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In the application form for Tapmi , should we give the average of best 5 subjects or all 6 subjects in 10th and 12th?

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In the admission form for tapmi , should we give the average of 6 subjects or 5 subjects in 10th and 12th ?


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 I m working,i would like to pursue an MBA part time.Could you please suggest me good institutions  where i could  take up an Executive MBA  in Bangalore. 

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I m working,i would like to pursue an MBA part time.Could you please suggest me good institutions  where i could  take up an Executive MBA  in Bangalore.

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Hi @mba-help I am new out here and need some suggestion regarding my profile evaluation. Any help would be highly appreciated. Chemical Engineer ( Non IIT) but tier 1.5,I have about 5 years of professional work ex in oil and gas with good brand names, worked in taiwan and US on different projects, cleared 3 levels of CFA ( Consecutive years, first attempt) while working as an engineer. Pursued my startup ( Semi tech, F&B retail) for 1.5 years post my job and CFA unfortunately it didnt work out and now have joined my family business as i want to implement my learnings in startup and recover some loss that I had in my startup. I will be looking out for an evy league MBA ( expected GMAT:720) but I dont know if my profie will be valued for an evy league college. Please Helpppppp!!!
P.S: I would be looking at a management consulting role post MBA. 

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GMAT and GRE- How much should I target?

"How much GMAT score should I get for XYZ school?"  I have heard this question being asked consistently over the past six years, since MBA Decoder came into being.  Now that b-schools have started accepting GRE, applicants have added GRE to that same question.

For the "cent percent" marks obsessed Indians, the answer could not be more different than an 800 on 800 (GMAT) or a 340 on 340 (GRE). Logically, you can only score the GMAT / GRE as per your capability to perform on the test. A few other factors can influence your performance- your preparedness and you luck on test day. In reality, a target score defined by a third person is not going to help much.

A better approach is to look at the average scores of target b-schools. An ideal score is several points above that. For example, if ISB's average score is 704, its advisable that you get 710 or above. Having said this, we are aware of applicants who scored a 760 GMAT and were not invited for interview and we have also helped a few applicants with low scores of 660, who were admitted. The point is,  your admission chances depend upon the overall strength of your application. The GMAT is an extremely important criterion, but it is still one among many others.

If you are applying to foreign universities, the situation becomes a little different. Admission spots for the Indian applicants are much smaller here as compared to ISB or IIMs, where the demographic is entirely Indian. This intensifies the competition manifold.  It would be rare to find an Indian with a score of less than 720 at the top 20 US colleges.  For these colleges, class average of GMAT score are not very indicative for Indian applicants, you should aim for atleast a 20-30 point jump over those.  Another guiding factor is being closer to the top end range of the class GMAT (b-schools publish 20th to 80th percentile range of GMAT in their class profile summary). For colleges that rank beyond the top 20, a GMAT score close to 700 will still keep you in the game, although higher scores and competitiveness on other criteria will help you race up to scholarships.

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Hi all, 

Welcome to another season of MBA applications. Shoot us your queries and we'd be happy to help you out.

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READ OUR ANALYSIS OF THE RECOMMENDATIONS, WHICH YOU CAN FORWARD TO YOUR RECOMMENDERS:

Under what circumstances and for how long have you known the applicant? (50 words maximum)

Mention the time period for which the applicant and you have known each other; Your designation; designation of the applicant; working relation between both of you.

Please rate the applicant's achievements when compared to those of his or her peers and mention the reference group with which you are making these comparisons. (100 words maximum).

Give an idea of the characteristics of the group in which the applicant works; what have the applicant's achievements been within this group? ; How would the recommender compare the applicant with the rest of the group? You can give a scaled rating (1 to 5). 

Please describe, in brief, situations where the applicant displayed signs of leadership abilities and team skills. (200 words maximum) 

Give examples of situations where he displayed these strengths. Please be sure to give details of the candidates working style so that the reader gets a fair illustration of the strength for which you have given the example.

 Please mention two consistent strengths of the applicant and if possible provide instances where she/he demonstrated these strengths. (200 words maximum).

These strengths could be anything- communication skills, analytical skills, intelligence, diligence, mentoring abilities, compassion, CSR initiatives etc. Give examples to support your answers.

Please indicate two areas where the applicant has shown learning and improvement which would addvalue to his application to the ISB. (100 words maximum)

Mention 2 areas of the candidate's weakness. What were the steps he took to improve upon them? Has he improved on those fronts now/ is improving now?Alternatively, you could give an area where he does not have a weakness per say, but has shown considerable improvement.

Please provide any other comments that you consider are relevant to the applicant's admission to the ISB, especially regarding the applicant's career in business/management. (200 words maximum)

Here you can mention the candidates overall career progress, as you have seen it; his future potential and why you agree that he needs the MBA

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Here's our part two of the class profile list for the top 21-40 US b-schools. Use this to make your analysis of how you stack up at these b-schools.

http://mbadecoder.com/class-profiles-top-business-schools-part-ii/


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For all of you interested in applying to the top US b-schools, we have compiled the class profiles of the latest class (2015). You can now view this information all at one place instead of going to individual websites of these b-schools.

Also, watch out for part TWO

http://mbadecoder.com/class-profiles-top-b-schools/

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