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Monday, December 16, 2019

SNAP exam was held on December 15, 2019 from 2PM to 4 PM as a computer based test. This was the third computer based SNAP exam in the history of Symbiosis National Aptitude Test (SNAP) conducted by Symbiosis International University (SIU) Pune for MBA admission 2020 in 16 Symbiosis Institutes. The difficulty level remained same as of last year. Experts at, IMS, CL, expect a cut off between 80-85 marks for SIBM Pune and SCMHRD Pune


SNAP 2019 Postponed in NE States
SNAP exam 2019 was postponed for the SNAP test takers in Guwahati, Dibrugarh and Shillong. Although no clear reason is mentioned for the SNAP deferment, the protests against Citizenship Amendment Bill (CAB) recently passed by Parliament appears the major reason of postponement. New dates for SNAP 2019 exam for these cities will be announced later.


SNAP 2019 Admit Card was released on December 2, 2019. You could download your SNAP exam admit card from SNAP Test website till SNAP exam date - December 15. Symbiosis had closed its last date to apply for SNAP 2019 exam on Saturday, November 23, 2019.  


Symbiosis International University, the SNAP 2019 exam conducting university kept the SNAP exam registration fee at Rs.1750/- which had to be paid online. It included SNAP Exam 2019 Fee, Registration Fee and Application form fee. There are 16 Symbiosis MBA colleges for which SNAP exam 2019 is conducted. SNAP exam full form is Symbiosis National Aptitude Test.  The application process in Symbiosis institutes is open. You need to apply for MBA admission 2020 by paying Rs.1000 for each of the sixteen Symbiosis institutes before they also close their last date to apply.  


SNAP exam 2019 will be held from 2PM to 4PM as a computer based test. Symbiosis International University (SIU) Pune which conducts SNAP exam annually for admission to its 15 constituent Symbiosis MBA colleges has again changed the SNAP 2019 exam pattern by reducing the number of questions and increasing their weightage. 

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SNAP 2019 exam Admit Card needs to be downloaded from SNAP exam website from December 2, 2019 and is available for download till the SNAP 2019 exam date. The changed exam pattern of SNAP 2019 consists of 115 questions divided into 110 MCQs and 5 Non MCQs with maximum score of 150 marks. There will be 25% negative marking for each wrong answer. 


As revealed with the SNAP exam full form, Symbiosis National Aptitude Online Test - SNAP 2019 is the common, mandatory MBA entrance test for admission to all the 15 Symbiosis Institutes affiliated to Symbiosis International University (SIU) Pune. The list of SNAP score accepting colleges includes some of the top MBA colleges in the country like Symbiosis Institute of Business Management (SIBM) Pune which is ranked among top 20 management institutes in MHRD-NIRF Ranking 2019.


Candidates aspiring to join MBA / MSc (CA) / MSc (SS) programmes offered by the Symbiosis Institutes have to appear for the SNAP entrance exam 2019. To appear in SNAP 2019 exam, one has to register for SNAP Test & also register for the institutes offering his/ her choice of programmes by paying separate programmes registration fees. If shortlisted, he/she would need to attend the GE-PIWAT process conducted by each of these institutes individually. The registration process for SNAP exam and institutes is now simplified. Aspirants can now complete the SNAP exam 2019 as well as Institute programme registrations in the same portal


SNAP Exam 2019: Highlights
One of the most important MBA entrance exams – SNAP 2019 has following key highlights:

SNAP Exam Conducting Body
Symbiosis International University (SIU) Pune
Number of MBA colleges under SNAP 2019
15 Symbiosis Institutes
Mode of SNAP 2019 exam
Computer Based Online Exam
Applicatiion Process
Simultaneously apply for SNAP exam and for Programmes
SNAP Exam Application Fee
SNAP Exam Full Form
Symbiosis National Aptitude Test
SNAP Score cut offs for top Symbiosis Institutes
88 to 97 for SIBM Bangalore, Hyderabad, Pune, SCMHRD Pune, SIOM Nashik
Total Questions in SNAP Exam
Sectional Division of SNAP 2019
4 Sections with different number of Questions in Each Section
SNAP Exam Difficulty Level
Moderate to Difficult
SNAP exam application process

SNAP 2019 Important Dates and Schedule
All the SNAP Exam details are made available with the release of SNAP notification. The SNAP 2019 important dates have been officially announced by SIU Pune now. Following are the SNAP exam 2019 registration, admit card and test dates:

SNAP 2019 Exam Dates 
SNAP 2019 Notification Release
August 2, 2019
SNAP 2019 Date for Registration start
August 16, 2019
SNAP 2019 Last date to Apply
November 23, 2019
SNAP 2019 Last date to Pay Exam Fee
November 23, 2019
SNAP 2019 start date for Admit Card download
December 2, 2019
SNAP 2019 last date for Admit Card download
December 15, 2019
SNAP Exam Date 2019
December 15, 2019 Sunday from 2PM to 4 PM
SNAP 2019 result date
January 10, 2020

SNAP 2019 Exam Key Changes: Exam Pattern, Sections, Question paper
In 2017, SNAP changed its exam format as Computer Based Test from earlier Paper Based Test. The very next year in 2018, SNAP exam pattern was changed again with introduction of special questions. The SNAP 2019 exam structure has been changed again with fewer number of questions, as under:

SNAP Exam Details & Pattern
SNAP 2019 Exam Structure
SNAP 2018 Exam Structure
Total Questions in SNAP Entrance Exam
Sectional Composition of Questions in SNAP exam 2019
English-30; QA & DI-35; Reasoning-30; Current Affairs-20
English-35; QA & DI-35; Reasoning-35; Current Affairs-25
Normal Questions (MCQ Type)
Special Questions (Non-MCQ Type)
SNAP Scoring Pattern (Normal Questions)
+1 Mark for Each Correct Answer in Quant & Current Affairs sections; +1.5 Marks for English and Reasoning Sections 
(110 MCQs)
+1 Mark for Each Correct Answer for MCQs
SNAP Scoring Pattern (Special Questions)
+2 Marks for Each Correct Answer of Special Questions (5 Non MCQs)
+2 Marks for Non MCQs (Special questions)
Negative Marking in SNAP
-25% for each wrong answer
-25% for each wrong answer
Choice of Answer Options (Normal Questions)
4 for Normal Questions only
4 for all the questions
Choice of Answer Options (Special Questions)
No Choice. Must Write the answer in the given space on computer screen using virtual key board
No Choice. Must Write the answer in the given space on computer screen using virtual key board
Number of SNAP Test Cities

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SNAP Exam 2019: What Has Not Changed?

  • No Change in Time Duration. Remains 2 Hours Computer based test
  • No Change in Number of Sections. SNAP 2019 has 4 sections as before
  • No Change in Maximum Marks which remain 150.
  • No Change in Ratio of Negative Marking for Wrong Answer. It remains 25%

Traditionally, SIU Pune has kept the SNAP Exam Date as third Sunday of December every year and going by this trend the SNAP 2019 date of exam is December 15. The test cities for SNAP exam 2019 are reduced to 90.


How to Apply for SNAP Exam 2019?
SNAP 2019 application process starts on August 16, 2019. The last date to apply for SNAP is November 23, 2019. You can register for SNAP 2019 online on the official SNAP 2019 Exam website and can pay the SNAP exam fee of Rs.1750/- either online or through Demand Draft. The SNAP 2019 exam registration fee includes the fee for SNAP exam application form and for registration. 


Step by Step SNAP 2019 Registration Process
SNAP 2019 Registration and Application form can be filled up in four steps:

  • Step-1: Register as New User & Fill in Personal Details
  • Step-2: Make Payment of Rs.1750/- online or by DD
  • Step-3: Register for MBA programmes of preferred Symbiosis Institutes
  • Step-4: Make Payment for Symbiosis MBA Programmes Application Fee

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MBA Colleges Accepting SNAP Exam Score
15 Symbiosis MBA colleges in India accept SNAP score 2019 for MBA admission 2020. All the MBA colleges in India accepting SNAP score are affiliated to Symbiosis International University, Pune.  These Symbiosis institutes offer SIU University MBA degree in different streams. All these Symbiosis institutes SNAP 2019 cut offs in these MBA colleges accepting SNAP scores will vary from institute to institute. Apart from the overall SNAP cut offs, the SNAP accepting colleges also consider sectional SNAP cut offs in shortlisting the candidates. Following are the MBA colleges accepting SNAP exam score:

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SNAP Accepting MBA college & City
SIBM (Symbiosis Institute of Business Management), Pune
SCMHRD (Symbiosis Centre for Management and Human Resource Development) Pune
SIIB (Symbiosis Institute of International Business), Pune
SIBM (Symbiosis Institute of Business Management) Bangalore
Symbiosis Institute of Operations Management (SIOM) Nashik
SICSR (Symbiosis Institute of Computer Studies & Research) Pune
SITM (Symbiosis Institute of Telecom Management), Pune 
SIMS (Symbiosis Institute of Management Studies), Pune 
SIMC (Symbiosis Institute of Media & Communication)Pune
SCIT (Symbiosis Centre for Information Technology), Pune
SIHS (Symbiosis Institute of Health Sciences) Pune
SSMC (Symbiosis School for Media & Communication) Bangalore
SSBF (Symbiosis School of Banking and Finance), Pune
SSSS (Symbiosis School of Sports Sciences), Pune
SIBM (Symbiosis Institute of Business Management), Hyderabad

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How to Prepare for SNAP Exam?
SNAP 2019 Preparation guide how to start SNAP preparation at home as per the revised SNAP exam pattern, is focused on following points when you start your SNAP 2019 exam preparation:

  • SNAP Exam Pattern: You must be aware about the Changed SNAP 2019 exam pattern
  • SNAP 2019 Syllabus: Important topics & Changes
  • Choose the best Books for SNAP preparation
  • Plan your SNAP Preparation Time
  • How to start SNAP preparation at home?
  • How to prepare for SNAP in 6 months, 3 months or 2 months?
  • How to prepare for SNAP without coaching and with self study?
  • SNAP Preparation with Coaching-Key benefits
  • Solve SNAP Previous Test papers & Mocks: How to attempt and analyse? 
  • Strategy to score 95+ percentile in SNAP exam – Tips from Toppers

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SNAP Test: Salient features about SNAP Exam
Let’s look at some of the salient features of SNAP Test 2019:


Gateway to 15 Symbiosis MBA colleges: SNAP 2019 is the only exam, the scores of which are accepted by all the 15 Symbiosis institute across the country for MBA admission. Some of the top MBA colleges accepting SNAP test scores are SIBM Pune, SCMHRD Pune, SIIB Pune, SIBM Bangalore among others.


Moderate Difficulty Level: SNAP 2019 exam is a moderate difficulty level test with 110 MCQs and 20 Non-MCQ divided in four core sections of  General English; Quantitative, Data Interpretation and Data sufficiency; Current Affairs; Analytical & Logical Reasoning. The duration of the exam is 2 hours.


No Sectional Cutoff: SNAP Test scores are declared out of 150 marks scaled down to 50. It does not have sectional cut off. So it offers you the opportunity to play on your strength be it Quants, LR/DI or English and maximize the score. However, qualifying score in each of the 4 sections has to be obtained.


Leads to University MBA degree: All the SNAP exam accepting Symbiosis institutes are affiliated to Symbiosis International University (SIU) Pune and as such award University MBA degree which is recognized worldwide.


SNAP, Similar to CAT, XAT, CMAT, NMAT: SNAP 2019 exam will be an online computer-based test on the pattern of CAT, XAT, CMAT, NMAT. As per the past trends, it is expected that SNAP 2019 will have lower difficulty level than CAT and XAT and similar difficulty level with NMAT and CMAT.


Single day, Single session exam: SNAP 2019 Exam is a single day, single session exam of two hours duration which does not require equating the scores as per the difficulty level across different sessions and the merit list is prepared straight forward like XAT and CMAT.


Low Cost Exam: SNAP is the low cost MBA entrance exam as it provides admission opportunity in 15 Symbiosis B-schools with the SNAP registration and application fee of Rs.1750/-. SNAP exam, SNAP Registration and SNAP exam application fee taken together comes to little above than Rs.100 per Symbiosis MBA college.


Simplified Application Process: You can apply to Symbiosis Institutes through SNAP Application Form. Aspirants can now apply for the programmes in each Symbiosis Institute through the SNAP exam portal by paying the Institute application fee of Rs.1000/- per programme.  


Symbiosis National Aptitude (SNAP) Test is an important National Level MBA Entrance test for MBA admission in 15 Symbiosis MBA colleges accepting SNAP 2019 score. It is considered as one of the major entrance exams after CAT and XAT.  


Some of the top MBA colleges in India like Symbiosis Institute of Management (SIBM), Pune; SIIB Pune; SCMHRD Pune, SIBM Bangalore among others accept only SNAP Test scores for MBA admission.


Thousands of MBA aspirants will register and apply and will test their skills on SNAP 2019 Exam Date on Sunday December 15, 2019 for admission to various Symbiosis institutes. Symbiosis International University (SIU) Pune, the authority which conducts Symbiosis National Aptitude Test (SNAP) exam, has released the SNAP 2019 Notification on August 2, 2019. will continue to update this page to highlight latest dates and other exam announcements. So bookmark this page for your SNAP 2019 exam preparation.


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Exam dates and schedule

  • Notification date: 02-08-2019 10:00 AM (Confirm)
    Registration – Online: 16-08-2019 10:00 AM to 23-11-2019 11:30 PM (Confirm)
    Admit Card Release: 02-12-2019 10:00 AM to 15-12-2019 02:00 PM (Confirm)
    Exam Date & Timings- Online: Sunday, December 15, 2019 - 14:00 to 16:00 (Tentative)
    Result: 10-01-2020 10:00 AM (Confirm)

SNAP toppers

Rajat Tomar , Uttar Pradesh
SNAP 2016 - 98.10 Percentile ....
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Madhur Mehta, Bhuj
SNAP 2016 - 99.23 Percentile ....
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Akshay Kumar Singh, Bihar
SNAP 2015 - 99.97 Percentile ....
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Sourav Dutta, Jamshedpur
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SNAP Eligibility 2019

SNAP 2019 Eligibility Criteria comprise two major SNAP Exam Eligibility requirements. The first part in the SNAP Eligibility criteria is the SNAP exam eligibility to appear in SNAP 2019 entrance exam on December 15, 2019 and the second part of SNAP 2019 Eligibility is the post SNAP exam eligibility with cut offs as required by each of the 15 Symbiosis colleges for MBA admission. 

Symbiosis International University (SIU), Pune has announced the SNAP 2019 Eligibility Criteria and the eligibility criteria to apply for admission in each of the 15 Symbiosis Institutes. 

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SNAP Registration 2019

SNAP 2019 exam for admission to all the 15 Symbiosis institutes will be held on December 15, 2019. SNAP 2019 exam Registration has commenced on August 16, 2019. The last date for SNAP 2019 Registration and submission of filled up SNAP application form is November 23, 2019.  The SNAP 2019 registration dates are open for more than 3 months. You can register for SNAP 2019 online on the SNAP 2019 Exam official website.  The SNAP 2019 exam registration fee of Rs. 1750/- includes the fee for SNAP exam application form and for SNAP exam 2019. 


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SNAP Exam Pattern 2019

SNAP 2019 exam pattern has changed again from last year. Two years ago SNAP was changed to a computer based exam from paper based test and then number of questions were changed, last year different types of special questions were introduced and for SNAP 2019, the exam pattern has been changed again, although the test duration remains same of two hours. 

SNAP 2019 is the national level MBA entrance exam for MBA admission 2020 in the 15 Symbiosis institutes in India including Symbiosis Institute of Business Management (SIBM) Pune. 


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SNAP Admit Card 2019

SNAP Admit Card 2019 has been released on December 2, 2019. You can download SNAP Admit card from official SNAP exam website by using your SNAP login ID and password. The SNAP Admit card download is available till SNAP exam day which is Sunday, December 15, 2019. Symbiosis International University (SIU) Pune has uploaded the SNAP 2019 hall ticket only for the candidates who have successfully registered and paid the SNAP 2019 exam fee by the stipulated date. The hard copy of SNAP Hall ticket after completing the SNAP hall ticket download process, has to be carried to the exam centre. A valid photo Id proof in original should also be carried along with the SNAP Admit Card to the SNAP exam centre. 


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SNAP Answer Key

SNAP Answer Key 2018 are live now! Symbiosis University has released the Official SNAP 2018 Answer Key on December 19, 2018. Official SNAP 2019 Question Paper is also available with your login ID and Password at SNAP website. SNAP Objection Form is also available incase you want to dispute answer to any question.  

You can check the SNAP Answer Keys by following simple steps explained below.


However, unlike CAT where IIM Calcutta had released CAT 2018 Response Sheet for each candidate, SNAP hasn’t published a candidate’s responses/answers. 

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SNAP 2019 Syllabus

SNAP Syllabus 2019 covers the sectional test composition, number of questions, type of questions, important topics, scoring pattern in SNAP Test. Those who prepare as per the SNAP Syllabus and pattern of exam stand better chance to score high in SNAP exam and to get their preferred Symbiosis institute. 


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SNAP Previous Test papers

On December 15, 2019, Symbiosis International University (SIU) Pune will conduct SNAP 2019 Online Computer Based SNAP Test. Symbiosis National Aptitude Test (SNAP) 2018 is to be held in 92 test cities in India for admission to MBA 2020-22 in 15 Symbiosis Management institutes including SIBM Pune.  


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SNAP Exam Analysis 2019

SNAP 2019 threw no surprises and the exam was on expected pattern. The difficulty level remained same as of last year. SNAP exam was held on December 15, 2019 from 2PM to 4 PM as a computer based test.


This was the third computer based SNAP exam in the history of Symbiosis National Aptitude Test (SNAP) conducted by Symbiosis International University (SIU) Pune for MBA admission 2020 in 15 Symbiosis Institutes.

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SNAP Vs Other MBA Entrance Exams

SNAP Vs Other MBA Entrance Exams

If we go for a comparative analysis for SNAP Vs other MBA entrance exams, we may find that SNAP is very much similar to other national level MBA entrance exams like CAT, XAT, NMAT among others. 

Apart from sectional composition of SNAP Vs other MBA entrance exams, the SNAP has recently changed its mode of exam and has now become a computer based test as against paper based test.


In this article, we will discuss the important features and changes of SNAP Vs other MBA entrance exams like SNAP Vs NMAT; SNAP Vs CAT; SNAP Vs XAT among others. 

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SNAP Preparation

SNAP Preparation for SNAP 2019 exam, scheduled on December 15, 2019 must be started well in advance as per the revised SNAP exam pattern. SNAP 2019 preparation should have a clear goal of getting admission in SIBM Pune, SCMHRD Pune or in one of the top 15 Symbiosis MBA colleges accepting SNAP score. 

SNAP exam Preparation is not very difficult as the basics of SNAP question paper have remained unchanged. In view of the experts and past SNAP Test toppers, the preparation for SNAP exam must be well defined. A key component in SNAP 2019 preparation strategy is your SNAP preparation time. 

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SNAP Exam Cities

SNAP 2019 exam centers are 90. The number of SNAP exam cities in 2019 has been reduced to 90 from 92 last year.


Symbiosis International University (SIU) Pune will conduct SNAP 2019 in 90 SNAP exam cities all over India. A candidate can choose the SNAP 2019 exam cities from the list of 90 SNAP exam centres from drop down menu while completing his/her SNAP 2019 registration and application process. 

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SNAP Result 2019

SNAP Result 2019 has been declared on January 10, 2020 at 11 AM.  The SNAP score card is live for download from SNAP official website. With the declaration of SNAP exam result, all the 16 Symbiosis Institutes will start shortlisting students for final selection process individually. Candidates who have appeared in the online SNAP exam on December 15, 2019 can download their SNAP score card from official SNAP Test website now.  


To know how to download SNAP 2019 score card, follow the steps shared below. 


SNAP Score Card Download Window
Below is shared the last year SNAP score card download window:

Snap Exam Result

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SNAP Percentile Predictor

SNAP 2019 Percentile predictor will help you to know your nearest expected percentile score in SNAP 2019 exam. The SNAP percentile predictor should be used immediately after the exam day as this is the time when you can recall how you have performed in the SNAP exam. 

SNAP 2019 Exam date is December 15, 2019. SNAP 2019 is a computer based test of 2 hours duration from 2PM to 4PM. SNAP is considered a lengthy exam. Although SNAP 2019 consists of 115 questions instead of 130 questions last year, the changed scoring pattern may not allow to change the cut offs substantially. However, there is no announced individual sectional cut offs out of a maximum score of 150 marks. 

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SNAP Cutoff 2019

SNAP cut off 2019 for MBA admission 2020 in 16 Symbiosis colleges accepting SNAP exam scores are ready to be announced as the SNAP exam 2019 result has been released on January 10, 2020 at 11 AM.  The SNAP cut off for each individual Symbiosis college depends upon the SNAP scoring pattern for the relevant admission cycle and the maximum SNAP score obtained by the candidates as well as the number of candidates scoring good score. 

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