SNAP Reservation Policy 2020

    Aanchal Thakur Aanchal Thakur
    Exam Prep Master

    The reservations for SNAP exam are defined as per UGC regulations and guidelines. SNAP Reservation policy for all the programs of Institutes under SIU is similar except Symbiosis Institute of Management Studies, which has a separate policy.

    • This year, SNAP is tentatively scheduled for the second week of December, 2020 in online (computer-based) mode.
    • Eligible candidates can apply online for SNAP 2020 before the third week of November, 2020.
    • Candidates who wish to appear for the test must have a clear understanding of reservation policy and eligibility of SNAP 2020.
    • The exam will be held in 90 cities across India. 
    • SNAP 2020 Admit Card will be available from the first week of December, 2020 for successfully registered candidates. 
    • Candidates will be shortlisted as per SNAP Cut off. 

    SIU has divided SNAP Reservation into two parts. It is given below in brief:

    1. Within Sanctioned Limit
      • 15% seats are reserved for SC candidates.
      • For ST candidates, 7.5% seats are reserved.
      • 3% seats are reserved for Differently Abled (DA) candidates.
      • Children/ wards of Defence Personnel
    1. Over and Above Intake
      • In this, 2 seats per program are saved for Kashmiri Pandits.
      • For international candidates, 15% of seats are reserved.

    SNAP Reservation Criteria 2020

    The following will be the reservation of seats for admission to any program of Institutes of SIU. As an exception, Symbiosis Institute of Management Studies follows a separate policy, which is given further.

    Within Sanctioned Intake

    CategorySNAP Reservation of Seats
    Scheduled Caste (SC)15%
    Scheduled Tribes (ST)7.5%
    Differently Abled (DAC)3% (categories mentioned in List 1)
    Children/ wards of Defence Personnel5% (applicable only for few Programs of the Institute in List 2)

    List 1: Types of Disabilities covered are:

    1. Vision Impairment
    2. Hearing Impairment
    3. Locomotors Disabilities
    4. Mental Retardation
    5. Multiple Disabilities
    6. Dyslexia
    Note: All candidates claiming admission under DAC will be provisionally admitted under the said category. Thereafter, a candidate will be required to obtain an 'Authentication Certificate' from Symbiosis Centre of Health Care (SCHC) within one month of commencement of the program. SCHC will check the validity of documents produced by the candidates and verify the continued existence and extent of the disability.

    List 2: Programs with Institute Name

    Program NameName of the Institute
    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)
    Definition for Children / Wards of Defence Personnel:
    The term Defence Personnel would mean only those serving/retired Defence personnel from Army, Navy, Air Force. Retired defence personnel are those who fall in the category of ex-servicemen as laid down in Ministry of Defence letter no 36035/5/85- Estt (SCT) dated 14 April 1987. It includes children of defence personnel who died while in service or after retirement.

      Important Note:

      • Candidates applying from reserved categories are required to submit their valid supporting documents at the time of SNAP Selection Procedure if they are shortlisted.

      Over & Above Intake

      CategorySNAP Reservation of Seats
      Kashmiri Migrants2 seats per program
      International Candidates15%
      • Candidate applying under any of the reserved category (SC/ ST/ Differently Abled/ Kashmiri Migrants) must submit a relevant document issued by competent authority.
      • Participation at any stage of admission process by such candidate is purely provisional and always subject verification and authentication of such relevant document.
      • In case a candidate falls under more than one of the above categories (eg. Scheduled Caste as well as Differently Abled or any other combination), he must select any one Category (i.e. Either Scheduled Caste OR Differently Abled in the case of example mentioned above) at the time of filling up SNAP registration form.
      • The category selected by the candidate at the time of registration will be considered to be his category for the entire admission process and his benefits and entitlements shall be according to such selected category.
      • He will not be able to claim benefit under the other category/s at any stage of admission on any account whatsoever.

      Check SNAP Registration for Foreign Students 

      Note: If any information provided by the candidate in respect of his category is found to be incorrect, the University shall have right to cancel the candidature of such candidate at any stage of the admission process.

      SNAP Reservation for Symbiosis Institute of Management Studies (SIMS)

      As per MoU with Ministry of Defence clause no. 13 subclauses (d), The term Defence Personnel would mean only those serving/retired Defence Personnel from the Army, Navy and Air Force who fall in the category of ex-serviceman as laid down vide Ministry of Defence letter no. 36034/5/85 -Estt (SCT) dated April 14, 1987.

      Reservation of Seats within Sanctioned Limit

      1. Defence Category-General: 80% seats for dependents (Children/Ward) of Defence personnel. (as per merit)
      2. Defence category- Special: 10% seats for dependents of Defence personnel killed in action (war, Counter Insurgency or war like operation), disabled in action (war, Counter Insurgency or war like operation), with more than 50% disability, next of kin of service personnel who have died while in service, death being attributable to military service. (as per merit)
      3. Open Category: 10% seats are in open category to civilian candidates sponsored/ recommended by the Industry (as per merit).

      Reservation of Seats Over and Above Intake

      • Officers of Armed Forces on Study Leave as authorized by respective Services HQs are granted automatic admission subject to meeting eligibility criteria.

      SNAP Seat Intake Under SIU 

      Given below table shows the total intake of the seats of the institutes under SIU:

      Symbiosis Institute of Business Management, Pune (SIBM)220
      Symbiosis Institute of Computer Studies and Research (SICSR)120
      Symbiosis Institute of Management Studies (SIMS)300
      Symbiosis Institute of International Business (SIIB)210
      Symbiosis Institute of Telecom Management (SITM)150
      Symbiosis Center of Management and Human Resource Development (SCMHRD)240
      Symbiosis School of Banking and Finance (SSBFF)50
      Symbiosis Center of Information Technology (SCIT)180
      Symbiosis Institute of Business Management, Hyderabad (SIBM)180
      Symbiosis Institute of Health Sciences (SIHS)90
      Symbiosis Institute of Business Management, Bengaluru (SIBM)180
      Symbiosis Institute of Operations Management, Nasik (SIOM)120
      Symbiosis Institute of Media and Communication, Pune (SIMC)180
      Symbiosis School of Media and Communication, Bengaluru (SSMC)80

      Institute-wise SNAP 2020 Cutoff

      Some of the top management institutes of the nation accept SNAP Score. Their category-wise SNAP Cut off is listed below. The marks given are the marks obtained by the last candidate admitted in the institute in previous years.

      SIMS NameGeneralSCSTDAKMStream-wise Cut off
      SIBM, Pune10166434478SIBM Pune SNAP Cut-off
      SIBM, Bangalore9544271SIBM Bangalore SNAP Cut-off
      SCMHRD, Pune9568405274SCMHRD Pune SNAP Cut-off
      SIIB, Pune91573372SIIB Pune SNAP Cut-off
      SITM, Pune66911018SITM Pune SNAP Cut-off
      SIMC, Pune58SIMC Pune SNAP Cut-off

      Documents Required at the time of SNAP Counselling 

      Given below is a set of documents that are required at the time of SNAP Selection Procedure:

      1. SNAP 2020 Score Card
      2. PwD certificate and later candidates belonging to this category will have to obtain 'Authentication Certificate' from the Symbiosis Centre of Health Care (SCHC) within the 1 month of commencement of the MBA Degree Program.
      3. Mark-sheets of the latest education qualification.
      4. NRI Candidates will have to show the mark-sheets of any of the two qualifying examinations from any country outside India.
      5. Candidates belonging to OCI category will have to show OCI Card.
      6. Candidates belonging to PIO category will have to show PIO Card.
      7. Foreign candidates will have to produce a foreign passport at the time of SNAP 2020 counselling.
      8. The international candidates are required to produce an equivalence certificate from the Association of Indian Universities (AIU).
      9. SNAP Admit Card
      10. Candidates belonging to reserved category will have to produce their valid certificates.

      *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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      1 Comment
      Aryaman Koul

      On your site it's mentioned that cut-off for Kashmiri migrants for SITM college is just 17. Is the information correct?

      10 Jan, 2020 00:20
      Shobhna Chaturvedi

      Hi Aryaman, cut off marks mentioned above have not been updated for the current year. Thus, kindly refer the official website for more precise figures.

      10 Jan, 2020 11:18

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