Symbiosis National Aptitude Test commonly known as SNAP is a National Level management entrance test which is conducted by Symbiosis International (Deemed) University for providing admission to candidates in its 16 institutes offering MBA / PGDM programmes. SNAP is conducted in online mode and will be of two hours duration.
Candidates who wish to take entrance test of SNAP will be able to fill the application form of SNAP 2020 tentatively from the third week of August. Before filling the application form, candidates are advised to check the SNAP 2020 eligibility criteria. SNAP 2020 will tentatively be held in the third week of December. The question paper will be divided into multiple-choice questions and special questions. Total of 110 questions will be asked which will be divided into three sections namely General English, Quantitative, data interpretation & data sufficiency and Analytical & logical reasoning. Once the exam is conducted in online mode, the Symbiosis International (Deemed) University will declare the SNAP 2020 result tentatively in the second week of January 2021.
Upcoming Dates and Events
21 Aug, 2020 - 30 Nov, 2020 (Tentative)
Application | Mode: Online
04 Dec, 2020 (Tentative)
Admit Card | Mode: Online
20 Dec, 2020 (Tentative)
Exam | Mode: Online
09 Jan, 2021 (Tentative)
Result | Mode: Online
SNAP, the national-level management entrance exam is conducted by Symbiosis International (Deemed) University for admission to its 16 institutes. Symbiosis International (Deemed) University will prescribe the SNAP 2020 eligibility criteria. Candidates are advised to check SNAP eligibility criteria 2020 before registering themselves. Given below eligibility criteria is based on previous years exams which candidates can check for reference. The same will be updated once confirmed by Symbiosis International (Deemed) University-
Know your Admission Chances for Colleges Accepting SNAP score
Mode of Application : Online
Mode of Payment : Net Banking | Credit Card | Debit Card | Other
The application form of SNAP 2020 will release in the third week of August. Candidates interested in filling the application form are requested to check eligibility criteria beforehand. The last date to apply will be the last week of November.
Things to Remember-
Candidates filling the application form will be required to pay Rs. 1750 which can be paid through following methods-
i) Demand Draft
ii) Indian Bank Gateway
iii) Axis Bank Gateway
iv) Billdesk Gateway
Payment through demand draft- Firstly, examinees should choose the mode of Payment as 'DD Payment' in "Make Payment" tab.
Then a demand draft (DD) of Rs. 2065 (SNAP Application Fee- Rs.1750 and Rs. 315 as GST @18%) needs to be drawn from any Nationalized Bank in favour of “Symbiosis Test Secretariat” payable at Pune. A print of the payment advice form is a mandate after filling in the DD Details including candidates' signature. Then it has to be sent along with the DD to the Symbiosis Test Secretariat only at,
SYMBIOSIS TEST SECRETARIAT,
SYMBIOSIS INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY
Gram: Lavale, Tal: Mulshi, Dist.: Pune – 412115
Phone: 020-39116226/ 27.
Exam pattern of SNAP 2020 will include the mode of exam, type of questions asked, number of sections, marking scheme and much more. SNAP 2020 will be an online (computer-based) exam consisting of three sections and carrying 110 multiple choice questions and special questions. The total score adds up to 150 (differential marking scheme) as given in below table-
SNAP 2020 Exam Pattern
General English: Reading Comprehension, Verbal Reasoning, Verbal Ability
Quantitative, Data Interpretation & Data Sufficiency
Analytical & Logical Reasoning
Marking Scheme: Each question will carry one mark and special questions will carry 2 marks. Every correct answer will give one mark and each incorrect response will deduct 25 per cent of the allotted marks.
Symbiosis International (Deemed) University will release the SNAP 2020 Mock Test for the applicants who will complete the process by paying the requisite application fee. According to the exam authorities, the SNAP 2020 mock test will provide the real-time test-taking experience to candidates.
The SNAP 2020 admit card will be released in online mode by Symbiosis International (Deemed) University tentatively in the first week of December. Admit card of SNAP 2020 will be an important document which will contain details related to exam day like roll number, exam centre, major instructions to be followed and much more. Following are the credentials that are likely mentioned in the SNAP admit card 2020:
Exam date & time
Test venue, address of the venue, and Test venue code
On the day of the exam, candidates have to carry the admit card of SNAP 2020 as well as a photo ID proof. The IDs that can be produced for verification purpose are
SNAP 2020 answer key will tentatively release in the fourth week of December 2020. Candidates will have to login to the official website through their SNAP 2020 credentials and check the Answer Key of SNAP 2020. Candidates will have the option to file for challenges till fourth week of December, 2020. For each answer challenge, candidates will have to pay Rs. 590 (Rs. 500 + 18 per cent GST). If the challenge will be found valid, the amount of Rs. 500 (excluding the GST).
A scrutiny committee set up by SIU will review each and every challenging question. SIU communicated the decision of the challenging questions through email before the second week of January 2020, to all those candidates who will submit the challenges against the SNAP 2020 answer keys and paid the amount of challenge form.
Candidates have to ensure that they put a valid reason or explanation in the Remarks column with each SNAP 2020 answer key challenge. The ambiguous challenge will not be considered. The decision of the SIU committee will be final.
The SNAP 2020 result will announce tentatively in the second week of January, 2021. The SNAP 2020 result will be available via online mode only and candidates will be able to check their scores (section-wise, scaled scores) secured in SNAP 2020. SNAP User ID and Password should be handy to check the result of SNAP 2020. The shortlisted candidates will be called for further selection rounds, namely General Exercise (GE), Personal Introduction (PI), and Writing Ability Test (WAT).
The SNAP result 2020 will display the following information:
There are 16 participating institutes of SNAP 2020 across India which will accept SNAP 2020 scores and all of them will shortlist candidates on the basis of result and their prescribed cutoff score.
The cutoff of SNAP 2020 will be the minimum marks or percentile that a candidate requires to obtain to get shortlisted for the selection process. There are 16 participating institutes of SIU which accept the SNAP score for the admission procedure. Each institute prescribes a different cutoff depending on their admission requirements.
Factors determining the SNAP 2020 Cutoff
Number of candidates' appearing for SNAP
Question paper- The level of difficulty
Number of candidates' qualifying the SNAP test
Number of seats available
The selection process of SNAP 2020 will comprise of 3 steps i.e. Group Exercise (GE), Writing Ability Test (WAT) and Personal Interaction (PI). The admission of an aspirant is based on performance in SNAP exam, selection rounds and candidate’s profile (previous academic performance, work experience etc). Preparation of the final merit list will be based on the weightage parameters given below-
Final Merit List Parameters
SNAP Test Score (scaled to 50 marks)
Group Exercise (GE)
Personal Interaction (PI)
Writing Ability Test (WAT)
As per exam dates of SNAP 2020, application form will be available tentatively from the third week of August 2020.
SNAP is a national level entrance test which is conducted by Symbiosis International (Deemed) University to provide admission to candidates in SNAP accepting institutes. SNAP is conducted in online mode.
As per the exam pattern of SNAP 2020, each wrong answer will attract 25% negative marks for candidates.
QA can be categorised into Arithmetic, Algebra, Geometry and Advanced Mathematics. Practise chapter by chapter and develop mental calculations. Like practise more of basic summation, subtraction, fractions and tables. Numbers, Percentage, Profit and Loss, Simple and Compound Interest, Ratio, Proportionality, Time-Distance, Time-Work, Mixtures, Averages, Partnership, Permutation and Combinations, Probability, Set Theory, Progression and Series, Line, Angles, Triangles, Quadrilaterals, Polygon, Circles, Ares, Volume, Height and Distance, Coordinate Geometry, Basic Trigonometry are few important topics.
Because this section involves mathematics and takes most of your time, your focus should be on solving the problems efficiently in the beginning. Even if it takes time, practise upto perfection. Practise as many questions as you can in the conventional way. As and when you get a grip on the subject, you can go for short cuts. Memorise tables, square roots, cube roots, conversion from percent to fraction, etc. Solve sample papers on Mathematics. In the beginning, do not worry about the time it takes. As you practise, you will get the hang of the subject and it will be easier for you
There are a number of other factors which judge whether you will get through even after getting a higher percentile. You subject in graduation subject, what cateogory you fall in. If you get 99 percentile in cat then for sure you'll get calls from some of the CAP IIMs, MDI, IMT and other b schools. This doesn't apply for other bschools in the category like IIFT or even SIBM. But still it still can't be predicted as to you will get a call or not. For your cat prep. You can start off by appearing for a mock test conducted free online and assess your performance that'll help you see and judge the areas you need improvement in and then decide if you need coaching or you can go on by yourself. You can either go for self study or Prepare with a tutor. For english prep. You can start off with Word Power Made easy, do this book twice, don't rush but read it and learn for 30-45 mins everyday. For Quants and LR-Di Arun sharma. Giving a mock a week and analyzing your strengths and weakness in terms of topics, score, percentile score and the time you are spending per question is really important.
Do take mocks religiously and you'll see how much it can affect your preparation in a positive manner.
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