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Symbiosis SNAP MBA 2019 - Registration Form, Exam Pattern, Syllabus, Important Date

Symbiosis National Aptitude Test (SNAP) will be conducted on 15th December 2019. The SNAP 2019 official notification was released on 5th August 2019. The SNAP 2019 exam is your gateway to 23 MBA programs offered at 15 institutes affiliated to Symbiosis International University via single SNAP 2019 application form.

The SNAP 2019 Online Registration window will be open from 16th Aug 2019 and will close on 23rd November 2019. 

SNAP 2019 is a computer-based test which will be 120 minutes long. There are four sections –

  1. General English: Reading Comprehension, Verbal Reasoning, Verbal Ability  
  2. Quantitative, Data Interpretation & Data Sufficiency
  3. Analytical & Logical  Reasoning

SNAP 2019 exam has:

  1. Total 110 questions in two formats – MCQs and Non-MCQs
  2. General English (34) and Analytical & Logical Reasoning (36) sections will have only MCQ or Normal Questions
    • Each question will have four answers as option
    • Each right answer will get you 1.5 marks
  3. Quantitative, DI and DS section will have MCQs and Non-MCQs or Special Questions
    • Each MCQ will be 1 mark each
    • Each Non-MCQ will be 2 marks each
    • You will have to type in the answer (TITA) for non-MCQs
  4. There is negative marking. For every wrong answer 25% of the MCQ and Non-MCQ marks will be deducted
  5. The total duration is 120 minutes and there is no sectional time limit.
  6. The maximum marks are 150 marks.

SNAP 2019 exam will be conducted across 92 cities in India. Candidates can choose up to 3 options for centers for exam and the most suitable exam center will be allotted based on your location.  

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Important Information on SNAP Test

  1. Symbiosis National Aptitude Test (SNAP) is a national level management entrance exam, administered by Symbiosis International University (SIU).
  2. SNAP 2019 is your gateway to 15 Symbiosis institutes.
  3. The SNAP 2019 application process will start on 16th August 2019 and will end on 23rd November 2019.
  4. The test will be held online on 15th December 2019.. 
  5. SNAP Test Admit Card 2019 can be printed from the SNAP website which will be available by 1st week of December 2019.
  6. The test will be conducted in 102 cities in India. A candidate will get three preferences to choose the cities.
  7. Candidates must register for SNAP Test and institutes of their choice by paying separate programs registration fees.
  8. Those shortlisted based on SNAP 2019 score will be called for further rounds – GE, PI, and WAT. These rounds are conducted individually by each institute.
  9. The questions are a mix of multiple-choice type (normal) and type-in-the-answer (non-multiple choice or special).
  10. Normal questions will have four responses, and candidate should choose an appropriate response. Every correct answer is +1 mark.
  11. Special questions will be fill in the blank, and candidates will have to type in the answer. Every correct response is +2 marks.
  12. Each wrong answer deducts 25% from the correct marks.
  13. There are 130 questions, and maximum marks are 150.
  14. The maximum time is 120 minutes, and candidates can toggle between sections and questions.
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SNAP 2019 Test Important Dates

Event Date
Online Registrations for SNAP commences 16th August 2019
SNAP Test Registration closes  23rd November 2019 
SNAP Test payment closes 23rd November 2019
SNAP Test Admit Card available on website 2nd  December 2019
SNAP Test 2019 15th December  2019
Announcement of Result 10th January 2020

SNAP Eligibility Criteria 2019

Only those candidates who meet the eligibility criteria should apply for the SNAP 2019. The criteria as follows:

  1. The candidates must be graduates in any discipline from a statutory university with a minimum of 50% marks (45% for SC/ST candidates).
  2. Also, selective programs will require specific subject specialization. Please check here.
  3. Candidates who have completed a qualifying degree from any Foreign University must obtain an equivalence certificate from the Association of Indian Universities (AIU).
  4. All foreign degrees/ qualifications need to be verified from AIU by the candidate before seeking admission to any program of SIU.
  5. Evaluation Division of the Association of Indian Universities (AIU) issues equivalence certificate for foreign degrees/qualifications. The contact details are as below:

Association of Indian Universities
AIU House, 16 Comrade Indrajit Gupta Marg (Kotla Marg),
New Delhi-110002, India
Tel. No.+91-11-23230059; 23232429; 23232305


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SNAP 2019 Registration Process

  • Candidates can apply for SNAP 2019 exam by registering at the official website -
  • Candidates must give their Correct Name, Date of Birth, Mobile Number, and Email Address in the  SNAP registration process as these details cannot be changed.
  • The last date for registration is 23rd November 2019. Candidates must fill the SNAP 2019 online form carefully.
  • Candidates can make specific changes in the online application form only until the last date of registration.
  • NO change can be made in the test city preferences once the candidate has completed the online payment for SNAP 2019
  • Candidates must upload their latest color passport size photo at the time of SNAP 2019 online registration. The photograph should not be more than three months old. At all times the candidates are advised to ensure the information they are filling is accurate and correct.

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SNAP 2019: Paper/Exam Pattern for the test

  • The duration of the SNAP test is two hours (120 Minutes).
  • The test follows an MCQ (Objective) format wherein each question lists four options out of which a student has to select the right answer. (Only for Normal Questions)
  • 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 question is “What is the capital of Australia?” The candidate needs to enter the answer as CANBERRA by using the virtual keyboard
  • Normal Questions carry one mark for each question, and Special Questions carry two marks for each question.
  • ¼ marks (25%) are deducted for every wrong answer for normal and special questions .
Section Normal
General English: Reading Comprehension, Verbal Reasoning, Verbal Ability 34 0 34 51
Quantitative, Data Interpretation & Data Sufficiency 35 5 40 45
Analytical & Logical Reasoning 36 0 36 54
Total 105 5 110 150

SNAP 2019 Syllabus

The syllabus of SNAP 2019 exam is similar to other MBA entrance exams. The exam syllabus is divided into four main parts-

  1. General English: Reading Comprehension, Verbal Reasoning, Verbal Ability
  2. Quantitative, Data Interpretation & Data Sufficiency
  3. Analytical & Logical Reasoning
  4. Current Affairs

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SNAP 2019 Admit Card

  • Test takers are advised to take the print out of their SNAP 2019 Admit Card from the SNAP website available by 2nd December 2019.
  • Candidates must ensure to fix their latest passport size, color photograph on the SNAP 2019 Admit Card. (The picture should not be more than three months old).
  • Candidates must carry their SNAP 2019 Admit Card along with Photo Identity proof to the Test Centre on the day of the exam. An acceptable photo identity proofs are any one of the following
    1. Passport
    2. Driving license
    3. Voter ID Card
    4. Pan Card
    5. AADHAR Card (UID)

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SNAP 2019: List of Test Centers

  1. SNAP 2019 Test will be conducted in 92 cities all over India.
  2. A candidate can select up to three preferences.
  3. SNAP authorities will entertain no ‘change of test city’ requests once a candidate has completed online payment for SNAP Test 2019.
  4. The SNAP 2019 Test Centre and its address will be printed on the Admit Card.
  5. SNAP authorities ensure that a candidate gets a test city as per his/her preferences. In some exceptional circumstances, a different test city in nearby area may be allotted.
  6. As per the official SNAP test website – Symbiosis Test Secretariat reserves the right to change or allot a city other than the one requested by the candidate in the event of the requested city not being available for any reason.
  7. List of SNAP 2019 exam cites
1 Agra 35 Indore 69 Ranchi
2 Ahmedabad 36 Jabalpur 70 Roorkee

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SNAP Test Result

SNAP 2019: Result: 10th Jan 2020

The result of SNAP test will be announced by Symbiosis International University (SIU) on 10th Jan 2020. Candidates can check their result on the official website of SNAP. Candidates can login through their user id and password. They can check their result on10th January 2020. The scorecard will have sectional and overall scores acquired by the applicants. Students will be shortlisted for Group Exercise (GE), and Personal Interview (PI) and written ability test (WAT). However, they are advised to save their scorecard at the earliest to avoid any problem at the time of admission.

On the basis of SNAP score card, the participating institutes will prepare category-wise merit list based on SNAP score and performance in GE, PI and WAT. Category-wise cut off for Merit List and Wait List will be displayed on the website of the respective institutes.

Guidelines for Test Day

  • Candidates are required to report at the Test Centre by 12:00 hrs, for the verification process which includes – Admit Card, ID Proof and Digital Finger print scan and Biometrics will also be taken.
  • No candidate will be allowed to appear for the SNAP Online Test 2019 after 14.10 hrs.
  • The SNAP Online Test 2019 will finish at 16.00 hrs, candidates are advised to complete their test on time as under any circumstances NO EXTRA TIME will be given to any candidate.
  • Cell phones, calculators, watch calculators, alarm clocks, digital watches with built in calculators/ memory or any electronics gadgets are not allowed in the examination hall.
  • Admit Card and ID proof will be checked by the test invigilator.
  • Candidates can attempt any section in any order in the given time i.e. 120 minutes from 14.00 hrs. to 16.00 hrs.
  • Candidates will not be allowed to leave the hall till 14.45 hrs. After submission of the test a candidate will not be allowed to re-enter the test hall.
  • Candidates found using any unfair means will forfeit their chance of being considered for admission and will be debarred from receiving SNAP 2019 scores.
  • Differently Abled category candidates are requested to contact STS with scanned copies of their Medical Certificates for ascertaining percentage of their disability. (email: Candidates failing to do this will be considered under the Open Category.

SNAP 2019: Courses offered

There are different courses offered by different Symbiosis Institutes across India and following courses are common to all:


SIBM Pune | SCMHRD | SITM | SIMS | SIIB | SIOM Nashik | SIBM Bengaluru | SSBF | SIBM Hyderabad

Computer Studies


Media, Communication and Design

SIMC Pune | SSMC Bengaluru

Health and Biomedical Sciences


Final Countdown for SNAP 2019

SNAP 2019 will be conducted on 15th December 2019 by SIU. Here are some last-minute tips for a better preparation or revision.

As we prepare for any competitive test and once you do the revision properly, success will follow. The basic things we can to in the remaining last few days are:

  • Work on your concepts: It is important to go thorough in most areas like statistics & geometry. There is important to have strong concepts to crack the SNAP 2019 successfully.
  • Be Dynamic: Do not be disturbed or overwhelmed by past experiences of mock tests. Be confident but not over-confident.
  • Be Informed: You should keep your eyes and ears open and collect data about previous year tests, competition, important dates, etc.

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SNAP 2018 – Exam Analysis

The SNAP 2018 exam was held on Sunday, 16th December 2018. The SNAP 2018 exam was easier when compared to SNAP 2017 and SNAP 2016.

The General English section was easy although the RC passages were long and time taking. The Quantitative Ability section was easy and had conventional questions. The Logical & Analytical Reasoning section was also comparatively easier, and there were no Verbal Reasoning questions. The General Awareness Section has questions mostly from politics and business awareness.

A score of 67-72 could be considered a good score.