Symbiosis National Aptitude Online Test (SNAP)

Symbiosis National Aptitude Test abbreviated as SNAP Test is a management aptitude test for a candidate aspiring to join an MBA programme offered by the Symbiosis International (Deemed) University and any of its 16 constituent institutes. The SNAP syllabus comprises of questions from General English, Quantitative-Data Interpretation & Data Sufficiency and Analytical & Logical Reasoning and the exam is a computer based test(CBT). After successful completion of the SNAP exam, candidates are invited for Group Exercise (GE), Personal Interaction (PI) and Written Ability Test (WAT), conducted by SIU institutes individually in February and March. Once all the constituent institutes have completed their GE-PIWAT in the respective Symbiosis campus in Pune, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Nagpur and Nashik, results are declared by the individual colleges in March and April according to separate merit lists.

On an average, about 50,000-60,000 students go for SNAP registrations. The top 5 SNAP colleges offering MBA in specialized fields or general MBA are SIBM Pune, SCMHRD Pune, SIIB Pune, SIBM Bangalore and SIOM Nashik. The SNAP exam dates and SNAP exam pattern procedures will be discussed further in this article for the SNAP Symbiosis colleges respectively.


  1. Candidate should have completed Graduation from any recognised University/Institution of National Importance and with a minimum of 50% marks or equivalent grade (45% marks or equivalent grade for Scheduled Castes/ Scheduled Tribes) at graduation
  2. Candidates appearing for final year examinations can also apply, but their admission will be subject to obtaining a minimum of 50% marks or equivalent grade (45% or equivalent grade for Scheduled Castes/ Scheduled Tribes)
  3. If a candidate who has completed above required qualification from any Foreign University, they must obtain an equivalent certificate from Association of Indian Universities (AIU).

Exam Structure


SectionQuestionMarks/Correct AnswerTotal Marks
General English: Reading Comprehension,
Verbal Reasoning, Verbal Ability
Analytical & Logical Reasoning25125
Quantitative, Data Interpretation
& Data Sufficiency


General English

  • Reading Comprehension Passages – RC passages based on Facts, Opinion, Literature, Current Affairs among others will be given based on which questions will be asked from the passage
  • Verbal Ability (VA): 20-22 Questions – Comprises of Synonyms, Antonyms, Fill in the Blanks, Idioms, Phrases, Vocabulary usage, Jumbled Paragraphs, Correction of Errors in sentences and Core Grammar usage – Conditionals, Active Passive, Indirect Narration etc.
  • Verbal Reasoning: 2-4 Questions – Critical Reasoning, Analogy and parts of speech

Analytical and Logical Reasoning

  • Family Tree – Blood Relations- finding relationship in a family tree between two persons or coded type blood relation questions
  • Seating Arrangement – Circular or linear seating arrangement questions asked in paragraph type questions
  • Direction Sense – starting from a point and after many steps in question find which direction we are facing or distance travelled
  • Clocks & Calendars – Based on basic concepts of clocks and calendar(leap year questions)
  • Mathematical Reasoning
  • Analogy – A pair of words will be given and we have to choose from the options a similar pair with the relationship as given in the question
  • Coding – Decoding – Finding the sequence in a set of statements and choose appropriate option after detecting the rule 
  • Visual reasoning – structures will be given based on which we have to determine odd one out or complete the series
  • Syllogisms – drawing conclusions from two or more statements
  • Critical Reasoning 
  • Verbal and Miscellaneous Reasoning
  • Data Interpretation & Data Sufficiency questions based on series, pie-charts, tables and Bar charts

Quantitative Ability

  • Number System- Comprises of questions on Number series, Fractions & Decimals, Surds & Indices, Logarithm
  • Arithmetic – Covers topics under Percentage, Profit-Loss, Interest, Time- Speed-Distance, Averages, Ratio, Mixtures and Alligations etc.
  • Algebra – Comprises of Linear Equations; Quadratic Equations & Inequalities, Sequence and Series (AP,GP,HP)
  • Binomial Theorem
  • Permutation and Combination & Probability
  • Set Theory
  • Geometry – Comprises of questions on area, volume and other related theorems
  • Co-ordinate Geometry and Mensuration
  • Trigonometry


General Instructions:

  • The SNAP 2020 test is a computer-based test (CBT)
  • Test duration is 60 minutes
  • SNAP Test is an objective test and each question has four responses from which an appropriate response is to be chosen
  • Every wrong answer will be awarded 25% negative marks i.e. 0.25 marks will be deducted
  • Candidate can attempt a maximum of two tests for SNAP 2020
  • If a candidate appears for two tests, the higher score will be considered for calculating the final percentile
  • Any malpractice will lead to the candidate’s disqualification from the admission process of SIU

Steps to register for SNAP 2020:

  • Candidates would have to register online on the website (from September 24 to 28 November 2020). Any change in the online registration form (except name, date of birth, category, test city preferences and test date) will be considered only till the closing date of registration i.e. 28 November 2020. 
  • Candidates should upload their latest scanned colour passport size photo which should be maximum 3 months old at the time of online registration for SNAP Test. 
  • Candidates must ensure that all details filled by them is accurate. Any changes in name, date of birth, category, test city and test date requests will not be accepted after the candidate has paid her/his SNAP Test 2020 registration fee.
  • The next process is payment which can be done through:

      o Billdesk Payment Gateway

      o Easebuzz Payment Gateway

      o Indian Bank Payment Gateway

      o Demand Draft.

  • The SNAP Test registration fee is Rs.1750/- per test which is to be paid from September 24, 2020 to 28 November 2020, the window for registration as per the instructions mentioned on the website regarding payment.

Important Dates


SNAP EventsSNAP 2020 Dates
SNAP 2020 registrations begin24 September 2020 (Thursday)
SNAP 2020 registrations end28 November 2020 (Saturday)
Fee payment registration ends28 November 2020 (Saturday)
Download of admit cards
05 December 2020 (Saturday)
SNAP 2020 exam dates20 December 2020 (Sunday)
06 January 2021 (Wednesday)
09 January 2021 (Saturday)
Time: 11: 00am to 12:00 noon
Dates for result announcement22 January 2021 (Friday)

List of Colleges Participating in the Exam rank-wise:


Institute NameProgramme offeredCityWebsite LinkSNAP cut-off
1Symbiosis Institute of
Business Management
MBA (Innovation &
MBA (Leadership & Strategy)
SIBM, Pune
2Symbiosis Centre
for Management &
Human Resource Development
MBA (Infrastructure Development
& Management)
MBA (Business Analytics)
3Symbiosis Institute of
International Business
MBA (International Business)
MBA (Agri Business)
MBA (Energy & Environment)
SIIB, Pune
4Symbiosis Institute of
Business Management
MBA (Quantitative Finance)
MBA (Business Analytics)
SIBM, Bangalore
5Symbiosis Institute of
Operations Management
MBA (Operations Management)SIOM, Nashik
6Symbiosis Institute of
Computer Studies & Research
MBA (Information Technology)SICSR, Pune
7Symbiosis Institute of Digital
& Telecom Management
MBA (Digital &
Telecom Management)
8Symbiosis Institute of
Management Studies
9Symbiosis Centre for
Information Technology
MBA (Information Technology
Business Management)
MBA (Data Science &
Data Analytics)
SCIT, Pune
10Symbiosis School of
Media & Communication
MBA (Communication
SSMC, Bangalore
11Symbiosis Institute of
Media & Communication
MBA (Communication
SIMC, Pune
12Symbiosis School of
Banking & Finance
MBA (Banking & Finance)SSBF, Pune
13Symbiosis Institute of
Health Sciences
MBA (Hospital &
Healthcare Management)
SIHS, Pune
14Symbiosis Institute of
Business Management
MBASIBM, Hyderabad
15Symbiosis School of
Sports Sciences
MBA (Sports Management)SSSS, Pune
16Symbiosis Institute of
Business Management

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