SNAP exam commonly known as Symbiosis National Aptitude test is one of the MBA level entrance exams which is given by almost 2 lakh students all over India to get admission to the top-notch Symbiosis colleges in India. SNAP test is being conducted by Symbiosis International University (SIU) and there is a total number of 15 Symbiosis Institutes affiliated under SIU.
- What is SNAP Exam?
- SNAP 2020 Exam Dates
- SNAP 2020 Eligibility
- SNAP 2020 Syllabus
- SNAP 2020 Exam Pattern
- SNAP 2020 Registration
- SNAP 2020 Exam Fees
- SNAP 2020 Exam Centres
- SNAP 2020 Admit Card
- SNAP 2020 Result
- SNAP 2020 Cut off
- SNAP 2020 Counselling
- SNAP Frequently Asked Questions
What is SNAP 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 counselling process.
SNAP 2020 exam is expected to hold moderate difficulty level and apart from this, its question paper will contain 115 questions and the question paper is divided into two sections i.e. normal and special sections. The total overall marks allotted for SNAP exam are 150.
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 will take place in 3 rounds i.e, Group Exercise, Personal Interview and Writing Ability Test (WAT). Highlights of SNAP Exam 2020 are given in below tabular format.
|SNAP Full Form||Symbiosis National Aptitude Test|
|Conducting Authority||Symbiosis University|
|Duration of exam||2 hours|
|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 a top rank in the SNAP 2020 exam will be called for the Counselling process. The candidates who will clear the process of Counselling 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 Symbiosis Umbrella. SNAP 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 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 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 SNAP exam need to satisfy the minimum required criteria set by Symbiosis University. It will allow candidates getting admitted to top Symbiosis colleges affiliated under SIU.
Students who want to take admissions to postgraduate management programs can give this test. SNAP entrance test usually happens in the month of December of every year.
SNAP 2020 Exam Dates
SNAP Exam 2019 was conducted on December 15, 2019. Exam dates are very crucial for any exam point of view. A candidate should be well versed regarding all the important exam dates before applying for SNAP exam. These important test dates can be changed as per the schedule given by Symbiosis University and in case if any new time table will be released on its official website, it will be updated on this webpage also.
A candidate can start filling their SNAP application forms after its release. The last date of submitting the application form is going to be November 26, 2020 (expected). SNAP exam will be held on December 15, 2020 (tentative). Important dates that are relevant to SNAP Exam are given below in the tabular format.
|Important Events||Dates (Tentative)|
|SNAP 2020 registration starts from||August 16, 2020|
|End date for registration||November 26, 2020 (Extended Date)|
|Last date to pay SNAP 2020 registration fee||November 26, 2020|
|Admit card release date||December 2, 2020|
|SNAP 2020 Exam date||December 15, 2020|
|Declaration of Results||January 10, 2021|
|Release of list of shortlisted candidates for GD & PI||January 26, 2021|
Please note that all the SNAP Exam Dates mentioned above are tentative.
SNAP 2020 Eligibility
Eligibility criteria that hold a key to take SNAP 2020 exam and students have to cross the hurdle of eligibility factor to undertake this exam. These factors to be checked for SNAP 2020 eligibility are mentioned below.
Nationality: 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 a graduation degree from any university of foreign will need to attain an equivalency certificate from the Association of Indian Universities (AIU). The association will cross-check their degrees before admitting them to any Indian University.
Age factor: No age limit has been mentioned to write for SNAP entrance test.
Education: Qualifications for students of different categories for SNAP are different and criteria of qualification are mentioned below.
- For General Category: an average of 50% marks in their graduation degree.
- For Reserved Category: an average of 45% marks in their graduation degree.
SNAP 2020 Syllabus
For SNAP exam, some topics have been assigned for each section. SNAP 2020 Syllabus is mentioned below as highlighted topics. Studying these topics for the exam, a candidate can excel in an exam.
Section 1: General English (Reading Comprehension, Verbal Reasoning, Verbal Ability)
This section is completely based on English Language and important parts covered in this section are the English Language, Reading Comprehension Passages, Verbal Reasoning, and Verbal Ability.
Reading Comprehension (RC) - Passages: This section contains 10-12 questions 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 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 described 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 on topics mentioned below:-
- Graphs-Pie Chart
- Bar Graph
Section-3: Current Affairs
As per revamp done by the SIU, Pune, Current Affairs section of SNAP Exam and 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 Exam Pattern is very simple and it will give an idea to a candidate about marks distribution for each section. SNAP 2020 exam Pattern is highlighted below in the tabular format.
|Section||No. of Ques. (A)||Marks allotted- Section A||Special Ques (B)||Marks alotted-Section B||Total Marks|
|General English: Reading Comprehension (RC), Verbal Reasoning & Verbal Ability (VA)||34||1.5||-||51|
|Analytical & Logical Reasoning (LR)||36||1.5||-||54|
|Data Interpretation (DI), Quantitative Aptitude and Data Sufficiency||35||1||5||2||45|
SNAP entrance test 2020 is a computer-based test and the test period is of the SNAP exam is 120 minutes i.e. 2 hours. Its timings are from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM. It has a negative marking of 0.25 of the mark allotted to a particular question. A candidate will have to use a virtual keyboard for typing the answers of special questions apart from Multiple Choice Questions. You can also go through the preparation tips for SNAP after knowing the syllabus of the exam.
SNAP 2020 Application Form
SNAP 2020 application form will be released on its official website tentatively from August 16, 2020. Interested candidates are supposed to register themselves with a valid ID and Password. The SNAP 2020 Registration Process is given below step by step:
Step 1: Go to the official website of "SNAP 2020".
Step 2: Find and click on the "Register Now" link.
Step 3: Fill your personal details and exam choices.
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 is able to download a copy of the SNAP application form.
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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.
Following modes of payment were accepted for SNAP 2020 exam:
- Billdesk Payment Gateway
- Easebuzz Payment Gateway
- Indian Bank Payment Gateway
- Demand Draft (DD)
SNAP 2020 Exam Centres
SNAP test locations will be located in various cities throughout various states of India. This year candidates will be able to give an exam in 90 cities throughout India. Some of the SNAP 2020 Exam centres are as follows:
- Vadodara and more.
SNAP 2020 Admit Card
Admit Card is a very confidential and important document for any exam because without this a candidate is not permitted to write in exam. In order to download SNAP 2020 admit card, candidates have to visit the official website and log in with their registered SNAP 2020 ID and Password. It will be released by SIU and the date of release of admit card for SNAP Exam is December 2, 2020 (expected).
This SNAP Hall Ticket will be containing important information regarding the candidate's personal details, SNAP exam venue, exam session, exam date, etc.
SNAP 2020 Result
The announcement of SNAP 2020 result will be made tentatively on January 10, 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 results and keep it safe for future reference. This might have to produce for further selection process at Symbiosis University.
To acquire good results you have to include mock tests of SNAP exam in your preparation schedule.
SNAP Exam Analysis
SNAP 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 50000. As the exam pattern of SNAP has been changed, the GK section was scrapped in SNAP 2019.
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 quite 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 which 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 a number of appearing candidates, the difficulty of question paper, etc.
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
The venues for SNAP 2020 counselling will be the colleges itself. The counselling process will be conducted by the constituent colleges separately. On the basis of SNAP score, selected candidates need to be called in for the counselling process. Further, shortlisted candidates will have to appear for Group Exercise, Personal Interaction and Written Ability Test (GE-PIWAT).
Other candidates who didn't 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 counselling process is given in below table format:
|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|
Programs Offered after SNAP 2020
Symbiosis University has different campuses throughout India. List of programs offered through SNAP Exam is provided in the table below:
|Name of the Institute||Course Offered|
|Symbiosis Institute of Business Management (SIBM, Pune)||MBA (Innovation and Entrepreneurship)|
|Symbiosis Institute of Computer Studies & Research (SICSR, Pune)||MBA (Information Technology) M.Sc. (Computer Applications) M.Sc. (System Security)|
|Symbiosis Centre for Management and Human Resource Development (SCMHRD, Pune)||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)||MBA (Telecom Management)|
|Symbiosis Institute of Management Studies (SIMS, Pune)||MBA|
|Symbiosis Institute of Media & Communication, Pune (SIMC, Pune)||MBA (Communication Management)|
|Symbiosis Institute of Operations Management (SIOM, Nashik)||MBA (Operations Management)|
|Symbiosis Centre for Information Technology (SCIT, Pune)||MBA (Information Technology Business Management) MBA (Data Science and Data Analytics)|
|Symbiosis Institute of Health Sciences (SIHS, Pune)||MBA (Hospital & Healthcare Management)|
|Symbiosis Institute of Business Management, Bengaluru (SIBM, Bengaluru)||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)||MBA (Banking and Finance)|
|Symbiosis Institute of Business Management (SIBM, Hyderabad)||MBA|
|Symbiosis School of Sports Sciences (SSSS, Pune)||MBA (Sports Sciences)|
|Symbiosis Institute of Business Management (SIBM, Nagpur)||MBA|
SNAP Exam Contact Details
Please feel free to contact conducting authority at 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
SNAP Exam FAQs
Q: What is marking scheme of SNAP?
Every correct answer will be awarded one mark and a 0.25 mark will be deducted for every incorrect answer.
Q: What is application form fee of SNAP?
Application form fee of SNAP will be INR 1750 which can be paid through any of the online payment methods. It can also be paid using DD.
Q: When is SNAP conducted?
The exam is conducted once a year in the month of December.
Q: Should a candidate pay an institution registration fee for SNAP?
Yes. Shortlisted candidates have to pay the institution registration fee for every institution they apply for.
Q: Is registration fee refundable?
No. registration fee is non-refundable.
Q: Is application process 2020 for SNAP same for Foreign Nationals?
No. application process for Foreign nationals is different from process for Indian nationals.
Q: Does Symbiosis University, Pune follow reservation policy?
Yes. University follows the reservation policy as stated by the government of India.
Q: Is there any age limit set as criteria for candidates to apply for SNAP?
No. Age limit is not set as criteria to admit candidate into University.
Q: What is the minimum qualification required to be eligible for SNAP?
Candidates belonging to the General category must have secured 50% aggregate in their Bachelor's degree. Reserved category candidates need to have secured 45% aggregate in their Bachelor's degree.
Q: What is the process followed to admit candidate into University?
Candidates should have acquired the required cut-off in an entrance exam. Based on the performance in Group Discussion, Personal Interview and Writing ability, candidates will be admitted into the University.
Q: Will a duplicate admit card for SNAP 2020 be provided to a candidate if the original card is lost?
No. Duplicate admit card will not be provided to candidates if the original card is lost.