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Symbiosis National Aptitude (SNAP) Test 2014

Symbiosis National Aptitude (SNAP) Test
conducted by
Symbiosis International University

Since 2007, candidates aspiring to join MBA programs offered by constituent institutes of Symbiosis International University have to take the common, mandatory Symbiosis National Aptitude (SNAP) Test. A candidate used to register for SNAP Test & then register with the institutes offering his/ her choice of program by paying separate institution registration fees. If shortlisted, he/she would then attend the GE-PIWAT process conducted by each of these institutes.
  • Section 1 : General Guidelines -
    • The SNAP test structure
    • The Institutes and programs for which SNAP test is mandatory
    • The Institutes and programs for which SNAP is not mandatory
    • The cities where SNAP test will be conducted
    • Reservation Policy of SIU
    • Admission to International Candidates
  • Section 2 : SNAP Registration -
    • SNAP test registration process
    • Modes of payment for SNAP test
    • Downloading Admit Card
    • Important guidelines regarding SNAP test
  • Section 3 : Registering for Institutions -
    • The procedure to register for institutes.
    • The Institutes Registration fees and the modes of payment for the same.

  • SNAP Test Structure
    Sl. No. Sections Total Marks
    1. General English: Reading Comprehension, Verbal Reasoning, Verbal Ability 40
    2. Quantitative, Data Interpretation & Data Sufficiency 40
    3. General Awareness: General Knowledge, Current Affairs, Business Scenario 40
    4. Analytical & Logical Reasoning 60
    Total 180
    • SNAP Test duration is of 120 minutes.
      (Date : 21st December 2014, Time : 14:00 hrs. - 16:00 hrs.)
    • SNAP Test is an objective test. Each question has 4 responses. Candidate should choose an appropriate response. Each wrong answer attracts 25% negative marks.
    • Candidate must use Blue or Black ball point pen only.
  • SNAP Test is mandatory for following constituent institutes of SIU
    Name of the Institute / School / College Program
    Symbiosis Institute of Business Management
    (SIBM - Pune)
    MBA (Innovation and Intrapreneurship)
    Symbiosis Institute of Computer Studies & Research (SICSR) MBA (Information Technology)
    M.Sc. (Computer Applications)
    Symbiosis Centre for Management and Human Resources Development (SCMHRD) MBA
    MBA (Infrastructure Management)
    Symbiosis Institute of International Business (SIIB) MBA (International Business)
    MBA (Agri Business)
    MBA (Energy & Environment)
    Symbiosis Institute of Telecom Management (SITM) MBA (Telecom Management)
    Symbiosis Institute of Management Studies (SIMS) MBA
    Symbiosis Institute of Media & Communication
    (SIMC, Pune)
    MBA (Communication Management)
    Symbiosis Institute of Operation Management
    (SIOM, Nashik)
    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
    (SIBM, Bengaluru)
    Symbiosis Institute of Media & Communication
    (SIMC, Bengaluru)
    MBA (Communication Management)
    Symbiosis School of Banking and Finance (SSBF)
    (Formerly Symbiosis School of Banking Management)
    MBA (Banking and Finance)
  • Candidates should also note that SNAP Test is NOT applicable for
    Name of the Institute Program
    Symbiosis Law School (SLS-Pune) LL.M.
    Symbiosis Institute of Health Sciences (SIHS) M.Sc. (Medical Technology)
    Symbiosis College of Nursing (SCON) M.Sc. (Nursing)
    Symbiosis School of Biomedical Sciences (SSBS) M.Sc. (Biomedical Sciences)
    M.Sc. (Biotechnology)
    M.Sc. (Nutrition & Dietetics)
    Symbiosis Institute of Media & Communication (SIMC, Pune) M.M.C.
    Symbiosis School of Economics (SSE) M.Sc. (Economics)
    Symbiosis Institute of Technology (SIT) M.Sc. (Physics)
    M.Tech. (CAD & CAM)
    M.Tech. (E&TC)
    M.Tech. (Computer Science)
    M.Tech.(Geoinformatics & Surveying)
    Symbiosis Institute of Geoinformatics (SIG) M.Sc. (Geo-informatics)
  • Test Cities
    SNAP Test is conducted in 30 cities all over India. A candidate may choose one city of the following :
    1. Agra 16. Jamshedpur
    2. Ahmedabad 17. Kanpur
    3. Allahabad 18. Kochi
    4. Bengaluru 19. Kolkata
    5. Bhopal 20. Kolhapur
    6. Bhubaneswar 21. Lucknow
    7. Chandigarh 22. Mumbai
    8. Chennai 23. Nagpur
    9. Delhi 24. Nashik
    10. Faridabad 25. Noida
    11. Gurgaon
    26. Patna
    12. Guwahati 27. Pune
    13. Hyderabad 28. Surat
    14. Indore 29. Vashi
    15. Jaipur 30. Visakhapatanam
    The Test Centre and its address will be printed on the Admit Card.
    Symbiosis Test Secretariat reserves the right to change or allot a city other than the one requested by the candidate in the event of the requested city not being available for any reason.
  • Reservation Policy
    As per the UGC Regulations / Guidelines, following will be the reservation policy for admission to any program of Institutes of SIU (except Symbiosis Institutes of Management Studies, which has separate policy #)
    • Within Sanctioned Intake
      • Scheduled Caste (SC) : 15%
      • Scheduled Tribes (ST) : 7.5%
      • Differently Abled * : 3%
    • Over &Above Intake
      • Kashmiri Migrants : 2 seats per program
      • International Candidates : 15%
    Candidates applying from categories other than Open Category are required to submit valid supporting document (s) at the time of GE-PIWAT (if shortlisted).

    * Differently Abled Category (DAC) at SIU

    In compliance to Govt. Directives on disability guidelines issued by the office of the Chief Commissioner for persons with disabilities vide Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment New Delhi notification no. 16-18/97 on dated 01st June 2001 and University Grants Commission Notification No. F.6-1/2006 (CPP-II/SCT) dated 30/09/2009, SIU has made provision of reserving 3% seats for Differently Abled Category (DAC) students in all the Constituent Institutes of SIU.

    The types of disabilities covered are :
    • Vision Impairment
    • Hearing Impairment
    • Locomotors Disabilities
    • Mental Retardation
    • Multiple Disabilities
    • Dyslexia
    All candidates claiming admission under DAC will be provisionally admitted under the said category. Thereafter, the candidate will be required to obtain an 'Authentication Certificate' from Symbiosis Centre of Health Care (SCHC) within one month of commencement of the program. SCHC will check validity of documents produced by the candidates and verify the continued existence and extent of the disability.

    # For Symbiosis Institute of Management Studies (SIMS) : As per MoU with Ministry of Defence clause no. 13 sub clause (d) The term Defence Personnel would mean only those serving / retired Defence Personnel from the Army, Navy and Air Force who fall in the category of ex-serviceman as laid down vide Ministry of Defence Letter no. 36034/5/85 -Estt (SCT) dated 14th April, 1987.

    Reservation of Seats within the intake is :
    • Defence Category-General : 80% seats for dependents (Children/Ward) of Defence personnel. (as per merit)
    • Defence category-Special : 10% seats for dependents of Defence personnel killed in action (war, Counter Insurgency or war like operation), disabled in action (war, Counter Insurgency or war like operation), with more than 50% disability, next of kin of service personnel who have died while in service, death being attributable to military service. (as per merit)
    • Open Category : 10% seats are in open category to civilian candidates sponsored/ recommended by the Industry (as per merit).

    Reservation of Seats over and above intake :
    • Officers of Armed Forces on Study Leave as authorized by respective Services HQs are granted automatic admission subject to meeting eligibility criteria.
  • SNAP Registration Process
  • Modes of Payment for the SNAP Test process
    Given below are instructions for payment of SNAP Test fee of Rs. 1500/- (from September 03, 2014 to November 29, 2014).

    The candidate may pay directly through Master or Visa card online by following the instructions on the SNAP website after the registration.

    The candidate may transfer SNAP test fee to Symbiosis Test Secretariat account using Net Banking option after the registration.

    After online SNAP 2014 registration print 'Axis Bank or Indian Bank Challan' from the SNAP website. It is in 3 parts. Pay Rs. 1500/- in cash at any Axis Bank or Indian Bank branch in your city. Refer to the list of branches on the website. The bank will return two stamped parts of the 'Axis Bank or Indian Bank Challan' to the candidate.
    Candidates need to keep the Candidate copy as payment receipt. Sign the stamped 'Symbiosis copy' of the 'Axis Bank or Indian Bank Challan' and send it to the Symbiosis Test Secretariat at the address given in this page.

    Obtain a Demand Draft (DD) of Rs. 1500/- from any Nationalized Bank in favour of "Symbiosis Test Secretariat" payable at Pune.
    Fill DD details in the DD payment option in SNAP website and take a print out of ‚ÄėPayment Advice‚Äô form for DD and send it along with the DD to the Symbiosis Test Secretariat only at the following Address. The photocopy of the Demand Draft should be retained for future reference.

    Note :
  • Important instructions regarding Admit Card
  • Important Guidelines
  • Institute(s) Registration Process
  • Institutes Registration Fees
Any attempt to impersonate or indulge in any malpractice, identified at any stage of the admission process would disqualify the candidate from the admission processes to all MBA programs of Symbiosis International University and may also lead to appropriate legal action as deemed fit.


SNAP 2014 for MBA programs commencing in 2015

Weights for Final Merit List        
SNAP Score out of 180 scaled down to 50 Group Exercise
Personal Interaction
Writing Ability Test
50 10 30 10 100
(NOTE ‚Äď Personal Interaction (PI), out of 30, 10 marks maximum may be allotted for institute specific parameters if required by institutes.)
  • Flow chart of the Admission Process
  • Important Processes and Dates (At a glance)

Important dates related to Institute

Important telephone numbers-mail ids, and website

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