SNAP

SNAP 2019 exam date is December 15, 2019. The last date to apply for the SNAP exam 2019 is November 23, 2019. Symbiosis International University, the SNAP 2019 exam conducting university has kept the SNAP exam registration fee at Rs.1750/- which should be paid online. It includes the SNAP Exam 2019 Fee, Registration Fee and Application form fee. There are 16 Symbiosis MBA colleges for which the SNAP exam 2019 will be conducted. The SNAP Registration 2019 had started on August 16, 2019. SNAP exam full form is the Symbiosis National Aptitude Test.  However, you need to apply for MBA admission 2020 by paying Rs.1000 for each of the sixteen Symbiosis institutes by using the SNAP 2019 application form. 

SNAP exam 2019 will be held from 2 PM to 4 PM as a computer-based test. Symbiosis International University (SIU) Pune which conducts the 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 weights.

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 a maximum score of 150 marks. There will be a 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 (CS) 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 program registrations in the same portal.

SNAP Exam 2019: Highlights
One of the most important MBA entrance exams – SNAP 2019 has the 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, the SNAP exam pattern was changed again with the introduction of special questions. The SNAP 2019 exam structure has been changed again with a 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 the third Sunday of December every year and going by this trend the SNAP 2019 date of exam is December 15. The test cities for the 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 the 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 programs 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 scores 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 of 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 the self study?
  • SNAP Preparation with Coaching-Key benefits
  • Solve SNAP Previous Test papers & Mocks: How to attempt and analyze? 
  • 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 into 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, the qualifying score in each of the 4 sections has to be obtained.

Leads to University MBA degree: All the SNAP exams accepting Symbiosis institutes are affiliated to Symbiosis International University (SIU) Pune and as such an 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 a lower difficulty level than CAT and XAT and similar difficulty levels 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 fees are taken together come 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 programs in each Symbiosis Institute through the SNAP exam portal by paying the Institute application fee of Rs.1000/- per program.  

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 the 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.

MBAUniverse.com will continue to update this page to highlight the latest dates and other exam announcements. So bookmark this page for your SNAP 2019 exam preparation.

SNAP Eligibility

SNAP 2019 Eligibility Criteria comprise two major SNAP Exam Eligibility requirements. The first part in the SNAP Eligibility criteria is the SNAP exam eligibility to appear in the SNAP 2019 entrance exam on December 15, 2019, and the second part of SNAP 2019 Eligibility is the post SNAP exam eligibility with cut-offs as required by each of the 15 Symbiosis colleges for MBA admission. 

Symbiosis International University (SIU), Pune has announced the SNAP 2019 Eligibility Criteria and the eligibility criteria to apply for admission in each of the 15 Symbiosis Institutes. 

SNAP Registration

SNAP 2019 exam for admission to all the 15 Symbiosis institutes will be held on December 15, 2019. SNAP 2019 exam Registration has commenced on August 16, 2019. The last date for SNAP 2019 Registration and submission of filled up SNAP application form is November 23, 2019.  The SNAP 2019 registration dates are open for more than 3 months. You can register for SNAP 2019 online on the SNAP 2019 Exam official website.  The SNAP 2019 exam registration fee of Rs. 1750/- includes the fee for the SNAP exam application form and for the SNAP exam 2019. 

SNAP Exam Pattern

SNAP 2019 exam pattern has changed again from last year. Two years ago SNAP was changed to a computer-based exam from a paper-based test and then a number of questions were changed, last year different types of special questions were introduced and for SNAP 2019, the exam pattern has been changed again, although the test duration remains same of two hours. 

SNAP 2019 is the national level MBA entrance exam for MBA admission 2020 in the 15 Symbiosis institutes in India including Symbiosis Institute of Business Management (SIBM) Pune. 

SNAP Admit Card

SNAP Admit Card 2019 release date is December 2, 2019. You can start the SNAP Admit card Download process from the official SNAP exam website on or after December 2. The SNAP Admit Card download remains available till SNAP exam day which is Sunday, December 15, 2019. 

Symbiosis International University (SIU) Pune will upload the SNAP 2019 hall ticket only for the candidates who have successfully registered and paid the SNAP 2019 exam fee by the stipulated date. The hard copy of the SNAP Hall ticket after completing the SNAP hall ticket download process has to be carried to the exam center. A valid photo Id proof in original should also be carried along with the SNAP Admit Card to the SNAP exam center. 

SNAP Answer Key

SNAP Answer Key 2018 are life now! Symbiosis University has released the Official SNAP 2018 Answer Key on December 19, 2018. Official SNAP 2019 Question Paper is also available with your login ID and Password at the SNAP website. SNAP Objection Form is also available in case you want to dispute the answer to any question.  

You can check the SNAP Answer Keys by following the simple steps explained below.

However, unlike CAT where IIM Calcutta had released CAT 2018 Response Sheet for each candidate, SNAP hasn’t published a candidate’s responses/answers.

SNAP Syllabus

SNAP Syllabus 2019 covers the sectional test composition, number of questions, type of questions, important topics, scoring pattern in the SNAP Test. Those who prepare as per the SNAP Syllabus and pattern of exam stand better chance to score high in the SNAP exam and to get their preferred Symbiosis institute. 

SNAP Previous Test papers

On December 15, 2019, Symbiosis International University (SIU) Pune will conduct the SNAP 2019 Online Computer Based SNAP Test. Symbiosis National Aptitude Test (SNAP) 2018 is to be held in 92 test cities in India for admission to MBA 2020-22 in 15 Symbiosis Management institutes including SIBM Pune.  

SNAP Exam Analysis

SNAP Exam Analysis 2019 will be published by MBAUniverse.com immediately after the SNAP 2018 exam is over on December 15. The SNAP 2019 exam analysis will focus on following key trends in the SNAP exam.

SNAP Vs Other MBA Entrance Exams

SNAP Vs Other MBA Entrance Exams

If we go for a comparative analysis for SNAP Vs other MBA entrance exams, we may find that SNAP is very much similar to other national level MBA entrance exams like CAT, XAT, NMAT among others. 

Apart from the sectional composition of SNAP Vs other MBA entrance exams, the SNAP has recently changed its mode of exam and has now become a computer-based test against paper-based tests.

In this article, we will discuss the important features and changes of SNAP Vs other MBA entrance exams like SNAP Vs NMAT; SNAP Vs CAT; SNAP Vs XAT among others. 

SNAP Preparation

SNAP Preparation for SNAP 2019 exam, scheduled on December 15, 2019, must be started well in advance as per the revised SNAP exam pattern. SNAP 2019 preparation should have a clear goal of getting admission in SIBM Pune, SCMHRD Pune or in one of the top 15 Symbiosis MBA colleges accepting SNAP score. 

SNAP exam Preparation is not very difficult as the basics of SNAP question paper have remained unchanged. In view of the experts and past SNAP Test toppers, the preparation for the SNAP exam must be well defined. A key component in the SNAP 2019 preparation strategy is your SNAP preparation time. 

SNAP Exam Cities

SNAP 2019 exam centers are 90. The number of SNAP exam cities in 2019 has been reduced to 90 from 92 last year.

Symbiosis International University (SIU) Pune will conduct SNAP 2019 in 90 SNAP exam cities all over India. A candidate can choose the SNAP 2019 exam cities from the list of 90 SNAP exam centers from the drop-down menu while completing his/her SNAP 2019 registration and application process. 

SNAP Result 2019

SNAP 2019 Result date is January 10, 2020. Symbiosis International University (SIU) Pune will declare the SNAP 2019 exam result with the SNAP scorecard on January 10, 2020, at 4 PM. SNAP 2019 score will lead to the shortlisting by Symbiosis Colleges for MBA admission 2020. 

Immediately with the SNAP result, the SNAP scorecard will be live for download from the SNAP official website. With the declaration of the SNAP exam result, all the 15 Symbiosis Institutes will start shortlisting students for the final selection process individually. Candidates who appear in the online SNAP exam on December 15, 2019, can download their SNAP scorecard from official SNAP Test website now. 

SNAP Percentile Predictor

SNAP 2019 Percentile predictor will help you to know your nearest expected percentile score in the SNAP 2019 exam. The SNAP percentile predictor should be used immediately after the exam day as this is the time when you can recall how you have performed in the SNAP exam. 

SNAP 2019 Exam date is December 15, 2019. SNAP 2019 is a computer-based test of 2 hours duration from 2 PM to 4 PM. SNAP is considered a lengthy exam. Although SNAP 2019 consists of 115 questions instead of 130 questions last year, the changed scoring pattern may not allow changing the cut-offs substantially. However, there are no announced individual sectional cut-offs out of a maximum score of 150 marks.

SNAP Cutoff 2019

SNAP cut off 2019 will be announced by the fifteen Symbiosis institutes for MBA admission 2020 after the SNAP 2019 result declaration. The SNAP cut off for each individual Symbiosis college depends upon the SNAP scoring pattern for the relevant admission cycle and the maximum SNAP score obtained by the candidates as well as the number of candidates scoring a good score. 

The SNAP 2019 cut off may, therefore, go up or down as per the eligibility requirement, weightage awarded to different parameters in the admission process applied by the Symbiosis institutes. 

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