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Shankeyp
Shankx @Shankeyp 2.1 k
*"There's no reason to have a Plan B because it distracts you from Plan A."* -Will Smith #My reason for focusing *Only* on ISB!

"There's no reason to have a Plan B because it distracts you from Plan A."  -Will Smith


#My reason for focusing Only on ISB!

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Shankeyp
Shankx @Shankeyp 2.1 k

@qw1981 Good question....!

I can answer this only after R1 deadline.... dont even wanna think about it till I submit my app!!! Once I submit, execution of Plan A will be kind of over from my end!

ram007in
nag venkat @ram007in 3
which institute is better for gmat coaching

which institute is better for gmat coaching

chhanditac
@chhanditac 1
hi, I have a question on the massive pool of electives iimc offers.how does a student decide on which electives will be the best fit for his/her career. Are there any sessions before hand where more details are provided on those courses?

hi,

I have a question on the massive pool of electives iimc offers.how does a student decide on which electives will be the best fit for his/her career. Are there any sessions before hand where more details are provided on those courses?

gyanone
GyanOne MBA @gyanone 13
Best One year MBA in US: Check out the comprehensive list here! http://www.gyanone.com/blog/best-one-year-mba-in-usa/

Best One year MBA in US: Check out the comprehensive list here!

http://www.gyanone.com/blog/best-one-year-mba-in-usa/

A list of the best one year MBA programs in USA
A list of the best one year MBA programs in USA
Sometimes, two years can be one year too many. One year MBA programs have their own advantages besides just the one year you end up saving. These include lower opportunity costs, more rigour, and the chance to more quickly get back to work, as just three.

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gyanone
GyanOne MBA @gyanone 13
Top One year MBA in Asia: Check out the comprehensive list here! http://www.gyanone.com/blog/one-year-mba-in-asia/

Top One year MBA in Asia: Check out the comprehensive list here!

http://www.gyanone.com/blog/one-year-mba-in-asia/

One year MBA programs in Asia: India dominates
One year MBA programs in Asia: India dominates
One year MBA programs in Asia have had a strange history. At the turn of the century, such programs were virtually non-existent. Then the Indian School of Business (ISB) opened its doors in 2001, pioneering the concept of the one year program for experienced professionals in India.

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srini.storagemf
Srini Dasari @srini.storagemf 3
Hi, One of my ex-team leads is currently not working, so he doesn't have any corporate email id. Can I give his personal email id and get his reference for the EPGP application form? I worked under him for around 4 years and he can give proper reference about me. He moved to his family business r...

Hi, One of my ex-team leads is currently not working, so he doesn't have any corporate email id. Can I give his personal email id and get his reference for the EPGP application form? I worked under him for around 4 years and he can give proper reference about me. He moved to his family business recently. Let me know. Thanks.

gyanone
GyanOne MBA @gyanone 13
How to tackle a low GMAT score in MBA admissions? http://www.gyanone.com/blog/low-gmat-mba-success-stories/

How to tackle a low GMAT score in MBA admissions?

http://www.gyanone.com/blog/low-gmat-mba-success-stories/

Low GMAT MBA success stories - some of our best work!
Low GMAT MBA success stories - some of our best work!
Have a low GMAT but high aspirations? Far too many MBA applicants think that this is an obvious mismatch, but it may not necessarily be! This still does not mean that the doors to all top MBA programs are open wide for you, but it does mean that not all doors are closed either!

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gyanone
GyanOne MBA @gyanone 13
How did an Indian IT professional cracked both Smeal and Kenan Flagler! http://www.gyanone.com/blog/kenan-flagler-smeal-mba/

How did an Indian IT professional cracked both Smeal and Kenan Flagler!

http://www.gyanone.com/blog/kenan-flagler-smeal-mba/

Indian IT MBA success story: admitted to Kenan Flagler and Smeal!
Indian IT MBA success story: admitted to Kenan Flagler and Smeal!
AS is one of the most courageous and strong-willed people we know. She is also someone who has been places. With a good bachelor's in engineering from India and a Master's from Cornell, it would seem that she would be all set for an admit to a top MBA program of her own liking.

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spidymanu
manu kumar @spidymanu 4
@IIMUdaipurPGPX Gave my Gmat yesterday and managed only 640. Will this be too low or do i have any hopes here ? Further, application form needs official transcripts from college or can i upload scanned copies of my original marksheets. I'm not staying in the same state where i studied. Getting...

@IIMUdaipurPGPX

Gave my Gmat yesterday and managed only 640. Will this be too low or do i have any hopes here ? 

Further, application form needs official transcripts from college or can i upload scanned copies of my original marksheets. I'm not staying in the same state where i studied. Getting transcripts will be difficult and time consuming for me. 

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IIMUdaipur
IIM Udaipur PGPX @IIMUdaipur 74

Hi! The average GMAT score for the last two batches has been about 650. Moreover, the application process is a very holistic one taking into account your complete profile, academics and personal interview as well. Further, you can upload scanned copies for now.

spidymanu
manu kumar @spidymanu 4

I'm fine with average 650. Something really horrible happened during my GMAT . I can easily improve my score. I'm giving my second attempt on Oct-10th, 5 days before deadline. Hope uploading test center GMAT score card will not be a problem

kapil_b
AIM IIM @kapil_b 28
I need your expert advice. Took my GMAT yesterday after 1 month of preparation, and got disappointing 680 (Q50 V31). But, is it ? I have already taken GMAT twice before, in 2008 with 700 and then again in last year with meager 600. I would have been much happier if I had touched 700 this tim...


I need your expert advice. Took my GMAT yesterday after 1 month of preparation, and got disappointing 680 (Q50 V31). But, is it ? I have already taken GMAT twice before, in 2008 with 700 and then again in last year with meager 600. I would have been much happier if I had touched 700 this time. but that's life.

Anyway, my query is whether I should apply in Indian B schools such as ISB? or my GMAT score is too low to even get considered.

Should I rather concentrate on European b school. I want to join 1 years executive course.

My brief profile:

1. 10 years of work experience in Indian IT Service company, current role - Team Lead

2. 6 years of international experience

3. German as an additional language

4. X - 89%, XII - 88%, topper in college, not much extra cal.

Please advise. Thank you !

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kalyan.daiict
Kalyan Cheedi @kalyan.daiict

i think you have a very good profile. with this kind of work ex, 680 would not be a problem for any good B school like ISB, INSEAD etc. Focus on writing a good SOP. Perhaps you could hire the services of a GMAT consultant. You could perhaps read the book written by Samer kamat. Best wishes.

kalyan.daiict
Kalyan Cheedi @kalyan.daiict
I would like to introduce myself as Kalyan cheedi, Software engineer turned Businessman turned Sales Manager at Suzuki. I am a Btech from DAIICT. I am basically from Hyderabad. About my CAT scores, i bagged 95.64 percentile in CAT 2009. My Quant-DI scores are 97 pcl, while verbal was a mere 62.9...

I would like to introduce myself as Kalyan cheedi, Software engineer turned Businessman turned Sales Manager at Suzuki. I am a Btech from DAIICT. I am basically from Hyderabad.

About my CAT scores, i bagged 95.64 percentile in CAT 2009. My Quant-DI scores are 97 pcl, while verbal was a mere 62.9pcl. That was really crashing. So i am focusing more on the verbal part fr GMAT which i am giving on 16th OCT 2014. Wish me goodluck puys. I will be available for any kind of help or suggestion or any thing. If possible we will all meet once in 15 days at any good meeting joint.

Ansh_04
Ansh S @Ansh_04
@pgpex \- Do applicants need to attach ONLY attested / notarized copies of exams passed / degrees obtained with the online application or do simple scanned copies (non-attested/non-notarized) of these documents suffice? Please advise; thanks!

@pgpex - Do applicants need to attach ONLY attested / notarized copies of exams passed / degrees obtained with the online application or do simple scanned copies (non-attested/non-notarized) of these documents suffice? Please advise; thanks!

iiml_ipmx
IPMX IIM Lucknow @iiml_ipmx 2
Dear Prospective Students, IIM Lucknow is going to organise a seminar on the IPMX course from 10 AM to 12 NOON on 27 September 2014. Interested people can confirm their presence by writing in to admissions_nc@iiml.ac.in. YOU COULD ALSO CONFIRM ON THE OFFICIAL THREAD OF IPMX 2015-2016 @: htt...

Dear Prospective Students,

IIM Lucknow is going to organise a seminar on the IPMX course from 

10 AM to 12 NOON on 27 September 2014. Interested people can confirm their presence by writing in to admissions_nc@iiml.ac.in.

YOU COULD ALSO CONFIRM ON THE OFFICIAL THREAD OF IPMX 2015-2016 @: 

http://www.pagalguy.com/gmat/iiml-ipmx-official-thread-for-2015-2016-aspirants-28359423


IIML IPMX Official Thread for 2015 - 2016 Aspirants (New) - PaGaLGuY
IIML IPMX Official Thread for 2015 - 2016 Aspirants (New) - PaGaLGuY
Trying to register for IPMX - 2015, through the 'Apply Online' option. It appears that the site is not responding properly and is not letting to build an application form online. Please advice.

Pagalguy

peterparker123
Radhakrishna Lambu @peterparker123 46
Last week, I gave gmat test, score was 540, involved preparation using OG and 2 prep. Q45, V 20. Today, I gave a practice test, veritas, the score is 640, Q44, V34. I guess, If i keep on giving more mock tests, then, I may be able to reach the magic number 700. Kindly advice me. Thanks.

Last week, I gave gmat test, score was 540, involved preparation using OG and 2 prep. Q45, V 20.

Today, I gave a practice test, veritas, the score is 640, Q44, V34.

I guess, If i keep on giving more mock tests, then, I may be able to reach the magic number 700.

Kindly advice me. Thanks.

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mba9999
S L @mba9999 231

In my humble opinion which stems from my first-hand experience with GMAT, I would say that expecting the scores to improve dramatically by giving tests is a recipe for disaster. Why ?

1) Tests are built to guage progress or position that one has made or one is at respectively. Too many tests in itself will not enable to understand the basics even if you scrutinize your mistakes till eternity. Analysis of the tests should be exercised to understand the pain areas and to arrive at a pattern of mistakes, then pick up the books again and eradicate those mistakes by understanding concepts. This is what the tests should be used for.

2) Taking tests from n different number of GMAT prep providers will only add to the jiitters as your score will fluctuate too much for one's liking and will in turn confuse you. From there on it is very difficult to recover the lost ground on confidence. Please understand that confidence on the test matters -A LOT. GMAT is not a standardized format of tests where a lot of formula cramming and crunching would help. One has to be sharp on that day and clear in his/her head when they are reading the questions.

3)Tests just serve as a mirror and not a substitute for training or practice. A boxer will not keep on setting up matches to train , he has to train hard first and enhance each of his skills and then have sparring sessions to test his skill and stamina.

So my take on practice(assuming that one has gone through the concepts i.e Manhattan, e-gmat etc etc), which i am sure has been advised millions of time, is -

1)Follow OG religiously, create buckets of OG questions to test one's timing and accuracy and please dont make the buckets too small or too big.Try and keep the number of questions in a set as close as possible to the numbers that you will get on the real test.Analyze those questions after your attempt and try to devise a pattern. Go again at it and again and again..till you exhaust all the questions.

2) Plan your test days properly-think of it as round robins, quarters, semis..basically a path to the finals ie your real test day. If only you qualify on each of these rounds i.e you get closer to your expected score or exceed it then take the test else would advise to buy some more time until you are confident you can hit your desired score.You might be a bit rusty on one of the tests and end up getting a dismal score, analyze that to understand whether its an outlier or you really need more time.

3) Can't stress this enough but it is imperative that you give a full mock test seriously , the same you would do it on a test day. AWA->IR->8 minute break->Quant->8 min break->verbal

4) If possible try and narrow down the gmat prep providers of whose mock tests you want to take.Too many cooks will spoil the broth here. Since I prepped for 1 and a half month so i went for GMAT prep 1 (twice), GMAT prep 2 (twice), Manhattan practice test, Kaplan practice test, not in that sequence.

Lastly, consistency in the mock tests can do wonders to your confidence so choose and attempt those wisely..Phew that was a long post!!..Back to my school applications now..good luck all!!


right
Raajit Ranjan @right 147

Verbal is more important than Quant for initial level. So work hard on Verbal Section. In Veritas test if your score was Q34, V44, then you would have surpassed 650!

peterparker123
Radhakrishna Lambu @peterparker123 46

I give veritas prep last week and gmat two week backs  

right
Raajit Ranjan @right 147

We are, of course, telling you for the future! And you 'took' Veritas prep last  week, not 'gave'.

VeeK
vishal Kamath @VeeK

I have been giving some 4 to 5 tests under different publishers I gave 2 tests under mgmat  , veritas once and Gmat prep 1. The problem is in MGMAT my score newer surpasses more than 570 in veritas I was able to score 650 and in Gmat prep 1 my score was 570. SO what should I infer from this? I maintain an error log and try to overcome the mistakes i made. What should I do from going ahead, find all the errors which I have made(in 4 mock tests) and improve that and stop giving further mock tests? I am planning to take my test within 10 days from now.

zaheer143
zaheer ahmed @zaheer143 10
As we have many members enthusiastic about joining a study group, please leave ur email ids along with a brief gist of ur profile and the tentative date of when u are going to appear for the GMAT. To beign, here s my profile. An engineer with 4 yrs experience in IT and considering overdose of...

As we have many members enthusiastic about joining a study group, please leave ur email ids along with a brief gist of ur profile and the tentative date of when u are going to appear for the GMAT.

To beign, here s my profile. An engineer with 4 yrs experience in IT and considering overdose of Indian IT experience desperate to do my masters ASAP. Hence will be giving my GMAT by August end so that I can apply for the 2015 intake.

Looking forward to hear from you folks. Lets Rock.



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ashwin_jec
Ashwin Kumar Mohan @ashwin_jec 1

Hi Zaheer. The following is my mail id. Kindly add me to the group. ashwin.jec@gmail.com

zaheer143
zaheer ahmed @zaheer143 10

Guys I have sent you the email to join the group.. Keep following it I will be sharing helpful materials and discussions.

rganesh84
Ganesh Ramesh @rganesh84 1


Thanks Zaheer. Really happy to find a study group.