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SNAP 2021: Exam Date, Registration (Started), Eligibility, Pattern, Syllabus, and Cut Off

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Anwita Dhar

| Updated On - Sep 28, 2021

SNAP 2021 Registration has started on August 31, 2021. SNAP 2021 Application Form will be available till Nov 27, 2021, on the official website. Around 60,000 candidates are expected to take SNAP exam this year which will be held in CBT mode at 94 test centers across the country. Check SNAP 2021 Eligibility Criteria

SNAP 2021 aspirants should know the changes introduced in the exam pattern last year in terms of the time limit and marking pattern. Negative marking is applicable. The paper has 3 parts; GK, Quant & DI, and Reasoning. SNAP Exam Syllabus is not released by SIU and is based on the previous years’ analysis of important topics.

What is SNAP Exam? Symbiosis National Aptitude Test is a national-level management aptitude test conducted by Symbiosis International University (Deemed) for admission to MBA/ PGDM courses. It is a highly sought-after and competitive exam that is slightly easier to crack than other MBA entrance tests like CAT and XAT. It is the gateway to 16 institutes offering placements with an average CTC of 20 Lakhs (SIU Pune).

SNAP 2021 Highlights

SNAP Exam Full Form Symbiosis National Aptitude (SNAP) 2021
Conducting Body Symbiosis International University (SIU)
SNAP Official Website
Exam Type National level
Exam Frequency Annual
Minimum Eligibility Criteria Graduation/Bachelor’s degree with 50% (45% for SC/ST)
Objective Admission to MBA/MSc courses offered by 16 listed institutes
SNAP Exam Date December 19, 2021
Mode of Application Online
Exam Duration 1 hour

SNAP Exam Date

SNAP 2021 Exam Date

All dates tabulated below are tentative and subject to change with the release of official notification. Check SNAP Exam Complete Schedule

Events Dates
SNAP Registration Starts August 31, 2021
SNAP Application Form Last Date November 27, 2021
SNAP Application Fee Last Date November 27, 2021
SNAP Admit Card Release Date December 4, 2021
SNAP Exam Dates

December 19, 2021

January 08, 2022

January 16, 2022

SNAP Result Date February 1, 2022
Shortlisting for further procedure begins on To be announced
GE, PI and WAT rounds date To be announced
SNAP 2021 Final Merit List To be announced

SNAP Eligibility Criteria

SNAP Eligibility

SNAP Eligibility is determined and set by SIU. Even though the eligibility for candidates who require specific discipline/subject specialization will be decided by the respective institute, final eligibility for admission will be decided by SIU. Those who aspire to join MBA and MSc programs for the 2021-2022 session must fulfill the SNAP eligibility criteria for the course they wish to appear for.

  • Candidates must have a bachelor's degree from a recognized university with 50%.
  • For SC/ST category candidates, the aggregate marks in the bachelor's degree should be 45%.
  • Candidates must be a citizen of India.
  • There is no limit of neither age nor number of attempts.
  • Candidates with foreign degrees or qualifications are also eligible, but such candidates should obtain equivalence certificates from the Association of Indian Universities.
  • Candidates who have appeared for the final exam of the bachelor’s degree are also eligible to apply, but their admission will be provisional and will be cancelled if leads to non-fulfillment of the abovementioned eligibility.
Candidates with foreign degrees or qualifications (Foreign Nationals/ PIO/ OCI/ NRI) are also eligible, but such candidates should obtain equivalence certificates from the Association of Indian Universities. Such candidates who are applying with a foreign degree must submit a certificate of equivalence from the Association of Indian Universities (AIU).
SNAP Registration

SNAP 2021 Registration

Candidates can register for SNAP 2021 on the official website. The registration process is carried out into two phases: SNAP 2021 registration and choice of program registration.

Both the registration processes for SNAP and the institute are integrated and can be carried out on the same portal.

  • Register online on the official website – from August 31 to November 28, 2021.
  • Fill in all the required details such as name, date of birth, category, and test city preference.
  • Upload scanned a recent colored passport size photograph.
  • Recheck all the filled details, as if once the payment is processed, it will not be possible to make changes in them.

Here is a step-by-step process to how one can fill the application form for SNAP 2021:

  • Visit
  • Click on “New Registration”­ and “I agree” to proceed.
  • Fill in the details such as email id, mobile number, and password.
  • Click on “Register”.
  • A confirmation email will be sent to the registered email with username and password.
  • Login using the received details ­– username and password – to fill the application form.
  • Upload photographs as per requirement and pay the fee of INR.1750 /-.
  • The application fee can either be processed via online mode or via demand draft.
  • To choose a program and college, proceed to the online registration form.
  • Note: The registration fees for each program has to be paid separately

Also Read: SNAP Registration for Foreign Students

SNAP 2021 Application Fee

Candidates are required to pay the fee of INR.1750 /- in order to proceed to phase two of the application process. The payment of fees can be carried out by using two methods given below:

  • Online mode: Candidates can pay their fees by selecting either of the methods ­– Net Banking, Debit or Credit Card.
  • Offline mode: Candidates can also pay their fees by demand draft from any Nationalized Bank the below-mentioned amount drawn in favor of “Symbiosis Test Secretariat” payable at Pune.
  • To pay the fees by using offline mode, select the mode of payment as “demand draft” in the make payment tab.
  • Take out a print-out of the payment advice form and fill in the demand draft details.
  • Sign and send the form with the demand draft to the Symbiosis Test Secretariat at the address given below.
  • Once the demand draft reaches, Symbiosis Test Secretariat (STS) will be in charge of authenticating the details of the demand draft. And then the candidates will receive an email confirming the payment. Admit Card will be available only after the confirmation of payment. Payment mode Amount Online Mode INR 1,750 Demand Draft INR 1,750 Candidates are also required to pay INR 1,000 for each program that they have applied to or desire to apply to. Both the fees are non-refundable and non-transferable, and STS will not be responsible for the delay on part of the post/courier.

SNAP Selection Procedure

SNAP 2021 Selection Procedure

After the declaration of result in January 2021, the selection process for SNAP will commence from February 2021. SNAP is held for admissions into postgraduate management or MSc programs offered by Symbiosis International and institutes affiliated with it.

  • After the result is declared, SNAP cut-off is announced by each college.
  • Candidates who secure the minimum cut-off marks are shortlisted to participate in Group Exercise, Personal Interaction, and Writing Ability Test round to proceed with their admission process.
  • It is mandatory to appear for all the rounds to be eligible for admission.
  • These rounds take place in February 2022 and are explained in detail below:

Group Exercise: This round aims to assess the ability of the candidates’ application of logic and reasoning. Also, highlight the candidate’s ability of decision-making and management skills. This exercise carries a weight of 10 marks. Read: SNAP Group Exercise Tips

Written Ability Test: With a weightage of 10 marks, candidates are asked to write an essay on a business management-related topic or any other course-related topic.

Personal Interaction: This is a face-to-face round to evaluate a candidate’s confidence and his/her overall personality. This round carries 30 marks and is the most important round of the entire admission process.

Candidates are required to proceed through all the mentioned rounds to be eligible for admission in their choice of program and institute, failing to appear for any of the abovementioned tests will lead to unfulfillment of eligibility and cancellation of the admission. Candidates are also required to know that the admission is provisional and the payment of fees is a must to secure a seat.

SNAP Reservation

SNAP 2021 Reservation

Category Percentage reservation
Scheduled Caste 15
Scheduled Tribes 7.5
Differently Abled 3
Kashmiri Migrants (Supernumerary) 2 seats per program
International Candidates (Supernumerary) 15
Children/wards of Defence Personnel 5 [applicable only for MBA (International Business, Digital and Telecom Management, Information Technology Business Management or Information Technology)]

Symbiosis International has made provisions for candidates of reserved category as well as with disabilities. The types of disabilities covered are as follows: vision impairment, hearing impairment, locomotors disabilities, mental retardation, multiple disabilities, and dyslexia.

Check Reservation in SNAP in Details

Candidates are required to submit relevant documents issued by a competent authority at the time of filling SNAP 2021 application form. Candidates applying under the category of differently-abled are required to obtain an “Authentication Certificate” from the Symbiosis Centre of Health Care (SCHC) within one month of commencement of the program.

SNAP 2021 Admit Card

SNAP 2021 admit card will be available in the first week of December 2021. The admit card will be available to download. Carrying Admit Card is mandatory to be eligible to appear for the test. Below are the steps to download the SNAP 2021 admit card:

  • Log on to the official website.
  • Click on “Download Admit card”.
  • Enter username, password, and security code.
  • Click on login.
  • SNAP 2021 Admit card will appear on the screen.
  • Check and verify all the details and print out at least three copies.
Note: Candidates must verify all details mentioned on their SNAP Hall Tickets. In case of discrepancy, contact the authorities and get it rectified at the earliest,

SNAP 2021 Exam Centers

Candidates can choose three preferences from a list of 94 cities to appear for the test. Candidates will have to keep in mind that city allocation will be based on the date of payment. Once the fee payment is processed, candidates will not be able to make any edits to the filled details including the preferred cities.

The test center and its address will be displayed on the admit card.

Candidates are also required to carry identity proof along with their SNAP 2021 admit cards. Below is the list of accepted identity proofs:

  • Pan card
  • Aadhar card
  • Voter ID card
  • Passport
  • Driving License

Admit cards will also be required during the proceeding rounds of admission, so candidates should preserve the admit cards.

SNAP Exam Pattern

SNAP 2021 Exam Pattern

Section Total questions Total marks
General English: Reading Comprehension, Verbal Reasoning, Verbal Ability 15 15
Analytical & Logical Reasoning 25 25
Quantitative, Data Interpretation & Data Sufficiency 20 20

SNAP 2021 is a computer-based exam that is conducted in English only.

  • The test includes a total of 60 objective questions/multiple-choice questions. The exam duration will be of 60 minutes.
  • The paper is divided into four sections: Logical Reasoning, Quantitative Ability, Verbal Ability.
  • Every correct answer will obtain one mark, and every incorrect answer will lead to a deduction of 0.25 marks.
  • All four sections have been allotted specific number of marks. Please refer to the table above for the details.

SNAP Exam Syllabus

SNAP 2021 Exam Syllabus

Quantitative, Data Interpretation & Data Sufficiency Analytical & Logical Reasoning General English: Reading Comprehension, Verbal Reasoning, Verbal Ability
Algebra Critical Reasoning Reading Comprehension
Geometry Arrangements Fill in the blanks
Arithmetic Puzzles Para-jumbles
Number System Syllogisms Sentence Correction
Modern Mathematics Blood Relations Odd one out
Graphs & Charts Coding and Decoding Vocabulary
Venn Diagrams Sequences and Series Idioms and Synonyms and Antonyms

SNAP Top Colleges

Institute Programme
Symbiosis Institute of Business Management (SIBM, Pune) MBA MBA (Innovation and Entrepreneurship) MBA (Leadership and Strategy)
Symbiosis Institute of Computer Studies & Research (SICSR, Pune) MBA (Information Technology) M.Sc. (Computer Applications) M.Sc. (System Security)
Symbiosis Centre for Management and Human Resource Development (SCMHRD, Pune) MBA MBA (Infrastructure Development and Management) MBA (Business Analytics)
Symbiosis Institute of International Business (SIIB, Pune) MBA (International Business) MBA (Agri Business) MBA (Energy & Environment)
Symbiosis Institute of Digital and Telecom Management (SIDTM) [Formerly Symbiosis Institute of Telecom Management (SITM)] MBA (Digital and Telecom Management)
Symbiosis Institute of Management Studies(SIMS, Pune) MBA
Symbiosis Institute of Media & Communication (SIMC, Pune) MBA (Communication Management)
Symbiosis Institute of Operations Management (SIOM, Nashik) MBA (Operations Management)
Symbiosis Centre for Information Technology (SCIT, Pune) MBA (Information Technology Business Management) MBA (Data Science and Data Analytics)
Symbiosis Institute of Health Sciences (SIHS, Pune) MBA (Hospital & Healthcare Management) Master of Public Health (MPH)
Symbiosis Institute of Business Management, Bengaluru (SIBM, Bengaluru) MBA MBA (Family Managed Business & Entrepreneurship) MBA (Quantitative Finance) MBA (Business Analytics)
Symbiosis School of Media & Communication, Bengaluru (SSMC, Bengaluru) MBA (Communication Management)
Symbiosis School of Banking and Finance  (SSBF, Pune) MBA (Banking and Finance)
Symbiosis Institute of Business Management, Hyderabad (SIBM, Hyderabad) MBA
Symbiosis School of Sports Sciences (SSSS, Pune) MBA (Sports Sciences)
Symbiosis Institute of Business Management, Nagpur (SIBM, Nagpur) MBA
Note: SNAP 2021 will be conducted online, and the candidates will register for both SNAP Test and the Institute(s) offering her/his choice of programme(s).SNAP 2021 is mandatory to join the above listed 16 institutes that offer 29 programmes listed above.

SNAP Result

SNAP 2021 Result

The result will be declared in the last week of December 2021. SNAP 2021 results will be announced on the official website as a scorecard. Scorecard will give detailed marks obtained in both scaled and sectional exams. It will be valid for admission for the year 2021-2022. The score published by the university will be final and is not subject to change or undergo revaluation under any circumstances.

Here is a step-by-step process to check your SNAP 2021 scorecard online:

  • Log onto the official website.
  • Click on results.
  • Enter username and password.
  • You will be able to view your scorecard.
  • Download and print the scorecard for future references.

The participating institutes will publish merit lists based on the candidates’ performance. The list will also include the names of the candidates who are eligible to proceed with the admission rounds.

SNAP 2021 Merit List

Each participating college prepares its final merit list separately. All the marks secured by the candidates are taken into consideration before finalizing the merit list. Candidates who are listed in the merit list are eligible to take admission for their applied course program in the respective colleges. The final merit list is prepared on the overall scores secured by the candidates by appearing for SNAP, Group Exercise, Written Ability Test, and Personal Interaction.

The weightage for the merit list is given below:

SNAP score (marks secured out of 150, scaled down to 50 marks) Group Exercise Writing Ability Test Personal Interaction Total
50 10 10 30 100

For respective institutes, category-wise merit lists and waitlists will be available on their official websites. The waitlist will depend on the number of seats available for each program and participating college.


SNAP 2021 FAQs

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

Ans. SNAP selection comprises mainly two rounds – 1. SNAP entrance examination; 2. GE-PIWAT Round.

Ques. Apart from registering on SNAP, do we need to register separately on the institute we wish to take admission in?

Ans. Yes. Besides applying for SNAP, a candidate is required to register at the participating institute of his/her choice.

Ques. What are the criteria for shortlisting candidates for GE-PI round?

Ans. The shortlisting of candidates for GE-PI round solely depends upon SNAP percentile.

Ques. I am an NRI Candidate. Can I apply for SNAP exam?

Ans. Yes. You can also apply for SNAP. NRI candidates are advised to check the eligibility criteria to get more information about the qualification details, minimum marks, age limit, etc

Ques. How to prepare for SNAP and what are the important topics?

Ans. The syllabus of SNAP will be based on the syllabus you have studied in graduation. There is no need to go through the 12th class standard. English, general aptitude, and logical reasoning are some of the major scorings sections.

Ques. What is the expected date for SNAP 2021 registration?

Ans. SNAP 2021 application is expected to start on August 31, 2021. 

Ques. How will I get a seat in a college after appearing for the exam?

Ans. The seat allotment process will be totally based on your rank. After the declaration of SNAP result, the authorities will release the cut off. Based on the cut off the ranks will be decided.

Ques. The participating institutes in SNAP release a separate cut off list or a combined cut off list after the results are out?

Ans. All institutes that participate in SNAP release different cut off lists post the announcement of exam results. The selection procedure for each institute is different.

*The article might have information for the previous academic years, which will be updated soon subject to the notification issued by the University/College.


sunny pandey
What should I do in case there is an error in my admit card?
shivangi srivastava

The candidates who are appearing for SNAP are advised to check all the details mentioned on their admit cards in case of any errors or mistake. However, if there is any possible error they should contact the authorities and get it corrected at the soonest. For more details, check: SNAP Admit Card. 

deep jyoti das
Is it mandatory to appear for all the three selection rounds of SNAP?
shivangi srivastava

Yes, it is mandatory to appear for all the three rounds of SNAP selection procedure in order to be eligible for admission. If they fail to appear for any of the mentioned rounds they might be considered ineligible and their admission might get cancelled. The admission is provisional and fee payment is required to secure a seat. 

Do PwD candidates have to provide their certificates for registration?
shivangi srivastava

As per the guidelines, the candidates are required to submit all the mandatory documents for SNAP admission wherein PwD or differently abled candidates must provide their Authentication Certificate from the Symbiosis Centre of Health Care (SCHC) within one month of their course commencement. 

shiya devi
What are the main topics covered in Quant and DI section of SNAP?
shivangi srivastava

Some of the main topics covered in the Quantitative, Data Interpretation and Data Sufficiency section are as follows: Algebra, Geometry, Arithmetic, Number System, Modern Mathematics, Graphs and Charts, Venn Diagrams. You may check the detailed syllabus from: SNAP Quantitative Aptitude Syllabus. 

ambar ahirawar
What are some of the top institutes that participate in SNAP? What are the various courses offered?
shivangi srivastava

Some of the top institutes that participate in SNAP to grant admission to candidates are: SIBM Pune, SICSR Pune, SCMHRD Pune, SIIB Pune, SITM, and more. SNAP offers admission in various specializations of MBA like: Banking and Finance, Communications Management, Business Analytics, MPH, etc. You can check the link for more: Top SNAP Participating Colleges. 

shiya devi
When can we expect the SNAP admit card to be released?
shivangi srivastava

The SNAP admit card is expected to release in the 1st week of December, 2021 on the official website itself. The candidates will be able to download it thereby, admit card is important to seek entrance in the examination hall. Visit the site and click on Download Admit card to proceed by logging in with your credentials.

What is the marking scheme of SNAP paper?
shivangi srivastava

As per the latest marking scheme of SNAP examination, every correct answer gets awarded with 1 mark. There is provision of negative marking wherein 0.25 marks will be deducted in case of every wrong answer. The paper includes 60 multiple choice questions. 

deep jyoti das
What are the main areas covered under General English section?
shivangi srivastava

The main study areas covered in General English: Reading Comprehension, Verbal Reasoning, Verbal Ability section of SNAP paper are: Reading Comprehension, Fill in the blanks, Para- jumbles, Sentence Correction, Odd one out, Vocabulary, Idioms, Synonyms and Antonyms. The detailed syllabus is mentioned here: SNAP General English Syllabus. 

sunny pandey
What is the procedure to seek admission in top SNAP colleges?
shivangi srivastava

In order to seek admission in top SNAP participating colleges, the candidates must register for both SNAP examination as well as the Institutes offering their desired choice of programmes/ courses and streams. Taking SNAP is mandatory to seek admission in top 16 institutes offering 29 different programmes.

sadim ansari
When will the conducting body release SNAP results?
shivangi srivastava

The authorities are expected to release SNAP results in the last week of December, 2021. The results will be announced on the official website itself in the form of a score card. The score card will include all the marks scored in scaled and sectional exams. The scores may be valid from the year 2021-2022.

dharshini rajendran
Where can students get their SNAP admit cards?
shivangi srivastava

Students can obtain their respective admit cards for SNAP from the official website itself. Visit the mentioned site and click on the option Download Admit card, enter your username, password and security code to login. The card will appear on the screen, download copies just in case. 

sourajit mukherjee
How many questions and sections are there in SNAP paper?
shivangi srivastava

The SNAP paper involves a total of 60 objective or multiple choice questions which are to be answered in a time duration of 60 minutes. There are a total of three sections in the paper, namely: General English, Analytical and Logical Reasoning, Quantitative, Data Interpretation and Data Sufficiency. To check the detailed pattern, visit: SNAP Exam Pattern. 

uma goenka
What are the main study areas covered in Analytical and Logical Reasoning?
rinki mahapatra
How can candidates obtain their SNAP score card? What are the steps?
shivangi srivastava

The authorities release SNAP score cards on the official website, so the candidates can obtain the same thereby. Visit the site to login, click on results and enter your username and password, your respective score card will appear on the screen, download for future references.

ankur jain
How is SNAP merit list created? Please explain further.
shivangi srivastava

All the participating institutes release their own merit list where all the scores secured by students are taken into consideration for creating it. The merit list is created using the scores obtained by candidates in SNAP, Group Exercise, Written Ability Test and Personal Interaction. You can get more information from: SNAP Merit List. 

koyena biswas
What are the different stages of selection in SNAP? Please explain further?
shivangi srivastava

After the conduction of SNAP examination, candidates who qualify the stated cut- offs are further shortlisted for stages of selection procedure which include: Group Exercise, Written Ability Test and Personal Interaction. All the rounds are mandatory for final admission. You can check more from: SNAP Selection Procedure. 

ambar ahirawar
Is there any applicable reservation in SNAP?
shivangi srivastava

Yes, SNAP examination also offers reservation benefits to students who belong to certain categories. The category wise reservation is stated here for a reference: 15% for Schedule Caste, 7.5% for Schedule Tribes and 3% for Differently Abled. You can check more information regarding reservation from: SNAP Reservation. 

shiya devi
How many examination centres are there for SNAP and what are the documents to be carried?
shivangi srivastava

There are a total of 94 examination centres allotted for SNAP conduction wherein candidates can choose any 3 of their preference. They will have to carry their SNAP admit cards along with any of these stated documents for ID proof: Pan card, Aadhar card, Voter ID card, Passport or Driving License.

How many questions are asked in each section of SNAP?
shivangi srivastava

There are 3 different sections in SNAP paper where: 15 questions are asked in General English: Reading Comprehension, Verbal Reasoning and Verbal Ability, 25 questions are asked in Analytical and Logical Reasoning and 20n questions are asked in Quantitative, Data Interpretation and Data Sufficiency.

deep jyoti das
How much weightage is given to each phase in final merit list?
shivangi srivastava

There are 4 main components considered to create the SNAP final merit list. The phase wise weightage is mentioned here for your further reference: 50 to SNAP score, 10 to Group Exercise, 10 to Written Ability Test and 30 to Personal Interaction making the total of 100 marks.