SNAP 2013 - Symbiosis National Aptitude Test

SNAP, Symbiosis National Aptitude Test is conducted by SIU for admission to management programs at various Symbiosis institutes. Unlike till last session, from MBA program 2014-2015 onwards, the candidates interested in getting admitted to a management course at Symbiosis will not have to apply to each Symbiosis institute of their choice separately. The students can simply take the common SNAP test. Shortlisted candidates will appear for the Writing Ability Test (WAT) and PI, again a common exercise for all the Symbiosis institutes. From this year onwards, Group Exercise has been eliminated from the test.

This centralized admission process means that now there is a single registration process for MBA programs of all the institutes under SIU. This leads to reduction in the registration fee of the program for students.

The university will now use SNAP Test score and past academic performance as the basis to short list the candidates for WAT and PI.

The candidates can apply for the programs of their choice at the time of registration. The details of registration process and fees are available at the SNAP test website.

Program Registration Fees

- One Program - Rs.1,500/-

- More than One and upto Five programmes - Rs.3,000/-

- More than Five programmes - Additional Rs.500/- per program

Who’s Eligible?

- Candidates should possess as Bachelor’s degree in any discipline from a recognized university with at least 50% marks (45% for SC/ ST candidates)

How’s the test conducted?

- SNAP is a written test with MCQs on various sections.

- On the basis of SNAP Test score and past academic performance a short list of candidates is prepared.

- The shortlisted candidates appear for WAT and PI.

- A common WAT (Writing Ability Test) is conducted to test the writing skills, creativity and critical thinking of the candidates. WAT is a 15 marks exercise.

- A common PI is conducted by the panel for 35 marks.

SNAP Test Pattern

- Time: 2 hrs.

- No. of questions: 180

- Sections:
Analytical & Logical Reasoning: 60
General Awareness :40
General English: 40
Quantitative : 40

- SNAP awards a wrong answer with 25% negative marks.

Constituent institutes of SIU and programmes offered

- Symbiosis Institute of Business Management(SIBM - Pune) - MBA

- Symbiosis Institute of Computer Studies & Research(SICSR) - MBA (Information Technology)

- Symbiosis Centre for Management and Human Resources Development (SCMHRD) - MBA, MBA (Infrastructure Management)

- Symbiosis Institute of International Business(SIIB) - MBA (International Business, Agri Business, Energy & Environment)

- Symbiosis Institute of Telecom Management (SITM) - MBA (Telecom Management)

- Symbiosis Institute of Management Studies(SIMS) - MBA

- Symbiosis Institute of Media & Communication, Pune(SIMC, Pune) - MBA (Communication Management)

- Symbiosis Institute of Operation Management (SIOM, Nasik) - MBA (Operations Management)

- Symbiosis Centre for Information Technology(SCIT) - MBA (Information Technology Business Management)

- Symbiosis Institute of Health Sciences(SIHS) - MBA (Hospital & Healthcare Management)

- Symbiosis Institute of Business Management, Bengaluru (SIBM, Bengaluru) - MBA

- Symbiosis Institute of Media & Communication, Bengaluru (SIMC, Bengaluru) - MBA (Communication Management)

- Symbiosis School of Banking Management (SSBM) - MBA (Banking Management)

How to contact SNAP Test office?

- Phone: 020-39116226 / 27
- Website:
- University Website:
- Email:

Schedule for SNAP 2013

- Online Registrations for SNAP and MBA Programs commences - 5th September,2013

- SNAP Test Registration closes - 22nd November, 2013

- SNAP Test payment closes - 26th November,2013

- SNAP Test Admit Card available on website - 2nd December to 15th December 2013

- Online MBA Program Registration closes - 14th December, 2013

- SNAP Test 2013 - 15th December, 2013

- SNAP Test Result - 09th January,2014

- Shortlisting of candidates for PI-WAT - 16th January, 2014

- Personal Interaction and Writing Ability Test (PI-WAT) - 7th, 8th, 9th, 14th, 15th& 16th February 2014 (Tentative)

- Proposed date of Final Merit List for all Programs of Institutes - 28th February 2014
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