Posted on May 9, 2016

ISB Releases Essay Questions & Deadlines for 2016-17 Application Cycle

The Indian School of Business’s online application for the Post Graduate Programme in Management is live on the school’s website, complete with the 2016-2017 essay topics and deadlines. The number of required essays has dropped from three to two. The PGP applicants are asked to respond to two required essays in 300-400 words, with an  optional third essay that invites prospective students to share additional information that might substantively impact their candidacies.

Application Deadlines:

Indian Passport Holders
Cycle 1
Application Deadline: October 15, 2016
Offer Date: December 05, 2016

Cycle 2
Application Deadline: January 15, 2017
Offer Date: March 5, 2017

Non-Indian Passport Holders
Application Deadline: January 15, 2017
Interview: within 30 days of application
Offer Date: within 3 weeks of interview


Essay 1:  If we were to admit just one more candidate to the Postgraduate Programme (PGP) at the ISB, why should it be you? (400 words max)

Essay 2:  Describe your short and long term career plans. How does the PGP fit in with those? (300 words max)

Optional Essay : Please use this space to provide any other information not covered elsewhere in the application that could significantly impact your candidature at ISB. Note: It is not necessary for you to write this essay. Please use this space only if there is something really significant that you would like us to know. (200 words max)

Note: Stay Tuned for ISB’s essay questions analysis next week.

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