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Symbiosis National Aptitude Test (SNAP)

Symbiosis National Aptitude Test or SNAP 2018 will be conducted on 17th December 2018. Symbiosis International University (SIU), the conducting authority, will be announcing the SNAP 2018 result in January 2018. The result will be declared online at the official website of SNAP. The candidates will need their SNAP 2018 Id and password for checking their result. Based on the scores of SNAP and performance of the candidates in GE-PIWAT, they will be allotted admission into various MBA programs offered by institutes affiliated to SIU.

SNAP: Eligibility Criteria

For SNAP 2018 MBA Exam the applying candidate should have a Bachelor’s degree passed with 50% marks (45% for SC/ST) in any discipline and from any recognized/statutory University or Institute. Those who possess a degree from any Foreign University, then he/she have to get a certificate of equivalence from the Association of Indian Universities (AIU). Since this test is common for various programs of specific discipline or subject specialization, the candidates should check the individual eligibility criteria as given by the respective Institute.

Reservation of SNAP 2018

All the institutes affiliated to Symbiosis University with the exception of Symbiosis Institutes of Management Studies have this reservation policy as per the UGC Regulations/ Guidelines.

Within Sanctioned Intake
  • Scheduled Caste (SC) - 15%
  • Scheduled Tribes (ST) - 7.5%
  • Differentl-abled - 3%
  • Over & Above Intake
  • Kashmiri Migrants - 2 seats per program
  • International Candidates - 15%
The candidates belonging to categories other than Open Category, if shortlisted, will be required to submit valid supporting documents at the time of GE-PIWAT.

Defence Category
- General    80% seats for dependents (Children/Ward) of Defence
Defence category- Special    10% seats for dependents of Defence personnel killed in action, disabled in action, next of kin of service personnel who
have died while in service, death being attributable to military service
Open Category -10% seats for civilian candidates sponsored/recommended by the Industry
Over and above intake
Officers of Armed Forces on Study Leave as authorized by respective Services HQs are granted automatic admission subject to meeting eligibility criteria.

SNAP 2018 Registration

Candidates aspiring to join select postgraduate programmes of Symbiosis International University have to apply and appear for Symbiosis National Aptitude (SNAP) Entrance (Online) Test 2017 (
The registration process for SNAP 2017 starts from August 10, 2017 and will end on November 24, 2017
Indian nationals and NRI candidates (graduated from a recognised university in India) shall have to apply under SNAP to seek admission to the select Postgraduate programmes of Symbiosis International University.
An NRI candidate (graduated from a recognised university in India) after having applied for SNAP 2017 has the option of consideration of his candidature as national student or under NRI category. In case a NRI candidate chooses to apply under NRI category, he will have to further register and apply through Symbiosis Center for International Education. For more information, please visit

However, OCI/ PIO/ Foreign National/ NRI candidates (having passed graduation from a recognised foreign university) are exempted from appearing for SNAP and have to apply through Symbiosis Center for International Education (

SNAP 2016 Application Fee

ay a non-refundable fee of Rs.1750/-. ( applicable Payment gateway charges, GST and any other taxes). You have the option of following payment modes:


Payment Option and Charges
Visa, Mastercard Credit Card: 0.98% of Customer Payment Amount
American Express, Diners Credit Card: 2.75% of Customer Payment Amount
Visa, Mastercard, Maestro, Rupay Debit Card, UPI:
0.25% of Customer Payment Amount for transaction value up to Rs.1,000
0.50% of Customer Payment Amount for transaction value above Rs.1,000 and up to Rs.2,000
1% of Customer Payment Amount for transaction value above Rs.2,000
Prepaid Card, Mobile Wallet: 1.20% of Customer Payment Amount
Internet Banking: Rs.15 per transaction
Taxes/Govt. levies, as applicable would be charged on above


Payment Option and Charges
Visa, Mastercard Credit Card: 1.40 %
American Express, Diners Credit Card: NA
Visa, Mastercard, Maestro, Debit Card,    Up to Rs. 1000: 0.25%
Between Rs. 1000 to 2000 :0.50%
Above Rs. 2000 : 1%
Prepaid Card, Mobile Wallet: NA
Internet Banking: NA
Taxes/Govt. levies, as applicable would be charged on above


Submit a Demand Draft (DD) of Rs. 2065/- (this include Rs.1750 as SNAP Test fee and Rs. 315/- as GST @18%) from any Nationalized Bank in favour of "Symbiosis Test Secretariat" payable at Pune.

Choose the mode of Payment as 'Demand Draft' in "Make Payment" Tab. Take a print of the Demand Draft Challan, verify the Details and the amount, get a DD from any Nationalized Bank, fill in the DD details, sign and send the challan along with the DD to the address mentioned below :

Symbiosis Test Secretariat,
Symbiosis International University
Gram : Lavale, Tal : Mulshi
Dist : Pune- 412115
Phone: 91-020-39116226 / 27

The Symbiosis Test Secretariat will authenticate the receipt of your Demand Draft. Only after the payment is realised, would you be able to view your Admit card.

A similar process will need to be followed if you are choosing Demand Draft option for the Programme Registration Fee payment. Note that the Programme Registration Fee is INR 1000/- ( applicable Payment gateway charges, GST and any other taxes) per programme per institute.

SNAP Registration

Post registering for SNAP 2018, you also have to register for the different institutes. This is the college where you would be pursuing your future education and all needed information can be availed from - The list of all the SIU affiliated institutes will be available in the institutes registration form. You have the option to choose any number of institutes here and pay a registration fee of Rs. 1000/-via given payment modes.

SNAP 2018 Admit Card

The SNAP admit card 2018 will be available on the official site of the university during the first week of December 2018. You can download your admit card from here, post the registration. You have to keep your photo identity (Passport, Driving license, College/Institute Identity Card, Credit card with photograph, Voter ID Card, Pan Card, AADHAR Card) ready and carry the same along with admit card to the center. There is no duplicate card option. You have to paste your colored photograph in the given space and get the same attested by a Gazetted officer prior to the exam.

SNAP Test Pattern & Structure

The SNAP exam 2018 includes four sections like-
  • General English- It includes Reading Comprehension, Verbal Reasoning, and Verbal Ability
  • Quantitative, Data Interpretation & Data Sufficiency
  • General Awareness: General Knowledge, Current Affairs, Business Scenario
  • Analytical & Logical Reasoning
The maximum marks of 180 would be distributed 40 40 40 60 pattern and divided into 150 questions in the exam. The test duration is 2 hours with multiple type questions. Each wrong answer means 25% negative marks. The candidates are to use blue or black ball pen only.

SNAP 2018 Dates

Online Registrations for SNAP commences: August 10, 2017: Thursday
SNAP Test Registration closes: November 24, 2017 - Friday
SNAP Test payment closes: November 24, 2017 - Friday
SNAP Test Admit Card available on website: December 01, 2017 Friday (11.00 am) to
December 17, 2017 Sunday
SNAP Test 2017:  December 17, 2017 Sunday
Time: 14.00 pm to 16.00 pm: 102 Cities
SNAP Test Result: December 28, 2017 Thursday

SNAP 2018 Selection Procedure

The selection is done on the basis of score of exam and weightage of personal interview and written ability test post the results announcement. The PI and WAT is done candidates for those who passed the SNAP exam 2018. WAT has 15 marks.

SNAP 2018 Syllabus

Quantitative Ability
This includes Geometry, Ratios and Proportion, Percentages, In-equations Quadratic and linear equations Algebra, Profit & Loss, Averages, BODMAS, Mensuration, Allegation & Mixtures, Work, Pipes and Cisterns, Simple Interest & Compound Interest, Set Theory, 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, 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
This is 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, Cause and Effect, Identifying Probably true, Probably false, definitely true, definitely false kind of statement, Linear arrangements, Matrix arrangements, Puzzles, Syllogisms, Functions, Assertion and reasons, Statements and assumptions, Identifying valid inferences, Identifying Strong arguments and Weak arguments, Statements and conclusions, 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  or poems, Verbal Reasoning, Jumbled paragraphs with 4 or 5 sentences, Jumbled paragraphs (6 sentences with first and last fixed), Sentence Correction, Syllogisms, Contextual usage, Analogies, Antonyms, 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, World Records, Books and authors, Science, History, Geography, International organizations, Important quotations, Social issues, Sports, Punch line of companies, Top officials of big companies, Major corporate events Famous award and prizes, Finance, Automobiles, Entertainment, Politics, Etc.

SNAP Test Cities Centers

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

Institutes Accepting SNAP 2018 Scores

Symbiosis Institute of Business Management (SIBM – Pune)
Course- MBA (Innovation and Entrepreneurship)

Symbiosis Institute of Computer Studies & Research (SICSR)
Course- MBA (Information Technology)
Course- M.Sc (Computer Applications)

Symbiosis Centre for Management and Human Resources Development (SCMHRD)
Course- MBA (Infrastructure Management)

Symbiosis Institute of International Business (SIIB)
Course- MBA (International Business)
Course- MBA (Agri Business)
Course- MBA (Energy & Environment)

Symbiosis Institute of Telecom Management (SITM)
Course- MBA (Telecom Management)

Symbiosis Institute of Management Studies (SIMS)
Course- MBA

Symbiosis Institute of Media & Communication, Pune (SIMC)
Course- MBA (Communication Management)

Symbiosis Institute of Operations Management (SIOM, Nasik)
Course- MBA (Operations Management)

Symbiosis Centre for Information Technology (SCIT)
Course- MBA (Information Technology Business Management)

Symbiosis Institute of Health Sciences (SIHS)

Course- MBA (Hospital & Healthcare Management)

Symbiosis Institute of Business Management, Bengaluru (SIBM)
Course- MBA

Symbiosis School of Media & Communication, Bengaluru (SSMC)
Course- MBA (Communication Management)

Symbiosis School of Banking and Finance (SSBFF)
MBA (Banking and Finance)

Symbiosis Institute of Business Management, Hyderabad (SIBM)
Course- MBA


Symbiosis Test Secretariat
Symbiosis International University
Gram: Lavale, Tal: Mulshi, District: Pune - 412115
Phone: 91-020-39116226 / 27
Tele Fax: 91-020-39116228
Mobile: 91 8605625553 / 54
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