Important Dates You Must Know About SNAP Test 2020

SNAP MBA entrance exam important dates

It’s common knowledge that an entrance exam is a prerequisite to get admission in the best MBA college. These entrance examinations are conducted every year. 

If you are aspiring to pursue an MBA from top business schools in India; then one of the 16 institutes under Symbiosis International (Deemed University) [SIU] must be on your list. 

To be a part of one of the 25 MBA programmes offered by SIU, you will need to appear for the SNAP Test 2020. Let’s take a look at some of the important information about this test. 

The registrations for the SNAP Test 2020 will begin on 24th September 2020. The SNAP last registration date is 28th November 2020. Here is the registration link for SNAP 2020 exam:

SNAP 2020 Test Dates

  1. Sunday, 20 December 2020; Time: 11.00 am – 12.00 noon
  2. Wednesday, 06 January 2021; Time: 11.00 am – 12.00 noon
  3. Saturday, 09 January 2021; Time: 11.00 am – 12.00 noon

SNAP Important Dates & Information

Particular Date
Registration commences on September 24, 2020 (Thursday)
Registration Closes on November 28, 2020 (Saturday)
Admit Card Live on ( December 5, 2020 (Saturday)
SNAP 2020 Exam Dates December 20, 2020 (Sunday) January 06, 2021 (Wednesday) January 09, 2021 (Saturday)
Test Time (for all dates) 11.00 am to 12.00 noon
Total Test Cities 94
Announcement of Result January 22, 2021 (Friday)
Registration Amount Rs. 1750/- per test/per attempt
Institute Registration amount Rs. 1000/- per programme

SNAP Eligibility Criteria 2020

SNAP MBA entrance exam eligibility criteria

Before you start applying, kindly check the eligibility criteria to avoid any chances of disqualification at a later stage. Have a keen look at the SNAP 2020 Eligibility Criteria and check all the conditions mentioned by Symbiosis International (Deemed University).

A candidate must possess a Bachelor's degree from any recognised/statutory University or Institution of National Importance. He/she must have scored 50% marks or equivalent grade in Graduation (10+2+3 level). Candidates belonging to Scheduled Castes / Scheduled Tribes need to have 45% marks or equivalent grade in graduation.

Candidates in the final year of the college (graduation) can also apply for the SNAP 2020 test, but their admission will be subject to obtaining a minimum of 50% marks or equivalent grade. 

Note: Admission of such candidates will be provisional and will be cancelled in the event of non-fulfilment of the above-stated criteria.

A candidate who has completed a qualifying degree from any Foreign University must obtain an equivalence certificate from the Association of Indian Universities (AIU). All foreign degrees/qualifications need to be verified from AIU by the candidate before seeking admission to any programme of SIU.

Important: It is the responsibility of the candidate to ascertain whether s/he possesses the requisite qualifications for admission. Having been admitted provisionally does not mean acceptance of eligibility. Final eligibility for admission will be decided by Symbiosis International (Deemed University).

To check programme/course-specific eligibility criteria, click here.

SNAP 2020 Applicable Colleges & Programs

SNAP MBA entrance exam institutes and programmes under SNAP 2020

SNAP 2020 test will be only applicable for the following institutes and the programmes under them:

College/Institute Programmes
Symbiosis Institute of Business Management (SIBM, Pune) MBA
MBA (Innovation & Entrepreneurship)
MBA (Leadership & Strategy ) 
Symbiosis Institute of Computer Studies & Research (SICSR, Pune) MBA (Information Technology)
Symbiosis Centre for Management and Human Resource Development (SCMHRD, Pune) MBA
MBA (Infrastructure Development & Management)
MBA (Business Analytics)
Symbiosis Institute of International Business (SIIB, Pune) MBA (International Business)
MBA (Agri Business)
MBA (Energy & Environment)
Symbiosis Institute of Digital & Telecom Management (SIDTM, Pune) MBA (Digital & Telecom Management)
Symbiosis Institute of Management Studies (SIMS, Pune) MBA
Symbiosis Institute of Media & Communication, Pune (SIMC, Pune) MBA (Communication Management)
Symbiosis Institute of Operations Management, Nashik (SIOM, Nashik) MBA (Operations Management)
Symbiosis Centre for Information Technology (SCIT, Pune) MBA (Information Technology Business Management)
MBA (Data Science & Data Analytics)
Symbiosis Institute of Health Sciences (SIHS, Pune) MBA (Hospital & Healthcare Management)
Symbiosis Institute of Business Management, Bengaluru (SIBM, Bengaluru) MBA
MBA (Quantitative Finance)
MBA (Business Analytics)
Symbiosis College of Media & Communication (SSMC, Bangalore) MBA (Communication Management)
Symbiosis School of Banking and Finance (SSBF, Pune) - Formerly Symbiosis School of Banking Management) MBA (Banking & Finance)
Symbiosis Institute of Business Management, Hyderabad (SIBM, Hyderabad) MBA
Symbiosis School of Sports Sciences (SSSS, Pune) MBA (Sports Management)
Symbiosis Institute of Business Management (SIBM, Nagpur) MBA

SNAP 2020 Reservation Policy for SIU

SNAP MBA entrance exam reservation policy
Category Reservation
Scheduled Caste (SC) 15%
Scheduled Tribes (ST) 7.5%
Differently Abled 3%
Kashmiri Migrants 2 seats per programme
International Candidates 20%
Defence Category- General 80% seats for dependents (Children/Ward) of Defence personnel
Defence category- Special 10% seats for dependents of Defence personnel killed in action, disabled in action, next of kin of service personnel who have died while in service, death being attributable to military service
Open Category 10% seats for civilian candidates sponsored/recommended by the Industry

For a detailed lookout at the reservation policy, kindly check out here

SNAP Test 2020 Exam Structure

SNAP 2020 exam structure highlights
  • SNAP Test 2020 will be a computer-based test.
  • SNAP Test duration is 60 minutes.
  • SNAP is an objective test. Each question will have four responses.
  • Each wrong answer will attract 25% negative marking.
  • Candidates can appear for a maximum of two tests for SNAP 2020. The best of the performance out of the attempts he/ she has made will be considered for final percentile calculation.
  • The application fee will be Rs. 1750/- for each attempt of SNAP 2020. The programme/college fee (Rs.1000/ per programme/college) is to be paid only once.
  • SNAP 2020 will be a 1-hour test.
  • There will be a total of 60 questions.

The SNAP 2020 exam will be computer-based and divided into three sections: 

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

There are certain changes you must remember about the test patterns. This year only the Quantitative, Data Interpretation & Data Sufficiency will have only 20 Normal questions worth one mark.

The General English section will only have 15 normal questions. The Analytical & Logical Reasoning section will have 25 questions, worth one mark. 

Based on your overall SNAP percentile, you will be called for further rounds consisting of Group Exercise, Personal Interaction & Writing Ability Test (GE-PIWAT). Post the successful completion of these rounds; you will be offered admission in the institute that you have registered with. 

If you are preparing for the SNAP Test 2020, ensure that you complete your registration as fast as possible to avoid any last-minute hassles. Also, you can subscribe on to receive important updates & information.