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SNAP 2019

Last Updated - December 16, 2017

Symbiosis National Aptitude Test 2019 or SNAP 2019 is a national level qualifying exam conducted by the Symbiosis International University (SIU) annually. It is a gateway for admitting individuals into various MBA programs offered by the management colleges that are affiliated to the university. There are 15 Symbiosis institutes which accept SNAP score.  

Some key features of SNAP 2019 are stated below:

  • SNAP 2019 notification will be available on the official website i.e.
  • Students must have a Bachelor’s degree in any discipline with 50% marks (45% for reserved category) to fulfil the minimum SNAP eligibility norms.
  • SNAP 2019 will be held in the 3rd week of December 2019 in a single session.
  • SNAP 2019 Registration will begin from August 2019.
  • The exam will consist of 150 objective type questions and will be held in the online mode. Check SNAP Exam Pattern
  • SNAP 2019 Result will be declared in the 4th week of December 2019.
  • Candidates who qualify the exam will be called for Group Exercise, Personal Interview and Written Ability Test (GE- PIWAT).

SNAP scores are used for admitting candidates for around 2257 seats in the 15 institutes associated with the university. The top 3 institutes under SNAP are SIBM (Pune), SCMHRD (Pune) and SIIB (Pune). Every year around 50,000 students apply for this exam. The details about the admission process and other updates of SNAP are mentioned in this article.

SNAP 2019 Highlights

Exam NameSymbiosis National Aptitude Test 2019
Conducting BodySymbiosis International University (SIU)
Exam TypeNational Level
Periodicity of examAnnually
Minimum eligibility criteriaGraduation in any field with 50% aggregate in qualifying exam
Objective of examAdmission to MBA courses offered by the participating institutes
Exam Date3rd week of December 2019
Mode of ApplicationOnline
Duration of Exam2 hours

SNAP 2019 Important Dates

The schedule proposed for SNAP 2019 is given below. The important dates regarding admission process will be available on the official website of the management test.

Commencement of SNAP 2019 Registration2nd week of August 2019
Last date for filling SNAP Application Form4th week of November 2019
Last date for paying application fee4th week of November 2019
Availability of SNAP 2019 Admit Card1st week of December 2019
SNAP 2019 Exam Date3rd week of December 2019
SNAP 2019 Result Date4th week of December 2019
Commencement of Shortlisting for GE- PIWAT3rd week of January 2020
GE- PIWAT rounds will be conducted in1st week of February 2020
Release of SNAP 2019 Final Merit List4th week of February 2020

SNAP 2019 Eligibility Criteria

The eligibility criteria for SNAP 2019 is as set up by the conducting university. Aspirants should make sure that they fulfil the minimum eligibility norms for the MBA courses before applying for the entrance exam. The eligibility criteria for SNAP 2019 are given below.


  • Students must be a citizen of India to be able to appear for SNAP 2019.
  • Foreign nationals are also eligible to apply and will be admitted through a separate admission process.

Age Limit

  • There is no age limit prescribed for the management test by the SIU.

Academic Qualification

  • Participants must have a graduation degree in any stream with a minimum aggregate of 50% (45% for reserved category).
  • Those who are appearing for the final exam of the qualifying degree are also eligible to apply.

SNAP 2019 Application Form

SNAP 2019 Application Forms can be filled by students interested to pursue the various MBA programs through the online mode only. SNAP Application process will begin from August and will conclude by November 2019. Basic details like personal information and educational qualifications have to be filled in the application form. SNAP online registration and application process consists of 3 steps which are given below:

  • Registration by entering personal details to create user’s login account.
  • Payment of application fee via online or offline mode.
  • Fill online Registration Form (Part 2)

How to fill SNAP 2019 Application Form Online?

Aspirants can follow the steps give below to apply online for the SIU entrance exam:

  1. Visit the official website i.e.
  2. Click on “ New Register” button and click ‘I Agree’
  3. Fill your personal, educational, and other details (Part 1)
  4. Click ‘Save and Continue’ to receive and OTP on mobile number and email id
  5. Enter OTP and submit
  6. You will receive a SNAP ID & Password via email and SMS
  7. Pay the application fee through either online mode (INR 1750) or Demand Draft (INR 2065)
  8. Proceed to Online Registration Form (Part 2) to choose programmes and colleges.

Application Fee

Individuals must pay the application fees of INR 1750 for students of all categories. It can be submitted via online and offline mode. The process for paying the fees by each mode is given below:

  • Online mode: Applicants can remit the fees either by Net Banking, Debit or Credit Card.
  • Offline mode: Students can also pay by Demand Draft of the requisite amount drawn in favour of ‘Symbiosis Test Secretariat’ payable at Pune.
Payment ModeFees
Online modeINR 1750
Demand DraftINR 2065

Note: Applicants have to pay INR 1000 for each program that they have applied for in the desired institute. If they wish to pay through a DD, then they must pay INR 1180.

  • After filling SNAP Application Form, take the print out and send it to the following address –

Symbiosis Test Secretariat
Symbiosis International University
Gram: Lavale, Tal: Mulshi, Dist.: Pune – 412115
Phone: 020-39116226/ 27, Tele fax: 020-39116228

SNAP 2019 Registration for Foreign Nationals

SNAP 2019 Registration shall be open for foreign nationals as well. Symbiosis International University will curate a central merit list for all the registered applicants. The application procedure for such aspirants includes SNAP 2019 Application form filling, Document Verification and Generation of SNAP 2019 Merit List.

Once the application forms are submitted, students will have to apply to the participating institutes as preferred by them. They will have to register via the official website of the particular business school. The institutes that admit participants on the basis of SNAP 2019 scores will be mentioned in the application form.

SNAP 2019 Admit Card

SNAP 2019 Admit Card will be available 2 weeks prior to the exam. These hall tickets should be downloaded latest by the exam date from the official website. Every individual should have a copy of the hall ticket so as to be able to appear for the management entrance test. Steps to download SNAP 2019 Admit Card are given below:

  • Log on to the official website of SNAP i.e.
  • Click on the link ‘Download Admit Card’.
  • Enter the User ID, Password and security code and click on ‘login’.
  • SNAP Admit Card 2019 will appear on the screen.
  • Go through all the details carefully and take 2-3 print outs of it.

SNAP 2019 Exam Centers

SNAP 2019 will be conducted in 102 cities across India. Test takers will have to mention 3 cities preferred by them as their exam center in the application form. The final exam center allotted to participant will be specified in the admit card.

SNAP 2019 Exam Pattern

SNAP 2019 is a computer based test conducted in the English language only. The question paper will have only objective questions. Duration of exam will be 2 hours and sectional time limit will not be applicable.

  • The paper will be divided into 4 sections- Logical Reasoning, Quantitative Ability, Verbal Ability and General Awareness.
  • A total of 150 questions will be asked in the exam.
  • Every correct answer will be awarded +1 mark while a penalty of 0.25 marks will be charged for wrong answers.
Mode of examOnline
Type of questionsObjective
Number of questions150
Sections in paper4 (Logical Reasoning, Quantitative Ability, Verbal Ability and General Awareness)
Maximum Marks150
Marking Scheme+1 mark for every correct answer
Negative markingYes, 1/4th mark will be deducted for each incorrect answer
Duration of exam2 hours
Medium of languageEnglish

Read More SNAP 2019 Exam Pattern

SNAP 2019 Syllabus

In SNAP 2019, the questions asked are of 10+2 level covering a multitude of topics. The important topics that participants should study well according to each section are represented in the table below:

General AwarenessLogical ReasoningVerbal AbilityQuantitative Aptitude
Entertainment Politics Current affairs World events Finance & Economy Social issues Science & Tech History, Geography Books & AuthorsCritical reasoning Coding and decoding puzzles Blood relations Syllogisms ArrangementSentence correction Antonyms Fill in the blanks Idioms Syllogisms Analogies Contextual usageSimple and Compound interest Venn diagram HCF & LCM Trigonometry Ratios and Proportion Number system Charts and tables

SNAP 2019 Result

SNAP 2019 Result will be declared by the last week of December 2019. The results will be announced on the official SNAP website in the form of a scorecard. These scorecards will contain the sectional and scaled marks obtained by individuals in the exam. SNAP scorecard is valid for only the academic year of 2019- 2020. SNAP 2019 results can be checked by following these steps:

  • Log on to the official SNAP website.
  • Select the option of ‘Result’.
  • Enter your SNAP ID and Password to know the result.
  • In your profile, you will see an option to view and download the scorecard.
  • Download the scorecard and take print out for future reference.

After the results are declared, the participating institutes will publish a merit list based on the performance of applicants. It will specify the names of applicants who have been shortlisted for GE- PIWAT rounds. The selected students must attend these rounds as per the schedule proposed by the concerned institute.

SNAP 2019 Selection Procedure

SNAP is held for admissions into PG management programs offered by the Symbiosis International University and the institutes affiliated with it. After the results are announced, each participating institute will announce its individual SNAP Cut Off.

Aspirants who secure the minimum cut off marks will have to participate in Group Exercise, Personal Interaction, and Writing Ability Test (GE – PIWAT) rounds. These rounds will likely be held from February 2020. Individuals who wish to be admitted in the SIU colleges will have to attend all rounds of GE-PIWAT. These rounds are explained in brief below:

  • Group Exercise: This round assesses the ability of candidates to apply logic and reasons. It brings out the individual’s ability to take decisions and his management skills are highlighted. This round will be marked out of 10 marks.
  • Written Ability Test: Applicants will be asked to write an essay which will have a weightage of 10 marks. The essay can be related to a business management topic or any other related topic.
  • Personal Interaction: This is the most crucial part of the selection procedure. The aspirant’s overall personality and confidence will be evaluated. Students must confidently answer questions related to their own academic area and work experience. It will carry a total of 30 marks.

SNAP 2019 Merit List

The final merit list will be prepared by each participating college separately. All the components of the management exam will be taken into consideration while drawing the merit list. Candidates selected via the merit list will be eligible for admission in the respective colleges. The final merit list is prepared on the following basis:

General Exercise10
Personal Interaction30
Writing Ability Test10
SNAP score (scaled down)50



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