Symbiosis National Aptitude Test (SNAP)


 

General Description:

The SNAP is a pretty simple paper-pencil test, conducted by the Symbiosis University for admission to a range of its B-schools.

 

Accepting Institutes:

  • Symbiosis Institute of Business Management, Pune (SIBM)
  • Symbiosis Center for Information Technology
  • Symbiosis Institute of Operations Managements
  • Symbiosis Center for Management and Human Resource Development (SCMHRD)
  • Symbiosis Institute of Telecom Management (SITM)
  • Symbiosis Institute of International Business (SIIB)
  • Symbiosis Institute of Management Studies (SIMS)
  • Symbiosis School of Banking Management (SSBM)

 

Dates:

The exam is usually conducted on a Sunday in December every year.

 

Eligibility

  • A graduates from any statutory university with a minimum of 50% marks (45% for SC/ST) at graduation level.
  • Student appearing for final year examinations can also apply, but their admission will be subject to obtaining a minimum of 50% marks (45% for SC/ST) at qualifying examination.

 

Format and Peculiarities:

The SNAP has as many questions as the number of minutes allotted (150), so it’s essentially a test of your speed. Questions are more or less straightforward, so coming as close as possible to completing the exam should be an aim. There is also a section on General Awareness. Usually there are no sectional cutoffs. The general pattern is tabulated below:

 

Section

No of Questions

Allotted Time

1

General English: Reading Comprehension (RC), Verbal Ability, Verbal Reasoning

40

150 minutes, to be allotted as per candidate’s discretion.

2

Quantitative Ability, Data Interpretation (DI) and Data Sufficiency

40

3

General Awareness: General Knowledge (GK), Current Affairs, Business Scenario

40

4

Analytical and Logical Reasoning

30

 

Total

150

150 minutes

 

Further Selection Criteria:

Sr. No Parameters

Marks

1 SNAP Score 180 marks scaled down to 40 marks
2 Attributes as defined by respective Institutes 20
3 Group Exercise (GE) 20
4 Personal Interaction (PI) 20
  Total 100

 

Tips:

As must be pretty clear by now, you need to be real quick if you want to crack the SNAP. There’s no point wasting time on a question if it’s taking long to solve. Move on and be quick.

Another thing you should look to brush up is your general knowledge; they have a section dedicated to it.