1. Can you tell me something about SNAP examination ?

  2. Symbiosis National Aptitude (SNAP) Test is a common test for the admission to all the Post-Graduate Institutes of Symbiosis International University. It is mandatory for admission into any Post-Graduate programme offered by the constituent institute of Symbiosis International University.

  3. Which B-Schools accept the SNAP score ?

  4. The following is the list of the B-Schools that accept SNAP score for admission into their Post graduate program in Management:

    • Symbiosis Institute of Business Management (SIBM), Pune
    • Symbiosis Institute of Computer Studies & Research (SICSR), Pune
    • Symbiosis Institute of Media & Communication (SIMC), Pune
    • Symbiosis Institute of International Business (SIIB), Pune
    • Symbiosis Centre for Management & Human Resource Development (SCMHRD), Pune
    • Symbiosis Institute of Management Studies (SIMS), Pune
    • Symbiosis Institute of Telecom Management (SITM), Pune
    • Symbiosis Centre for Information Technology (SCIT), Pune
    • Symbiosis Institute of Operations Management (SIOM), Nashik
    • Symbiosis Institute of Health Sciences (SIHS), Pune
    • Symbiosis Institute of Business Management (SIBM), Bengaluru
    • Symbiosis Institute of Media & Communication (SIMC), Bengaluru
    • Symbiosis School of Banking and finance (SSBF), Pune
    • Symbiosis Institute of Business Management (SIBM), Hyderabad
    • Symbiosis School of Sports Sciences (SSSS), Pune
  5. How good are the Symbiosis Group of B-Schools ?

  6. As per our (T.I.M.E.) B-school categorization, SIBM-PUNE and SCMHRD are counted among the AAA category B-schools. SIBM- Bangalore is counted among the A grade B-schools. SIOM and SIMS are ranked in the BBB category; SITM and SCIT are in the BB category for their respective flagship MBA programs.

  7. When is it conducted ? Is it an online exam ?

  8. It is usually conducted in the month of December. This year, the entrance test is being conducted on December 17, 2017 from 2 pm to 4 pm. Yes, it is an online exam.

  9. What is the last date for registering for SNAP? When are the results expected to be announced?How much is the test registration fee?

  10. The last date for registering for SNAP exam is November 24, 2017. The results will be announced on December 28, 2017. The registration fee is Rs 1750.

  11. Apart from registering for SNAP, do i need to separately apply to B-school programs?

  12. Yes, apart from registering for SNAP, you need to separately apply to B-school programs. The Registration fee for each Institute and for each programme is Rs. 1000/-

  13. What was the last year's test pattern of SNAP?

  14. The following was the pattern of last year's SNAP exam

    Section Marks No. of Questions
    General English 40 40
    Quantitative & Data Interpretation & Data Sufficiency 40 40
    Current Affairs ( of last 2 years ) 30 30
    Analytical & Logical Reasoning 40 40
    Total 150 150
    1. Duration of exam- 120 minutes
    2. Negative marking - 25% of the marks allotted per question.
  15. Is the test pattern of this year's SNAP same as last year's?

  16. No, unlike last year when the test was conducted in paper and pencil mode, this year the test will be conducted in online format. The rest of the pattern will be same as last year.

  17. What is the eligibility criteria for writing SNAP Entrance Test ?

  18. Graduate from any recognized / statutory University or Institute with a minimum of 50% marks (45% for SC/ST).A candidate who has 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.

  19. What is the criteria followed by the B-schools ( list mentioned under Q2 ) for shortlisting for the PI round?

  20. Candidates will be shortlisted for PI round based on their overall SNAP Percentile. Category-wise cut off will be published on the website of the respective institute.

  21. What is the criteria on which applicants will be shortlisted for the PI stage?

  22. Candidates will be called for PI on the basis of their overall SNAP percentile.

  23. What is the criteria followed by the B-schools ( list mentioned under Q2 ) during the final selection stage?

  24. Merit list will be based on the following parameters:

    SNAP Score out of 150 scaled down to 50 Group Exercise (GE) Personal Interaction (PI) Writing Ability Test (WAT) Total
    50 10 30 10 100
  25. What is the reservation policy followed by Symbiosis International University?

  26. The following is the reservation policy used by all Symbiosis group of B-schools ( except SIMS Pune )

    Within the sanctioned

    1. SC 15%
    2. ST 7.5%
    3. Physically Handicapped 3%
    1. Kashmiri Migrants: 2 seats per programme
    2. International Students category: 15% (Admissions to this category are controlled directly by International Students Cell of Symbiosis).

    Note - The reservation policy followed by SIMS Pune is as follows

    1. 80% seats for dependents (Children/Ward) of Defence personnel.(as per merit)
    2. 10% seats for dependents of Defence personnel killed in action (war, Counter Insurgency or war like operation), disabled in action (war, Counter Insurgency or war like operation), with more than 50% disability, next of kin of service personnel who have died while in service, death being attributable to military service.(as permerit)
    3. 10% seats are in open category to civilian candidates sponsored/ recommended by the Industry (as per merit).
  27. Can you give me some suggestions on how to prepare for SNAP Entrance Test ?

  28. For the section on General English, students should focus on Idioms & Idiomatic expressions, and on parts of speech in Grammar. Apart from this, a good CAT preparation would suffice.

    For the section on Logical Reasoning, it would be advisable for students to revise concepts pertaining to Puzzles, Number and Letter Series, Verbal Analogies, Coding and Decoding, Strengthening & weakening arguments, and Non-Verbal Reasoning.

    One need to be thorough with all topics of Analytical puzzles, Deductions, Connectives and cubes. The CAT students have received the reasoning study material - SM 1001805 with solutions. This SM has two exercise for each of these topics. There was a thorough discussion on each of these kinds of questions in Logic Basics classes (LRHO 1001801, 02, LRHO 03, 04, 05, 06, 07, 08, 09 and 11), and in LRPEs & LATs. The questions based on Strengthening & Weakening arguments were discussed in LR classes. Non-Verbal, Blood Relations, Number Series, Coding & Decoding and analogies have been discussed in logical reasoning basics -7 and 8 (LRHO 1001807 and 08). The practice exercises for these topics are given in SM 1001807. There have been occasions where the puzzles from puzzles book by George Summers have appeared in the SNAP test paper. The Missing numbers in the figure are regular questions in SNAP. The concepts learned in Number Series help in solving these questions.

    SM 1001815 has two exercises on SNAP pattern.

    For the section on Quantitative Ability, Data Interpretation and Data Sufficiency, a good preparation for CAT should be more than sufficient.

    For the section on Current Affairs it would be advisable to focus on the current affairs of last 2 years. In addition to reading newspapers regularly, it would be advisable for a student to prepare from the following sources:

    • Also, in the various issues of MBA Education & Careers magazine, focus on features like Business GK, Current Issues & Events, and Current Event Chronicle (this feature captures important tid-bits).
      In addition to the above, please run through the GK Model Papers feature titled, Improve your GK.
    • Go through the GA Note (Study Material) booklet for stock GK (like history and geography). Also use the GAT papers, each with 50 questions.
    • Manorama & CSR Year Book - it helps in preparation for stock type questions

    In Manorama Year Book and CSR, please focus on the following chapters.

    • Who is who
    • What is what
    • Science scan
    • Human body
    • Computers
    • Landmarks of history
    • The Universe

    Finally, OMETs for SNAP are perhaps the best source for preparation. It comes very close to the actualSNAP entrance exam paper and one should give maximum importance to these question papers.