INDIAN SCHOOL OF BUSINESS (ISB) ACCEPTANCE RATE

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The Indian School of Business (ISB) is one of India’s top business schools, offering working professionals a top-notch education. ISB’s elevated education is based on the concept of “one school, two campuses” (Hyderabad and Mohali). ISB does not acknowledge CAT scores for admission, unlike most other Indian business schools. If you’re an ISB applicant hoping to get into your dream university, you should know that your GMAT score is crucial. What constitutes a strong GMAT score, however, is determined by the competitive nature of the program as well as your profile. 

There are many other significant factors in the application process in addition to the GMAT score. You’ll have a better idea after more discussion. Let’s look at the average GMAT score for ISB over the last five years to see what constitutes a good GMAT score. From 2018 to 2022, the following are the average GMAT scores:

 

        YEAR   GMAT SCORE RANGEISB AVERAGE GMAT SCORE 
        2022                 610-780                         713
        2021                 600-780                         710
        2020                 600-770                         710
        2019                 600-780                         709
        2018                 600-780                         707

 

ISB does not have a GMAT cut-off. According to data from the previous five years, the average GMAT score is 710. The level of competition has risen year after year. The score that would give fresh applicants some confidence is still a mystery. Let’s discuss the applicant data for the PGP class of 2022, which includes shortlisted, wait-listed, and admitted candidates.

 

Number of Applications781Application Withdrawn137
Invited to Interview419Interviewed394
Wait-listed112Admitted from WL15
Deferred to next year2Admitted210
Denied61

 

The following data shows the no. of applicants and interview invites (GMAT score range 600-780):

GMAT SCORENUMBER OF APPLICATIONSINTERVIEW INVITESPERCENTAGE OF INTERVIEW INVITES
7801– 
7701111100
76077100
7501515100
740242395.9
730554887.2
720636196.8
710978890.7
700554887.2
690463882.6
680333296.9
6708450
6607457
6503
6402– 
6302
6202150
6101– 
60011100

 

We can deduce from the above information that the majority of the applicants who held a GMAT score of over 740 was invited for an interview. A total of 301 candidates with a GMAT score of 700 or higher were interviewed out of 328 applicants. Out of 97 applicants with a GMAT score of 710, a mere 88 were selected for an interview. And only a handful of students with a score of less than 660 were invited to an interview. Interview invitations fell from 100% for a GMAT score of 770 to 87% for a GMAT score of 730, and then to 82% for a GMAT score of 690. The higher the GMAT score, the better your chances of getting into graduate school. 

ISB Class of 2022 Who Have Been Admitted:

GMAT SCOREINTERVIEW INVITESADMITTED CONVERSION RATE (in %)
780– 
77011545.45
7607571.4
750151066.6
740231982.6
730483164.5
720612540.9
710885764.7
700481122.9
690381128.9
680321134.3
6704250
6604125
650
640– 
630
6201
610– 
6001

 

The conversion rate appears to be higher for GMAT scores of 740 or higher, and it goes down as the GMAT score lowers. Despite being invited, two applicants with scores of 600 and 620 were not accepted. The conversion rate for applicants with a GMAT score of 760 is 71%, while the conversion rate for applicants with a GMAT score of 770 is only 45%. So, while a high GMAT score is a good starting point for the admissions policy, it does not sure-shot give you ISB Admit. Given the high level of competition at ISB, a score of 730 or higher will give you the legitimacy to be granted access to an interview.

 


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