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SNAP exam- Everything you need to know
July 04 2024

What is SNAP Exam?

SNAP or the Symbiosis National Aptitude Test is the MBA entrance exam that the Symbiosis International University conducts for the admission in MBA programs of the 15 B-schools under the university. The overall level of difficulty of the exam is moderate to high but you can easily ace it by investing some time.  Let's see more about SNAP exam , eligibility,exam pattern, syllabus , important dates and much more. Learn how to prepare for SNAP and ace it.

Choice of exam should be based on:

  • Your goal
  • Type of career that you want
  • The specialization which you want to choose
  • The college you want to get into
  • If you have all this figured out then its time to decide the exam you want to give.

Eligibility criteria for SNAP 

  • Final year students are eligible to apply for SNAP, however, their admission will remain provisional until submission of the passing certificate.
  • The candidate must have completed a Bachelor’s degree with at least 50 percent marks (45 percent for SC/ST/PWD candidates) or equivalent from recognized university or institute
  • International students or those who have graduated from an international university will be required to obtain a certificate of equivalence from the Association of Indian Universities (AIU).

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SNAP -Important exam dates

Commencement of SNAP 2024 registration  1st week of August 2024
SNAP 2024 registration last date Final week of November 2024
SNAP mock test 2024 Third week of October 2024
SNAP admit card 2024 release date 1st week of December 2024
SNAP exam date 2024 Test 1: 8 December 2024


Test 2: 15 December 2024

Test 3: 22 December 2024

SNAP 2024 result announcement 10 January 2025
Candidates’ shortlisting for PI, GD, WAT 3rd week of February 2025
PI, GD, WAT rounds 1st week of March 2025
SNAP final merit list announcement Last week of March 2025


Admit card release date information

SNAP 2024 admit card release  Test 1: 3 December 2024


Test 2 and 3: 8 December 2024

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SNAP :Exam paper pattern

Mode of SNAP exam 2024 CBT
SNAP paper sections  3 (General English, Analytical Reasoning, Quant)
SNAP question type MCQs
No. of questions 60 questions
Difficulty level of SNAp questions Moderate to difficult
SNAP exam duration 60 minutes
SNAP marking pattern +1 mark for every right response


-0.25 marks for incorrect response

SNAP language options English only
Special accomodations Available for differently abled candidates


Now, let's look at the Section-wise paper pattern

SNAP 2024 Sections Number of MCQs Total Marks
General English (VARC) 15 15
Analytical & Logical Reasoning 25 25
Quantitative, Data Interpretation & Data Sufficiency 20 20
Time Allocation 60 minutes for all the sections
Marking Pattern +1 for correct answers


-0.25 for incorrect answers


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SNAP :Exam Syllabus

Section 1: General English

  • Reading Comprehension
  • Vocabulary
  • Antonyms and Synonyms
  • Sentence Correction
  • Fill in the Blanks
  • Critical Reasoning
  • Analogy
  • Proverbs & Idioms
  • Para Jumbles

Section 2: Analytical & Logical Reasoning

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  • Visual Reasoning
  • Blood Relations
  • Coding/Decoding
  • Syllogisms
  • Analogy
  • Series
  • Direction-Based Questions
  • Clocks
  • Calendars
  • Seating Arrangements
  • Miscellaneous Problems

Section 3: Quantitative, Data Interpretation & Data Sufficiency

  • Percentages
  • Profit & Loss
  • SI & CI
  • Time, Speed and Distance
  • Time & Work
  • Mixture & Allegations
  • Averages
  • Ratio & Proportion
  • Number System
  • Geometry
  • Mensuration
  • Trigonometry
  • Coordinate Geometry
  • Permutation & Combination
  • Inequalities
  • Logarithmic
  • Binomial Expression
  • Probability
  • Set Theory
  • Functions
  • Progressions
  • Linear Equations
  • Quadratic Equations

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Data Interpretation:

  • Pie Chart
  • Bar Graph
  • Line Graph
  • Compound Graph
  • Tables
  • Caselets
  • Miscellaneous


SNAP : Section-wise marks distribution

General English

  • The marking scheme for normal questions of this section has been kept constant this year. Therefore the verbal section will have 15 questions making a total of 15 marks for this section (1 mark for 1 correct answer- no special questions).


Analytical and Logical Reasoning

  • The marking scheme for normal questions of this section has also been increased from 1 to 1.5 so the verbal section will have 25 questions making a total of 25 marks for this section (no special questions).


Quantitative - Data sufficiency and data interpretation (DI)

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  • Quantitative- DI & DS section will have 20 questions and total marks will be 20 marks.


SNAP : Step-wise Registration Process

Step 1: Register on the website as a new user & fill your personal details. Step 2: Payment of Rs. 1950 which is either online or through Demand Draft (DD) Step 3: Register for MBA programs for preferred Symbiosis Institutes Step 4: Make a payment of the application and registration fee.


Changes in SNAP Exam Pattern :

  • The SNAP exam duration was reduced from 120 minutes to 60 minutes.
  • The sectional time limit was removed for attempting the questions.
  • Candidates are allowed up to three attempts in one year.
  • The General English section included 15 questions.
  • The Quantitative sections featured 20 questions in total.
  • The Analytical and Logical Reasoning section included 25 questions.
  • Each question has one mark.
  • An incorrect response results in a 0.25 mark deduction.
  • Unanswered questions do not result in any mark deduction.
  • The SNAP exam has a total marking potential of 60 marks.


Few things that you need to know about SNAP exam


Individual application

  • The fact that it offers access to a portion of the best universities in the nation makes it exorbitant because of the need to apply to every school independently.


Speed based

  • SNAP Exam has become one of the most modest exams in the past few years. The real prerequisite for cracking the SNAP Exam is speed so you should be extremely quick to solve the questions in a SNAP Exam.
  • There is likewise one or more points that the number of uses for SNAP are relatively not as much as the quantity of utilization for CAT exam which decreases the opposition naturally.

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15 Symbiosis universities

  • Advantageous interaction National Aptitude (SNAP) Test is an imperative National Level MBA Entrance test and MBA affirmation in 15 Symbiosis MBA universities tolerating SNAP score.
  • It is the compulsory exam to apply for the MBA programs offered by the establishments of Symbiosis International University and is considered as one of the significant placement tests after CAT and XAT.


Top colleges accepting SNAP score with expected cut-offs

(SIBM) Symbiosis Institute of Business Management, Pune 98.5
(SCMHRD) Symbiosis Centre for Management and Human Resource Development, Pune 96
(SIIB) Symbiosis Institute of International Business, Pune 93
(SIBM) Symbiosis Institute of Business Management, Bangalore 90
(SIOM) Symbiosis Institute of Operations Management, Nashik 87
(SITM) Symbiosis Institute of Telecom Management, Pune 83
(SIMC) Symbiosis Institute of Media & Communication, Pune 73
(SIHS) Symbiosis Institute of Health Sciences, Pune 58
(SSBF) Symbiosis School of Banking and Finance, Pune 60
(SIBM) Symbiosis Institute of Business Management, Hyderabad 58
(SSSS) Symbiosis School of Sports Sciences, Pune 55
(SSMC) Symbiosis School for Media & Communication, Bangalore 75
(SCIT) Symbiosis Centre for Information Technology, Pune 76
(SIMS) Symbiosis Institute of Management Studies, Pune 77
(SICSR) Symbiosis Institute of Computer Studies & Research, Pune 82


Other than Symbiosis universities

Apart from institutes under Symbiosis International University, following institutes also accept SNAP for admission, which is an added advantage
  • NIA Business School - Noida
  • Badruka Institute of Foreign Trade (BIFT), Hyderabad
  • Balaji Institute of Telecom & Management (BITM), Pune
  • Management Institute for Leadership and Excellence – MILE, Pune
  • MIT COM, Pune
  • Lotus Business School, Pune
  • Indian Institute of Management Training (IIMT), Pune
  • Suryadatta Institute of Management & Mass Communication, Pune
  • Lakshmi Narain College of Technology, Bhopal (LNCT-B), Bhopal.

Best colleges from the list above

Top colleges through SNAP

  • SIBM-Pune


SCMHRD's MBA program is a standout amongst the most esteemed programs in India. SCMHRD represents considerable authority in delivering quality ability in the fields of HR, Marketing, and Business Analytics. Courses offered

  • Master Of Business Administration (MBA)
  • MBA Executive
  • PG-Diploma

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A portion of the best MBA schools in India like Symbiosis Institute of Management (SIBM), Pune; SIIB Pune; SCMHRD Pune, SIBM Bangalore among others that acknowledge just SNAP Test scores for MBA affirmation.

1.MBA 2.MBA Innovation and Entrepreneurship
3.MBA Marketing 4.MBA Human resources
5.MBA Information Technology 6.MBA Infrastructure development and Management
7.MBA Business Analytics 8.MBA International business
9.MBA Agri-business 10.MBA Energy and Environment
11.MBA Telecom management 12.MBA in Communication management
13.MBA in Operations Management 14.MBA Information Technology Business Management
15.MBA Data Science and Data Analytics 16.MBA Hospital & Healthcare Management
17.MBA Banking and Finance 18.MBA Sports Sciences


  Thank you for reading this article and I hope it helps you in your preparation.

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