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SNAP Selection Procedure 2024: Criteria, Process & Personal Interview

SNAP Selection Procedure 2024: Criteria, Process & Personal Interview

Edited By Anusha Bhalotia | Updated on Apr 19, 2024 02:10 PM IST | #SNAP

SNAP Selection Procedure 2024 - Symbiosis International (Deemed) University is expected to conduct the SNAP 2024 in three phases. The SNAP 2024 selection procedure starts soon after the declaration of SNAP result 2024. Those who qualify for the SNAP exam, participate in the SNAP selection process 2024 for which the schedule is released on the official website -

SNAP selection procedure includes GE/PI and WAT which may vary across all SNAP participating institutes. The selection process of SNAP will be carried out in the offline mode. Candidates who appear for the SNAP exam 2024 should also know the various aspects of the SNAP admission process 2024, merit list preparation and SNAP colleges cut off.

SNAP Selection Procedure 2024

Check out the important points regarding the SNAP admission process:

  • Candidates will be shortlisted for the further stages of SNAP selection process based on their SNAP result 2024.
  • The SNAP selection procedure will consist of which consist of Group Exercise, Personal Interaction, and Writing Ability Test (GE-PI/ WAT).
  • It will be mandatory for candidates to attend all the components/tests of GE-PI/ WAT in order to be eligible for taking admission in any PG programme.
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This article of SNAP 2024 selection procedure, will provide information related to the important dates, SIBM Pune admission process, steps of the SNAP selection process, cutoff, merit list, participating institutes, and frequently asked questions. Candidates can appear in a maximum of two slots of SNAP exam. If a candidate appears for the SNAP exam twice then the exam in which he/she scores higher will be taken into consideration for the purpose of final percentile calculation. However, there is no normalization of the scores.

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SNAP Selection Process Dates 2024

Symbiosis International (Deemed) University participating institutes offer different specializations in postgraduate courses to candidates. SNAP is conducted every year to provide admission to candidates in MBA programmes in the participating institutes of SNAP. Below mentioned are the dates of SNAP are updated as per SIU.

SNAP 2024 Important Dates:

SNAP Event

SNAP Dates (Tentative)

SNAP 2024 Exam Dates

December 2024

Declaration of SNAP result 2024

January 2024

Symbiosis Interview Date/ WAT

To be announced

Steps of SNAP Selection Procedure 2024

The first step itself is giving the computer-based exam. On qualifying for SNAP 2024, 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 SIBM Selection Process.

Symbiosis Selection Process Steps:

Step 1

Step 2

SNAP 2024


As the result of SNAP 2024 will be declared, candidates will have to register themselves for further selection rounds of SNAP 2024. Candidates will have to register for further processes with the participating institutes separately. It is to be noted that merely qualifying for the SNAP 2024 entrance exam alone will not open the gates of SIU’s participating colleges. Clearing Stage 2 is furthermore important for getting admission. Participating institutes conduct the admission process separately for every program offered by them. Step 2 of the SNAP selection procedure 2024 is further divided into the following parts.

  • Registration (Rs 1000 + tax)
  • Group Exercise (GE)
  • Personal Interaction(PI)
  • Writing Ability Test (WAT)
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SNAP Cutoff 2024

To get a call for step 2, all candidates are required to clear the SNAP 2024 cutoff as per the participating institutes of Symbiosis International (Deemed) University. SNAP cutoff is the minimum mark that a candidate needs to secure to get shortlisted for the further rounds of the selection process which includes GE-PI/WAT. Individual SNAP cutoff lists will be issued by the SNAP participating institutes on the basis of certain factors like reservation criteria, availability of seats, the difficulty level of SNAP entrance test, etc.

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

Step 1 of Round 2: Group Exercise (GE)

  • Candidates qualifying for SNAP 2024 will get on the cutoff list and will be called for the GE round.
  • Group exercises 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 the given topic for about 15-20 minutes.

Step 2 of Round 2: Personal Interaction (PI)

  • Selected candidates of the GE round, will be further called for personal interaction round.
  • Mainly conducted to judge the interpersonal skills along with the 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. The written ability test will be a pen-paper-based test.
  • This candidate’s knowledge of grammar, vocabulary, as well as writing skills, will be tested.

SNAP Merit List 2024

In the GE-PI/WAT 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-PI/ WAT will be considered and will be either on the wait or merit or reject list.

Absenteeism in any of the one component/tests will lead to the cancellation of candidature. Based on the admissions of previous years, the parameters of the SNAP 2024 merit list are expected to be alike without any changes.

Also Read: SNAP Preparation Guide

Merit List of SNAP 2024


SIBM Pune Selection Weightage

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 Waitlist will be displayed Category-wise on the official website of the participating institutes.

SNAP Participating Institutes 2024

The institutes which will accept the scores of SNAP results for providing admission to candidates will be known as the participating institutes of SNAP 2024. The list of SNAP participating institutes with mandatory SNAP score are given below.

Name of Participating Institutes of SNAP 2024

Frequently Asked Question (FAQs)

1. How many rounds are there in SNAP selection procedure?

Mainly two rounds form the selection procedure of SNAP 2024. Round 1 consists of the SNAP 2024 entrance exam. After which round 2 i.e. GE-PI/WAT commences.

2. When will the GE-PI/WAT round of SNAP 2024 commence?

The SNAP exam's GE-PI/WAT will tentatively commence from the third week of February 2025.

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

All the 15 participating institutes will issue a separate cutoff list for the selection procedure of SNAP 2024.

4. Who will release the SNAP 2024 merit list?

Symbiosis International (Deemed) University will release SNAP merit list 2024 on the basis of the weightage criteria of both steps i.e. SNAP 2024 and GE-PI/WAT.

5. How can I get selected in SIBM Pune?

In order to get selected at SIBM Pune, candidates will have to write SNAP entrance test and they will have to appear for the further selection rounds.

6. What is the admission process of Sibm?

The selection process of SIBM consists :-

  • Group Exercise (GE)
  • Personal Interaction(PI)
  • Writing Ability Test (WAT)


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Questions related to SNAP

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Losing your admit card after the results have been announced is not an issue. Most institutions and examination boards maintain digital records of admit cards and results. You can usually obtain a duplicate admit card or necessary documentation by contacting the examination authority or the institution's administrative office. Provide them with relevant details such as your registration number, personal identification, and other required information. They will guide you through the process of retrieving your information and ensuring you have all the necessary documents for future use.

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As you have mentioned that you have attempted the 32 questions but only on the basis of that questions one cannot guess that you will receive call from the university or not but than too, I will recommend you to prepare for the interview because in case if you receive the call than at that time it will be not possible for you to do the preparation so it is better to be ready always.

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GMAT is graduate management admission test which is conducted by GMAC for admission of MBA in many countries, the eligibility criteria regarding this is as follows;

Candidates needs to be 18 years old or above,

Pass bachelor's degree in any discipline from a recognized university, those in the final year or working professionals too are eligible to apply,

Should have a valid passport,

As the exam is conducted in English, hence proficiency in the same language is required as well,

Candidate can take maximum of five attempts in a year, and overall 8 attempts for lifetime, and there has to be a gap of 16 days prior to retaking the exam,

Colleges in India accepting GMAT scores are as follows;

  • SPJIMR Mumbai
  • IMT Ghaziabad
  • IMI New Delhi
  • Xavier University Bhubaneswar (XUB)
  • Great Lakes Institute of Management Chennai
  • T A Pai Management Institute (TAPMI) Manipal
  • K J Somaiya Institute of Management Studies & Research, Mumbai
  • Goa Institute of Management (GIM) Goa
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Management
  • FORE School of Management, New Delhi
  • Lal Bahadur Shastri Institute of Management, Delhi
  • BIMTECH Greater Noida
  • MICA Ahmedabad
  • IFIM Business School, Bangalore
  • SOIL-School of Business Design, Gurgaon

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check out the entire list of colleges in India accepting GMAT at

SNAP is conducted for 60 minutes in MCQs format, each question consists of one mark, there is deduction of 0.25 marks for each incorrect attempt, the following sections are included in the entrance test:-

  • General English
  • Analytical & Logical Reasoning
  • Quantitative, Data Interpretation & Data Sufficiency

The colleges accepting scores of SNAP are listed below;

  • Symbiosis Centre for Management and Human Resource Development, Pune
  • Symbiosis Institute of International Business, Pimpri-Chinchwad
  • Symbiosis Institute of Management Studies, Pune
  • Symbiosis Institute of Business Management, Pune,
  • Symbiosis Institute of Business Management, Bangalore
  • Symbiosis Centre for Information Technology, Pune,
  • Symbiosis Institute of Business Management, Rangareddy,
  • Symbiosis School of Banking and Finance, Pune
  • LM Thapar School of Management, Thapar Institute of Engineering and Technology, Dera Bassi
  • Symbiosis Institute of Health Sciences, Pune,
  • Symbiosis Institute of Operations Management, Nashik,
  • Lala Lajpat Rai Institute of Management, Mumbai, Mumbai, Maharashtra
  • Symbiosis Institute of Computer Studies and Research Pune,
  • Symbiosis Institute of Media and Communication Pune,
  • Symbiosis University of Applied Sciences, Indore,
  • Symbiosis School of Sports Sciences, Lavale,
  • Symbiosis Institute of Digital and Telecom Management, Lavale
  • Shri Ram Murti Smarak International Business School, Lucknow
  • Symbiosis School of Media and Communication
  • Bangalore
  • Symbiosis Institute of Business Management,, Nagpur
  • Om Bio Science and Management College, Haridwar Roorkee

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CMAT is conducted for 180 minutes, and additional 30 minutes is allotted for optional section, there are total of five sections(one is optional) and each one consists of 25 questions for 100 marks as mentioned below-

  • Quantitative techniques and data interpretation
  • Logical reasoning
  • General awareness
  • Language comprehension
  • Innovation and Entrepreneurship (optional)

for each correct answer four marks are awarded and in case of each incorrect attempt one mark is deduced,

The selection process mainly consists of three rounds:-

Written Ability Test,

Group Discussion, and

Personal Interview

Some of the top colleges offering admission for MBA Programme through CMAT are mentioned below-

  • JBIMS, Mumbai
  • SIMSREE, Mumbai
  • KJ Somaiya Institute of Management
  • Great Lakes Institute of Management, Chennai
  • University of Pune, Department of Management Sciences
  • Xavier Institute of Social Service, Ranchi
  • Welingkar Institute of Management, Mumbai
  • Goa Institute of Management
  • Institute of Management Technology, Ghaziabad
  • Amity University, Noida
  • Birla Institute of Management Technology, Greater Noida

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The list of colleges accepting scores of NMAT are as follows;

  • SPJIMR, Mumbai
  • School of Business Management SVKM's Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies, Mumbai

  • VIT Business School Vellore,
  • IBS Business School Hyderabad,
  • K J Somaiya Institute of Management, Mumbai
  • ITM Business School Navi Mumbai
  • Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies, Bangalore
  • GITAM Hyderabad Business School Hyderabad,
  • GITAM Institute of Management, Visakhapatnam
  • Alliance School of Business, Bangalore
  • Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies Mumbai,
  • Amity Business School Noida,
  • Goa Institute of Management Poriem,
  • Amrut Mody School of Management, Ahmedabad University, Ahmedabad
  • ISBR Business School Bangalore
  • Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies Hyderabad,
  • Mittal School of Business, Lovely Professional University
  • Centre for Management Studies, Jain University, Bangalore
  • Bangalore, Karnataka
  • Bennett University, Greater Noida
  • Jindal Global Business School, Sonipat,
  • IIHMR University, Jaipur
  • Amity University, Mumbai
  • Shiv Nadar University, Greater Noida
  • Galgotias University, Greater Noida
  • BML Munjal University, Gurgaon
  • Chitkara Business School, Patiala
  • Woxsen University Hyderabad - Woxsen School of Business, Hyderabad,
  • School of Petroleum Management, Pandit Deendayal Energy University, Gandhinagar
  • Amity University, Noida
  • School of Business, University of Petroleum and Energy Studies, Dehradun

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Hello Aspirant,

Hope you are doing well. It is possible to change the gender chosen in the SNAP application form initially when the application correction window opens. The application form correction window usually opens before the final date to submit the application. So, you might get a chance to correct your errors.

All the best!

Hello Aspirant,

Hope you are doing well. It is possible to change the gender chosen in the SNAP application form initially when the application correction window opens. The application form correction window usually opens before the final date to submit the application. So, you might get a chance to correct your errors.

All the best!

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