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New post 16 Nov 2017, 10:29
Hi,

Please evaluate my profile for the Early Entry Option.

GMAT- 740 (V39, Q50, IR 6) - 14th Nov,2017
10th- 86.6%
12th- 89.6%
Integrated Master of Science - Chemistry (5YR), IIT Kharagpur - 7.41/10

Work experience- 1 year 5 months

EXL Service (1 years 5 months)
Working as a Consultant in Retail & Media vertical of EXL.

Work place achievements:
1.Only fresh recruit out of a batch of 300 to be awarded “Rising Star – Q3 2016” for exceeding management expectations.
2.Received accelerated promotion within 1 year.

NGO experience:
1. Mentored 20 socially challenged children (age group 12-14) for their upliftment in Izhevsk, Russia in a volunteering project.

International Experience:
1. One of the two students all over the world to be selected for summer research position at CNRS, Castres (France)


Awards & Achievements:

1. Institute Blue - Conferred by the Director for contribution to the Sports & Games at IIT Kharagpur and for bringing laurels to the institute in different competitions including Inter-IIT Sports Meet
2. Gold medalist, Cricket, 50th Inter-IIT Sports Meet (IIT-Bombay) - Inter IIT Sports meet is the annual sports meet of Indian Institutes of Technology. The meet is a General Championship consisting of 15 different Sports and Games for both boys and girls.
3. Silver Medalist, Cricket, 49th Inter-IIT Sports Meet (IIT Guwahati)
4. Bronze medalist - Inter-Hall Choreography, Football & Hindi Dramatics
5. Hall Blue : for contribution in cricket
6. Special Mention : for hostel related activities
7. Medals in Inter-university sports tournaments

Positions of Responsibility:
*Contested for the post of Vice-President, Gymkhana (highest student position of IIT KGP); soapbox attended by 2000 students
1. Vice Captain, Inter-IIT Contingent, IIT Kharagpur- 51st Inter-IIT Sports Meet (IIT Madras)
2. Cricket Captain - Hostel
3. General Secretary, Sports - Hostel
4. Core Organising Team Member of Shaurya (Inter-collegiate sports meet of IIT KGP)
5. Cricket Secretary, Gymkhana


Internships:
1. Housing(dot)com
2. Laboratoire de chimie de coordination, Toulouse (France)
3. Dr.Reddy’s Laboratories
4. Hetero Drugs

Scholarship:
Recipient of INSPIRE scholarship for 5 years.

Thank you very much for the consideration.
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Hi,

Please evaluate my profile for the Early Entry Option.

GMAT- 740 (V39, Q50, IR 6) - 14th Nov,2017
10th- 86.6%
12th- 89.6%
Integrated Master of Science - Chemistry (5YR), IIT Kharagpur - 7.41/10

Work experience- 1 year 5 months

EXL Service (1 years 5 months)
Working as a Consultant in Retail & Media vertical of EXL.

Work place achievements:
1.Only fresh recruit out of a batch of 300 to be awarded “Rising Star – Q3 2016” for exceeding management expectations.
2.Received accelerated promotion within 1 year.

NGO experience:
1. Mentored 20 socially challenged children (age group 12-14) for their upliftment in Izhevsk, Russia in a volunteering project.

International Experience:
1. One of the two students all over the world to be selected for summer research position at CNRS, Castres (France)


Awards & Achievements:

1. Institute Blue - Conferred by the Director for contribution to the Sports & Games at IIT Kharagpur and for bringing laurels to the institute in different competitions including Inter-IIT Sports Meet
2. Gold medalist, Cricket, 50th Inter-IIT Sports Meet (IIT-Bombay) - Inter IIT Sports meet is the annual sports meet of Indian Institutes of Technology. The meet is a General Championship consisting of 15 different Sports and Games for both boys and girls.
3. Silver Medalist, Cricket, 49th Inter-IIT Sports Meet (IIT Guwahati)
4. Bronze medalist - Inter-Hall Choreography, Football & Hindi Dramatics
5. Hall Blue : for contribution in cricket
6. Special Mention : for hostel related activities
7. Medals in Inter-university sports tournaments

Positions of Responsibility:
*Contested for the post of Vice-President, Gymkhana (highest student position of IIT KGP); soapbox attended by 2000 students
1. Vice Captain, Inter-IIT Contingent, IIT Kharagpur- 51st Inter-IIT Sports Meet (IIT Madras)
2. Cricket Captain - Hostel
3. General Secretary, Sports - Hostel
4. Core Organising Team Member of Shaurya (Inter-collegiate sports meet of IIT KGP)
5. Cricket Secretary, Gymkhana


Internships:
1. Housing(dot)com
2. Laboratoire de chimie de coordination, Toulouse (France)
3. Dr.Reddy’s Laboratories
4. Hetero Drugs

Scholarship:
Recipient of INSPIRE scholarship for 5 years.

Thank you very much for the consideration.


Hi there,
Is this for the PGP early entry? Impact is quite important in terms of admissions to that program, and your involvement in activities, leadership, and impact demonstrated sounds like it would suit the program, and your GMAT looks solid as well. It will be important to execute your application well and make a good case for the fact that you know why and how the program will help you in your next career steps, and what you'll contribute to the program as well, but looks like you have a good start... may just need to prioritize what elements of your life and involvement thus far to focus on in your apps, as quality is more important than quantity.
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New post 19 Nov 2017, 01:32
Hi guys!!
Need some feedback on my profile and steps ahead as I plan on applying in fall 2018! It would be great if I get some solid guidance amongst alumni with prior application experience :)
So, basics:

GMAT score: 710
Degrees:
B.Sc. (Statistics) with Economics honours certification, GPA: 3.85/4
M.Sc. ( Economics) with GPA: 2.92/4
Work experience:
2 years of analytical consulting experience within the retail domain with a recent promotion and several on-shore assignments.
Lookout for a job currently in the social consulting space/ holding offer with a consumer products company.

Several internship experiences ( National Stock Exchange, wealth management firm)

Extra-curricular:
Mentor at an educational NGO that aims at ensuring sustainable outcomes for students of shelter homes where I lead a group of 40+ volunteer workforce that looks after teaching students in the subjects of English and math, raised around 1 lakh funds for the same in the course of a year, organized several city wide events and awareness campaigns for the same.

Trained classical dancer and singer with certification of 3 and 5 years respectively.

Learning French on a professional level.

Participated and won in regular elocution, debate, seminars, festivals in school and college in capacity of an organizer and a delegate.

Selected for a 3 week Indian leadership exchange program by NYU Stern School of business in New York while pursuing undergraduation

The above captures briefly about my accomplishments so far. Please advise on the kind of colleges I should reach out for and the value additions that would help me in the next year before applying. Thanks in advance :)

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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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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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I would like my profile to be evaluated for INSEAD.

Background:
Indian, 24, Male
Mechanical Engineer
GMAT- 710 (gave it back in 2015)(I am sure I can get more if I give it again but is it really necessary?)

Education
Completed Mechanical engineering for a tier-I Indian institutte with CGPA- 8.3/ 10


Work Ex- 3+ years in a boutique consulting firm
Major projects
1. I have worked with a Global Fortune 500 client where in we helped them build their go to market strategy for a new renewable energy product
2. Go to market strategy for opening of new centres of a single specialty chain of hospitals in 4 diferent location in India. The hospital are in the process of being set up. Investment worth INR 25 cr per centre
3. Helped set up a sevices arm for a real estate company. Coordinated with technical consultants (india based), and design consultants (UK based) to come up with a tech solution for providing services. personally handled 7 services end to end
4. Helped commission a multi-bedded (>400) multi-specialty hospital by one of India's largest chain of hospitals. Was also responsible for streamlining of operations and meeting revenue targets. Exceeded the revenue targets for all the months. Personally handled trade marketing activites (which contributed c. 40% to the total revenue). Also worked on the operations side and reduced the discharge time by 33%
5. Was given fast track promotion and I am also incharge of the social media team presently


Internships
Major Research laboratory in India
1. Worked on titanium sputtering. Published my findings and co-authored a research paper in an International Journal (ELSEVIER Publications)

Summer Intern, Thermax
1. Worked in the medium power plant division for about two months 2
2. Digitised a part of the chimney design process and effectively reduced the chimney design time by 30%

Extracurriculars
1. Vice president, Entrepreneurship cell
Handled multiple projects including the following (Led a team of 55 people)
a. Gave opportunity to over 100 students to intern with startups during summer vacations (Led a team of 4)
b. Started project founder meetup to organise on-campus meetups for like-minded individuals (ideators, techies, designers) and provide a platform for meaningful discussions. The project has been taken up by the institute under its umbrella for its VISION 2020 (Led a team of 4)
c. Handled one of India's largest student run startup challenges

2. Secretary, Department of technical activities, Student Union
Led a team of over 50 people to handle all the technical aspects of the cultural, technical and sports fest of our college. Was involved in Animation (Video making) and website making.

3. Web Head, Entrepreneurship Cell
Was the social media and web head for the entrepreneurship cell of the college. (Handled websites, facebook, twitter, Linkedin)

Others
1. Travelling- I went on a solo trip for 6 weeks to Europe in 2017. I travelled and stayed in Hostels, met people from different nationalities, made friends on the road, hitchhiked.
I also went to Norway in 2015 to attend a 10 day Student conference where in we solved case studies related to ethical dilemmas

Others: Back in college I took up various management and finance courses and my grade in most of them is good or above.

How likely am I to get through ISB? Is there any other college I should look at? My only constraint is I cannot wait for another year.

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dhruv kacker wrote:
Hello...It will be really helpful if you can assess my profile for an MBA programme. I don't belong to engineering field.

I have completed my BDS(BACHELOR OF DENTAL SURGERY). in year 2010.I followed it up with a post graduation MDS(MASTERS OF DENTAL SURGERY).My under graduation is from manipal university and I had a total of 64 percent marks.My post grad is from RAJIV GANDHI UNIVERSITY.

I Have been working as a faculty in govt college for 18 months.I have a non profit venture ngo which works in breast cancer awareness.I have also had a work experience of 6 months in a charitable clinic.i was also working as a senior resident in a private medical college.
It would really helpful if you can give me an insight on my profile
Thank you

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Hi Dhruv,

Thanks for writing in. You have a great profile as a doctor. I am a little intrigued about your social service initiative in breast cancer when you are a dental surgeon. Do elaborate on that.

So while your profile is great, I'd like to understand what is your need to do an MBA? Don't really see a connection with what you have done in the past and how an MBA could help. So, will need your inputs here to put it all together. Please mention your future career goals and why does an MBA make sense.
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Harshet wrote:
I intend to apply in R2 for the MBA class of 2019 (2018 intake). Would appreciate an evaluation of my profile.

WE : Will complete 5 years 8 months by the time I start school (April 2018)

Gender: Male
Nationality: Indian
GMAT: 730 (Q50, V39, IR 6)

International exposure: Have never had the opportunity to work abroad, but have worked in cross functional teams throughout.

Education: Post Graduate Diplioma in Banking (CGPA 8/10)
Bachelor of Technology: (CGPA 6.1/10)

Professional Experience:
> 3 years at ICICI Bank (India's leading Private sector bank) as a Corporate Credit Risk Analyst. Here I was involved in various processes over the 3 years. (Risk monitoring, Governance, QA, Regulatory, Reporting to Senior Management etc)
> 2 years at Barclays India. Areas of work include Compliance, Risk Assessment, and Project Management

Both the roles above involved liaising with cross functional teams in London, Singapore, Canada, U.S., Bahrain etc.

Extra- Curricular:
Have been involved in CSR(Corporate social responsibility) activities. Active participant in educating underpriviliged kids (among other activities) at various company-empanelled NGOs. Have also been involved in local social work organised within the residential community.

Active participant in sports throughout my school years. University captain of the football team along with being chief sports coordinator.

My biggest fear is that my overall academic record is rather weak and I would like to know what I could do to overshadow this. Is the steady improvement after graduation enough? Does the 730 in GMAT help? I have also recently completed an Executive Education course from Judge Business School, Cambridge - sponsored by my company.

Would love to hear some views. Thanks in advance.


Well, a 6.1 is a weak CGPA. The challenge this year is they have no optional essay to explain weak points in the resume (and they removed the essay because applicants make too many excuses :-D )

You can't change your GPA now, so you will have to work around it. My suggestion is to do the following:
1. present a strong resume (most ISB applicants don't do that). Show your impact in numbers.
2. Show analytical skills and high intellect. Ask your recommender to mention these with solid examples
3. show achievements and career progress through the other two essays. Needless to say, career goals have to be clear.

Beyond that, the high GMAT will help to establish your intellectual capability.
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Hello everyone ..
Greetings for the day!!

It would be really helpful if someone can evaluate my profile !

24 Male, Indian
10th - 87%
12th - 93%
BTech- 9.3 CGPA (Automobile Engineering, SRM University)
Work Experience - 26months & continuing
Working in Hyundai Motor’s R&D

Achievements in Hyundai :
3 Patents (1 international)
Best innovation award

Achievements in College :
Best Paper presentation award
Received merit based scholarship
Was part of national champion formula student team (also participated in Formula student Germany)
3 months internship on Total productive maintenance..

I have one more year to prepare my self for ISB.(2019 intake)
Looking forward for suggestions to enhance my profile...
Also, I have just started my preparation for Gmat and I am aiming for 730+



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Hello there,

You are clearly passionate about automobiles and that's a good start!
In terms of profile building, continue doing the good work you are currently doing. Promotions and work related achievements definitely help, so work towards those.

My other two suggestions will help you should your plans change by next year and you start thinking of applying to international b-schools :
1. Gain some international work experience. I guess it would not be so difficult at Hyundai.
2. get involved outside work. Social service is a good way to do this, however, gain some depth in experience. Don't go after too many activities, but do one well.
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pm12345 wrote:
Hi,

Please evaluate my profile for the Early Entry Option.

GMAT- 740 (V39, Q50, IR 6) - 14th Nov,2017
Integrated Master of Science - Chemistry (5YR), IIT Kharagpur - 7.41/10

Work experience- 1 year 5 months

EXL Service (1 years 5 months)
Working as a Consultant in Retail & Media vertical of EXL.

Work place achievements:
1.Only fresh recruit out of a batch of 300 to be awarded “Rising Star – Q3 2016” for exceeding management expectations.
2.Received accelerated promotion within 1 year.

NGO experience:
1. Mentored 20 socially challenged children (age group 12-14) for their upliftment in Izhevsk, Russia in a volunteering project.

International Experience:
1. One of the two students all over the world to be selected for summer research position at CNRS, Castres (France)


Thank you very much for the consideration.


Hi,

That's a great profile you are building.
what do you wish to do after the MBA?
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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.

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.

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.


Target School - ISB, IIMA.

Please provide your suggestions and comments.


Nitin,

I like the fact that you are thinking beyond job security to do something you like! With everything else being good in your profile, GMAT is the only missing link now. I am wondering why you are not planning to apply this year (for 2018 cycle). You already have substantial work experience, in fact on the higher side of the ISB class. Another extra year will only make the adcom wonder why you waited this long (unless you are doing something significant in the coming year).

I'd say, give a push to your GMAT prep and go for the kill now.
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gauravwizkid wrote:
I would like my profile to be evaluated for INSEAD.

Background:
Indian, 24, Male
Mechanical Engineer
GMAT- 710 (gave it back in 2015)(I am sure I can get more if I give it again but is it really necessary?)

Education
Completed Mechanical engineering for a tier-I Indian institutte with CGPA- 8.3/ 10


Work Ex- 3+ years in a boutique consulting firm
Major projects
1. I have worked with a Global Fortune 500 client where in we helped them build their go to market strategy for a new renewable energy product
2. Go to market strategy for opening of new centres of a single specialty chain of hospitals in 4 diferent location in India. The hospital are in the process of being set up. Investment worth INR 25 cr per centre
3. Helped set up a sevices arm for a real estate company. Coordinated with technical consultants (india based), and design consultants (UK based) to come up with a tech solution for providing services. personally handled 7 services end to end
4. Helped commission a multi-bedded (>400) multi-specialty hospital by one of India's largest chain of hospitals. Was also responsible for streamlining of operations and meeting revenue targets. Exceeded the revenue targets for all the months. Personally handled trade marketing activites (which contributed c. 40% to the total revenue). Also worked on the operations side and reduced the discharge time by 33%
5. Was given fast track promotion and I am also incharge of the social media team presently


How likely am I to get through ISB? Is there any other college I should look at? My only constraint is I cannot wait for another year.

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Hi GAurav,

I assume you are also applying to ISB, thats why you have shared your profile here. Hence I am responding to your post both for ISB and INSEAD.

First ISB: At this moment, I don't see any constraints. Go ahead and apply. Your GMAT could be better. If you can take it in the next one month, with an aim to score 730+, then go ahead and take it.

Your experience, with a mix of operations and consulting is good. What do you wish to do after the MBA? You should be explaining what you currently lack and how MBA will help you fill that gap.

Regarding INSEAD, you don't have the kind of international experience they seek in applicants. I'd say, you gain some more work exp, probably work with some international clients and then apply to INSEAD. A better GMAT score will help here as well.
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I would like my profile to be evaluated for ISB.

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25, Indian, Male

Education-

Xth 90%

XIIth 80%

CGPA 6.9 (B.Tech, IIT Kharagpur)

GMAT 700

Work Experience-

3 Years of experience in social / development sector consulting projects with government agencies.

Achievements -

One of the highest rated performer in the organisation.

Participated in (and awarded for) 2 international research projects.



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Hi pj2101,

Thanks for sharing your profile.

I am an ISB alum and run an admission consulting firm, CrackAdmission (www.crackadmission.com). Below is my take on your profile :
- GMAT Score : Average

- Experience :
Quantity : 3 years - Average
Quality : Social Sector – seems promising and interesting. I will be able to comment more only when you describe what you have actually done in these 3 years in terms of taking initiatives, leadership experiences etc.

- Extracurricular : Although international accolades in 2 Research projects seem impressive, I will need further details from you in terms of any other extra curricular interests you have pursued.

- Undergrad :
Institution : IIT KGP – Better than average
CGPA : 6.9 – On the lower side

Overall, you seem to have a good profile, and with a well articulated application stand to have a good shot at ISB. However, it is very important that you demonstrate clarity in your goals (do you want to stay with the social sector or move onto something else, do you want to keep working as a consultant or do you want to move into internal strategy …….) and state explicitly the motivation behind doing an MBA at the current juncture of your career, and how ISB fits into the scheme of things.
Please feel free to reach out to me at +919701215544/ arijit.biswas@crackadmission.com in case you want to discuss further.

Wish you the very best !
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pj2101 wrote:
I would like my profile to be evaluated for ISB.

Background-
25, Indian, Male

Education-

Xth 90%

XIIth 80%

CGPA 6.9 (B.Tech, IIT Kharagpur)

GMAT 700

Work Experience-

3 Years of experience in social / development sector consulting projects with government agencies.

Achievements -

One of the highest rated performer in the organisation.

Participated in (and awarded for) 2 international research projects.

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Hi,

I am a little concerned with a low GPA and an average GMAT score. The rest of your application will need to be very strong to fetch yourself an interview.
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I have scheduled my GMAT appointment in May,2018.

My profile
Xth- 90.1
XIIth- 90.1
B.tech - 6.34 CGPA
Work ex- 2.8 yrs ERICSSON
Left the job.
Gap - 3 years (including 2018)

What should be my ideal GMAT score to secure an admit?

Kindly guide me guys.
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Hi Ishwar,

Getting into ISB is very subjective. This is one institute which puts importance on each aspect of your profile. Everything such as GMAT score, essays, interview, education, work ex is treated and scored separately. This ensures that if you score low on one point, you can balance it on another point.

My case - I had a low GMAT score but had close to 8 years work ex and they really liked my essays and interview. Hope you get the point.

This means that with the low years of work experience and employment gap you have, you need to score higher on other points such as GMAT score (700+), essays and interview. Be prepared to explain a lot what you have been doing during the employment gap. You will have to justify it very strongly.

Hope it helped.
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Hi Ishwar,

Getting into ISB is very subjective. This is one institute which puts importance on each aspect of your profile. Everything such as GMAT score, essays, interview, education, work ex is treated and scored separately. This ensures that if you score low on one point, you can balance it on another point.

My case - I had a low GMAT score but had close to 8 years work ex and they really liked my essays and interview. Hope you get the point.

This means that with the low years of work experience and employment gap you have, you need to score higher on other points such as GMAT score (700+), essays and interview. Be prepared to explain a lot what you have been doing during the employment gap. You will have to justify it very strongly.

Hope it helped.


Hi aadikamagic,



I worked at various locations like Kolkata, Noida and Mumbai in that span.
I wasn't really comfortable with the team that I was working with.
I resigned the job on my own accord.

I have nothing much to say about the employment gap as I took it for personal reasons.
Can you suggest a prep plan for GMAT starting from now?
The MUST have material, mock test sources, etc.,

Thanks for replying. Can you share your ISB and IIM-C success story, here?
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Ishwar wrote:
I have scheduled my GMAT appointment in May,2018.

My profile
Xth- 90.1
XIIth- 90.1
B.tech - 6.34 CGPA
Work ex- 2.8 yrs ERICSSON
Left the job.
Gap - 3 years (including 2018)

What should be my ideal GMAT score to secure an admit?

Kindly guide me guys.


It doesn't work that way. You will obviously be giving your best for the GMAT right? I mean you will be studying to get a score as high as possible. Hence the question of what an ideal score you should target is redundant.
Focus on getting the highest score you can, and then get your profile evaluated.

Additionally, GMAT score only takes care of the Academic section of ISB, you still have 2 other sections to shine in :)
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Abhishank wrote:
Ishwar wrote:
I have scheduled my GMAT appointment in May,2018.

My profile
Xth- 90.1
XIIth- 90.1
B.tech - 6.34 CGPA
Work ex- 2.8 yrs ERICSSON
Left the job.
Gap - 3 years (including 2018)

What should be my ideal GMAT score to secure an admit?

Kindly guide me guys.


It doesn't work that way. You will obviously be giving your best for the GMAT right? I mean you will be studying to get a score as high as possible. Hence the question of what an ideal score you should target is redundant.
Focus on getting the highest score you can, and then get your profile evaluated.

Additionally, GMAT score only takes care of the Academic section of ISB, you still have 2 other sections to shine in :)


Yeah, that was obvious. I sounded like Alan :lol:
But the thing is there are road blocks bothering me on my profile that would hinder my chances of an ISB admit :(
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