Introduction to SNAP
Integrated | MBA | // Jun 24, 2018

Symbiosis National Aptitude Test (SNAP) is a computer-based entrance test conducted by Symbiosis International University for admissions into its MBA, MSc (CA) and MSc (SS) programs in India. A candidate needs to register for SNAP Test & also register for the institutes offering his/ her choice of programmes by paying separate programmes registration fees. If shortlisted, he/she would then need to attend the GE-PIWAT process conducted by each of these institutes individually.

When is the SNAP exam conducted?

SNAP registrations generally open in the first or second week of August and end by the last week of November. Thereafter, the test is conducted in the second-third week of December and the results are announced by the last week of December.

Detailed schedule for SNAP 2018 is made available at:

Important Dates for SNAP 2018


How many students appear for the SNAP every year?

Though the official figure is not known, we can estimate that around 55,000 candidates appear for SNAP every year.

What is the eligibility criteria for SNAP 2018?

Generally speaking, a student must have completed his/her graduation with an aggregate of 50% (45% in case of SC/ST) marks.

However, the programs that the candidate is planning to apply to can have other criteria regarding specific discipline/graduation specialisation requirement and hence one must visit the Symbiosis programs on the official website to know more: Symbiosis International University Official Website

How many institutes accept SNAP scores?

The acceptance of SNAP scores among top programs is by and large limited to Symbiosis International University’s own 15 programs for management and science across its campuses in Pune, Nashik, Bengaluru and Hyderabad.

Which are the top institutions accepting SNAP scores in Gujarat?

There aren’t many colleges accepting SNAP exam scores in Gujarat. However, Amrut Mody School of Management, Ahmedabad University accepts SNAP exam scores.


What is the format of SNAP exam?

There are four sections on the SNAP. These sections can be attempted in any order the candidate sees fit.




What is the duration of the SNAP exam?

Duration of the test is 2 hours.

What is the syllabus?

All questions that candidates find on the SNAP test sections (except Current Affairs section) are conceptually below class X. However, the level of logic and common sense tested on these questions is higher. Similarly, the General English section does not test pure academic English skills; it tests whether you can process mountains of drab English prose to find answers to the questions asked. It also tests critical thinking ability and appropriate usage of English words.

In short, if a student focuses on just cramming English vocabulary, grammar rules and tons of tricks and formulae, the chances of him/her succeeding are less.

Also one must note that a candidate has only 120 minutes to answer 150 questions. Hence, the candidates must equip themselves with good time management skills to surmount the challenge that SNAP poses.

What is the scoring system on the test?

Each question on the SNAP exam carries 1 mark irrespective of its difficulty level.

If the candidate’s answer is incorrect, then there is 25% negative marking. So, we would advise students to be selective about the questions they attempt. 

What is the question format?

The questions asked on the SNAP are of Multiple Choice Question Type with 4 options provided for every question.

What is the exam registration fee?

The registration fee is INR 1,750 + Applicable Taxes & Transaction Charges. The candidate can make this payment online or s/he can even submit a Demand Draft.


Which documents must a candidate carry on the exam day?

The candidate must report at the Test Centre 2 hours before the exam start time in order to undergo admit card and ID proof verification, digital finger print scan and bio-metrics capture. Valid ID proofs will include a photocopy and an original copy of one of these: Passport, PAN Card, Voter’s ID or Aadhar Card.



Where can you find the latest updates about SNAP exam? 

Refer to the official  website for the latest updates  regarding SNAP:

Official SNAP Website


How can Logic Academy help you  in cracking the SNAP exam?

Refer to our MBA Integrated Programs page to know more about our awesome SNAP prep programs:

MBA Integrated Program including SNAP Test Prep Course

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