Exam Date, Registration, Preparation Syllabus and Pattern

Symbiosis International University has announced the SNAP 2019 Exam date as December 15, 2019. SNAP Registration 2019 has started on August 16, 2019 and  the last date to apply for SNAP 2019 is November 23, 2019. SNAP 2019 Registration fee is Rs.1750/- which should be paid online. It includes SNAP Exam 2019 Fee, Registration Fee and Application form fee. SNAP exam full form is Symbiosis National Aptitude Test.  However, you need to apply for MBA admission 2020 by paying Rs.1000 for each of the fifteen Symbiosis institutes by using the SNAP 2019 application form. 

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. 

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 BodySymbiosis International University (SIU) Pune
Number of MBA colleges under SNAP 201915 Symbiosis Institutes
Mode of SNAP 2019 examComputer Based Online Exam
Applicatiion ProcessSimultaneously apply for SNAP exam and for Programmes
SNAP Exam Application FeeRs.1750/-
SNAP Exam Full FormSymbiosis National Aptitude Test
SNAP Score cut offs for top Symbiosis Institutes88 to 97 for SIBM Bangalore, Hyderabad, Pune, SCMHRD Pune, SIOM Nashik
Total Questions in SNAP Exam115
Sectional Division of SNAP 20194 Sections with different number of Questions in Each Section
SNAP Exam Difficulty LevelModerate to Difficult
SNAP exam application processOnline

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 Date
SNAP 2019 Notification ReleaseAugust 2, 2019
SNAP 2019 Date for Registration startAugust 16, 2019
SNAP 2019 Last date to ApplyNovember 23, 2019
SNAP 2019 Last date to Pay Exam FeeNovember 23, 2019
SNAP 2019 start date for Admit Card downloadDecember 2, 2019
SNAP 2019 last date for Admit Card downloadDecember 15, 2019
SNAP Exam Date 2019December 15, 2019 Sunday from 2PM to 4 PM
SNAP 2019 result dateJanuary 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 & PatternSNAP 2019 Exam StructureSNAP 2018 Exam Structure
Total Questions in SNAP Entrance Exam115130
Sectional Composition of Questions in SNAP exam 2019English-30; QA & DI-35; Reasoning-30; Current Affairs-20English-35; QA & DI-35; Reasoning-35; Current Affairs-25
Normal Questions (MCQ Type)110110
Special Questions (Non-MCQ Type)   5  20
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 only4 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 boardNo Choice. Must Write the answer in the given space on computer screen using virtual key board
Number of SNAP Test Cities9092

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

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:

Sl No.SNAP Accepting MBA college & City
1SIBM (Symbiosis Institute of Business Management), Pune
2SCMHRD (Symbiosis Centre for Management and Human Resource Development) Pune
3SIIB (Symbiosis Institute of International Business), Pune
4SIBM (Symbiosis Institute of Business Management) Bangalore
5Symbiosis Institute of Operations Management (SIOM) Nashik
6SICSR (Symbiosis Institute of Computer Studies & Research) Pune
7SITM (Symbiosis Institute of Telecom Management), Pune 
8SIMS (Symbiosis Institute of Management Studies), Pune 
9SIMC (Symbiosis Institute of Media & Communication)Pune
10SCIT (Symbiosis Centre for Information Technology), Pune
11SIHS (Symbiosis Institute of Health Sciences) Pune
12SSMC (Symbiosis School for Media & Communication) Bangalore
13SSBF (Symbiosis School of Banking and Finance), Pune
14SSSS (Symbiosis School of Sports Sciences), Pune
15SIBM (Symbiosis Institute of Business Management), Hyderabad

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

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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