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Hi All, Done with my interview today at Hyderabad.

The interview was fine. I was allotted to panel 3.

They started with the incident that I talked about in my first essay (Professional achievement) - like why it happened, how it happened, how did i tackle etc and asked me a lot of question on that.
They had completely gone through the application (every word of it)

After this, they actual started the interview and followed it up with the usual questions -
Why did you choose your post mba career to take up the role of "x"?,
How will ISB help you perform better in the role of "x"?
Why not stay back in the current organization ?
Why specifically ISB and how will you contribute?
Why not part time mba?

Since I am from IT and with 8+ yrs of experience, they questioned me on my post mba aspirations a lot and questioned me on what if I did not get a job that I was looking for post ISB?

Hoping for the best. The wait begins now!

All the best everybody!

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New post 06 Feb 2016, 21:45
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rachitarora wrote:
Hi All, Done with my interview yesterday.

It was pretty cool and started with usual question like brief your profile, Why MBA, Why ISB and your qualities.
Just be thorough with what you have written in essays, they will literally pick almost all points from your essays.
Since I am from Financial services, couple of questions were asked on same.

Overall experience was good...not that grilling as I was expecting.

Hoping for the best. The waiting period starts!!!

All the best to all :-)


How did your one word essay thing go? Were any guesstimate questions asked?


Don't worry about one word essay much, you will get time to browse and read. No guesstimate for me.

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Invited for interview on Feb 13 in Hyderabad! Are the dates of the interview non-negotiable?

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Had my interview yesterday.

Location: Delhi, 4:15pm, Panel 8

Panel: 2 alums (both co2011) + 1 ISB ELP committee director

One word essay was on 'Reward'. Interview was brief (20-25 mins max). No grilling or cross questioning. Panel found my profile interesting. Questions were as follows:

1) Why do you want to leave your business (even though its a profitable venture with annual sales of Rs.1.5 crore) and Why come to ISB?

2) How did you get into this business?

3) Take us through your professional journey so far

4) Take your own business as a case study. What will you do to improve the margins? What are the problems involved?

5) How did you get into quizzing (had mentioned it as my hobby)?

6) Do you know what consulting companies look for while hiring candidates? (had mentioned consulting as post-MBA goal)

7) How do you think your entrepreneurship experience will help you in your consulting career?

No guesstimations at all. No questions on my EY experience.

Nevertheless, I have a bad feeling about the entire experience.

My profile:

GMAT: 680

Academics: 59.4% (Bachelor of Business Studies from SSCBS, Delhi University)

Experience: EY (4.5 yrs), Own business (2 yrs)

Extra-currics: Quizzing

ATB to everyone !!

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For all those anxious souls who haven't received the completion mail yet, got my application completion mail at around 4:30 in the evening today. Mumbai candidate, submitted my application on 15th Jan. So I guess they are still reviewing applications.

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Asking this query again, application portal says application status : completed, but no mail from adcom, should i be worried ?

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New post 07 Feb 2016, 12:30
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Hey guys, my application portal's been showing the Application status as completed for quite some time.

Application Completion Status:
Completed

Your application has been verified and found complete. Further update on short-listing will be available approximately 5 to 7 days before your interview, if shortlisted, for the interview location you have chosen. Request you to bear with us, till we communicate further.

But I have got no mail from the adcom saying the same. Should I be worried ? I submitted on 12th Jan.


Check alternate email id.

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New post 07 Feb 2016, 19:12
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Asking this query again, application portal says application status : completed, but no mail from adcom, should i be worried ?

If I were you, I wouldn't be. But just to be doubly sure would call the adcom and confirm.

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Any news for Mumbai applicants?

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Ajay1988 wrote:
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Hi All, Done with my interview yesterday.

It was pretty cool and started with usual question like brief your profile, Why MBA, Why ISB and your qualities.
Just be thorough with what you have written in essays, they will literally pick almost all points from your essays.
Since I am from Financial services, couple of questions were asked on same.

Overall experience was good...not that grilling as I was expecting.

Hoping for the best. The waiting period starts!!!

All the best to all :-)


How did your one word essay thing go? Were any guesstimate questions asked?


Don't worry about one word essay much, you will get time to browse and read. No guesstimate for me.



What is guesstimate?

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What is guesstimate?

Something like "How many coffee shops in Mumbai?" or "How many petrol pumps in Mumbai?" There's no right answer. The idea is to look at how you approach such a problem. Basically you are 'guessing' and giving an 'estimate'. That's why a guesstimate :D

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New post 08 Feb 2016, 03:24
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Asking this query again, application portal says application status : completed, but no mail from adcom, should i be worried ?


I haven't got the mail either...hope to see it in the next 2-3 days...

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Dear MBA applicants,

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Help needed here.

I have been invited for Skype interview on 14th Feb. However, I am travelling to India during that time. Is there any chance of rescheduling the interview?

Also, for no apparent reason, I don't receive ISB emails on my registered email ID. The last email I received was of evaluator details being submitted. Application completion email was received on alternate email id I provided.

I got to know about the interview from online application portal. I cannot reschedule or accept the invite as I have not received any email.

What should i do?

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Anyone from Mumbai with an interview invite? or is it still early?

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Anyone from Mumbai with an interview invite? or is it still early?

-SG


Been wondering the same as well. No information yet for Mumbai invites or dates.

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Anyone still waiting for interview invite for Bangalore ?

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Anyone from Mumbai with an interview invite? or is it still early?

-SG


Been wondering the same as well. No information yet for Mumbai invites or dates.


This is like answering my own question (Lol), but I found this on another website:

Sent in a mail to the admission team on the dates. This was the official info provided :


City Date

Kolkata Feb 13th -14th

Bangalore Feb 19th-21st

Mumbai Feb 27th -28th

Hyderabad Feb 06th -29th

Skype Feb 06th -29th

Mohali Feb 15th -29th ( Tentative)

If shortlisted, we will let you know at least 3-5 days prior to the interview date.

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Help needed here.

I have been invited for Skype interview on 14th Feb. However, I am travelling to India during that time. Is there any chance of rescheduling the interview?

Also, for no apparent reason, I don't receive ISB emails on my registered email ID. The last email I received was of evaluator details being submitted. Application completion email was received on alternate email id I provided.

I got to know about the interview from online application portal. I cannot reschedule or accept the invite as I have not received any email.

What should i do?


Hi, Were you able to reschedule? How did you handle this?

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