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SNAP Exam Details: Date, Syllabus, Tips, Mock Tests

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What is the SNAP Exam?

SNAP is a computer-based test assessing your aptitude for postgraduate management studies. In 60 minutes, you will attempt 60 multiple-choice questions across General English, Quantitative, Data Interpretation and data Sufficiency, and Analytical and Logical Reasoning. If you succeed in securing a high score then you will be able to enter 27 MBA programmes across 17 Symbiosis institutes nationwide.

Purpose of the SNAP Exam

The SNAP exam is conducted in the month of December, providing a single entrance exam for MBA courses across 17 SYMBIOSIS centres in the country. It sets a standard to measure the candidate’s aptitude on a fair basis for admission to postgraduate management programmes at SYMBIOSIS. So, we can say that it helps to maintain high academic standards and fosters the growth of a skilled and capable business community.

Highlights & Exam Pattern of the SNAP

Name of the Exam Symbiosis National Aptitude
Conducting Body SYMBIOSIS
Exam Level Postgraduate
Exam Frequency Once Every Year
Mode of Exam Computer Based Test
Sections – Verbal Ability
– Reading Comprehension
– Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning
– Quantitative Ability
Types of Questions – General English which will include: Verbal Reasoning & Reading Comprehension section- 26
– This section of Analytical & Logical Reasoning will be of 20 marks.
– Similarly, the Quantitative, Data Interpretation & Data Sufficiency section will be of 20 marks.
Marking basis One mark for each correct answer
-25% mark for each wrong answer
Exam Duration 60 Minutes
Total Questions 60
Total Marks 60
Medium of Exam English
Official Website https://www.snaptest.org/

Eligibility for SNAP Exam

Sl# Institute Eligibility Criteria
1 SIBM, Pune
(MBA, MBA in Innovation and Entrepreneurship)
You must be a graduate from any recognised university with a minimum of 50% marks (45% for SC/ST). The candidates who are attempting their final year, they can also apply with obtaining 50% marks.
Note: Candidate equivalence certificate is required for foreign university graduates from AIU.
2 SIBM, Bengaluru
(MBA, MBA in Business Analytics)
3 SIBM, Hyderabad
(MBA)
4 SIBM, Nagpur
(MBA, MBA in Food & Agri – Business Management)
5 SIBM, Noida
(MBA)
6 SICSR
(MBA in Information Technology, Digital Transformation)
You must be a graduate from any recognised university with a minimum of 50% marks (45% for SC/ST). The candidates who are attempting their final year, they can also apply with obtaining 50% marks.
Note: Candidate equivalence certificate is required for foreign university graduates from AIU.
7 SIDTM
(MBA in Digital & Telecom Management)
8 SIMC
(MBA in Communication Management)
9 SIHS
(MBA in Hospital and Healthcare Management)
10 SSBF
(MBA in Banking and Finance)
11 SSSS
(MBA in Sports Management)
12 SCMHRD
(MBA)
You must be a graduate from any recognised university with a minimum of 50% marks (45% for SC/ST). The candidates who are attempting their final year, they can also apply with obtaining 50% marks.
Note: Candidate equivalence certificate is required for foreign university graduates from AIU.
13 SCMHRD
(MBA in Infrastructure Development and Management)
Candidates must be a graduate in Engineering/Technology/Architecture/Planning from any recognised University having a minimum of 50% marks (45% for SC/ST).
OR
Students who already have bachelor degree from non-engineering branches with a minimum of 50% marks (45% for SC/ST) and a Twelve month of work experience in some particular sectors like Infrastructure, Infrastructure Consultancy, Energy, Real Estate, Logistics, Supply Chain are also eligible for the exam.
Note: An equivalence certificate is required for foreign University graduates from AIU.
14 SCMHRD
(MBA in Business Analytics)
The candidates must have done their graduation from any recognised University. He/She must have a minimum of 50% marks (45% for SC/ST) at the time of graduation.
You are required to have a minimum of 2 years of full-time work experience after completion of graduation.
Note: An equivalence certificate is required for foreign university graduates from AIU.
15 SIIB
(MBA in Agri Business)
You are required to have a graduation degree from any recognised University with a minimum of 50% marks (45% for SC/ST).
If you are appearing for final year examinations you can also apply, but admission is subject to obtaining a minimum of 50% marks (45% for SC/ST).
Note: An Equivalence certificate is a must for foreign university graduates from AIU.
16 SIIB
(MBA in Energy and Environment)
You must be a Bachelor of Engineering/Technology/Architecture/ Science (Environmental Science) from any recognised university having a minimum of 50% marks (45% for SC/ST).
If you are attempting for final year examinations you can also apply, but admission depends on getting a minimum of 50% marks in the qualifying examination.
Note: The Equivalence Certificate from AIU is necessary for foreign university graduates.
17 SIIB
(MBA in International Business)
You must be a graduate from any recognised university with a minimum of 50% marks (45% for SC/ST). The candidates who are attempting their final year, they can also apply with obtaining 50% marks.
Note: Candidate equivalence certificate is required for foreign university graduates from AIU.
18 SIOM Nashik
(MBA in Operations Management)
Must be a Bachelor of Engineering/Technology from any recognised university with a minimum of 50% marks (45% for SC/ST).
If you are attempting for final year examinations you can also apply but admission depends on getting a minimum of 50% marks in the qualifying examination.
Note: Equivalence Certificate from AIU is a must for foreign university graduates.
19 SIOM, Nashik
(MBA in Agri Operations Management)
You must be a graduate from any recognised university with a minimum of 50% marks (45% for SC/ST). The candidates who are attempting their final year, they can also apply with obtaining 50% marks.
Note: Candidate equivalence certificate is required for foreign university graduates from AIU.
20 SCIT
(MBA in Data Sciences & Data Analytics)
Must have done graduation from any recognised university with a minimum of 50% marks (45% for SC/ST).
If you are appearing for final year examinations you can also apply, but admission depends on getting a minimum of 50% marks in the qualifying examination.
Note: Equivalence Certificate from AIU is a must for foreign university graduates.
21 SCIT
(MBA in IT Business Management)
You must be a graduate from any recognised university with a minimum of 50% marks (45% for SC/ST). The candidates who are attempting their final year, they can also apply with obtaining 50% marks.
Note: Candidate equivalence certificate is required for foreign university graduates from AIU.
22 SSCA
(MBA in Food Technology and Food Enterprise Management)
Must have completed graduation from any recognised University or Institution of National Importance in Food Technology, Hotel Management, Home Science, Food Science & Quality Control, Culinary Arts, Food Ecology/Sustainability, Packaging Technology, Nutrition, Microbiology, Agriculture, Biotechnology, Food Engineering, etc. with a minimum 50% marks (45% for SC/ST).
23 SIMS
(MBA)
You must have completed graduation from any recognised university with a minimum of 50% marks.
Candidates who are appearing for final year examinations can also apply, but admission depends on getting a minimum of 50% marks in the qualifying examination.
Note:
Candidates who are defence personnel and their dependents (Children/Ward/Spouse) are eligible as per required merit.
Equivalence Certificate from AIU is a must for foreign university graduates.

SNAP Exam Dates

Particular Date
Registration Last Date November 23, 2023 (Thursday)
Payment Last Date November 23, 2023 (Thursday)
Admit Card – SNAP Test 1 – December 04, 2023 (Monday)
– SNAP Test 2 &  SNAP Test 3 – December 2023 (Saturday)
SNAP CBT 2023 SNAP CBT will be conducted on 10th, 17th, 22nd December 2023
Result Announcement Results will be announced on January 10, 2024

Registration Process & Fee Details

1. SNAP TEST 2023 – REGISTRATION PROCESS

  • Candidates need to register online at snaptest.org by November 23, 2023.
  • You need to remember no changes are allowed after November 23, 2023 (except for specific details).
  • You need to verify and submit correct information as changes after payment are not allowed.
  • You need to pay a SNAP Test registration fee of INR 2,250 (non-refundable and non-transferable).
  • You have to upload a recent passport-sized photo during online registration.

2. What is the SNAP Test Registration Fee Payment Process

  • You need to make the fee payment of INR 2,250 by November 23, 2023. There are several payment options available like- Billdesk, Easebuzz Payment Gateways, or Demand Draft (DD).
  • It is to be noted that realisation of payment is necessary for downloading the Admit Card.
  • To submit Payment by DD you need to Choose the ‘DD Payment’ option in ‘Make Payment’ Tab, fill DD details, sign, and send it to the given address.
  • You will get all communication via info@snaptest.org. You need to maintain a valid email and mobile number.

Note:

  • DD should reach by 3:00 pm on November 23, 2023.
  • You should pay the programme registration fee before the closing date through snaptest.org.
  • If you have any kind of disputes, you can email registrar@siu.edu.in and, if needed, appeal to the University.
  • Be informed any malpractice can lead to disqualification.
  • SNAP Test 2023 Score is valid for the academic year 2024-25.

SNAP Admit Card

You can get your SNAP Admit Card at:

  • Test 1: Download it on December 4th (Monday)
  • Tests 2 and 3: Get them starting December 9th (Saturday)

How to download it:

  • Go to the official website: www.snaptest.org
  • Download and print your Admit Card on the dates mentioned above.

Don’t forget: Your Admit Card has important details like:

  • Exam venue (where you will take the test)
  • Exam timings (when you need to be there)
  • Other important information

You can mark these dates on your calendar and check the website to get your Admit Card.

SNAP Exam Centres

84 cities are selected all over India to conduct the SNAP Test 2023:

Agra Guwahati Nagpur
Ahmedabad- Gandhinagar Gwalior Nashik
Ajmer Howrah Navi Mumbai
Aligarh Hubballi (Hubli) New Delhi – Gurugram
Ambala Hyderabad Noida
Amravati Indore Palghar
Amritsar Jabalpur Panjim – Mapusa
Anand Jaipur Patiala
Asansol Jalandhar Patna
Aurangabad Jammu Port Blair
Bareilly Jamshedpur Prayagraj
Belagavi (Belgaum) Jodhpur Pune
Bengaluru Kakinada Raipur
Bhilai Kalyani – Hooghly Rajkot
Bhopal Kanpur Ranchi
Bhubaneswar Kolhapur Roorkee
Bilaspur – HP Kolkata Rourkela
Chandigarh- Mohali Kota Shillong
Chennai Kottayam Siliguri
Coimbatore Kozhikode Surat
Cuttack Kurnool Thane
Dehradun Lucknow Thiruvananthapuram
Dhanbad Madurai Thrissur
Dibrugarh Mangaluru (Mangalore) Udaipur
Ernakulam – Kochi Meerut Vadodara
Faridabad Moradabad Varanasi
Ghaziabad Mumbai Vijayawada
Guntur Mysuru Visakhapatnam

SNAP Test 2023 Exam structure

What’s on the test:

  • In the General English section: There will be 15 questions including reading, reasoning, and ability
  • Analytical & Logical Reasoning: 25 questions
  • There will be a section of Quantitative, Data, and Sufficiency of 20 questions
  • Total: 60 questions
  • Total Marks – 60

How it works:

  • It is a Computer-based test
  • Test will be 60 minutes long
  • Multiple test dates: December 10th, 17th, and 22nd
  • Exact timings will be mentioned on your Admit Card
  • This test will include multiple-choice questions with 4 answers each
  • Wrong answers lose 25% marks

Here is the Expected Cut Off

The SNAP exam cut-off can be calculated by considering multiple factors. As per Jagran Josh here is the detailed expected cut-off list:

Sl# SNAP Participating Institute Cut-off (Expected)
1 SIBM Pune 98.5
2 Symbiosis Centre for Management and Human Resources Development (SCMHRD) 97
3 Symbiosis Institute of International Business (SIIB) 91
4 Symbiosis Institute of Business Management, Bengaluru (SIBM Bengaluru) 90
5 Symbiosis Institute of Operations Management (SIOM- Nashik) 85
6 Symbiosis Institute of Computer Studies & Research (SICSR) 80
7 Symbiosis Institute of Telecom Management (SITM) 80
8 Symbiosis Institute of Management Studies (SIMS) 75
9 Symbiosis Centre for Information Technology (SCIT) 75
10 Symbiosis School of Media & Communication, Bengaluru (SSMC, Bengaluru) 75
11 Symbiosis Institute of Media & Communication, Pune (SIMC- Pune) 75
12 Symbiosis School of Banking and Finance (SSBF) 60
13 Symbiosis Institute of Health Sciences (SIHS) 60

Important Exam Guidelines & Preparation Tips

If you are going to attempt the SNAP Test 2023, then these guidelines can be useful to you so that you can ace your exam.

  • Admission Card

Do not forget to get a coloured print copy of your admit card in advance. Be careful to check the test dates and assigned centres – you cannot switch centres, so you need to make sure you show up at the right centre.

  • Timings

If you are arriving early that would be helpful for you to avoid any hassle so reach the test centre by 12:00 PM for shift 1 (December 10th, 17th, and 22nd) and 2:30 PM for shift 2 (December 10th and 22nd). Latecomers will not be allowed to attempt the exams.

  • Identification

You should pack your original ID along with a valid government-issued photo ID (like a driver’s licence, passport, PAN card, voter ID, or Aadhaar card). Your signature and photo on the ID should match your admit card. Remember, damaged or blurry IDs are not allowed.

  • What to Bring

You can bring your admit card, ID, and a basic ballpoint pen, these are permitted inside the exam hall. You should leave your phone, calculator, smart devices, and paper at home as these things are not allowed.

  • Test Center Tips

It is advisable to visit your assigned test centre a day before if possible. You should get familiar with the location, traffic, and travel time. It will definitely help to avoid last-minute hassles to reach the destination.

  • Security & Rules

Every candidate will go through the identity checks that will be happening at the entrance. You have to be patient and cooperate with the officials. Only registered candidates with valid ID can enter. Keep quiet and avoid causing any disruptions.

  • Test Hall Procedures

At last, you will have a photo and fingerprint scan for security purposes. Don’t switch workstations or peek at others’ screens. CCTV cameras are watching, so keep everything on the straight and narrow. Invigilators are there to help, so if you have any problems, raise your hand and ask.

About Mock Tests

Eligibility for Mock Test:

  • Applicants who have paid for SNAP 2023 by October 12, 12 Midnight, are eligible for the mock test.

Mock Test Schedule:

  • Mock test will be held from 17th of Oct to 18th of Oct, 2023
  • Slot booking is available from October 17 to October 18, 2023

Slot Booking Details:

  • You will be able to book the slots an hour before the session.
  • You will be able to login via SNAP ID and Password used for SNAP 2023 registration.

Test Structure:

  • There will be a MCQ format with 4 answers per question
  • Test duration will be 60 minutes
  • One mark will be awarded for each correct answer
  • Negative marking: 0.25 marks will be deducted for each wrong answer

Mock Test Scoring:

  • Scores are for reference only, no impact on final SNAP 2023 score
  • Mock test appearance is different from actual SNAP 2023
  • Percentile not calculated for the Mock Test

Navigation Instructions:

  • Questions will displayed one at a time
  • Use “Next”/”Previous” buttons to move between questions
  • Use the “GO TO” box to navigate to a specific question
  • Bookmark questions for review

Test Completion:

  • Click “END TEST” to submit.
  • You will be redirected to the VIEW RESULT page to see scores.
  • ‘End Test’ button is enabled 20 minutes before the test ends.

Exciting Opportunities/Prizes:

  • Top 3 scorers: Rs. 1,000 Flipkart vouchers each
  • Next top 5 scorers: Rs. 500 Flipkart voucher each
  • Tiebreakers resolved randomly

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