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Symbiosis National Aptitude (SNAP) Online Test 2018 is a common mandatory MBA entrance test for admission to all the 15 Symbiosis Institutes affiliated to Symbiosis International University (SIU) Pune. The candidates wishing to join MBA, MSc, CA and MSc (SS) programmes offered by the Symbiosis Institutes have to appear for the SNAP Test 2018. The candidates have to register for SNAP Test & also register for the institutes offering his or her choice of programmes by paying separate programmes registration fees. If qualified, he or she would have to attend the GE-PIWAT process conducted by each of these institutes individually. The registration process for SNAP has been simplified and the aspirants can now complete the SNAP and programme registrations in the same portal.

SNAP 2018 Exam Dates:
Events Tentative Dates
 Starting for Registration  28th Aug 2018
Closing of Registration 26th Nov 2018
Admit Card Download 1st Dec 2018
Exam date

16th Dec 2018

(2:00 PM - 4:00 PM)

Declaration of Result 2nd week of Jan 2019
Eligibility Criteria for SNAP 2018:
  • The candidate must have passed a graduation degree with a minimum of 50% marks (45% for SC/ST). There are programs which require specific discipline or subject specialization as to be checked for eligibility by the respective Institute.
  • The candidate must have a qualifying degree from any Foreign University and have to obtain an equivalence certificate from the Association of Indian Universities (AIU). All foreign degrees or qualifications will have to be verified from AIU  before seeking admission to any program of SIU.
SNAP 2018 Application Form:

Things to know for filling up SNAP 2018 Application Form:

  • The candidates should fill up the application form  through Internet Explorer version 6.0 or above, Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome.
  • The candidates have to fill all the mandatory fields correctly and completely in SNAP 2018 Application form.
  • Wrong information given by the candidates will lead to cancellation of the form.
  • The candidates have to recheck the information given by them before final submission of the form.
  • The photograph uploaded by the candidates have to be taken within 3 months).
  • If candidates want to change the prefered exam city, it can be done till the last date of form filling up process.
  • The payment of application fee marks the end of procedure of the SNAP application form filling up process.

Documents required:

  • Recent photograph (not more than 3 months old)
  • Class 10 and 12 mark sheet
  • Graduation mark sheets or certificate
SNAP 2018 Exam Pattern:
  • The mode of exam is online. 
  • The questions are of objective type.
  • There will be total 180 objective type questions.
  • The  duration of the exam is 120 minutes.
  • (+1) for each correct answer and (-1/4)  marks for each wrong answer
Sections Total Marks
Quantitative, Data Interpretation & Data Sufficiency 40
General English: Reading Comprehension, Verbal Reasoning, Verbal Ability 40
 Analytical & Logical Reasoning 60
General Awareness: General Knowledge, Current Affairs, Business Scenario 40
Total 180
SNAP 2018 Exam Centres:

Uttar Pradesh : Agra, Allahabad, Bareilly, Ghaziabad, Greater Noida, Kanpur, Lucknow, Meerut, Noida, Varanasi, Aligarh, Jhansi and Moradabad.

Gujarat: Ahmedabad, Anand, Gandhinagar, Rajkot, Surat and Vadodara

Rajasthan: Ajmer, Jaipur, Jodhpur, Udaipur and Kota

Maharashtra: Ahmednagar, Amravati, Aurangabad, Kolhapur, Mumbai, Kalyan, Virar, Nagpur, Navi Mumbai, Pune, Nashik, Thane, Solapur

Haryana: Ambala, Gurgaon, Hisar, Karnal, Faridabad, Panipat, Rohtak

Karnataka: Bengaluru, Hubli, Mangaluru, Mysuru, Belagavi

Chhattisgarh:             Bhilai, Raipur, Bilaspur

Madhya Pradesh: Bhopal, Gwalior, Indore, Jabalpur

Odisha: Bhubaneswar, Cuttack, Rourkela

Chandigarh: Chandigarh

Tamil Nadu: Chennai, Coimbatore, Madurai

Uttarakhand:             Dehradun, Roorkee

Delhi: New Delhi

Jharkhand: Dhanbad, Jamshedpur, Ranchi

Assam: Dibrugarh, Guwahati

Sikkim: Gangtok

Andhra Pradesh: Guntur, Kakinada, Kurnool, Nellore, Vijayawada, Visakhapatnam, Vizianagaram

West Bengal: Hooghly, Kolkata, Siliguri, Howrah, Durgapur, Telangana, Hyderabad

Punjab            : Jalandhar, Ludhiana, Mohali, Patiala, Amritsar

Jammu and Kashmir:             Jammu

Kerala: Kozhikode, Thiruvananthapuram, Thrissur, Ernakulam, Kottayam

Bihar: Muzaffarpur, Patna

Goa: Panjim

Meghalaya: Shillong

Andaman and Nicobar Islands: Port Blair

Himachal Pradesh: Shimla

SNAP 2018 Admit Card:
The candidates can download their admit cards from the offical website of Symbiosis University. This can be done from 1st week of December 2018 tentaitvely. The candidates will have to carry their admit card as well as a photo ID proof like Passport or Pan Card or Voter ID Card or Driving License or Aadhaar Card (UID) or Credit Card (Photo attached) or College ID card for verification purpose. 
SNAP 2018 Application Fee:
  • The application fee for candidates is Rs. 1750. It can be submitted through Billdesk or Easebuzz Gateway, Indian Bank Gateway & Demand Draft.
  • The candidates, those submit the fee through DD they have to pay Rs. 2065 (which include Rs.1750 as test fee). The DD can be made in favor of “Symbiosis Test Secretariat” payable at Pune.
SNAP 2018 Syllabus:

General English:

Jumbled paragraphs (6 sentences with first and last fixed), Verbal Reasoning, Antonyms, Comprehension of passage (Poems can also come), Fill In the Blanks, One word substitution, Different usage of same word, Sentence completion, Jumbled paragraphs with 4 or 5 sentences, Sentence correction, Odd man out, Idioms etc.

Quantitative, Data Interpretation & Data Sufficiency:

Simple Interest & Compound Interest, Co-ordinate geometry, Logarithm, Profit & Loss, Averages, Complex numbers, Probability, Trigonometry, Vectors, Permutations & Combinations, HCF & LCM, Geometric Progression, Arithmetic progression, Arithmetic mean, Geometric mean, Ratios and Proportion, Percentages, In-equations Quadratic and linear equations Algebra, etc.

Current Affairs:

Science, History, Geography, International organizations, Social issues, World Records, Books, and authors, Business, Punch line of companies, Sports, Finance, Top officials of big companies Automobiles, Entertainment, Politics, etc.

Analytical & Logical Reasoning:

Puzzles, graphs, and tables, Data Interpretation based on text, Critical reasoning, Visual reasoning, Assertion and reasons, Assumption-Premise-Conclusion, Statements and assumptions, Identifying Strong arguments and Weak arguments, Identifying valid inferences,  Coding and decoding, Symbol Based problems, , Sequencing, Identifying next number in series, etc.

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