NATIONAL LEVEL ONLINE TEST
Symbiosis International (Deemed University) conducts Symbiosis National Aptitude Test every year in the month of December for admission to MBA / M.Sc Programmes in its 16 Universities. It is an online exam that is conducted in over 90 cities across India. There are many other universities that accept SNAP Scores. SNAP 2020 registration will tentatively commence in the third week of August, 2020 and will last all the way till November. The exam will be conducted in the month of December 2020.
|Exam||Symbiosis National Aptitude Test|
|Conducted by||Symbiosis International (Deemed University)|
|Exam Date||Second Sunday of December|
|Mode of Application||Online|
|Eligibility Criteria||General category - 50 % in Bachelors, Reserved Category - 45% in Bachelors|
Applicants must adhere to all the deadlines. Following are some important dates to be kept in mind for the upcoming SNAP 2020:
|Registration Begins||Second week of August, 2020|
|Registration Ends||Third week of November, 2020|
|Exam Date||Second Sunday of December, 2020|
|Admit Card Availability||First week of December, 2020|
|Mock Test Window||Second week of October, 2020 - First week of November, 2020|
|Answer Key Available||Third week of December, 2020|
|Result Declaration||Second week of January, 2021|
Students who are Indian Citizens, Overseas Citizen of India (OCI), Person of Indian Origin(PIO), Non-Resident Indian(NRI) and Foreign National can apply.
Students who have graduated from a recognized University with at least 50% marks (General Category) or 45% Marks (Reserved Category) can apply.
Students appearing for their final exams can also apply. However, their admission is confirmed once they submit their passing certificate with a required minimum percentage.
Students who have completed their graduation from a Foreign University need to obtain an Equivalence Certificate from Association of Indian Universities (AIU) to be eligible for the exam.
The above SNAP 2020 Exam Eligibility is not the same as MBA Programme Eligibility. It may vary from one to another Symbiosis Institute.
Registration is completed in a couple of steps and it usually begins in the month of August
The following steps are enumerated below:
|SNAP 2020||INR 1750 + GST + Payment Gateway Charges|
|Program Application||INR 1000 per MBA Programme|
Payment can be made through:
DD in the name Symbiosis Test Secretariat at SIU, Pune.
Through online payment options using Indian Bank Gateway, Axis Bank Gateway, and BillDesk Gateway.
Fee is not refundable.
Steps to be followed during Registration:
Go to the official website of SNAP Registration - http://snaptest.org/
Upload your latest Scanned coloured passport photograph. The photograph should not be three months older or beyond.
Fill in details regarding your name, DOB, Mobile Number, and Email ID. Ensure these are correct details as you cannot make changes afterward.
Registration will not be completed unless the fee is paid.
The fee for SNAP needs to be paid before the deadline for registration. Though the closing dates for program applications vary from Institute to institute. Make sure to pay before the deadline of the Institute you wish to apply.
After the registration is done, you can only make changes to city preferences. No further changes are entertained.
Symbiosis Institute of Management Studies has different reservation policy from the one regulated by the UGC.
The applicants need to submit the required supporting documents during the selection procedure. Absence of sufficient documents will lead to the cancellation of admission.
The category chosen at the time of registration will be considered throughout the selection rocedure in case the candidate falls into more than one category.
|Applicant Category||Reservation of Seats|
|Scheduled Caste (SC)||15%|
|Scheduled Tribes (ST)||7.5%|
|Differently Abled (DAC)||3%|
|Wards of Defence Personnel||5%|
Wards of Defence Personnel can be admitted to few institutes only which are listed below:
|Symbiosis Institute of International Business (SIIB, Pune)||MBA (International Business)|
|Symbiosis Institute of Telecom Management (SITM, Pune)||MBA (Telecom Management)|
|Symbiosis Centre for Information Technology (SCIT, Pune)||MBA (Information Technology Business Management)|
|Symbiosis Institute of Computer Studies & Research (SICSR, Pune)||MBA (Information Technology)|
Applicants can download their admit cards by first week of December 2020. The Admit Card needs to be carried along on the day of examination to the exam Center.
Visit the official website: http://snaptest.org/
On the home page, you will find the link to download the admit card.
Enter User ID and Password.
You will find your admit card on a successful login.
Admit Card will contain the necessary information such as:
Exam center and address
Keep the admit card safe with you as it will also be required during GD-PI and WAT.
Also one needs to carry one photo identity proof such as:
Voter ID Card
SNAP 2020 will be conducted in more than 90 cities across India.
Candidates can choose the top 3 preferences while registering for the examination.
Test centers will be allocated on the basis of seats available.
The allocated test center will be mentioned on the admit card.
|Mode of Exam||Online|
|Exam Duration||2 hours|
|Number of Sections||3|
|Number of Questions||110|
|Negative Marks||0.25 per wrong question|
|Marks Per Question||Normal question- 1.5, Special Question- 2|
|Types of Questions||MCQs and Fill in the Blanks|
The first step to crack the exam is to know its syllabus well. Although there is no official syllabus out but according to previous year questions and research on different sections, the expected questions are from the following topics:
|General English: Reading Comprehension||Reading Comprehension, Antonyms & Synonyms, Sentence Completion, One-word substitution, Verbal reasoning, odd one out, Different Usage of Same word, Idioms and Jumbled Sentences and Para|
|Analytical & Logical Reasoning||Linear Arrangements, Syllogisms, Blood Relations, Cause and Effects, Series and Sequences, Assertion and Reasoning, Symbol based problems, Statement and Conclusion, Coding and Decoding|
|Quantitative, Data Interpretation & Data Sufficiency||Number Systems, HCF & LCM, Percentages, Profit and Loss, Interest (simple and compound), Work Pipe and Cisterns, Ratio and Proportions, Averages, Time, Distance & Speed, Inequalities,Coordinate Geometry, Sets and Functions, AP, GP, HP, Permutations and Combinations, Trigonometry, Mensuration, Calendar, clock, Bar Graphs, Line Charts, Pie Charts, Data Interpretations, Columns & Graphs, Venn Diagrams|
Here is a list of some famous books used by students to prepare for the SNAP Exam. Though you will find some books titled for CAT, they are equally efficient for SNAP. All of these can be utilized to prepare for SNAP 2020
|General English: Reading Comprehension||- 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|
|Quantitative Ability, Data Interpretation & Data Sufficiency||- How to prepare for Data Interpretation for CAT by Arun Sharma - Quantitative Aptitude by R.S. Aggarwal - How to Prepare for Quantitative Ability for CAT – TMH Publication|
|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|
Some general books which you can refer to are:
|Sections||Topics||Number of Questions||Difficulty Level||Number of good attempts|
|General English||Reading Comprehension||8||Easy- 5, Moderate- 3||29-30|
|Grammar||7||Easy- 5, Moderate- 2|
|Vocabulary||19||Easy- 12, Moderate- 7|
|Quantitative Ability, Data Interpretation & Data Sufficiency||Numbers||3||Easy- 1, Moderate- 2||20-22|
|Arithmetic||10||Easy- 6, Moderate- 4|
|Geometry||6||Easy- 2, Moderate- 1, Difficult- 3|
|Modern Mathematics||7||Easy- 2, Moderate- 3, Difficult- 2|
|Algebra||2||Easy- 1, Moderate- 1|
|Venn diagram, Tables, 2 Pie Charts||12||Easy- 3, Moderate- 8, Difficult- 1|
|Analytical & Logical Reasoning||Visual Reasoning||2||Difficult- 1, Moderate- 1||27-28|
|Blood Relations||3||Easy- 3|
|Number sequence||1||Moderate- 1|
|Clocks||3||Easy- 2, Moderate- 1|
|Quantitative Ability||4||Easy- 2, Moderate- 2|
|Verbal Reasoning||3||Easy- 2, Moderate- 1|
|Miscellaneous||3||Easy- 2, Moderate- 1|
The best way to start your preparation is to go through the previous year question papers as it will help you to
Know the pattern, types of questions and marking schemes.
You will come to know the trends of the questions and important areas to focus upon.
You will learn Time Management as you need to complete 110 questions in 120 minutes.
You will be able to gain an insight on the type of expected questions.
Solving previous years and giving mock tests will boost your Confidence Level.
The mock tests are usually available on the official website from October to November.one need to register for it and book their slots.
One should focus on all three sections equally. Identify your weak and strong sections and prepare accordingly.
This section tests the candidate’s proficiency in Grammar and Comprehension. This is an easy section to prepare. There are specific types of questions being asked which can be easily identified once you go through previous year questions. Practice grammar exercises from books like Wren and Martin. Prepare all the grammatical rules thoroughly. Plan a strategy of how you will attempt ‘Reference to Context’ questions as they are most time consuming in this section. Build your vocabulary slowly and gradually and incorporate those words in daily life otherwise it's hard to remember all the new words at once.
Quantitative Aptitude, Data Interpretation and Data Sufficiency
Practice questions on Ratio and Proportion, Percentages and Averages, Profit and Loss, Simple and Compound Interest, Number System, Time and Work, and Speed, Distance and Time. Make a note of all formulae and memorize them by heart. Learn short tricks to solve the questions in less period of time. Practice on how to interpret graphs and diagram. It is a scoring section.
Analytical and Logical Reasoning
This section is the most interesting section amongst all the sections. Familiarity with the types of questions and lots of practice is the only way to crack this section. One should practice questions on topics like Blood Relations, Statements and Conclusion, Critical Reasoning, Statement and Assumption, Number and Letter Series, Coding, Directions, Syllogisms and Word Formation.
The cutoffs are released every year in the month of January. Candidates clearing the cutoffs are eligible for further Selection procedure which includes GD, PI and WAT.The cutoffs depends upon
Number of candidates appearing for the exam
Level of Difficulty
Number of seats available.
The expected cutoffs are:
|Symbiosis Institute of Business Management (SIBM, Pune)||97|
|Symbiosis Institute of Computer Studies & Research (SICSR, Pune)||95|
|Symbiosis Centre for Management and Human Resource Development (SCMHRD, Pune||95-96|
|Symbiosis Institute of International Business (SIIB, Pune)||92|
|Symbiosis Institute of Telecom Management (SITM, Pune)||83|
|Symbiosis Institute of Media & Communication, Pune (SIMC, Pune)||70|
|Symbiosis Institute of Operations Management, Nashik (SIOM, Nashik)||80|
|Symbiosis Centre for Information Technology (SCIT, Pune)||75|
|Symbiosis Institute of Business Management, Bengaluru (SIBM, Bengaluru)||85|
|Symbiosis School of Banking and Finance (SSBF, Pune) (Formerly Symbiosis School of Banking Management)||65|
SNAP 2020 result will be announced in the month of January 2021. The Scorecard is available on official website. The Scorecard contains Marks and Percentiles of the students,
How to Download Score Card:
Go to the website of http://snaptest.org/
On homepage click on SNAP Scorecard.
You will be directed to the login page where you need to enter Unique ID and Password.
After Successful Login you can take a print of your Score Card.
After the applicants clear the SNAP Cutoff, each institute has its own criteria to evaluate the candidate on the basis such as SNAP 2020 Test Score, academic record, overall profile and work experience . GD PI tests candidates’ communication skills, personality and other soft skills. The selection procedure generally starts in the month of February.
The overall score is calculated as:
|SNAP Score||50 marks (150 marks of SNAP Exam are scaled down)|
|Group Discussion (GD)||10 Marks|
|Personal Interview (PI)||30 Marks|
|Written Ability Test (WAT)||10 Marks|
Each institute publish the list of Merit Students on its websites category wise.
Here is a list of Colleges that accept SNAP Scores. The list provides the details of Programme offered. You can check the official websites for notifications for Programme Application.
|Institute||Programme||Know More Details|
|Symbiosis Institute of Business Management (SIBM, Pune)||MBA||Check Details|
|MBA (Innovation and Entrepreneurship)|
|Symbiosis Institute of Computer Studies & Research (SICSR, Pune)||MBA (Information Technology)||Check Details|
|M.Sc. (Computer Applications)|
|M.Sc. (System Security)|
|Symbiosis Centre for Management and Human Resource Development (SCMHRD, Pune||MBA||Check Details|
|MBA (Infrastructure Management)|
|MBA (Business Analytics)|
|Symbiosis Institute of International Business (SIIB, Pune)||MBA (International Business)||Check Details|
|MBA (Agri. Business)|
|MBA (Energy & Environment)|
|Symbiosis Institute of Telecom Management (SITM, Pune)||MBA (Telecom Management)||Check Details|
|Symbiosis Institute of Management Studies (SIMS, Pune)||MBA||Check Details|
|Symbiosis Institute of Media & Communication, Pune (SIMC, Pune)||MBA (Communication Management)||Check Details|
|Symbiosis Institute of Operations Management, Nashik (SIOM, Nashik)||MBA (Operations Management)||Check Details|
|Symbiosis Centre for Information Technology (SCIT, Pune)||MBA (Information Technology Business Management)||Check Details|
|MBA (Data Sciences and Data Analytics)|
|Symbiosis Institute of Health Sciences (SIHS, Pune)||MBA (Hospital & Healthcare Management)||Check Details|
|Symbiosis Institute of Business Management, Bengaluru (SIBM, Bengaluru)||MBA||Check Details|
|Symbiosis School for Media & Communication, Bengaluru (SSMC, Bengaluru)||MBA (Communication Management)||Check Details|
|Symbiosis School of Banking and Finance (SSBF, Pune) (Formerly Symbiosis School of Banking Management)||MBA (Banking and Finance)||Check Details|
|Symbiosis Institute of Business Management, Hyderabad (SIBM, Hyderabad)||MBA||Check Details|
|Symbiosis School of Sports Sciences (SSSS, Pune)||MBA (Sports Management)||Check Details|
Ques. How is SNAP conducted?
Answer: It is an online exam which is conducted across 90 cities in India.
Ques. Is there negative marking in SNAP 2020?
Answer: Yes, 0.25 marks will be deducted for each incorrect answer.
Ques. Will negative marking be applied for skipping a question?
Answer: No marks will be deducted for skipping a question.
Ques. I have entered incorrect details during registration. Can I make changes?
Answer: No , once the registration is done you can not make changes.
Ques. How is the final selection list prepared?
Answer: The final list will be prepared considering the candidates performance in SNAP, GD, PI and WAT.
Ques. How can we download our admit card?
Answer: You can download your admit card from the official website ( https://www.snaptest.org/.)
Ques. What is the registration fee for SNAP 2020?
Answer: The Registration fee is Rs 1750+ GST Gateway Charges. Rs 1000 will be added for each programme application.
Ques. When are results announced?
Answer: Results are announced in the month of January every year. Selection process then begins in the month of February.
Ques. Who can appear for SNAP 2020?
Answer: Candidates who wish to pursue MBA having scored at least 50 % in graduation can apply.
Ques. What is the difficulty Level of SNAP 2020?
Answer: The difficulty level varies from moderate to difficult. Questions are of graduation level that should be fairly easy to apprehend.
*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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