SNAP Exam 2024: Exam Dates, Registration process, Reservation policy, Syllabus

Author : Jahanvi Gupta

Updated On : May 15, 2024

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Overview: Over 1 Lakh candidates appear for the SNAP exam every year. Are you also wondering about the exam pattern, syllabus, and registration process? This comprehensive guide has all the answers!

What is the SNAP exam?

  • The SNAP exam is a national-level MBA entrance exam conducted through a Computer-based test.
  • A candidate must take this exam to be considered for admission to any Symbiosis MBA program provided by the Institute of Symbiosis International (Deemed University) [SIU].
  • Almost 1 lakh students registered for the SNAP exam 2023, an increase of 25% compared to last year.
  • The SNAP entrance exam is mandatory for admission to 17 colleges' MBA programs. It assesses candidates' General English, Reasoning, and Aptitude skills.


Read more: SNAP Exam Date

SNAP exam Highlights

SNAP exam 2024 Particulars Details
SNAP exam full form Symbiosis National Aptitude Test
Conducting Body Institute of Symbiosis International (Deemed University)
SNAP exam date To be notified
Exam frequency Thrice a year
Exam Level National
Mode of application Online
Application fee INR 2250 per test
Age limit No age limit
Mode of examination CBT
Number of seats Around 2500
Number of SNAP exam applications Over 1 Lakh as per SNAP exam 2023
Number of test cities for SNAP exam 84
Exam timings To be notified
Exam language English
Selection Process SNAP score, Group Exercise, and Personal Interview
Exam Sections General English, Analytical & Logical Reasoning, and Quantitative Data Interpretation & Data sufficiency

Is the SNAP exam easy?

The SNAP exam's difficulty level is considered moderate, although it may vary slightly from year to year. Compared to other MBA entrance exams like the CAT, it is often viewed as easier. As the SNAP exam is shorter than others, it is essential to manage time effectively. It is important to stay up-to-date on current affairs and business knowledge, as the General Awareness section of the exam can be challenging. By devising a solid preparation strategy, you can enhance your chances of success in the SNAP exam.

Read more:  CAT Exam 2 Months Preparation Strategy.

How do you apply for the SNAP exam?

  • The SNAP entrance exam 2024 will be conducted on three dates. Candidates can take up to three tests, but if they take all three, only the highest score will be used to calculate their final percentile.
  • A strict process will ensure that unique questions are framed under each topic across the three tests. This will help maintain a uniform distribution of questions across the sections. The difficulty level of the question papers will be normalised throughout all three sets.
  • To register for the SNAP exam, visit the official website. Note that changes to the registration form must be made before the SNAP entrance exam registration deadline. After that, no changes will be allowed.
  • When registering, upload a recent passport-size photo and enter all the information correctly. Once the registration cost has been paid, no requests for changes in the name, date of birth, test city, category, or test date will be entertained.

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How do you fill out the SNAP exam form? 

Step 1: Access the official SNAP exam registration portal by clicking on the following link: www.snaptest.org

Step 2: Select the 'new user' tab.

Step 3: Review the terms and conditions carefully, then click the 'I agree' button to proceed.

Step 4: Log in again and fill out the SNAP exam form.

Step 5: Pay the registration fee.

Step 6: Fill out the Part II of the SNAP Exam form and provide the necessary information about the institutes that interest you. Once you have paid for the SNAP Exam form 2024, the Symbiosis Test Secretariat will review and validate the payment details. After the review process, a confirmation mail regarding the receipt of payment will be shared on your provided mail ID. Your SNAP exam Admit Card will only be available once the payment has been verified.

NOTE: Once a candidate has paid the SNAP exam form registration fee, they cannot request to change their test date or test location. The Test City and Test Date will be assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. Pay as early as possible to increase your chances of getting a preferred test date and location. The address and location of the test centre will be mentioned on the admit card.

Learn more: CAT Exam Syllabus 2024

International students and their Eligibility For SNAP Entrance Exam

To help students apply to Symbiosis International (Deemed University), a comprehensive process is available on www.scie.ac.in that allows applicants to use a user-friendly online application. There are four categories that students can apply under: 

  • Foreign National (FN) 
  • Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI)
  • Person of Indian Origin (PIO)
  • Non-Resident Indian (NRI).

An English Proficiency Test is mandatory for foreign nationals, OCI, and PIO students. You can choose between IELTS or IELA. To meet the requirements, a minimum score of 6 is needed for IELTS, and a minimum score of band 4 for IELA. NRI students must have taken one of these two qualifying exams outside India.

Eligibility 

International Students Eligibility Criteria 
Candidate must have completed a full-time, three-year Bachelor's Degree program from any statutory University with at least 50% marks at the graduate level.
For the Engineering Stream, a full-time four-year Bachelor's Degree program from any statutory University with a threshold limit of 50% marks at the graduate level is required.
Final-year students are also eligible to apply, but their admission will depend on obtaining a threshold limit of 50% marks at the qualifying examination.

Please take note of the following:

  • Students who have failed their final exams or have backlogs are not eligible for admission. 
  • Each program has eligibility criteria available on the institution's official website.
  • Admission to the program is subject to meeting the specific eligibility criteria.
  • It is the student's responsibility to ensure they have the qualifications for admission.
  • Applying and paying the fee does not guarantee acceptance of eligibility.
  • Symbiosis International (Deemed University) will determine final eligibility for admission after receiving all required documentation.

Read more: All about SIBM Pune

SNAP Exam Colleges and their Eligibility

Institute  Program SNAP MBA Exam Eligibility
SIBM, Pune Master of Business Administration (M.B.A) Candidate should have a bachelor’s degree and achieve a threshold of 50% marks (45% marks for SC/STs) from an accredited institution of higher learning. Final-year students can also apply but must achieve a threshold of 50% marks (45% marks for SC/STs). A candidate who graduated from a foreign university must present an Association Of Indian Universities (AIU) certificate.
SCHMRD
SIBM, Bengaluru
SIBM, Hyderabad
SIBM, Nagpur
SIBM, Noida
Symbiosis Institute of Computer Science and Research (SICSR) M.B.A (IT), M.B.A (Digital Transformation)
Symbiosis Institute of International Business (SIIB) M.B.A (International Business)
M.B.A (Digital and Telecom Management)
Symbiosis Institute of Media & Communication (SIMC) M.B.A (Communication Management)
Symbiosis Centre for Information Technology (SCIT) M.BA (Informational Technology Business Management)
Symbiosis Institute of Health Science (SIHS) M.B.A (Hospital and Healthcare Management)
Symbiosis School of Banking & Finance (SSBF) M.B.A (Banking and Finance)
Symbiosis School of Sports Sciences (SSSS) M.B.A (Sports Management)
Symbiosis Institute of Business Management (SIBM), Bengaluru M.B.A (Business Analytics)
Symbiosis Centre for Management & Human Resource Development (SCHMRD) M.B.A (Infrastructure Development & Management) Bachelor’s degree in any engineering stream (B.Arch), (B.E or B.Tech), or (B.Plan) from an accredited institution with a threshold of 50% marks (45% marks for SC/STs) OR Bachelor's degree (non-engineering) from a recognised university/institution and achieve a threshold of 50% marks (45% for SC/ST candidates). Besides, 12 months of work experience in infrastructure, energy, real estate, logistics, supply chain or related industries. (b) A candidate who graduated from a foreign university must present an Association Of Indian Universities (AIU) certificate.
Symbiosis Centre for Management & Human Resource Development (SCHMRD) M.B.A (Business Analytics) The candidate must have a graduate degree from a recognised university and achieve a threshold of 50% marks (45% for SC/ST). After graduation, the candidate must also have at least two years of full-time work experience. (b) A candidate who graduated from a foreign university must present an Association Of Indian Universities (AIU) certificate.
Symbiosis Institute of International Business (SIIB) M.B.A (Agri-Business) Candidate should have a bachelor’s degree and achieve a threshold of 50% marks in the aggregate (45% for SC/STs) from an accredited institution of higher learning. Final-year students can also apply but must achieve a threshold of 50% marks (45% marks for SC/STs). A candidate who graduated from a foreign university must present an Association Of Indian Universities (AIU) certificate.
Symbiosis Institute of International Business (SIIB) M.B.A (Energy and Environment) Candidate should have a bachelor’s degree in Technology/Architecture/ Engineering/ Environmental science with a threshold of 50% marks (45% for SC/STs) from an accredited institution of higher learning. Final-year students can also apply but must achieve a threshold of 50% marks (45% marks for SC/STs). A candidate who graduated from a foreign university must present an Association Of Indian Universities (AIU) certificate.
Symbiosis Institute of Management Studies (SIMS) M.B.A Candidate should have a bachelor’s degree with a threshold of 50% marks in the aggregate (45% for SC/STs) from an accredited institution of higher learning. Final-year students can also apply but must achieve a threshold of 50% marks (45% marks for SC/STs). Defence personnel and their dependents of defence personnel (on a merit basis). A candidate who graduated from a foreign university must present an Association Of Indian Universities (AIU) certificate.
Symbiosis Institute of Operations Management (SIOM), Nashik M.B.A (Operations Management) Candidate must have a bachelor’s degree in Engineering/Technology with a threshold of 50% marks in the aggregate (45% for SC/STs) from an accredited institution of higher learning. Final-year students can also apply but achieve a threshold of 50% marks (45% marks for SC/STs). A candidate who graduated from a foreign university must present an Association Of Indian Universities (AIU) certificate.
Symbiosis Centre for Information Technology (SCIT) M.B.A (Data Sciences & Data Analytics) Candidate should have a bachelor’s degree with a threshold of 50% marks in the aggregate (45% for SC/STs) from an accredited institution of higher learning. Final-year students can also apply but must achieve a threshold of 50% marks (45% marks for SC/STs). A candidate who graduated from a foreign university must present an Association Of Indian Universities (AIU) certificate.
Symbiosis Institute of Operations Management (SIOM), Nashik M.B.A (Agri Operations Management) To be eligible for the exam, graduates from any accredited college or institution of national significance must achieve a threshold of 50% marks (45% marks for Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribes).
Symbiosis Institute of Business Management (SIBM), Nagpur M.B.A (Food and Agri-Business Management) To be eligible for the exam, graduates from any accredited college or institution of national significance must achieve a threshold of 50% (45% marks for Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribes).

Also read: CAT Exam Questions.

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Selection process after the SNAP exam

To be considered for further admission into Symbiosis MBA programs, a candidate's overall SNAP exam percentile will determine if they are shortlisted for the GE-PI process. The GE-PI process is conducted separately for each MBA program, and each program's cut-off for shortlisting is calculated independently. Sometimes, candidates may be shortlisted for multiple programs based on their overall SNAP entrance exam percentile. If this happens, the candidate must participate in the GE-PI process for each program separately. 

NOTE: Candidates must attend all components/tests of the GE-PI process to be eligible for admission to any PG program and to be considered eligible for any MBA program selection process at SIU.

SNAP exam Merit list declaration

The Merit List and Wait List cut-off for different categories will be posted on the respective Institutes' websites. The movement of the Wait List depends on the availability of vacant seats. It is important to note that the candidate is offered a provisional seat until the payment of fees is confirmed by the due date. This is subject to meeting the respective programme(s)' eligibility criteria and following the SIU's rules. 

Snap exam Score (out of 60 scaled down to 50)     Group-Exercise     Personal Interview   Total     
50 10 40 100

NOTE: Candidates are advised that no donation or capitation fee is required for admission into any programme offered by any SNAP exam colleges.They should be cautious of any individual or outside agency promising them admission in exchange for such fees.

Learn more: Best Books for CAT GD-PI

SNAP Exam Weightage - For International Students

For FN/PIO/OCI

Particular                                          Weightage     
Graduation Transcripts 90%
Statement of Purpose 5%
Two Letters of recommendation 5%

For NRI 

Particular                                           Weightage       
Graduation transcripts 80%
Entrance Test (SNAP/GMAT) 10%
Statement of Purpose (SOP) 5%
Two Letter of Recommendation 5%

SNAP Exam Reservation Policy 

Category Reservation Policy
Scheduled Castes  The University has set aside 15% of spots for Scheduled Caste candidates, as per Article 341 of the Constitution.
Scheduled Tribes  The University has reserved 7.5% of spots for Scheduled Tribes in its academic programs. 
Domiciled This is as per Article 342 of the Constitution. Domicile students get 25% of the sanctioned intake seats.
Supernumerary quota This only applies to Constituents at the Off-Campus Center, Nagpur. Kashmiri Hindu/ Kashmiri Pandits Families (Non-Migrants) and Kashmiri Migrants living in Kashmir valley: 02 (2) seats per program.
For international candidates, the approved sanctioned intake is limited to 20%. [International candidates include viz. Persons of Indian Origin (PIO), Foreign National (FN), Non-Resident Indian (NRI) & Overseas Citizen of India (OCI)]

Also read: Is CAT tougher than GMAT?

SNAP Exam pattern 

Section No of questions     Marks per Correct answer    Total marks    
General English: Reading Comprehension, Verbal Ability, Verbal Reasoning 15 1 15
Analytical & Logical Reasoning 25 1 25
Quantitative, Data Interpretation & Data Sufficiency 20 1 20
Total 60 60

SNAP Exam Syllabus

General English Quantitative, Data Interpretation, & Data sufficiency Analytical & logical reasoning
Reading Comprehension Number system Arrangements
General grammar HCF and LCM Analogies
Sentence Completion Number base system Critical Reasoning
Sentence Correction Work and time Coding and Decoding
Synonyms and Antonyms Work, pipes, and Cisterns Clock and Calendar
One word substitution Averages Sequence and series
Jumbled paragraphs GM Blood relations
Contextual usage Percentages Directions
Odd one out Compound Interest Syllogisms
Fill In the blanks Arithmetic Progression Puzzles
Idioms Quadratic and Linear equations
Syllogisms Trigonometry
Vocabulary Arithmetic Mean
Analogies Geometric Progression
Permutations and Combinations
Menstruation
Partnership
Ratio and proportion
Simple interest
Time, speed and distance
Profit and loss
Venn diagram

SNAP Exam Details

  • The SNAP entrance exam is conducted in CBT mode.
  • The SNAP entrance exam is an objective exam in which each question has four options, and the candidate chooses the best option.
  • For every incorrect answer, 25% marks will be deducted.
  • The question paper is prepared with utmost care. However, if any error is spotted in the question paper, the Scrutiny Committee takes appropriate action and takes the final decision.
  • The SNAP entrance exam allows a candidate to take up to three tests, and the highest score among the tests will be considered for percentile calculation without any normalisation. To ensure fairness, a robust process has been developed to frame different questions under specific topics across the question papers. This will eliminate any advantage to candidates who appear for any particular test. Additionally, the difficulty level of the question papers will be normalised for all three tests. The authorities will not entertain any communication regarding this process.
  • Any malpractice or use of unfair means will disqualify the candidate from the admission process of Symbiosis International University (SIU).

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SNAP Exam Date 2024

Events                                                 SNAP exam date 2024 (tentative)          
SNAP exam registration date First week of August 2024
SNAP Exam Last date to apply Last week of November 2024
SNAP Exam Last date for fee payment Last week of November 2024
SNAP exam date for admit card release The first week of December 2024
SNAP Exam date December 2024
SNAP exam date for result announcement Second week of January 2024

Conclusion

The SNAP exam is a gateway to some prestigious management programs. With a well-prepared strategy consisting of a thorough understanding of the SNAP entrance exam pattern, adopting a disciplined approach, and following the section-wise strategy, you can confidently navigate the challenge of the SNAP MBA exam.

Read more: How to prepare the Data Interpretation section for the CAT Exam?

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Frequently Asked Questions

Is the SNAP Exam a computer-based exam?

Can I appear for the SNAP Exam three times?

What should I carry to the SNAP Exam centre?

Can I give SNAP exam at home?

Is the SNAP Exam expensive?

SNAP Exam 2024: Exam Dates, Registration process, Reservation policy, Syllabus

Author : Jahanvi Gupta

May 15, 2024

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Overview: Over 1 Lakh candidates appear for the SNAP exam every year. Are you also wondering about the exam pattern, syllabus, and registration process? This comprehensive guide has all the answers!

What is the SNAP exam?

  • The SNAP exam is a national-level MBA entrance exam conducted through a Computer-based test.
  • A candidate must take this exam to be considered for admission to any Symbiosis MBA program provided by the Institute of Symbiosis International (Deemed University) [SIU].
  • Almost 1 lakh students registered for the SNAP exam 2023, an increase of 25% compared to last year.
  • The SNAP entrance exam is mandatory for admission to 17 colleges' MBA programs. It assesses candidates' General English, Reasoning, and Aptitude skills.


Read more: SNAP Exam Date

SNAP exam Highlights

SNAP exam 2024 Particulars Details
SNAP exam full form Symbiosis National Aptitude Test
Conducting Body Institute of Symbiosis International (Deemed University)
SNAP exam date To be notified
Exam frequency Thrice a year
Exam Level National
Mode of application Online
Application fee INR 2250 per test
Age limit No age limit
Mode of examination CBT
Number of seats Around 2500
Number of SNAP exam applications Over 1 Lakh as per SNAP exam 2023
Number of test cities for SNAP exam 84
Exam timings To be notified
Exam language English
Selection Process SNAP score, Group Exercise, and Personal Interview
Exam Sections General English, Analytical & Logical Reasoning, and Quantitative Data Interpretation & Data sufficiency

Is the SNAP exam easy?

The SNAP exam's difficulty level is considered moderate, although it may vary slightly from year to year. Compared to other MBA entrance exams like the CAT, it is often viewed as easier. As the SNAP exam is shorter than others, it is essential to manage time effectively. It is important to stay up-to-date on current affairs and business knowledge, as the General Awareness section of the exam can be challenging. By devising a solid preparation strategy, you can enhance your chances of success in the SNAP exam.

Read more:  CAT Exam 2 Months Preparation Strategy.

How do you apply for the SNAP exam?

  • The SNAP entrance exam 2024 will be conducted on three dates. Candidates can take up to three tests, but if they take all three, only the highest score will be used to calculate their final percentile.
  • A strict process will ensure that unique questions are framed under each topic across the three tests. This will help maintain a uniform distribution of questions across the sections. The difficulty level of the question papers will be normalised throughout all three sets.
  • To register for the SNAP exam, visit the official website. Note that changes to the registration form must be made before the SNAP entrance exam registration deadline. After that, no changes will be allowed.
  • When registering, upload a recent passport-size photo and enter all the information correctly. Once the registration cost has been paid, no requests for changes in the name, date of birth, test city, category, or test date will be entertained.

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How do you fill out the SNAP exam form? 

Step 1: Access the official SNAP exam registration portal by clicking on the following link: www.snaptest.org

Step 2: Select the 'new user' tab.

Step 3: Review the terms and conditions carefully, then click the 'I agree' button to proceed.

Step 4: Log in again and fill out the SNAP exam form.

Step 5: Pay the registration fee.

Step 6: Fill out the Part II of the SNAP Exam form and provide the necessary information about the institutes that interest you. Once you have paid for the SNAP Exam form 2024, the Symbiosis Test Secretariat will review and validate the payment details. After the review process, a confirmation mail regarding the receipt of payment will be shared on your provided mail ID. Your SNAP exam Admit Card will only be available once the payment has been verified.

NOTE: Once a candidate has paid the SNAP exam form registration fee, they cannot request to change their test date or test location. The Test City and Test Date will be assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. Pay as early as possible to increase your chances of getting a preferred test date and location. The address and location of the test centre will be mentioned on the admit card.

Learn more: CAT Exam Syllabus 2024

International students and their Eligibility For SNAP Entrance Exam

To help students apply to Symbiosis International (Deemed University), a comprehensive process is available on www.scie.ac.in that allows applicants to use a user-friendly online application. There are four categories that students can apply under: 

  • Foreign National (FN) 
  • Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI)
  • Person of Indian Origin (PIO)
  • Non-Resident Indian (NRI).

An English Proficiency Test is mandatory for foreign nationals, OCI, and PIO students. You can choose between IELTS or IELA. To meet the requirements, a minimum score of 6 is needed for IELTS, and a minimum score of band 4 for IELA. NRI students must have taken one of these two qualifying exams outside India.

Eligibility 

International Students Eligibility Criteria 
Candidate must have completed a full-time, three-year Bachelor's Degree program from any statutory University with at least 50% marks at the graduate level.
For the Engineering Stream, a full-time four-year Bachelor's Degree program from any statutory University with a threshold limit of 50% marks at the graduate level is required.
Final-year students are also eligible to apply, but their admission will depend on obtaining a threshold limit of 50% marks at the qualifying examination.

Please take note of the following:

  • Students who have failed their final exams or have backlogs are not eligible for admission. 
  • Each program has eligibility criteria available on the institution's official website.
  • Admission to the program is subject to meeting the specific eligibility criteria.
  • It is the student's responsibility to ensure they have the qualifications for admission.
  • Applying and paying the fee does not guarantee acceptance of eligibility.
  • Symbiosis International (Deemed University) will determine final eligibility for admission after receiving all required documentation.

Read more: All about SIBM Pune

SNAP Exam Colleges and their Eligibility

Institute  Program SNAP MBA Exam Eligibility
SIBM, Pune Master of Business Administration (M.B.A) Candidate should have a bachelor’s degree and achieve a threshold of 50% marks (45% marks for SC/STs) from an accredited institution of higher learning. Final-year students can also apply but must achieve a threshold of 50% marks (45% marks for SC/STs). A candidate who graduated from a foreign university must present an Association Of Indian Universities (AIU) certificate.
SCHMRD
SIBM, Bengaluru
SIBM, Hyderabad
SIBM, Nagpur
SIBM, Noida
Symbiosis Institute of Computer Science and Research (SICSR) M.B.A (IT), M.B.A (Digital Transformation)
Symbiosis Institute of International Business (SIIB) M.B.A (International Business)
M.B.A (Digital and Telecom Management)
Symbiosis Institute of Media & Communication (SIMC) M.B.A (Communication Management)
Symbiosis Centre for Information Technology (SCIT) M.BA (Informational Technology Business Management)
Symbiosis Institute of Health Science (SIHS) M.B.A (Hospital and Healthcare Management)
Symbiosis School of Banking & Finance (SSBF) M.B.A (Banking and Finance)
Symbiosis School of Sports Sciences (SSSS) M.B.A (Sports Management)
Symbiosis Institute of Business Management (SIBM), Bengaluru M.B.A (Business Analytics)
Symbiosis Centre for Management & Human Resource Development (SCHMRD) M.B.A (Infrastructure Development & Management) Bachelor’s degree in any engineering stream (B.Arch), (B.E or B.Tech), or (B.Plan) from an accredited institution with a threshold of 50% marks (45% marks for SC/STs) OR Bachelor's degree (non-engineering) from a recognised university/institution and achieve a threshold of 50% marks (45% for SC/ST candidates). Besides, 12 months of work experience in infrastructure, energy, real estate, logistics, supply chain or related industries. (b) A candidate who graduated from a foreign university must present an Association Of Indian Universities (AIU) certificate.
Symbiosis Centre for Management & Human Resource Development (SCHMRD) M.B.A (Business Analytics) The candidate must have a graduate degree from a recognised university and achieve a threshold of 50% marks (45% for SC/ST). After graduation, the candidate must also have at least two years of full-time work experience. (b) A candidate who graduated from a foreign university must present an Association Of Indian Universities (AIU) certificate.
Symbiosis Institute of International Business (SIIB) M.B.A (Agri-Business) Candidate should have a bachelor’s degree and achieve a threshold of 50% marks in the aggregate (45% for SC/STs) from an accredited institution of higher learning. Final-year students can also apply but must achieve a threshold of 50% marks (45% marks for SC/STs). A candidate who graduated from a foreign university must present an Association Of Indian Universities (AIU) certificate.
Symbiosis Institute of International Business (SIIB) M.B.A (Energy and Environment) Candidate should have a bachelor’s degree in Technology/Architecture/ Engineering/ Environmental science with a threshold of 50% marks (45% for SC/STs) from an accredited institution of higher learning. Final-year students can also apply but must achieve a threshold of 50% marks (45% marks for SC/STs). A candidate who graduated from a foreign university must present an Association Of Indian Universities (AIU) certificate.
Symbiosis Institute of Management Studies (SIMS) M.B.A Candidate should have a bachelor’s degree with a threshold of 50% marks in the aggregate (45% for SC/STs) from an accredited institution of higher learning. Final-year students can also apply but must achieve a threshold of 50% marks (45% marks for SC/STs). Defence personnel and their dependents of defence personnel (on a merit basis). A candidate who graduated from a foreign university must present an Association Of Indian Universities (AIU) certificate.
Symbiosis Institute of Operations Management (SIOM), Nashik M.B.A (Operations Management) Candidate must have a bachelor’s degree in Engineering/Technology with a threshold of 50% marks in the aggregate (45% for SC/STs) from an accredited institution of higher learning. Final-year students can also apply but achieve a threshold of 50% marks (45% marks for SC/STs). A candidate who graduated from a foreign university must present an Association Of Indian Universities (AIU) certificate.
Symbiosis Centre for Information Technology (SCIT) M.B.A (Data Sciences & Data Analytics) Candidate should have a bachelor’s degree with a threshold of 50% marks in the aggregate (45% for SC/STs) from an accredited institution of higher learning. Final-year students can also apply but must achieve a threshold of 50% marks (45% marks for SC/STs). A candidate who graduated from a foreign university must present an Association Of Indian Universities (AIU) certificate.
Symbiosis Institute of Operations Management (SIOM), Nashik M.B.A (Agri Operations Management) To be eligible for the exam, graduates from any accredited college or institution of national significance must achieve a threshold of 50% marks (45% marks for Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribes).
Symbiosis Institute of Business Management (SIBM), Nagpur M.B.A (Food and Agri-Business Management) To be eligible for the exam, graduates from any accredited college or institution of national significance must achieve a threshold of 50% (45% marks for Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribes).

Also read: CAT Exam Questions.

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Selection process after the SNAP exam

To be considered for further admission into Symbiosis MBA programs, a candidate's overall SNAP exam percentile will determine if they are shortlisted for the GE-PI process. The GE-PI process is conducted separately for each MBA program, and each program's cut-off for shortlisting is calculated independently. Sometimes, candidates may be shortlisted for multiple programs based on their overall SNAP entrance exam percentile. If this happens, the candidate must participate in the GE-PI process for each program separately. 

NOTE: Candidates must attend all components/tests of the GE-PI process to be eligible for admission to any PG program and to be considered eligible for any MBA program selection process at SIU.

SNAP exam Merit list declaration

The Merit List and Wait List cut-off for different categories will be posted on the respective Institutes' websites. The movement of the Wait List depends on the availability of vacant seats. It is important to note that the candidate is offered a provisional seat until the payment of fees is confirmed by the due date. This is subject to meeting the respective programme(s)' eligibility criteria and following the SIU's rules. 

Snap exam Score (out of 60 scaled down to 50)     Group-Exercise     Personal Interview   Total     
50 10 40 100

NOTE: Candidates are advised that no donation or capitation fee is required for admission into any programme offered by any SNAP exam colleges.They should be cautious of any individual or outside agency promising them admission in exchange for such fees.

Learn more: Best Books for CAT GD-PI

SNAP Exam Weightage - For International Students

For FN/PIO/OCI

Particular                                          Weightage     
Graduation Transcripts 90%
Statement of Purpose 5%
Two Letters of recommendation 5%

For NRI 

Particular                                           Weightage       
Graduation transcripts 80%
Entrance Test (SNAP/GMAT) 10%
Statement of Purpose (SOP) 5%
Two Letter of Recommendation 5%

SNAP Exam Reservation Policy 

Category Reservation Policy
Scheduled Castes  The University has set aside 15% of spots for Scheduled Caste candidates, as per Article 341 of the Constitution.
Scheduled Tribes  The University has reserved 7.5% of spots for Scheduled Tribes in its academic programs. 
Domiciled This is as per Article 342 of the Constitution. Domicile students get 25% of the sanctioned intake seats.
Supernumerary quota This only applies to Constituents at the Off-Campus Center, Nagpur. Kashmiri Hindu/ Kashmiri Pandits Families (Non-Migrants) and Kashmiri Migrants living in Kashmir valley: 02 (2) seats per program.
For international candidates, the approved sanctioned intake is limited to 20%. [International candidates include viz. Persons of Indian Origin (PIO), Foreign National (FN), Non-Resident Indian (NRI) & Overseas Citizen of India (OCI)]

Also read: Is CAT tougher than GMAT?

SNAP Exam pattern 

Section No of questions     Marks per Correct answer    Total marks    
General English: Reading Comprehension, Verbal Ability, Verbal Reasoning 15 1 15
Analytical & Logical Reasoning 25 1 25
Quantitative, Data Interpretation & Data Sufficiency 20 1 20
Total 60 60

SNAP Exam Syllabus

General English Quantitative, Data Interpretation, & Data sufficiency Analytical & logical reasoning
Reading Comprehension Number system Arrangements
General grammar HCF and LCM Analogies
Sentence Completion Number base system Critical Reasoning
Sentence Correction Work and time Coding and Decoding
Synonyms and Antonyms Work, pipes, and Cisterns Clock and Calendar
One word substitution Averages Sequence and series
Jumbled paragraphs GM Blood relations
Contextual usage Percentages Directions
Odd one out Compound Interest Syllogisms
Fill In the blanks Arithmetic Progression Puzzles
Idioms Quadratic and Linear equations
Syllogisms Trigonometry
Vocabulary Arithmetic Mean
Analogies Geometric Progression
Permutations and Combinations
Menstruation
Partnership
Ratio and proportion
Simple interest
Time, speed and distance
Profit and loss
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SNAP Exam Details

  • The SNAP entrance exam is conducted in CBT mode.
  • The SNAP entrance exam is an objective exam in which each question has four options, and the candidate chooses the best option.
  • For every incorrect answer, 25% marks will be deducted.
  • The question paper is prepared with utmost care. However, if any error is spotted in the question paper, the Scrutiny Committee takes appropriate action and takes the final decision.
  • The SNAP entrance exam allows a candidate to take up to three tests, and the highest score among the tests will be considered for percentile calculation without any normalisation. To ensure fairness, a robust process has been developed to frame different questions under specific topics across the question papers. This will eliminate any advantage to candidates who appear for any particular test. Additionally, the difficulty level of the question papers will be normalised for all three tests. The authorities will not entertain any communication regarding this process.
  • Any malpractice or use of unfair means will disqualify the candidate from the admission process of Symbiosis International University (SIU).

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SNAP Exam Date 2024

Events                                                 SNAP exam date 2024 (tentative)          
SNAP exam registration date First week of August 2024
SNAP Exam Last date to apply Last week of November 2024
SNAP Exam Last date for fee payment Last week of November 2024
SNAP exam date for admit card release The first week of December 2024
SNAP Exam date December 2024
SNAP exam date for result announcement Second week of January 2024

Conclusion

The SNAP exam is a gateway to some prestigious management programs. With a well-prepared strategy consisting of a thorough understanding of the SNAP entrance exam pattern, adopting a disciplined approach, and following the section-wise strategy, you can confidently navigate the challenge of the SNAP MBA exam.

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