Frequently Asked Questions

  1. What are the specializations offered by SIBM Pune?
  2. SIBM Pune offers following specializations:
    1. Marketing
    2. Finance
    3. Human Resources
    4. Operations

  3. What is the Fee Structure 2012-2013?
  4.   Total   Per Annum
    For  2012- 13
     Academic Fees Rs. 3,90,000/-
    Pre Induction Fees Rs. 30,000/-
    (non refundable, 1st year only)
    Hostel  fees Rs. 60,000/-
    Mess Rs. 35,000/-
    Hostel  Deposit Rs. 10,000/-(refundable,1st year only)

  5. What is the intake Capacity?
  6. Intake: 180 students

  7. Do you have reservation of Seats?
  8. Reservation of Seats
    • 15% and 7.5% of seats reserved for SC & ST candidates respectively.
    • 3% seats reserved for "physically handicapped candidates - for blind, hearing impaired (Deaf/dumb) and with orthopedic disorders or mentally retarded candidates" The minimum degree of disability should be 40% in order to be eligible under this category.
    Reservation above intake
    • 15% seats International Students over and above the intake.
    • Kashmiri Migrants: 2 seats over and above the total intake – for sons and daughters of migrants from J & K valley.

  9. I'm interested in applying to SIBM, how can I request a prospectus and / or an application?
  10. You will receive the prospectus only after you register for SNAP.

  11. Does SIBM consider other test scores like GMAT, CAT, CET, etc.
  12. No, SIBM will consider SNAP Test scores only.

  13. Which are the SNAP test centers?
  14. For details please visit

  15. Which are the centers for the Group Interaction /Personal Interaction for MBA Admissions?
  16. SIBM welcomes all students to SIBM Campus for the GI/PI as an opportunity to visit the campus. It is conducted only at SIBM campus, Pune.

  17. What are the application deadline dates for SIBM Pune?
  18. Please refer the link:

  19. Is a Graduate of a correspondence/distance education program eligible to apply for SIBM Pune MBA?
  20. Student graduated from any of the UGC recognized University is eligible to apply for the programme

  21. What is the percentage required in graduation to apply for your full time MBA course?
  22. Eligibility: - A graduate from any statutory university with a minimum of 50% marks (45% for SC/ST) at graduation level. Students appearing for their final year appearing can apply but their admission will be subject to obtaining a minimum of 50% marks (45% for SC/ST) at qualifying examination. Final eligibility for admission will be decided by Symbiosis International University.

  23. Does SIBM have a correspondence MBA programme?
  24. SIBM does not have a correspondence programme. But a Distance Learning Program is conducted by Symbiosis through SCDL. For more details please visit

  25. Are any seats against capitation fees available for MBA programmes?
  26. No capitation or donation is charged by any institute of Symbiosis.

  27. How to apply to SIBM?
  28. Refer link:

  29. What is the selection criterion for SIBM, Pune?
  30. Selection Criteria includes: SNAP + Group Interaction +Personal Interaction

  31. How far is the campus from the city and does the college provide for any transportation on a regular basis to visit the city?
  32. The campus is 17 kms. from the Symbiosis campus on S.B. Road, Pune, 28 Kms. From Lohagaon Airport, 19 km from Pune Railway station. Yes there are campus buses that ply back and forth from the campus to Symbiosis S.B. Road campus. For the map to SIBM Pune Lavale, please refer link:

  33. Does SIBM, Pune provide the Defence quota?
  34. No SIBM Pune does not have Defence Quota

  35. What is SNAP test structure?
  36. Refer link:

  37. What is the last date for registration of SNAP test?
  38. Last date for registering with SNAP is 23rd of November 2011, Wednesday.
    Last date for payment for SNAP is 25th of November 2011, Friday.

  39. What is the last date for registration for SIBM, Pune?
  40. Last date of Online Registration for SIBM, Pune is the 15th of Dec 2011.
    Last date of Payment of Registration fees for SIBM Pune is the 17th of Dec 2011.

  41. Is the total SNAP score considered for cut-off or section-wise score is considered?
  42. Yes, the total SNAP score will be considered for the Group Interaction and Personal Interaction short listing.

  43. Is there any NRI quota in SIBM Pune?
  44. No, there is no such quota in SIBM, Pune. All NRIs are considered under International students category.

  45. After registering with the institute, do I have to send any document(s) to the respective institute?
  46. Yes, the pay in slip must be sent to the institute in case the payment is made through cash at AXIS bank or DD.

  47. How the payment through Demand Draft (DD) can be made?
  48. Get a demand draft for Rs.1000/- from any Nationalized Bank in favour of “Director, Symbiosis Institute of Business Management” payable at Pune. Write your SNAP ID and name at the backside of the DD.Take a print of the payment advice form while registering on the website, sign send it along with the DD to Symbiosis Institute of Business Management, Pune only at,
    SIBM Pune,
    Symbiosis Knowledge Village,
    Gram: Lavale, Tal: Mulshi, Via Sus Road,
    Pune 412 115,
    Tel: 91-020-39116000 / 39116008 / 39116009
    Fax: 91-020-39116060

  49. Is placement provided to NRI / International students?
  50. Yes, NRI/International students are part of the placement process.

  51. I’m an NRI and have completed my graduation in India. Can I apply for International students category and do I have to appear for SNAP test?
  52. Yes, you can apply for international student’s category and will have to appear for SNAP test. For information about international students, refer the link:

  53. Should I have work experience to apply for SIBM, Pune?
  54. No, Even the Fresh appearing student can apply for the programme.

  55. Does the previous work experience have any weight age in selection criteria?
  56. Yes, the weightage is given to the work ex during the final selection process.

  57. I’m unable to complete the application form of SNAP because of the following few hindrances:
    1. percentage of marks expected but I have CGPA marks.
    2. unable to upload photograph.
    3. unable to submit application
    4. payment done but not reflecting
    For any such queries please contact

  58. How do I crack SNAP Test?
  59. There is no specific book or guide recommended, but you can refer to the general knowledge guides, watch current news that occur in print or television etc.

  60. Is it compulsory to stay on campus for residential MBA program?
  61. Yes. Hostel facility is provided to students.

  62. Is placement provided students?
  63. Yes. We provide the placement assistance.

  64. What would be cut – off marks for SIBM Pune?
  65. A candidate will be shortlisted only if he has registered and paid for SIBM Pune and has cleared overall exam in SNAP 2011 as decided by the institute. As the cutoff depends entirely on the candidate’s performance in the SNAP exam it would be difficult for us to predict the cut off marks for this year.

  66. Are there any Scholarships?
  67. Yes, please refer link:

  68. What is the procedure for applying to various symbiosis colleges?
  69. Please follow the links given on SNAP website under the section ‘About the Institutes’

  70. What was the cut-off for last year?
  71. Cutoff for SNAP 2010
    Section Cutoff
    Open 118
    Scheduled  Caste 78.5
    Scheduled Tribe 57.5
    Differently Abled 65
    Kashmiri Migrants 103

  72. I am 40 years old and I would like to pursue with my studies further. Can I apply for this programme?
  73. Yes you are eligible for the programme as the age is no bar.

  74. Do you have any quota for the physically handicapped students?
  75. 3% seats reserved for "physically handicapped candidates - for blind, hearing impaired (Deaf/dumb) and with orthopedic disorders or mentally retarded candidates" The minimum degree of disability should be 40% in order to be eligible under this category.

  76. Do you have any quota for the Kashmiri Migrant students?
  77. Kashmiri Migrants: 2 seats over and above the total intake – for sons and daughters of migrants from J & K valley.

  78. I am a Diploma Holder. Am I eligible for the Full Time MBA Program?
  79. No. We regret to inform you that you are not eligible for this program.