SYMBIOSIS NATIONAL APTITUDE TEST - SNAP 2016
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Important Dates & Exam Schedule
SNAP 2016 - Exam schedule
Particulars: Online Registrations for SNAP 2016 commences
Important Dates: Aug 22, 2016
Particulars: SNAP 2016 Test Registration closes
Important Dates: Nov 22, 2016
Particulars: SNAP 2016 Test fee payment closes
Important Dates: Nov 25, 2016
Particulars: SNAP 2016 Test Admit Card available on website
Important Dates: December 2 to 18, 2016
Particulars: SNAP 2016 test date
Important Dates: December 18, 2016 (2PM to 4PM)
Particulars: Result declaration date for SNAP 2016
Important Dates: Jan 9, 2017
About the Exam
SNAP 2016 is the mandatory entrance examination for admission to MBA 2017-19 in 15 Symbiosis B-schools including SIBM Pune, affiliated to Symbiosis International University (SIU) who will accept SNAP 2016 scores for their respective 2 years full time flagship MBA batch 2017-19.

With number of changes brought about in SNAP 2016, SIU Pune has made it a uniform scoring exam. Earlier it used to have varying marking pattern for different sections and awarded highest weightage to Reasoning section. Besides, SNAP 2016 has reduced a bit its difficulty level as the General Knowledge section will have limited period of question formation of 2 years. Now the candidates will have to study and prepare their GK & current affairs part based only on last 2 years of events. Symbiosis International University (SIU) Pune will conduct SNAP 2016 in paper pen based format in 32 cities across the country on December 18, 2016 from 2PM to 4PM for admission to MBA programmes in all 15 Symbiosis institutes.
SNAP Eligibility & Application Fee
- A graduate from any recognized/statutory University or Institute with a minimum of 50% marks (45% for SC/ST) can register and apply to appear in SNAP 2016.
- The programmes which require specific discipline/subject specialisation need to be checked for eligibility as given by the respective Institute.
- A candidate who has completed qualifying degree from any Foreign University must obtain an equivalence certificate from the Association of Indian Universities (AIU) to be eligible for admission to any of the 15 B-schools affiliated to SIU Pune.

The application process for SNAP 2016 is online. In case any Changes in the online application form are required to be made, it can be done only up to the closing date of Registration November 22, 2016. After that no change will be permitted by SIU.

A fee of Rs 1500/- to appear in SNAP 2016 is required to be paid while finalizing your registration for the test. Test fee can be paid online or in cash or by means of demand draft.
SNAP 2016 Exam Pattern
SNAP 2016 will be a paper pen mode Multiple Choice Questions based examination of 2 hours duration from 2 PM to 4 PM. Candidates are allowed with blue or black ball pen, preferably black as the OMR sheet in black ink can be better read by the system. The test will comprise 4 sections and the expected total maximum marks would be 150.

Negative marking of 1/4 (25%) mark will be applicable for each wrong answer. Sectional break-up of marks, their weightage in the exam is as under-
Section: General English: Reading Comprehension, Verbal Reasoning, Verbal Ability
Expected number of questions: 40
Marks per right answer: 1
Total maximum marks for the section: 40
Percentage of Sectional weightage: 26.67%
Section: Quantitative Data Interpretation & Data Sufficiency
Expected number of questions: 40
Marks per right answer: 1
Total maximum marks for the section: 40
Percentage of Sectional weightage: 26.67%
Section: Current Affairs
Expected number of questions: 30
Marks per right answer: 1
Total maximum marks for the section: 30
Percentage of Sectional weightage: 20%
Section: Analytical & Logical Reasoning
Expected number of questions: 40
Marks per right answer: 1
Total maximum marks for the section: 40
Percentage of Sectional weightage: 26.67%
Total max marks
Expected number of questions: 150
Marks per right answer: 4
Total maximum marks for the section: 150
Percentage of Sectional weightage: 100%
SNAP Exam Syllabus
SNAP 2016 is a 2 hours paper pencil based exam with multiple choice questions. The test is divided in 4 sections and proposes to comprise 150 MCQs to be solved in 2 hours. The topics covered in the syllabus are-

Verbal Ability and Reading comprehension
40 questions with maximum 40 marks are proposed in this section. Topics covered in VARC are English Usage & Sentence Correction; Fill in the blanks; Jumbled Paragraph; vocabulary-usage; Idioms; phrases; analogy; verbal Reasoning; questions on Reading Comprehension passages.

Current Affairs
30 questions with maximum 30 marks are proposed in this section of SNAP 2016. Economics, finance, national and international current affairs are a few of the many topics on which questions are placed in this section. Questions are also based on conventional GK. In-depth and regular reading of GK helps more as sometimes a few GK questions in SNAP appear more tricky and need intensive reading.

The biggest change SNAP 2016 has brought about in GK section is that it will be known as Current Affairs section instead of ‘General Awareness: General Knowledge, Current Affairs, Business Scenario’ to more simple one and is termed as ‘Current Affairs’. Symbiosis International University (SIU) Pune, the SNAP 2016 conducting authority has specified that the section will be limited to last 2 years of current affairs questions.

Now the General Knowledge section will require you to study all the happenings – national or global upto past 2 years. Accordingly, your study area is specified and you can limit your studies by changing your preparation strategy.

Quantitative Ability and Data Interpretation
This section will also award maximum 40 marks for 40 questions. Major topics covered in this section are Number Systems; LCM and HCF; Percentages; Profit and Loss; Interest (Simple and Compound); Speed, Time and Distance; Time and Work; Averages; Ratio and Proportion; Linear Equations; Quadratic Equations; Complex Numbers; Logarithm; Progressions; Binomial Theorem; Surds and Indices; Inequalities; Permutation and Combination; Probability Functions; Set Theory; Mixtures and Alligations; Geometry; Co-ordinate Geometry; Trigonometry; Mensuration.

Analytical and logical Ability
This section also carries high weightage with 40 marks awarded for 40 questions. Since analytical skills fundamentally include areas like computing, visualization, articulation, and problem solving, SNAP focuses more on topics like family tree, syllogisms, Clocks, calendars, binary logic, seating arrangement, logical sequence, assumption, premise, conclusion, linear and matrix arrangement, analogy, critical reasoning. The questions may be in the set form or may be individual ones depending upon the shape of the problem. Each question carries 1 mark.
Colleges Accepting SNAP 2016 score
Following 15 Symbiosis B-schools will accept SNAP 2016 scores for MBA admission to 2017-19 batch-
- Symbiosis Institute of Business Management (SIBM - Pune)
- Symbiosis Institute of Computer Studies & Research (SICSR)
- Symbiosis Centre for Management and Human Resources Development (SCMHRD)
- Symbiosis Institute of International Business (SIIB)
- Symbiosis Institute of Telecom Management (SITM)
- Symbiosis Institute of Management Studies (SIMS)
- Symbiosis Institute of Media & Communication, Pune(SIMC, Pune)
- Symbiosis Centre for Information Technology(SCIT)
- Symbiosis Institute of Health Sciences(SIHS)
- Symbiosis Institute of Business Management, Bengaluru (SIBM, Bengaluru)
- Symbiosis Institute of Media & Communication, Bengaluru (SIMC, Bengaluru)
- Symbiosis School of Banking and Finance (SSBF)
- Symbiosis Institute of Business Management, Hyderabad (SIBM, Hyderabad)
- Symbiosis School of Sports Sciences (SSSS)
SNAP 2016 Exam Cities
SNAP 2016 will be held in 32 test cities across the country. They are – Agra; Ahmedabad; Allahabad; Bengaluru; Bhopal; Bhubaneshwar; Chandigarh; Chennai; Delhi; Faridabad; Gangatok; Gurgaon; Guwahati; Hyderabad; Indore; Jaipur; Jamshedpur; Kanpur; Kochi; Kolkata; Kolhapur; Lucknow; Mumbai; Nagpur; nashik; Noida; Patna; Pune; Surat; Shillong; Vashi; Visakhapatanam.