SNAP 2019

SNAP 2019: Exam Date, Registration, Preparation Syllabus and Pattern
Updated on April 13, 2019


SNAP 2019 Exam date is December 15, 2019. SNAP exam 2019 will be held from 2PM to 4PM as a computer based test. Symbiosis International University (SIU) Pune conducts SNAP exam annually for admission to its 15 constituent Symbiosis MBA colleges. The SNAP 2019 exam registration opens in the last week of August. The last date to apply for SNAP 2019 is the last week of November 2019. SNAP exam full form is Symbiosis National Aptitude Test.


SNAP 2019 exam Admit Card is available for download till the SNAP 2019 exam date and is to be downloaded from SNAP 2019 website. The SNAP exam pattern has changed. Now the SNAP exam 2019 will consist of 110 MCQs and 20 Non-MCQs with 25% negative marking.

As revealed with the SNAP exam full form, Symbiosis National Aptitude Online Test - SNAP 2019 is the common, mandatory MBA entrance test for admission to all the 15 Symbiosis Institutes affiliated to Symbiosis International University (SIU) Pune. The list of SNAP score accepting colleges includes some of the top MBA colleges in the country like Symbiosis Institute of Business Management (SIBM) Pune which is ranked among top 20 management institutes in MHRD-NIRF Ranking 2019.


Candidates aspiring to join MBA / MSc (CA) / MSc (SS) programmes offered by the Symbiosis Institutes have to appear for the SNAP entrance exam 2019. To appear in SNAP 2019 exam, one has to register for SNAP Test & also register for the institutes offering his/ her choice of programmes by paying separate programmes registration fees. If shortlisted, he/she would need to attend the GE-PIWAT process conducted by each of these institutes individually. The registration process for SNAP exam and institutes is now simplified. Aspirants can now complete the SNAP exam 2019 as well as Institute programme registrations in the same portal


SNAP Exam 2019: Highlights
One of the most important MBA entrance exams – SNAP 2019 has following key highlights:

SNAP Exam Conducting Body
Symbiosis International University (SIU) Pune
Number of MBA colleges under SNAP 2019
15 Symbiosis Institutes
Mode of SNAP 2019 exam
Computer Based Online Exam
Applicatiion Process
Simultaneously apply for SNAP exam and for Programmes
SNAP Exam Application Fee
Rs.1750/- (Under Revision)
SNAP Exam Full Form
Symbiosis National Aptitude Test
SNAP Score cut offs for top Symbiosis Institutes
88 to 97 for SIBM Bangalore, Hyderabad, Pune, SCMHRD Pune, SIOM Nashik
Total Questions in SNAP Exam
Sectional Division of SNAP 2019
4 Sections with different number of Questions in Each Section
SNAP Exam Difficulty Level
Moderate to Difficult
SNAP exam application process

SNAP 2019 Important Dates and Schedule
All the SNAP Exam details are made available with the release of SNAP notification. The SNAP 2019 important dates will be officially announced by SIU Pune in the last week of August. As per the past trends, the expected SNAP exam date 2019 and all other SNAP dates for exam related activities are as under:

SNAP 2019 Exam Dates 
SNAP 2019 Notification Release
August 25, 2019
SNAP 2019 Date for Registration start
August 28, 2019
SNAP 2019 Last date to Apply
November 25, 2019
SNAP 2019 Last date to Pay Exam Fee
November 27, 2019
SNAP 2019 start date for Admit Card download
December 1, 2019
SNAP 2019 last date for Admit Card download
December 15, 2019
SNAP Exam Date 2019
December 15, 2019 Sunday from 2PM to 4 PM
SNAP 2019 result date
January 10, 2020

SNAP 2019 Exam Details: Exam Pattern, Sections, Question paper-Key changes
In 2017, SNAP changed its exam format as Computer Based Test from earlier Paper Based Test. The very next year in 2018, SNAP exam pattern was changed again with introduction of special questions. The SNAP 2019 exam structure, if not changed is expected to remain on last year pattern which is as under:

SNAP Exam Details & Pattern
SNAP 2019 Exam Structure (As per last year pattern)
SNAP 2017 Exam Structure
Total Questions in SNAP Entrance Exam
Sectional Composition of Questions in SNAP exam 2019
English-35; QA & DI-35; Reasoning-35; Current Affairs-25
English-40; QA & DI-40; Reasoning-40; Current Affairs-30
Normal Questions (MCQ Type)
Special Questions (Non-MCQ Type)
SNAP Scoring Pattern (Normal Questions)
+1 Mark for Each Correct Answer of Normal Questions (110 MCQs)
+1 Mark for Each Correct Answer of all the 150 questions
SNAP Scoring Pattern (Special Questions)
+2 Marks for Each Correct Answer of Special Questions (20 Non MCQs)
Negative Marking in SNAP
-0.25 Mark for each wrong answer of Normal Question
-0.50 Mark for each wrong answer of Special Question
-0.25 Mark for each wrong answer of all the 150 questions
Choice of Answer Options (Normal Questions)
4 for Normal Questions only
4 for all the questions
Choice of Answer Options (Special Questions)
No Choice. Must Write the answer in the given space on computer screen using virtual key board
No Such Question appeared
Number of SNAP Test Cities

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SNAP Exam 2019: What Has Not Changed?

  • No Change in Time Duration. Remains 2 Hours Computer based test
  • No Change in Number of Sections. SNAP 2019 has 4 sections as before
  • No Change in Maximum Marks which remain 150.
  • No Change in Ratio of Negative Marking for Wrong Answer. It remains 25%

Traditionally, SIU Pune has kept the SNAP Exam Date as third Sunday of December every year and going by this trend the SNAP 2019 date of exam is December 15. The test cities for SNAP exam 2019 are reduced to 92.


How to Apply for SNAP Exam 2019?
SNAP 2019 application process starts in the last week of August 2019. The last date to apply for SNAP is November 25, 2019. You can register for SNAP 2019 online on the official SNAP 2019 Exam website and can pay the SNAP exam fee of Rs.1750/- either online or through Demand Draft. The SNAP 2019 exam registration fee includes the fee for SNAP exam application form and for registration. 


Step by Step SNAP 2019 Registration Process
SNAP 2019 Registration and Application form can be filled up in four steps:

  • Step-1: Register as New User & Fill in Personal Details
  • Step-2: Make Payment of Rs.1750/- online or by DD
  • Step-3: Register for MBA programmes of preferred Symbiosis Institutes
  • Step-4: Make Payment for Symbiosis MBA Programmes Application Fee

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MBA Colleges Accepting SNAP Exam Score
15 Symbiosis MBA colleges in India accept SNAP score 2019 for MBA admission 2020. All the MBA colleges in India accepting SNAP score are affiliated to Symbiosis International University, Pune.  These Symbiosis institutes offer SIU University MBA degree in different streams. All these Symbiosis institutes SNAP 2019 cut offs in these MBA colleges accepting SNAP scores will vary from institute to institute. Apart from the overall SNAP cut offs, the SNAP accepting colleges also consider sectional SNAP cut offs in shortlisting the candidates. Following are the MBA colleges accepting SNAP exam score:

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SNAP Accepting MBA college & City
SIBM (Symbiosis Institute of Business Management), Pune
SCMHRD (Symbiosis Centre for Management and Human Resource Development) Pune
SIIB (Symbiosis Institute of International Business), Pune
SIBM (Symbiosis Institute of Business Management) Bangalore
Symbiosis Institute of Operations Management (SIOM) Nashik
SICSR (Symbiosis Institute of Computer Studies & Research) Pune
SITM (Symbiosis Institute of Telecom Management), Pune 
SIMS (Symbiosis Institute of Management Studies), Pune 
SIMC (Symbiosis Institute of Media & Communication)Pune
SCIT (Symbiosis Centre for Information Technology), Pune
SIHS (Symbiosis Institute of Health Sciences) Pune
SSMC (Symbiosis School for Media & Communication) Bangalore
SSBF (Symbiosis School of Banking and Finance), Pune
SSSS (Symbiosis School of Sports Sciences), Pune
SIBM (Symbiosis Institute of Business Management), Hyderabad

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How to Prepare for SNAP Exam?
SNAP 2019 Preparation guide how to start SNAP preparation at home as per the revised SNAP exam pattern, is focused on following points when you start your SNAP 2019 exam preparation:

  • SNAP Exam Pattern: You must be aware about the Changed SNAP 2019 exam pattern
  • SNAP 2019 Syllabus: Important topics & Changes
  • Choose the best Books for SNAP preparation
  • Plan your SNAP Preparation Time
  • How to start SNAP preparation at home?
  • How to prepare for SNAP in 6 months, 3 months or 2 months?
  • How to prepare for SNAP without coaching and with self study?
  • SNAP Preparation with Coaching-Key benefits
  • Solve SNAP Previous Test papers & Mocks: How to attempt and analyse? 
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SNAP Test: Salient features about SNAP Exam
Let’s look at some of the salient features of SNAP Test 2019:


Gateway to 15 Symbiosis MBA colleges: SNAP 2019 is the only exam, the scores of which are accepted by all the 15 Symbiosis institute across the country for MBA admission. Some of the top MBA colleges accepting SNAP test scores are SIBM Pune, SCMHRD Pune, SIIB Pune, SIBM Bangalore among others.


Moderate Difficulty Level: SNAP 2019 exam is a moderate difficulty level test with 110 MCQs and 20 Non-MCQ divided in four core sections of  General English; Quantitative, Data Interpretation and Data sufficiency; Current Affairs; Analytical & Logical Reasoning. The duration of the exam is 2 hours.


No Sectional Cutoff: SNAP Test scores are declared out of 150 marks scaled down to 50. It does not have sectional cut off. So it offers you the opportunity to play on your strength be it Quants, LR/DI or English and maximize the score. However, qualifying score in each of the 4 sections has to be obtained.


Leads to University MBA degree: All the SNAP exam accepting Symbiosis institutes are affiliated to Symbiosis International University (SIU) Pune and as such award University MBA degree which is recognized worldwide.


SNAP, Similar to CAT, XAT, CMAT, NMAT: SNAP 2019 exam will be an online computer-based test on the pattern of CAT, XAT, CMAT, NMAT. As per the past trends, it is expected that SNAP 2019 will have lower difficulty level than CAT and XAT and similar difficulty level with NMAT and CMAT.


Single day, Single session exam: SNAP 2019 Exam is a single day, single session exam of two hours duration which does not require equating the scores as per the difficulty level across different sessions and the merit list is prepared straight forward like XAT and CMAT.


Low Cost Exam: SNAP is the low cost MBA entrance exam as it provides admission opportunity in 15 Symbiosis B-schools with the SNAP registration and application fee of Rs.1750/-. SNAP exam, SNAP Registration and SNAP exam application fee taken together comes to little above than Rs.100 per Symbiosis MBA college.


Simplified Application Process: You can apply to Symbiosis Institutes through SNAP Application Form. Aspirants can now apply for the programmes in each Symbiosis Institute through the SNAP exam portal by paying the Institute application fee of Rs.1000/- per programme.  


Symbiosis National Aptitude (SNAP) Test is an important National Level MBA Entrance test for MBA admission in 15 Symbiosis MBA colleges accepting SNAP 2019 score. It is considered as one of the major entrance exams after CAT and XAT.  


Some of the top MBA colleges in India like Symbiosis Institute of Management (SIBM), Pune; SIIB Pune; SCMHRD Pune, SIBM Bangalore among others accept only SNAP Test scores for MBA admission.


Thousands of MBA aspirants will register and apply and will test their skills on SNAP 2019 Exam Date on Sunday December 15, 2019 for admission to various Symbiosis institutes. Symbiosis International University (SIU) Pune, the authority which conducts Symbiosis National Aptitude Test (SNAP) exam, will release the SNAP 2019 Notification in last week of August 2019. will continue to update this page to highlight latest dates and other exam announcements. So bookmark this page for your SNAP 2019 exam preparation.

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Exam dates and schedule

  • Notification date: 25-08-2019 10:00 AM (Tentative)
    Registration – Online: 28-08-2019 10:00 AM to 25-11-2019 11:30 PM (Tentative)
    Admit Card Release: 01-12-2019 10:00 AM to 15-12-2019 02:00 PM (Tentative)
    Exam Date & Timings- Online: Sunday, December 15, 2019 - 14:00 to 16:00 (Tentative)
    Result: 10-01-2020 10:00 AM (Tentative)

SNAP toppers

Rajat Tomar , Uttar Pradesh
SNAP 2016 - 98.10 Percentile ....
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Madhur Mehta, Bhuj
SNAP 2016 - 99.23 Percentile ....
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Akshay Kumar Singh, Bihar
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Sourav Dutta, Jamshedpur
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SNAP 2018 Eligibility

SNAP 2018 Eligibility Criteria comprise two major Eligibility requirements – the first one is the eligibility criteria to appear in SNAP 2018 exam on December 16, 2018 and the other one is the individual eligibility criteria for admission to 15 Symbiosis Institutes. Symbiosis International University (SIU), Pune has announced the SNAP 2018 Eligibility Criteria and the eligibility criteria to apply for admission in each of the 15 Symbiosis Institutes.   


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SNAP 2018 Registration

SNAP 2018 Registration and application process closes on November 28, 2018. The last date of SNAP registration has been extended to Nov 28 from earlier Nov 26, 2018. You can register for SNAP 2018 online on the SNAP 2018 Exam website and can pay the SNAP exam fee of Rs.1750/- either online or through Demand Draft. The SNAP 2018 exam registration fee includes the fee for SNAP exam application form and for registration. 


SNAP 2018 Registration dates

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SNAP Admit Card 2018

SNAP 2018 Admit card is live now on website. The SNAP Admit Card download is available till SNAP exam day on December 16, 2018. Symbiosis International University (SIU) Pune has released the SNAP 2018 hall ticket on Saturday, December 1. If you have not completed the SNAP 2018 Admit card download, complete it immediately without delay. Please note to carry the SNAP Admit Card to the SNAP exam centre alongwith the photo ID proof. 


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SNAP Answer Key 2018

SNAP Answer Key 2018 are live now! Symbiosis University has released the Official SNAP 2018 Answer Key on December 19, 2018. Official SNAP 2019 Question Paper is also available with your login ID and Password at SNAP website. SNAP Objection Form is also available incase you want to dispute answer to any question.


You can check the SNAP Answer Keys by following simple steps explained below.


However, unlike CAT where IIM Calcutta had released CAT 2018 Response Sheet for each candidate, SNAP hasn’t published a candidate’s responses/answers.


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SNAP 2018 Exam Pattern

SNAP 2018 exam pattern has been overhauled. Symbiosis International University (SIU) has brought about number of major changes in SNAP 2018 exam structure and to a large extent SNAP has moved on the lines of CAT exam. With effect from 2018, SNAP will not only consists of Objective Type MCQ questions but will also have Non MCQs.


Some of the important changes introduced in SNAP 2018 testing pattern are as below:

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SNAP 2018 Exam Syllabus

SNAP 2018 Exam on December 16, 2018 will be of 2 hours duration computer based online test. SNAP Syllabus 2018 covers the sectional test composition, number of questions, type of questions, important topics, scoring pattern in SNAP Test.


SNAP exam syllabus contains:

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SNAP Previous Test papers

On December 16, 2018, Symbiosis International University (SIU) Pune will conduct SNAP 2018 Online Computer Based SNAP Test. Symbiosis National Aptitude Test (SNAP) 2018 is to be held in 92 test cities in India for admission to MBA 2019-21 in 15 Symbiosis Management institutes including SIBM Pune. To help SNAP 2018 aspirants prepare better in the changed online SNAP exam structure, experts at have prepared SNAP Previous test papers with answer keys.  


SNAP previous year test papers

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SNAP Exam Analysis

SNAP Exam Analysis 2018 will be published by immediately after the SNAP 2018 exam is over on December 16. The SNAP 2018 exam analysis will reflect the SNAP exam pattern, key changes and ideal attempts to improve your scores. During the last two years since SNAP has changed its exam pattern by awarding the equal marks to every question and reduced the weightage to Reasoning section, it is expected that the SNAP exam 2018 analysis will reflect a changed difficulty level and twisted type of questions among other things.


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SNAP Vs Other MBA Entrance Exams

What is the difference between SNAP and NMAT by GMAC Entrance Exams? Which one is better NMAT or SNAP? Based on my searches related to SNAP Vs NMAT, which one should I choose SNAP or NMAT? These are the common queries raised by the MBA aspirants seeking admission in one of 15 Symbiosis Colleges accepting SNAP exam score and seeking admission in NMIMS Mumbai and other 20 MBA institutes accepting NMAT by GMAC score.


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SNAP Preparation

SNAP Preparation for SNAP 2018 exam on December 16, 2018, with an aim to get admission in one of the top 15 Symbiosis MBA colleges must be started well in advance as per the revised SNAP exam pattern. In view of the experts and past SNAP Test toppers, the preparation for SNAP exam must be well defined. A key component in SNAP 2018 preparation strategy is your SNAP preparation time.


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SNAP 2018 Exam Cities

SNAP 2018 exam will be conducted in 92 cities all over India. A candidate can choose the test city from the following list of 92 cities:


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SNAP Result 2018

SNAP 2018 Result is out! Symbiosis International University (SIU) Pune has declared SNAP 2019 exam result with SNAP card on January 10, 2019 at 4 PM. The SNAP score card is live for download from SNAP official website. To know how to download SNAP 2018 score card follow the steps shared below.  With the declaration of SNAP exam result, all the 15 Symbiosis Institutes will start shortlisting students for final selection process individually. SIU had earlier announced to declare the SNAP 2018 Result in the 2nd week of January 2019.

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SNAP 2018 Percentile Predictor

SNAP 2018 Exam date is December 16, 2018. SNAP has gone online with the test duration of 2 hours from 2PM to 4PM. SNAP is considered a lengthy exam with 150 questions with 4 sections and carrying individual sectional cut offs and to be solved in 2 hours time.


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SNAP Cutoff 2018

SNAP Exam 2018 result has been declared on January 10, 2019 at 4 PM. SNAP 2018 exam scores will lead to MBA admission 2019 in 15 Symbiosis institutes. You can download your SNAP 2018 score card from official SNAP website.

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