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SNAP 2018 (Symbiosis National Aptitude Test) is administrated by the Symbiosis International University. It is a university level entrance examination through which candidates can get admission in management courses (MBA) offered by various associated institutions of Symbiosis University.

Symbiosis National Aptitude (SNAP) Test is an important National Level MBA Entrance test for MBA admission in 15 Symbiosis MBA colleges accepting SNAP 2018 score. It is the mandatory exam to apply for the MBA programmes offered by the institutes of Symbiosis International University and 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.

SNAP Test is a moderate difficulty level exam with 150 questions in MCQ format divided into four sections. The marking pattern in SNAP exam is +1 mark for each correct answer and – ¼ negative marking for each wrong answer.  SNAP 2018 exam will be held in more than 100 cities in India.


SNAP 2018 Exam Dates And Schedule:

Based on the trends in previous years, SIU Pune is expected to announce following SNAP 2018 exam dates:

SNAP 2018 Exam Dates 


SNAP 2018 Notification Release

2nd week, August 2018

SNAP 2018 Registration starts

2nd week, August 2018

SNAP 2018 Registration closes

4th week, November 2018

SNAP 2018 Payment closes

4th week November 2018

SNAP 2018 Admit Card download starts

1st week December 2018

SNAP 2018 Admit Card download ends

On SNAP 2018 exam date

SNAP 2018 Test date

December 16, 2018 Sunday from 2PM to 4 PM

SNAP 2018 result date

Last week, December 2018

SNAP Exam Pattern:

·         Exam Mode: The exam will be organized via online mode.

·         Duration: The test duration will be of 120 minutes.

·         Type of Question: Questions will be objective type. Each question has 4 responses.

·         Marking Scheme: One mark will be given for each correct response.

·         Negative Marking: For each wrong answer 25% negative marks will be done.


SNAP 2018 Eligibility Criteria:

·         Graduates in any discipline with at least 50% marks from recognised university or institute (45% for SC/ST candidates) for all the Master of Business Administration programmes.

·         Final year students are also eligible for SNAP test.

·         There’s no age limit for SNAP test.

·         Specific subject specialisations may require a previous degree in the same field. Please visit the respective institutes’ websites for complete details.

SNAP Syllabus 2018:

SNAP syllabus is not much different from other national-level MBA entrance tests. SNAP exam tests the aptitude of a candidate for management programmes. 

 The test comprises four sections— General English: Reading Comprehension, Verbal Reasoning, Verbal Ability / Quantitative Data Interpretation & Data Sufficiency / General Awareness: General Knowledge, Current Affairs, Business Scenario / Analytical & Logical Reasoning.

The detailed syllabus for SNAP exam is given below:


Quantitative Data Interpretation & Data Sufficiency Geometry


Ratios and Proportion

Number system


Work and time

In-equations Quadratic and linear equations Algebra


Work, Pipes and Cisterns

Simple Interest & Compound Interest



Geometric Progression

Arithmetic progression

Profit & Loss


Arithmetic mean

Geometric mean

Number Base System


Venn diagram

Permutations & Combinations


Analytical & Logical Reasoning


Data Interpretation based on text, graphs and tables.

Column graphs

Bar Graphs


Statements and conclusions

Pie Chart

Graphs representing Area

Critical reasoning

Coding and decoding Puzzles

Identifying valid inferences


Assertion and reasons

Line charts


Identifying next number in series

Statements and assumption

Visual reasoning

Symbol Based problems

Identifying Strong arguments and Weak arguments

Cause and Effect

Identifying Probably true

Matrix arrangements

Family tree - identifying relationship among group of people


General English


Comprehension of passage / Poem

Verbal Reasoning

Sentence correction


Odd man out

Contextual usage


Fill In the Blanks

One word substitution

Jumbled paragraphs

Sentence Correction


Sentence completion



General Awareness


Current Affairs

Famous award and prizes

International organizations

Major corporate events



Punch line of companies


World Records



Top officials of big companies




Books and authors


Social issues



Process for SNAP 2018:

Step 1: Fill the Application form

Candidates willing to appear for SNAP 2018 need to first fill in the application form. Aspirants can apply on the official website of SNAP. The provision of offline application is not available. Candidates need to register for SNAP and institutes offering his/ her choice of MBA program separately.

The registration fees for SNAP 2018 is Rs 1500. MBA registration fee for each institute is Rs 1000. Candidates can choose to apply through the following modes: 

Credit Card / Net Banking

Cash Payment

Demand Draft


Step 2: Download SNAP 2018 Admit Card

Candidates appearing for SNAP 2018 can download their respective admit cards from the official website. The admit card can be downloaded by entering the candidate’s email ID and password. Once the candidate prints the admit card, he/she needs to paste a passport size colored photograph duly attested by Gazetted Officer. 

Step 3: Appear for SNAP 2018 exam

SNAP is conducted in an offline mode wherein test-takers will be allotted 120 minutes to solve exam carrying 150 marks. Candidates will be assessed on General English, Quantitative, Data Interpretation & Data Sufficiency, General Awareness, and Analytical & Logical Reasoning. Candidates must note that they can use Blue or Black ball point pen only to mark the answers. 

Step 4: Check SNAP 2018 Result

Test-takers can expect SNAP 2017 result within a month from the date of examination. The scorecards will be available on the official website. Candidates can download their result by providing their respective SNAP 2016 ID and password. 

Step 5: GD/PI/WAT

The final merit list for admission to the various MBA programs offered by SIU will be based on Group Exercise (GE), Personal Interaction (PI) and Writing Ability Test (WAT). SNAP test score out of 180 will scaled down to 50. Candidates who secure their names in the final merit list will be further called for admission to an institute of their preference.   

Weights for Final Merit List

SNAP Score
(scaled down to 50)

Group Exercise (GE)

Personal Interaction (PI)

Writing Ability Test (WAT)








Please note: Personal Interaction (PI), out of 30, 10 marks maximum may be allotted for institute specific parameters if required by institutes. 

Candidates need to register for SNAP and institutes offering his/ her choice of MBA program separately.

Aspirants can apply on the official website of SNAP. The provision of offline application is not available. 

It is compulsory for applicants to upload their latest coloured photograph to establish their identity.


Preparation tips for SNAP:


Before preparing for exam candidates should have complete knowledge about the syllabus.

To score good marks in the examination, candidates have to follow the best books and study materials which are available in the market and Internet.

You can also take help with your teachers and coaching institutions.

Go through the previous year question papers and do not try new topics at the end.

Stay stress free and never neglect your health while preparing for exam.


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