What is SNAP Test?

SNAP is a compulsory entrance exam for admission to 16 Institutes affiliated to Symbiosis International University, Pune. It stands for Symbiosis National Aptitude Test and is taken for entrance for MBA course of SIU. Symbiosis Institute of Business Management, which is ranked in Top 20 Management Institutes list published by the MHRD-NIRF in 2019, is one of the top MBA colleges which accepts SNAP scores.


  • Graduates belonging to any discipline with at least 50 per cent cumulative (45 per cent for SC/ST/PWD candidates) from a recognized university can apply for SNAP.
  • Final year students may apply for SNAP, given their admission would be on hold till they present clearance from their respective university.
  • International students can also apply, provided they have obtained a certificate of equivalence from the Association of Indian Universities of their graduation from an international university.


Exam Pattern

SNAP 2021 exam date is December 19, 2021 and the exam will be held from 2PM to 3PM as a computer-based test. Symbiosis International University (SIU) Pune conducts SNAP exam each year for admission to its 16 principal Symbiosis MBA colleges.

The last date to apply for SNAP 2021 is November 27, 2021. SNAP exam full form – Symbiosis National Aptitude Test suggests that the exam is meant mainly for admission to Symbiosis Institutes.

Syllabus Overview

Section 1: SNAP Syllabus for General English: Reading Comprehension, Verbal Reasoning, Verbal Ability

Section Highlights: This section contains all the elements of English Language and the major parts included are English Language, Reading Comprehension Passages, Verbal Reasoning and Verbal Ability.

Number of Questions: 30
Normal Questions (MCQs): 30
Special Questions (Non-MCQs):  Nil
Maximum available score: 45 Marks
Sectional Weightage in SNAP Syllabus: 30%

Important Topics in SNAP Exam Syllabus:
Reading Comprehension (RC) Passages: 10-12 Questions
  • 2 RC Passage followed by 10 questions.
  • RC topics are based on Facts, Opinion, Literature, Current Affairs, etc.
  • The SNAP Syllabus on RC passages does not toss difficult questions.
  • RC Based questions are related to the RC passage contents.
Verbal Ability (VA): 20-22 Questions
  • Synonyms, Antonyms, Fill in the Blanks.
  • Idioms, Phrases, Vocabulary usage.
  • Jumbled Paragraphs.
  • Correction of Errors in sentences.
  • Core Grammar usage – Conditionals, Active Passive, Indirect Narration etc.
Verbal Reasoning: 2-4 Questions
  • Critical Reasoning
  • Analogy
  • Identifying Parts of Speech
Section 2: SNAP Syllabus for Quantitative Ability, Data Interpretation, Data Sufficiency

Section Highlights: This section syllabus includes questions on Quantitative Aptitude, Data Interpretation & Data Sufficiency. Although Questions on Data Interpretation are constrained, they sometimes prove extensive than questions on Quant and use major part of the time.

Number of Questions: 35
Normal Questions (MCQs): 30
Special Questions (Non-MCQs):  5
Maximum available score: 40 Marks
Sectional Weightage in SNAP Syllabus: 27%

Major Topics in the SNAP Syllabus are:
Quantitative Ability: 20-24 Questions
  • Number System
  • Arithmetic – Percentage, Profit-Loss, Interest, Time- Speed-Distance, Averages, Ratio etc.
  • Algebra
  • Linear Equations; Quadratic Equations
  • Logarithm
  • Progressions
  • Binomial Theorem
  • Surds and Indices
  • Inequalities
  • Permutation and Combination
  • Probability Functions
  • Set Theory
  • Mixtures and Alligations
  • Geometry
  • Co-ordinate Geometry
  • Trigonometry
  • Mensuration
Data Interpretation, Data Sufficiency: 10-12 Questions
  • Series
  • Graphs-Pie Chart
  • Tables
  • Bar Graph
Section 3: SNAP Syllabus for Current Affairs

Section Highlights: SIU Pune has refurbished the Current Affairs section in SNAP Exam Syllabus and has made it easier for the candidates. The Current Affairs Syllabus in SNAP is limited to the current affairs of last 2 years.

Number of Questions: 20
Normal Questions (MCQs): 20
Special Questions (Non-MCQs):  Nil
Maximum available score: 20 Marks
Sectional Weightage in SNAP Syllabus: 13%

SNAP Syllabus Topics:  Economics, finance, national and international current affairs are a few of the many topics on which questions are placed in this section.

Major topics in SNAP Syllabus are:
  • Business & Economics
  • Personalities & Awards
  • Sports
  • International Events
  • Science & Technology
  • Geography
  • Missions of the Countries
  • Miscellaneous
Section 4: SNAP Syllabus for Analytical and Logical Ability

Section Highlights: This section comprises areas like computing, visualization, articulation, and problem solving, topics. The questions may be in the set or individual ones depending upon the nature of the problem.

Number of Questions: 30
Normal Questions (MCQs): 30
Special Questions (Non-MCQs):  Nil
Maximum available score: 45 Marks
Weightage 30%

Syllabus Topics:  SNAP syllabus contains following important topics in this section.

  • Family Tree – Blood Relations
  • Seating Arrangement
  • Direction Sense
  • Clocks & Calendars
  • Mathematical Reasoning
  • Analogy
  • Series
  • Coding – Decoding
  • Meaningful Word, Matrix
  • Visual reasoning
  • Syllogisms
  • Critical Reasoning
  • Verbal and Miscellaneous Reasoning

SNAP Preparation

The SNAP syllabus is wide enough to trip anyone over. Many topics are added or deleted every year, so it is advisable to go through the syllabus before beginning your preparation to be on the safe side. You could boost your preparation by purchasing preparatory books available in the market or join an institute which helps prepare for SNAP. It would also be good if you can get in touch with someone who has appeared for SNAP before and he/she can give you some key points to ace it.

SNAP syllabus is available to download on various website.

SNAP Exam 2021: Highlights
One of the most important MBA entrance exams – SNAP 2021 has following key highlights:

Test Conducting BodySymbiosis International University (SIU) Pune
Number of MBA colleges under SNAP16 Symbiosis Institutes
Mode of ExamComputer Based Online Exam
SNAP 2021 Test duration60 Minutes
Application ProcessOnline; Simultaneously apply for entrance exam and for institute level Programs
SNAP Registration & Application FeeRs.1950/- (The SNAP registration fee will apply for each exam separately)
SNAP Full FormSymbiosis National Aptitude Test
Expected Cut offs for top Symbiosis Institutes88 to 97 percentile for SIBM Bangalore, Hyderabad, Pune, SCMHRD Pune, SIOM Nashik
Total Questions in the Exam60
Sectional Division of Test3 Sections with different number of Questions in Each Section
Difficulty LevelModerate to Difficult
SNAP 2021 Test Cities90-94

SNAP 2021 Important Dates and Schedule
All the SNAP exam details with important changes have been made available with the release of SNAP notification. The SNAP 2021 important dates were officially announced by SIU Pune. Following are the SNAP dates for registration, admit card and exam:

SNAP Exam Activitiy 2021-2022  Date
SNAP Notification 2021 ReleaseAugust 30, 2021
SNAP Registration start dateAugust 31, 2021
Last date to ApplyNovember 30, 2021 for all the three SNAP exams
SNAP 2021 Exam Registration FeeRs.1950/-
Last date to Pay Exam FeeNovember 30, 2021
Symbiosis Institute Programme Registration  FeeRs.1000/- per programme, per institute
SNAP Admit Card download Starts(On December 4, 2021 (Exam Over)SNAP-2: December 23, 2021 (Exam on Jan 8,2022)SNAP-3: January 3, 2022 (Exam on Jan 16, 2022)
Last date for SNAP Admit Card downloadTill Exam Date
SNAP 2021 Exam Dates, Test Duration and Time1 hour duration exam:SNAP-1: Dec 19, 2021 (From 2PM to 3PM)SNAP-2: Jan 8, 2022 (From 10AM to 11AM)SNAP-3: Jan 16, 2022 (From 10AM to 11AM)  
SNAP 20221 Result dateFebruary 1, 2022

 Top MBA Colleges Accepting SNAP Score

Name of Symbiosis College & LocationMBA Course Fee ( Lakhs)Expected SNAP 2021 Cut off Percentile
SIBM (Symbiosis Institute of Business Management), Pune20.7298
SCMHRD (Symbiosis Centre for Management and Human Resource Development) Pune20.0697
SIIB (Symbiosis Institute of International Business), Pune16.6693
SIBM (Symbiosis Institute of Business Management) Bangalore16.2090
Symbiosis Institute of Operations Management (SIOM) Nashik13.4087 
SICSR (Symbiosis Institute of Computer Studies & Research) Pune  8.5082
SIDTM(Symbiosis Institute of Digital And Telecom Management), Pune 12.5083
SIMS (Symbiosis Institute of Management Studies), Pune   8.5076
SIMC (Symbiosis Institute of Media & Communication) Pune10.7072
SCIT (Symbiosis Centre for Information Technology), Pune12.0075
SIHS (Symbiosis Institute of Health Sciences) Pune  9.4060
SSMC (Symbiosis School for Media & Communication) Bangalore  9.7074
SSBF (Symbiosis School of Banking and Finance), Pune13.6065
SSSS (Symbiosis School of Sports Sciences), Pune  8.0055
SIBM (Symbiosis Institute of Business Management), Hyderabad13.2060
SIBM (Symbiosis Institute Of Business Management) Nagpur13.7055

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