SNAP 2019 Selection Procedure, Stages and Merit List

    SNAP Selection Procedure 2019: The shortlisting of candidates for admission in management program in the one of the prestigious universities in India - Symbiosis International University, is a 2-step procedure: SNAP 2019 Exam and GE-PIWAT (Group Exercise, Personal Interaction, and Writing Aptitude Test).

    SNAP Selection Procedure will begin soon after the SNAP Result 2019 and the official SNAP Cutoff are released. Symbiosis International (Deemed University) will be releasing these essential notifications on the official website @

    • The examination is scheduled for December 15, 2019.
    • Management aspirants can apply online before November 23, 2019. 
    • SNAP 2019 Result will release on January 10, 2020. 
    • The official schedule for further rounds of the selection process will be released shortly at 
    • Candidates will be shortlisted for GE-PIWAT based on their overall SNAP Percentile. Check SNAP Cutoff
    • All the 16 Institutes affiliated to SIU will release their own cutoff at to shortlist on their respective website.

    SNAP Selection Process 2019: Key Dates

    SNAP 2019 Exam DateDecember 15, 2019
    Announcement of SNAP 2019 ResultJanuary 10, 2020
    Dates for GE-PI & WAT3rd week of January 2020
    Release of SNAP Final Merit List4th week of February 2020

    SNAP - Group Exercise

    SNAP Selection Procedure 2019: Group Exercise (GE)

    • After the conclusion of SNAP 2019, aspirants obtaining the minimum cutoff marks are called for GE round.
    • It’s a process to screen the aspirants on the basis of their potential as well as their skills.
    • Candidates will be tested based on their communication skills, tactfulness, problem-solving abilities, and the ability to stay focused and get the task done in the allotted time.
    • In this round, a topic is allocated to a group of aspirants to discuss among themselves for 15-20 minutes.
    • They are divided into groups and each group is given two case studies.
    • Candidates get five minutes to go through the case study and 15 minutes to discuss and reach a consensus. On the basis of GE, aspirants are allowed to attend the PI round.

    SNAP GE Experience

    • The process begins by dividing aspirants into groups of 7-8 people and assigning each group to a group coordinator.
    • Following that, aspirants are shown a video clip for our first GE exercise.
    • Discussion is allowed on this topic for 7 minutes (Allotted time).
    • After that, there is a break for 2 minutes and then the second GD starts.

    SNAP - Personal Interaction

    SNAP 2019 Selection Procedure: Personal Interaction (PI)

    • The purpose of conducting a personal interview is to analyse the responses of an aspirant, his interpersonal, soft skills, confidence and thought clarity.
    • Annexure and the other forms are provided to the aspirants. 
    • The interviewer may ask questions based on details you filled in Annexure and other information based on candidates’ academic qualifications. 

    SNAP - Written Ability Test

    SNAP 2019 Selection Procedure: Written Ability Test

    • Written Ability Test is a pen and paper exam. It may also be termed as an Essay Writing Test.
    • It tests an aspirant’s writing skills clubbed with consistency & clarity and time management.
    • WAT has been designed to basically test aspirants’ knowledge and richness of content.
    • All aspirants have to write a short essay on a particular topic or case study given to them within 25 minutes.

    SNAP WAT Experience

    Prakriti Sharma, who secured admission to IIM Kozhikode, shared her experience. She says, “My topic for WAT was ‘all government without the consent of the governed is the very definition of slavery’. I wrote about the importance of democracy and talked about the 13th amendment brought by Lincoln. I talked of the Indian context as well and tried to touch upon as many different angles as possible.

    Jayesh Ruchandani, who secured admission to IIM Kashipur says that time allotted to him for WAT was 25 minutes out of which he spent around 13 minutes towards thinking and structuring the points and utilized remaining time in writing the essay. He also said that he was able to complete his WAT in around 20 minutes.

    Important Note:
    - It is mandatory to attend all components/tests of GE-PIWAT to be eligible for admission to any PG programs.
    - Only candidates who attend all components/tests of selection process shall be considered as eligible for the generation of merit/wait/ reject list.
    - Candidates who remain absent for any one of the component/tests will be considered as ineligible for the selection process of any of the MBA/M.Sc. (CA)/M.Sc. (SS) degree programs of SIU.

    SNAP Merit List

    SNAP 2019 Merit List

    • The final merit list will release in February 2020.
    • Category-wise cut off for Merit List and Wait List will be displayed on the website of the respective institutes.
    • Waitlist movement depends upon the vacant seats available.
    • It is prepared by SIU on the basis of marks scored in SNAP and GE/PIWAT rounds.
    • It must be noted that SNAP Test is of 150 marks, which is scaled down to 50 marks during SNAP Selection Process. 

    Tabulated below is the weightage of marks given to all stages of SNAP Selection Procedure while preparing the merit list:

    SNAP Score Group Exercise (GE)Personal Interaction (PI)Writing Ability Test (WAT)Total
    Note: The admission will be provisional and will be confirmed on payment of fees on or before the due date and subject to fulfilment of eligibility conditions of the respective program(s) and in accordance with the rules of the Symbiosis International University.

    The final merit list will contain names of all selected candidates. They will be offered a seat in MBA/PGPM program in any one of SNAP Participating Colleges. All these colleges come under Symbiosis International University, which is considered to be a renowned university in India.

      SNAP Colleges 2019

      There are 16 institutes that accept SNAP Score. It is mandatory to score the minimum cutoff score to stand eligible for admission. Given below is the complete list of SNAP Colleges for your reference:

      Name of SNAP InstituteProgram(s)Seats Available
      Symbiosis Institute of Business Management (SIBM, Pune)MBA
      MBA (Innovation and Entrepreneurship)
      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 Management)
      MBA (Business Analytics)
      Symbiosis Institute of International Business (SIIB, Pune)MBA (International Business)
      MBA (Agri-Business)
      MBA (Energy & Environment)
      Symbiosis Institute of Telecom Management (SITM, Pune)MBA (Telecom Management)150
      Symbiosis Institute of Management Studies (SIMS, Pune)MBA300
      Symbiosis Institute of Media & Communication, Pune (SIMC, Pune)MBA (Communication Management)180
      Symbiosis Institute of Operations Management, Nashik (SIOM, Nashik)MBA (Operations Management)120
      Symbiosis Centre for Information Technology (SCIT, Pune)MBA (Information Technology Business Management)
      MBA (Data Sciences and Data Analytics)
      Symbiosis Institute of Health Sciences (SIHS, Pune)MBA (Hospital & Healthcare Management)90
      Symbiosis Institute of Business Management, Bengaluru (SIBM, Bengaluru)MBA180
      Symbiosis School for Media & Communication, Bengaluru (SSMC, Bengaluru)MBA (Communication Management)80
      Symbiosis School of Banking and Finance (SSBF, Pune) (Formerly Symbiosis School of Banking Management)MBA (Banking and Finance)50
      Symbiosis Institute of Business Management, Hyderabad (SIBM, Hyderabad)MBA180
      Symbiosis School of Sports Sciences (SSSS, Pune)MBA (Sports Management)120

      SNAP Selection Process FAQs

      SNAP Selection Process FAQs

      Ques: Apart from registering for SNAP, do I need to separately apply to B-school programs?

      Ans: Yes, apart from registering for SNAP, you need to separately apply to B-school programs. The Registration fee for each Institute and for each program is INR 1000.

      Ques: What is the starting date of the SNAP selection process?

      Ans: SNAP selection process will start from the third week of January.

      Ques: What is the procedure of shortlisting the candidates for admission?

      Ans: It is a two-step process:

      1. SNAP exam
      2. GE-PIWAT (Group Exercise, Personal Interaction, and Writing Aptitude Test)

      Ques: On what basis merit list of candidates would be prepared?

      Ans: Merit list will be prepared on the basis of SNAP score, GE, PI and WAT carrying 50, 10, 30 and 10 marks

      Ques: Who will be releasing SNAP merit list?

      Ans: Symbiosis International University (SIU) will be releasing SNAP merit list on the basis of marks scored in SNAP and GE/PIWAT rounds.

      Ques: How many seats do SIBM, Pune offers?

      Ans: SIBM, Pune offers 220 seats in total.

      *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

      has the cuttoff for sims released

      15 Jan, 2020 00:20
      Shobhna Chaturvedi

      i Arnab, no, the cut off marks for SIMS has not been released yet.

      15 Jan, 2020 10:45

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