SNAP 2023: Selection Process, GE-PI/ WAT Round

Hafsha Qureshi
Hafsha Qureshi

Updated on - Mar 2, 2024

SNAP 2023 final candidate list will be announced by Apr 2024. In addition, all Symbiosis institutes will release their SNAP cut off 2023 for the counselling process. Following the release of SNAP result 2023, the 16 SIU institutes will conduct Group Exercise (GE), Personal Interaction (PI), and Written Ability Test (WAT) for MBA/PGDM selection.

Candidates will be shortlisted for the next rounds of the SNAP selection process depending on their SNAP results 2023. To be eligible for admission to any PG programme, aspirants must attend all of the GE-PI/ WAT components/tests.

SNAP result 2023 was declared on Jan 10, 2024, on the official website at Candidates can download their SNAP scorecard 2023 using their login credentials, such as their SNAP login 2023 ID and password. SNAP 2023 scorecard was available till Feb 9, 2024, for candidates to download.

Important: SNAP Score vs Percentile 2023

Recommended: SNAP Counselling 2023

Table of Contents

SNAP 2023 Counselling

SNAP 2023 counselling will be conducted at the concerned colleges. SNAP counselling 2023 process will be conducted by the constituent colleges separately. Based on SNAP score, selected candidates will be called in for the counselling process. Thus, the higher the rank, the higher the chances of being called for counselling.

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 ineligible for any Postgraduate program under Symbiosis International University. The marks distribution for different sections in the SNAP 2023 counselling process is given in the below table format. The SNAP score is given the highest weightage, followed by a Personal Interview.

Weightage for SNAP 2023 Counselling Process for GE-PIWAT
SNAP Score (Scaled down to 50) Group Exercise (GE) Personal Interaction (PI) Writing Ability Test (WAT) Total
50% 10% 30% 10% 100

Read More: SNAP Counselling 2023

SNAP 2023 Selection Process

The following rounds of the SNAP 2023 selection process need the listed candidates to appear:

  • Group Exercise (GE)/ Personal Interview (PI)
  • Written Ability Test (WAT)

The final merit list will be generated, based on the candidate's overall performance. The following items make up the final merit list:

SNAP participating institutes will determine the cutoffs for GD/ PI/ WAT to narrow down the candidates. The shortlisted individuals will then be contacted for interviews. The candidate's performance in the Symbiosis National Aptitude Test 2023 as well as the GD/ PI/ WAT, will all play a role in the final decision.

SNAP Exam - Final Merit List Parameters

SNAP Selection Pararmeters
Parameters Weightage
Test Score (scaled to 50 marks) 50
Group Exercise (GE) 10
Personal Interaction (PI) 30
Writing Ability Test (WAT) 10
Total 100

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SNAP College Predictor

Use this online tool to predict your SNAP score and admissions call. For a list of SIU colleges where you are likely to get accepted, enter your category and predicted score.

Look up SNAP cut offs and anticipate phone calls from institutions that accept SNAP scores for admission. By visiting the following link, you may check the costs, placement reviews, admission requirements, shortlist criteria, and eligibility of all SNAP participating colleges.

SNAP 2023 Cutoff

The cutoff for SNAP 2023 is the minimum score or percentile necessary to be shortlisted for the selection. There are 16 SNAP colleges in all that accept the test results for admission. SNAP cutoffs vary from institute to institute depending on their admission standards.

For shortlisting, the SNAP colleges will post the corresponding category-by-SNAP Cut Off 2023 on their websites. The number of open seats will determine the size of the SNAP Waitlist. 

SNAP 2023 Expected Cut Off 

Candidates can check the expected SNAP cut off 2023 in the tabular below.

SNAP Expected Cut Off 2023
Colleges/Institutes Expected SNAP Cut Off Percentile 2023
SIBM Pune SNAP Cutoff 98.50%
SCMHRD Pune Cutoff 96%
SIIB Pune Cutoff 93%
SIBM Bangalore SNAP Cut Off 90%
SIBM Nagpur SNAP Cutoff -
SIOM Nashik Cutoff 87%
SITM Pune Cutoff 83%
SICSR Pune Cutoff 82%
SSMC Bangalore Cutoff 75%
SSBF Cutoff 60%
SNAP Cut Off for SIBM Hyderabad 58%

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SNAP 2023 Participating Institutes

Symbiosis University has different campuses throughout India. The list of programs offered through the SNAP 2023 exam is provided in the table below.

Courses Offered After Qualifying SNAP 2023
Institutes Seat Intakes Courses Offered
SIBM, Pune 220 MBA (Innovation and Entrepreneurship)
SICSR, Pune 90

MBA (Information Technology)

M.Sc. (Computer Applications)

M.Sc. (System Security)

SCMHRD, Pune 220

MBA (Infrastructure Development and Management)

MBA (Business Analytics)

SIIB, Pune

120 (IB)

30 (EE)

50 (AB)

MBA (International Business)

MBA (Energy & Environment)

MBA (Agri-Business)

SIDTM, Pune 120 MBA (Telecom Management)
SIMS, Pune  120 MBA
SIMC, Pune 120 MBA (Communication Management)

SIOM, Nashik

120 MBA (Operations Management)
SCIT, Pune 180

MBA (Information Technology Business Management)

MBA (Data Science and Data Analytics)

SIHS, Pune 77 MBA (Hospital & Healthcare Management)

SIBM, Bengaluru


MBA (Family Managed Business & Entrepreneurship)

MBA (Quantitative Finance)

MBA (Business Analytics)

SSBF, Pune 50 MBA (Banking and Finance)
SIBM, Hyderabad 120 MBA
SSSS, Pune NA MBA (Sports Sciences)

Read More: SNAP Participating Colleges 2023

SNAP 2023 Exam Dates

As per the SNAP 2023 notification, the important event dates related to the SNAP examination such as the SNAP Exam Date 2023 have been tabulated below. SNAP exam date 2023 for test 3 has been successfully conducted on Dec 22, 2023.

SNAP 2023 exam concluded with test 3. In addition, SIU declared the SNAP result 2023 by Jan 10, 2024.

SNAP 2023 Exam Dates
Important Events Dates
Upcoming Exam Events
Release of List of Shortlisted Candidates for GD & PI Mar 2024 (Tentative)
Past Exam Events
Application Process Start Date of SNAP 2023 Aug 23, 2023
SNAP 2023 Mock Test Registration Sep 25, 2023
SNAP 2023 Mock Test Dates Sep 27 - Sep 29, 2023
SNAP 2023 Mock Test Registration Last Date Second Round Oct 12, 2023
SNAP 2023 Second Mock Test Dates Oct 17 - Oct 18, 2023
SNAP Last Date to Apply Nov 23, 2023
Availability of SNAP 2023 Admit Card

SNAP Test Dec 4, 2023 (Out)

SNAP Test 2 and 3: Dec 9, 2023 (Out)

SNAP 2023 Exam Date
  • Test 1: Dec 10, 2023
  • Test 2: Dec 17, 2023
  • Test 3: Dec 22, 2023
Declaration of Results Jan 10, 2024
Scorecard Availability Till Feb 9, 2024

Important: SNAP Last Week Preparation Tips 2023

SNAP 2023 Paper Analysis

SNAP 2023 paper analysis is released based on the candidate's feedback. SNAP paper analysis 2023 for Test 3 is available. According to the SNAP exam analysis 2023, the overall difficulty level of test 3 is considered to be difficult. Few candidates considered the Quantitative, Data Interpretation and Data sufficiency part to be the most difficult section and lengthy too. candidates can check the detailed exam analysis for SNAP 2023 in the tabular below. 

SNAP Paper Analysis 2023 Test 3
Particulars Dec 22, 2023
Overall Difficulty Level Difficult
Difficulty Level of Verbal Ability and General English Moderate to Difficult
Difficulty Level of Analytical & Logical Reasoning Difficult
Difficulty Level of Quantitative, Data Interpretation & Data Sufficiency Difficult and Lengthy
Number of Good Attempts 45

SNAP 2023 Answer Key

SNAP answer key 2023 will tentatively be released soon after the exam is conducted. To download the SNAP answer key 2023, candidates must first log in to the official website using their credentials. Candidates will have until a certain date to submit challenges. Typically, a cost of INR 500 + 18% GST is assessed for each contested question. The money is returned if the challenge is accepted and proven true.

However, SIU have not released SNAP 2023 answer keys since the academic year 2020. Hence, the official confirmation concering the release of SNAP answer key 2023 is awaited. 

In addition, SNAP unofficial answer key was released for test 1 on Dec 10, 2023, and test 2 held on Dec 17, 2023, was released by few coaching institutes. The unofficial answer key for test 3, conducted on Dec 22, 2023, will be released soon. Candidates can download the slot-wise memory based SNAP answer key 2023 as PDF file for future references. 

How to Download SNAP 2023 Answer Key?

Candidates can follow the steps mentioned below to download SNAP answer key 2023.

  • Step 1: Candidates must visit the official website.
  • Step 2: Click on the 'SNAP 2023 Answer key' link in the notification section of the homepage.
  • Step 3: Enter the SNAP 2023 Registration ID and password to sign in.
  • Step 4: View and download the answer key pdf.
  • Step 5: Take a printout of the same and compare the answers. 

About SNAP Exam

SNAP exam 2023 is a computer-based national-level exam conducted for qualifying candidates for admission to more than 26 MBA and M.Sc. programmes offered by 15 institutions connected to SIU. SNAP exam full form stands for Symbiosis National Aptitude Test. Candidates can find important details regarding SNAP 2023 in the pointers below.

  • SNAP entrance exam 2023 is administered by Symbiosis International (Deemed) University. Students' proficiency in General English, quantitative data Interpretation & Data Sufficiency, and Analytical & Logical Reasoning are all assessed on the SNAP 2023 exam.
  • Interested candidates can register themselves with a valid ID and password. The application fee for SNAP exam 2023 will be around INR 1950. To be chosen for admission, SNAP exam qualifiers must pass a Personal Interaction (PI), Written Ability Test (WAT), and Group Exercise (GE).
  • SNAP 2023 exam is expected to hold a moderate difficulty level. Apart from this, its question paper will contain 60 questions, divided into two sections, i.e. normal and special sections. Candidates can check out the SNAP Cut Off 2023 Expectations as per Previous Year Trends.
  • SNAP occurs at the end of every year to select qualified students for MBA admission into institutes under the Symbiosis Umbrella. SNAP 2023 Test has an easier exam pattern than other competitive management exams such as CAT 2023IIFT, and XAT. It is very important and beneficial to practice the SNAP 2023 mock tests to score better in the exam.
  • Candidates securing top ranks in the SNAP 2023 exam will be called for the counselling process. The candidates who will successfully clear the counselling process will have a major probability of getting admission into any SIU, Pune Pune-affiliated Symbiosis colleges.
  • 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 difficulty level as SNAP are CMAT, NMAT, etc.

SNAP 2023 Highlights

Candidates who want to enrol in Symbiosis Institutes must pass the entrance exam to enrol in the institution's MBA program. The International University (SIU), Pune, typically announces three exam dates, allowing candidates to select the time that works best for them. Check the following highlights before attempting SNAP 2023.

  • A candidate may only attempt a maximum of two times, and the higher of the two scores will be taken into account for evaluation. The score won't be normalized in any way.
  • SNAP full form is Symbiosis National Aptitude Test, which is a commonly written test and is conducted by Symbiosis University, Pune.
  • This institute lies under one of the most reputed management exams in India. SNAP 2023 exam is conducted to offer admissions into MBA courses, and the program is offered by top Symbiosis Institutes affiliated with Symbiosis University (SIU), Pune.
  • The SNAP test is conducted online, and candidates who secure the top rank in the exam and, of course, qualifying for the SNAP 2023 cut-off will be called in for the counselling process.

Candidates can find the brief information on SNAP 2023 in the tabular below.

SNAP 2023 Highlights
Exam Name SNAP
Full Form Symbiosis National Aptitude Test
Conducting Authority Symbiosis International (Deemed) University (SIU)
Exam Duration 1 hour
Exam Fees INR 1950
Exam Level National Level
Exam Mode Online
Language English
Frequency Once a Year
Courses offered MBA, M.Sc (CA) / M.Sc (SS)
Official Website

SNAP Exam Details 2023: Key Changes

Following are the key changes announced for SNAP 2023. 

  • A candidate may show up for SNAP 2023 up to three times.
  • The three SNAP exam dates all have the same test length and timing.
  • The candidate's best result out of all of his or her tries will be taken into account for the final percentile computation.
  • The applicant must decide whether they intend to apply for SNAP once, twice, or thrice in advance, preferably by the application deadline.

Through the SNAP exam 2023, candidates can apply for admission to programs such as MBA, M.Sc (Computer Application), and M.Sc (System Security) programs in one of the 16 Symbiosis International University branches across Pune, Nashik, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, and Nagpur.

Candidates aspiring to take admission to any of the MBA programs offered by any Institute of Symbiosis International (Deemed University) [SIU] must note that they have to appear for the SNAP 2023 exam.

Practice SNAP Previous Year Question Paper

SNAP 2023 Admit Card

SNAP 2023 admit card for test 2 and 3 was released on Dec 9, 2023. Candidates can able to download it at (Deemed University). Candidates must input their test or email ID and password to download their SNAP exam admit card 2023.

Steps to Download SNAP Admit Card

Follow the step-by-step instructions to download SNAP 2023 admit card.

  • Step 1: Candidates have to visit the official website first.
  • Step 2: Log in with the registered SNAP 2023 ID and password.
  • Step 3: Applicants should click on the 'Download Admit Card' link.
  • Step 4: Candidates are advised to Cross-check all details and allotted exam centers on the admit card.
  • Step 5: Candidates can now Download the Admit card and take a few printouts.
  • Step 6: In the space provided, paste a passport-size, colour photo that was shot no more than three months ago.
  • Step 7: To sit for the SNAP 2023 exam, bring your admit card and a valid photo ID with you to the testing location.

Also Read: SNAP Last Minute Tips and Instructions 2023

SNAP 2023 Exam Centres

SNAP test locations will be located in various cities throughout various states of India. For this academic year, SNAP test entrance exam will be conducted in about 94 cities throughout India. The preferences for the city must be given while filling up the application form. Based on availability, seats will be allotted.

Read More: SNAP exam centres 2023

SNAP 2023 Exam Instructions

Some of SIU's guidelines on the SNAP admit card have been condensed. Read on to learn more about the official SNAP exam and admit card rules.

  • Report at the hour specified on your admissions card.
  • SNAP admission card and ID evidence must be submitted for verification.
  • After the reporting period has passed, no candidate will be allowed to appear for the SNAP exam in 2023.
  • Cell phones, calculators, watches with built-in calculators, alarm clocks, digital watches with memory, etc., shall not be brought to the SNAP 2023 exam.
  • Before the SNAP exam begins, the invigilator will authenticate and check the admission card and ID evidence.
  • In SNAP 2023, candidates may attempt any section in any order.
  • Candidates who use any unethical tactics will not be allowed to take the exam or be admitted.
  • Candidates with different abilities are needed to make their arrangements for a scribe and are urged to contact the appropriate authorities. Send the information to through email. The minimum need for scribes and writers is class XII graduation.
  • After the SNAP exam is over, it is advised to maintain the validated admit card for use during the GE-PIWAT procedure and any further admissions. Under no circumstances will a second one be provided.

SNAP 2023 Exam Pattern

Every applicant must be familiar with the SNAP 2023 exam pattern to ace and succeed in the admissions process. On the official website,, Symbiosis International (Deemed) University, Pune, provides the SNAP exam pattern 2023

SNAP exam speed test: The exam format for SNAP 2023 will mostly resemble those of previous MBA admission exams. Check out the information below.

SNAP 2023 Exam Pattern

SNAP Exam Pattern


Mode of SNAP 2023

Computer-Based Mode (CBT)



SNAP exam date and time

Dec 2023 (Tentative)


60 minutes

Type of questions

Objective type. Each question comes with four responses and candidates must pick the correct one

Total no. of questions in SNAP 2023

60 questions

Total marks

60 marks

Sections in SNAP exam

General English

Quantitative-Data Interpretation & Data Sufficiency

Analytical & Logical Reasoning

Marks per question

+1 mark for every correct answer

Negative marking

-0.25 marks for every wrong answer

Maximum attempts allowed in SNAP 2023


SNAP score considered (for more than one attempt)

Best of the two attempts

SNAP 2023 Syllabus

For the SNAP exam, various topics have been assigned under each section. SNAP syllabus 2023 overall topics along with highlighted topics are given below. Following are the topics that candidates are advised to focus on.

  • Quantitative, Data Interpretation & Data Sufficiency
  • General English: Reading Comprehension, Verbal Reasoning, Verbal Ability
  • Analytical & Logical Reasoning

Read More: SNAP Syllabus 2023

SNAP 2023 Eligibility Criteria 

SNAP 2023 eligibility criteria are determined by Symbiosis International Deemed University (SIU) to take the test, one must be SNAP-eligible as. The qualifications for SNAP 2023 and MBA admissions would differ and aspirants must be aware of it. MBA programme and college of choice will determine the eligibility for admission. 

Who Can Take the SNAP Exam 2023?

Candidates may apply for the SNAP MBA exam 2023 if they match the requirements listed below.

  • Candidates who are planning to apply for the SNAP MBA exam 2023 must have a bachelor's degree or be in their final year of study.
  • To take the SNAP 2023 exam, candidates must have received a minimum of 50% (for general and OBC students) and 45% (for SC/ST candidates) in their bachelor's degree.
  • The SNAP exam is open to all ages.
  • Foreign nationals, PIOs, OCIs, and NRIs may apply for the SNAP exam in 2023 if they took the IELTS or IELA and received Bands 6 or 4, respectively.

Note: The Symbiosis Center for International Education handles all international Symbiosis (SCIE) admissions.

 SNAP Exam - Defence Quota Details

SNAP Eligibility Defence Quota



SIMS, Pune

80 % for Children/ Wards of Defence personnel and 10 % for Special Defence Category in MBA

SIIB, Pune

5% of seats in MBA (International Business)


5% of seats in MBA (Digital and Telecom Management)


5% of seats in MBA (Information Technology)

SCIT, Pune

5% of seats in MBA (Information Technology Business Management)

SNAP 2023 Exam - Reservation Guidelines

SNAP Eligibility 2023 Reservation



SC (Scheduled Caste)


ST (Scheduled Tribes)


DA (Differently Abled)


Kashmiri Migrants (supernumerary)

Two seats per programme

Domiciled Category (only for Constituents at Off-Campus centre, Nagpur)


SNAP 2023 Application Process

SNAP 2023 application process commenced on Aug 23, 2023, on the official website. The last date to register was Nov 23, 2023. Symbiosis International (Deemed) University, Pune was hosting the SNAP registration 2023 window on the official website.

Steps to Fill Out Application Form for SNAP 2023 Exam

Candidates can follow the steps mentioned below to fill SNAP application form 2023.

  • Step 1: Visit the official website of "SNAP 2023".
  • Step 2: Find and click the "Register Now" link.
  • Step 3: Candidates can fill in their details and exam choices carefully.
  • Step 4: Candidates can pay the fees online or offline i.e. demand draft.
  • Step 5: A candidate can download a copy of the SNAP application form as soon as the payment is made.

Application Fees

The registration fee for SNAP test entrance exam 2023 is INR 1950. Students could either pay it online or offline. This fee is non-refundable and non-transferable. The following modes of payment were accepted for the SNAP 2023 exam:

  • Billdesk Payment Gateway
  • Easebuzz Payment Gateway
  • Indian Bank Payment Gateway
  • Demand Draft (DD)
SNAP 2023 Application Fee





General, SC, OBC, ST, EWS

Online, Offline

Male, Transgender, Female

INR 1950

Books to Prepare for SNAP Exam

The candidates need to engage in a lot of practice to be as prepared as possible for the SNAP 2023 Exam. The following is a list of the top SNAP Books 2023 for studying.

SNAP Books


Books Name


General Books

Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension for CAT

Nishit K Sinha

High School English Grammar and Composition

Wren and Martin

How to Prepare Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension for CAT

Arun Sharma and Meenakshi Upadhyay

Work Power Made Easy

Norman Lewis

Quantitative, Data Interpretation, and Data Sufficiency

How to prepare Quantitative Aptitude for CAT

Arun Sharma

How to prepare Data Interpretation for CAT

Arun Sharma

The Pearson Guide to Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Exams


Analytical and Logical Reasoning Section

A Modern Approach to Logical Reasoning

RS Aggarwal

Logical Reasoning and Data Interpretation for CAT

Nishit K. Sinha

Logical Reasoning Book

Arihant Publication

SNAP 2023 Mock Test

SNAP 2023 official mock test 2 registration window was open till Oct 12, 2023. Registered candidates can book their slots by entering their login ID and password. SNAP mock test 2023 commenced on Oct 17, 2023. The last date to take the mock test was Oct 18, 2023. 

Candidates will receive the login credentials such as the login ID and the password for slot booking and taking the mock test after completing the registration. Symbiosis International (Deemed) University will award the candidates who score the highest marks in SNAP 2023 mock tests based on their scores. 

Where Can I Take My SNAP Mock Test?

Candidates can follow the steps mentioned below to take SNAP 2023 mock test.

  • Candidates must reserve their places for the official SNAP Mock test. The authorities will reveal the dates for slot reservations.
  • Up until an hour before the start of the mock exam, candidates may reserve slots.
  • Use the link provided on to log into SNAP.
  • To reserve the time slot, enter your SNAP ID and password.
  • On the specified date and time, reserve a spot and take the SNAP 2023 mock exam.

SNAP 2023 mock test will include three sections, that is provided in the tabular below.

SNAP Mock Test

Sections in Mock test


General English: Reading Comprehension, Verbal Reasoning, Verbal Ability


Analytical & Logical Reasoning


Quantitative, Data Interpretation & Data Sufficiency


The score obtained during the SNAP 2023 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.

Read More: SNAP Mock Test 2023

SNAP 2023 Result

SNAP 2023 result were released on the official website on Jan 10, 2024. Candidates who took the SNAP entrance exam can access results at Candidates can find out their SNAP 2023 scores (section-by-section scaled scores). SNAP scorecard 2023 will be available until Feb 9, 2024.

Candidates must use their User ID and Password to access their SNAP result 2023 The institutions they have applied to will contact those who have been shortlisted to schedule their General Exercise (GE), Personal Introduction (PI), and Writing Ability Test (WAT).

How to Check SNAP Result 2023?

Candidates can follow the steps mentioned below to check their SNAP result 2023. 

  • Step 1: Candidates must visit the SNAP website to learn more.
  • Step 2: The "SNAP Login/ Sign-In" button should be clicked.
  • Step 3: Enter your SNAP ID and password next.
  • Step 4: SNAP 2023 results will be shown.
  • Step 5: Download and take print for future reference.

SNAP 2023 Preparation Tips

Candidates who intend to take the SNAP 2023 exam should begin studying at least six months beforehand. Three things should be included in a successful SNAP exam preparation plan: studying the curriculum using SNAP materials, taking practise tests, and final revisions before the exam.

Preparation for the SNAP exam is crucial. There are few available seats and fierce competition. Therefore, to get admitted, students must study diligently for the exam and strive for high grades. Understanding the test format and the syllabus are prerequisites for SNAP preparation 2023.

Quick Tips to Crack SNAP 2023

Once you decide to take the SNAP exam, thoughts like "how to pass SNAP," "how to study for SNAP in 2 months," "how to start studying for SNAP," and "how to pass SNAP on the first try" start to cross your mind. Here are some simple SNAP 2023 test-taking strategies to master;

  • For all three areas, prepare the SNAP syllabus.
  • Continue taking SNAP practice exams to monitor your progress and identify your areas of strength and weakness.
  • Get the greatest SNAP preparation tools and publications to help you with your application.
  • Make a SNAP preparation schedule and be efficient with your time.
  • Increase your efficiency and accuracy when answering questions.
  • Increase your confidence by answering questions of varying difficulty.
  • Create or pick up shortcuts to help you with Quantitative problems that can be answered rapidly without the use of a calculator
  • You can also enroll in online study groups for SNAP to engage in constructive competition.

SNAP Alternative Exam

Pursuing an MBA degree is incredibly significant because it provides access to more rewarding work prospects. Your professional skills will grow, enabling you to advance to a high managerial position. The country has several different kinds of MBA entrance exams. The following table entails a list of exams and their respective dates for which candidates can apply instead of SNAP.

SNAP Alternative Exams
Exam Dates
CAT 2023 Nov 26, 2023
CMAT 2024 Apr 2024
MAT 2023 Dec 3 - Dec 17, 2023 (In various Modes)
XAT 2024 Jan 7, 2024
NMAT 2023 Dec 19, 2023

SNAP Test Salient Features

Let's examine some of the key characteristics of SNAP Test 2023:

  • SNAP is the only exam whose results are approved by all 15 Symbiosis institutes nationwide for MBA admission, serving as a gateway to their MBA programmes. Top MBA colleges that accept SNAP scores include SIBM Pune, SCMHRD Pune, SIIB Pune, and SIBM Bangalore.
  • Moderate Difficulty: SNAP 2023 test has three main sections: General English; Quantitative, Data Interpretation and Data Sufficient; and Analytical & Logical Reasoning. It is somewhat demanding. The exam is only going to last an hour.
  • No Sectional Cut off: There is no sectional cut off for the SNAP 2023 exam results. To maximize your score, you can play to your strengths, whether they are in Quants, LR/DI, or English. However, a qualifying score must be attained in each of the three areas.
  • Leads to University MBA degree: All Symbiosis institutes that accept the SNAP exam are associated with the Symbiosis International University (SIU) in Pune. As a result, they grant University MBA degrees that are respected all over the world.
  • SNAP 2023 exam is an online computer-based test that follows the format of the CAT, XAT, CMAT, and NMAT. According to historical patterns, it is anticipated that SNAP will be tougher than CAT and XAT but less difficult than NMAT and CMAT.
  • Exam Price: The registration and application fee for the SNAP MBA entrance exam is INR 1950, making it the least expensive MBA entrance exam available. It offers admission opportunities to 15 Symbiosis B-schools. The total cost of the SNAP exam, SNAP registration, and SNAP 2023 exam application is just over INR 100 for each Symbiosis MBA college.
  • Apply to Symbiosis Institutes using the SNAP Application Form for a streamlined application process. Now, candidates can use the SNAP exam portal to apply for the programs at each Symbiosis Institute by paying the INR 1000 application fee.
  • An essential national-level MBA entrance exam, the Symbiosis National Aptitude (SNAP) Test, is accepted by 15 Symbiosis MBA colleges and is required for admission to the MBA prprogramAfter the CAT and XAT, it is regarded as one of the important entrance tests.
  • Only SNAP Test results 2023 are accepted for MBA admission at some of the best MBA programmes in India, including Symbiosis Institute of Management (SIBM), Pune, SIIB, SCMHRD, and SIBM Bangalore.
  • For admission to various Symbiosis colleges, thousands of MBA hopefuls will register, apply, and take the SNAP 2023 Exam Date to demonstrate their abilities. The organization that administers the Symbiosis National Aptitude Test (SNAP) exam, Symbiosis International University (SIU) Pune, publishes the SNAP Notification with all the information.

SNAP 2023 Contact Details

In case of any questions or queries, candidates can reach out to the concerned authorities through the following contact details. 

For General Queries

Symbiosis Test Secretariat,
Symbiosis International Deemed University,
Gram: Lavale, Tal: Mulshi,
District: Pune - 412115

  • Whatsapp Number: 7709328908
  • Email:
  • For Technical Queries
  • Helpdesk: 044-40492210/11/26182161
  • Official Website:


What is SNAP exam?

SNAP full form stands for Symbiosis National Aptitude Test. SNAP is a national level exam conducted for admission to more than 26 MBA and M.SC courses offered by 15 institutions. All the participating institutes are connected to SIU (Symbiosis International University).

How do I prepare for SNAP 2023?

Devising a study plan in advance along with consistent practice can help improve speed and efficiency. Solve previous year papers(preferably past 10 years) to get an idea of the paper pattern and strategies on how you will manage your time while attempting the actual exam. Refer to SNAP Reference Books for effective study material for the SNAP Exam Preparation.

When SNAP 2023 admit card will be out?

SNAP 2023 admit card for test 1 released on Dec 4, 2023, on the official website.While admit cards for tests 2 and 3 has been released on Dec 9, 2023.

Will a duplicate admit card for SNAP 2022 be provided to a candidate if the original card is lost?

No, no duplicate admit cards will be provided to candidates if the original card is lost.

What is the process followed to admit candidates into Symbiosis International University?

Candidates should have acquired the required cut-off in the SNAP entrance exam. Additionally, based on the performance in Group Discussion, Personal Interview and Writing ability, candidates will be shortlisted and admitted into the University.

Should a candidate pay an institution registration fee for SNAP?

Yes, the shortlisted candidates have to pay the institution registration fee for every institution they apply for.

How many times can I attempt SNAP 2023?

Candidates can attempt SNAP 2023 three times. Best of the three scores will be taken into consideration for admission into SIU.

What are the alternatives for SNAP 2023?

There are many MBA entrance exams that is conducted across the country. Here are a few alternative exams for which candidates can apply for if they couldn't register for SNAP 2023 on time - CAT 2023, CMAT 2024, MAT 2023, XAT 2024. Out of this, MAT exam is conducted every month. Hence, candidates need not worry about the restricted registration time.

When is SNAP 2023 conducted?

SNAP 2023 exam is conducted in three phases. Test 1 was conducted on Dec 10, 2023. While, tests 2 and 3 are scheduled to be conducted on Dec 17 and Dec 22, 2023.



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