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The best b-schools, colleges and departments for business administration and management in India are not only known for superlative education but are also known for their recruitments that offer the best packages. Every management aspirant wishes to pursue the best management education from the best. But to secure admission is not easy " as the snap of a finger." These top management colleges or B-schools in India use a national level common entrance test for admission or conduct their own aptitude test for admission. 
However Symbiosis National Aptitude Test 2017 is an institute specific exam that has through the years earned a national standing that is next to management entrance tests like CAT,CMAT,MAT and XAT. 
SNAP directed by the Symbiosis International university (SIU) for admission to various postgraduate programs in management is anticipated by MBA aspirants from all over India. This exam is mandatory for those who wish to join MBA programs  at consitituent units of the Symbiosis International University. Since 2014-15, the entire process of admission has been brought under a single umbrella. 
Apart from its format Symbiosis National Aptitude Test (SNAP) is known for its simplified, streamlined process which is candidate friendly, convenient, advantageous and economical. 
SNAP Test is mandatory for the programs offered at following constituent institutes of SIU
 Name of the Institute Programme

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 (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)


Symbiosis Institute of Media & Communication, Pune (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, Bengaluru  (SIBM, Bengaluru)


Symbiosis School of Media & Communication, Bengaluru
(SSMC, Bengaluru)

MBA (Communication Management)

Symbiosis School of Banking and Finance (SSBF) (Formerly Symbiosis School of Banking Management)

MBA (Banking and Finance)

Symbiosis Institute of Business Management, Hyderabad (SIBM, Hyderabad) MBA

SNAP 2017 Eligibility
Graduate from any recognized / statutory University or Institute with a minimum of 50% marks (45% for SC/ST).


SNAP Registration / Application Form

SNAP 2017 Application Form / Registration:-
Apply online at website:- http://www.snaptest.org

Upload your latest scanned colour photograph to establish identity.

SNAP Test fee of Rs. 1500/-

Modes of Payment:-


The candidate can pay directly through a 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 2015 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 ‘Payment Advice’ 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.

Gram: Lavale, Tal: Mulshi, Dist.: Pune – 412115
Phone: 020-39116226/ 27, Tele fax: 020-39116228

SNAP Exam Dates

SNAP 2017 Date:-

SNAP Test is conducted in 30 cities all over India. A candidate may choose one city of the following:

1  Agra     
2  Ahmedabad     
3  Allahabad
4  Bengaluru     
5  Bhopal     
6  Bhubaneswar     
7  Chandigarh     
8  Chennai     
9  Delhi     
10  Faridabad     
11  Gurgaon     
12  Guwahati     
13  Hyderabad     
14  Indore     
15  Jaipur     
16  Jamshedpur
17  Kanpur
18  Koch
19  Kolkata
20  Kolhapur
21  Lucknow
22  Mumbai
23  Nagpur
24  Nashik
25  Noida
26  Patna
27  Pune
28  Surat
29  Vashi
30  Visakhapatanam

SNAP Syllabus

SNAP 2017 Syllabus: 
SIU does not prescribe any set SNAP Syllabus for the exam. However aspirants can expect questions from common subjects such as Analytical Reasoning/Decision Making, Logical Reasoning and Data interpretation. The test will also include Basic English i.e. reading comprehension, verbal ability and verbal reasoning. 

Paper Pattern

SNAP 2017 Pattern:
Duration:- 120 Minutes
Sr No. Sections Total Marks
General English: Reading Comprehension, Verbal Reasoning, Verbal Ability
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 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 Preparation

Since SNAP is among the toughest exams in India, it is recommendable for students to take up any of the top coaching institutes that prepare well to crack SNAP 2017. It is advisable that aspirants should try to attempt sample papers and previous years’ papers in order to find the holes during preparation. 


SNAP Notification

SNAP 2017 Notification:-
Click Here for more details.

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I want to know about snap test date ..
Posted By : Md Aquil
Posted On : 30 April 2013
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