SNAP Symbiosis National Aptitude Test

SNAP 2017 exam date was December 17, 2017. Now, the result of SNAP 2017 exam has been announced. SIU is conducting Symbiosis National Aptitude Test (SNAP) exam for MBA admission 2018-2020. Registration fee for SNAP is Rs 1750. Also, registration fee per programme is Rs 1000. You can register at before the last date which was 27th November 2017. 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 2017 scores for MBA / MSc (CA) / MSc (SS) admission 2018. Get here complete details of SNAP 2017 such as exam dates, registration, admit card, result, cut off, exam pattern, syllabus.

Latest: SNAP 2017 Result has been announced. Click on the “Result” link under quick links to check the result.

SNAP 2017

Important events related to SNAP 2017 and dates on which they are taking place are as per following schedule. Candidates can mark them in their calendars so as to take action.

Important event Date
SNAP 2017 registration launch 10 Aug 2017
Last date to apply and submit application form 24 Nov 2017 27 Nov 2017
Download SNAP 2017 Admit Card 01 Dec 2017
SNAP 2017 exam 17 Dec 2017 (2 PM to 4 PM)
Declaration of SNAP 2017 Result 28 Dec 2017

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

What’s New in SNAP 2017?

There are a few changes in SNAP exam 2017. They are as follows.

  • SNAP exam is now being held as a computer based test. Until last year it was held as a pen and paper based test. Quick fact: Apart from SNAP, even XAT 2018 will be held online.
  • Number of test centres is significantly higher now as compared to before. This makes it easier for a candidate to appear in exam at centre near to home.
  • Registration for SNAP as well as programme is in same form. That is to say, when you login to apply for SNAP exam 2017, you will also apply for those programs of Symbiosis university which you wish to pursue.

SNAP 2017 Registration

SNAP 2017 Registration is in online mode. You can register on official website any time between first and last dates indicated in official schedule. Here it is important to note that last date to register for SNAP 2017 differs from last date to register for Symbiosis programmes. Whereas SNAP Exam 2017 registration is closing in November, applications can be submitted for programs until Dec 2017 / Jan 2018 depending upon that institute’s last date.

There are two fee amounts to be aware of. One is registration fee for exam. Another is programme registration fee.

  1. SNAP test fee is Rs 1750 + GST + payment gateway charges.
  2. Symbiosis program registration fee per program is Rs 1000 + GST + payment gateway charges.

You can pay fee using i) Billdesk Gateway ii) Axis Bank Gateway iii) Indian Bank
Gateway iv) Demand Draft.

Official website to register is

SNAP 2017 Application Form Correction

It is important to realize that you can only make corrections to fields, other than test centres, before last date of form submission.

SNAP 2017 Eligibility

You should be eligible for SNAP as well as Symbiosis MBA Admission 2018. Check institute wise and program wise eligibility criteria here.

SNAP Exam Pattern

Exam pattern of SNAP 2017 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 2017 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
Map the SNAP Solved Paper & 5 Mock Tests Buy Online
Target SNAP 2017 (Past Papers 2005 – 2016) + 5 Mock Tests Buy Online

Exam Centers

The number of exam centers for SNAP 2017 has increased particularly. This has made SNAP more accessible and now the candidates in each part of India will be able to easily appear for the examination. The list of SNAP exam centers is as below:

1 Agra 35 Indore 69 Ranchi
2 Ahmedabad 36 Jabalpur 70 Roorkee
3 Ajmer 37 Jaipur 71 Rourkela
4 Allahabad 38 Jalandhar 72 Shillong
5 Ahmednagar 39 Jammu 73 Siliguri
6 Amravati 40 Jamshedpur 74 Surat
7 Ambala 41 Jodhpur 75 Thiruvananthapuram
8 Anand 42 Kakinada 76 Thrissur
9 Aurangabad 43 Kanpur 77 Udaipur
10 Bengaluru 44 Kolhapur 78 Vadodara
11 Bareilly 45 Kolkata 79 Varanasi
12 Bhilai 46 Kozhikode 80 Vijayawada
13 Bhopal 47 Kurnool 81 Visakhapatnam
14 Bhubaneswar 48 Lucknow 82 Vizianagaram
15 Chandigarh 49 Ludhiana 83 Aligarh
16 Chennai 50 Madurai 84 Amritsar
17 Coimbatore 51 Mangaluru 85 Bilaspur
18 Cuttack 52 Meerut 86 Jhansi
19 Dehradun 53 Mohali 87 Karnal
20 Delhi 54 Mumbai 88 Moradabad
21 Dhanbad 55 Kalyan-Dombivli 89 Port Blair
22 Dibrugarh 56 Virar 90 Faridabad
23 Gandhinagar 57 Muzaffarpur 91 Panipat
24 Gangtok-Bardang 58 Mysuru 92 Rohtak
25 Ghaziabad 59 Nagpur 93 Shimla
26 Greater Noida 60 Navi Mumbai 94 Belagavi (Belgaum)
27 Guntur 61 Nellore 95 Ernakulam-Kochi
28 Gurgaon 62 Noida 96 Nashik
29 Guwahati 63 Panjim 97 Thane
30 Gwalior 64 Patiala 98 Kota
31 Hisar 65 Patna 99 Howrah
32 Hooghly 66 Pune 100 Durgapur
33 Hubli 67 Raipur 101 Solapur
34 Hyderabad 68 Rajkot 102 Kottayam

Know Test City Where You Will Appear For SNAP Exam 2017

Candidates will indeed know of test city through intimation from SIU. While admit card is the ultimate document that will notify test center details, applicants will also get separate email notification about center. Following dates are relevant to be noted for SNAP 2017 test city allotment.

If application fee payment is submitted by October 31, 2017
Then test center will be intimated through email by November 06, 2017
If application fee payment is submitted during November 01, 2017 to last date
Then test center will be notified Through admit card

SNAP 2017 Admit Card

The SNAP 2017 admit card will be issued online. Candidates will be able to download it only if they will submit the application form and the fee in the prescribed format. The facility to download SNAP Admit Card will remain open from 1st September 2017 to 17th December 2017.

You must print officially issued admit card. Then read all instructions in it. Also visit exam centre that is mentioned in the admit card to get an idea of its location. On exam day, if the candidate is unable to produce the admit card, they will not be allowed to take the exam. However, just carrying the admit card is not sufficient. After downloading the hall ticket, the candidates will have to affix a passport size coloured photograph in the provided space. At the exam hall, along with the admit card, the candidates will also have to carry a Photo ID proof.

Valid ID Proofs To Take With SNAP 2017 Admit Card

  • Aadhaar Card (UID)
  • Passport
  • Voter ID Card
  • Driving license
  • Pan Card

SNAP Result 2017

The SNAP Test 2017 Result has been declared on December 28, 2017. It is released in the online mode and based on this result, the candidate will be called for the next round of selection. The result is declared by the official authority after an adequate analysis of the exam paper, therefore, no alterations will be done in the declared result and the announced result is the final one.

Significance of SNAP 2017 for MBA Admission 2018

Overall 15 institutes under Symbiosis International University use SNAP result for MBA admissions. To be precise, SNAP score plays a prominent role in shortlisting process for following institutes

  1. SIBM Pune
  2. SICSR
  3. SIMC Pune
  4. SIIB
  6. SIMS
  7. SITM
  8. SCIT
  9. SIOM Nashik
  10. SIHS
  11. SIBM Bengaluru
  12. SSMC Bengaluru
  13. SSBF
  14. SIBM Hyderabad
  15. SSSS

Furthermore, SNAP score contributes 50% in merit list preparation. Weightages for final merit list are in fact as follows.

SNAP score out of 150 scaled down to 50 50
Group exercise 10
Personal interaction 30
Writing ability test 10


It is important to know SNAP 2017 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 2017 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 2017 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

For more details refer to the Information Brochure. It covers all details regarding SNAP and Institutes taking admission based on SNAP Score.

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