SNAP Exam: Registration, Fees, Eligibility, Admit Card, Exam Centres, Pattern, Syllabus, Result, Cutoff

    SNAP is a national level entrance exam conducted by Symbiosis International every year for admission into their MBA/M.Ss programs. It has 16 participating Symbiosis institutions across the country. Important dates for SNAP 2020 has been released on the official website.

    • SNAP Application Form for the upcoming session has been released online.
    • SNAP application fee is INR 1750 + taxes.
    • Aspirants who fulfil the SNAP Eligibility can apply for SNAP Exam.
    • The 1 hour long paper is conducted online in which candidates must answer 60 questions.
    • SNAP is conducted across 94 centres all over India from which candidates can choose any 3.

    Keep reading to know more about SNAP exam dates, exam pattern, application process, exam centres, cutoff, and snap colleges.

    Table of Contents

    SNAP Upcoming Events
    SNAP 2020 Admit CardDecember 5, 2020
    SNAP 2020 Exam DatesDecember 20, 2020 | January 6, 2021 | January 9, 2021
    SNAP 2020 ResultJanuary 22, 2021

    SNAP Exam Highlights

    Exam NameSymbiosis National Aptitude Test or SNAP
    Conducting BodySymbiosis International (Deemed University)
    Exam TypeNational Level Examination
    Exam Date for upcoming sessionDecember 2020 and January 2021
    Eligibility Criteria50% marks required in Graduate Level Examination
    Mode of ApplicationOnline
    Exam ModeOnline (Computer-based-test)
    Total Duration60 minutes
    Number of RegistrationAbout 50,000
    Available Seats2257
    SNAP Helpdesk020-39116226 |

    CAT vs SNAP

    Exam NameCATSNAP
    Conducting BodyIIMsSymbiosis International Deemed University
    Exam ModeComputer-Based TestComputer-Based Test
    Frequency of ExamOnce a YearOnce a Year
    Duration3 Hours (180 Minutes)1 Hour (60 Minutes)
    Number of Sections0303
    Sectional Time Limit

    Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension (VARC) – 60 Minutes

    Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning – 60 Minutes

    Quantitative Ability – 60 Minutes

    No sectional Time
    Types of Question Format72-75 questions are MCQs, rest Non-MCQs.60 MCQs
    Option to Choose Order of SectionsCandidates are not allowed to switch between sectionsCandidate can answer questions in any section
    Total Marks30060
    Negative Marking for Incorrect Answer-33%-25% 
    Difficulty LevelModerate to DifficultEasy to Moderate
    Syllabus Difference

    Grammar, Para Correction, Sentence Correction, Word Usage, Analogies, Idioms, Para Jumble, Pie Chart, Graph Tables, Data Arrangement, Arithmetic, Algebra, Geometry, Calculus, Trigonometry, Mensuration

    Data Arrangement, Arithmetic, Algebra, Geometry, Calculus, Trigonometry, Mensuration, Probability, Coordinate Geometry, Coding & Decoding, Series, Syllogisms

    Top MBA Colleges Accepting Exam Score20 IIMs, FMS, MDI, SPJIMR, IMI, IMT, IITs, TAPMI, XIMB and hundreds of other B-schools – Other InstitutesSIBM Pune, SCMHRD Pune, SIIB Pune, SIBM Bangalore & all other Symbiosis institutes – Check more
    Exam dateNovember 29, 2020December 20, 2020 | January 6 & 9, 2021
    Difficulty LevelModerate – DifficultModerate

    SNAP Eligibility Criteria

    Symbiosis University of Pune determines the eligibility for SNAP each year. Candidates must fulfil the eligibility criteria to apply for SNAP exam: 


    • Indian Citizens and Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) are eligible for SNAP
    • Person of Indian Origin (PIO), Non-Resident Indian (NRI) and Foreign National (FN) can also apply for SNAP.

    Academic Qualification

    • Candidates must have qualified their bachelor’s in any subject with minimum 50% marks (45% for candidates from reserved category).
    • Candidates with bachelor's in Engineering must have completed 4 years bachelor degree with 50% marks
    • Candidates appearing for their final year of examination are eligible for SNAP; they must have completed their graduation with 50% marks.
    Note: There is no age limit to apply for SNAP 2020 Exam or any limit to the number of attempts.

    Eligibility for Foreign Candidates 

    • Candidates with a foreign passport are eligible for SNAP
    • Candidates holding a POI card who is a citizen of a foreign country may apply as Person of Indian Origin
    • Overseas Citizen of India are eligible to apply

    SNAP Exam Registration

    SNAP Application Form for the next session will be available at the official website fromSeptember 24 till November 28, 2020. Candidates must apply in 2 steps; Register for SNAP and Register for Programs.

    Steps to fill SNAP Application Form:

    1. Visit the official website i.e.
    2. Click on ‘New Registration’ button and check on I Agree’.
    3. Enter details email id, mobile number, password, and fill up other compulsory fields.
    4. Click on the ‘Register’ button. This will send confirmation of username and password to registered email id.
    5. Log in with username and password to start filling the SNAP Application Form.
    6. Fill in the fields for personal details, academic data, and work experience.
    7. Upload the photograph within suggested dimensions and file format and pay the application fee.
    8. Choose the preferred program from the given list.

    SNAP Application Fee can be paid through the following modes:

    • Billdesk Payment Gateway
    • Easebuzz Payment Gateway 
    • Indian Bank Payment Gateway
    • Demand Draft
    Note: Changes in SNAP Application Form with the exception of date of birth, category & test city preferences can be made till the last date of registration.

    Registration for Foreign Candidates

    SNAP 2020 Registration was opened to foreign candidates as well. SNAP registration process for foreign students includes the following steps:

    1. Fill online application form online at
    2. Upload the required documents (Mark sheet of 10+2 or equivalent, Bachelor’s Degree, Photocopy of Valid Passport, Statement of Purpose, 2 Letters of Recommendations in original, IELTS Score Card/ Proof of IELTS Registration, Payment Proof of Application Fee).
    3. Submit hard copy of documents.
    4. SCIE will verify the documents and prepare a merit list based on SNAP score, academic performance, or IELTS/ IELA score.
    5. Selected candidates who require a visa will get a  Provisional Admission Letter posted to their address.
    6. Provisionally admitted candidates will receive a confirmation mail with reporting time.

    SNAP Reservation 2020

    CategoryPercentage Reservation
    Scheduled Caste15
    Scheduled Tribes7.5
    Differently Abled3
    Kashmiri Migrants (Supernumerary)2 seats per program
    International Candidates (Supernumerary)15 %
    Children/ wards of Defence Personnel5% (applicable only for following Progs. of the Institutes)
    Nagpur Domiciled25% (only for SIBM, Nagpur)

    Read: SNAP Program Wise Reservation for All Categories

    5% reservation for the wards of defence personnel applicable to the following programs in institutes mentioned below:

    Program NameSymbiosis Institutes
    MBA (International Business)Symbiosis Institute of International Business (SIIB, Pune)
    MBA (Telecom Management)Symbiosis Institute of Telecom Management (SITM, Pune)
    MBA (Information Technology Business Management)Symbiosis Centre for Information Technology (SCIT, Pune)
    MBA (Information Technology)Symbiosis Institute of Computer Studies & Research (SICSR, Pune)

    Read About Reservation in SNAP 2020

    Note: A candidate applying under any of the reserved categories (SC/ ST/ Differently Abled/ Kashmiri Migrants) must submit a supporting document issued by the competent authority. Any participation at any stage of admission process by such candidate is purely provisional and always subject verification and authentication of such relevant document.

    SNAP Admit Card

    SNAP Admit Cards will be available at the official website from December 5, 2020 till December 20, 2020. SNAP hall ticket will details such as Candidate’s name, Roll number, Registration number, Exam centre and address, and Exam time mentioned on it.

    Documents to be carried aong with Hall Ticket of SNAP:

    • Passport.
    • Driving license.
    • Voter ID Card.
    • Pan Card
    • Aadhaar Card

    An authorized person will verify and authenticate SNAP Admit Card against the photo-ID on the day of the test. Preserve this authenticated Admit Card for further GE-PI-WAT processes.

    Steps to download SNAP Hall Ticket

    Steps to download admit card of SNAP :

    1. Visit the official website of SNAP.
    2. Click on the link stating ‘Download SNAP 2020 Admit Card’
    3. Enter the User ID and Password.
    4. Click on “Submit”.
    5. Admit card will appear on the computer screen.
    6. Download and take a print of SNAP Admit Card.
    Note: Candidates should contact the university in case of any discrepancy in the details mentioned on SNAP Admit Card

    SNAP Exam Centers










    Greater Noida


    Port Blair














    Ernakulam - Kochi








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    Chandigarh - Mohali














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    Panjim - Mapusa

    • SNAP will be conducted in 94 cities in India from which candidates must select 3 in the order of their preference.
    • Test Centers will be allotted on the basis of availability of slots.
      Note: Test centre cannot be changed after payment of application fees.

      SNAP Exam Pattern

      Highlights of SNAP Paper Pattern
      Mode of examinationComputer-based
      Duration60 minutes
      Types of questionsMultiple Choice Questions and Fill in the Blanks
      Number of questions60 questions
      Number of Sections3
      Maximum Marks60 marks
      Negative Marking25% for each incorrect response
      SNAP New Pattern Update: SNAP Exam Pattern has been revised this year. The major update in SNAP 2020 exam pattern is that the current affair section of the exam has been scraped now. From now onwards there will be only 3 sections in SNAP exam and no special questions. Total time has reduced to one hour.  

      SNAP 2020 Sectional Pattern

      SectionsNormal QuestionsMarks Per Correct AnswerTotal Marks

      General English: Reading Comprehension, Verbal Reasoning, Verbal Ability

      Analytical & Logical Reasoning25125
      Quantitative, Data Interpretation & Data Sufficiency20120

      SNAP Exam Syllabus

      Quantitative, Data Interpretation & Data SufficiencyAlgebra, Arithmetic, Geometry, Number System, Modern Mathematics, Graphs & Charts, Venn Diagrams
      Analytical & Logical ReasoningCritical Reasoning, Arrangements, Puzzles, Syllogisms, Blood Relations, Coding & Decoding, Sequences & Series
      General EnglishReading Comprehension, Fill in the blanks, Para-jumbles, Sentence Correction, Odd one out, Vocabulary based, Idioms, and Synonyms & Antonym

      Read SNAP 2020 Syllabus

      SNAP Preparation Books

      TopicSuggested Books
      Quantitative, Data Interpretation & Data Sufficiency
      • How to prepare for Data Interpretation for CAT by Arun Sharma
      • How to Prepare for Quantitative Ability for CAT (TMH Publication)
      • Quantitative Aptitude by R.S. Aggarwal
      Analytical & Logical Reasoning
      • Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning Book by R S Aggrawal
      • Logical Reasoning book by Arihant Publication
      • How to Prepare for Logical Reasoning for CAT by Arun Sharma
      General English
      • Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension for CAT by Arun Sharma and Meenakshi Upadhyay
      • Target SNAP (English) by Disha Publications
      • Word Power Made Easy by Norman Lewis

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      SNAP Result

      SNAP Result date for 2020 session will be released January 22, 2021. It can be downloaded in the form of a scorecard containing marks, percentile and cutoff for all sections. 

      Steps to Check SNAP Result

      • Visit the official website of SNAP –
      • You will find a link ‘SNAP Scorecard 2020’ once it has been released.
      • Candidates must enter their unique ID and Password.
      • Click on the “Login” button.
      • Scorecard of SNAP exam will appear on the computer screen.
      • Take a print out of your scorecard and save it for future use.

      Check SNAP 2020 Expected Cutoff

      SNAP Cutoff Marks (Expected)

      InstituteSNAP 2020 Expected Cut off Score
      Symbiosis Institute of Business Management (SIBM), Pune98.5
      Symbiosis Institute of Business Management (SIBM), Bengaluru90
      Symbiosis Institute of Operations Management (SIOM), Nashik87
      Symbiosis Centre for Information Technology (SCIT), Pune76
      Symbiosis Institute of Computer Science and Research (SICSR), Pune82
      Symbiosis Institute of Media & Communication (SIMC), Pune73
      Symbiosis School of Banking & Finance (SSBF), Pune60
      Symbiosis Institute of Telecom Management (SITM), Pune83
      Symbiosis Institute of International Business (SIIB), Pune93
      Symbiosis Centre for Management and Human Resource Development (SCMHRD), Pune96
      Note:SNAP 2020 Cutoff will be released separately by each participating college.  Candidates have to qualify the cutoff by various colleges i.e. they must either score equal to the cutoff or more than it to stand eligible. Check SNAP 2020 Cutoff

      SNAP Selection Process

      SNAP Selection Process involves 3 steps. Apart from the exam which carries half the weightage, there are other rounds which must be cleared as well. Read Detailed SNAP Selection Procedure

      Round 1: Group Discussion

      • Candidates will be given a topic based on current events/science and technology/global issues and asked to talk about it.
      • GD is expected to test the candidate’s management and thinking ability skills.
      • This sections carries 10% of the overall weightage.

      Read: Tips to Crack SNAP Group Discussion

      Round 2: Written Ability Test

      • Candidates will be assigned an essay of this part.
      • Writing Ability Test or WAT carries 10% marks of the total weightage.
      • The essay can be related to a number of topics ranging from recent news, economics, business, politics, and so on.

      Round 3: Personal Interview

      • This is the final part of SNAP Selection Process.
      • This is part tests a variety of aspects such as confidence, knowledge, aptitude, personality.
      • Personal interview round carries 30% of the total weightage.

      SNAP Colleges – Programs and Fees

      Name of SNAP InstituteProgramFees (1st Year)
      Symbiosis Institute of Business Management (SIBM, Pune)MBA
      MBA (Innovation and Entrepreneurship)
      Symbiosis Institute of Computer Studies & Research (SICSR, Pune)MBA (Information Technology)
      M.Sc. (Computer Applications) 
      M.Sc. (System Security)



      Symbiosis Centre for Management and Human Resource Development (SCMHRD, Pune)MBA
      MBA (Infrastructure Management)
      MBA (Business Analytics)
      Symbiosis Institute of International Business (SIIB, Pune)MBA (International Business)
      MBA (Agri. Business)
      MBA (Energy & Environment)
      Symbiosis Institute of Telecom Management (SITM, Pune)MBA (Telecom Management)660,000
      Symbiosis Institute of Management Studies (SIMS, Pune)MBA470,000
      Symbiosis Institute of Media & Communication, Pune (SIMC, Pune)MBA (Communication Management)520,000
      Symbiosis Institute of Operations Management, Nashik (SIOM, Nashik)MBA (Operations Management) 680,000
      Symbiosis Centre for Information Technology (SCIT, Pune)MBA (Information Technology Business Management)
      MBA (Data Sciences and Data Analytics)
      Symbiosis Institute of Health Sciences (SIHS, Pune)MBA (Hospital & Healthcare Management)444,000
      Symbiosis Institute of Business Management, Bengaluru (SIBM, Bengaluru)MBA820,000
      Symbiosis School for Media & Communication, Bengaluru (SSMC, Bengaluru)MBA (Communication Management)520,000
      Symbiosis School of Banking and Finance (SSBF, Pune) (Formerly Symbiosis School of Banking Management)MBA (Banking and Finance)700,000
      Symbiosis Institute of Business Management, Hyderabad (SIBM, Hyderabad)MBA680,000
      Symbiosis School of Sports Sciences (SSSS, Pune)MBA (Sports Management)420,000

      SNAP Exam FAQs

      Ques. What is SNAP?

      Ans. SNAP is short for Symbiosis National Aptitude Test (SNAP), which is annually conducted management entrance test. 

      Ques. Who will conduct SNAP Exam?

      Ans. Symbiosis International University will conduct SNAP Exam. 

      Ques. When will SNAP 2020 exam be conducted?

      Ans. The exam is scheduled for December 20, 2020, January 6 and 9, 2021.

      Ques. When will SNAP 2020 Application Form be released?

      Ans. Registration for SNAP has been started from September 24, 2020. The last date to apply is November 28, 2020.

      Ques. How can I apply for SNAP 2020 exam?

      Ans. Candidates can apply for SNAP 2020 on the official website of the exam

      Ques. What is the qualification eligibility for SNAP?

      Ans. Candidates must have a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent examination with 50% marks to be eligible for the exam. Students belonging to reserved category will get 5% relaxation.

      Ques. What will be the registration fee for SNAP examination?

      Ans. The application fee will be 1750 INR. It can be paid online or through demand draft.

      Ques. I am an NRI candidate. Can I apply for SNAP exam?

      Ans. Yes, NRI candidates are also eligible to apply for SNAP. 

      Ques. Can I make changes in my personal details once the SNAP application form has been submitted?

      Ans. No, no change in name, DOB, category and test city will be entertained after the registration deadline.

      Ques. I have received SNAP ID & Password, what can I use it for?

      Ans. You can use the SNAP ID and password to fill in the SNAP application form, view/print SNAP admit card, check Mails(notice), and modify personal details(if required). You will be required to use your SNAP ID to apply to institutes which take SNAP scores.

      Ques. I have registered for SNAP and sent the DD/ Bank counterfoil. What is the next step?

      Ans. After completing the registration, you will receive an email with your SNAP ID and password. You can use these credentials for further steps.

      Ques. I forgot to mention my SNAP ID on my DD before sending it. What do I do now?

      Ans. You should send an email to “ giving your name, SNAP ID, DD number, bank name, along with an application addressing your situation.

      Ques. How can we download the admit card?

      Ans. Admit Card can be downloaded by using your SNAP ID on SNAP online portal. There is no other mode to get Admit Card. 

      Ques. Is there any use of Admit card after the examination is over?

      Ans. Yes, SNAP Admit card will also be required in the counselling process. Candidates are therefore advised to preserve their SNAP hall tickets.

      Ques. Is negative marking applicable in SNAP?

      Ans. Yes, there will be negative marking of 0.25 marks for the incorrect response in snap. 

      Ques. Will Symbiosis University release the Answer key after SNAP 2020?

      Ans. No, The authority does not release any answer key for the candidates. Candidates can check answer key based on memory released by coaching centres

      Ques. When will the SNAP result 2020 be announced?

      Ans. SNAP 2020 Result will be announced on January 22, 2021

      Ques. Where can we check SNAP 2020 Result?

      Ans. Candidates can check their result on the official portal website using their SNAP ID. It will be released on January 22, 2021

      Ques. What is the selection procedure to get admission through SNAP?

      Ans. SNAP Selection Process consists of two stages: the SNAP Test and Second stage which consists of Group Exercise (GE), Personal Interaction (PI), and Writing Aptitude Test (WAT). 

      Ques. I have cleared SNAP 2020, is it necessary to appear in Group Exercise?

      Ans. Yes, it is mandatory for the shortlisted aspirants to appear for all the tests of GE, PI & WAT to be eligible for admission to any PG program of Symbiosis International University (SIU). 

      Ques. Does Symbiosis University release Cutoff?

      Ans. Yes, the cut off is released by the Symbiosis University after the declaration of result. Based on the cut-off score a merit list is prepared and shortlisted candidates are called for the second round of selection procedure. 

      Ques. How are candidates selected for admission into the Institute that accepts SNAP score?

      Ans. Admissions will be done as per candidate’s performance in the SNAP 2020 & other admission rounds. 

      Ques. How is the final merit list prepared?

      Ans. The final merit list will be prepared by SIU on the basis of marks scored in SNAP Test and GE/PIWAT process. SNAP Test is of 60 marks which are scaled down for SNAP Selection Process. Group Exercise, Personal Interaction, and Writing Ability Test are of 10, 30 and 10 marks respectively.

      Ques. How are seats allotted?

      Ans. Seats are allotted to candidates as per their rank in the merit list and availability of seats in colleges. 

      Ques. What is the difficulty level of the SNAP exam?

      Ans. As compared to other competitive Management exams like CAT, difficulty level of SNAP is expected to be low.

      Ques. Is snap syllabus based on 12th or graduation?

      Ans. The syllabus for SNAP contains questions of graduation level.

      Ques. Is SNAP offered MBA program only?

      Ans. Candidates qualifying the examinations are eligible for admissions into 23 Management courses offered by the institutes associated with it.

      *The article might have information for the previous academic years, which will be updated soon subject to the notification issued by the University/College

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      Is SNAP 2021 a good option for BA Graduates?

      11 Nov, 2020 19:18

      Hey Aalen,

      If you have an interest in management and want to pursue it as your higher education or want to make a career out of it, you should definitely go for SNAP. Symbiosis is one of the top university which provides MBA in a lot of fields including Sales and Marketing, International Business, Banking, Finance etc.

      11 Nov, 2020 20:26

      i am passed out batch of engineering june 2019 but have backlogs ,can i apply for SNAP 2019?

      27 Sep, 2019 00:20
      Shobhna Chaturvedi

      Hi Shashu, no, candidates with backlogs are not eligible for this exam. You may check other Eligibility Criteria from here.

      27 Sep, 2019 11:19
      Shubham Tiwari

      Please Don't Call On That number, Actually That number Is Not Belong To Me Because I Am Out Of India For Direct Contact Please Call Me On +255782745725. Either You Can Write Mail.

      06 Aug, 2019 00:20
      Nikhil Jibhakate

      Hi.I have got 62%in any chances to get call from SITM.

      10 Jan, 2018 18:00
      Bhawna Vedwal

      Hello Nikhil, To get information regarding admission according to your score you can use this link : CUTOFF.

      19 May, 2018 11:26
      saksham agarwal

      What is the expected percentile cutoff for sitm this year?

      06 Jan, 2018 10:07
      Bhawna Vedwal

      Hello Saksham, The expected SITM 2018 Cutoff is 40-42 marks.

      18 May, 2018 15:35
      Rohit Khanna

      18.75 percentile in snap 2017, sc category. Should i expect a call from SITM pune, keeping in mind that the exam was tough

      04 Jan, 2018 00:29
      ruchika singh

      can you provide me with information regarding shortlisted candidates for sims gdpi was supposed to be ojt yesterday but nothing is uploaded yet

      03 Jan, 2018 15:13
      Bhawna Vedwal

      Hello Ruchika, To get information regarding shortlisted candidate of SIMS GD/PI you have to check official website.

      18 May, 2018 15:49
      Saranya Pandi

      I have got 30 percentile in defence category will I be called for next selection procedure

      30 Dec, 2017 10:36
      Bhawna Vedwal

      Hello Saranya, SNAP cutoff score for Defence Category is 51 to 55.

      17 May, 2018 15:50
      shivani tiwari

      Which 3 participating institutes of SNAP 2017 are most preferred by candidates?

      13 Sep, 2017 14:43
      Kalpana Sharma Expert

      Hi Shivani, Let me inform you that there are 3 leading institutes which give admission on the basis of SNAP are SIBM (Pune), SCMHRD (Pune) and SIIB (Pune).

      13 Sep, 2017 15:46
      shivani tiwari

      How many business schools accept SNAP 2017 score?

      13 Sep, 2017 14:43
      Kalpana Sharma Expert

      Hi Shivani, A total of 15 institutes that are affiliated to SIU offer admissions on the basis of SNAP scores. Applicants compete for about 2257 MBA seats in these institutes through this exam.

      13 Sep, 2017 15:50

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