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Symbiosis National Aptitude (SNAP) is a common test for the admission to all the Post-Graduate Institutes of Symbiosis International (Deemed) University. While there is only one application for the SNAP test, students need to apply separately to each institute within Symbiosis International University, as per the details given on the respective website of each institute. Students can expect a few surpises in SNAP as the test pattern has changed and then re-changed this year. The biggest surprise is that a key section (Current Affairs) has been dropped.

Important dates
Registration commences on: September 24, 2020 (Thursday)
Registration closes on: November 28, 2020 (Saturday)
Admit Card Live on ( December 05, 2020 (Saturday)
SNAP Test Window 2020:
December 20, 2020 (Sunday)
January 06, 2021 (Wednesday)
January 09, 2021 (Saturday)
Time: 11: 00am to 12:00 noon
Announcement of Results: 22 January 2021 (Friday)

    Please Note:
  • A candidate can appear for a maximum of two tests for SNAP 2020.
  • If a candidate appears for two tests, the higher score will be considered for final percentile calculation.

Students need to register on the official SNAP website and pay a fee of Rs. 1,750/- per Test. Candidates need to apply to individual institutes within Symbiosis separately.

To know about the procedure in detail, you can click on the link given below.

SNAP 2020 Official Link

Essential academic qualifications:

Candidate should be Graduate from any recognised University/ Candidate should be a graduate from any recognised University/ Institution of National Importance and must have obtained a minimum of 50% marks or equivalent grade (45% marks or equivalent grade for Scheduled Castes/ Scheduled Tribes) at graduation.
Candidates appearing for final year examinations can also apply, but their admission will be subject to obtaining a minimum of 50% marks or equivalent grade (45% or equivalent grade for SC/ST).
A candidate who has completed qualifying qualification from any Foreign University must obtain an equivalence certificate from Association of Indian Universities (AIU)

Also, certain programmes require specific discipline or subject specialisation. The student is expected to check these with the respective institute before applying. Candidates can check the detailed eligibility criteria and reservation policy HERE.

The selection procedure through SNAP is normally in 2 phases i.e. online examination (SNAP), and college level selection (through WAT, GD, PI etc.). The candidates who satisfy the individual qualifying criteria of 16 affiliated institutes in SNAP will be called by the respective institutes for the next round (College level selection)

Phase-I: Online examination (SNAP)

SNAP Test duration is of 120 minutes 60 minutes this year. It is an objective test. Each question has 4 responses. Candidate should choose an appropriate response. Each wrong answer attracts 25% negative marks for Normal Questions. Please Note that there are No Special Questions (where you have to key-in the answer) this year.
The latest SNAP pattern (as released by Symbiosis) is as under:

SNAP-2020 pattern

Section Number of Questions Marking Scheme per Question Total Marks
General English: RC VR VA 15 +1/-0.25 15
Analytical & Logical Reasoning 25 +1/-0.25 25
Quantitative Aptitude, DI & DS 20 +1/-0.25 20
Total 60 60

Phase – II: College level selection (WAT, GD, PI etc.)

Institutes have their own process in Phase-II. A combination of activities is used to evaluate different aspects of a candidate's personality, communication skills and other skills. A candidate will be shortlisted for further admission process (GE-PIWAT) based on her/his overall SNAP Percentile. Please check the respective Institute website for information and dates of GE-PIWAT. The further admission process is conducted separately for each programme by each Institute. The cut-off for shortlisting is also calculated separately for each programme. Based on her/his overall SNAP percentile, a particular candidate may get shortlisted for more than one programme. In such a scenario, the candidate is expected to participate in the GE-PIWAT for each programme separately.


On the basis of candidate’s cumulative performance, final merit list will be prepared. Institutes have their own criteria based on which they make the final selection list.

Weightage for Final Merit List

Parameters Weights
SNAP Score (out of 60, scaled down to 50 marks) 50
Group Exercise (GE) 10
Personal Interaction(PI) 30
Writing Ability Test (WAT) 10
Total 100

Candidates should realise that to perform in competitive exams such as SNAP, they should be good at both concepts and application. Rather than going through concepts from various sources, one should concentrate on a single resource for conceptual clarity. Once concepts are clear, practicing regularly is key to performing well in competitive exams like these. We have provided playlists of important concept lectures below. Candidates can take help of these lectures from Meritshine to strengthen their fundamentals for this exam.

Our Free Resources (click on the links below for accessing the relevant content)

Lectures for Aptitude Building

Lectures for WAT

Lectures for Group Discussion & Interviews

Our Paid Programs
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Visit the website for more information. Furthermore, as the pattern has undergone a significnt change this year, previous year cut-offs may not reflect the trend for this year.

Below is the list of overall SNAP median Percentiles for the General Category. Data is indicative as SNAP Test median percentiles are not officially declared

TABLE: SNAP Indicative Final Median Percentiles (General Category, Flagship MBA Program)*

Range SNAP Affiliated Institutes
97+, Profile & Post-SNAP Selection Rounds' Performance SIBM Pune
95+, Profile & Post-SNAP Selection Rounds' Performance SCMHRD Pune
90+, Profile & Post-SNAP Selection Rounds' Performance SIIB Pune
85+, Profile & Post-SNAP Selection Rounds' Performance SIBM Bangalore
80+, Profile & Post-SNAP Selection Rounds' Performance SIOM Nashik, SITM
70+, Profile & Post-SNAP Selection Rounds' Performance SIMC, SCIT

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