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The Symbiosis National Aptitude Test (SNAP) serves as a gateway to the 20+ MBA programs offered by Symbiosis International University (SIU) and its affiliates. Every year, over 60,000 people apply for SNAP and compete for a restricted number of admission spots. The SNAP notification has been issued, and registrations will begin at the end of August.



SNAP (Symbiosis National Aptitude) Exam is a nationwide management admissions test. It is conducted every year by Symbiosis International Deemed University (SIU). SNAP test scores are acceptable for admissions to 15 institutes under the SIU umbrella. The scores are also accepted for admissions to various other MBA or equivalent courses.

Previously, the exam was a pen and paper-based test but this year, the authorities have introduced an online mode for the exam. Since the exam’s inception, this will be the first year that it will be conducted on the computer. It is generally a 2-hour duration exam and is conducted in over 102 cities all over India.


Top Colleges Through SNAP


MBA college/University City Expected SNAP
Cut off percentile
for 2022 Admission
SNAP cutoff
percentile for
2021 Admission
Symbiosis Institute of
Operations Management
Nashik 85-87 85
SICSR (Symbiosis Institute
of Computer Studies &
Pune 82-84 80
SITM (Symbiosis Institute of
Telecom Management)
Pune 83 81
SIMS (Symbiosis Institute of
Management Studies)
Pune 77 75
SIMC (Symbiosis Institute
of Media & Communication)
Pune 73 70
SCIT (Symbiosis Centre for
Information Technology)
Pune 90-94 74
SIHS (Symbiosis Institute of
Health Sciences)
Pune 58 55
SSMC (Symbiosis School
for Media &
Bengaluru 75 72
SSBF (Symbiosis School of
Banking and Finance)
Pune 60 58
SSSS (Symbiosis School of
Sports Sciences)
Pune 55 50
SIBM (Symbiosis Institute
of Business Management)
Hyderabad 58 55


SNAP Exam Strategy

1. SNAP exam is all about speed and accuracy. Students need to attempt 60 questions
in 60 minutes. Time management is of utmost importance here.
2. There is negative marking which puts additional pressure on students
3. Order of attempting sections is not important since there is no sectional time limit.
But since few colleges may have sectional cut-offs, good attempts should be made
across all sections.
4. Students should attempt the sections as per their strength.
5. Preparation for SNAP is done mostly through CAT and NMAT exams. There may be
few additional topics which should be practiced separately through mocks.


Sectional Strategy

1. General English:
a. Have a good command on vocabulary as they are dominant in SNAP exam
b. Practice previous year papers to understand the standard of RCs and Verbal
section – Reasoning, Grammar, etc.

2. Analytical and Logical Reasoning:
a. Practice all types of topics through sectional mocks and time-bound
b. This section is typically very scoring compared to other sections
c. Do not make any assumptions rather focus on facts

3. Quantitative, Data Interpretation & Data Sufficiency:
a. Build conceptual clarity and practice shortcuts
b. Focus on improving calculation speed and solving case studies related to Data
c. Memorizing tables and charts like squares, cubes, etc. usually prover very
helpful because of the 60-min overall time limit which is minimal compared
to other exams.