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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 2015 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

Symbiosis Institute of Business Management(SIBM - Pune)


Symbiosis Institute of Computer Studies & Research (SICSR)

MBA (Information Technology)

Symbiosis Centre for Management and Human Resources Development  (SCMHRD

MBA/ MBA (Infrastructure Management)

Symbiosis Institute of International Business (SIIB)

MBA (International Business)

MBA (Agribusiness)

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)

MBA (Hospital & Healthcare Management)

Symbiosis Institute of Business Management, Bengaluru  (SIBM, Bengaluru)


Symbiosis Institute of Media & Communication, Bengaluru

Bengaluru) SIMC

MBA (Communication Management)

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

MBA (Banking and Finance)

Salient feature of SNAP 2015 : 
• Single registration process for all MBA programs at all SIU institutes
• Reduced registration fee for multiple programs. 
• Single Personal Interaction and Writing Ability Test (PI-WAT) process for all MBA programs, at multiple locations (Pune, NOIDA and Bengaluru campuses of SIU)
• SNAP Test Score + Academic Profile Score will form the basis for short listing candidates for Personal Interaction and Writing Ability Test (PI-WAT).
• Academic record will computed on the basis of weights assigned to academic performance in 10th Std., 12th Std. and Graduation.
• Group Exercise (GE) process has been eliminated.
Eligibility for SNAP 2015: 
The main eligibilty for SNAP 2015 is graduation in any discipline from a recognized university with minimum 50 percent marks (45 percent marks in case of SC/ST candidates) for all Master of Business Adminstration programme except for the programmes which require graduation with specialization in a concerned subject. These subject specializations are mentioned on the institute's official website. 


SNAP Registration / Application Form

SNAP 2015  Registration / Application Form:
Aspirants meeting the above mentioned eligibility criteria for SNAP 2015 are required to apply online on The entire process of application is online. You are required to fill in needed details and also upload your latest passport sized scanned photograph to establish your identity onto your SNAP Application Form . 
Please enter correct details and also check these details carefully before final submission. Please note that no change whatsoever will be permitted once your registration form is submitted. 
SNAP 2015 application fee can be paid through any one of the following means: 
a) directly through Master or Visa Credit Card online. 
b) using net banking facility after SNAP online registration. 
c) through cash by printing Axis Bank or Indian Bank pay challan.
d) through DD (demand draft) drawn in favor of "Symbiosis Test Secretariat" and payable at Pune.


SNAP Exam Dates

Dates for SNAP 2015 will be announced soon.


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SNAP Syllabus

SNAP 2015 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 2015 Paper Pattern:
SNAP 2015 will be of 2 hours i.e. exact 120 minutes.  
SNAP 2015 Test Structure: 

Sr No


Total Marks


General English:  Reading Comprehension, Verbal Reasoning, Verbal Ability

40 Marks


Quantitative, Data Interpretation & Data Sufficiency

40 Marks


General Awareness: General Knowledge, Current Affairs, Business Scenario

40 Marks


Analytical & Logical Reasoning

60 Marks


180 Marks

There'll be objective type questions with four options, for every negative mark, one fourth (1/4) of the full marks assigned to the question would be subtracted.

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 2015. 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 2015 Notification:-
Dates for SNAP 2015 will be announced soon.
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