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Hi,

I am self-preparing for ISB for an intake of 2021. I have not appeared for my GMAT yet, preparing for it.

I know I am late to apply for Round 1, because I still have to prepare, then give my exam and complete post exam activities, all of this to be done before 20th Sep'20, therefore late for that.

So while I prepare for the exam, I have to be aware of the timeline I need to follow to be able to apply for ISB round 2 (sometime in Dec'20, official dates not announced yet). Can you please help me with the timeline I should keep in mind, as to when should I give my exam, book my slots, fill in ISB application etc. so that I do not miss R2.

I am unable to get any resource over the internet to help with timelines and all tasks that need to be done pre and post exam.

Please help if you can.

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Hi Shreya2101

Although You are right that you are late in applying for R-1 in ISB but still I would encourage you to target R-1 if possible because this year the competition is going to be tougher due to an unprecedented increased number of deferrals. So the availability of seats has already constrained and it would be in your best favour to target R-1

One of the facts is that some of my students under my guidance have been able to do get over with GMAT within a month and have successfully made it to ISB,

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However, you know yourself the best so I will not insist but I would definitely encourage you to try harder to be ready for R-1.

The application can be worked simultaneously with GMAT prep so all you need right now is a good plan, good guidance and certain amount of motivation to give it a good try.

If you still want to plan for R-2 then let me know (Tag me in your post) and I will give you the timelines accordingly

All the best... :) :thumbsup:



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Hi,

I am self-preparing for ISB for an intake of 2021. I have not appeared for my GMAT yet, preparing for it.

I know I am late to apply for Round 1, because I still have to prepare, then give my exam and complete post-exam activities, all of this to be done before 20th Sep'20, therefore late for that.

So while I prepare for the exam, I have to be aware of the timeline I need to follow to be able to apply for ISB round 2 (sometime in Dec'20, official dates not announced yet). Can you please help me with the timeline I should keep in mind, as to when should I give my exam, book my slots, fill in ISB application etc. so that I do not miss R2.

I am unable to get any resource over the internet to help with timelines and all tasks that need to be done pre and post exam.

Please help if you can.

Thanks,
Shreya

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Shreya2101 get a GMAT score latest by the end of October so that you have at least a month to complete your ISB application. Keep in mind that this is the most conservative timeline. The more time you can squeeze in to write your ISB application, the better it is because it takes a fair amount of time and energy to come up with essays and submit other application requirements of even one school. However, it's always better to first achieve the target GMAT so as to be done with it to focus entirely on application process.

While preparing for GMAT, do take out some time to explore the ISB application portal so that you know what all needs to be done when the time comes.

By the way, will you be applying only at ISB in the latest admission cycle?

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If u have Ur story ready it's 1month before the deadline
Else it takes more time to figure out things
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Hi Shreya,

Since you are interested in a specific Program, you would likely find it beneficial to speak with an Admissions Expert about your overall profile and plans. Those Experts should be able to answer your Admissions questions and help define the specific areas of your profile that could use some improvement.

There's a Forum full of those Experts here:

https://gmatclub.com/forum/ask-admissio ... tants-124/

As far as your GMAT studies are concerned, before I can offer you the specific advice that you’re looking for, it would help if you could provide a bit more information on how you've been studying and your goals:

1) How long have you studied so far? How many hours do you typically study each week?
2) What study materials have you used so far?
3) On what dates did you take EACH of your CATs/mocks and how did you score on EACH (including the Quant and Verbal Scaled Scores for EACH)?
4) What is your overall goal score?

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@gmatinsight- Thank you for the reply. I know you are right that I should try to target R1 itself, but when I practically crate a study plan for this Target, it becomes haywire. I am able to give 2 hr/day and 6hr/day on Sat and Sun. Preparing for my test, application with evrything going around at work, I would only get demotivated. I will try to give more though to this, if I am able to create a better study plan.

Meanwhile, could you please guide me for R2, because I have to start from scratch, book a slot on Gmat, give the exam, fill the application, prepare essay etc. I am from a consultancy background with 3 years experience. So I feel this year is the right time. Could you please guide.

Thanks for your help so far.

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iamsiddharthkapoor thank you for the help and suggestions.
Yes I am setting a target for ISB only.
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Hi EMPOWERgmatRichC

Thanks for the help. Answering your questions below:

1) How long have you studied so far? How many hours do you typically study each week?
-I started my preparation in starting of July this month


2) What study materials have you used so far?
My study plan refers following resources:
1. I am using OG-2016 for question solving
2. SC- Aristotle and Manhattan Guide
3. CR- PowerScore videos (haven't done yet)
4. RC- Powerscore and Manhattan (haven't done yet)
5. PS- Manhattan (haven't done yet)
6. DS- Veritas (haven't done yet)



3) On what dates did you take EACH of your CATs/mocks and how did you score on EACH (including the Quant and Verbal Scaled Scores for EACH)?
Gave mock in mid June, score 530


4) What is your overall goal score?
730-750
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Hi Classified09,

It seems as though you have a bit of a ways to go. Would you consider giving yourself more time and applying for round 2? Also, do you need any general advice regarding your study plan? Lastly, you may find it helpful to read the following articles:

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Hi Shreya,

To start, a 530 is a solid initial CAT score (the average score on the Official GMAT hovers around 550 most years). Since it's been about a month since you took that CAT, you should plan to take a NEW, FULL-LENGTH CAT sometime soon (perhaps this weekend), so that we can get a sense of how effective your studies have been so far in helping you to improve.

The OG books are great sources for practice questions, but they're not designed to teach you Tactics, patterns or the little 'secrets' behind the GMAT - for those, you'll need Course-oriented materials. To that end, you might want to work on the OG a little later on in your studies. From the list of study materials that you plan to work through, you're going to be 'jumping' from source to source - and since there will likely be inconsistencies in style, terminology, format, Tactics, etc., you might end up making your studies more challenging than they need to be. This is meant to say that you might want to commit to one Study Plan/Course that covers ALL of the subjects that appear on the GMAT.

Statistically-speaking, raising a 530 to the point that you can consistently score 730+ will likely require at least another 3 months of consistent, guided study - and you'll have to make significant improvements to how you handle BOTH the Quant and Verbal sections. Thankfully, the GMAT is a consistent, predictable Exam, so you CAN train to score at a higher level. You would still have time to make the Round 2 application deadlines, but a September Test Date might be too soon to be considered realistic (so you might want to consider pushing back your Test Date).

1) Going forward, how many hours do you think you can consistently study each week?

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Classified09 wrote:
Hi,

I am self-preparing for ISB for an intake of 2021. I have not appeared for my GMAT yet, preparing for it.

I know I am late to apply for Round 1, because I still have to prepare, then give my exam and complete post exam activities, all of this to be done before 20th Sep'20, therefore late for that.

So while I prepare for the exam, I have to be aware of the timeline I need to follow to be able to apply for ISB round 2 (sometime in Dec'20, official dates not announced yet). Can you please help me with the timeline I should keep in mind, as to when should I give my exam, book my slots, fill in ISB application etc. so that I do not miss R2.

I am unable to get any resource over the internet to help with timelines and all tasks that need to be done pre and post exam.

Please help if you can.


Hi Shreya,
Even I am planning to apply for ISB this year. I'll be applying for Round-1. In your case, as you are yet to start your preparation and you have the deadline for Round-2, make sure you plan your preparation properly. As you might be a working professional, balance of work and studies might be a challenge.

I studies GMAT using GMATWhiz which helped me with the study plan as well. The course structure and their study plan is spot on. Give it a try. I have a strong feeling that you'll be benefited from it. There is also a free trial available I guess. You can check it out at GMATWhiz. All the best!

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Hi EMPOWERgmatRichC

To answer your question I try to give on an average 25hrs/week for my GMAT prep.

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Hi Shreya, generally it takes 3-4 months of good preparation, for most aspirants to reach their optimum score. That would still be within the R2 deadline at ISB.

While ISB hasn't formally announced R2 deadline as yet, I am reasonably sure that it will not be before November end.
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Hi Shreya,

If you can consistently commit 25 hours a week to your studies, then you could potentially improve a great deal in the coming months. A 730+ Score requires that you perform with a high level of 'precision' - meaning that beyond having the necessary content knowledge, you also need to do consistently organized and efficient work (meaning that you will also need to know the Tactics, patterns and little 'secrets' of the GMAT)

Once you have your next CAT/mock Score, you should post back here (or you can feel free to PM me directly) and we can discuss the results and how you might adjust your studies going forward.

From a planning standpoint, you will likely need at least a month to properly put together your applications. While I understand that you probably want to be done with the GMAT before you start that work, there's no harm in working on your applications WHILE you study for the GMAT.

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