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SNAP Reservation Policy 2018

Updated On - June 26th 2018 by SHIVANI TIWARI

SNAP Reservation 2018 is defined as per UGC regulations and guidelines. All programmes of Institutes of SIU follow the same reservation policy (except Symbiosis Institute of Management Studies, which has a separate policy).  

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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.
  1. Over and Above Intake

This year, SNAP is scheduled on December 16, 2018 (tentative). Candidates who wish to appear for the test must have a clear understanding of SNAP 2018 reservation policy and eligibility. They will be shortlisted as per SNAP Cut off. The submission of documents will be made at the time of selection rounds/ admission. Read on to know more about SNAP Reservation.​

SNAP Reservation Criteria 2018

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%

The Types of Disabilities covered are:

  1. Vision Impairment
  2. Hearing Impairment
  3. Locomotors Disabilities
  4. Mental Retardation
  5. Multiple Disabilities
  6. Dyslexia


  • 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.
  • 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 Pandits2 seats per program
International Candidates15%

Candidates applying from categories other than Open Category are required to submit valid supporting document(s) at the time of GE-PIWAT (if shortlisted).

SNAP Reservation 2018 for For Symbiosis Institute Of Management Studies (SIMS)

As per MoU with Ministry of Defence clause no. 13 subclause (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 (SIBM-Pune)180
Symbiosis Institute of Computer Studies and Research (SICSR)90
Symbiosis Institute of Management Studies (SIMS)300
Symbiosis Institute of International Business (SIIB)200
Symbiosis Institute of Telecom Management (SITM)120
Symbiosis Center of Management and Human Resource Development (SCMHRD)220
Symbiosis School of Banking and Finance (SSBFF)50
Symbiosis Center of Information Technology (SCIT)180
Symbiosis Institute of Business Management, Hyderabad (SIBM)150
Symbiosis Institute of Health Sciences (SIHS)77
Symbiosis Institute of Business Management, Bengaluru (SIBM)150
Symbiosis Institute of Operations Management (SIOM, Nasik)120
Symbiosis Institute of Media and Communication, Pune (SIMC)120
Symbiosis School of Media and Communication, Bengaluru (SSMC)80

Institute-wise SNAP 2018 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.

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 2018 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 2018 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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