SNAP Exam Guide 2019 | Application Process, Exam Date, Eligibility, Syllabus & Exam Pattern

SNAP Exam Guide 2019

SNAP Exam Guide 2019: Are you preparing for the SNAP exam? Do you want to pursue MBA from Symbiosis? If your answer is yes, then this detailed SNAP Exam guide is for you. Symbiosis International University (SIU), Pune organizes the Symbiosis National Aptitude (SNAP) Online Test every year to facilitate admission to MBA and MSc courses.

SNAP exam will be held on 15 December 2019 from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm. The SNAP application form was released on 16 August 2019. 

SNAP Exam Guide 2019

SIU is one of the most prestigious institutes in the country. It has 16 Symbiosis institutes. The application process for the SNAP exam is fully online. The online application was started on 16 August 2019, and it will end on 23 November 2019.

Before appearing for the exam, you should know about the SNAP Notifictaion 2019 first. Here we are providing a complete guide on important dates, eligibility, SNAP application procedure, exam pattern, syllabus, etc. So you will easily aware of SNAP Notification 2019.

SNAP Exam 2019 Overview

Here you can check the overview of the exam:

Name of the Exam

Symbiosis National Aptitude Online Test


Admission to MBA/MSc Courses in 16 Participating Symbiosis Institutes

Conducting Body

Symbiosis International University (SIU)

Frequency of Exam

Once a Year

SNAP Application Mode


SNAP Application Process

Separate Registration for Exam & Courses (Programs)

Exam Mode


Number of Sections


Total Number of Questions


Maximum Marks


Negative Marking


Official Website

Important Dates For SNAP Exam

The SNAP important dates 2019 are as given below:



Registration Begins

16th August 2019 (Friday)

Last Date to Fill up SNAP Application Form 2019

23rd November 2019 (Saturday)

Last Date to Make Payment of SNAP Application Fee

23rd November 2019 (Saturday)

Release of Admit Card 2019

2nd December 2019 (Monday)

SNAP Online Test 2019

15th December 2019 (Sunday)

Declaration of Result

10th January 2020 (Friday)

Complete List Of SNAP Participating Institutes & Courses Offered

Candidates should also be aware of the SNAP Participating Institutes and the courses/programs offered by them:

Participating Institutes


Symbiosis Institute of Business Management

(SIBM, Pune)

a. MBA

b. MBA (Leadership and Strategy)

c. MBA (Innovation and Entrepreneurship)


Symbiosis Centre for Management and Human Resource Development (SCMHRD, Pune)

a. MBA

b. MBA (Business Analytics)

c. MBA (Infrastructure Development and Management)


Symbiosis Institute of Digital and Telecom Management (SIDTM) (SIDTM, Pune)

a. MBA (Digital and Telecom Management)

Symbiosis Institute of Computer Studies & Research (SICSR, Pune)


a. MBA (Information Technology)

b. M.Sc. (System Security)

c. M.Sc. (Computer Applications)

Symbiosis Institute of International Business

(SIIB, Pune)

a. MBA (International Business)

b. MBA (Energy & Environment)

c. MBA (Agri-Business)

Symbiosis Institute of Management Studies

(SIMS, Pune)

         a. MBA

Symbiosis Institute of Operations Management

(SIOM, Nashik)

          a. MBA (Operations Management)

Symbiosis Institute of Health Sciences (SIHS, Pune)

         a. MBA (Hospital & Healthcare Management)

         b. Master Of Public Health (MPH)

Symbiosis School of Media & Communication, Bengaluru (SSMC, Bengaluru)

          a. MBA (Communication Management)

Symbiosis Institute of Media & Communication, Pune (SIMC, Pune)

         a. MBA (Communication Management)

Symbiosis Centre for Information Technology (SCIT, Pune)

         a. MBA (Information Technology Business Management)

         b. MBA (Data Science and Data Analytics)

Symbiosis Institute of Business Management, Bengaluru (SIBM, Bengaluru)

          a. MBA

          b. MBA (Family Managed Business & Entrepreneurship)

         c. MBA (Quantitative Finance)

         d. MBA (Business Analytics)

Symbiosis School of Banking and Finance (SSBF, Pune)

          a. MBA (Banking and Finance)

Symbiosis School of Sports Sciences (SSSS, Pune)

          a. MBA (Sports Sciences)

Symbiosis Institute of Business Management, Hyderabad (SIBM, Hyderabad)

          a. MBA

Symbiosis Institute of Business Management, Nagpur (SIBM, Nagpur)

         a. MBA

Eligibility Criteria SNAP Exam

Before applying for the SNAP 2019, you should know about the eligibility criteria. Make sure that you have met all criteria before online application.

  • You should be a graduate from a recognized/statutory University or Institution with a minimum of 50% or equivalent grade. If you are from SC/ST category, then you must have a minimum of 45% marks or equivalent grade.
  • If you are a final year graduate student then you can also apply for the exam. But your admission will be provisional. If you do not fulfill the above criteria, your admission will be canceled.
  • You have to meet the eligibility criteria of your desired program, as set by the institute.
  • There is no age limit to appear for SNAP.
  • Foreign Nationals/NRI/PIO/OCI candidates can also apply.

SNAP Application Form

The application form is fully online. You should follow the steps as under to apply for the exam:

  • 1st Step: You have to visit the official website –
  • 2nd Step: You should click on “Apply Now.”
  • 3rd Step: You will see that a new page is opened. You have to click on the “Register” button under ‘New User? Register Here’.
  • 4th Step: You should read the instructions carefully and then check the box against the statement saying that you agree to the terms and conditions.
  • 5th Step: Now you should click on the “I Agree.”
  • 6th Step: Here, you have to enter your Name, Date of Birth, Mobile Number, Email ID, and Category.
  • 7th Step: In this step, you have to select your test city preferences. You can choose up to three cities.
  • 8th Step: You should upload a current passport size photo of yourself (not older than three months). The photograph should be between 5 KB to 5 MB.
  • 9th Step: you have to click on “Save & Continue.”
  • 10th Step: You should verify the details and click on “OK.”
  • 11th Step: You will see a new page will open asking you to submit an OTP. The OTP will be sent to the registered mobile number. You have to enter the OTP in the required field and click on “Submit.”
  • 12th Step: You will see a page displaying your SNAP ID, and an Email ID will open. Note the SNAP ID. Then you have to click on “Click Here to Make Payment.” You can also opt to make the payment later.
  • 13th Step: Now, you have to select your mode of payment and pay the SNAP application fee.

After completion of the online payment process, you need to register and choose the courses/programs and institutes you want to get admission. You have to pay a separate fee of Rs 1000 per course per institute for this.

Application Fee For SNAP Exam

The SNAP application fee is Rs 1750.

You can be paid online through various online or offline mode through:

  • Billdesk Payment Gateway
  • Easebuzz Payment Gateway
  • Indian Bank Payment Gateway
  • Demand Draft (from any Nationalized Bank in favor of “Symbiosis Test Secretariat” payable at Pune)

You should apply for the exam at the earliest in order to avoid any issue due to high traffic to the official website at the last moment.

Exam Pattern

You should note that the SNAP exam pattern changes frequently. This year SNAP exam contains objective type questions. These are

  • 105 Normal Questions (MCQs with four options),
  • 5 Special Questions (which will have blanks to be filled using a virtual keyboard).

Check the different sections of the exam, number of questions, and marking scheme from the below table:


Number of Questions & Marks per Question

Maximum Marks

General English: Reading Comprehension, Verbal Reasoning, Verbal Ability

Normal Questions: 34 each carrying 1.5 marks


Analytical & Logical Reasoning

Normal Questions: 36 each carrying 1.5 marks


Quantitative, Data Interpretation & Data Sufficiency

Normal Questions: 35 each carrying one mark

Special Questions: 5 each carrying two marks





You should keep in mind the following points about the paper pattern:

  • The exam is online and computer-based.
  • The total time duration is 2 hours.
  • Your .25 marks will be deducted for every wrong answer.

Admit Card

SNAP admit card will be published on 2nd December 2019. You can easily download it from the official website of SNAP. You can easily download your hall ticket till 15th December 2019.

You should download the hall ticket as earliest as possible to avoid last minutes rush. Because without the admit card, the authorities will not allow you to enter the exam hall. Also, the admit card is needed for GE-PIWAT processes.

SNAP Result & Further Rounds

The SNAP result in 2019 will be declared in the online mode. You will able to download your SNAP scorecard PDF from the official website. The authority will declare the result on 10th January 2020. You have to log in to their website using your SNAP ID and Password.

Every Institute will release a list of shortlisted candidates. These shortlisted candidates will have to appear for the following rounds:

  • Group Exercise (GE)
  • Personal Interaction (PI)
  • Writing Ability Test (WAT)

You have passed all round for final admission.

Merit List & Final Selection For SNAP Exam

Every institute will publish SNAP merit lists based on the performance of the candidates in all the rounds of the selection process and according to category. You should know that the final list will be prepared by considering various factors as below.

  • 50% weightage will be given to SNAP Online Test,
  • 30% to Personal Interaction,
  • 10% to Group Exercise,
  • 10% to Writing Ability Test.

We have covered a detailed guide on SNAP Exam Guide 2019. Feel free to ask us any questions related to the notification in the comment section below.

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