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mini246 wrote:
Hello GyanOne,

Than you for replying to PM. Here is my query:

I am not sure what I can put in ECA . I am confused as my professional achievements and hobbies (reading) are not giving me any solid ECA. I do volunteering on weekends (teaching/food distribution) but it is on a small scale and no big organization. Please do suggest what I can do to improve my profile. My other details are with you in PM.

Thanks so much

Hi mini246

Don't worry so much about ECA right now. Focus on the GMAT - if you can get a higher score, the ECA part can be covered up for. Remember, ISB is not looking for ECA per se but your overall profile and how it matches up. Once your GMAT is in place, get in touch directly as we will need to dive deep into your profile to understand your ECA achievements better.
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Hi GyanOne Team Experts

Please take a look at my profile and advise what are the chances of me getting into ISB.

Age : 28
10th - 89.6%
12th - 93%
B.Tech-(Chem Engg) - ICT Mumbai- 6.55
M.Tech (Chem Engg) - NIT Tiruchirappalli- 7. 55
GMAT - to appear in August 2019
(havr an older score, 2017, of 700, 48Q & 35V)

Assistant Manager at CEAT R&D
(2018-present)
Engineer at JK Tyre R&D (2015-18)

Achievements:
- Co-author of a paper presented at a conference in Nantes, France
- Developed tool to suggest optimum production time, giving 2% reduction in time.
- Led a CFT to design new tyre for International market, the tyre performed better than the existing benchmark.

Extra curricular Activities :
- 3rd place in Corporate Football tournament, City level, 2018 (2 tournaments)
- Placement representative for department, 2014-15
- Masters degree students Water Polo team captain
- 3rd place in Quiz during B. Tech, 2011
- Runner-up in City level badminton tournament, 2012
- National Level Swimmer, 2009&2008

Want to get into Product Management roles, post MBA to make best use of my work experience and skills gained from my current as well as previous role.

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Hi GyanOne Team Experts

Please take a look at my profile and advise what are the chances of me getting into ISB.

Age : 28
10th - 89.6%
12th - 93%
B.Tech-(Chem Engg) - ICT Mumbai- 6.55
M.Tech (Chem Engg) - NIT Tiruchirappalli- 7. 55
GMAT - to appear in August 2019
(havr an older score, 2017, of 700, 48Q & 35V)

Assistant Manager at CEAT R&D
(2018-present)
Engineer at JK Tyre R&D (2015-18)

Achievements:
- Co-author of a paper presented at a conference in Nantes, France
- Developed tool to suggest optimum production time, giving 2% reduction in time.
- Led a CFT to design new tyre for International market, the tyre performed better than the existing benchmark.

Extra curricular Activities :
- 3rd place in Corporate Football tournament, City level, 2018 (2 tournaments)
- Placement representative for department, 2014-15
- Masters degree students Water Polo team captain
- 3rd place in Quiz during B. Tech, 2011
- Runner-up in City level badminton tournament, 2012
- National Level Swimmer, 2009&2008

Want to get into Product Management roles, post MBA to make best use of my work experience and skills gained from my current as well as previous role.

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Thank your for posting, and welcome to the GyanOne thread. Here is our assessment:
- Lets begin with the academic assessment first. Your grades are decent, and you have a Master's degree as well. You should know that having a Master's degree is a definite plus in the admissions process at ISB. In addition, both your degrees are from top, well-known schools (NIT Trichy and ICT, the top school for Chem Engg. in India)
- Next, lets look at your professional experience. You have been working in tyre R&D for two of India's top tyre manufacturers. While you have done excellent work, most of it has been very scientific and technical. You will need to work hard on your goals and need for an MBA. Product Management, for you, is a feasible goal.
- In terms of ECA, you are decent, but you need to think in terms of transferable skills at ISB. Again an area to look closely into. Your national achievements in swimming are impressive, but also a bit dated (around a decade) now.
- Your GMAT, at 700, is not low for your profile. That said, if you can increase it, do so, but plan things out over the next month. Definitely target R1.
- If you wish, you can also contact us directly (see our signature below) for a short discussion. We have worked with several people from your background and would be happy to discuss.

Hope this helps. Feel free to come back with more queries as needed.
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Can you please provide me details for the IIM A/B/C experienced MBA programs and SP Jain PGPM application process, application deadline and target GMAT Score given my profile.

Male 26

10th : 78%
12th: 75% (Science with Computers)
Business Economics From Delhi University First Division

Work Ex :-
Total Exp : 6 years and 1 month as of 29th July 2019
2 years in a consulting firm working in Data Analyst
4 Years in an asset management/investment company as Data Analyst with one promotion and 2 years of team handling role.

18 months of Volunteering as well with Certificate

GMAT Score: 640

Post MBA Goals :- Consulting/Banking/Portfolio Management
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Can you please provide me details for the IIM A/B/C experienced MBA programs and SP Jain PGPM application process, application deadline and target GMAT Score given my profile.

Male 26

10th : 78%
12th: 75% (Science with Computers)
Business Economics From Delhi University First Division

Work Ex :-
Total Exp : 6 years and 1 month as of 29th July 2019
2 years in a consulting firm working in Data Analyst
4 Years in an asset management/investment company as Data Analyst with one promotion and 2 years of team handling role.

18 months of Volunteering as well with Certificate

GMAT Score: 640

Post MBA Goals :- Consulting/Banking/Portfolio Management

Hi mohit2007
- You can apply to the SP Jain PGPM right now (they have a two stage application process). The deadline is 31st Aug 2019. More details here: https://www.gyanone.com/sp-jain-pgpm-application/
- You do not need a GMAT score to apply to SP Jain in the first stage
- The deadline for IIMA PGPX is Aug 27, for IIMC MBAEx (formerly PGPEx) is Sep 15, and IIMB EPGP is Aug 29 (all Round 1).
- As mentioned earlier, while your GMAT could work at SP Jain PGPM, it is too low for the others.

Hope this helps. Feel free to come back with more queries as needed.
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Hi GyanOne Team Experts

Please take a look at my profile and advise what are the chances of me getting into ISB.

Age : 28
10th - 89.6%
12th - 93%
B.Tech-(Chem Engg) - ICT Mumbai- 6.55
M.Tech (Chem Engg) - NIT Tiruchirappalli- 7. 55
GMAT - to appear in August 2019
(havr an older score, 2017, of 700, 48Q & 35V)

Assistant Manager at CEAT R&D
(2018-present)
Engineer at JK Tyre R&D (2015-18)

Achievements:
- Co-author of a paper presented at a conference in Nantes, France
- Developed tool to suggest optimum production time, giving 2% reduction in time.
- Led a CFT to design new tyre for International market, the tyre performed better than the existing benchmark.

Extra curricular Activities :
- 3rd place in Corporate Football tournament, City level, 2018 (2 tournaments)
- Placement representative for department, 2014-15
- Masters degree students Water Polo team captain
- 3rd place in Quiz during B. Tech, 2011
- Runner-up in City level badminton tournament, 2012
- National Level Swimmer, 2009&2008

Want to get into Product Management roles, post MBA to make best use of my work experience and skills gained from my current as well as previous role.

Posted from my mobile device

Thank your for posting, and welcome to the GyanOne thread. Here is our assessment:
- Lets begin with the academic assessment first. Your grades are decent, and you have a Master's degree as well. You should know that having a Master's degree is a definite plus in the admissions process at ISB. In addition, both your degrees are from top, well-known schools (NIT Trichy and ICT, the top school for Chem Engg. in India)
- Next, lets look at your professional experience. You have been working in tyre R&D for two of India's top tyre manufacturers. While you have done excellent work, most of it has been very scientific and technical. You will need to work hard on your goals and need for an MBA. Product Management, for you, is a feasible goal.
- In terms of ECA, you are decent, but you need to think in terms of transferable skills at ISB. Again an area to look closely into. Your national achievements in swimming are impressive, but also a bit dated (around a decade) now.
- Your GMAT, at 700, is not low for your profile. That said, if you can increase it, do so, but plan things out over the next month. Definitely target R1.
- If you wish, you can also contact us directly (see our signature below) for a short discussion. We have worked with several people from your background and would be happy to discuss.

Hope this helps. Feel free to come back with more queries as needed.

Apart from ISB, other schools that you can target are NTU and NUS. IIMs/SP Jain/XLRI not possible as you have less than 5 years of experience, the minimum required by them, as of now. You can target these other schools additionally next year if at all needed.
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Hi baru

[Responding to a PM]

- Aim for a GMAT score of 720+ to be competitive at places like ISB and IIMs
- You cannot help the career breaks now, but you can plan well. Aim for the IIMs (they may not be as sensitive about the career breaks as ISB would be). For ISB, explain the reason for the last break. While applying when unemployed is a disadvantage, you can try and explain the reasons, hoping ISB will understand, and highlighting the rich profile you otherwise have.
- Also go through Indian IT Male MBA Applicants as they will help you. While you are not an Indian IT Male, many of the pointers will still apply to you.
- As of now, apply to SP Jain PGPM. That does not require the GMAT in stage 1, and you can submit the score till 31 Aug. A 650 may be sufficient for SP Jain as well.

Hope this helps. Feel free to come back with more queries as needed.

Originally posted by GyanOne on 12 Jul 2019, 22:18.
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shivenchy123 wrote:
Hi, could you pls evaluate my profile for ISB YLP-
(cleared round 1)

Gender- Female
Age- 19

Class 10th- 10 CGPA
Class 12th- 89.4% (Humanities)
College- Lady Shri Ram College for Women, Delhi University
Course- Journalism and Mass Communication
CGPA- 7.75

Extra Curricular-
Member of LSR Dramatics Society, represented college at several fests and won awards
Online Publicity and Design Head at the annual fest of Journalism department
(Due to the massive increase in participation as compared to previous years, received an LOA from the HOD)
Volunteer at Connecting Dreams Foundation, 2017-18 (NGO)

All India Rank 1 in Film Making ECA (Extra Curricular Activity) Trials conducted by University of Delhi- July 2017
(won 1 international and several inter school awards in school for filmmaking)
Awarded Gold Medal by my school for maintaining a consistent Academic Record for 8 successive years.
Received 50% Scholarship by The Global Education and Leadership Foundation to attend a two week summer program on‘ Women & Leadership’ - at the prestigious Ivy League- Brown University
Elected as the Cultural President in my school

Internships-
Content Developer at Retake Entertainment (2018)
A part time internship where I worked with a bunch of IIT graduates who started their own Youtube channel - learnt a lot about shooting and scriptwriting

Media Intern at Indian Folk (2018)
IndianFolk.com strives to serve as a platform (with a following of 3.2 million users) for youth to submit and share their opinions on current events in India and across the globe.

Marketing Intern at Nykaa (2019)
Nykaa is a Mumbai-based multi-brand beauty retailer selling cosmetic and wellness products.

POST MBA goals- Marketing

What GMAT score should I target? Anything specific that I should work on?

Hi shivenchy123

Pretty solid profile there. Aim for a GMAT score of over 700. Also have a look at the essay analysis here:
https://www.gyanone.com/isb-ylp-stage-2-essays/
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Also, don't spend your time working on anything else at this stage. Focus on the GMAT, and then the application, and you will be fine.
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Hi Utkarsh

You could very well make it. Aim for a 700+ GMAT score. Also ensure that your post-MBA goals are in consonance with what you have done. If you wish to grow in consulting, why an MBA and what will you do post-MBA?
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Dear santhiitg

- ECA is an area of concern in your profile. You will need to look closely at this aspect to foster the diversity aspect more. The tech fest aspect counts for very little; Toastmasters may have some value but will need to be looked into.
- Professionally, go for functional consistency (analytics) between pharma and banking. Make sure your goals are crystal clear and your fit with ISB is very strong.
- Also go through Analytics MBA Programs as it is relevant for you.

Hope this helps. Feel free to come back with more queries as needed here or email us directly.

Originally posted by GyanOne on 23 Jul 2019, 01:39.
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To all those asking questions on the optional essay and reapplicant essay:

ISB does not have an optional essay this year (like last year). A third essay is available (only) for those who are reapplicants.
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GyanOne wrote:
To all those asking questions on the optional essay and reapplicant essay:

ISB does not have an optional essay this year (like last year). A third essay is available (only) for those who are reapplicants.

To get to this reapplicant essay, you have to first choose the option of applying as a reapplicant. Only then it will show up. Thanks for all your queries. You can post them here as well.
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What Does it Really Take to Crack ISB? What kind of Profiles make it through?

Is it your GMAT score, years of experience, extra-curriculars or a brand name associated with you? What if you beat all odds and end up with a 740 on your GMAT? Will that create a WOW factor? Maybe / Maybe not.

Thats might / might not be always possible. But, what is possible, is to tap onto the opportunity ISB provides you to showcase your potential as a leader. Check out these profiles of applicants from completely different industries (with or without the WOW factor) help you understand what it takes to be at ISB.

Abhishek Joshi: Abhishek Joshi is one of the few exceptional candidates who has been accepted into the PGP program of ISB. A Delhi college of engineering graduate, he joined EXL as a business analyst upon completion of the course.

Handling some of the best banks in the US, he was responsible for operations and risk management of these banks. His technical knowledge, the ability to work in a team and ensure that deliverables are met .... ISB PGP Admissions

You can also check out An Exclusive Interview with the ISB Admissions Director here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3BmWSW1-QEg&t=24s
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[responding to a PM]

- You can take your GMAT as late as Sep 15 and report the unofficial scores
- You cannot take the GMAT after 15th if applying to Round 1, even if you submit your application with older scores before the 15th, and get a higher score later.
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