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gauravtejwani Says
GYMNASTY..u r a body 2 ...m a fitness instructor as well..we ll start a hardcore body building club at ISB. :D

Me too .. Club's third member !!
ajus And how long before one receives an interview invite? :

I didn't get it either..

I submitted in first week of DEC.. no news so far..
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You did well !!

I think that they asked you so many questions is a sign that they took a lot of interest in you..

Good Luck..

Hi folks,

I had my interview this morning at Hyderabad. I am an R1 applicant & was placed on the Interview Waitlist.

My profile: Wrkex - 4.5 yrs (IT, Real Estate, Education)
GMAT: 720
Acads: Decent
EC: Good

So without further ado, here goes...

The essay topic was "sarcasm".

There were two interviewers on the panel (L1, L2). One of the ladies (L2) was definitely from Admissions. If I heard correctly, the other lady (L1) was an alum.

L2. Are you sarcastic?
L2. Why not? This means you are not a good leader. You can convey so many things with sarcasm.
L2. Tell me what you do for the startup you cofounded? Do you intend to continue for a long term?
L2. You have done so many things. Does this mean you like to try out new things or is it because you don't know what you want to do?
L2. Explain your current job profile.
L1. If I am a real estate developer & I come to you for project financing, what questions would you ask me?
L2. What do you make of the Indian Real Estate sector in the next decade?
L2. Why Finance? Is it because of the money? Is it because of a scope for growth?
L1. What do you like in Finance? Give specific examples where your interest in finance grew.
L1. It makes sense to continue with your current job since you will learn a lot more in a small organization. Why MBA then?
L2. What after ISB?
L2. Tell me something about the NGO that you volunteer for.
L2. Would you like to continue working in the microfinance sector (related to prev answer).
L2. Any questions for us?

Overall, I was a little dissapointed with the interview. Din't get the feeling that they were convinced about some of my answers. And I was completely shocked by the sarcasm questions... Anyway, the hard part is over! Better to get back to work & concentrate on other things till Feb 15th! All the best to fellow puys... Hope this account helps.

On a related note, I reached Hyd last night & stayed over at Ankitha's Stay Inn. Very close to ISB; very reasonable rates (1500 a night, including breakfast). Clean, spacious rooms. Food was not so great but then that's perfectly fine; one isn't going for a vacation! ;)
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Hi All,

This thread is for all the prospective applicants applying to Fisher this year.

All the applications are considered on Rolling basis, here are the deadlines for reference:

Oct 31
Dec 15 (Deadline to be considered for merit based funding)


1. Essay 1: Shaping Your Vision*

Every year Fisher College's Full-Time MBA program admits a select group of talented professionals with demonstrated potential to become successful business leaders in an increasingly competitive, global environment. Why do you want to earn an MBA degree in general and a Fisher College MBA in particular? How will Fisher specifically assist you in achieving your individual potential? As part of your response, include a brief summary of your professional accomplishments to date. If you have not held a full-time job or are still in college, let us know about your leadership accomplishments in a school, internship, or extracurricular context.

Essay 2: Focusing On Leadership*

One of Fisher's strengths is its dedication to developing leaders. Listed below are 10 attributes that characterize great leaders. Please select the two criteria that best describe your strengths and provide us with concrete evidence to support your choices.

You may submit physical objects, images, photographs or photocopies, along with brief descriptions of how the objects exemplify the leadership qualities you have chosen (i.e. you might share a picture of time spent doing volunteer work in another country, along with an explanation for how that experience has heightened your global awareness).

Or, you may choose to write an essay for each of the two characteristics you select, describing situations in which you exemplified these leadership traits (each choice with a maximum of 500 words).

Please be sure to title each essay with the characteristic you selected.

Please note: The Fisher College of Business will not be responsible for returning physical objects to applicants.

Global awareness
Self Awareness
Communication and interpersonal skills

Essay 3: Discovering You*

As a Fisher College MBA student, you get the best of both worlds: the up-close and personal feel of a small program combined with the resources and opportunities offered by a major research university. As an individual participant, you will play a key role in shaping our culture. Consequently, we would like to learn more about who you are and the unique characteristics you will contribute to the Fisher College community. Provide an honest description of yourself outside your professional context, stressing the personal characteristics you believe to be your strengths and weaknesses, along with the factors that have most influenced your development to date.

Here is the link to previous year's thread:

My profile:

GMAT: 720 (51,36)/ 5.5
Acads: ok
B.E in 2007 ..
Work Ex: IT (32 months) + research and analytics (15 months now)

Btwn, I have got an app. fee waiver from Fisher !! :D


Hey How do you get the app. fee waiver ??

Hi !

Congrats! Whats your profile ??


1. Yes, this is the case with everybody.
2. It generally takes 4-6 weeks.

Thanks a lot again..

Thanks Puys for your help :

One more query :

In my checklist, I see just two tick marks ( both for references/recos) is that the same case for everyone ?

Hi Gymnasty,

Could you please let me know what was the average and range for GMAT score for the last batch? Thanks!

Also international exp. and cat scores please

Puys :

Thanks for your help on following questions :

1. In Document Upload section, there is a tab called "OTHER" .. what we need to upload there ?

2. How to reduce the size of document from PDF and .JPG. I have tried many options.. I know its but please help.

Yours Truly ...

Just to kill time ...

What has been "selected to waitlisted" ratio in R1 historically ?

Also my take over "Selected(R1) to Total seats" is 30% ( Pour in your suggestions )

So sure shot selected in R1 ~ 750*0.3 = 225 .

Out of 225, 30-33% are girls ~ 70 ( I guess )
5-7% are foriegn nationals ~ 15
10-12 % other profiles like doctor, military, journalist ~ 25

So typically most of us ( Indian male engineers type ) are looking for chance in 1 out of 115 slots.... ?

Pretty Scary !!

I can keep 20 % slots for Re-applicants >> 45

I am looking for a chance in 70 seats.. :banghead: