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I guess Bangalore invites have started flowing in, as I received one just now, can anyone please direct me on how to prepare for the interview, or anyone who has gone through the process.

Would really appreciate the help.

Thanks in advance :)

And all the best to everyone in the forum for their final decision/interview :)

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I was interviewed in Hyd campus. Alumni will take the interview. 3 member panel. It was a very friendly chat. I don't think any preparation is needed. But then have a great clarity on what you do at your office, what you want to do after one year, why this mba thing, what if not mba, blah blah...
You need confidence nothing else.



"You need confidence nothing else"
How do you know you nailed it. :)

MBA Interviews are subjective. 8 out of 10 feel good post their interview but statistically 3 out of 10 gets the admit.

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JainShubham wrote:
I guess Bangalore invites have started flowing in, as I received one just now, can anyone please direct me on how to prepare for the interview, or anyone who has gone through the process.

Would really appreciate the help.

Thanks in advance :)

And all the best to everyone in the forum for their final decision/interview :)

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I was interviewed in Hyd campus. Alumni will take the interview. 3 member panel. It was a very friendly chat. I don't think any preparation is needed. But then have a great clarity on what you do at your office, what you want to do after one year, why this mba thing, what if not mba, blah blah...
You need confidence nothing else.



"You need confidence nothing else"
How do you know you nailed it. :)

MBA Interviews are subjective. 8 out of 10 feel good post their interview but statistically 3 out of 10 gets the admit.

Wish you good luck!


Disclaimer: Below are just my thoughts, please read it with a grain of salt.
I sort of agree with both of you at some level, because right amount of confidence is definitely pivotal but at the end its more about the 'fit' between you and the school, you might be extremely good on paper and have crystal clear & pragmatic career goals which you showcase during interview, but at the end if the school prefers someone with a different personality or thinks that they may not be able to find you the right career opportunity post-MBA, then they may not give decision in your favour.

And thanks guys for the wishes :)

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CrazyPanda wrote:
JainShubham wrote:
I guess Bangalore invites have started flowing in, as I received one just now, can anyone please direct me on how to prepare for the interview, or anyone who has gone through the process.

Would really appreciate the help.

Thanks in advance :)

And all the best to everyone in the forum for their final decision/interview :)

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I was interviewed in Hyd campus. Alumni will take the interview. 3 member panel. It was a very friendly chat. I don't think any preparation is needed. But then have a great clarity on what you do at your office, what you want to do after one year, why this mba thing, what if not mba, blah blah...
You need confidence nothing else.



"You need confidence nothing else"
How do you know you nailed it. :)

MBA Interviews are subjective. 8 out of 10 feel good post their interview but statistically 3 out of 10 gets the admit.

Wish you good luck!


Disclaimer: Below are just my thoughts, please read it with a grain of salt.
I sort of agree with both of you at some level, because right amount of confidence is definitely pivotal but at the end its more about the 'fit' between you and the school, you might be extremely good on paper and have crystal clear & pragmatic career goals which you showcase during interview, but at the end if the school prefers someone with a different personality or thinks that they may not be able to find you the right career opportunity post-MBA, then they may not give decision in your favour.

And thanks guys for the wishes :)[/quote]

I think it is not just about the fit. I think the interviewer while going over your application want to make sure that you tick mark the essential traits to be a good manager. If he/she feels you still need to have a deeper perspective of handling work/issues the decision won't come in your favor no matter even if you goals are well aligned with your background as well as the college fit.

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Invited for interview @Bangalore today over email :)
Good luck to those who are waiting as well as those preparing for interview.

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Invited for interview @Bangalore today over email :)
Good luck to those who are waiting as well as those preparing for interview.

Hey congrats!

When did you receive the email? And when is your interview scheduled for?

All the best for interview!



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Invited for interview @Bangalore today over email :)
Good luck to those who are waiting as well as those preparing for interview.

Hey congrats!

When did you receive the email? And when is your interview scheduled for?

All the best for interview!



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Thank you.
I received email today morning. Interview is scheduled for 25th Feb

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Guys do they ask one word essay in the interview? If so, can you guys share your one word essay question please?
How many words should we use when we write essay?


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Guys do they ask one word essay in the interview? If so, can you guys share your one word essay question please?
How many words should we use when we write essay?


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That one word essay is a big lol.... I think it is just a time killing exercise. Words will be like lotus, orange, perfect etc... please dont waste your time preparing for this... instead prepare for the interview and build confidence.
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Is there any Bangalore guy who has not got a call yet for the interview? Are all calls for Bangalore out? Someone please confirm

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Hi guys,
I think you could use a few tips from a re-applicant here :)

I faced the interview in Bangalore around the same time last year and was declined admission (rightly so). Below are a few things that I can share from my personal xp. May differ for other who attended

1) One-word essay: This is something that you will have to do before the face-to-face encounter (at least for me and a lot of us there it was before the interview while we were made to wait in another room). We were given a sheet of paper with one word written on it- mine was “Dream”. As you can assume from this, this doesn’t need any preps at all, in fact you ‘must not’ prepare for it at all.

As per the coordinator from ISB who was present with us in the anxious ‘waiting room’, this essay was mostly to make sure that you were the person who actually wrote the application by checking that there wasn’t any significant difference in your writing style, your thought process etc. Consequently, those who take major help from ‘essay-writing/consulting- agencies’ or end up having their initial essays completely transformed by someone other than themselves would be caught here. This, for ISB, is not cool!

As far as I remember, the topics were mostly abstract that did not need to have much real-world knowledge. So, if you ‘own’ your submitted essays, don’t worry about this section :-D

2) Interview: By the time I was called and mine was the first one in my slot, most of us were done with our essays. 3 friendly alums and a congenial environment- they were looking for a 2-way conversation.

So, as folks have already mentioned, confidence is the key. But what I would like to bring to your notice is- Overconfidence will drown you! (This is what happened with me :( ).
Here’s the best way to approach the ~20mins face-off- Be the real you!. Seriously, as clashed as it may sound, most of us falter following this. In disagreement to one of my friends’ post above, I believe, that you do not have to try to make yourself a best-fit for them at this point. You are called for the interview only because they think you already are (you have submitted a mammoth application already remember??). If you are a good-fit for ISB, it will show automatically, if you are not, you better not be admitted there (for your own good).

Instead, just be original- Do not compromise with what you believe in (because that’s the only way to be confident), what are your plans, how you expect ISB to help you, the gaps ISB will bridge for you in achieving what you believe in etc. ISB wants to know you, not the person you would try to be in that 20mins time. I believe, an original weakness that you can own is more powerful than a made-up strength.

Mostly, there is a conflict between being what one thinks they want one to be and being oneself. Interestingly, both happen to be the same and there's no need of a conflict :) . You have ‘rediscovered yourself’, figured out your goals, aspirations etc after months of introspection/retrospection, and hopefully depicted the same in your essays, please stick to this in the interview.

If, while leaving the room, you feel that “Though I faltered at a few places, I was dumbstruck by 1 question and I could not convey everything I wanted to, at the end I was myself and that was exactly who I am”, I think you have greater chance of an admit 

This is in short what I wanted to share, all the best. :)
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this is my interview. full 1 hour or more.

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Is there any Bangalore guy who has not got a call yet for the interview? Are all calls for Bangalore out? Someone please confirm

M on the same boat

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when will the interview results for round2 be out for isb pgp???

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Got the interview invite for Sunday.

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Got an invite for an interview on Saturday...Bangalore

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Got an invite for an interview on Saturday...Bangalore



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Please update your decision tracker accordingly. Best of luck to those who have received invites and also to those who are awaiting.

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So Is it The End for guys like me

No communication yet
Bangalore location

Anyone have same fate as me?????

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New post 25 Feb 2017, 03:54
got interview on 24th @ mohali.
Q: why mba ? why now?
Q: introduce yourself. followed by supplementary questions
Q: why u? what do u seek to learn isb
personal questions, abt family, school, hobbies etc

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Good to hear interview calls are still rolling in. For international applicants, Has anybody been scheduled for skype interview yet ?

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