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The Secret Behind the GMAT Score for ISB

Posted on October 27, 2017
GMAT score for ISB

You would agree that it is almost impossible to get anyone to answer this question:

What is the GMAT “cutoff” required for ISB?

There are varying answers:
Some people tell you not to apply with a sub-700 score.
While others tell you the story of their cousin who got in with a 640.
Worry not! In this in-depth article, you will find the answers to all your questions related to the GMAT scores required to successfully apply to ISB.
We will also look at the trend over the last 10 years, the highest and lowest scores at ISB during this period, and look at the mid 80% range of the students.
Take a peek into the differences in the GMAT scores at the Hyderabad campus, and the Mohali campus, and finally you will get a framework to apply to your specific profile.
We pulled out the data from the ISB website.
Some of it exists in ISB PGP class group
And for some historical data, we had to resort to some hacks (such as using wayback machine to look at the archived data).
We went all the way back to 2006 because we reckon that 10 years are about as much as you need.
Let’s get started!

1) What have the GMAT scores been at ISB?

Here is the average GMAT score at ISB over the last 10 years:

Average GMAT Score at ISB from 2007 to 2017

YearAverage GMAT score


Here are a couple of things you will notice straight away:
1) GMAT scores have 7 in the most significant bit. For the less technically inclined, what I meant was – you have scores in excess of 700 in all the 10 years πŸ™‚
2) The highest average GMAT scores for any year was 2010 with a whopping 716. The lowest average GMAT score was in 2016 with the number just at the border of 700.
Let us look at the same data from a perspective of analysing the trend. This time we are changing it to Class of 2007 and Class of 2017.

Let’s be honest: there is no such trend.
But if you do want to read into it – you can perhaps see a spike around 2010 but the average scores are now back to what they were in 2007.
The biggest drop was for the ISB class of 2016 for which the number dropped from 711 to 700.
Takeaway: Though the class size at ISB has been increasing (just in 2012 the class size was 574, while this year around 812 students graduated), the average GMAT scores have consistently been hovering above the 700 mark.

Okay, so this is a lot of data thrown at you. What does this mean for you? Read on!

2) What GMAT score do I need for ISB?

If you are reading this article this far, it means that you are in one of the following categories:
1) You have taken the GMAT, and are not sure if your scores are enough.
2) You have not taken the GMAT, and are wondering how much would be enough.
Let us tackle the second category first.
If you have NOT taken the GMAT, go ahead and score as high as possible.
In our experience, there are fundamentally three things that ISB looks for:

1) Clarity of vision that shows you are a person who can get what you want.

In our opinion it is very, very important that you figure out what you want to do with your MBA degree.
If you have not seen the ISB essays for this year, do check the ISB Essay Analysis Blog now!
However, this is the part that really cannot SEPARATE you from the rest.
It is a hygiene factor: necessary but not sufficient.

2) History of excellence that tells them that you have the potential to lead.

This is stuff that cannot pretty much change.
You need to have taken interest in the world around you.
If you spent the entire summer goofing around, watching GOT, there’s not much hope.

3) Pedigree that is shown through GMAT, Undergrad institute, and Employer brand.

You wish you could have studied harder in the 12th to get into a better college – or have gotten a better rank.
You wish you could change your marks at college – (never knew inorganic chemistry mattered in life πŸ™‚ ).
You wish a better performance in the campus interview would’ve gotten you that dream job.
Here is the deal:
You can stop wishing.
And start studying for the GMAT!
Now, let us look at the last bit of data: the mid 80% range.
What this means is, you stack all the students in order of their GMAT scores and remove the outliers.
Outliers are the extreme cases: say someone like an astronaut-turned-monk-turned-olympic-athlete got in with a 600 πŸ™‚ (<- just kidding!).   Interestingly this data is not available for the class of 2007, and again not published after 2015.    

Mid 80% Range for Years 2007 to 2016


YearAverage GMAT score


What can we interpret from this?
– You pretty much need to have a GMAT score above 670 if you are not an outlier. In other words, a 650 will be of no use if your profile is average.
– Getting a score around 750-760 will put you in the top 20% – not the top 2%. In other words, it is not a big deal if you have a 760 on the GMAT.
– In general, this data also means that if you are in an over-represented demographic such as IT or Finance, you need to make sure that you bulk up your GMAT scores.
Read how one of our students teamed his 750 GMAT score with his profile to impress the Ad-com members at ISB.


3) What else can we interpret about GMAT scores needed for ISB?

Let us try to see if we can get some more juice.
Good news is that we did get data for the GMAT Score range. More importantly, we got the comparison between the ISB Hyderabad GMAT scores and ISB Mohali GMAT Scores.
Bad news is that we did not get data for all years.

GMAT Range for ISB for the Class of 2007 to the Class of 2017

YearGMAT Range @ ISB Hyderabad CampusGMAT Range @ ISB Mohali Campus


– = Data was not found on the ISB website
NA = Not Applicable as the first graduating class of ISB Mohali campus was in 2016
Here are some interesting observations from this trend:

1) What is the lowest score ever at ISB?

The lowest GMAT score EVER was 590, scored in 2016 by someone who got into ISB Mohali campus.
Except for that, the lowest score seems to be 600.
So, if you have a GMAT score lower than 600, don’t even think about applying to ISB

2) Is there a difference in GMAT Scores at the Hyderabad and Mohali campuses?

There is almost ZERO variation in the scores for the last two years. This pretty much means that there is no difference in the two campuses as far as GMAT Scores are concerned.

3) What is the highest score at ISB?

Let’s admit it: this is more of a voyeuristic question πŸ˜ƒ
The highest score ever at ISB was a 780.
However, interestingly in the last few years the highest hasn’t been more than 770.

4) Can I apply to ISB with a sub-650?

As we mentioned above, with an average profile, try to shoot for a higher than 650 score.
So what if you have a 620? Or a 650? Should you use the application money to buy beer instead?
Our advice – you have a fighting chance, provided you are a diverse candidate.
Otherwise, as we said above, build your GMAT muscle.
You might want to read how one of our students from a non-IT background made it to ISB with a 670 on the GMAT.
Applying to ISB this year? Then check out our ISB Essay Analysis Blog to learn how to write a winning ISB MBA application essay!

Okay, so with that said, you have enough to think about your own GMAT scores for ISB.
Did you like this in-depth article?
If yes, let us know in the comments below.
We can even skim through and predict your chances at ISB with your GMAT scores (and profile).
Get your Profile Evaluated!


  1. Hi arun..
    Excellent article and in depth analysis on ISB..

    Have a query on my profile…
    Did my Masters degree abroad(UK)and 5yr work exp in Public sector insurance company(india)…not yet given gmat…my prep scores are 660-680…how are my chances at ISB?

    1. Hi Ravi,

      You have a very interesting profile mix. The fact that you have already done a Masters can work to your advantage as you can talk about the international experience you had during that time. However, this also puts greater pressure on having a strong reason to do an MBA at this point in your career. You must clearly explain the transition and need for an MBA degree as this in some sorts will be your second Post graduate degree.

      With regards to your GMAT scores, well 660-680 are slightly in the lower range. Try to push your scores upto 700 at least. In case you need help with some GMAT strategy videos, you can head over to http://www.gmatonline.crackverbal.com .The videos here will help you understand how you can tweak your prep in order to touch a 700 and above score on the GMAT

    2. A quite motivating article…indeed!!! What chances i have to get an admit from ISB?

      GMAT score 630 with 6/6 in AWA
      4 yrs exp in TCS
      Career 80% throughout

      1. Hi Swagat,

        Well, yes your GMAT score is slightly on the lower spectrum. Also you have a IT profile which makes the competition in your profile pool slightly higher. Yes, a well written application can be a game changer, but “well-written” is very subjective. You have 2 options here:

        1) Re-take the GMAT and hopefully you get a high score πŸ™‚

        2) Apply with this score but put 200% effort into writing your MBA essays. Make sure you highlight different aspects of your personality. Showcase your “IT profile” in a more compelling way. Focus on a good story line.

        Its like this – a good star cast but no story line can hit the blockbuster, but not win the critics acclaim! So similarly, keep in mind the Adcoms and ask yourself “WHY” they must interview you for ISB!

        Hope this helps. In case you would like to have a detailed chat on the application procedure at ISB and want to talk to an expert, just call us on 9008177800 or drop in an email at enquiry@crackverbal.com

  2. Hi Arun.
    Really well done with the figures, the article is very informative.
    I have a BA.LLB form National Law School and i am also a CS(company secretary) Professional student, i am currently working as a legal consultant in an NBFC. I am planning on writing GMAT and applying under Early entry option in ISB (as my experience is below 2 years)
    Kindly advice.
    Thanks !

    1. Hi Prakhar,

      I must say you definitely have a very strong profile. Law + Company Secretary is a killer combination! I would definitely encourage you start with your GMAT prep! To start off with, why don’t you watch some GMAT strategy videos here: http://www.gmatonline.crackverbal.com

      This will give you a good sense of how and what the GMAT tests you on. In case you need help with your GMAT prep, please do get in touch with our faculty. We can definitely help you with a prep schedule!

      And to answer your question about applying to EEO option at ISB – well, yes you can go ahead with that. But if you are just a few months short of 2 years, you can probably apply in R2 of the PGP program itself.

      All the best! πŸ™‚

  3. Hi,

    I have a GMAT 680, 3+ years of experience in IT both in R&D and Services background. My Quant and verbal scores are 50 and 31 respective. The undergraduate cgpa is 7.3 and in 10th and 12th I have 87 and 80%.
    Should I target a higher score for applying to ISB?


  4. Hi

    This is a good article and it does give a clarity of thought. Test Scores are 700 and above.

    Really really bad Academics
    12th 65%
    Grads: 46.8% Maths Hons
    PGDM: 55.3% Marketing
    PMP certified
    PMP-RMP certified
    Prince 2 Practitioner
    Six Sigma Green Belt certified
    Google Adwords Certified.

    Should i even think about ISB?

    PLease answer

    1. Yes! You do have a Chance.

      Check out Early Entry Option by ISB. The Early Entry Option allows recent graduates with less than 24 months of full-time work experience to secure their admission to the ISB PGP.

      Our Admissions team will be able to guide you better and improve your chances by helping you out with your application process likes essays and interview preparation.

      For more details check out http://applications.crackverbal.com/

  5. Hi Arun,
    Great article. Very well put!
    I hold an engineering degree in Computer Science (2008 pass out) and have been working with Accenture since July 2008.
    I have 3+ years of onshore experience (Australia and UK) and am currently working out of UK.
    With this much experience, do you think it is wise to go for executive MBA? My whole sole motive is to widen my horizon and work with global firms with great work cultures and excellent opportunities which seem far fetched in the monotonous IT job that I have!
    PS -I have recently started preparing for GMAT.

  6. Hello.

    I did my schooling (10th-12th) from British School of Milan, Italy. Did my graduation in Mech Engg from NIT. Have held leadership positions at school & college level (Head of Intnl Relations in School Committee, Ambassador for Brazilian Delegation at Milan MUN, Secretary of Girls’ Hostel, then of CHRD committee Students’ Council of College 2013 etc.). Currently, I am working in automobile sector – Research & development (2.5 years till date). Have had international exposure in terms of product testings and OEM interaction (in S. Korea) as Project Lead for two years that I have been working here. Have presented a paper in International Journal (Tyre Society) at Conference (Sept’16) at Akron, Ohio, USA.

    What do you think about my profile? I am yet to take GMAT. What would be the score which goes well with the above and puts me in a strong position for an admit?

    Please let me know

    1. Hi,

      You definitely have an excellent profile which is a significant factor in getting admit into a B-school.

      Now the only thing that would probably stop you from getting into your dream B-school would be a good GMAT score. With your profile, a GMAT score of more than 680 would put you in a strong position for an admit at most B-schools.

      Our online GMAT program is tailor made to help working professionals score a 720+ in GMAT without quitting their full-time job.

      You could check out our Free Online GMAT trial Course by visiting http://gmatonline.crackverbal.com/

  7. Hello Admin, thanks for this brilliant article.

    I have completed B.Tech in Mechanical Engineering (Year : 2015) from College Of Engineering and Technology , Bhubaneswar , which is one of the most renowned government college of eastern India.Presently am working with Maruti Suzuki India Ltd (India’s Leading Automobile Company) as assistant manager in supply chain management and have gathered around 2 years of work experience .

    Here are my academic details :

    Matriculation (10th) : 86.4 %
    Intermediate (12th) : 86.4 %
    B. TechΒ  (Graduation) : 8.72 CGPA (Out of 10)
    GMAT: Not Appeared (Got around 650 score in gmat prep)

    Extra Curricular and Highlights :
    1)Awarded number of times at school, district and state level science exhibition.
    2)Branch Topper in Btech
    3)Worked as a free Lancer in companies like Google adsense, amazon mechanical turk. (website development and monetization)

    Startup :

    Am founder of a company named ” Trademonk Overseas” , which deals in Indian handicrafts and handlooms. The main purpose of our business is to promote Indian rural handicrafts and hand looms in domestic and international market. After MBA am planning to expand this business and explore new startup opportunities.

    I request you to be kind enough to evaluate my profile and give your valuable feedback regarding of possibilities of getting into ISB. Looking for an early response.


    Bibekananda Patra

    1. Hi Bibekananda ,

      Your profile looks promising. B-Schools look for Academic potential, career progression, and a clear post MBA career goal. You need to justify who will be taking care of the business while you are doing your MBA. Also, while you are paying off your loan (assuming you will take a loan) , what kind of role would you take up.

  8. Hello Admin,

    I have 7+ years of experience in IT. I will be 30 years old by the time I apply to ISB in 2017 oct. I am planning to apply next year.
    10th 85.5% 12th 88% BTech in IT 64.5%
    First company TCS – worked for 6 years. Moved to Capgemini.
    Not much extra-curriculars; certified internally in TCS with BW and HANA
    GMAT 750 . Only 1 attempt – taken in March 2017.
    What are my chances? Kindly post your opinion.


    1. Hi Bharadwaj, 750 is a great score. Your experience is also awesome along with the pedigree of a good company.You definately have a good chance to ISB this year. Do let us know if we can help you in any way.

  9. Hello Admin,

    I am a PSU employee with 4.5 years of Managerial experience. The CPSE I work for primarily provides e-commerce solutions to other CPSEs and Govt Depts.
    Prior to this I had worked in french IT company for 2 Years.
    I scored 81% in 10th , 72 % in 12th and 71% in B.Tech (CS).
    I am looking for a change as the career growth in a PSU is snail paced. I have yet to take GMAT.
    Please suggest if my profile will be considered for ISB ? if yes , What sort of score should i be aim for in GMAT ?

  10. Hey Admin,

    I am an economics hons grad from DU with 84% score in both 10th and 12th and 52% score in Economics Hons. I have 2 years of exp in Compensation Analytics from Hewitt and 1+ year of experience in Talent Management (HR) at Airtel.

    How much do I need to score in GMAT to be able to get shortlisted?

  11. Hi there,

    I have a IT profile 4.5+ years WE with Infosys in India. 1 month foreign WE. Have strong acads right from school – B.Tech/12th/10th: 79.40 / 93.6 / 93. Have served as an Office Bearer for Toastmasters International in one of the clubs. Have been the City Coordinator for a leading national NGO for a particular city in India, while working. Have been actively involved in extra curriculars from school.
    Downside – GMAT 650 first attempt
    Should I apply to ISB 1 year programme, or re-attempt GMAT for a higher score?

    Thanks in advance!

  12. Hi,
    A very good article. πŸ™‚
    I have 3 years of work experience and my gmat test centre score is 650.
    But my scores in 12th and B.E is 64%.
    Am i eligible for applying ISB?!

    Thanks πŸ™‚

    1. Thanks Vijay. We have had students who have got an admit into ISB even with a GMAT score of 620.

      It’s difficult to answer your question without knowing about your work profile.

      Why don’t you fill in our Free Profile Evaluation form, so that we have more clarity on your profile and are in a better position to answer your questions.

      Link to free profile evaluation form: https://applications.crackverbal.com/free-resources/mba-profile-evaluation/

  13. Hi there,
    My profile is as follows-
    6+ years of experience with McKinsey (includes global exposure). 10th – 89%, 12-95%, undergrad – 80% lsr delhi University bcom hons
    GMAT- 640 second attempt
    What are my chances or is my profile strong enough to apply with a 640?


  14. Hi,
    I am having a 4.5 years of work expereince with KPMG in Audit at team leader position . I am currently handling a team of 7 people and have been awarded best team leader award.
    My education : CFA LEVEL II CANDIDATE , CFP, Certification in Investment Banking.
    I have done my graduation from DU with 62.44 %
    10th: 73
    12: 72

    I have a score of 710 in GMAT. Does this score is good to get into ISB??
    It would be really helpful if you can provide some insights.

  15. Hi,

    Apart from the GMAT score which is derived from the performance in the Quant and Verbal sections, are the IR and AWA scores considered for admission to ISB’s YLP programme?

    1. Yes they will consider. But thats not the deal breaker. If you have a 770 on the GMAT and very low IR scores . Don’t worry , your chances that with the score and profile you will get through will be higher.

  16. Hi Arun,

    Very well written article. I am planning for 2019 admissions.Currently, I have 5.5 yrs of experience in IT. Currently working in one of a Fortune top 10 companies as one of the BI Tool Leader.

    Xth = 79.2%, XII= 78.6%, B.Tech(IT) = 70.66%

    My official GMAT Diagnostic Prep Score was 590 after 1 week of preparation.

    Will this employer Brand give me an edge during the shortlisting at ISB ?

    Thanks much!

  17. Hi,
    A very informative article.
    My profile –
    GMAT: 760 (Q-51, V-41)
    Graduated from Bits Pilani Hyderabad Campus – CG: 8.4/10
    3.5 years of work experience in Piping Industry in Simon India Limited (Engineering, Procurement & Construction Firm)
    10th – 85.2
    12th – 81.6
    For past 6 months i have been involved in toastmasters as well and now a executive committee member.
    Is my profile diverse – Non-IT and related to mechanical?
    Also what else is needed to show that I am qualified enough to join ISB?
    Do I have a good chance off getting into the college?

    1. Yes you have a good chance. Your score is great too. Just focus on making sure your application essays say the right things and also correctly.
      You can reach out to our applications expert @ 9008177800 or write to him @ vijay@crackverbal.com

  18. Hi,
    I just gave my GMAT and got a 650 score. I am a chartered accountant and have two and half years experience from Kpmg (big 4). I also have been a football player through school and college in Mumbai.

    Would like to know what are the chances of isb for me?

  19. Hi,
    I got a 650 in GMAT. I am chartered accountant and have 2.5 years post qualification experience from Kpmg (big 4). I have also been part of school and university level football.

    What are my chances at ISB?

    1. The chances are there. However, would suggest you to work on your GMAT score. Just because of the competition you will face at ISB.

  20. Hi,
    I have completed my Bachelors in Electronics Engineering from K J Somaiya College of Engineering (Mumbai University). I started working in EY (Ernst & Young), Mumbai as an Analyst in Risk Advisory Services after my graduation in June 2017.

    BE : 8.54/10 CGPA ( 78%)
    12th: 81.83%
    10th: 94.91 %

    Did 2 interships during my graduation in SAP Practice in L&T InfoTech and Android Application Development in a startup.

    Not much of Extra curriculars. Proficient in French language having completed 2 certifications.

    I have not taken the GMAT yet but scored around 690 in mock test.

    I am considering ISB’s early entry option (EEO). Kindly evaluate my profile and let me know if I have a chance.

    1. You have a good profile for the ISB EEO. Go ahead and apply this year. You can reach us at 9008177800 for a profile evaluation.

  21. Hi,
    I have completed my btech in EEE from SRM University this June itself and was placed in Mu Sigma where I will be joining in October. In my final year I have applied for the ISB-YLP programme. My academics are
    10th – 95%
    12th- 91%
    Undergrad- 9.3/10 CGPA
    Gmat not given and scoring around 680-700 in GMAT prep
    Is my profile good enough for ylp and how much should I get in GMAT to get through

    1. Hi Sumit,

      Yes your profile looks good for YLP program. You can start your application process and answer the GMAT. Try to get a 700+ score to increase your chances.

      If you need help with prep, feel free to take our online trail course at gmatonline.crackverbal.com

  22. Hello sir,
    My 10 marks is 9.0 cgpa
    12 marks is 81%
    Ug gpa is 7
    Done various internships
    And also having mta(Microsoft technology associate)
    Campus ambassador at paytm
    Campus entrepreneur at money wizard

    Please could you help me that if i score 700+ in gmat is it possible for me to get into isb.

  23. Hi,

    I have completed my BBA in Finance with a CGPA-BBA of 3.57/4. Currently I am doing mcom in Advanced Accountancy and have a 9/10 cgpa. I have a work ex of 1 year and by the time I apply in r1 it will be 15 months of work ex so I plan to apply under EEO. my 10th score is 84.80% and 12th score is 89.00%. My gmat score is 650.

    Do you think I have a realistic chance of pursuing an MBA next year?

  24. Hi,
    I am a chartered accountant (with an All India rank) and CFA all levels cleared (from USA).
    I have a total of 5 years of experience in M&A with top brands. My academics are:
    10th – 93%
    12th – 92%
    Gmat -680

    Should i apply for ISB pgp programme or re-appear gmat?

    1. Your profile looks good. Would recommend you to apply with the current score.

      Why don’t you get in touch with us for a free MBA profile consultation call on 9008177800 to get more clarity?

  25. Hi,

    Very Interesting article and appreciate your responses given to all those comments posted.
    I have a total of 10 years of experience as Business Analyst (5 years) and as Consultant (5 years) and have completed my full time MBA from Mysore University, I am currently working as a consultant with Cognizant. My desire is to do another MBA from ISB/IIM ABC only, if not I wouldnt bother wasting my time on any other institute but my GMAT score has not so been good (ranging from 620 t 650). Do you think I have a chance getting into PGP in ISB or PGPX in IIM A?


  26. Hi,
    I have completed my btech+mtech from IIT Madras.i have score of 680 in gmat and i have completed 2 levels of CFA.I recently joined citicorp (IT side).what are my chances of getting into ISB

  27. Hi brilliant article. I am a sales professional in the IT hardware domain with over all 13 years of work experience, i have already done MBA in marketing from a third world institute. I am planning to have a go at GMAT. Should i really consider pursuing the thought of going for ISB ? Please guide me.

  28. Hi,

    Kindly evaluate my profile:

    I am a May 2015 CA with an all india rank in CA IPCC (inter exam). I scored 92% in 10th, 86% in 12th and 84% in Bcom (NM college). I got 670 in gmat. I completed my 3 years of articleship from Pwc in international taxation and then joined Indusind bank in Corporate Banking as an Associate Relationship manager. Worked there for around a year and now have joined my family business. I have a gmat score of 670. Should i apply to Isb with the score I have in the first round or retake the gmat and apply later?

  29. Hi,
    I have completed my Btech in ECE and have a 5+years of work experience in SAIL as a project engineer (3.5 years) and process engineer (1.5 years) and around 10 months of work ex in TCS.
    1oth – 84.6%
    undergrad – 8.42/10 – cgpa
    Gmat – 660
    What are my chances at ISB?

  30. Hi,
    I have taken my GMAT. My score is 710.
    But the AWA score is 4 and IR is 5. Will it hamper my application?
    Does ISB give importance to AWA and IR scores?

    Thank you.

  31. Hi,

    I have a BABL (Hons) degree from School of Excellence in Law. I am also a ACS Professional student (Company Secretary).
    I am working as a legal consultant in a law firm and have around 2 years of experience.

    I have leadership experience at school and college level and have also won a lot of moot court competitions besides others
    I have also mentored students for moots and have done some community service.

    I took my GMAT today and scored 660. My percentage in 10th and 12th are all above 90%.

    Please evaluate my profile for ISB this year.

  32. Hi,

    That is a really helpful article to everybody who aim for ISB . Thanks for letting the info to our reach.

    I have given my GMAT today scoring upto 680. I’m a working professional with an experience of 2 yrs 10 months and will be 3 yrs tothis coming march 2018.
    Work Exp: Digital Marketing consultant, worked primarily for Banking, e-commerce and government trade promotions especially for Singapore Market. I have been to Singapore even for programmatic marketing.
    Coming to my Academics:
    10th- 86%
    12th- 89%
    Btech- 82%

    What are my chances to ISB for 2018 intake?

  33. hello,
    you have written an amaing article. i want to know if i have a chance at isb, or am i really wasting my money on the application(it isnt very cheap)
    i have a pretty low gmat score- 620
    college gpa: 9.469
    12 mark:88.4
    current work ex: software engineer at fidelity investments <1 yr work ex
    have been actively participating in extra curriculars, have taken up leadership roles in college
    NSS, eco club, TEDX, culturals etc

    1. Thanks Sushma. Would recommend you to apply with a higher GMAT score and minimum 2 years of work experience to improve your chances for a successful admit.

      In case you want to have a word with our admission expert – then feel free to get in touch with Vijay@crackverbal.com

  34. Dear Team,

    This is to ask about my eligiblity for EEO program as my 2 years of experience is going to complete in May,2018. Am i eligible to apply in cycle-2 of eeo (dated-15th january, 2018)?
    As ISB site suggests ‘less than 24 months of full time work experience till March,31st of the ‘FOLLOWING YEAR’.

  35. Hi,

    I am confused about my chances to enter ISB, please refer following details
    10th- 70%
    12th- 67%
    Btech(Mechanical)- 65%
    Work Ex (IT)- 7 Years, 7 Months(TCS, IHS Markit, Wells Fargo).
    Gmat- Prep yet to start.

    Kindly suggest should I consider writing gmat.

  36. Hi,

    I am yet to take GMAT and I am thinking about doing executive program from Isb or IIM. I was average student throughout my career including my MBA degree completed in finance. However, from my 6 to 7 years I am marketing / business development of offshore vessel chartering in 3 cos. What are my chances and I am not expecting to be super score in GMAT as I will have to work as I have my family with small kid. I am already 33 years age.

    Chintan Shah

  37. Hey ,

    This is an amazing article and had clarified many of my doubts about ISB. Plz have a look at my profile and suggest on the chances of my candidature for ISB.

    10th – 88%
    12th – 78%
    Grad – Btech in CS – 59%
    PGPM – IBS Mumbai in Marketing – 6.7 CGPA
    Gmat – 660

    4 years of work experience in B2B sales and marketing , Business development , team handling , City launches etc.

    What chance do I stand for ISB ? If not ISB then what other premier institutes could I target ?

  38. Hi ,
    The above is quite an inspirational article. I would probably like to know, if I stand a change for admit in ISB with 660-70 Gmat score. I am a fashion designer by profession with 7.5yrs of work ex., my Grad. CGPA was 7.2, 12th- 70% and 10th- 75%.

  39. Hey.. This is an awesome article. Help me with judging my profile for ISB PGP. I have 2 years of work experience from a German facade MNC as estimation engineer, grad – 73% and 10th,12th – 90. Project from Bosch as graduation project. What are my chances and how much score will i need for gmat or gre? And which one do i prefer on them as I am yet to start preparations for these exams, hence running out of time as well. Will i be able to crack those exams in such a short time as well?

  40. Hiii Arun, Very good article and insights to get into ISB. I wanted to know that do i really stand a chance to get into ISB

    I have given GMAT and scored 690 in April 2017. Planning to enroll in 2018. My academics are as follows
    1) 10th – 66.8 %
    2) Diploma in Mechanical Engineering – 72.25% (1 Year backlog)
    3) B.tech in Production Engineering – 66 %

    I have 5 years of experience in Industrial Technical sales. Presently i am working as Assistant Manager – Sales in Bharat Forge Ltd.
    In this span of 5 years have changed 4 companies

    Not much of extra-curricular activities, have been into leader ship roles in college fest.

    Request you to please advise my chances of getting into ISB..

    1. Hi Raj,
      You have a good chance and good career progression too. You should go ahead and apply. Just make sure your post MBA career goals on track.

  41. Hi,

    Need some serious advice. I was in Merchant Navy and worked with the top shipping company for almost 3 years. Then took a break and did internships (2 of them) with Teach For India. Afterwards, for the last two years was working with a NGO related to city management and underprivileged development. Then did another internship with a Sports Analytics firm.
    GMAT : 700. (Q49 V 36).
    What are my chances of getting into ISB, R2 (Class of 2018). Mohali preferably

    1. Hi Akshat,
      We have seen many students from your background getting through. It’s definitely a very good profile. I think you should definitely apply.

  42. I am graduate with B.sc Agriculture and a PGDM in Agribusiness. I have my 10-92% 12-86% B.sc 79%
    experience in sales & Marketing 6 years..
    what are my chances, not applied yet for GMAT

    1. Hi Jitender, You have good chances. GMAT will be a very important factor to assess. Request you to finish that phase too.

  43. Hi,
    10- 78%
    12- 61%
    BE(CS)- 53%
    Work Ex- 5+(Android Developer) with service based startup
    No extra curricular.
    Should i apply for isb, if yes please help to make my profile strong

  44. Hey,
    This was a really informative and engaging article. Thanks a lot!

    I graduated from an IIT with a 7.9 GPA. I have 16 months of work experience working in Business Development in the IT Sector, and I have a GMAT score of 670. My profile does a good job to reflect my leadership skills.

    I wanted to know what my chances are, applying for the Early Entry Option @ ISB …


  45. Hi,

    It’ll be very helpful if you can tell my chances of getting into ISB on the basis of my score & profile:
    Adding some info about myself:
    -> I’ll complete a total 3 years of my work experience in June, 2018.
    -> My GMAT score is 680
    -> I’m currently working as a Product Manager at Paytm
    -> My B.Tech in Electronics & Communication Engineering from NIT Allahabad CPI is 7.51
    -> 10th – 91% (school topper & merit certi in Mathematics)
    -> 12th – 76% (School topper)
    -> Some extra-curricular achievements in writing (was content writer at the Indian economist & editor for NIT magazine Srijan), wrote 2 books with collection of short stories & poems at the age of 12 & 13 (book is kept in school library), I occasionally post articles on my blog/medium.com
    -> Half marathon run in 1 hour 50 mins, Gold medal in swimming
    -> Singing (some stage performances & online videos)
    -> NGO work (college level & national level NGOs)
    -> College technical festival Secretary
    -> Training & Placement Coordinator at college
    -> Best anchor award in school, show host for campus princess (femina miss India) at NIT Allahabad
    -> AWARDS at work: Rockstar Performer (at Paytm) & Trainer of the month (at Paytm, for training employees in Google Analytics)

    I wanted to understand whether with my profile & 680 score do I stand a chance at ISB (round 2) or at some international B-schools such as HEC Paris, LBS, INSEAD etc?

  46. I am a graduate from St. Xaviers college, Kolkata, 2015 batch I completed CA. (All levels in First attempt) in 2016, at the age of 21. After CA I ventured into the education sector (till date). The goal was to bridge the gap of commerce education between tier-2 , tier -3 towns and the cities. I have been working on the initiative since September 2016. From March 2017 to August 2017, I worked in the IB division of Narnolia Securities as an analyst. Percentage for Class X, ( West Bengal state board) , XII (West Bengal state board) and graduation are 85, 85 and 62 respectively. I scored 660 on the GMAT.

  47. I have a mechanic engineering degree from one of the NITs currently working as a Customer support manager in tata motors with 2 years of work experience , what are my chances and what score should I be targeting , career ~85% through out

    1. Hello Shubham,

      We’re assuming you want to apply at ISB. Why don’t you have a look at the recent article we published – it covers the GMAT/GRE scores for the years 2017/2018, and profiles, placements and other related details.

      And about your chances of getting in, it depends on your future career goals. You can send in your profile for evaluation (free) – here: https://applications.crackverbal.com/free-resources/mba-profile-evaluation/

      If you have any further queries, please drop an email at: enquiry@crackverbal.com

  48. Hi,

    I have worked for 4 companies in my 6 years of carrier. Out of which 3 companies belong to same domain. Do these job switches would have a definite impact on my conversion.

  49. Hi, i am working professionals with exp of 11+ years in Telecommunications Industry.. I am planning to give GMAT but ny verbal section is very weak due to which my score in prep is around 610-640..

    I have managerial exp of more than 4 years in my field .
    Please suggest

  50. Hi,
    The article has been quite useful. Thank you for posting the same.
    I recently took the GMAT and scored 660.
    I graduated BCom (Accounting and Finance) with 82% (grade A on average). I scored 78% in 12th and 85% in the 10th.
    I worked with JP Morgan Chase for 2 years and 8 months as an operations specialist. I’m currently employed at Citi as an Investment Banking Analyst.
    I also have extra curriculars to my credit. I’m a trained classical musician.

    How good are my chances of getting into ISB for 2019?

    Thanks in advance!

    1. You can increase your chances of getting an interview call by getting a higher GMAT score. The second most important parameter after your GMAT score is your MBA application essay, so make sure you have an impressive Application essay too!

  51. I have GMAT score of 640 in first attempt; I have over 80% in 10th and 12th. I am all india rank holder in CA. I have also done CWA, LLB, B.com & CPA australia. I have 10 year of work exp in India between ITC, Vodafone & Mondelez. Do i have chance at ISB or any other Ivy league

  52. Hi,
    I am a serving Short Service commission officer in Indian Army with 3 yr of prior experience in IT. I am planning to serve 10 yrs and pursue MBA (I am an engineering graduate). I am also studying PGDM through distance learning from IMT, Ghaziabad. What sort of a score should I aim for to get into ISB or a good University abroad?

    1. Hi Akshat,

      Could you let us know when will you complete 10 years of your service? The GMAT score for most top B-schools increasing every year, so it’ll be difficult to give you a definitive answer.

      You can reach out to one of our experts at 8061934156 to discuss this further.

  53. I am presently working in a PSU bank as deputy manager. I have a work experience of 4 years, completed masters in finance and hv 65 to 70per cent of marks throught my academic career. Planning to persue mba from isb. What is the chances for my profile to get cleared nd the gmat score that i should target.

    1. Hi Tanmayee,

      Your profile looks decent. Try getting a GMAT score of above 700 to increase your chances of getting an interview call from ISB.

      If you want a more detailed analysis of your chances of getting into ISB then would request you to fill in our Free MBA profile evaluation form.

      If you are still preparing for GMAT then do try our GMAT online course for Free.(https://gmatonline.crackverbal.com/)

  54. Hi ,

    I have a 760 GMAT
    Good Academics
    Total 7 years work ex . currently working in USA for 2 years .

    What are my chances of getting admission in ISB


  55. Hi,
    I am graduate in humanities and has 10 years of experience in Physical Security, Certified CPP and CISSP through American Society of Industrial Security, progressing excellently in my field but having a keen interest to go for MBA, Do I have good scope after doing MBA, now my Pre GMAT score is 600-620.
    I am Ultramarathon runner and during school and college days was a national level athlete, A frequent blogger, Toastmaster and associated with an NGO.
    Please Guide

  56. Hi I have a GMAT score of 700(q48,v37).I am an it quality Assurance engineer with avg academics 10th-80% intermediate 85% and btech 76%.Can you tell me what are my chances for ISB.

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