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Clear the SNAP Entrance Exam to Take Admission to The Top Symbiosis Institutes

What is SNAP?

Symbiosis National Aptitude Test or SNAP is a management entrance examination which is conducted at the national level. It is conducted by SIU or Symbiosis International University (SIU) for admission to the reputed 15 Symbiosis institutions. This is a mandatory exam to be cleared for taking admission in all the MBA programs of various institutes that fall under Symbiosis International University (SIU). The application process of this entrance exam commences in the month of August every year and the exam is conducted in December. SNAP will go online from the next year onwards and the test paper will be of 120 minutes duration. It will carry 150 multiple choice questions divided into 4 sections.

There are limited seats in the Post Graduate Management Examination and hence the competition is stiff. The article contains the complete insight to the eligibility, preparation and the admission procedure of the exam to assist the aspirants.


If you are one of those thousands of aspirants who are looking for getting admitted to the MBA program of SIU then you would like to know whether you are eligible or not. Here is the eligibility criterion for the admission to SNAP.

Candidates should have Bachelor’s degree from the recognized University and should have 50% aggregate marks (45% if you are an SC/ST candidate). If you wish to apply for the 2017, you should refer to the latest eligibility referred by the conducting body which is SIU (Symbiosis International University. Prior to applying to the test online, you can check the eligibility criteria for SNAP, cut off marks, entrance exam and question pattern.

SNAP Paper Format:

The total duration of the exam is 120 minutes and it takes place in December once in a year. There is a criterion for negative marks and 25% of the maximum marks of each question are deducted for a wrong answer. There are 4 sections in total and they comprise of the following:

Section 1: 40 marks

Reading comprehension, verbal ability, verbal reasoning

Section 2: 40 marks

Quantitative Aptitude

Section 3: 40 marks

General Knowledge

Section 4: 60 marks

Logical Reasoning

The overall result is given in the percentile and you need to clear the cut off to get admission to the SNAP colleges.

How to Prepare for SNAP?

Take the help of internet to find the sample papers of the previous year to give an idea about where you stand. Speed is the most important part of the examination.  

To prepare for the GK section of the SNAP, you need Manorama Yearbook where you will find a wide coverage of General Knowledge section as well. This journal would help you prepare for the interview of bank PO and other MBA exams as well. Besides this, you need to read a national daily also where the leading coaching institutes publish study material. Partiyogita Darpan, Frontline and Outlook are also a good option.

You need to be aware of the questions about the business GK, economics and the current GK. There are the

For Quantitative Aptitude Preparation:

If you are preparing for CAT then you do not need to do any special preparation for Quantitative Aptitude. A good book that covers the basics and useful to both CAT as well as SNAP is Quantitative Aptitude Quantum CAT: Common Admission Test for Admission into IIMs. The book contains complete details about all the topics under Quantitative Aptitude. The book will be sufficient for you. It covers all the topics right from Time and Work, Time and Distance and much more. There are other prominent topics that can be asked in this particular domain. Over and all arithmetic, geometry, algebra and data sufficiency comprises of the bulk in the section.

To prepare for the Logical Reasoning one of the preferable book is Logical Reasoning by RS Agarwal, Logical Reasoning book by the Career Launcher and there are so many other books for the logical reasoning that can prove to be a great help.

For English and Verbal ability you need to study a lot and make regular practice is necessary. Though the questions asked in SNAP are relatively easy and if you have been an English medium student that it will become easy for you.

Admission Process to SNAP:

The selection process of SNAP 2017 comprises of 2 steps. The first step to the admission process is to take the SNAP test. This is the first step and based on the performance, the participating institutions shortlist the candidates. In the next step of the SNAP 2017 selection process, shortlisted candidates need to appear for the second round which includes Group Exercise (GE), Writing Ability Test and the Personal Interaction (PI) rounds. The participating institutes then announce the list of shortlisted candidates by the 3rd week of January. The final merit list is announced in the Feb.

The selected candidates need to submit the applications in the individual colleges and they are required to clear the respective rounds of selections that comprise of Group Discussion and Personal Interview rounds.

Top Colleges in India Accepting SNAP Score:

The Symbiosis National Aptitude Test which is conducted by the Symbiosis International University (SIU) to select candidates for the MBA programs offered by multiple SOU institutes. As mentioned the selection process comprises of several stages. Here are the top colleges in India that accept the SNAP Score.

  • Acharya Bangalore B-School, Bangalore
  • CIH Institute of Management and Commerce, Indore
  • Glocal University, Saharanpur
  • Shri Ram Murti Smarak International Business School, Lucknow
  • Symbiosis Centre for Management and Human Resource Development, Pune
  • Symbiosis Institute of Business Management, Bengaluru
  • Symbiosis Institute of Business Management, Hyderabad
  • Symbiosis Institute of Business Management, Hyderabad
  • Symbiosis Institute of Business Management, Pune
  • Symbiosis Institute of Computer Studies and Research, Pune
  • Symbiosis Institute of Management Studies, Pune.
  • Symbiosis Institute of Media and Communication, Pune
  • Symbiosis Institute of Operations Management, Nashik
  • Symbiosis Institute of Telecom Management, Pune

                (Data gathered from Internet Medias & individual observations)

All the aspirants that are looking for getting admission to MBA programs of top institutes need to take Symbiosis National Aptitude Test or SNAP. It is a common test for the entrance to the institutes of Symbiosis International University. There is only one application for the SNAP test and the aspirants need to apply separately to the SNAP institutes under the guidelines of SIU. Graduates from any discipline and from any Statutory College or University with the minimum of 50% and 45% for the SC/ST candidates can apply for these programs. If you are one of the aspirants apply online for the test. If you think you are good at verbal reasoning, quantitative aptitude test or General knowledge or preparing for CAT exam you will have a good prospect of clearing this exam. Prepare yourself well for the logic reasoning and current affairs as well. You will be tested in 3 stages comprises of written test, Group discussion and Personal Interview.

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