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New post 18 Oct 2017, 01:27
Hi

I belong to the indian IT male category. I took my GMAT in may 2016 and scored 690(V40,Q44). This was my 3rd and best attempt at GMAT.

My profile is as follows:
1) Total work experience of 5 years with a product based Japanese company in Bangalore as Software Engg. Got 3 promotions in 5 years.
2) Currently working onsite in Japan for approximately last 9 months
3) Current role includes negotiating with Japanese and Australian clients in Japan(working in strategic role, usually done by senior managers) for last 9 months
4) Studied in top 25 engineering colleges in India and got GPA 7.5
5) Got 86% in 10th standard and 84% in 12th standard

Extra curriculars:
1) Played cricket tournaments for company.
2) Played cricket at national level in Japan representing state team. The team was quite diverse with people from 5 different nationalities. Our aim was to promote cricket in Japan and had people from Japan playing in our team too.
3) Learnt N5 level Japanese. I am able to read, write and understand basic Japanese.
4) Worked for approx 2 years for different NGO's
5) Represent my team in office while discussing issues faced by team infront of higher management.

What are my chances in ISB, IIM's in india?
Should I retake GMAT and aim for higher score ?

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New post 18 Oct 2017, 02:54
powarparamveer wrote:
Hi

I belong to the indian IT male category. I took my GMAT in may 2016 and scored 690(V40,Q44). This was my 3rd and best attempt at GMAT.

My profile is as follows:
1) Total work experience of 5 years with a product based Japanese company in Bangalore as Software Engg. Got 3 promotions in 5 years.
2) Currently working onsite in Japan for approximately last 9 months
3) Current role includes negotiating with Japanese and Australian clients in Japan(working in strategic role, usually done by senior managers) for last 9 months
4) Studied in top 25 engineering colleges in India and got GPA 7.5
5) Got 86% in 10th standard and 84% in 12th standard

Extra curriculars:
1) Played cricket tournaments for company.
2) Played cricket at national level in Japan representing state team. The team was quite diverse with people from 5 different nationalities. Our aim was to promote cricket in Japan and had people from Japan playing in our team too.
3) Learnt N5 level Japanese. I am able to read, write and understand basic Japanese.
4) Worked for approx 2 years for different NGO's
5) Represent my team in office while discussing issues faced by team infront of higher management.

What are my chances in ISB, IIM's in india?
Should I retake GMAT and aim for higher score ?


Hi powarparamveer

Thanks for your query :)

It almost goes without saying that you definitely have a rich profile, complete with promotions, cross-national exposure, and extra-curricular activities :)

Having said the above, you belong to the Indian IT Male pool and GMAT expectations from you are going to be on the higher side. Therefore, we strongly recommend that you take another attempt at the GMAT. A higher score will certainly be a value-add to your case.

We are quite confident that with an improved GMAT score, as well as an application that showcases a logical sync between your existing experience and future goals, you will have a strong chance at ISB/IIMs.

Should you feel the need to discuss your case in greater detail, do reach out to us! :)

All the best!
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New post 18 Oct 2017, 05:38
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powarparamveer wrote:
Hi

I belong to the indian IT male category. I took my GMAT in may 2016 and scored 690(V40,Q44). This was my 3rd and best attempt at GMAT.

My profile is as follows:
1) Total work experience of 5 years with a product based Japanese company in Bangalore as Software Engg. Got 3 promotions in 5 years.
2) Currently working onsite in Japan for approximately last 9 months
3) Current role includes negotiating with Japanese and Australian clients in Japan(working in strategic role, usually done by senior managers) for last 9 months
4) Studied in top 25 engineering colleges in India and got GPA 7.5
5) Got 86% in 10th standard and 84% in 12th standard

Extra curriculars:
1) Played cricket tournaments for company.
2) Played cricket at national level in Japan representing state team. The team was quite diverse with people from 5 different nationalities. Our aim was to promote cricket in Japan and had people from Japan playing in our team too.
3) Learnt N5 level Japanese. I am able to read, write and understand basic Japanese.
4) Worked for approx 2 years for different NGO's
5) Represent my team in office while discussing issues faced by team infront of higher management.

What are my chances in ISB, IIM's in india?
Should I retake GMAT and aim for higher score ?


Hi powarparamveer

Thanks for your query :)

It almost goes without saying that you definitely have a rich profile, complete with promotions, cross-national exposure, and extra-curricular activities :)

Having said the above, you belong to the Indian IT Male pool and GMAT expectations from you are going to be on the higher side. Therefore, we strongly recommend that you take another attempt at the GMAT. A higher score will certainly be a value-add to your case.

We are quite confident that with an improved GMAT score, as well as an application that showcases a logical sync between your existing experience and future goals, you will have a strong chance at ISB/IIMs.

Should you feel the need to discuss your case in greater detail, do reach out to us! :)

All the best!



Thanks a lot for the evaluation.
By how many marks should I try to improve my GMAT scores?
What should be a good GMAT score with the kind of profile I have to get into ISB,IIM's(A,B,C,L)?

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New post 18 Oct 2017, 05:45
Target 730... You got a good score in verbal. focus on quant and you can easily cross the 730 mark. All the best. We are in same boat. :)

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New post 18 Oct 2017, 19:36
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Target 730... You got a good score in verbal. focus on quant and you can easily cross the 730 mark. All the best. We are in same boat. :)

Hi Shibin

You got admits from Bocconi and AGSM. Are you planning to join any one of them?
I have some time before second round of ISB. Will try to increase my score if I can. I have been scoring around 720 in my GMAT prep mock tests. So my score on actual test may be around 710(-10/+10 points for actual exam).
But I don't know if 710 would be good enough to get an admit to ISB with the kind of profile I have. Or should i apply to other schools such as Smith(Maryland), AGSM, Melbourne business school, Ivey(Canada), XLRI(India)- Executive MBA, UC irvine or HKUST.
Any suggestions?

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New post 19 Oct 2017, 01:38
No, I am not joining AGSM or Bocconi.
Be positive and work for ISB. There are people with similar profile who made it to ISB.
Meanwhile, you can try other schools to be on a safer side. It depends on where you want to do your mba and pursue your career.

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New post 19 Oct 2017, 02:28
shibin wrote:
No, I am not joining AGSM or Bocconi.
Be positive and work for ISB. There are people with similar profile who made it to ISB.
Meanwhile, you can try other schools to be on a safer side. It depends on where you want to do your mba and pursue your career.


Thanks a lot Shibin.
I am aiming to join b-school in Canada, USA, Asia or India. Any suggestions as to which schools would be the best for me(on the safer side) if I go with my current score?
Some of the names i am thinking of are : Rotman(Canada), Ivey(Canada), Smith(USA), UC Irvine(USA), any other suggestions in USA would be welcome, HKUST(Hong Kong), NTU(Singapore), XLRI(India), IIM-L(India). Any other suggestions?

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Please provide Profile Evaluation - ISB (for 2019-2020 Batch) - I know its early, but have to plan

I presently work in a Public Sector Bank as Senior Manager
Total Work Experience - 08 years (in Bank) and 04 Months (in IT - Cognizant as Programmer Analyst Trainee)

In Bank, Joined in December 2009 as Assistant Manager and then got first Promotion to Manager in September 2013, second promotion to Senior Manager in July 2017.

As Assistant Manager I have worked in Credit Dept. handled loans of all kinds Retail, MSME etc.
As Manager, I headed 03 Branches - 01 Urban,01 Rural and one Metro Branch as Branch Manager.
Presently, as Senior Manager I am now posted in a Metro Branch as Second Line Manager presently assisting Assistant General Manager in all the dept (operations, advances, deposits).

I have worked in 07 different cities and four different states in almost all parts of country during this tenure.

I also completed Distance learning PGDM from IMT,Ghaziabad - CDL (as we get extra marks for completing PGDM during promotion in Bank)-- Should I mention it in my application?

Present Certifications (External - awarded by Indian Institute of Banking and Finance)-
Certified Associate of Indian Institute of Bankers (CAIIB)
Diploma in Treasury, Investment and Risk management in Banks
Certificate in Digital Banking
Certificate in International Banking
Certificate in Trade Finance

Qualifications -
PGDM (Distance Learning)- 2012 to 2014
BE (Electronics and Telecom Eng) - 2004 to 2008 - 81.80% (Excluding 1st year marks) ; 84.10% (including 1st year marks)
12th - CBSE - 72%
10th - ICSE - 78.33%

Extra Curricular - School Quiz Winner (GK, Memory test), Head Boy of House (Blue)..."dont know if its relevant"
College - Co-editor in Department magazine.

Hobby - Cooking (I love it!!! Stress Buster for me)

What should be a good score in GMAT and whether Public Sector Banks profile stand chance as I do not have corporate background...

Why MBA? - I have been working in credit department for a long time and have processed many kinds of loans - In public sector, we are more like generalists...and not particularly specialist in a single type of work and though I worked in credit department but we can easily handle day to day branch operations/deposits/locker/clearing/customer complaints/NPA recovery/Suit Filing at DRT/Civil Suits and any other miscellaneous dept. as and when need arise. MBA will help me to make a career shift and I can use this immense work experience to add to my knowledge.

Awards -
Received Appreciation Letter as Branch Head for performing Best in Retail loans in State - 02 times
Received Appreciation Certificate - Black Belt - Overall Performer
Received Internal "Hindi" Implementation Award - Second prize in Urban Branch Category all over India
Received Appreciation Letter for successfully Implementing "Demonetization" with Zero Customer Complaints as Branch head
Received Appreciation Certificate for performing excellent in NPA recovery Campaign.

I have not seen any of my colleagues who wants to pursue MBA full time because a Public Sector Bank provides excellent Job Security and their long term plan is to continue with the present Bank. Though I think differently, Bank has provided me with immense exposure to almost so many industries (MSME, Mid corporate, Large corporate), government machinery (functioning), Police, Courts, etc and I want to use this knowledge for better understanding of businesses through Formal Education.

International Experience - NIL (cant do anything about it as the opportunity is very less).
Voluntary Social Work - Done with the help of Bank (mostly in the area where Branch is located) - also related with Government Sponsored Program's implementation, Conducting Financial Literacy Camps.


Target School - ISB, IIMA.

Please provide your suggestions and comments.

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Hello I am an Indian Student, I graduated from Jadavpur University with 6.71 CGPA and completed my masters from IIT kanpur with 8CGPA, My 10th % was 80% and 12th 72% . I have worked for 2 years at Delloite and 1 year at Bain & Co. My GMAT score is 730. I am looking for 1 year MBA at ISB/ Kellog /Insead . Please evaluate my profile and can anyone suggest me anything?

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Please provide Profile Evaluation - ISB (for 2019-2020 Batch) - I know its early, but have to plan

I presently work in a Public Sector Bank as Senior Manager
Total Work Experience - 08 years (in Bank) and 04 Months (in IT - Cognizant as Programmer Analyst Trainee)

In Bank, Joined in December 2009 as Assistant Manager and then got first Promotion to Manager in September 2013, second promotion to Senior Manager in July 2017.

As Assistant Manager I have worked in Credit Dept. handled loans of all kinds Retail, MSME etc.
As Manager, I headed 03 Branches - 01 Urban,01 Rural and one Metro Branch as Branch Manager.
Presently, as Senior Manager I am now posted in a Metro Branch as Second Line Manager presently assisting Assistant General Manager in all the dept (operations, advances, deposits).

I have worked in 07 different cities and four different states in almost all parts of country during this tenure.

I also completed Distance learning PGDM from IMT,Ghaziabad - CDL (as we get extra marks for completing PGDM during promotion in Bank)-- Should I mention it in my application?

Present Certifications (External - awarded by Indian Institute of Banking and Finance)-
Certified Associate of Indian Institute of Bankers (CAIIB)
Diploma in Treasury, Investment and Risk management in Banks
Certificate in Digital Banking
Certificate in International Banking
Certificate in Trade Finance

Qualifications -
PGDM (Distance Learning)- 2012 to 2014
BE (Electronics and Telecom Eng) - 2004 to 2008 - 81.80% (Excluding 1st year marks) ; 84.10% (including 1st year marks)
12th - CBSE - 72%
10th - ICSE - 78.33%

Extra Curricular - School Quiz Winner (GK, Memory test), Head Boy of House (Blue)..."dont know if its relevant"
College - Co-editor in Department magazine.

Hobby - Cooking (I love it!!! Stress Buster for me)

What should be a good score in GMAT and whether Public Sector Banks profile stand chance as I do not have corporate background...

Why MBA? - I have been working in credit department for a long time and have processed many kinds of loans - In public sector, we are more like generalists...and not particularly specialist in a single type of work and though I worked in credit department but we can easily handle day to day branch operations/deposits/locker/clearing/customer complaints/NPA recovery/Suit Filing at DRT/Civil Suits and any other miscellaneous dept. as and when need arise. MBA will help me to make a career shift and I can use this immense work experience to add to my knowledge.

Awards -
Received Appreciation Letter as Branch Head for performing Best in Retail loans in State - 02 times
Received Appreciation Certificate - Black Belt - Overall Performer
Received Internal "Hindi" Implementation Award - Second prize in Urban Branch Category all over India
Received Appreciation Letter for successfully Implementing "Demonetization" with Zero Customer Complaints as Branch head
Received Appreciation Certificate for performing excellent in NPA recovery Campaign.

I have not seen any of my colleagues who wants to pursue MBA full time because a Public Sector Bank provides excellent Job Security and their long term plan is to continue with the present Bank. Though I think differently, Bank has provided me with immense exposure to almost so many industries (MSME, Mid corporate, Large corporate), government machinery (functioning), Police, Courts, etc and I want to use this knowledge for better understanding of businesses through Formal Education.

International Experience - NIL (cant do anything about it as the opportunity is very less).
Voluntary Social Work - Done with the help of Bank (mostly in the area where Branch is located) - also related with Government Sponsored Program's implementation, Conducting Financial Literacy Camps.


Target School - ISB, IIMA.

Please provide your suggestions and comments.


What I did not see from the profile is the clarity of post-MBA goals and Why MBA. This is the most critical aspect for someone who has 8+ years of work ex, like you. My advise would be to a) work on that, and b) aim for atleast 700+
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atanum234 wrote:
Hello I am an Indian Student, I graduated from Jadavpur University with 6.71 CGPA and completed my masters from IIT kanpur with 8CGPA, My 10th % was 80% and 12th 72% . I have worked for 2 years at Delloite and 1 year at Bain & Co. My GMAT score is 730. I am looking for 1 year MBA at ISB/ Kellog /Insead . Please evaluate my profile and can anyone suggest me anything?


The three schools you listed are vastly different. Anyways, academics are taken care of through GMAT and the IIT tag. The professional experience also seems in the range to get through, what you would need is a good clarity of goals and why MBA argument. You also need to convey your personal attributes and leadership skills - volunteering experience, hobbies, etc. This is very very important for top schools you have mentioned.

also, INSEAD requires diverse cultural/international experience, you have that?
If not, you need to talk about empathy, team-work, etc to show that you can gel well with people from all sorts of cultural background.
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Hi All,

I am an Indian female currently working in an IT giant in Bangalore. I have 2 years and 4 months of experience.
My gmat score is 660(Q49,V31) and IR 6. It would be great if someone could evaluate my profile. I know the score is pretty low. I just took the exam a day ago. And since I haven't started working on the essays either, I am kinda confused if I should rush in and take GMAT after 16-20 days and try for this year or is it better to take my time and apply next year? Also what are my chances of getting through with my current score?
Academics: 10th : 97% ; 12th: 90% ; Engineering : 74% E&C(VTU)
Work: 1 promotion, 1 award
Apart from this I have been a national level chess player, All time VTU chess champion and have won numerous prizes in tournaments. Also a table tennis and badminton player(district level winner during school). And a lot of extra curriculars like seminars, paper presentations, essay writing, elocution, quizzes etc during school and college.
Active member of the CSR wing of my company.
Please provide your suggestions.

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