What is SNAP Exam?

The full form of SNAP is Symbiosis National Aptitude Test which is a common written test and is conducted by Symbiosis University, Pune. This institute lies under one of the most reputed management exams in India. SNAP 2020 exam is conducted to offer admissions into an MBA course and the program is offered by top Symbiosis Institutes affiliated under Symbiosis University (SIU), Pune. The SNAP test is conducted online and candidates who will secure the top rank in the exam and of course qualifying the SNAP 2020 cut off will be called in for the counselling process.
SNAP 2020 exam is expected to hold moderate difficulty level and apart from this, its question paper will contain 115 questions and the question paper is divided into two sections i.e. normal and special sections. The total overall marks allotted for SNAP exam are 150.
SNAP 2020 marks card contains Percentile marks which is a relative measure of the performance which depends on how good/bad other test takers perform. Payment of fees can be made both in Online and Offline mode. Shortlisted students after giving the exam will be eligible for the final selection process. The selection process for SNAP will take place in 3 rounds i.e, Group Exercise, Personal Interview and Writing Ability Test (WAT). Highlights of SNAP Exam 2020 are given in below tabular format.

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SNAP at a glance
SNAP Full Form Symbiosis National Aptitude Test
Conducting Authority Symbiosis University
Duration of exam 2 hours
Marking Scheme Negative Marking; 1/4th of marks will be deducted
Registration fee INR 1750/-
Level of SNAP exam University level
Courses offered MBA, M.Sc (CA) / M.Sc (SS)
Examination year 2020

Candidates securing a top rank in the SNAP 2020 exam will be called for the Counselling process. The candidates who will clear the process of Counselling successfully will have a major probability to get admission into any SIU, Pune affiliated Symbiosis colleges.

SNAP occurs at the end of every year to select qualified students for MBA admission into any of the institutes under Symbiosis Umbrella. SNAP Test has an easier exam pattern as compare to other competitive management exams such as CAT, IIFT, XAT. It is very important and beneficial to practice the SNAP mock tests to score better in the exam.

ymbiosis Entrance Test marks will be valid and accepted only by the 15 participating institutes under Symbiosis University. Other similar and competitive entrance tests with the same level of difficulty as SNAP are CMAT, NMAT, etc.

About Symbiosis University


Symbiosis University, Pune is one of the reputed institutes in the field of management education in India. They are involved in providing quality education from the last 40 years in the management courses. Candidates who are willing to write for SNAP exam need to satisfy the minimum required criteria set by Symbiosis University. It will allow candidates getting admitted to top Symbiosis colleges affiliated under SIU.

Students who want to take admissions to postgraduate management programs can give this test. SNAP entrance test usually happens in the month of December of every year.


SNAP 2020 Exam Dates


SNAP Exam 2019 was conducted on December 15, 2019. Exam dates are very crucial for any exam point of view. A candidate should be well versed regarding all the important exam dates before applying for SNAP exam. These important test dates can be changed as per the schedule given by Symbiosis University and in case if any new time table will be released on its official website, it will be updated on this webpage also

A candidate can start filling their SNAP application forms after its release. The last date of submitting the application form is going to be November 26, 2020 (expected). SNAP exam will be held on December 15, 2020 (tentative). Important dates that are relevant to SNAP Exam are given below in the tabular format.


SNAP Exam Dates 2020
Important Events Dates (Tentative)
SNAP 2020 registration starts from August 16, 2020
End date for registration November 26, 2020 (Extended Date)
Last date to pay SNAP 2020 registration fee November 26, 2020
Admit card release date December 2, 2020
SNAP 2020 Exam date December 15, 2020
Declaration of Results January 10, 2021
Release of list of shortlisted candidates for GD & PI January 26, 2021

SNAP 2020 Eligibility


Eligibility criteria that hold a key to take SNAP 2020 exam and students have to cross the hurdle of eligibility factor to undertake this exam. These factors to be checked for SNAP 2020 eligibility are mentioned below.


Nationality: Citizens of any country can apply for this exam. These include people who are:


  1. Citizens of India
  2. Overseas Candidate of India (OCI)
  3. Non-Residents Indian (NRI)
  4. Foreign National
  5. Persons of Indian Origin (PIO)

Note - Candidates who have completed a graduation degree from any university of foreign will need to attain an equivalency certificate from the Association of Indian Universities (AIU). The association will cross-check their degrees before admitting them to any Indian University.

Age factor: No age limit has been mentioned to write for SNAP entrance test.

  • Citizens of India
  • Overseas Candidate of India (OCI)
  • Non-Residents Indian (NRI)
  • Foreign National
  • Persons of Indian Origin (PIO)

Education: Qualifications for students of different categories for SNAP are different and criteria of qualification are mentioned below.


  • For General Category: an average of 50% marks in their graduation degree.
  • For Reserved Category: an average of 45% marks in their graduation degree.

SNAP 2020 Syllabus


For SNAP exam, some topics have been assigned for each section. SNAP 2020 Syllabus is mentioned below as highlighted topics. Studying these topics for the exam, a candidate can excel in an exam.


Section 1: General English (Reading Comprehension, Verbal Reasoning, Verbal Ability)


This section is completely based on English Language and important parts covered in this section are the English Language, Reading Comprehension Passages, Verbal Reasoning, and Verbal Ability.


Reading Comprehension (RC) - Passages: This section contains 10-12 questions on the topics listed below:


  • 2 Reading Comprehension Passage accompanied by 10 questions related to them.
  • RC topics are based on Facts, Opinion, Literature, Current Affairs among others.
  • RC passages do not contain many difficult questions. Questions will be basic with mediocre difficulty.
  • These questions will be based on comprehension provided.

SNAP 2020 Exam Pattern


SNAP Exam Pattern is very simple and it will give an idea to a candidate about marks distribution for each section. SNAP 2020 exam Pattern is highlighted below in the tabular format.

SNAP 2020 Exam Pattern
Section No. of Ques. (A) Marks allotted- Section A Special Ques (B) Marks alotted-Section B Total Marks
General English: Reading Comprehension (RC), Verbal Reasoning & Verbal Ability (VA) 34 1.5 - 51
Analytical & Logical Reasoning (LR) 36 1.5 - 54
Data Interpretation (DI), Quantitative Aptitude and Data Sufficiency 35 1 5 2 45
Total 105 - 5 110 (A+B) 150


SNAP 2020 Application Form


SNAP 2020 application form will be released on its official website tentatively from August 16, 2020. Interested candidates are supposed to register themselves with a valid ID and Password. The SNAP 2020 Registration Process is given below step by step:

Step 1: Go to the official website of "SNAP 2020".

Step 2: Find and click on the "Register Now" link.

Step 3: Fill your personal details and exam choices.

Step 4: Candidates can pay the fees online or offline i.e. demand draft.


SNAP 2020 Exam Fees


The registration fee for SNAP 2020 is INR 1750/-. Students could either pay it through Online or Offline mode. This fee is non-refundable and non-transferable.
Following modes of payment were accepted for SNAP 2020 exam:

  • Billdesk Payment Gateway
  • Easebuzz Payment Gateway
  • Indian Bank Payment Gateway
  • Demand Draft (DD)