Symbiosis National Aptitude Test Exam

What is SNAP Exam?

Symbiosis National Aptitude Test (SNAP) is a common written test conducted by the Symbiosis International University (Deemed University) for the admissions to MBA/M.Sc (CA)/M.Sc (SS) programmes offered by Symbiosis International.

SNAP is conducted once in a year and it is a computer-based test format.

SNAP 2021:

The Symbiosis International University has started the registration process on 31 August 2021 and it will end on November 27, 2021. For all the B-schools accepting SNAP scores, there is a common application process.

The aspirants who wish to appear for the SNAP 2021 entrance exam must ensure that they fulfil the eligibility criteria and have to register online at

To register for SNAP 2021 entrance exam, click here to follow the instructions.

Test - Symbiosis National Aptitude Test (SNAP)

Test Type - National Entrance Exam Test conducted for admission to Post Graduate courses

Conducting Body - Symbiosis International University (Deemed University)

Application Fee:

Online Mode : INR 1950 + applicable payment gateway charges, GST, and any other taxes.

Demand Draft (DD) : INR 1950/-.

Eligibility Criteria:

Graduate from any recognised/statutory University with a minimum of 50% marks (45% for SC/ST). If a candidate who has completed a qualifying degree from any Foreign University must obtain an equivalence certificate from the Association of Indian Universities (AIU). Check out here to know more about the eligibility with details.

Highlights of SNAP:

  • This test can be taken up by any candidates who have a graduation in any discipline
  • To register for the examination, the application form of SNAP will be available online
  • The fee for application varies according to the number of programmes applied for
  • The test is an objective type computer based test
  • The shortlisted candidates will have to appear for the personal interview and written ability test rounds
  • 13 B-schools of the Symbiosis International University, Pune are participating in SNAP

Institutes & Programmes for which SNAP 2021 Test is mandatory:


Name of the Institute Programme

Symbiosis Institute of Business Management (SIBM, Pune)

MBA (Innovation and Entrepreneurship)
Symbiosis Institute of Computer Studies & Research (SICSR, Pune) MBA (Information Technology)
MBA (Digitial Transformation)
M.Sc. (System Security)
Symbiosis Centre for Management and Human Resource Development (SCMHRD, Pune) MBA
MBA (Infrastructure Development & Management)
MBA (Business Analytics)
Symbiosis Institute of International Business (SIIB, Pune) MBA (International Business)
MBA (Agri Business)
MBA (Energy & Environment)
Symbiosis Institute of Telecom Management (SIDTM, Pune) MBA (Digital & Telecom Management)
Symbiosis Institute of Management Studies (SIMS, Pune) MBA
Symbiosis Institute of Media & Communication, Pune (SIMC, Pune) MBA (Communication Management)
Symbiosis Institute of Operations Management, Nashik (SIOM, Nashik) MBA (Operations Management)
Symbiosis Centre for Information Technology (SCIT, Pune) MBA (Information Technology Business Management)
MBA (Data Science and Data Analytics)
Symbiosis Institute of Health Sciences (SIHS, Pune) MBA (Hospital & Healthcare Management)
Symbiosis Institute of Business Management, Bengaluru (SIBM, Bengaluru) MBA (Business Analyst)
Symbiosis School of Media & Communication, Bengaluru (SSMC, Bengaluru) MBA (Communication Management)
Symbiosis School of Banking and Finance (SSBF, Pune) MBA (Banking and Finance)
Symbiosis Institute of Business Management, Hyderabad (SIBM, Hyderabad) MBA
Symbiosis School of Sports Sciences (SSSS, Pune) MBA (Sports Management)

Institutes & Programmes for which SNAP 2021 Test is not mandatory:

Name of the Institute Programme
Symbiosis Law School (SLS-Pune) LL.M
Symbiosis Institute of Health Sciences (SIHS) M.Sc (Medical Technology)
Symbiosis College of Nursing (SCON) M.Sc (Nursing)
Symbiosis School of Biomedical Sciences (SSBS) M.Sc (Biotechnology)
M.Sc (Nutrition & Dietetics)
Symbiosis Institute of Media & Communication, Pune (SIMC, Pune) M.A (Mass Communication)
Symbiosis School of Economics (SSE) M.Sc (Economics)
Symbiosis Institute of Technology (SIT) M.Tech (CAD & AM)
M.Tech (E&TCE)
M.Tech (CSE)
Symbiosis School of International Studies (SSIS) M.A (IS)
Symbiosis Institute of Geoinformatics (SIG) M.Sc (Geoinformatics)
Symbiosis Statistical Institute (SSI) M.Sc (Applied Statistics)

Reservation Policy:

Scheduled Caste (SC) - 15%

Scheduled Tribes (ST) - 7.5%

Differently Abled - 3%

Children/Wards of Defence Personnel - 5% applicable only for the following programmes:

1. MBA (International Business) - SIIB, Pune

2. MBA (Telecom Management) - SITM, Pune

3. MBA (Information Technology Business Management) - SCIT, Pune

4. MBA (Information Technology) - SICSR Pune

SNAP Exam Analysis 2021

The Symbiosis National Aptitude Test (SNAP) held on December 19, 2021, from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm across 92 cities in India. This computer-based test comprises four sections – general English, quantitative aptitude, data interpretation & data sufficiency and analytical & logical reasoning. 

Around two lakh candidates appeared for SNAP 2021 for admission to various master's programmes. This year, SNAP, inspired by CAT changed the test format. SNAP 2021 rated between moderate and difficult. Here are some points related to SNAP 2021 exam analysis. 

  • The total number of questions had been reduced to 110.
  • The question paper was divided into MCQs and special questions. 
  • The question paper consisted of three sections. 
  • The scoring pattern – 1 mark for each correct answer for MCQs and +2 for correct answer Non-MCQs. 
  • 25 per cent of the marks will be deducted for negative marking. 
  • The reading comprehension passages were moderate and a few logical reasonings were difficult. 
  • The general knowledge questions were asked from the recently held assembly elections. 
  • The expected cut-off score for SNAP 2021 will be between 85 and 90 marks.

General English 

The two reading comprehension passages in the English paper contained 5 questions each. Most of the questions were based on the facts. The vocabulary-based questions were easy. Candidates also found questions related to grammar. Aspirants who attempted 30 to 32 questions accurately may get a positive result. 

Quantitative Ability

Candidates found this section easier compared to previous years. Most of the questions were based on Geometry and Modern Math. The test takers didn’t find questions on data interpretation, instead, the questions were on data sufficiency. Candidates who have attempted around 25 questions with more than 90 per cent accuracy will get a good score. 

Analytical And Logical Reasoning

This was divided into MCQs and Non-MCQs type. Candidates' physics knowledge was also tested in this section along with reasoning skills. Many test-takers felt that the questions in LR were moderate. Candidates who attempted over 20 questions with 80 to 90 per cent accuracy can clear the test.


SNAP 2021 Registration Started

Symbiosis International (Deemed) University has started the SNAP 2021 registration process. Interested candidates can apply online for the SNAP 2021 by visiting the official website at

Candidates who satisfy the eligibility conditions set by the University can apply online for SNAP 2021 between August 31 and November 27. The entrance exam will be held on December 19, 2021, and January 8 & 16, 2022. 


31 August 2021
SNAP 2020 Admit Card Released

Symbiosis International University has released the SNAP 2020 admit card on the official website. Candidates who have registered for the exam can download the admit card for the second attempt of postgraduate management entrance examination SNAP. 

The SNAP exam will be held on January 6, 2021. The 3rd phase of SNAP 2020 will be conducted on January 9, 2021, in the form of computer-based test (CBT).

One should download the admit card and paste a recent passport size photo on the space provided. One should note that the first attempt of SNAP 2020 was held on December 20 in an online format.

22 December 2020
SNAP Admit Card 2020 Released

Symbiosis International (Deemed) University has released SNAP admit card 2020 on the official website Candidates who have registered for the exam can download SNAP 2020 admit card with their login credentials such as SNAP ID and Password. 

Aspirants should download SNAP admit card and carry a printout of the same to the examination centre. The exam which will be conducted on December 20. The exam will also be held on January 6 and January 9, 2021, in Computer Based (CBT) mode.

7 December 2020
SNAP 2020: Last Day To Register

Symbiosis International University (SIU) Pune is all set to close the application window of SNAP 2020 today, i.e., Nivember 30. Candidates who have not yet registered for the exam can apply online on the official website at Candidates who have completed their graduation with 50% marks (45% for SC/ ST) can apply for the entrance exam.

The sources suggest that SNPA 2020 admit card will be released on December 5. The written exam will be held on December 20, 2020, and January 6 and 9, 2021. 

30 November 2020
SNAP 2020 Mock Test Result Announced

Symbiosis International (Deemed University) has announced the SNAP mock test 2020 result. The mock test was conducted on October 31 and November 1 in online mode. Candidates should use their login details to download the SNAP 2020 mock test result.  

The exam authority has also released the list of toppers for SNAP 2020 mock test. The mock test is required to get familiar with the SNAP exam pattern and scoring. 

5 November 2020
SNAP 2020 Mock Test Today
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