SNAP exam, commonly known as Symbiosis National Aptitude Test is an MBA level entrance exam which is attempted by almost 2 lakh students all over India to secure admission in the Symbiosis Business Schools. SNAP Test is conducted by Symbiosis International University (SIU). There are a total of 16 Symbiosis Institutes affiliated to SIU.
Latest News on SNAP 2020
- November 18, 2020: The slot booking for the second SNAP 2020 Mock Test starts today. Book your slots now through the candidate portal.
- November 12, 2020: The second official SNAP 2020 Mock Test starts from November 19, 2020, onwards. The slot booking for the same begins from November 18, 2020. Only the candidates who have registered on or before November 17, 2020, will be allowed to apply for this session of the SNAP 2020 mock test.
- November 4, 2020: The results of the SNAP 2020 Mock Test are announced today.
- October 30, 2020: The slot booking process for the SNAP 2020 Mock Test starts today. The last day to book slots is November 1, 2020. This mock test is only for candidates who have registered on or before October 29, 2020. Candidates can book their slots for the mock test through the candidate login portal.
- Due to the ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic Crisis, the authorities have decided that the candidates can appear for the SNAP 2020 Exam for a maximum of two tests.
- September 24, 2020: The registration for the SNAP 2020 Exam commences today. Candidates can start applying for the exam by registering on the test portal before November 28, 2020. Click here to apply.
- What is SNAP 2020 Exam?
- SNAP 2020 Exam Date
- SNAP 2020 Eligibility Criteria
- SNAP 2020 Syllabus
- SNAP 2020 Exam Pattern
- SNAP 2020 Registration
- SNAP 2020 Exam Centres
- SNAP 2020 Admit Card
- SNAP 2020 Answer key
- SNAP 2020 Result
- SNAP Exam Analysis
- SNAP 2020 Cut off
- SNAP 2020 Counselling
- SNAP 2020 Preparation Tips
- SNAP 2020 Reference Books
- SNAP 2020 Participating Institutes
What is SNAP 2020 Exam?
The full form of SNAP is Symbiosis National Aptitude Test, which is a common written test and is conducted by Symbiosis University, Pune. This institute lies under one of the most reputed management exams in India. SNAP 2020 exam is conducted to offer admissions into an MBA course and the program is offered by top Symbiosis Institutes affiliated under Symbiosis University (SIU), Pune. The SNAP test is conducted online and candidates who will secure the top rank in the exam and of course qualifying the SNAP 2020 cut-off will be called in for the counseling process.
SNAP 2020 exam is expected to hold a moderate difficulty level and apart from this, its question paper will contain 60 questions and the question paper is divided into two sections i.e. normal and special sections.
SNAP 2020 marks card contains Percentile marks which is a relative measure of the performance which depends on how good/bad other test takers perform. Payment of fees can be made both in Online and Offline mode. Shortlisted students after giving the exam will be eligible for the final selection process. The selection process for SNAP 2020 will take place in 3 rounds i.e, Group Exercise, Personal Interview, and Writing Ability Test (WAT). Highlights of the SNAP 2020 Exam are given in below tabular format.
|SNAP Full Form||Symbiosis National Aptitude Test|
|Conducting Authority||Symbiosis University|
|Duration of exam||1 hour|
|Marking Scheme||Negative Marking; 1/4th of marks will be deducted|
|Registration fee||INR 1750|
|Level of SNAP exam||University level|
|Courses offered||MBA, M.Sc (CA) / M.Sc (SS)|
Candidates securing top ranks in the SNAP 2020 exam will be called for the proceeding counseling process. The candidates who will clear the process of counseling successfully will have a major probability to get admission into any SIU, Pune affiliated Symbiosis colleges.
SNAP occurs at the end of every year to select qualified students for MBA admission into any of the institutes under the Symbiosis Umbrella. SNAP 2020 Test has an easier exam pattern as compare to other competitive management exams such as CAT, IIFT, XAT. It is very important and beneficial to practice the SNAP 2020 mock tests to score better in the exam.
Symbiosis Entrance Test marks will be valid and accepted only by the 15 participating institutes under Symbiosis University. Other similar and competitive entrance tests with the same level of difficulty as SNAP are CMAT, NMAT, etc.
About Symbiosis University
Symbiosis University, Pune is one of the most reputed institutes in the field of management education in India. They are involved in providing quality education from the last 40 years in the management courses. Candidates who are willing to write for the SNAP 2020 exam need to satisfy the minimum required criteria set by Symbiosis University. It will allow candidates to get admitted to top Symbiosis colleges affiliated under SIU.
Students who want to take admissions to postgraduate management programs can give this test. SNAP 2020 entrance test usually happens in the month of December, every year.
SNAP 2020 Exam Date
The important test dates mentioned in this section will be changed as per the schedule given by Symbiosis University, and in case if any new timetable will be released on the official website, it will be updated in this section.
Candidate can start filling their SNAP 2020 application forms now. The last date of submitting the application form is going to be November 28, 2020 (expected). This year, SNAP 2020 exam will be held on December 20, 2020, January 06, 2021, and January 09, 2021. The dates that are relevant to the SNAP Exam are given below in the tabular format.
|Important Events||Dates (Tentative)|
|SNAP 2020 registration starts from||September 24, 2020|
|End date for registration||November 28, 2020|
|Last date to pay SNAP 2020 registration fee||November 28, 2020|
|Admit card release date||December 5, 2020|
|SNAP 2020 Exam date||December 20, 2020, January 06, 2021 and January 09, 2021|
|Declaration of Results||January 22, 2021|
|Release of list of shortlisted candidates for GD & PI||To be announced|
Please note that all the SNAP 2020 Exam Dates mentioned above are tentative.
SNAP 2020 Eligibility Criteria
Eligibility criteria hold a key to take the SNAP 2020 exam. Candidates must go through these factors carefully while applying to write the exam. The eligibility factors for SNAP 2020 eligibility criteria are mentioned below.
Citizens of any country can apply for this exam. These include people who are:
- Citizens of India
- Overseas Candidate of India (OCI)
- Non-Residents Indian (NRI)
- Foreign National
- Persons of Indian Origin (PIO)
Note: Candidates who have completed their undergraduate degree from a university abroad will need to attain an equivalency certificate from the Association of Indian Universities (AIU). The association will cross-check their degrees before granting them admission to any Indian University. This is to prevent the possibility of fraud and unsolicited degree certificates.
No age limit has been prescribed to write for the SNAP 2020 entrance test.
Qualifications for students of different categories for SNAP 2020 are different and criteria of qualification are mentioned below.
- For General Category: an average of 50% marks in their undergraduate studies.
- For Reserved Category: an average of 45% marks in their undergraduate studies.
- Aspiring candidates who have completed their graduation from foreign universities must get the verification from the AIU (Association of Indian Universities) to ensure that the candidates are eligible for admissions into various management courses.
- The Equivalence Division of the AIU (Association of Indian Universities) will issue an equivalence certificate.
- Foreign Nationals are required to apply for SNAP through the Symbiosis Centre for International Education (SCIE).
- Specific conditions of the eligibility criteria will apply for admissions to different courses. Candidates must ensure to check the eligibility criteria of the course of their choice.
- Students having backlogs in the final exam results are not eligible for admissions.
SNAP 2020 Syllabus
For the SNAP exam, various topics have been assigned under each section. SNAP 2020 Syllabus is given below as highlighted topics. These are the topics that candidates are advised to focus on.
Section 1: General English (Reading Comprehension, Verbal Reasoning, Verbal Ability)
This section is completely based on the English Language, and the important parts covered in this section are Reading Comprehension Passages, Verbal Reasoning, and Verbal Ability.
Reading Comprehension (RC) - Passages: This section shall contain 10-12 questions based on the topics listed below:
- 2 Reading Comprehension Passage accompanied by 10 questions related to them.
- RC topics are based on Facts, Opinion, Literature, Current Affairs among others.
- RC passages do not contain many difficult questions. Questions will be basic with mediocre difficulty.
- These questions will be based on comprehension provided.
Verbal Ability (VA): This section will have 20-22 questions based on the topics mentioned below:
- Fill in the Blanks, Synonyms, and Antonyms.
- Idioms & Phrases, Vocabulary usage.
- Errors-finding in sentences.
- Core Grammar usage – Conditionals, Active & Passive voices, Indirect Narration, etc.
Verbal Reasoning: This section will have 2-4 questions based on the topics given below:
- Critical Reasoning
- Identifying Parts of Speech
Section-2: Mathematical Ability (Quantitative Ability (QA), Data Interpretation (DI) and Data Sufficiency)
This section syllabus has questions based on Quantitative Aptitude, Data Interpretation & Data Sufficiency. Data Interpretation questions will be limited because sometimes, they prove to be lengthier than questions based on Quantitative Aptitude and consume a major chunk of time allotted.
Quantitative Ability (QA): This section will contain 20-24 Questions based on the following topics:
- Number System
- Arithmetic - Percentage, Profit-Loss, Interest, Time-Speed-Distance, Averages, Ratio, etc.
- Linear Equations; Quadratic Equations
- Binomial Theorem
- Surds and Indices
- Permutation and Combination
- Probability Functions
- Set Theory
- Mixtures and Allegations
- Coordinate Geometry
Data Interpretation, Data Sufficiency: This section will comprise of 10-12 questions based on topics mentioned below:
- Graphs-Pie Chart
- Bar Graph
Section-3: Current Affairs
As per the revamp done by the SIU, Pune, the Current Affairs section of SNAP Exam has become easier to attempt for candidates. The Current Affairs section will have questions based on happenings in the past 2 years.
Major topics covered will be Economics, Finance, National, and International current affairs:
- Business & Economics
- Personalities & Awards
- International Events
- Science & Technology
- Missions of Countries
Section-4: Analytical and Logical Ability
This section comprises of questions from areas like computing, visualization, articulation, and problem-solving. SNAP syllabus contains the following topics:
- Blood Relations
- Seating Arrangement
- Direction Sense
- Clocks & Calendars
- Mathematical Reasoning
- Sequence & Series
- Meaningful Words, Matrix
- Visual Reasoning
- Critical Reasoning
- Verbal and Miscellaneous Reasoning
SNAP 2020 Exam Pattern
SNAP 2020 Exam Pattern is quite simple. Candidates must know the exam pattern thoroughly to plan and prepare effectively for the exam. SNAP 2020 Exam Pattern is highlighted below in the tabular format.
|Section||No. of Ques. (A)||Marks allotted- Section A||Total Marks|
|General English: Reading Comprehension (RC), Verbal Reasoning & Verbal Ability (VA)||25||1||25|
|Analytical & Logical Reasoning (LR)||20||1||20|
|Data Interpretation (DI), Quantitative Aptitude and Data Sufficiency||15||1||15|
Essentially, SNAP 2020 will be held 3 times in the computer-based test mode and the SNAP 2020 exam duration is now changed to 60 minutes i.e. 1 hour. The exam will be held between 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM. A negative marking of 0.25 marks is applicable. A candidate will have to use a virtual keyboard for typing the answers of special questions apart from Multiple Choice Questions. Candidates can also go through the preparation tips available for SNAP in this article after understanding the SNAP 2020 Syllabus.
SNAP 2020 Registration Process
The notification about the exam is released, the application process for SNAP 2020 is now available online on the official website. SNAP 2020 application form was released on its official website September 24, 2020. Interested candidates are supposed to register themselves with a valid ID and Password.
By filling in the SNAP 2020 application form, candidates will be able to register to 25+ MBA programs offered by 16+ institutions of Symbiosis International (Deemed University). Candidates can choose to write the exam in any of the 94 exam centers available. If the candidates get shortlisted for the applied program, then they will have to participate in the further admission process (GE-PIWAT) of that program.
A walkthrough of the SNAP 2020 Registration Process is given below:
Step 1: Go to the official website of "SNAP 2020".
Step 2: Find and click on the "Register Now" link.
Step 3: Fill your details and exam choices carefully.
Step 4: Candidates can pay the fees online or offline i.e. demand draft.
Step 5: As soon as the payment is done, a candidate can download a copy of the SNAP application form.
SNAP 2020 Exam Fees
The registration fee for SNAP 2020 is INR 1750/-. Students could either pay it through Online or Offline mode. This fee is non-refundable and non-transferable.
The following modes of payment were accepted for the SNAP 2020 exam:
- Billdesk Payment Gateway
- Easebuzz Payment Gateway
- Indian Bank Payment Gateway
- Demand Draft (DD)
|Registration Fee||INR 1750|
|Registration Fee (per program per institute)||INR 1000|
SNAP 2020 Exam Centres
SNAP test locations will be located in various cities throughout various states of India. This year, SNAP will be conducted in about 90 cities throughout India. The preferences for the city must be given while filling up the application form. Based on availability, seats will be allotted. Some of the SNAP 2020 Exam centers are as follows:
SNAP 2020 Admit Card
The SNAP 2020 admit card will be released by SIU on December 5, 2020 (expected). This SNAP Admit card contains important information regarding the candidate's details, SNAP exam venue, exam session, exam date, etc. The candidate must produce the Admit Card at the exam center. Without it, he/she will not be allowed to attempt the exam.
How to download SNAP 2020 Admit Card?
Step 1: To download SNAP 2020 admit card, candidates have to visit the official website first.
Step 2: Log in with the registered SNAP 2020 ID and Password.
Step 3: Click on the 'Download Admit Card' link.
Step 4: Cross-check all details and allotted exam centers on the Admit Card.
Step 5: Download the Admit card and take a few print outs.
SNAP 2020 Answer key
The conducting authority will release the answer key a few weeks after the successful conduction of the SNAP 2020 Exam. Candidates can compare their answers with the official answer key to get an idea about the possible score even before the announcement of the results. Candidates can follow the steps given below to view the answer key.
Step 1: Visit the official website.
Step 2: Click on the 'SNAP 2020 Answer key' link in the notification section of the homepage.
Step 3: Enter the SNAP 2020 Registration Id and password to sign in.
Step 4: View and download the answer key pdf.
Step 5: Take a print out of the same and compare the answers.
SNAP 2020 Objection to Answer key
Candidates can challenge the answer key released by the conducting authority. The window to raise objection to the answer key will be open for three days. Candidates can raise objections on the official website by paying a certain amount as fee. Candidates can follow the steps given below to do so.
Step 1: Visit the official website.
Step 2: Click on the 'SNAP 2020 Answer key' tab from the homepage.
Step 3: Enter the SNAP ID and Registration Number to login.
Step 4: Click on the question you want to challenge.
Step 5: Fill in relevant details in each section and click on the 'save' button.
Step 6: Upload documents supporting your answer.
Step 7: Pay the required amount using the available payment methods and click on 'submit'.
SNAP 2020 Result
The announcement of the SNAP 2020 result will be made tentatively on January 22, 2021. To check results, candidates need to visit the SNAP official website and log in with their registered ID and Password.
Candidates can take a print out of their SNAP 2020 results and keep it for future reference. This might have to be produced on several occasions for the selection process that will follow at Symbiosis University.
Step 1: Candidates should visit the official website of SNAP.
Step 2: In the notification section click on the 'Results' link.
Step 3: Fill in the SNAP Test ID and Password in order to log in.
Step 4: View and download the result.
Step 5: Take a printout of the same for future references.
The events for processing of final SNAP 2020 result along with respective weightage is given in below table format:
Events for Processing SNAP Final Result
SNAP Entrance Test Scores shown in the results
Group Exercise after the results
Personal Interaction after the results
Writing Ability Test after the results
SNAP 2020 Exam Analysis
SNAP 2020 exam is yet another management exam after CAT that is usually held in December every year. The number of candidates who took the SNAP exam last year was around 50,000. As the exam pattern of SNAP has been changed, the GK section was scrapped in SNAP 2019. Given below are a few pointers about the exam last year:
- The SNAP 2019 exam was relatively easier when compared to SNAP 2018.
- The General English section was the easiest, it had two RC passages which were also much easy to crack. Candidates could have easily attempted 30 questions.
- The Logical Section was also comparatively easier. Most of the questions were conventional and based on Family Tree, Arrangements, Clocks, etc. In this section, a potential candidate could have attempted over 30 questions easily.
- Quantitative Aptitude and Data Interpretation Section was the only section that was lengthy. But all questions were easy.
Candidates will be ranked based on their SNAP score to get admitted into top Symbiosis Institutes like SIBM Pune, SIBM Hyderabad, SIBM Bangalore, etc.
SNAP 2020 Cut off
Cut off is the criteria which aspiring candidates need to meet to qualify for SNAP exam 2020 and advance to the next stage of selection. SNAP 2020 cut off is determined by factors like the number of appearing candidates, the difficulty of question paper, etc.
The expected cutoff for SNAP 2020 is provided in a table format below:
|MBA College||City||Expected SNAP 2020 Cut Off %|
|SIBM (Symbiosis Institute of Business Management)||Pune||96|
|SCMHRD (Symbiosis Centre for Management and Human Resource Development)||Pune||95|
|SIIB (Symbiosis Institute of International Business)||Pune||92|
|SIBM (Symbiosis Institute of Business Management)||Bangalore||88|
|Symbiosis Institute of Operations Management (SIOM)||Nashik||85|
|SICSR (Symbiosis Institute of Computer Studies & Research)||Pune||80|
|SITM (Symbiosis Institute of Telecom Management)||Pune||81|
|SIMS (Symbiosis Institute of Management Studies)||Pune||75|
|SIMC (Symbiosis Institute of Media & Communication)||Pune||70|
|SCIT (Symbiosis Centre for Information Technology)||Pune||74|
|SIHS (Symbiosis Institute of Health Sciences)||Pune||55|
|SSMC (Symbiosis School for Media & Communication)||Bengaluru||72|
|SSBF (Symbiosis School of Banking and Finance)||Pune||58|
|SSSS (Symbiosis School of Sports Sciences)||Pune||50|
|SIBM (Symbiosis Institute of Business Management)||Hyderabad||55|
SNAP 2020 Counselling
SNAP 2020 counseling will be conducted at the concerning colleges. The counseling process will be conducted by the constituent colleges separately. Based on the SNAP score, selected candidates will be called in for the counseling process. Thus, the higher the rank, the higher the chances for you to be called for counseling. Further, shortlisted candidates will have to appear for Group Exercise, Personal Interaction, and Written Ability Test (GE-PIWAT) rounds based on which they are finally selected.
Other candidates who did not attend all stages of the exam will be considered as ineligible for any kind of Postgraduate programs under Symbiosis International University. The marks distribution for different sections in the SNAP counseling process is given in the below table format. The highest weightage is given to the SNAP score followed by the Personal Interaction. Ample preparation is required to crack these rounds.
|SNAP Score (Scaled down to 50 marks)||Group Exercise (GE)||Personal Interaction (PI)||Writing Ability Test (WAT)||Total|
|50 marks||10 marks||30 marks||10 marks||100 marks|
SNAP 2020 Preparation Tips
Candidates can follow the below guidelines to prepare for the SNAP 2020 exam:
- Candidates must thoroughly go through the syllabus and exam pattern to familiarize themselves with how the exam questions will appear.
- Candidates must take the time to practice mock tests and question papers that are available online and time themselves.
- Below you can find a list of Reference books that can help you to prepare for the examination.
SNAP 2020 Mock Test
Candidates can access the SNAP 2020 mock test which will help them to be prepared for the SNAP 2020 exam.
- The SNAP 2020 mock test will be conducted in the third week of October.
- Candidates must go through the exam pattern thoroughly to appear for the SNAP 2020 mock test. It will include three sections:
- General English: Reading Comprehension, Verbal Reasoning, Verbal Ability.
- Analytica; & Logical Reasoning
- Quantitative, Data Interpretation & Data Sufficiency
- The score obtained during the SNAP 2020 mock test will not be taken into consideration on any of the formal exam procedures. It is only conducted to help candidates for the main exam.
SNAP 2020 Reference Books
Here a few recommended SNAP 2020 Reference books that will help in effective preparation.
|Book||Author / Publication|
|Argent SNAP and General Knowledge||Disha and Arihant|
|Manorama Yearbook||Malayala Manorama|
|Ace the SNAP||IMS Learning Resources Pvt Ltd|
|Map the SNAP Test||R. K. Jha|
|Map the SNAP Symbiosis National Aptitude Test||Arihant|
|SNAP Symbiosis National Aptitude Test||(Solved Papers)|
|Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Examinations||R. S. Aggarwal|
|Arihant Descriptive General English||S. P. Bakshi|
|Data Analysis and Logical Reasoning||R.S Aggarwal|
|Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning||Arun Sharma|
|Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension||Arun Sharma & Meenakshi Upadhyay|
|Reasoning & Aptitude 2016||Nem Singh|
SNAP 2020 Participating Institutes
Symbiosis University has different campuses throughout India. The list of programs offered through the SNAP 2020 Exam is provided in the table below:
|Name of the Institute||Seat intake||Course Offered|
|Symbiosis Institute of Business Management (SIBM, Pune)||220||MBA (Innovation and Entrepreneurship)|
|Symbiosis Institute of Computer Studies & Research (SICSR, Pune)||90||MBA (Information Technology) M.Sc. (Computer Applications) M.Sc. (System Security)|
|Symbiosis Centre for Management and Human Resource Development (SCMHRD, Pune)||220||MBA (Infrastructure Development and Management) MBA (Business Analytics)|
|Symbiosis Institute of International Business (SIIB, Pune)||
|MBA (International Business) MBA (Agri-Business) MBA (Energy & Environment)|
|Symbiosis Institute of Telecom Management (SITM, Pune)||120||MBA (Telecom Management)|
|Symbiosis Institute of Management Studies (SIMS, Pune)||120||MBA|
|Symbiosis Institute of Media & Communication, Pune (SIMC, Pune)||120||MBA (Communication Management)|
|Symbiosis Institute of Operations Management (SIOM, Nashik)||120||MBA (Operations Management)|
|Symbiosis Centre for Information Technology (SCIT, Pune)||180||MBA (Information Technology Business Management) MBA (Data Science and Data Analytics)|
|Symbiosis Institute of Health Sciences (SIHS, Pune)||77||MBA (Hospital & Healthcare Management)|
|Symbiosis Institute of Business Management, Bengaluru (SIBM, Bengaluru)||80||MBA (Family Managed Business & Entrepreneurship) MBA (Quantitative Finance) MBA (Business Analytics)|
|Symbiosis School of Banking and Finance (SSBF, Pune) (Formerly Symbiosis School of Banking Management)||50||MBA (Banking and Finance)|
|Symbiosis Institute of Business Management (SIBM, Hyderabad)||120||MBA|
|Symbiosis School of Sports Sciences (SSSS, Pune)||NA||MBA (Sports Sciences)|
|Symbiosis Institute of Business Management (SIBM, Nagpur)||NA||MBA|
SNAP 2020 Exam Contact Details
Please feel free to contact conducting authority through the following:
For General Queries
Address: Symbiosis Test Secretariat,
Symbiosis International Deemed University,
Gram: Lavale, Tal: Mulshi,
District: Pune - 412115
Whatsapp Number: 7709328908
Email: [email protected]
For Technical Queries