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SNAP Exam 2023: Dates, Pattern, Syllabus, Top Symbiosis Colleges and Application Process

What is SNAP Exam?

The Symbiosis National Aptitude Test(SNAP Exam 2023) is a national-level entrance examination conducted by Symbiosis International (Deemed University) for admission to various postgraduate management programs offered by its affiliated institutes. The exam is held once a year, usually in December, and is a gateway to prestigious management programs such as MBA, MSc (CA), MSc (SS), etc., offered by Symbiosis institutes.

The SNAP Exam assesses a candidate’s aptitude in areas like General English, Quantitative Ability, Data Interpretation & Data Sufficiency, Analytical & Logical Reasoning, and General Awareness. It is a computer-based test (CBT) and typically consists of multiple-choice questions.

Candidates who qualify in the SNAP Exam are shortlisted for the next round of selection, which may include group exercises, written ability tests, and personal interviews, depending on the specific institute’s admission process. The final selection is based on the candidate’s performance in the SNAP Exam, as well as the subsequent rounds of selection conducted by the respective institutes.

Also Read: SNAP Exam 2023: Dates, Pattern, Syllabus, Top Symbiosis Colleges and Application Process

SNAP 2023: Exam Highlights

Here are the key highlights of the SNAP 2023 exam:

SNAP Features Details
Exam Name Symbiosis National Aptitude Test (SNAP)
Conducting Body Symbiosis International (Deemed) University (SIU)
SNAP Exam Dates To be announced
Exam Level National
Exam Frequency Once a year (three attempts)
Exam Mode Online
Exam Duration 60 minutes
Exam Syllabus General English, Quantitative-Data Interpretation & Data Sufficiency, Analytical & Logical Reasoning
Exam Pattern 60 questions in MCQ format
Language English
Exam Fees INR 1,950
Number of Candidates 50,000 (average)
Exam Purpose Admission to SIU affiliated colleges and 20 other institutes
Course Offered MBA/PGDM
No. of Test Cities 94
Exam Helpdesk No. 020-39116226
Exam Website https://www.snaptest.org/

Please note that the above highlights are based on general information and may not reflect the specific details of SNAP 2023. It is advisable to refer to the official SNAP 2023 website or the official notification for the most accurate and up-to-date information regarding the exam highlights.

SNAP Eligibility Criteria 2023

To be eligible for the SNAP exam 2023, candidates must meet the following criteria:

  1. Educational Qualification: Candidates should have completed their graduation in any stream from a recognized university or institute with a minimum aggregate of 50 percent (45 percent for SC/ST/PWD candidates) or an equivalent grade.
  2. Final Year Students: Candidates in their final year of graduation are also eligible to apply for SNAP 2023. However, they must provide the passing certificate to the institute within a specified deadline.
  3. International Students: International students who wish to apply for SNAP 2023 must obtain a certificate of equivalence from the Association of Indian Universities (AIU) to demonstrate the equivalence of their educational qualifications.

SNAP Exam 2023 Application Process

The SNAP 2023 application process is expected to take place from the first week of August to the last week of November 2023.

To apply, candidates will need to follow the steps outlined below:

  1. Visit the official SNAP 2023 website (snaptest.org) and click on the “New Registration” link.
  2. Provide your name, date of birth, phone number, and email ID in the registration form.
  3. You will receive an email containing your unique SNAP ID and login credentials.
  4. Use the provided SNAP ID and password to log in to your account and access the application form.
  5. Fill in the required personal and academic details, select your preferred test city, and choose the Symbiosis International University (SIU) institute(s) you wish to apply to.
  6. Upload a recent passport-size photograph and a scanned copy of your signature as per the specified guidelines.
  7. Proceed to make the payment of the SNAP application fee, which is expected to be INR 1,950. Payment can be made using credit/debit cards or net banking.
  8. After successful payment, review your application form and submit it.
  9. Take a printout of the completed application form for future reference.

SNAP Syllabus 2023

The SNAP syllabus for 2023 remains unchanged since 2020. The syllabus includes topics from Verbal Ability, Data Interpretation, Quantitative Aptitude, and Logical Reasoning. However, it is important to note that the specific subtopics and question types may vary. Here is a section-wise breakdown of the SNAP syllabus for 2023:

SNAP Exam Sections Important Topics
General English (Reading Comprehension, Verbal Reasoning, Verbal Ability) Parajumbles, Fill in the Blanks, Passages, Verbal Ability, Grammar, Antonym-Synonym, Syllogisms, Analogies, One Word Substitution, Similar Sounding Words, etc.
Quantitative, Data Interpretation & Data Sufficiency Mensuration, Geometry, Algebra, Trigonometry, Probability, Ratio and Proportion, Percentages, Partnership, Time-Speed-Distance, Data Interpretation, etc.
Analytical and Logical Reasoning Column Graphs, Pie Chart, Coding and Decoding, Puzzles, etc.

SNAP 2023 Exam Pattern:

The SNAP exam pattern consists of multiple-choice questions (MCQs) and is divided into different sections. Based on the information provided, here is the distribution of questions for the SNAP 2023 exam:

  1. General English: This section consists of 15 questions.
  2. Analytical and Logical Reasoning (A-LR): This section consists of 25 questions.
  3. Quantitative Ability, Data Interpretation, and Data Sufficiency (QA, DI-DS): This section consists of 20 questions.

SNAP Exam Details 2023: Key changes

  • Candidates are now allowed to appear in SNAP 2023 up to three times.
  • The test duration and timing will remain the same for all three SNAP exam dates.
  • The final percentile calculation will consider the best performance of the candidate out of the attempts made.

It is important for candidates to make a decision well in advance and by the last date of application regarding the number of times they plan to give the SNAP exam (once, twice, or three times). This decision will impact their preparation strategy and overall performance in the exam.

Scoring Pattern:

The scoring pattern for SNAP 2023 is as follows:

  • Each correct answer will be awarded +1 mark.
  • For each incorrect answer, there will be a negative marking of ¼ mark.

Stay Updated on SNAP 2023:

  • To receive the latest updates on SNAP 2023, Symbiosis International University is offering a free subscription process. Simply provide your name, mobile number, email, and city to stay informed about SNAP 2023.
  • Over the years, SNAP has transitioned from a paper-based format to a computer-based format. To achieve a high percentile (90+), it is recommended to dedicate 3-4 months of serious preparation.
  • Despite the changes in the pattern, the difficulty level of the SNAP exam is expected to remain similar to that of the previous year.
  • According to experts at MBAUniverse.com, IMS, and CL, the expected SNAP cut-off for SCMHRD Pune and SIBM Pune ranges between 93 to 96 percentile.

SNAP Admit Card 2023

To download your SNAP admit card for the 2023 exam, please follow the steps provided below:

  1. Visit the official website of SNAP 2023.
  2. Look for the “Admit Card” tab and click on it.
  3. Enter your SNAP ID and password in the designated fields.
  4. Once you have entered the required information, the SNAP admit card tab will be displayed on the screen.
  5. Click on the tab to initiate the download of your SNAP admit card.

Please note that the admit cards for each session of SNAP 2023 are unique, so make sure to download the admit card specific to your exam session.

SNAP Result 2023

The SNAP result for 2023 will be available for download on the official website. It is expected to be released in the last week of January 2024. The exact result announcement date will be communicated along with the exam notification in August 2023. Candidates can download their SNAP 2023 scorecards using their SNAP ID. The scorecard will contain personal information, SNAP scores, and SNAP percentiles (sectional and overall) for each candidate. To download your SNAP 2023 result, please follow the steps below:

  1. Visit the official website of SNAP 2023: https://www.snaptest.org/
  2. Look for the tab labeled “Download Scorecard” and click on it.
  3. Enter your SNAP ID and password in the designated fields.
  4. The SNAP 2023 result cum scorecard will be displayed on the screen.
  5. Download the scorecard and take a printout for future reference.

Top Colleges accepting SNAP Score for MBA Admission 2024

For MBA admission in 2024, there are 15 prestigious Symbiosis MBA colleges in India that accept SNAP scores. These colleges are affiliated with Symbiosis International University, Pune. Each of these institutes offers an MBA degree in various specializations. The SNAP cut-offs for admission may vary from one institute to another. In addition to the overall SNAP cut-off, these colleges also consider sectional SNAP cut-offs while shortlisting candidates.

Here is the list of MBA colleges accepting SNAP scores for admission in 2024 in a table format:

Sl No. SNAP Accepting MBA College & City
1 SIBM (Symbiosis Institute of Business Management), Pune
2 SCMHRD (Symbiosis Centre for Management and HRD), Pune
3 SIIB (Symbiosis Institute of International Business), Pune
4 SIBM (Symbiosis Institute of Business Management), Bangalore
5 SIOM (Symbiosis Institute of Operations Management), Nashik
6 SICSR (Symbiosis Institute of Computer Studies & Research), Pune
7 SIDTM (Symbiosis Institute of Digital Telecom Management), Pune
8 SIMS (Symbiosis Institute of Management Studies), Pune
9 SIMC (Symbiosis Institute of Media & Communication), Pune
10 SCIT (Symbiosis Centre for Information Technology), Pune
11 SIHS (Symbiosis Institute of Health Sciences), Pune
12 SSBF (Symbiosis School of Banking and Finance), Pune
13 SSSS (Symbiosis School of Sports Sciences), Pune
14 SIBM (Symbiosis Institute of Business Management), Hyderabad
15 SIBM (Symbiosis Institute of Business Management), Nagpur


SNAP 2023 Selection Procedure

The selection procedure for SNAP 2023 involves the following steps:

  1. Symbiosis MBA Colleges: There are 15 Symbiosis MBA colleges that consider SNAP scores for MBA admission in 2024.
  2. Application Process: The application process for Symbiosis institutes begins with the start of SNAP registration. To apply for MBA admission 2024, candidates need to pay Rs. 1000 for each program in their preferred Symbiosis institutes before the application deadline.
  3. SNAP Entrance Exam: Candidates aspiring to join the MBA/MSc (CA)/MSc (SS) programs offered by Symbiosis Institutes must appear for the SNAP entrance exam 2023. To appear in the SNAP 2023 exam, candidates need to register for the SNAP test and also register for the institutes offering their preferred program by paying separate program registration fees.
  4. GE-PI-WAT Process: If shortlisted based on their SNAP scores, candidates will be required to attend the GE-PI-WAT (Group Exercise, Personal Interview, and Written Ability Test) process conducted by each of the Symbiosis institutes individually.
  5. Simplified Registration Process: The registration process for the SNAP exam and institutes offering programs has been simplified. Aspirants can now complete both the exam registration and institute program registrations on the same portal.
  6. SNAP Test Admit Card: Candidates need to download the SNAP Test Admit Card from the official website. The admit card will be available for download until the SNAP exam date.

Please note that the selection procedure may vary slightly for each Symbiosis institute, and candidates should refer to the respective institute’s official website for detailed information.

How to check SNAP 2023 Result online?

All candidates who appeared for exam are familiar with SIU . The process to check result is very simple and same to that of Admit card download.  Some easy steps to check result of SNAP 2023 are as below:

  • After going the official website of SNAP 2023 login, enter enrollment ID or email ID in first place and password in second place.
  • Click on the tab ‘Score Card’
  • Download your SNAP 2023 result cum scorecard
  • Candidates are advised to print and keep the SNAP result cum scorecard until the admission process is complete.

How to download SNAP Score card

The SNAP 2023 result with score card can be downloaded and printed from the website of Symbiosis International University (SIU) Pune in 2 steps:

  1. Login to Snap Test Official Website
  2. Enter the SNAP ID and Password.

How to Print SNAP 2023 Score card

Symbiosis International University has advised to change the printer settings and take following steps to take print of your SNAP 2019 score card:

  • Print orientation: Potrait
  • Top & Bottom Margin: 0
  • Paper size: A4
  • Header should be blank
  • If you face problem in downloading the Score Card, please enable the popup window in your browser.
  • Use only the laptop / desktop to download your SNAP 2023 Score card, DO NOT use the smart phones / tablets

Key details in SMAT 2023 Score Card are:

  • Candidate’s personal details like Name, Address, photograph, Date of Birth, Email ID
  • SMAT 2023 Registration number/User ID – Both should be the same
  • Candidate’s category – General/OBC/SC-ST
  • Gender – Male/Female
  • Candidate’s PWD Status
  • Date & Time of SMAT 2023 exam.
  • Section-wise SMAT 2023 exam Scaled Score and Section-wise SMAT percentile score.
  • Overall SMAT 2023 Scaled Score and overall Percentile score
  • All Important Instructions related to SMAT result 2023.