SNAP Exam Pattern / Paper Pattern 2021 | Test Structure

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SNAP Exam Pattern 2021,  SNAP Marking Scheme, Test Structure

Symbiosis National Aptitude (SNAP) is a national entrance examination which is conducted by Symbiosis International which is a Deemed University. The SNAP 2021 notification has been announced, due to COVID-19, major changes in exam pattern have been introduced this year. 

  1. SNAP test will be conducted over three days.
  2. Candidates can appear up to two times for SNAP 2021 exam.
  3. The exam duration will be only one hour.
  4. There will be no special questions (TITA/Non-MCQs).
  5. The total questions have reduced from 110 to 60.

Let's drive into the SNAP exam pattern in details:

SNAP Exam Pattern 2021: About

SNAP 2021 Exam Mode


SNAP 2021 Exam Time

11 AM to 12 Noon

SNAP 2021 Exam Duration

60 Minutes

SNAP 2021 Exam Questions Type

MCQ – 60

SNAP 2021 Total Exam Questions


SNAP 2021 Exam Sections


SNAP 2021 Total Marks


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SNAP Exam Pattern 2021: Section Details

There had been some major changes done in the SNAP 2021 exam pattern and marking scheme this year. The total number of questions has reduced from 110 to 60. And the maximum marks are out of 60. The table below describes the marking scheme in detail:

SNAP Exam 2021 Sections


No. of Questions

Maximum Marks

General English: Reading Comprehension, Verbal Reasoning, Verbal Ability



Analytical & Logical Reasoning 



Quantitative, Data Interpretation & Data Sufficiency






SNAP Exam Pattern 2021: Marking Scheme

This year, the marking scheme has changed for SNAP 2021 exam. 25% negative marking will be there for all questions. The Normal Questions will carry 1 mark for each correct answer. Each wrong answer attracts 25% negative marks for all the Questions. The SNAP 2021 marking scheme details are:

SNAP 2021 Marking Scheme

Correct Answer

Incorrect Answer

Normal Questions(MCQs)



SNAP Exam Pattern 2021: Things to Keep in Mind

Please keep the following things in mind:

  1. Reporting time is 9:00 AM the exam day.
  2. The following will be verfired before you start the SNAP 2021 exam - admit card, id proof verification, digital fingerprint scan, and biometrics. 
  3. NO candidates will be allowed to appear after 11.10 AM.
  4. NO candidate can leave the hall before 12 Noon.
  5. NO extra time will be given.
  6. NO gadgets are allowed.
  7. The candidates can attempt the sections in any order they want.
  8. Candidates found using any unfair means will forfeit their chance of being considered for admission and will be debarred from receiving SNAP 2021  scores

The scores published by the Symbiosis Test Secretariat are final and are not subject to any appeal or revaluation.

SNAP Exam Pattern 2021: Eligibility

  1. Bachelor’s degree in any discipline from a recognized university with a minimum aggregate of:

    • 50% for General Category

    • 45% for SC/ST Category

  2. Final year students can also apply.

  3. Candidates qualifying from foreign universities need to submit an equivalent certificate issued by AIU (Association of Indian Universities) to prove their eligibility.

SNAP Exam Pattern 2021: Preparation

  1. Candidates should analyse and observe the syllabus, before starting their preparations.

  2. Candidates should figure out their weaker area and focus on it more.

  3. Taking mocks and previous year questions to check the performance.

  4. Referring to books and guidance, which will further help in improving the performances.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q1. Is the SNAP exam difficult?
Ans. SNAP is one of the national entrance examinations conducted by Symbiosis International (Deemed) University. Yes, it is a difficult exam but as compared with CAT it is quite easy. 

Q2. Is there a GK section in SNAP?
Ans. No, the GK section had been removed during SNAP 2019 Exam. Now there are only 3 sections and they are:

  • General English

  • Analytical & Logical Reasoning

  • Quantitative, DI and DS 

Q3. How many times snap is conducted in a year?
Ans.SNAP exam is conducted once every year. For the year 2021, the dates are not announced but tentatively it will be held in the month of December. 

Q4. How many students appear for snap every year?
AnsEvery year nearly 50,000 plus aspirants appear for SNAP exam. 

Q5. Is symbiosis good for MBA?
AnsUnder the umbrella of Symbiosis University, there are many management institutes. However, among all, SIBM Pune is one of the best and most reputed management institutes. 

Q6. What is the SNAP test for MBA?
Ans.SNAP is a management entrance exam conducted by the Symbiosis International (Deemed) University every year for MBA and PGDM programs offered by its management institutions. 

Q7. Does SIBM have sectional cutoff?
Ans.No, there is no sectional cutoff. The official cutoff score is announced at the time of admission. 

Q8. Does SIBM accept CAT scores?
Ans.No, SIBM does not accept CAT score. Candidates have to appear for the SNAP exam if they are planning to join SIBM colleges.

Q9. What are the fees of Symbiosis for MBA?
Ans.The fees of SIBM Pune is Rs. 20,72,200/- 

Q10. What are the factors considered while deciding SNAP cutoff?
Ans.Following factors are considered which deciding the SNAP cut off and they are: 

  • Reservation Criteria

  • Total number of candidates appearing for SNAP exam

  • Total number of seats available 

  • Difficulty Level of SNAP exam

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