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  • The SNAP 2021 exam results will be released on February 1, 2022:Check how to download a score card.
  • The SNAP 2021 exam was conducted on three dates in December 2021 and January 2022.
  • SIBM Pune and SCMHRD Pune have SNAP cut-offs ranging from 37 to 41 points.

Symbiosis International University has released the SNAP 2021 exam results on February 1, 2022 on the official SNAP exam website: SNAP 2021 was conducted on three dates. The first SNAP was issued on December 19, 2021, the second on January 8, 2022, and the third on January 16, 2022.All three SNAP exams were moderately difficult, with moderate cut offs.

The SNAP test is the mandatory entrance exam for Symbiosis MBA admissions in 2022. The SNAP score and percentile are used for MBA admissions in 2022 by the 16 SNAP score accepting Symbiosis MBA colleges, including SIBM Pune, SCMHRD Pune, and SIOM Nashik, among others. All these Symbiosis MBA colleges are releasing their individual shortlists one by one.

Each SNAP Exam is held in a different time slot:

  • SNAP 2021 was done in 94 cities across the country in one-hour time windows.
  • You may take the SNAP exam twice.
  • The exam lasted 60 minutes and consisted of 60 multiple-choice questions.
  • One of the most important test-taking strategies for a good score was speed and accuracy.
  • SNAP 2021 offers MBA admission to any of the 16 Symbiosis B-Schools, including the Pune-based Symbiosis Institute of Business Management.
SNAP Exam Date SNAP Exam Time Slot
December 19, 2021 2 PM to 3 PM
January 8, 2022 10 AM to 11 AM
January 16, 2022 10 AM to 11 AM


SNAP Exam Details 2021: Key changes

  • The Symbiosis National Aptitude Test (SNAP) 2021 was held online as a computer-based test.
  • The SNAP exam 2021 was held on three dates in December 2021 and January 2022.
  • The SNAP scoring pattern is +1 mark for each correct answer. So, the maximum score you can get is 60 marks.
  • In SNAP 2021, negative marking is 0.25 point for each incorrect answer.
  • The application fee for SNAP 2021 has been raised to Rs. 1950/-.
  • A candidate could appear in SNAP 2021 up to two times.
  • Test timing was different for the 3 SNAP exam dates.
  • The best percentile calculation will be based on the candidate’s best performance out of all the attempts he/she has made.
  • The candidate had to decide well in advance, and at the latest by the last date to apply, if he/she planned to give SNAP once or two times.

Key Trends in SNAP 2021 Exam Pattern

The SNAP 2021 test structure has been revised for MBA admission in 2022. The following are the important changes in the SNAP 2021 pattern:

Particulars  SNAP 2021 SNAP 2020  SNAP 2019
Number of SNAP Exams for admission to MBA programmes in Symbiosis Institutes 3 Exams (On Dec 19, 2021 and Jan 8 & 16, 2022) 3 Exams (In Dec 2020 & Jan 2021) 1 Exam
Duration 60 minutes 60 minutes 120 minutes
Total no. of questions 60 60 110
General English: Reading Comprehension, Verbal Reasoning, Verbal Ability 15 15 34
Quantitative, Data Interpretation & Data Sufficiency 20 20 35
Analytical & Logical Reasoning 25 25 36
Special Questions Nil Nil  5


Scoring Pattern:

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

To provide the latest updates on SNAP 2021, Symbiosis International University has opened a free subscription process. You need to fill in your name, mobile number, email, and city to get an update on SNAP 2021, as under:

The 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 the SNAP Test to get into one 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. To get a high percentile (90+) requires 3–4 months of serious preparation.

This will be the fifth computer based exam in the history of Symbiosis National Aptitude Test (SNAP) conducted by Symbiosis International University (SIU) Pune for MBA admission 2022 in 16 Symbiosis Institutes. The difficulty level for the exam is expected to remain same as of last year, despite all the changes in the pattern.

SIU Pune has released the SNAP 2021 Notification with the important SNAP 2021 Exam Dates and other important SNAP dates. Besides, the SNAP 2021 Notification also consists of the key changes in the SNAP exam details. In this article, you will read about all the key points to planning your SNAP 2021 preparation journey, including important SNAP dates, syllabus and pattern, how to prepare, top Symbiosis colleges, past SNAP toppers’ interviews and much more. You will also find important links to free SNAP previous question papers. So, read through to the end.

What exactly is the SNAP Test?

SNAP’s 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 with 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 the top 25 management institutes in the MHRD-NIRF Ranking 2020.

SNAP Exam 2021: Highlights
One of the most important MBA entrance exams – SNAP 2021 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
SNAP 2021 Test duration 60 Minutes
Application Process Online; Simultaneously apply for entrance exam and for institute level Programs
SNAP Registration & Application Fee Rs.1950/- (The SNAP registration fee will apply for each exam separately)
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 2021 Test Cities 90-94


SNAP 2021 Important Dates and Schedule

All the SNAP exam details with important changes have been made available with the release of the SNAP notification. The SNAP 2021 Important Dates were officially announced by SIU Pune. The following are the SNAP dates for registration, admit cards, and exams:


SNAP Exam Activitiy 2021-2022   Date
SNAP Notification 2021 Release August 30, 2021
SNAP Registration start date August 31, 2021
Last date to Apply November 30, 2021 for all the three SNAP exams
SNAP 2021 Exam Registration Fee Rs.1950/-
Last date to Pay Exam Fee November 30, 2021
Symbiosis Institute Programme Registration  Fee Rs.1000/- per programme, per institute
SNAP Admit Card download Starts


SNAP-1: December 4, 2021 (Exam Over)

SNAP-2: December 23, 2021 (Exam on Jan 8,2022)

SNAP-3: January 3, 2022 (Exam on Jan 16, 2022)

Last date for SNAP Admit Card download Till Exam Date
SNAP 2021 Exam Dates, Test Duration and Time 1 hour duration exam:

SNAP-1: Dec 19, 2021 (From 2PM to 3PM)

SNAP-2: Jan 8, 2022 (From 10AM to 11AM)

SNAP-3: Jan 16, 2022 (From 10AM to 11AM)

SNAP 20221 Result date February 1, 2022


SNAP 2021 Exam Pattern, Sections, and Question Paper:

The SNAP pattern for 2021 has been revealed by Symbiosis International University (SIU) Pune, which conducts the exam every year.

SNAP altered its exam style from a paper-based test to a computer-based test in 2017. The SNAP pattern was revised again the following year, in 2018, with the addition of unique questions. The SNAP 2019 exam structure has been altered once more, this time with fewer questions. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the SNAP Test 2020 framework was adjusted to 60 questions and a one-hour exam, which will be followed for SNAP 2021 as well.

SNAP Details & Pattern SNAP 2021 SNAP 2020 SNAP 2019 SNAP 2018
Total Questions in SNAP Entrance Exam 60 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





















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 60 105 110
Special Questions (Non-MCQ Type)  Nil  Nil    5   20
Scoring Pattern (Normal Questions) +1 Mark for Each Correct Answer


+1 Mark for Each Correct Answer +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 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 -25% for each wrong answer
Choice of Answer Options (Normal Questions) 4 for Normal Questions only 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 No Choice. Must Write the answer in the given space on computer screen using virtual key board
Number of Test Cities 90 to 95 90+ 90 92

Apply for both SNAP 2021 and Symbiosis Institutes using the same Application Form.

There are 16 Symbiosis MBA colleges for which the SNAP test is conducted for MBA admission in 2022. The application process for Symbiosis institutes has opened with the start of the SNAP registration process. You need to apply for MBA admission 2022 by paying Rs.1000 for each programme at your preferred Symbiosis institute before they close their last date to apply.

Candidates aspiring to join the MBA/MSc (CA)/MSc (SS) programmes offered by the Symbiosis Institutes have to appear for the SNAP entrance exam 2021. To appear in the SNAP 2021 exam, one has to register for the SNAP Test and also register for the institutes offering his or her choice of programme by paying separate programme registrations fees. If shortlisted, he/she would need to attend the GE-PI-WAT process conducted by each of these institutes individually. The registration process for the exam and institutes has now been simplified. Aspirants can now complete the exam registration as well as institute programme registrations on the same portal.

The SNAP Test Admit Card needs to be downloaded from the SNAP official website. It will remain available for download till the SNAP exam date.

SNAP Test 2021: What has not changed?

  • There was no change in the ratio of negative marking for incorrect answers. It will stay at 25%.

How to Apply for the SNAP Exam 2021?

SNAP The registration and application process started on August 31, 2021. The last date to apply for the exam is November 30, 2021, for all three SNAP exams. You can register online on the official SNAP 2021 Exam website and pay the exam fee of Rs. 1950/-online or by DD. The SNAP exam fee includes the fee for the application form and registration.

SNAP 2021 Registration Process in Steps

The registration and application form for SNAP 2021 can be filled out in four steps:

  • Step 1: Sign up as a New User and fill out your Personal Information.
  • Step 2: Make an online payment of Rs.1950/- (for one exam. The cost of two SNAP exams is Rs.3900/-.
  • Step 3: Enroll in MBA programmes at your preferred Symbiosis Institutes.
  • Step 4: Pay the Symbiosis MBA Programmes Application Fee.

MBA Colleges That Accept SNAP Scores

SNAP 2021 score for MBA admission in 2022.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 degrees in different streams. The SNAP cutoffs in MBA colleges will differ from one another. Apart from the overall SNAP cutoffs, the SNAP-accepting colleges also consider sectional SNAP cutoffs in shortlisting the candidates. The following are the MBA colleges that accept SNAP scores:

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 SIDTM (Symbiosis Institute of Digital 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
16 SIBM (Symbiosis Institute Of Business Management), Nagpur




How to Prepare for the SNAP 2021 Exam?

The SNAP Preparation Guide explains how to start SNAP preparation at home as per the revised exam pattern and is focused on the following points:

  • Check the SNAP Exam Pattern: You must be aware of the changed SNAP 2021 exam pattern.
  • Read the complete SNAP 2021 Syllabus: Important Topics and 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?
  • Do you understand how to start SNAP preparation at home?
  • Make a choice between How to prepare for SNAP with or without coaching: Pros and Cons
  • Solve SNAP Previous Test Papers and Mock Exams: How to Prepare and Analyze?
  • Learn How to Score a 95+ Percentile in SNAP Using Toppers’ Tips

SNAP Test: Salient features
Let’s look at some of the salient features of SNAP Test 2021:

SNAP is the only exam whose results are accepted for MBA admission by all 16 Symbiosis institutes across the country. Some of the top MBA colleges accepting SNAP scores are SIBM Pune, SCMHRD Pune, SIIB Pune, SIBM Bangalore, among others.

Moderate Difficulty Level: The SNAP 2021 exam has three core sections: General English, Quantitative, Data Interpretation, and Data Sufficient, and Analytical and Logical Reasoning. The duration of the exam is reduced to one hour.

No Sectional Cutoff: SNAP 2021 test scores do not have a sectional cutoff. So it offers you the opportunity to play on your strength, be it Quants, LR/DI, or English, and maximize the score. However, a qualifying score in each of the 3 sections has to be obtained.

All the SNAP exam-accepting Symbiosis institutes are affiliated to Symbiosis International University (SIU) Pune and, as such, award a university MBA degree, which is recognized worldwide.

SNAP is similar to CAT, XAT, CMAT, and NMAT; the SNAP 2021 exam is an online computer-based test on the pattern of CAT, XAT, CMAT, and NMAT. As per the past trends, it is expected that SNAP will have a lower difficulty level than CAT and XAT and a similar difficulty level to NMAT and CMAT.

SNAP is a low-cost MBA entrance exam that offers admission to 16 Symbiosis B-schools for a registration and application fee of Rs.1950/-.The SNAP exam, SNAP registration, and SNAP exam application fees add up to slightly more than Rs.100 per Symbiosis MBA college.

Simplified Application Process: You can apply to Symbiosis Institutes through the 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.

The Symbiosis National Aptitude (SNAP) Test is a critical National Level MBA Entrance Test for MBA Admission in the 16 Symbiosis MBA Colleges that accept SNAP 2021 scores. It is considered 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, apply and test their skills on the SNAP 2021 Exam Date for admission to various Symbiosis institutes. The Symbiosis International University (SIU) Pune, which administers the Symbiosis National Aptitude Test (SNAP), issues the SNAP Notification, which contains all of the pertinent information. will continue to update this page to highlight the latest updates and other exam announcements. So bookmark this page for your SNAP 2021 exam preparation.

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