SNAP 2018

Symbiosis National Aptitude Test or SNAP is a national-level management entrance test, conducted by Symbiosis International (Deemed University) for admission to its 15 institutes. The official dates for SNAP 2018 are not released yet. The exam is expected to be conducted in December 2018 in online mode. The objective type test carries 150 multiple choice questions (MCQs) divided into four sections to be solved in 2-hour duration. All the 15 institutes release their SNAP cutoffs to shortlist the candidates for General Exercise (GE), Personal Interaction (PI) & Writing Ability Test (WAT). The total number of seats for a PG management programme through SNAP 2018 would be around 1867. The registration process for SNAP 2018 is expected to start in the month of August and likely to continue until November 2018. The admit card of SNAP 2018 will be available for download from the first week of December 2018. Careers360 brings to you the detailed information about SNAP 2018 such as eligibility criteria, application process, exam pattern, difficulty level of the exam and much more.

Exam mode, date & duration: Computer based test on December 17, 2017 in single session of 2 hours from 2PM to 4PM
Registration & Application: Open date- AAugust 2018-20; Closing date-Fourth week of November 2018
Exam fee: Rs.1750/-
Test sections: 4 sections. Candidates have the facility to attempt any section in any order within overall allotted time of 2 hours. The test sections with number of questions and maximum sectional score are:
Section Number of questions Maximum score for the section
General English: Reading Comprehension, Verbal Reasoning, Verbal Ability 40 40
Quantitative Data Interpretation & Data Sufficiency 40 40 minutes
General Awareness: General Knowledge, Current Affairs, Business Scenario 30 30 minutes
Analytical & Logical Reasoning 140 140
Total 150 150

Exam format: Online computer based test with 150 questions of MCQ type

Negative marking: Yes ¼ mark for each wrong answer.

Top Participating B-schools: 15 MBA institutes will offer admission to their respective MBA 2019-21 batch on the basis of SNAP 2018 scores. A few of the

1. Symbiosis institutes are Symbiosis Institute of Business Management (SIBM, Pune)

SIBM Pune was established in 1978 and is the flagship institute under the Faculty of Management of the Symbiosis International University. Since its inception 39 years ago, it has indeed come a long way to become a leading B-School of India.
The demanding training at SIBM Pune turns students into industry-ready professionals prepared to take on corporate responsibilities. The institute thereby holds an outstanding placement record.
The institute has tie-ups with various organizations for co-administering certain selected courses of the curricula. This is done to enrich and update the practical knowledge of students with current business trends and practices.
SIBM Pune is a student-driven institute, with MBA candidates encouraged to participate in the decision-making process that shapes their future as well as that of the institute. The Student's Council at SIBM Pune is the student body responsible and accountable for all activities conducted on campus throughout the year. The teams consist of students from the first and second year led by coordinators. These coordinators, along with the President of the Student's Council, form an executive body to oversee all activities.
The teams work in the interest of SIBM Pune, the student community, industry and alumni in keeping the vision of the institute and striving towards excellence

2. Symbiosis Centre for Management and Human Resource Development (SCMHRD, Pune)

SCMHRD, stands as an example for rigor and perfection, which prepares the students for tomorrow's unpredictable events. We believe in inculcating in the students an attitude to constantly adapt to change, watch out for opportunities to grab and hurdles to overcome, to be able to survive in the fast-paced globalized economy.
We believe that Management is an applied art and also science and can be best learned and inculcated if live and real time exposure is facilitated. To enable real and live learning we are engaging with various corporate to do live projects on problems that are of immediate concern to the students. The students at SCMHRD not only get a good understanding of the Indian rural heartland but also the international market that they will have to perform in. They get sufficient understanding about what to do as responsible citizens of India and also of the commercial and ethical viability of the strategies that they will propose and implement. We truly believe that SCMHRD is helping to create leaders and entrepreneurs who are in tune with the world around them, are sensitive of their surroundings, are functionally competent and attitudinally positive and most importantly 'those who will sincerely persevere to the best of their ability'.

3.Symbiosis Institute of Business Management, Bengaluru (SIBM, Bengaluru)

Symbiosis Institute of Business Management (SIBM), Bengaluru was established in 2008 as a constituent of Symbiosis International University with the aim of imparting world-class education to students and transforming them into top notch leaders of the corporate world. At SIBM-B, eminent faculty from across the country, holistic learning-focussed pedagogy, passion-driven students and world-class facilities meet the epicenter of knowledge to create the future business leaders.
Over decades, the methods of imparting education may have changed drastically and also ways of seeking it, but the power that propels every student towards excellence and knowledge has remained the same - the voracious fire within that needs to learn more, do more and be more. The Symbiosis Institute of Business Management (SIBM), Bengaluru understands this in its students and leaves no stone unturned in providing quality education and helping this spark build into a roaring flame that will help its students become leaders of tomorrow.
The indelible spark of perfection is ingrained in every student of SIBM Bengaluru and this spirit is reflected in practically every step that an SIBM Bengaluru student takes in the challenging corporate world. Bengaluru is at the forefront of globalization, and SIBM Bengaluru is perfectly poised to cater to the confluence of the east and the west. Here, the onus rests with each individual to carve out her/his own identity. SIBM, Bengaluru instills a culture which encourages leadership potential. All students at SIBM, Bengaluru are polished to perfection when it comes to being trained as leaders and perfectionists in their field of work.
SIBM Bengaluru envisions a management education with a "quantitative difference" by focusing on data analytics across all specializations. Decision making and analytical skills are developed in the students through the use of a case-based method of teaching and simulations.

4. Symbiosis Institute of International Business (SIIB, Pune)

Established in 1992, Symbiosis Institute of International Business (SIIB) is a constituent of Symbiosis International University (SIU) and is one of the highly acclaimed business schools in the country. It has been recognized as a B- School that provides budding entrepreneurs and managers with the foresight to tackle the sweeping changes of the liberalized and globalized Indian economy.
The motto of the institution has always been to ' Adapt to Global Business Challenges ' which it has successfully done for the last twenty five years. SIIB is one of the few institutes under SIU imparting education in 3 diverse areas namely; International Business, Agri-business and Energy and Environment. This diversity is the core strength of SIIB. With number of International academic as well as corporate collaborations to its credit, SIIB is a true guiding force which facilitates students to get equipped for international business environment. In an increasingly globalized world, SIIB is ahead of the curve. This foresight has proved very valuable for organizations that seek global managers in diverse functional areas.
At SIIB, the students get an excellent opportunity to interact with the best in the industry during various management events organized by the Institute and through guest lectures, workshops, industry visits, live projects and mandatory two months summer internship. This constant interaction with industry keeps the students updated about the latest industry trends and ensures overall personality development. The institute can boast of 100% placements since its inception in companies encompassing variety of sectors like Consulting, Banking, IT, Manufacturing, Insurance, Agri-Input, Energy and Environment, etc. SIIB in collaboration with Federation of Indian Exports Organization (FIEO), Mumbai (set up by The Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Government of India) offers a Post Graduate Diploma in Foreign Trade (PGDFT).

5.Symbiosis School for Media & Communication, Bengaluru (SSMC, Bengaluru)

Symbiosis Institute of Media and Communication will be the preferred destination for all who aspire to excel in the field of Media and Communication Management. SIMC develops future-ready communications professionals who apply knowledge to influence attitude and behaviour responsive to societal progress. Thereby SIMC intends to inspire young people to influence audiences to impact civil and economic societies Inspire students to Influence thoughts, action and outcomes and Impact communities and societies positively

6. The Symbiosis Institute of Health Sciences (SIHS)

Symbiosis Institute of Health Sciences is a proud member of the prestigious Symbiosis International University, SIU. A pioneer in the field of health education, SIHS has conceptualised & implemented a unique, innovative, career oriented professional up-gradation programme to equip future healthcare professionals with appropriate tools and knowledge to meet the goals of this competitive and growing healthcare industry. The SIHS plans to raise a cadre of professionals who would ensure delivery of optimum healthcare services.

Unique features of SNAP 2018:

• SNAP 2018 will be conducted in 102 test cities in India

• You need to apply separately to the preferred Symbiosis institute as per your choice

• Symbiosis B-schools are highly ranked in imparting management education.

SNAP Eligibility Criteria 2018

The eligibility criteria for SNAP 2018 is given below:
For General Category candidates, Bachelor’s degree from a recognised institute/university with at least 50 percent aggregate marks.

For SC/ ST Category candidates, Bachelor’s degree with a minimum of 45 percent aggregate marks in graduation.

Candidates with foreign degrees/qualifications should be verified from AIU before applying for admission to any programme of Symbiosis University.

Final year graduation students are also eligible to apply. However, they must complete their degree with requisite aggregate percentage or equivalent CGPA at the time of admission.

Important Dates: SNAP 2018

Events Important Dates
Test Registration August 2018
Last Date of Registration Fourth week of November 2018
Last Date for Fee Payment Fourth week of November 2018
Admit Card Availability First week of December 2018
SNAP 2018 Exam Date Third week of December 2018
Declaration of SNAP 2018 Result Fourth week of December 2018
Short listing of candidates for GE, PI & WAT Second/Third week of January 2019
SNAP 2018 Final Merit List Fourth week of February 2019