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Hello, currently i am pursuing my MBA in marketing last sem, i hv completed BE(mech) and also have work ex in automobile ancillary firm of 19 months, i hv got placed in MNC while pursuing MBA, their criteria was 60% throughout and i hv 58% in 12th which i lied about on my resume that i have 60% and i got selected, i have to join company within a weeks time, what do i do now? is my 12th std marks are still important?? as i hv successfully completed BE with distinction and i hv first class in MBA till now plus work ex of 19 months?
PLS Suggest me the course of action

Hi, Please inform to MNC firm about these. If they will do Back ground verification in future than might be your employment would face some problem. Regards, Ashish
yeah, i was also thinking of doing same. bt i m just concerned abt the consequences of doing that, does my HSC percentage really matters now?
If you have lied about it, it certainly matters. "Once a liar always a liar", is the perception the company will have. If you do not admit and apologise at this stage, the company may think that you are a pathological liar when they catch you.
Hi Anonymous, By apologizing now you stand a chance to clear what could become a nagging future worry. There is also, as others have said, a danger of being rejected later. V.Raghunathan
Hi Anonymous, You can write an apology mail to the HR of company & also remember to state that you were eagerly waiting for this firm to work with. Hope they will consider your Candidature.
Wish you luck!

you have undone your chances by telling lies. Multinationals have a process of verification even after joining and you can assume that you will get caught eventually. Never tell lies on paper at least! Good luck to you.
Hello Anonymous107,

While concurring with the other members, let me put the options you have very clearly & succinctly.

Option #1: Forget about what you did & go ahead and join this MNC. The Best-case-Scenario would be that you will never get caught & all's rosy for your career. The Worst-case-Scenario would be: You will get caught during the Background Verification & thrown out--IF & WHEN it is done [meaning you will be working with a sword over your head all the time].

Option #2: Admit what you did....maybe saying due to some friend's lousy the HR of the MNC. The Best-case-Scenario: The MNC would admire your action & still go ahead with the Offer & you can join after completing your MBA. The Worst-case-Scenario: The MNC would withdraw the Offer & you will have to lookout for a new job--with a Company where % is not very critical & MORE importantly, you don't have to keep looking back all thru your career.

I don't think you have any III option.

Now the choice is your's--since it's YOUR life & career.

And in case you intend to go for the II Option, suggest FIRST inform the HR verbally & offer to give in writing IF needed. Going directly for a written letter/mail MAY NOT be to your advantage.

All the Best.



Personally talk to HR and give them an apology letter if they ask.Probably you could also say that I was so impressed by name and fame of the MNC, I made this error.Ask for them to overlook this slip from your side.
I agree with the comments that have been made here in regard to dishonesty, and the need to rectify that problem.
However, can someone help me out here?
What relevance is this 12 Std? If my google search is correct, then this the final year of secondary school in India.
The OP has gone on to higher study at University with apparently excellent results. Surely that trumps anything done as a child at school??
Why would any employer be interested in something done at secondary school?
Why would you waste time even putting that on a resume?
As I have pointed out many many times here on CiteHR, successful employees are chosen on their ability to DO THE JOB, not on vague and useless measures such as secondary school results. That defies logic!!
I was an abject failure at mathematics in school. I got 24% in my final exam. Yet, I have completed 47 years of successful employment using mathematics in various aspects of all my jobs.

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