SNAP (Symbiosis National Aptitude) EXAM

SNAP Result Date: 10 th January 2023

SNAP (Symbiosis National Aptitude) EXAM

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SNAP (Symbiosis National Aptitude) is an entrance exam conducted by the Symbiosis International which is a Deemed University. It is considered to be an obligatory and a binding entrance examination for the admission in Symbiosis International University (SIU) Pune to all the fifteen Symbiosis Institutes affiliated to it. This exam will be conducted over 92 cities in all over India. The fifteen colleges are:

S No.




Symbiosis Institute of Business Management (SIBM, Pune)

MBA (Innovation and Entrepreneurship


Symbiosis Institute of Computer Studies & Research (SICSR, Pune)

MBA (Information Technology)
M.Sc. (Computer Applications) 
M.Sc. (System Security)


Symbiosis Centre for Management and Human Resource Development (SCMHRD, Pune)

MBA (Infrastructure Development and Management)
MBA (Business Analytics)


Symbiosis Institute of International Business (SIIB, Pune)

MBA (International Business)
MBA (Agri Business)
MBA (Energy & Environment)


Symbiosis Institute of Telecom Management (SITM, Pune)

MBA (Telecom Management)


Symbiosis Institute of Management Studies (SIMS, Pune)



Symbiosis Institute of Media & Communication, Pune (SIMC, Pune)

MBA (Communication Management)


Symbiosis Institute of Operations Management, Nashik (SIOM, Nashik)

MBA (Operations Management)


Symbiosis Centre for Information Technology (SCIT, Pune)

MBA (Information Technology Business Management)

MBA (Data Science and Data Analytics)



Symbiosis Institute of Health Sciences (SIHS, Pune)

MBA (Hospital & Healthcare Management)


Symbiosis Institute of Business Management, Bengaluru (SIBM, Bengaluru)



Symbiosis School of Media & Communication, Bengaluru (SSMC, Bengaluru)

MBA (Communication Management)


Symbiosis School of Banking and Finance (SSBF, Pune) (Formerly Symbiosis School of Banking Management)

MBA (Banking and Finance)


Symbiosis Institute of Business Management, Hyderabad (SIBM, Hyderabad)



Symbiosis School of Sports Sciences (SSSS, Pune)

MBA (Sports Management)



The basic eligibility criteria to get qualified to write the SNAP exam are as follows:

The aspirants who are from the general category must have at least 50% of marks as an aggregate in their bachelor’s degree program if they have completed their Bachelor’s Degree.

The aspirants who are from the scheduled castes and scheduled tribes are provided with a reduction of 5% marks when considering to the general category.

Thus, the qualifying marks are 45% in their bachelor’s degree program if they have completed their Bachelor's Degree.

In the case of the International applicants, they must have completed a degree that is equivalent to a degree in India. They must also submit an equivalent certificate from the AIU (Association of Indian Universities). Reservation Policy

Following will be the reservation policy for admission to any programme of Institutes of SIU (except Symbiosis Institutes of Management Studies, which has separate policy #)


The Symbiosis International which is a Deemed University allows intake of students upon the reservation category of the following:

  1. 15%: For aspirants of Scheduled Caste
  2. 7.5%: For aspirants of Scheduled Tribes
  3. 3%: For aspirants who are Differently Abled
    1. Dyslexia
    2. Vision Impairment
    3. Hearing Impairment
    4. Locomotors Disabilities
    5. Mental Retardation
    6. Multiple Disabilities


  1. 5%: For aspirants who are Children and wards of Defense Personnel


SNAP 2021- Important Events


SNAP 2021 registration starts

31st August 2021 (Tuesday)

Last date of registration

November 27,2021 (Saturday)

SNAP 2021 admit card download

December 04, 2021 (Saturday)

SNAP 2021 exam

19 December 2021 (Sunday) 14.00 hours – 15.00 hours

08 January 2022 (Saturday) 10.00 hours – 11.00 hours

16 January 2022 (Sunday) 10.00 hours – 11.00 hours

SNAP 2021 result announcement

 01 February 2022 (Tuesday)

Shortlisting for GE, PI and WAT

Febaruary 2022

GE, PI and WAT

February 2022

Final merit list for admission

March 2022


The aspiring candidates must register to pay the SNAP test fee of Rs.1950 through any one of the following ways:

  1. Billdesk Payment Gateway
  2. Easebuzz Payment Gateway
  3. Indian Bank Payment Gateway
  4. Demand Draft.


The exam is of the nature of an online objective test with a duration of 60 minutes. Each and every question has four options out of which only one is the correct answer. The aspiring candidate writing the exam has to choose one of the four. The normal question, each question will carry 1 mark each and for 2 marks each for a special question

Each wrong answer attracts 25% negative marks for Normal Questions and for Special Questions also.

Section Questions Total
General English: Reading Comprehension, Verbal Reasoning, Verbal Ability 15 15
Analytical & Logical Reasoning  25 25
Quantitative, Data Interpretation & Data Sufficiency 20 20
Total 60 60

In General English, the important topics are Antonyms and Synonyms, Sentence Completion, Sentence Re-arrangement (Para-Jumbles), Fill in the blanks (Grammar and Vocabulary based), Spelling Based Questions, Critical Reasoning, Reading Comprehension, Parts of Speech, Idioms, and Phrases, Odd Word Out, Punctuation, Error Spotting.

In Quantitative, Data Interpretation & Data Sufficiency and Analytical & Logical Reasoning, the important topics are Time and Work, Percentages, Ratios, Averages, Number System, Bar Graphs, Line Graphs, Tables, Problems on Ages, Set theory, Probability, Pipes and Cisterns, Co-ordinate Geometry, Trigonometry, Number Series Permutation and Combination, Linear Equations (Usage), Quadratic Equations, Geometry, Mixtures and Allegations, HCF LCM, Time, Speed and Distance, Venn diagram, Profit and Loss, Logarithms, Functions, Clocks, Simple and Compound Interest, Data Sufficiency, Pie Charts.


The previous year question paper is very dynamic and vibrant for each and every exam. On considering the SNAP exam, it is recommended to go through all the previous year question papers before attending the exam. Before starting the preparations, it is advised to go through all the previous year’s papers to get an idea about all the questions asked in the exam. Previous Year Question Papers help students practice well and manage their time well as well as accuracy for SNAP exam.

The new question asked in the previous year question papers becomes easier once you attend those and you and your mind will get ready to answer a type of question relating to it or any tricky questions that will bombard your minds during the exams. This process of solving the previous year question papers will help a candidate to know about the level of questions that are asked from SNAP Syllabus. When you do mistakes, you learn from them. Determining what strategy, you should follow in continuing the preparation and identifying strengths and weaknesses will be clear short after you solve the question papers. Solving these previous year question papers also gives you a chance to self-evaluate yourself.


A lot of first-timer contenders accede in their attempt not because that they are ill-prepared It is because of the simple reason that they are not aware and familiar with the interface of the exam. For that, knowing the exam interface is very important, it not only saves time but gives a much-needed confidence boost. During the day of the exam, each second could make a huge difference and one needs to have every advantage possible in his quiver. Click here to take the exam in the exact same format as it takes place in the test center.

All in all, it is utmost important to solve SNAP Papers in online environment before entering the test as it saves time, gives confidence, helps in preparation, etc. To ace this test, it is important to be better than everyone else to do so, one must solve questions fast and correctly, thus one must not miss out on it since this is the only most tried and tested a way to success. Consequently, once you are well versed in this category then that success insignificantly propels your mental caliber and hunger to succeed to entirely new levels.


While it is preferable to attempt question papers online, due to lack of consistent internet connectivity if an aspirant can’t attempt the tests in an online environment, you can download SNAP Papers in PDF format to solve SNAP previous year question papers.

Although there are a lot of resources available for previous year papers for SNAP exam, only a very few are reliable and have a complete and comprehensive list of all the papers.

Exambazaar has curated a list of all the SNAP Previous Year Papers from the beginning of time with a hassle-free download. Go to the above-stated link where you can receive all the papers related to the exam free of charge.

Best of luck for the examination, let us know your problems in the comment section we are ready to help.

Author Bio: 
Shalini is a Law Student, Passionate Writer by day and by night. She loves writing about examinations and education in India and Exam Preparation for all Competitive Exams. You can find more of her writings at Exambazaar.

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