Test Scores:
GRE: Will be taking in November, aiming for 335+
IELTS: Will be taking in November
CAT 2013: 99.91 percentile in 175,000 students

Undegrad GPA:

  • Studied at a top 15 engineering college in India (around 98.2 percentile in the entrance test)
  • B.Tech in Biotechnology (GPA- 6.51/10), 3rd quartile in terms of ranking in class
  • Have taken courses in Advanced calculus, Linear Algebra, Numerical methods, Statistics and probability, and Economics
  • Grades in mathematics related subjects are average , cleared all exams in first attempt though

Graduate GPA:

  • MBA from a top 5 business school in India, in a major Indian university
  • 65.03 % marks (first division, second quartile in ranking in class)
  • Have taken courses on Strategy, Finance, and Micro and Macro economics
  • Grades in Strategy and Economics subjects are above average.
  • Additionaly, I cleared the CFA level 1 exam and the FRM level 2 exam.

Research Experience:
None, other than the masters dissertation.

Teaching Experience:

Concentration applying to:
MA/MSc./Mphil./M.Res in Economics, Quantitative Economics, and one program in Strategy

Work Experience:
One and a half years as a Management Consultant in a Big4 in India. Have worked two strategy and one operations and tax related project.

Number of programs planned to apply to: 10-

  1. One of Oxford/Cambridge
  2. LSE
  3. MRes. in Economics- Universitat Pompeu Fabra
  4. MPhil.- Tinbergen Institute
  5. Stockholm School of Economics
  6. KU Leuven
  7. Warwick University
  8. Erasmus University- Mres in Strategy
  9. Mannheim university
  10. Columbia New York

Dream Schools: Oxbridge/ UPF Barcelona/ Tinbergen


1. Am I applying to too high a quality of insttutes?
2. What are the chances of scholarships at colleges like Oxbridge/LSE/Warwick/Columbia ?