SNAP 2018 - Syllabus, Eligibility, Application form, 2018 Notification

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Exam Summary

Exam Name Symbiosis National Aptitude Test
Commonly Known As SNAP
Organizing Authority Symbiosis International University, Pune
Official Website www.snaptest.org
Exam Type National Level Examination
Programs Offered Management Courses (MBA)
Mode of Exam Online
Number of questions Current Affairs section consists of 30 questions whereas other three sections will have 40 questions each
Section ·         Current Affairs

·         General English: Reading Comprehension, Verbal Reasoning, Verbal Ability

·         Quantitative, Data Interpretation & Data Sufficiency

·         Analytical & Logical Reasoning

Total Marks 150
Type of questions MCQ
Exam duration 2 hours
Eligibility Criteria At least graduation with 50% marks (45% for reserved categories)
Exam Date December 17th, 2017 Sunday

What is SNAP?

SNAP stands for Symbiosis National Aptitude Test. It is a university level entrance examination conducted online by Symbiosis University for admission to management courses offered by Symbiosis University in its various associated campuses.

Here is the list of associated institutes:

Name of the Institute Website
Symbiosis Institute of Business Management (SIBM) Pune More details
Symbiosis Institute of Computer Studies & Research (SICSR) More details
Symbiosis Institute of Media & Communication (SIMC) Pune More details
Symbiosis Institute of International Business (SIIB) More details
Symbiosis Centre for Management & Human Resource Development (SCMHRD) More details
Symbiosis Institute of Management Studies (SIMS) More details
Symbiosis Institute of Telecom Management (SITM)
Symbiosis Centre for Information Technology (SCIT) More details
Symbiosis Institute of Geo-informatics (SIG)
Symbiosis Institute of Operations Management (SIOM) Nashik
Symbiosis Institute of Health Sciences (SIHS)
Symbiosis Institute of Business Management (SIBM) Bengaluru
Symbiosis Institute of Media & Communication (SIMC) Bengaluru
Symbiosis School of Banking Management (SSBM)
Symbiosis School of Economics (SSE)
Symbiosis Institute of Technology (SIT) More details
Symbiosis School of Biomedical Sciences (SSBS)

Structure of SNAP 2018

SNAP will be conducted in online mode only. The date of the test is 17th December 2017 and there will be no reserve test date for absentee candidates. The examination will be of two hours consisting of 150 questions. The questions will be asked of four different subjects namely:

  • General English: Reading Comprehension, Verbal Reasoning, Verbal Ability
  • Quantitative, Data Interpretation & Data Sufficiency
  • Current Affairs
  • Analytical & Logical Reasoning

Current Affairs section consists of 30 questions whereas other three sections will have 40 questions each. Each question from every section will have equal weightage.

All the questions will be of Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ) type consisting of four options with only one correct answer.

Marking scheme will be as follows and will be same for each question:

  • For every correct response, 1 mark will be given.
  • 25 marks will be deducted for an incorrect response.
  • There will be no negative marking for unanswered questions.
Subject Total Questions Total Marks
General English: Reading Comprehension, Verbal Reasoning, Verbal Ability 40 40
Quantitative, Data Interpretation & Data Sufficiency 40 40
Current Affairs 30 30
Analytical & Logical Reasoning 40 40
Grand Total 150 150

The medium of the question paper will be in English only.

 SNAP 2018 Eligibility Criteria

Following is the laid down eligibility criteria for SNAP 2017: –

  • Candidates have to clear their graduation degree from any recognized university or institute.
  • Overseas Citizen of India (OCI), Person of Indian Origin (PIO), Non-Resident Indian (NRI) and Foreign National (FN), candidates are also eligible for SNAP.
  • General/OBC candidates must have a minimum aggregate of 50% in graduation.
  • SC/ST candidates will have to maintain an aggregate of 45% in their graduation.
  • Candidates who have completed their qualifying degree from any foreign university or institution must obtain the equivalent certificate from the AIU (Association of Indian Universities). Without it, they won’t be eligible to write SNAP.

Application Form and Submission Procedure for SNAP

Candidates will have to register themselves online by visiting the official website of SNAP. The registration will begin on 10th August 2017 and will stay active until November 2017.

The onus lies on the candidates to provide correct and accurate information while registration. Candidates can make changes in their application form until the closing date of the application. Change of test city preferences will not be allowed. Once the payment procedure is completed change of test city requests will not be entertained.

Candidates have to upload their scanned coloured passport sized photograph at the time of registration. The photograph should not be more than 3 months old. The photograph should be in ‘jpeg’ format only.

The test fees are Rs 1,750/- (additional payment gateway charges, GST, and any other taxes are applicable). The payment window will be available from 10th August 2017 until 27th November 2017.

Candidates have the following available options for completion of payment:

  • Billdesk Gateway
  • Axis Bank Gateway
  • Indian Bank Gateway
  • Demand Draft

If a candidate opts for demand draft payment option, then he has to submit a demand draft of Rs 2,065/- (which includes Rs.1750 as SNAP Test fee and Rs. 315/- as GST @18%) from any nationalized bank in favour of ‘Symbiosis Test Secretariat’ payable at Pune.

The examination fee is non-refundable. In no case, the request for refund of examination fees will be considered by exam conducting body.

Here is the gist of the steps involved in online application:

  • Fill the online form with correct details by registering on the official wesbite.
  • Upload your recently clicked coloured passport sized photograph.
  • Complete the payment process by using a preferred mode.
  • Download the confirmation page with your application number on it.

SNAP 2018 Admit Card

Candidates will be able to download their admit card from the official website www.snaptest.org from 1st December 2017 until 17th December 2017. They have to appear for the test at the specified test center only. In no case, the test city or the test venue will be changed for a candidate. Here is the list of test cities: www.snaptest.org/test-cities.html

Candidates must be in possession of their application number in order to download the admit card. Admit card will not be mailed to the candidate or no separate communication will be done regarding this. The admit card will bear the following information-

  • Roll Number
  • Name
  • Father’s Name
  • Photograph
  • Test City
  • Test center address
  • Test timings along with the reporting time.

SNAP is scheduled to be conducted on 17th December 2017. The examination will be conducted only once. Hence, those candidates who don’t turn up for the examination will be automatically disqualified from the selection process.

Admission Procedure for SNAP

Candidates will be shortlisted for Group Exercise, Personal Interaction, and Writing Ability Test on the basis of their overall SNAP percentile.

Following parameters will be considered for preparation of merit list:

SNAP Score (out of 150, scaled down to 50 marks) Group Exercise Personal Interaction Writing Ability Test Total
50 10 30 10 100

Category-wise cut off for Merit List and Wait List will be displayed on the website of the respective institutes. Waitlist movement will depend upon the vacant seats available in the respective institute.

Candidates will be provisionally admitted to the course. Their admission will only be confirmed when they will fulfill the eligibility criteria and complete the fee payment process before or on the due date.

Notification

The notification for SNAP 2018 is not available yet. But, the registration for SNAP 2017 began on August 10th, 2017. One could apply for the test and get all necessary details from the official website.

SNAP Syllabus

The SNAP Online Test is an objective test and it consists of 4 different sections. Three sections have a weight of 40 questions whereas one has 30 questions. Although no specific syllabus is declared, each section tends to include these topics:

General English: Reading Comprehension, Verbal Reasoning, Verbal Ability ·         Sentence correction

·         Fill in the blanks

·         Antonyms

·         Idioms and Syllogisms

·         Contextual usage

·         Analogies

·         Verbal Reasoning

·         One word substitution

·         Jumbled paragraphs

·         Comprehension of passage / Poem

·         Sentence completion

Quantitative, Data Interpretation & Data Sufficiency ·         Simple interest and Compound interest

·         Venn diagram

·         HCF and LCM

·         Partnership

·         Trigonometry

·         Ratios and Proportion

·         Number system

·         Profit and Loss

·         Geometric and Arithmetic progression

·         In-equations quadratic and linear equations Algebra

·         Number base system

Current Affairs

 

·         Entertainment

·         Quotations

·         Current affairs

·         World records

·         Social issues

·         Geography

·         Politics and History

·         Business and Finance

·         Science

·         Automobiles

·         Sports

Analytical & Logical Reasoning ·         Data Interpretation based on text, graphs, and tables

·         Column graphs and Bar graphs

·         Critical reasoning

·         Coding and decoding puzzles

·         Line chart and Pie charts

·         Syllogisms

·         Visual reasoning

·         Symbol Based problems

·         Matrix arrangements

·         Family tree – identifying relationship among group of people

SNAP 2018 Important Dates

No dates for SNAP 2018 have been announced. They will be around the dates of SNAP 2017.

Important dates for SNAP 2017 are:

Registration for SNAP 2017 commenced on August 10th,2017

 

Registration for SNAP 2017 closes on

 

November 27th, 2017
Payment for SNAP  2017 closes  on November 27th, 2017

 

Availability of Admit card

 

December 1st, 2017  to December 17th, 2017
SNAP Online Test Date December 17th, 2017 from 14:00 hours to 16:00 hours.
Declaration of Results December 28th,2017

List of SNAP Exam Centers

SNAP 2017 Test was conducted in 102 cities all over India. A candidate was able to give their top three preferences for the exam.

1 Agra 35 Indore 69 Ranchi
2 Ahmedabad 36 Jabalpur 70 Roorkee
3 Ajmer 37 Jaipur 71 Rourkela
4 Allahabad 38 Jalandhar 72 Shillong
5 Ahmednagar 39 Jammu 73 Siliguri
6 Amravati 40 Jamshedpur 74 Surat
7 Ambala 41 Jodhpur 75 Thiruvananthapuram
8 Anand 42 Kakinada 76 Thrissur
9 Aurangabad 43 Kanpur 77 Udaipur
10 Bengaluru 44 Kolhapur 78 Vadodara
11 Bareilly 45 Kolkata 79 Varanasi
12 Bhilai 46 Kozhikode 80 Vijayawada
13 Bhopal 47 Kurnool 81 Visakhapatnam
14 Bhubaneswar 48 Lucknow 82 Vizianagaram
15 Chandigarh 49 Ludhiana 83 Aligarh
16 Chennai 50 Madurai 84 Amritsar
17 Coimbatore 51 Mangaluru 85 Bilaspur
18 Cuttack 52 Meerut 86 Jhansi
19 Dehradun 53 Mohali 87 Karnal
20 Delhi 54 Mumbai 88 Moradabad
21 Dhanbad 55 Kalyan-Dombivli 89 Port Blair
22 Dibrugarh 56 Virar 90 Faridabad
23 Gandhinagar 57 Muzaffarpur 91 Panipat
24 Gangtok-Bardang 58 Mysuru 92 Rohtak
25 Ghaziabad 59 Nagpur 93 Shimla
26 Greater Noida 60 Navi Mumbai 94 Belagavi (Belgaum)
27 Guntur 61 Nellore 95 Ernakulam-Kochi
28 Gurgaon 62 Noida 96 Nashik
29 Guwahati 63 Panjim 97 Thane
30 Gwalior 64 Patiala 98 Kota
31 Hisar 65 Patna 99 Howrah
32 Hooghly 66 Pune 100 Durgapur
33 Hubli 67 Raipur 101 Solapur
34 Hyderabad 68 Rajkot 102 Kottayam

SNAP Contact Details

For any queries about the test, the following details can be used to contact the administrative team.

Symbiosis Test Secretariat
Symbiosis International University,
Gram: Lavale, Tal: Mulshi, District: Pune – 412115

Phone: 020-39116226 / 27 | Tele Fax: 020-39116228
Whatsapp No.: 7709328908

Email: [email protected]
For Technical Queries:
Call: 044-40492210/11/26182161

Colleges Accepting SNAP 2018 Scores

There are various Symbiosis Campuses across the country which accepts the SNAP score for admission into different programs. They are

  • Symbiosis Institute of Business Management (SIBM, Pune)
  • Symbiosis Institute of Computer Studies & Research (SICSR, Pune)
  • Symbiosis Centre for Management and Human Resource Development (SCMHRD, Pune)
  • Symbiosis Institute of International Business (SIIB, Pune)
  • Symbiosis Institute of Telecom Management (SITM, Pune)
  • Symbiosis Institute of Management Studies (SIMS, Pune)
  • Symbiosis Institute of Media & Communication, Pune (SIMC, Pune)
  • Symbiosis Institute of Operations Management, Nashik (SIOM, Nashik)
  • Symbiosis Centre for Information Technology (SCIT, Pune)
  • Symbiosis Institute of Health Sciences (SIHS, Pune)
  • Symbiosis Institute of Business Management, Bengaluru (SIBM, Bengaluru)
  • Symbiosis School for Media & Communication, Bengaluru (SSMC, Bengaluru)
  • Symbiosis School of Banking and Finance (SSBF, Pune) (Formerly Symbiosis School of Banking Management)
  • Symbiosis Institute of Business Management, Hyderabad (SIBM, Hyderabad)
  • Symbiosis School of Sports Sciences (SSSS, Pune)

SNAP 2018 Results

The results of the SNAP exam will be available on the official website. Although no details about SNAP 2018 have been furnished, the results for SNAP 2017 are to be announced on December 28th, 2017. Candidates can check their result on the official website.

SNAP 2018 Cut-off

The cut-offs vary largely based on many factors. Each of the above mentioned 15 institutes announces their own cut-off for each of the programs that they offer. The cut off also varies based on the category of the student: i.e.  Open, SC, ST, Differently abled and so on. For example, in the year 2016 the MBA cut off for SIBM Pune was 97.9 for the Open Category, 70.8 for SC Category, 32.3 for ST category and 34.06 for Differently abled Category.

The cut-offs will be announced on the website.

Score Validity

The SNAP Online Test score is valid for one year. For example, if a candidate attempts the test in 2017 they can use that score to get admission for the 2018-2019 academic year.

SNAP 2018: Reservation and Total Seat Distribution

The total number of seats for postgraduate management programs through SNAP 2017 is around 1867.

The below table shows a list of courses offered by each of the 15 institutes wherein admission is on the basis of the SNAP:

1 Symbiosis Institute of Business Management (SIBM, Pune) MBA
MBA (Innovation and Entrepreneurship)
2 Symbiosis Institute of Computer Studies & Research (SICSR, Pune) MBA (Information Technology)
M.Sc. (Computer Applications)
M.Sc. (System Security)
3 Symbiosis Centre for Management and Human Resource Development (SCMHRD, Pune) MBA
MBA (Infrastructure Management)
MBA (Business Analytics)
4 Symbiosis Institute of International Business (SIIB, Pune) MBA (International Business)
MBA (Agri Business)
MBA (Energy & Environment)
5 Symbiosis Institute of Telecom Management (SITM, Pune) MBA (Telecom Management)
6 Symbiosis Institute of Management Studies (SIMS, Pune) MBA
7 Symbiosis Institute of Media & Communication, Pune (SIMC, Pune) MBA (Communication Management)
8 Symbiosis Institute of Operations Management, Nashik (SIOM, Nashik) MBA (Operations Management)
9 Symbiosis Centre for Information Technology (SCIT, Pune) MBA (Information Technology Business Management)
MBA (Data Sciences and Data Analytics)
10 Symbiosis Institute of Health Sciences (SIHS, Pune) MBA (Hospital & Healthcare Management)
11 Symbiosis Institute of Business Management, Bengaluru (SIBM, Bengaluru) MBA
12 Symbiosis School for Media & Communication, Bengaluru (SSMC, Bengaluru) MBA (Communication Management)
13 Symbiosis School of Banking and Finance (SSBF, Pune) (Formerly Symbiosis School of Banking Management) MBA (Banking and Finance)
14 Symbiosis Institute of Business Management, Hyderabad (SIBM, Hyderabad) MBA
15 Symbiosis School of Sports Sciences (SSSS, Pune) MBA (Sports Management)

The reservation policy for admission into any program from any of the 15 Institutes of SIU (except Symbiosis Institutes of Management Studies) is according to the guidelines that are given by the University Grants Commision. Hence, the reservation of seats for different categories of students is:

Within the Sanctioned Seats

  • Scheduled Caste (SC): 15%
  • Scheduled Tribe (ST): 7.5%
  • Differently Abled: 3%

Outside the Sanctioned Seats

  • Kashmiri Migrants: 2 seats per program
  • International Students: 15%

Counseling Schedule for SNAP 2018

The counseling schedule for SNAP 2018 is not out yet but most likely it will resemble the previous year’s schedules.

Generally, after the declaration of the result, each institute will shortlist some candidates based on their SNAP percentile. The shortlisted candidates will have to appear for Group Exercise, Personal Interaction, and Writing Ability Test (GE-PIWAT) Round.

Each institute will post its dates for this round and candidates can select a date as per their choice. After giving all the above-mentioned tests a final merit list will be published on that basis. During the preparation of the final merit list, the Candidate’s SNAP score will have a 50% weightage, Group Discussion has a 10% weightage, Personal Interview has a 30% weightage and the Writing Ability Test has a weightage of 10% .

Counselling dates will then be announced accordingly. Counselling dates are bound to differ from institute to institute. Those who pass the cut-off will be able to attend counseling during the First Merit List Announcement while others will be waitlisted and have to wait for consequent rounds.

SNAP 2018 Sample Paper

The sample papers for SNAP examination can be found at- https://snap.testbag.com/.

 

 

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