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Don't lose hope is the moral of the story ...660 and made it to ISB

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After long pondering and planning to study in best business school, I decided to give GMAT on 27th July 2015, I had studied a lot for GMAT exam and made sure not to leave any stone unturned. I was getting the score in range of 690 to 730 in Mocks, however while giving exam I could not keep control on my nerves and GMAT caught me … the exam won and I lost… seeing a score sub 700 was heartbreaking and disappointing... I can do better than this ... why me ?? why I have got this score??
I planned to give GMAT again but due to work and other commitment could not give GMAT again, so decided to apply with the same score… but I want to go to the best college, will this score be sufficient … everywhere on all forums .. only answer was not possible, I have good profile, good work experience and done quality work, but still answer was no.

I didn’t loose hope and started application for my dream college ISB. I attended few webinars conducted by ISB and read blogs on ISB site – they clearly said “GMAT is a part of application and we look at the holistically” – this was positive affirmation I needed, with full hope and confidence I started writing essay I had many interesting things to write … I didn’t know if what I have written is the best, so decide to consult someone.. I asked my senior in office to review essays – he read them – and his answer was not impressed... but I really had put in lots of effort in this :shock: … why are you not impressed :arh … decided to consult some admission consultant – after searching a lot and reading many posts…. Decided to call Gyanone … shared my profile and asked to review my essays… the first person in entire journey except ISB staff in their webinar, who said yes you can get admit to ISB … they gave me clear cut insights .. on what’s missing … resolved all my doubts and told not only essays every part of application is important… don’t leave anything blank … adcoms wants to know you ... tell them clearly what your goals are, what your accomplishments are .

After finishing essays and completing my application with a recommendation from my reporting manager, with whom I have been working from past 5 years, I submitted the application on 5th Jan’16 … and then the wait starts … I stayed positive and whatever little time I got I prepared for my interview … FINALLY got the call for interview … amazed and super happy :musband .. I got the call, 5 days before interview … I had already gone through various posts and seen many interview videos on youtube, however this was the chance I cannot loose .. no way :no – make it or make it … decided to again ask Gyanone for guidance … although I called them just 3 days before interview .. they supported me and conducted mocks that provided clear answers to what my weakness are… I worked on my weakness and strengths …attend the interview with full confidence and it went really well…
After interview, I started analyzing what I have done wrong… I could have done better… however still stayed positive started looking for year ahead … result got announced on 4th March’16 … I was in office didn’t checked ISB portal … reached home – opened the ISB portal, keeping all fingers crossed checked my result … “offered” .. read it thrice .. refreshed the page again to recheck …. I made it … :beer :punk :woohoo :banana
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Only three key points to keep in mind:
1. Stay positive and believe in yourself
2. ISB adcoms says that the look at profile holistically – they mean it – all the aspects of profile are important
3. Always take advice and guidance from best people around you – in my case many – my manager, friends and Gyanone … they kept the trust in me.

Originally posted by akn on 13 Mar 2016, 00:43.
Last edited by akn on 13 Mar 2016, 01:01, edited 1 time in total.
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After long pondering and planning to study in best business school, I decided to give GMAT on 27th July 2015, I had studied a lot for GMAT exam and made sure not to leave any stone unturned. I was getting the score in range of 690 to 730 in Mocks, however while giving exam I could not keep control on my nerves and GMAT caught me … the exam won and I lost… seeing a score sub 700 was heartbreaking and disappointing... I can do better than this ... why me ?? why I have got this score??
I planned to give GMAT again but due to work and other commitment could not give GMAT again, so decided to apply with the same score… but I want to go to the best college, will this score be sufficient … everywhere on all forums .. only answer was not possible, I have good profile, good work experience and done quality work, but still answer was no.

I didn’t loose hope and started application for my dream college ISB. I attended few webinars conducted by ISB and read blogs on ISB site – they clearly said “GMAT is a part of application and we look at the holistically” – this was positive affirmation I needed, with full hope and confidence I started writing essay I had many interesting things to write … I didn’t know if what I have written is the best, so decide to consult someone.. I asked my senior in office to review essays – he read them – and his answer was not impressed... but I really had put in lots of effort in this :shock: … why are you not impressed :arh … decided to consult some admission consultant – after searching a lot and reading many posts…. Decided to call Gyanone … shared my profile and asked to review my essays… the first person in entire journey except ISB staff in their webinar, who said yes you can get admit to ISB … they gave me clear cut insights .. on what’s missing … resolved all my doubts and told not only essays every part of application is important… don’t leave anything blank … adcoms wants to know you ... tell them clearly what your goals are, what your accomplishments are .

After finishing essays and completing my application with a recommendation from my reporting manager, with whom I have been working from past 5 years, I submitted the application on 5th Jan’16 … and then the wait starts … I stayed positive and whatever little time I got I prepared for my interview … FINALLY got the call for interview … amazed and super happy :musband .. I got the call, 5 days before interview … I had already gone through various posts and seen many interview videos on youtube, however this was the chance I cannot loose .. no way :no – make it or make it … decided to again ask Gyanone for guidance … although I called them just 3 days before interview .. they supported me and conducted mocks that provided clear answers to what my weakness are… I worked on my weakness and strengths …attend the interview with full confidence and it went really well…
After interview, I started analyzing what I have done wrong… I could have done better… however still stayed positive started looking for year ahead … result got announced on 4th March’16 … I was in office didn’t checked ISB portal … reached home – opened the ISB portal, keeping all fingers crossed checked my result … “offered” .. read it thrice .. refreshed the page again to recheck …. I made it … :beer :punk :woohoo :banana
:done
Only three key points to keep in mind:
1. Stay positive and believe in yourself
2. ISB adcoms says that the look at profile holistically – they mean it – all the aspects of profile are important
3. Always take advice and guidance from best people around you – in my case many – my manager, friends and Gyanone … they kept the trust in me.


Wow ! Congratulations ! I am also preparing for GMAT. Started my preparations in Dec last year and intend to give my test by May end. I also WANT to get into ISB (2017 Batch). Could you please give a brief profile of yours.

I know you are not the right person to ask this but you have given hope to me.

[color=#0000ff]My profile is as follows:

I have 8yrs of work ex. - 1 yr -Steel Plant- Mech. Engg, 1yr Marketing Executive for a print media and then did my MBA (Marketing) from ICFAI (7.2 CGPA) and then 6 yrs in Management Consulting, Currently Senior Consultant, Corporate Advisory (Mott MacDonald) . I have been an average student during Btech (Due to various financial issues back then I had tough time completing my Btech in time but scored well in the last 4 semesters avg. 70%- overall 55%). Worked very hard to get into Management Consulting and I want to continue in the same field.

Now, I want an ISB edge to break into Strategy Consulting
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