SNAP Selection Procedure 2020 - Symbiosis International (Deemed) University will commence the SNAP 2020 selection procedure tentatively in the last week of January, 2021. Candidates who will be shortlisted will be required to attend the further admission (GE-PIWAT) process conducted by each of the participating institutes. Symbiosis International (Deemed) University will conduct the selection procedure of SNAP 2020 in offline mode. Based on SNAP result 2020 overall percentile, candidates will be shortlisted for Group Exercise, Personal Interaction and Writing Ability Test (GE-PIWAT). It will be mandatory for candidates to attend all the components/tests of GE-PIWAT in order to be eligible for taking admission in any PG programme. This article of SNAP selection procedure 2020, will provide information related to the important dates, admission procedure, steps of SNAP 2020 selection procedure, cutoff, merit list, participating institutes and frequently asked questions. SNAP will be conducted tentatively in the third or last week of December, 2020. Candidates willing to take admission are advised to register only after checking the eligibility criteria.

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Important Dates of SNAP 2020 Selection Procedure

Registration of SNAP 2020 will commence tentatively in the second or third week of August, as per the SNAP important dates 2020. Symbiosis International (Deemed) University participating institutes will offer different specializations in postgraduate courses to candidates. SNAP 2020 entrance exam will be conducted tentatively in the third week of December, 2020. SNAP is conducted every year to provide admission to candidates in MBA programmes in the participating institutes of SNAP. Below mentioned dates of SNAP 2020 are tentative and will be updated as soon as notification is released by SIU.

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SNAP 2020 Important Dates:


Tentative Dates

SNAP 2020

Third week of December, 2020

Declaration of SNAP result 2020

First/Second week of January, 2021


Last week of January, 2021 onwards

Steps of SNAP Selection Procedure 2020

The first step itself is giving the computer-based exam. On qualifying SNAP 2020, eligible candidates will be called for step 2 which is GE-PIWAT i.e. Group Exercise, Personal Interaction and Writing Ability Test. Candidates willing to take admission in post-graduate courses from participating colleges of Symbiosis International (Deemed) University are required to follow the selection procedure of SNAP 2020.

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Selection Procedure Steps:


Step 1

Step 2

SNAP 2020


One the result of SNAP 2020 is declared tentatively in First/Second week of January, 2021. Candidates will have to register themselves for further rounds of SNAP 2020. It is to be noted that merely qualifying SNAP 2020 entrance exam alone will not open gates of SIU’s participating colleges. Clearing Stage 2 is furthermore important for getting admission. Step 2 of the SNAP selection procedure 2020 is further divided into the following parts. The SNAP 2020 selection procedure step 2 will occur tentatively in the last week of January, 2021 -


Group Exercise (GE)

Personal Interaction(PI)

Writing Ability Test (WAT)

SNAP Cutoff 2020

To get a call for step 2, all candidates are required to touch the SNAP 2020 cutoff slabs as per the participating institutes of Symbiosis International (Deemed) University. Cutoff of SNAP 2020 is the minimum marks required by candidates to get selected for further rounds of GE-PIWAT. Individual SNAP 2020 cutoff lists will be issued by participating institutes on the basis of certain factors like reservation criteria, availability of seats, the difficulty level of SNAP 2020 etc., The result of SNAP 2020 will be declared tentatively in the first or second week of January, 2021.

Basic details related to the three steps of stage 2 are provided below:

Step 1 of Round 2: Group Exercise (GE)

Candidates qualifying SNAP 2020 will fall in the cutoff list and will be called for GE round.

Group exercise will be conducted to judge a candidate’s skill and potential. This round is very similar to group discussion in which candidates will be allotted a topic and will be judged on their communication, problem-solving as well as focusing abilities.

7-8 candidates will be divided into a group and will discuss on the given topic for about 15-20 minutes.

Step 2 of Round 2: Personal Interaction (PI)

Selected candidates of GE round, will be further called for personal interaction round.

Mainly conducted to judge the interpersonal skills along with confidence of the candidate.

Step 3 of Round 2: Writing Ability Test (WAT)

A topic will be given to candidates and they will be asked to write an essay. Written ability test will be a pen-paper based test.

In this candidate’s knowledge of grammar, vocabulary, as well as writing skills, will be tested.

SNAP Merit List 2020

In GE-PIWAT step, candidates are required to attend all the components to be eligible for taking admission in postgraduate programmes of SNAP participating colleges. Those candidates who will appear for all components of the GE-PIWAT will be considered and will be either in wait or merit or reject list. Absenteeism in any of the one component/test will lead to cancellation of candidature. Based on the admissions of previous years, parameters of SNAP 2020 merit list are expected to be alike without any changes.

Merit List of SNAP 2020:



SNAP Score (out of 150, scaled down to 50 marks)


Group Exercise (GE)


Personal Interaction (PI)


Writing Ability Test (WAT)




Note- Cutoff Merit List and Wait List will be displayed Category-wise on the official website of the participating institutes.

SNAP Participating Institutes 2020

The institutes which will accept the scores of SNAP results for providing admission to candidates will be Known as the participating institutes of SNAP 2020. Previous year’s list of SNAP 2020 participating institutes is given below. SNAP 2020 participating institutes will likely be the same and will be updated soon.

Name of Participating Institutes of SNAP 2020

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

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

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

Symbiosis Institute of Computer Studies & Research (SICSR)

Symbiosis Centre for Management and Human Resources Development (SCMHRD)

Symbiosis Institute of Management Studies (SIMS)

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

Symbiosis Institute of Operations Management (SIOM- Nashik)

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

Symbiosis Institute of Health Sciences (SIHS)

Symbiosis Institute of Business Management (SIBM, Nagpur)

Symbiosis Institute of Telecom Management (SITM)

Symbiosis Institute of International Business (SIIB)

Symbiosis School of Sports Sciences

Symbiosis Institute of Business Management (SIBM – Pune)

Symbiosis Centre for Information Technology (SCIT)

Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - SNAP Selection Procedure 2020

Question: How many rounds are there in SNAP 2020 selection procedure?


Mainly two rounds form the selection procedure of SNAP 2020. Round 1 consists of the SNAP 2020 entrance exam. After which round 2 i.e. GE-PIWAT commences.

Question: What will the GE-PIWAT round of SNAP 2020 commence?


As per the important dates of SNAP 2020, GE-PIWAT will tentatively commence from the last week of January, 2021.

Question: Will the participating institutes’ issue individual cutoff lists or a combined cutoff for SNAP selection procedure will be issued by SIU?


All the 16 participating institutes will issue a separate cutoff list for selection procedure of SNAP 2020.

Question: Who will release the SNAP 2020 merit list?


Symbiosis International (Deemed) University will release SNAP merit list 2020 on the basis of the weightage criteria of both steps i.e. SNAP 2020 and GE-PIWAT.

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You have take non-zero positive marks in GATE to take admission in M Tech at local colleges in maharashtra. I got 6.60. Now how I can dowload my result since there is no option at GATE website to print it? I can take snap shot of my result but I dont know wtheter it will be accpetable or not?

Shubham Dhane 17th Mar, 2020


Those who have not qualified in GATE will not receive any GATE score.But to provide your score at the time of document verification you can follow the steps given below

  • Login with your credentials in GATE IIT-D portal (in google chrome)
  • You will be displayed your marks, on top right corner you can see three dots click on it.
  • Click of print. A dialog box will appear.In destination select "save as PDF" option and save the file in a named folder.
  • Take the print out for further reference.

got following PERSONTILE in CAT 16.83 NMATE 165 MARKS SNAP 34.00 PERSONTILE

Pranav Mishra 26th Feb, 2020

Hello Aspirant,

Your marks in CAT and SNAP is poor and according to the marks you have got in these exam you won't be getting any good college, However your NMAT marks is average which can get you some average colleges like IBS, Alliance, UPES Dehradun.

So you can try for above mentioned college for doing MBA.

I wish you a good luck.

I hope the above information is beneficial for you.

All the best.


I am a CAT aspirant & have appeared for CAT, XAT,& SNAP & scored 90%ile. With acads 10th-7.4CGPA, 12th-82% & in graduation(2018)-64% with no work experience due to family problem. Would I able to secure a seat in good college? I have been shortlisted for TAPMI, FORE, IIMV for round one till now.

Manidipa Kundu Student Expert 17th Feb, 2020


its true that iims and some of other top ranked institute shortlisted candidates as per their academic record and  cat or any other management aptitude  test score. see right now which of institute name you have mentioned is also comes under tier 1 college. now you need to focus on your presentation skills, communication approach  to get shortlisted in final rounds. so keep calm and focus on your goal, I think you will surely crack it.


I got a 99.88 percentile in SNAP 2019 but i believe i can convert IIM A/B/C. Will I have any disadvantage if i give a drop year to prepare for the same? I am a final year student.

Pranav Mishra 8th Feb, 2020

Hello Aspirant,

Symbiosis is also a great college for doing PGDM since it it a one of the tier 1 college but if you want to drop a year for converting IIM than you can do it but remember one thing you should also do something in that one year apart from preparing like any certificate course (Digital Marketing, Advance excel) or work in any social organisation like NGO which not only makes your profile stronger but also gives you an upper hand during the interviews when interviewer ask you about your year gap, So try to do any of these thing apart from preparing.

I hope the above information is beneficial for you.

All the best.

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