The ISB MBA application process is no mystery for anyone. What we excel in is how you present yourself as a potential applicant and do it right! 

Having assisted applicants through out the spectrum of backgrounds and work experience has reinforced our application assistance process and we believe that working your way towards ISB MBA is definitely more than flamboyant essays. 

For now the resources below pertain to the ISB MBA admissions process and updates like the rankings, placements, dates, eligibility and FAQs we are often asked.

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ISB MBA Dates & Deadlines

ISB YLP Stage 1 Deadline:

27 March 2022

ISB YLP Stage 2 Deadline: 

31 August 2022

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ISB PGP: Yet To Be Announced

ISB EEO: Yet to be Announced

ISB MFAB: Yet To Be Announced

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ISB PGPpro: 29 May 2022

ISB PGPMAX: 10 April 2022

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Vinay ISB Admit

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MBA! I took up GRE without much idea of what I should do with all random thoughts in mind. I had my long-term goal to stay in India, which made me realize that only a few business schools accept GRE scores, and those are the best. This made me realise ISB MBA as the best according to my desire and class profile as a whole. I tried only ISB. With Shruti ma'am help, it became a lot easier. Two things set her apart from the rest.
1. Right time to be blunt and honest (feedback) and the right time to motivate a person to give his best.
2. Reachability/ Involvement - She is always reachable, gives a path and framework to think and retrospect about self. Also, she involves deeply in the process.

Aakarshit ISB admit

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I sought consultation from Shruti through her firm GOALisB. We collaborated for 4 months and through her mentoring I was able to secure admission to my targeted B-School. Shruti is an experienced consultant and has dealt with varied clientele. Her consultation process is well-structured and personalized. I also benefitted from her approachable and patient nature, as it made the entire nerve-wracking ISB MBA admission process much smoother.
Would definitely recommend Shruti as a career consultant.

Arihant ISB Admit

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One unique thing about Shruti ma'am is her level of participation in a student's application process. She works really hard with her students, providing them with constructive feedback at each and every stage of the process. Would definitely recommend her to anyone seeking assistance in ISB application process.


How is an ISB MBA application evaluated?

ISB MBA admissions teams takes into account the applicant's letter of recommendation, academic profile, GMAT score or the GRE score, the work experience and the essays etc to evaluate an application.

Should anyone with not so great academic scores apply to ISB MBA at all?

Yes such applicants can apply. The applicant should work on all the areas of their application to apply to ISB. If you have slightly poor academics you can balance it for the ISB PGP application by focussing on applying through test scores which are close to the average or higher than average of the school averages. Such applicants should also focus on the essays and not leave writing the essays for the last moment. In addition you should consider taking the recommendation letter from a person who would strongly vouch for you. In terms of academic scores from class 10th, class 12th , under graduate degree or post graduate degree (if any) the maximum importance is given to the academic scores achieved by an applicant in the most recent education whether it is undergraduate or post graduate studies.

Is ISB MBA worth it is a very common question. Yes, for those who are looking for global knowledge, upgrading themselves for steeping their career graph for the next two or three decades, building the confidence that anything is possible. The ISB MBA is worth it definitely for those who want to  acquire a network which will add value professionally and personally.  ​Distinguished professionals from the education industry have chaired as Deans at the institution.

  • ​Shri Pramath Sinha: June 2001 to June 2002

  • Shri Vijay Mahajan: June 2002 to June 2004 

  • Professor M Rammohan Rao: June 2004 to June 2009

  • Shri Ajit Rangnekar: January 2009 to December 2015

  • Professor Rajendra Srivastava: January 2016 to July 1, 2021

  • Professor Madan Pillutla: July 1, 2021 onwards

 Why ISB?​​

  • ISB Hyderabad has set the benchmark for institutions like the Ashoka University, Plaksha University and  KREA University to transform the education space in India. 

  • ISB was the first Indian institution that was ranked globally, 

  • ISB Hyderabad was the first to be accredited by the  AACSB,

  • ISB Hyderabad was also the first institution in India to host a US President, and

  • ISB Hyderabad is the first education institution ranked among leading research institutions globally. ISB has surely been a leader in education.

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Will the chances of getting an admit be different if I apply in round 1 or round 2?

Scholarships are available in the earlier rounds of application at ISB. There is no quota or a set percentage of offers they would make in each of the rounds. Over the years, it has been observed that an application to the ISB MBA must be submitted when the application is satisfactorily ready.

If one gets rejected in round 1, can the applicant in round 2 or round 3 in the same year?

For ISB MBA applications, an applicant can only apply in any one round during an application year. Only IIM Ahmedabad Executive MBA applicants can reapply in any of the application rounds in one year.

If an applicant writes the GMAT or the GRE test close to the application deadlines would the application be considered?

In this case the official GMAT or GRE score would reach ISB later than the application deadline. The applicant should write to the ISB admissions team on email and share the screenshot and details of the test date. Once the details are confirmed, the ISB admissions team will decide to consider the application for the specific round.

How are the GRE and the GMAT score evaluated at ISB?

ISB does not convert the GRE score to the GMAT score. Both the scores are evaluated independently for every application.

Is higher work experience considered an advantage at ISB application?

Yes, higher work experience is considered a plus point at ISB application if it adds to the class diversity.

What are the financial aid options for ISB applicants?

ISB offers two categories of scholarships - need based , merit based scholarships. By default every applicant who applies to is given an admit is considered for a merit based scholarship. ISB offers around 40 scholarships ranging from 5 lakhs to full fee waiver.

Need based takes into consideration the entire family income as a basic criteria. Additional essays and documentation are required to apply for these.

In addition to these, ISB admits can opt for scholarships offered by alumni, corporates or board members at ISB. There are special scholarships for NRI applicants who have just moved back to India.

If I have a gap in education or work experience, should I apply to ISB MBA at all?

Yes, you can apply to ISB. You only need to provide an explanation in the application form.

Where do I mention the additional certificates in the ISB MBA application form?

If there is a score or a CGPA awarded for the certificate it can be mentioned in the ISB application form in the education section. If there is no score or CGPA awarded for the certificate, it should be added in the additional education section of the ISB application.

How do I write the work experience section in the ISB MBA application?

The ISB application provides for adding five points each in the roles and responsibilities section and the achievements section. It is worthwhile clarifying here that the reporting managers or the Human resource managers at the applicant's workplace are not contacted by ISB till the applicants is enrolled in the ISB MBA program. 

Who should I choose for my ISB MBA application recommendation letter?

Since ISB PGP accepts only a single recommendation letter, one should ideally choose their reporting managers as their recommenders. Some other possible options are any previous manager, a senior peer, or a client. In case of entrepreneurs the recommendation letter can be taken from a banker, any auditor, a client, a supplier or a business partner. A recommendation letter from an academic referee is not advisable for your ISB MBA application. The recommendation letters need to be submitted before the respective application deadline, however in the past the school had provided additional time for the submission of recommendations.