Symbiosis Institution of Business Management (SIBM) Pune Admission 2020: MBA, Eligibility, Selection Criteria, Registration, SNAP

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Symbiosis Institute of Business Management (SIBM) Pune is a constituent of Symbiosis International University (SIU). The institute has been ranked on the 22nd amongst all top B-Schools in India by NIRF Ranking 2020.

The institution offers admission to  MBA, Executive MBA, and MDP programs.

The MBA program is offered with four specializations namely, Finance, HR, Marketing, and Operations along with two distinct programs- MBA in Innovation and Entrepreneurship and MBA in Leadership and System. The minimum eligibility for each course is a Bachelor’s degree with a minimum of 50% marks from any recognized university.

Admission to MBA, MBA (I & E), and MBA (L & S) program will be based on the SNAP score. The final selection of candidates is based on different components such as the SNAP score, PI, WAT, and GE. Each of these components carry a different weightage as per which the candidates' performance is evaluated.

The institute also offers an MBA Executive program under 6 specializations for a duration of 30 months. Applicants of the MBA (Executive) program must also have a minimum of three years’ work experience after graduation. Admission to MBA (Executive) is granted on the basis of an entrance test followed by an interview.

Application forms for all the courses can be filled online by visiting the official website of SIBM, Pune.

Over the years, SIBM, Pune has maintained an excellent placement record. During the latest placement drive, more than 90 recruiters visited the campus and provided over 186 job offers to the students. The highest CTC offered was INR. 34.26 LPA whereas the average CTC ranged at INR. 20.14 LPA (20.27 LPA for female students and 20.08 LPA for male students).

SIBM Pune offers student exchange programs in collaboration with international universities like the University of Dauphine, Berlin School of Economics and Law, and Arizona State University.

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SIBM Pune Admission Highlights 2020

Name of the Institution Symbiosis Institute of Business Management Pune
Type of the Institution Private
Basic Eligibility Criteria Graduation Degree
Basic Admission Criteria SNAP
SNAP Cutoff 98.01 Percentile
Mode of Entrance Examination Offline
Mode of Application Online
Application Fee INR 1000/-
Exam Fee INR 1700/-
Hostel  Yes
Gender Diversity (% of Females) 32%

Important Dates

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SIBM Pune MBA Admission 2020

The Institution offers admission to MBA under 4 specializations. Admission to the courses will be based on the marks secured in the SNAP along with the marks secured in the group discussion and Personal Interview.

Duration 2 Years
Total Intake 180
Mode of Education Full Time
Basic Eligibility Criteria Graduation
Basic Admission Criteria SNAP

Any Graduation Degree holder will be eligible for admission to the course. The candidate appearing for the final examination will also be eligible for applying.


Finance Marketing
Operations Human Resources

SIBM Pune MBA (I&E) and MBA (L&S)Admission 2020

Symbiosis Institute of Business Management offers admission to MBA in Innovation and Entrepreneurship along with an MBA in Leadership and System. Any graduation degree holder can apply for admission to SIBM. 

Course MBA in Innovation and Entrepreneurship
MBA in Leadership and System
Duration 2 Years
Intake 60 each
Mode of Education Full Time
Basic Admission Criteria SNAP

Admission to the course will be based on the marks secured in the entrance examination i.e, SNAP. The shortlisted candidates will be called for further group discussion and personal interview. 

SIBM MBA /MBA (I&E) /MBA (L&S) Eligibility Criteria:

  • Bachelor’s degree holder in any subject from a recognized Institution or University.
  • Minimum 50% marks should be secured in the qualifying examination.
  • Candidates belonging to SC/ST Category must secure a minimum of 45% marks in the final examination.
  • Appearing students can apply for admission.

SIBM MBA /MBA (I&E) /MBA (L&S) Selection Criteria:

The admission to the course will be based on the marks secured in the Symbiosis National Aptitude (SNAP). Qualified students will be called for group discussion and personal interview.

SNAP Pattern:

Duration: 2 hours

Computer-Based Online Examination

The test will comprise of 5 Special Questions under the Section of Quantitative, Data Interpretation and Data Sufficiency.

Section Total Questions Total Marks
General English: Reading Comprehension, Verbal Reasoning, Verbal Ability 34 51
Analytical & Logical Reasoning 36 54
Quantitative, Data Interpretation & Data Sufficiency 40 45
Total 110 150

Weightages according to the components:

Components Weightages
SNAP Score  50
Group Discussion 10
Personal Interview 30
Writing Ability Test 10
Total 100

 The institute will upload the list of selected candidates on the official website of the SIBM.

SIBM Pune MBA Executive Admission 2020

EMBA is a Non-Residential 2.5-year program specifically designed to suffice the needs of working professionals. The MBA Executive has 6 specializations. 

Duration 30 Months
Specializations 6
Intake 60
Mode of Education Part-Time
Basic Eligibility Criteria Graduation
Work Experience 2 Years
Basic Admission Criteria Entrance Examination and Interview

The selection to MBA (Executive) program is based on the Entrance test followed by an interview. Questions will be asked from General and Business Awareness, Basic Mathematics, English and Logical reasoning. Candidates have to solve 50 MCQs in a total of 75 questions. Admissions to PG diploma courses are done on the basis of interview only.


Marketing Finance Human Resource
Operations and Apply Chain Analytics and Information Technology Innovation and Entrepreneurship

SIBM MBA Executive Eligibility Criteria:

Bachelors Degree holders will be eligible for admission to the course. The minimum marks to be secured in the qualifying examination is 50% marks from a recognized Institute or University. 

Minimum 2 Years of working experience is mandatory.

SIBM MBA Executive Selection Criteria:

Selection to the course will be based on the performance in the entrance examination along with the personal interview.

How to Apply for SIBM Pune?

To apply for admission, the candidates must visit the official website of the SNAP and register for the exam.

  • Visit the official website of SIBM:
  • Click on 'Register'.
  • Read all the terms and conditions and then click on the 'I Agree' button.
  • Enter the details in the registration form.
  • An OTP will be sent on the registered mobile number.
  • Enter the 'OTP' and submit.
  • Enter the SNAP id and password.
  • Pay the fee for the SNAP test.
  • Register for the program.
  • Fill in the application form carefully.
  • Make payment for the institution’s program.

The fee can be paid either online or offline. The candidate may pay through:

  • Billdesk Payment Gateway
  • Easebuzz Payment Gateway
  • Indian Bank Payment Gateway
  • Demand Draft in favor of “Symbiosis Test Secretariat” payable at Pune.

For fee payment via DD, the candidates must take a print of the payment advice form, fill in the DD Details, sign and send it to:

Symbiosis Test Secretariat only at,

Symbiosis Test Secretariat

Symbiosis International (Deemed University)

Gram: Lavale, Tal: Mulshi, Dist: Pune - 412115

Phone : +91-20-28116226/27

Note: The modes of payment for the program’s registration fee is the same as that for SNAP.

Candidates must submit the following documents at the time of admission:

  • Class 12th mark sheet
  • Bachelor’s mark sheet
  • Two letters of recommendation (original)
  • English Proficiency Proof (only for Indian candidates)
  • Photocopy of passport (for NRI Applicants)
  • Payment proof (in case done by SWIFT/NEFT/RTGS)
  • Migration/ Transfer Certificate
  • Passing certificate/ provisional degree anti Ragging certificate

Application Fee:

SNAP INR 1700/-
Application Fee INR 1000/-

SIBM Pune Reservation Scheme

Category Reservations
SC 15%
ST 7.5%
PWD 3%

SIBM Pune Scholarships

Candidates can check the different types of scholarships offered by the institute as discussed below:

PG Merit Scholarships:

  • This scholarship will be awarded to the toppers of SNAP. The cut-off for the SNAP score (top score) for applying for the scholarship every year will be at least 0.1% of the total appeared candidates.
  • In the subsequent semesters, the scholarship would be based on academic performance.
  • The candidates availing this scholarship are not prohibited from applying for the other scholarships. Also, there is no income limit of the parents of the students for the grant of merit scholarship.
  • In the situation where a student declines or cancels his admission, the scholarship amount will not be awarded to any other student but will be refunded by the institute to the Symbiosis Society Foundation.
  • The Scholarship amount will not be paid to a student. It will be transferred directly to the Institute.
  • If more than one candidate has the same SNAP score, then the weighted average of academic score of 10th, 12th and graduation will be considered for breaking the tie for scholarships.

Jayatee Deshmukh Scholarship (PG)

  • This scholarship is exclusively for a girl student securing the highest marks in the SNAP test and admitted to any Symbiosis Institute in PG program.
  • Amount of the scholarship is INR 75,000
  • In case a student is eligible for more than one scholarship by Symbiosis Society Foundation, she will be awarded only one scholarship as per her preference.

NoteOther than these scholarships, Education Loan at subsidized rates are also provided by Bank of Maharashtra, Indian Bank, Axis Bank, Corporation Bank and HDFC Bank.


Ques. What is the eligibility criteria for admission to MBA Executive?

Ans. A student seeking admission for MBA Executive Program must possess:
  • Bachelor’s Degree from any statutory/recognized University with a minimum of 50% marks.
  • Graduation through Distance Education is accepted provided it is approved/recognized by UGC or AICTE.
  • A minimum of two-year work experience after graduation. (work experience as on 31.05.2019). Documentary evidence of work experience will have to be provided at the time of admission.

Ques. What is the admission process for admission to MBA Executive?

Ans. The selection of students will be done on the basis of an Entrance Examination and Personal Interview, to be held at the SIBM Pune Lavale campus. The exam is conducted online and consists of Multiple Choice Questions (60 marks, 60 min) based on General and Business awareness, English and Logical reasoning. There is no negative marking. Personal Interview is focused more on getting to know the candidate than testing only the knowledge of the candidate.

Ques. How are the placements at the institute?

Ans. Symbiosis Institute Of Business Management (SIBM), Pune has maintained a decent placement record over the years with over 90 companies participating from different sectors in Campus Recruitment of 2019. The highest CTC offered was of INR 34.26 LPA and the average CTC ranged at INR. 20.14 LPA.

Ques. Does the institute offer any scholarship for MBA students?

Ans. Yes, MBA students are awarded by a PG Merit Scholarship based on their scores obtained in the first semester. Any student having a minimum GPA of 7.50 is eligible for this scholarship.

Ques. Does the institute offer internship opportunities?

Ans. Yes, SIBM not only offers recruitment programs but also proposes internships or pre-placement for students. The 42nd batch of 2019-2021 successfully landed 87 offers during the Summer Internship Program with the participation of over 65 organizations. The highest stipend offered was of 3 LPA while the average stipend stood at 2.01 LPA.

Ques. What is the seat intake for the courses offered at SIBM?

Ans. Course-wise seat intake is given below:
  • MBA (HR/ Marketing/ Finance/ Operations): 180 seats
  • MBA (IE/LS): 60 seats
  • MBA Executive: 100 seats

Ques. Who were the top recruiters during the latest placement drive?

Ans. The institute witnessed the participation of top recruiters like Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan, AB-InBev, P&G, Aditya Birla Group, Reliance Industries Limited, and Flipkart, amongst others.

Ques. Do I need to clear the sectional cut off too for the interview call?

Ans. The sectional cut-offs will be evaluated for the selection of candidates for GE-PI-WAT at SIBM, Pune.

Ques. When is the GE-PI-WAT conducted? 

Ans. Based on the trend, the GE-PI-WAT is usually conducted in February. Official dates of GE-PI-WAT will be announced by each SIU institute on their official website.

Ques. Does the institute accept CAT scores?

Ans. NO, SIBM does not accept the CAT exam score. One must qualify and appear for SNAP for applying to SIBM and score the minimum qualifying marks in the test to have a chance of being called for the interview.

Symbiosis Institute of Business Management - [SIBM], Pune : 37 answered questions


Ques. Which one should I choose, SIBM Pune or New IIMs like IIM Ranchi, Trichy, Udaipur, or Rohtak?

● Top Answer By Aaditya Hari Nair on 02 Aug 21

Ans. SIBM Pune is a 40-year-old college and has a very good reputation among all the other private colleges. It has a very nice alumni base and hence a lot of companies prefer recruiting from here. When we look at the fee structure, it is quite high at SIBM as compared to the second-generation IIM. On the other hand, the students of the second generation IIM will be almost a decade old when this new batch will pass out. They have the advantage of studying in the IIM which helps them in some parts of the other. They all have been placed in the main campuses of various firms and are ready to go forward. The placements at SIBM are way better. Various companies that visit and offer the roles are more or less the same in the colleges mentioned above.Read more
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Ques. Which college is good for MBA, Nirma University, Symbiosis Pune or Narsee Monjee Mumbai?

● Top Answer By Komal Chawla on 17 Jul 21

Ans. It's not fair to put Nirma into the same category as NMIMS Mumbai and Symbiosis Pune. First and foremost, as many other students have remarked. As one of my friends studied at NMIMS, I would suggest you go for it. Since under the SIU banner you did not name a particular college, I assume it is SIBM Pune. The principal reason NMIMS scored over SIBM is its advantageous placement in Mumbai's financial centre. It's an hour and a half drive from commercial and industrial areas like the Bandra Kurla Centre, Southern Mumbai, and Navi Mumbai. This allows students to go to high-profile companies such as SEBI, TOI, and JPMC for industrial trips. Since NMIMS has more than 500 batch sizes, it continues to produce better average packages from other institutes in the same league. The reputation and connection that NMIMS enjoys to the industry is a testimonial. Categories Nirma University SIBM Pune NMIMS Mumbai Course Fee 10.04 lakh 19.22 lakh 6.04 lakh Highest CTC 12 LPA 28 LPA 13-15 LPA Average CTC 8.5 LPA 16 LPA 8-10 LPA Recruiting Companies Zydus, Adani, Kotak, Axis Bank, etc. Mindtree, Crisil, HSBC, Asian Paints, etc. Berger, ICICI Bank, CitiBank, Hindustan Unilever, etc. Over the years, NMIMS has demonstrated its success at national and international competitions. Some of the events in which our students have fared better with all the participants from the above-stated institutions include RB Mavericks, HUL Carpe Diem, and SABMiller's Brew-a-career.Read more
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Ques. Which is best for MBA HR: SIBM Pune or NMIMS Mumbai or SCMHRD?

● Top Answer By Keshav Jindal on 16 Jul 21

Ans. The colleges that you have mentioned are quite old and reputed, leaving behind a history of a great placement record and a bright future. Human Resources has become a promising field in today’s time. A good HR assures that the aspects of the business they work for proves to be fulfilled along with allowing the employees their own space wherein they give importance to the clients. Based on certain parameters, allow me to compare all the three institutes so that it gets convenient to choose the B-School of your choice. Categories SIBM Pune NMIMS Mumbai SCMHRD Course Fee 17.26 lakh 6.04 lakh 11.94 lakh Highest CTC 35 LPA 16 LPA 18-21 LPA Average CTC 18 LPA 8 LPA 10 LPA Recruiting Companies Crisil, HSBC, etc. Berger, ITC, etc. Mindtree, ICICI Bank, etc. My suggestion would be to consider NMAT and even SNAP so that you get a better view to choose from. Some promising prospects are indeed offered by NMIMS and SIBM-P, but I believe you should go for that particular institute which is reputed for its HR department.Read more
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Ques. What is better, to go for BBA+MBA integrated course from Nirma University or to do a simple BBA from Symbiosis or NMIMS?

● Top Answer By Komal Chawla on 09 Jul 21

Ans. BBA from all of these institutes, Nirma University, Symbiosis, and NMIMS is good. It now depends on whether you are willing to go for an MBA immediately after your graduation or not. If you want to do an MBA and not want to get into giving entrances again, then go for Nirma, it is a decent pick. If you feel you can study in the 2nd and 3rd year of your graduation for MBA entrance exams. Then go for BBA from NMIMS or Symbiosis. Categories BBA+MBA at Nirma University BBA at Symbiosis BBA at NMIMS Course Fee 17.95 lakh 9.10 lakh 2.87 lakh Highest CTC 25 LPA 17 LPA 16 LPA Average CTC 8-9 LPA 4.5 LPA 4.8 LPA Recruiting Companies TCS, Infosys, Wipro, Bosch, etc. KPMG, Deloitte, Wipro, TCS, etc. IBM, IDFC, Tech Mahindra, HCL, etc. One thing more to note is whether you can study 5 years at a stretch in the same place or not. BBA from any of the above 3 is a good option. It depends on the choice of pursuing an MBA.Read more
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Ques. Which is the better college in both PIBM Pune and SIBM Pune in terms of placement, academics, and fees, structure-wise as well?

● Top Answer By Komal Chawla on 28 Jun 21

Ans. PIBM Pune provides a strong foundation for a master’s degree in management. One of my close friends studied at PIBM Pune. According to him, most of the colleges in India focus on theoretical knowledge, but PIBM has a practice-based approach. The Pune Institute of Business Management offers a strong foundation for people intending to pursue a master’s degree in management. From the practical knowledge point of view, PIBM Pune is one of the best colleges in India to pursue a Master's degree. PIBM gives students the opportunity to do two internships. PIBM also holds corporate events that bring in industry experts. In addition, PIBM also conducts corporate events. There are good companies here too, and they pay well too (i.e. 6-17 LPA depending on your performance). Categories PIBM Pune SIBM Pune Course Fee 7.95 lakh 17.26 lakh Highest CTC 21 LPA 25 LPA Average CTC 17-18 LPA 18 LPA Recruiting Companies Infosys, Mindtree, Nestle, Berger, etc. Asian Paints, KPMG, Reliance, Loreal, etc. PIBM has a strong foundation, as it has been in the business for a long and nurtures management leaders. PIBM offers a theoretical approach as well as a practical approach, and students are exposed to both facets of management.Read more
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9.2 /10

Admission :

Through group discussion and written exam and lastly the personal interview. we have to give snap first and after selection we go to the written exam stage and than group discussion and short listed go to the personal interview stage. This is one of the finest courses provided by the college.

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I applied for the MBA Program by following certain admission steps. The main step was to register for the program after which I gave this SNAP test and later on I had to appear for the written ability test, Group discussion as well as one personal interview. On the basis of marks, a proper merit list was published in which I was able to secure a position and hence, got into this college.

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Each day spent here was a learning experience for all of us. Along with this, I learned many other things related to my program. Also, the teachers were there to assist us with every situation. Moreover, the college also made us aware of all the newest and latest news which helped us to know more about current happenings in the B world.

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Admission :

I was shortlisted through the merit list published by the college. Which was based on the SNAP test, Written ability test, group discussions as well one personal interview. Hence, after qualifying all the steps I got into this college to pursue an MBA program.

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My college days were so good that I still remember how we use to enjoy our classes as well as enjoy our days. Moreover the place really helped me to fetch good opportunities which eventually flourished my career with a good scope.

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The 1st step is to appear for the SNAP test. Once you get the benchmark scores, you are called in for a GE PI-WAT. If you get selected through this process, you will receive an email from the college stating the same.

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It is a student-driven campus where the involvement of management is negligible. Overall it is a good experience to be here.

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