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 2020:

The Symbiosis International University has started the registration process on September 2020 (Tentative), and it will end on November 23, 2020. For all the B-schools accepting SNAP scores, there is a common application process.

The aspirants who wish to appear for the SNAP 2020 entrance exam must ensure that they fulfil the eligibility criteria and have to register online at

To register for SNAP 2020 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 1750 + applicable payment gateway charges, GST, and any other taxes.

Demand Draft (DD) : INR 2065/-.

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 2020 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)
M.Sc. (Computer Applications)
M.Sc. (System Security)
Symbiosis Centre for Management and Human Resource Development (SCMHRD, Pune) MBA
MBA (Infrastructure 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 (SITM, Pune) MBA (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
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 2020 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 2020

The Symbiosis National Aptitude Test (SNAP) held on December 15, 2020(Tentative), from 2:00 pm to 4:00 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 2020 for admission to various master's programmes. This year, SNAP, inspired by CAT changed the test format. SNAP 2020 rated between moderate and difficult. Here are some points related to SNAP 2020 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 2019 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 Expected Cut-off 2019

Subject  Good Attempt
General English  30
Quantitative Aptitude 28
Analytical and Logical Reasoning 22
Overall 85-90

SNAP 2019 Exam Cut-off

We expect that the SNAP 2019 exam cut-off score will be between 85 and 90. The shortlisting will be based on sectional and overall cut-offs. Candidates have to note that who will not meet the sectional cut-off will not be considered for shortlisting.

SNAP 2021 Exam Dates Announced

Symbiosis National Aptitude Test (SNAP) 2021 exam dates announced. The SNAP exam will be conducted three times in computer-based mode. The SNAP 2020 will be held on December 20, 2020, January 6 and 9, 2021. The official sources suggest that there has been a change in the SNAP exam pattern. 

The SNAP exam was conducted for the admission to various MBA programmes offered at the participating institutes of SNAP. Candidates who clear the SNAP written exam will be eligible for the next round of selection.

17 September 2020
SNAP Result 2019 Announced

Symbiosis International Deemed University has announced the SNAP result 2019. Aspirants who have appeared for the written exam on December 15 can check their result online on the official website. 

Candidates should enter their login details such as SNAP ID and password to check their result. It is advised to download the SNAP result and take a printout for future reference. 

Click here for SNAP result 2019

One should check all the details on SNAP scorecard after downloading. The participating institutes will release the list of candidates shortlisted for the other rounds such as Group Exercises, Writing Ability Test and Personal Interaction. 


10 January 2020
SNAP Exam Analysis 2019

The Symbiosis National Aptitude Test (SNAP) 2019 exam was conducted on December 15. Most of the candidates who have appeared for the written examination witnessed the lengthy questions in Data Interpretation (DI) and Data Sufficiency (DS). The overall SNAP 2019 question paper was moderate. 

Click here for detailed SNAP exam analysis 2019

The SNAP expected cutoff 2019 will be between 80 and 90. The SNAP Result will be released in January 2020.

16 December 2019
Test Day Guide For SNAP 2019 Exam

SNAP 2019 will be conducted in online mode across 90 cities in the country on December 15, 2019. The exam authority has released the test day guide for aspirants. Candidates who are appearing for SNAP exam are advised to read the document carefully. 

Aspirants should download SNAP admit card and take a printout of the same to appear for the exam. The SNAP admit card will contain all the details about the exam including what to do on test day. One should carry only the colour copy of SNAP admit card 2019. 

Click here to download SNAP test day guide

The duration of the SNAP exam is two hours. It consists of four sections. For any general queries, call to 18001231454 (Toll-free). 

11 December 2019
SNAP Admit Card 2019 Released

The SNAP admit card 2019 released on the official site. Candidates who have registered for the written examination can visit the website to download the SNAP 2019 admit card. The admit card will be available on the official site until the exam date. 

Candidates should use their login credentials such as SNAP ID and password to download the SNAP admit card 2019. The admit card is the most important document to appear for the SNAP 2019 examination. 

The SNAP exam will be conducted on December 15, 2020. The SNAP result will be released during the second week of January 2020. 

3 December 2019
SNAP 2019: Registration Date Extended To November 26
SNAP 2020 Application Window To Close On November 23
SNAP 2019: Mock Test 2 To Be Held On November 2 & 3
SNAP 2019 Mock Test Registration Started
SNAP 2019 Registration Window Activated
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