SNAP 2021 Exam Date: Registration, Eligibility, Syllabus, Pattern

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In the midst of the pandemic boom, students are turning more towards business degrees as they are in wide demand among the employers. Nowadays, whatever degree you pursue or whatever university you choose to enhance your skills, your career in a way is bound to match a business degree or meets a  market role specialization. 

One of such top universities which offers MBA/PGDM programmes for students is Symbiosis International (Deemed University) (SIU). It is home to many such high-rated business schools. But in order to get the admissions, students are required to qualify an entrance exam named as SNAP. SNAP is the Symbiosis National Aptitude Test where thousands of students register online hoping to get in on the top business institutes. Students who will crack the exams will be enabled to choose from 28 programmes that involve a combination of both traditional and niche specializations. 

If you are aspiring to get in SIU, first you need to understand the basics of the only exam scores they accept i.e. SNAP. This article will give you a brief overview of the SNAP 2021 exam date and other highlights of the same. So, stay tuned till the end. 

What is the SNAP exam?

Symbiosis National Aptitude Test or abbreviated as SNAP is a common aptitude test conducted and deemed by the Symbiosis International University for admission purposes. These are majorly offered for MBA/PGDM programmes by its 16  constituent institutes. 

The SNAP paper involves a set of 60 questions from General English, Quantitative-Data Interpretation & Data Sufficiency and Analytical & Logical Reasoning. The SNAP exam is totally a computer based test. 

Further, students who have cleared their SNAP exam will be shortlisted for the Group Exercise (GE) carried with a Personal Interview and Written Ability Test (WAT) round conducted by SIU institutes individually in February and March.

SNAP Exam Pattern 2021 Highlights

Before proceeding towards other details about the SNAP 2021 exam, have a quick overview of the same in the table mentioned below. 





Name of the exam

SNAP (Symbiosis National Aptitude Test)


Exam conducting Body

Symbiosis International (Deemed) University (SIU)


Official SNAP exam dates





Level of Examination



Frequency of the exam

Happens once a year (eligible for 2 attempts) 


Mode of examination

Online (Computer based exam)

Duration of the exam

60 minutes (1 Hour)

SNAP syllabus 2021

General English, Quantitative, Data interpretation & Data Sufficiency, Analytical and Logical Reasoning


Exam Pattern

3 Sections, 60 minutes, 60 questions


Medium of the exam


The programme registration fee

INR 1000/-

Fees of the SNAP exam

Rs 1,950

Number of student participation

On an average 50,000 

Purpose of the exam

Admission to SIU affiliated colleges and other institutes

Courses offered



SNAP 2021 exam registration

Visit the official website

SNAP Exam Eligibility Criteria 

For the SNAP exam, students are required to fulfill certain SNAP exam eligibility criteria.

  • Students should have a minimum of 50% aggregate or equivalent to that in any stream from a recognized or deemed university or institutes. 
  • Special eligibility exemption is applicable for students coming from economically weaker sections of society. They should have a minimum of 45% aggregate or equivalent to that. 
  • Students who are in their final year of graduation are also eligible to apply for the SNAP 2021 exam. 
  • Students studying in their final year of graduation applying for SNAP 2021 exam have to submit a passing certificate to the institute by a certain deadline
  • International students applying for SNAP 2021 exam date have to obtain a certificate of equivalence from the Association of Indian Universities (AIU) in order to be eligible for one. 

Note: Students are advised to check the SNAP exam eligibility criteria 2021 for the desired MBA programme(s) in Symbiosis. None of the institutes will be deemed responsible if the candidate applies for the course(s) for which he/she is not eligible. Therefore, check the specific eligibility criteria mentioned by the specific institute(s) before applying for the same.

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SNAP Upcoming Event Dates

As the SNAP is going to take place on 19th Dec, 08th Jan, and 16th Jan there are certain time slots being set for the same. Kindly refer to the table below to know the timings - 


SNAP 2021 exam date

Event Timings 

19 December 2021

14.00 Hours – 15.00 Hours


08 January 2022

10.00 Hours – 11.00 Hours


16 January 2022

10.00 Hours – 11.00 Hours

SNAP Exam Pattern 2021

The pattern of the SNAP exam will be similar to other MBA entrance exams. To know the SNAP exam pattern 2021, check the below highlights. 


SNAP Exam Pattern 2021



Sections in the SNAP exam

3 Sections 
Section A- General English, 
Section B - Quantitative, Data interpretation & Data Sufficiency,
Section C - Analytical and Logical Reasoning


Duration of SNAP exam

60 minutes without break


Number of questions

60 questions


Type of questions

MCQs based


Total Marks

60 marks 


Mode of examination

Online (Computer based exam)

Negative marking

Yes, 25% for each wrong answer

Number of attempts

Maximum 2 attempts

SNAP Syllabus 2021

SNAP syllabus 2021 is further divided into 3 sub sections. Students are advised to prepare all the important topics and plan their schedule accordingly. 


SNAP Exam Sections

Topics to be covered


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

Parajumbles, Fill in the Blanks, Passages, Verbal Ability, Grammar, Antonym-Synonym, Syllogisms, Analogies, One Word Substitution, Similar Sounding Words, etc. 


Quantitative, Data Interpretation & Data Sufficiency

Mensuration, Geometry, Algebra, Trigonometry, Probability, Ratio and Proportion, Percentages, Partnership, Time-Speed-Distance, Data Interpretation, etc.


Analytical and Logical Reasoning

Column Graphs, Pie Chart, Coding and Decoding, Puzzles, etc.

Now, acknowledge the distribution of marks and the nature of the question paper. 




Marks Per Correct Answer


General English


1 mark for correct answer (-0.25 for each wrong answer)


Analytical & Logical Reasoning

25 1 mark for correct answer (-0.25 for each wrong answer)

Quantitative, Data Interpretation & Data Sufficiency

20 1 mark for correct answer (-0.25 for each wrong answer)



Now as you know the syllabus and the distribution of marks, SNAP  2021 exam date and time, start your preparations accordingly. 

SNAP Exam Preparation 2021

The SNAP exam is a speed-based exam where students on average are required to answer questions in one-minute. It tests the candidate’s analytical and logical aptitude. 

So in order to prepare well for the exam students are required to plan their schedule and follow them strictly. They should dig their heads around aptitude books and engage themselves in mock tests. Mock tests will help students understand the pattern and will increase their pace to solve questions quickly. 

How to register for the SNAP exam?

Follow these steps below to register for SNAP exam 2021. 

Step 1: Registration

  • First, open the official website of SNAP 2021 and register yourself on the same. 
  • Enter all the credentials in the given space including your name, contact number, email-ID, and other essential details. 
  • An OTP (One-Time-Password will be sent to your mobile number. Enter the OTP and verify your mail account. 

Tada! You’ve already finished your first step. Keep SNAP 2021 login ID and password for login purposes in future.

Step 2: SNAP 2021 exam registration and fee payment process

  • Enter relevant details in the online application form. Make sure to enter all the details very carefully and accurately as changes in the online application form (except name, date of birth, category, test city preferences and test date) will be entertained only up to the concluding date of registrations. 
  • Select desired or convenient Test city. 
  • Upload your latest (not more than 3 months old) scanned color passport size photo at the time of online registration for SNAP Test.
  • Click on the submit button and proceed towards the payment window
  • Candidates are liable to pay an amount of INR 1950/- per test from any Nationalized Bank through bill desk gateway, Indian Bank Payment Gateway or DD (Demand Draft). 
  • Pay the required amount and you’re done with the second step too. 

Step 3: Programme Registration Fee Payment Process

  • Students aspiring to join an MBA programme offered by any Institute of SIU is liable to pay a fee of INR 1000/- for each desired programme before the concluding date of programme registration fee payment of the specific programme(s). 
  • The fees paid by the students towards the registration is non-refundable and non-transferable. 

That’s it. Done with the registration process. 

SNAP Payment fees

For the SNAP exam the application fee is Rs 1,950 which has to be paid in online mode i.e. only through credit/debit card or internet banking. Students are liable to pay this amount for the submission of the application form. Once paid, the amount shall not be refunded to the candidates even if they withdraw from the program. 

SNAP Admit Card 2021

Students can download their SNAP admit cards from 04 December 2021 which will be made available to the students on the official website of SIU. Check below steps to know how to download SNAP admit card 2021: 

  • Log on to the official website of SNAP 2021
  • Enter the required credentials in the given field
  • The tab showing - SNAP admit card will appear on the screen
  • Click on the button to download the admit card

SNAP Result 2021

The SNAP 2021 result date will commence on 1st February 2022. Students can download their SNAP 2021 result cum scorecard by using their official SNAP ID. It will contain student’s personal information, SNAP scores and percentiles (section-wise score and total score). 

To download, follow the steps mentioned below:

  • Go to the official website of the SNAP exam.
  • Click on the tab “Scorecard”
  • Use your SNAP ID to log in
  • SNAP 2021 result cum scorecard will appear on the screen
  • Download and take a print-out of the same

SNAP Selection Process

After the SNAP exam result announcement, the SIU affiliated institutes will commence their admission process which includes Group Exercise (GE), Personal Interaction (PI) and Written Ability Test (WAT). 

Students are required to clear the minimum cut off set by the institutes. Shortlisted candidates have to participate in the GE/PI and WAT round to pass the second phase of the admission process. 

Refer to the table below to check the weightage of the marks: 

SNAP Score






10 30 10 100

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Voila, and that’s all about the SNAP exam. Wish you all the best!

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