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SNAP 2021

SNAP Entrance Exam is mandatory for admission in MBA programme offered by any of the affiliated Institute of Symbiosis International (Deemed University) [SIU] like SCMHRD and SIBM. For this Computer- based test, candidates need to:

  • Register for SNAP Test
  • Pay the registration fee for SNAP Test
  • Register for her/his choice of programme(s) offered by any Institute of SIU
  • Pay the registration fee, separately for each programme.
  • After CAT, SNAP is more popular among MBA aspirants in India as more than 50,000 students take this exam every year.
  • SIU has announced the starting of the registration process for the year 2021
  • Aspirants who are planning to apply for this exam can fill up the form online.
  • The exam is held thrice. It is held in December and twice in January
  • The exam will be held for a duration of 60 minutes
  • The best performance out of the attempts will be considered for the selection process.
  • From 2017 the exam has started through online mode.
  • The exam is held in 94 cities, for 26 MBA programmes in 16 institutes
SNAP Exam 2021 Highlights
Registration Starts 24th September 2021 (Friday)
Registration Ends 28th November 2021 (Sunday)
Registration fee payment ends 28th November 2021 (Sunday)
Admit Card Release date 5th December 2021 (Sunday)
Test starts (1st) 20th December 2020 (Monday )
2nd Exam date 6th January 2021 (Thursday)
3rd Exam Date 9th January 2021 (Sunday)
Timings 11: 00am to 12:00 noon
Result Date 22nd January 2021 (Saturday)

SNAP Application 2021

  • 2021 Registration has been extended till 30th November 2021
  • Candidates can fill the registration form through online mode on the official portal
  • They should fill the mail id and mobile number
  • Next they need to upload the latest scanned color passport size photograph and pay the SNAP test fee only after the registration
  • Here they will have to fill the institute (s) and program of their interests.
  • It is recommended that they should check the eligibility criteria before filling the form
  • For correct filling the form, please follow the instruction given on the website
  • After the final form submission candidates cannot alter any information

SNAP Syllabus

The syllabus has 3 sections:

  • General English: Reading Comprehension, Verbal Reasoning, Verbal Ability
  • Analytical & Logical Reasoning
  • Quantitative, Data Interpretation & Data Sufficiency.
Reading Comprehension/ General English
Vocabulary – Antonyms and Synonyms Idioms and syllogisms
English Grammar and its Usage Analogy
Fill in the Blanks Verbal Reasoning
Para Jumbles or Rearrangement of Sentences Antonyms
Phrases and Idioms Odd one out
Analytical & Logical Reasoning
graphs and tables Seating Arrangement
Coding and decoding Directions and Distance Test
Sequencing Blood Relations
identifying next number in series Syllogism
Statements and assumptions Clocks and Calendars
Quantitative, Data Interpretation & Data Sufficiency
Binomial Theorem Vectors
Geometry HCF & LCM
Co - ordinate Geometry Geometric Progression
Trigonometry Arithmetic progression
Mensuration Arithmetic mean
Probability Geometric mean
Set Theory Ratios and Proportion
Time Speed Distance Percentages

SNAP Preparation

Preparation Strategy:

  • Practise and revise the class 9-10 NCERT school Math books
  • Practice with tables, squares, cubes and decimal-fraction conversions, concepts and formulae. This will develop your comfort level with numbers.
  • Read good books and newspapers.
  • Analyse each and every questions attemopted in the mock test, once the results is out. Re-try the questions that is skipped and write down any new approaches or shortcuts from the solution
  • Be thorough with the entire syllabus. Donot leave topics that are frequent in the earlier exams
  • Candidates should go through with the exam pattern and its structure.
  • Take regular mock test -appear for full length mocks and sectional tests. Give mock test regularly. It will enhance the time management skills


Exam Pattern
Section Question Total Marks
General English: Reading Comprehension, Verbal Reasoning, Verbal Ability 15 15
Analytical & Logical Reasoning 25 25
Quantitative, Data Interpretation & Data Sufficiency 20 20
Total 60 60

Exam Highlights:

  • The exam will be a computer-based
  • The test duration is 60 minutes
  • Each question carries 1 mark
  • It is an objective test that will have 4 responses to each question. Candidate should choose an appropriate response.
  • They can appear for a maximum of two tests
  • Each wrong answer will have 25% negative marks
  • If candidate appear for two test, the higher score will be considered for final percentile calculation.

SNAP Ranking

Colleges accepting the exam scores have increased from last year. All the colleges accepting the scores are affiliated to Symbiosis International University, Pune. These institutes offer MBA programmes in different streams. Colleges accepting SNAP score are:

College Expected Cut off Percentile
SIBM (Symbiosis Institute of Business Management), Pune 98
SCMHRD 97.13
SIIB (Symbiosis Institute of International Business) 93.2
Symbiosis Institute of Operations Management (SIOM) Nashik 87
SICSR (Symbiosis Institute of Computer Studies & Research) 82
SIDTM(Symbiosis Institute of Digital And Telecom Management) 83
SIHS (Symbiosis Institute of Health Sciences) 60
SSMC (Symbiosis School for Media & Communication) 74
SSBF (Symbiosis School of Banking and Finance) 65
SSBF (Symbiosis School of Banking and Finance) 55
SIBM (Symbiosis Institute of Business Management), Hyderabad 60
SIBM (Symbiosis Institute Of Business Management) Nagpur 55

SNAP Counselling

Stages of Counselling:

  • There are different stages of counselling and candidates have to undergo each counselling process for the final enrollment in the MBA courses
  • The first stage is the registration process. Here the selected students have to register themselves to participate in this process. They will also have to pay the registration fee
  • In the second stage they have to fill their programme of their interest. After filling their choice they will have to lock it.
  • In the last stage, seats will be allotted to the students on the basis of their rank in the merit list, their preferences for the courses and the availability of seats at that rank. Once the seat allotment is done, the students will have to undergo document verification round.

The candidate must have passed their bachelor’s degree with an aggregate of 50% of marks.
After the registration process, one should pay a fee and fill the application form.
The registration fee for the exam is Rs. 1750.
Reading Comprehension, Verbal Reasoning, Verbal Ability, Analytical & Logical Reasoning, Quantitative, Data Interpretation & Data Sufficiency
The typical term for SNAP preparation 6 months to 1 year and also it depends on the individual.
The exam date has now been published and SNAP 2021 will not be paused due to COVID-19.
They get 5% relaxation in the marks.
Yes. Institutes will publish the cut-off for access to their particular MBA program before the declaration of the SNAP exam result.
Yes. Snap releases the answer key before the result declaration.
The exam is on 20-Dec-2021, 06-Jan-2022, 09-Jan-2022.

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