SNAP Symbiosis National Aptitude Test

SNAP – SIU conducts Symbiosis National Aptitude Test (SNAP) exam for MBA admission. SNAP Exam score determines shortlisting for GD PI WAT process of one or more of the Symbiosis institutes to which you have applied. Here it is relevant to note that there are overall 15 institutes of Symbiosis University which are using SNAP scores for MBA / MSc (CA) / MSc (SS) admission. Get here complete details of SNAP such as exam pattern and syllabus.

SNAP 2018 SNAP 2019


Important events related to SNAP and dates on which they took place are as per following schedule. Candidates must mark these dates on their calendars so as to take action.

Important event Date
SNAP 2018 registration launch 28 Aug 2018
Last date to apply and submit application form 26 Nov 2018
Payment Closes on 26 Nov 2018
Download SNAP 2018 Admit Card 01 Dec 2018
SNAP 2018 exam 16 Dec 2018
Declaration of SNAP 2018 Result Second week of January 2019

Read details here so as to understand SNAP exam and admission in Symbiosis.

SNAP Exam Pattern

Exam pattern of SNAP indicates details such as sections in it, number of questions, total marks. Moreover it informs of exam mode and duration. Also it is important to note type of questions and marking scheme.

Exam pattern of SNAP is as follows. Name of section Number of questions Marks
1 General English: Reading Comprehension, Verbal Reasoning, Verbal Ability 40 40
2 Quantitative, Data Interpretation & Data Sufficiency 40 40
3 Current Affairs 30 30
4 Analytical & Logical Reasoning 40 40
  • There are overall 150 questions.
  • Maximum marks that can be obtained in SNAP exam is 150.
  • For an incorrect answer, 25% of mark is deducted as negative marking.
  • Duration of exam is 2 hours.

SNAP Question Paper with Answers

Until 2016, SNAP was a pen and paper based exam. Candidates got a hard copy of question paper and they marked answers in OMR sheet. However, they could not take question paper back with them. Thus, there is no physical copy of question paper directly available from candidates. However, books on SNAP preparation contain past year papers with answers as well as mock tests.

Books Recommended for SNAP Preparation

SNAP 2017 (Solved Papers 2004-2016) Buy Online
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Target SNAP 2017 (Past Papers 2005 – 2016) + 5 Mock Tests Buy Online


It is important to know SNAP Syllabus to prepare for the exam. Before we proceed, it is important to point out that SIU does not release any official syllabus for SNAP test. Nevertheless, education experts have analysed past year papers (earlier SNAP used to be held in offline mode) and concluded a general syllabus. Candidates must make sure to be proficient in topics given below. Apart from them, questions may be asked depending on decision of exam organizers.

General English: Reading Comprehension, Verbal Reasoning, Verbal Ability

SIU has confirmed that General English section in SNAP will include questions on reading comprehension, verbal reasoning, verbal ability.

  • RC is where one or more passages are given, followed by questions. Candidates have to answer those questions based on their understanding of the passage.
  • Verbal reasoning and verbal ability include a vast range of topics
  • Analogies
  • Antonyms
  • Contextual usage
  • Fill in the blanks
  • Idioms
  • Jumbled paragraphs
  • Odd man out
  • One word substitution
  • Sentence completion
  • Sentence correction
  • Syllogisms

Quantitative, Data Interpretation and Data Sufficiency

This section mainly deals with topics of mathematics. Level of questions is moderate.

  • Algebra
  • Arithmetic mean
  • Arithmetic progression
  • Averages
  • Compound interest
  • Geometric mean
  • Geometric progression
  • HCF
  • Inequations
  • LCM
  • Linear equations
  • Mensuration
  • Number Base System
  • Number system
  • Partnership
  • Percentages
  • Permutations and combinations
  • Pipes and cisterns
  • Profit & Loss
  • Quadratic equations
  • Ratios and Proportion
  • Simple interest
  • Speed time distance
  • Trigonometry
  • Venn diagram
  • Work and time

Current Affairs

As the name suggests, current affairs deals with happenings of the world. This refers to both recent events and static general knowledge.

  • Awards
  • Business awareness
  • Geography
  • Government programs and operations
  • Persons
  • Science and technology
  • Sports

Analytical and Logical Reasoning

This sections in SNAP will test your aptitude in problem solving. You will be faced by a plethora of questions that require good observation skills.

  • Blood relation
  • Calendar
  • Clock
  • Coding and decoding
  • Critical reasoning
  • Distribution
  • Input and output
  • Mathematical puzzles
  • Puzzles
  • Seating arrangement
  • Series
  • Venn diagram
  • Visual reasoning

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