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Hello folks,



I am eyeing class 2014, I have a masters in computers from ASU, Arkansas, USA, and 3+ yrs of work exp in state Govt of Arkansas, USA in IT. I am just wondering a masters and 3+ yrs exp in USA would be and added advantage to me or it would be a matter of concern ( I quit my job and moved to India recently )for the selection committee and whats the GMAT score would get me in here?

10th ( AP Board) 75%
12th (AP Board) 85%
B.Tech ( JNTU ) 64%
Master's ( ASU. USA) 3.67/4

Work Exp: 3+ yrs with state Govt of Arkansas, USA.

Have some achieves xtra activities like worked as RA and took part in publishing a paper in international conference in Bioinformatics and some more.

Hope the esteemed alumni of ISB help me out with your valuable inputs

Thanks in advance and awaiting your replies,
Madhukar.

Morning Fellas!
Just wanted to know that with 75% in Xth, 70% in XIIth and 58% in B.Tech
And work experience of around 6 years should one apply!
(Or it is the waste of time and money)

FORE School of Management (2013-15) 
Hey Puys,
I am completely new to GMAT. I want go for GMAT and apply for ISB and Business Schools abroad. For preparation I was thinking of Joining ********, New Delhi. They will finish the course in 1.5 months. What I wanted to know was, whether in this period of 45 days, will I be able to get a score of 700+?

Hey puys,

need some help and guidance on what areas of my profile I need to work on and what are my chances for getting into ISB (the class of 2014) ... my profile :
10th - 89%, 12th - 88%, BE(Mech) - 6.61/10 (BIT Mesra)
Work Exp. - 2 yrs (as on July 2013). in one of the world's largest steelmakers' - design & engg. center as Executive, Looking after the various green/brown field projects. Mostly technical work till now, with some managerial works like helping/assisting the seniors in project management etc.
Co-curricular - President of College Photographic Society, Active member of other societies, fest organizing committees, current organization's newsletter editor and team lead.

Also, what will be an ideal score in GMAT to get through ??

Thanks in advance. :)
@ak2000 said:

Following is my profile:10th: 57.8%, 12th: 80.3%. BCom: 60.8%. Masters in finance: 7.9 cgpa on 10 scaleCFA level 3 cleared, Certified FRM, CAIIB exams clearedGMAT 780, Extra curriculars : almost nil work experience:11 months as junior analyst in a mid sized equity research firm2 years of experience as a probationary officer in SBI18 months as a Deputy Manager in Treasury operations of SBI, Mumbai
I want to pursue PGP from ISB hyderabad.Take heart- ISB does not ask for your 10th grades!
Anyways, you seem to have spiraled up since then, so the 10th exams are insignificant. Infact you deserve a pat for the excellent GMAT score.

Your chances of getting selected will depend more upon what you write in the rest of the application:
1. you well defined are your career goals? How do they fit in with what you have done so far?
2. Why is an MBA necessary to achieve your career goals?
3. Why is the ISB MBA necessary?
4. How has your career progression been? ( You seem quite on track there).
5. What are your key achievements?
6. what else is interesting about you other than your professional profile?

Getting these aspects nicely into the application is very important, and it is here that most applicants bungle up. So start thinking along these questions that I have posted.

Namita, MBA Decoder

@Vinpower87 said:
Hey Puys, Please Help me out here! I'm really confused about the right time to give GMAT?I would like to apply for ISB,Great lakes and Colleges abroad (kellogg,University of Arizona,NUS,NTU etc). Please suggest a right time to give the GMAT ( i was thinking Aug would be the ideal time with enough time fr preparation).

If you are planning to apply to ISB this year, then taking GMAT in August is late. Not that applicants don't take it then, but its not a good strategy.

Say, you do not score well (happens a lot of time with first time takers), you will not have the time for a retake. At that stage you should be focusing on writing good essays, not retaking GMAT, if you can help it.

Anyways, the scores are valid for 5 years, so whats the point of waiting until the last minute?

Being an Indian applicant, it is beneficial to get scores above the average GMAT scores posted by the b-schools for their incoming class intake. Look at the class profile details of all the b-schools you are interested in - you'll get a lot of idea about the class demographics.

Namita, MBA Decoder


Hey Puys,


Please Help me out here! I'm really confused about the right time to give GMAT?
I would like to apply for ISB,Great lakes and Colleges abroad (kellogg,University of Arizona,NUS,NTU etc). Please suggest a right time to give the GMAT ( i was thinking Aug would be the ideal time with enough time fr preparation).
My Acads are below:

Xth : 75%(CBSE)
XII : 80%(CBSE)
B.E(EEE) : 70%(Not so famous univ)
Work Exp : 3+ years in a Tier 1 IT Company
Currently leading a team of about 10 members.
ECA: Football (Zonal representation, Played for the current Company), NCC(National Level Certification(not many got the same frm my school), Currently involved in Animal Welfare organisation(decent level of participation).
Also, Kindly suggest the Score to get a call from the above mentioned Univ.

Thanks in Advance.
Vinodh.

Hey puys,
Following is my profile:
10th: 57.8%, 12th: 80.3%. BCom: 60.8%. Masters in finance: 7.9 cgpa on 10 scale
CFA level 3 cleared, Certified FRM, CAIIB exams cleared
GMAT 780,
Extra curriculars : almost nil
work experience:
11 months as junior analyst in a mid sized equity research firm
2 years of experience as a probationary officer in SBI
18 months as a Deputy Manager in Treasury operations of SBI, Mumbai
I want to pursue PGP from ISB hyderabad.
Considering my profile, do you think I stand a decent chance to gain admission?
Will my 10th standard marks affect my chances of getting selected?
Please comment...

  • how did u get GMAT score of 780 out of 800?. 03 Apr '13.
naga.bharat
Bharat Ch @naga.bharat 2
how did u get GMAT score of 780 out of 800?
@vsahil said:
@ivyctor2010 i would be applying for ISB this september..please help me to come out of dilemma.. present profile isX-87,XII 92, Btech 62 from nagpur university (chem engg), having 6.5 yrs work ex in production unit projects on date,with India's topmost OIL PSU.
What has been your job profile since last 3 years? Core technical or have you been into managerial roles too?
@vsahil said:
i wanna know whether it would be wise enough to leave the job and join ISB with the current ambiguous market scenario.
This is decision which finally you have to take. Go through ISB's last year placement stats. That is one data point, studying the current economic patterns via newspaper, internet would give you other data point. Talk to Indian B-school alums if possible. But your decision to do an MBA should be largely affected from the direction which you now want to give to your career.
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@Tyranitar said:
Guys could anyone please help me evaluating the chances for my profile, will be applying this septemberX-84 XII-84 Btech(cse)-66 .. Cleared cfa level 2. Financial analyst at CRISIL (2 yrs exp) .
Let me play Devil's Advocate here. If you want to get into IB, why would you need an MBA for that? What in your current profile prevents you from going down the IB / Hedge Funds track?
Secondly, if 300 other Financial Analysts are also applying to ISB and 150 of them are cfa level 2 and other 150 are cfa level 3 cleared (all hypothetical numbers), how will you differentiate yourself from them? Think on these lines.
@Tyranitar said:
Extra curr: almost nill .
There would be something worth mentioning. Talking about extra co is always helpful as it helps you present yourself as a well rounded personality.
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