SNAP Eligibility Criteria 2020: Qualification, Age Limit, Reservation

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    SNAP Eligibility Criteria 2020 is set annually by Symbiosis International University (SIU) for candidates who wish to take SNAP. Candidates must have a Bachelor’s degree and those in their last year of graduation must provide the requisite documents that prove that they fulfill the eligibility criteria before the final admission round. Candidates who have a qualifying degree from a foreign university must obtain an equivalence certificate from the Association of Indian Universities (AIU).  

    General category candidates must hold a Bachelor’s Degree with at least 50% marks. Reserved category candidates must have obtained at least 45% marks in Bachelors. Candidates appearing in final year examination are also eligible. Programmes that require a specific discipline / subject specialization need to check the eligibility criteria for the institution they are applying to. There is no age limit to apply for SNAP test. Foreign Nationals/ PIO/ OCI/ NRI are also eligible to apply. Candidates who are applying with a foreign degree must attain a certificate of equivalence from the Association of Indian Universities (AIU). 

    Read more SNAP Registration 2020 for Foreign Students

    There are 16 SNAP Colleges that offer PG management Programs. Each of them has a different eligibility criteria. Read on to know more about the qualifying standards. Check SNAP 2020 Exam Dates

    SNAP 2020 Eligibility

    SNAP 2020 Eligibility

    Candidates from general category who have completed their Bachelor’s Degree with at least 50% marks in aggregate are eligible for admission. A relaxation of 5% marks is provided to SC/ST candidates. Engineering graduates must have completed their 4-year Bachelors with at least 50% marks. 

    • Final year students can also apply. However, admission will be granted only after they score at least 50% marks. 
    • Students having backlogs / fail in their final results are not eligible for admission.
    • International applicants need to obtain an equivalence certificate from the Association of Indian Universities (AIU).
    • International candidates are those who have studied or completed their graduation or equivalent examinations from a university outside India. 
    • The equivalence certificate would be issued by the Equivalence Division of the Association of Indian Universities (AIU), the contact details of which are as under:

    Association of Indian Universities

    AIU House, 16 Comrade Indrajit Gupta Marg (Kotla Marg)

    Landmark: Opposite National Bal Bhawan, Near ITO, New Delhi-110002, India.

    Tel No.: +91-11-23230059, 23232429, 23232305

    Email: info@aiuweb.org

    Website: aiuweb.org

    Note: It is the sole responsibility of the candidate applying for admissions to ensure that they meet SNAP Eligibility required for the course they are applying for. Candidates who have been provisionally admitted can be rejected at latter stages if they don’t fulfil the requisite criteria. 


    Institute and Course Eligibility

    Institute and Course-wise SNAP Eligibility 2020

    Tabulated below are the different eligibility conditions for different courses and institutes. These are laid down by SIU. Candidates fulfilling these conditions will be considered for admission.

    Name of the InstituteName of the ProgrammeEligibility Criteria
    SIBM – Pune
    SIBM – Bengaluru
    SIBM – Hyderabad
    SCMHRD
    Master of Business Administration (MBA)

    Candidate should be a Graduate from any statutory university with a minimum of 50% marks (45% for SC/ST) at graduation level.

    Candidates appearing for final year examinations can also apply, but their admission will be subject to obtaining a minimum of 50% marks (45% for SC/ST) in the qualifying examination.

    A candidate who has completed qualifying qualification from any Foreign University must obtain an equivalence certificate from Association of Indian Universities (AIU).

    SIBM – Pune

    Master of Business Administration (Innovation and Entrepreneurship)

    SICSR

    Master of Business Administration (Information Technology)

    Master of Science (Computer Applications)

    Master of Science (System Security)

    SIIB

    Master of Business Administration (International Business)

    SITM

    Master of Business Administration (Telecom Management)

    SIMC

    Master of Business Administration (Communication Management)

    SCIT

    Master of Business Administration (Information Technology Business Management)

    SIHS

    Master of Business Administration (Hospital and Healthcare Management)

    SSMC - Bengaluru

    Master of Business Administration (Communication Management)

    SSBF

    Master of Business Administration (Banking and Finance)

    SSSS

    Master of Business Administration (Sports Management)

    SCMHRD

    Master of Business Administration (Infrastructure Management)

    Graduate in any engineering and architecture  discipline (B.E/B.Tech/B.Arch) as well as a Bachelor of Planning (B.Plan) from any statutory/recognized university, except in Computer Science (CS), Information Technology (IT), Information Systems (IS) and any related discipline, with a minimum of 50% marks (45% marks for SC/ST candidates)

    A candidate who has completed qualifying qualification from any Foreign University must obtain an equivalence certificate from Association of Indian Universities (AIU).

    Master of Business Administration (Business Analytics)

    Candidate should be a graduate in any discipline from any statutory/recognized university with a minimum of 50% marks (45% marks for SC/ST Candidates). 2 Years full-time work experience after completion of graduation or more is required. 

    A candidate who has completed qualifying qualification from any Foreign University must obtain an equivalence certificate from Association of Indian Universities (AIU).

    SIIB

    Master of Business Administration (Agri-Business)

    Candidate should be a graduate from any statutory university in Agri Sciences or Agri related discipline with minimum 50% (45% for SC/ST) marks in the qualifying examination. 

    OR 

    Non-Agri graduates from any statutory University with minimum 50% (45% for SC/ST) marks in the qualifying examination with a basic understanding of agriculture and agribusiness and a keen interest in the same are also eligible to apply. Such candidates need to demonstrate their understanding and interest in agribusiness during the selection process. Candidates with relevant work experience will be given preference.

    OR 

    Non-Agri graduates from any statutory University with minimum 50% (45% for SC/ST) marks at Graduate level and having a family business in agriculture and the allied sector will also be considered eligible for admission.

    Candidates appearing for final year examinations can also apply, but their admission will be subject to obtaining a minimum of 50% marks (45% for SC/ST) in the qualifying examination.



    A candidate who has completed qualifying qualification from any Foreign University must obtain an equivalence certificate from Association of Indian Universities (AIU).

    Master of Business Administration (Energy and Environment)

    Candidate should be a graduate from any statutory University with a minimum 50% (45% for SC/ST) in Engineering / Geology / Economics / Petroleum / Energy & Environment Science / Bio-Chemistry / Architecture. Other graduates with full-time work experience of more than one year after graduation in the Energy and Environment sector are also eligible to apply. 

    Candidates appearing for final year examinations can also apply, but their admission will be subject to obtaining a minimum of 50% marks (45% for SC/ST) in the qualifying examination.

    A candidate who has completed qualifying qualification from any Foreign University must obtain an equivalence certificate from Association of Indian Universities (AIU).

    SIMS

    Master of Business Administration

    Candidate should be a graduate from any statutory university with a minimum of 50% marks (45% for SC/ST) at graduation level.

    Candidates appearing for final year examinations can also apply, but their admission will be subject to obtaining a minimum of 50% marks (45% for SC/ST) in the qualifying examination. 

    Defense category candidates should be children/ward/spouse of Defence personnel.


    A candidate who has completed qualifying qualification from any Foreign University must obtain an equivalence certificate from Association of Indian Universities (AIU).

    SIOM – Nashik

    Master of Business Administration (Operations Management)

    Candidate should be an Engineering Graduate (BE/ BTech in any stream) from a statutory university with a minimum of 50% marks (45% for SC/ST candidates). Candidates appearing for final year examinations can also apply, but their admission will be subject to obtaining a minimum of 50% marks (45% for SC/ST) in the qualifying examination.

    A candidate who has completed qualifying qualification from any Foreign University must obtain an equivalence certificate from Association of Indian Universities (AIU). 

    SCIT

    Master of Business Administration (Data Sciences & Data Analytics)

    Candidate should be a graduate of any faculty with Mathematics at +2 level of any statutory University with a minimum of 50% marks (45% for SC/ST). Candidates appearing for final year examinations can also apply, but their admission will be subject to obtaining a minimum of 50% marks (45% for SC/ST) at qualifying examination.

    A candidate who has completed qualifying qualification from any Foreign University must obtain an equivalence certificate from Association of Indian Universities (AIU).

    SIBM Bengaluru MBA (Quantitative Finance) 

    Candidate should be a graduate from any recognized statuory university or institution with a minimum of 50% marks or equivalent grade (45% marks of equivalent grade for Scheduled Caste / Scheduled Tribes). 

    Applicants must have studied mathematics / statistics during 12th class. 

    A candidate who has completed a qualification from any foreign university must obtain an equivalence certificate from Association of Indian Universities (AIU). 

    SIBM, Pune MBA (Leadership and Strategy)

    Candidate should have a graduate degree from any recognized university/institution of national importance with a minimum of 50% marks or equivalent grade (45% marks or equivalent grade for Scheduled Caste / Scheduled Tribes) at graduation level and a minimum full time work experience of 4 years (48 months) after graduation as of 31st May, 2020.

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    SNAP 2020 Reservation

    SNAP 2020 Reservation Criteria

    The reservation policy for claiming seats in SNAP 2020 is to be followed as per the UGC Guidelines/Regulations. The UGC guidelines are not followed by the Symbiosis Institutes of Management Studies since it follows its own guidelines and rules.

    SNAP Reservation of Seats for various categories is indicated in the table below.                                                            

    CategoryPercentage
    Scheduled Caste15%
    Scheduled Tribes7.5%
    Differently Abled Category (SIU)3%
    Nagpur Domiciled 25% (only applicable for SIBM, Nagpur) 
    International Candidates (Supernumerary)15%
    Children/wards of Defence Personnel 5% (only applicable for the following programmes of the institution)
    Kashmiri Migrants 2 seats per programme

    Check complete  SNAP Reservation

    Note: Candidates applying under the reserved category need to provide valid supporting documents at the time of GE-PIWAT (in case they are shortlisted). Caste certificates that are issued only for respective state govt. benefits will not be accepted. Caste certificates will need to be supported by a certified English translation, issued by a competent authority. 

    Differently Abled Category (DAC) 

    In accordance with the rules and regulation laid down by the government of India, SIU has laid down the provison of reserving 3% of the seats for the Differently Abled Category (DAC) students in all of their institutes. 

    The types of disabilities covered by SIU are: 

    • Vision Impairment 
    • Hearing Impairment 
    • Locomotor Disability 
    • Mental Retardation 
    • Multiple Disabilities 
    • Dyslexia 

    Note: Candidates under the DAC will attain provisional admission under their desired category.  Consequently, they will have to attain an ‘Authentication Certificate’ from the Symbiosis Centre of Health Care (SCHC) within one month of commencement of the programme. If all the documents are in order, they will be provided admission. 

    Seat Reservation within the Intake

    There is reservation for certain categories within the sanctioned intake as approved by the admission committee of the Symbiosis International University. 

    CategorySeat Reservation
    Defense Category (General)80% of the seats are reserved for dependent children or wards of Defence personnel, based on their merit
    Defense Category (Special)10% of seats are reserved for candidates dependent on the Defence personnel who were killed during war, having more than half disability or impairment. This reservation will be also based on merit only
    Open CategoryCandidates who come under the civilian category and are recommended by the Industry are entitled to 10% seats, but that too is totally on the basis of merit

    SIU 2020 Seat Reservation Over and Above Intake

    Automated admission is granted to Officers of Armed Forces presently serving study leave as approved by their respective Services Head Quarters.


    SNAP Eligibility 2020 for International Applicants

    Students from the below categories are eligible to apply for SNAP:

    1. Foreign National- He is a person who permanently resides out of India and does not hold citizenship of India. A candidate must hold a foreign passport and be a citizen of a foreign country in order to fall under this category.
    2. Person of Indian Origin (PIO)- Candidates who possess a Person of Indian Origin Card (PIO) if they have a PIO card and is a citizen of any other country than India can apply for admission under than this category.
    3. Overseas Citizen of India (OCI)- In order to apply under OCI category, a candidate should have an OCI card and should have the overseas citizenship of India. (Overseas Citizen of India are Persons of Indian Origin of certain categories who migrated from India and acquired citizenship of a foreign country, other than Pakistan and Bangladesh.)
    4. Non-Resident Indian (NRI)- A candidate will be considered to be an NRI if he/she has given the 10+2 or graduation exam from a country outside India. It is compulsory that the candidate should have completed at least one of the 2 qualifying exams outside India.

    Check SNAP Registration 2020 for Foreign Students

    NOTE: The Postgraduate candidates who come under the purview of NRI category and have given their graduation exams in India should compulsorily give SNAP.

    Special Criteria for International Applicants in SNAP 2020

    • Candidates applying under Foreign Nationals/OCI/PIO category must have passed an English Proficiency Test.
    • They have the option to appear either for IELTS (conducted by British Council) or IELA (conducted by Symbiosis). Candidates need to obtain band 6 for IELTS and band 4 for IELA.
    • The final eligibility will be determined by Symbiosis International University post submission of all the requisite documents.
    • International Applicants must possess following documents for Registration:
      1. Form – A
      2. Proof of Residence (Leave & License agreement/C Form should be submitted within 24 hours to FRO ‘C’ window
      3. Passport Copy and Visa Copy along with the arrival stamp page
      4. Bonafide Certificate and Letter of Provisional Admission from the University College/Institution in case of a student visa

    Frequently Asked Questions

    SNAP Eligibility FAQs

    Ques: Is dual degree management student are eligible for SNAP?

    Ans: Yes, a student with a dual degree can also apply for SNAP.

    Ques: Can final year students be eligible for giving SNAP?

    Ans: Yes, final year students are eligible for SNAP.

    Ques: What are the changes introduced in SNAP last year(2020)?

    Ans: There are four major changes:

    • In past candidates can register either through online mode or through offline mode but now, Registration is done only in online mode.
    • SNAP was Pen paper-based exam but now, it is Computer-based exam
    • Registration fee is increased from INR 1500 to INR 1750
    • Question numbers are now decreased to 150 from 180

    Ques: How to prepare for SNAP 2020 at home. tell me some good books for the preparations.

    Ans: There are very good books available in the market for the preparation of SNAP :

    • Quantitative Aptitude Quantum CAT for Admission into IIMs (English)
    • Arihant Descriptive General English by SP Bakshi
    • Entrance Guide MAT (English)
    • Symbiosis National Aptitude Test Guide (English)
    • Target SNAP and General Knowledge by Disha and Arihant
    • Manorama Year Book

    *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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    Comments

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    2 Comments
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    Sruthi Rao

    Is a final year btech student with two backlogs and 65% in academics eligible for SNAP MBA admission process?

    10 Dec, 2019 00:20
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    Shobhna Chaturvedi

    Hi Sruthi, sorry but students with backlogs are not eligible to appear in this exam.

    10 Dec, 2019 10:04
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    Mrityunjay Jha

    If a Student got back paper in 4th semester and his or her overall percentage till 2nd year is below 50% the he or she can sit for SNAP 2018?

    07 Sep, 2018 00:20
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    Akansha Expert

    Hi Mritunjay, You need to complete your Bachelor for getting the SNAP the basic eligibility conditions required to apply for SNAP are listed below:-

    • General category candidates must hold a Bachelor’s Degree with at least 50% marks
    • Reserved category candidates must have obtained at least 45% marks in Bachelors.
    • Candidates appearing in final year examination are also eligible. 
    • There is no age-limit to apply for SNAP.
    • Foreign Nationals/ PIO/ OCI/ NRI are also eligible to apply. 

    07 Sep, 2018 11:56

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