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WHAT DOES ISB LOOK FOR IN AN APPLICANT? 

One of the most challenging things the school is trying to convey is that a high GMAT score isn’t enough to get a candidate into the Indian School of Business. For a nation where young people are used to competing based on test-focused exercises, that can sometimes be a hard sell. But the GMAT only accounts for about 30% of the weight in the school’s admissions decisions.

1. Academic Excellence: Ace the parameters that are quantified, in numbers. Namely, your GPA (or percentage), the GMAT/GRE score and scores in any other competitive tests or certifications. But, you can overcome test score and employment issues, if you know how to handle it well.

2. Better than the average performer: It means that when you are working, work better than the average performer in your workplace. 

3. Diversity in your personality: It means they want to see what more do you spend your time doing outside of work.

But, you can overcome test score and employment issues, if you know how to handle it well.

WHAT IS THE AVERAGE GMAT SCORE FOR ISB?

WHAT DOES THE ISB MBA APPLICATION PROCESS LOOK LIKE?

Candidates submit their written application including test scores, transcripts, essays and letters of recommendation. Once the application is complete, it goes through a thorough review process by admissions staff. After the review, the selected candidates are invited for the interview.

WHAT IS THE TYPICAL ACCEPTANCE RATE TO THE ISB MBA PROGRAM?

The acceptance rate to the ISB MBA program stands at 22%. 

MBA admissions tips

Essay(s): Sometimes candidates overthink the essays. These are not trick questions, there is no hidden meaning, and certainly no ‘right’ answer. The best response is the one that is authentic to you! Before starting to write the essays, it is essential to understand the gaps in your profile that a B-school will help you fill, and have clarity on why you want to go for a certain B-school. Get familiar with the core values and culture of the school and try to see how you can fit in well. 

Interview: MBA interviews are primarily conducted by alumni. Among other things, they are assessing your fit with their culture and defining principles. Applicants who can articulate why they are specifically interested in a B-school and how it’s culture appeals to them will be best prepared.  Interviews are conducted blindly, meaning the only thing your alumni interviewer knows about you is what is on the resume you submitted to Kellogg.

Letter(s) of recommendation: The purpose of LOR is to provide a strong premise to your essays. Do choose recommenders who can share specific examples about your background, achievements, contribution and impact to the organization. Don’t choose recommenders based purely on title.

CV/résumé: The résumé is often the first document that admissions officers review. It provides a snapshot of your candidacy in one page. Take the time to clearly articulate your accomplishments, highlighting the skills or experiences that are most relevant for business school.

Is your consultant from top notch business school? No? Damn!

Hello I am Shantanu, INSEAD MBA Class of December 2017. I coach you to become a top notch MBA applicant. Doing MBA is a business in itself, you put in investment and hope to get good return but while writing application, do you showcase that you are aware of it? I help you with dimensions such as Self Awareness, Market (Applicant) landscape and Strategy, making your application (Essays, LORs, Resume) unique and differentiating your application from thousands of DINGS. We share with you successful and unsuccessful applications to make you realise the difference, which a lot of people lack. Our motto is “I am not a Ding”.

EVERY APPLICANT IS UNIQUE AND SO ARE YOU

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