Admission Process

The selection procedure is meticulously designed to assess candidates holistically, including written exams, group discussions, and personal interviews. This rigorous process ensures that only the most suitable candidates are chosen, reflecting the university’s commitment to fostering future leaders in management.

The common application form for all four management institutes of Sri Balaji University, Pune, and the twelve courses can be submitted online with an application fee of INR 1000. If you are appearing for the SBEST Exam the fee will be INR 490 (service provider taxes applicable for all payments). The successful payment of the application fee is followed by the issuing of a registration number.

Selection Procedures

We accept management examination test scores such as CAT/MAT/XAT/CMAT/MAH-CET test scores. However, as management examination test scores are issued to the students, any student who has appeared for the management examination test examinations can apply for our courses. Thus, all four Management institutes will accept management examination test scores. However, the management examination test and scores will be equalized and validated to the CAT score value and that will only be counted for the merit list. These scores don’t need to be attached to the Application form at this stage. These score sheets can be dispatched to reach us latest by 28th March 2023. Anyone having any objection to the same, need not apply. We do not believe in any cut-off points as we give only 35% of the weightage for the entrance examination while making the merit list.
Candidates who fulfill the qualitative requirements will be called for Group Discussions by experts. This will be for 30-45 minutes per group. This may include role play, case studies, and extempore speech and GD. 35% of the weightage in the merit list will be given to the GD process. Therefore the GD process may extend to the second day although all efforts will be made to complete the process in one day. This is an elimination round.

Essay Writing is an integral part of the interview process. Written Communication Skills are very important for anyone to succeed in the industry. Therefore, the applicants will be required to appear for an essay writing exercise on a subject, which will be given on the spot in the selection centres. This will be for 30 marks and fifty percent of the marks will be counted. This essay writing will be for half an hour. The topics will be general and anyone who follows the National Newspapers can easily appear for the same and score good marks.

This expert panel interview and the essay marks will carry 30% of the weightage . This panel will assess the candidates on various parameters including the suitability of the candidate for a particular specialization. The panel will also give the opportunity to the applicants to add or delete course options.
Centre Code Centres GD & PI Process Date(s)
35 Online Jan – Feb 2024
1 Ahmedabad Jan – Feb 2024
3 Bangalore Jan – Feb 2024
4 Bhopal Jan – Feb 2024
5 Bhubaneshwar Jan – Feb 2024
6 Chandigarh Jan – Feb 2024
7 Chennai Jan – Feb 2024
8 Dehradun Jan – Feb 2024
9 Delhi Jan – Feb 2024
10 Goa Jan – Feb 2024
11 Guwahati Jan – Feb 2024
30 Gwalior Jan – Feb 2024
12 Hyderabad Jan – Feb 2024
13 Indore Jan – Feb 2024
34 Jabalpur Jan – Feb 2024
14 Jaipur Jan – Feb 2024
15 Jammu Jan – Feb 2024
16 Kochi Jan – Feb 2024
17 Kolkata Jan – Feb 2024
18 Kota Jan – Feb 2024
19 Lucknow Jan – Feb 2024
20 Mumbai Jan – Feb 2024
21 Nagpur Jan – Feb 2024
22 Patna Jan – Feb 2024
23 Pune Jan – Feb 2024
24 Raipur Jan – Feb 2024
25 Ranchi Jan – Feb 2024
26 Varanasi Jan – Feb 2024
33 Vijayawada Jan – Feb 2024

Hall tickets issued for any
center will be valid for all
the centers

Admit Card issued to any centre is valid for all the centres and candidates can appear before the selection committee in any centre provided they have informed about their intention to appear before a selection centre other than the one mentioned in the admit card well in advance. No separate communication for change of centre will be communicated by us. The candidates are required to come with all their original and certified copies of degrees and mark sheets when they come for the selection process.

Documents to be
submitted during the

The following documents are required to be submitted / uploaded at the time of the interview :


Candidates should submit the application form with a photostat copy of CAT / MAT / XAT / C-MAT / MAH-CET scores which will be verified during the Personal Interview. The latest MAT score which is available to the candidates can be submitted. It may be noted that we are not going to do our shortlisting based on the CAT / MAT / XAT /C-MAT / MAH-CET score alone, although weightage is allotted for the same.

Merit List

On completion of interviews, we compare the performance of all candidates appearing for the interview and generate a final merit list based on their overall performance. The candidate is considered for the course which he has preferred according to the priority mentioned by him / her in the application form. In case, he / she is not selected for the course applied by him / her, then he / she will be considered for other courses and selected on merit. It may be noted that all the Management courses are of the same status and the inputs are also similar according to specialization. As we have already mentioned the placement opportunities for all the courses are very good as has been proved by the track record of Sri Balaji University.

It means that each institution is important and enjoys equal status and attention from the top management. We select the best possible candidates for all the Institutes from amongst the common pool of all the candidates who applied for admission to any or all the institutes of Sri Balaji University, Pune; although such a consideration arises only when a candidate is not selected for admission to the particular institute to which he or she may have applied originally. By doing so, we are in no way taking away any opportunity from anyone but are providing an additional opportunity to get selected in any of the prestigious institutes of Sri Balaji University, Pune.

Important Dates

Application Form Available From  08th November 2023
Last Date To Apply  18th February, 2024
GD / PI Centre And Dates January- March, 2024
Course Commencement 08th June, 2024

Note : Dates mentioned above are tentative.