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SIMS Pune Admissions & SNAP Cutoff 2018

Last Updated - September 05, 2018

Symbiosis Institute of Management Studies, commonly known as SIMS, Pune is one of the business schools under the umbrella of Symbiosis International University. The management institute offers a full- time residential MBA program, MBA (Executive) and PGPM.

SIU (Symbiosis International University) has scheduled SNAP 2018 for December 16, 2018. Management aspirants can apply online on this before November 26, 2018. 
  • The expected SNAP cut off for SIMS, Pune will most likely be around 50- 55 percentile for general defence category.
  • Admissions to all business schools falling under SIU will be done on the basis of SNAP Exam.
  • Applicants who obtain minimum qualifying score in SNAP Test as per the institute-wise cut off will be called for further rounds of SNAP Selection Procedure.
  • Shortlisted aspirants will be offered final admission on the basis of their SNAP scores and performance in subsequent rounds of GE- PIWAT.
  • 80% seats in this institute are reserved for general defence category.

SIMS Pune is a management institute mainly for defence personnel and their dependents. It has a seat intake of 300 for the MBA program. The details about the selection process and SNAP 2018 cut off for the institute are given in this article.

SIMS Pune Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must meet the basic eligibility norms laid down by SIU so as to appear for SNAP Test. Individuals who wish to secure a seat in SIMS must also adhere to eligibility criteria as laid down by the institute. The criteria for 2 year MBA program are as follows:

  • Students should have completed their graduation from any statutory university with a minimum of 50% aggregate (45% for SC/ ST) in the final examination.
  • Aspirants appearing for the final year examinations can also apply for SIMS Pune provided they obtain the minimum aggregate as per their category in the qualifying examination.
  • Such applicants must obtain their graduation degree before the commencement of the admission process.
  • Defence category individuals should be ward of Defence personnel.

SIMS Pune SNAP Cut off 2018

The business school will shortlist applicants for the GE- PIWAT round on the basis of their performance in the entrance test. All candidates must clear the Cut off for SNAP 2018 in order to get admission into SIMS, Pune for selection in the subsequent rounds.

SNAP cut off varies every year due to a number of factors like the number of applications received for SNAP, difficulty level of SNAP Test, capacity of institute, repute of business school, etc.

SNAP Cut Off is the minimum qualifying marks that an individual must secure in order to get admission to PG programs at various SIU Institutes. There is no sectional cut off for SNAP.

The expected SNAP cut off for SIMS, Pune is given below in the table:

CategorySNAP Cut off (Percentile)
Defence Category (general)51-55
Sponsored candidates75+
Defence Category (special)As per merit

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SIMS Pune Selection Procedure 2018

  • Aspirants will be first screened on the basis of their SNAP Result and will be called for the GE- PIWAT rounds at SIMS, Pune. 
  • The institute will release a merit list which will have the names of shortlisted individuals and the schedule for subsequent rounds on its official website.
  • The entire process of selection will be held at the SIMS, Pune campus only.

The selection process of the business school includes Personal Interview (PI), Written Ability Test (WAT) and Group Exercise (GE) which are illustrated below:

  1. Written Ability Test (WAT): Students will be required to write a brief essay on a topic given by the institute in the specified time duration. Through this essay the language proficiency as well as critical and logical thinking skills of the candidates will be examined. The essay will be marked out of a score of 10.
  2. Group Exercise (GE): In this round, candidates will be divided into a group of 8-10 candidates to discuss a given topic. It will carry 10 marks.
  3. Personal Interview (PI): This will be the last round of selection in which candidate will be interviewed by a panel of 4-8 judges. It will last for around 15- 20 minutes. This round will examine the individual’s academic background, work experience, hobbies, interests and communication skills. This round will carry around 30 marks.

The institute will formulate a composite score by giving due weightage to each round. This composite score will determine the candidate’s position on the final merit list. Offers will be sent out to meritorious students.

SIMS Pune Admission Procedure

Aspirants desirous of securing a seat in SIMS, Pune should apply for the institute while submitting SNAP application form. After SNAP result is declared, the business school will announce its schedule for further procedures.

SIMS will publish the list of students who have been selected for the GE- PIWAT rounds. Such candidates will then have to book a slot for attending these rounds as per their convenience. The final merit list will be announced by the end of February 2018.

The important dates for SIMS, Pune admission process is given below:

EventDate (Tentative)
Merit list based on SNAP resultJanuary 2, 2018
SIMS Slot Booking will be open tillJanuary 15, 2018
Dates of GE- PIWAT roundFebruary 2, 2018 February 3, 2018 February 4, 2018 February 10, 2018
Final merit listFebruary 19, 2018

Reservation in SIMS Pune

SIMS, Pune follows reservation policy as laid down by the MoU with Ministry of Defence. Most seats are reserved for defence personnel and their kin. Seats are reserved as given in the table below:

CategoryPercentage Reservation of Seats
Defence- General80% seats for dependents (Children/ Ward) of Defence personnel
Open10% seats are in open category to civilian candidates sponsored/ recommended by the Industry
Defence- Special10% seats for dependents of Defence personnel killed or disabled in action, next of kin of service personnel who have died while in service

SIMS Pune Fee Structure

The fee structure for SIMS, Pune is at par with other management institutes. Candidates can pay the fees in 4 installments. The 1st installment should be rendered at the time of admission. The fees for various categories are:

MBA Batch (2018-2020)Installments for MBA - Open Defence (Indian Students)
Installments for MBA (Indian Students)1st Year (Amount in INR)2nd Year (Amount in INR)Total Fees
First Installment (INR)Second Installment (INR)Third Installment (INR)Fourth Installment (INR)
 Academic Fees 1,87,000  1,87,000  1,87,000  1,87,0007,48,000 
Institute Deposit (Refundable)  20,000 - - - 20,000
 Hostel Deposit (Refundable)  15,000 - - - 15,000
 Hostel Fees 27,750 27,750 27,750 27,750 1,11,000
 Mess Fees 28,75028,75028,75028,750 1,15,000
 Installments 2,78,500 2,43,500 2,43,500 2,43,500 10,09,000
 Installments Pay by Date At the time of admissionNovember 30, 2018July 31, 2019November 30, 2019-

Check here Fees for other categories



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