Exam Detail

SNAP Symbiosis National Aptitude Test

  • Test Level-: National Level
  •     Eligibility-: Graduation
  • Duration-:2 Hours
  • Stream-: Management
  • Medium-: English
  • Examination Mode-: Offline
  • Total Questions-: 150

Test Pattern

SNAP Test is an objective test. Each question has 4 responses out of which one is correct. Each wrong answer attracts 25% negative marks. The duration of the test is 120 minutes (2 hours).

S. No. Sections Questions / Marks
1 General English: Reading Comprehension, Verbal Reasoning, Verbal Ability 40
2 Quantitative, Data Interpretation & Data Sufficiency 40
3 Current Affairs (of last 2 years) 30
4 Analytical & Logical Reasoning 40
  Total 150

Candidates qualifying successfully in the SNAP 2016 written examination will be further called for Group Exercise, Personal Interaction and Written Ability Test on the basis of SNAP 2016 percentile scored. All the participating institutes will publish their separate category wise SNAP 2016 Cut off at their respective websites. The total weightage given to different processes for SNAP 2016 Merit list preparation is explained in the chart below:

Weightage for SNAP merit list preparation

It is mandatory for the shortlisted candidates to appear for GE, PI & WAT to be eligible for admission to any PG program of Symbiosis International University (SIU). Candidates who fail to appear for any of the components/tests of GE-PI-WAT will be disqualified.

Group Exercise

Candidates are marked out of 10 for the process of group exercise.The main aim of Group Exercise in SNAP Selection Process to test candidates for aptitude of Reasoning, strong decision-making power, initiative and other Managerial Skills.

Written Ability Test

The candidates have to appear for the written ability test of 10 marks as an important component of the SNAP Selection Process. Candidates are required to write an essay on any common or business related topic. It is meant to test the writing skills of candidates along with their knowledge of various topics.

Personal Interaction

The personal interaction round carries 30 marks. Candidates are judged on various parameters of confidence & overall personality, a creative thought process and an innovative bent of mind. The questions will be based on candidates’ past academic performance, any prior voluntary work he may have done and other achievements. The panel intends to determine candidates’ ability to fit into the college atmosphere and their overall aptitude.

SNAP 2016 Registration

Candidates can apply online for SNAP 2016 till November 25, 2016.  SNAP 2016 Registration includes 2 steps :-

  1. Registration for Symbiosis National Aptitude Test (SNAP 2016)
  2. Registration to the Participating colleges for GI, PI & WAT Rounds.

SNAP 2016 Application Form

Application Form for SNAP is available at the Symbiosis International University (SIU) official website. Last date to apply is November 25, 2016. The step-wise procedure to complete SNAP registration is explained in the flow chart given below:


SNAP 2016 Exam Fee

The application fee is Rs 1500. Along with exam fee, candidates have to pay an additional amount of Rs 1000 for Institutes’ registration. They can remit fee via following mode :-

  • Credit Card
  • Net banking
  • Cash Payment
  • Demand Draft

SNAP 2016 Registration for Foreign Candidates

SNAP 2016 is also open to Foreign Candidates. However, the registration and admission process for International candidates are different than the regular procedure. SIU prepares a central Merit List for all the registered candidates. The merit list finalises the admission of the candidate. The Registration and Admission Steps for an International Candidate include Application Form filling, Document Verification and Generation of SNAP Merit List.

Registration to institutes for GD & PI

After submission of application form , candidates have to register to the institutes they want to get admission to. For this they have to visit the official website of the institution. Candidates will get a list of institutes of colleges accepting SNAP score in the registration form. The registration fee is Rs 1000. Candidates can check the eligibility, registration procedure in the information brochure

  • Quantitative Ability & Data Interpretation

This section had questions on Probability, pie charts, time and distance, percentages clocks, trigonometry, number theory, Profit Loss, Logarithm, Averages etc.

  • General English

Mostly questions were of type: Reading Comprehension, Vocabulary, Fill in the blanks, Correct Incorrect Sentences

  • General Awareness

Questions on Current affairs, literature, sports, science etc.

  • Logical Reasoning


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  3. English Grammar by Wren and Martin
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  8. A Complete Kit for MBA Entrance Examinations by S.Chand
  9. 40+ Solved Papers MBA Entrances by Arihant
  10. Ramesh Logical and Analytical Reasoning by A.K.Gupta


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  2. The Statesman
  3. The Hindu


  1. Business Today
  2. Business World
  3. Competition Success Review
  4. Business Line by Hindu Group



Give yourself the best chance with these top ten study tips.

  • Give yourself enough time to study. Don't leave it until the last minute
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  • Use flow charts and diagrams
  • Practice on old exams
  • Explain your answers to others
  • Organize study groups with friends
  • Take regular breaks
  • Snack on 'brain food'


SNAP 2016 Cutoff

The Participating Institutes under SNAP will release their SNAP Cut off post the successful conduct of SNAP Test on Dec 18, 2016. Candidates with scores equal to or above than the mentioned cut off will be shortlisted for the selection procedure rounds. The table below explains the cut off trend for the Top SNAP Colleges. The SNAP Cut off of the upcoming exam is expected to follow the same trend as previous years. A score of 98% or above should make it easy for the candidate to get admission into their desired college and the remaining 1% helps to make it to the desired Management Stream. The graph below charts the expected cut-off trend for institutes affiliated with Symbiosis University. 

Expected SNAP 2016 Cut off


SNAP 2016 Reservation

The seat reservation for candidates seeking admission to Symbiosis University is as per the regulations of UGC. SIU provides 3% reservation to the candidates with disabilities. These disability categories include vision impairment, hearing impairment, locomotors disabilities, mental retardation, multiple disabilities and Dyslexia.

The reservation of seats for different categories in SNAP 2016 is given in the table below:

Category Reservation Percentage
Scheduled Caste 15%
Scheduled Tribes 7.5%
Differently Abled 3%
Kashmiri Migrants (Supernumerary) 2 seats per program
International Candidates (Supernumerary) 15%


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