SNAP 2018 - The registration process for SNAP 2018 has commenced on August 28 and will continue until November 26, 2018. Symbiosis National Aptitude Test or SNAP is a national-level management entrance test, conducted by Symbiosis International (Deemed University) for admission to its 15 institutes. SNAP 2018 exam will be conducted on December 16 in computer based mode. The objective type test carries 150 multiple choice questions (MCQs) divided into four sections to be solved in 2-hour duration. All the 15 institutes release their SNAP cutoffs to shortlist the candidates for General Exercise (GE), Personal Interaction (PI) & Writing Ability Test (WAT).
Latest: SNAP 2018 Application Form is available now.
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The total number of seats for a PG management programme through SNAP 2018 would be around 1867. The admit card of SNAP 2018 will be available for download from December 1, 2018. Careers360 brings to you the detailed information about SNAP 2018 such as eligibility criteria, application process, exam pattern, difficulty level of the exam and much more.
What’s New in SNAP 2018
The exam pattern of SNAP 2018 has been revised. The exam has been introduced with ‘Special Questions’ - which are non MCQ questions just like TITA questions in CAT.
Candidates will have to type in the answer on the virtual keyboard. Each of the four sections will consist of five special questions. Additionally, the marking scheme has also been revised.
SNAP 2018 Fast Facts
Symbiosis National Aptitude Test
Symbiosis International (Deemed University)
Objective (Multiple Choice Questions)
Total No. of Questions
Total Number of Sections
Four – 1. General Awareness 2. Analytical and Logical Reasoning 3. General English 4. Quantitative, Data Interpretation and Data Sufficiency
The important dates related to SNAP 2018 have been released. Based on the official important dates, below is the schedule of SNAP 2018 exam.
SNAP Important Dates 2018
SNAP 2018 Notification
August 28, 2018
Last Date of Registration
November 26, 2018
Last Date for Fee Payment
November 26, 2018
Admit Card Availability
December 1, 2018
SNAP 2018 Exam Date
December 16, 2018 (2PM to 4PM)
Declaration of SNAP 2018 Result
Second week of January 2019
Short listing of candidates for GE, PI & WAT
Third week of January 2019
GE, PI and WAT
First/Second week of February 2019
SNAP 2018 Final Merit List
Fourth week of February 2019
The eligibility criteria for SNAP 2018 is given below:
For General Category candidates, Bachelor’s degree from a recognised institute/university with at least 50 percent aggregate marks.
For SC/ ST Category candidates, Bachelor’s degree with a minimum of 45 percent aggregate marks in graduation.
Candidates with foreign degrees/qualifications should be verified from AIU before applying for admission to any programme of Symbiosis University.
Final year graduation students are also eligible to apply. However, they must complete their degree with requisite aggregate percentage or equivalent CGPA at the time of admission.
The application process for SNAP 2018 has commenced from August 28, 2018. Candidates would be able to fill the application form online.
Steps to fill SNAP Application Form 2018
Visit the official website and click on the register button.
Fill in the required details on the application form and upload the asked documents including latest coloured passport size photo.
Pay the application fee.
Note: Any changes in the online application form of SNAP 2018 will be allowed only up to November 26, 2018.
Application Fee for SNAP 2018 - Candidates would need to pay a non-refundable exam fee of Rs. 1750. The fee can be paid through Credit Card, Net Banking, Cash and Demand Draft. The Programme Fee of the Institute(s) INR 1000/ - (non-refundable) per programme per institute.
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The exam pattern of SNAP 2018 has been revised as the exam conducting authorities have introduced non MCQ questions in the form of 'Special Questions'. The answers to the questions have to be typed in by the candidates using the virtual keyboard on the screen. Each of the four sections will have five special questions besides certain number of normal questions. Also, SNAP 2018 will continue to be conducted in online mode. The duration of the exam will be two-hour (120 minutes) and the test would have 130 multiple choice questions carrying 150 total marks.
SNAP 2018 Exam Pattern
General English: Reading Comprehension, Verbal Reasoning, Verbal Ability
Quantitative, Data Interpretation & Data Sufficiency
Analytical & Logical Reasoning
Marking Scheme: Each question carries one mark which means each correct response will fetch one mark. There is also negative marking of 0.25 mark for each incorrect answer.
The SNAP 2018 admit card will be released on December 1. Candidates would be able to download the admit card of SNAP 2018 by entering their login details from the official website of the exam. The admit card carries candidates’ roll number & signature, attested photograph by the Gazetted officer, venue and time of the exam.
Candidates would need to carry a photo identity proof along with their SNAP 2018 admit card at the exam centre on the day of the exam. Here is the list of photo identity proofs that candidates can carry (any one):
AADHAAR Card (UID)
Voter ID Card
College/Institute Identity Card
Credit card with photograph
SNAP exam is to test the aptitude of a candidate for MBA programmes. The SNAP syllabus 2018 is majorly divided into four sections -
General Awareness: General Knowledge, Current Affairs, Business Scenario, Politics, Social Issues, Entertainment, etc.
Analytical and Logical Reasoning: Data Interpretation, Bar Graphs, Pie Chart, Line Charts, etc.
General English: Reading Comprehension, Verbal Reasoning, Verbal Ability, Sentence Correction, Idioms, Antonyms, Synonyms, Analogies, etc.
Quantitative, Data Interpretation and Data Sufficiency: Venn Diagram, Number System, HCF & LCM, Simple Interest and Compund Interest, Trigonometry, etc.
SNAP 2018 will be conducted in around 92 cities all over India. The candidate would be given choice to select three cities to appear for SNAP exam. The exam centres will be allotted as per the candidates' preferences mentioned in the application form. However, in some exceptional circumstances, a different exam centre in nearby location may get allotted. The SNAP exam authority has the right to change the exam centre other than the one requested by the candidate in the event of the requested exam centre not being available for any reason.
SIBM Pune will release SNAP 2018 cutoff after the announcement of result. Last year, the cutoff for OPEN category was 97.6659 percentile. Once the result of SNAP is announced, the 15 institutes of SIU will release their individual SNAP 2018 cutoff for the admission process. Candidates need to qualify the cutoff marks criterion to get selected for further rounds of the admission process – GE, PI and WAT. Candidates can check the last year’s expected SNAP cutoff from the table below:
SNAP Expected Cutoff – Last Year
The result of SNAP 2018 will be announced in the second week of January 2019 in the form of scorecard. Candidates would be able to check the result on the official website of the exam. The result includes sectional as well as overall scores. The participating institutes of SIU will announce a shortlist of candidates after the declaration of SNAP 2018 result. The selected candidates will have to attend GE-PI and WAT. On the basis of the performance in SNAP 2018, candidates will be shortlisted for GE-PI and WAT.
As per the SNAP 2018 selection process, the shortlisted candidates will have to appear for GE-PI and WAT. The final merit list will be prepared by Symbiosis International University (SIU). The participating institutes will announce the list of shortlisted candidates by the third week of January 2019. The final merit list is expected to be announced in the fourth week of February 2019.
Parameters for Final Merit List
SNAP Score (out of 150, scaled down to 50 marks)
Group Exercise (GE)
Personal Interaction (PI)
Writing Ability Test (WAT)
SNAP Reservation Guidelines: As per UGC regulations, the reservation guidelines to get enrolled in any programme at the institutes of SIU (except Symbiosis Institutes of Management Studies) are given below:
Within Sanctioned Intake
Over and Above Intake
Two seats per programme
Candidates belonging to a category other than Open are required to submit valid supporting document(s) at the time of GE-PI and WAT (if shortlisted).
There are 15 affiliated institutes of SIU accepting SNAP 2018 scores. The below-mentioned table brings to you the list of participating institutes of SNAP 2018, which offer various MBA programmes under SIU.
SNAP 2018 Participating Institutes
Name of the Participating Institutes
No. of Seats
Name of the MBA Programmes offered
MBA (Innovation and Entrepreneurship)
MBA (Information Technology)
M.Sc (Computer Applications)
MBA (Infrastructure Management)
MBA (International Business)
MBA (Agri Business)
MBA (Energy & Environment)
MBA (Telecom Management)
MBA (Communication Management)
MBA (Operations Management)
MBA (Information Technology Business Management)
MBA (Hospital & Healthcare Management)
MBA (Communication Management)
MBA (Banking and Finance)
MBA (Sports Management)
Note: The above-mentioned seats are based on previous year’s information. The intake may change for the admission to 2018-20 batches.
Address: Symbiosis Test Secretariat,
Gram: Lavale,Tal Mulshi,
District - Pune – 412115
Contact Number: 020-39116226 / 27
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