SNAP 2019: Application Form, Dates, Eligibility, Exam Pattern, Syllabus, Admit Card and Results


Administered by Symbiosis International University, Pune, the SNAP Online Test is the common, compulsory exam to get admission into all the 15 Symbiosis Institutes affiliated to SIU. SNAP 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 fee 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. Read more to know about the SNAP 2019 exam here.

SNAP 2019 Latest Notification – The SNAP 2019 notification was released on 2nd August 2019. The registration window will open on 16th August 2019. And, it will close on 23rd November 2019. Apply as early as possible to avoid a last minute rush. The Deemed University will conduct the test on 15th December 2019 (Sunday).

SNAP Exam 2019 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

15-December-2019 (Sunday)

For further details about the SNAP Exam read below –

SNAP Exam 2019 Important Dates

SNAP Exam 2019 Events

SNAP 2019 Dates

Registration Starts

16th August 2019

Registration Closes

23rd November 2019

Last Date for Fee Payment

23rd November 2019

Issuance of Admit Card

2nd December 2019

Mock test release date

2nd week of December 2019

SNAP 2019 exam

15th December 2019 (Sunday)

Answer Key Release date

4th week of December 2019

Declaration of Result

10th January 2020

GE, PI, and WAT

Fourth week of January 2020

Merit List release date

February 2020

SNAP Exam 2019 Pattern & Syllabus

The Symbiosis National Aptitude is an online test, which will be held in the computer-based mode on 15th December 2019 (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 2019 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 2019 -

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 syllabus for the candidates. Well, there’s nothing to worry about. We have devised the most appropriate SNAP 2019 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 2019 Eligibility

Interested candidates should fulfil the following eligibility criteria to fill in SNAP 2019 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 2019 Application Process

The application process for the SNAP exam 2019 will start from 16th August. Candidates need to register for the exam in the online mode only. Here are the steps on how to complete SNAP 2019 registration process.

Stage I – Registration:

  • Visit the official website of SNAP 2019.
  • 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

SNAP Exam 2019 Admit Card -

The SNAP Test Admit Card can be downloaded from the official website from 2nd December 2019. One can obtain his or her call letter till the exam day. Once downloaded, the test-takers are advised to paste their recent passport-size, colour photo at the place given on the SNAP 2019 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 2019 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 Exam Result 2019 -

Candidates can expect their results to be out in the second week of January 2020. The SNAP 2019 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)





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