmit them.

"

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Intern
Joined: 03 Jun 2014
Posts: 16
Concentration: General Management, Technology
GMAT 1: 640 Q50 V26
GMAT 2: 710 Q50 V36
GMAT 3: 730 Q50 V38
GPA: 2.72
WE: General Management (Energy and Utilities)
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06 Nov 2014, 01:50
Today got my AWA score as well and got a score of 5.0, Would this help in any way in strengthening my chances?
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06 Nov 2014, 05:12
kartiknsit wrote:
Today got my AWA score as well and got a score of 5.0, Would this help in any way in strengthening my chances?

Unfortunately, not.
I was in a webinar yesterday with an adcom member and he mentioned that ISB gives almost zilch weightage to AWA.
In any case, 5.0 is not going to differentiate you.

My best advice is to retake the GMAT and try to get up to that 700 mark.
ISB welcomes reapplicants and a rejection this year will not affect your chances next year.
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07 Nov 2014, 01:15
kartiknsit wrote:
Today got my AWA score as well and got a score of 5.0, Would this help in any way in strengthening my chances?

Hello again.

Not really, no. while a bad AWA may affect your chances a tiny bit, but a good AWA certainly doesn't help if verbal and/or quant scores are bad.
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14 Nov 2014, 00:26
Hi.. I am also sailing in the same boat. I recently took GMAT again and got a score of just 640 (Q 49, V 28, AWA 5.0). And last year the score was 650 (Q 48, V 31, AWA 5.0). I have more than 4yrs of experience in IT industry as a software developer. Also I have been associated with lot of extra-curricular, mostly cultural and sports, activities in my past organisations as well in my college. I have also been working on a technical project for the aid of my community. With this profile, is it advisable to apply for ISB in this cycle or should I again retake the exam and strive for next year? Please suggest!
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14 Nov 2014, 01:07
In recent years ISB has emerged as one of the most sought after business schools in India. As a result the selection process has become really competitive. With a score around 640 - 650, you will have to back it up with really good academic, work experience and extra-curricular profile to be able to stand apart from your colleagues.

If you are confident and if you have your eyes set on ISB, we would advice you to retake GMAT and target a higher score.

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16 Nov 2014, 16:30
Hello

While you have improved quant, your verbal has gone down. With a strong focus on verbal I would advise you to retake the test with a strong focus on verbal. ISB has an average GMAT of 700 and it is generally suggested to score 30-40 points above the average to make the school a safe one. A large pool of applicants come from the IT background so you will face substantial competition.

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sakshijn wrote:
Hi.. I am also sailing in the same boat. I recently took GMAT again and got a score of just 640 (Q 49, V 28, AWA 5.0). And last year the score was 650 (Q 48, V 31, AWA 5.0). I have more than 4yrs of experience in IT industry as a software developer. Also I have been associated with lot of extra-curricular, mostly cultural and sports, activities in my past organisations as well in my college. I have also been working on a technical project for the aid of my community. With this profile, is it advisable to apply for ISB in this cycle or should I again retake the exam and strive for next year? Please suggest!

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16 Nov 2014, 23:30
kartiknsit wrote:
GMAT : Ist 640(Q50,V26,I8)
Work Ex: 4yrs (IOCL, Refinery experience, Instrumentation Engineer)
Acads: 79% BTech, 12th 88% and 10th 86%

You have experience in a field that ISB traditionally likes, and also you have a great GPA. Writing GMAT again is a tricky call because 640 is not a bad score with your profile. You have a very decent chance at ISB with these credentials. In case you are willing to write GMAT again, don't stress yourself and aim for something in the vicinity of 680-700. That is all you need, if you need anything at all.
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