SNAP 2021: Exam Date, Registration, Full Form, Official Website, Notification, Latest News

Exam Date

Dec 20, 2021

Result Date

Feb 23, 2022

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Symbiosis International (Deemed) University (SIU) has yet not released the official dates for SNAP 2021 exam. However, candidates can expect the the release of official notification by second week of August 2021. SNAP 2021 exam will be conducted at 94 test centres across the country.

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.

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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 2021 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 2021 cut-off will be called in for the counselling process.

SNAP 2021 at a glance
Exam Name SNAP
Exam Full Form Symbiosis National Aptitude Test
Conducting Authority Symbiosis International (Deemed) University (SIU)
Exam Duration 1 hour
Exam Fees INR 1750
Exam Level National Level
Exam Mode Online
Language English
Frequency Once a Year
Courses offered MBA, M.Sc (CA) / M.Sc (SS)
Similar Exams XAT / NMAT / CAT / CMAT

SNAP 2021 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 2021 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 2021 will take place in 3 rounds i.e, Group Exercise, Personal Interview, and Writing Ability Test (WAT). Highlights of the SNAP 2021 Exam are given in below tabular format.

Candidates securing top ranks in the SNAP 2021 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 the Symbiosis Umbrella. SNAP 2021 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 2021 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.

SNAP 2021 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.

SNAP 2021 Exam Dates
Important Events Dates (Tentative)
SNAP 2021 registration starts from Third week of August, 2021
End date for registration Last week of November, 2021
Last date to pay SNAP 2021 registration fee To be announced
Admit card release date December 2021
SNAP 2021 Exam date December - January 2021
Declaration of Results To be announced
Release of list of shortlisted candidates for GD & PI To be announced

SNAP 2021 Registration Process

The notification about the exam is going to be released by the second week of August 2021. The application process for SNAP 2021 will be made available online on the official website. Interested candidates are supposed to register themselves with a valid ID and Password.

By filling in the SNAP 2021 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 centres 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 2021 Registration Process is given below:

  • Step 1: Go to the official website of "SNAP 2021".
  • 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.

Read More: SNAP Application Form 2021

SNAP 2021 Exam Fees

The registration fee for SNAP 2021 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 2021 exam:

  • Billdesk Payment Gateway
  • Easebuzz Payment Gateway
  • Indian Bank Payment Gateway
  • Demand Draft (DD)
SNAP Application Fees
Details Fee
Registration Fee INR 1750
Registration Fee (per program per institute) INR 1000

SNAP 2021 Eligibility Criteria

Eligibility criteria hold a key to take the SNAP 2021 exam. Aspirants must go through these factors carefully while applying to write the exam. The eligibility factors for SNAP 2021 eligibility criteria 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: Aspirants 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.

Age limit

No age limit has been prescribed to write for the SNAP 2021 entrance test.

Education

Qualifications for students of different categories for SNAP 2021 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.

Foreign Nationals

  • 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).

Note:

  • 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.

Read More: SNAP Eligibility 2021

SNAP 2021 Syllabus

For the SNAP exam, various topics have been assigned under each section. SNAP 2021 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.
  • Para-jumbles.
  • 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
  • Analogy
  • 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.
  • Algebra
  • Linear Equations; Quadratic Equations
  • Logarithm
  • Progressions
  • Binomial Theorem
  • Surds and Indices
  • Inequalities
  • Permutation and Combination
  • Probability Functions
  • Set Theory
  • Mixtures and Allegations
  • Geometry
  • Coordinate Geometry
  • Trigonometry
  • Mensuration

Data Interpretation, Data Sufficiency: This section will comprise of 10-12 questions based on topics mentioned below:

  • Series
  • Graphs-Pie Chart
  • Tables
  • 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
  • Sports
  • International Events
  • Science & Technology
  • Geography
  • Missions of Countries
  • Miscellaneous

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
  • Analogy
  • Sequence & Series
  • Coding-Decoding
  • Meaningful Words, Matrix
  • Visual Reasoning
  • Syllogism
  • Critical Reasoning
  • Verbal and Miscellaneous Reasoning

Read More: SNAP Syllabus 2021

SNAP 2021 Exam Pattern

SNAP 2021 Exam Pattern is quite simple. Candidates must know the exam pattern thoroughly to plan and prepare effectively for the exam. SNAP 2021 Exam Pattern is highlighted below in the tabular format.

SNAP 2021 Exam Pattern
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
Total 60 - 60

Essentially, SNAP 2021 will be held 3 times in the computer-based test mode and the SNAP 2021 exam duration is now changed to 60 minutes i.e. 1 hour. 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 2021 Syllabus.

Read More: SNAP Exam Pattern 2021

SNAP 2021 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 2021 Exam centres are as follows:

SNAP 2021 Exam Centres
Ahmedabad Amritsar
Bengaluru Chandigarh
Chennai Delhi
Hyderabad Jaipur
Kolkata Lucknow
Mumbai Pune
Patna Udaipur
Vadodara --

Read More: SNAP Exam centres 2021

SNAP 2021 Admit Card

The SNAP 2021 admit card will be released by SIU at its official website. 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 2021 Admit Card?

  • Step 1: To download SNAP 2021 admit card, candidates have to visit the official website first.
  • Step 2: Log in with the registered SNAP 2021 ID and Password.
  • Step 3: Click on the 'Download Admit Card' link.
  • Step 4: Cross-check all details and allotted exam centres on the Admit Card.
  • Step 5: Download the Admit card and take a few printouts.

Read More: SNAP Admit Card 2021

SNAP 2021 Answer key

The conducting authority will release the answer key a few weeks after the successful conduction of the SNAP 2021 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 2021 Answer key' link in the notification section of the homepage.
  • Step 3: Enter the SNAP 2021 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 2021 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 objection fee. Candidates can follow the steps given below to do so.

  • Step 1: Visit the official website.
  • Step 2: Click on the 'SNAP 2021 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'.

Read More: SNAP Answer Key 2021

SNAP 2021 Result

The announcement of the SNAP 2021 result will be made a few weeks after the exam has been held. 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 2021 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 2021 result along with respective weightage is given in below table format:

Events for Processing SNAP Final Result Weightage given
SNAP Entrance Test Scores shown in the results 50
Group Exercise after the results 10
Personal Interaction after the results 30
Writing Ability Test after the results 10
Total 100

Read More: SNAP Results 2021

SNAP 2019 Exam Analysis

SNAP 2021 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 2021 Cut off

Cut off is the criteria which aspiring candidates need to meet to qualify for SNAP exam 2021 and advance to the next stage of selection. SNAP 2021 cut off is determined by factors like the number of appearing candidates, the difficulty of question paper, etc.

The expected cutoff for SNAP 2021 is provided in a table format below:

SNAP 2021 Cutoff
College Expected Cut Off %
SIBM, Pune 98.5
SCMHRD, Pune 96
SIIB, Pune 93
SIBM, Bangalore 90
SIOM, Nashik 87
SICSR, Pune 82
SITM, Pune 83
SIMS, Pune 77
SIMC, Pune 73
SCIT, Pune 76
SIHS, Pune 58
SSMC, Bangaloe 75
SSBF, Pune 60
SSSS, Pune 55
SIBM, Hyderabad 58

Read More: SNAP Cut Off 2021

SNAP 2021 Counselling

SNAP 2021 counselling will be conducted at the concerning colleges. The counselling process will be conducted by the constituent colleges separately. Based on the SNAP score, selected candidates will be called in for the counselling process. Thus, the higher the rank, the higher the chances for you to be 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 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 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.

Weightage for SNAP 2021 counselling process for GE-PIWAT
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

Read More: SNAP Counselling 2021

SNAP 2021 Preparation Tips

Candidates can follow the below guidelines to prepare for the SNAP 2021 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.
  • Maintain a proper balance between the speed of solving a question and accuracy of your answer, because both these factors will be affecting the total score.
  • It is also recommended to go through the instructions on the admit card so as to not have any doubts regarding the exam day procedures.
  • Experts have recommended a good night's sleep and an ample amount of food will really boost your headspace before and during the examination.

SNAP 2021 Mock Test

Candidates can access the SNAP 2021 mock test which will help them to be prepared for the SNAP 2021 exam.

  • Candidates must go through the exam pattern thoroughly to appear for the SNAP 2021 mock test. It will include three sections:
    • General English: Reading Comprehension, Verbal Reasoning, Verbal Ability.
    • Analytics & Logical Reasoning
    • Quantitative, Data Interpretation & Data Sufficiency
  • The score obtained during the SNAP 2021 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 2021

SNAP 2021 Reference Books

Here a few recommended SNAP 2021 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

Read More: SNAP Books 2021

SNAP 2021 Participating Institutes

Symbiosis University has different campuses throughout India. The list of programs offered through the SNAP 2021 Exam is provided in the table below:

Courses offered after qualifying SNAP 2021
Name of the Institute Seat intake Course 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)
SITM, 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 80
  • 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)
SIBM, Nagpur NA MBA

SNAP 2021 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

Helpdesk: 044-40492210/11/26182161

FAQs

What is marking scheme for the SNAP Exam?

Every correct answer will be awarded one mark and 0.25 marks will be deducted for every incorrect answer. Unanswered questions do no affect the score.

What is the application form fee for 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.

How do I prepare for SNAP 2021?

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.

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.

Is SNAP registration fee refundable?

No, the registration fee is non-refundable.

Is application process 2021 for SNAP same for Foreign Nationals?

No, the application process for Foreign nationals is different from the process for Indian nationals. They will have to apply through the Symbiosis Centre for International Education (SCIE).

Does Symbiosis University, Pune follow reservation policy?

Yes. University follows the reservation policy in allotting seats, as stated by the Government of India.

I secured 96 percentile in the SNAP Exam. Do I make the cut for SIBM- Pune?

Unfortunately, no. SIBM-Pune demands a percentile of 97.5 or more in order to be eligible for their academic programs.

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.

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.

Will a duplicate admit card for SNAP 2021 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.

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