LUMS MBA Interview Story

Well, after appearing into series of test for LUMS MBA, I finally got an interview call from Lahore University Of Management Sciences. My Interview was scheduled on 21 April, 2009 at 9:15 AM.

I’m too touchy about my admission there, and was too confused before interview. I never prepared for any interview before LUMS interview, but by the grace of God always got myself through in every interview I appeared, but it seems that clouds will change therir color this time :)

I met with some of my seniors, who are studying there, and also some who have passed form LUMS. There were lots of things to remember, but nothing to prepare :P. The bottom line what i have drawn after this experience is that it’s all about how you manipulate things in interview. There were a series of questions that were told to me, I will definitely share these with you, but let me first share my experience of this Interview.

I went there around 8:45 AM, don’t take me as time watcher, it’s just because my parents made me awake at 5:00 AM. First, they put me in a very dump situation, asking me to write an easy about the following topic
“Some say, learning from past is wastage of time. It’s all about present, nothing from past”. do I agree or disagree.

Well, that was not so difficult, but in that environment you never know even about your own self. Afterwords, they call me for an Interview in front of 4 person’s panel, one of them was a woman and rest were Gentlemen (got me). As they start asking questions, it was totally different from what was delivered to me by many, they start asking questions (technically) about my profession, current project and activities within those projects, soon they get themselves in a more deeper way about my BS in Computer science, and then I realized that all of them belong to this field.

Some pinching questions were about IPL (Indian Premier league) they want me to tell them about the individuals in playing in management of IPL, and some question about Indian Election and their parties. They also asked me about the current affairs regarding SWAT dispute and others.

For those who say,  they don’t ask technical question, listen guys, they even asked me about Software Engineering Models, Methodologies, and design patterns, but most Importantly, If u r about to appear in such interview do read the newspaper of that day, at least the headlines, and also check what is Important to that date, I mean any anniversary or death anniversary, Remember I appeared on 21 April [ Poet Allama Iqbal's death Anniversary] don’t shake your head, they asked me this question :).

At last I just want to say, overall it was a good experience because I believe that there are always three outcomes while doing anything, we all know about the success and failure, but third one is learning.

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1,356 thoughts on “LUMS MBA Interview Story

  1. Aysha

    Hi,

    I have to appear for LUMS Interview by this month, please let me know about which questions you r talking about ?

    Thanking in advance.

    Aysha

    Reply
  2. uafzal Post author

    Hi,

    I will Post the questions that were asked to me every soon, in fact i have many others that were told to me by many LUMS alums.

    For Now, My LMAT Score was as

    Overall: 92 Percentile

    Verbal: 96 percentile
    Problem Solving: 86 Percentile
    Analytical: 54 Percentile

    I have just appeared in the Interview, but I haven’t receive any confirmation or rejection from LUMS yet, Please do remember me In Your Prayers.

    Posting Questions/Suggestions soon.
    Good Luck

    Happy Surfing !!!

    Reply
  3. abid

    thats a very good score mate.. Would have been great had yu posted the questions as i am right now leaviong for the interview! ha. Wish me luck.

    Btw, what does the score translate into on a scale of 800?

    Reply
    1. uafzal Post author

      Dear Abid,

      Wish you very best of Luck for Your Interview, I hope InshahAllah you will make it.

      And yup, I have posted Questions and others last night, haven’t to see them.

      Good Luck !

      Ready To hear from You about Your Interview, don’t forget to post here about that one.

      Reply
  4. abid

    I had 99 percentile in my lmat, 730/800… But my interview went horrible. They started off with asking me a LOT of technical questions from my degree, of which I dint recall much since I have switched my field ever since..

    So first ten mins were Blasting.. The discussion then moved towards international situation and leaders.. and I handled that part pretty well. There was some talk about my work experience also but it wasn’t much to be mentioned about..

    I get a feel they knowingly targeted my weakest area which was probably my bachelors degree. There was no talk of the Business Idea competitions and the MUN’s I had attended, neither did they talk about my essays or anything..

    On th whole, the interview dint go all that well and I wont be surprised if i dont get a call! :’(

    P.S.
    Umair,
    yu dint mention yur LMAT score on the scale of 800? Am just curious.. Also, I was wondering if LUMS has a points system over which they rate applicants? Heard any case in which the applicant had a score like mine and got a rejection?

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    1. uafzal Post author

      Abid I’m sure, You will Inshah Allah get there, but if not, believe me that would be in your favor.

      BTW I got 640 out of 800, very less than you :), and my name is Usman.

      Nice to hear from you and of course about your story here.

      Good Luck, and God Bless you.
      Happy Mother’s day.

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    2. ammad

      hey abid, dont worry if the interview did not go that well. you have a pretty high score on the LMAT and tat should be good enough to get you in. please keep us posted on the status of you LUMS application.

      Reply
  5. Abdullah

    Salam buddy!
    nice to find u, best of Luck n May ALLAH Help n Lead to the best that has been reserved for u, n ALLAH karay k u would be my senior at LUMS :), Ameen

    i found ur blog while searching for preparation of LMAT

    Hope to see u this weekend at UET InshALLAH :)
    this event’s brighter side is that its our convocation, but the darker side that makes me lil sad is that we had one last reason to visit our very dear alma mater n this reason will be gone for ever :(

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  6. Usman

    Hey,

    I’m Happy, finally today, I got admission letter in my hand from LUMS, I’m going to be a pert of Class MBA 2011 (InshahAllah).

    Usman Afzal

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  7. aqsa

    hi

    Guys can u plz tell me that is there mba in(event mgt)? bcoz i wana do mba in event management..

    n also tell me the duration og this mba 1 year or 2 years,after an hons degree.

    Thanx

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  8. Hannan

    salam
    but usman bahi as i know that the 1st lmat test for the admission in mba lums will be held on 5 dec..
    and the other 2 tests will be held on jan and april …
    i mean for the admission in lums mba 2011…
    then how u get the letter from the lums befor its 1st lmat ….?

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  9. Usman Afzal

    Hi,

    Dear Hanna, you have missed the thread start date, its for class of MBA 2011, means for those who apply in December 2008, and i guess its December 2009 :)

    Its been one year, I had applied and got admission there in LUMS, but due some change of plan, I had to refuse their proposal and now I’m in some other part of the world.

    Good Luck!!!
    Usman Afzal

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  10. Omer Hussain

    Dear Nauman,
    I appeared for all the three LMATs for admission this year and I got a 94 percentile in the last one. I have used both the Princeton and Kaplan material, but I would suggest that you use only Kaplan material. Its quite elaborated with every things nicely explained.. BTW by this time you would have given the tests…wat were ur scores?? and did u get any interview call from them…I din..m still waiting….do let me no….

    Omer Hussain

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  11. izhar

    salam:
    usamn bai i m doing may bba n i like lums so much…n i wana to get admition in lums for mba inshallah….plz ye btain k may kaise tayari karon…?????

    Reply
  12. M Shakeel

    salam brother
    i m a student of Electronic Engineering in SSUET Karachi i have interest in MBA
    so i like to get admision in LUMS as i like LUMS
    so what is the Critria and procedure ………..
    as i m engineering student what can i do for it …….

    i m very thankful to u brother !!!!!!!!!!!!!!11

    Reply
  13. Omer

    Hello Shakeel,
    Liking LUMS would not take you there. There’s quite a lot you have to do to get in. first is the research phase, which you seem to have bypassed completely, so get all the information about “gettng into LUMS”, then we would be pleased to advise you on your genuine concerns.

    Have a wonderful life.

    Regards

    Omer Hs

    Reply
  14. Ahmad

    @abid
    From where did you prepare for LMAT?

    @all
    I am preparing for LMAT this year can you please tell me how much negative marking affects score??

    Reply
  15. Mujahid

    @Ahmed: Bro negative marking is only 1/4 of a point so it doesn’t have much effect. Today I have got my result of LMAT in which I appeared on 19th February this year. I got 610 marks with percentile of 89. Verbal is 96% and quantitative is 68%. Analytic writing is only 1.5 with 52% but some essay told me that it is not much important. I have already applied for 3rd LMAT.
    @Usman bhai please guide me a little bit about what does my translate to. Ii have found this article searching if my scores are enough to apply and be sure of getting into interview.

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  16. Ahmad Nauman

    @Mujahid: I think you’ll get an interview call.
    Anything above 600 is good.
    Your verbal score is great. From where you prepared verbal?
    I also took test on Feb. 19th. Got 550, 77%ile with verbal 61%ile and quant 83%ile.

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  17. Mujahid

    @Ahmed: I didn’t do any special preparation from anywhere but only general skills used. But I have another concern that is I don’t have any work experience. Will it still work :( What is your experience level?

    Reply
  18. Ahmad Nauman

    Well I’ve 2+ years of experience. Without experience i guess you should have good academic record, internships and score around 650+. Try to improve your score in 3rd test.

    Reply
  19. Mujahid

    Hmmm I have only one internship of 8 weeks only. So I need to get 650+ This time I’ll try to prepare for test :)

    Reply
  20. amina khalid

    hi my name is amina and i am a law student. i would like to know 3 things. firstly how long is it between the interview call or letter and the actual interview. secondly given that i am a law student what sort of questions should i be aware of. and lastly how long is it between the interview and the letter of offer or rejection. thanking you, amina.

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  21. Ali G

    Dear All,

    I have got 650 in LMAT and 93percentile. I have already done BBA (Hons) and 1 year MBA and got 5 years of Corporate and investment banking exprience. M expecting y interview by April end….

    Wat are my chances plus any tips for the interview in regards to corporate banking???

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  22. Muhammad Shoaib

    Assalamalaikum all brothers n sisters..

    today i got my lmat result….well its not very good in my view….520 with 70percentile…..i have done BS telecommunication engineering……with 2 internships , 1 in Warid n other in PTCL….do u ppl think that i have a chance for the interview call??

    may ALLAH bless u all

    wasalam

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  23. Farhan Jalil

    Hello every1, I scored 640 on my lmat this time around but i got the interview call before the result. I gave the interview last year also but miserably failed. Here I am today to give my best shot 1 more time. Although am not a successful entrant yet but for what it’s worth I would like to share my thoughts with all of you briefly.

    My friends i believe the most important thing is that you should BELIEVE in yourself immensely. How you do it is up to you. I have work exp of just 7 months and gpa of 2.5. The odds of getting in are against me and it’s almost the case with every1. I feel like am going to war alone against an army. Practically speaking I feel like am gona down but if that the case then am not gona go down without putting up a fierce fight. Let me tell you guys something you already now. We are the creations of the most magnificient so there has to be something magnifcient about us also even though how small it may be. Know you uniqueness people and tell it to them.

    Here’s the thing guys. Lums can reject me the first,second,third,fouth,fifth,sixth time but there is no stopping me the seventh time. They can stop me from getting in but there’s not a soul on earth that can stop me from trying.Keep your attitude sky high. People who have got into lums are not better then you or me. They just knew their strenghts and communicated it. It’s time to get to know yours now!

    Good Luck every1!

    Quote by Marianne Williamson
    ““Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others”

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  24. Ali G

    @ Farhan

    When did u get the call as in when was your intervoew. As per my knowledge Intervoews this year started from 15th April (If I am not wrong). Well wat kind of questions u encountered???

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  25. Ali G

    My Interview is scheduled on 21 April, 2011 at 9:15 AM. [Allama Iqbals Death Anniversary: nice thing to remember usman]

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  26. Farhan Jalil

    @ usman

    I got my call on 15th april n its on 20th april.

    Last year i was first asked about the essay they ask you to write couple of mins before going for the interview.Then i was asked about my eassy questions(frm the app),couple of question about why mba,why lums etc. Then more focus was about my work experience and what i learned and achieved frm it. A hypothetical situation was created in front of me pertaining to my job and i had 2 respond according to it.In between i was askd to differentiate b/w product and service so u can expect dat sort of questions. They were also apprehensive about the duration of my work exp which wasof 3months dat time.

    There were 3 people in the room and they will ask questions in turns. The first one was very tough on me but the second was soft. If i am correct then i believe first 1 deliberately got tough on me 2 put me under pressure so that second person can see how i respond under stress. If tats the case then it sure is a nice strategy as i would do the same to any1 else.

    I repeat by saying that in your interview make sure u communicate your strengths. They would like 2 contemplate your weakness. Also this time i have prepared a small speech to show my abilities and i intend to speak about it in the end if i dont get the chance to do so everywhere else in the interview. Still constructing a plan on how to go about it holistically in the interview.

    Good luck!

    P.S The rock(wrestler) as a tag line “I BRING IT”. Make sure u do it also. Bring your A-Game.

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  27. Saba Gul

    Hello.

    I Got my results today too.. Got 610(88%). I did BBA(H) with CGPA=3.10…I applied for the second round but didn’t get the call. I guess the people applied for the first round start getting the calls. What do u ppl fink, they will call me for interview?? If yes, then when???

    @Farhan: Like you i do not have any good past records (Schooling & College) except university, nor i have any work experience:(..

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  28. Farhan Jalil

    @ Saba

    saba i believe you should b hopeful for the interview call because generally lums call almost all students with lmat score above 600(in my first interview thr was a person with 530 lmat score buthe must have covered up in other department) but truth b told that no experience is a big hurdle b/w u and lums. Therefore u should find a way to communicate to them that without work exp you still have exceptional maturity and leadership.

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  29. Omer Hs

    Hello Amina Khalid,
    You only get 1-2 days between the interview call and the interview. And DO NOT miss their phone call as sometimes you may receive the interview letter on your interview day. 2nd question… They would mostly ask about what you have been doing all this time. I do not know your score so I can not tell you how much they would grill you during the interview. 3rd question….June and July is the time when they start contacting students who are granted admission and everything regarding dates and fees would be clearly written on that letter.

    I hope that answers your questions.

    Regards

    Omer Hs

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    1. amina khalid

      hello omer n thank u for replying.well i just got my interview call today. i got 590 n i have 3 yrs of work experience both teachin n working as a research assistant. ive covered almost everything but current affairs. ppl say that if they ask what do u read n all then say economist n all but truth is im so overworked that the only things i read is the supreme court monthly review or the pakistran law journal n all… wat shall i do ???? reply reply asap my interview is on friday.

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      1. Omer Hs

        OMG….I dont think I did any of these..relax relax…concentrate more on the current issues and what you have been doing at work..Thats it.
        Best of Luck

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        1. amina khalid

          thank u for ur replies… they helped alot….one more thing do current affairs mean only pak affairs or international affairs too…..

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  30. Omer Hs

    Hello M. Shoaib,
    You are right, this is not a very good score and you have very less or I would say no chance of an interview call. The reason is not only your LMAT score but also work experience. I would suggest that you start working somewhere and gain quality work experience I repeat QUALITY WORK EXPERIENCE and apply again after 2 years. Don’t rush, prepare hard for the LMAT, 700 is an achievable score if your work hard.

    Regards
    Omer Hs

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  31. Omer Hs

    Hello Farhan,
    I would not strongly, but I would disagree with your thoughts here. People who get in are definitely better cause if they were not, they could have not gotten in. There are different aspects in a personality that makes an impact and those impacts make a difference. I think that is a debatable topic you have started here. I won’t take much time now but would like to share my thoughts on that later when I am done with my chores.

    Have a good one

    Regards

    Omer Hs

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  32. Saba Gul

    @Farhan:

    Thank you so much for your reply. I cld admission office today, they said u ll get call in mid-may. I am now worried that what type of questions they would as..

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  33. Ali G

    @ Amina

    I believe you should have subject knowledge at the first hand secondly current affairs related to your subject… That would suffice I guess. But still it LUMS interview so be prepared for anything.

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    1. amina khalid

      i know n its that unpredictability that scares me…..everything seems not sufficent enough…..im going crazy…..

      Reply
  34. sana sheikh

    hey every one,i appeared in LMAT without preparation. i got 400 which is 40 percentile and in analytical got 92 percentile. so, is there any chance that my one section analytical can cover the other section’s weight-age. i also have one year experience and two internships. tell me where do u think my application stands? should i apply again next year??

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    1. Muhammad Shoaib

      @sana……i guess u shudnt wait for next year n try for LMAT4 which is on 14th of may…..deadline for it is 29th april…..ur experience n internships are a plus point for u….jus try to improve ur LMAT score….em also going for it coz i got 520 in LMAT3 n i wanna improve it………wish u all the best n do pray for me too…..
      JAZAKALLAH

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  35. Farhan Jalil

    i gave my interview today. I dont feel the need to tell the questions because the panel asks questions related to one’s educational background and wrk exp.Therefore every1 should expected differnet questions but i found this year panel softer than last year. Although i could have never anticipated the questions they askd this time.My advice to prospective interviewee would b to sit down with your credentials and think of all the questions that can pop out of it or give ur credentials 2 sum experienced person n let him/her interview you. Practice is always fruitful.

    @Omer
    When i said that peo who get into lums r not better,i actually wanted 2 dispel this notion that the these people abilities can’t b matched as i have heard this on multiple occasion. Also i want peo who are reading these posts to be confident of themselves irrespective of how much better they are and arn’t. It would hav been nice to have discussion with u about it in person for learning purpose.

    @saba
    Worrying is not good sign for u.Believe me i gave my interview with a bit intention of having fun. I even gave a few laughs to the panel :). Although i wouldn’t recommend the same strategy as every1 have their own way of communicating.

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    1. Soban

      Hello Farhan,

      I gave my interview recently on the 29th of May and had a similar interview and CGPA. I also gave the panel a few laughs. I dont know if you finally got in but would you like to comment on my chances on getting in?

      Thanks and Regards,
      Soban

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  36. gullru

    @ Farhan. Thank you for your guidance. I hope you will get through..Yeah, i am finking the same to practice and answer the question might come in the panel’s mind:)

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  37. sana sheikh

    @ shoaib:
    i called lums admission office and they said that we wont consider 14th MAY LMAT for MBA cuz that is for executive and Phd. how do u know that they will consider these scores? pls tell cuz if they willconsider only then i’ll be appearing in 14 may’s test. pls reply!

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  38. shaiby

    @sana…..
    i called them last tuesday and they said that i shud try for the LMAT4 for better scores TO GET A CALL FOR mba intervieews….but i’ll call them again tomorrow to confirm INSHAALLAH……dun u worry …hope for the best

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  39. zohaib javed

    Hi guys this a great Platform to have a chat and quality advices by the experienced ones. Glad to see this , Anyway i got 440 marks in LMAT 3 held on 26 march 2011 , It was and unprepared attempt and i dont have any job experience as m doing BBA from FAST and i will be graduating this May. Can any one tell that do i have any chance at all on this or shud i prepare for the next year ????

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    1. shaiby

      @ZOHAIB

      dear i think that u shud go for LMAT4 which is on 14th of may 2011. the reason for it is that score of LMAT is effective for 2 years. if u get good score in this u can also apply next year with this score n hopefully u wud be having experience(which means greater chances for interview call). if u dun get gud scores then consider it as a practice n try for it next year.

      BEST OF LUCK =)

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  40. Fakhar Zaman

    hi all

    i am a textile engineer. 3.61 CGPA. LMAT 650 in first attempt. 2 years work experience. applied in 2nd round. i havent received interview call yet..

    my chances for selection ???? please reply

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  41. Fakhar Zaman

    i prepared from official GMAC guide.Got 650. 10% questions in test were from it. if anyone needs the book, post your email.

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  42. Ali G

    The best book to prepare for LMAT is GMAT official guide 12 th edition and 11th edition u can also search for 10th edition on internet. i am sure if u people go thru just these books u can easily get 600+.

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  43. Farhan Jalil

    @ Fakhar Zaman

    You will definitely be called for interview.

    As far as practicing lmat is concerned,i prepared it from 10 books and 3 websites and scored 640.I learned that more you practice different questions the better it is.i believe Lmat is easier than gmat but time management is the difficult part for lmat. Make sure u guys practice for straight 4 hours from any source to get a better feel for lmat. I’d recommend kaplan and PR.

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  44. Farhan Jalil

    @ Ali g

    Mine was on 20th. It went good. I think i gave them couple of reasons to accept n reject me both. lets c what they decide. How was your interview?

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  45. Ali Gardezi

    @Farhan,

    Wat were the reasons that would reject you and wht were the reasons they would accept u? Just want to have an idea.

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  46. Farhan Jalil

    @ Ali

    My communication skill and confidence was gr8 in the interview but am not 2 sure if i gave them convincing statements. Also am a idealist and practical people are nt to fond of this perception.

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  47. Ali Gardezi

    @Farhan,

    Wat kind of questions they asked like about ur aspirations or general knowledge / current affairs??

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  48. Farhan Jalil

    @ Ali

    They mostly asked thing related to my credentials. We talked about couple of business man and their ethics and nothing about current affairs. One of them did ask what is most watched website.

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  49. Mujahid

    Hi again to all. Took me lot of time to read all comments after mine :P
    I’m again having tension about LUMS. I had scored 610 in 2nd LMAT and then on the third I scored 640. Result received last Monday. Do I need to send them my score again or it is OK and they will update scores themselves? I called them three times for asking this but couldn’t talk to the person because of different problems every-time. One time it was “extension not responding”.
    Didn’t receive any call for interview. (Haven’t got any experience, 3.84/4 in BBA Hons)

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    1. Ali G

      @Mujahid,

      With 640 score wat was your percentile? coz that matters a lot. Although 640 is a pretty good score.

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        1. Fakhar Zaman Shah

          dear !
          if you have applied in 1st round then you score of 3rd lmat will not be considered.
          if you applied in 2nd round and you mentioned in online application that you will take 3rd lmat, then they will definitely update it.
          now when did you apply?

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          1. Mujahid

            I applied for 2nd round and mentioned that I’ll be taking 3rd LMAT. So, It means they will update it automatically.
            BTW the interview calls going on these days are for 1st round or 2nd? Because I didn’t get any call :(

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    1. Fakhar Zaman Shah

      those who are selected, are notified of their selection within 10-14 days. not selected candidates are informed after a month or so.

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    1. Fakhar Zaman Shah

      @ farhan

      one of my friend got selected last year and got call within 10 days. my other friend waited for a month or so after interview. whenever he called lums asking for the result, they asked that you are on waiting list. finally not selected. also my one friend has appeared in interview currently and has told me that he learned from lums that selected candidates will be communicated within 14 days. he got 710 in LMAT. :-O

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  50. Fakhar Zaman Shah

    Friends…. i just got call for interview. its in 3rd may. im excited. wish me gud luck. need prayers

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  51. Ahmad Nauman

    I recieved interview call. I applied in 2nd round. My best score out in LMAT was 550.
    I have more than 2years of work experience.

    @Fakhar
    My interview is on 3rd may 2:15pm. What is your interview time ?

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  52. Farhan Jalil

    My advice to prospective interviewee would be to get ready for basic concepts from bachelors program and a good nights sleep a day before. Also prepare a good statement for everything done after graduation. Plus point would be to prove to them that you are in a habit of reading articles and books.

    An short essay would be given just before interview so be sure to write convincing arguments in it as the panel will asks question regarding the essay.

    good luck!

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  53. Ahsan

    Farhan Jalil :
    Hello every1, I scored 640 on my lmat this time around but i got the interview call before the result. I gave the interview last year also but miserably failed. Here I am today to give my best shot 1 more time. Although am not a successful entrant yet but for what it’s worth I would like to share my thoughts with all of you briefly.
    My friends i believe the most important thing is that you should BELIEVE in yourself immensely. How you do it is up to you. I have work exp of just 7 months and gpa of 2.5. The odds of getting in are against me and it’s almost the case with every1. I feel like am going to war alone against an army. Practically speaking I feel like am gona down but if that the case then am not gona go down without putting up a fierce fight. Let me tell you guys something you already now. We are the creations of the most magnificient so there has to be something magnifcient about us also even though how small it may be. Know you uniqueness people and tell it to them.
    Here’s the thing guys. Lums can reject me the first,second,third,fouth,fifth,sixth time but there is no stopping me the seventh time. They can stop me from getting in but there’s not a soul on earth that can stop me from trying.Keep your attitude sky high. People who have got into lums are not better then you or me. They just knew their strenghts and communicated it. It’s time to get to know yours now!
    Good Luck every1!
    Quote by Marianne Williamson
    ““Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others”

    Oh MAN, you do watch movies — and do remember them. I just love the way you described everything here. Thanks!!!

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  54. Farhan Jalil

    well ahsan ur rite i do watch alot of movies :P but i read alot 2 n basically am a motivator….i sumtimes give motivational presentations…..and ill imp that one needs to be all fired when applying for lums…. especially the interview…..hope i do more good than harm

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  55. Farhan Jalil

    Farhan Jalil :
    well ahsan ur rite i do watch alot of movies but i read alot 2 n basically am a motivator….i sumtimes give motivational presentations…..and its imp that one needs to be all fired up when applying for lums…. especially for the interview…..hope i do more good than harm

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  56. salman

    Anyone wanna share their experience of interview…what did they ask n how things went?? anyone got confirmation yet?? approximately how many days are normally taken in notifying the final decision??

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  57. Farhan Jalil

    last time i chkd…the person in addmission office said that the result is expected any day coming week

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  58. zqidwai

    Mr.Fakhar Zaman and Mr.Ahmad Nauman please post review of your interviews. Please also advise from which cities did you guys appear.Because there had been no calls for khi students yet, I guess.

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  59. Ahmad Nauman

    Well … I think my interview gone average. Neither good nor bad.

    Before interview i was asked to write essay. It was about nuclear capability of Pakistan .. asset or liability.

    Mostly my interview questions revolved around essay that I wrote. They did asked about one of course I had taken in undergrad (Probability). I wasn’t able to answer their questions about that course. :D

    There were three persons in interview. Two asked questions and I guess third was observing responses.

    One thing is for sure, they mostly ask about your weak points. Try to remain calm during interview. In my view, if you don’t know about any of thing they ask say to them you don’t know otherwise they will drag you into the details … There will be quick questioning and interruption during your response.

    I appeared for interview in Lahore. Don’t know about Karachi guys.

    Best of Luck to every applicant.
    Please pray for me as well : )

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  60. Mujahid

    I think they call people from near places soon and they will call students of far places in the end — I’m one of them — ;)

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  61. Ramiz

    Hi guys,

    There is a small issue, when submitting application, I submitted some information regarding work experience incorrectly, (dates of my work exp went up and down :S ) my browser had issues due to malware etc, so it does funny things. However Ive sent all the supporting documents etc. Do you think that would be an issue?

    What should I do?

    Thank you!

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  62. Fakhar Zaman Shah

    they asked me following things
    tell us about yourself.
    why mba?
    what is good things in your job?
    whats are bad things in ur job?
    ur job description?
    what is specialty of ur company.
    3 maths questions
    largest export nd import item of pakistan.
    name any three pakistani companies other than banks
    to which textiles is most exported?
    some technical questions about my field (textiles)

    i will post more when i remember any.
    gud luck

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  63. gullru

    I am from Karachi. I cld em they said that the dates for interviews in Khi is 13,14 May. The selected candidates will receive a call this week i guess

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  64. salman

    @Fakhar
    I checked with Lahore office and they said round 1 is about to end…..the result may be declared close to the end of round 3…that means long waiting period :(

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  65. Farhan Jalil

    i just called the admission office……they said that selected mba candidates will receive the letter this week….those who won’t receive any letter this week will have their names sent to waiting list(which is basically not good news)

    Good luck every1!!!

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  66. salman

    @Farhan did they mention candidates from which round??
    @Everyone please update here as you receive the confirmation letter

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  67. Ahmad Nauman

    I also called Admission Office today. They said all those, who have been interviewed or not, will receive acceptance/rejection letter within this week.
    So, I suppose Round 1 and 2 will be finalized by this week. Because 2nd round applicants are also interviewed.

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  68. Ramiz

    Round 3 candidates were interviewed on last Thurs/Fri. I know from some of my friends, tho i dont know if the interviews are still going on.

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  69. Saba Gul

    Hello,

    Pray for me people. I am from Karachi. Got interview call yesterday, its on 13 may,9:00 am at Sheraton

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  70. Sheryar Junaid

    I got the LUMS MBA acceptance letter today. Posted to my home, hopefully all you will get in very soon.. wishing u all he very best of LUck :)

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  71. salman

    @Shehryar Junaid Congratulations man!!! when was ur interview?? how did it go?? share the details so that we know if we stand a chance or not!

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  72. Sheryar Junaid

    The interview went well… I heading a product at a leading micro finance bank in Pakistan for the past 2 and half years… i did my graduation from LUMS (2008) … My interview was around 25 minutes pertaining to my work exp only… My interview was rather a pleasent affair, only questioned which i said I am not sure aout was when they asked me the GDP to tax ratio of Pakistan :S ! …. The letters i guess are been sent out today! .. keep in touch with ppl at your home :)

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  73. Sheryar Junaid

    No online has not changed …. it still says “submitted” … :s … but got the the letter at home .

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  74. Sheryar Junaid

    After we were done with the introductions they asked me “Where are u these days?” … and then i just went on and on about my workexp … and didn’t strayed off it.. they asked my few technical questions on micro finance and its global trends .. about how we are mission alligned or another profit generating machine… so basically on my field thats it… Just get ur basics rights, u should be able to back what u wrote in your application. You should have the knowledge about the place and the industry where you are currently working. You should be confident look them in the eye during the interview. Remember They dont always look for the right answer but he right attitude … so my advice to every one who is yet to give the interview is to be positive and confident

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  75. Saba Gul

    Thank You so much Sheryaar. And congratulations:). DO they check the real documents??? I din mentioned the place where i am currently working,bcz i started my job after sending my application, and before that i didnt do any job. But i am active in youth related events,taring and activities. I guess they would ask me abt that non-profit org, cz i mentioned in my application that i am interested in working for the health field through some NGO in my long term goals

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  76. Sheryar Junaid

    They do check the originals … You can mention in the interview that I have started working after I submitted my application, It wont be a negative. take your appointment letter along just in case…. since you dont have work exp (Atleast not in the application) be prepared for questions on your under grad and general knowledge. Do brush up on your current affairs (domestic and international) and your academics. But the most important thing is your confidence. and remember we all are human, we are not suppose to know every thing that is out there. So if you dont know a particular answer, you politely respond that “I cant recall at the moment” and move on. But make sure that this dont happen very often :P. They asked me that what is the GDP to tax ratio of Pakistan and I responded that I cant recall t …. anyways best of luck for your interview … :)

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  77. Ali G

    Any idea! how many people apply to MBA and how many get the interview call and how many get selected (Class size)??

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  78. Ahmad Nauman

    @Sheryar : Did they checked you originals ?

    They haven’t checked mine and one of guy who had given interview before me.
    Can anyone else confirm checking of original docs ?

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      1. Sheryar Junaid

        they dont check originals during the interview…. before the interview they verify your application information with your originals …

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  79. Bilal

    i applied for admission in 1st round from khi. 650 lmat, more than 2 yrs experience in siemens pakistan and 3.0 cgpa. My interview is on may 13th. U ppl say u already got acceptance letters. Does that mean we ll be on the waitin list? Doesn’t seem a fair process if all 1st round selections ve been completed n we haven’t even been interviewed?

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  80. Sheryar Junaid

    Yup they checked my original degree, and academic certificates …. this was on my interview date… My LMAT was 640 and CGPA 3.1

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  81. Fakhar Zaman Shah

    @ Ammar
    result of 2nd round is not announced yet..
    i also applied in 2nd round, it will be announced in 1-2 weeks.
    please update here if you or any friend from 2nd round gets the letter.

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  82. Ahmad Nauman

    @Bilal: Selection process is quite fair. All karachi applicants interviews are planned on 13,14 May.
    I guess there is some quota for Karachi which will be filled according to merit.

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  83. Ramix

    Called today morning. they said round 2 results expected in this week. They are mailing out as they get results. I have heard 150 seats. Someone confirm? As for how, many candidates…anyones guess really. how do they actually decide who is in? Interview panel does that? as for originals, they check originals and make photo copies of those before your interview. Do they take interview from original copies in front of them or ur application?

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  84. Ahmad Nauman

    I asked one of guy who is currently in LUMS MBA class of 2012 about maximum intake. 120 he said.
    They didn’t checked orignials during whole process. They took interview from application package.

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  85. Ali G

    I have confirmed from LUMS that candidates who will not recieve the letter in the next 5 to 6 days will be put on waiting list, so wat are the chances of getting in for these waiting list candidates?? Any Idea?

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  86. Farhan Jalil

    waiting list students still have a chance of getting in irrespective of those accepted students who decide to join….told by addmin office

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  87. farhan

    Hi guys my name is fahad and i have applied in second round my lmat score is 630 i would like to tell you that i had interaction with admission office those candidates who wont get acceptance letter till end of next week will be put in waiting list and their decision will be based upon the performance of lahore interviews in Lahore in June. For now interviews are going to be conducted in Karachi so dont have butterflies in Stomach. Guys and Galz having score in excess of 600 hav great chance of selection those who wont get their acceptance letters by end of next week their fate lies with performance of Lahore based interviews in June remmember Lums always try to find best set of Candidates thanx nd gdluck.

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  88. farhan

    Buddy you need not to worry about current selections the thing is there are number of seats apportioned for karachi and candidates with similar or above the threshold competence and experience level are selected. Moreover its a club of like minded people. so go all out the process is very transparent i cant give you any specific number but Lots of seats are still available.

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  89. Ramiz

    Dear Fahad, is your name not Farhan :P

    Interviews in June? Thats the first time Ive heard about it…Can anyone shed light on this?

    Also, regardless of admissions, great little community over here :) Good Luck to you all!

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  90. Ramiz

    Also as per my discussion its basically till the end of next week else you’re on the waiting list.

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  91. farhan

    no man waiting list candidates wont be re-interviewed they will be kept in reserves if Lums is unable to find better candidates then waiting onzzz the will be accepted in order of their collective Performance score.

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  92. farhan

    Saba can you plzz tell me is your interview in Lahore and kindly plzz do share your experience of interview with us best of luck.

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  93. Bilal

    the interview went ok…. but I was amazed that there were very few ppl today. must ve been like 7-8 guys and only 1 girl… lets see what, happens…. if anyone from Karachi gets the admission offer ,,,,, pls post here

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  94. Saba Gul

    Ohh K. No, there were two girls, one was me and there was one other girl:). I dun know how was my interview. I jxt started my job, and from the start till the end, they stuck there:(. I dun fink so i will get admission offer:( but in case if i will surely post here:)

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  95. Masab

    How many candidates gave interview today in Sheraton Karachi, please share your experiences. I also gave the interview today they simply asked about my job and about my grades which are not very good. I have an LMAT score of 700/98 percentile what are my chances of admission and when are they going to inform us about the admission.

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  96. Masab

    Can I get rejected on the basis of my GPA which is 2.51. My LMAT score is good and also the interview went pretty well.

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  97. Ali G

    Hey guys, One thing that no one has noticed about this blog is the uniqueness in the designs of the name icons. They all are really exclusive and I was actually looking at their uniqueness and how they are being alloted to email IDs…

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  98. Ali G

    @ Masab:

    U have a good chance of getting in. As the LMAT score and the interview matters a lot…So just pray to Allah and remain hopefull…

    Best of luck..:)

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  99. Bilal

    the questions started with my job.. What are your responsibilities? Who are your company’s competitors? How can you make your company the best among competition? … Then they asked about my internship…GDP n inflation rate of pakistan… What is GDP n inflation? Pretty basic stuff… Then they asked about my entrepreneurial ambitions… Thats about it..

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  100. zqidwai

    Well same here, they started with the company , my position, the offerings, then we moved to some general stuff of the country : inflation, GDP, law minister.
    How do you see the fashion industry. Then again back to my work this time the old organization. Then they asked me for the plan B. Then what is regression analysis and correlation. Some discussion on my grades then the some critical questioning of the stuff i mentioned in my application the achievements part Why do i see it as an achievement.

    Thats it. Well yesterday in first half there were 10 applicants. Dont know about the second half.

    Well as I inquired all the applicants about their interview all were quite somewhere above the average level of satisfaction, second the panel wasnt really drilling hard as I had expected.

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  101. Bilal

    there was plenty of time for interviews in the first session for more interviews. Doesn’t seem pertinent to have a 2nd one as there were at max 12 candidates in the first one

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  102. xoh

    hey guys .. such a great and helpful blog .. just started my preparation from GMAT 10th edition and 12th edition , is it good a material for the LMAT test ?? 2ndly can i apply in their 2 rounds or i have to apply only in 1 round ?? i guess i got atleast 5 to 6 months for the preparation nd its good for me .. i just completed my B.E in electronics .. no work experience , just a internship .. so how much score i have to secure for the admission ??

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    1. Fakhar

      these r best books.
      but if you are starting ur prep for the 1st time, then u should start with barrons, then arco,and then official guide.
      u can take as many LMAT as u want, but can apply in only one round. score above 600 is good. but u have enough time.. aim high.

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  103. mehreen

    Hi guys i am mehreen i just came across this unique blog very interesting i had my interview in round 2 May in lahore i was grilled for about 50 minutes questions asked about work experience transcript courses and lots of concepts from finance i have lmat score 620 have any of you guys got acceptance letters from round 2 may and what are my chances i was confident all my interview but couldn’t answer some simple math problems mix few concepts but was confident and clear about my vision and work experience will i be selected. And do the ignore few mistakes

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  104. Ahmad Nauman

    @Mehreen: Same was case of maths problems with me. Although I was interviewed for about 20-25 mins. Your chances are still good.

    Best of Luck to all. Hopefully we hear some good news till next week.

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    1. Fakhar

      for applying in 1st round, you can appear in 1st and 2nd LMAT
      for applying in 2nd round, you can appear in all 3 LMAT..
      choice is yours.
      1st round is recommended though.

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  105. mehreen

    Hi yeah Lets keep our fingers crossed i mean if your interview goes long and technical is it good or bad the panel didn’t asked me about GDP and other current stuff technical questions i didn’t had many A grades and mt l mat score 620 is one year old didn’t took Lmat after it. one panel guy was swear on grades and tried to confuse me i remained calm even i did some mistakes wrong answers few of them can any one comment more on selection philosophy of Panel.I guess most of second and third round people haven’t received acceptance yet is it true has any one from second round been accepted.

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  106. Farhan Jalil

    @ xoh
    I scored 640 in lmat n i found Princeton review and official guide best books. remember lmat is 4 hr long exam so do practice questions this long at later stages without interruptions. Also u need to acquire some work experience or exceptional leadership and maturity. former is preferred. good luck!

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  107. xoh

    @ fakhar .. later on i’ll go for these books which u mentioned ..
    yea sure i’ll do practice alot till the last day .. work experience is neccessary ?? bcuz in lums website they said its not compulsory .. what if i secure the same score as u secured , so still my chances are weak to get admission ??

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  108. Fakhar

    for 2nd round applicants only.

    i just called admission office.
    they said that if you dont getcletter within this week then you have been put in waiting list. but they have not sent letters yes.

    i guess they will dispatch letters today. good luck to me and all of you :)

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  109. Fakhar

    for 2nd round applicants only. i just called admission office.
    they said that if you dont
    get letter within this week then
    you have been put in waiting list.
    but they have not sent letters
    yet.

    i guess they will dispatch letters
    today. good luck to me and all of
    you

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  110. SALMAN

    @Fakhar R they confirming admission status on individual basis? any person in particular in admission office that you found helpful in this regard??

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  111. Fakhar

    no dear.
    i didnt ask abt individual status nd i hope they wont tell this.
    i dont know anybody in there.
    :D

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  112. zqidwai

    Hey Karachi guys what I guess is the ones that were interviewed in the first half of 13th have a good chance of getting admission. Because I heard from someone who was interviewed on 14th the panel really drilled a lot. They asked for triple integration :O and some very technical questions.

    Lets hope and keep praying. Best of luck everyone…INSHALLAH we will succeed.

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  113. MizzInnocent

    Hi everyone!
    Do the one’s who applied by round 3 stand any chance to be called out for interview as well?

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  114. Ramiz

    MizzInnocen, Round 3 candidates (Non-Khi) were already called on last Tues/Fri. Couple of my friends were called in for the interview. I dont know if Round 3 interviews were conducted after that. I suggest you call there admission’s office.

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  115. Saba Gul

    Ohhh Really i was the first one who give the interview in Khi:P. Well, thanx for the positivity @:zqidwai. And i know its a lonnng tym, i am suffering from that too, anxiety Bilal:)

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  116. mehreen

    people tell me kisi k abb tak acceptance call ai bi haa every day seems like a month 2 me after my interview further pressure m a k some times you forget most basic concepts i called admission office next week tal thet will inform from 2nd round people whether they are welcome to Lums or commiserations with a statement 2 apply next year .

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  117. Qamar

    LMAT: 670
    CGPA: 3.67
    Work experience: 3 years

    Last year i was rejected but i had applied with a GMAT score of 530. I was put on the waiting list but was rejected in June ’10.
    I was interviewed on 26th April in Lahore this year with a LMAT score of 670.

    I still haven’t heard anything from the admissions office. What does that mean? And what should i do?

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  118. Mujahid

    Today I got a call from LUMS for confirmation of completion of my BBA date. No interview call yet and good thing is, I’m not anxious like everyone around here :P

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  119. Ali G

    @ Qamaar

    Dear u stand a very good chance…Just remain calm and pray to Allah.. They really test your nerves. I am v ery hopefull for you.

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  120. umair

    One query guys!
    If you have applied for financial assistance as well, I suppose u r not gonna get an acceptance call right away. I mean, they will screen you for your financial assistance eligibility and then tell you about your application status, right?
    If anyone has any concrete info about it, it’ll be highly appreciated.

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  121. Ali G

    @ Umair,

    As per my knowledge once u are selected, Your application will be sent to the financial aid department for screeing. But i believe that wont take much time as max 2-3 days and U will be notified about the comprehensive decision including your financial aid eligibility along with your confirmation letter.

    Hope for the best…

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  122. umair

    Thank you Ali!
    I gather from your response that a financial aid candidate has to wait just 2-3 days extra and one gets the complete details in the scceptance letter. You’ve been helpful. Thanks.

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  123. umair

    yaar I applied the second round. I have 1.5 years experience in the production department of Engro Foods Pvt. Ltd. My LMAT score was 660, (92nd percentile in both verbal and quantative, 86th in analytical). My interview (which was on 4th of May) went well (alhamdulillah), I thought inspite of some factual inaccuracies, I sustained the debates on most of the topics quite well. I am a mechatronics engineer from UET, Lahore and yes i was castigated about my marks in bachelors as well..that remains a “strong weak point” :p

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  124. Mujahid

    Fakhar :
    mujahid….
    it is because, this blog is intended for MBA applicants… got it?

    I can read English, I guess. “I am an MBA applicant”, that is why they asked me about completion date of my BBA which is in 2 months or so. I have also posted some comments before. Find them if you can arrange some out of your precious time. You think only working people can apply to MBA? This is Pakistan my friend and you are talking about admission into LUMS, not LBS or HBS. Got it?

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    1. Mujahid

      And the reason why I’m not worried is because not getting into LUMS is not end of world for me–like most of guys here sound–. I have better options available and LUMS is “third” choice for me.

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    2. mehreen

      mujahid i think you should not be on this blog you have disrespected LUMS losers like you should never dream about lums without work experience you should not even dream about Lums OK. and what about Pakistan you even don’t respect your own country which sort of 3rd grade person you are.

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    3. Mujahid

      Oops! I didn’t know Fakhar got some friends around.
      If I answer these posts seriously, firstly I would say, I’m not degrading my country but this is reality. Pakistan is way behind in education if you see other countries. Even the best universities in Pakistan are very low in international ranking. If you can’t admit reality, you can’t change it.
      Secondly, “disrespecting LUMS”, I don’t think having priorities in career choices means disrespecting other ones. BTW my first priority is to study “Education Policy”, and second, to do MS and join teaching profession, to serve my country instead of getting MBA from LUMS and serving only myself.
      PS: Everyone has HBS as first choice if he/she could get there :P
      PPS: I wasn’t first to disrespect anyone or any institution but Fakhar was one to disrespect me.

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      1. Fakhar

        Dear Mujahid,

        it should be obvious from my comment that i clearly misunderstood your comment.
        I apologize for, if u feel disrespect.
        secondly, yeahh.. we are all good friends here and this blog is meant for peaceful discussion of educated people of Pakistan.

        So, lets prove it. :)

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  125. Ali G

    @Umair,

    I believe u have a good chance to get in. Your credentials are strong and I am hopefull that u will receive ur letter by this week or max by the next week InshAllah. The thing that matters most is ur confidence, Coz obviously u are there to improve urself and that u shud be confident and clear in ur aspirations.

    Best of Luck

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  126. Usman Afzal Post author

    Hey,

    This has been a very good platform for those who aim and believe in knowledge sharing. I have seldomly commented on my this blog post because I believe those commenting here are better than me in this regard, but I use to read the conversations here and feel happy about the enthusiasm for LUMS. I really appreciate if you don’t start the stuff we are doing from the birth of our country.

    I have a quote for those who think there is any end of world. “do it or leave it, let the others play it” :-)

    So guys, good luck to all those who are going to serve themselves (and I believe they would better serve the country making it green and happy), and those who are going to serve country, both have different tracks but both are right.

    don’t fight!

    I hope, I will not get Junked by replies to this :-)

    Usman Afzal

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  127. ammar

    Well said Dear Usman well said very refreshing and Honest
    Mine
    Lmat score 620 analytical 93 percentile one year old score
    cgpa 3.2

    was interviewd in lahore in May

    work experience 4 years sort of not with high profile companies

    Interviewed for 55 minutes

    gave some wrong answers to basic finance questions due to pressure

    stayed confident

    Dont require financial assistance and wasn’t able to do basic math question but did with hint from one person at panel.
    They asked me lots of questions.

    answered lots of questions on management and strategy What are my chances ??
    Plzz share your expert advice any one thank you.

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    1. Usman Afzal Post author

      Hi,

      Truly speaking, I’m really not an expert here, but if I compare your interview with the one I appeared 3 years back, your are still in business. I hope they will consider you because I believe answer and right answers are not everything :-).

      Good Luck.

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  128. Bilal

    bhai sab bharr mai dalo… Yeh batao k kis kis ko acceptance letter aa gaya hai? If yes, Interview k kitnay dino bad aaya hai?
    Also jin logon ko acceptance letter aa gaya hai, un mai say financial aid walay kitnay hain?
    Aik to tabiat ki anxiety oper say kesc ki mehrbanian!

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  129. hey

    Hey guys,though apparently Lums seems to be everyone’s first choice here but Iam just curious about what your alternative option would be,incase,Lums doesn’t work this time.Which other university would you be thinking next in line,other than IBA in Pakistan?

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  130. hey

    Hi Usman Adzal,if my memory serves me right than I think you had nt joined LUMS inspite of having been admitted there so where did you enrolled than and what part of world it was?lol Just curious

    Reply
    1. Usman Afzal Post author

      Hi,

      Yes, your memory is absolutely right. I didn’t joined LUMS despite of having enrolled there.

      Unfortunately, I had to change my plans at that part of my life, and I continued working and studying in my field (Software Solutions Consultancy). I did my masters from KTH, Sweden and then joined an International Consultancy firm there in the are of Portal & Collaboration. In short, I’m working as SahrePoint Consultant now, MBA would be my another plan(hopefully) in later future.

      In way, good luck to everyone.

      Usman Afzal

      Reply
  131. Osama

    Greetings,

    Got my letter. Applied round 2, interview date was 3rd may.

    Good luck ladies and gentlemen.

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      1. ammar

        Hi friends many congrats to all who have been selected i am also waiting eagerly for acceptance letter do pray for me also hopefully see you at SOP

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  132. Masab

    1 of my fiend also got selected, he gave the interview on 14th May in Karachi. Has anybody else from Karachi got accepted. I gave the interview on 13th May but still no response, I also applied in 2nd round. Please pray for me.

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  133. Qamar

    is it just me or does someone else also notice the fact that very few people from the first round or who got interviewed in April have gotten an acceptance call or letter?

    Also, are people here getting an acceptance call or letter?

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  134. Mujahid

    Oh I just noticed, because it’s written in bold font, that the topic which was given to Usman in interview for writing essay is same as the one I got in my GRE General exam. Just the wording is changed. What a co-incidence.

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  135. Bilal

    congrats to successful candidates….if anyone who gave interview in khi gets acceptance letter, kindly update here along with your lmat score n financial aid status…good luck everyone

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  136. Saba Gul

    @: Masab

    Your friend applied in the first round??? Is it people of karachi applied for the first round are getting the letters first or it doesnt matter, i mean they are sending mixed letters of first, second or third rounds??

    Lahore people who applied in the first round ot letters first ryt????

    Reply
    1. Masab

      My friend applied in the 1st round from Karachi and interview was held on 14th of May. His LMAT score was in 600′s but he has around 5 years experience and has also worked internationally.

      Has anybody from Karachi got an acceptance letter???

      Reply
  137. Masab

    Hi guys any updates………….. Has anybody received acceptance letter from LUMS especially in Karachi.

    Reply
  138. Saba Gul

    Hey.. No new from Karachi. This week is the last week to get acceptance letters.

    Lets Hope for the best

    Best of luck to you all:)

    Reply
  139. Zonaib

    Hi,
    Anyone got accepted from Southern Punjab Area (Bahawalpur, Multan, Sadiqabad areas etc) If yes when was your interview and which round did you apply in.
    Many of my friends have got their acceptance ( they are from Lhr & Isb)but i havent and i am from bahawalpur.
    I am an ACF Major from LUMS
    700 in LMAT
    1 and a half year experience
    Currently working as an assistant manager
    Interview was average
    I was quite confident but havent gotten anything yet. My interview was on 5th May.

    Reply
  140. Ali G

    @ Zonaib

    Good to see a person from BWP. I am also from BWP. I know just one person from bahawalpur who got acceptance letter. As per my understanding u stand a good chance to get in. So where are u working these days?

    Reply
  141. Ali G

    @Mujahid,

    Yeah u r rite. Just one of my frends got in and no news from ony other erson.BTW really nice to see people from bahawalpur. so where are u working these days and LMAT score???

    Reply
    1. Mujahid

      Not working anywhere *no work experience*. And I got 610 and 640 in LMAT. BTW I haven’t got interview call either. But got a call and they asked when will I get transcripts of my BBA.

      Reply
      1. Mujahid

        IUB :D not did but ‘doing’. It’s my last semester and I’m not sure that they will free us on time. We may miss admissions to most of universities due to late session… It’s going to end no sooner than end of July — I told Mr. Faisal the same, who called me from LUMS –.

        Reply
        1. Ali G

          OK,

          so wats ur CGPA? Ur LMAT score is good but they prefer work experience … Anyways best of luck

          Reply
  142. bilal

    Hi guys slam to every one i hope every one on this Blog be offered admission at Lums . I applied in 2nd round had interview at Lums in may still waiting for acceptance letter my interview went okay. Yeah this week is very critical for all of us my question to you people is that lums also posts rejection letters for intervened candidates and do the assign reasons or give standardized replies to interviewed. Further more whats the status to the best of knowledge for candidates not on this blog.Another thing i noticed very few guys from first round are here are admission of first and second round finalized thank-you.

    Reply
      1. bilal

        Hi Ali this is bilal have you been selected i looked at the blog interaction your interview was in April and how your interview went your score is good.

        Reply
  143. Bilal

    I mailed them. They say they are informing all applicants of admission decision via tcs. It should take more than a week atleast.

    Reply
  144. Bilal

    Alhamdulillah… i got the conditional offer letter just now…. good thing i didnt go to office otherwise would have missed it

    Reply
  145. Fakhar

    @ bilal
    congratz dear…
    @ alamgir
    i dont think they will send acknowledgement letter. i asked about financial aid announcement by phone. they said it will be announced by mid june… 3 weeks wait :@

    Reply
  146. Saba Gul

    The people who applied for the financial aid will get to know in mid-june, if they got acceptance,about their acceptance status?? Or they will send acceptance letter in mid-june???

    Reply
  147. Alamgir

    But still, there would be some sort of confirmation? or the acceptance letter is it?

    Many of us would need to leave our jobs etc and I think many would prefer to be assured that there acknowledgment letters have been received and affirmed…or maybe I am just a paranoid? :P

    Regards

    Reply
  148. Saba Gul

    @: Alalmgir

    You are not from Karachi, right???

    I cld them yesterday, they said that remaining Karachi ppl will get letters this week. so, the hope is still there:)

    Reply
  149. Bilal

    the letter was only posted yesterday… it might reach some of you today, others within this week Insha ALLAH…. they have offered admission subject to showing original documents on SOP registration day… they will send fee card and letter of financial arrangements in the near future…
    @ alamgir….. you can fax them the copy and then courier them the copy and then you may mail them asking whether they have received it or not….
    they reply statuses of document reception asap
    hope to see all there inshaALLAH

    Reply
  150. Saba Gul

    I do not know the ratio of boys to girls get the acceptance from karachi. Do anyone know about any girl from karachi, who got acceptance??

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  151. Alamgir

    @Bilal, Ive done so, courier’d and faxed on 19th. Nobody seems to be picking up the phone :/. I have emailed as well, awaiting response.

    Reply
  152. Saba Gul

    @ALi G:

    Its been more than a month. Hats off to your patience:P. I gv interview a week before and i cant wait to get the results now:(. whether positive or negative

    Reply
    1. bilal

      congrats man how long your interview went and how it went. where you did your BBA from and you have work experience with which organization.

      Reply
      1. Ali G

        My interview was 35 mins long. I did my bba from BWP university and got 5 years corporate banking experience wid bank alfalah.

        Reply
    1. bilal

      HI many congratulations what was you Lmat score and your cgpa and do you happen to know any guys from Lahore who are selected in range of 600 thankyou

      Reply
  153. Zonaib

    ty saba & ali
    hope to see u both in Aug :)
    Bilal i know couple of guys from lahore who got acceptance last week.there scores were 600 and 610.

    Reply
  154. Saba Gul

    Yeah, need prayers. Its been 11 days from 13th May, and one day is seems like a whole year:(…Do pray for me too, Hope to see you in august too:D:D:D…:P

    Reply
  155. Saba Gul

    Yes Masab, some Karachi ppl got acceptance letter, but as far as i know they all applied for the first round. Second round applicants are still waiting:)

    Reply
  156. Syed

    Hello guyz…best of luck to all of you and me too
    Does the timing of receiving letter depend on interview date or round of application? I mean if the interview date was same then decision should be expected on around same dates irrespective of in whatever round one applies. If I am wrong then plz can anyone clarify

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  157. Saba Gul

    NO.Ppl who applied for the first round will get replies first bcz they evaluate those applicants first. The chances for the first rounders is more compare to 2nd and third, when thy complete assessing the list. Then they starts second round applications

    Reply
  158. Bilal

    I am from khi…. Gave interview on 13th n got letter on 24th may. The interview date or the round of application doesn’t matter it seems. As there re posts in this blog indicating that some ppl applied after me n were interviewed after me but still got the letter before me. I think they have developed some kind of merit list in which they are sending offers.

    Reply
    1. zqidwai

      Hey Bilal could you tell me whats your profile: lmat score, work exp and cgpa.
      Do you came to know any other applicant received acceptance letter in Karachi.

      Reply
  159. Zonaib

    Bilal you might be right but i have doubts over your theory.
    I think saba is right. In my opinion round in which you apply plus your city matters.
    I say this because i had a very strong application with a LMAT score of 700 but i got my acceptance very late.my interview was on 5th and i got acceptance on 23rd whereas i know a few ppl who got acceptance quite earlier than me and didnt have as strong an application as mine. but they were from lhr.
    We all can give our theories but only the SDSB admission office knows how they process and offer admission :D

    Reply
    1. Ali G

      I believe there is certain cut off percentage, whoever gets above that mark he gets the offer letter earlier and then if still some seats are remaining, they lower that cut off percentage mark so that candidates who fall in that range fill in the remaining seats.

      Reply
  160. Qamar

    basically, after the interview you either get accepted/rejected or go on the waiting list. once, you’re on the waiting list they designate you a certain ranking – AAA, AA, A, B, etc. the panel sits down on a weekly basis and filters students accordingly not just based on the ranking but also on the requirement of the batch that they wish to form for the year.

    this isn’t just lums-centric. this is how HBS functions aswell.

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  161. Saba Gul

    Hey…

    I went for a book Launch at Shereton Karachi today, and there LUMS interviews were going on again. What does that mean?? The ppl who wont get any letter uptil now, are rejected, thats why they are interviewing more applicants?

    Or may be the ppl who applied for Financial Aid would get letter late??? Anyone who applied for it, and got the letter???? Karachi ppl???

    Reply
  162. Fakhar

    @ Saba

    financial aid has nothing to do with acceptance. financial aplication is reviewed only after one has been accepted.

    Reply
  163. Saba Gul

    Yeah Fakhar you are ryt, but i am asking about the time. After acceptance, application sent to financial aid dept and then after evaluation that dept fwd acceptance letter to candidate with financial aid decision?? So if somebody applied for it, it would get result late??????

    Reply
  164. Zonaib

    Saba applying for financial aid doesnt delay your acceptance.
    Once admission is offered and the candidate sends back acknowledgement then his/her application is forwarded to financial aid department
    Financial aid decision itself will come after 4 to 5 weeks of acceptance

    Reply
  165. zqidwai

    Today I called LUMS office. The lady informed that the first batch of applicants have been sent acceptance letter and now they are processing the applications for next batch. The letters will be posted within next week.
    So lets keep on praying :)

    Reply
  166. bilal

    Hi any body got acceptance letter in Lahore or other cities interview at Lums on or after 14th of May.

    Reply
  167. Bilal

    I emailed them. They say my acceptance has been received. And SOP will start on the 15th of August 2011, registration date for which is 12th August 2011. So there are around two and a half months in classes

    Reply
  168. sana

    i have a question. LUMS MBA Admission office is saying that there are 120 to 140 seats for MBA session of 2011-2013 but as far as i know they only admit 40 students each year then why 120 this time? any one knows?

    Reply
    1. zqidwai

      Well Qamar I don’t think admitting a smaller number is impractical. Though LUMS admit around 120 around figure but if they increase their tuition fees and limit the number of students this will further strengthen the position and demand of their graduates.

      Reply
      1. Osama

        It will also weaken Alumni strength down the road. :)

        There’s a trade off involved. 120-140 is quite limited a number as it is IMO.

        Reply
  169. Zain

    I got 500 marks at LMAT Test and have 1.5 Year of Work Experience both at Public Sector and these days working with Private Group named as “Sapphire”. Although I dun think so any chance for Interview call. But anyone could tell me that what are the chances ? I gave them call and they said just wait might be you get call.

    Reply
  170. KM Mahvi

    Hi to all..
    well do anybody know as when the authorities sending letters of financial arrangement and fee card? the time-limits?and it would be helpful if sm1 shed sm light on financial aid procedure..
    I had applied in round2 and got acceptance letter on 17th May.
    and a request to the dude who made LUMS MBA CLASS of 2013 page on FB,kindly accept my request to join the page,which is still pending.
    Wish u luck

    Reply
    1. Ali G

      I guess by mid june they will dispatch the fee cards along with the financial aid decision plus I am seeing any request on the groups page…

      Reply
      1. KM Mahvi

        type “LUMS MBA Class of 2013″ in search bar n click SEE MORE RESULTS…
        the other group has 22 membrs as of now n its growing,bt the admn is not letting everybody in..dont know y ;-)

        Reply
      1. Zain

        No Fakhar i am not Textile Engineer, I am Business Studies Graduate from UK…. but for an MBA, my first preference is Pakistan. As you know about the conditions and rules are getting tough and tough day by day so….

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  171. zqidwai

    @ Zain, Well based on your score and experience i guess you have some chances. Though you little suffer in the lmat section but you have got 1 year experience. In which field by the way you have experience?

    Reply
    1. Zain

      Yes Zqidwai,my lmat section suffered. Thats why I am waiting whether what would be the decision ? Tense Tense Tense…. I worked with Government of Punjab in “THE URBAN UNIT”, project management unit, in Municipal Finance Sector and over here with “Sapphire” I am working in Finance/Imports Department….. My Graduation is from UK. Still waiting for Reply from LUMS. Tomorrow its 1st June….

      Reply
  172. KM Mahvi

    @ Ali
    thanx for addin to my info,what abt the criteria for awarding financial aid.is it too a step wise process like the one they used to send admission letters,and based on a separate intrview, merit and/or need,or smthng else..

    Reply
    1. Ali G

      Yes Khakan the process for financial aid is exactly the same as that of admission. They wont tell u any detail and just send u the fee card that would contain the financial aid most probably by mid June. Well I dont think financial aid is completly merit based , It is also need based.

      Reply
  173. KM Mahvi

    @ fakhar
    if i remember correctly, u r fakhar shah,from NTU,lmat score 695,who was interviewd on 3rd May.Im Khaqan.the other guy frm Fsd,we were in the same group for intrview :)

    Reply
  174. Fakhar

    @ khaqan
    you remember correctly except my lmat which is 650 :D
    you frm TUF, electrical engg.. rite?
    gud to see you dear and congratz..

    Reply
  175. Amad

    Any one going to join LUMS MBA from Islamabad area. Got mine LUMS MBA offer on 10th May, so just curious to know any one from Islamabad going to join?
    I heard from LUMS Alumni that now job prospects of LUMS MBA grads are not pretty good, so I am in fix in taking my joining decision?

    Reply
  176. zqidwai

    Dear all, If you know any aspirant from karachi for class 2012 class and wants the GMAT stuff can contact me on FB @ Zuhair Aziz Qidwai.

    Reply
    1. bilal

      Hi zuhair could you plzz tell me your Lmat score amd interview date and have you been offered admission yet and do you happen to know some one who has been offered admission interviewed after 14th of May thankyou.

      Reply
  177. zqidwai

    hello bilal,
    Well my lmat score is 670 nopes no offer yet and my interview was on 13th may in karachi. Ya i know someone who got offer but his interview was on 14th.

    Reply
  178. bilal

    HI congratulations to every one who have been selected unfortunately i have been rejected today. So i am going take GMAT again and go for around 680 this time. I am also gonna go for trinity school of business at Dublin and also university of Victoria and also Melbourne business school i have current score around 600 IN GMAT and Lmat 630 . Unfortunately i didn’t refreshed my bachelors concepts and is penalized due to it.IT seems Lums has made up its mind to induct more engineers than finance professionals because this is the philosophy behind its incorporation they have stronger Alumni at Packages Nestle and Dawood group and its also important for them to adjust their own B com honors breed. I wish every one the best for future may all selected have wonderful time at Lums. take care all.

    Reply
  179. Bilal

    admin of facebook isn’t accepting the request to join…. If he/she’s here…. Kindly accept my request

    Reply
  180. Bilal

    admin of facebook group for class of 2013 isn’t accepting the request to join…. If he/she’s here…. Kindly accept my request

    Reply
  181. Shafaqat Ali

    Hi all
    Can anyone share technical reference letter format? If this is available on-line then please guide me to the link.

    Reply
  182. Usman Afzal Post author

    Hi guys,

    Could anybody help Shafaqat with the Reference letter he required. I remembered there is a specific template for LUMS, but I’m out of it.

    Please share with him, if anybody who recently apply for LUMS have it.

    Thanks
    Usman

    Reply
  183. Amjad Irfan

    Hi Everyone… I am new to this blog but read all the comments today and feeling myself familiar with few names :)

    Actually, I have quite a different experience. I had received an call from admission office for an interview but I told them due to job commitments, it is not easy for me to travel from Karachi to Lahore. Then the interview was scheduled through Skype on June 17, 2011. It was cancelled and LUMS panel took my interview on June 24. 2011 at Sheraton Karachi. I don’t know why they have delayed my interview so much and what are the prospects.

    Anyone have any idea for such delay.. Thanks!!

    Reply
  184. Saba Gul

    Hello, I am from Karachi too. My interview took place at Shereton Karachi on 13th May, and i got admission offer this week on Wednesday, after 35+ days after the interview. I went Shereton 1,2 time again for some work, and saw that LUMS ppl were still taking the interviews there weekly. I do not know why there is such delay, may be they are being more choosy or somewhat but yes this is a fact that they are delaying so much. So just stay calm and hope for he best.

    Best Of Luck:)

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  185. sisterH

    Hi what if one already has a job and want to do MBA from Lums…..are there evening classes? it says nothing about that on their website? im moving from canada to pak with 4 yrs experience n canadian bba…i will take the LMAT with no preparation whatsoever… not cuz im overconfident but i want it to hit me right in the face and make me think on the spot…i dont think u can prepare for it…everything in ur life leading upto it shouldve prepared u for it… am i wrong?

    Reply
  186. Amna

    Is Work experience required to apply in the MBA program?
    I graduated from LSE this year in April. I was unfortunate to get a job :( Currently im teaching at a famous school. cgpa is 3.45.

    Reply
  187. Anam

    Helow guys … i want to get admission in lums .The date for 1st lmat has passed ….can i apply in the 2nd lmat … would i be able to get admission in lums or one have to go through the three rounds… and by applying in each round ll my score be upgraded??……2ndly i dont have any work experience and have graduated from GCU…i did my two years bachelors in Bsc double math physics. and then upgrade my degree by doing Bs hons. in applied management from Gcu. i just want to ask that my degree will be valid for the criteria of the admission. please reply me soon.
    waiting

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  188. Saba Gul

    Yes anum. You can apply for second round. you can take as many lmat as you want. i took two lmat too. they will just consider the one in which you scored high. NOw, LUMS are taking ppl without work experience lyk me, but your profile should be very good. They consider 16 years of education. which you did.

    To everyone, before asking questions, Please do read all the comments and replies above, you will get answers to each and every question:)

    Best of Luck to All

    Reply
  189. Yasir

    Hi I just did my lmat test yesterday..Dont know what kinda result i will get :O…anybody who have given test yesterday? Also I want to know after how much time they announce result???

    ANum I have also graduated from GCU this year from Engineering Department :P I bet Ahmad shafkat was your class felllow..ANyway go and apply for it!

    Reply
  190. shoaib

    can any i tell me what is pattren for LMAT THIS YEAR i was rejected at 640 lmat score laast year my interview went in to confrontation SABA GUL U WERE SELECTED AT 590 PLZ CAN U TELL ME KE blog k sari discussion khan par ho rai ha

    Reply
    1. zqidwai

      As mentioned in the selection criteria the interview plays a crucial role. The interviewers are looking for a specific mind set. If you dont offer what they want then the results are obvious. Your score is quite good , even i know someone who got selected though he didnt had that very good LMAT score. So if you are applying this year i would advise prepare for your interview in connection with the essays you submit.

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  191. Saba Gul

    Hello All!!!!

    I know this year the blog isnt much active. But u must understand ppl are buxy:). Anyways,

    @: shoaib, i got selected on 620. And u have a pretty good score but keep in mind just a good score isnt enuff.. u should meet all their criterias, as u already mentioned there was some confrontation, wese thats not always bad, but by asking you some kinda question, they check your mental capability to manage things. U need to score good in every area.

    @ Yasir: The answer to all of your question is in the blog, IF and Only u read em carefully….

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  192. SHOAIB

    yeah saba sadly MR RIZWAN AMIN he didnt liked me much i forgot some basic concepts which i can even tell some one with my eyes closed and i was stuck on my ambitiobn to join BOSTON CONSULTANCY GROUP i could have debated for a managerial job yeah thats past plzz saba can u tell me k LMAT K QUESTION KISS EDITION SE LIE JA RAE HAN 12 , 11TH OR 10TH EDITION SE KINDLY TELL ME ILL BE REALLY THANKFULL

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  193. Saba Gul

    Ok. You will get an interview call most probably if you get 600, else depends on ur score. though ppl who score less can get interview call as well, i am telling u the mean. I dun know about the editions, how i=am i supposed to know that what are they going to give u in test

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  194. SHOAIB

    i know one gets call at 600 i got it last year and my interview was in may i want to go 700 this year and play with composure in interview this year. if some one can help me that which books they are hitting this year and thanx best of luck for your MBA saba.

    Reply
  195. Umer

    I got lmat-1 17 decmeber 2011 result……I got 490 with 64 percentile……what are your marks guys
    ??
    should i apply?

    Reply
    1. JangoBoy

      In this whole thread, I am yet to see anyone who scored below 600 and still got an interview call. I would recommend you to attempt LMAT II as a walk in candidate. I know that it will cost you 6k but it is totally worth it. Don’t give up, buddy.

      Reply
    2. JangoBoy

      A chap named Ahmad Nauman has mentioned in aboved comments that he got interview call on score of 550, 77%ile with verbal 61%ile and quant 83%ile. He had 2 yrs of experience.

      Reply
  196. Inspectengr

    Hi guys! very informative blog.
    @ JangoBoy:
    Quantitave: 15 each 3 sections 25 mins each
    Verbal: 19 each 2 sections 25 mins each

    My score is 560 with overall 78% percentile. Applied for LMAT-II
    Guys what r chances…
    There is no mention of

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    1. JangoBoy

      @inspectengr: Thank you for reply. I assume rest of 25 minutes were for an essay(s). Right? Read the comments above, apparently there is no litmus test for one’s chances. Some of the most influential factors are LMAT, years of experience, past academic performance and interview performance. I know two IBA students who scored 720; both had no experience and only one got selected. Two other IBA students, both with one year experience and respective scores of 640 and 680 got selected.

      So don’t lose hope. Just keep trying. How long after the LMAT did you get your results?

      Reply
  197. msalahkar

    Hello everyone
    I got 480, which is surely not a good score. can you guys plz tell me how are you calculating percentile? Is it the %below given in the test result?

    Reply
  198. Sangeen Khan

    Hello guys.I am also planning to apply in the second round this year.I have a few questions so please help me out here.

    1. I only have a couple of internships making up my whole ‘work experience’.Who should I fill the reference letters from and how would they even answer the ‘managerial skills’ part.
    2. I just gave my GMAT and got 88th percentile (690).I am appearing form LMAT on the 28th.I did me BE from NUST but don’t have a stellar GPA.I did have straight A’s in O and A levels.What chances do you think I have?
    3. Could it happen that someone gets a deferred admission i.e told to join next year with more work experience

    Thankyou

    Reply
    1. JangoBoy

      1. LUMS says that they *prefer* one letter from academia and the other from the place of work. If it is not possible to get it from work, then get both from your teachers.
      2. Interview, my friend, is one of the most important stages. I think that you should get the interview call.
      3. Deferred admissions are granted only in exceptional circumstances. Good luck khan sahib.

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  199. Dada

    A very informative and encouraging blog :)
    from all the experienced people i want some help regarding my interview (if i get the call)
    last year in 2011 i got interview call while my marks were 550 and percentile was 76.But i was unable to perform upto the mark in interview so was not selected. i am applying on the same marks as i was unable to take test this year. i want to ask what are the chances that i will get call this year too. and i am also very fearful about my performance in interview. I am not very good in general knowledge. will mention other problems later. Thanks :)

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  200. msalahkar

    Guys please advice…

    LMAT score: 480, i didnt prepare well.
    GPA of BBA-H, 3.6
    Work experience: 1 year at a consultancy firm and an internship at Pakistan Petroleum. All experience before 16 year of education.
    Additional achievements : Hafiz-ul-quran

    Should i apply with 480 score or reappear in the LMAT test? Please advice

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  201. Umer

    Hi Anybody who has given 17 dec lmat test…..got score for ur essay writing????
    I mean it is not written on result card how can we know abt it???

    Reply
  202. msalahkar

    @umer… no score for analytical writing… i guess they have incorporated it in the total score.. how much did u get?

    Reply
  203. Dada

    A very informative and encouraging blog
    from all the experienced people i want some help regarding my interview (if i get the call)
    last year in 2011 i got interview call while my marks were 550 and percentile was 76.But i was unable to perform upto the mark in interview so was not selected. i am applying on the same marks as i was unable to take test this year. i want to ask what are the chances that i will get call this year too. and i am also very fearful about my performance in interview. I am not very good in general knowledge. will mention other problems later. Thanks

    Reply
  204. JangoBoy

    Someone mentioned above that LMAT comprises of following:
    Quant: 15 questions, 3 sections, 25 minutes each.
    Verbal: 19 questions, 2 sections, 25 minutes each.
    Can anyone else please confirm these timings?

    Reply
      1. JangoBoy

        Thank you farhan. How long do they usually take to announce the LMAT results? Will they likely announce the LMAT II results before the round 1 documents submission deadline?

        Reply
        1. Farhan

          result usually takes 3-4 weeks….your highest test score will be considered when deciding to give you the interview call…..better to prepare your test from gmat OG….once i got most of the questions (especially CR 1s) from it…..make sure u get a good night sleep on test day because its an intense test

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  205. shoaib

    hi every one its pathetic which sort of test LUMS designed today i mean there were lots of mistakes in sections there was sentence correction which was of level of sat1 and further not a single question for CR i mean and only one essay

    further comprehension passages were also not a true spirt of GMAT ALL IN ALL A very pathetic test design and specially i boject that the next test should be according to gmat guidlines not some pathetic paki type or IBA karachi like test .
    by no means the format was correct i strongly appeal to LUMS TO MAKE NEXT TEST UP TO MARK AND LIKE GMAT SO that true spirt of ets and standard can be maintained

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  206. Sangeen Khan

    Has anybody noticed that there is space to add only one test score on the online admissions portal.I have given both GMAT and LMAT and have no idea how to enter information for both of them.

    Reply
  207. shoaib

    Sangeen ets sends the Gmat score directly to lums if u mentiones the code after the test and no matter which info u add Lums take the highest test score into consideration

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  208. rmma

    hey guys!! i need some help….my LMAT score is not good enough but GMAT percentile is 91%. so are there some chances to get a call from lums? and is it sure highest score will be considered??? either its lmat or gmat?

    Reply
    1. zqidwai

      hey!
      Well first of all as per my info LUMS only accept GMAT and LMAT. It is confirm that the highest score will be considered by the admission committee.
      GAT(General Apptitude Test) conducted by NTC for HEC scholarships. No acceptance of GAT by lums if any further doubt give a call to admission office.

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  209. shoaib

    rmma Lums does not accept GAT . Gmat is conducted by ets USA and is test of international standard u can consult gmat offical guide 12th ed for more detail.

    Reply
  210. shoaib

    hi plzzz can any one tell me what was the format of LMAt on 28th jan 2012 plz and did it had critical reasoning questions how many sections ill be really thankfull

    Reply
    1. JangoBoy

      Apparently different people got different paper sets. So they not only had shuffled sections, but different questions as well. But commonly, there are five sections, each of 25 minutes. Three of them are quantitative with 15 questions each. The other two are verbal with 19 questions each. I don’t know about anyone else but I take longer to solve a verbal question (esp comprehension & crit reasoning) than any given quantitative question. So I ended up leaving few verbal questions unattempted on the 28 Jan exam. But interesting thing is that I have not heard of anyone who got ANY critical reasoning question in that exam. The verbal part was way easier than GMAT but comprehension obviously takes time. See this Lallu guy at lumskalallu.blogspot.com, he mentions same stuff.

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  211. shoaib

    hi so you are saying that on 28th u didnt recived any critical reasoning questions and some guys are recv 3 verbal 2 quant and some are rec 2 verbal 3 quant

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  212. HELP REQUIRED

    Hello friends. I have done my BBA from Indus institute of higher education and my CGPA is 3.0 . my gmat score is 610 and i have a work experience of 2 years in a corporate training firm as their project champion training manager.
    I have done community service and was a member of several NGO’s as well. I am currently also running a school in an underprivileged area.
    Please evaluate my profile and please tell me if community service matters?
    I want to do my MBA in marketing.

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  213. shoaib

    hi yeah budy your GMAT SCORE IS acceptable any score above 600 gets interview call you better keep your self uptodate with current issues and further start thinking of convincing statements for panel that why u want mba further your cgpa can be an area of concer i hope this answers your question

    Reply
    1. HELP REQUIRED

      My CGPA was low because i was too much dedicated towards community service.
      Can this be a valid reason for my low gpa ?

      Reply
      1. Farhan

        you will definitely get the interview call……they will start calling candidates after 15 march for round 1 so be ready for it…..your cgpa isnt that low but i guess your reason isnt that valid either……if you are still doing community service or plan to do during mba then they might think you play studies second fiddle. hope it helps

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  214. shoaib

    yeah it can be a good reason any thing is acceptable as long as you can give solid reasons the panel just checks your ability to withstand pressure and argue well

    Reply
    1. vicki

      I did my bba from newport university karachi with a cgpa of 3.9 and i have a gmat score of 620 and a 2 years workng experience but my job was not that much chalenging. i was just a trainee in a small firm. What are my chances

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  215. shoaib

    your cgpa and gmat score is good but it depends on your interview performance weather you can force the issue in front of committe

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  216. Ahmed

    I am doing B.sc (Hons) and I am in Final year. I want to do MBA from LUMS immediately after that. I want to apply for MBA class 2012.But the Problem is that I have No Work Experience. so I am a bit reluctant and want to know if good marks in GMAT will be sufficient for an interview ! And My CGPA is low i.e 2.8 CGPA. Does my CGPA matters to get admission in LUMS for MBA and previous marks r also counted (matriculation, fsc) while when they giving the admision…????.

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    1. Farhan

      620 above will get you the interview call but it will be though to get admitted. you’re gonna have to show exceptional communication and reasoning skills.

      Reply
  217. shoaib

    hi yeah i mean cgpa matters but if you have few A grades and if U CAN GET TO 650 u can have an outside chance but atleast few internships or some sort of experience is reqired to judge your managerial potential .

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  218. Rameez

    Hello guys!!
    Hope you all doing good!!
    Well Can anyone tell me about the preparations for LMAT???
    I am giving it for the first time…What material i mean which books i consult for this test..??

    Reply
    1. Farhan

      kaplan and official guide are the best source….. practice for 4 hours straight since it will help you build mental stamina for test day

      Reply
  219. Abubakr hassan

    again i am posting this.. hopefully this time i ll get the required response.
    last year in 2011 i got interview call while my marks were 550 and percentile was 76.But i was unable to perform upto the mark in interview so was not selected. i have applied on the same marks as i was unable to take test this year. now have 1.7 years of experience. i want to ask what are the chances that i will get call this year too. and i am also very fearful about my performance in interview. I am not very good in general knowledge. will mention other problems later. Thanks

    Reply
    1. Farhan

      chances are you’ll get the call again but i can’t be sure……550 isn’t that great score….you should have tried another lmat and most probably you could have gotten more marks…i believe there isn’t much one can do to prepare for interview…..along with other things,they test your confidence, communication and most importantly critical reasoning skills……it takes years to master these skills…..also my friend don’t be offended but if your fearful, your applying the wrong university……they can smell fear and it’s no movie dialogue……they are good at digging people’s weaknesses…..

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  220. shoaib

    HI yeah well said farhan indeed the people in panel are craftsmen in digging deep they justy catc any weakness i sufferd the same LAST year not selected at 630.
    plz if any one can tell me that y lums is not giving CR questions in LMAT in 2012.
    And what imact financial assistance has on your interview call and desions committe decision does it become more competitive when you apply on financial assistance .

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  221. Abubakr hassan

    Thanks Mr farhan , last year i was not prepared thats why unable to perform, yes you are right one must not bt fearful but with preps one gets the confidence and i m sure with my preps it will go well this time. i am updating myself with current issues as well as revising my bachelor’s subjects.

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    1. JangoBoy

      If I were you, I’d attempt the coming LMAT III. Feb 20 is the last date of online registration and if you don’t read this in time then attempt as a walk in candidate. With that experience and a little better score, you’re a perfect candidate for MBA. In case you are worried about the 3k test fee, i’d say the it is a meager cost for a shot at Lums MBA.

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  222. LUMS MBA 2013

    Dear Sohaib,

    I am MBA 2013 student at LUMS. i want to tell you that your financial aid application has absolutely no negative impact on your admission process or selection. It is only viewed and processed after you have been selected.
    So, keep focus on process.
    Good Luck :)

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    1. Sadaqat

      LUMS MBA 2013 please fix my confusion, if someone is selected in 2012, is he given option to go to next year batch or it is decided by the management. how have u been selected for next year’s batch?

      Reply
  223. farhan

    HI any one received result of LMAT 2 YET AND ANY tips for new format where to prepare for lmat 3 om march 3rd as there are no critical reasoning questions

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  224. farhan

    yes JANGO i got the call from lady wats your score in lmat and tell me about the format of lmat 1 on 17 dec 2011 ill be really thankfull

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  225. JangoBoy

    By the time I got interested in admission, LMAT I had already been conducted. So I have only attempted LMAT II which was on 27 Jan. I have written about that LMAT above. The test had 5 sections. All of 25 minutes. First section had both verbal and quant. second quant, third verbal, fourth quant and fifth verbal, if i remember correctly. Quant sections had 15 questions each but verbal was 18 or 19 questions in each section. No critical reasoning questions. Quant and Verbal both were easier than GMAT standard. Since I had spent a month practicing from GMAT official review, so I know that it was easier than GMAT standard. Anyway, as mentioned above, this guy at http://lumskalallu.blogspot.com/ and me had more or less same question sets. You’ll have to work harder at finishing the verbal questions in time. The per question time allocation for both the verbal and quant sections is lower than the original GMAT format. Best of luck for your admission. I hope we’ll meet on orientation day. And don’t you call me Jango on that day ;)

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  226. Adi

    I have a question. I have an gmat score of 700 but i have done my BBA from a very 3rd class university in karachi but my GPA was 3.8 . I started to serve as a human resource intern at a local corporate training form in karachi . I am thee for the past 2 year and now i want to apply for my mba from lums. Please tell me what are my chances and what should be my strategy ? Do you think my extra ordinary gmat score will take me to lums?

    Reply
    1. Farhan

      consider my words as the writing on the wall when i say “you’ll definitely get the interview call”. Strategy should be to logical in any thing you say in that room. There is mostly and not always no right or wrong answer but whats more important is how confidently and logically you construct your argument.

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      1. Adi

        Yaar just pray for me. I hope everything goes well. otherwise i will apply in LSE or LBS

        What should be prepared for the interview?

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  227. farhan

    absolutely man adi 700 my GOD awesome score in gmat you can even go to yale or stanford man LUMS IS calling u for interview 10000000000000000000 percent

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  228. farhan

    Yes jang ill definately not call u by this name inshallah at SOP INSHALLAH i am yet unable to know about lmat 1 so that i can plan more about lmat 3 .

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        1. Hassan

          Thanks and highly appreciated.
          I want to increase the verbal score.
          i got 31/79%. Any advince

          Whats your take on scoring pattern.
          I mean they must have total score of 60 for each section.

          By the way what test did you got.
          2 verbal + 3 quantitative
          or 3 verbal + 2 quantitative.

          BOL for LUMS admission.

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          1. Sangeen Khan

            I honestly can’t remember which test I got.I am the sort of person who forgets the exam questions as soon as leaving the hall.I gave both GMAT and LMAT and preperation for both was from GMAT Prep but both tests were completely different.Regarding the scoring pattern,I have no idea about that too.I just understand what percentile means,don’t know how they calculate the other scores.

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  229. Sangeen Khan

    Practice practice practice.But from where is the problem.The test was so different from GMAT it wasn’t even funny.

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  230. farhan

    i was short of practice in math so i scored low in quantitative kindly tell me which book to consult and also form where to do math practice

    Reply
    1. Sangeen Khan

      The kind of maths questions in lmat 2 were closer to SAT than to GMAT.I cannot say anything for sure as I have no idea what kind of questions will come in lmat 3 and I do not want to give you any wrong advice.But lmat 2 was more about just basic maths.

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  231. bilal

    Hi slam every one i got 520 in lmat 2 i have cgpa 3.1 in bba hons and ALSO DONE ACCA i have experience of almost 4 years 2 part time and two full what are my chances plz give your expert advice

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  232. bilal

    ok THANX any helpfull tips on improving my quantiative score it was 33
    60th percentile but my quantitative was way better which book i should consult

    Reply
    1. Farhan

      It doesn’t matter that much from where you practice. Cause the more you practice from any source the better it is. practice for straight 4 hours(20min break) if your looking for a score around 600. My books were kaplan,princeton review and official guide and i scored 640.

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  233. Amin Ur Rehman

    Guys I have a 2.6 CGPA and I must have failed/repeated at least 10 courses in my degree of BS Accounting and Finance from CBM, Karachi. In short, I completed a degree of 4-years in 6-years, mainly because I lost interest in my degree program plus I have been working and was very passionate about my work. I am a below average student, all my life I have never gotten good grades. I have been working since past 4 years or so in Advertising industry that is not even related to my degree but since I am passionate about it that’s why I have ditched Finance for good and that is one major reason I didn’t make much effort in my bachelors.

    My big question is:
    1) Shall I give a try for getting an admission in LUMS MBA ?
    2) If yes, then GMAT or LMAT ?
    3) I am going to prepare from Anees Hussain and please also tell me the trick of memorizing so many vocabulary words ? How do you guys do it man ?
    4) What sources except newspaper should I use to keep myself updated from current situation of Pakistan ?
    5) Do you anyone else than Anees Hussain, who train for LUMS admission tests really good ?

    Reply
    1. Farhan

      1. Give it a try
      2. Lmat is comparatively easy but exhausting.
      3. no need to memorize vocabulary words in either test.
      4. blogs, business recorder site
      5. practice is the best trainer of them all

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  234. sush

    I had a graduate gpa of 3.9 and a full year working exp of 4 years in a Trading firm. i have a gmat score of 750 . Always had excellent interviews but rejected . I got calls from 3 top ranked universities just because i cannot leave lahore i refused to join them.
    i just dont know what is the issue? May be because my graduate institution is not one of the best institutions in Pakistan.
    please advise.

    P.S i did my graduation from NEWPORT.

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    1. Farhan

      Holy cow! your credentials are extraordinary. It baffles me too about your rejection. I believe its not your institution but about your presentation to the interview panel. I guess you need to work on your communication skills or critical reasoning.

      Reply
      1. sush

        i dont know brother what is happening. If i have a problem with my communication skills then why University of Chicago (Booth) offered me admission ?
        i know there must be any weakness in me . last year i rejected IBA because i was confident to get admited in lums.
        I am thinking of giving LMAT in DEC and try to score a perfect 800. they wont have any choice then

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    1. JangoBoy

      The last LMAT, for this year’s MBA, is on 3rd March. Register for it on the LUMS website as a walk in candidate, give the test, score better in LMAT, submit all your documents before 8th march, give good interview and then you’ll get the admission letter. Many people have tried it. You should try as well. ;)

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  235. Abdul Moeed

    Phew just finished reading all of the comments. This blog is a treasure of information, and I feel like I know you all now. I’m giving my LMAT on Saturday, so I hope it goes well. Very interesting to read that the recent format is unlike the GMAT. Btw if you look at the sample LMAT this time around, it’s of very poor quality.

    @Sangeen Hey man congratulations on your excellent score. I know you from BMI-A. We have a mutual friend in Aimel Khan, and I remember the three of us hanging out before the NUST admission test. You probably know me by face than name. Hopefully my LMAT goes well and we can have a BMI reunion in August. :)

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  236. Amin Ur Rehman

    Guys, I want to score the highest in LMAT. Kindly tell me the best centre to get classes for admission test prep. And what is the ideal time to start for it. End of July ?

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    1. zq

      hey Amin, I would not advise ya to join atleast princeton because it course material isnt that much worth. I know this person he has quite good control over gmat and lmat. He is an iba grad heard he is about to start classes for gmat/lmat for 2013 admissions.
      you can reach the person on lmat.gmat@gmail.com

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  237. Mobi

    Appeared for the LMAT today. Was totally caught by surprise. The new LMAT pattern is quite different from the one of GMAT. B/w, when do they start calling Round 2 applicants for interview.

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  238. Sangeen Khan

    I need some help with this.I sent my documents by post to LUMS before I submitted my online application.Therefore, I have not attached the mailing label on the post and also havent send the application form on paper with it.Should I send everything again or is it fine?

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  239. bilal

    its fine sangeen if you have mentioned your name and tracking id on the envelope there is no need to send printed form of application with your documents your tracking id is the main thing.

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  240. Amin Ur Rehman

    which exam is proffered by LUMS ? Lmat or Gmat ? I think Gmat is still more predictable than Lmat so I am thinking to stick with Gmat. What do you guys suggest ?

    GMAT or LMAT ?

    Reply
    1. zq

      Go for gmat because if you are sound in gmat then lmat will not be an issue for you. Second you will have more options with gmat .

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  241. Hammad Khan

    Do you guys know when candidates who have applied in round 1 will be contacted for interview. Any rough dates?
    Or has anyone been contacted to come for interview.

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      1. Sadaqat

        My cgpa is 3.8 from bahria. no work experience proved to lums. i applied in round 2 and gave lmat 2 and 4. lmat 2 marks were 520 while lmat 4 marks were 570.
        i have not recieved any response from lums. Farhan can u guide about it?

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        1. Arslan

          Sadaqat if u have applied in Round 2 then they will consider only LMAT 2 score. The decision for taking interview/ selection will be based on LMAT2 result. LMAT4 score will only be considered for those who have applied in Round 3.

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          1. Sadaqat

            Arsalan are you sure? i am actually curious about this. i wrote a detailed note to lums inquiring about the same issue and may be the length confused with the message but the only reply that was written back to me was that highest score is considered.

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                1. HH

                  Well that isn’t the case. I applied in Round 2 as well and appeared for LMAT 4. I called the office as well as mailed them twice to confirm if my LMAT IV would be considered..and they said yes it would be.

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                    1. HH

                      However, I read here only that if you give LMAT IV you are considered in ROund 3. Are you from Karachi?

                2. Sadaqat

                  HH :
                  However, I read here only that if you give LMAT IV you are considered in ROund 3. Are you from Karachi?

                  no I am from Rawalpindi.

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                  1. HH

                    i heard Round 3 candidates from Punjab were called long time back. But seriously it is very confusing whom they have called and whom they havent.

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                    1. Sadaqat

                      HH this is actually confusing, i called them and asked them about the date after which i should believe that application has been rejected and she said mid june. so no response till mid of june will make it quite sure that application has gone unsuccessful.

  242. bilal

    Hi Farhan did you got financial assistance Last year and my financial condition is not that strong so how much fee assistance i should apply for i men 50percent do they give loan easily and what sort of supporting documents are necessary for financial aid.

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        1. JangoBoy

          Good luck man. I really hope that you ace the interview. We all expect that you’ll give us a very very detailed account of your interview.

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    1. Hammad Khan

      Hello Farhan,
      How did your interview go. Would you mind sharing few of the questions they asked you. It would be great help to everyone.
      Thanks

      Reply
    1. zqidwai

      Well it all depends upon your potential and how much you are gaining from the practise and also how focused your apporach is. Approach should be strategic and channelized.
      Dedicating your weekends completely and some practise on weekdays along with CAT tests for two to three months can bring the results.

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  243. Ahsan Raza

    I didnt last time, tough this time I have improved my LMAT score and now Here is my Application Status

    LMAT score = 670
    LMAT percentile = 94
    CGPA = 3.027 (B.Sc Electrical Engineering form UET Lahore)
    Experience = 2 years
    FSC = 986/1100 ; Metriculation = 755/850

    I just got the MBA interview call to be held on 13 March,2012 3:00 pm. Anyone got he call? Inshallah I will make it this time. I will keep you people informed
    Excellent Blog BTW

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    1. JangoBoy

      You really have a good profile to start with. I’ll say the same thing to you. We hope that you do well in your interview but we all here are expecting that you’ll come back here and give us a very detailed account of how your interview went. We all need it. Good Luck.

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    2. Arfah

      hai those who got interview call this year please kindly scribble the question they asked you …would be a real help.. god bless you all..

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  244. Amin Ur Rehman

    Guys, GMAT format is changing. I have two questions:

    - This is what’s changing: http://www.mba.com/the-gmat/nex-gen/find-out-whats-changing.aspx

    This change will be introduced from June 1st. So shall I start preparing today and give the old test format before it. Would I be able to prepare for a 700score in this time ? I will take tuitions from Anees Hussain 3-days a week and can give 3hours daily in the evenings and full weekends. I am working full-time but not studying. In short, preparing for a 700/+ is realistic in this time

    OR

    I should take time and prepare with the New GMAT Format ?

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  245. Farhan

    questions asked were mostly about the essay they make you write just before the interview and my academic/professional background. Other than that they asked pakistan’s growth rate,india’s growth rate,solution for pak electricity crisis,opinion on kalabagh dam,who is the chairman of senate and some mathematical questions on probability and distance.
    My advise to everyone called for interview is to sit down with your credentials and ask yourselves what ever questions that are possible to be asked in the panel. The most important aspect that they look in interview is your LOGIC. The way you connect the dots. Be sure to write your essay with strong reasoning and assumptions. be sure to have STRONG reasons to why you want to do an MBA and why from Lums (lums is number 1 business school is not good enough reason alone). they will try to push you to your limits so be mentally strong and fresh to answer their questions cause it will be a gruelling session. A good night sleep on interview date is very imp.
    I’ll write more if something more imp comes to my mind. Also it was my third interview.

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    1. Hassan

      Thanks for update Farhan. Best of Luck with the result.
      Please also tell what was the topic of your essay before interview.

      Reply
    1. JangoBoy

      You have probably missed the template given in the online application form. When you have signed in on admissions.lums.edu.pk, see the Application Form > Recommendation Letters section. That’s the template on which LUMS requires these letters.

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  246. Studios

    Fantastic blog. Thank God, it is live again because it had become dormant in the past 2-3 months. I appeared in LMAT-2 and for me it went very well but I got terrible score i;e 560. I am still baffled what happened as for me, the corrections were very very easy and I was almost confirmed about each of them but to my complete surprise, I got only 30 right.

    I did not appear in LMAT-3 as I was giving another competitive test and my paper coincided with LMAT-3 date. Regarding my credentials:

    LMAT Score: 560(80%)
    B.Sc Electrical Engineering: 3.12 CGPA
    FSc: 90%
    Matric: 94%
    Experience: Here I consider myself a solid candidate. I started my online business revolving around Internet marketing and gradually made up my team. Now I have been doing this for the past 3 years and I got great recommendations letters and experience letters from my clients abroad(one from Chinese firm, another from USA Software house and then another recommendation from Australian electronics company for which we did e-commerce project).

    The only weak link is my LMAT score and I am very very worried about it. At the moment,my business is online and I want to give practical existence to my business in Pakistan.

    So chance me please? Can I fancy admit this year?

    Thanks!

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  247. javed

    you credentials are awesome you may get an interview call in MAY coz in march april scores around 600 plus are called for interview but i believe you got a good chance if you are called for interview

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  248. Studios

    ^Thanks for encouragement. Should I really go for LMAT-4 but I really do not think it will be of any help in my application process this year?

    So guys, what you suggest..!

    Reply
    1. JangoBoy

      Hey studios, there is no LMAT 4. And the last date for taking GMAT for either of round 2 and 3 was March 3rd. So apparently there is no way you can improve your score. But trust me, as javed has already said, you WILL get an interview call. You have credentials worth drooling on. :)

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  249. Xaidi

    Wow Studios amazing!! i hope you get the interview call you deserve it..what was your lmat score break up verb and math

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  250. Studios

    ^I do not remember it exactly but all I remember is my verbal score which was 30. I am still not getting what happened. No way in a hell can I get 30 wrong in test as I am pretty good with correction and all verbal stuff. I probably messed up with options sequence because this is the only mishap I can think of for such a horrible score. By the way, as I said earlier I did not prepare that well for this test because I was preparing for CSS and I had no time to spare. But still, my test went far well than 560.

    @JangoBoy, I called Admsission Office on Friday and they said 4th LMAT will be held in late April and website will be updated with dates/registrations very soon. He told me “You can tell the interview panel that you have given another LMAT or if result is announced, you can tell them your score in your interview”..I do not know whether he was trying to trap or what because I think that would be no of use to me in this admission year.

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  251. Studios

    Even if I get interview call, I still think with this LMAT score, they will be apprehensive in giving me an admit. However, I will try my best for an interview.

    Reply
    1. JangoBoy

      Thanks for the info. I hope that other candidates find this it as well. So far, from what I have heard from my friends who are already studying in LUMS… the admission panel is very accommodating. Don’t be bogged down by your score. I have seen people with 720 get rejected. They evaluate your overall profile and your interview performance. You should tell them exactly what you have written here and leave your opinion open ended so that they wait for the LMAT 4 score before finalizing decision on your case.

      Just for some hope: A friend got admission with only 610 in LMAT , 2.5 GPA and 1 year experience in unrelated industry.

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  252. Studios

    ^Thanks a lot. Yes, I am aware of the fact that LMAT is JUST ONE factor in determining whether one should be given an admit or not. But still, when you are above average in all respects then you have some extra shot of confidence..:)

    However, interviews are going on. So people do share your experiences…

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  253. Ahsan Raza

    Hi. I Took my interview after my call at 13 March(Scheduled at 3:00 but my turn came at 6:15, my interview was about 20 mins), and i did okay i think. First part of my interview consists of why MBA and why LUMS for about 10 mins. Then they asked me about my job and busniess model and Electricity crisis. Some general questions regarding newspapers (new Senete Chaiman and population of Pakistan and growth rate) and then asked the same questions about India!!!! I think they wanted to test my knowledge and I was nearly right. They didnt ask about my Essay. Prepare WHY MBA question? This is your start of interview and all interview performance is boosted if you prepare this question right. Best of LUck to all.

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  254. javed

    Ahsan i think you ill get admission coz these sort of questions are asked usually to candidates by panel whon they wanna select did you applied for financial assistance and who was in your interview panel i mean the three guys

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    1. Ahsan Raza

      Yeah three guys.. Not applied for financial Assistance. Dont know the name. One had bread and wore a sort of Quid-e-azam Hat and 2 normal middle age men

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  255. Xaidi

    anybody here who gave lmat III? i messed up verbal was short of time and left quite a few qs… did everyone get 2 math 3 verbal in lmat III? any suggestion to prepare for sentence correction?

    Reply
    1. JangoBoy

      Although the LMAT format is very different from GMAT but I would still recommend you to prepare through Offical GMAT Review. It’ll give you a good practice in sentence correction.

      Reply
  256. javed

    ahsan i know all of these guys beard guy is very nice person i wont tell you the name because its not ethical but you are in welcome to LUMS i am sure

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  257. javed

    HI any body attempted Lmat 3 and when is the result expected further how you generally found maths section

    Reply
    1. Xaidi

      i gave lmat 3.. level of diff on math sec was easy-medium. Time allowed per question was far less then gmat but still it was not tht much of a problem. Verbal was the real prob. Diff level was not tht high but left alot of questions because there was not enough time.

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  258. Ripper

    Hi, I have given Lmat 3 , the test was not so difficult but the difficulty was to mange the time. :(

    Lmat is bit different than Gmat, There were many sections of maths and english .

    @ the end, there was only 1 essay in the test of 30 mins.

    Remember me in your prayers :)

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    1. Studios

      ^It will take at last 3-4 weeks. All that’s written on admit card is not true. You aren’t going to get your result within 4 days!

      Reply
  259. JangoBoy

    I am fine except I think I now have Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder after the result ;) Just like Studios, I haven’t recovered from the shock because I found the exam piece of cake. I scored 610 in LMAT II and this is the sole reason why I also attempted LMAT III. I hope the score improves in LMAT III, which went a little better than LMAT II, so that I can get rid of these “mind-blasting” psychological disorders.
    FunFact: There are two students in MBA 2013 who have absolutely no experience other than internships. Both had average GPAs but scored 700+ in LMAT.

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    1. JangoBoy

      I have online freelancing experience of 1.5 years plus several internships with accumulate to about 8 months. Year long experience on a volunteer post as well.

      Reply
  260. shoaib

    yes jang you have great LMAT in wish u the very best i also attempted lmat 3 english i found easy 2 sections of math were easy but one section was bit tricky i hope around 650

    Reply
    1. JangoBoy

      : ) you got me wrong and sorry for that pun-loaded comment there. It was a rant about a score which I consider low for my weak profile and experience.

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  261. Ali Khan

    people today was my interview and it went horrible (below average).. now i dont know about the chances of getting admission.. im business graduate with couple of internships currently working in a multinational company for the past 8 months.. got 3.9/4 cgpa but my lmat score was very less, it was 80 percentile primarily because of appearing in test without preparation.. i dont have any hope though!

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      1. Ali Khan

        they started asking from my job, meanwhile switched to academics while the women kept on asking questions from my job.. they asked me to go the board and find out NPV for the investment im going to make for LUMS.. they asked me about the opportunity cost that i will have to bear in case i get in to lums.. the guy asked me to provide atleast 3 reasons that why should he admit me.. then my career choices and why not any certification! then discussion moved to recent issues in Arab Countries.. Western Imperialism remained a hot topic through out the discussion. they kept on asking different questions and suddenly they said Thanks :p this was the whole story

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  262. Studios

    @JangoBoy, were you able to produce recommendation letters and experience letters? If so, then your work experience will count. I asked this from LUMS Admission Officer!
    @Ali Khan, do share your interview questions please.

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  263. javed

    thanx for the update ali khan dont worry tell me atleast what percent of your answers were correct and NPV opportunity cost very bascic things one should no them further more confidence level is of paramount importance best of luck and kindly recall what essay you wrote there and also other questions as many as you can recall

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  264. Ali Khan

    yup they were basic things and i told them right. but from the way they were treating it seems they are not much impressed.. i made cash flows right but in the end he asked did u make these calculations before coming here? i said NO! he was like then whats the use of studying it then! these were some pinching questions.. another simplest question was the difference between income and cash flow statement.. actually it their behavior that has made me not to have any hope ! overall they tried to make u as much confused as they can and do try to control your emotions through out the interview.. the essay they made me to write was “Multinationals are actually helping in western imperialism”

    but one thing is for sure, they ask different questions from eveybody but knowledge of general affairs is a must thing.. they asked me about any news you read today or yesterday and asked me if you favor it or not!

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    1. JangoBoy

      Ali Khan, I am not trying to give you false hope and neither do I want to make you hopeless. But your comments are the exact reflection of my friends’ when they walked out of their interview last year. The panel simply pins you against the wall to see how you react when push comes to shove. I hope you remained (or atleast pretended to be) calm. Anyway, good luck and thank you for sharing your experience.

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  265. Need Motivation

    *BADLY NEED MOTIVATION*

    JangoBoy need your comment on this!

    I have completed my bachelors degree in 5years instead of 4years. BS Accounting and Finance from CBM with a CGPA of 2.56/4.0. I got a job in advertising after the 1st year of study so I had started taking interest in work more than studies. I would take morning classes really early and rush to work by noon, daily. Hence I lost my interest in accounting and finance but I decided to finish the degree by hook or crook! So with many Failed/Repeated courses I got done with the degree with such a pathetic CGPA. I wasn’t a part of any activity or society at my uni too.

    Right now, my accumulated experience is almost 4+years in the field of Marketing (which is not my academic field)

    I am ready to invest quality time in studying for GMAT for next year’s admission for MBA. But the problem is that every time I see this blog and read about what happened to people in the interview specifically the General Knowledge grilling questions and questions related to academics just de-motivates me every now and then. Though I am a really confident guy and I am a well-known Salesman with sheer positive attitude, in my network.

    According to my credentials, how do you rate my probability of getting admission next year ?

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    1. JangoBoy

      Haha. JangoBoy has suddenly become a ‘go-to guy’. Anyway… I am not some admission expert but I just happen to have couple of friends studying in LUMS. Here is my take on your profile and most of the following has already been stated above. The important factors:

      1. Experience: Any experience above 1 year is decent enough to be considered ‘enough’. (mentioned indirectly mentioned on the LUMS website). So this shouldn’t be a problem since you have good experience. (the greater the better)

      2. Academics: Everyone has weak points and this is the dirt on your profile. Get ready for some explanation in interview.

      3. GMAT/ LMAT: Any score above 550 will put you on radar. 650+ should raise eyebrows and and 700+ should make LUMS go ballistics (Sangeen Khan! you son-of-a-gun!). I don’t agree with people when they say that GMAT should be attempted. LMAT is WAY easier and cheaper, all you need is good time management. I myself have an average score on LMAT but I know that 650+ is do-able in LMAT and with a serious effort, you CAN touch 700. You should definitely attempt LMAT 4 this year and next years’ three LMATs before applying in Round 2 (since most of the candidates are picked in first two rounds… as mentioned on LUMS website). This will give you 4 attempts on LMAT and still Rs. 10k to spare out of the 22k that you would have otherwise spent on a single GMAT attempt. (this is applicable if you are aiming for LUMS MBA only)

      4. Interview: The most crucial part of admission and therein lies the rub. Be prepared to answer “Mr Need-Motivation, why would you spend a million rupees on a piece of degree that you knew you were never going to practice?”. There can be several good and honest retorts. Like, you can explain that your interest and experience is the sole reason your are aiming for the marketing majors in MBA and no education is useless education. etc etc. You can go on and sound a little corny by saying that there would have been no beautiful computer fonts had Steve Jobs not studied the calligraphy course in the only semester he studied at college before dropping out and blah blah. Justify how your MBA is important for your professional goals etc etc. (read all above comments). You have enough time till next year… give mock interviews to people you have never met so you can prepare for the LUMS interview. But remeber that admission panel will try their to rub poop on your face just to check how you react. Read the original post by Usman Afzal. Who the hell asks tripple integration questions in interview? (see comment #190) Just try to remain calm, if not confident. ( <— I hope I can act on this advice). Smile (as you say, by hook or crook) and say that "I cannot solve right now". (comment#123) Read newspapers with genuine interest of knowledge. But no matter how learned your are, they will try to push you into your weakest areas. Remember: EVERY SINGLE PERSON WALKS OUT DEJECTED. because admissions committee can sometimes be really really mean. But, you walking out dejected does not necessarily mean that you are rejected. Usman Afzal, Sheryar Junaid, Fakhar, Umair, Shanawaz, Usama, Saba Gul, Ali G, friend of Masab, Bilal, Amjad Irfan and many many many others here got in. Several of these people had trouble in interview. If they can get in then Mr. Need-Motivation can also get in. LUMS admission is not some insurmountable Vodka Route of Mount Kilimanjaro (Google it !). Don't worry, try your best and leave the rest. Know that a vast number people who never went to LUMS still made it to higher echelons of corporate hierarchies.

      I try to use the phrase "trust me" very carefully… but trust me you have a decent competitive profile if you can work up a little in LMAT. But please don't take my opinion as carved on stone. Consult different people. Given the emotion in your comment, I hope that you make it to LUMS. Good luck.

      TL;DR: Decent profile, please try to score 650+, you should already know the interview questions, and take me to dinner with the 10k you'll save on your LMATs.

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      1. Need Motivation

        Jango,

        You are a great help! Thanks for adding immense value to this blog by replying to our posts!

        - I am taking GMAT so I can apply to other scholarships in Sweden, Norway etc.
        - Money is no object when it comes to education for me so I can take LMAT too. But do you think I will be prepared for LMAT automatically if I prepare for GMAT ? Or do I have to study separately for LMAT ? In any case, I am going to take classes from Anees Hussain
        - I am still not clear on the number of sessions of LMAT tests. I thought there are only 3 LMAT tests but you mentioned something about “LMAT4″ ?

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  266. javed

    Ha ha very profound and impressive expression yes well said jango i got rejected last year more over one can sniff whats the panels decision gonna be and thats true the panel tests you to Lmat if i can just get to 680 this Lmat i have made plans for the panel best of luck i think the result is gonna come next week

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  267. Amin

    Choosing MBA-LUMS over going for a UK degree ?

    What opinion do you guys have ? I mean, do MBA-LUMS has a market worldwide compared to a UK MSc degree ?

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  268. Xaidi

    Amin… a few very simple things.. i wont say LUMS has same value WORLDWIDE as most of the UK’s top universities but LUMS has very gud value in the Pakistan and Middle east market. when you compare the fees and the living expenses in the UK with LUMS there is no comparison. It is alot easier to get admission in some top university in the UK i.e Manchester, Lancester, Warwick etc for MBA compared to getting admission in LUMS. The prospect of getting a job, work permit and stuff in UK is very low and decreasing every year as unemployment rates rise and govts are under pressure to introduce policies to discourage non EU employment. Recent such policy was to discontinue the UK’s PSW post study work visa policy. I honestly believe that its not wise to pursue a post graduate degree in a country in which you dont have prospects of getting atleast 2-3 years of work experience afterward. Its just not financially viable to pay the fees in pounds and earn salary in Rs.

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  269. AbuBAkr

    21st March…m interview was conducted and now each day is like a month, fingers crossed lets c what happens , interview went average…..

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  270. Studios

    I called Admissions Office and they told that second round applicants will start getting interview calls in late April. Seems bit late though.

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  271. Nasir

    Thank you for creating this blog! i took the LMAT 2 – had a 580 score. Just wanted to know has anyone from Karachi gotten a call yet?

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  272. JangoBoy

    @NeedMotivation: See comment # 518 for LMAT 4 details. I’ll say again to go through all comments. It’ll take you half an hour but it will clarify all your major concerns and questions. You should also make the profile on admissions.lums.edu.pk so that you can register for LMAT 4 in case admissions office is serious about it.

    @AbuBAkr: Can you please spare some minutes to write some details?

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  273. AbuBAkr

    @jangooBoy well they asked me about my experience and then asked the govt. spendings. the lady was concerned about my declining academic record and thts why i think the chances are low, as 84% in Matric 66% in FSc and Graduation with 67% 3 gpa out of 5….in one question 1 could not satisfy them and tht was regarding experience . they asked the total sales in monetry value , i answered them in tones bt they were keen to get them in monetry terms. so prayers all around me ….. lets c

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    1. zqidwai

      Listen AbuBAkr , what about the essay topic and how much time is given to write the essay ?
      Any specific questions from the admission essays ?

      Best of Luck
      Insha Allah you will be get admission

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  274. Abdul Moeed

    With the LMAT 3 result a few days away, I’ve got some nerves now. Does anyone know if the essay score is counted in the verbal score or not ? My exam went well, but I relaxed way too much when the essay came so had to rush it in the end.

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  275. Xd

    As far as i know verbal score does not include the essay score. Lmat score will be recieved by 4th of April so relax. better not start biting ur nails or ull end up eating them all by the time we get our result..

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  276. DADA (AbuBakr)

    my topic of essay was “free trade with india will destroy our economy” discuss and the give 15 min for writing so you have to manage it well, 2 to 3 min for making outline and than u should convert that into a systematic paragraph essay.

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  277. DADA (AbuBakr)

    thanks zqidwai :)
    the rising exchange rate prices have impacted our ccompanies and industries and what is that impact ?? governament spendings ?? my companies profit??
    others i already told u that were about my academics and experience …..

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  278. Nahs

    Did any one receive a decision yet for this year ? They have been conducting interviews since 14th March 2012 i guess………

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  279. Studios

    ^Are you sure that people from 2nd round are being called now? I was told by Admissions Cell of LUMS that second round applicants will be called in Mid April..?

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  280. JangoBoy

    Ufff ! You people nearly gave me a GINORMOUS heart attack ! The round 2 applicants will get interview calls towards the end of April, I confirmed this from admission office. Round 2 interviews are NOT GOING ON !

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  281. Ali Khan

    i applied for Round 2 and has been interviewed on 22nd March! so it means Round 2 interviews are going on! =P

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      1. Ali Khan

        nopes i didn’t appear for LMAT 3 and i submitted application on the last day of Round 2 application deadline :p i dont exactly remember the date

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        1. JangoBoy

          Then it makes sense. All the data for your application is complete so there was no point in making you wait. But it is merely a conjecture and not a fact.

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            1. JangoBoy

              So you are hell-bent on making me feel hopeless. Right? : )
              Anyway. Good Luck for your application. I still have high spirits.

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              1. Ali Khan

                No way, m not making u hopeless cm’on.. just informing you to get ready, u might get call in a day or two =).. i know many people who have scored more than 700 and have applied for 2nd round and have not received call yet.. so keep ur hopes high and get ready for the interview! :) they will call u in a day or two .. all the best wishes! :)

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  282. Nahs

    LMAT 3 applicant naturally fall in the third round since their result appears after the second round’s deadline.

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  283. Xd

    Ali Khan.. can you please share your lmat score.. i think they are processing your application in 1st round as u didnt take lmat 3

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    1. Ali Khan

      Xd it was very less.. I couldnt prepare for test because of office.. i scored 80 percentile.. well i dont think they are treating me in round 1 as those who were with me on that day were also from round 2.. so get ready to receive a call in a day or two =)

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      1. Xd

        i doubt tht i’ll be getting an interview call anytime soon as i havnt received my lmat score yet. I took lmat 3 and its result is expected around 5th of april

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  284. Abdul Moeed

    @JangoBoy I’m with you. Since we’ve both given LMAT 3 and the result isn’t out yet, there is no way we’ll get any call before the result is out. And since we’ve submitted our documents in Round 2, we’ll probably get the interview call in early-mid April when they are wrapping up the interviews for Round 2.

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  285. Studios

    This comes as bit of surprise for me that interview calls for second round have started. But we are so many people over here from second round and very very few have got calls. So do let us know people if anyone gets a call.

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  286. Xd

    Is there anyone out there who applied in round 2 and took lmat 2 and didnt receive an interview call. Sangeen.. did u take LMAT 3?

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  287. Studios

    ^I have NOT got call yet and did NOT appear in Lmat 3. Moreover, keep in mind that all those who have applied in Round 2 has no relevance with their result of LMAT-3 in terms of their interview calls. They will consider LMAT-3 result once they make decisions about them This is the reason they say “Apply in any round carefully”. For round-2, all that matters at the moment is Lmat-1 and Lmat-2.

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    1. Xd

      Lmat 1 and 2 are for round 1. For round 2 and round 3 you can take any of the first three lmat. Ones who dont take lmat 3 can be interviewed earlier with round 1 applicants based on the result of Lmat 1 or Lmat 2 whichever they choose to take. The ones who took LMAT 3 and applied in round 2 can not be called for interview before they get the result for their Lmat 3. The result of Lmat 3 is expected around 4-5th of april

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  288. Studios

    ^Yes–You are right. Just checked again. But what I meant was it depends WHEN you have applied. You have given LMAT-2 and submitted your application with that score. Then you CAN give LMAT-3 to improve your score and Admission Dept WILL consider your improved score but it is really not essential that they check your result of LMAT-3 before calling you for interview. What they will see is the score WITH which one has applied. I hope you are getting my point. This is how I gathered when I talked to the Admission Officer about all this!

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  289. Xd

    ^Yes i get your point. If i am not wrong you took lmat 2 and lmat 3 both.. what was your lmat 2 score? In my case lmat 3 was my first attempt at lmat

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  290. Studios

    No-I only took my LMAT-2 and my profile is listed in one of the above posts.

    Plus: I just got mail from LUMS that one experience letter from my file is missing. However, I have cleared that out by calling them. It seems that calls of interviews for second round applicants, in fact, have started or are going to be commenced very very soon because they had given me till 30th March to submit that.

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  291. JangoKaFAN

    Any ideas, what percentage of students get admission in LUMS out of ones who score 600+ in LMAT or a good score in GMAT ?

    I mean, is LUMS desperate to have admissions for MBA. Eventually its a business after all. But they way you guys are posting about horror interview stories, it doesn’t seem like as if they are in desperate need of business!

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  292. farhan

    actually its the other way round.lums ain’t desperate but the candidates are. lums can get funding from so many sources.

    P.s I have recently started by own blog analysisofmymind.blogspot.com. Do check it out !

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  293. rehan

    verbal 14, quantitative 21 and total 330… what does this means… what are the total marks and where are the essay marks?

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  294. Abdul Moeed

    Got my LMAT 3 score. 650/ 96 percentile.

    So my final profile becomes,

    BSc Telecom Engineering
    8 months of internship experience, Cisco and Huawei trainings.
    LMAT 650

    The wait for an interview call begins.

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    1. JangoBoy

      o come on man. Have some heart. We’re the ones with sub-600 LMAT scores. I got the missing-documents-email yesterday, which means they processed my file for the first time yesterday. So, no worries. You just take a chill pill man –> http://bit.ly/nvqhCE

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      1. Sangeen Khan

        Lol..I got a missing document email 12 days ago.I am chill,just thoughts about gpa coming back to bite me creeping into my head.

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    1. Hijab

      hi everyone. applied in 2nd round. Interviewed before result. got the result today..540/70 percentile..have experience and good academic record..I’m worried my Omar score would reduce my chances if any..should I apply for lmat 4..?!? wud they consider it viable?!

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      1. Babar

        Would it sound awfully douche-y if I said I’ve always been good in English/Verbal? :p I had a 99 percentile on the Writing section of the SAT and 94 on the GRE. So for the LMAT, I just concentrated on the quantitative portion.

        The only tip for verbal prep that I can give (and which I know to be incredibly effective) is to develop a love of reading: Literature, classics, fiction… The more you read, the better you understand the complex and varied structures in the English language. You’ll also get really familiar with word usage, grammar and vocabulary in a way that cramming ‘verbal strategies and vocab lists’ could never provide.

        But yes, I had to study for the Math portion. Since I had taken the GRE some months back, I only needed to brush up a little. I had used the official ETS GRE guide back then and, a couple days before the LMAT, I practiced everything in the official GMAT prep book. You can get pdfs for both off the Internet.

        Stick to the official books, develop a love of reading and practice.

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        1. AbuBakr

          hey mr babar , i have the officcial gmat bt i am unable to find the official gre , if u could share the link it will be of great help thanks :)

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          1. hotchocolatefudge

            Do you have an account on warez-bb or forumw? You can easily get the ebook off these two sites.

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  295. AbuBAkr

    mr rehan u got to hit back hard …….. this sore is in no way gona get you in Lums… prepare urself and try again and i hope and pray u get good marks next time …

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  296. Hijab

    Hi everyone. I applied in 2nd round. Got interviewed a week back..just saw my score..540/70 percentile..I have experience with good academic record..but I’m worried about my lmat score? Should I take lmat 4? would it be viable? btw does anyone know how imp is lmat? The website says interview is probably the most imp criteria..and luck matters!:s

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    1. zqidwai

      Hey,
      You should go for LMAT 04…this might give an additional boost to your application in case you score 600 +. But as you mentioned you have good experience complemented with good academic record then you have good chances of getting the admission letter subjected to your performance in the interview.
      By the way could you share highlights of your interview: What was the essay topic?, What was their main focus (academics or work experience), Any other tough question?

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      1. JangoBoy

        last date for taking GMAT/LMAT for Round 2 candidates was March 03. So LMAT 4 will not have any impact on Round 2 applications.

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    2. hijab

      @zqidwai: it was 30-35 min long..essay topic was ‘Supreme court should ban politicians from taking IMF loans. Discuss.’ they started off with the essay..what is IMF etc. why we take loans etc? zardari..current affairs..what do u read in spare time? why mba and not project management? I cant say if it went well or not because there was a lot of discussion, nothing apparently seemed right or wrong.

      @jangoboy: So lmat4 is for round 3? because there isnt any round 4? and in case one appears for more than one lmat, which score do they consider?

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      1. JangoBoy

        hijab, i’d say this again. You should invest half an hour in reading ALL the above comments. It will clarify most of your concerns. Anyway, at the time of decision, LUMS takes the best score out of your GMATs and LMATs, so don’t worry about it. You don’t have to submit your LMAT scores separately; the scores automatically become part of your candidate profile. Good Luck.

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  297. Studios

    ^It depends on when he is called for an interview. The admissions office told me that if they are called for interview BEFORE LMAT-4, then they won’t be considering LMAT-4.
    Moreover, guys, I am having a notion that Lmat-3 has been less scoring. Is it really the case? Like the guy above said that he got 700 and he got 100 percentile and one more post I read above states that he got 650 and got 96 percentile. This is somewhat abnormal trend.

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    1. JangoBoy

      Then it is most likely to benefit the candidates from Karachi, as evident in the history of all the above comments, since they are the last ones to be interviewed and issued admission letters.

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  298. hijab

    Did anyone get admission offer? Iv read some people got interview calls around 13march and they say u get a call in 10-14 days or you dont…So any idea when people from round 1 &2 will get admission offers?

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  299. Babar

    Also, my result card only has the verbal, quantitative and total scores. Is it the same for you guys?

    What about the essay score? On the GRE/GMAT you get a separate score (from a maximum of 6) for the analytical writing portion.

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    1. JangoBoy

      No, our scorecards do not mention only the total scores. We have section scores mentioned on our scorecards. Apparently, you scored the highest in the LMAT 3. Which is why your section scores don’t matter so you shouldn’t worry about them. Also, as far as I know, LUMS never announced the essay scores in previous LMATs and someone (i’m not sure if this is right) said that the essay score is automatically incorporated in the verbal score. And please don’t mention your score and percentile again. Envy is burning me black. ; )

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      1. Babar

        lol! :) Did you get your scores yet? Hope they’re great as well! And yeah, my result card includes the separate verbal and quantitative scores but it’s just weird that we don’t get a separate analytical writing score.

        I have been real lazy and haven’t submitted my application yet. Gonna try to finish it up and have it posted in the next couple of days.

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  300. Maajid

    Just posting to see what you guys think my chances are: LMAT Score 580; CGPA 3.80..? First try, so I’m not uber expectant.

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  301. Studios

    @hijab, do you have any work experience? I saw your post and you did not mention about the panel asking you about your work experience.

    Thanks and do let us know please!

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  302. Entrepreneur

    Matric 698 Marks out of 850. (A-one Grade)
    FSC 791 Marks out of 1100 .(A Grade)

    Engineering 1014 Marks out of 1495. (68% and 3.0 CGPA)
    LMAT Score: 570 / 83%

    Work Experience: 2 Years and 4 Months. Now working in One of the biggest Banks of Pakistan in Head Office.

    Established my own Software House initially get two major contracts from abroad. Working on several projects

    Do you people see any chances if I get interview call?? Do I have any chances to get admissions??

    Please do let me know i am very worried is my academic profile and LMAT score too low to get into LUMS.

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  303. Studios

    ^You are almost IN. You have great experience. I really do not see any reason why would LUMS reject you, not at all. Banking experience and then your own venture, it’s just too great!

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  304. Ahmer

    Guyz could you evaluate my profie please.

    Graduation : FAST – 2.65 CGPA
    Work Exp : 1 yr 9 months as of today(Software Engineer and now Snr. Software engineer)
    LMAT : 460/58% (i know this sucks but i pulled that score after 3 days of prep)

    I applied in the second round, live in karachi and appeared in LMAT 3

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  305. Studios

    I have heard from various people that once you are called for an interview, then your admit/reject ENTIRELY depends on interview irrespective of every variable included in the admission process. Is it really the case?

    It’s too anecdotal, so I am not sure about it.

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    1. Maajid

      That’s not correct. My cousin – who’s graduated last year – had his admission deferred a year because he didn’t have any work experience. Thing is though, his ‘provisional admission’ was based principally on his academic credentials.. or so he was told anyway.

      I just got my result yesterday and as yet I haven’t sent in my application. Should I go for it or retake the test in May? 580/3.80 CGPA.

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      1. Studios

        I think you should apply as applicants in 4th round have rare chance to get in. I also have very low LMAT(560) and I am also thinking of re-taking it. I had applied in 2nd round!

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        1. Maajid

          He had 3.2 CGPA and a 615 on the LMAT – that’s all. No work experience, nothing.. but he had a flawless interview.

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  306. Entrepreneur

    Matric 698 Marks out of 850. (A-one Grade)
    FSC 791 Marks out of 1100 .(A Grade)
    Engineering 1014 Marks out of 1495. (68% and 3.0 CGPA)
    LMAT Score: 570 / 83%
    Work Experience: 2 Years and 4 Months. Now working in One of the biggest Banks of Pakistan in Head Office.
    Established my own Software House initially get two major contracts from abroad. Working on several projects
    Do you people see any chances if I get interview call?? Do I have any chances to get admissions??
    Please do let me know i am very worried is my academic profile and LMAT score too low to get into LUMS.

    Should I go for LMAT 4 or wait for a interview call???

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  307. Ashar

    Hi there wonderfull blog ive got a BBA with 3.2 cgpa and is a memeber of CIMA ive got almost 4 years experience 2 full 2 part time lmat 520 what are my chances

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  308. AbuBakr

    its been 12 days since my interview and still noo response ….. each day passes by asking my family and shopkeeper outside my home if they got any letter, and also checking my mail again n again :/
    any 1 got the letter of admission ppl??????

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  309. AbuBakr

    @Entrepreneur u will definitely get the interview call ( if u have applied :P ) and rest depends on your interview, i think this score is good enough to get u in keeping in view your experience and activities….Wish you best of luck ..:)

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  310. Entrepreneur

    Suggest me Please should I apply for LMAT 4 ??

    Is this true that chances of admission in Round 3 are very minimum. I called to LUMS they are saying that if anyone goes for LMAT 4 then automaticaly he shifts to Round 3.

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  311. Ashar

    should i go for lmat 4 with 520 suggest plz will my experience make up for low lmat score my percentile is 72

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  312. qaziomar

    Got an interview call on the 19th of March – interview conducted on the 22nd of March – Still waiting on the result. They told us that the result shall be be posted home “very soon”. Like, within 10 days. So, I am guessing the coming Friday marks the 10th day (working day & remember that admission office is closed on Saturdays) after my interview.

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    1. Aq

      hey Qazi do share highlights of your interview. What was the topic of essay and what was the main focus of the pannel work experience, academics or general information?

      Best of Luck

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      1. qaziomar

        Thank you for the wished Aq :)

        Actually they covered all three aspects i.e:
        1. General grasp on current affairs & my opinions about them
        2. My work experience
        3. My educational background

        I took a real casual approach to the interview. I actually had a lot of fun. If you put me through the interview again, I wouldn’t dread the idea.

        But again, I have not received an acceptance letter yet, so my approach could be totally flawed.

        Anyway, the topic of the essay was: “Is management art or science?”

        They try to grill you, irritate you, tease you, and judge how you hold up under pressure.

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  313. Studios

    What is your profile Qazi? I mean experience, academic info etc.

    Thanks anyways for your contribution though!

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    1. qaziomar

      Hey Studious,

      I am a Telecommunications Engineer from FAST, Lahore. My Cgpa was 2.42. Have a 1.5 years working experience and my LMAT score was 580.

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  314. Maajid

    There was no analytical part in the LMAT and yet they want me to write my analytical score/percentile. What’s up with that!?

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    1. JangoBoy

      1. Sign in to your account
      2. Click Application Form on top
      3. Scroll to the bottom of the page.
      4. There it is. Second last button on the bottom right. Tadaa !

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  315. Ayeshaj

    I scored 99% in lmat 3 but my cgpa is around 2.6. I also have 6 months of work experience. Considering my cgpa, do I stand any chance to even get an interview call?

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      1. HH

        Has anybody received an interview call post LMAT III result? And do we need to put our LMAT score in our application online?

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  316. Dawn

    I have applied for MBA program in round 3. I wish to improve my scores in LMAT IV for MBA. I want to know which score will be considered for my application, the one which I have mentioned in my apllication or the best one. Is LMAT IV for MBA or MBA Exceutive?

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    1. Maajid

      I asked the Admissions Office exactly that and they said I should apply for admission as well as LMAT IV. Can’t blame them, I wouldn’t say no to an extra 3000 Rs. either.

      Muft sharaab, Qazi, etc.

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  317. HH

    Does the Application Status change when documents are received? I had submitted my application in Round 2 along with the documents, but I forgot to include the mailing label :/

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    1. Sangeen Khan

      I did the same.Forgot to put it.But called them up and they said that if you have given ur Tracking ID with the application its fine.I applied in round 2 also but no call yet.

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    1. JangoBoy

      You seem to be concerned for no reason. I handed in my documents personally and my application status still says SUBMITTED. As far as I know, no one has received interview call post LMAT III. This reminds me of the conversation i had with admissions officer who said that round II applicants will be called for interview in end-april. I think all the round II applicants who were interviewed along with round I candidates did not attempt LMAT III. So there was no reason for making them wait. So, just take a chill pill.

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  318. qaziomar

    I hope they dispatch the interview results soon. Called the admission office people a few days back, they told me that none of the interviewed candidates have been dispatched acceptance/rejection letters.

    The Fourth Round gig this time around should have an implication. I mean in the middle of admission process, it has to have a background story. My personal feeling is that the candidates this year round should feel more secure about this decision. They obviously didn’t get a response as per previous years or it might me a commercial money-making gimmick.

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    1. Studios

      They always have had 4th LMAT. It was held last year as well. But in my personal opinion, due to tough economic times these days, it’s still very difficult to bear extortionate LUMS fees(and I think they have considerably increased them last year and have made themselves virtually out of reach for many potential candidates. I mean 12 lac for two year is just way too much, no matter they give some financial aid as well!)

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      1. zqidwai

        Well I think the facilities and the faculty they offer worth much more. Plus in such institute plenty of scholarships are available as most of the companies give their CSR money to LUMS and IBA… so focus on the admission rest things will be sorted out by Lord
        I believe that if the candidate has really that much potential then he will work out all the issues and you know there are plenty of examples around so fees and stuff arn’t really that big issue.( In my opinion)

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        1. Studios

          ^Exactly. But I clearly remember just a year back that their fees were around 8 lac for 2 years and now you know where it is. One CAN get into LUMS taking calculated risks and banking on scholarships or some other “aid” but still, it’s difficult. This is the very reason they do NOT send immediate rejection letters because there are so many who just do not enroll himself for they couldnt manage funding. And we all know managing it is not that easy in our country.

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  319. nadiashoukat

    Hi Usman,
    I’m supposed to appear in LMAT which will be held on 12th May. This would be my second appearance in same year. Kindly help me to prepare for the test. Suggest some tactics and reading material through which I can improve my scores.
    Kindly reply ASAP.

    Regards,
    Nadia

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  320. nadiashoukat

    can anyone help me to improve my test scores. My Previous scores were not so good to be mentioned :(

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    1. zqidwai

      Well you have almost a month and you can handle the issue easily. Just focus on the official guide questions and practise them again and again and again …practise it the only key.
      Start by OG 10..then move to 11 and then 12 but you have to be really consistent aswell as sppedy.
      Rest you can contact …lmat.gmat@gmail.com…he has some plenty of material and experience he might help ya.

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  321. nadiashoukat

    I got 3.86 in MBA, had 1.5 years experience of a multinational, many certificates , 1 internship and a good academic record. But my LMAT scores are less than 500. Will I receive interview call or not???

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  322. Dawn

    hey I hav not got AWA scores yet Shall I enter a dummy score or I shud check mark “My scores are pending and I will have them sent directly to LUMS Admission Office “

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      1. Dawn

        thanku Qazi but later I got info that the result will be updated by lums, they have the record with them. If its pending enter a dummy score, this is wat admissions office told & its also mentioned in FAQs.
        LUMS has got our excact sores, so no worries :)

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    1. qaziomar

      So, heard some news from the admission office today. The Acceptance/Rejection letters shall be posted this week and the ones on the Waiting List shall be notified in June.

      This seems pretty coherent with yesteryear’s policy. *fingers crossed*

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      1. Studios

        ^As usual, I am pretty sure very very few people will get acceptance letters in this week as AdComs will hold the majority till June..

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  323. Abdul Moeed

    I thought the LMAT score was automatically updated by the Admissions Office and e didn’t have to send it to them ?

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  324. FarzadK

    My GPA is too low, it is way below 3.0, but I scored 100% in LMAT 3. Hence I’m not sure what would become of me. Atleast I’m sure I would get grilled for my GPA in the interview. Please tell me how to tackle this problem.

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  325. Dawn

    It seems u prepared well for LMAT, Hav u got any experience? Academic record is only one of the criteria for admission to LUMS, so dont worry, U would not be grilled about the cgpa but about subject Knowledge. In the mean tym I wud suggest u to prepare in full about all business subjects. Best of Luck!
    No body is sure abt things dt gona happen. Dnt loose ur confidence save ur energy to tackle the interview :)

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  326. Studios

    Don’t you people think that there is bit of delay this time from LUMS side regarding interviews. First round has been over for quite some time and next phase has not started yet. I remember people of second round started getting calls for interviews from second week onwards. There is something going on in LUMS Adcoms probably.

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  327. Amin

    FarzadK can you please share how did you prepare for LUMS tests ? Did you take tuitions ? Which course material did you go through and how many hours did you give ? Please do update us

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        1. nadiashoukat

          Hi, Many Many Congrats Ali…
          Gimme suggestion. I appeared in round two, haven’t received interview call yet, I think I didn’t qualify in test, I have submitted application, should I approach 4th LMAT or not??? whether they will consider my application if I will get 600 plus in this test?? and last but not the least , whats about seats??

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          1. Arslan (Ali Khan)

            hello Nadia.. thanks alot! :) can u share ur credentials? and in short i would say keh LMAT is one out of many things that panel considers while making decision. so scoring less in LMAT doesnt mean u will not get through it! i even scored 80 percentile so its all about luck, ur confidence and ur credentials that actually makes a difference! :)

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            1. nadiashoukat

              I’m MBA with 3.86 CGPA, have been working in a Multinational fro last 1 and half year and have some internships and certificates as well. I’m preparing for 4th LMAT and also having a second thought in my mind that applicants who will appear in last test will have least priority or there will remain less seats.

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  328. Sangeen Khan

    Phew.Finally got the interview call.I had almost lost all hope.Scheduled for May 2.Btw,are all interviews conducted in lums?

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  329. babarsuleman

    Are interviews conducted in all three cities? Congrats to the ones already accepted. I’m waiting for my interview call now. Wonder how long that’s gonna take.

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  330. Studios

    First, congrats Arsalan(Ali Khan) for getting the offer. Are you going for it? If you are from multinational and hopefully it pays well(?) then have you made up your mind to throw it away and still go for LUMS?
    Do let me know and yes, now I am finally waiting for my turn in interviews. Hopefully, will be there within a day or so(inshallah).

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    1. Arslan (Ali Khan)

      thanks Studios. yeah im currently working in Multinational but i believe that completing education from the best institute of Pakistan and enhancing your skills at this level is the most important thing. Opportunity doesnt knock at your door twice so I think availing right opportunity at right time is the only thing that matters today! :)

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    1. nadiashoukat

      Hi, Hope will fine and will be doing test preparation. May Allah succeed you in all fields of life.
      Can you please tell me that from Critical Reasoning, Data sufficiency and Reading Comprehension, which one was not the part of LMAT this year????
      I’m sure about Problem solving, Analytical Writing and Sentence Correction.
      Kindly do reply ASAP.
      Regards,

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  331. AbuBakr

    congrats Ali Khan :) i wish 2 c u in lums as mates :) :D bt i havent got any response :/ so i can conclude i have been rejected as my interview was on 23rd march ……..

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  332. S.A.B.

    Hello everyone! First & foremost my gratitude to all the people who have contributed here through their questions & answers to help others as well.
    I need to know about the interviews. Are the candidates required to write an essay as well before the interview. i am confused, as the admissions area of website, FAQs etc. did not mention any such requirement.

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    1. zqidwai

      SAB,
      I gave interview last year and at that time none of the candidates were asked to write essay before interview (as per my findings) but this year it looks that they have changed the process ; almost all the candidates who have shared details of their interview details confirmed that they were asked to wrtie essay on the given topic. So this year along with interview practise for essay as well

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      1. xyz

        basically in process is the status that we get from the time we submit our application till the time they update it to accepted or rejected. the time they take for processing ur documents, application, lmat/gmat performance, interview performance (if u are lucky enough to be interviewed) everything comes under the same status i.e In Process

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        1. nadiashoukat

          means my application is in process……I appeared in second LMAT and applicant of this test has been called for interview??? what should I get from this status ???
          plus I’m preparing for 4th LMAT, what now??

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    1. xyz

      Karachi ppl are generally interviewed later compared to lahore ppl. If you are from Karachi and applied in round 2 and 3 then wait for a while there is still great probability that you will get the interview call next week. As for ppl from Lahore if u r not called for interviewed tom (27th april) then start preparing for next year. For lahore 2nd and 3rd may interviews are the last batch of ppl they will interview this year from lahore and if u are not called tom (friday) then u wont be called on sat (lums is off on sat) sun or mon (1st may labor day holiday) so tom is the last day for lums ppl to call lahore ppl for interview.

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    1. xyz

      not sure :s sorry.. i suggest you wait atleast till the 10th of may for the interview call. where did you take your lmat? isb or lahore?

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  333. Abdul Moeed

    @Entrepreneur: I’m from Lahore. I gave LMAT 3 and got a score of 650. I’m a Telecom Engineer with mostly internship experience.

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    1. Abcd

      From what I know, if ur not offered admission with the first round of ppl that are..u weren’t gud enough as them. In process means lesser seats, greater competition and lower chances..however, it can change to admission offered if God wills. So keep praying :)

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      1. Nahs

        True. Now the question is would they consider the first rounders with candidates in the second round or would they be thrown in the waiting list which is considered after the end of all rounds ?

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        1. Abcd

          They would be considered with everyone applying for this year, but can they hope to compete with 3rd round qualifiers when they couldn’t compete with their own round mates?..3rd rounders are only late, not otherwise less qualified..but then again hope springs eternal..:)

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          1. Nahs

            It should be first come first served :) . Anyways the admission office told me that the people who have applied for financial aid receive their results later as compared to those who have not applied for FA. I wonder if that is true :S Twice the office told me that

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            1. Abcd

              I didn’t know that. Are u suggesting they make a separate merit list for ppl seeking FA? that would imply they have a reserved number for FA seekers..coz otherwise what if they find qualified nonFA seekers and fill up all the seats..either way luck counts. Keep praying ppl:)

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              1. Nahs

                Nope. I am not suggesting that. Probably what happens is that people who have applied for Financial Aid need to know precisely what assistance LUMS sponsors can provide. Hence based on FA details they can make an informed decision regarding quitting their jobs and joining the MBA program.

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                1. Abcd

                  I beg to differ. From what I know, admissionis offeredfirst and only after that documents forFAare considered. They might reject FAbut offer admission. FAis decidedseparatelyonits own grounds. Now it all comes downto why there is a delay in the decisionof FAseekers? it’scircumstantial I suppose.

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  334. FarzadK

    Is it true that Round 3 applicants have a lesser chance to get through? My GPA was low but scored 100% in LMAT 3. So should I even hope for an interview call?

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  335. Sangeen Khan

    If I am not wrong,the may 2-3 interviews are the second round of interviews?

    Also,could those who have made it to LUMS share the stuff NOT to do or say in the interviews?

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  336. xyz

    Yes and this is the last round of interviews for lahore applicants and next week ( most prob) will be last round for khi applicants.

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  337. Arslan (Ali Khan)

    i dont think so.. 3rd round is still not finished and 30th April is the last date to apply for 3rd round so i dont think coming week is the last week for interveiws of Lahore applicant

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  338. Studios

    @xyz,

    Your assumption that 2nd and 3rd May are the last days for 2nd round is entirely anecdotal. Your source? This is NO way possible at all. In my opinion, this is the START of 2nd round applicants.

    People, keep in mind, NOT many people apply to LUMS MBA just because of fees. They were finished with their first round as quickly as anything. If almost 8-10 people are interviewed a day then probably a week or two is enough for interviewing ALL Lahore candidates.

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  339. xyz

    I dont know anyone in lums admission office.. and its an assumption tht this is the last round of interviews for lahore candidates based on last year pattern. Karachi ppl