Symbiosis National Aptitude Test – 2017 (SNAP 2017)

Symbiosis National Aptitude Test – 2017 (SNAP 2017)

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SNAP or Symbiosis National Aptitude Test is an entrance exam conducted by Symbiosis International University (SIU), Pune for admission to MBA courses at 13 institutes of Symbiosis Colleges group. The SNAP Test is held once in a year, usually in the month of December. The SNAP exam began in 2007 as an instrument of measuring applicant’s aptitude for Management studies. Applicants appearing for SNAP exam have to register themselves individually for each college of Symbiosis group, a feature uncharacteristic of exams like CAT, MAT etc.

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How Tough is the SNAP Test? 

As per experts, the SNAP test is quite easy when compared to exams like CAT and XAT. However, some of the points where SNAP differentiates from CAT are:

  1. As of 2016, SNAP still remains an OFFLINE exam i.e. OMR sheets are used to report answers. This definitely lessens the effective time duration of the exam.
  1. Also, unlike CAT and MAT, SNAP test also comprises of a GK section, that too, bearing a greater weight compared to aptitude. This emphasis on GK adds a huge amount of syllabus compared to CAT.

However, the difficulty level of aptitude, reasoning and English questions in SNAP still lacks greatly from CAT and XAT. Hence, it’s still safe to call CAT the big dog in the yard.

List of Contents

  1. Mode of Answering
  2. Date of Examination
  3. Language of Examination
  4. Eligibility Criteria
  5. How to Apply?
    1. Registration fee
    2. Photograph & Signature Specifications.
    3. SNAP Application Procedure
  6. Admit Card
  7. Exam Pattern
  8. SNAP Results
  9. Important Dates.
  10. Important Links
  11. Contact Details.

Mode of Answering

The SNAP 2017 exam will be conducted in OFFLINE MODE i.e. pen-paper based. There is no online mode.

Date of Examination

SNAP 2017 exam will be held in the month of December this year.

SNAP 2016 was conducted on December 18, 2016, from 2 pm to 4 pm.

Language of Examination

SNAP 2017 will be held only in ENGLISH language.

Eligibility Criteria

Here’s the examination eligibility criterion of SNAP 2017:

  • Graduation: Applicant must at least hold a graduation in any discipline with minimum 50% marks from a recognized university or institute (45% for SC/ST candidates).

Candidates pursuing the last year of graduation studies are also eligible for SNAP 2017.

For certain MBA courses like MBA (IT), specific subject specialization may be required. Candidates are advised to check for such conditions before applying.

  • Age limit: Neither lower nor upper age limit exists for SNAP 2017.
  • Foreign University: A candidate who has completed the qualifying degree from any Foreign University must obtain an equivalence certificate from the Association of Indian Universities (AIU).

How to Apply for SNAP 2017?

The application form for SNAP 2017 is available in ONLINE format only. No OFFLINE forms are present.

SNAP 2017 registration forms are expected to be available online on the official website in the month of August 2017 tentatively.

Registration fee

The registration fees for SNAP 2017 will be around Rs 1500.

Also, as mentioned before, candidates have to apply individually to each institute, which will cost them Rs. 1,000 per institute.

Payment can be done by the following modes:

  • Online payment through Credit Card/ Debit Card.
  • Cash payment by Axis Bank or Indian Bank Challan.

Sign the stamped Symbiosis copy of the Pay-in-slip and send it to the Collection Centre at:

Symbiosis International University
Symbiosis Test Secretariat
Gram: Lavale
Tal: Mulshi,
District: Pune – 412115.

  • Cash through Demand Draft.

Choose the mode of Payment as DD in “Make Payment” Tab and click “Submit”.
DD is to be made in favor of “’Symbiosis Test Secretariat” payable at Pune.

Take a print of the payment advice form, sign and send it along with the DD to the ‘Symbiosis Test Secretariat’ only at,
Symbiosis International University
Symbiosis Test Secretariat
Gram: Lavale,
Tal: Mulshi,
District: Pune – 412115

Documents Required

  1. Scanned Colored passport sized photograph – JPEG/JPG/GIF Format – 10-100Kb in size.


  1. Firstly, you’ll have to visit the official site of this exam and there click on the “REGISTER” As soon as you click it, you’ll be redirected to a window in which you’ll open few instructions about registrations. Read the instructions carefully and make an user-id. Then, click on the ‘I Agree’ button to accept the terms and condition.
  1. Then comes your Application Form. This form is mainly divided into four parts: Personal Details, Educational Qualifications, Test Centre, Course preference.

You should fill all these information accurately. Information like phone number, address etc must be filled, keeping in mind that they’ll be used for future communications.

Fill your educational details like your qualified degree and marks of XII and X along with the university from where you’ve completed your graduation.

Now, under Programme and Test preference section, you must choose consciously the program and the campus from where you want to pursue your masters. Besides this, you will have to select your Test city from the list (Where you want to give the test).

The next most crucial step is to upload your photograph. Details of the photograph are given above.

  1. When you successfully complete the above details, you should save it and continue. You’ll then see the payment section. A candidate has to pay the registration fees there. Registration fees and mode of payments are stated above.

Your registration will be complete if you successfully complete the above steps.

Admit Card

Candidates who will successfully apply for the SNAP 2017 exam can download the admit card from December 2017.  After downloading the hall ticket, one must ensure that they paste their photograph in the blank space provided. Also, you must take some identity proof such as Aadhar card, driving license etc along with you to the test center.

SNAP 2017 Exam Pattern

SNAP 2017 shall be a 120 minutes test. Like every other entrance exam nowadays, SNAP 2017 will also be an objective type test consisting a total of 150 questions.

For every wrong answer, a deduction of ¼ marks will be made. The exam pattern is as follows: 

S. No.SectionsNumber of QuestionsSection wise marks
1General English: Reading Comprehension, Verbal Reasoning, Verbal Ability4040
1Quantitative Data Interpretation & Data Sufficiency4040
3Current Affairs (of last 2 years)3030
4Analytical & Logical Reasoning4040
Total 150150

SNAP 2017 Results

Symbiosis International University (SIU) has announced SNAP result 2016 on January 9, 2017. The table shows the events held last year:

Events Dates 
SNAP 2016 Exam DateDecember 18, 2016
SNAP 2016 ResultJanuary 9, 2017 (Declared) 
GE-PI and WAT held from First week of February 2017 
Releasing the Merit ListLast week of February 2017

 Important Dates

The tentative exam schedule of SNAP 2017 is as follows:

Commencement of online registrationAugust 2017
Last date to register onlineNovember 2017
Last date for paymentNovember 2017
Availability of admit cardDecember 2017
Exam dateDecember 2017
Result AnnouncementJanuary 2018
Announcement of Shortlist for Group Exercise and Personal InteractionJanuary 2018
Group Exercise, Personal Interaction & WATFebruary 2018
Announcement of First Merit listFebruary 2018
Program CommencementJune 2018

You’ll get all the important information in the link

Contact Details

Symbiosis Test Sectriate
Symbiosis International University,
Gram: Lavale
Tal: Mulshi,
District: Pune – 412115.
Phone: +91-020-39116226 / 27
Tele Fax: +91-020-39116228
Mobile: 8605625553

For Technical Queries:
Call: 044-42272727

Mob: 8605625553/ 8605625554

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