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I have scored 710 on my first attempt at GMAT(Q51 V34) and aiming for ISB. However I have a GPA of only 2.8. Other than that I have engineering background from IIT and good 10 12 marks. Do you think I have a chance in getting a call and converting it due to my low GPA? Or do I need to score more to compensate it? I have 3 years work ex in consulting.


Given your background, I think you are good to go and there is no need for the retake.
Higher GMAT scores are typically needed for the people from the IT backgrounds.
You have many differentiating factors already. IIT brand, work ex in consulting. Focus on the application now.

Also, what is your CGPA on the scale of 10?
I think by putting it as 2.8, your being too harsh on yourself :P :)


Hi,

It is 7 so I multiplied it by 0.4. I couldn't find any logical way of converting the cgpa on a scale of 4. :P

Also, at what stage of the 1 year course does the placement take place. Is it done taking the ISB GPA into consideration at the end or is it done taking GMAT score and other acads into account? I want to know what is the initial filtering criteria during these placements.

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I have scored 710 on my first attempt at GMAT(Q51 V34) and aiming for ISB. However I have a GPA of only 2.8. Other than that I have engineering background from IIT and good 10 12 marks. Do you think I have a chance in getting a call and converting it due to my low GPA? Or do I need to score more to compensate it? I have 3 years work ex in consulting.


I am just wondering how you got a 2.8 score as GPA- Indian colleges don't use the 4 point scale. I hope you are not under-reporting your undergrad marks on account of using some online conversion software.


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I multiplied my CGPA of 7 with 0.4 and arrived at the GPA of 2.8. Isnt the conversion right?

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I am non IT enginner with good acads and extra curricular activities with 7 yrs industrial experience in power sector in operations. Is ISB will consider my profile as my work ex is bit more. And also please suggest me my target GMAT score should be.

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For ISB, you wont be required to scale your GPA to 4.0 and can directly report the percentage or GPA on 10 point scale.

For a general discussion on the matter, see how-to-convert-indian-gpa-percentage-to-us-4-pt-gpa-scale-124249.html


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Dear All

What are the different feasible post ISB job roles/opportunities a typical 4-5 years IT candidate gets to interview for. I am specifically looking for roles that candidates get placed in with this particular experience bracket(4-5 years in IT) and who concentrate on IT management majors, along with finance/marketing as one major in the PGP program. Can you throw some light on this pls?

Also, in the case of profiles with only technical experience and no management experience, How difficult is it to convert a product development/product management (ex: Analytics, BI etc) role in a typical industry post ISB? ..in this case Does it help if one is technically certified or hurt the chances of landing the role if not certified in one's technologies.

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What are the different feasible post ISB job roles/opportunities a typical 4-5 years IT candidate gets to interview for. I am specifically looking for roles that candidates get placed in with this particular experience bracket(4-5 years in IT) and who concentrate on IT management majors, along with finance/marketing as one major in the PGP program. Can you throw some light on this pls?

Also, in the case of profiles with only technical experience and no management experience, How difficult is it to convert a product development/product management (ex: Analytics, BI etc) role in a typical industry post ISB? ..in this case Does it help if one is technically certified or hurt the chances of landing the role if not certified in one's technologies.

sorry about the length and detail and the typos and the grammar!
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Dear schazamhuzzah! 4-5yrs of IT experience is one of the most common profiles at ISB and we have seen people with this profile moving to areas as varied as Consulting, Pharma, Finance and Ecommerce. Moving to a Product Management role after your MBA from ISB will be one of the easiest transitions. You do not need to worry about any additional certifications at this point. Just focus on your GMAT and ISB application and things will be smooth thereafter.

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Dear schazamhuzzah! 4-5yrs of IT experience is one of the most common profiles at ISB and we have seen people with this profile moving to areas as varied as Consulting, Pharma, Finance and Ecommerce. Moving to a Product Management role after your MBA from ISB will be one of the easiest transitions. You do not need to worry about any additional certifications at this point. Just focus on your GMAT and ISB application and things will be smooth thereafter.

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Dear ISBmantra

Thank you for taking this up. Also can you pls throw some light on different LDPs that recruit ISB graduates and how exclusive they are in their selection (number of slots). Do you have any general information on this pls?

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Dear schazamhuzzah! 4-5yrs of IT experience is one of the most common profiles at ISB and we have seen people with this profile moving to areas as varied as Consulting, Pharma, Finance and Ecommerce. Moving to a Product Management role after your MBA from ISB will be one of the easiest transitions. You do not need to worry about any additional certifications at this point. Just focus on your GMAT and ISB application and things will be smooth thereafter.

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Dear ISBmantra

Thank you for taking this up. Also can you pls throw some light on different LDPs that recruit ISB graduates and how exclusive they are in their selection (number of slots). Do you have any general information on this pls?

Thanks!


There are several of them such as Novartis, Citibank, Dupont, Philips, Microsoft etc. But there is no generic stats on that as such.

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ISBmantra wrote:

Dear schazamhuzzah! 4-5yrs of IT experience is one of the most common profiles at ISB and we have seen people with this profile moving to areas as varied as Consulting, Pharma, Finance and Ecommerce. Moving to a Product Management role after your MBA from ISB will be one of the easiest transitions. You do not need to worry about any additional certifications at this point. Just focus on your GMAT and ISB application and things will be smooth thereafter.

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Dear ISBmantra

Thank you for taking this up. Also can you pls throw some light on different LDPs that recruit ISB graduates and how exclusive they are in their selection (number of slots). Do you have any general information on this pls?

Thanks!


There are several of them such as Novartis, Citibank, Dupont, Philips, Microsoft etc. But there is no generic stats on that as such.

All the Best!
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ISBmantra, thank you for the information

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Hi,

I have scored 710 on my first attempt at GMAT(Q51 V34) and aiming for ISB. However I have a GPA of only 2.8. Other than that I have engineering background from IIT and good 10 12 marks. Do you think I have a chance in getting a call and converting it due to my low GPA? Or do I need to score more to compensate it? I have 3 years work ex in consulting.


Given your background, I think you are good to go and there is no need for the retake.
Higher GMAT scores are typically needed for the people from the IT backgrounds.
You have many differentiating factors already. IIT brand, work ex in consulting. Focus on the application now.

Also, what is your CGPA on the scale of 10?
I think by putting it as 2.8, your being too harsh on yourself :P :)


Hi,

It is 7 so I multiplied it by 0.4. I couldn't find any logical way of converting the cgpa on a scale of 4. :P

Also, at what stage of the 1 year course does the placement take place. Is it done taking the ISB GPA into consideration at the end or is it done taking GMAT score and other acads into account? I want to know what is the initial filtering criteria during these placements.

Regards
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You are not required to convert, so don't do it. Even the US b-schools don't ask you to convert your score to a 4 point scale.
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Can someone here help to evaluate my profile?

GMAT: 680
Work ex: 2 years (3 by next year feb) in a good international consulting firm (but in India only. No international experience). Have worked with many clients in many industries. I have worked with managers and in one case even the Director of one of my clients. Does that help?
Studies: Engg from a top 10 engineering college (non-IIT). First class (65%)
Extra curricular: Very good. Part of many college societies, part of tech fest, and also have some ngo experience after college.

My questions are:
1. I know my GMAT score is below average for ISB, but my question is, can this score work for anybody at all? Or should I retake only?
2. Will not having distinction in college matter?
3. Is 2 years experience so far too less to apply?
4. If I ask my boss for reco, he will come to know I am applying. So if I do not get an admit, that might affect my promotion at my workplace (I am due for promotion this year). What can I do, if anything at all?

Thanking you in advance.


Hi Akash,

Your overall profile is fine, but we would recommend that you raise your GMAT score to 700+ to give yourself a better chance.

1. Although a GMAT score of 680 can certainly work (saying this on the basis of clients in previous years who have got through with this, and a little lower scores as well), if you can raise it to a 700 or above, do so.
2. No, that's ok. Having a distinction can help, but not having one does not mean that you cannot get in.
3. No, it is not. 2 years is the minimum that ISB requires, and many people have 2-3 years of experience when applying.
4. This can be an issue with many applicants. Browse through this thread for suggestions on a similar issue given by ankurgupta03. In general, some options available to you are to seek a recommendation from a client, or from some other manager you may have worked with in the past (or are working with now). Be aware though that even if you do so, you will need to keep the said person in strict confidence, else your manager/boss might still come to know. Sometimes, it is best to let your boss know upfront and talk through how you are planning things (and that you are committed to work to your best ability even as you apply) because the consequences can be worse if he/she comes to know through other channels. We will let you take a call on that according to your circumstances, though.


Thank you for all of your help and your suggestions, and especially on number 4. Will consider as you recommend. Good point on number 4, I think is best to share my plans with my manager.

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I would be really thankful to you all if you could just let me know where I stand.

GMAT score - 730(Q50 V38)
Btech - 55 percent from a pretty normal college and I took an extra year to complete it.
Class 12th - 80%

Work Ex - At present I have 3 years of experience in banking operations that includes 2 years in Barclays as a frontline banker working on email and telephone platform. I am currently an analyst at american express banking corporation.

I have been working with a world renowned NGO for over an year now and have helped them in various projects for which they are will to fill any recommendations for me.

I have played zonal level football in the past as well.

Please let e know if I stand a chance and also where else should I try. I am considering my options in US, Canada and India atm.

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Just to make it more clear my degree is from 2008 - 2012, however I did not complete all exams on time and my transcripts reflect that.

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can anyone clear my doubt @ letter of recommendation.
Due to some reason I have to resign from my job. and I am planning to apply for 2016 intake,so it would be right to get letter of recommendation now from my employer??

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You can very well take the LOR from your previous employer/manager.
So if you want you can take it now, or you can take it at the time of application citing the reference as previous manager
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I would be really thankful to you all if you could just let me know where I stand.

GMAT score - 730(Q50 V38)
Btech - 55 percent from a pretty normal college and I took an extra year to complete it.
Class 12th - 80%

Work Ex - At present I have 3 years of experience in banking operations that includes 2 years in Barclays as a frontline banker working on email and telephone platform. I am currently an analyst at american express banking corporation.

I have been working with a world renowned NGO for over an year now and have helped them in various projects for which they are will to fill any recommendations for me.

I have played zonal level football in the past as well.

Please let e know if I stand a chance and also where else should I try. I am considering my options in US, Canada and India atm.


Hi Deepak,

With a 730 on the GMAT, you definitely have more than a foot in the door for ISB. Your college academics do set you back somewhat, but nothing that will get you rejected there. Of course, you should ensure that you explain this in the optional essay. Work-ex and ECA seem good. On the recommendations, try and get professional ones if possible than one from the NGO.

Apart from ISB, there aren't too many other great options to consider for the moment. The IIM executive programs will require more experience and so will the XLRI PGDM (GM).

Feel free to ask further on this or to come back with any new questions.
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GMAT score - 730(Q50 V38)
Btech - 55 percent from a pretty normal college and I took an extra year to complete it.
Class 12th - 80%

Work Ex - At present I have 3 years of experience in banking operations that includes 2 years in Barclays as a frontline banker working on email and telephone platform. I am currently an analyst at american express banking corporation.

Please let e know if I stand a chance and also where else should I try. I am considering my options in US, Canada and India atm.



Hi Deepak,

You have a nice GMAT score. But your undergrad result is not good and you may have to clarify the gap- the extra time that you took to complete some subjects. Infact you may be better off making a mention of this in the optional essay.

Other than this, your work profile is good. Focus upon the leadership aspect of work. B-schools care a lot to know what impact have you created - what things/ systems/ processes did you make better at work and in your volunteering activity.

Also work upon your career goals - showing career progression and a solid understanding of your career aspirations will all go towards showing you as a matured applicant.
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