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SNAP 2020 exam Notification has been released with major changes in the exam dates & schedule, pattern and duration. The SNAP Exam 2020 will be held thrice. The first SNAP Exam Date 2020 is December 20, 2020; second SNAP 2020 exam date is January 6, 2021 and the third SNAP 2020 exam date is January 9, 2021. SNAP 2020 offers the option to take exam twice. The exam registration and application process is open from September 23, to November 28, 2020.

 

SNAP Exam Details 2020: Key changes

  • Symbiosis National Aptitude Test (SNAP) 2020 will be held ONLINE and will be held on three dates in December 2020 and in January 2021
  • First SNAP Test on December 20, 2020
  • Second & Third SNAP Tests on January 6 & 9, 2021 respectively
  • Candidate can take SNAP 2020 upto two times
  • Test time for all the 3 SNAP exams is from 11 AM to 12 Noon
  • Best of the performance of candidate out of the attempts he/ she has made will be considered for final percentile calculation.
  • SNAP will be conducted  using the computer-based test
  • The application fee will be Rs. 1750/- for each attempt of SNAP 2020
  • The candidate has to decide well in advance if he/she plans to give SNAP once or two times

Changes in SNAP 2020 Exam Pattern
Following is the revision in SNAP test structure for SNAP 2020 as compared to last year

Particulars
SNAP 2020
 SNAP 2019
Duration
60 minutes
120 minutes
Total no. of questions
60
110
General English: Reading Comprehension, Verbal Reasoning, Verbal Ability
15
34
Quantitative, Data Interpretation & Data Sufficiency
20
35
Analytical & Logical Reasoning
25
36
Special Questions
Nil
 5

Scoring Pattern:
+1 mark for each correct answer and ¼ negative marking for each incorrect answer.

 

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Symbiosis National Aptitude Test, popularly known as SNAP, is the MBA Entrance Exam for Admission to 16 Symbiosis Institutes in India. Every year around 1 lakh students from all disciplines including Engineering, Commerce, Humanities and even Law take SNAP Test to get into of the 2,500 MBA seats in Symbiosis colleges. Over the years, SNAP has changed its question paper pattern from paper based to computer based but to get a high percentile (90+) requires 3-4 months of serious preparation.

 

This will be the fourth computer based exam in the history of Symbiosis National Aptitude Test (SNAP) conducted by Symbiosis International University (SIU) Pune for MBA admission 2021 in 16 Symbiosis Institutes. The difficulty level for the exam is expected to remain same as of last year. Experts at MBAUniverse.com, IMS, CL, expect a cut off between 40-45 marks that may fetch 93 to 96 percentile for SIBM Pune and SCMHRD Pune.

 

SIU Pune has released SNAP Notification 2020 with important dates. Before that it had announced the key changes in the SNAP exam details. The registration and application process for SNAP starts on September 23, 2020. In this article, you will read all key points to plan your SNAP 2020 journey, including important dates, syllabus & pattern, how to prepare, top Symbiosis colleges, past SNAP toppers interviews and much more. You will also find important links to Free SNAP previous questions papers. So, read through till the end.  

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What is SNAP Test?
SNAP full form is Symbiosis National Aptitude Online Test. It is the common, mandatory MBA entrance test for admission to all the 16 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 25 management institutes in MHRD-NIRF Ranking 2020.

 

SNAP Exam 2020: Highlights
One of the most important MBA entrance exams – SNAP 2020 has following key highlights:

Test Conducting Body
Symbiosis International University (SIU) Pune
Number of MBA colleges under SNAP
16 Symbiosis Institutes
Mode of Exam
Computer Based Online Exam
Application Process
Online; Simultaneously apply for entrance exam and for institute level Programs
Application Fee
Rs.1750/- for each of the 3 SNAP exams (Maximum 2)
SNAP Full Form
Symbiosis National Aptitude Test
Expected Cut offs for top Symbiosis Institutes
88 to 97 percentile for SIBM Bangalore, Hyderabad, Pune, SCMHRD Pune, SIOM Nashik
Total Questions in the Exam
60
Sectional Division of Test
3 Sections with different number of Questions in Each Section
Difficulty Level
Moderate to Difficult
SNAP 2020 Test Cities
94

SNAP 2020 Important Dates and Schedule
All the Exam details are made available with the release of SNAP notification. The SNAP 2020 important dates are officially announced by SIU Pune. Following are the expected dates for registration, admit card and exam:                                                                         

SNAP Exam Activitiy 2020  
Date
Notification Release
September 18, 2020 (Friday)
Registration start date
September 23, 2020 (Wednesday)
Last date to Apply
November 28, 2020 (Saturday)
SNAP 2020 Exam Registration Fee
Rs.1750/- (For one SNAP Exam)
Last date to Pay Exam Fee
November 28, 2020 (Saturday)
Symbiosis Institute Programme Registration  Fee
Rs.1000/- per programme, per institute
Admit Card download Starts
December 5, 2020 (Saturday on snaptest.org)
Last date for Admit Card download
For 1st SNAP Exam: December 20, 2020
For 2nd SNAP Exam: January 6, 2021
For 3rd SNAP Exam: January 9, 2021
SNAP 2020 Exam Duration and Testing Time
1 Hours from 11 AM to 12 Noon for all SNAP Test dates
SNAP Exam Date 2020
1st SNAP: December 20, 2020 (Sunday)
2nd SNAP: January 6, 2021 (Wednesday)
3rd SNAP: January 9, 2021 (Saturday)
Result date
January 22, 2021 (Friday)

SNAP 2020 Exam Key Changes: Exam Pattern, Sections, Question paper
Symbiosis International University (SIU) Pune which conducts SNAP annually, has changed the SNAP pattern by reducing the number of questions and increasing their weightage. In 2017, SNAP changed its exam format as Computer Based Test from earlier Paper Based Test. The very next year in 2018, SNAP pattern was changed again with introduction of special questions. The SNAP 2019 exam structure was changed again with fewer number of questions. The SNAP Test 2020 structure has been changed further due to Covid-19 pandemic.

SNAP Details & Pattern
SNAP 2020
SNAP 2019
SNAP 2018
Total Questions in SNAP Entrance Exam
60
110
130
Sectional Composition of Questions:
(1) General English: Reading Comprehension, Verbal Reasoning, Verbal Ability
(2) Quantitative, Data Interpretation & Data Sufficiency  
(3) Analytical & Logical Reasoning
15
 
 
20
 
 
25
 
English-34; QA & DI-35; Reasoning-36; Special Questions-5
English-35; QA & DI-35; Reasoning-35; Current Affairs-25
Normal Questions (MCQ Type)
60
105
110
Special Questions (Non-MCQ Type)
 Nil
   5
  20
Scoring Pattern (Normal Questions)
+1 Mark for Each Correct Answer in Quant & Current Affairs sections (60 MCQs)
+1 Mark for Each Correct Answer in Quant & Current Affairs sections; +1.5 Marks for English and Reasoning Sections 
(105 MCQs)
+1 Mark for Each Correct Answer for MCQs
Scoring Pattern (Special Questions)
Not applicable
+2 Marks for Each Correct Answer of Special Questions (5 Non MCQs)
+2 Marks for Non MCQs (Special questions)
Negative Marking
-25% for each wrong answer
-25% for each wrong answer
-25% for each wrong answer
Choice of Answer Options (Normal Questions)
4 for Normal Questions only
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
No Choice. Must Write the answer in the given space on computer screen using virtual key board
Number of Test Cities
90+
90
92

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Symbiosis Admission Process: Apply for SNAP 2020 and to the Symbiosis Institutes through same Application Form
There are 16 Symbiosis MBA colleges for which SNAP test is conducted for MBA admission 2021. The application process in Symbiosis institutes opens with the start of SNAP registration process. You need to apply for MBA admission 2021 by paying Rs.1000 for each programme in your preferred Symbiosis institutes before they close their last date to apply.  

 

Candidates aspiring to join MBA / MSc (CA) / MSc (SS) program offered by the Symbiosis Institutes have to appear for the SNAP entrance exam 2020. To appear in SNAP 2020 exam, one has to register for SNAP Test & also register for the institutes offering his/ her choice of program by paying separate program 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 the exam and institutes is now simplified. Aspirants can now complete the exam registration as well as Institute program registrations in the same portal

 

7 Steps Admission Process to SIBM

SNAP Test Admit Card needs to be downloaded from SNAP official website from December 5, 2020 and remains available for download till the SNAP exam date. The changed exam pattern of SNAP 2020 consists of only 60 questions divided into 3 sections without any special questions. Maximum score is 60 marks. There will be 25% negative marking for each wrong answer. 

 

SNAP Test 2020: What Has Not Changed?

  • No Change in Ratio of Negative Marking for Wrong Answer. It remains 25%

How to Apply for SNAP Exam 2020?
SNAP application process starts on September 23, 2020. The last date to apply for the exam is November 28, 2020. You can register online on the official SNAP 2020 Exam website and can pay the exam fee of Rs.1750/- online. The exam registration fee includes the fee for exam application form and for registration. 

 

Step by Step SNAP 2020 Registration Process
Registration and Application form for SNAP 2020 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 (For one Exam. For 2 SNAP exams fee is Rs.3500/-)
  • 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 Score
16 Symbiosis MBA colleges in India accept SNAP score 2020 for MBA admission 2021. All the MBA colleges in India accepting the SNAP test score are affiliated to Symbiosis International University, Pune. These Symbiosis institutes offer SIU University MBA degree in different streams. The SNAP cut offs in the MBA colleges 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 score:

Sl No.
SNAP Accepting MBA college & City
1
SIBM (Symbiosis Institute of Business Management), Pune
2
SCMHRD (Symbiosis Centre for Management and Human Resource Development) Pune
3
SIIB (Symbiosis Institute of International Business), Pune
4
SIBM (Symbiosis Institute of Business Management) Bangalore
5
Symbiosis Institute of Operations Management (SIOM) Nashik
6
SICSR (Symbiosis Institute of Computer Studies & Research) Pune
7
SITM (Symbiosis Institute of 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
SSMC (Symbiosis School for Media & Communication) Bangalore
13
SSBF (Symbiosis School of Banking and Finance), Pune
14
SSSS (Symbiosis School of Sports Sciences), Pune
15
SIBM (Symbiosis Institute of Business Management), Hyderabad

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How to Prepare for SNAP 2020 Exam?
SNAP Preparation guide how to start SNAP preparation at home as per the revised exam pattern, is focused on following points:

  • Check SNAP Exam Pattern: You must be aware about the Changed SNAP 2020 exam pattern
  • Read the complete SNAP 2020 Syllabus: Important topics & Changes
  • Choose the best Books for SNAP preparation
  • Plan your SNAP Preparation Time and learn How to prepare for SNAP in 6 months, 3 months or 2 months?
  • Understand How to start SNAP preparation at home?
  • Make a Choice between How to prepare for SNAP with or without coaching: Pros & Cons
  • Solve SNAP Previous Test papers & Mocks: How to attempt and analyse? 
  • Learn Strategy to score 95+ percentile in SNAP with Tips from Toppers

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SNAP Test: Salient features
Let’s look at some of the salient features of SNAP Test 2020:

 

Gateway to 16 Symbiosis MBA colleges: SNAP is the only exam, the scores of which are accepted by all the 16 Symbiosis institute across the country for MBA admission. Some of the top MBA colleges accepting SNAP scores are SIBM Pune, SCMHRD Pune, SIIB Pune, SIBM Bangalore among others.

 

Moderate Difficulty Level: SNAP 2020 is a moderate difficulty level test with 60 MCQs divided in three core sections of  General English; Quantitative, Data Interpretation and Data sufficiency; Analytical & Logical Reasoning. The duration of the exam is one hour.

 

No Sectional Cutoff: SNAP 2020 Test scores will be declared out of 60 marks. 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 3 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 2020 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 will have lower difficulty level than CAT and XAT and similar difficulty level with NMAT and CMAT.

 

Three Exams in December 2020 & January 2021: SNAP 2020 Exam will be conducted thrice in the months of December 2020 and January 2021. Each exam will be of one hour duration with 60 questions. 

 

Two Chances to Appear in SNAP 2020: In a major change SNAP 2020 offers you the opportunity to appear in the exam twice in the months of December 2020 and January 2021. Best of your two scores will be considered for merit positioning.  

 

Low Cost Exam: SNAP is the low cost MBA entrance exam as it provides admission opportunity in 16 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 16 Symbiosis MBA colleges accepting SNAP 2020 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 2020 Exam Dates 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 2020 Notification in September 2020.

 

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Exam dates and schedule

  • Notification date: 18-09-2020 10:00 AM (Confirm)
    Registration – Online: 23-09-2020 10:00 AM to 28-11-2020 11:30 PM (Confirm)
    Admit Card Release: 05-12-2020 10:00 AM to 09-01-2021 02:00 PM (Confirm)
    Exam Date & Timings- Online: Sunday, December 20, 2020 - 14:00 to Saturday, January 9, 2021 - 16:00 (Confirm)
    Result: 22-01-2021 10:00 AM (Confirm)

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SNAP Eligibility 2020

SNAP 2020 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 2020 entrance exam on December 13, 2020 and the second part of SNAP 2020 Eligibility is the post SNAP exam eligibility with cut offs as required by each of the 16 Symbiosis colleges for MBA admission.

 

Symbiosis International University (SIU), Pune has announced the SNAP 2020 Eligibility Criteria and the eligibility criteria to apply for admission in each of the 16 Symbiosis Institutes.   

 

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SNAP Registration 2020

The SNAP exam 2020 registration and application process is open from September 23, to November 28, 2020. Many changes in SNAP 2020 Registration, exam dates and pattern have been introduced by SIU Pune. This year SNAP Exam will be held thrice on three different dates and the candidates have to exercise their options at the time of SNAP registration 2020 whether they wish to register for one SNAP exam or two SNAP exams.

 

 The first SNAP Exam Date 2020 is December 20, 2020; second SNAP 2020 exam date is January 6, 2021 and the third SNAP 2020 exam date is January 9, 2021.  SNAP 2020 offers the option to take exam twice.

 

SNAP Exam 2020 Registration: Key changes

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SNAP Exam Pattern 2020

SNAP 2020 exam pattern is completely overhauled due to Covid-19 pandemic. Keeping its legacy of constant changes, it has changed again from last year. The SNAP 2020 exam will be held thrice in the months of December 2020 and in January 2021 with the option for the candidates to take exam twice. The first SNAP exam date is December 20, 2020 and next two SNAP exam dates are January 6 and 9, 2021 respectively. SNAP 2020 exam duration has been reduced from 2 hours to 1 hour.

 

SNAP 2020: Overall Key changes

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SNAP Admit Card 2020

SNAP Admit Card 2020 will be released on December 1, 2020. 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 13, 2020.

 

Alongwith the release of SNAP Admit card 2020, SIU will issue important instructions in detail and test day guidelines printed on the SNAP 2020 Hall Ticket. Specific advisory in regard to SNAP Admit Card download is also issued by SIU as “Address for each test centre is printed on your SNAP 2020 Admit Card. Ensure you allow for sufficient travel time on the day of test.” Please note that SNAP 2020 exam is scheduled on Sunday, December 13, 2020 from 2PM to 4PM.    

 

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SNAP Answer Key

SNAP Answer Key 2020 will be released by Symbiosis International University 2-3 days after the SNAP 2020 exam is over. SNAP 2020 exam date is December 13, 2020 and it is expected that SNAP answer key will be out on December 16, 2020. Along with the Official SNAP 2020 Answer Keym SIU will release the Official SNAP 2020 Question Paper. You can download SNAP official answer key with question paper with your SNAP login ID and Password from SNAP website. SNAP Objection Form is also made available with question paper and official answer key, incase you want to dispute answer to any question.  

 

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SNAP Syllabus 2020

SNAP Syllabus 2020 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 13, 2020, Symbiosis International University (SIU) Pune will conduct SNAP 2020 Online Computer Based SNAP Test. Symbiosis National Aptitude Test (SNAP) 2020 is to be held in 90 test cities in India for admission to MBA 2021-23 in 16 Symbiosis Management institutes including SIBM Pune.  

 

To help SNAP 2020 aspirants prepare better in the changed online SNAP exam structure, experts at MBAUniverse.com have prepared SNAP Previous test papers with answer keys. 

 

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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 2020 exam, scheduled on December 13, 2020 must be started well in advance as per the revised SNAP exam pattern. SNAP 2020 preparation should have a clear goal of getting admission in SIBM Pune, SCMHRD Pune or in one of the top 16 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 2020 preparation strategy is your SNAP preparation time. 

 

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SNAP Exam Cities

SNAP 2020 exam centers are 90+. The number of SNAP exam cities in 2020 May go up further in case of requirement.

 

Symbiosis International University (SIU) Pune will conduct SNAP 2020 on December 13, 2020 in 90 SNAP exam cities all over India. A candidate can choose three SNAP 2020 exam cities from the list of 90 SNAP exam centres from drop down menu while completing his/her SNAP 2020 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 2020 Percentile predictor will help you to know your nearest expected percentile score in SNAP 2020 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 2020 Exam date is December 13, 2020. SNAP 2020 is a computer based test of 2 hours duration from 2PM to 4PM. SNAP is considered a lengthy exam. Although SNAP 2020 consists of 115 questions. The changed scoring pattern may not allow to change the cut offs substantially. There is no 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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