NATIONAL LEVEL ONLINE TEST
Symbiosis National Aptitude (SNAP) 2021 is a national-level exam and will be conducted by Symbiosis International (Deemed University). Candidates who aspire to join MBA and MSc programmes for the year 2021-2022 offered by Symbiosis International will have to appear for SNAP 2021.
SNAP 2021 is a computer-based online exam and comprises questions from General English, Quantitative-Data Interpretation and Data Sufficiency and Analytical and Logical Reasoning. The registration for SNAP 2021 will commence in August 2021.
|Exam Name||Symbiosis National Aptitude (SNAP) 2021|
|Conducting Body||Symbiosis International University (SIU)|
|Exam Type||National level|
|Minimum Eligibility Criteria||Graduation/Bachelor’s degree with 50% (45% for SC/ST)|
|Objective||Admission to MBA/MSc courses offered by 16 listed institutes|
|Exam Date||Second week of December 2021|
|Mode of Application||Online|
|Exam Duration||2 hours|
Approximate dates are listed below to provide an overview of the SNAP process.
|Commencement of SNAP 2021 Registration||2nd week of August 2021|
|Last Date for Filling SNAP 2021 Form||Last week of November 2021|
|Last Date for Paying SNAP 2021 Application Fee||Last week of November 2021|
|Availability of SNAP 2021 Admit Card||First week of December 2021|
|SNAP 2021 Exam Date||Second week of December 2021|
|SNAP 2021 Result Date||Second week of January 2022|
|Shortlisting for further procedure begins on||Third week of January 2022|
|GE, PI and WAT rounds date||First week of February 2022|
|SNAP 2021 Final Merit List||Fourth week of February 2022|
Eligibility is determined and set by Symbiosis International (Deemed University). Even though the eligibility for candidates who require specific discipline/subject specialization will be decided by the respective institute, final eligibility for admission will be decided by Symbiosis International (Deemed University). There is a limit of neither age nor number of attempts. For candidates to apply for SNAP 2021, minimum eligibility is required:
Candidates will have to fulfil the minimum eligibility and their foreign degrees and qualifications will be first verified to proceed with their application process.
SNAP 2021 scores will help candidates land into their choice of programmes offered by Symbiosis International. SNAP scores are accepted in 16 institutes all over India. This article will cover all the details including important dates, eligibility criteria, application form of SNAP 2021.
Candidates can register for SNAP 2021 on the official website. The registration process is carried out into two phases: SNAP 2021 registration and choice of program registration.
Both the registration processes for SNAP and the institute are integrated and can be carried out on the same portal.
Here is a step-by-step process to how one can register for SNAP 2021:
Candidates are required to pay the fee of INR.1750 /- in order to proceed to phase two of the application processes. The payment of fees can be carried out by using two methods given below:
SNAP is held for admissions into postgraduate management or MSc programs offered by the Symbiosis International and institutes affiliated with it. After the result is declared, SNAP cut-off is announced by each college.
Candidates who secure the minimum cut-off marks are short-listed to participate in Group Exercise, Personal Interaction and Writing Ability Test rounds to proceed with their admission process. It is mandatory to appear for all the rounds to be eligible for admission. These rounds take place in February 2022 and are explained in detail below:
Group Exercise: This round aims to assess the ability of the candidates’ application of logic and reasoning. Also highlight the candidate’s ability of decision-making and management skills. This exercise carries a weightage of 10 marks.
Written Ability Test: With a weightage of 10 marks, candidates are asked to write an essay on a business management-related topic or any other course-related topic.
Personal Interaction: This is a face-to-face round to evaluate candidate’s confidence and his/her overall personality. This round carries 30 marks and is the most important round of the entire admission process.
Candidates are required to proceed through all the mentioned rounds to be eligible for admission in their choice of programme and institute, failing to appear for any of the abovementioned tests will lead to unfulfillment of eligibility and cancellation of the admission. Candidates are also required to know that the admission is provisional and the payment of fees will be must to secure the seat.
Symbiosis International has made provisions for candidates of reserved category as well as with disabilities. The types of disabilities covered are as follows: vision impairment, hearing impairment, locomotors disabilities, mental retardation, multiple disabilities and dyslexia. The percentage of reservation is given in the table below:
|Kashmiri Migrants (Supernumerary)||2 seats per program|
|International Candidates (Supernumerary)||15|
|Children/wards of Defence Personnel||5 [applicable only for MBA (International Business, Digital and Telecom Management, Information Technology Business Management or Information Technology)]|
Candidates are required to submit relevant documents issued by competent authority at the time of filling SNAP 2021 application form. Candidates applying under the category of differently abled are required to obtain “Authentication Certificate” from Symbiosis Centre of Health Care (SCHC) within one month of commencement of the programme.
SNAP 2021 admit card will be available in the first week of December 2021. The admit card will be available to download. Carrying admit card is mandatory to be eligible to appear for the test. Below are the steps to download the SNAP 2021 admit card:
Candidates can choose three preferences from 90 cities to appear for the test. Candidates will have to keep in mind that city allocation will be based on the date of payment. Once the fee payment is processed, candidates will not be able to make any edits in the filled details including the preferred cities.
The test centre and its address will be displayed on the admit card.
Candidates are also required to carry an identity proof along with their SNAP 2021 admit card. Below is the list of accepted identity proofs:
Admit cards will also be required during the proceeding rounds of admission, so candidates should preserve the admit cards.
SNAP 2021 is a computer-based exam which is conducted in English only. The test includes a total of 150 objective questions/multiple-choice questions. The exam duration will be of 120 minutes.
The paper is divided into four sections: Logical Reasoning, Quantitative Ability, Verbal Ability and General Awareness. Every correct answer will obtain one mark, and every incorrect answer will lead to deduction of 0.25 marks.
All the four sections have allotted specific number of marks. Please refer to the table below for the details.
|Section||Total questions||Total marks|
|General English: Reading Comprehension, Verbal Reasoning, Verbal Ability||34||34|
|Analytical & Logical Reasoning||36||36|
|Quantitative, Data Interpretation & Data Sufficiency||35||40|
With so many topics under these sections, candidates are required to prepare thoroughly on each of these topics. The syllabus is based on 10+2 level. So here is the further breakdown of topics according to the sections mentioned above.
|Quantitative, Data Interpretation & Data Sufficiency||Analytical & Logical Reasoning||General English: Reading Comprehension, Verbal Reasoning, Verbal Ability|
|Algebra||Critical Reasoning||Reading Comprehension|
|Geometry||Arrangements||Fill in the blanks|
|Number System||Syllogisms||Sentence Correction|
|Modern Mathematics||Blood Relations||Odd one out|
|Graphs & Charts||Coding and Decoding||Vocabulary|
|Venn Diagrams||Sequences and Series||Idioms and Synonyms and Antonyms|
SNAP 2021 will be conducted online, and the candidates will register for both SNAP Test and the Institute(s) offering her/his choice of programme(s).SNAP 2021 is mandatory to join the below listed 16 institutes that offer 29 programmes listed below:
|Symbiosis Institute of Business Management (SIBM, Pune)||MBA MBA (Innovation and Entrepreneurship) MBA (Leadership and Strategy)|
|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 Development and Management) MBA (Business Analytics)|
|Symbiosis Institute of International Business (SIIB, Pune)||MBA (International Business) MBA (Agri Business) MBA (Energy & Environment)|
|Symbiosis Institute of Digital and Telecom Management (SIDTM) [Formerly Symbiosis Institute of Telecom Management (SITM)]||MBA (Digital and Telecom Management)|
|Symbiosis Institute of Management Studies(SIMS, Pune)||MBA|
|Symbiosis Institute of Media & Communication (SIMC, Pune)||MBA (Communication Management)|
|Symbiosis Institute of Operations Management (SIOM, Nashik)||MBA (Operations Management)|
|Symbiosis Centre for Information Technology (SCIT, Pune)||MBA (Information Technology Business Management) MBA (Data Science and Data Analytics)|
|Symbiosis Institute of Health Sciences (SIHS, Pune)||MBA (Hospital & Healthcare Management) Master of Public Health (MPH)|
|Symbiosis Institute of Business Management, Bengaluru (SIBM, Bengaluru)||MBA MBA (Family Managed Business & Entrepreneurship) MBA (Quantitative Finance) MBA (Business Analytics)|
|Symbiosis School of Media & Communication, Bengaluru (SSMC, Bengaluru)||MBA (Communication Management)|
|Symbiosis School of Banking and Finance (SSBF, Pune)||MBA (Banking and Finance)|
|Symbiosis Institute of Business Management, Hyderabad (SIBM, Hyderabad)||MBA|
|Symbiosis School of Sports Sciences (SSSS, Pune)||MBA (Sports Sciences)|
|Symbiosis Institute of Business Management, Nagpur (SIBM, Nagpur)||MBA|
The result will be declared in the last week of December 2021. SNAP 2021 results will be announced on the official website as a scorecard. Scorecard will give detailed marks obtained in both scaled and sectional exams. It will be valid for admission for the year 2021-2022. The score published by the university will be final and is not subject to change or undergo revaluation under any circumstances.
Here is step-by-step process to check your SNAP 2021 scorecard online:
The participating institutes will publish merit lists based on the candidates’ performance. The list will also include the names of the candidates who are eligible to proceed with the admission rounds.
Each participating college prepares their final merit list separately. All the marks secured by the candidates are taken into consideration before finalising the merit list. Candidates who are listed in the merit list are eligible to take admission for their applied course program in the respective colleges. The final merit list is prepared on the overall scores secured by the candidates by appearing for SNAP, Group Exercise, Written Ability Test and Personal Interaction.
The weightage for merit list is given below:
|SNAP score (marks secured out of 150, scaled down to 50 marks)||Group Exercise||Writing Ability Test||Personal Interaction||Total|
For respective institutes, category-wise merit list and wait list will be available on their official websites. Wait list will depend on the number of seats available for each program and participating college.
Ques. How many rounds are there in SNAP selection procedure?
Ans. SNAP selection comprises of mainly two rounds – 1. SNAP entrance examination; 2. GE-PIWAT Round.
Ques. Apart from registering on SNAP, do we need to register separately on the institute we wish to take admission in?
Ans. Yes. Besides applying for SNAP, a candidate is required to register at the participating institute of his/her choice.
Ques. What is the criteria for shortlisting candidates for GE-PI round?
Ans. The shortlisting of candidates for GE-PI round solely depends upon SNAP percentile.
Ques. I am an NRI Candidate. Can I apply for SNAP exam?
Ans. Yes. You can also apply for SNAP. NRI candidates are advised to check the eligibility criteria to get more information about the qualification details, minimum marks, age limit, etc
Ques. How to prepare for SNAP and what are the important topics?
Ans. The syllabus of SNAP will be based on the syllabus you have studied in graduation. There is no need to go through the 12th class standard. English, general aptitude, and logical reasoning are some of the major scorings sections.
Ques. How will I get a seat in a college after appearing for the exam?
Ans. The seat allotment process will be totally based on your rank. After the declaration of SNAP result, the authorities will release the cut off. Based on the cut off the ranks will be decided.
Ques. The participating institutes in SNAP release a separate cut off list or a combined cut off list after the results are out?
Ans. All institutes that participate in SNAP release different cut off lists post the announcement of exam results. The selection procedure for each institute is different.
*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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