SNAP Test is a national-level management entrance test, conducted yearly by the Symbiosis International Deemed University (SIU). SNAP test scores are valid for admission to 15 institutes under the ambit ofSymbiosis International Deemed University (SIU). The scores are valid also for admissions to various other MBA or equivalent courses. Every year around 50000-60000 students take the SNAP. SNAP 2018 Answer Key was officially released for the first time this year. The answer key was released on December 19, 2018 and the window to challenge any answer was open till December 21, 2018. SNAP 2018 was conducted on December 16, 2018 in an online mode in 92 cities all over India. The exam was held for two hours (from 2 pm to 4 pm) and the questions asked in SNAP test were objective in nature. The exam paper carried 130 questions divided into4 sections. There is no sectional cut-off in SNAP exam. According to experts the SNAP question paper was easier than last two years. The candidates had no difficulty in solving the SNAP test paper provided they covered all the important topics during exam preparation.

What is SNAP?

Event Details Specifications
Exam Name Symbiosis National Aptitude Test (SNAP)
Conducting Body Symbiosis International University
Exam Level National Level Exam
Exam Frequency Once a year
Exam Mode Computer-based
Exam Duration 2 hours (2pm to 4pm)
Language English
Purpose Admission to 15 institutes under SIU
Course Offered MBA
No. of Test Cities 92 centres
Exam Helpdesk No. 020-39116226
Official Website

The New SNAP, 2019

The SNAP exam syllabus and pattern 2019 has changed substantially. Now the SNAP exam 2019 will consist of total 115 questions i.e. 110 MCQs and only 5 Non-MCQs with 25% negative marking rather than of earlier 130 total questions. Each MCQ Question will give four options choices to the candidate from among which one will be the correct option. Special questions will only be in Quant & DI section. The SNAP test is divided into 4 sections, and exam syllabus ensures no repetition of SNAP questions. The exam will strictly be based on SNAP syllabus and will not go beyond it. Along with the changes that have been introduced in the composition of the question type (i.e. MCQ and Non- MCQ questions), a few changes have also been introduced in the Marking scheme of the SNAP exam as well. SNAP 2019 will see differential marking scheme for various sections and composition of questions. The MCQ questions will carry 1.5 marks for the General English and Analytical and Reasoning section. For the QA & DI section and the Current affairs section, MCQ questions will carry +1 marks. For the non- MCQ questions which are there in the QA & DI section, a candidate will get +2, if answered correctly. Each wrong answer will attract negative marks of 25% for both MCQ / Non- MCQ Questions. Candidates are advised to prepare for the non-MCQ questions with complete dedication as these questions hold more weightage in the exam. These questions also hold potential to help the candidates score good percentile in the exam, if answered correctly.

Top Colleges Accepting SNAP scores

15 Symbiosis colleges accept SNAP scores. The MBA colleges that accept SNAP exam scores are affiliated to Symbiosis International University, Pune. Find below the list of colleges that accept SNAP scores:

List of Colleges accepting SNAP scores
Symbiosis Institute of Business Management (SIBM, Pune) Symbiosis Institute of Computer Studies & Research (SICSR, Pune)
Symbiosis Centre for Management and Human Resource Development (SCMHRD, Pune) Symbiosis Institute of International Business (SIIB, Pune)
Symbiosis Institute of Telecom Management (SITM, Pune) Symbiosis Institute of Management Studies (SIMS, Pune)
Symbiosis Institute of Media & Communication, Pune (SIMC, Pune) Symbiosis Institute of Operations Management (SIOM, Nashik)
Symbiosis Centre for Information Technology (SCIT, Pune) Symbiosis Institute of Health Sciences (SIHS, Pune)
Symbiosis Institute of Business Management, Bengaluru (SIBM, Bengaluru) Symbiosis School of Media & Communication, Bengaluru (SSMC, Bengaluru)
Symbiosis School of Banking and Finance (SSBF, Pune) (Formerly Symbiosis School of Banking Management) Symbiosis Institute of Business Management, Hyderabad (SIBM, Hyderabad)
Symbiosis School of Sports Sciences (SSSS, Pune) -

Courses Offered through the SNAP -

MBA MBA (Innovation and Entrepreneurship)
MBA Marketing MBA Human Resources
MBA (Information Technology) MBA (Infrastructure Development and Management)
MBA (Business Analytics) MBA (International Business)
MBA (Agri Business) MBA (Energy & Environment)
MBA (Telecom Management) MBA (Communication Management)
MBA (Operations Management) MBA (Information Technology Business Management)
MBA (Data Science and Data Analytics) MBA (Hospital & Healthcare Management)
MBA (Banking and Finance) MBA (Sports Sciences)
  • • A Bachelor’s degree in any discipline from any recognised college/university with at least 50 per cent aggregate marks.

  • • Candidates from Scheduled caste/Scheduled tribe must secure a minimum of 45 per cent in their graduation from any recognised institute in any discipline.

  • • Candidates who have obtained foreign degrees/qualifications should it verified from AIU before applying for admission to any programme under Symbiosis University.

  • • The final year graduation students are also eligible to apply for SNAP exam. However, they must complete their bachelor's degree with the requisite aggregate percentage or equivalent CGPA during admission.

Mode of Application : Online
Mode of Payment : Net Banking | Credit Card | Debit Card | Other

Application Fees

Category Quota Mode Gender Amount
ST, General, SC, OBC   Offline, Online Male, Female, Transgender INR 1750

The SNAP registration amount (Rs. 1750) can be paid through i) Demand Draft ii) Indian Bank Gateway iii) Axis Bank Gateway iv) Billdesk Gateway.
Payment through demand draft- Firstly, examinees should choose the mode of Payment as 'DD Payment' in "Make Payment" tab.
Then a demand draft (DD) of Rs. 2065 (SNAP Application Fee- Rs.1750 and Rs. 315 as GST @18%) needs to be drawn from any Nationalized Bank in favour of “Symbiosis Test Secretariat” payable at Pune. A print of the payment advice form is a mandate after filling in the DD Details including candidates' signature. Then it has to be sent along with the DD to the Symbiosis Test Secretariat only at,
Gram: Lavale, Tal: Mulshi, Dist.: Pune – 412115
Phone: 020-39116226/ 27.


Application Highlights -

Prospective test takers must supply their correct legal name, DOB (date of birth), contact number and email address since these details are not editable once the SNAP registration process is complete.
Candidates will not be able to change of test city requests once they have completed their SNAP online test payment.
Candidates should be cautious at the time of uploading their latest scanned colour passport size photo(no older than 3 months) at the time of online registration for the SNAP.
All the information entered by the aspirants should be accurate.


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