Frequently Asked Questions

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

  3. What is the intake capacity?
  4. Intake: 180 students

  5. Do you have reservation of Seats?
  6. Yes, we do have reservation of seats as per SIU Policies. The reservation of seats (within intake) is as follows:
    • 15% and 7.5% of seats are reserved for SC & ST candidates respectively.
    • 3% seats are 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 are for International Students over and above the intake.
    • Kashmiri Migrants: 2 seats reserved over and above the total intake – for sons and daughters of migrants from J&K valley.

  7. I'm interested in applying to SIBM, how can I request a prospectus and/or an application?
  8. You will receive the prospectus only after you register for SNAP Test. Please visit www.snaptest.org for registering for SNAP Test and for related timelines.

  9. How to apply to SIBM?
  10. Refer to the following link for information on how to apply for SIBM Pune:
    http://www.sibm.edu/admissions/howtoapply.html

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

  13. Which are the SNAP Test centers?
  14. For details on SNAP Test Centers, please visit www.snaptest.org

  15. What is the SNAP test structure?
  16. Please refer to the following link for information on SNAP Test structure:
    http://snaptest.org/Snap_Test_Structure.aspx

  17. What is the last date for registration of SNAP test?
  18. Last date for completing Online Registration for SNAP Test is Tuesday, 20th of November 2012.
    Last date for payment of Registration Fee for SNAP Test is Friday, 23rd of November 2012.

  19. Is the total SNAP score considered for cut-off or section-wise score is considered?
  20. The total SNAP score will be considered for finalizing cut-offs for the short-listing of candidates for the Group Interaction and Personal Interaction processes.

  21. What are the application deadline dates for SIBM Pune?
  22. Please refer the link: http://www.sibm.edu/Programmes/mbaprospectus.html

  23. What are the selection criteria for SIBM Pune?
  24. The final selection of a student will be based on his/her SNAP score & performance in GE & PI.

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

  27. What is the last date for registration for SIBM, Pune?
  28. Last date for completing Online Registration for SIBM Pune is Thursday, 13th of December 2012.
    Last date for payment of Registration Fee for for SIBM Pune is Saturday, 15th of December 2012.

  29. After registering with the institute, do I have to send any document(s) to the respective institute?
  30. Yes, the pay-in slip must be sent to the institute in case the payment is made through cash at AXIS bank or the Demand Draft as instructed.

  31. How the payment through Demand Draft (DD) can be made?
  32. 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-out of the payment advice form while registering on the website, sign it and send it along with the DD to Symbiosis Institute of Business Management, Pune at the following address:
    SIBM Pune
    Symbiosis Knowledge Village
    Gram: Lavale, Taluka: Mulshi, Via Sus Road
    Pune - 412 115
    Tel: 91-020-39116000 / 39116008 / 39116009
    Fax: 91-020-39116060

  33. Is a Graduate of a correspondence/distance education program eligible to apply for SIBM Pune MBA?
  34. Students graduated from any of the UGC recognized University are eligible to apply for the programme.

  35. What is the percentage required in graduation to apply for your full time MBA course?
  36. Eligibility: A graduate from any statutory university with a minimum of 50% marks (45% for SC/ST) at graduation level can apply. Students appearing for their final year can also apply, but their admission will be subject to obtaining a minimum of 50% marks (45% for SC/ST) in qualifying examination.

  37. Does SIBM Pune provide a Defence Quota?
  38. No, SIBM Pune does not have a Defence Quota.

  39. Is there any NRI quota in SIBM Pune?
  40. No, there is no such quota in SIBM Pune. All NRIs are considered under International Students category.

  41. I’m an NRI and have completed my graduation in India. Can I apply for International Students category? Do I have to appear for SNAP Test?
  42. Yes, you can apply to SIBM Pune under International Students category and since you have done your graduation in India, you will have to appear for SNAP Test to be eligible. For information about international students, please refer to the following link:
    http://www.symbiosis.ac.in/inter_office.html

  43. Should I have work experience to apply for SIBM, Pune?
  44. No, work experience is not a required criterion to be able to apply to SIBM Pune.

  45. Does the previous work experience have any weightage in the Selection Process?
  46. No, work experience is neither required while applying nor is it given any weightage during the final selection process.

  47. What would be cut-off marks for SIBM Pune?
  48. A candidate will be shortlisted only if he/she has registered and paid for SIBM Pune and has cleared overall cut-off in SNAP 2012 as decided by the institute. As the SNAP test cut-off depends entirely on the performance of all the candidates who appear for it, it is not possible to predict the cut-off marks for this year. However, the SNAP cut-offs for SIBM Pune and shortlist for GI/PI processes would be declared on Tuesday, 22nd January 2013.

  49. What was the cut-off for last year?
  50. Cut-offs for SNAP 2011 were as follows:

    Category
    Cut-off
    Open 91.75
    Scheduled  Caste 56.25
    Scheduled Tribe 38
    Differently Abled 45.25
    Kashmiri Migrants 74.75


  51. Do you have any quota for the physically handicapped students?
  52. 3% seats are 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.

  53. Do you have any quota for the Kashmiri Migrant candidates?
  54. Kashmiri Migrants: 2 seats over and above the total intake are reserved for sons and daughters of migrants from J&K valley.

  55. I am a Diploma Holder. Am I eligible for the Full Time MBA Programme?
  56. No. We regret to inform you that you are not eligible for this programme.

  57. I am 40 years old and I would like to continue with my studies further. Can I apply for the Full Time MBA Programme?
  58. Yes, you are eligible for the programme as there is no age limit to apply for SIBM Pune.

    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 visit www.snaptest.org

  59. Is it compulsory to stay on campus for residential MBA programme?
  60. Yes, it is compulsory for students enrolled for the MBA Programme to stay on the campus. Hostel facility is provided to students.

  61. Is placement provided to students?
  62. Yes, we provide placement assistance to all students enrolled for the two-year full-time residential MBA Programme.

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

  65. Are there any Scholarships offered?
  66. Yes. Please refer to the following link for more information on the various Scholarships on offer:
    http://siu.edu.in/admissions/scholarship.php

  67. How far is the campus from the city and does the college provide any transportation services on a regular basis to visit the city?
  68. The campus is 17 kms from the symbiosis campus on S. B. Road, 28 km from Lohagaon Airport, and 19 km from Pune Railway Station. There are multiple campus buses that ply back and forth from  S. B. Road campus to SIU Lavale campus. For the map to SIBM Pune Lavale, please refer to the link: http://www.sibm.edu/directions.html

  69. Does SIBM have a correspondence MBA Programme?
  70. SIBM Pune does not have a correspondence programme, but a Distance Learning Program is conducted Symbiosis Center for Distance Learning. For more details, please visit www.scdl.net

  71. Are any seats available for MBA Programme against capitation fees?
  72. No capitation or donation is charged by any institute of Symbiosis.