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ISB Interview Questions, Tips & Dates

 

The much-coveted interview invite from your dream B-school ISB just hit your inbox! Now it’s time to pull out all the aces. Here are some ISB interview questions and tips created by the Apphelp experts that will help you ace the ISB interview.

1. The first step to acing a ISB interview is to understand ISB's set of values that it looks for in its applicants. What is ISB interview format? Mapping ISB's requirements to your profile is the first essential step in conquering the ISB interview.

2. Remember ISB is looking for the best
The next step is to identify key selling points and supporting stories in your profile that distinguish you. Help them answer the question why you? Select examples that showcase traits such as intellectual curiosity, leadership potential, problem-solving and initiatives taken both at the workplace and beyond.

3. Practice, practice and practice
Its normal to get the jitters when faced with an ISB interview that can impact your entire career and life. Practice in front of a mirror, practice in front of a friend, partner or colleague. In fact, our experts say that the BEST way to practice is to record a video and watch yourself playback. Are you making adequate eye contact? Are you shoulders hunched? Did you smile or smirk too much? The playback will answer and help you correct all these questions.

4. Try to be connected to the interviewers
Look keenly at your interviewers, nod as you understand the question and answer politely but succinctly. When in doubt, clarify. The best interviews are the ones where there is an atmosphere of friendliness and understanding and both the interviewer and the applicant are comfortable. Prepare questions for your interviewers, this demonstrates your genuine interest in understanding if you and ISB are a good mutual fit.

5. Dress professionally and comfortably
Remember, you never get a second chance to make a great first Impression. Simply put, appearances matter. If you’re a guy, business formals is the dress code. Well-ironed clean shirt and trousers are a must. A coat and a blazer definitely help and a tie is a bonus! A well-groomed look whether it is clean-shaven, trimmed or gelled is an absolute must! The code for women is much more relaxed. Just remember, wear something that you would work for a client meeting and not a party!

While we are done with ISB interview tips let us now looks at some common ISB interview questions.

 

INTRODUCTION

  • Run us through your profile / Introduction

WHY MBA?

  • Why MBA? Why MBA now? Why ISB?

WHY YOU?

  • Why should ISB take you? 
  • How is your profile different from other ISB aspirants?

UNDERGRADUATE DEGREE RELATED

  • (If you have a low GMAT score/ poor GPA) Is your GMAT score/ GPA a reflection of you academic abilities?
  • What are some learnings from your undergraduate degree which you can use during MBA

WORK EXPERIENCE RELATED

  • Team work, leadership examples
  • Industry & competition related questions
  • What is your biggest professional achievement?
  • Describe your career progression till date

CURRENT AFAIRS RELATED

  • ISB rarely asks questions on current affairs unless some topic is closely linked to your profile or something you have mentioned in essays or interview.

GUESSTIMATE QUESTIONS

  • How will you estimate the market size of LCD TV’s in India?
  • What are you biggest strengths & weaknesses?
  • What if we don’t admit you? Will you apply again
  • Do you have any questions for us (interview panel)?

Results speak: More than 300 admits to ISB in last 6 years.

  • ISB success story-Aditya Pagare

    Aditya Pagare ISB 2018 Admit

  • ISB success story-Anurag Gupta

    Anurag Gupta ISB 2018 Admit

  • ISB success story-Nidhi Sharma

    Nidhi Sharma ISB 2018 Admit

  • ISB success story-Nikhita Jain

    Nikhita Jain ISB 2018 Admit

  • ISB success story-Nishant Parashar

    Nishant Parashar ISB 2018 Admit

  • ISB success story-Aditya Prakash

    Aditya Prakash ISB 2018 Admit

  • ISB success story-Saurabh Mishra

    Saurabh Mishra ISB 2018 Admit

  • ISB success story-Prateek Singhvi

    Prateek Singhvi ISB 2018 Admit

  • ISB success story-Vaibhav Gogia

    Vaibhav Gogia ISB 2018 Admit

  • ISB success story-Nitin Goyal

    Nitin Goyal ISB 2018 Admit

  • ISB success story-Ishita Goel

    Ishita Goel ISB 2018 Admit

  • ISB success story-Ajeet Yadav

    Ajeet Yadav ISB 2018 Admit

  • ISB success story-Arjun Bardhan

    Arjun Bardhan ISB 2018 Admit

  • ISB success story-Kamni Saxena

    Kamni Saxena ISB 2018 Admit

  • ISB success story-Sameer Vepa

    Sameer Vepa ISB 2018 Admit

  • ISB success story-Amit Jain

    Amit Jain ISB 2018 Admit

  • ISB success story-Sriyanka Senapati

    Sriyanka Senapati ISB 2018 Admit

  • ISB success story-Nishant Verma

    Nishant Verma ISB 2018 Admit

  • ISB success story-Sukriti Reddy

    Sukriti Reddy ISB 2018 Admit

  • ISB success story-Tejas Athvankar

    Tejas Athvankar ISB 2018 Admit

  • ISB success story-Rashmi Aggarwal

    Rashmi Aggarwal ISB 2018 Admit

  • ISB success story-Sunakshi Aggarwal

    Sunakshi Aggarwal ISB 2018 Admit

  • ISB success story-Rachit Sharma

    Rachit Sharma ISB 2018 Admit

  • ISB success story-Pratiyush Srivastava

    Pratiyush Srivastava ISB 2018 Admit

  • ISB success story-Anupriya Kumar

    Anupriya Kumar ISB 2018 Admit

  • ISB success story-Vivek Chirania

    Vivek Chirania ISB 2018 Admit

  • ISB success story-Smriti Semwal

    Smriti Semwal ISB 2018 Admit

  • ISB success story-Vaibhav

    Vaibhav Verma ISB 2017 Admit

  • ISB success story-Ishan Mittal

    Ishan Mittal ISB 2017 Admit

  • ISB success story-Ipsita Satpathy

    Ipsita Satpathy ISB 2017 Admit

  • ISB success story-Anusha Rajagopalan

    Anusha Rajagopalan ISB 2017 Admit

  • ISB success story-Yoganand

    Yoganand ISB 2017 Admit

  • ISB success story-Bhaskar Sanyal

    Bhaskar Sanyal ISB 2017 Admit

  • ISB success story-Harshal Vyas

    Harshal Vyas ISB 2017 Admit

  • ISB success story-Srikant Krishnan

    Srikant Krishnan ISB 2017 Admit

  • ISB success story-Saptarshi Barman

    Saptarshi Barman ISB 2017 Admit

  • ISB success story-Gundeep Singh

    Gundeep Singh ISB 2017 Admit

  • ISB success story-Mugdha Petiwale

    Mugdha Petiwale ISB 2017 Admit

  • ISB success story-Deepankar Miglani

    Deepankar Miglani ISB 2017 Admit

  • ISB success story-Arpit Garg

    Arpit Garg ISB 2017 Admit

  • ISB success story-Mohit Singh

    Mohit Singh ISB 2017 Admit

  • ISB success story-Harsh Vardhan

    Harshal Vyas ISB 2017 Admit

  • ISB success story-Sankalp Srivastava

    Sankalp Srivastava ISB 2017 Admit

  • ISB success story-Arushi Mahajan

    Arushi Mahajan ISB 2017 Admit

  • ISB success story-Nikhil Jain

    Nikhil Jain ISB 2017 Admit

  • ISB success story-Sidharth Kataria

    Sidharth Kataria ISB 2017 Admit

  • ISB success story-Jyotsana

    Jyotsana ISB 2017 Admit

  • ISB success story-Raja Sharma

    Raja Sharma ISB 2017 Admit

  • ISB success story-Ankur Bansal

    Ankur Bansal ISB 2017 Admit

  • ISB success story-amit

    Smriti Salhotra ISB 2016 Admit

  • ISB success story-sujay

    Jackson Kailath ISB 2016 Admit

  • ISB success story-amit

    Adesh Midha IISB 2016 Admit

  • ISB success story-sujay

    Vaibhav Ahuja ISB 2016 Admit

  • ISB success story-amit

    Janhvi Doshi ISB 2016 Admit

  • ISB success story-sujay

    Murali Krishna ISB 2016 Admit

  • ISB success story-amit

    Preeti Chauhan ISB 2016 Admit

  • ISB success story-sujay

    Chitrakeeth ISB 2016 Admit

  • ISB success story-amit

    Abhinav Gaiha ISB 2016 Admit

  • ISB success story-sujay

    Augustya ISB 2016 Admit

  • ISB success story-amit

    Ammu Rajendran ISB 2016 Admit

  • ISB success story-sujay

    Anshul Krishna ISB 2016 Admit

  • ISB success story-amit

    Ankita Sinha ISB 2016 Admit

  • ISB success story-sujay

    Tushar Shanker ISB 2016 Admit

  • ISB success story-amit

    Ankit Agarwal ISB 2016 Admit

  • ISB success story-sujay

    Anisha Saraf ISB 2016 Admit

  • ISB success story-amit

    Vineet Aggarwal ISB 2016 Admit

  • ISB success story-amit

    Siddharth Garg ISB 2016 Admit

  • ISB success story-amit

    Namrata Sinha ISB 2016 Admit

  • ISB success story-sujay

    Deepesh Chandok ISB 2016 Admit

  • ISB success story-amit

    Monisha Vardhan ISB 2016 Admit

  • ISB success story-amit

    Rakesh Kantharajappa ISB 2016 Admit

  • ISB success story-amit

    Nikesh Murjani ISB 2016 Admit

  • ISB success story-sujay

    Prakhar Dixit ISB 2016 Admit

  • ISB success story-amit

    Swati Negi ISB 2016 Admit

  • ISB success story-sujay

    Akshay Datta ISB 2016 Admit

  • ISB success story-amit

    Harsh Paliwal ISB 2015 Admit

  • ISB success story-sujay

    Manas Jain ISB 2015 Admit

  • ISB success story-amit

    Priyanka Pande ISB 2015 Admit

  • ISB success story-sujay

    Rahul Karnani ISB 2015 Admit

  • ISB success story-amit

    Shalabh Kumar ISB 2015 Admit

  • ISB success story-sujay

    Jyoti Chandan Kumar ISB 2015 Admit

  • ISB success story-amit

    Vivek Upadhayay ISB 2015 Admit

  • ISB success story-sujay

    Abhinav Kansil ISB 2015 Admit

  • ISB success story-amit

    Akash Jain ISB 2015 Admit

  • ISB success story-sujay

    Ayon Ray ISB 2015 Admit

  • ISB success story-amit

    Nikhil Jain ISB 2015 Admit

  • ISB success story-sujay

    Debajyoti Endow ISB 2015 Admit

  • ISB success story-amit

    Kamayani ISB 2014 Admit

  • ISB success story-sujay

    Kushal Vidyarthi ISB 2014 Admit

  • ISB success story-amit

    Harshal Chawla ISB 2014 Admit

  • ISB success story-sujay

    Ashutosh Walia ISB 2014 Admit

  • ISB success story-amit

    Kunal Sharma ISB 2014 Admit

  • ISB success story-sujay

    Sheetal Virmani ISB 2014 Admit

  • ISB success story-amit

    Jasdeep Brar ISB 2013 Admit

  • ISB success story-sujay

    Abhishek Banerjee ISB 2013 Admit

  • ISB success story-amit

    Aparna Kohli ISB 2013 Admit

  • ISB success story-sujay

    Avijit Chakraborty ISB 2013 Admit

  • ISB success story-amit

    Vineet Jain ISB 2013 Admit

  • ISB success story-sujay

    Kanishka Patwal ISB 2013 Admit

  • ISB success story-amit

    Ankur Bansal ISB 2013 Admit

  • ISB success story-sujay

    Kaustubh Tripathi ISB 2013 Admit

  • ISB success story-amit

    Amandeep Singh ISB 2012 Admit

  • ISB success story-sujay

    Apoorv Vishnoi ISB 2012 Admit

  • ISB success story-amit

    Chintan Shah ISB 2012 Admit

  • ISB success story-sujay

    Narendra Singh ISB 2016 Admit

  • ISB success story-amit

    Navjot Chhabra ISB 2012 Admit

  • ISB success story-sujay

    Rishabh Sinha ISB 2012 Admit

  • ISB success story-amit

    Shifa Soomar ISB 2012 Admit

  • ISB success story-sujay

    Vinay Raju ISB 2012 Admit

  • ISB success story-amit

    Ekta Babbar ISB 2011 Admit

  • ISB success story-sujay

    Himanshu Jain ISB 2011 Admit

  • ISB success story-saurabh

    Aditi Sharma ISB 2011 Admit

  • ISB success story-

    Gejoy Kuriakose ISB 2011 Admit

  • ISB success story-saurabh

    Himanshu Joshi ISB 2011 Admit

  • ISB success story-

    Magesh Karthik ISB 2011 Admit

  • ISB success story-saurabh

    Parveen Sahu ISB 2011 Admit

  • ISB success story-

    Sahil Nanda ISB 2011 Admit

  • ISB success story-saurabh

    Sonali Gupta ISB 2011 Admit

  • ISB success story-

    Sumeet Walia ISB 2011 Admit


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* Interview package contains Sample questions, tips, 2 mock interviews and detailed feedback.

  1. Apphelp sends you a set of questions that you need to prepare.
  2. You share your submitted application with Apphelp
  3. First telephonic interview is conducted after which a feedback and set of inputs is given
  4. You work on the feedback and areas suggested
  5. Second telephonic interview is conducted after which a feedback is given to prepare you for the final interview.