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SNAP 2017 Admit Card Question Paper, Answer Key, Eligibility Criteria, Exam Pattern, Syllabus Symbiosis National Aptitude Test

SNAP 2017 Admit Card Question Paper, Answer Key, Eligibility Criteria, Exam Pattern, Syllabus Symbiosis National Aptitude Test

SNAP 2017 Admit Card Question Paper, Answer Key, Eligibility Criteria, Exam Pattern, Syllabus Symbiosis National Aptitude Test

SNAP 2017 Admit Card Question Paper, Answer Key, Eligibility Criteria, Exam Pattern, Syllabus Symbiosis National Aptitude Test

SNAP 2017 REGISTRATION PROCESS Symbiosis National Aptitude Test

  1.  Register online on the website (from August 22, 2016 to November 22, 2016).
  2. Note: Any Changes in the online application form will be entertained only up to the closing date of Registration i.e. November 22, 2016. No changes shall be permitted after closing date under any circumstances.
  3. Upload your latest scanned coloured passport size photo at the time of Online Registration for SNAP.
  4. Ensure that the information you have filled is accurate


1.Online Registration for SNAP commencesAugust
2.SNAP Test Registration closesNovember
3.SNAP Test payment closesNovember
4.Admit CardDecember
5.SNAP Test 2016December 2017 (Sunday)32 cities
6.SNAP Test ResultJanuary

SNAP Exam Eligibility

  • Candidates must have cleared graduation from any statutory/ recognized University or institution by securing minimum of 50% marks (for general candidates) and 45% (for SC/ST candidates).
  • If candidates have passed their qualifying exam from Foreign University, they must obtain an equivalence certificate from the AIU.
  • Foreign National (FN), Person of Indian Origin (PIO), Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) and Non Resident Indian (NRI) candidates are also eligible to apply.
  • The candidates who have completed their qualifying degree from any foreign university or the institution must obtain the equivalent certificate from the AIU (Association of Indian Universities).


SNAP Exam Pattern

  • No of Questions: The question paper will contain total 150 objective type questions.
  • Type of Exam: Each question will contain four optional answers, candidates have to choose the right answer.
  • Marking Scheme: Each correct response will carry 1 mark.
  • Negative Marking: Each incorrect response will lead to 25% negative marks.
  • Duration: The exam duration will be two hours (120 minutes).
  • Candidates note down use only blue or black ball point pen to answer.

The SNAP exam pattern is mentioned below:

SectionsTotal Marks
General English: Reading Comprehension, Verbal Reasoning, Verbal Ability40
Quantitative, Data Interpretation & Data Sufficiency40
Current Affairs (of last 2 years)30
Analytical & Logical Reasoning40


Seat Reservation:

According to the UGC guidelines/ regulations the reservation criteria for different categories is mentioned below:

CategorySeats Reserved
Within Sanctioned Intake
Scheduled Caste (SC)15%
Scheduled Tribes (ST)7.5%
Differently Abled*3%
Over & Above Intake
Kashmiri Migrants2 seats per program
International Candidates15%


SNAP Test Cities

The SNAP test may be conducted in 32 cities namely Agra, Ahmedabad, Allahabad, Bengaluru, Bhopal, Bhubaneswar, Chandigarh, Chennai, Delhi, Faridabad, Gangtok, Gurgaon, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Indore, Jaipur, Jamshedpur, Kanpur, Kochi, Kolkata, Kolhapur, Lucknow, Mumbai, Nagpur, Nashik, Noida, Patna, Pune, Surat, Vashi and Visakhapatanam.

SNAP Preparation Tips

Prepare a good time-table for your exam preparations. Divide your time equally for all the subjects. Include little time breaks between long hours of study. Prepare for the exam as per the prescribed syllabus. Select the best books for exam preparations. Practice sample papers and previous years question papers for better preparations.

SNAP 2017 Syllabus

Before preparing for exams candidates should have complete knowledge about the syllabus. The SNAP syllabus comprises of various topics such as General English (Reading Comprehension, Verbal Reasoning and Verbal Ability), Quantitative, Data Interpretation & Data Sufficiency, General Awareness (General Knowledge, Current Affairs and Business Scenario), Analytical and Logical Reasoning.

Quantitative Ability

Geometry, Ratios and Proportion, Percentages, In-equations Quadratic and linear equations Algebra, Profit & Loss, Averages, Partnership, Time-Speed-Distance, Work and time, Number system, HCF & LCM, Geometric Progression, Arithmetic progression, Arithmetic mean, Geometric mean, Harmonic mean, Median, Mode, Number Base System, BODMAS, Mensuration, Allegation & Mixtures, Work, Pipes and Cisterns, Simple Interest & Compound Interest, Set Theory, Venn Diagram, Installment Payments, Clocks, Probability, Permutations & Combinations, Trigonometry, Vectors, Binomial Expansion, Co-ordinate geometry, Logarithm, Calendar, Maxima & Minima Progression, Surds & Indices, Complex numbers, Etc.


Data Interpretation based on text, graphs and tables. Graphs can be Column graphs, Bar Graphs, Line charts, Pie Chart, Graphs representing Area, Venn diagram, etc. Critical reasoning, Visual reasoning, Assumption-Premise-Conclusion, Assertion and reasons, Statements and assumptions, Identifying valid inferences ,Identifying Strong arguments and Weak arguments, Statements and conclusions, Cause and Effect, Identifying Probably true, Probably false, definitely true, definitely false kind of statement, Linear arrangements, Matrix arrangements, Puzzles, Syllogisms, Functions, Family tree – identifying relationship among group of people, Symbol Based problems, Coding and decoding ,Sequencing ,Identifying next number in series, Etc.

General English

Comprehension of passage (Poems can also come)Verbal Reasoning, Syllogisms, Contextual usage, Analogies, Antonyms, Fill In the Blanks, Jumbled paragraphs with 4 or 5 sentences, Jumbled paragraphs (6 sentences with first and last fixed),Sentence Correction, Foreign language words used in English, Sentence completion, Sentence correction, Odd man out, Idioms, One word substitution, Different usage of same word, Etc.

General Awareness

Current Affairs, Business, Punch line of companies, Top officials of big companies, Major corporate events Famous award and prizes, World Records, Books and authors, Science, History, Geography, International organizations, Important quotations, Social issues, Sports, Finance, Automobiles, Entertainment, Politics, Etc.

SNAP 2017 Admit Card

SNAP 2017 admit card will be released by the authority in the month of December 2017. Admit card will be available till exam date. Candidates can download SNAP admit card through the official site. It is compulsory to bring admit card along with photo identity proof at the time of the test. Candidates make sure to paste latest passport size, colored photograph on the admit card. Candidates are advised to keep the admit card safe till the admission procedure.

SNAP 2017 Result

The exam conducting authority will declare the SNAP 2017 result in the month of January 2018. Candidates can check SNAP result through the official site. After result declaration, candidates will be shortlisted for Group Exercise, Personal Interaction and Writing Ability Test on the basis of SNAP Score. The final merit list will be prepared on the following basis:

Weightage for Final Merit List
SNAP Score out of 180 marks scaled down to 50 marksGroup Exercise (GE)Personal Interaction (PI)Writing Ability Test (WAT)Total

SNAP 2018

SNAP 2018 is a University level entrance test managed by the Symbiosis International University. Symbiosis National Aptitude Test (SNAP) is organized to offer admission to the management programme (MBA). SNAP Registration 2018 will begin from the 4th week of August 2017.

SNAP 2017 Score Card

SNAP 2017 score card will be released by the officials in the month of January 2018. The score card is valid only for one year. Candidates who will appear the examination can download the score card from here. Score card can be downloaded by entering SNAP ID & password.


Pay the test fee of Rs.1500/- as per the instructions mentioned on the website for Payment of Test fee. (from August 22, 2016 to November 25, 2016).


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 2016 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.
Choose the mode of Payment as ‘DD Payment’ in “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,

PHONE: 020-39116226/ 27, TELE FAX: 020-39116228The Symbiosis Test Secretariat will authenticate the payment details and will send you an email confirming the payment. Only after the payment is authenticated, would you be able to view your Admit card.


  1. Please note that Symbiosis Test Secretariat will not be responsible for non-delivery on any delay on the part of courier / postal services.
  2. It is also mandatory to complete institute payment process of desired institute for desired programme before the closing date of payment of the respective institute. Payment towards the institutes and programmes also needs to be done through the SNAP website only
  3. All disputes between the candidate and the Symbiosis Test Secretariat shall be subject to exclusive jurisdiction of Pune city and by Arbitration only.
  4. SNAP Score will be valid only for admission to all MBA institutes of Symbiosis International University for the academic year of 2017-18. (Note: – SNAP Result will be declared on January 9, 2017 on and will be available for a month upto February 10, 2017.)


  1. SNAP Test Admit Card should be printed from the SNAP website which will be available from Friday, December 02, 2016, till Sunday, December 18, 2016.
  2. Admit Card along with Photo Identity proof should be carried to the Test Centre at the time of the test. An acceptable photo identity is any one of the following,
    • Passport
    • Driving license
    • College/Institute Identity Card
    • Credit card with photograph
    • Voter ID Card
    • Pan Card
    • AADHAR Card (UID)
  3. Please ensure that your latest passport size, coloured photograph is pasted on the Admit Card at the place provided for before appearing for the test
  4. An authorized person from Symbiosis International University will verify and authenticate your Admit Card against the photo-id on the day of the test. Please preserve this authenticated Admit Card for further GE-PIWAT processes.
  5. Candidates should note that an authenticated Admit Card is an important document without which the candidate will not be permitted to appear for further selection processes of SIU. If the Admit card is lost, a duplicate Admit Card will not be issued. It should be retained till the admission process is over.


The SNAP registration fee is non-refundable. Please note that claims for refund of the SNAP registration fee will not be entertained on any account.

At the time of filling the online application form or while appearing for the SNAP test, any attempt to impersonate or indulge in any other malpractice would automatically disqualify the candidate from admission processes at all post graduate institutes of Symbiosis International University and make the student liable to legal prosecution as per the laws of country.

Every student is urged to note that no donation or capitation fee is required to be paid for admission to any of the Symbiosis institutes. Students are cautioned against falling prey to any such assurance/offer by any individual or outside agency.


Candidates will be shortlisted for GE-PIWAT based on their overall SNAP Percentile. Please check the respective institute website for information and dates of GE-PIWAT.


Weightage for Final Merit List
SNAP Score (out of 150, scaled down to 50 marks)Group Exercise (GE)Personal Interaction (PI)Writing Ability Test (WAT)Total

Category-wise cut off for Merit List and Wait List will be displayed on the website of the respective institute.

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