SNAP 2020 Application Form, Eligibility, Pattern, Syllabus and Cut Off

    Aanchal Thakur Aanchal Thakur
    Exam Prep Master

    Symbiosis International (Deemed University) conducts Symbiosis National Aptitude Test every year in the month of December for admission to MBA / M.Sc Programmes in its 16 Universities. It is an online exam that is conducted in over 90 cities across India. There are many other universities that accept SNAP Scores. SNAP 2020 registration will tentatively commence in the third week of August, 2020 and will last all the way till November. The exam will be conducted in the month of December 2020. 


    SNAP 2020 HIGHLIGHTS

    ExamSymbiosis National Aptitude Test
    Conducted bySymbiosis International (Deemed University)
    Exam ModeOnline
    Exam DateSecond Sunday of December
    Mode of ApplicationOnline
    Eligibility CriteriaGeneral category - 50 % in Bachelors, Reserved Category - 45% in Bachelors
    Duration120 minutes
    Official Websitehttp://snaptest.org/

    SNAP 2020 Exam Dates

    SNAP 2020 Exam Dates

    Applicants must adhere to all the deadlines. Following are some important dates to be kept in mind for the upcoming SNAP 2020:

    Registration BeginsSecond week of August, 2020
    Registration EndsThird week of November, 2020
    Exam DateSecond Sunday of December, 2020
    Admit Card AvailabilityFirst week of December, 2020
    Mock Test WindowSecond week of October, 2020 - First week of November, 2020
    Answer Key AvailableThird week of December, 2020
    Result DeclarationSecond week of January, 2021

    SNAP 2020 Eligibility

    SNAP 2020 Eligibility Criteria

    • Students who are Indian Citizens, Overseas Citizen of India (OCI), Person of Indian Origin(PIO), Non-Resident Indian(NRI) and Foreign National can apply.

    • Students who have graduated from a recognized University with at least 50% marks (General Category) or 45% Marks (Reserved Category) can apply.

    • Students appearing for their final exams can also apply. However, their admission is confirmed once they submit their passing certificate with a required minimum percentage.

    • Students who have completed their graduation from a Foreign University need to obtain an Equivalence Certificate from Association of Indian Universities (AIU) to be eligible for the exam.

    The above SNAP 2020 Exam Eligibility is not the same as MBA Programme Eligibility. It may vary from one to another Symbiosis Institute.


    SNAP 2020 Registration

    SNAP 2020 Registration

    Registration is completed in a couple of steps and it usually begins in the month of August

    The following steps are enumerated below: 

    • Visit the official SNAP 2020 website (i.e. snaptest.org)
    • Click on ‘Register for Institutes’ and fill in all the required details 
    • Click on ‘Register’ 
    • Confirmation of Username and password will be sent on the registered email id. 
    • Log in with username and password to fill SNAP 2020 Application Form 
    • Fill in the personal, academic and work experience details 
    • Upload the photograph within suggested dimensions and file format and pay the requisite application fee
    • Choose the program that is desired
    RegistrationFees
    SNAP 2020INR 1750 + GST + Payment Gateway Charges
    Program ApplicationINR 1000 per MBA Programme
    • Payment can be made through:

      • DD in the name Symbiosis Test Secretariat at SIU, Pune.

      • Through online payment options using Indian Bank Gateway, Axis Bank Gateway, and BillDesk Gateway.

      • Fee is not refundable.

    • Steps to be followed during Registration:

      • Go to the official website of SNAP Registration - http://snaptest.org/ 

      • Upload your latest Scanned coloured passport photograph. The photograph should not be three months older or beyond.

      • Fill in details regarding your name, DOB, Mobile Number, and Email ID. Ensure these are correct details as you cannot make changes afterward.

    Important Points on SNAP Registration:

    • Registration will not be completed unless the fee is paid.

    • The fee for SNAP needs to be paid before the deadline for registration. Though the closing dates for program applications vary from Institute to institute. Make sure to pay before the deadline of the Institute you wish to apply.

    • After the registration is done, you can only make changes to city preferences. No further changes are entertained.


    SNAP 2020 Reservation 

    • Symbiosis Institute of Management Studies has different reservation policy from the one regulated by the UGC. 

    • The applicants need to submit the required supporting documents during the selection procedure. Absence of sufficient documents will lead to the cancellation of admission.

    • The category chosen at the time of registration will be considered throughout the selection rocedure in case the candidate falls into more than one category.

    Applicant CategoryReservation of Seats
    Scheduled Caste (SC)15%
    Scheduled Tribes (ST)7.5%
    Differently Abled (DAC)3%
    Wards of Defence Personnel5%
    • The Differently Abled category involves:
      • Vision Impairment
      • Hearing Impairment
      • Locomotors Disabilities
      • Mental Retardation
      • Multiple Disabilities
      • Dyslexia

    Wards of Defence Personnel can be admitted to few institutes only which are listed below:

    Institute NameProgram
    Symbiosis Institute of International Business (SIIB, Pune)MBA (International Business)
    Symbiosis Institute of Telecom Management (SITM, Pune)MBA (Telecom Management)
    Symbiosis Centre for Information Technology (SCIT, Pune)MBA (Information Technology Business Management)
    Symbiosis Institute of Computer Studies & Research (SICSR, Pune)MBA (Information Technology)

    SNAP 2020 Admit Card

    SNAP 2020 Admit Card

    Applicants can download their admit cards by first week of December 2020. The Admit Card needs to be carried along on the day of examination to the exam Center. 

    How to Download Admit Card:

    • Visit the official website: http://snaptest.org/ 

    • On the home page, you will find the link to download the admit card.

    • Enter User ID and Password.

    • You will find your admit card on a successful login.

    Admit Card will contain the necessary information such as: 

    • Candidate’s name

    • Roll number

    • Registration number

    • Exam center and address

    • Exam time

    • Keep the admit card safe with you as it will also be required during GD-PI and WAT.

    Also one needs to carry one photo identity proof such as: 

    • Passport

    • Driving license

    • Voter ID Card

    • Pan Card

    • Aadhaar Card


    SNAP 2020 Exam Center

    • SNAP 2020 will be conducted in more than 90 cities across India.

    • Candidates can choose the top 3 preferences while registering for the examination.

    • Test centers will be allocated on the basis of seats available.

    • The allocated test center will be mentioned on the admit card. 


    SNAP 2020 Exam Pattern

    SNAP 2020 Exam Pattern

    Mode of ExamOnline
    Exam Duration2 hours
    Number of Sections3
    Number of Questions110
    Maximum Marks150
    Negative Marks0.25 per wrong question
    Marks Per QuestionNormal question- 1.5, Special Question- 2
    Types of QuestionsMCQs and Fill in the Blanks

    SNAP 2020 Exam Syllabus

    SNAP 2020 Exam Syllabus

    The first step to crack the exam is to know its syllabus well. Although there is no official syllabus out but according to previous year questions and research on different sections, the expected questions are from the following topics:

    SectionsTopics
    General English: Reading ComprehensionReading Comprehension, Antonyms & Synonyms, Sentence Completion, One-word substitution, Verbal reasoning, odd one out, Different Usage of Same word, Idioms and Jumbled Sentences and Para
    Analytical & Logical ReasoningLinear Arrangements, Syllogisms, Blood Relations, Cause and Effects, Series and Sequences, Assertion and Reasoning, Symbol based problems, Statement and Conclusion, Coding and Decoding
    Quantitative, Data Interpretation & Data SufficiencyNumber Systems, HCF & LCM, Percentages, Profit and Loss, Interest (simple and compound), Work Pipe and Cisterns, Ratio and Proportions, Averages, Time, Distance & Speed, Inequalities,Coordinate Geometry, Sets and Functions, AP, GP, HP, Permutations and Combinations, Trigonometry, Mensuration, Calendar, clock, Bar Graphs, Line Charts, Pie Charts, Data Interpretations, Columns & Graphs, Venn Diagrams

    SNAP 2020 Recommended Books 

    Here is a list of some famous books used by students to prepare for the SNAP Exam. Though you will find some books titled for CAT, they are equally efficient for SNAP. All of these can be utilized to prepare for SNAP 2020

    SectionsRecommended Books
    General English: Reading Comprehension- Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension for CAT by Arun Sharma and Meenakshi Upadhyay - Target SNAP (English) by Disha Publications - Word Power Made Easy by Norman Lewis
    Quantitative Ability, Data Interpretation & Data Sufficiency- How to prepare for Data Interpretation for CAT by Arun Sharma - Quantitative Aptitude by R.S. Aggarwal - How to Prepare for Quantitative Ability for CAT – TMH Publication
    Analytical & Logical Reasoning- Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning Book by R S Aggrawal - Logical Reasoning book by Arihant Publication - How to Prepare for Logical Reasoning for CAT by Arun Sharma

    Some general books which you can refer to are:

    • Map the SNAP Symbiosis National Aptitude Test: 5 mock tests and sample papers by Arihant
    • SNAP Guide by Ramesh publication house

    SNAP 2019 EXAM ANALYSIS

    SectionsTopicsNumber of QuestionsDifficulty LevelNumber of good attempts
    General English Reading Comprehension8Easy- 5, Moderate- 329-30 
    Grammar7Easy- 5, Moderate- 2
    Vocabulary19Easy- 12, Moderate- 7
    Quantitative Ability, Data Interpretation & Data SufficiencyNumbers3Easy- 1, Moderate- 220-22 
    Arithmetic10Easy- 6, Moderate- 4
    Geometry6Easy- 2, Moderate- 1, Difficult- 3
    Modern Mathematics7Easy- 2, Moderate- 3, Difficult- 2
    Algebra2Easy- 1, Moderate- 1
    Venn diagram, Tables, 2 Pie Charts12Easy- 3, Moderate- 8, Difficult- 1
    Analytical & Logical ReasoningVisual Reasoning2Difficult- 1, Moderate- 127-28 
    Arrangements6Easy- 6
    Coding-Decoding1Moderate- 1
    Blood Relations3Easy- 3
    Scheduling3Easy- 3
    Puzzles1Moderate- 1
    Number sequence1Moderate- 1
    Direction1Easy- 1
    Calendar1Easy- 1
    Clocks3Easy- 2, Moderate- 1
    Quantitative Ability4Easy- 2, Moderate- 2
    Verbal Reasoning3Easy- 2, Moderate- 1
    Miscellaneous3Easy- 2, Moderate- 1

    SNAP 2020 Sample Papers

    The best way to start your preparation is to go through the previous year question papers as it will help you to

    • Know the pattern, types of questions and marking schemes. 

    • You will come to know the trends of the questions and important areas to focus upon.

    • You will learn Time Management as you need to complete 110 questions in 120 minutes.

    • You will be able to gain an insight on the type of expected questions.

    • Solving previous years and giving mock tests will boost your Confidence Level.

    The mock tests are usually available on the official website from October to November.one need to register for it and book their slots. 


    SNAP 2020 Section Wise Preparation Strategy

    One should focus on all three sections equally. Identify your weak and strong sections and prepare accordingly.

    • General English

     This section tests the candidate’s proficiency in Grammar and Comprehension. This is an easy section to prepare. There are specific types of questions being asked which can be easily identified once you go through previous year questions. Practice grammar exercises from books like Wren and Martin. Prepare all the grammatical rules thoroughly. Plan a strategy of how you will attempt ‘Reference to Context’ questions as they are most time consuming in this section. Build your vocabulary slowly and gradually and incorporate those words in daily life otherwise it's hard to remember all the new words at once.

    • Quantitative Aptitude, Data Interpretation and Data Sufficiency

    Practice questions on Ratio and Proportion, Percentages and Averages, Profit and Loss, Simple and Compound Interest, Number System, Time and Work, and Speed, Distance and Time. Make a note of all formulae and memorize them by heart. Learn short tricks to solve the questions in less period of time. Practice on how to interpret graphs and diagram. It is a scoring section. 

    • Analytical and Logical Reasoning

    This section is the most interesting section amongst all the sections. Familiarity with the types of questions and lots of practice is the only way to crack this section. One should practice questions on topics like Blood Relations, Statements and Conclusion, Critical Reasoning, Statement and Assumption, Number and Letter Series, Coding, Directions, Syllogisms and Word Formation.


    SNAP 2020 Cutoff

     SNAP 2020 Expected Cutoff

    The cutoffs are released every year in the month of January. Candidates clearing the cutoffs are eligible for further Selection procedure which includes GD, PI and WAT.The cutoffs depends upon

    • Number of candidates appearing for the exam

    • Level of Difficulty

    • Number of seats available.

    The expected cutoffs are:

    InstituteCutoff
    Symbiosis Institute of Business Management (SIBM, Pune)97
    Symbiosis Institute of Computer Studies & Research (SICSR, Pune)95
    Symbiosis Centre for Management and Human Resource Development (SCMHRD, Pune95-96
    Symbiosis Institute of International Business (SIIB, Pune)92
    Symbiosis Institute of Telecom Management (SITM, Pune)83
    Symbiosis Institute of Media & Communication, Pune (SIMC, Pune)70
    Symbiosis Institute of Operations Management, Nashik (SIOM, Nashik)80
    Symbiosis Centre for Information Technology (SCIT, Pune)75
    Symbiosis Institute of Business Management, Bengaluru (SIBM, Bengaluru)85
    Symbiosis School of Banking and Finance (SSBF, Pune) (Formerly Symbiosis School of Banking Management)65

    SNAP 2020 Result

    SNAP 2020 result will be announced in the month of January 2021. The Scorecard is available on official website. The Scorecard contains Marks and Percentiles of the students,

    How to Download Score Card:

    • Go to the website of http://snaptest.org/ 

    • On homepage click on SNAP Scorecard.

    • You will be directed to the login page where you need to enter Unique ID and Password.

    • After Successful Login you can take a print of your Score Card.


    SNAP 2020 SELECTION PROCESS

    After the applicants clear the SNAP Cutoff, each institute has its own criteria to evaluate the candidate on the basis such as SNAP 2020 Test Score, academic record, overall profile and work experience . GD PI tests candidates’ communication skills, personality and other soft skills. The selection procedure generally starts in the month of February. 

    The overall score is calculated as: 

    SectionScores
    SNAP Score50 marks (150 marks of SNAP Exam are scaled down)
    Group Discussion (GD)10 Marks
    Personal Interview (PI)30 Marks
    Written Ability Test (WAT)10 Marks
    Total100 Marks

    Each institute publish the list of Merit Students on its websites category wise.


    Top Colleges Under SNAP

    Here is a list of Colleges that accept SNAP Scores. The list provides the details of Programme offered. You can check the official websites for notifications for Programme Application.

    InstituteProgrammeKnow More Details
    Symbiosis Institute of Business Management (SIBM, Pune)MBACheck Details
    MBA (Innovation and Entrepreneurship)
    Symbiosis Institute of Computer Studies & Research (SICSR, Pune)MBA (Information Technology)Check Details
    M.Sc. (Computer Applications)
    M.Sc. (System Security)
    Symbiosis Centre for Management and Human Resource Development (SCMHRD, PuneMBACheck Details
    MBA (Infrastructure Management)
    MBA (Business Analytics)
    Symbiosis Institute of International Business (SIIB, Pune)MBA (International Business)Check Details
    MBA (Agri. Business)
    MBA (Energy & Environment)
    Symbiosis Institute of Telecom Management (SITM, Pune)MBA (Telecom Management)Check Details
    Symbiosis Institute of Management Studies (SIMS, Pune)MBACheck Details
    Symbiosis Institute of Media & Communication, Pune (SIMC, Pune)MBA (Communication Management)Check Details
    Symbiosis Institute of Operations Management, Nashik (SIOM, Nashik)MBA (Operations Management)Check Details
    Symbiosis Centre for Information Technology (SCIT, Pune)MBA (Information Technology Business Management)Check Details
    MBA (Data Sciences and Data Analytics)
    Symbiosis Institute of Health Sciences (SIHS, Pune)MBA (Hospital & Healthcare Management)Check Details
    Symbiosis Institute of Business Management, Bengaluru (SIBM, Bengaluru)MBACheck Details
    Symbiosis School for Media & Communication, Bengaluru (SSMC, Bengaluru)MBA (Communication Management)Check Details
    Symbiosis School of Banking and Finance (SSBF, Pune) (Formerly Symbiosis School of Banking Management)MBA (Banking and Finance)Check Details
    Symbiosis Institute of Business Management, Hyderabad (SIBM, Hyderabad)MBACheck Details
    Symbiosis School of Sports Sciences (SSSS, Pune)MBA (Sports Management)Check Details

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Ques. How is SNAP conducted?

    Answer: It is an online exam which is conducted across 90 cities in India.

    Ques. Is there negative marking in SNAP 2020?

    Answer: Yes, 0.25 marks will be deducted for each incorrect answer.

    Ques.  Will negative marking be applied for skipping a question?

    Answer: No marks will be deducted for skipping a question.

    Ques. I have entered incorrect details during registration. Can I make changes? 

    Answer: No , once the registration is done you can not make changes.

    Ques. How is the final selection list prepared?

    Answer: The final list will be prepared considering the candidates performance in SNAP, GD, PI and WAT.

    Ques. How can we download our admit card?

    Answer: You can download your admit card from the official website ( https://www.snaptest.org/.)

    Ques. What is the registration fee for SNAP 2020?

    Answer: The Registration fee is Rs 1750+ GST Gateway Charges. Rs 1000 will be added for each programme application.

    Ques. When are results announced?

    Answer: Results are announced in the month of January every year. Selection process then begins in the month of February.

    Ques. Who can appear for SNAP 2020?

    Answer: Candidates who wish to pursue MBA having scored at least 50 % in graduation can apply.

    Ques. What is the difficulty Level of SNAP 2020?

    Answer: The difficulty level varies from moderate to difficult. Questions are of graduation level that should be fairly easy to apprehend.

    *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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