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Symbiosis National Aptitude Test (SNAP)

The Symbiosis National Aptitude Test (SNAP Test) is an yearly management entrance test conducted by the Symbiosis International University for admission to MBA post-graduation programs in the affiliated colleges under the University. SNAP is the first step in the process of admission after which the students are required to submit applications in individual colleges and clear personal interaction and Writing Ability Test (WAT).

SNAP Important Dates

SNAP 2019 Registration starts from

16 August 2019

End Date for SNAP Registration

26 November 2019

Ends Date for Payment of Registration Fee

26 November 2019

Last date of payment of registration fee November 2019

SNAP 2019 Test to be held on

15 December 2019

SNAP Result to be announced on

10 January 2020

Announcement of Shortlist for Group Exercise and Personal Interaction

January 29 , 2020, Tuesday

Group Exercise, Personal Interaction & WAT

February 22,23 & 24th 2020 , Friday, Saturday & Sunday

Announcement of First Merit list

March 5, 2020, Tuesday

Last date for payment of fees for candidates in the first merit list March 19, 2020, Tuesday
Induction and Programme Commencement June 04, 2020, Tuesday

All are tentative dates and it will be updated as soon as the actual Exam Dates are available. Students are requested to visit the website regularly to find out the actual Exam Dates.

Eligibility Criteria for SNAP

Candidate should be Graduate from any recognised University/ Institution of National Importance with a minimum of 50% marks or equivalent grade (45% or equivalent grade for Scheduled Caste/ Scheduled Tribes. Note: Candidates appearing for Final year bachelor's degree examinations may apply but their admission will be subject to obtaining a minimum of 50% marks (45% for SC/ST).

SNAP Reservation Policy

As per the UGC Regulations/ Guidelines, the following will be the reservation policy for admission to any program of Institutes of SIU. Symbiosis Institutes of Management Studies has a separate policy so the candidates need to check them before applying for admission.

The Reservation Policy is as follows:

Within Sanctioned Intake

Scheduled Caste (SC)


Scheduled Tribes (ST)


Differently Abled


Over & Above Intake

Kashmiri Migrants

2 seats per program

International Candidates


Note: Candidates applying from categories other than Open Category are required to submit valid supporting document (s) at the time of GE-PIWAT (if shortlisted).

SNAP Registration Process

Candidates have to Register online on the website: . The candidates are required to fill in their Personal, Academic and Program details. Upload latest scanned coloured photo. Registration Fee is Rs 1500 which can be paid from last week of August 2019 till last week of November 2019. Online payment can be done through Credit Card and Net Banking. Payment can also be done through Cash. Payment is also available by Demand Draft where the DD has to be made in favour of “Symbiosis Test Secretariat” payable at Pune.

SNAP Syllabus

SNAP Test consists of Question from the following Subjects and Topics

General English

  1. Antonyms
  2. Comprehension Of A Passage
  3. Grammar
  4. Reading Comprehension
  5. Reasoning
  6. Sentence Completion
  7. Synonyms
  8. Verbal
  9. Verbal Ability
  10. Vocabulary

Quantitative Aptitude

  1. Arithmetic
  2. Basic Mathematical relations and Formulas
  3. Computation
  4. Data Interpretation
  5. Data Sufficiency
  6. Measurements
  7. Relationship between Numbers
  8. Time and Distance

General Awareness

  1. Business Scenario
  2. Current Affairs
  3. Economic condition of India and Other countries
  4. General Knowledge
  5. Social Scenario of Indian and other countries of the world

Analytical & Logical Reasoning

  1. Analogies
  2. Analysis
  3. Arithmetical Number Series
  4. Arithmetical Reasoning
  5. Decision-Making
  6. Differences
  7. Discrimination
  8. Judgment
  9. Observation
  10. Problem-Solving
  11. Relationship Concepts
  12. Similarities
  13. Space Visualization
  14. Verbal And Figure Classification

Paper Pattern for SNAP

# Sections Total Marks
1 General English: Reading Comprehension, Verbal Reasoning, Verbal Ability 40
2 Quantitative Data Interpretation & Data Sufficiency 40
3 General Awareness: General Knowledge, Current Affairs, Business Scenario 40
4 Analytical & Logical Reasoning 60
Total 180

SNAP Test duration is of 120 minutes

SNAP Test is an objective test. Each question has 4 responses. Candidate should choose an appropriate response.

=> Each wrong answer attracts 25% negative marks
=> Candidate must use Blue or Black ball point pen only

Application Fee

SNAP test fee is Rs.1500/- as per the instructions mentioned on the website of the University for Payment of Test fee.


The candidate may pay directly through Master or Visa card online by following the instructions on the SNAP website after the registration.


The candidate may transfer SNAP test fee to Symbiosis Test Secretariat account using Net Banking option after the registration.


After online SNAP 2020 registration print ‘Axis Bank or Indian Bank Challan’ from the SNAP website. It is in 3 parts. Pay Rs. 1500/- in cash at any Axis Bank or Indian Bank branch in your city. Refer to the list of branches on the website. The bank will return two stamped parts of the ‘Axis Bank or Indian Bank Challan’ to the candidate. Candidates need to keep the Candidate copy as payment receipt. Sign the stamped ‘Symbiosis
copy’ of the ‘Axis Bank or Indian Bank Challan’ and send it to the Symbiosis Test Secretariat at the address given in this page.


Obtain a Demand Draft (DD) of Rs. 1500/- from any Nationalized Bank in favour of “Symbiosis Test Secretariat” payable at Pune. Fill DD details in the DD payment option in SNAP website and take a print out of ‘Payment Advice’ form for DD and send it along with the DD to the Symbiosis Test Secretariat only at the following Address. The photocopy of the Demand Draft should be retained for future reference.

Exam Cities

SNAP Test is conducted in 30 cities all over India. A candidate can choose one city of the following:

Agra Ahmedabad Allahabad Bengaluru Bhopal Bhubaneswar
Chandigarh Chennai Delhi Faridabad Gurgaon Guwahati
Hyderabad Indore Jaipur Jamshedpur Kanpur Kochi
Kolkata Kolhapur Lucknow Mumbai Nagpur Nashik
Noida Patna Pune Surat Vashi Visakhapatnam

- Test centre and its address will be printed on the Admit Card
- Symbiosis Test Secretariat reserves the right to change or allot a city other than the one requested by the candidate in the event of the requested city not being available for any reason

Test Centre and its address will be printed on the Admit Card

SNAP Question Papers

SNAP Admit Card

Candidates have to print SNAP 2020 Admit Card from the website: which will be available from 1st week of December 2020. Admit Card along with Photo Identity proof should be carried to the Test Centre at the time of the test.
An acceptable photo identity is any one of the following:
• Passport.
• Driving license.
• College/ Institute Identity Card.
• Credit card with photograph.
• Voter ID Card.
• Pan Card

Note: Candidates have to note that an authenticated Admit Card is an important document without which the candidate will not be permitted to appear for further selection processes of SIU. If the Admit card is lost, a duplicate Admit Card will not be issued. It should be retained by the candidate till the admission process is over.

SNAP Result

The result of SNAP 2020 Test is expected to be released in January 2020. The result will be available online on the official website of the exam: . The result shows the score obtained by the candidates. The students can use this score for seeking admission to all MBA institutes of Symbiosis International University for the academic year of 2019-20 only.

Accepting College

1. Symbiosis Institute of Business Management (SIBM - Pune)
2. Symbiosis Institute of Computer Studies & Research (SICSR)
3. Symbiosis Centre for Management and Human Resources Development (SCMHRD)
4. Symbiosis Institute of International Business (SIIB)
5. Symbiosis Institute of Telecom Management (SITM)
6. Symbiosis Institute of Management Studies (SIMS)
7. Symbiosis Institute of Media & Communication, Pune
8. Symbiosis Institute of Operations Management (SIOM- Nashik)
9. Symbiosis Centre for Information Technology (SCIT)
10. Symbiosis Institute of Health Sciences (SIHS)
11. Symbiosis Institute of Business Management, Bengaluru
12. Symbiosis School of Media & Communication, Bengaluru
13. Symbiosis School of Banking and Finance (SSBF) (Formerly Symbiosis School of Banking Management)
14. Symbiosis Institute of Business Management, Hyderabad (SIBM, Hyderabad)

Contact Details

Symbiosis Test Secretariat
Gram: Lavale,Tal Mulshi,
Dist: Pune - 412115 India

Phone: 020-39116226 / 27
Telefax: 020-39116228
University Website:
Email: [email protected]

List of suggested books for SNAP exam preparations.

  • SNAP Symbiosis National Aptitude Test Solved Papers (2004 - 2011) (English) by Gautam Puri
  • Map The SNAP Symbiosis National Aptitude Test: 5 Mock Papers & Solved Papers (2005 - 2010) (English) by Editorial Compilation
  • Snap Solved Papers 2004-2012-Symbiosis National Aptitude Test (English) 4th  Edition by Gautam Puri
  • SNAP - Popular Master Guide (English) by RPH Editorial Board
  • Target SNAP ? Past Papers (2005 - 2010) + 5 Mock Papers (English) 4th Edition by Disha Experts
  • SNAP / IIFT / XAT / TISS / CMAT / NMAT / IRMA / MAT Management Entrance Tests: MBA Solved Papers (English) 6th  Edition by Gautam Puri
  • Target -2013 SNAP Past Papers (English) by Disha Experts
  • Target SNAP 2014 General Awareness Question Bank : 5 Mock + 8 Past Papers (English) 6th  Edition by Disha Experts
  • MBA Solved Papers (XAT,IIFT,SNAP,MAT,NMAT,IRMA,CMAT) Includes Online Mock Test PB (English) 7th  Edition by Puri G
  • Crack - GD / PI / WAT for MBA Admissions : CAT / XAT / IIFT / FMS / SNAP / NITIE Aspirants (English) 1st Edition by Varun Saxena, Vilsha Bhatia
  • 2 Edge Resource - Map the SNAP Symbiosis National Aptitude Test : 5 Mock Tests & Solved Papers (2013 - 2005) (English) 5th Edition by R K Jha


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