What is SNAP Exam?

Symbiosis National Aptitude Paper or SNAP is one of the major national-level entrance exams in India, besides CAT, XAT, NMAT and MH-CET. The exam is conducted by the SIU (Symbiosis International Deemed University) for the purpose of securing admission into one of the 16 institutes under them, including prestigious institutes like SIBM Pune, SCMHRD, SIIB etc.

Syllabus for SNAP Exam

SNAP exam analyses the skills of the aspirant in 3 sections. Some of the core concepts in this are –

  1. General English
  • I. Paragraph Jumbles
  • II. Sentence Completion
  • III. Reading Comprehension
  • IV. Odd Man out
  • V. Fill in the blanks
  • VI. Antonyms
  • VII. One word substitution
  • VIII. Sentence Correction
  • IX. Idioms and Syllogisms
  • X. Verbal Reasoning
  1. Analytical and Logical Reasoning
  • I. Critical Reasoning
  • II. Visual Reasoning
  • III. Assertions and Reasons
  • IV. Puzzles
  • V. Assumption-Premise-Conclusion
  • VI. Analogy (Numeric and Alphabetical)
  • VII. Seating Arrangement
  • VIII. Directions
  • IX. Blood Relations
  • X. Syllogism
  • XI. Clocks and Calendars
  • XII. Data Interpretation based on text
  • XIII. Coding and Decoding
  • XIV. Sequencing
  • XV. Statements and Assumptions
  • XVI. Strong Arguments and Weak Arguments
  1. Quantitative, DI and DS
  • I. Numbers and its applications
  • II. Percentages and its applications
  • III. Ratio and Its applications
  • IV. Algebra and its applications
  • V. Geometry and its applications
  • VI. Tables and Bar, Pie & Line Graphs

SNAP 2023 Exam Notification and Overview

The notification is expected to be released in the month of September/October. The exam generally takes place in the middle of December on Sunday’s. Last year, SNAP 2022 took place in three slots (10th December 2022, 18th December 2022 and 23rd December 2022) with students eligible to appear for 2 slots. Candidates should abide by the registration guidelines and attest their eligibility before filling up the application form. The candidate failing to meet the eligibility criteria would not be allowed to take the examination.

SNAP 2023 Exam Important Dates

The dates for this year’s exam haven’t been released yet but given below are the dates for last year’s examination.

Registrations Start On4th August 2022
Registrations Closes On24th November 2022
Payment Closes On24th November 2022
Admit Card Live5th December 2022- Test 01 10th December 2022- Test 02 & 03
SNAP Exam Dates

Test 1- 10th December 2022 (2:00 pm to 3:00 pm)

Test 2- 18th December 2022 (2:00 pm to 3:00 pm)

Test 3- 23rd December 2022 (2:00 pm to 3:00 pm)

Announcing Results10th January 2023

SNAP 2023 Exam Pattern

While the SNAP 2023 exam pattern has not been released officially, it is likely to continue with the pattern from SNAP 2022 exam. Here is a descriptive overlay of SNAP 2023 exam pattern based on SNAP 2022 exam pattern –

Exam ModeComputer based
Exam Duration1 Hour (60 Minutes)
Name of the sections

General English

Analytical and Logical Reasoning

Quantitative, DI and DS

Section wise time durationNo time limit for each section
Number of questions per section

60 questions in total

General English – 15 questions

Analytical and Logical Reasoning – 25 questions

Quantitative, DI and DS – 20 questions

Total Marks60
Marking Scheme

+1 for every right answer

-0.25 for every wrong answer

SNAP 2023 Eligibility

Students who are eligible to appear for SNAP 2023 exam should pursue a bachelor’s degree in any discipline from a recognized university with a minimum aggregate of –

  • 50% – General/open/OBC candidates
  • 45% – SC/ST candidates

Students in their final year can also apply but their admission is subject to obtaining a minimum of 50% marks (45% for SC/ST candidates). A candidate having completed his qualifying degree from a foreign university is required to submit an equivalence certificate from the Association of Indian Universities to be eligible.

SNAP 2023 Application Fee

According to the SNAP notification, given below is the registration fee for the SNAP 2022 (the fees for SNAP 2023 with be released with the official notification)

SNAP Registration Fee1950/- per test (+ applicable taxes)
Programme Registration Fee1000/- per programme (+ applicable taxes)

SNAP Exam Cutoff

The cutoff for SNAP 2023 exam will be released by all SIU institutes individually for admission to their respective MBA programmes. Candidates who will meet the cutoff will be considered for Group Exercise (GE), Personal Interview (PI) and Written Ability Test (WAT) round of MBA admission.

The cutoffs are determined based on several factors and are different for different institutes. The cutoff for SIBM Pune in SNAP 2023 exam is expected to be around 98.5 percentile while for SCMHRD, it is expected to be around 97 percentile.