SNAP 2018: Application Form, Dates, Eligibility, Exam Pattern, Syllabus, Result, FAQs


Administered by Symbiosis International University, Pune, the SNAP Online Test 2018 is the common, compulsory exam to get admission into all the 15 Symbiosis Institutes affiliated to SIU. SNAP 2018 is the qualifying exam to pursue MBA/MSc (SS)/ MSc (CA) courses offered by the institutes of Symbiosis International (Deemed University). The admission process involves candidates to register for both the exam as well as the institutes offering their preferred programmes. In both cases, the registration fees must be remitted separately. Students who make it to the list will be called for the GE-PIWAT process organised by the respective institutes individually.

SNAP 2018 Latest Notification– The SNAP 2018 registration window is open now. SIU has invited applications from the eligible aspirants from 28th August 2018. It will close on 26th November 2018. Apply as early as possible to avoid the last minute rush. Remember, the last date to make the application fee payment is 26th November 2018. The Deemed University will conduct the test on 16th December 2018, Sunday. The examination will be held in 92 cities.

SNAP 2018 Overview:

Exam Name

Symbiosis National Aptitude (SNAP)

Conducting Authority

Symbiosis International University (SIU), Pune

Purpose of Exam

For Admission to MBA/MSc (SS)/ MSc (CA) Courses in Symbiosis and its Affiliated Institutes

Exam Level

University Level


Once a Year

Official Website

Exam Date

16-December-2018 (Sunday)

For further details about the SNAP 2018 Exam read below –

Available Application Forms

SNAP Exam 2018 Important Dates

SNAP 2018 Exam Events

SNAP 2018 Dates (Announced)

SNAP Exam Commences

16-December-2018 (Sunday)

Registration Starts

28-August-2018 (Tuesday)

Registration Closes

26-November-2018 (Monday)

Last Date for Payment

26-November-2018 (Monday)

Issuance of Admit Card

01-December-2018 (Saturday)

Declaration of Result

2nd Week of January 2019

SNAP Exam 2018 Pattern & Syllabus

The Symbiosis National Aptitude is an online test, which will be held in the computer-based mode on 16th December 2018 (Sunday). The duration of the exam is two hours - from 2 pm to 4 pm. The question pattern is objective-type, and the total number of questions to be asked are 180.

  • Type of Questions: Objective Type
  • Number of questions: 130
  • Total Marks: 150
  • Duration of Exam: 2 hours
  • Marking Scheme: 1 mark for each correct answer
  • Negative Marking Scheme: 0.25 marks will be deducted for each incorrect answer
  • Numbers of Sections: There will be four sections – Quantitative, Analytical Reasoning, General English and Current Affairs

SNAP 2018 Subject-wise Distribution of Questions 


Normal Questions

Special Questions

Total Questions

Total Marks

Current Affairs





Quantitative, Data Interpretation & Data Sufficiency





General English: Verbal Ability, Verbal Reasoning, Reading Comprehension





Analytical & Logical Reasoning





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Note: As mentioned on the official website, For special questions in each section will have blanks where answers will have to be entered by the candidate by using the virtual keyboard. For example, if the question is “What is the capital of Australia?” The candidate needs to enter the answer as CANBERRA by using the virtual keyboard.

SNAP Syllabus 2018

Just like any other MBA exams, such as CAT, MAT, etc. SNAP, too, doesn’t have a prescribed syllabus offered by the conducting body. SIU has no specific syllabi for the candidates. Well, there’s nothing to worry about. We have devised the most appropriate SNAP 2018 syllabus considering the exam pattern and previous years’ question papers.

There are four major subjects that the management aspirants need to prepare for. They are –

  • Quantitative Aptitude – 35 Questions
  • Analytical Reasoning – 35 Questions
  • General English – 35 Questions
  • Current Affairs – 25 Questions

SNAP Exam 2018 Eligibility

Interested candidates should fulfil the following eligibility criteria to fill in SNAP 2018 online application form.


  • It is not mandatory that an applicant should be an Indian.
  • OCI, FN, NRI and PIO candidates are also eligible to apply for the MBA exam.

Educational Qualifications

  • Graduation with at least 50% marks from any recognised University.
  • Candidates belonging to SC/ST categories should have secured the minimum passing marks of 45%.
  • Those who have done Bachelors from foreign universities are required to obtain the equivalence certification from the Association of Indian Universities. It means that the foreign university from where a candidate has obtained his Bachelor’s degree is approved or recognised by the Association of Indian Universities.

SNAP Exam 2018 Application Process

The application process for the SNAP exam 2018 has already started (from 28th August to 26th November 2018). Candidates need to register for the exam in the online mode only. Here are the steps on how to complete SNAP 2018 registration process.

Stage I – Registration:

  • Visit the official website of SNAP 2018 (
  • Click on the link (on the top right corner) that says ‘Register Now’. Select ‘User Login’ if you have already done the registration part.

SNAP Registration Process 2018

  • Provide personal details like Name, Address, Mobile Number and Valid Email ID.
  • Upon successful registration, the exam-conducting authority will send an ID and Password on the registered email id given by the candidate. 

Stage II – Filling Details (Personal & Academic):

  • With the SNAP ID and Password, the candidate can access the Application Form.
  • He is required to fill the form with important details like educational qualification, personal details and address. 

Stage III – Uploading Documents:

  • The uploaded documents required to be submitted along with the Application Form. Make sure the scanned copies of the photograph and signature meet the required size and dimension.

Stage IV – Application Fee Payment:

  • The next step is to release the payment. Application forms submitted without the application fees will be considered invalid.

Payment Structure of Registration/SNAP Application Fee

  • The applicants are required to pay an amount of INR 1750/-.
  • It can be paid through the online (Billdesk Payment Gateway, Easebuzz Payment Gateway and Indian Bank Payment Gateway) as well as the offline mode (DD in favour of Symbiosis Test Secretariat).

Note: Take a printout of the acknowledge page for future reference.

Other Details

Admit Card Issuance for SNAP 2018 Exam

The SNAP Test Admit Card can be downloaded from the official website from 1st December 2018 (Saturday). One can obtain his or her call letter till December 16, 2018. Once downloaded, the test-takers are advised to paste their recent passport-size, colour photo at the place given on the SNAP 2018 hall ticket. Produce the admit card along with one photo identity proof on the day of the exam. An acceptable photo ID could be –

  • Passport
  • Pan card
  • Aadhaar card
  • Driving license
  • Voter ID

SNAP 2018 Reservation Policy

Except for Symbiosis Institute of Management Studies, the SNAP reservation policy is the same for all the programmes offered by its affiliated institutes. The University has divided the reservation policy into two parts – 

Within Sanctioned Intake:

  • SC: 15%
  • ST: 7.5%
  • Children/wards of Defence Personnel: 5%
  • Differently-Abled: 3%


  • Kashmiri Migrants: 2 seats per programme
  • International Candidates: 15%

SNAP 2018 Exam Result

Candidates can expect their results to be out in the second week of January 2019. The SNAP 2018 results will be declared online. Qualified candidates will be called for the further stages of the process, such as GE-PIWAT, i.e. Group Exercise, Personal Interview and Written Ability Test. This will entirely be done as per the overall percentile scored in the exam. The final merit list is prepared on the basis of the marks scored in these stages of exams and the SNAP score. Here’s the mark classification for preparing the merit list -

Subjects /Areas

Weightage of marks

General Exercise


Personal Interview


Written Ability Test


SNAP Score (scaled down)




Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs):

Q: When will the SNAP 2018 exam be held?

The exam has been scheduled to be held on December 16, 2018. 

Q: When can I fill the SNAP application form 2018?

The Symbiosis International University has already started the application process. The registration has commenced on August 28, 2018. You can log on to the official website and fill in the application form.

Q: What happens when an application form is submitted with wrong information? Can candidates get a chance to fix the error?

No, they don’t get a second chance. There is no special correction window for the SNAP 2018 exam. Applicants are advised to fill their Application form correctly. Mistakes in the application form will lead to rejection.

Q: What is the application fee amount for SNAP 2018?

To ensure that your application form is submitted successfully, you need to pay a registration fee of INR 1,750/-.

Q: What is the minimum academic qualification required to apply for the test?

A candidate should have passed graduation with a minimum percentage of 50% marks from a recognised university in any discipline.

Q: Are Foreign Nationals eligible for the test?

Yes, they are. International candidates can apply for the exam to pursue MBA in Symbiosis.

Q: When will admit card of SNAP test be available for students?

The SNAP admit card will be accessible from 1st December 2018. Candidates are suggested to visit the official website to download the same.

Q: When should candidates expect the SNAP 2018 result?

It will be declared in the second week of January 2019.

Q: What is the admission procedure for the SNAP Exam?

To get into SNAP University, the first thing that an aspirant needs to do is to qualify the SNAP entrance test. After that, he will be called for to appear in the special exams conducted by the affiliated institutes and the colleges of the Symbiosis University. The Institutes usually conduct GE-PIWAT (Group Exercise, Personal interview and Written Ability Test). The final merit list is prepared on the basis of the scores obtained in the SNAP Exam and GE-PIWAT exam.