SNAP 2021: Exam Date, Pattern, Eligibility, Application Form, Syllabus and Cut Off
SNAP 2021: Symbiosis International (Deemed University) is expected to release the official announcement of SNAP 2021 by the second week of August 2021. The online registration form for the SNAP exam will be published tentatively at the same time. The SNAP application portal will be live for more than three months. SNAP 2021 is a computer-based test that will be held in the second week of December 2021 and the first week of January 2022. Read this article by Careers360 to know in detail about the SNAP exam 2021 important dates, eligibility criteria, application form, syllabus, exam pattern, admit card, result, and selection procedure.
SNAP 2021 - Overview
Candidates who going to apply for the SNAP exam should know what is SNAP exam and why we need to apply for it.
What is SNAP Exam?
The SNAP 2021 exam will be conducted by Symbiosis International (Deemed) University for admission in the MBA programmes offered by its 15 constituent institutes. The SNAP exam is a management aptitude test to select candidates based on their communication skills, analytical skills, and logical reasoning.
The SNAP exam is held annually, but in 2020 it was held three times, and candidates were given the option to make two attempts. The best SNAP score in both attempts was accepted for MBA admission. In 2021, it remains to be seen whether the SNAP exam pattern will continue with this test format or go back to the old format of an endeavor.
Symbiosis National Aptitude Test (SNAP)
Symbiosis International University (SIU)
Mode of Exam
SNAP exam duration
1 hour (60 Minutes)
SNAP exam pattern
SNAP accepting colleges
SICSR, SIMC, SIBM Pune, SIIB, SCMHRD, SIMS, SIDTM, SCIT, SIOM, SIBM Bengaluru, SSMC, SSBF, SIBM Hyd, SSSS, SIHS, and SIBM Nagpur
SNAP exam sections
Number of exam centres
94 centres across the country
What's New in the SNAP exam?
SNAP 2020 was held on three dates. So, expect this too this year.
As pers the last year, SUI has announced a new SNAP exam pattern.
SNAP test centres are expected to be increased in number. In 2019, there were 90 exam centres and In 2020, 94 test centres with additional exam centres being Palgarh, Ghaziabad, Noida, and Gurugram.
Applicants can check the SNAP exam date 2021 from the table below along with other relevant dates like application, admit card download, slot booking, and results.
SNAP Exam Dates 2021
Second week of August 2021
Commencement of application process
Second week of August 2021
SNAP last date to apply/ payment
Last week of November 2021
SNAP 2021 mock test slot booking
Last week of October 2021
SNAP mock test 2021
Availability of SNAP admit card
SNAP 2021 Exam Date
December 2021 and January 2022
Declaration of SNAP result
Last week of January 2022
Eligibility criteria are determined by Symbiosis International (Deemed University). Although the eligibility for candidates requiring specific discipline/ subject expertise will be determined by the respective institution, the final eligibility for admission will be determined by SIU.
Candidates applying for SNAP 2021, minimum eligibility required:
Candidates should have 50% marks in Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university.
For SC/ ST category candidates, the total marks for Bachelor's Degrees should be 45%.
Final year undergraduate students can apply for SNAP 2021. Their admission will be temporary until the certificate of competency is submitted.
International students who have graduated from an international university can apply for the SNAP exam after obtaining the equivalent certificate from the Association of Indian Universities (AIU).
NOTE: Final eligibility of requisite qualification for admission will be decided by Symbiosis International (Deemed University).
The SNAP 2021 registration process will tentatively begin in the second week of August 2021. Students can apply for SNAP Exam 2021 on the official website of SNAP in online mode. Before going to fill the SNAP application form, students should have a working email ID, phone number, academic details, scanned passport-sized photo, scanned signature, category certificate, and payment details. The SNAP 2021 application process is as follows:
How to apply for SNAP 2021?
First, go to the official website of SNAP i.e. snaptest.org.
Next, find and click on the link called “New Registration” and “I agree” to proceed.
Fill in the information such as email id, mobile number, password, and click the “Register” button.
A confirmation email will be sent to the registered email id with SNAP ID and password.
Login to the dashboard using the received details such as SNAP login id and password to fill the SNAP application form.
Then upload the scanned photographs and signature in a prescribed format and pay the application fee of Rs 1,750 via online mode or via demand draft.
Finally, to choose a college and program, proceed to an online registration form.
NOTE: The registration fees for each programme have to be paid separately.
SNAP 2021 - Payment Mode
Online mode: Applicants can pay their application fees by selecting either of methods Net Banking, or Credit Card or Debit Card.
Offline mode: Aspirants can also pay their registration fees by demand draft (DD) from any Nationalized Bank the below-mentioned amount drawn in favour of “Symbiosis Test Secretariat” payable at Pune.
Symbiosis Test Secretariat,
Symbiosis International (Deemed University),
Gram : Lavale, Tal : Mulshi Dist : Pune- 412 115.
Phone: +91-20-28116226/ 28116227.
SNAP is a speed-based exam and the exam pattern is similar to other MBA entrance exams. The SNAP exam pattern was revised in 2020 by the COVID-19 epidemic, under which the test duration and the total number of questions were reduced. Check below for the latest SNAP exam pattern 2021.
SNAP Exam Structure
Number of sections
Duration of exam
1 hour (60 minutes)
Number of questions
Medium of paper
Mode of Exam
Online Computer-Based Mode
Number of attempts
Marks per question
SNAP Pattern: Marking Scheme
Below are the section-wise questions and marks allotment in the SNAP exam.
Quantitative, Data Interpretation & Data Sufficiency
Analytical & Logical Reasoning
Quick Link: SNAP Sample Paper 2021
SNAP exam syllabus is prescribed by Symbiosis International (Deemed University). The syllabus of SNAP includes:
Analytical and Logical Reasoning
Quantitative, Data Interpretation & Data Sufficiency
SNAP 2021 - Exam Preparation
Candidates planning to appear for the SNAP 2021 exam should start preparing for it at least six months in advance. A good SNAP exam preparation plan should have three components - syllabus through SNAP books, SNAP mock test practice, and revision for exam day. Check out the best SNAP preparation articles listed below in the table.
Symbiosis International (Deemed) University will conduct the SNAP mock test in the month of November 2021. The registration process for the mock test will start in October 2021. With the help of the SNAP 2021 mock test, students can get familiar with the new SNAP 2021 exam pattern. Candidates are required to register for their mock test of the SNAP 2021 slot before the mock session begins. Here are the key points regarding the SNAP mock test.
The SNAP 2021 mock test includes three categories:
General English: Reading Comprehension, Verbal Reasoning, Verbal Ability.
Analytical & Logical Reasoning
Quantitative, Data Interpretation & Data Sufficiency.
Students should note that the score obtained in the mock test will not have any impact on the SNAP selection procedure 2021. The score of the mock test is for the candidate's assessment and reference only.
Participants should check the internet connection before starting the test to avoid any technical issues. If the candidate encounters any difficulty while performing the mock test of SNAP 2021, they can call:
Toll-free number: +91-44-40492210 to rebook mock test slot.
Instructions - While Taking SNAP 2021 Mock Test
Only candidates who have successfully submitted the application form of SNAP 2021 on or before the last date with the registration fee will be allowed to register the slot for the mock test.
Details required for slot booking and mock testing:
Quick link: SNAP 2021 Preparation Guide
SNAP examinations are conducted at various examination centers in more than 90 cities across India. Below is a list of 94 cities where the SNAP 2020 exam was held. The SNAP 2021 exam is expected to be held in the same number of cities.
Chandigarh - Mohali
Ernakulam - Kochi
Panjim - Mapusa
Gangtok - Bardang
Noida - Greater
Thane - Kalyan - Dombivli
What after SNAP exam 2021?
After the SNAP 2021 exam, candidates should start preparations for the Written Ability Test (WAT) rounds of Group Exercise (GE), Personal Interview (PI), for SIU constituent institutes and other B-schools, which will accept the SNAP score for their admission.
The institutes individually fix the minimum cut-off for WAT/ GE/ PI to shortlisting candidates. Students who meet the SNAP cutoff will be invited to participate in the selection rounds i.e. GE/ PI/ WAT. The final admission offer is based on each candidate’s academic history and performance in the SNAP exam, GE/ WAT/ PI.
SIU institutes accepting SNAP score
Symbiosis Institute of Telecom Management (SITM, Pune)
Symbiosis Institute of Health Sciences (SIHS, Pune)
Symbiosis Institute of Business Management, Bengaluru (SIBM, Bengaluru)
Symbiosis Institute of Management Studies (SIMS, Pune)
Symbiosis Institute of International Business (SIIB, Pune)
Symbiosis Centre for Management and Human Resource Development (SCMHRD, Pune)
Symbiosis Institute of Media & Communication, Pune (SIMC, Pune)
Symbiosis School of Banking and Finance (SSBF, Pune) (Formerly Symbiosis School of Banking Management)
Symbiosis Institute of Computer Studies & Research (SICSR, Pune)
Symbiosis Institute of Business Management (SIBM, Pune)
Symbiosis Centre for Information Technology (SCIT, Pune)
Symbiosis School of Sports Sciences (SSSS, Pune)
Symbiosis School of Media & Communication, Bengaluru (SSMC, Bengaluru)
Symbiosis Institute of Operations Management (SIOM, Nashik)
Symbiosis Institute of Business Management, Hyderabad (SIBM, Hyderabad)
Only candidates who have successfully registered with the application and program fee can download the admit card of SNAP Exam 2021 from the official website. The SNAP admit card will be available on three separate dates for a three-phase examination. According to that, the SNAP 2021 admit card will be available in December 2021.
Students must have their latest passport size photo affixed to the SNAP 2021 Admit Card. Hall ticket is an important document for Symbiosis National Aptitude Test 2021 along with the photo identity proof for the authentication process. In case the student loses the authenticated SNAP admit card 2020, he/she will not be issued a duplicate authenticated admit card.
Steps to download the SNAP 2021 Admit Card
Visit the official website of SIU SNAP 2021.
Find and click on the 'Admit Card' tab. It will redirect the page to the login section.
From there, candidates have to enter the SNAP ID and Password and click the submit button.
SNAP 2021 admit card will appear on the screen.
Download and take a printout of the SNAP admit card 2021 for future use.
Symbiosis International (Deemed) University is expected to release the SNAP answer key along with the question paper in the first week of January 2022 in online mode. Candidates can download the SNAP 2021 answer key on the official website by entering their SNAP ID and password. The answer key of SNAP can be used to evaluate the score in the SNAP exam. Also, if the candidates are not satisfied with the solution, they have the option to challenge the SNAP answer keys.
How to download SNAP Answer Key 2021?
Go to the official website of SNAP.
A SNAP login window will appear on the screen.
Enter the SNAP ID and password and click the ‘Sign in’ tab.
SNAP answer key will appear in PDF format.
Check and download the answer key and take the print of the PDF file.
Details Present on SNAP Answer Key
The responses and correct answers for all the multiple-choice questions (MCQs)
The marks awarded for every correct answer and reduced for every wrong answer marked in the exam
Steps to Challenge SNAP Answer Key
Go to the SNAP official website.
Click on the ‘SNAP Answer Key’ tab and enter SNAP ID and Password.
Next, click on the question you want to challenge.
Then click on the ‘Save’ button once you select the challenges in every section.
Upload the supporting document for your objection raised.
Finally, pay the requisite amount of fee via credit/ debit card/ internet banking.
Symbiosis International (Deemed) University will declare the SNAP 2021 result in the last week of January 2021 in online mode. SNAP 2021 Result is available to download on the official website of SIU SNAP i.e. snaptest.org. Candidates can check the SNAP Result 2021 and download the SNAP scorecard by entering the SNAP Login ID and password as used at the time of registration.
Steps to be followed to download the SNAP Result 2021
To download the SNAP 2021 Result, candidates can follow the steps mentioned below.
Visit the official SNAP website link.
Next, find and click on the “Login/ Sign-In” button.
Then, enter the SNAP ID and password.
The results of SNAP 2021 will appear on the screen.
Download and take a printout of the same for your future reference.
The participating institutes will release their individual SNAP 2021 cutoff based on the score of the candidates. Cutoff of SNAP 2021 refers to the minimum marks required by the candidate to score to get shortlisted for selection rounds. Various factors that affect the SNAP cutoff 2021 are:
Reservation policy of SIU campuses
The difficulty level of exam
Total number of applicants and number of seats offered
Previous years cutoff trends
As per the SNAP 2021 selection procedure, the listed candidates have to appear for the following rounds:
Group Exercise (GE)/ Personal Interview (PI)
Written Ability Test (WAT)
Based on the candidate’s overall performance, the final merit list will be prepared by the last week of February 2022. The components of the final merit list are:
SNAP participating institutes will set the cutoffs for GD/ PI/ WAT to shortlist the candidates. After that, the shortlisted candidates will be called for selection rounds. The final selection will be based on the candidate's past academic history and performance in the Symbiosis National Aptitude Test 2021 as well as GD/ PI/ WAT.
Components of Final Merit List
SNAP Score (out of 150, scaled down to 50 marks)
Personal Interaction (PI)
Group Exercise (GE)
Writing Ability Test (WAT)
SNAP 2021 - Reservation Policy
As per UGC regulations, the percentage of seats allotted to different students under different categories is given in the table below:
SC (Scheduled Caste)
ST (Scheduled Tribes)
DA (Differently Abled)
Two seats per programme
NOTE: Candidates belonging to the above categories are required to produce an approved document supporting their category.
There are a total of 16 institutes that are affiliated with SIU and accept the Symbiosis National Aptitude Test 2021 score. The list mentioned below provides the names of the institutes:
SNAP 2021 Participating Institutes
Name of Participating Institute
MBA (Innovation and Entrepreneurship)
MBA (Information Technology)
MBA (Computer Applications)
MBA (Infrastructure Development and Management
MBA (Business Analytics)
MBA (International Business)
MBA (Energy & Environment)
MBA (Telecom Management)
MBA (Operations Management)
MBA (Communication Management)
MBA (Information Technology)
MBA (Hospital & Healthcare Management)
MBA (Communication Management)
MBA (Sports Sciences)
MBA (Banking and Finance)
NOTE: The number of seat intake is mentioned based on the previous year’s trend. For the batch 2021-2023, it will be updated as soon as authorities will release it.
Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - SNAP 2021: Exam Date, Pattern, Eligibility, Application Form, Syllabus and Cut Off
Question: Do I have to apply for B-school programs separately?
Yes, after applying for the SNAP 2021 registration form, candidates can apply for B-school separately, and for each institute and program the registration fee is Rs 1,750 attempt (Max 2).
Question: Who conducts SNAP Exam?
SNAP is conducted by Symbiosis International (Deemed) University to enroll in MBA programs offered by its constituent institutes.
Question: How many MBA colleges accept SNAP scores?
About 37 MBA colleges in India accept SNAP exam scores for admission, including 15 SIU constituent institutes offering MBA/ PGDM programs.
Question: What are the eligibility criteria to appear in the SNAP exam?
Eligibility to appear in SNAP is 50% marks in graduation in any stream (45% for SC/ ST candidates).
Question: What is the date of the SNAP 2021 exam?
The SNAP 2020 exam will be held three times in December 2021 and January 2022. Candidates can choose any of the two dates.
Question: When will SNAP 2021 registration start?
SNAP 2021 registration will begin in the second week of August 2021 and will end in the last week of November 2021. This registration window for all three exams will be common.
Question: What is the syllabus of the SNAP exam?
SNAP 2021 syllabus consists of major topics from Data Interpretation & Data Sufficiency and English Language & Comprehension, and Quantitative Aptitude, Analytical & Logical Reasoning.
Question: Is there a General Awareness section in SNAP?
No. There is no General Awareness (GA) section in SNAP anymore. This section was removed from the SNAP syllabus in 2019.
Question: Is the SNAP exam easier than CAT?
Although the syllabus and examination pattern of SNAP and CAT are similar, the former is considered easier because the difficulty level questions are generally moderate. In CAT, questions are more difficult.
Question: What is the SNAP 2021 application fee?
SNAP application fee is Rs. 1,750. Candidates have to pay an additional amount of Rs.1000 / - to an SIU to qualify for the GD/ PI shortlist.
Question: What is the duration of the SNAP 2021 exam?
From last year onwards, the SNAP exam duration has been reduced to 60 minutes.
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Questions related to SNAP
i got waitlist of127 in SIBM Hyderabad and 229 in SSBF. what is my chance of conversion. also , what was the last accepted score of last year?
Last year cutoff of SNAP is 58 percentile in SIBM Hyderabad...
Thecut-offforSSBF'sflagship MBA program in Banking and Finance is around 60 percentile in Symbiosis National Aptitude Test (SNAP).
my waiting list number is 597 for sibm hyd. Ive scored 82 percentile,my snap score was 34 and overall snap+gepiwat score is 50. Is there any chance that i would be able to convert it. Or I should start preparing for other exams?
SNAP expected cutoff 2021 in SIBM Hyderabad is 58%...
I hope you will get the chance... You can contact to college department they will tell you clearly..
All the best!
How many merit lists are released by SIOM Nashik
7th list out of SIOM Nashik.
The shortlisted candidates list for IP is out now. Candidates can check the IP shortlisted list under login portal at siu.ishinfo.com. Login ID and password are required to check the list and for slot booking, call letter. Symbiosis Institute of Operations Management is offering MBA (Operations Management). Interested candidates must firstregister and appear in SNAP exam .
I have scored 92.14 %ile in snap 2020-21 and gepiwat went average. I have work ex of 39 months. Chances of converting SIOM nashik??
Yes, I believe having a percentile of 92.14 in SNAP 2021, and an average GD-PI/WAT, besides having a strong profile with a work experience of 39 months, you still have fair chances in securing admission at SIOM Nashik. Trust your Preparation and hope for the best.
For more information about SIOM Nashik do follow the link below
i got 70 any chance to get college in mass communications
As per the details mentioned by you, your query is not clear. Please mention more details of the institute and the examination in which you appeared and get 70 marks. Please elaborate your question and feel free to ask your doubts here for quick resolution of your query. The cut off depends upon the number of seats available, the difficulty level of paper and number of candidates writing the examination. And, hence varies every year depending on these factors.