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Wondering Why Your Application Didn't Work Out?

Updated: Feb 26

Ding analysis is never an easy task. One for the reason that it's easy to criticise any application but it's hard to pin point the actual reason about why things didn't work out. Before reaching outwards for the criticism it is important that the applicant himself does a root cause analysis. Did you apply to the right program? Is it ISB PGP, ISB YLP, ISB PGPpro, ISB MFAB, ISB APMBA or the Executive MBA at IIM ?


We start from the very first point, that is the fit analysis. Is the applicant profile in line with the B school criteria? The best benchmark for this would be the class profile at the business school. If you are the average student at the B School in question then the next step would be to see how well your application communicates this. An adept MBA admission consultant can be approached here to evaluate this aspect.


Did you get a good hang of your short term goals? Is it product manager, a career in sustainability, Supply chain management, consulting or business analytics?


Another important question is the score. It is not yet clear that business schools do value the GMAT score slightly more than the GRE score or vice versa. Some do assume that inspite of both the scores being acceptable to the school the applicant pool representing one the scores could add more value to the school community. This also depends on the profile of the applicant in terms of work experience, the kind of roles you have been working at, the goals and the whole sync factor of the application. There are special ways that you can position your application successfully with a low GPA.


So far it is clear that given the test scores one attains being within the school's range of acceptable scores every application will get the same attention by the MBA admissions team, it is equally important that the profile presentation is honest and worthy of the leadership potential the school seeks. Read more about the ISB eligibility criteria, evaluated life after ISB, the value that you seek from ISB MBA, and how to get admission in ISB?


Did you at all build an ISB application strategy?


Were you too late to work on your ISB essays till the time you decided you wanted to apply to B Schools?


How is your academic profile for admission to ISB?


Does your profile have the popular sector but lacks the depth required?












The next important question is the round of application and the stage of rejection. The application round in which you apply circumvents the number of seats available in the pool and heightens the competition level. If you have been rejected without an interview it means that you go back to the previous few paragraphs and take a look at the basics.


However, if you have been rejected after an interview it means that the you visible on paper and the you the met in person did not match. Let's work together on your reapplication strategy. We believe in your success and the journey starts here.

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