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ISB Application Deadlines 2022

ISB will admit students in three rounds for the Post Graduate Program (PGP) class of 2023. To create a class of approximately 900 admits, ISB receives applications in the range of 3000 to 5000 every year. 

If you are applying for ISB, it can be exciting and stressful at the same time. The key question every ISB applicant will have is this: “Which ISB application round will maximize my probability of getting an admission?” Round 1 and Round 2 are the best options since Round 3 started only a couple of years back and ISB will announce the round 3 lists based on the availability of seats.

So, which ISB application round should you apply in, and what are their deadlines. Let’s find these answers in this article.

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ISB PGP Application Deadlines

The ISB PGP admission process generally begins in the month of September and ends in March.

The tentative deadlines for ISB PGP 2023 intake

Here is the list of key dates for the ISB PGP admission round 1, 2, and 3. These dates are tentative, so bookmark this page to view any further changes in the ISB application deadlines.

Round 1Round 2Round 3
Application deadlineSeptember 11,  2022December 4, 2022January 29, 2023
Interview timelinesOctober through DecemberDecember through FebruaryFebruary through March
Final resultsDecember 2022February 2023March 2023
Acceptance due date20 days post offer date10 days post offer date5 days post offer date
Fee payment dateMarch 9, 2023March 9, 2023March 9, 2023
Course commencement dateApril 1, 2023April 1, 2023April 1, 2023

Application deadline for ISB PGP 2022 intake

Round 1Round 2Round 3
Application deadlineSeptember 12,  2021December 5, 2021January 30, 2022
Interview timelinesOctober through DecemberDecember through FebruaryFebruary through March
Final resultsDecember 2021February 2022March 2022
Acceptance due date20 days post offer date10 days post offer date5 days post offer date
Fee payment dateMarch 9, 2022March 9, 2022March 9, 2022
Course commencement dateApril 2, 2022April 2, 2022April 2, 2022
Source: ISB application deadline

ISBmantra tips for ISB PGP admission:

ISBmantra is the only admissions consulting company with former ISB Admission officials. Here are a few ISB admissions tips for you:

  • ISB does not evaluate the incomplete application.
  • Make sure your profile is well evaluated and strong enough before you click the submit button. Write to us info@isbmantra.com if you need assistance.
  • Submit your application earlier than required to avoid last minute congestion.
  • If you are shortlisted, you will receive information from ISB 5 to 7 days before the interview date.

ISB YLP Program Application Deadline 2022

There are three modes of entry for the PGP Full-time program at ISB. The selected candidates from all three modes will attend the same class of the respective year.

  1. PGP – Regular applicants with minimum 2 years of work experience
  2. Young Leaders Program (YLP) for students in pre-final or final year of graduation
  3. Early Entry Option (EEO) for candidates with less than 2 years of experience 

To know more about these courses, check this article – PGP full-time program at ISB.

The application process and deadline for EEO is the same as those for regular PGP applicants. However, the application process and deadline is different for YLP. You can check the ISB YLP application deadlines below. These dates are tentative, bookmark this page to check the updated deadlines later.

ISB YLP application deadline 2022

DeadlinesResults
Stage 1March 27, 2022May 10, 2022 on a rolling basis
Stage 2August 31, 2022August 31 – November 5, 2022 on a rolling basis
Stage 3August 31 – November 5, 2022 on a rolling basis
Final resultsRolling offers till the first week of February

ISB Application Deadlines for Programs for working professionals 

ISB also offers the following MBA programs for working professionals with mid-level experience, high-level experience, and for family business. These programs are also offered at different locations, for more details check this article- Programs offered at ISB. We also provide services to apply for these programs.

Reach out to us for professional consulting.

  1. PGPPRO (Post Graduate Programme In Management for Working Professionals)
  2. PGPMAX (Post Graduate Programme in Management for Senior Executives) 
  3. PGPMFAB (Post Graduate Programme in Management for Family Business)

Here are the application deadlines for the various ISB post-graduate programs.

ProgramProgram LocationRound 1 early decisionRound 1 Round 2 early decisionRound 2

PGPPRO
Mumbai & BangaloreMay 29,
2022
July 31, 
2022
TBA
PGPPROHyderabad &
Delhi
January 30,
2022
May 29, 
2022
PGPMAXHyderabad & MohaliNovember 28, 2021 February 27,
2022
April 10, 
2022
PGPMFABHyderabad & MohaliNovember 21, 2021March 27, 2022 

Application Fee

The application fee is non-refundable and has to be paid at the time of application submission.

The below table provides the application fee details of PGP (Full-time program)

PGPRound 1Round 2Round 3
First-time applicantsINR 5000INR 7500INR 7500
Re-applicantsINR 2500INR 2500INR 2500

And here are the application fee details of other courses at ISB

ProgramApplication fee (INR)
YLP3000
PGPPRO5000
PGPMAXRound 1- 10000
PGPMAXRound 2- 15000
PGPMFAB15000

Admission process at ISB 

“The ISB PGP application is a holistic, multi-stage process that requires diligent planning and execution. From planning your GMAT/GRE well in time, to preparing the right strategy to present your profile, developing an application that stands out from the competition, and practicing well for the interview – a successful application may often require an applicant to commit 6-8 months of their time. ISB evaluates each part of the application and there is no “one” component that may result in an admit or a reject. It is important, therefore, to be detail-oriented, while developing the application, and be well-prepared with specific examples of one’s achievements, while preparing for the admissions interview.”

Prashant Tibrewal, Founder and Mentor at ISBmantra

ISB accepts approximately 900 students each year, with 600 and 300 at the Hyderabad and Mohali campuses, respectively.

The admission process is different for PGP, YLP, PGPPRO, PGPMAX, and PGP MFAB. However, EEO and PGP (with min 2 years of work experience) follow the same admission process. You can find more details about the admission process in this article  – the admission process at ISB.

Filling the application form is the most important and time-consuming process. So make sure you fill in all the details accurately. Here are the steps for submitting the ISB application form.

How to submit your ISB application form online?

Steps to submit the ISB application form

  1. Register on ISB portal

  2. Fill the application form with correct details

    Reach out to us info@isbmantra.com if you need expert advice in applying. 

  3. Editing your response

    You can fill the application at your own pace. Make sure you save it after completing each page and you can modify it until the submission.

  4. Supporting documents

    Scan all the pages of a particular document together in one PDF file. (For example, scan the first and last page of the passport together in one PDF)
    Here is the list of documents you have to scan and submit along with the application.
    1. Copy of passport (with PIO/OCI card if applicable)
    2. Copy of payslip (if you are applying for a tuition waiver)
    3. Copy of Mark Sheets or Transcripts 
    4. GMAT/GRE scorecard
    5. TOFEL/IELTS score report (if your language of instruction was not English at UG level)
    6. One recommendation letter in the prescribed format

  5. Preview

    Click on the preview button to check what you have filled so far. However, documents won’t be seen in it.

  6. Application Submission

    Once you complete all the sections, make payment and submit the application. For hassle-free payment, do it well ahead of the deadline.

Requirements for applying to ISB programs


Program

Requirements


PGP

Bachelor’s degree or equivalent
Valid GRE/GMAT score
Min 2 years of full-time work experience

YLP

Students in the pre final or final year of graduation
Valid GRE/GMAT score in stage 2 of application process


EEO

Bachelor’s degree or equivalent
Valid GRE/GMAT score
Less than 2 years of full-time work experience

PGPPRO

Working Professionals and Entrepreneurs with 5+ years of work experience

PGPMAX

Senior executives with 10-25 years of work experience


PGPMFAB

Bachelor’s degree or equivalent qualification
Next generation family business owners
BAT exam in final stage of admission

Now that you have an idea of the programs, deadlines, admission process, and the rest, let’s discuss which is the ideal round to apply.

In which ISB application round should you apply?

Applying in any round does not affect the chances of getting an admit at ISB. But if joining ISB is your dream and you have a strong academic, extracurricular or professional experience profile or if you wish to apply for scholarships or fee waiver, then it is advisable to apply in Round 1 which reduces the pressure to wait till the end. 

As per the data from gmatclub decision tracker, we understand the number of applications in round 1 is high compared to the number of applications in round 2 and round 3.

ISB PGP class of 2022Number of applications Number of interview invitesPercentage of interview invitesNumber of students who got an admitConversion ratio (in %)
Total 78141953.621050.1
Round 1 50626351.913551.3
Round 2 249142576847.8
Round 3261453.8750

Though the conversion ratio is the same for all the rounds, it is always better to apply in round 1 which will give you enough time to prepare yourself for the PGP class.

If you are an international applicant, it is recommended to apply early in round 1 or round 2 as it may take time for the visa process and formalities. Remember it is always best to apply early than to stress yourself applying at the neck of the moment.

FAQs

When does the ISB admission process begin?

The admission process normally begins in the month of September and closes in March at ISB.

When is the ideal time to apply?

There is no ideal time, if your first preference is global B-schools you can apply in round 2 or 3. However, if you wish to apply only for ISB or looking for scholarships or fee waivers, then it is advisable to apply in Round 1. If you are an international applicant, it is recommended to apply early in round 1 or round 2 as it may take time for the visa process and formalities.

How many times can I apply for ISB?

There is no limit on the number of times you can apply. If your application is rejected in a particular year, you can re-apply the next year. Re-applicants must submit a new application.

Does being a reapplicant affect the admissions chances at ISB?

No. For reapplication, you should know why your application was rejected in the previous attempt. For the feedback, you could get help from professional consultants and submit an application with a qualitative profile.

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