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the prep questions on kira platform are good enough for practicing. if you scroll up a bit and search ’kira’ on the page, you will find some helpful tips from a few consultants

i would suggest recording yourself while answering the practice questions. set a timer for 45 secs
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Hey all! Anyone here who applied in R2 for Jan 25 intake last night?

I have applied. Just got a confirmation email from my AO (its AJ), saying they received my app.

I have a doubt. In her email, she says: To be included in Round 2 of the January 2025 intake, please complete your online application with your two recommendations up to and including the deadline date 24th April 2024. Your video component has to be submitted at your earliest convenience and no later than 48 hours after the deadline, EOD 26th April 2024. If you have not yet received the video link, please contact our IT Support team.

Both my LORs are already complete - were done on 22nd itself, and the portal also confirmed it. Is this just a template email they send to all?

Also wasn't the deadline 23rd? Did i just miss out on 24 hours to refine my application :')

­but does that mean we get 1 "extra" day to prep for kira? i am hoping to go with 26th April EOD in that case :D. Btw are you following Paris time or CET? 
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Re: Calling all Applicants: INSEAD January 2025 Intake [#permalink]
How much proportion does Kira account for, in the entire application?
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Re: Calling all Applicants: INSEAD January 2025 Intake [#permalink]
Has anyone requested an early decision and heard back yet?
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How much proportion does Kira account for, in the entire application?

My understanding was that KIRA interviews are mostly to test for conversational English and ability to put forward your stories/examples in a time constraint with regards to the questions. I wouldn’t put it as high % weightage but surely it can be an eliminator if done very badly. Just my assessment of the same.
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Re: Calling all Applicants: INSEAD January 2025 Intake [#permalink]
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Has anyone requested an early decision and heard back yet?

Interested in this also, i have being accepted at Bocconi but no response from INSEAD yet. Applied in the 2nd round, is there any chance to receive a response before the July deadline?
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i think its a template email because i got the same content. Although i did need the 48 hours for LOR submission.

not sure why the deadline date is 24th April, because the date in the website is 23rd April only.

­Yup I'm also confused. Esp because if AO considers deadline to be 24th April, that means Kira deadline is 26th (which she has also explicitly said in her email), not 25th. I am still going to submit Kira by 25th to be on the safer side 
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drn2804 wrote:
Hey all! Anyone here who applied in R2 for Jan 25 intake last night?

I have applied. Just got a confirmation email from my AO (its AJ), saying they received my app.

I have a doubt. In her email, she says: To be included in Round 2 of the January 2025 intake, please complete your online application with your two recommendations up to and including the deadline date 24th April 2024. Your video component has to be submitted at your earliest convenience and no later than 48 hours after the deadline, EOD 26th April 2024. If you have not yet received the video link, please contact our IT Support team.

Both my LORs are already complete - were done on 22nd itself, and the portal also confirmed it. Is this just a template email they send to all?

Also wasn't the deadline 23rd? Did i just miss out on 24 hours to refine my application :')

­i got the same email and can confirm my LORs were in. 
Alsooo same i was rushing like maaadd (i know i shouldnt but due to circumstances) and felt terrible submitting such a rough application.  would love to have 1 more day to work on my app too! i do think it was 23rd though? ­

­I know right. The app portal also clearly said 23rd, I was worried the portal would shut down! But what's done is done - I'm sure our applications were great :) 
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drn2804 wrote:
Hey all! Anyone here who applied in R2 for Jan 25 intake last night?

I have applied. Just got a confirmation email from my AO (its AJ), saying they received my app.

I have a doubt. In her email, she says: To be included in Round 2 of the January 2025 intake, please complete your online application with your two recommendations up to and including the deadline date 24th April 2024. Your video component has to be submitted at your earliest convenience and no later than 48 hours after the deadline, EOD 26th April 2024. If you have not yet received the video link, please contact our IT Support team.

Both my LORs are already complete - were done on 22nd itself, and the portal also confirmed it. Is this just a template email they send to all?

Also wasn't the deadline 23rd? Did i just miss out on 24 hours to refine my application :')

­but does that mean we get 1 "extra" day to prep for kira? i am hoping to go with 26th April EOD in that case :D. Btw are you following Paris time or CET? 

I am still going to submit Kira by 25th to be on the safer side - don't want to take a risk. I am following CET ­
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Re: Calling all Applicants: INSEAD January 2025 Intake [#permalink]
Anybody know if submitting an application for scholarship impacts in any way your admission decision?
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Re: Calling all Applicants: INSEAD January 2025 Intake [#permalink]
same q ^ assuming no
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Anybody know if submitting an application for scholarship impacts in any way your admission decision?

From what I know, the scholarship team who reads your essay is not the same as the one who reads your admission application so it should not affect your admission chances tbh
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Re: Calling all Applicants: INSEAD January 2025 Intake [#permalink]
I found this. This is something we can use to check our chances of selection in B-school. https://bit.ly/Chances-Bschool
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my AO is VF and received an email explicitly calling out to submit kira video by EOD 25th [ assuming paris time ]
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Re: Calling all Applicants: INSEAD January 2025 Intake [#permalink]
thanks everyone!
regarding the KIRA video essay, I will likely be doing it at night time in a home setting, hopefully that will be okay because the recommendation is usually to have good lighting/professional setting. However, the meeting spaces at my office tend to have people walking by, and the doors cannot be locked, so I think there's a risk of disruption/distraction.

good luck everyone. i dont feel ready but will give it a shot!
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Re: Calling all Applicants: INSEAD January 2025 Intake [#permalink]
I just submitted my Kira. My questions below:
1. If you’re a team lead and one team member is consistently underperforming how will you help them
2. What is a meaningful life to you, today and tomorrow? (This one really threw me off)
3. If your boss from a different culture is acting in a way that’s offensive in the local culture how will you handle it
4. What are the key elements of running a successful business

Overall this was definitely not my best. I fumbled a bit in two answers. I was quite sleep deprived and nervous - I’m otherwise a very confident speaker. Sigh. Let’s see how it goes.

How did it go for you all? Anyone here who felt their kira wasn’t the best and still got an interview call? Pls give me some hope 🥲

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