The Symbiosis National Aptitude Test generally recognized as SNAP is an annual management test conducted by Symbiosis National University every year to select students for MBA programs of post graduation. It helps students to seek admission t colleges affiliated under the SNAP test.
Structure of SNAP:
SNAP test is an objective type based paper with each questions consisting of four responses with each incorrect answer attracting 25% negative marks. The candidate is allowed to use black or blue ball point pen only. The duration of the exam is 120 minutes (2 hours). The paper is divided into following sections:
- General English – 40 marks
- Quantitative , Data interpretation and Data sufficiency – 40 marks
- General awareness – 40 marks
- Analytical and Logical reasoning – 60 marks
The number of questions is not fixed and is changed every year. Generally 150 questions are expected to ask in total.
The minimum education qualification required to appear in SNAP exam is a graduate degree by a candidate from a recognized university with minimum 50% marks for general category students and 45% for SC/ST category students and also, there is no age limit to appear for the SNAP test. The University offers 15% relaxation to SC students, 7.5% to ST students, 3% to differently able students, and 15% to international candidates while Kashmir migrants are offered 2 seats per program.
How to apply?
One could register online on snaptest.org by uploading the latest scanned picture to establish an identity. After the registration is done, one could pay the exam fees which are Rs.1500/- either through online by Credit card or through net banking. One can also make payment through cash by printing Axis Bank or Indian Bank Chillan from the SNAP website which is available in 3 parts payable by cash at any of the branch. The bank would return the two parts and candidates need to keep the candidate’s copy as payment receipt and sign the stamped ‘symbiosis copy’ of the challan and send it to Symbiosis Test secretariat or one could obtain a Demand Draft of Rs.1500/- from any nationalized bank in favour of “ Symbiosis Test Secretariat” at the following address :
Symbiosis International University
Symbiosis Test Secretariat
Gram: Lavale, Tal Mulshi,
Dist: Pune-411042 India
The candidates are required to keep a self-attested photocopy of the Demand Draft with them for future references.
The candidates are shortlisted according to the SNAP test score and the cut-offs announced by respective colleges. After the candidates are shortlisted, they are called for the personal interview session and Writing ability test and academic profile score is also given importance during the final SNAP score.
The notification for the SNAP exam was released by Symbiosis International University in the month of Aug’14.
The syllabus for the exam comprises of the following sections:
The test would contain 150 objective type questions for a duration of about 2 hours which is 120 minutes. The sections are:
- General English – 40 questions
Questions would be asked from syllogism, comprehension, antonyms, synonyms, fill in the blanks, odd man out, Verbal reasoning, one word substitution, idioms etc.to test your basic knowledge of English and your grammar status.
- General Awareness-40 questions
Questions could be asked from current affairs , world records , books , authors , science , history , geography , finance ,politics , important quotations , Entertainment , major corporate events automobiles , social issues , etc.to test your general awareness of your surroundings ; basically to test the level of your knowledge about the current scenario.
- Quantitative , Data Interpretation and Data sufficiency – 40 questions
- Questions could include from topics like Geometry , Ratio and Proportion , Profit and Loss , Number system , Work and Time , Mean , Median , Venn diagram , Partnership , Vectors , trigonometry , set theory , Calendar , Binomial Expansion , HCF and LCM , etc.
- Analytical and Logical Reasoning-30 questions
- Questions could be covered from Visual reasoning, syllogisms, functions, coding-decoding, symbol based problems, sequencing, family tree, Identifying next number in series, puzzles, Cause and effect, Statements and conclusion, etc.
Important dates to keep in mind:
- Online registration for SNAP: Sep 3, 2014
- Closing date of SNAP test registration: Nov 26, 2014
- SNAP test payment closes: Nov 29, 2014
- Availability of SNAP admit card: Dec 6 – Dec 21, 2014
- SNAP test’14: Dec 21, 2014
- Announcement of Result: Jan 10, 2015
To check the list of test centres and the list of participating colleges , so that one have a clear idea as to how many colleges are available to accept the SNAP test score and also the list of test centres for convenience , you can click here to know about test centres and participating colleges.
Symbiosis International University
Symbiosis test Secretariat
Gram: Lavale, Tal Mulshi
Dist: Pune-411042 India
Phone: 020-39116226 / 27
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.snaptest.org , www.siu.edu.in
The result would be out on 10th Jan’15 and you can follow this link to check your score card. The score would be valid for a year.
Distribution of seats:
Distribution of seats is not the same in every college. Every college has a different number of available seats in a particular category and in total. Seats are generally distributed among General category, physically disabled, Economically Weaker section, NRI’s. 15% seats are reserved for Schedule caste candidates, 7.5% seats are reserved for Schedule Tribe candidates and 3% for differently abled with 15% seats reserved for International students. Seats are also reserved for dependents of Defence Personnel and also for the dependents of personnel killed in action, disabled in action. Distribution of seats as per program is different from every college and to have a clear idea as to how many seats per course , we can go through www.siu.edu.in which is the official website of Symbiosis University to have an insight as to how many seats are allotted to per course.
Counselling begins as soon as the result is out. The candidates are shortlisted on the basis of score, scored in the SNAP test and after they are shortlisted, the candidates are called at the main campus for counselling which is followed by a personal interaction and also a written examination. Total marks are awarded on the basis of SNAP test score, academic profile, written examination and Personal Interaction. Marks are divided among these four categories and student is selected on the basis of overall score and not just the SNAP test score.