Basic Details Eligibility Selection Procedure Counselling Procedure Exam Pattern Preparation Strategy Syllabus Important Dates Contact Details

Basic Details

SNAP or Symbiosis National Aptitude Test is the most prominent management exam that candidate opt for seeking admission in top Symbiosis institutes. There are 15 institutes participating in SNAP for the admission to its MBA programmes.

Symbiosis National Aptitude or SNAP is the gateway exam to seek admission to join MBA programs offered by institutes of Symbiosis International University. A candidate needs to register for SNAP Test & also register for the institutes offering his/ her choice of program by paying separate program registration fees.

Conducting Body Symbiosis International University
Conducting Body Website Click Here
Exam Website Click Here
Exam Mode Online/ Computer Based Test
Exam Type National Level Exam
Exam Application Mode Online/ Computer Based Application
Payment Mode Both Online and Offline Modes of Payment
Exam Online Fees Rs.1750/- (+ applicable Payment gateway charges, GST and any other taxes)
Exam Offline Fees Rs. 2065/- (this include Rs.1750 as SNAP Test fee and Rs. 315/- as GST @18%)
Exam SC/ST Fees Rs. 2065/- (this include Rs.1750 as SNAP Test fee and Rs. 315/- as GST @18%)
Exam PWD Fees Rs. 2065/- (this include Rs.1750 as SNAP Test fee and Rs. 315/- as GST @18%)
Exam Male Candidate Fees Rs. 2065/- (this include Rs.1750 as SNAP Test fee and Rs. 315/- as GST @18%)
Exam Female Candidate Fees Rs. 2065/- (this include Rs.1750 as SNAP Test fee and Rs. 315/- as GST @18%)

Important Dates

Application Form Availability Date In Last week of August 2019
Last Date Of Application Form In Last week of November 2019
Last Date Of Payment 1) Online : In Last week of November 2019
2) Offline : In Last week of November 2019
Slot Booking & from Correction date Not Applicable
Form Correction Date Not Applicable
Admit Card Availability In 1st week December 2019
Examination Date Online: In 2nd week December 2019
Offline: Not Applicable
Answer Key Date Not Applicable
Result Declaration Date 2nd Week of January 2019
Admission/Counselling Date To be Announced

Contact Details

Mobile Number 7709328908
Helpline Number
Email Address [email protected]
Official Website Click Here


The eligibility for this exam is mentioned below in details. Since the candidates participating in the exam are both Indian and international candidates. Hence candidate must check their eligibility specifically.

Eligibility for Indian Candidates:

  1. Candidates must be a graduate from any MHRD recognized university or Institute with a minimum of 50% marks for general category candidates and 45% for SC/ST candidates.
  2. A candidate who has completed a qualifying degree from any Foreign University must obtain an equivalence certificate from the Association of Indian Universities (AIU).
  3. All foreign degrees/ qualifications need to be verified from AIU by the candidate before seeking admission to any programme of SIU.
  4. Evaluation Division of the Association of Indian Universities (AIU) issues equivalence certificate for foreign degrees/qualifications.

The Symbiosis Centre for International Education (SCIE)

To check if you fall under International Candidates' Category, please refer to the categories listed below:

Any candidate who is deemed to be international students then you must be among the following categories:

  1. Foreign National: Candidate must hold a foreign passport to fall under this category.
  2. Person of Indian Origin: Candidate must hold a PIO card, and must be a citizen of a country other than India, to be part of this category.
  3. Overseas Citizen of India: Candidate must hold an OCI card, and must be a citizen of a country other than India, to seek admission through this category.
  4. Non-Resident Indian: Candidate must have given one of the two qualifying examinations i.e. intermediate or graduation to be given outside India.

NRI Candidates need to appear in NAP 2017 to seek admission in all participating institutes.

Symbiosis Centre for International Education (SCIE) which is a department of the University for an international candidate has made available a website where interested international candidates can contact for any further assistance.

To check Course/Programme Specific Eligibility Click Here

Exam Pattern

There are four sections in SNAP 2018 with a total number of questions to be 150 with total marks as 150 awarding 1 marks for each correct answer and 0.25 marks are deducted for every wrong answer. Candidates must note that paper pattern since 2016 was changed and the below-mentioned test pattern is also based on previous year pattern. Any change in the test pattern of SNAP 2018 will be updated here once the official notification is released.

Exam Pattern / Topics and Marks Allotted

Sr. No.


No of Questions

Total Marks


General English: Reading Comprehension, Verbal Reasoning, Verbal Ability




Quantitative, Data Interpretation & Data Sufficiency




Current Affairs




Analytical & Logical Reasoning







Important Points:

  • SNAP Test duration is of 120 minutes
  • SNAP Test is an objective type test conducted in online mode.
  • Each question has 4 responses.
  • Each wrong answer attracts 25% negative marks.

Selection Procedure

After the successful examination, the exam conducting body will release the result and candidates will be shortlisted for GE-PIWAT based on their overall SNAP Percentile. Please check the respective institute website for information and dates of GE-PIWAT. The disclaimer regarding the shortlisting of candidates is given below:

  • It is mandatory to attend all components/tests of GE-PIWAT to be eligible for admission to any PG programmes.
  • Only candidates who attend all components/tests of selection process (GE-PIWAT) shall be considered as eligible for generation of merit /wait/reject list.
  • Candidates who remain absent for any one of the component/test will be considered as ineligible for selection process of any of the MBA/M.Sc. (CA)/M.Sc. (SS) degree programmes of SIU.

Merit list will be based on the following parameters:

Weightage for Final Merit List
SNAP Score (out of 150, scaled down to 50 marks) Group Exercise (GE) Personal Interaction (PI) Writing Ability Test (WAT)


50 10 30 10 100
  • Category-wise cut off for Merit List and Wait List will be displayed on the website of the respective institutes.
  • The declaration of waitlist students will depend upon the availability of vacant seats.

Counselling Procedure

There is no counselling in SNAP the students will be shortlisted for GE-PIWAT based on their overall SNAP Percentile and after that category-wise cut off for Merit List and Wait List will be displayed on the website of the respective institutes. The candidate has to undergo document verification and then they can take the admission.

Documents Required during Admission

  1. SNAP Admit Card 2018
  2. SNAP Score Card 2018
  3. 10th/12th Mark sheet and Passing Certificate
  4. Graduation Degree and Mark sheet of all semesters
  5. Degree Certificate/Provisional Degree Certificate
  6. Migration Certificate
  7. Transfer Certificate
  8. Identity Proof
  9. Candidate’s Domicile

Preparation Strategy

Symbiosis National Aptitude Test is the most prominent management exam in which 15 institutes participating for the admission to its MBA programmes. So candidates have to be serious for the exam and prepare accordingly, there are some points given below that may help students:

  • Cover all the Topics which is given in the syllabus so that you will be able to overcome the difficulty level and check your strength.
  • There will be 150 questions have to answer in 120 minutes for which you have to manage your time well to begin with.
  • Study the exam pattern very well by solving the previous year's papers.
  • Do your preparation in your own way means to create your shortcut and tricks to understand the problems.
  • Don't be so stressed during exams keep yourself Relaxed and Calm and prepare yourself in a positive manner.

Exam Syllabus

Though there is no set syllabus for the SNAP 2018 following the syllabus which is generally followed by other management exams and after having a close analysis of previous year question paper by various experts we can conclude for you following broad topics. These are those topics about whom as a management candidate you must be aware of.

Quantitative Ability

Geometry, Ratios and Proportion, Percentages, In-equations Quadratic and linear equations Algebra, Profit & Loss, Averages, Partnership, Time-Speed-Distance, Work and time, Number system, HCF & LCM, Geometric Progression, Arithmetic progression, Arithmetic mean, Geometric mean, Harmonic mean, Median, Mode, Number Base System, BODMAS, Mensuration, Allegation & Mixtures, Work, Pipes and Cisterns, Simple Interest & Compound Interest, Set Theory, Venn Diagram, Installment Payments, Clocks, Probability, Permutations & Combinations, Trigonometry, Vectors, Binomial Expansion, Co-ordinate geometry, Logarithm, Calendar, Maxima & Minima Progression, Surds & Indices, Complex numbers, Etc.


Data Interpretation based on text, graphs and tables. Graphs can be Column graphs, Bar Graphs, Line charts, Pie Chart, Graphs representing Area, Venn diagram, etc. Critical reasoning, Visual reasoning, Assumption-Premise-Conclusion, Assertion and reasons, Statements and assumptions, Identifying valid inferences ,Identifying Strong arguments and Weak arguments, Statements and conclusions, Cause and Effect, Identifying Probably true, Probably false, definitely true, definitely false kind of statement, Linear arrangements, Matrix arrangements, Puzzles, Syllogisms, Functions, Family tree – identifying relationship among group of people, Symbol Based problems, Coding and decoding ,Sequencing ,Identifying next number in series, Etc.

General English

Comprehension of passage (Poems can also come)Verbal Reasoning, Syllogisms, Contextual usage, Analogies, Antonyms, Fill In the Blanks, Jumbled paragraphs with 4 or 5 sentences, Jumbled paragraphs (6 sentences with first and last fixed),Sentence Correction, Foreign language words used in English, Sentence completion, Sentence correction, Odd man out, Idioms, One word substitution, Different usage of same word, Etc.

General Awareness

Current Affairs, Business, Punch line of companies, Top officials of big companies, Major corporate events Famous award and prizes, World Records, Books and authors, Science, History, Geography, International organizations, Important quotations, Social issues, Sports, Finance, Automobiles, Entertainment, Politics, Etc.

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