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Pagalguy.com MBA abroad & GMAT FAQ for pagal guys

Written by Sameer Kamat

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Pagalguy.com published an FAQ series written by yours truly for pagal guys (or puys, as the forum readers are known). It covered many basic questions that come up in the minds of applicants who have just begun their research on the best international MBA programs across the world. Titled ‘The Mother of all International MBA FAQs’ each Pagalguy MBA abroad post covered common questions related to a specific topic – GMAT preparation, MBA financing, MBA essays, MBA interviews, MBA recommendations and many more.

If you are a pagal guy (i.e. a regular lurker on Pagalguy) you might have already read it. For others who missed it, it would be worthwhile to check out the basics of how the gears turn when it comes to international MBA admissions. Here’s a summary of the various posts. You’ll find the link to the entire set of articles at the end of this post.

How important is the GMAT score?

When your competitors are spending 3 months and a tidy sum on their GMAT preparation, you know it is important. But the bigger question is – how important is it?

The role of pre-MBA acads in your MBA application

If you thought a fantastic GMAT could hide all the sins you committed in your undergrad days, you might be disappointed. Read why admission officers would still be keen on evaluating your engineering (or any other discipline) grades.

Dissecting the international MBA applicant profile

So you know that your GMAT alone can’t get you into your dream bschool. So what can you do to improve your chances? Here are some suggestions you should consider before starting work on your MBA applications.

How to finance your MBA abroad

Your rich uncle in the US might be the one to reach out to if you are having trouble getting your MBA financing plans in place. If that’s not possible, the article suggests a few other ideas that go beyond exploiting your family tree.

DOs and DON’Ts while making your MBA resume

Another arena where your job CV writing skills aren’t directly going to help you create a strong MBA resume. This article covers basics that you can’t afford to miss out while writing your MBA resume.

How to Manage Your Letters of Recommendation

Approaching the CEO of your company (or some other celebrity) to write your MBA recommendations can backfire. Read why that might happen and what you can do to avoid such a situation.

How MBA Admission Interviews differ from regular ones

The MBA interview is the finally hurdle between you and your dream. Don’t assume that the job interview experience you have, will make you equally adept at tackling MBA interviews. Here are some tips about the how, why and what about MBA interviews – including interview preparation and dressing tips.

Why MBA Admission Essays are so important

Why is there so much of a fuss about MBA essays? Aren’t they just a formality, like the MBA resume and recommendations?

How to write MBA Admission Essays without putting off the Adcoms

If you think you knew all about writing MBA essays (and how it is not the same as a regular Masters statement of purpose i.e. MS SoP), you might still pick up a few interesting tips in this article. Also, read why we restricted ourselves to 9 tips and didn’t make it a perfect 10.

Read all the Pagalguy MBA abroad posts here –> Pagalguy.com MBA series by Sameer Kamat


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2 Comments

  1. Akhil   |  Monday, 16 December 2013 at 12:38 pm

    Hello Sameer,

    I am Akhil Krishnan Chiracal (24) B.tech Civil Engg Graduate from Govt college in Kerala ,India.
    Presently working with Ambuja cements as a business development officer since 2011.
    M.b.a from a renowned college is goal for me and so didnt give much priorities for the degree.And did it since i needed one for an M.B.A.It was C.A.T that was all in my mind till the yesteryear.But networking with some of the IIM graduates i found that international M.B.A where much better in terms of the exposure,placements and return on investments.But there is constraint to the so called shift in my choice as i had 5 Back logs(which was cleared timely) in my engineering span.I hadn’t cared much about it since i am believer that anything is achievable with passion and hardwork. But i would like to know how i should mold my career in getting into a top B-school the likes of INSEAD or ISB since i prefer a consulting career.
    My profile is
    X-86%
    XI-82%
    Btech-60%(5-backlogs)
    Three years work Ex with Ambuja Cements,which is owned by the cement and aggregate giants Holcim.
    Excutive Assisatant to Snr.Vp Aggregates department Ambuja cement limited.
    My English speaking is quiet impressive with good communication skills
    Superb extra curriculars
    *Representated school and college in District and state levels in Music competition
    *Lead vocalist of the college band
    *Brown belt owner in Karate
    *School and college Football team captain.Reprensentated the same in state levels
    *Won awards as a lead actor in Dramatics.
    *Tabla, Guitar and triple drum artist.

    I am sure i can achieve a score above 700+ .
    But due to my academics i don’t want to get rejected.
    How are my chances of making it through into my dream colleges???

    Yours thankfully
    Akhil Chiracal

  2. Sameer Kamat   |  Tuesday, 17 December 2013 at 5:44 pm

    Akhil: I see that you’ve posted on our forum. We’ll respond to it there.

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