Symbiosis National Aptitude Test (SNAP) is the mandatory entrance exam for Symbiosis MBA admission 2023. SNAP Exam is conducted on annual basis by Symbiosis International University (SIU), Pune. SNAP 2022 score will be accepted for MBA admission 2023 by 15 Symbiosis Colleges affiliated to SIU. They do not accept CAT or XAT exam score. SNAP 2022 Exam dates are December 10, 18 and 23, 2022. The SNAP 2022 Registration process has started from August 4 and the last date to apply is November 24, 2022.   

SNAP score and percentile is used for MBA admission 2023 by all the SNAP score accepting Symbiosis MBA colleges including SIBM Pune, SCMHRD Pune, SIOM Nashik among others. All these Symbiosis MBA colleges will release their individual shortlist one by one. Since 2020, Symbiosis International University is conducting SNAP exam on three different dates in December and January with changed pattern but for SNAP 2022, all the three dates of SNAP exam will be over in December 2022. These 3 SNAP exams will be of one hour duration and are expected to be of moderate difficulty level.

In this article, you will read all about SNAP 2022, its eligibility criteria, SNAP Application process, key points to plan your SNAP 2022 preparation journey, including important SNAP dates, syllabus & pattern, how to prepare, top Symbiosis colleges, past SNAP toppers interviews and much more. You will also find important links to Free SNAP previous questions papers. So, read through till the end.

SNAP 2022: Table of Contents   1. What is SNAP Exam? 2. SNAP Exam 2022: Highlights 3. SNAP 2022 Important Dates    4. SNAP 2022 Exam Pattern 5. SNAP 2022 Syllabus 6. SNAP 2022 Preparation: How to Prepare for SNAP? 7. SNAP 2022 Eligibility Criteria 8. SNAP 2022 Registration & Application Process 9. Top Colleges accepting SNAP Score for MBA Admission 2023 10. SNAP 2022 Selection Procedure 11. SNAP Test: Salient Features
  1. What is SNAP Exam?

Symbiosis National Aptitude Test, popularly known as SNAP, is the MBA Entrance Exam for Admission to 15 Symbiosis Institutes in India. Every year around 1 lakh students from all disciplines including Engineering, Commerce, Humanities and even Law take SNAP Test to get into of the 2,500 MBA seats in Symbiosis colleges. SNAP 2022 will be the 6th computer based exam in the history of Symbiosis National Aptitude Test (SNAP) conducted by Symbiosis International University (SIU) Pune. Earlier it was a paper based test. 

Test Conducting BodySymbiosis International University (SIU) Pune
Number of MBA colleges under SNAP15 Symbiosis Institutes
Mode of ExamComputer Based Online Exam
SNAP 2022 Test duration60 Minutes
Application ProcessOnline; Simultaneously apply for entrance exam and for institute level Programs
SNAP Registration & Application FeeRs.1950/- (The SNAP registration fee will apply for each exam separately)
SNAP Full FormSymbiosis National Aptitude Test
Expected SNAP Cut offs for top Symbiosis Institutes88 to 97 percentile for SIBM Bangalore, Hyderabad, Pune, SCMHRD Pune, SIOM Nashik
Total Questions in the Exam60
Sectional Division of Test3 Sections with different number of Questions in Each Section
Difficulty LevelModerate to Difficult
SNAP 2022 Test Cities90-94
SNAP 2022 Exam Activitiy  SNAP Dates
SNAP Notification 2022 ReleaseAugust 4, 2022
SNAP Registration start dateAugust 4, 2022
Last date to ApplyNovember 24, 2022
SNAP 2022 Exam Registration FeeRs.1950/-
Last date to Pay Exam FeeNovember 24, 2022
Symbiosis Institute Programme Registration  FeeRs.1000/- per programme, per institute
SNAP 2022 Admit Card download Starts (On December 5, 2022 (Exam on Dec 10, 2022) SNAP-2: December 10, 2022 (Exam on Dec 18, 2023) SNAP-3: December 10, 2022 (Exam on Dec 23, 2023)
Last date for SNAP Admit Card downloadTill Exam Date
SNAP 2022 Exam Dates, Test Duration and Time1 hour duration exam: SNAP-1: Dec 10, 2022 (From 2PM to 3PM) SNAP-2: Dec 18, 2022 (From 2 PM to 3 PM) SNAP-3: Dec 23, 2022 (From 2 PM to 3 PM) 
SNAP 2022 Result dateJanuary 10, 2023
SNAP Exam PatternSNAP 2022SNAP 2020 & 2021SNAP 2019SNAP 2018
Total Questions in SNAP Entrance Exam6060110130
Sectional Composition of Questions: (1) General English: Reading Comprehension, Verbal Reasoning, Verbal Ability (2) Quantitative, Data Interpretation & Data Sufficiency   (3) Analytical & Logical Reasoning    15     20     25    15     20     25    English-34; QA & DI-35; Reasoning-36; Special Questions-5English-35; QA & DI-35; Reasoning-35; Current Affairs-25
Normal Questions (MCQ Type)6060105110
Special Questions (Non-MCQ Type) Nil Nil   5  20
Scoring Pattern (Normal Questions)+1 Mark for Each Correct Answer+1 Mark for Each Correct Answer+1 Mark for Each Correct Answer in Quant & Current Affairs sections; +1.5 Marks for English and Reasoning Sections  (105 MCQs)+1 Mark for Each Correct Answer for MCQs
Scoring Pattern (Special Questions)Not applicableNot applicable+2 Marks for Each Correct Answer of Special Questions (5 Non MCQs)+2 Marks for Non MCQs (Special questions)
Negative Marking-25% for each wrong answer-25% for each wrong answer-25% for each wrong answer-25% for each wrong answer
Choice of Answer Options (Normal Questions)4 for Normal Questions only4 for Normal Questions only4 for Normal Questions only4 for all the questions
Choice of Answer Options (Special Questions)Not ApplicableNo 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 boardNo Choice. Must Write the answer in the given space on computer screen using virtual key board
Number of Test Cities8690+9092

4.1 SNAP Exam Details 2022: Key changes

4.2 Scoring Pattern:

5. SNAP 2022 Syllabus
SNAP Syllabus 2022 covers the sectional test composition, number of questions, type of questions, important topics, scoring pattern in SNAP Test. Those who are preparing as per the revised SNAP Syllabus and pattern of exam stand better chance to score high in SNAP 2022 and get into their preferred Symbiosis institute. 

5.1 Composition of SNAP Exam Syllabus 2022

SNAP Entrance Exam Syllabus – Key ComponentsSNAP Syllabus 2022
Total Questions60
Overall Time Limit to Attempt the Exam1 hour
Type of QuestionsMCQs
Answer Options for MCQs 4
Marks Awarded for each Correct Answer 1
Negative Marking25% for each wrong answer
Exam Difficulty LevelModerate
Number of Sections4
Section-1: Name and Number of QuestionsGeneral English, RC,VR,VA-15 (MCQs) with 1 Mark for each correct answer
Section-2: Name and Number of QuestionsAnalytical & Logical Reasoning-25 (MCQs) with 1 mark for each correct answer
Section-3: Name and Number of QuestionsQuant, DI, Data Sufficiency-20 with 1 mark for each correct MCQ
Section-4: Name and Number of QuestionsCurrent Affairs- Nil
Facility to Choose Order of SectionsYes, any question from any section within overall time limit
Individual Sectional Time LimitNo

SNAP Syllabus 2022 is subdivided into sections and sub-sections. This sectional sub-division in SNAP syllabus makes SNAP 2022 as an exam with more than 5 effective sections as the three sections are further sub- divided into sub-sections. SNAP 2022 exam syllabus is thus based on the past test patterns which contain questions from all these sections.

Section 1: SNAP 2022 Syllabus for General English: Reading Comprehension, Verbal Reasoning, Verbal Ability  

Important Topics in SNAP 2022 Syllabus:

Reading Comprehension (RC) Passages: 5-6 Questions

Verbal Ability (VA): 5-6 Questions

Verbal Reasoning: 3-4 Questions

Section-2: SNAP Syllabus 2022 for Quantitative Ability, Data Interpretation, Data Sufficiency

Major Topics in the SNAP 2022 Syllabus are:

Quantitative Ability: 12-14 Questions

Data Interpretation, Data Sufficiency: 6-8 Questions 

Section-3: SNAP Syllabus 2022 for Analytical and Logical Ability

SNAP MBA Syllabus 2022 Topics: SNAP syllabus 2022 contains following important topics in this section

Section-3: SNAP Syllabus for Current Affairs

SNAP Syllabus Topics:  The questions asked in this section were based on Economics, finance, national and international current affairs. Major topics covered for this section in SNAP Syllabus are:

6. SNAP 2022 Preparation: How to Prepare for SNAP?
SNAP Preparation guide how to start SNAP preparation at home as per the revised exam pattern, is focused on following points:

6.1 How to start SNAP preparation?

SNAP preparation should be started at home with preparation books and study material. SNAP toppers studying at Symbiosis Pune and SCMHRD advise to start self-preparation at home without being dependent on any coaching. SNAP preparation tips to start SNAP preparation at home are:

6.2 SNAP Exam Preparation Books

A few of the best books for SNAP recommended by toppers to prepare for SNAP 2022 are:

6.2.1 SNAP Exam Preparation Books for English Section: VARC

6.2.2 SNAP Exam Preparation Books for Quant and DI

6.2.3 SNAP Exam Preparation Books for Reasoning

7. SNAP 2022 Eligibility Criteria
SNAP 2022 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 SNAP 2022 entrance exam and the second part of SNAP 2022 Eligibility is the post SNAP exam eligibility with cut offs as required by each of the 15 Symbiosis colleges for MBA admission. The Symbiosis International University (SIU), Pune announces the SNAP 2022 Eligibility Criteria as well as the eligibility criteria to apply for admission in each of the 15 Symbiosis Institutes. 

8. SNAP 2022 Registration & Application Process

You can register online on the official SNAP 2022 Exam website and can pay the exam fee of Rs.1950/- online or by DD. The SNAP exam fee includes the fee for exam application form and for registration. 

8.1 Step by Step SNAP 2022 Registration Process
Registration and Application form for SNAP 2022 can be filled up in four steps:

9. Top Colleges accepting SNAP Score for MBA Admission 2023
15 Symbiosis MBA colleges in India accept SNAP score 2022 for MBA admission 2023. All the MBA colleges in India accepting the SNAP test score are affiliated to Symbiosis International University, Pune. These Symbiosis institutes offer SIU University MBA degree in different streams. The SNAP cut offs in the MBA colleges 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 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
7SIDTM (Symbiosis Institute of Digital 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
12SSBF (Symbiosis School of Banking and Finance), Pune
13SSSS (Symbiosis School of Sports Sciences), Pune
14SIBM (Symbiosis Institute of Business Management), Hyderabad
15SIBM (Symbiosis Institute Of Business Management), Nagpur

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