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I have been hearing rumours that tomorrow is the last day for interview invites and this will be the last week for interviews of R1 (Excluding R1.5). So hold on to your hopes till then. I know its tough but stay there.
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I have been hearing rumours that tomorrow is the last day for interview invites and this will be the last week for interviews of R1 (Excluding R1.5). So hold on to your hopes till then. I know its tough but stay there.


Result on 15th or is it getting preponed ?

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Hi Experts/Fellow test takers,

I need a suggestion from you all regarding one of the issues i am facing!

Indian Male!
GMAT- 660(Q 49, V 31), striving to break the 700 mark. GMAT in 20 days or so!
Working in Oil refinery in Procurement and Contracts function as "Manager"!
Work Ex- 5 yrs exactly.

Issue- I have recently received an offer letter for "Senior Manager" in Oil trading function in my same company which shall be effective from 1-Jan-19.
My question is i am appearing for ISB round-2, so will it matter that i get promoted before i sit for the interview(of ISB) or is it okay to get promoted and mention it in my Apps(about the promotion) before joining the department.

Will it anyhow help to go and work for a month or so in the new dept and then appear for interview!
(I have the flexibility of joining the Senior function either on 1-Dec-18 or on 1-Jan-19)

Goal-Getting a GMBA/Operations/SCM MBA from ISB!

Moderators- mihir0710, GmatDaddy, warriorguy

Much thanks in advance for your support!





Disclaimer: Personal Opinion, may or may not be closer to the actual truth :)

In my humble opinion, please go ahead with the promotion. From what I understood, you are in the process of filling the application form. Lets says you have 50% probability of getting shortlisted for interviews. Going by past trends of applications they receive and assuming that 660 GMAT score is not complemented by some outstanding work or extracurriculars, then this probability will drop down to very low levels.

Every organization has different schemes for awarding designations and most companies are going 'Lean'. So you can't compare a 'Senior Manager' from PSU or O&G from an 'Associate' in Tech firm. It could be possible that 'Associate' is doing more qualitative work (backed by quantitative data) than the 'Senior Manager'. We all know that in most PSUs promotion till a certain level happen by the virtue of time spent in that PSU unlike IT where there is no set pattern.

Going by my personal experience, OG and PSU find it difficult (not impossible, just that struggle is more) to land up a job in other domains unless backed by solid complements.

So in all probability, you may not even get shortlisted for ISB and you would have to wait for another year. Don't let go of this opportunity at work. Take your promotion and fill out the application form and see what happens. Converting a shortlist is also a huge task.

All the best.


Hi warriorguy ,

Thanks for your critical analysis! :)

Just to put things into perspective, I am one of the youngest Senior Managers in the company.

I am shifting my domain to get hands on experience in Oil Trading(a lot like actual stock trading).

Having said that, I understand your apprehensions are quite well founded, thus I am giving my GMAT again in hunt of that 700 and I am confident of breaking it this time.

Can you help me with the question that what all aspects of my candidature can I improve the most in minimum time?

Hope to hear from you soon! :)



Hi,

It wouldn't matter really if you are the youngest etc. People who apply have an outstanding list of achievements that can outplay your achievement.

I am not trying to demotivate you but setting a realistic expectation.

Rather than improving things on short period of time, look for things which you can include in your resume that conveys a powerful story. Retrospect. No consultant will be able to do that for you.

Presenting the thoughts in a way which aligns with what the school stands for will be a huge plus. Think of it in this way, after 1 year - if you had to sell yourself as a brand - what will be the key differentiators. No Indian college would want to add to the list of pupil who are left unplaced. Work on that.

As for the GMAT, 660 is not competitive but check if something else can help fill that basket. Some Certification etc. 700+ is not a must or an essential.

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Hi. There's a separate profile evaluation page. All profile related discussions should be confined to that. Can moderators please have a look into this?

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Anyone heard of any invites rolled out for 1-10 Nov yet ?

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Hi,
As we all know that the ISB R2 deadline is Dec 15, 2018. Do we have to submit our official GMAT score with our application??. The FAQ section mentions that we can do so(submit with 'unofficial' score) and the official GMAT score should reach ISB within 3 weeks.
My question is that can we submit our application with 'unofficial' GMAT score on such a date before Dec 15 such that the official score reachs after Dec 15 but within 3 weeks of expected time? Lets say I submit my application with unofficial score on Dec 8, 2018 and the official score reaches on or before Dec 29, 2018.

Please if anyone could help.
Also kindly correct me if I have an incorrect perception as above.
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Yes, please go ahead and apply with unofficial score card.

It generally takes less than two weeks for GMAC to report score to schools.

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Weren't the total number of applications 1200-1500?
1200 seems a really high number for interviews?

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nope.. each city had 200-300 interviews
easily 1200 interviews


I was interviewed on 12th in Delhi and the adcom actually explained a lot of things to us (in the room) about the number of panels for 13th and 14th. The list is below:

12th - 6 Panels
13th - 16 Panels
14th - 16 Panels

Now the thing to note is that Number of Panels on 12th was small because not many alums can take an off on a Friday. The EXPECTED number of panels for 13th and 14th was as shown above but it was not set in stone. If an alum (or few alums) decide not to show up, the school can literally do nothing but to add the load to those who appeared. But we can still use these numbers for guesstimation ->

40 mins per Interview starting at 10am and ending at 6pm with 1 hour lunch..

So, that's 10 interviews per panel (as calculated earlier) but

16*10*2 + 6*10 = 380 interviews in Delhi.
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Yes, please go ahead and apply with unofficial score card.

It generally takes less than two weeks for GMAC to report score to schools.

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Hi, thanks for the reply but I just want to be sure with my inference. So you are saying that one can, not that he/she should, apply with the test center's unofficial GMAT score for the R2 deadline on or before 14/15 Dec, provided the test was given on or before Dec 14/15, 2018.
Please correct me if I interpreted it wrong.
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Weren't the total number of applications 1200-1500?
1200 seems a really high number for interviews?

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nope.. each city had 200-300 interviews
easily 1200 interviews


I was interviewed on 12th in Delhi and the adcom actually explained a lot of things to us (in the room) about the number of panels for 13th and 14th. The list is below:

12th - 6 Panels
13th - 16 Panels
14th - 16 Panels

Now the thing to note is that Number of Panels on 12th was small because not many alums can take an off on a Friday. The EXPECTED number of panels for 13th and 14th was as shown above but it was not set in stone. If an alum (or few alums) decide not to show up, the school can literally do nothing but to add the load to those who appeared. But we can still use these numbers for guesstimation ->

40 mins per Interview starting at 10am and ending at 6pm with 1 hour lunch..

So, that's 10 interviews per panel (as calculated earlier) but

16*10*2 + 6*10 = 380 interviews in Delhi.


I got interviewed on 14th and they interviewed 80 that day.

Also, I have not heard of anyone getting interviewed between 1-10 Nov.. seems like a marketing gimmick
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[quote="UM1"][quote="umg"][quote="Hatakekakashi"][quote="gambit1992"]Weren't the total number of applications 1200-1500?
1200 seems a really high number for interviews?

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nope.. each city had 200-300 interviews
easily 1200 interviews[/quote]

I was interviewed on 12th in Delhi and the adcom actually explained a lot of things to us (in the room) about the number of panels for 13th and 14th. The list is below:

12th - 6 Panels
13th - 16 Panels
14th - 16 Panels

Now the thing to note is that Number of Panels on 12th was small because not many alums can take an off on a Friday. The EXPECTED number of panels for 13th and 14th was as shown above but it was not set in stone. If an alum (or few alums) decide not to show up, the school can literally do nothing but to add the load to those who appeared. But we can still use these numbers for guesstimation ->

40 mins per Interview starting at 10am and ending at 6pm with 1 hour lunch..

So, that's 10 interviews per panel (as calculated earlier) but

16*10*2 + 6*10 = 380 interviews in Delhi.[/quote]

I got interviewed on 14th and they interviewed 80 that day.

Also, I have not heard of anyone getting interviewed between 1-10 Nov.. seems like a marketing gimmick[/quote]
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Or maybe they have kept this window open to interview more people in case they are not able to fill in the min. number they have in mind for round 1 intake.

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Hi abhishek893rai,

Just to clear the air.
ISB's R2 deadline is Dec 15 1800 hrs. Applicants need to submit the completed application form[Completed=essays+other details+Gmat Score] by that time.

So you can write your GMAT on 15 th such that you are able to finish your exam, put your unofficial scores(the one that you get at the test centre) in the application form and submit it by 1800 hrs. When you write the actual exam just choose to send the score to ISB.

However, I would advise you not to do that. I personally know many people who scheduled their Gmat on the very last date and the earliest slot but unfortunately they could not attempt it because of some issue in the test centre.
Gmac apologized for the inconvenience and offered to refund the money or reschedule the test(Last minute Technical and Administrative issues do crop up and they are beyond anyone's control).
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umg wrote:
Hatakekakashi wrote:
[quote="gambit1992"]Weren't the total number of applications 1200-1500?
1200 seems a really high number for interviews?

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nope.. each city had 200-300 interviews
easily 1200 interviews


I was interviewed on 12th in Delhi and the adcom actually explained a lot of things to us (in the room) about the number of panels for 13th and 14th. The list is below:

12th - 6 Panels
13th - 16 Panels
14th - 16 Panels

Now the thing to note is that Number of Panels on 12th was small because not many alums can take an off on a Friday. The EXPECTED number of panels for 13th and 14th was as shown above but it was not set in stone. If an alum (or few alums) decide not to show up, the school can literally do nothing but to add the load to those who appeared. But we can still use these numbers for guesstimation ->

40 mins per Interview starting at 10am and ending at 6pm with 1 hour lunch..

So, that's 10 interviews per panel (as calculated earlier) but

16*10*2 + 6*10 = 380 interviews in Delhi.


I got interviewed on 14th and they interviewed 80 that day.

Also, I have not heard of anyone getting interviewed between 1-10 Nov.. seems like a marketing gimmick[/quote]I interviewed on 1st Nov in Mohali.

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Great. How many people did they interview ?

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Also, I have not heard of anyone getting interviewed between 1-10 Nov.. seems like a marketing gimmick
I interviewed on 1st Nov in Mohali.[/quote]
Of course the interviews are going on.
Its just a matter of reach, a very large chunk of the applicants are not active here. Out of those are, more than half never participate in the discussions.
For example have a look at the Decision Tracker Stats, people do not update it.
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Also, I have not heard of anyone getting interviewed between 1-10 Nov.. seems like a marketing gimmick
I interviewed on 1st Nov in Mohali.

Of course the interviews are going on.
Its just a matter of reach, a very large chunk of the applicants are not active here. Out of those are, more than half never participate in the discussions.
For example have a look at the Decision Tracker Stats, people do not update it.[/quote]

Well, there were quite a few updates about mum, delhi, Bangalore interviews. So it's not entirely what you are saying. But that said, interviews are happening as Nikhil just mentioned

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NikhilBansal91 wrote:
Also, I have not heard of anyone getting interviewed between 1-10 Nov.. seems like a marketing gimmick
I interviewed on 1st Nov in Mohali.

Of course the interviews are going on.
Its just a matter of reach, a very large chunk of the applicants are not active here. Out of those are, more than half never participate in the discussions.
For example have a look at the Decision Tracker Stats, people do not update it.


Well, there were quite a few updates about mum, delhi, Bangalore interviews. So it's not entirely what you are saying. But that said, interviews are happening as Nikhil just mentioned

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Anyway, I don't want to stretch this conversation. I just talked about different possibilities.
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UM1 wrote:
GmatDaddy wrote:
Of course the interviews are going on.
Its just a matter of reach, a very large chunk of the applicants are not active here. Out of those are, more than half never participate in the discussions.
For example have a look at the Decision Tracker Stats, people do not update it.


Well, there were quite a few updates about mum, delhi, Bangalore interviews. So it's not entirely what you are saying. But that said, interviews are happening as Nikhil just mentioned


In my honest opinion, I think its just a mere coincidence that we do not have many people who were interviewed at Hyd/Mohali participating here.
The actual no of applicants would be greater than 2000, if we consider the ratio of 8:5:1.
However, Decision Tracker says only 184 people applied to R1 :lol:

Ofcourse that is not true. It just happened that almost all the active Junta here was interviewed in Delhi, Mumbai and Bangalore
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Anyway, I don't want to stretch this conversation. I just talked about different possibilities.


Ofcourse, and given the way ISB screwed up interviews last year, I dont think any of us can speculate what going to happen next but wait for the results.
Fun Fact: among the massive speculations of Fee hike for the upcoming session. ISB has still not released the revised Fee Schedule !!
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