SNAP 2020 (Symbiosis National Aptitude Test)


Symbiosis National Aptitude Test (SNAP) is conducted by the Symbiosis International University for admission to various MBA and PGDM programmes offered at its several affiliated institutes. SNAP Exam is conducted in multiple exam centres across 90 cities of India. SNAP 2020 exam will be held in the month of December and the notifications for the same will be released in August 2020. If you are planning to pursue a postgraduate degree or diploma in Management from any of the institutes under the Symbiosis International University, here is a blog that aims to bring all the details about SNAP 2020 eligibility, exam pattern and syllabus.

Important Dates for SNAP 2020

Symbiosis International University will be announcing dates for the SNAP exam in August 2020. To give you an idea of the different notifications of this exam, here is a table listing down the tentative dates:

EventsSNAP 2020 Dates
Registration Begins 2nd week of August
Registration Ends 3rd week of November
Admit Card Available1st week of December
SNAP 2020 Exam Date2nd Sunday of December
Answer Key Download3rd week of December
SNAP Result Announcement 2nd week of January

Eligibility Criteria

Those planning to apply for MBA/PGDM programmes offered by the Symbiosis affiliated institutes need to fulfil the following eligibility criteria to appear for the SNAP exam: 

  • The candidate must possess a bachelor’s degree of minimum 3-years duration with 50% aggregate marks (45% for SC/ST/PWD candidates) from a recognized institution.
  • Final year students are eligible to apply for the SNAP exam, but their admission will be provisional until the submission of passing certificate.
  • For international students, the essential prerequisite is that they need to obtain a certificate of equivalence from the AIU, i.e. Association of Indian Universities.

SNAP 2020: Exam Pattern

SNAP Exam is conducted through online mode. It comprises of 110 questions classified into MCQs and Non-MCQs, which students need to attempt in 120 minutes. Also, from 2019 the General Knowledge section had been removed thus resulting in three sections in total. Take a look at the following table which enlists the details about the SNAP exam pattern 2020:

Number of Sections3
Marks per QuestionsGeneral English, Analytical & LR: 1.5 mark
Quantitative, Data Interpretation and Data Sufficiency:
1 mark for each normal question
2 marks for each special question
Number of Questions110
Negative Marking0.25 marks for each wrong answer
Duration of the Exam 120 minutes
Total Marks150

SNAP 2020: Syllabus

Comprising of 3 sections, the SNAP exam 2020 covers a vast syllabus spread across the varied disciplines of English, Quantitative, Data Interpretation & Data Sufficiency, and Analytical and Logical Reasoning. Let’s understand the section-wise cut-off of marks for this exam through the following table:

SectionsGeneral English Analytical &
Quantitative, Data
Interpretation & Data
Normal Questions343635105
Marks per
Correct Answer
Special Questions55
Marks per Correct
Answer (in case of
Special Questions)
Total Questions343640110
Total Marks515445150

Now, let’s delve deeper into what each section of the SNAP exam entails:

General English 

This section of the SNAP exam is the combination of Reading Comprehension, Verbal Reasoning and Verbal Ability. Below is the list of topics that are generally covered under General English:

  • Reading Comprehension
  • Different Usage of words
  • Antonyms and Synonyms
  • Manias and Phobias
  • Para Jumbles
  • Sentence Correction and Completion
  • Jumbled Paragraphs
  • Fill in the Blanks
  • Idioms and Phrases
  • Different Usage of the Same Word

Quantitative, Data Interpretation & Data Sufficiency

Considered as one of the toughest sections of all three, the Quantitative Aptitude, Data Interpretation and Data Sufficiency category needs rigorous preparation and consistent practice to score well. The topics covered in this section of the SNAP exam pattern have been tabulated below:

Number SystemPercentagesSimple and Compound InterestSpeed, Time and Distance
LCM and HCFProfit and LossAveragesRatio and Proportion
Linear and Quadratic EquationProbabilityProgressions- AP, GP, HPPermutations and Combinations
Sets and FunctionsInequalitiesCoordinate GeometryTrigonometry
Calendar and ClockData Interpretations related textsLogarithmsVectors
Work, Pipes and CisternsGraphs, Charts and Tables related questionsVenn Diagrams

Analytical and Logical Reasoning

For the last section of Analytical and Logical Reasoning in the SNAP exam, the topics you need to cover are as follows:

  • Linear Arrangements
  • Matrix Arrangements
  • Puzzles
  • Syllogism
  • Statement and Conclusion
  • Cause and Effects
  • Symbol-based Questions
  • Family Tree (Identifying relationships among groups of people)
  • Sequences
  • Coding-Decoding
  • Assertion and Reasoning

Thus, we hope that you got to learn about the essentials of the SNAP exam through this detailed blog. Pursuing your MBA abroad holds the ultimate potential of equipping you with immense international exposure into your field of study. Let our Leverage Edu experts guide you in choosing the right specialization for your MBA degree as well as a suitable institution that can provide you with the necessary knowledge and exposure to sail further towards your dream career.

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