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ajetakrishnatre
@ajetakrishnatre 1
Posted 42m ago
my 10th score is 68% ,12th is 65% and B.tech (mechanical engg ) score is 7.2 cgpa !!!! m drooping an yr for preparations my academic scores are really bad !! do i stand any chance ??? plz suggest names of colleges where i can apply???

my 10th score is 68% ,12th is 65% and B.tech (mechanical engg ) score is 7.2 cgpa !!!!  

m drooping an yr for preparations 

my academic  scores are really bad !! do i stand any chance ??? 

plz suggest names of colleges where i can apply???


neha4659
Neha Jain @neha4659 538
Posted 11 Jun '13
Hi Puys, It's been a while that I have been contributing in whatever way I can to this community and it is interesting to notice the enthusiasm and motivation of the members. Since I gained so much from the posts here, I consider it a responsibility to give back. I have been through most ...
Hi Puys,

It's been a while that I have been contributing in whatever way I can to this community and it is interesting to notice the enthusiasm and motivation of the members. Since I gained so much from the posts here, I consider it a responsibility to give back.

I have been through most of what you guys are likely to go through. From a GMAT of 650 I got 760 in my second attempt. There was a lot that I learnt from my mistakes. I worked with McKinsey Knowledge Centre for almost 5 years and quit my job once I had a call from Kellogg. It was only after paying the fees that I realized how desperate I was to work on my business plan. I have decided to work on my startup and Kellogg has allowed me a deferred admission for the next year. Which means I can continue contributing to the community.

I would be happy to answer any questions related to GMAT preparation or the application process. Though I had a lot of online material with me, it was important to know which ones to use and which ones to not use. The application process is equally important and one needs to be very careful about how the profile is presented.

So if you have any questions, feel free to ask me here, PM me or mail me (mail id in my signature) and I`ll try to answer them to my best.


All the Best to you all!!


Neha Jain (nehajain4659@gmail.com)

Edited by PG Moderator:

Folks, let me make it very clear that asking/sharing of copyright material is against forum rules.

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  • Hi Neha...Please mail me the notes at karanprabhu90@gmail.... 1d.
  • Hi Neha.. would be great if u could share ur notes with m.... 55m.
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Quaint
Prabhakaran Mariappan @Quaint 2

Hi Neha...Please mail me the notes at karanprabhu90@gmail.com

madhu555
sindhu vootla @madhu555 3

Hi Neha.. would be great if u could share ur notes with me on isindhumadhuri@gmail.com. Definitely helps me alot.. Thankyou..

mabthom
@mabthom
Posted 7h ago
Hi Just got a mail from pgpm admissions stating that the intv time on 25 jul has been changed. Did anyone else get such mail?

Hi

Just got a mail from pgpm admissions stating that  the intv time on 25 jul has been changed. Did anyone else get such mail?

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  • Yeah 11 am slot. 5h.
  • I had booked 11 am slot. But there is no email regarding .... 2h.
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jyotirmay.ju
@jyotirmay.ju 1

me too got same mail..rescheduled the 2 PM slot to 12 PM....may be they are accommodating more ppl for the interviews...@sakshi25mathur whats your specialization?


kbcat2012
Dori Kona @kbcat2012 25

I had booked 11 am slot. But there is no email regarding time change

aaditya15
aadityaa singgh @aaditya15 91
Posted 2h ago
Not Sure whether you have already shared..But if not... How was your interview experience (as an Aspirant) of ISB @Llewellyn75 Sir ?

Not Sure whether you have already shared..But if not...

How was your interview experience (as an Aspirant) of ISB @Llewellyn75 Sir ?

CR-9
Charan Reddy @CR-9 1
Posted 1d ago
Hello sir/madam, i have a small query.. what are the basic characteristics of work that can be considered as "work experience" for getting admission into a top business school in London?

Hello sir/madam,

i have a small query..

what are the basic characteristics of work that can be considered as "work experience" for getting admission into a top business school in London?

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  • some Schools consider. Some dont. You need to write to t.... 5h.
  • @ivyctor2010 thanks a lot :smiley:. 3h.
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CR-9
Charan Reddy @CR-9 1

@ivyctor2010 : as you said at the end of your reply, my desire post MBA is to work as CFO/CEO for tiny companies at the beginning and later go for bigger companies.. and my final life ambition is to become CEO of one of the fortune 500 companies in the world.. I'm doing CA just because its my dad's dream.. and im doing pretty good in this.. but as like Kumar Mangalam Birla, i wanna do both CA & MBA so that i can lead an organisation from all the directions.. 

CR-9
Charan Reddy @CR-9 1

@ThePrincetonReview 

But, "@mba_decoder" said that my CA articleship wont be considered as work experience.. i was down since that day.. I've changed all my career plans after that.. Are you sure that CA articleship will be considered as work experience for getting into MBA?

CR-9
Charan Reddy @CR-9 1

@ivyctor2010 

But, "@mba_decoder" said that my CA articleship wont be considered as work experience.. i was down since that day.. I've changed all my career plans after that.. Are you sure that CA articleship will be considered as work experience for getting into MBA?

ivyctor2010
ivyctor 2010 @ivyctor2010 721

some Schools consider. Some dont.  You need to write to the B School and find out.

bluebloodprince
Shyam 1989 @bluebloodprince 3
Posted 3d ago
HI guys ! Which would be the ideal time for me to book the date for taking gmat test if im planning to get into ISB or SPJain or US /Canada based MBA program for 2015. I have 2 yrs exp till date in manufacturing sector .Thanks in advance

HI guys ! Which would be the ideal time for me to book the date for taking gmat test if im planning to get into ISB or SPJain or US /Canada based MBA program for 2015. I have 2 yrs exp till date in manufacturing sector .Thanks in advance 

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  • These might help both of you as you begin mining your lif.... 15h.
  • @MansieDewanConsulting Thank you so much mam..!! quite he.... 4h.
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MansieDewanConsulting
Mansie Dewan @MansieDewanConsulting 1.4 k

@rAkash  There is no significant difference between R1 and R2 for ISB. In my opinion, applying to any college ( irrespective of location) in R1 demonstrates your enthusiasm for the programme and your motivation levels. It obviously portrays that the said school is a top choice for you and you have planned everything accordingly, including your GMAT!   As far as US colleges are concerned, R1 deadlines fall between september and october ( with selected few in Nov as well) and R2 spreads ahead until January. @nams_007  probably, you cn still apply for R1 at your top choice schools. But you need to start your application process now especially if you are applying to more than 2-3 US schools. The deadlines tend to fall close together so it will be challenging to complete your applications if you begin after your GMAT!

MansieDewanConsulting
Mansie Dewan @MansieDewanConsulting 1.4 k

These might help both of you as you begin mining your life. Most of the essay prompts revolve around these parameters:

1. What have been your greatest achievements? Why are you particularly proud of them?

2. What extracurricular and community activities have you been involved in? (Sports/community work/theatre/others)

3. What field are you currently working in? What are your key work areas? Why did you choose this path?

4. What are your short-term (in the next 5-10 years) and long-term goals (in the next 10-20 years) after the completion of the graduate program?

5. Please mention a specific industry and profile that you would like to be associated with in future?

6. What unique contributions can you make to your field?

7. Why is this stage in your career the best time to pursue your MBA? How will an MBA help you to obtain your goals? What area do you wish to specialise in?

8. Why should you be accepted? What is unique about your background, qualifications and personality?

9. Looking back over the course of your life, mention any experience(s) that significantly changed your way of thinking? Describe the event and how did it change you as a person?

10. What are your greatest personal strengths? How have you demonstrated these strengths? What are your weaknesses?? How do you intend to work upon them?

11. Have you experienced any obstacles in life or difficulties? How did you overcome them? What lessons and/ or qualities did you develop as a result of the experience(s)?



vrv1281
@vrv1281
Posted 9h ago
@SMU_Singapore : I completed my Engineering in Electronics in 2013 and I am considering to apply for SMU MM course. Academics: 10 - 92%, 12 - 98%, Engineering 8.5/10 GPA. I have been working for a reputed MNC company called Tata Consultancy Services from that past 14 months. I am not taking th...

@SMU_Singapore : I completed my Engineering in Electronics in 2013 and I am considering to apply for SMU MM course.

Academics: 10 - 92%, 12 - 98%, Engineering 8.5/10 GPA.

I have been working for a reputed MNC company called Tata Consultancy Services from that past 14 months.

I am not taking the GMAT test. However, I am taking GRE on August 8th. Would that be good enough for me to apply for the course or is it mandatory to have GMAT?

I decided to give GRE as many universities in the USA are accepting GRE for MBA programmes.

Will I be able to apply for the course without giving GMAT test?

  • @vrv1281 : Yes we accept GRE scores for SMU MM programme..... 5h.
SMU_Singapore
Singapore Management University @SMU_Singapore 127

@vrv1281 : Yes we accept GRE scores for SMU MM programme. You have a good profile, suits SMU MM programme. Your acads in particular are very strong and I am sure you willl do well in GRE too. Look forward to seeing your application :). Good luck.

rohit_1862000
@rohit_1862000 4
Posted 9h ago
Akbar can do piece of work in 40 days and ajay can do the same in 60 days.Akbar works on piece of work alone for some days.Then ajay joins him and together they can complete the work 10 day's earlier than the time akbar alone would have taken.After how many days sis ajay join akbar ?

Akbar can do piece of work in 40 days and ajay can do the same in 60 days.Akbar works on piece of work alone for some days.Then ajay joins him and together they can complete the work 10 day's earlier than the time akbar alone would have taken.After how many days sis ajay join akbar ?

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  • THanks praveen ....even I was getting the same answer ..I.... 5h.
  • 10 days earlier means 40-10= 30 days they took to complet.... 5h.
perwinsharma
Praveen Sharma @perwinsharma 4

Let the total work to be completed is 120(a multiple of 40 and 60)

=> Speed of Akbar = 120/40 = 3 units per day

=> Speed of Ajay = 120/60 = 2 units per day

The question tells us that they complete the work in 30 days(10 days less than Akbar takes to complete the work alone)

=> Let Akbar work alone for x days => He competed 3x units of work

=> Akbar and Ajay worked for (30 - x) days at a combined speed of 5

=> They completed 150 - 5x units of work.

3x + 150 - 5x = 120 (Total units of work to be completed)

=> 30 = 2x    => x = 15

So, Ajay joined after 15 days.

rohit_1862000
@rohit_1862000 4

THanks praveen ....even I was getting the same answer ..I had doubt as this question is from the time material and shows answer as 20 ...

karansharma1987
Karan Sharma @karansharma1987

10 days earlier means 40-10= 30 days they took to complete the work.

Work done by Akbar in 30 days = 30/40= 3/4

Rest of the work is 1-3/4= 1/4

Time taken by Ajay to complete 1/4 is 60/4 = 15 days.

Hence, Ajay came 30-15 = 15 days earlier.

Sreehi
Sree G @Sreehi 1
Posted 01 Jul
Congratulations to all those who got through :) Could you guys post your GMAT scores here so that it'll be easier for others who didn't get through to retrospect the reason for not getting through.

Congratulations to all those who got through :) 

Could you guys post your GMAT scores here so that it'll be easier for others who didn't get through to retrospect the reason for not getting through.

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  • @bhani: None with less than 700 that we are aware of. To .... 01 Jul.
  • 780. 6h.
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ISBmantra.com
ISB mantra @ISBmantra.com 962

Hi @Sreehi! The EEO attracted some very good applications this year and the number of applicants with 740 and above was very high. Based on our observation, the average GMAT of the EEO applicants must be approx 730.  

All the Best!

'ISBmantra'

[The code to ISB]

bhani
Nagendra Rawat @bhani 33

Hello Everyone! Cheers to those got through.

@ISBmantra.com

Anybody lesser than 700? Feeling stupid to apply with 680 score. It was a nice interview experience for next year though. Does your application weaken if you are a re-applicant in regular PGP entry program (rejected in EEO) ?


ISBmantra.com
ISB mantra @ISBmantra.com 962

@bhani: None with less than 700 that we are aware of. To be able to make it with a score lower than 700, one would need to be exceptional. We had a 690 candidate making it through the YLP last year. But the profile was exceptional indeed - college topper, strong internships and some online courses from top global schools. 

All the Best!

'ISBmantra'

[The code to ISB]

TheBigBang
thebig bang @TheBigBang 16
Posted 7h ago
Can some fellow puy or expert help me with AWA and please review my AWA. My gmat is in 1 day. Thanks.

Can some fellow puy or expert help me with AWA and please review my AWA. My gmat is in 1 day. Thanks.

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  • @TheBigBang you are against everything the statement say.... 6h.
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Shankeyp
Shankx @Shankeyp 1.8 k

@TheBigBang  you are against everything the statement says...so your stand is against the argument.

say what is wrong with it, give example of that ...and talk about what more info can help to fix the flaw....maintain this throughout! Best of luck!

rishabhgupta91
Rishabh Gupta @rishabhgupta91 1
Posted 12h ago
Hi! I would like to know my chances at ISB EEO. My profile: X:92%, XII: 92%, B.E. EEE from BITS, Pilani: 9.04/10 I'm working at Intel as component design engineer for past 12 months (since graduating). Before that I did 5 months internship in ARM as part of under-grad curriculum. I haven't giv...

Hi! I would like to know my chances at ISB EEO.

My profile: X:92%, XII: 92%, B.E. EEE from BITS, Pilani: 9.04/10

I'm working at Intel as component design engineer for past 12 months (since graduating). Before that I did 5 months internship in ARM as part of under-grad curriculum.

I haven't given GMAT yet. What are my chances? How much GMAT score would suffice?


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  • Hi @rishabhgupta91! BITS Pilani and strong academic score.... 12h.
  • @rishabhgupta91 Apart from your Academics, Also start Pon.... 6h.
ISBmantra.com
ISB mantra @ISBmantra.com 962

Hi @rishabhgupta91! BITS Pilani and strong academic scores, backed by a rich experience at Intel make your profile pretty suitable for the EEO. But the average GMAT for the EEO applicants is pretty high and you should target at least 730. Anything higher will make things easier for you. 

All the Best!

'ISBmantra'

[The code to ISB]

YRAO
RAM @YRAO 15

@rishabhgupta91 Apart from your Academics, Also start Pondering about your POST MBA goals. This will help you in your Essays and Interview. 

TheBigBang
thebig bang @TheBigBang 16
Posted 03 Dec '13
What will be the nearest tenth and hundredth for 7.645?

What will be the nearest tenth and hundredth for 7.645?


  • Hi The nearest hundredth will be 7.65 as the next d.... 2d.
  • thanks. 7h.
perwinsharma
Praveen Sharma @perwinsharma 4


Hi

The nearest hundredth will be 7.65 as the next digit is a 5 and we have to increase the previous digit by 1.

The nearest tenth will be 7.6 as the next digit is a 4 which is a number less than 5 so we will not change the number

vajoga
Varun Jog @vajoga 10
Posted 31 Aug '12
This is my profile: 10th: 89, 12th:85, B.Com: 68. Work ex of 1 year post graduation and articleship of 2 years during my undergraduate study. GMAT score of 710. I've applied to the MGB program and waiting for their response. Is it worth considering?
This is my profile: 10th: 89, 12th:85, B.Com: 68. Work ex of 1 year post graduation and articleship of 2 years during my undergraduate study. GMAT score of 710. I've applied to the MGB program and waiting for their response. Is it worth considering?
  • Since you have 710 , its better you get a work ex of min .... 24 Dec '13.
  • @Dineshkothuri \- Hi bro, i know its a long gap between u.... 7h.
Dineshkothuri
Dinesh Venkat @Dineshkothuri 33
Since you have 710 , its better you get a work ex of min 3 yrs. Start applying for Ivy league when you are like having 2 and a half yrs work ex. Go off to duke, NUS , Sloan , etc.
rAkash
Akash R @rAkash 38

@Dineshkothuri - Hi bro, i know its a long gap between ur previous msg but i'd like to know how MGB at SPJAIN is?  did u study there?

OfficialGMAT
Official GMAT @OfficialGMAT 1.3 k
Posted 8h ago
Five Things to Consider Before Applying to Business School http://www.mba.com/india/the-gmat-blog-hub/the-official-gmat-blog/2014/may/five-things-to-consider-b...
Five Things to Consider Before Applying to Business School
Five Things to Consider Before Applying to Business School
Consider: Do you prefer a short, intense experience or a more flexible one? Is an MBA right for you or would a specialized master's program that offers extensive training in a particular field, such as finance, accounting, data analytics, or entrepreneurship, be a better fit?

Mba

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@pramodmanya
Posted 9h ago
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