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SNAP Exam Date 

 Test 1- December 10, 2022

 Test 2- December 18, 2022

 Test 3- December 23, 2022

SNAP Exam Full Form
Symbiosis National Aptitude Online Test
Common Name
Conducting Body
Symbiosis International University (SIU), Pune
Frequency of the Exam
Once a Year
Exam Level
National Level Exam

What is SNAP?

Symbiosis National Aptitude Test or SNAP is a national-level entrance examination conducted for students who want to pursue MBA from campuses under the Symbiosis International University. 

Symbiosis International University has campuses under various names, catering to various fields and industries. 

Following are the cities housing these campuses: 

  • Pune
  • Bangalore
  • Hyderabad
  • Nagpur
  • Nashik

Candidates can answer SNAP Test entrance exam and get into SIBM, Bangalore which is counted among one of the best MBA colleges in Bangalore. They can check its requirements and be a part of its exciting pedagogy by seeking admissions in Bangalore. 

SNAP 2022 is scheduled to be conducted in Last week of December 10, 18, 23,  2022. 

SNAP Colleges:

Symbiosis International University has many colleges affiliated with it. Most of those institutes are in Pune. However, a few of them are also located in other parts of the country. 

All of these institutes offer different management courses. Moreover, these institutes release their own cut-off scores for the admission process. 

The table below shows a list of institutes that accept SNAP test score:

Symbiosis Institute of Business Management 
Symbiosis Centre for Management and Human Resource Development
Symbiosis Institute of International Business
Symbiosis Institute of Business Management 
Symbiosis Institute of Operations Management 
Symbiosis Institute of Computer Studies & Research
Symbiosis Institute of Telecom Management
Symbiosis Institute of Management Studies
Symbiosis Institute of Media & Communication
Symbiosis Centre for Information Technology
Symbiosis Institute of Health Sciences
Symbiosis School for Media & Communication
Symbiosis School of Banking and Finance
Symbiosis School of Sports Sciences
Symbiosis Institute of Business Management

Aspirants have to complete their graduation in their preferred field of study to apply for the SNAP test entrance exam. Graduation must be done from a recognized university in India. 

SNAP Exam Details: 

Registration Mode
Exam Mode
Exam Duration
1 Hour
Language Options
Maximum Number of Attempts

SNAP Exam Dates: 

SNAP 2022 Events
Dates (Tentative)
Registration Begins

August 4, 2022

Last Date to Apply

November 24, 2022

Release of SNAP Admit Card

 Test 1- December 5, 2022

 Test 2 and 3- December 10, 2022

SNAP Exam Date

 Test 1- December 10, 2022

 Test 2- December 18, 2022

 Test 3- December 23, 2022

SNAP Result Announcement

January 10, 2023

Release of Candidate Shortlist for GE, PI, and WAT

February 2023

General Exercise, Personal Interaction, and Writing Ability Test
March 2023
Release of Final Merit List
March 2023

SNAP Registration: 

Candidates can follow the below-mentioned steps to go about SNAP registration: 

Step 1: Visit the official website of SNAP. 
Step 2: Click on the "Apply Now" tab on the website and then on the "Register Tab".
Step 3: Fill in the required details such as:

  • Name of the candidate
  • Date of Birth
  • Email ID
  • Mobile Number
  • Citizenship
  • Preferred test city
  • Candidate's photograph

Step 4: Candidates have to submit the OTP sent on the registered mobile number. 
Step 5: They shall receive their login credentials after completion of the registration process. 

How to fill up SNAP Application Form? 

Step 1: Candidates have to visit the SNAP 2022 official website and log in using credentials. 
Step 2: Candidates have to fill up the following information and documents in the SNAP 2022 application form: 

  • Personal information
  • Work experience
  • Education details
  • Select programs
  • Address for correspondence
  • Preferred test city
  • Current passport-size photo 

Step 3: Click on "Save and Continue" and submit the form after paying the application fee. 

SNAP Application Fee: 

Candidates have to pay an amount of Rs. 1,750 for the exam. Apart from this, they have to pay Rs. 1,000 extra per program per institute. 

They can pay the fees through the following methods: 

  • Billdesk Payment Gateway
  • Indian Bank Payment Gateway
  • Easebuzz Payment Gateway
  • Demand Draft (DD)

If the candidates want to make payment through Demand Draft, then they must get a Demand Draft of Rs. 1750 from any Nationalized Bank in favour of "Symbiosis Test Secretariat", which must be payable at Pune.

In the payment option, choose DD and take a print out of the print advice form. Sign the advice form and then send it along with the DD only to the "Symbiosis Test Secretariat" at the following address:

Symbiosis International University

Symbiosis Test Secretariat

Gram: Lavale, Tal: Mulshi,

District: Pune - 412115

State- Maharashtra

Phone: +91-020-39116226 / 27

Documents Required: 

Candidates are only required to upload a recent passport-size photograph on the SNAP 2022 application form. 

SNAP Exam Centres: 

SNAP is conducted in over 90 cities across India. Following are the important exam centres: 

Port Blair

SNAP Syllabus: 

SNAP 2022 exam paper is divided into 3 parts. Let's take a detailed look at the topics under each part: 

Part A: General English

Jumbled Paragraphs
Idioms and Syllogisms
Sentence Completion
Contextual Usage
Sentence Correction

Books for General English: 

Author(s)/ Publishers
Word Power Made Easy
Norman Lewis
Barron's Pocket Guide to Vocabulary
Samuel C. Brownstein, Mitchel Weiner, and Sharon Weiner Green M.A.
Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension 
Arun Sharma and Meenakshi Upadhyay
Target SNAP (English)
Disha Publications

Part B: Analytical and Logical Reasoning

Linear and Matrix Arrangements
Statement and Conclusion
Family Tree
Symbol based Problems
Coding and Decoding
Cause and Effect
Assertion and Reasoning
Identifying Numbers

Books for Analytical and Logical Reasoning: 

Author(s)/ Publishers
Logical Reasoning Book
How to Prepare for Logical Reasoning
Arun Sharma
Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning Book
R S Aggrawal

Part C: Quantitative Data Interpretation and Data Sufficiency

Simple Interest and Compound Interest
Venn Diagram
Ratios and Proportion
Geometric and Arithmetic Progression
Data Interpretation
Ratio and Proportion
Number System
Permutation and Combination
Profit and Loss
Speed, Time and Distance

Books for Quantitative Ability, Data Interpretation, and Data Sufficiency:

Author(s)/ Publishers
How to Prepare for Quantitative Ability
TMH Publication
Quantitative Aptitude
R S Aggarwal
How to prepare for Data Interpretation
Arun Sharma

SNAP Exam Pattern: 

Total Number of Questions
Total Marks
Time Limit
60 minutes
Number of Sections

Section A: General English

Section B: Quantitative, Data Interpretation & Data Sufficiency

Section C:  Analytical & Logical Reasoning

Distributions of Questions

Section A: 15

Section B: 20

Section C: 25

Marks Awarded for the Right Answer
Negative Marking
Deduction of 25% Marks for Each Wrong Answer
Exam Difficulty Level
Moderate to Difficult 
Type of Questions

SNAP Preparation Tips: 

Candidates can prepare for the exam by following the below mentioned tips: 

    Candidates should stick to a preparation plan as it would help them stay on track and check their imminent progress. Planning shall help them finish the SNAP syllabus on time and be ready before D-Day. 

    Candidates should live by deadlines as it would help them finish their SNAP syllabus faster and develop the relevant tricks for the topics. It will help them ace the SNAP exam pattern too. Deadlines will help them be on track with the dates and prepare with confidence and zero complacencies. 

    Candidates should be able to work on their weaknesses to get a better hang of it and score better in these areas. They should start with the basics of these topics and then move forward with the complex problems. It shall instill confidence in them for the preparation process. 

  • ROCK the SNAP MOCK Tests: 
    Answering SNAP mock tests is one of the most important aspects of preparing for the exam. Candidates should give at least 10 to 15 SNAP mock tests with proper analysis and strategy.
    It will also help them develop a proper strategy to go about the SNAP exam pattern. 

  • BE in your BEST SHAPE: 
    Candidates should be in their best shape to prepare and answer SNAP 2021. They should maintain their proper physical and mental health with a healthy diet and exercise routine. 

SNAP Admit Card: 

Candidates can follow the below-mentioned steps to download the SNAP admit card: 

Step 1: Visit the official website of SNAP.
Step 2: Click on the link for SNAP Admit Card.
Step 3: Candidates have to login using their credentials. 
Step 4: The Admit Card will be displayed on the candidate's screen. 
Step 5: Candidates can download the SNAP Admit Card and take a print out for future references. 

Candidates have to carry their admit card along with a government-approved ID card to the exam centre. 

SNAP Answer Key:

Candidates can download the SNAP answer key by following the below-mentioned steps: 

Step 1: Candidates have to visit the official website of SNAP. 
Step 2: They have to click on the link for SNAP Answer Key. 
Step 3: They have to login using their credentials. 
Step 4: Candidate's answer key will be displayed on their respective screens. 
Step 5: They should download the answer key and keep a copy for future use. 

Steps to Challenge SNAP Answer Key:

Exam conducting authorities allow candidates to challenge the answer key. Following are the steps to download the answer key: 

Step 1: Candidates have to visit the official website of SNAP. 
Step 2: They have to click on the link for Answer Key. 
Step 3: They have to login using their credentials. 
Step 4: After the answer key has been displayed on their screens, candidates can click on the question number that they want to challenge. 
Step 5: Click on the Save button after selecting all the questions that need to be challenged.
Step 6: Candidates need to upload the documents that support their objection/ challenge. 
Step 7: They have to pay a fee of Rs. 590 per challenge through any of the following options:

  • Internet Banking 
  • Debit Card 
  • Credit Card

If a candidate's challenge is genuine, the authorities will consider the challenge and modify the official answer key. The results of the candidates will also be released according to the modified answer key. 

SNAP Results:

Candidates can download the results by following the below-mentioned steps: 

Step 1: Visit the official website of SNAP.
Step 2: Click on the tab of "Download SNAP Scorecard".
Step 3: Enter the credentials to login. 
Step 4: The scorecard will be displayed on their screen. 
Step 5: Download the SNAP scorecard and take a printout for future use. 

SNAP Cut-off:

Candidates can check the cut offs by following the below-mentioned steps: 

Step 1: Visit the SNAP official website. 
Step 2: Click on the link of SNAP cut-off available on the homepage. 
Step 3: The cut-off of every participating institute is different. 
Step 4: Download and save the list for future reference. 

The SNAP cut-off is based on the following factors:

  1. Number of candidates appearing for the exam
  2. The difficulty level of the entrance exams
  3. Total number of seats available
  4. Number of candidates qualifying in SNAP 

SNAP Selection Procedure:

The selection process of colleges under SIU is not solely dependent on the exam. In order to test the skills of the candidates, the authorities conduct 3 more rounds, which are as follows:

  1. Group Discussion
  2. Personal Interaction
  3. Written Ability Test

Each of the rounds tests different kinds of skills of the candidates. The important details of each round are described below:

Group Discussion (GD):

  1. Every group will consist of 7-8 students, and a group coordinator will be assigned to each group. 
  2. Each group gets a particular topic to discuss. 
  3. The candidates get a few minutes to gather their thoughts and prepare for the topic. 
  4. It tests the candidate's coordination skills. 
  5. It tests the candidate's ability to communicate with teammates. 
  6. It also analyzes the candidate's decision-making skills. 
  7. It is also designed to bring the candidate's leadership skills to the limelight. 

 Personal Interaction (PI):

  1. It is an interview round that is conducted by a panel of interviewers.
  2. The interviewers analyze the candidate's soft skills, interpersonal skills, etc.
  3. They also test the candidate's confidence level and his ability to communicate with clarity.
  4. The interviewers also take the candidate's educational background and professional background into consideration during the interview.

Written Ability Test (WAT):

  1. In this round, the candidate must write an essay on the given topic within 25 minutes.
  2. It tests the candidate's written communication skills.
  3. It also helps the authorities to analyze the candidate's time management skills.
  4. The candidate's knowledge and ability to deliver a message is also tested through WAT.
  5. The authorities also analyze the candidate's language skills.

The authorities of the SNAP exam give importance to each part of the selection process. However, the SNAP exam score is given the highest importance. During the preparation of the final merit list, every section of the selection process is given a different weightage. Being aware of the weightage of different components helps the candidates to prepare efficiently based on their various strengths and weaknesses.

The weightage of each component of the entire examination process that is taken into consideration during the preparation of the merit list is as follows:

SNAP Score
Group Discussion
Personal Interaction
Written Ability Test


- Symbiosis International University conducts the SNAP examination.

- Yes, the SNAP Admit Card is necessary for the counselling process.

- Yes, the SNAP exam has a negative marking scheme. It deducts 0.25 marks for every incorrect answer.

- No, the authorities do not entertain any changes in the application form after it has been submitted.

- A total of 15 institutes accept SNAP scores.

- The SNAP scores are only valid for a year.

- The further admission procedure of SNAP consists of Group Discussion, Personal Interaction, and Written Ability Test (WAT).

- Yes, you can pay the SNAP application offline through a Demand Draft named "Symbiosis Test Secretariat", which should be sent to the following address: Symbiosis International University Symbiosis Test Secretariat Gram: Lavale, Tal: Mulshi, District: Pune - 412115 State- Maharashtra

- SNAP 2022 will be conducted in Last week of December 2022

- No. Institutions under SIU accept only SNAP and other relevant SIU entrance exams for the courses offered by them.
Eligibility Criteria

Candidates should meet the following eligibility criteria for SNAP: 

  1. Candidates should have completed their graduation from any recognized university.
  2. Candidates studying in the final year of their undergraduate course can also apply.
  3. The general candidates should have secured a minimum of 50% marks.
  4. Candidates belonging to the reserved category should have scored a minimum of 45%.
  5. The candidate must be an Indian citizen.
  6. Overseas Citizen of India (OCI), Non-Resident Indian (NRI), Person of Indian Origin (PIO), and Foreign Nationals are also eligible to apply.
  7. The exam does not have any age limit.

The Symbiosis International University and other affiliated institutes follow a reservation policy to allot seats as per the UGC guidelines. The percentage of reserved seats for each category is as follows:

Percentage of Reserved Seats
Scheduled Tribe
Scheduled Castes
Person with Disabilities
International Candidates
Kashmiri Migrants
2 seats per program

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