LUMS MBA Interview Question/Suggestions

Well there are few post regarding LUMS Interview question and pattern.

First of I would Like to share few question that I supposed to be asked by the panel, these are few of those told by LUMS Alums.

Personal Value Added Questions

  • About You Questions
  • What value added in your personality by you previous studies
  • What value in your personality Expected by MBA
  • Your Professional growth to date
  • Professional Questions
    Don’t be among those, who say they won’t ask such question, be prepared for questions from your BS, at
    least 30% of your interview constitutes this part; get prepared about your current activities at Job, and
    expect some actual definitions out there.

    MBA Questions

  • Why MBA after Technical education
  • Why MBA Now, why not before this time
  • What value do u expect from MBA
  • After MBA Plan
  • About Your Aim
  • Reasons of your appearing for MBA
  • Why MBA from Pakistan
  • whom you are Inspired in business
  • MBA at LUMS

  • Why MBA from LUMS, why not somewhere else
  • What you know about MBA at LUMS
  • What you know about LUMS
  • What Value you would add after MBA from LUMS
  • and some more, but keep in mind to manipulate the things
  • These are some tips and general question that you will find by goggling a little bit.

    Now I would like to share some questions like those asked to me

    1. They started from my previous studies and remained there till end :) (very strange)
    2. Read that day’s newspaper, at least go through the headlines
    3. Read some about the causes of crises these days
    4. Look at that day’s celebration if any, they asked me about the Allama Iqbal’s death Anniversary
    5. IPL remained hot during my Interview, but they asked simple questions regarding this

    This is it. Above are some questions they asked me during my Interview. Good Luck !

    I will also blog about some stuff that I goggled before my Interview, You will find in Next Post.

    Rate If You find above Information helpful.

    Usman Afzal

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    123 thoughts on “LUMS MBA Interview Question/Suggestions

    1. uafzal Post author

      Here is some Stuff that I goggled for Interview preparation, just posting here so one could make it easy to get Information.

      Your previous education:
       Which school did you attend and why that one’?
       Would you choose the same studies again ifyou could do it over again?
       What was your major and why?
       What overall grades did you get? Did you get honors?
       Which courses were you best at? Why?
       What did you like most about this part of your education?
       What did you least like about this part of your education?
       What extra-curricular activities did you participate in? Why and what was your contribution?
       How did you pay for your education’?

      Your professional experience:
       Can you briefly describe your career progress to date?
       What are your long term career aspirations and why?
       Please discuss the factors, both professional and personal, influencing the career decisions you have made so far.
       Can you briefly describe the key responsibilities of your current job?
       What are the key challenges of your job?
       While recognizing that no day is typical, please describe a representative working day.
       Why did you choose this profession? Why this company?
       What do you like best/about your current job?
       Describe your most successful accomplishment at work.
       Describe a failure on the job.
       What could you do to be an even more effective member of your organization?
       Describe a situation in which you have been in the position of leading a group.
       What have you done to develop those under your responsibility?
       What specifically have you done to help your company change’?
       How does your performance compare with that of your peers at a similar level?
       Describe your relationship with your boss. What is good and bad about it?
       Where is your industry heading in the next five years? (all the more important if your interviewer works in the same domain).

      Your extra-professional activities:
       How do you spend your time outside of work? What activities do you enjoy most and why?
       Describe a situation where you have been in a position of leading a group in those activities,
       Describe your key accomplishments in these activities.
       Describe any failure in these activities.
       What is the last book you read? What did you think of it?
       What is your favorite sport? What aspect of it appeals to you’?

      Your reasons for doing an MBA and more specifically the reason you are doing this interview:
       Why do you want to do an MBA? Why now?
       Where do you expect to be in 5 years?
       What do you expect to get from an MBA?
       Why do you want to come to our school in particular?
       Which other schools are you applying to?
       How did you choose these schools? Why so many/few?
       Which school is your first choice?
       What if you are not accepted in the schools you are applying for? ifyou didn’t get into any programs?
       What specific questions do you have about our school?
       What would you contribute to our school that is distinctive?

      Your character and your values
       Tell me about yourself.
       How would your friends describe you?
       What are your main strengths and weaknesses?
       What have you done that you are proud of?.
       Who are your heroes? Why?
       Describe any significant experience abroad. What did you learn from this?
       Describe an ethical dilemma that you faced. How did you resolve it?

      Source: http://www.gmatcat.com/MBA_Interview_Questions_and_Answers.html

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      1. Ammar Hassan

        Aoa
        Usman bhai iam currently studying BBA(Hons) and am in 4th semester from BZU Multan. i wanna get admission in LUMS. somone told me that to get admission there, one has to prepare 2 years before. can u plz guide me so that i may be able to join LUMS. i don`y know anything abt the tests and the schedule.
        please give me a proper guidelinr so that i may be able to prepare for LUMS test.
        As far as my academic career is regarded i have 78.5% in metric and 80.45% in FSC exam.
        Currently having a CGPA of 3.3 in BBA(Hons).
        Do tell me your email id so that i can be in touch with you. Thankyou in anticipation

        Waiting for your kind reply

        Regards
        Ammar Hassan
        student(BBA Hons)
        Multan, Pakistan

        Reply
    2. uafzal Post author

      # What is your aim (in regard to business function, industry, location)?
      # Why do you want to participate in the MBA program at this time?
      # Describe an ethical dilemma that you have encountered at work.
      # Describe your career aspirations.
      # What are your alternative choices if you do not get accepted?
      # What are your long- and short-term goals? Why?
      # Why are you applying to business school?
      # Why does this school appeal to you?
      # What activities are you involved in? Why are they important to you?
      # What kind of experiences you have had at work.
      # Why are you interested in a general MBA program?
      # Why did you choose your undergraduate major?
      # Give a word-portrait of yourself.
      # What contributions would you make to a group?
      # How would you describe yourself to others in three words or phrases?
      # What is most frustrating at work?
      # How would co-workers describe you?
      # What does a typical work day involve?
      # Have you worked in a team environment? What were your contributions to the effort?
      # Have you been abroad? What kind of experience have your garnered from traveling?
      # How did you choose your job after college?
      # What do you do to relieve stress?
      # After the two years since graduation, what three words would your team members use to describe you?
      # How would you describe a situation where you brought an idea forward, and it failed.
      # How do you define success?
      # What would you do if a team member wasn’t pulling his own weight?
      # Is there anything you would like to ask me/us?

      Reply
          1. nadiashoukat

            why in Classes of 2011.???? Don’t tell me that if someone is applying in 2012 will b part of class MBA 2014…

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    3. javediqbal

      iam doing Bsc (hons)agriculture from uaf.iwant to take admission in lums for mba,but i have no idea about lmat,etc.what the procedure in lums do u help me .

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    4. uafzal Post author

      Yes, Javed you have to appear in a Graduate Management Admission Test, and there are two options for you.

      1. To appear in Internationally recognized test that is GMAT, valid for 5 years, about $250 for test fee, and bit difficult.

      2. To appear in LMAT, an official test taken by LUMS, valid for 2 years, mostly recommended for pakistani students, and took only 2000 PKR.

      After taking exam, You have to submit your application, that is online, with a fee of 1000 PKR. If you got good marks in LMAt, they will call you for an Interview and it all depends on your interview, as you might have studied here. If everything goes well, you will InshahAllah get admission in the most prestigious Management University of Pakistan, LUMS.

      hope it helps.

      Enjoy Wonders of Information Technology, but be a part of it.

      Usman Afzal

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    5. Abrar Bajwa

      Hi Usman,
      I got selected in March for MBA class of 2011. Hoping to see you there Insha Allah in August,
      Cheers,
      Abrar

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    6. javediqbal

      hi,usman
      is there any books in the market from where lmat preparation is done.
      it is necessary to join any acedemy for it?
      how many days are require for its prepration??
      plz tell me?

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    7. Usman Afzal

      Hi,
      Not Necessary to join any particular Academy.
      But I would rather prefer to workout with GMAT books in market for about two months.

      I have names of some books that I will post here soon.

      Good Luck.
      Usman

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    8. Umar

      Dood i m doing i com 1st year in punjab college nd i want to do Bba from lums could u guide me that what to do. What is the fee or any form etc are required for thz i shall be very thankul to u

      Regards

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    9. Omer Hussain

      Usman, Thanks alot for posting your research here bro. I hope i get an interview call..still waiting. Wat do u say,, should I prepare for the interview questions by riting their answers????

      Regards

      Omer Hussain

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    10. Usman Afzal

      Yes,

      I would recommend you to start preparing the interview questions, your result is very good, but remember Interview costs more :)

      try to read the news daily, and stay in touch with the current affairs, and I hope the above questions will help you.

      Good luck, and God bless you.

      Usman Afzal

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    11. Omer Hussain

      Dear Wajid,
      I have posted my comment about practice material on the Usman’s other blog. Il suggest that you use Kaplan GMAT material for practice. It has got all the shortcuts that u need when solving tedious maths problems.
      For Verbal critical reasoning, I would say that princeton review’s book is a better option.
      The most difficult of all is the sentence correction, try working it out from some SAT sentence completion and usage practice material. I have the material on me, I can lend it to you if you need it.
      And off course RC, my weakest link, and LMAT’s most difficult portion. for RC, I would say, PRACTICE PRACTICE AND PRACTICE…..try reading books….

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    12. Omer Hussain

      Hello Usman,
      I just got an interview call from LUMS admission office. There is a problem I am facing. I am sharing it as you might give some helpful advice. They have asked for original educational documents and I dont have them on me. I have sent them for other reasons to HEC. What should I do?
      Awaiting a favorable reply.

      Best Regards

      Omer Hussain

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    13. Usman Afzal

      hi,
      Omer this is something really tricky, as If you would tell them that you sent your documents to HEC to get attested do that you may apply to Sweden or somewhere else, that would be a negative point.

      So, I would suggest you to manipulate them a little bit, I hope you could do it easily, but don’t name HEC, caz everyone know the reason.

      In my point of view, you should take the photocopies with you and say something about not bringing the original documents.

      Good Luck, I hope InshahAllah You will get a seat there.

      Usman

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    14. Omer Hussain

      Hey Usman,
      Good news bro…i got the acceptance letter from LUMS today…on my interview day I took the complete file with me which had some original documents in it with lots of other stuff like my admit cards,9th & 1st year marksheet, duplicate transcript etc….but it Did not have my degree and other important documents. well actually it was difficult to spot the not in that file.

      But to my surprise, they have asked me to show the original documents on the SOP day to confirm my admission.

      And by the way, my interview was 7 minutes long.

      Thanks a lot for guiding me through Usman, really appreciate that.

      Regards

      Omer Hussain

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    15. Salman

      Dear Usman,
      I have been accepted for the class of 2012 at LUMS any tips… for the LUMS MBA class……

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    16. Ubid

      Hello Usman,

      I am doing Engineering and I am in third year. Next year would be my last year and I want to do MBA from LUMS immediately after that. So I will be applying next year.

      There are 2 problems:

      First I will NOT have complete 16 years of education which they require till April(time of admissions), however I will have till July(engineering would be complete by that time inshallah).

      Secon: I have NO work experience except internship at Siemens.

      SO what do you think..?/Should I apply!!

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    17. Omer Hussain

      Dear ubid,
      The two problems you have are very genuine problems. LUMS MBA is unlike the IBA MBA. They have a very professional approach towards their course line. They believe in peer-to-peer learning and prefer that prospective students bear appropriate work experience.
      I would advise that you gain quality work experience worth sharing with the cohort and in the mean time prepare hard for the LM Aptitude Test. Take diagnostics first and that would let you know where you stand.

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    18. Ubid

      ^thanks a lot for response.

      I have already started preparation for LMAT and I am pretty sure that I will get through it with good or above average marks..

      Actually I am hesitant in doing MBA after one year experience due to that fact that jobs are scarce in Pakistan and if one gets jobs(finally) then it is difficult to leave after a year or so.

      This is the reason that I want to do MBA first and then I want to go in market.

      So what you think! Do I have prospects of being selected there..??
      My academic record is fine and I am trying my best for LMAT as well.

      regards

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    19. Omer Hussain

      Dear Ubid,
      I really respect your thoughts but I would advise that you start looking at things practically. Work experience is mandatory to get admission in the SDSB MBA class, never the less they do consider fresh graduates but with exceptional grades in the under-grad and extra ordinary LMAT scores i.e. 730-750 (99 percentile).
      Finding a job in this market condition is definitely difficult but attaining one makes you standout among the lot and shows your potential to prove your mettle in the future as well.
      I would advise you
      - not to miss any LMAT, take all the tests in any season, but apply wisely.
      - to take quality work experience of two years. Do not rush and stay focused. In my interview the panel only asked about my work experience, though it was a 7 minute interview. But other candidates with comparatively lower LMAT scores and less work experiences were grilled for about half an hour to 50 minutes and please note that they were NOT offered admission.
      - to work hard on your essays because they play a vital role to get you into any good business school.

      Please also be advised that diversified and unique work experience counts the most. Coming from a background which no other has ever witnessed. I belong to the PAF and manage supply chain of avionics and military projects.

      Last year the average score of students admitted was 620. I dont know about the figures this year, but i will let you know when I meet other students there.

      By the way, where are you doing your GMAT preparation from, what was your initial diagnostic score and which university are you studying at? LUMS is not like any other business school in Pakistan.

      Feel free to contact me in case you need further help and advice.

      Best regards

      Omer Hs

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      1. Nauman Zahid

        Dear Omer brother, i also want to do MBA form LUMS and thereby require guidance from you,i request your email address, provided you have no issues.

        Best Regards

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    20. Ubid

      Thanks a lot for a detailed response.

      I am from UET and board position holder in both matriculation and intermediate.

      I am doing GMAT from the books available online. I will start diagnostics in a month or so.

      But I am pretty sure that I will get through it if I keep focused on that. I have fine writing flair as well.

      regards and have you seen anybody who has no work experience and is currently enrolled in the MBA programme..?

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    21. aliya

      hey i wnat best answers ov all theese questionz above an depratly waitng for reply cz my interview iz on wednesday.

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      1. aliya

        hey i want best answers ov all the questionz above that u have stated likely to b asked in the interview for MBA in LUMS.n plz reply me as soon as possinle cz m much confused n have to prepare my self till the date.

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    22. Omer Hussain

      Hey Aliya,
      Congrats on the interview call. Aliya you will have to figure out the best answers yourself because if you see the questions, all of them are very specific and the response would definitely vary from person to person. Take some time out to prepare your answers. I would give you one advice- Know what you have been doing at work and know it well.
      Do contact us if you need further help.

      Regards and best of luck.

      Omer Hs

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    23. Madiha

      hey….i wanna ask u if i do not have any work experience ,i mean no job experience but i have attended two internship trainings at well known companies,would it be acceptable to get admission in MBA from Lums bcoz they prefer work experience…plz tell me….

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    24. Omer Hs

      hello Madiha,
      Its great that you want to join the elite force. To answer your question, I would ask you to scroll up and read my detailed reply to “Ubid”. The reply starts with ” Dear Ubid”. Hopefully that will answer your question.
      Feel free to contact us if you need any further assistance.
      Have a good day.

      Omer Hs

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    25. Faria

      Aoa, How are you. I have recently done my engineering and want to apply for mba class 2011. But the problem is that I have no experience at all, so I am a bit reluctant and want to know if good marks in GMAT will be sufficient for an interview !
      Also I want to know whether LMAT or GMAT is best for me? As I live outside Pakistan,
      it might be difficult for me to come and give LMAT. But I want to know the difference of difficulty between these two tests. Thanks

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    26. Faria

      also it’s that I have really less confidence that I will get admission. firstly, I get easily
      panicked when I hear that test is really hard, than I have average academic records, nothing special. Also, I applied for bachelors just like that, and didn’t got admission that time! what do you say, am I wasting time applying and giving GMAT or should I go for it!
      Sometimes , I am really optimistic but reality shows this is a tough hit!

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    27. Faria

      As I can see from the forum itself, many students are already selected for mba class 2010. So, how many more have a chance now??

      Reply
    28. Omer

      Hey Faria,
      I just skimmed through your questions as I have a mid-term exam tomorrow. I would ask you to please scroll up and read my replies to Ubid, he had the same questions I guess. If there’s anything missing, or you want elaborated information, please contact us. you can also email me on:
      hussain_omer@yahoo.com

      Good day.

      Omer hs

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    29. salman

      aoa usman
      gr8 effort here!!!
      bro i m planning on applying for mba this fall.
      plz help me selecting GMAT books…….i hv done BARRON’s Gmat going for the official guide…….any other book…..
      will word smart help??
      i hav done acca n acquired bsc honors from oxford brookes university…..i didn’t joined this university…..got the degree upon submission of a research project and completion of ACCA….does that count as negative point??
      plz put your email or contact no. … want ur advice on diff aspects!! waiting for ur response!!

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    30. Syed Ijlal Hussain

      Hello Usman,

      I have done my BBA (Hons) from NUST Business School 3 years back then I worked at my family-run flour mill for 2 years. After that joined Standard Chartered Bank and still working there as relationship manager. I have got adm in MSc Finance at Lancaster University UK but instead I want to do an mba from lums. I have got 650 in gmat. Can I get adm in lums mba or should I go for the MSc?

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    31. Masab

      Dear Afzal and Omer Bhai,

      Please suggest some good books for GMAT preparation as I am starting to prepare for GMAT. And also please tell me should I take LMAT or GMAT for LUMS. Is it easy to study GMAT with job considering the tough 12 hours shift or I have to leave the job for GMAT preparation. Waiting for your replies.

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    32. Usman Afzal Post author

      hello Masab,

      I hope Omer will be the right person to suggest you better, because i was unable to join LUMS (the decision was late though, and i left country meanwhile, anyhow).

      I would recommend you to go through the books of Princeton Review,designed specifically for GMAT. These books and 800 GMAT questions would help you a lot for LUMS, moreover, Barron’s books are also handy.

      And i would recommend you to appear in both exams of LUMS, LUMS test is bit easier than GMAT, but of course you may go for GMAT.

      Lastly, studying with Job is totally up to you. I have seen people managing with Job, and I have many friends, those who left their jobs for LUMS preparation. So, it’s entirely up to you.

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    33. Hussain

      I HAVE

      Syed Ijlal Hussain :
      Hello Usman,
      I have done my BBA (Hons) from NUST Business School 3 years back then I worked at my family-run flour mill for 2 years. After that joined Standard Chartered Bank and still working there as relationship manager. I have got adm in MSc Finance at Lancaster University UK but instead I want to do an mba from lums. I have got 650 in gmat. Can I get adm in lums mba or should I go for the MSc?

      Hello Guys,

      I hav asked a rather lengthy query sum days back. Waiting for your response. Thanks

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    34. Madiha

      hi….i wanna take a suggestion from u..i want to join LUMS for MSc economics but i am confused abt its scope or worth.i am doing BBIT from punjab university and this is my final year.what do u suggest me, should i go for MBA FROM LSE or for MSc(eco) from LUMS????do reply me plz,i know your blog is about those type of questions that are related to MBA FROM LUMS and what i am asking to you is different.but kindly guide me abt it bcoz you are from LUMS and you would have a better idea of it…i am waiting for your reply..

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    35. silza

      i wanna ask that what should one do for the essay writing and sufficient data questions… even if our essay is free of grammatical errors, still how we can judge its level……plz help me for these 2 things

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    36. Asad

      AOA Usman Bhai,
      My name is Asad. I’m a BS in Computer Engineering from SSUET(Karachi).
      Now I want to get admission in LUMS but my gpa is low i.e 2.5 cgpa. Does my cgpa matters to get admission in LUMS for MBA.

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    37. Omer

      Salam Asad,
      Well Asad when did you pass out from SSUET, how long have you been working and who is your employer? Apart form your CGPA, these things count a lot. Regarding the GPA thing, I would like to advise that its about the way you sell yourself. I also did my BS Electronics from SSUET and am still closely associated with the university after 4 years have passed. A low CGPA does hinder in your way, as in my case, they asked quite a lot in the interview about my CGPA being below 3.0 but I had my answers ready and I definitely justified my view in front of the panel.

      Try to find something big in your transcript other than the CGPA.

      Feel free to contact us here in case you need further assistance.

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    38. silza

      aoa usman bhai n omer bhai can u plz tell me that do they count “teaching” job experience or not…..like if one has done TAship somewhere, do they consider it or a managerial job is necassary?

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    39. Omer Hussain

      Salam Masab,
      Sorry for a delayed reply as I am quite stressed these days and only Allah knows how long am going to stay this way. I ask everybody to kindly pray for me. Masab, I would advise you to study for GMAT or LMAT while you are working. As in my case I used to go to the library directly after office and was able to spare an hour and a half as well for workout in between from 5.30 to 10.30. Consistency is the key. Two to three hours on the weekdays and full-time studies on the weekends would be suitable in your case.
      Your other question regarding taking GMAT or LMAT, well its on you to decide. the major differences are cost and CAT. I would advise that if you want to apply for LUMS only, take LMAT and take all three of them.
      Regarding the books, please tell me which city do you live in. I would advise accordingly.
      I again apologize for a late response.

      Regards

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    40. Omer Hussain

      Silza,
      Teaching experience and TA-ship are two different things. Please clarify.
      To answer your question, I would like to add here that to allow you to become a part of a case study based MBA class, they (admission assistants) look at the value you are going to bring to the class from your previous work experience. What you can actually share with the class that would increase their subject knowledge and what role you are going to play in peer-to-peer learning. I hope this response helps you solve the problem you posted.
      Do inquire if you require further explanation.
      My sincere apologies for a delayed reply. Do remember me in you prayers please. I need them the most.

      Regards

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    41. Asad Usmani

      AOA,

      I’m a student of BS Computer Engineering from SSUET. My cgpa of (1-7)Semester’s is 2.53(8th Semester waiting for result to be announced in February 2011). Now i want to apply in LUMS for MS program in computer engg or computer science. Does my CGPA matters to get admission in LUMS.

      Asad Usmani(CE)

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    42. Ali

      AOA Omer Bhai,
      My name is sunny. I did my BS in Computer Engineering from Comsats (Islamabad).
      Now I want to get admission in LUMS but my gpa is low i.e 2.3 cgpa. Does my cgpa matters to get admission in LUMS for MBA. Also I have registered for 26th March 2010 LMAT Test. I want some guidelines regarding LMAT Test Preparation & the key strategies to follow so as to get good score in LMAT. I will be looking forward to your reply.

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    43. Maryam

      HI… I took GMAT and got 640. In order to improve I took LMAT… Now I am waiting for the result. My CGPA in BBA – Hons. is 3.89/4.00….I don’t have any experience because I graduated this year… Can you evaluate my chances of getting an interview letter??

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    44. Saad

      Can anyone tell me that if I were to be called for an interview then after submitting my documents, approximately how much time would I have to wait before an interview call arrives? Its been a little over a month since i submitted my docs along with my LMAT score.

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    45. Ali

      AOA Omer Bhai,
      (I am copy-pasting my question once again)
      My name is sunny. I did my BS in Computer Engineering from Comsats (Islamabad).
      Now I want to get admission in LUMS but my gpa is low i.e 2.3 cgpa. Does my cgpa matters to get admission in LUMS for MBA. Also I have registered for 26th March 2010 LMAT Test(only 5 days left). I want some guidelines regarding LMAT Test Preparation & the key strategies to follow so as to get good score in LMAT. I will be looking forward to your reply.

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    46. Omer

      Salam,
      First of all I would like to apologize for not replying to your messages as I was crazy busy in my finals and projects.
      -Sunny, none of the strategies can help you prepare in five days.
      -Saad, They have just started the process for shortlisting candidates for interviews. Hopefully you will be informed if you are chosen. Do not miss the phone call, because they inform you only 2 days prior to your interview.
      -Marium, I guess I have answered your questions.

      Once again I apologize for these late replies.

      Regards

      Omer Hs

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    47. Omer

      Nauman,
      I would love to help you out, but if you could be a bit more specific, then it would be much easier for me.

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    48. Ali G

      Dear Omer/any mba student,

      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???

      Reply
    49. gullru

      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???

      @Omer: Hello omer can you please guide me thru?? I do not have any good past records (Schooling & College) except university, nor i have any work experience:(..

      Reply
    50. Omer Hs

      Hello Ali G,
      Thats a good score. Good for you….and 5 years experience sounds pretty good as well. Your interview questions would be more related to your work experience, so be ready to explain what you have done. Go prepared for it. I don’t think that they would grill you but still, prepare for the worst.

      Omer Hs

      Reply
      1. Umair ur Rehman

        Hi Omer bhai
        please guide me. I have my interview on 27th i.e. thursday.
        I have a cgpa of 3.77 in my BBA and got 620 in LMAT but I have no work experience/internships. However, i was teacher’s assisstant for 7 semesters in LSE during my BBA programme..
        please help
        thanks

        Reply
      1. Omer Hs

        Hello Saba,
        There is a list of questions that Usman has provided in this and his other blog. Please review that.

        Best of Luck
        Regards

        Omer Hs

        Reply
    51. Masab

      Assalamoalaikum,

      Has anybody received an interview call from LUMS. And is the interview only taken in Lahore?

      Reply
      1. Fakhar Zaman Shah

        Ali G :
        Dear,
        I have got the interview call and my interview is on thursday…

        please tell your interview in detail.. thanks

        Reply
    52. Masab

      Gud Mashallah, Hope u have a very gud interview and dont forget to share ur experiences with us.

      Best of Luck…

      Reply
    53. Masab

      By the way how did u receive the interview call through phone or by postal e-mail, and how many days before the interview??

      Reply
    54. 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??

      Reply
    55. Fakhar Zaman Shah

      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 call yet..

      my chances for selection ???? please reply

      Reply
    56. Fakhar Zaman Shah

      Ali G :
      Dear,
      I have got the interview call and my interview is on thursday…

      please tell your interview in detail.. thanks

      Reply
    57. mohammed ali zaheer

      Hey all:

      thank u for sharing such an informative thing….Usman i have to bother you for few more questions bro…i hope u wont mind answering them in a bit detail…I have done my BBA from FAST-NUCES Karachi and currently working for the big and famopus travel agency in Abu Dhabi. It has been four months already since i joined here. I have a plan to apply in LUMS for fall 2012. Do u think 1.5 yrs experience is good enough to get through? plus do u suggest LMAT or GMAT as GMAT will be an expensive option fo rme to do in abu dhabi? I had a cgpa of 2.51 in my BBA my i had many other plus points in co-curricular activities, do u think it would benefit me? thank u for ur time…looking forward for ur reply…Hav a nice day!

      Reply
    58. mohammed ali zaheer

      Hey all:

      thank u for sharing such an informative thing….Usman i have to bother you for few more questions bro…i hope u wont mind answering them in a bit detail…I have done my BBA from FAST-NUCES Karachi and currently working for the big and famous travel agency in Abu Dhabi. It has been four months already since i joined here. I have a plan to apply in LUMS for fall 2012. Do u think 1.5 yrs experience is good enough to get through? plus do u suggest LMAT or GMAT as GMAT will be an expensive option fo rme to do in abu dhabi? I had a cgpa of 2.51 in my BBA my i had many other plus points in co-curricular activities, do u think it would benefit me? thank u for ur time…looking forward for ur reply…Hav a nice day!

      Reply
    59. Shafaqat Ali

      Hi all
      Can anyone share the recommendation letter format? If it is available on the site then please guide me to the path.

      Reply
    60. 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
    61. Ali

      AoA all,
      i am an engineer, graduated in August 2010 from COMSATS Lahore. I have CGPA of 2.60 out of 4.00 (but percentage is 71% overall). I have work experience of 1 year. I am planing to do MBA. There are few things i need to know:

      1- Can i get admission in LUMS or IBA?

      2- What score in LMAT/GMAT i should have to get admission?

      3- Does my CGPA or Percentage matter in getting admission in LUMS MBA?

      4- How to prepare for Essay writing as i am not good at producing material at the moment?

      I ‘ll be waiting for your kind replies people. thanks in anticipation.

      Ali

      Reply
    62. Ali Waqas

      AoA all,
      i am an engineer, graduated in August 2010 from COMSATS Lahore. I have CGPA of 2.60 out of 4.00 (but percentage is 71% overall). I have work experience of 1 year. I am planing to do MBA. There are few things i need to know:
      1- Can i get admission in LUMS or IBA?
      2- What score in LMAT/GMAT i should have to get admission?
      3- Does my CGPA or Percentage matter in getting admission in LUMS MBA?
      4- How to prepare for Essay writing as i am not good at producing material at the moment?
      I ‘ll be waiting for your kind replies people. thanks in anticipation.
      Ali

      Reply
    63. Tayyab

      I am currently in the final year of Mechanical Engineering degree of NUST. I am very interested in doing MBA from LUMS.

      I am very concerned about the admission application. The application deadlines are likely to end in March, whereas my engineering degree would complete in July.

      Is there a possibility to get involved in the admission process and submitt the degree of 16 years education as soon possible. Please help!!!!!!!!!

      Reply
    64. faisal

      SALAM…I AM FAISAL,FROM IMSCEINCES PESHAWER,I HAVE CGPA 3.2….AND THE PREVIOUS COLLEGE RECORDI AVERAGE MEAN 60 PERCENT PLUS…….IS MY CGPA LESS FOR APPLYING IN LUMS…IT WILL HINDER MY WAY OR NOT?

      Reply
      1. Farhan

        faisal ur academics r gud enough….go 4 it……gmat score of 600 above will ensure an interview…..after that its all ur logic and communication skills

        Reply
    65. Ahsan

      Hi there .. I applied for LUMS MBA a couple of days back … I did my bachelors from LUMS .. I am working in Johnson & Johnson since Sep 2010 and i have scored 610 in my GMAT .. My past academic record is not that good and i had a low cgpa in lums … what are my chances of getting selected???

      Reply
    66. Arfah

      hai can anyone help me out. i got average marks in lmat i got an interview call. from what i have read in above blogs its sure i ll be grilled .. i have 10 months work experience but i resigned from my previous job because of some work environment issues. i had been preparaing for css exam since then. and now i gave this test. do i stand a chance. please help me out. i will appreciate the help. betweens my interview is on 20 march tuesday.

      Reply
    67. KAZIM

      Dear All,
      gone through from almost all the comments & it helps me alot 2 get more info about LUMS admission & interview prep.
      Plz guide me as iam anxious to take admission in LUMS MBA.Iam Mechanical Engineer by profession from NED Uni Karachi.I have more than 3.5 years experience in a reputable Organizations i.e SIEMENS & DESCON.But only thing iam wondering about is tht i didnt have gud percentage in my B.E this is the only thing which kept me insecure so kindly can ne buddy tell me or guide me tht hw much ur B.E record matter to get admission in LUMS MBA even though i hav very outstanding academic record( both in FSC & MATRIC) . AND HAVE A SKILLFULL PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE ASWELL…???????PLZ LOOKING FORWARD TO HAV REPLY

      Reply
    68. 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.

      Reply
      1. Sadaqat

        Farzadk, please guide me man. how did you score so high? did you leave few questions? i have heard we are not supposed to answer to all the questions that are there in the test. is that true? please guide.

        Reply
    69. Sadaqat

      i have asked this because i made guesses in LMAt 2 and scored very low. now i am to appear in lmat 4 again, so need your guidece before that. and where did you prepare for the test from?

      Reply
    70. umair

      hello guys i have scored 500 in lmat n have comparitively very low cgpa…almost 2.5 and one year experience in Pakistan military academy…prior to my graduation…..so do i have any possible chance to be called for interview????

      Reply
    71. G

      hi guys, I did my BBA from FAST-NU Lahore, with a very low CGPA i.e 2.5…. I have about 10months experience in Nestle pakistan…. what do you think are my chances of getting into lums mba program if I do well in LMAT??
      Kindly reply ASAP… because I need to decide whether to leave my nestle job or not?

      Reply
    72. salman

      aoa omer, i have done my mechanical engineering this year from NUST, EME COLLEGE. now i want to do MBA from Lums.i have good academic record in matriculation and fsc but my cgpa is 2.33 thats very low. and i have no work experience except one internship. kindly tell me should i take lmat or i am just wasting my time. kindly tell me can i manage to get in lums without high gpa and work experience. kindly answer me as soon as possible. i shall be very thankful to you

      Reply
    73. Engr Owais

      Hi
      I Have done B.Sc Textile engineering with a CGPA of 3.34/4.00 and having an excellent academic background. Recently i am doing job and having a work experience of almost 1 year with 2 internships.
      Now i want to appear in LMAT . i have studied ARCO GMAT and Barrons GMAT books thoroughly. please suggest me some other comprehensive
      books n also suggest me in which LMAT round i should appear.
      waiting for your kind reply.

      Reply
    74. shaviree

      Hi usman
      How about age limit ? and MBA at late age? I mean at age of 40 ?
      While experience of more than 16 years and education blend of MBA(Philippines), BSc (2years) BA(economics as additional subject) etc.

      Reply
    75. Umair Shahid

      As.salam

      I really need your help i done my b.com (hons) and want to take admission in Lums for M.B.A. I need your guidance.

      First of all i am going to tell you about my academic performance..

      Matric from Lahore board 58% marks

      I.C.S from Punjab college 47% marks ( due to some uncertainty marks are low)

      B.com (Hons) from superior university 3.0 CGPA

      English language cource from KIPS

      2 month Intern-ship in Bank of Punjab Pakistan.

      I need to know if my acadmic performance is eligible to take admission in lums after preparing the Gmat or Lcat… Because of less marks in I.C.S i am worried .. everything is ok except I.C.S i want to know if i will get good marks in Gmat or Lcat so in interview, if the marks of I.C.S affect on my admission … please help me

      Reply

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