ISB Class of 2013 aspirants

Dear Puys, Though this may seem a little early but thought to getting started with the effort and the journey of making it to one of the most premier B schools in our country. My Profile - Work Exp - 1.5+ yrs, consumer products (Ni...
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Business school rankings from the Financial Times - Global MBA Rankings 2012

ISB loses ranking points........now 20th........IIM-A retains 11th spot.........
Aritro9782 Says
Btw, are you THE agoel from gmatclub?

Yes my dear
Please be hopefull.
"Every day holds the possibility of a miracle." - Elizabeth David


MBA , ISB , Interview , career goal , GMAT score , extra curriculars and finally Philosophy.... nice mix in this forum....the undercurrent of tension and anxiety dissolved with emotion and humor uniquely characterizes this long marathon 1000-page long thread :)

Three cheers for all the puys...
Thanks to those who have kept the tempo up with their motivating words...
Wish all the best to all the puys in this forum!!
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A lil gyan that I have been giving myself. If I move on to ISB, I will surely inspire a lot of people (modestly at its heights ). If I fail, I know where I faltered. Most of you will have known your own reasons. While you better yourself in a year before applying to ISB and to all the other world renowned B-schools, please keep in mind that B-school is just a weapon in your armory, a strong one indeed. The same effect can be brought about by combining some smaller weapons in your armory.

Please use the year to also grow and experience life. If you have a bucket list, try to check something items off that list. If you planning for a venture, take a leap of faith. If you hesitant in meeting new people, try to network with people. If you having fear of heights, experience Bungee Jumping.

Just get out of your comfort zone. The sooner you get out of it, the better you will feel. I have done that to some extent with my job role, took a hit on my rating but believe me there is greater satisfaction i feel now than I wud have felt had i been stuck in my old role with a good rating.

I have my own bucketlist, and its posted on PG in a separate thread.
http://www.pagalguy.com/discussions/check-off-your-bucket-list-25077400 . Explore your life.

Listen to your inner calling and remember Deserve before you Desire.

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Here is my experienece
Date: 29 Jan in Hyd (Mum) .
GMAT score: 720
Work Exp: 5.5 yrs
Industry: Engineering
Role: Corporate / General Management

The Interview panel had three young members all alums. Two guys, both entrepreneurs / founders of consultancy firms and the lady was working with a consultancy firm in USA. Questions heralded at me included:
1. Why didn't you take reference from your current boss ?
2. Explain your day to day activities in the present role. (Interrupted in between & was fired another question).
3.What is your value add in all these activities. Explain developing the marketing strategy & poistioning for your business group. You seem to play the role of an intelligent postman only in your present role!
4. Why should ISB consider you. What difference are you going to make as a person. Please don't include anything from you professional or social life! Tell us something personal! (Interrupted in between & was fired another question)
5. What were your sales target in the previous role & why? Explain how did u lead your team. (Interruption again)
6. Tell us about a situation in your job where you had shown perseverance & resilience (an argument started between me & a panel member on a few points!)
7. Why didn't your company go aggressively towards acquiring the target company. Why did ur company back out from the deal (based on a key news item of my company in 2009)
8. Tell us about an instance when you witnessed your CEO taking a major business decesion. What did you learn from it?
10. What are your Interests. Tell us in detail about any good book you have read recently.
11. Any questions from us

Total duration : around 30-35 min

Overall no general questions like why MBA? Why ISB? What are your career plans in long & short term? Etc

Personally I feel that I could have performed much better & could have given better answers if given time to think. But frankly was not accepting a barrage of questions fired at me at rapid pace! :splat:

ATB to the remaining candidates. Hope this information helps.
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WhiteWNNoise Says
The reject mail will come within few days of 15th Feb. Those with W/L will have to stay longer on tenterhooks. I personally know a friend who was W/L from R1 and got a convert exactly a month before the classes started in April.


ye... the admission calendar does not say anything about w/l candidates... are there rejects in round 1.. or have they kept the entire of the "not selected" aside for further notice????
Please be hopefull.
"Every day holds the possibility of a miracle." - Elizabeth David

Btw, are you THE agoel from gmatclub?
targetisb2012 Says
also what abt the applicants whom they waitlist and call after 15th or first week of march for interview as a fellow put had told.. is that possible this time also..


The reject mail will come within few days of 15th Feb. Those with W/L will have to stay longer on tenterhooks. I personally know a friend who was W/L from R1 and got a convert exactly a month before the classes started in April.

Please be hopefull.
"Every day holds the possibility of a miracle." - Elizabeth David

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