Symbiosis National Aptitude (SNAP)

Symbiosis National Aptitude (SNAP)

Symbiosis National Aptitude (SNAP) is a national level computer-based MBA test organized by Symbiosis International University (SIU) for admission into top 15 Symbiosis Institutes in India. The candidates who aspire to take admission into Management programs in these institutes can register their names in the official website The SNAP test is conducted usually in the month of December and the registration process starts from august. A candidate who is desirous to submit his candidature into the test needs to provide their choice of PG programs before completing the registration process.


  • The candidates should have completed their graduation in any discipline from statutory university with minimum of 50% marks (45% for SC/ST candidates) for all the Master of Business Administration Program.
  • Candidates who have completed 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.

Evaluation Division of the Association of Indian Universities (AIU) issues equivalence certificate for foreign degrees/qualifications.

Registration Fees

The registration fees for the SNAP test is Rs.2065/-, which includes 1750/- for examination fees and 315/- GST charges.

The candidates can draw a demand draft from any nationalized banks for the registration.

Reservation of Seats

The institute offers reservation to candidates belonging to Scheduled Tribes (ST), Scheduled Caste (SC), and disabled candidates. 15% of the academy is also reserved for the foreign students. Two seats are reserved for Kashmiri migrants.

Examination Pattern

The SNAP test is an online test that consists of four sections of 100 marks. It is an objective test, each question carrying one mark. The duration of the exam is 120 minutes. Candidate will get 1 mark for each correct response and 25% of mark is deducted for any wrong answer. SNAP test is conducted across 102 cities in the country. The below tables explains in detail the examination structure.

Serial  No Sections No. of Questions Total Marks
1. General English: Reading Comprehension, Verbal Reasoning, Verbal Ability 40 40
2. Quantitative, Data Interpretation & Data Sufficiency 40 40
3. Current Affairs 30 30
4. Analytical & Logical Reasoning 40 40
Total 150 150

Selection Process

After successful completion of the SNAP, the institute prepares a merit list of shortlisted candidates based on their SNAP score. The selected candidates then go through a GE-PIWAT (Group Exercise, Personal Interaction and Writing Ability Test) test. A final list of is made according to both the SNAP test and the GE-PIWAT scores. The total marks including SNAP AND GE-PIWAT is 100.  The score is divided as follows;

SNAP Score: 50

GE: 10

PI: 30

WAT: 10

Students get admission into the 15 institutes under the Symbiosis International University after the completing all the procedures according to their respective ranking.