Frequently Asked Questions


Symbiosis Institute of Management Studies, Pune has been ranked as 8th amongst the Top Leading B-Schools of Super Excellence in GHRDC-CSR B-School Survey 2018. Symbiosis Institute of Management Studies, Pune has been ranked as 4th in the State of Maharashtra amongst private institutes in GHRDC-CSR B-School Survey 2018

Entrepreneurship culture is of key importance to SIMS. To keep this culture alive SIMS opened an Incubation center in 2010 which acts as a platform for students with entrepreneurial zeal to realize their dreams. At SIMS we believe journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step and Incubation Center acts as the first stepping stone.It has initiated ‘ IDENTIFY ORAL CARE’.

Official leaves are only provided when you participate in inter-institute events, competitions, events of reputation.

You have to maintain 90% in all semesters to appear for placement process and 75% for appearing in the exams as per SIU rules.

We offer HR, Marketing, Finance, Operations, and International Business & Information System as major. HR, Marketing, Finance, International Business, Information System, Operations, Retail Management & Entrepreneurship as minor.

The students can select their specializations by the end of the first semester. But marks obtained also play a part in the specialization selection process.

There are common subjects in 1st semester. In the end of the 1st semester you are supposed to choose your specializations. There is a limit in the number of seats for the students. However, a minimum of 20 students are required to start a specialization.

There has been a good mix of freshers and work ex-students.

It entirely depends on your field of interest, personality and experience in the relevant field.

Yes, we provide exchange programs; there are summer schools and collaborations with many foreign universities.

Yes, it is common for all specializations.

The curriculum is decided by SIMS in consultation with SIU.

One of the features that sets SIMS apart is its orientation period. The orientation acts like a Launch Pad for their foray into the corporate world. It is tough, hectic and prepares them for a rigorous life in the corporate world. The orientation also builds batch unity and friendship that last for a lifetime, making it an unforgettable experience.

Yes, you can apply to SIMS if you meet the eligibility criteria. SIU has a list of universities whose correspondence course degree is accepted for MBA admissions. Kindly mail your mark sheet or degree certificate to The Admission Department -

SIMS uses flip-classroom, group activity, role plays, individual assignments, class PPT, research articles, Case studies as major methodology of teaching. The regular conduct of guest talks, seminars, market simulation, Quizzes, market surveys, latest happenings discussion along with academics syllabus coverage are integral part of academics.

Seat Structure:-

  • 80% seats for dependents (Children/Ward) of defence personnel(as per merit)
  • 10% seats are in open category to civilian candidates /sponsored or recommended by the Industry(as per merit)
  • 10% 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 to kin of service personnel who have died while in service, death being attributable to military service.(as per merit)

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Generally, 2nd week of January, However, it changes with every academic year, it is updated on the website.

Depends on your performance in the process – SNAP Test and the GE-PIWAT process.

As of now there is no provision related to the accommodation of the candidate during the GE-PIWAT process. However, there are many hotels nearby the institute –

E-Square Hotel, Treebo Sahara, The Ambience Hotel, The Pride Hotel are some of the hotels. The list is available on the following link -

  • Go through your Resume, know yourself.
  • Be original. Get clear with what you want and how can you achieve that.
  • Be confident while answering.
  • Do not contradict your Resume.

19th January, 2019 11:59 pm Saturday. No changes can be done after that.

The list of documents required for the GE-PIWAT will be mentioned in the mail that will be sent to the candidates shortlisted for GE-PIWAT.

Symbiosis Institute of Management Studies, Range Hills Road, Khadki, Pune – 411020 Click here

SIMS has given enough time to select the slot. It is on first come first serve basis. We request you to select it after due consideration. Even after that if any clash occurs, please drop a mail to

It entirely depends on you. Both are acceptable. But it is preferable for the candidate to get the resume to be printed as it makes the candidate look more corporate oriented.

Get your Stationary – blue pen, pencil, writing pad, the necessary documents, resume etc. mentioned on the site.

Comfortable Formals for both boys and girls. (Western and Indian for girls) It is advised that the candidate should wear comfortable formals/foot wares as the process will go on for about 4-5 hours.

Get another copy printed of the GE-PIWAT admit card.

The morning slot is at 7:30 am and the afternoon slot is at 12:30 pm.

It was 50% for 2018- 2019 batch. More details will be put up on

  • Every candidate has to attend separate process for all the institutes.
  • GEPIWAT stands for Group Evaluation, Personal Interview and Written Ability Test. It is the shortlisting process carried by each Institute for admission.

No, both the GE-PIWAT evaluation panel and verification panel work independently, so it will not impact your GE-PIWAT evaluation. It is filled for either alterations in stated facts on the application form or for the pending documents. If you are able to produce the pending documents within the stipulated time, it will not have any impact, if not than your candidature might not be considered for the subsequent process.

But if you fail to submit the documents on time, your candidature will be cancelled.

In this case, you will be allowed to go through the entire GE-PIWAT process. Based on the documents provided by you, your category will be updated and your candidature will be considered in that specific category (if you satisfy the eligibility requirements applicable for that category) for any subsequent process.

The duration of the entire GE-PIWAT process for a candidate can vary from 4 hours to 7 hours. This will include the Academic Verification, Group Exercise, Writing Ability Test and Personal Interaction.

You can write a mail regarding your dissatisfaction to The Director, SIMS – and keeping the faculty Dr. Suruchi Pandey in CC - stating the part of the process that you were not satisfied with and the reason for your dissatisfaction along with your GE-PIWAT details.

Yes, everyone has to go through the GE-PIWAT process.

You will be randomly allocated a slot and will not be able to change the slot allocated.

You are eligible to apply for admission in SIMS if you have the minimum required marks in 10th, 12th and graduation, 50%. For the admission, your SNAP score has 50% weightage and rest 50% weightage is given to the GEPIWAT process. So, to get selected, just prepare well for SNAP and GEPIWAT.

Yes you will have to bring the hardcopy as during the document verification round it is mandatory to have your originals.

It depends on the reason and if the slot is available then we will try to accommodate you in that.

The stage of completion is checked and the respective candidate is then facilitated in the process.

Accommodate them in other slots, keeping in consideration the availability of empty slots.

No, you have manage your accommodation and travel, at the time of GEPIWAT.

Keep yourself updated with the recent business happenings and be thorough with the concepts of your specialization, that’s all.

Committee looks into your academic knowledge, work experience knowledge, soft skills, GK, current affairs, etc

Intimate it to the SIMS folks as soon as you get to know, better drop a mail stating that you might get delayed and the expected time of arrival. Those folks will try to accommodate as per the a may be.

You will receive an e-mail and SMS if you are shortlisted. You can also log in to snap portal and check.

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Please have a look at our institute website. All the stats regarding placements and about the companies are present there.

Mostly from IT, Consulting, BFSI, Manufacturing, Healthcare, Real Estate.

It depends on the profile which the companies are offering while recruiting.

SIMS has the best ROI on fees to CTC ratio.

The highest package was 20 Lakhs for the previous batch.

The summer internships are for 8-10 weeks and the students are selected by the companies as per their requirements.

Yes, they do matter as companies may use that as a criterion for shortlisting. It depends on the company policy.

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After paying the fees, 14th March 2019, 5:00 pm

SIMS directly don't provide any loan assistance but education loan provider visit the SIMS frequently and provide the low interest rate to SIMS full time students. Ex: HDFC Credila, Canara Bank, Axis Bank and Avanse etc.

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The cut off this year is not to be disclosed. Last year, it was 50 percentile.

No, admission to SIMS is purely on the basis of merit.

SNAP is held in December, the results of which are disclosed in February and the admission process of the selected candidates goes on till March.

It will be displayed on our website –

In that case you are supposed to contact our administration department. But all documents must be cleared before 31st July 2019.

Intake: 300 Students

  • 240 - Defence Open
  • 30 - Defence Special
  • 30 – Civilian Candidates

For applying to SIMS, you first need to register online with SNAP on get a SNAP ID, there itself you can apply for SIMS. Prospectus is available on

Yes. If applying to SIMS, you have to fill up application form for SIMS.

Defence Personnel, their Dependents and Civilian Candidates.

Yes, you can still apply to SIMS under the defence quota.

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:

Yes, you have to fulfill the eligibility criteria of passing with minimum 50% marks or equivalent grade in graduation. However, final eligibility will be confirmed only after verification of eligibility form and documents

Yes you can get admission but you will have to provide annexure- A

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Yes, SIMS provides a residential MBA program, even to the localites. So, staying in hostel is compulsory for all.

Yes, in the classrooms as well as the hostels.

Yes, you are allowed to get your 2 wheelers (Please carry the documents along).

Yes, a full-time mess functions in the institute. An institute canteen is also there which functions for the whole day.

No, you are not allowed to carry the mess food inside your hostel.

  • Weekdays - 10.30pm
  • Weekends -11.30pm

Only allowed to take night outs in the weekend, provided you have a local guardian present in the city.

Fill up the night out form and get it signed by the campus administrator. Also, an email needs to be sent from the parents to the campus administrator and submit the signed documents to the hostel warden.

You are Only allowed to take night outs in the weekend, provided you have a local guardian present in the city.supposed to apply for leave on the leave portal, which is first looked at by the Admin Department, then the Class In charge, the Placement Cell and finally the Director, who approves the leave, only then is the leave approved. For leave also, a mail with a scanned copy of signed written permission letter is required from the parents.

Yes, we do provide.

Timings would change, but hot water is provided both in the morning and night.

We provide 2, 3 and 4 sharing rooms.

Yes, we have a guest house wherein you have to book the rooms beforehand for parents.

The Alumni can be contacted through the Alumni Cell.

No, the canteen inside the campus close by 10:30 PM.

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There is no number but this depends upon the availability of seats after first merit list admissions are done.

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