SNAP 2021: Application, Important Dates, Eligibility, Exam and Exam uch more

SNAP 2021: Application, Important Dates, Eligibility, Exam and Exam uch more

About SNAP 2021

(SNAP) is a university entry-level aptitude test conducted by Symbiosis International (Deemed University) [SIU], Pune for candidates offering admission to MBA programs. It also offers LLM/Mtech/MSc/MPH(Master

Symbiosis National Aptitude of Public Health)/MA where SNAP test is not mandatory for these programs. Unlike CAT or XAT, SNAP is a little easy to crack the aptitude test. Clearing the SNAP test offers MBA admission in SIU-affiliated institutions. There are 16 institutions affiliated with SIU which offers 26 MBA programs re-accredited with NAAC A. SNAP 2021 has 94 test centers where candidates can choose his/her near convenient location for the test. SNAP 2021 is of CBT(Computer Based Test) mode conducted in the duration of September. 

SNAP 2021: Highlights

Table of content

SNAP 2021 exam date
SNAP 2021 eligibility
SNAP 2021 registration
SNAP 2021 application fee
SNAP 2021 Selection procedure
SNAP 2021 exam center
SNAP 2021 Top colleges
SNAP 2021 Merit list and counseling
SNAP 2021 CutoffS
NAP 2021 Reservation
SNAP 2021 Exam syllabus
SNAP 2021 Preparation tips

SNAP 2021 Exam Date:

Latest notification: Generally the exam is held in between september month. The official portal announced the test date one month prior. But, due to the ongoing pandemic the deadline can vary.

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SNAP 2021: Eligibility

It is mandatory for aspirants to fulfill the eligibility criteria before appearing for SNAP 2021. However, the eligibility criteria was different for individual symbiosis. Candidates need to check on the official portal in a detailed manner. This article provides the information on eligibility criteria where most of the institutes prefer. The details are mentioned below:

  1. Graduates from any recognised university or institution of national importance should secure 50% marks or equivalent grade
  2. 45% for SC/ST candidates
  3. Final year candidates who appearing for final exams having 50% marks or grade(45% for SC/ST) 
  4. Candidate who meets the qualification from any foriegn universities must obtain an equivalence certificate from Association of Indian Universities (AIU)

Note: Candidates need to check the eligibility criteria for admission to desired Symbiosis institutions. The application gets revoked if he/she doesn’t meet the eligibility criteria. Hence SIU / STS / Institute will not be responsible for this.

SNAP 2021: Registration

SNAP 2021 conducts 3 times once a year. But, candidates have only two options to appear for the test. Candidates who appear for two tests, the higher test score will be considered for further process

For registering the SNAP 2021, candidates need to follow these guidelines.

  • Register at official portal
  • Important documents that are required to upload for online application for international students
  1. 10+2 or equivalent Mark sheet.
  2. Bachelor Degree Mark sheets(Semester wise / Year wise).
  3. Photocopy of Valid Passport
  4. Statement of Purpose
  5. 2 Letters of Recommendation in original
  6. IELTS Score Card / Proof of IELTS registration (Not applicable to NRI students)
  7. Work Experience (If applicable)
  8. After registering upload your latest scanned passport size photo 

Note: Candidates are not allowed to change their name, DOB, category, test city, and test date once payment has been done.

SNAP 2021: Application Fee

Candidates can pay the application fee through three modes on the official portal These are

1)Billdesk Payment Gateway 2)Easebuzz Payment Gateway 3)Indian Bank Payment Gateway

  • The application fee will be 1750/- per test. Hence if a candidate wishes for two tests then the application fee will be 3500/-. SNAP registration fee and the programme registration fee is non-refundable and non-transferable.  
  • It is mandatory for candidates to pay the registration fee to the desired programme before the deadline
  • SNAP 2021 test score will only be valid in the academic year 2022- 2023 for admission in SIU programmes.
  • Admission to the desired programme at SIU will be strictly based on the candidate merit list.

SNAP 2021: Selection Procedure

The candidates who clear the SNAP test need to undergo a shortlisting process for Group exercise, Personal Interaction and Writing Ability Test (GE-PIWAT) based on the SNAP percentile for the admission process. Candidates are advised to check the GE-PIWAT announced dates through the official website. If a candidate is shortlisted for two programmes, based on SNAP percentile then candidates need to undergo GE-PIWAT separately for each programme. 

Note: Candidates need to undergo all mandatory processes of the test process of GE-PIWAT for securing admission in any MBA program. If the candidate does not attend any of the component mentioned above then the candidate will be considered as ineligible for securing admission in MBA program

SNAP 2021: Test centers 

There are a total 94 test centres under SNAP 2021. Candidates can choose his/her convenient test centre. The test centre will be allotted on a first come first serve basis.  The candidate who pays the registration fee early will be allocated to his/her convenient centre. Once registration payment is successful then the candidate is not allowed to change test date and test centre.

The Test Centers are mentioned below

1Agra33Gangtok- Bardang65Mumbai
5Ambala37Hisar69Navi Mumbai
8Anand40Hubballi72Panjim – Mapusa
18Chandigarh – Mohali50Kakinada82Rourkela
27Greater Noida59Lucknow91Vadodara
31Ernakulam- Kochi63Meerut 

SNAP 2021: top colleges

There are a total of 16 affiliated institutes under SIU which offer 26 various MBA programmes. SNAP is a compulsory test in these institutes.SIU also offers different programmes other than MBA. But, in this case the SNAP test is not mandatory. If a candidate wants to get a desired programme such as LLM/Mtech/MSc/MPH(Master of Public Health)/MA then the candidate should go for the respective test pattern(mentioned in official portal) instead of SNAP.

These are the programmes offered by respective institutes where SNAP test is mandatory. 

1Symbiosis Institute of Business Management(SIBM, Pune)MBAMBA (Innovation & Entrepreneurship)MBA (Leadership & Strategy ) 
2Symbiosis Institute of Computer Studies & Research(SICSR)MBA (Information Technology)
3Symbiosis Centre for Management & Human Resource Development (SCMHRD)MBAMBA (Infrastructure Development & Management)MBA (Business Analytics)

Symbiosis Institute of International Business(SIIB)MBA (International Business)MBA (Agri Business)MBA (Energy & Environment)
5Symbiosis Institute of Digital & Telecom Management(SIDTM) formerly Symbiosis Institute of Telecom ManagementMBA (Digital & Telecom Management)
6Symbiosis Institute of Management Studies(SIMS)MBA
7Symbiosis Institute of Media & Communication (SIMC)MBA (Communication Management)
8Symbiosis Institute of Operations Management (SIOM)(SIOM)MBA (Operations Management)
9Symbiosis Centre for Information Technology   (SCIT)MBA (Information Technology Business Management)MBA (Data Science & Data Analytics)
10Symbiosis Institute of Health Sciences  (SIHS)MBA (Hospital & Healthcare Management)
11Symbiosis Institute of Business Management, Bengaluru   (SIBM, Bengaluru)MBAMBA (Quantitative Finance)MBA (Business Analytics)
12Symbiosis School of Media & Communication(SSMC)MBA (Communication Management)
13Symbiosis School of Banking & Finance  (SSBF) formerly Symbiosis School of Banking ManagementMBA (Banking & Finance)
14Symbiosis Institute of Business Management, Hyderabad   (SIBM, Hyderabad)MBA
15Symbiosis School of Sports Sciences (SSSS)MBA (Sports Management)
16Symbiosis Institute of Business Management, Nagpur(SIBM, Nagpur)MBA

There are the programs offered by the institute where SNAP test is not mandatory

1Symbiosis Law School (SLS-Pune)LLM
2Symbiosis Law School (SLS-Noida)LLM
3Symbiosis Law School (SLS-Hyderabad)LLM
4Symbiosis Law School (SLS-Nagpur)LLM
5Symbiosis Institute of Computer Studies & Research(SICSR)MSc (Computer Applications)MSc (System Security)
6Symbiosis Institute of Health Sciences (SIHS)MSc (Medical Technology)MSc (Nutrition & Dietetics)MPH (Master of Public Health)
7Symbiosis College of Nursing (SCON)MSc (Nursing)
8Symbiosis School of Biomedical Sciences (SSBS)MSc (Biotechnology)
9Symbiosis Institute of Media & Communication (SIMC)MA (Mass Communication)
10Symbiosis School of Economics (SSE)MSc (Economics)
11Symbiosis Institute of Technology (SIT)MTech (CAD & AM)MTech (E&TCE)MTech (CSE)MTech (G&ST )
12Symbiosis School of International Studies (SSIS)MA (International Studies)
13Symbiosis Institute of Geoinformatics (SIG)MSc (Geo-informatics)MSc (Data Science & Spatial Analytics) 
14Symbiosis Statistical Institute (SSI)MSc (Applied Statistics)

SNAP 2021: Merit list

Aspirants are advised to follow the components that are required for the merit list. Weightage will be given in the following:

Component Marks
SNAP Score (out of 60, scaled down to 50 marks)50
Group Exercise (GE)10
Personal Interaction(PI)30
Writing Ability Test (WAT)10

SNAP 2021: Cut-off

The cut-off of the SNAP test or waitlist will be displayed on the official portal of the institute. Therefore candidates need to check their cut-off percentile in the official portal only. Waitlist will depend upon the number of vacant seats available in SIU.

The candidate provisional admission seat will be confirmed only after the programme registration fee and fulfilling the eligibility criteria for the respective programme. 

The candidates are strongly encouraged that no donation or capitation fee is required to pay for admission in any program offered by SIU. In such cases, the candidate is liable for strict actions to terminate admission for the future.

SNAP 2021: Reservation

  1. 15% seats are reserved for SC, 7.5% seats are for ST, 3% seats are for differently abled candidates.
  2. SIU also provides 5 % reservation for Children/ Wards of Defence Personnel (those serving / retired Defence personnel from Army, Navy, Air Force) in following institutions:- 
  • Master of Business Administration (International Business) programme conducted by Symbiosis Institute of International Business (SIIB), Pune
  • Master of Business Administration (Digital and Telecom Management) programme conducted by Symbiosis Institute of Digital & Telecom Management (SIDTM), Pune
  • Master of Business Administration (Information Technology Business Management) programme conducted by Symbiosis Centre for Information Technology (SCIT), Pune 
  • Master of Business Administration (Information Technology) programme conducted by Symbiosis Institute of Computer Studies & Research (SICSR), Pune
  1. 25% seats are reserved for domicile candidates of Nagpur. Candidates can check detailed information in the official portal.
  2. 2 seats per programme for candidates who belong to Kashmiri Migrants and Kashmiri Pandits/ Kashmiri Hindu Families (Non-Migrants) living in Kashmir valley.
  3. 20% seats are for international candidates belonging to Foreign National (FN), Persons of Indian Origin (PIO), Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) & Non Resident Indian (NRI)

Note: All the candidates who fall under the reservation procedure need to submit relevant documents at the time of admission. If a candidate falls in the reservation of more than one then they need to select anyone. If the details filled by he/she are found incorrect then automatically the application will get suspended.

SNAP 2021: Exam syllabus

SNAP 2021 consists of objective type questions where candidates need to select the correct option and for wrong answer there will be 0.25 negative marks. Total test duration will be 60 minutes and maximum marks are 60. However the test will be of CBT mode and has a pattern of section wise with time limit which is described below.

SectionQuestionsIndividual weightage for each questionTotal marks
General English: Reading Comprehension, Verbal Reasoning, Verbal Ability15115
Analytical & Logical Reasoning25125
Quantitative, Data Interpretation & Data Sufficiency

SNAP 2021: Preparation tips (A key to success)

“There is no shortcut for success. Always prefer only for long journey and commit to it”

  • To improve general English candidates need to practice daily reading long passages, newspapers, books, magazines, Duolingo app, etc.
  • To improve analytical & logical reasoning which basically consists of aptitude, logical thinking, graphs, charts, puzzles, etc. need to practice daily for at least one hour
  • To improve Quantitative, Data Interpretation & Data Sufficiency which test for logic-based calculation need to practice from previous year question bank and practice as much as possible
  • While practicing it is advised to commit the test finish it by the above-mentioned timelines so that time can match while attempting the actual test 
  • Candidates are advised to practice mock tests as it gives an actual environment for the final test.

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