SIBM Introduction

Symbiosis Institute of Business Management, Punewas established in 1978. The first few institutions belonging to the Symbiosis Society were affiliated to the University of Pune. Today, SIBM is regarded as one of India's premier B-school renowned for its high-quality management programs. The programs offered by SIBM are:

  • Master of Business Administration (MBA)
    • SIBM's flagship two-year full-time residential program across different specializations like marketing, Human Resources, Finance and Operations.
  • MBA (Innovation & Entrepreneurship)
    • A two-year full-time programme combining innovation and entrepreneurship
  • • MBA (Leadership and Strategy)
    • A two year full-time residential program combining leadership and strategy
  • MBA Executive
    • An intense MBA program for working professionals
  • Post Graduate Diploma (PGD)
    • Non-residential one year weekend management program


Getting into SIBM Pune

SIBM Results Accepted

  • For MBA / MBA (I&E) Programs - SNAP
  • MBA (Innovation & Entrepreneurship)- SNAP
  • MBA (Leadership and Strategy)- SNAP
  • For MBA Executive - Written Exam conducted at SIBM Pune
  • For PGD - No Test Required

SIBM Eligibility

Eligibility for MBA / MBA (I&E)
  • Graduate from any statutory / recognized university with a minimum of 50% marks (45% for SC/ST)
  • Candidates appearing for final year examinations can also apply, but their admission will be subject to obtaining a minimum of 50% marks (45% for SC/ST) in the qualifying examination.

Eligibility for MBA (L&S)
  • Graduation from any statutory/recognized university/institute of national importance with at least 50% (45% for SC/ST) or equivalent grade point average.
  • Minimum of 4 years of work experience after bachelors (as on 31st May 2020)
Eligibility for MBA Executive
  • Bachelors degree from any statutory/recognized University with a minimum of 50% marks
  • Minimum of three-year work experience after graduation, as on 31st May of that year.

Eligibility For PGD
  • A Bachelor's Degree with a minimum of 50% marks from any statutory University


SIBM Admission Procedure

  • For MBA / MBA (I&E) / MBA (L&S)
    1. 1. Candidates are shortlisted based on their SNAP scores.
    2. 2. The shortlisted candidates are then called for stage-II which comprises Group Exercise and Personal Interaction (GE-PI).
SIBM Admission Process MBA/MBA (I&E)| CL Research
  • For MBA Executive
    1. 1. Candidates are required to appear for a written test. Written examination will consist of Multiple Choice Questions (50 marks, 75 min) based on General and Business awareness, Basic Mathematics, English and Logical reasoning
    2. 2. The test will be followed by a personal interview
SIBM Admission Process MBA Executive | CL Research
  • For PGD
    1. 1. Candidates have to fill an online application.
    2. 2. Further, candidates have to appear for a round of personal interview at SIBM Pune.
SIBM Admission Process PGD/PGDFB | CL Research

SIBM Eligibility and Selection Criteria for MBA

Symbiosis International University conducts its own exam, Symbiosis National Aptitude Test (SNAP), for admissions to all the MBA courses at various colleges in the university. The exam is conducted in the month of December on a Sunday. The SNAP exam has a total of 150 questions. A correct answer fetches 3 marks and -1 for each incorrect answer. The pattern of the exam has been tabulated below.


Total Marks

General English: Reading Comprehension, Verbal Reasoning, Verbal Ability


Quantitative, Data Interpretation & Data Sufficiency


Analytical & Logical Reasoning





Seat Intake

MBA (HR/ Marketing/ Finance/ Operations)






MBA Executive


The intake of the various programs at SIBM Pune has been tabulated above.
Generally, the cut-off for a call from SIBM Pune is at around 97-98%ile for the General category candidates.

To provide perspective, cut-off for SIBM Pune for 2017-19 batch is tabulated below:







Cut-off percentiles







Within the 180 students, SIBM Pune has 15% reservation for SC, 7.5% for ST, 3% Differently Abled categories. Apart from the 180 seats, there are 2 seats for Kashmiri Migrants. SIBM also has 15% of the seats reserved for international candidates.

Calculation of Overall Composite Score

Final Shortlisting is based on the overall composite score. Given below is the weightage of each component which aids in the evaluation of the final score.


Fees for all the PG programmes at SIBM has been tabulated below

  • SNAP = 50 marks
  • Group Exercise = 10 marks
  • Personal Interaction = 30 marks
  • Writing Ability Test = 10 marks
  • Total = 100

Installment-wise MBA Fees

Amount Payable for first year


Amount payable for second year



1st Instalment

2nd Instalment

3rd Instalment


Tuition Fees (Per Year)

4,26,500 INR

4,26,500 INR

4,26,500 INR

4,26,500 INR

Institute Key Money (Refundable)

20,000 INR




Hostel Key Money

15,000 INR




Living Expenses (Per Year)

41,250 INR

41,250 INR

41,250 INR

41,250 INR

Food Charges (Per Annum)





Total Instalments





Due date of remitting the fees

During admission process

Beginning of second semester

Beginning of third semester

Beginning of fourth semester


Inside SIBM Pune

SIBM Diversity

The following data of the MBA batch portrays the diversity of batch at SIBM Pune.

Gender Diversity

SIBM Pune has progressive gender diversity with a good percentage of female candidates.


SIBM Gender Diversity | CL Research
Academic Background Diversity

The following pie chart shows the academic diversity at SIBM Pune.

SIBM Academic Background Diversity | CL Research
Work Experience Based Diversity

SIBM Pune has maintained a good balance of the number of freshers and experienced professionals. The following graphic depicts this diversity.

SIBM Work Experience Diversity | CL Research


SIBM Final Placements

The final placements of the 2019 batch concluded with about 46% of the batch getting pre-placement offers. While a number of new recruiters visited the SIBM Pune campus, the BFSI sector was the largest recruiter. The highlights of the placement have been tabulated below.

Placement 2015 at a Glance

No. of Recruiters


No. of Offers


No. of PPOs


Average CTC

20.14 LPA

Highest CTC

34.26 LPA

The sector-wise break-up of the final placements of the batch of 2019-2021 batch is given below:


SIBM Final Placements | CL Research


SIBM Summer Placements

To give a perspective about the summer placements at SIBM Pune, the highlights of the placements of batch 2019-21 is given below.

Placement 201 at a Glance

Average Stipend

INR 2,01,000

Highest Stipend

INR 3,00,000

Number of recruiters


Number of offers



The analysis given above has been prepared by Career Launcher experts. The information given here has no bearing on your actual score. Career Launcher does not take responsibility for any discrepancy between information in this document and actual result.

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