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Hello adkikani

It will be helpful to analyze where are you falling short- Quant or Verbal? is there a type of questions are you getting incorrect (say SC or CR)
That may be used to assess where to focus more.
Also, GRE is equally accepted and there is no preference as such. If you feel you personally find the GRE easier to crack, then go for it.
There's no official data on GRE vs GMAT acceptance rate for ISB/IIM, so instead of speculating spend your energy on taking the exam you feel you have a better shot at.
Coming to your profile, remember that ISB/IIMA will evaluate your candidature based on 6 admission factors mentioned here.
To have an edge in academics No doubt aim for a 710+ to be above the school's average.
In work ex, more than years or industry showcase what has been your career progression and key achievements in these 13 years?
Since you are slightly on the higher end of work ex- you will need to display more maturity here.
WOuld like to hear a little more around extracurricular activities as they highlight your diversity factor. And more than a laundry list- impact in these activities will be required.
Lastly I'm not sure if career goals are very realistic. Are you planning to move into Management Consulting? It may be quite difficult with 13 years of experience and from IIMA. I would recommend you to do your research and speak to other alumni/current students as well to know the real situation on ground zero. You may wish to read more about it here.

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Hi Everyone,

I having a tough time getting past descent score (read 700+) in GMAT mocks
and would like to know acceptance rates of Indian B schools wide GRE. Although
reputed schools like IIM s and ISB mention that they do accept candidates wide GRE,
practical acceptance rate seems less than 5%.

What can be best viable option for me?
Age: 34, Male
WE: 13 years in after sales support in core technical field.
Presently working full time in private US NYSE based MNC.
Dream school/ Profile: IIM A, Consulting.
Reason for doing MBA: Shift from core technical to sales and leverage
knowledge in consulting.
Undergrad: BE Instrumentation (2005), Pune university.
Extracurricular: Was part of best service team in all country level in 2013,
have won couple of customer appreciations from end users served.

My present GMAT mock scores are hovering around 600-650.
Looking forward for your two cents.

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Kindly evaluate my profile for IIM A

Background: Worked at Tata Consultancy Services. Currently working at Deloitte
Undergrad Information : B.Tech In ECE& UG GPA: 9.08
GMAT: 740 ( Q49 , V40)
Work experience and leadership : 4 YEARS 2 MONTHS , I led a development team of twelve person in successful implementation of our firm's 1st Cloud based Customer Relationship Management (CRM) system in 24 diverse business region for a UK-based multinational.

I was responsible for overall management of project lifecycle. I led the development team starting from requirement analysis, discovery phase to final delivery to the client. It also involved working closely with clients and cross-functional departments to communicate project statuses and proposals.

Community and others: been part NGOs and led teams in various social service activities.
Post MBA goals : Consultant in Strategy and Operations


Hi Satya090,

Thanks for your query.

Needless to say, a lot working for you here :) You have a fine GMAT score, a very good GPA, and international exposure at work :-) Such things add immense value to essays, provided they are expressed well. The extra-curricular activities, though, are not stellar.

The essays will be crucial in your case. Ensure you craft a set of stellar essays that appropriately represent your strengths, focus on your growth and achievements, as well as portray a set of career goals, which align well with your existing profile. Your essays must clearly bring out your need for an MBA and project a logical sync between your short-term and long-term goals.

If you are able to take care of the above, you will have a very fine chance at bagging an interview call. Do reach out to us in case you have any follow-up questions.

All the best! :-)
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I am 30 years old female working in IT sector and have a testing profile.
Current Company Techmahindra
Total experience: 8 years
I have worked with good clients and worked in Banking, capital markets, telecom and retail domains. My major experience is with finance domain.
SSC 84%
+2 79%
B.Tech in Biotechnology 78%
I have worked with various NGOs during engg. Period and initial Infosys days. I have worked for upliftment of children and enjoy it as well.

I have not written GMAT but GRE.
Scored 321 - 166/170 in Quant and 155/170 in verbal and AWA 3/6.
I converted GRE into GMAT and score comes out to be 670.

Please evaluate my profile for IIM EPGP

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HI
I am 30 years old female working in IT sector and have a testing profile.
Current Company Techmahindra
Total experience: 8 years
I have worked with good clients and worked in Banking, capital markets, telecom and retail domains. My major experience is with finance domain.
SSC 84%
+2 79%
B.Tech in Biotechnology 78%
I have worked with various NGOs during engg. Period and initial Infosys days. I have worked for upliftment of children and enjoy it as well.

I have not written GMAT but GRE.
Scored 321 - 166/170 in Quant and 155/170 in verbal and AWA 3/6.
I converted GRE into GMAT and score comes out to be 670.

Please evaluate my profile for IIM EPGP

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Hi,

You have an interesting profile and your experience in financial domain in IT sector makes your profile fairly different from the usual applicant pool. IIM B prefers a diverse mix of candidates and well-structured application can definitely make the right impact with the adcom.

However, you may want to re-take the GRE/GMAT and increase your score to improve your chances.

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I am planning to give GMAT EXam by July 30. in mocks , i am getting 590 and hoping that i will score in the range of 650-670. i would like to know my chances in IIMB for EGP or in other schools.
Education:
1. M.Tech -chemical Engineer (60%) from Institute of Chemical Technology, Mumbai
2. B. E. -chemical engineering (Aggr. 59.4%) from Mumbai University affiliated college.
3. 12th -74% , State board
4. 10th -79%, state board

professional:
1. presently working in one of the Tata group's company as a lead engineer since 7 years in applied research space. profile involves scouting new and break-through technologies in power space and creating solution using those to benefit the company. a lot of collaborative works and interaction with academic institutes i lead. however the success rate is very low. have published two research papers in Indian journal. also co-author of two patents.
2. worked in other three companies totaling 1.5 years of experience in plant operation, sales and project site work.

Reason to pursue MBA: since i am not doing core work in chemical field so have lost the opportunity to go back in chemical industry with expertise they require at this level. therefore, want to change work profile by moving into technology management space ( techno-commercial space).

request experts to guide me. suggest possible business schools to apply.
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ITGMAT wrote:
I am planning to give GMAT EXam by July 30. in mocks , i am getting 590 and hoping that i will score in the range of 650-670. i would like to know my chances in IIMB for EGP or in other schools.
Education:
1. M.Tech -chemical Engineer (60%) from Institute of Chemical Technology, Mumbai
2. B. E. -chemical engineering (Aggr. 59.4%) from Mumbai University affiliated college.
3. 12th -74% , State board
4. 10th -79%, state board

professional:
1. presently working in one of the Tata group's company as a lead engineer since 7 years in applied research space. profile involves scouting new and break-through technologies in power space and creating solution using those to benefit the company. a lot of collaborative works and interaction with academic institutes i lead. however the success rate is very low. have published two research papers in Indian journal. also co-author of two patents.
2. worked in other three companies totaling 1.5 years of experience in plant operation, sales and project site work.

Reason to pursue MBA: since i am not doing core work in chemical field so have lost the opportunity to go back in chemical industry with expertise they require at this level. therefore, want to change work profile by moving into technology management space ( techno-commercial space).

request experts to guide me. suggest possible business schools to apply.


Hi ITGMAT,

Good to read your profile, dude!
Aim for the best GMAT score you can get, preferably above your current target of 670.
A few application tips- MBA applications are all about creating a winning sales pitch. When you write your application, show that you are led by a greater purpose in life to make impact in XXX field and hence your career goals...saying that its the next best thing possible is not impressive enough for the adcoms, but having a passion/ purpose is..... Secondly, let the adcom see that you have done great work at your company and made some impact- the low success rate is only a function of the job- don't take personal responsibility for that.

You can apply to all the IIMs- A, B, C and L. You can also apply to ISB. Infact, as a serious applicant who wishes to study at a business school next year, you should definitely apply to more than one b-school, to maximize your chances of admission.
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Hello ITGMAT

Yours is a mixed bag. The good is that your work ex is different from an avg applicant and career goals may look organic if put forward correctly. (You can read more on career goals here)
The not so good is past academic scores and GMAT. While I understand improving scores drastically in a short period is tough, if you can score a 710+ it will really cement your chances at the likes of EPGP.
If not, you will have to put in double the effort in your applications to really stand out. For that you should add information around key achievements at work, real business impact of your contributions. Also, you have not mentioned anything around your extracurricular activities- that can further add to your diversity. You will need a deadly combination of Acads + Work Ex + Diversity + Career Goals to make it. Since Acads is looking weak, make sure you get the other 3 parts perfect in the application. (You can read more here on how to get admission to the likes of EPGP)
Needless to say, appplying to one program is a gamble look at the one year program at other IIMs and ISB too.

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ITGMAT wrote:
I am planning to give GMAT EXam by July 30. in mocks , i am getting 590 and hoping that i will score in the range of 650-670. i would like to know my chances in IIMB for EGP or in other schools.
Education:
1. M.Tech -chemical Engineer (60%) from Institute of Chemical Technology, Mumbai
2. B. E. -chemical engineering (Aggr. 59.4%) from Mumbai University affiliated college.
3. 12th -74% , State board
4. 10th -79%, state board

professional:
1. presently working in one of the Tata group's company as a lead engineer since 7 years in applied research space. profile involves scouting new and break-through technologies in power space and creating solution using those to benefit the company. a lot of collaborative works and interaction with academic institutes i lead. however the success rate is very low. have published two research papers in Indian journal. also co-author of two patents.
2. worked in other three companies totaling 1.5 years of experience in plant operation, sales and project site work.

Reason to pursue MBA: since i am not doing core work in chemical field so have lost the opportunity to go back in chemical industry with expertise they require at this level. therefore, want to change work profile by moving into technology management space ( techno-commercial space).

request experts to guide me. suggest possible business schools to apply.

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Hello ITGMAT

Yours is a mixed bag. The good is that your work ex is different from an avg applicant and career goals may look organic if put forward correctly. (You can read more on career goals here)
The not so good is past academic scores and GMAT. While I understand improving scores drastically in a short period is tough, if you can score a 710+ it will really cement your chances at the likes of EPGP.
If not, you will have to put in double the effort in your applications to really stand out. For that you should add information around key achievements at work, real business impact of your contributions. Also, you have not mentioned anything around your extracurricular activities- that can further add to your diversity. You will need a deadly combination of Acads + Work Ex + Diversity + Career Goals to make it. Since Acads is looking weak, make sure you get the other 3 parts perfect in the application. (You can read more here on how to get admission to the likes of EPGP)
Needless to say, appplying to one program is a gamble look at the one year program at other IIMs and ISB too.

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ITGMAT wrote:
I am planning to give GMAT EXam by July 30. in mocks , i am getting 590 and hoping that i will score in the range of 650-670. i would like to know my chances in IIMB for EGP or in other schools.
Education:
1. M.Tech -chemical Engineer (60%) from Institute of Chemical Technology, Mumbai
2. B. E. -chemical engineering (Aggr. 59.4%) from Mumbai University affiliated college.
3. 12th -74% , State board
4. 10th -79%, state board

professional:
1. presently working in one of the Tata group's company as a lead engineer since 7 years in applied research space. profile involves scouting new and break-through technologies in power space and creating solution using those to benefit the company. a lot of collaborative works and interaction with academic institutes i lead. however the success rate is very low. have published two research papers in Indian journal. also co-author of two patents.
2. worked in other three companies totaling 1.5 years of experience in plant operation, sales and project site work.

Reason to pursue MBA: since i am not doing core work in chemical field so have lost the opportunity to go back in chemical industry with expertise they require at this level. therefore, want to change work profile by moving into technology management space ( techno-commercial space).

request experts to guide me. suggest possible business schools to apply.


Thanks for feedback. will do introspection to make application better. Also will try for 700+ score. do you suggest to differed this year admission plan,instead, prepare & get good score and apply next year? will candidate age factor count in admission process.
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Hello ITGMAT

With 7 years work ex age will not be a problem. Next year with 720 is definitely better than this year with 680. But I'll go a step ahead and say, then why not apply in R2? Spend the next 2 months preparing and getting a 720+, apply in R2- best of both worlds.

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ITGMAT wrote:
oneMBAcoach wrote:
Hello ITGMAT

Yours is a mixed bag. The good is that your work ex is different from an avg applicant and career goals may look organic if put forward correctly. (You can read more on career goals here)
The not so good is past academic scores and GMAT. While I understand improving scores drastically in a short period is tough, if you can score a 710+ it will really cement your chances at the likes of EPGP.
If not, you will have to put in double the effort in your applications to really stand out. For that you should add information around key achievements at work, real business impact of your contributions. Also, you have not mentioned anything around your extracurricular activities- that can further add to your diversity. You will need a deadly combination of Acads + Work Ex + Diversity + Career Goals to make it. Since Acads is looking weak, make sure you get the other 3 parts perfect in the application. (You can read more here on how to get admission to the likes of EPGP)
Needless to say, appplying to one program is a gamble look at the one year program at other IIMs and ISB too.

Best
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ITGMAT wrote:
I am planning to give GMAT EXam by July 30. in mocks , i am getting 590 and hoping that i will score in the range of 650-670. i would like to know my chances in IIMB for EGP or in other schools.
Education:
1. M.Tech -chemical Engineer (60%) from Institute of Chemical Technology, Mumbai
2. B. E. -chemical engineering (Aggr. 59.4%) from Mumbai University affiliated college.
3. 12th -74% , State board
4. 10th -79%, state board

professional:
1. presently working in one of the Tata group's company as a lead engineer since 7 years in applied research space. profile involves scouting new and break-through technologies in power space and creating solution using those to benefit the company. a lot of collaborative works and interaction with academic institutes i lead. however the success rate is very low. have published two research papers in Indian journal. also co-author of two patents.
2. worked in other three companies totaling 1.5 years of experience in plant operation, sales and project site work.

Reason to pursue MBA: since i am not doing core work in chemical field so have lost the opportunity to go back in chemical industry with expertise they require at this level. therefore, want to change work profile by moving into technology management space ( techno-commercial space).

request experts to guide me. suggest possible business schools to apply.


Thanks for feedback. will do introspection to make application better. Also will try for 700+ score. do you suggest to differed this year admission plan,instead, prepare & get good score and apply next year? will candidate age factor count in admission process.

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Dear Varun,
Thanks a lot..I will target 720+ score to apply in round -2. Thank you so much for your time and feedback.



[quote="oneMBAcoach"]Hello ITGMAT

With 7 years work ex age will not be a problem. Next year with 720 is definitely better than this year with 680. But I'll go a step ahead and say, then why not apply in R2? Spend the next 2 months preparing and getting a 720+, apply in R2- best of both worlds.

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[quote="ITGMAT"][quote="oneMBAcoach"]Hello ITGMAT

Yours is a mixed bag. The good is that your work ex is different from an avg applicant and career goals may look organic if put forward correctly. (You can read more on career goals here)
The not so good is past academic scores and GMAT. While I understand improving scores drastically in a short period is tough, if you can score a 710+ it will really cement your chances at the likes of EPGP.
If not, you will have to put in double the effort in your applications to really stand out. For that you should add information around key achievements at work, real business impact of your contributions. Also, you have not mentioned anything around your extracurricular activities- that can further add to your diversity. You will need a deadly combination of Acads + Work Ex + Diversity + Career Goals to make it. Since Acads is looking weak, make sure you get the other 3 parts perfect in the application. (You can read more here on how to get admission to the likes of EPGP)
Needless to say, appplying to one program is a gamble look at the one year program at other IIMs and ISB too.

Best
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ITGMAT wrote:
I am planning to give GMAT EXam by July 30. in mocks , i am getting 590 and hoping that i will score in the range of 650-670. i would like to know my chances in IIMB for EGP or in other schools.
Education:
1. M.Tech -chemical Engineer (60%) from Institute of Chemical Technology, Mumbai
2. B. E. -chemical engineering (Aggr. 59.4%) from Mumbai University affiliated college.
3. 12th -74% , State board
4. 10th -79%, state board

professional:
1. presently working in one of the Tata group's company as a lead engineer since 7 years in applied research space. profile involves scouting new and break-through technologies in power space and creating solution using those to benefit the company. a lot of collaborative works and interaction with academic institutes i lead. however the success rate is very low. have published two research papers in Indian journal. also co-author of two patents.
2. worked in other three companies totaling 1.5 years of experience in plant operation, sales and project site work.

Reason to pursue MBA: since i am not doing core work in chemical field so have lost the opportunity to go back in chemical industry with expertise they require at this level. therefore, want to change work profile by moving into technology management space ( techno-commercial space).

request experts to guide me. suggest possible business schools to apply.


Hi ITGMAT,

Good to read your profile, dude!
Aim for the best GMAT score you can get, preferably above your current target of 670.
A few application tips- MBA applications are all about creating a winning sales pitch. When you write your application, show that you are led by a greater purpose in life to make impact in XXX field and hence your career goals...saying that its the next best thing possible is not impressive enough for the adcoms, but having a passion/ purpose is..... Secondly, let the adcom see that you have done great work at your company and made some impact- the low success rate is only a function of the job- don't take personal responsibility for that.

You can apply to all the IIMs- A, B, C and L. You can also apply to ISB. Infact, as a serious applicant who wishes to study at a business school next year, you should definitely apply to more than one b-school, to maximize your chances of admission.


Thanks for feedback. i appreciate your comments. I will try to put things properly in Application. Thanks for correcting about negative remarks. I will refrain using these now. :-) :-)
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New post 15 Jul 2018, 23:09
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MBADecoder wrote:

Hi ITGMAT,

Good to read your profile, dude!
Aim for the best GMAT score you can get, preferably above your current target of 670.
A few application tips- MBA applications are all about creating a winning sales pitch. When you write your application, show that you are led by a greater purpose in life to make impact in XXX field and hence your career goals...saying that its the next best thing possible is not impressive enough for the adcoms, but having a passion/ purpose is..... Secondly, let the adcom see that you have done great work at your company and made some impact- the low success rate is only a function of the job- don't take personal responsibility for that.

You can apply to all the IIMs- A, B, C and L. You can also apply to ISB. Infact, as a serious applicant who wishes to study at a business school next year, you should definitely apply to more than one b-school, to maximize your chances of admission.


Thanks for feedback. i appreciate your comments. I will try to put things properly in Application. Thanks for correcting about negative remarks. I will refrain using these now. :-) :-)


Glad to read that my advice helped. I know applicants don't write in their applications, what they share here on the forum. But sometimes, they tend to be over honest about their views. I wanted to caution you against doing that. :)
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Hi Group,

I haven't written the GMAT yet however plan to write it this year probably by September / October 2018.

Before that I would like to have my profile evaluated by Experts for IIM A PGPX .

Nationality - Indian
Academics - Class X - 90.2% (CBSE) , Class XII - 85.0% (CBSE Science Stream PCM)
Bachelors - B.Tech in Mining Machinery Engineering from IIT (ISM) Dhanbad (OGPA - 7.85 on absolute scale)
Experience - 9 Years experience in Design and Engineering of Material Handling / Mining Machines (for Infrastructure projects)
Working for a major global engineering group.
Permanent International experience - None (but day to day working is mainly with global engineers / designers)

My real motivation of doing looking for an MBA is to move into a Projects/ Strategy position in an engineering/consultancy firm most probably in the energy / infrastructure sector which will diversify my role from my current one as a mid level engineering manager.

I have been getting Mock scores in the range of 650-690 (my last being 690 in the GMAT Prep free test # 1)


Please let me know your feedback on my profile and how are my chances for getting into IIM A PGPX. I will be aiming for a approx 700 GMAT score if all goes to plan.

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Hello BobbyDazzler

Evaluating your chances will be easier if you can also share qualitative details around your 9 years of work ex, namely, Career Progression, Achievements and real business impact.
Also what sort of extracurricular activities have you been involved in along with your work.
It is these things that make your complete profile, and hold an importance as much as the GMAT. In your case doubly so since your target GMAT is below the class average and you will need to build on other strengths to stand out. (You can read more here on what areas of profile are critical for an admission)
Past academic scores are good and the IIT brand will be helpful.
At the same time, your industry may help you a bit on the diversity side, but the content or quality of your work ex matters more that year, role or industry.
Missing extracurricular info further demands a higher GMAT (to make you an outstanding candidate)
Based on the limited information the only advice I can give is to bump up your GMAT to 720+. And you seem to have enough time for that. If you are scoring 690 now and plan to take in Sep/Oct you have a good 2-3 months ahead to prepare and take this score up by 30-40 points.
Should you have further questions, let me know.

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BobbyDazzler wrote:
Hi Group,

I haven't written the GMAT yet however plan to write it this year probably by September / October 2018.

Before that I would like to have my profile evaluated by Experts for IIM A PGPX .

Nationality - Indian
Academics - Class X - 90.2% (CBSE) , Class XII - 85.0% (CBSE Science Stream PCM)
Bachelors - B.Tech in Mining Machinery Engineering from IIT (ISM) Dhanbad (OGPA - 7.85 on absolute scale)
Experience - 9 Years experience in Design and Engineering of Material Handling / Mining Machines (for Infrastructure projects)
Working for a major global engineering group.
Permanent International experience - None (but day to day working is mainly with global engineers / designers)

My real motivation of doing looking for an MBA is to move into a Projects/ Strategy position in an engineering/consultancy firm most probably in the energy / infrastructure sector which will diversify my role from my current one as a mid level engineering manager.

I have been getting Mock scores in the range of 650-690 (my last being 690 in the GMAT Prep free test # 1)


Please let me know your feedback on my profile and how are my chances for getting into IIM A PGPX. I will be aiming for a approx 700 GMAT score if all goes to plan.

Cheers!

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Hello,

Please evaluate my profile for One year MBA programs at IIM A (PGPX) /IIM B (EPGP) / IIM C (PGPEX)


Academics:
Bachelor of Engg (Electronics & Telecom) - 73.5% (Distinction)(University of Mumbai)
Master of Science (Telecom Engineering) - GPA 3.9/4.0 (University of Maryland, College Park)

During my masters, I took 4 management courses from R.H Smith school of Business at University of Maryland (studying alongside MBA grads)
That's when I got more interested towards getting a full time MBA

Also, I received an award from University of Maryland for academic excelllence (2nd Rank in MS program)
I was also a co-founder of UMD cricket club (1st of it's kind to promote the sport of Cricket and related events to all parts of campus)

GMAT - no score yet (expecting 700+)

Work Experience:
1 year intership and 5 months full-time experience at a Telecommunications Startup in United States
2 Years and 8 months (still working) full-time experience at AT&T wireless labs in US

I believe I have a good technical and hands on experience - working on some of the most challenging projects in the wireless industry
I have a good exposure of working with almost all of the major telecom companies, device vendors, equipment vendors in US.

Post MBA goal - Strategy role in Tech industry


Some other points which may add value to profile:

- Community Service - Volunteering at the ISKCON temple during events and festivals (2 years)
- worked part time at the university during Masters (Shipping and Receiving assistant)
- I have a CWNA - wireless network certification
- I have been trading stocks from past 3 years

I am aware that it requires a lot of experience to get into the executive programs but I was wondering if my profile will be considered as I already have a 2 years MS degree.

Many thanks in advance!
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Hello alphak3nny001

I replied to you on the ISB thread and you have a great profile. However, for IIMA you need to be 25 years+ and for IIMB/IIMC you need to have minimum 60 months of work ex before Mar 2019. This is irrespective of whether your have a post-grad degree or not.
So unless you complete 5 years by Mar 2019, you are not eligible for IIMB/C.
If you have more than 60 months by then, you are a strong candidate (if you get 700+)
Still, I'd recommend to check the specific website of each program and also speak to the program officer if you wish to be considered as an exception.

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alphak3nny001 wrote:
Hello,

Please evaluate my profile for One year MBA programs at IIM A (PGPX) /IIM B (EPGP) / IIM C (PGPEX)


Academics:
Bachelor of Engg (Electronics & Telecom) - 73.5% (Distinction)(University of Mumbai)
Master of Science (Telecom Engineering) - GPA 3.9/4.0 (University of Maryland, College Park)

During my masters, I took 4 management courses from R.H Smith school of Business at University of Maryland (studying alongside MBA grads)
That's when I got more interested towards getting a full time MBA

Also, I received an award from University of Maryland for academic excelllence (2nd Rank in MS program)
I was also a co-founder of UMD cricket club (1st of it's kind to promote the sport of Cricket and related events to all parts of campus)

GMAT - no score yet (expecting 700+)

Work Experience:
1 year intership and 5 months full-time experience at a Telecommunications Startup in United States
2 Years and 8 months (still working) full-time experience at AT&T wireless labs in US

I believe I have a good technical and hands on experience - working on some of the most challenging projects in the wireless industry
I have a good exposure of working with almost all of the major telecom companies, device vendors, equipment vendors in US.

Post MBA goal - Strategy role in Tech industry


Some other points which may add value to profile:

- Community Service - Volunteering at the ISKCON temple during events and festivals (2 years)
- worked part time at the university during Masters (Shipping and Receiving assistant)
- I have a CWNA - wireless network certification
- I have been trading stocks from past 3 years

I am aware that it requires a lot of experience to get into the executive programs but I was wondering if my profile will be considered as I already have a 2 years MS degree.

Many thanks in advance!

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Hi all,
Request you to please evaluate my profile for admission at IIMA PGPX.
I am a chemical engineer working at an E-SBR (JV of IOCL and TSRC) plant in the operations department. Job responsibilities include managing a shift of around 30 people responsible for production. Job responsibilities require a mix of technical and managerial skills.

High school- 86.8%(CBSE)
12th- 77.8%(CBSE)
B.E chemical engineering- 8.077 CGPA (80.77%) from DSSBUICET Panjab University (central university, selection through AIEEE)
Work ex-4 years experience at a chemical plant.
Gmat score- 680 (V34,Q48)

Extracurricular
1) Level 2 Diploma holder in German language
2) District topper in X CBSE board examinations
3) Head of Marketing team for college fest Cyanide 2011 Generated an amount of Rs 46K from sponsors
namely Kings XI Punjab and Nike.
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Indian
10th -70%
12th -78.4% (commerce)
Graduation -65% (bba)
Completed cfa with bba in first attempt

Extracurriculars - grade 8 guitar player from the rock school (10+ exp)
German lang skill till b1 level
District level chess and cricket in school

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hello enviousfox

I replied to you on the ISB thread, would like to add that for IIMA (PGPX) you need to be 25 years+ and for IIMB/C you need to have 60 months of work ex.
Not sure about your eligibility on that front, as info around work ex is missing.

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Indian
10th -70%
12th -78.4% (commerce)
Graduation -65% (bba)
Completed cfa with bba in first attempt

Extracurriculars - grade 8 guitar player from the rock school (10+ exp)
German lang skill till b1 level
District level chess and cricket in school

Posted from my mobile device

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MBAkarma wrote:
Hello alphak3nny001

I replied to you on the ISB thread and you have a great profile. However, for IIMA you need to be 25 years+ and for IIMB/IIMC you need to have minimum 60 months of work ex before Mar 2019. This is irrespective of whether your have a post-grad degree or not.
So unless you complete 5 years by Mar 2019, you are not eligible for IIMB/C.
If you have more than 60 months by then, you are a strong candidate (if you get 700+)
Still, I'd recommend to check the specific website of each program and also speak to the program officer if you wish to be considered as an exception.

Best
Varun Sharma
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alphak3nny001 wrote:
Hello,

Please evaluate my profile for One year MBA programs at IIM A (PGPX) /IIM B (EPGP) / IIM C (PGPEX)


Academics:
Bachelor of Engg (Electronics & Telecom) - 73.5% (Distinction)(University of Mumbai)
Master of Science (Telecom Engineering) - GPA 3.9/4.0 (University of Maryland, College Park)

During my masters, I took 4 management courses from R.H Smith school of Business at University of Maryland (studying alongside MBA grads)
That's when I got more interested towards getting a full time MBA

Also, I received an award from University of Maryland for academic excelllence (2nd Rank in MS program)
I was also a co-founder of UMD cricket club (1st of it's kind to promote the sport of Cricket and related events to all parts of campus)

GMAT - no score yet (expecting 700+)

Work Experience:
1 year intership and 5 months full-time experience at a Telecommunications Startup in United States
2 Years and 8 months (still working) full-time experience at AT&T wireless labs in US

I believe I have a good technical and hands on experience - working on some of the most challenging projects in the wireless industry
I have a good exposure of working with almost all of the major telecom companies, device vendors, equipment vendors in US.

Post MBA goal - Strategy role in Tech industry


Some other points which may add value to profile:

- Community Service - Volunteering at the ISKCON temple during events and festivals (2 years)
- worked part time at the university during Masters (Shipping and Receiving assistant)
- I have a CWNA - wireless network certification
- I have been trading stocks from past 3 years

I am aware that it requires a lot of experience to get into the executive programs but I was wondering if my profile will be considered as I already have a 2 years MS degree.

Many thanks in advance!



Hi Varun,

Thank you for going through my profile. Your feedback really helps.

I have worked as an intern for a whole year at a startup while I was in the Masters program. Do you think that will be considered towards my work experience (while counting the number of months) or it will be ignored as it was before my graduation ?

Thanks,
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