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How would multiple GMAT scores be used? Would only the highest or would the latest or would the average of all the scores be used?

Highest aggregate score will be considered at any school. For more info visit FAQ in ISB admissions page

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FROM ISB Admissions Blog: ISB experience of a Senior Executive (8+ yrs work ex)
My Transformational Journey - Ashish Poddar Class of 2016

Prior to joining the PGP program at ISB, I had worked in a fintech startup for several years eventually leading its India operations based in Gurgaon and later on started an online tea store called Kadambri Teas. I joined ISB to understand the recent developments in the technology sector and to deep dive into the nuances of strategy and marketing, preparing myself for my next venture.

However, the PGP program was much more than what I expected. There was a lot to unlearn, as they say it. The several courses on leadership, business communication and organizational behavior helped me look back and realize how one’s strength can manifest into weakness if not managed and upgraded with time. The several case studies demonstrated the changing needs of an organization through various phases of growth – and I could relate it precisely with my experience at Nirvana Solutions, while it grew from a small startup of 4 people to about 100 people across the globe.

Personally, I can summarize the PGP program as a game-changing experience, both in terms of learning and building a long term network, which I believe will help me thrive over the years to come.

Make the best of your ISB experience

Being outliers in terms of experience brings with it the challenge of finding the right roles and right jobs after ISB. Eventually, it’s not only about your talent, it is also about what the market is looking for – and MBA hiring, in general, is geared towards 2 to 6 years of experience.

So how does a person with 8 to 15 years of experience make the best out of the ISB experience?

Here are three things that come to my mind:

1. Leverage your past experience – Any recruiter that hires someone with 8+ years of experience is doing so primarily because of his experience and maturity. Hence it is extremely important to target jobs that leverage the skills and expertise you have gained over the past years.

2. Be focused and know what you want to do – There will be a lot to do during your year at ISB. It’s important to know what you want and focus your energies towards it. Recognize your strengths and skills and map them to the industry and roles that you want to target. In case you are planning for a significant shift in industry/role, make sure you understand the role so that you are not surprised. And always have a Plan B.

3. Be Prepared – The ISB PGP program is a 1 year fast paced program and time flies by pretty quickly. Start early and speak to ISB alumni and find out how they succeeded in finding their dream jobs. Resume and cover letters play a critical role in getting the shortlists that you so desperately want. Trust me preparation matters much more than anything else in this part of the process. As the popular saying goes – Nothing beats luck like preparation!

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Ashish Poddar is an alum of Indian School of Business, Class of 2016. He was the president of the  Senior Executives Club at ISB Hyderabad – a club with membership open to students with 8+ years of experience. Ashish has around 10 years of experience in the startup ecosystem; after working for a startup building products in the Financial Technology domain, he ventured  out on his own and setup an online platform for delivering quality teas. He is passionate about startups, likes reading and discussing history, philosophy and human behavior. Reach out to him on Linkedin, or on Twitter @ashishpoddar13
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What are the prospects of product management after ISB ? Can someone throw some light on it ? What do they look for candidates with 4-5 years of experience dealing with customers of a software team ?


Want to ask the same questions. Please throw some light on the topic.
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Clubs, Subjects, Electives

Where can we get a list of all the student clubs, subjects or curriculum information and the electives offered at the PGP programme at ISB?

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Where can we get a list of all the student clubs, subjects or curriculum information and the electives offered at the PGP programme at ISB?


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How would multiple GMAT scores be used? Would only the highest or would the latest or would the average of all the scores be used?


ISB uses the highest score you have. In case you are taking the GMAT now, there is an option to cancel the score after viewing it. Therefore, if it is lower than your previous highest, just cancel it.
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I am struggling with my re applicant essay. I applied in R2 last year, got an interview call but was unable to convert. Now I am re applying to ISB after 6 months and need some inputs for my re applicant essay. I would be glad if I get a contact of anybody who got an admit to ISB as a re applicant.

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Hi Shashank,

I am in exactly same position as you. I can share you how I am writing my re-applicant essay.

ISB provides its re-applicant with feedback report. I'll give you idea why you were dinged.

Cover each and every point mentioned in dinged report. Explain how you have improved on those points this year.

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Hi Shashank,

I am in exactly same position as you. I can share you how I am writing my re-applicant essay.

ISB provides its re-applicant with feedback report. I'll give you idea why you were dinged.

Cover each and every point mentioned in dinged report. Explain how you have improved on those points this year.

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Hi Naina and Shashank,

ISB provide most applicants a common feedback so just going by the feedback you received from them will not be enough.

Think of all the improvements in your profile- professional, academic, extra curricular.

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In the ISB applications, it is mentioned that official GMAT score must reach ISB within 3 weeks of the deadline and if not, the application will be disqualified.
I have a doubt in the above statement.

I have given my GMAT and got a 690, and I am planning to retake on oct 3rd. The 1st round deadline is 15th october. Then any score that reaches ISB within November 1st week will be considered valid (since 3 weeks within deadline)?

kindly clarify on this.

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In the ISB applications, it is mentioned that official GMAT score must reach ISB within 3 weeks of the deadline and if not, the application will be disqualified.
I have a doubt in the above statement.

I have given my GMAT and got a 690, and I am planning to retake on oct 3rd. The 1st round deadline is 15th october. Then any score that reaches ISB within November 1st week will be considered valid (since 3 weeks within deadline)?

kindly clarify on this.

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Yes, it will be.

Don't worry - you should be absolutely fine here. There are applicants who even take the GMAT on the last day before the deadline and even their scores reach on time. Just ensure that you enter ISB as an institution to receive the scores after you take the exam at the exam center.
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I am planning to take GMAT, Doing pretty well with my practice, of course with the help of GMAT Club, How ever I would like to know if I want to get into ISB using my GMAT score in fall 2017, what is the deadline to apply?

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Regardless of which Schools/Programs you plan to apply to, it's likely that each School has a website with a variety of information on it (including application requirements and deadlines). I suggest that you 'Google' what you're looking for and start there. If the website doesn't have the information that you're looking for, then you should contact the School's Admissions Office directly.

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Writing a B- school application is a very introspective and time consuming process. It is your pitch to the school highlighting your personal and professional qualities, career aspirations and fitment. A well thought out narrative which presents your case in a compelling manner enhances your chances of securing an interview call.

If you are serious about applying to ISB, we recommend that you start writing your application at the earliest and continue preparing for your GMAT/GRE simultaneously. Once you get your test center report, you can plug in the score and submit your application on or before Oct 15 for consideration in Cycle 1 and on or before Jan 15 for Cycle 2. While test scores are important, they are just a small part of the selection process and remember, it takes multiple iterations to write a compelling application.

Take that first step: register on the ISB portal and fill out the application form correctly and with due thought. It is important to make sure that the details you fill here are accurate. We’ve put together some tips to help you fill the application without missing crucial details.

  •   Employment details: The very first screen will ask you for your employment details. This needs to be filled in reverse chronological order. I.e. latest job first. On this screen, you also need to specify the number of years of experience you have. Note that you need to calculate this number as of March 31, 2017, i.e. until your year at ISB begins.
  • Fulltime employment & part time employment : ISB considers only full-time employment after graduation as work experience to evaluate your profile. There cannot be an overlap between two jobs you’ve held.  If you have worked for more than one organization during the same time period, please enter the less significant engagement as part-time employment. You need to have two years of full-time work experience to be eligible to apply to the PGP. However, if you don’t fulfill this criteria, you can apply through the deferred modes of admission (EEO&YLP).
  •  Essays: Stick to the essay word limit. Essay #3 is not mandatory. Use it only if you have to share something that has not been covered anywhere else in the application. Re-applicants can use it to explain what’s changed in their profile. Do not repeat things you’ve already described elsewhere.
  •  Re-applicants: Only those who have submitted a complete application in previous years will be considered as re-applicants. If you have created a login ID last year but didn’t submit your application, you are not  a re-applicant.
  •  Letter of evaluation: Your evaluator needs to use his/her corporate email ID in order to complete the evaluation online. If she/he does not have a corporate ID, please write to us and we will provide an alternative solution.
  •  GRE/GMAT Scores: You may submit your application using your unofficial/ test centre scores. However, your official score report needs to reach ISB within 2 weeks after the  application deadline. Only after we receive this will your application be evaluated. The last day on which you can take the test and apply to cycle I is October 15th.
  •  Scholarships: All applicants will be automatically considered for the merit scholarships we offer. There is no separate essay you have to write for this. The scholarship essay that’s part of the application needs to be filled only if you’re applying for a need-based waiver, the diversity waiver, the ISB-AIESEC waiver and the Bridge to India scholarship. Read more about the scholarships we offer here
  •  Editing your responses: At first look, the application can seem long and complex. But the good news is that it need not be completed in a single session. Take your time with each section, verifying details and thinking through your answers. Don’t forget to save as you go, so that your responses get recorded. You can go back to modify it any number of times until the application deadline.
  •  Navigation help: Click on the ‘Come back later’ button on each screen to go to the next section without filling the page. If you’d rather fill in as you go, don’t forget to hit ‘Preview and Save’ after each time
  •  Supporting documents: All pages of a particular document should be scanned together in one PDF file. For instance, scan the first and last page of the passport together in one PDF. Scan your mark sheets for all semesters together into a single PDF file.
  •  Preview: When you click on the Preview button, you can see what you have filled out so far. But remember that the documents you’ve attached will not show up here.
  • Application Submission: After you complete all the sections and make the payment, you will have to click on the Submit button in the Application portal, only then the application will be sent to ISB. We recommend that you make you payment earlier to avoid congestion issues on the deadline.
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What are the chance of a doctor getting selected in ISB?

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Query 1: Chances of getting interview call

Decent, provided the application is in top-notch shape.

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Query 2: Areas to highlight in essays and focus upon.

Few that come to my mind:

i) Behavioral aspects and differentiators (Essay 1)

ii) Clarity on purpose (Essay 2)

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I am in exactly same position as you. I can share you how I am writing my re-applicant essay.

ISB provides its re-applicant with feedback report. I'll give you idea why you were dinged.

Cover each and every point mentioned in dinged report. Explain how you have improved on those points this year.

That should help


Hi Naina,

I think feedback is common to many of us. I and one of my friends received exactly same feedback. So I don't think going solely with feedback can help.

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