SNAP 2017 to be conducted on December 17 in computer based mode; Application begins from August 10

SNAP 2017 to be conducted on December 17 in computer based modeThe Symbiosis National Aptitude Test (SNAP) 2017 has been announced by Symbiosis International University (SIU) on August 10 with major changes. The test will be conducted in a computer-based mode for the first time but the test pattern will remain the same, SNAP officials said. The application process for the test has started from August 10, 2017. The last date of application and fee payment is November 24, 2017. The computer-based SNAP will be conducted on Sunday, December 17, 2017, from 2 pm to 4 pm. SNAP officials are in talks with various online testing agencies for conducting the exam in computer-based mode. “We are in talks with various online testing agencies to finalise the testing partner for the first ever computer-based SNAP,” mentioned a SNAP official. With the change in testing mode, the number of test cities has also been increased from 32 to 102.


Dr Rajani Gupte, Vice-Chancellor, SIU, says, “SNAP 2017 going online enhances access, is environmentally friendly, and aligns with the Prime Minister’s vision of Digital India!  The process is now also more secure due to the introduction of biometric registration. I am sure aspiring students will be happy with this initiative.”

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Dr R. Raman, Director, Symbiosis Institute of Business Management (SIBM) also pointed out that, “From just 32 cities, we now have the examination centres at 102 cities across the country.  Printing heaps of question papers will now be history as computer screens will be displaying SNAP 2017 questions for the aspirants. Going online for SNAP is a part of the Go Green initiative of Symbiosis International University.”


SNAP is a national level MBA entrance exam conducted by Symbiosis International University, Pune for admission to 15 SNAP participating institutes affiliated with the University.


SNAP 2017: Know the key changes


SNAP 2017 has undergone important changes compared to last year in terms of test mode, application fee, selection of test cities and number of test cities. Take a look at the changes below.


SNAP 2017 Vs SNAP 2016


SNAP 2017

SNAP 2016

Mode of test


Paper-pencil based

Application fee

Rs. 1750

Rs. 1500

Application fee payment through cash

Not applicable


Separate programme fee

Not applicable


Selection of cities during application process



Number of test cities



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SNAP 2017 Important Dates


Important Dates

SNAP 2017 application start date

August 10, 2017

Last date of application and fee payment

November 24, 2017

Release of Admit Card

December 1, 2017

SNAP 2017 exam

December 17, 2017, from 2 pm to 4 pm

Declaration of result

December 28, 2017

SNAP 2017 Exam Pattern


Although the mode of test has been switched to online mode, the SNAP exam pattern will remain the same as last year. The duration of the exam will be two hours and the total number of questions is 150. The questions are multiple choice objective type carrying four options. Each question carries one mark and there is negative marking of 25 per cent allotted marks for each wrong answer. The table below brings to you the paper structure.


SNAP Test Structure


Number of Questions

Total Marks

General English: Reading Comprehension, Verbal Reasoning, Verbal Ability



Quantitative, Data Interpretation & Data Sufficiency



Current Affairs



Analytical & Logical Reasoning






Application Process


The application fee has increased from Rs. 1500 to Rs. 1750. The registration and application procedure is completely online. Application fee can be paid either through Net Banking, Credit/Debit Card or through Demand Draft.


This year, applicants can select three cities instead of one in order of preference. According to SIU, request to change test cities will not be accepted once candidates have paid the application fee. The SNAP exam centre details will be mentioned on the Admit Card.


Applicants have to upload scanned passport size photograph not older than three months. The information filled on the SNAP 2017 application form must be accurate as there would be no scope to update the information once the application process is completed.


SNAP Eligibility Criteria


The eligibility criteria for SNAP 2017 is stated as below:

  • Candidate should have a Bachelor’s degree from a recognised institute/university with at least 50 per cent aggregate marks.

  • Candidate belonging to SC/ST category should have a minimum of 45 per cent aggregate marks at the graduation level.

  • All foreign degrees/qualifications should be verified from SIU by the candidate before seeking admission to any programme of SIU.

  • Final year graduation students are also eligible to apply for SNAP 2017. However, they must complete their degree with requisite aggregate percentage or equivalent CGPA at the time of admission.

After the result of SNAP 2017, candidates will be shortlisted by the participating institutes on the basis of SNAP cutoff and subsequent selection procedure of SNAP. The selection rounds comprise of Group Exercise, Writing Ability Test and Personal Interview rounds.


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uriti nehith 13 days ago

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SNAP exam is manditory for agri students to study ABM in SIIB?? if it is manditory,how much percentile required to qualify??

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Hey snap is mandatory for symbiosis colleges pune

Approximately you need to score 55 to 60 out of 150 for agriculture courses or 50 is minimum 

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shubham shah 18 days ago

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Nitika Agrawal 17 days ago

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