GMAT Question of the Day - Daily to your Mailbox; hard ones only

It is currently 18 Nov 2018, 21:18

Close

GMAT Club Daily Prep

Thank you for using the timer - this advanced tool can estimate your performance and suggest more practice questions. We have subscribed you to Daily Prep Questions via email.

Customized
for You

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Track
Your Progress

every week, we’ll send you an estimated GMAT score based on your performance

Practice
Pays

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Not interested in getting valuable practice questions and articles delivered to your email? No problem, unsubscribe here.

Close

Request Expert Reply

Confirm Cancel
Events & Promotions in November
PrevNext
SuMoTuWeThFrSa
28293031123
45678910
11121314151617
18192021222324
2526272829301
Open Detailed Calendar

ISB 2019 Intake Class of 2020: Calling all applicants

  new topic post reply Update application status  
Author Message
Manager
Manager
avatar
B
Joined: 05 Jul 2017
Posts: 51
Location: India
GMAT 1: 630 Q40 V36
GMAT 2: 570 Q32 V37
GMAT 3: 680 Q46 V38
GMAT 4: 710 Q47 V40
GRE 1: Q156 V158
GPA: 3.5
WE: Marketing (Retail Banking)
Re: ISB 2019 Intake Class of 2020: Calling all applicants  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 20 Oct 2018, 20:20
3
Spiderguy252 wrote:
AdityaRaghunath wrote:
Anyone from Bangalore who's got a call yet?


Not me.


Update: Just got the interview invite for 27 October. Have accepted.
Intern
Intern
avatar
Joined: 07 Apr 2017
Posts: 5
Re: ISB 2019 Intake Class of 2020: Calling all applicants  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 20 Oct 2018, 21:19
2
Spiderguy252 wrote:
Spiderguy252 wrote:
AdityaRaghunath wrote:
Anyone from Bangalore who's got a call yet?


Not me.


Update: Just got the interview invite for 27 October. Have accepted.




Yes, I got an invite as well.
Manager
Manager
avatar
B
Joined: 05 Jul 2017
Posts: 51
Location: India
GMAT 1: 630 Q40 V36
GMAT 2: 570 Q32 V37
GMAT 3: 680 Q46 V38
GMAT 4: 710 Q47 V40
GRE 1: Q156 V158
GPA: 3.5
WE: Marketing (Retail Banking)
Re: ISB 2019 Intake Class of 2020: Calling all applicants  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 20 Oct 2018, 21:41
AdityaRaghunath wrote:
Yes, I got an invite as well.


Nice. Describe your profile? Here's mine:

Spiderguy252 wrote:
Hello, I would appreciate if you took a few minutes out to analyze my profile:

Age: 26
Class X: 87%
Class XII: 82%
CGPA: 7.19 (VIT University, B.Tech in Computer Engineering though there are a fair share of backlogs which I successfully cleared within the 4 years)
Best GMAT Score: 710 (Q47 V40 IR 7 AWA 5)

Work Experience: 5.5 years by March 2019 - All in Marketing. The last 4 years of those has been in a pan-Indian Fintech startup, with the last 1.5 years in a Managerial role.

Extracurricular: Ran a Culture Critic portal during my college days, Moderator of an aviation community since 2009, volunteered with Greenpeace India for 6 months in 2017.

Goals: I would like to climb up the ladder to become a Brand Manager at a reputed international firm.
Intern
Intern
avatar
B
Joined: 07 Mar 2018
Posts: 5
GMAT 1: 720 Q47 V41
GPA: 3.5
Re: ISB 2019 Intake Class of 2020: Calling all applicants  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 20 Oct 2018, 21:49
1
They have started rolling out invites for next weekend schedule (27 oct) for Bangalore. Received one.
Intern
Intern
avatar
B
Joined: 02 Mar 2017
Posts: 3
Location: India
Schools: ISB '20 (D)
GMAT 1: 720 Q49 V38
GPA: 3.5
Re: ISB 2019 Intake Class of 2020: Calling all applicants  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 20 Oct 2018, 21:50
1
Received invite for 27th Oct, Bangalore.
Manager
Manager
User avatar
B
Joined: 04 Feb 2012
Posts: 163
Location: India
Concentration: General Management, Strategy
GRE 1: Q162 V160
GPA: 3.96
WE: Research (Pharmaceuticals and Biotech)
Re: ISB 2019 Intake Class of 2020: Calling all applicants  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 20 Oct 2018, 22:32
All the best to all Bangalore invites.


Sent from my iPhone using GMAT Club Forum mobile app
Intern
Intern
avatar
B
Joined: 02 Aug 2018
Posts: 9
Location: United Arab Emirates
GMAT 1: 710 Q50 V35
GPA: 3.5
CAT Tests
Re: ISB 2019 Intake Class of 2020: Calling all applicants  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 21 Oct 2018, 00:17
Does ISB send rejection emails to interviewed candidates?
Intern
Intern
User avatar
B
Joined: 09 Oct 2018
Posts: 23
Re: ISB 2019 Intake Class of 2020: Calling all applicants  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 21 Oct 2018, 00:48
Naimishvijay wrote:
Does ISB send rejection emails to interviewed candidates?


Yes, ISB sends reject mail to interviewed candidates, also the application status is updated on their portal.
_________________

Shweta Tandon
http://www.EssayPro.in
Contact us at: contact@essaypro.in


Free Profile Evaluation, Unlimited hours of Essay Consulting & Interview Preparation

Manager
Manager
avatar
B
Joined: 20 Apr 2018
Posts: 66
Schools: ISB '20 (I)
Re: ISB 2019 Intake Class of 2020: Calling all applicants  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 21 Oct 2018, 03:15
EssayPro wrote:
Naimishvijay wrote:
Does ISB send rejection emails to interviewed candidates?


Yes, ISB sends reject mail to interviewed candidates, also the application status is updated on their portal.


Does the status get updated on the portal for everyone together ?

Posted from my mobile device
Intern
Intern
avatar
B
Joined: 15 Feb 2015
Posts: 2
Location: Kuwait
GMAT 1: 720 Q51 V36
GPA: 3.5
Re: ISB 2019 Intake Class of 2020: Calling all applicants  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 21 Oct 2018, 08:24
1
Got skype interview invite,for 27th Oct !
Intern
Intern
avatar
Joined: 17 Oct 2018
Posts: 2
Re: ISB 2019 Intake Class of 2020: Calling all applicants  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 21 Oct 2018, 08:25
Anybody else got an invite apart from the ones in the morning wave? Does anybody know the frequency or the timings at which the rollout happens? It's getting very tiring to keep refreshing the mailbox and checking this thread. :/

Posted from my mobile device
BSchool Forum Moderator
User avatar
G
Joined: 07 Jan 2016
Posts: 819
Location: India
GMAT 1: 710 Q49 V36
Reviews Badge
Re: ISB 2019 Intake Class of 2020: Calling all applicants  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 21 Oct 2018, 10:47
2
Done with my interview today. Fingers crossed.

Regards,
HK
Manager
Manager
avatar
B
Joined: 16 Jul 2016
Posts: 240
Location: India
GPA: 4
WE: Brand Management (Retail)
Reviews Badge
Re: ISB 2019 Intake Class of 2020: Calling all applicants  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 21 Oct 2018, 10:58
How are you guys practicing for ISB interview? Preparing answers is one part and proper delivery is one.

Not sure how to vet my answers by someone. Is any consultant's input required in preparing for an interview?
Manager
Manager
User avatar
S
Joined: 09 Feb 2018
Posts: 111
Location: India
Concentration: Real Estate, Finance
GPA: 3.58
GMAT ToolKit User Reviews Badge
Re: ISB 2019 Intake Class of 2020: Calling all applicants  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 21 Oct 2018, 11:54
1
GoodGuy wrote:
How are you guys practicing for ISB interview? Preparing answers is one part and proper delivery is one.

Not sure how to vet my answers by someone. Is any consultant's input required in preparing for an interview?


Practice before a mirror for delivery or record an audio. Try to get your answers to standard questions (Why MBA, Why ISB, Career Goals) reviewed by someone who has knowledge of your Industry and domain. Try to bullet-proof your answers to these questions by asking your reviewers to come up with cross-questions.


Is any consultant's input required in preparing for an interview?
Nothing is "required". It augments your application or eases your work. My personal suggestion- Consult an agency "only if" you want industry related cross-questions. I took a mock from MBASAGE. The interviewer was talented enough to come up with real grilling questions.
Manager
Manager
User avatar
S
Joined: 21 Jul 2017
Posts: 193
Location: India
Concentration: Social Entrepreneurship, Leadership
GMAT 1: 650 Q47 V33
GPA: 4
WE: Project Management (Education)
Premium Member Reviews Badge CAT Tests
Re: ISB 2019 Intake Class of 2020: Calling all applicants  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 21 Oct 2018, 12:59
rohitkoka93 wrote:
Anybody else got an invite apart from the ones in the morning wave? Does anybody know the frequency or the timings at which the rollout happens? It's getting very tiring to keep refreshing the mailbox and checking this thread. :/

Posted from my mobile device



They can send invite till Thursday (based on the past trends). If you are confident enough, I suggest you start with the interview prep.

Rest may the force be with you! :)
Intern
Intern
avatar
B
Joined: 12 Sep 2017
Posts: 12
Re: ISB 2019 Intake Class of 2020: Calling all applicants  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 21 Oct 2018, 20:48
Is there anyone who filled Mohali as interview location?

Sent from my MI 5 using GMAT Club Forum mobile app
BSchool Forum Moderator
User avatar
G
Joined: 07 Jan 2016
Posts: 819
Location: India
GMAT 1: 710 Q49 V36
Reviews Badge
Re: ISB 2019 Intake Class of 2020: Calling all applicants  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 22 Oct 2018, 03:17
4
Location: Hyderabad
Date: 21st October 2018
Interview time: 16:00 hrs GMAT: 710 Exp: 5 years 8 months

Re-Applicant
Last year: Rejected after interview

The campus is an hour away from where I stay and I wanted to reach the location by 15:30 hrs. I started early to have lunch on my way and about 14:40 I get a call from the ISB team saying that the panel is running early and I was 10 mins away from location and I rushed to the location. After my registration I called the number from which I had a gotten a call and informed them about my arrival and 5 mins later I was called upstairs and I felt nostalgic and was thinking about the last time. Around 15:00 hrs I see a girl walking out of a room and a minute later I was called and I I have a legal name that is different from how I am called in real life and I told them call me X in short and I went into the room and pleasantries were exchanged. Two panel members (P2). Lets call them A and B. B informed about my name and how I like to be referred as X


B: How are you feeling?
Me: Hungry and nervous
A and B: why so? (surprised look)
Me: I started early to have lunch but i got a call saying that the panel was running early and I came
B: but are you comfortable?
Me- yes this is more important than a meal, please go ahead
B: ok so you did engineering and did all these i.e walk me through your resume
Me: gave them answer . made a mistake and the panel caught it and were like what.. I took my time to explain..

I was holding onto my passport and the panel told me you don't have to hold it and I replied I was nervous

B: Ok what work did you do at these companies
Me: Answered
A: you have venture (family business) why don't you join there
Me: answered
B: Current role and what does your company do
Me: Answered
B: oh so do you have a product that you sell?
Me: yes explained
B: is it like skype
Me: answered
B: oh if not like skype so it is like product M
Me: yes that is our competitor but in india it doesn't have that much presence etc

All in like 5-7 mins

A: okay what is your most ruthless business principle
Me: i didn't get you
A; repeated the question with an example
Me: I gave an answer which wasn't in sync with the question
A: ok forget that so how are you trying to compete with Y
Me: answered
A: but still product M is from a million dollar company how are you going to do? It will buy your company etc . I don't care about 1,2,3 features of your product, I have a company of my own.
Me: told them we work in economically backward countries and price is low so we always have customers for our product
A: ok you are targeting country K
Me: yes
A: Do you know when the million dollar company started? any guess?
Me: about 2000
A: yes, so about 15+ years of brand and what are you going to do
Me: answered
A: okay now product M is launched there what will you do ( country K)
Me: gave an answer
A: okay now you know product M is getting launched what will you do
Me: answered, mentioned price as a factor and certain features
A: okay let us say that product M is offering the same features then what you do
Me: product M is not designed that way, we already have it ready so you can save time by choosing our product
A; okay after 4 months the product is launched and now what do you do ?
Me: will focus on brand loyalty and referrals to increase business
A: but again it is a million dollar company they can buy you out. what do you do. you are offering for 100 rupees but the other company is offering at 90 rupees
Me: answered
A: okay now you are hired by the million dollar company for double the salary how will you market product M and take over the market share of your company
Me: answered
A: now switch roles you know that someone in other company is trying to overtake your market share

My face looked so sad and dejected. A apologised sorry X, I am putting you in a difficult situation, your work title is this and you need to make such decisions. I infact thanked him for such questions. I took a 30-45 seconds to prepare my answer whenever a cross question was thrown at me. I had a pen and paper in front of me and noted down bullet points and expanded on that

Me: will give additional features and market the product
B: (after a long time ) okay but wouldn't that take additional cost
Me: yes but we do have features that people don't use and we would showcase those as new features and showcase it as better
B: so you are telling me that you will out-innovate a million dollar company
Me: i will try to , we may not have the resources or finance but I will do my best because a million dollar company is trying to compete with us we will do our best.
A: okay so now it's a million dollar company the best is to sell it
Me: discussed about not selling
A: okay now the company wants to buy your product and how will you motivate the team to sell/not sell

I asked for a minute and noted down points

Me: answered on how to sell and motivate the team
B: but you did not address the employees for the product what about me
Me; Oh i forgot, answered
A: so you know how to sell your product better?
Me: yes
both A and B: are you taking the learning to work
Me: i was answering no to a question and there was coincidence to this question above and I said no thats not what i meant and i explained myself
B: why ISB
Me: answered
B: ok so you want a network
Me: yes i want to expand my venture so i need that
B: you were mentioning that you need some skills from MBA.. can you mention what skills
Me: yes i want to be an entrepreneur
B; so by just joining will you become one?
me: i may not but ISB will put me in the right direction
both A and B looking at each other: any questions:
Me; the interview was really wonderful I got to look at things bla bla .. I am sorry that I could not hold back my words.
A: i understand it is okay
Me: asked my question
A and B: replied

we shook hands and I told mr.A that it will always be a memorable interview and i walked out. i forgot my passport and went back to get that and I could see them discussing on something

It was 35-40 minutes interview with too many cross questions and tough situations. every point I made was being countered. Yes i did fumble and made some mistakes, there's no perfect interview but I came out feeling not bad. I do not know what to make out of this interview as well. As always may be I could have done better?

Looking at the larger picture - no why mba no goal related questions . I wanted to get into consulting and no case related questions etc
only why isb resume questions and product competitor questions

Over the course of 6 years I've had a few interviews but this one stands out for the way it was conducted and thanks to Mr.A first and Mr. B as well . I asked the company Mr.A owns and he told me about along with the address.

This is as much as I could remember about my interview and fingers crossed for Nov 15 :)
not sorry for keeping it long :D

regards,
HK

PS - excuse typos
BSchool Forum Moderator
User avatar
V
Joined: 28 Mar 2017
Posts: 1226
Location: India
GMAT 1: 730 Q49 V41
GPA: 4
CAT Tests
Re: ISB 2019 Intake Class of 2020: Calling all applicants  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 22 Oct 2018, 03:46
1
1
Manager
Manager
User avatar
S
Joined: 09 Feb 2018
Posts: 111
Location: India
Concentration: Real Estate, Finance
GPA: 3.58
GMAT ToolKit User Reviews Badge
Re: ISB 2019 Intake Class of 2020: Calling all applicants  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 22 Oct 2018, 03:49
1
Hatakekakashi wrote:
Location: Hyderabad
Date: 21st October 2018
Interview time: 16:00 hrs GMAT: 710 Exp: 5 years 8 months

Re-Applicant
Last year: Rejected after interview

The campus is an hour away from where I stay and I wanted to reach the location by 15:30 hrs. I started early to have lunch on my way and about 14:40 I get a call from the ISB team saying that the panel is running early and I was 10 mins away from location and I rushed to the location. After my registration I called the number from which I had a gotten a call and informed them about my arrival and 5 mins later I was called upstairs and I felt nostalgic and was thinking about the last time. Around 15:00 hrs I see a girl walking out of a room and a minute later I was called and I I have a legal name that is different from how I am called in real life and I told them call me X in short and I went into the room and pleasantries were exchanged. Two panel members (P2). Lets call them A and B. B informed about my name and how I like to be referred as X


B: How are you feeling?
Me: Hungry and nervous
A and B: why so? (surprised look)
Me: I started early to have lunch but i got a call saying that the panel was running early and I came
B: but are you comfortable?
Me- yes this is more important than a meal, please go ahead
B: ok so you did engineering and did all these i.e walk me through your resume
Me: gave them answer . made a mistake and the panel caught it and were like what.. I took my time to explain..

I was holding onto my passport and the panel told me you don't have to hold it and I replied I was nervous

B: Ok what work did you do at these companies
Me: Answered
A: you have venture (family business) why don't you join there
Me: answered
B: Current role and what does your company do
Me: Answered
B: oh so do you have a product that you sell?
Me: yes explained
B: is it like skype
Me: answered
B: oh if not like skype so it is like product M
Me: yes that is our competitor but in india it doesn't have that much presence etc

All in like 5-7 mins

A: okay what is your most ruthless business principle
Me: i didn't get you
A; repeated the question with an example
Me: I gave an answer which wasn't in sync with the question
A: ok forget that so how are you trying to compete with Y
Me: answered
A: but still product M is from a million dollar company how are you going to do? It will buy your company etc . I don't care about 1,2,3 features of your product, I have a company of my own.
Me: told them we work in economically backward countries and price is low so we always have customers for our product
A: ok you are targeting country K
Me: yes
A: Do you know when the million dollar company started? any guess?
Me: about 2000
A: yes, so about 15+ years of brand and what are you going to do
Me: answered
A: okay now product M is launched there what will you do ( country K)
Me: gave an answer
A: okay now you know product M is getting launched what will you do
Me: answered, mentioned price as a factor and certain features
A: okay let us say that product M is offering the same features then what you do
Me: product M is not designed that way, we already have it ready so you can save time by choosing our product
A; okay after 4 months the product is launched and now what do you do ?
Me: will focus on brand loyalty and referrals to increase business
A: but again it is a million dollar company they can buy you out. what do you do. you are offering for 100 rupees but the other company is offering at 90 rupees
Me: answered
A: okay now you are hired by the million dollar company for double the salary how will you market product M and take over the market share of your company
Me: answered
A: now switch roles you know that someone in other company is trying to overtake your market share

My face looked so sad and dejected. A apologised sorry X, I am putting you in a difficult situation, your work title is this and you need to make such decisions. I infact thanked him for such questions. I took a 30-45 seconds to prepare my answer whenever a cross question was thrown at me. I had a pen and paper in front of me and noted down bullet points and expanded on that

Me: will give additional features and market the product
B: (after a long time ) okay but wouldn't that take additional cost
Me: yes but we do have features that people don't use and we would showcase those as new features and showcase it as better
B: so you are telling me that you will out-innovate a million dollar company
Me: i will try to , we may not have the resources or finance but I will do my best because a million dollar company is trying to compete with us we will do our best.
A: okay so now it's a million dollar company the best is to sell it
Me: discussed about not selling
A: okay now the company wants to buy your product and how will you motivate the team to sell/not sell

I asked for a minute and noted down points

Me: answered on how to sell and motivate the team
B: but you did not address the employees for the product what about me
Me; Oh i forgot, answered
A: so you know how to sell your product better?
Me: yes
both A and B: are you taking the learning to work
Me: i was answering no to a question and there was coincidence to this question above and I said no thats not what i meant and i explained myself
B: why ISB
Me: answered
B: ok so you want a network
Me: yes i want to expand my venture so i need that
B: you were mentioning that you need some skills from MBA.. can you mention what skills
Me: yes i want to be an entrepreneur
B; so by just joining will you become one?
me: i may not but ISB will put me in the right direction
both A and B looking at each other: any questions:
Me; the interview was really wonderful I got to look at things bla bla .. I am sorry that I could not hold back my words.
A: i understand it is okay
Me: asked my question
A and B: replied

we shook hands and I told mr.A that it will always be a memorable interview and i walked out. i forgot my passport and went back to get that and I could see them discussing on something

It was 35-40 minutes interview with too many cross questions and tough situations. every point I made was being countered. Yes i did fumble and made some mistakes, there's no perfect interview but I came out feeling not bad. I do not know what to make out of this interview as well. As always may be I could have done better?

Looking at the larger picture - no why mba no goal related questions . I wanted to get into consulting and no case related questions etc
only why isb resume questions and product competitor questions

Over the course of 6 years I've had a few interviews but this one stands out for the way it was conducted and thanks to Mr.A first and Mr. B as well . I asked the company Mr.A owns and he told me about along with the address.

This is as much as I could remember about my interview and fingers crossed for Nov 15 :)
not sorry for keeping it long :D

regards,
HK

PS - excuse typos


Brilliant Write up. All the best bro. Faced similar questions related to start-up.
BSchool Forum Moderator
User avatar
G
Joined: 07 Jan 2016
Posts: 819
Location: India
GMAT 1: 710 Q49 V36
Reviews Badge
Re: ISB 2019 Intake Class of 2020: Calling all applicants  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 22 Oct 2018, 04:01
gmatexam439 wrote:
Hatakekakashi:

You are getting ISB call definitely this time. All the best, bro!

Posted from my mobile device


If that's the case, I'll inform you first :)
Thanks a lot
GMAT Club Bot
Re: ISB 2019 Intake Class of 2020: Calling all applicants &nbs [#permalink] 22 Oct 2018, 04:01

Go to page   Previous    1  ...  21   22   23   24   25   26   27  ...  39    Next  [ 778 posts ] 

Display posts from previous: Sort by

ISB 2019 Intake Class of 2020: Calling all applicants

  new topic post reply Update application status  


cron
Copyright

GMAT Club MBA Forum Home| About| Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy| GMAT Club Rules| Contact| Sitemap

Powered by phpBB © phpBB Group | Emoji artwork provided by EmojiOne

Kindly note that the GMAT® test is a registered trademark of the Graduate Management Admission Council®, and this site has neither been reviewed nor endorsed by GMAC®.