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ISB YLP – Program, admission process & deadlines

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ISB Telephonic Interview experience 2010

Applicant profile: IT 7.5 years, UK, GMAT : 680

I dialed in at the schedule time and there were two people on the other side; one was a admission officer and the 2nd an alumni. There was confusion over Skype id but it was resolved within minutes…the i/v then started

Q) –> Tell us something about yourself

A) –> Easy response

Q) –> then they moved to one of the significant achievements (20% revenue increase by correcting estimation process)

A) –> Explained in detailed

Q) –> Another significant achievement (synch. of database resulting in 80% call reduction)

A) –> Explained my role

Q) –> Most significant achievement

A) –> There were about 20-25 resources who joined this key integration project at the same time in Glasgow and I was the least experienced of the resources;

But I was able to prove myself and now I am the lead designer with people more experienced working under me.

Q) –. What did u do to make it happen?

A) –> Proactively asked for more work, discussed with the PM to gain an understanding of the project and go through the documents whenever I was low on work….all this gave me better understanding of the system and thus was promoted to the lead designer role.

Q) –> Typical day at work

A) –> Right now, the project is set to high live towards Nov end and we are into comparison testing and as a lead designer have to provide inputs to resolve the issues.

Q) –> Why MBA when you can get into Project Management via PMP ( My long term goal is Solution Architect and short term is Project Manager)

A) –> MBA would give me the exposure which a PMP won’t provide; PMP can give me a theoretical foundation but its best to learn from the peers, through networking and the MBA experience

Q) –> You are wrong.. PMP does goes about by taking a project into consideration.

A) –> I may be wrong but I have observed people in my company getting PMP but cribbing about lack of practical exposure; I believe that MBA would give the exposure and the diversified learning which cannot be gained by any other source; recently ISB had an conclave where imminent speakers came and spoke about Cloud Computing, an emerging technology. Where can I get such experience?

Q) –> What are your long term plans?

A) –> Work as a Solution Architect

Q) –> This speaks for only till you are 37 years (right now I am 32)…what next

A) –> Senior Solution Architect, Master Solution Architect

Q) –> That is till 45 years…what about next

A) –> I haven’t planned for that long…my planning it for 5 years and I’ll take it from there on…

Q) –> What are the three companies that you would like to work for?

A) –> I told them that I have picked Accenture and Deloitte and the reasons why I would join them.

Q) — Why not join them straight away?

A) –> Right now I am not ready…Currently a Lead designer…the next thing is to do an MBA and prepare myself for the ROLE…

That was the major part of the interview…20 – 25 mins of discussions…a grilling interview…

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ISB 2011 Round 1( for class of 2012) Interview Experiences

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ISB essays 2012- ISB essays 2013 – ISB Essays Question

The deadlines for the two rounds of admission are as follows:

Deadlines
Cycle 1
Application Deadline: September 15, 2011
Offer Date: By November 15, 2011

Cycle 2
Application Deadline: November 30, 2011
Offer Date: By February 15, 2012

All deadlines are 23:59:59 Hrs Indian Time.

These deadlines are for Indian passport holders. For international applicants (those holding non-Indian passport), ISB follows a rolling admissions process, the timeframe to apply for which is from April 8, 2011 till January 15, 2012. The application fee for the program is INR 3000 or USD 60. For re-applicants, the application fee is INR 1000.

ISB Essays 2012
There are 3 mandatory essays, as usual and one additional essay for re-applicants. The essay topics for 2011-2012 application have also been published and are as follows:

ISB Essay 1
Please detail, your two most significant achievements. These could be either professional or personal but relevant to your application to the ISB. (300 words max)

ISB Essay 2
Where do you see yourself three years after you graduate from the ISB? (300 words max)

ISB Essay 3
Please provide additional information, that will significantly affect the consideration of your application to the ISB. (300 words max)

All the 3 essays are required essays and exceeding the word limit is strictly not allowed.

ISB essay questions 2011-ISB Essays 2011

Here are essay questions & tips for applicants for the class of 2013 (ISB session starting in 2012)

ISB 2011 Essay 1: Please detail, your two most significant achievements. These could be either professional or personal but relevant to your application to the ISB. (300 words max)

Essay Tip: This question is a marked difference from the one’s asked in the prior years. To tackle this question we would suggest the following approach:

The Process: List down each of your achievements in your professional and personal life (However small or big) and rate them on a scale of 0-10 in order of importance.

Define ‘achievement’: Now let’s ‘define’ an achievement: Laurels, awards, academic honours and any other significant advancement (Professional and Personal) in life. You can also list instances where you had to come out of your comfort zone; you overcame an obstacle, created a demonstrable difference to folks around you.

Contextual: Head student, Gold medallist on UG, State Tennis Champion, Received a national award for humanitarian contribution, Best serving army cadet – These are examples of tangible achievements

Situational: Created a sustainable scholarship model for 10th grade students in my village, Conceptualized a micro credit scheme for rural sculptors in my native, Overcame a personal shortcoming in spite of significant constraints (e.g. completed my education only through scholarships even though parents were daily wage workers, won a national level debate championship in spite of a stammer that I overcame in my high school)

Rating: Once you do this, score each of your achievements on a scale of 0-10. Consider various aspects like: How important was the achievement to you; What did you learn/achieve from it; Difficulty and challenges involved, If you benchmark the same achievements with other achievements typical of your age group/education how high would it stand etc. Once you are through the rating process list down 3 important achievements

Structure: Once you identify 3 important achievements of your life, articulate you achievements in the following structure:

– Context: Explain the context, circumstance and elaborate on the achievement. This is like a headline statement and should not take more than 30-40 words

– Articulation: This is the core of you Essay. Talk about what actions you took, challenges you faced, how you overcame those challenges (80 words)

– Result: Talk about what you learnt, your learning’s, end result (20 words)

Once you do this for the 3 achievements (each achievements should be described in 120-140 words); pick the best 2 in terms of its appeal. Top your essays with a good introduction and also a strong ending (budget 20 words for this).


ISB 2011 Essay 2: Where do you see yourself three years after you graduate from the ISB? (300 words max)

Essay tip: This is typical short –term career goals question disguised in a different manner. Remember this is the most important question amongst all your essays and should demonstrate your motivation to do an MBA. Structure your essay carefully in the following manner:

1. Write about your career progression till date. Give a high level overview of the activities, skill sets gained through your professional and personal experiences till date

2. Now talk about the positives and negatives of your career and personal life in terms of: experience, career progression and satisfaction(the need for change) and talk about what you want to do going forward

3. Link your past and future with the necessary skill sets, experience, exposure that you will need to gain in order to achieve your goal

4. Articulate how an MBA will help you gain the requisite experience and skill sets

PS: The Past, Motivation for change and futuristic aspirations should have a common thread and a clear articulated flow of thoughts should be demonstrated.

In the previous years the question was modelled as what are your short term and long term goals. 99% of the students ended up writing entrepreneurship as long term goals and ‘5’ years as timeframe post MBA to engage in entrepreneurship.

The inside scoop is that, ISB has done away with the long term question because of clichéd answers. You will be appreciated for originality and purposefulness of your goals rather than choosing to write popular or clichéd answers.
ISB 2011 Essay 3: lease provide additional information, that will significantly affect the consideration of your application to the ISB. (300 words max)

Essay Tip: Please highlight things that you have not been able to highlight in other parts of the application. Remember when we say “other parts of the application”, it not only includes the essays but also the extra-curricular sections, hobbies, description about your job, achievements etc.
You could highlight an achievement; describe your motivation in life, your beliefs, your aspirations etc. Reasons for break in education, below average score etc if needs to be articulated could be done here.
Please see that if you don’t have a central theme, but disparate things to highlight, please ensure that you limit your description to 2-3 line items. If you are describing an achievement please follow the structure as described in essay-1.

Reapplicant essay : How has your profile changed from the time you last applied to the ISB? (300 words max)

Essay Tip : To answer this, actually list down what you have done since your last application. Think about your new responsibilities, promotion, some business venture that you might have started or some opportunities abroad. Then select 3-4 most important and the strongest additions. If you received a feedback from ISB for rejection last time and you have improved in that area then talk about that. But make sure that after the adcom reads this essay they should get a feeling that this applicant has really improved his/her profile and should be given an interview call. They should not get a feeling of marginal improvement. This is the most important essay for reapplicants.

ISB Placements for Class of 2010

Earning a MBA degree from one of the reputed business schools is not an easy job. It requires a lot of knowledge, skills and determination to get admission into a renowned B school. Then come the huge expenses to continue studies in a business school. After all these, it’s quite natural for MBA students to expect placements in some multi-national corporation with a lucrative salary. Keeping that in mind Indian School of Business (ISB), one of the leading business schools in India, introduced rolling placements system nine years ago. This is a system that provides both the students and the recruiters a platform to select the most suitable option out of the lot. It takes quite a few months to complete the process of placements as all the students are provided with series of campus interviews from different recruiters. The ISB authority is also planning to expand the duration of the placement process as they are trying to ensure better placement opportunities for each of their students.

Recently campus interviews for the class of 2010 were conducted by ISB, Hyderabad and 346 leading domestic and international companies took part in it. The placement process which continued for couple of months proved to be a successful one as number of job offers increased up to 33 per cent this year. Moreover, salary offers from the companies also had a notable hike of eleven per cent as compared to that of last year. 586 students of this year’s ISB class had interesting variations in their backgrounds and experiences. There were students with 2 years of experience as well as those with 20 years.

Although there is an overall increase in job offers, yet 116 per cent increase in technology, 40 per cent in consulting, and 30 per cent in finance can be stated as hallmarks of ISB’s success in rolling placement system. A lot of companies represented the ‘Green Energy’ sector in this year’s campus interviews. This is the first time that companies from this sector took part in ISB placements and hopefully this new trend will continue to yield fruitful results for ISB students in future.

Majority of leading domestic and international companies hired from ISB this year. STAR India, Citibank NA, Deutsche Bank AG, Goldman Sachs, HSBC, ICICI Bank, Royal Bank of Scotland, A.T. KEARNEY, Accenture Services, Arthur D. Little Asia, Booz & Company, Deloitte Consulting, Diamond Management & Technology Consultants, McKinsey & Company, The Boston Consulting Group, Aditya Birla Group, ITC Limited, Colgate-Palmolive (India), PepsiCo India, Philips Electronics, L&T, Cognizant Technology Solutions, Bharti Airtel, Google India, and IBM India are just a few among so many other companies that picked talents from ISB this year.

Global Leadership Programs from countries like Italy, Hong Kong, UK, Switzerland, Germany and Singapore were offered to some of the students in different sectors such as Financial Services, Pharmaceuticals, Aviation, Information Technology, Agribusiness and Luxury Goods, etc.

Mr. Ajit Rangnekar, Dean, ISB, said after announcing this year’s placement results, “I am humbled by the confidence that companies have reposed in us once again, by choosing ISB students to augment their talent pool. Our students come with a rich and diverse experience, and their transformational year at the ISB has helped them to boost their capabilities and move along their chosen career paths.”

With more than 3000 successful students employed throughout the world, ISB is undoubtedly the best Business school in India and one of the bests in the world.

Year on year Increase in Companies and Offers


Year on year CTC data

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ISB interview dates 2011

Following are the tentative interview dates in cycle-1:
City Dates
Delhi Oct 28 – Nov 2, 2011
Kolkata 26 – 29 Sep, 2011
Hyderabad

International

6 Aug – 6 Nov , 2011

Applications received as of 15 Jul could be interviewed in the first week of August and those received as of 15 Aug could be interviewed by the first week of Sep. However, rolling selection process for non-indian passport holders will remain.

All the dates referred above are tentative and are subject to change without any notice in case of circumstances beyond our control. Decision of the Admissions Committee is final.

Following are the tentative interview dates in cycle-2:
City Dates
Delhi 3 – 12 Jan, 2012
Kolkata 19 – 22 Dec, 2011
Hyderabad & International 28 Nov, 2011 – 8 Feb, 2012

Applications received as of 31 Oct could be interviewed in the last week of November and those received later will be interviewed December onwards. However, rolling selection process for non-indian passport holders will remain.

All the dates referred above are tentative and are subject to change without any notice in case of circumstances beyond our control. Decision of the Admissions Committee is final.

ISB Hyderabad 2011-12 Deadlines

Round 1 Round 2
Application Deadline August 30, 2010
23:59:59 Hrs IST
November 30, 2010
23:59:59 Hrs IST
Offer Decision On or before
November 15, 2010
On or before
February 15, 2011
Acceptance Decision 15 days from
the date of offer
15 days from
the date of offer

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Application Deadline

August 30, 2010
23:59:59 Hrs IST

November 30, 2010
23:59:59 Hrs IST

Offer Decision

On or before
November 15, 2010

On or before
February 15, 2011

Acceptance Decision

15 days from
the date of offer

15 days from
the date of offer

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ISB essays 2013- ISB essays questions 2013- ISB essays topics 2012

The deadlines for the two rounds of admission are as follows:

Deadlines
Cycle 1
Application Deadline: September 15, 2011
Offer Date: By November 15, 2011

Cycle 2
Application Deadline: November 30, 2011
Offer Date: By February 15, 2012

All deadlines are 23:59:59 Hrs Indian Time.

These deadlines are for Indian passport holders. For international applicants (those holding non-Indian passport), ISB follows a rolling admissions process, the timeframe to apply for which is from April 8, 2011 till January 15, 2012. The application fee for the program is INR 3000 or USD 60. For re-applicants, the application fee is INR 1000.

ISB Essays 2012
There are 3 mandatory essays, as usual and one additional essay for re-applicants. The essay topics for 2011-2012 application have also been published and are as follows:

ISB Essay 1 : Please detail, your two most significant achievements. These could be either professional or personal but relevant to your application to the ISB. (300 words max)

ISB Essay 2 : Where do you see yourself three years after you graduate from the ISB? (300 words max)

ISB Essay 3 : Please provide additional information, that will significantly affect the consideration of your application to the ISB. (300 words max)

All the 3 essays are required essays and exceeding the word limit is strictly not allowed.

ISB Interview questions & tips

ISB interview questions & tips are now available on Apphelp website : http://www.apphelp.co.in/ISB-interview-questions-tips.htm

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