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ISB Interview Exp(Trading) : Intraday trading / 2 years 11 months

This is the real ISB interview experience of a candidate who has 2 years 11 months experience in Intraday Trading. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Commerce from St Xavier’s College, Kolkata, and a GMAT score of 770.


The ISB interview was conducted on January 30, 2022. As per the candidate’s information, there were two alumni from the 2007 and 2015 batch with Finance and Marketing industries in the interview panel. In his opinion, the interview was mainly focused on the profile and based on your responses.

Interview date30th January 2022
Work profile2 years 11 months experience in Intraday Trading
Re – Applicant?No
Interviewer’s ProfileP1: Alum from 2007 batch – Finance Background 
P2: Alum from 2015 batch – Entrepreneur (cosmetic industry) Marketing specialization 
Your Opinion on the approach of the interviewers and their key focusWanted to maybe check the authenticity of my candidature. Overall, the tone of the interviewers was very friendly. It was more like they are genuinely interested in your profile and want to know more rather than like cross-questioning/probing. They built questions based on my responses and answers, very conversational.
Suggestions and Preparation Tips for Prospective StudentsBe thorough with the application and have a story behind every line you have written Be confident and humble. Don’t memorize the answers 

Qn1: Describe your current role 

Ans: Gave a detailed explanation of what my day looks like and who I report to. 

Followup Q: How many members are in the team ? Do you have any experience of working in Larger teams?

Ans: I did not have any experience in working in larger teams. 

Q2: Did you speak to any alums? What did they advise and how did it influence your decision?

Ans: Yes. Told them what most of them advised. Told them how after speaking to them I realized MBA will be a transformational journey. 

Followup Q: So, how do you think you will get your dream role 

Ans: Explained the path I want to follow and how can leverage ISB to achieve my objective

Q3: Why did you switch 3 companies in as many years? 

Ans: Explained them. 

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