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I was browsing the forums and did not run into the INSEAD thread for the current program! Come on - who all are out there for this year? I am still a little unsure about INSEAD as the school has been historically clear about its point of view on reapplicants - but this year bb10 noticed a change in their language for reapplicants and I think they may make their stance softer.

So: Who all are with me this year?
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Saw elsewhere that someone from India has received an interview invite. No mention of the AO though.

Anyone from India on here heard back?

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Hey folks, I just received my interview invite. I am an Indian but I applied from UAE, so I am guessing that they have started rolling out interview decisions for the middle-east applicants. Good luck to all those awaiting their results.
NOTE: It is not necessary that your AO will send you the interview notification!

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Hey folks, I just received my interview invite. I am an Indian but I applied from UAE, so I am guessing that they have started rolling out interview decisions for the middle-east applicants. Good luck to all those awaiting their results.
NOTE: It is not necessary that your AO will send you the interview notification!


Congratulations. I am guessing you have truckloads of international experience?


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Congratulations and all the best AcidXXX

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Wow INSEAD has started sending out invites already? I thought it'll come out on October 20. Does anyone what % of applicants INSEAD invites for interviews?

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From the top of my head, I think i remember reading the inerview invite rate was 23%. Could be wrong...

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From the top of my head, I think i remember reading the inerview invite rate was 23%. Could be wrong...


I guess that's wrong cuz Insead's acceptance rate is touted at 30-40%. A school which gives out average GMAT so proudly will also specify acceptance rate proudly if it were lower than 20%, suggesting that Insead doesn't have a low acceptance rate. Insead is right in maintaining a higher acceptance rate taking in candidates from as many countries as possible by compromising acceptance rate and thereby positioning itself as Business School for the World.
Now, if interview acceptance rate is 50% as suggested by many, then their interview invite rate could be in the range of 60-80% - I believe that it is in the range of 50-60%.

But again, all of the above is my educated guess and could be wrong.

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From the top of my head, I think i remember reading the inerview invite rate was 23%. Could be wrong...


I guess that's wrong cuz Insead's acceptance rate is touted at 30-40%. A school which gives out average GMAT so proudly will also specify acceptance rate proudly if it were lower than 20%, suggesting that Insead doesn't have a low acceptance rate. Insead is right in maintaining a higher acceptance rate taking in candidates from as many countries as possible by compromising acceptance rate and thereby positioning itself as Business School for the World.
Now, if interview acceptance rate is 50% as suggested by many, then their interview invite rate could be in the range of 60-80% - I believe that it is in the range of 50-60%.

But again, all of the above is my educated guess and could be wrong.


Thanks for the insight.

But If I try to reverse engineer this -

For every 100 applicants, 60 would get invited for an interview (taking the lower limit as per your estimate)
Of the 60 getting an interview invite, 30 would get an admit.

So essentially for every 100 applicants, 30 would get an admit. (i.e. 30%)

Now considering an INSEAD intake has 550 to 600 seats, with a 30% acceptance rate, the total applicants would be anywhere between 1800 to 2000. That's too low surely?

I personally think that the acceptance rate etc. are numbers that don't really matter, especially in the first round. Although I have to admit, I'm equally guilty of overthinking about these parameters.

With no one from India having heard yet, I guess we will find out only next week. The productivity at work is going to suffer a massive hit. It's either going to be a very happy Diwali or an extremely disappointing one.

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From the top of my head, I think i remember reading the inerview invite rate was 23%. Could be wrong...


I guess that's wrong cuz Insead's acceptance rate is touted at 30-40%. A school which gives out average GMAT so proudly will also specify acceptance rate proudly if it were lower than 20%, suggesting that Insead doesn't have a low acceptance rate. Insead is right in maintaining a higher acceptance rate taking in candidates from as many countries as possible by compromising acceptance rate and thereby positioning itself as Business School for the World.
Now, if interview acceptance rate is 50% as suggested by many, then their interview invite rate could be in the range of 60-80% - I believe that it is in the range of 50-60%.

But again, all of the above is my educated guess and could be wrong.


Thanks for the insight.

But If I try to reverse engineer this -

For every 100 applicants, 60 would get invited for an interview (taking the lower limit as per your estimate)
Of the 60 getting an interview invite, 30 would get an admit.

So essentially for every 100 applicants, 30 would get an admit. (i.e. 30%)

Now considering an INSEAD intake has 550 to 600 seats, with a 30% acceptance rate, the total applicants would be anywhere between 1800 to 2000. That's too low surely?

I personally think that the acceptance rate etc. are numbers that don't really matter, especially in the first round. Although I have to admit, I'm equally guilty of overthinking about these parameters.

With no one from India having heard yet, I guess we will find out only next week. The productivity at work is going to suffer a massive hit. It's either going to be a very happy Diwali or an extremely disappointing one.


Keep in mind that not everyone accepted matriculates. that would increase your applicant pool to roughly 2500 (assuming a 80% yield)

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Good point, sneaks

Just been lurking here and there trying to get some data regarding this and came across a blog that stated total applicants per intake is roughly 2500. Another blog stated the "applicant per seat" as 2.5, which roughly translates to a total of 1500 applicants per intake.

Needless to say, not sure how reliable these figures are.

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this week has really tested the nerves... 1 more week to go!

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To add to it, even Booth has a yield of 60% so I would assume a similar figure for Insead. In addition, deferred admissions are excluded from Yield, though that's a relatively very small figure.

Moreover, the whole game changes the moment you're an Indian as provided in the blog below:

http://www.mbadataguru.com/blog/insead/ ... ance-rate/

While acceptance rate is quite high for others it is a meager 12% for Indians, but again this is based on applicants registered on gmatclub.com.

Most importantly, I feel the dynamics may have changed completely with a much larger applicant pool applying to Insead this year owing to the Trumpian politics in US and Insead's continuous 2 year stint as the World's best B School in FT Rankings.

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Hey girls and guys, I just received an email saying I've made it to the interviews stage. Located in Lagos Nigeria.

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Hey girls and guys, I just received an email saying I've made it to the interviews stage. Located in Lagos Nigeria.


Congrats!! You're Nigerian?

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INSEAD has a VERY different approach to application than other US schools. It is VERY hard to break into INSEAD without legit international work ex (especially unconventional international work-ex for Indains, sometimes a US stint is not enough) - my 0.02$
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Hey girls and guys, I just received an email saying I've made it to the interviews stage. Located in Lagos Nigeria.


Congrats!! You're Nigerian?

Yes sir. Mixed Nigerian and french.

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Regarding the percentage of applicants receiving interview invite, I am attaching here an excerpt from clear Admit's interview guide, FYI.
Weighting
While INSEAD does not have an of cial weighting system, the interview reports generally carry no more weight than one’s work experience, recommendations, etc. Of course, it remains to be said that because the interviews come after
an initial evaluation of one’s le, they can serve as the swing vote in some borderline applications. At least one interview is required for admission to INSEAD, a fact that suggests that the adcom considers these data points to be essential to their admissions decision.
In recent years, INSEAD has invited 40-50% of the applicant pool to interview, ultimately admitting 50-60% of those in this “preselected” group. An invitation to interview is, therefore,
a positive signal as to the strength of one’s candidacy, though substantial cuts will still be made after this phase of the ad- missions process.

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Hi

I was filling out the form.

DO we have the cultural diversity question for Sept 2018 intake ?? I had this question in my list but unable to locate it anywhere right now, please help!!
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I was filling out the form.

DO we have the cultural diversity question for Sept 2018 intake ?? I had this question in my list but unable to locate it anywhere right now, please help!!


It is not there anymore.

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Got interview invite at 8.28pm Singapore time :) based in sg

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