SIBM Hyderabad MBA Admission 2022: Process Open with Focus on Diversity; Check Eligibility, Criteria, Cut off, Fee, Placement

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Updated on November 2, 2021
SIBM Hyderabad, known for its focus on batch diversity, is open with the admission process for MBA 2022-24 batch. SIBM Hyderabad admitted 65% students from Non-Engineering back ground in its last batch. SNAP 2021 is the mandatory exam and commands high weightage in the MBA admission process at SIBM Hyderabad. The MBA degree to SIBM Hyderabad students is awarded by Symbiosis International University. Last date to apply for admission closes on February 6, 2022
SIBM Hyderabad Admission 2022

Symbiosis Institute of Business Management (SIBM) Hyderabad has opened MBA admission 2022 and will accept only SNAP 2021 score for final selection of candidates. SIBM Hyderabad admission criteria is unique and the B-school is known for its high academic & gender diversity with more than 65% non-engineers, 31% women admitted in the MBA programme last year. 

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SIBM Hyderabad is one of the key constituent MBA colleges of Symbiosis International (Deemed) University, Pune and is a young but leading B-school. Sharing with, how SIBM has become one of the leading B-schools in India, Dr Ravi Kumar Jain, Director, SIBM Hyderabad says, “The value of SIBM-H lies in its legacy of quality and excellence with well-defined personal care and progressive strategy. It is now galloping leadership in academic excellence, in internationalizing of management education, and has become bedrock for showcasing talent in B-School competitions across the country and through its innovation in admission, assessment and pedagogy.At the core is our vision to produce responsible global citizens, lifelong learners, evolved business leaders and wealth creators.”

The 2 years full time MBA offered at SIBM Hyderabad is the flagship management programme of the institute. SIBM Hyderabad MBA Admission 2022 opened with the start of SNAP 2021 registration process. SIBM Hyderabad will accept SNAP 2021 score for MBA admission 2022. Last date to apply for SNAP 2021 is November 27, 2021 and the last date to register and apply for SIBM Hyderabad admission is February 6, 2022.

Read this article to know the key USPs of SIBM Hyderabad and all about its application and selection process, fee, placements and more.

Table of Contents
In this article, we shall cover:

  1. SIBM Hyderabad: Key Highlights and USPs
  2. SIBM Hyderabad MBA Fees, Programmes offered & Seats
  3. SIBM Hyderabad Placement 2021
  4. SIBM Hyderabad Admission Criteria 2022: Salient Points
  5. How to Apply for SIBM Hyderabad Admission 2022
  6. SIBM Hyderabad Eligibility Criteria for MBA Admission 2022
  7. How to Improve SIBM Hyderabad Admission Chances-Tips from Director
  8. Important Dates for SIBM Hyderabad Admission 2022
  9. SIBM Hyderabad Campus Re-opening Status
  10. New Initiatives at SIBM Hyderabad

Let us start with why you should consider and to apply for SIBM Hyderabad admission alongwith other top B-schools.

1. SIBM Hyderabad: Key Highlights and USPs

  • 1.1 Young but Leading B-School: SIBM Hyderabad was established in 2014. Within a few years of its establishment, SIBM Hyderabad has evolved into a top-notch Business School in South India and has manifested itself by providing quality MBA education and grooming leaders for the corporate world. All the possible world-class amenities required for an overall development of a student are made available in the campus which is spread over 41 acre.
  • 1.2 Focus on Diversity: SIBM Hyderabad has 65% students with non engineering background, 31% women students in MBA 2021-23 batch. Students represent 23 States and are from different  academic disciplines. Average work experience of the batch is more than 21 months.  
  • 1.3 Moderate Fee: SIBM Hyderabad MBA Fees for 2 years is Rs.13.20 lakhs which is lower than the fee of many top MBA colleges in India
  • 1.4 Strong Placements: Highest salary in SIBM Hyderabad Placement 2021 was Rs.12 LPA with average salary for top 25% at Rs.8.6 LPA. The average opportunities for the batch were 10.53.   
  • 1.5 High Corporate Engagement: SIBM Hyderabad has 70+ corporate partners and focuses on experiential learning. 30 to 40% of program delivery is through this model. SIBM Hyderabad follows Combo of ‘Infrastructure’, ‘Diversity’ and ‘Opportunity’
  • 1.6 Industry Relevant Curriculum and Pedagogic Initiatives: SIBM Hyderabad focuses on Entrepreneurial approach to professional management. Projects such as ‘Master class’, ‘GSTEE framework’, ‘Champions of Change’, ‘Learning Expeditions’ powered by partner Universities/corporate/NGOs are redefining SIBM-H management program in every respect - from the philosophy of learning to curriculum design/delivery/application – with an aim to make learning more meaningful, impactful and relevant.
  • 1.7 Student Driven Campus: SIBM-Hyderabad is a student council driven campus with the administration and faculty being their partners & facilitators. It has rich campus life with 20- different clubs nurturing a whole brain professional with focus on 3H - Hands (skills), creativity & critical thinking (Head), and Heart (compassion)

2. SIBM Hyderabad MBA Fees, Programmes offered & Seats
Below is shared SIBM Hyderabad MBA Fees, programme offered and seats..

SIBM Hyderabad MBA Fees
Programme wise Seats

2.1 SIBM Hyderabad Fee Bifurcation

Amount (in Rs.)
a) Tuition Fees
b) Examination Fees
Included in Tuition Fees
c) Caution Money
d) Admission fees
1.  Total (a+b+c+d):
2. Hostel fees
3. Other Fees (Please Mention)
85250(Mess Fee)
Total Fees (1+2+3):
Source: SIBM Hyderabad

2.2 Programme Specialization
The SIBM Hyderabad MBA programme offers specialization in Marketing, Finance, Operations & HR

3. SIBM Hyderabad Placements 2021
SIBM Hyderabad has recorded consistent high placements over the years. Placement 2021 recorded an average salary of Rs. 8.6 lakhs for top 25% quartile, while the highest salary stood at Rs.12 lakhs.

3.1 SIBM Hyderabad Placement 2021: Key Highlights

  • 100% Students Placed
  • Average Salary for Top 25%: Rs.9.6 LPA
  • Average Salary for Top 10%: Rs.8.6 LPA
  • Highest Salary: Rs.12 LPA
  • No. of Recruiters: 51
  • Average Opportunities: 10.53
  • New Recruiters: 23
  • Top Recruiting Sector: Consulting with 41.7% Placement offers
  • Top Recruiters: Deloitte, KPMG, Berkadia, HCL, Oracle, Tech Mahindra, DHL, IDFC First Bank, HDFC Bank among others   

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4. SIBM Hyderabad Admission Process 2022: Salient Points
SIBM Hyderabad Admission Criteria 2022 Step by Step Process is given below:

  • Step-1: Register, Apply & Appear in SNAP 2021
  • Step-2: Apply for SIBM Admission 2022
  • Step-3: SIBM Hyderabad Shortlisting Criteria & Final Selection Process
  • Step-4: Merit List Generation based on SIBM Hyderabad admission weightages 

Let us understand in detail each step of admission process

4.1 Step-1: Register, Apply and Appear in SNAP 2021 exam

  • Apply Online and appear in SNAP 2021 by paying application fee of Rs.1950
  • No candidate is entitled to seek SIBM Hyderabad MBA Admission 2022 without a valid SNAP score.

4.2 Step-2: Apply for SIBM Hyderabad Admission 2022

  • SIBM will accept only SNAP 2021 exam score
  • Apply Online for SIBM Hyderabad Admission 2022 through SNAP 2021 Application form or separately by paying requisite institute level application fee of Rs.1000 per programme

4.3 Step-3: SIBM Hyderabad Shortlisting Criteria & Final Selection Process

SIBM Hyderabad admission process comprises two most important stages. The first one is the SIBM Hyderabad shortlisting criteria and the second is the final selection criteria. While the shortlist is based on SIBM Hyderabad cut offs as announced by the institute, the final selection is based on SIBM admission weightages in generating the merit list

4.3.1 SIBM Hyderabad Shortlisting Criteria

  • SIBM Hyderabad accepts only SNAP scores to shortlist candidates for its final selection round.
  • Based on the SNAP test scores, candidates will be short-listed for the GE (Group Exercise), PI-WAT (Personal Interview and Writing Ability Test) process for the MBA programme.
  • Category-wise cut off for Merit List and Wait List for SIBM Hyderabad admission 2022 will be displayed on the website of the institute SIBM Hyderabad Shortlist: Based on Multiple Parameters, Not only SNAP Cut offs 
Instead of focusing only on high SNAP exam scores, SIBM Hyderabad started innovative practice in its selection process. Key components in SIBM Hyderabad shortlisting criteria are:

  • Shortlists 40-50% of all the SNAP qualified applicants that chose Hyderabad campus as their first priority
  • Gives more importance to GEPI & WAT process to assess behavioural and cognitive skills that are suitable for MBA program
  • SIBM Hyderabad does not apply only SNAP cut offs

4.3.2 Final Selection Round

  • Candidates are asked to book slots for GE-PI-WAT.
  • Important dates and details for PI round are released by SIBM Hyderabad. Check below
  • The candidates will be required to produce their original documents in regard to the information submitted in the application form during PI round Final Selection Components & Details: Key components and details of final selection round are:

Stage-1: Written Assessment Test (WAT)
Candidates should complete the essay/topical write up in time. The evaluation will be made on the basis of written communication skills, content, language, grammar, flow of presentation. Maximum marks awarded for the exercise are 10.

Stage-2: Group Exercise (GE)
The candidates will be given an exercise/activity to be completed in group within specified time. They will be assessed for 10 marks on their communication skills, team working, problem solving ability  

Stage-3: Personal Interaction (PI): Overall Assessment
The candidates will be individually interviewed by an expert member panel comprising of academicians/ HR professionals/ Operations management experts / corporate executives to assess the overall personality effectiveness, attitude, fitment to the programme, curricular and co-curricular performance,  professional achievements,  tenure of work experience, its relevance to programme. The personal interview process will carry 30 marks. 

Step 4.4 Merit List Generation & Admission Offer

  • Post this merit list is declared
  • Selected candidates are called for completing the admission process by paying fees within stipulated time window
  • Final Admission offer at SIBM Hyderabad will be based on performance in GE, PI, WAT, Academics, Diversity, Work Ex, and SNAP 2021 exam.
  • The overall objective is to select most deserving candidates.

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4.4.1 SIBM Hyderabad Admission Weightages
SIBM Hyderabad admission weightages after final selection round to generate the merit list are as under:

Weightage percent
SNAP Exam score
Institute specific

5. How to Apply for SIBM Hyderabad MBA Admission 2022?

  • You have to use common application form for SNAP test 2021 and for SIBM Admission 2022. First you need to register and apply for SNAP Test 2021 by making payment of requisite application fee or Rs.1950/-
  • In the same application form you need to register and apply for SIBM Hyderabad Admission 2022 by making payment of Rs.1000 for each MBA programme, you have chosen.
  • The application form has the inbuilt payment gateway and you can make payment of application fee by means of Billdesk Payment Gateway/Easebuzz Payment Gateway/Indian Bank Payment Gateway or by means of Demand Draft.
  • Please note that it is mandatory to register for Symbiosis institute based programme while submitting your SNAP application.

6. SIBM Hyderabad Eligibility Criteria for Admission 2022

  • To meet the SIBM eligibility criteria, the candidate must hold a minimum a bachelor’s degree in any discipline with at least 50% marks or equivalent CGPA (45% for SC/ST)
  • A candidate appearing for the final year in graduation and those who have completed the degree requirements and are awaiting results are also eligible to apply.
  • One of the most important points in SIBM Admission Eligibility criteria is that the candidate should appear in SNAP 2021 exam and must score well to become eligible for admission

7. How to Improve your Chances for SIBM Hyderabad Admission: Tips from Director
SIBM Hyderabad has a legacy of diverse batch profile. For the batch 2021-23, SIBM Hyderabad admitted 65% students from non engineering back ground and 35% engineers. The male female ratio in the batch is 69:31. Average work experience of the batch is 21.28 months. Dr Jain, SIBM Hyderabad Director shares the qualities and attributes that SIBM Hyderabad looks for in a prospective student and gives tips how you can improve your admission chances:

  • Candidates should possess ability to articulate their ideas, group dynamics, leadership skills demonstrated during group exercise, personality profile based on psychometric test scores, breadth of exposure to variety of domains.
  • Prior work experience of less than 3 years is preferred
  • Candidates must come prepared to get the best out of the time they invest on the campus and make it the most productive time of their life
  • It will also be helpful for them if they realize that ‘active’ learning pedagogy is ‘pull based’ rather than ‘push based’.
  • You have to be prepared to immerse yourself in the learning process by pulling the best out of the resources/faculty/opportunities that an institution provides.
  • Don’t look MBA at SIBM Hyderabad as one more degree granting program and come prepared for rigorous and demanding work schedules of 12-14 hours a day.
  • Quoting Dr. S. B. Mujumdar (Founder & President Symbiosis), “If you carry ‘Innovation’ in Mind, ‘Compassion’ in Heart and ‘Fire’ in the Belly, nothing can prevent you from achieving what you want”

8. SIBM Hyderabad Admission 2022: Important Dates & Timelines
Following are the key dates including the SIBM Hyderabad last date to apply for MBA admission 2022:

SIBM Hyderabad Admission Activity
Important Dates
SNAP and Programme Registration Begins
August 31, 2021, Tuesday
Last date to apply for SNAP 2021
November 27 2021, Saturday
Last date to pay for SNAP 2021 registration fee
November 27 2021, Saturday
SNAP 2021 Test date
December 19 2021, Sunday
January 8 2022, Saturday
January 16 2022, Sunday
SNAP 2021 Result date
February 1 2022, Tuesday
SIBM Hyderabad Last Date to apply
February 6 2022, Sunday
SIBM Hyderabad Last Date to pay Registration fees
February 6 2022, Sunday
Announcement of Shortlist for Group Exercise and Personal Interaction
February 10 2022, Thursday
Group Exercise, Personal Interaction & WAT
February 25 to 27 2022 (Friday-Sunday) and
March 3 to 6 2022 (Thursday - Sunday)
Announcement of First Merit list
March 14 2022, Monday
Last date for payment of fees for candidates in the First Merit List
April 13 2022 (Wednesday)

9. SIBM Hyderabad Campus Reopens: 80 percent Students at the Campus
SIBM Hyderabad campus has reopened. Sharing the campus reopening, Dr Jain said,We have already opened up our campus and are operating from campus since first week of September. Nearly 80 percent of first year students have reported to the campus and are attending the classes offline.”

However, SIBM Hyderabad continues to offer sessions in Hybrid synchronous mode for those who could not join the campus for medical/health and family reasons. The 1st Semester for the batch of 2021-23 has successfully completed in hybrid platform.

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10. Post Covid Initiatives at SIBM Hyderabad
SIBM Hyderabad is ready to achieve to new heights of Global excellence. Sharing the various key initiatives Dr Jain said, “SIBM-H campus has been techno savvy since inception and we have had a very strong IT infrastructure and a digital ecosystem powered with campus wide high speed wi-fi connectivity, ERP, home grown LMS, A/V toolkits, smart boards, video conferencing solutions and a plethora of applications facilitating digital engagements. All faculty members and staff would have all IT capabilities loaded on their laptops and workstations.” New initiatives at SIBM Hyderabad, are

10.1 Well Built Digital Eco-system
SIBM-H has already built a digital ecosystem that not only sustains the learning experience but also preparing its graduates to handle managerial challenges in the digital world. According to Dr Jain, “In fact, our proactive approach and efforts made towards digitization over the last few years have come handy in addressing the crisis when the covid-19 pandemic broke out.”

10.2 Preparing for Placements Well in Advance
Dr Jain shares, “I am happy to share that nearly fifty percent of the class of 2020-2022 have been placed so far.” SIBM Hyderabad believes that the outcome of study should be reflected in the placement season. Keeping this in mind, SIBM Hyderabad engages with corporate partners to conduct a series of (functional specific) live sessions, assessments, mock interviews. The placement preparation work goes on through the flagship event “SYMBINAR” –a festival of thinkers, which is conducted in two series. Master class – a corporate mentorship program is formalised. A series of webinars is conducted successfully.  

SIBM Hyderabad could accomplish more in terms of corporate engagement (double the number of sessions and one-on-one mentorship engagements) with wider reach and greater impact. The whole Covid crisis has provided a great opportunity to SIBM Hyderabad graduates to quickly adopt and demonstrate their abilities in crisis management and operate effectively in the virtual world. The placement activity has also commenced in Hybrid mode.

10.3 Consistent Updation of MBA Curriculum at SIBM Hyderabad
The curriculum of SIBM Hyderabad is dynamic and periodically updated by benchmarking with the best of Industry standards. According to Dr Jain, “Our management programme is structured as a ‘management training programme’ rather than an ‘academic degree programme’ ensuring an all-round development of our students.”

Apart from Classroom learning, Value Added Courses, Enhancement Programmes and Study Tours are regularly conducted to enhance the student understanding of the real world situations and practices in the field of Management.

Sharing further about the key differentiating GSTEE elements in curriculum, Dr Jain said, “Another element of differentiation is that, our curricular focus is not limited to delivering the functional knowledge alone, but have a nice blend of relevant technology tool kits, sensitisation on good governance, cultivating consciousness on sustainability of social resources and environment, and finally dealing with ethical dilemmas in managerial decision making all this woven around all functional areas in the context of managerial decision making. We call it as GSTEE (Governance, Sustainability, Technology, Ethics and experiential learning) framework for curriculum design.”

10.4 Unique Pedagogy with Case Method Learning
MBA Program at SIBM Hyderabad is holistic and the pedagogy involves, Group Discussions, Case Studies, Simulations, Lab Tutorials, Seminars and Workshops, along with Eight-Week intensive Summer Internship Programme. The distinctive quality of learning at SIBM Hyderabad is its Industry-Academia interface; wherein Experts from the Industry/Corporates participate in Curriculum Design, facilitating experiential learning through knowledge sharing.

10.5 SIBM Hyderabad becomes a Student Driven Campus
A fully Residential and Wi-Fi enabled Campus; SIBM Hyderabad has very good infrastructure and world class facilities for all-round development of student community. The academic life on campus is a convergence of curricular, co-curricular, and extra-curricular activities.

10.6 Classes in Hybrid Mode for Batch 2022-24
For conducting classes for the prospective students (class of 2022-2024), SIBM Hyderabad  plans to operate in Hybrid mode. Sharing with, Dr Jain said, “We shall continue to operate in Hybrid mode for at least next semester.” SIBM Hyderabad is equipped with sophisticated technology platform and infrastructure. 100s of hours of specially designed digital content (home grown), well trained faculty and staff, creative engagement modules (to be delivered both online and Hybrid mode; synchronous and asynchronous modes) for the entire semester.

SIBM-Hyderabad has entered into a much vibrant second phase of its pursuit of excellence, themed on ‘Scale and Internationalization’. The campus has a unique advantage of access to the rich educational, technological expertise along with resources available in Hyderabad with a bouquet of best practices and focus on all-round student development. The value of SIBM Hyderabad lies in its legacy of quality and excellence with personal care and progressive strategy.

We hope you found this article on SIBM Hyderabad MBA Admission helpful while looking for admission and deciding on one of the best B-schools which has affordable fee and strong placements. Application process at SIBM Hyderabad is open and the last date to apply is February 6, 2022. More details and application form are available at this link. SIBM Hyderabad MBA Admissions 2022 Open Apply Now

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