SNAP 2018: Registration | Notification | Exam Dates & Pattern | Syllabus | Preparation TipsSymbiosis National Aptitude Test (SNAP) is a national-level, management entrance examination, which is a gateway to 15 Symbiosis Institutes across the nation. The Symbiosis International University, Pune administers the test and henceforth, awards the degree.

SNAP is one of the most prestigious management entrance exams, the entrance to premier league colleges SIBMP, SICSR, SIMCP, among others. SNAP 2018 will be conducted on 16th December 2018, tentatively. The examination is a Computer-Based Test and will be conducted in 102 cities across India.

The registration is expected to commence from the second week of August 2018. The registration shall take place on the official website, www.snaptest.org. The exam pattern and the syllabus will be in accordance to the past trends, mentioned guidelines and the concerned institutes’ procedures. The results of the examination shall be released in the last week of December 2018.



Each year, thousands of candidates appear for the examination for admissions to premier management colleges in the country. Aspirants should start strategizing and preparing for the esteemed examination. SNAP 2018’s official notifications shall be released soon.

SNAP Registration Procedure:

Symbiosis National Aptitude Test (SNAP) is a national-level, management entrance examination, which is a gateway to 15 Symbiosis Institutes across the nation. The Symbiosis International University, Pune administers the test and henceforth, awards the degree.

To register for the examination, candidates have to visit the official website of SNAP registrations, www.snaptest.org. The registration and application process takes place online and there is no offline procedure for the same. The online registration will open up in the second week of August (the exact date will be notified soon). SNAP 2018 registrations shall require candidates to upload their latest scanned color passport size photographs (the photograph shouldn’t be older than 3 months).



Applicants have to register for the SNAP test along with the institutes offering programmes of his/her choice by paying a separate registration fee per programme per institute. The SNAP test fee is Rs. 1750/- (+ applicable Payment gateway, GST and any other taxes) along with MBA Programme Application Fee of Rs 1000/-(as was in 2017). The candidates can make their payment for SNAP 2018 through:-

  • Billdesk gateway
  • Axis Bank Gateway
  • Indian Bank Gateway
  • Demand Draft

The Demand Draft (DD) is to be submitted from any Nationalized Bank in favor of ‘Symbiosis Test Secretariat’ payable at Pune. Applicants need to choose the mode of Payment as ‘DD Payment’ in the “Make Payment” Tab. Take a print of the payment advice form, fill in the DD Details, sign and send it along with the DD to the Symbiosis Test Secretariat only at,

SYMBIOSIS TEST SECRETARIAT,
SYMBIOSIS INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY
Gram: Lavale, Tal: Mulshi, Dist.: Pune – 412115
Phone: 020-39116226/ 27.

Once the registration is complete, candidates shall receive a confirmation E-mail on their provided e-mail ID about the successful submission.



SNAP 2018 Application Form Details:

Symbiosis National Aptitude Test (SNAP) is a national-level, management entrance examination, which is a gateway to 15 Symbiosis Institutes across the nation. The Symbiosis International University, Pune administers the test and henceforth, awards the degree.

Applicants can register for the SNAP test through their official website, www.snaptest.org. The registration process is strict and thus should be done carefully and attentively. Applicants must furnish correct details such as Name, Date of Birth, Mobile Number and Email Address since these cannot be edited once the registration is complete. Moreover, attempts of changing Test City shall not be entertained once the payment for the SNAP test is completed.

If the candidates have grievances, they can reach out to the University at info@snaptest.org through their registered e-mail ID before the last date of the registration process.



SNAP Eligibility Criteria:

Symbiosis National Aptitude Test (SNAP) is a national-level, management entrance examination, which is a gateway to 15 Symbiosis Institutes across the nation. The Symbiosis International University, Pune administers the test and henceforth, awards the degree.

The eligibility criteria for the SNAP 2018 is as follows:

  • Applicants should have a Graduate from any recognized/statutory University with a minimum of 50% marks (45% for reserved categories).
  • Individual eligibility as given by respective institutes for programmes which require specific discipline/ subject specialization needs to be checked on the said Institute’s website.
  • An applicant who has completed a qualifying degree from any Foreign University must obtain an Equivalence Certificate from the Association of Indian Universities (AIU).
    The official website of the AIU is www.aiuwe.org.




SNAP 2018 Exam Dates:

Symbiosis National Aptitude Test (SNAP) is a national-level, management entrance examination, which is a gateway to 15 Symbiosis Institutes across the nation. The Symbiosis International University, Pune administers the test and henceforth, awards the degree.

The notification for SNAP 2018 is yet to be released in August 2018. The tentative dates based on past trends are as follows;

EVENT DATE (Tentative)
Registration Commencement 10 August 2018
End of Registration 27 November 2018
The release of Admit Card 1-17 December 2018
Date of Examination 16 December 2018
Result Declaration 27 December 2018




SNAP 2018 Exam Pattern:

Symbiosis National Aptitude Test (SNAP) is a national-level, management entrance examination, which is a gateway to 15 Symbiosis Institutes across the nation. The Symbiosis International University, Pune administers the test and henceforth, awards the degree.

The examination pattern for the SNAP is as follows;

  • Sections: 4
  • Duration: 2 hours (120 minutes)
  • Question Type: Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs)
  • Number of questions: 150
  • Marks allotted for each correct answer: 1
  • Marks deducted for each incorrect answer: 0.25 or ¼




The section-wise division of the examination is given below;

S.No. SECTION No. of Questions Maximum Marks
1 General English: Reading Comprehension, Verbal Reasoning, Verbal Ability 40 40
2 Quantitative, Data Interpretation & Data Sufficiency 40 40
3 Current Affairs 30 40
4 Analytical & Logical Reasoning 40 40
TOTAL 150 150




SNAP Syllabus:

Symbiosis National Aptitude Test (SNAP) is a national-level, management entrance examination, which is a gateway to 15 Symbiosis Institutes across the nation. The Symbiosis International University, Pune administers the test and henceforth, awards the degree.

The syllabus for SNAP 2018 is not pre-defined and is based upon past trends, mentioned guidelines and current structure of the examination.

SNAP assesses a candidate’s skills in four areas:

  • General English: Reading Comprehension, Verbal Ability, Verbal Reasoning
  • Quantitative, Data Interpretation & Data Sufficiency
  • Current Affairs
  • Analytical and Logical Reasoning

The syllabus for each of these sections is listed below:




SECTION 1: General English

This section encompasses 40 questions and is worth 40 marks in the SNAP test. The areas covered in this section are listed below;

  • Analogy
  • Antonyms – Synonyms
  • Comprehension passages (prose and poetry)
  • Fill In the Blanks
  • Idioms and phrases
  • Jumbled paragraphs
  • Odd man out
  • One word substitution
  • Sentence completion
  • Sentence correction
  • Syllogisms
  • Verbal Reasoning

SECTION 2: Quantitative Data Interpretation & Data Sufficiency

This section encompasses 40 questions and is worth 40 marks in the SNAP test. The syllabus consists of:



  • Algebra
  • Averages
  • Binomial Theorem
  • Complex numbers
  • Coordinate geometry
  • Equations – Linear & Quadratic
  • HCF & LCM
  • In-equations
  • Interest – Simple & Compound
  • Logarithm
  • Mean – Arithmetic & Geometric
  • Mixtures and Allegations
  • Percentages
  • Permutations & Combinations
  • Progression – Arithmetic & Geometric
  • Probability
  • Profit & Loss
  • Ratios and Proportion
  • Set Theory
  • Speed, Time and Distance
  • Trigonometry
  • Vectors

SECTION 3: Current Affairs

This section consists of 30 questions and is worth 30 marks. This section can be a game-changer for the candidate. SNAP 2018 exam syllabus for Current Affairs consists of:



  • Automobiles
  • Books and authors
  • Business
  • Entertainment
  • Finance
  • Geography
  • History
  • International organizations
  • Politics
  • Taglines of companies
  • Science
  • Social issues
  • Sports
  • Top officials of big companies
  • World Event and Records

SECTION 4: Analytical & Logical Reasoning

This section consists of 40 questions and exam syllabus of SNAP covers:



  • Assertion and Reasons
  • Assumption-Premise-Conclusion
  • Binary Logic
  • Blood Relations
  • Coding and Decoding
  • Clocks and Calendars
  • Critical Reasoning
  • Data Interpretation – text and bar graphs, pie charts and tables
  • Identifying the next number in series
  • Identifying Strong and Weak arguments
  • Identifying valid inferences
  • Puzzles
  • Seating Arrangement
  • Sequencing
  • Statements and Assumptions
  • Symbol Based problems
  • Visual reasoning

SNAP Preparation Tips:

Symbiosis National Aptitude Test (SNAP) is a national-level, management entrance examination, which is a gateway to 15 Symbiosis Institutes across the nation. The Symbiosis International University, Pune administers the test and henceforth, awards the degree.



Since securing a good percentile in this prestigious test is difficult, like any other esteemed examination, here are a few study tips to guide you;

  • Research: Candidates should research and thoroughly go through the SNAP 2018 Exam Pattern and Syllabus and plan accordingly. Since this exam recently turned Computer-based, candidate’s should be well equipped to face this test.
  • Outline and Strategize: An individual is a highly self-aware and incomplete knowledge of what he/she is good at, average at or weak at. This awareness shall facilitate strategizing to focus on areas of weaknesses and honing of exceptional skills.
  • Role of reading in developing Language Skills: Since a major portion of the examination involves Reading Comprehension, read to develop language skills and manage time.
  • Preparatory Books: Innumerable publications have published books to help candidates prepare for the SNAP examination. Do some research and find the books suiting your needs and start preparing.
  • Practice on Mock Tests and Previous Years’ Papers: Mock tests help you organize your time as well as analyze your knowledge level. They bring forth your areas of strength and weaknesses and thus are necessary and extremely helpful. Previous Years’ question papers help you understand the exam pattern well and act accordingly.
  • Focus: Focus is vital for anyone looking to achieve greater heights. An examination that opens doors to prestigious institutions can be succeeded at only if candidates are focused and dedicated.
  • Time Management: Finally, since this is a time-bound examination, candidates should focus on speedsolving. Improving interpretation and analyzation speed is key to securing a good percentile.




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