What does ISB look for in top applicants at the interview stage?
The ISB PGP interview process is changing every year. Some of the interviews are conversational whereas the others are more towards grilling the applicant, in an attempt to chose the best students for the PGP class at ISB. Applicants are at times cross questioned on the goals, work procedures and industry norms that are prevalent to gauge how well read and aware are the applicants. It is best to be confident, courteous and well informed about your work, industry, goals and ISB itself before you appear for the interview process, at this esteemed business school in India. Listed below are ISB interview questions asked and experiences of two of the successful GyanOne ISB applicants.
ISB PGP Interview experience 1
The interview lasted 25 mins and the following questions were asked. Two people, both AdCom (no alumnus was present).
1. Tell me about the work you do?
2. Who do you report to?
3. What is your role?
4. What is your short term goal?
5. What skills do you think you need to accomplish that?
6. How can ISB help you with getting these skills?
7. Tell me about your startup experience? What was your role?
8. Why did you not pursue the startup career?
9. Tell us something not mentioned in the app?
10. Did you meet someone in the consulting role that you aspire for?
11. Why you didn’t join Accenture then?
12. Any questions
ISB PGP Interview experience 2
Interview went on for 30 – 40 minutes. There were 3 people. Two alums and 1 lady interviewer from the AdCom. As I entered, they greeted me.
1. I am a re applicant so what happened last time.
2. Tell us about your job. How you handle clients? Tell me some of the work that you have done.
3. Tell us about your award winning work.
4. Why is MBA so important for your goals.
5. Why ISB?
6. If not ISB then?
7. As a creative, how do you maintain deadlines as sometimes you can not have ideas or get stuck?
8. Tell us about your experience as an RJ.
9. Any questions for us?
The interviews did try to grill the applicant multiple times.
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