SIMS Pune Admissions & SNAP Expected Cutoff 2019

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    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. Although it’s premier MBA course was initially introduced for Defence Personnel and their dependents, it now hosts seats for civilian candidates as well. 

    Latest:  GEPIWAT Results have been released by SIMS on their official website  – Check Shortlist Result

    • 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 defense category.

    SIMS Eligibility Criteria

    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 a 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.
    • Defence category individuals should be a ward of Defence personnel.
    • 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.

    Reservation of Seats 

    Category Percentage of Reservation of Seats 
    Defence Category (General) 80% of seats for dependants (children / ward) of defence personnel (as per merit) 
    Open Category 10% of seats are available for open category to civilian candidates sponsored / recommended by the Industry (as per merit) 
    Defence Category (Special)10% of seats for dependents of Defence Personnel killed in action (war, counter insurgency or war like operation), disabled in action (war, counter insurgency or war like operation), with more than 50% disability, next of kin of service personnel who have died while in service, death being attributable to military serivice (as per merit)

    Eligibility Criteria for MBA (Executive) 

    • Any executive or professional should have completed their graduation from any statutory university with a minimum of 50% aggregate (45% for SC/ ST) in the final examination. 
    • 2 Years of Work Experience after graduation is also mandatory 

    SNAP Expected Cutoff

    SNAP Expected Cut off 2019

    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 2019 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, the 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
    SNAP 2019 Expected CutoffGeneralSCSTDAKM
    SNAP Quantitative Aptitude25.9816.2710.6710.8519.16
    SNAP Verbal  Ability28.781611.741421.27
    SNAP Logical Reasoning23.1614.459.489.6217.16

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

    CategorySNAP Cut off (Percentile)
    Defence Category (general)55-58
    Sponsored candidates78+
    Defence Category (special)As per merit

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    SIMS Pune Selection Procedure

    SIMS Pune Selection Procedure 2019

    • 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 Admission Dates

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

    Merit list based on SNAP resultJanuary 13 and 14, 2020
    SIMS Slot Booking will be open tillJanuary 20, 2020
    Dates of GE- PIWAT roundFebruary 1,2, 8, and 9, 2020
    First Merit List February 18, 2020 and February 20, 2020
    Last date for Payment of Fees for Merit List CandidatesMarch 13, 2020
    Candidate Reporting at Institute and Hostel Allotment June 1, 2020 
    Programme Commencement June 2, 2020 

    SIMS Pune Fee Structure

    SIMS Pune Fee Structure 2020-2021

    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 (2019-2021)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 2,25,000  2,25,000  2,25,000  2,25,0009,00,000 
    Institute Deposit (Refundable)  20,000 - - - 20,000
     Hostel Deposit (Refundable)  15,000 - - - 15,000
     Hostel Fees 31,20031,200 ****62,400
     Mess Fees32,250 32,250****64,500
     Installments 3,23,450 2,88,450 ** **
     Installments Pay by Date At the time of admissionNovember 25, 2020July 25, 2021November 25, 2021-

    ** Hostel and Mess Fees for the next year will be communicated before the beginning of the next academic year. 

    Check here Fees for other categories



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