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)



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



  • 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:



No of Questions

Allotted Time


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


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


Quantitative Ability, Data Interpretation (DI) and Data Sufficiency



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



Analytical and Logical Reasoning





150 minutes


Further Selection Criteria:

Sr. No Parameters


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



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.