SNAP 2018

11 Jan, 2019

SNAP 2018 – SIU, the conducting body of SNAP has released the result of SNAP 2018 on 10th January 2019 for the candidates who have appeared in the entrance test which was conducted on 16th December 2018. Candidates have to use their SNAP ID and Password for downloading the SNAP 2018 result. Further, on the basis of SNAP 2018 score, each participating institute that accepts the score of SNAP will release the list of the selected candidates who will be participating in the selection procedure round conducted separately. In the selection procedure round, candidates have to go through Group Exercise (GE), Writing Ability Test (WAT), and Personal Interaction (PI). Post completion of the selection procedure round, the final merit list will be released containing the names of the selected candidates who can further take admission in the institute of their choice. Therefore, at last candidates must go through the article to have in-depth information about SNAP 2018 and related info. Further, download the result cum scorecard on a priority basis to prepare accordingly for the further rounds.

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SNAP 2018: Important Dates to Remember

    The important dates for SNAP 2018 have been released by the administration body on its official website. Therefore, all the aspiring candidates need to get updated with dates of each imminent event in order to go for the particular event on a priority to avoid last minute rush. Thence, let’s have a look at the following table to have detailed info about SNAP important dates 2018:

    Events of SNAP 2018 Date
    Online Registration date 28th August 2018
    last date for the Submission of Application Form 26th November 2018
    Admit Card Available date 1st December 2018
    Examination Date 16th December 2018
    SNAP 2018 Answer Key release 19th December 2018
    Result Declaration date  10th January 2019

    SNAP 2018 Application Form

    Read to below points to get familiar with the process of filling SNAP Application Form 2018

    • The complete registration process will be done online only.
    • The online application forms of SNAP 2018 has been made available from 28th August 2018.
    • SNAP Registration 2018 window will be open till 26th November 2018.
    • Only use a recent photograph to upload on the application form.
    • Both the fee payment modes will be effective: online & offline.

    SNAP 2018 Registration Fee

    • The registration fee for SNAP 2018 will be paid both through online as well as offline mode at the time of registration.
    • Billdesk Gateway, Axis Bank Gateway, Indian Bank Gateway & Demand Draft, etc. will also be made available for online payment.
    • The registration fee for SNAP 2018 will be Rs. 1750/- for all the candidates.
    • Demand Draft issued in favor of “Symbiosis Test Secretariat” payable at Pune will be acceptable.

    SNAP 2018- Important Points to NOTE

    1. The type of exam and application is through online mode only.
    2. Applicants can choose any Symbiosis Institute for their education to pursue their program.
    3. There is no specific age restriction for SNAP.
    4. Compared to other competition tests like CAT, the level of difficulty of SNAP 2018 is expected to be low
    5. The photo essential for uploading the application form must not be older than 3 months.
    6. Changes to the application form (except city preferences) are not permitted after the end date of the same.
    7. The test fee will not be refunded.
    8. For the SNAP examination, there is no sectional limitation. The scores are reduced from 150 to 50.

    The candidates, who are willing to make the payment of fee through DD, will have to send DD along with the required documents at the address as mentioned below:

    Symbiosis Test Secretariat

    Symbiosis International University

    Gram: Lavale, Tal: Mulshi, Dist.: Pune-412115

    SNAP 2018 Eligibility Criteria

    • Nationality: Apart from Indian citizen, Person of Indian Origin (PIO), Overseas Citizen of India (OCI), Non-Resident Indian (NRI) and Foreign National (FN) are also eligible to apply for SNAP 2018.
    • Qualification: Candidate must have qualified graduation degree (with minimum 50% marks for general and 45% for SC/ST candidates) from a recognized educational institution.
    • Foreign Qualification: Candidates, who have completed their graduation from a place out of India, will have to get the equivalent certificate from the AIU (Association of Indian Universities).
    • Age- There is no age bar for the candidates to apply for SNAP 2018.

    SNAP 2018 Eligibility for Foreign Candidates

    The applicants who have finished their graduation from any international university should get their degree certified from the Association of Indian Universities (AIU) beforehand applying for any program in Symbiosis University. Essentially, the eligibility norms of some of the allied institutions may differ from the general norms.

    SNAP 2018 Reservation Policy

    The reservation norms for the SNAP program are demarcated in accordance with the UGC Rules and Regulations. The SNAP reservation policy for all courses of institutions within the SIU is similar with the exception of the Symbiosis Institute of Management Studies, which has a separate directive. All applicants applying for DAC accreditation will be temporarily included in the above category. Subsequently, the applicant must receive an “Authentication Certificate” from the Symbiosis Center of Health Care (SCHC) within one month of starting the program.


    Percentage of Reservation

    Children/ wards of Defense Workers

    5% (appropriate only for few courses of the Institutions)

    Physically Challenged (PwD)


    International Applicants (Surplus)


    Kashmiri Immigrants (Supernumerary)

    2 seats per course

    Scheduled Caste


    Scheduled Tribes


    SNAP 2018 Exam Pattern

    • Mode of Exam: The exam will be conducted through online mode.
    • Time Duration: Candidates will have to finish the paper in 2 hours (120 Minutes).
    • Type of Questions: MCQs (Multiple Choice Questions) with 4 options to choose the right answer. Moreover, 20 Non-MCQ questions are introduced this year as special questions.
    • Marking Scheme: Each right answer will obtain one mark  (for normal questions) whereas, in case of special questions, each correct answer, candidates will acquire 2 marks.
    • Negative Marking: 0.25 marks will be deducted for each wrong answer (for normal questions). On the other hand, in case of special question, 0.50 marks will be deducted for each incorrect answer.
    Section Normal Question Special Questions Total No. of Questions Total Marks
     General English: Reading Comprehension, Verbal Reasoning, Verbal Ability 30 5 35 40
    Current Affairs 20 5 25 30
    Analytical and Logical Reasoning 30 5 35 40
    Quantitative, Data Interpretation and Data Sufficiency 30 5 35 40
    Total 110 20 130 150

    SNAP 2018 Syllabus

    The SNAP Syllabus 2018 will be vast and comprises of Data Interpretation & Data Sufficiency, Analytical and Logical Reasoning, General English and Quantitative, General Awareness. Kindly read further to get information about detailed syllabus:

    General Awareness:

    Finance, Sports, Automobiles, Entertainment, Major corporate events, Social issues, Science, World Records, Famous award and prizes, Geography, International organizations, Books and authors, Business, Current Affairs, Politics, History, Punch line of companies, Top officials of big companies, etc.

    Analytical & Logical Reasoning:

    Statements and assumptions, Bar Graphs, Visual reasoning, Coding and decoding, Probably false, definitely true, Graphs representing Area, Syllogisms, Matrix arrangements, Functions, Family tree – Symbol Based problems, definitely false kind of statement, Sequencing, Puzzles, , identifying relationship among group of people, Identifying next number in series, Data Interpretation based on text, graphs and tables. Graphs can be Column graphs, Line charts, Venn diagram, Linear arrangements, Pie Chart, etc. Critical reasoning, Assertion and reasons, Assumption-Premise-Conclusion, Identifying valid inferences, Identifying Strong arguments and Weak arguments, Cause and Effect, Identifying Probably true, Statements and conclusions, etc.

    Quantitative Ability:

    Geometric mean, Set Theory, Simple Interest & Compound Interest, Work and time,   Harmonic mean, Venn Diagram, , Allegation & Mixtures, Mode, Median, Clocks, Probability, Installment Payments, Work, Pipes and Cisterns, Vectors, Binomial Expansion, Permutations & Combinations, Work and time, Co-ordinate geometry, Trigonometry, Time-Speed-Distance, Calendar, Logarithm, Geometry, Percentages, , Arithmetic mean, In-equations Quadratic and linear equations Algebra, Ratios and Proportion, Partnership, Averages, HCF & LCM, Number system  Geometric Progression, Arithmetic progression, Number Base System, Mensuration, BODMAS, Maxima & Minima Progression, Profit & Loss, Surds & Indices, Complex numbers, etc.

    General English:

    Jumbled paragraphs (6 sentences with first and last fixed), Sentence completion, Foreign language words used in English, Syllogisms, Sentence correction, Sentence Correction, Verbal Reasoning, Comprehension of passage (Poems can also come), Odd one out,  Analogies, Antonyms, Contextual usage, Fill In the Blanks, Jumbled paragraphs with four or five sentences, One word substitution, Idioms, Different usage of same word, etc.

    SNAP 2018: Preparation Tips

    • First of all, get ample and exact information about SNAP syllabus 2018.
    • Explore the internet and book markets to find the most authentic study material and score with flying colors in SNAP Exam 2018.
    • Previous years’ question papers are the treasure of information. Just go for them.
    • Never start a fresh topic when the exam is approaching.
    • Don’t be stressful and always adopt healthy habits.

    SNAP 2018 Admit Card

    SNAP 2018 admit card will be made available on the official website from 1st December 2018. Candidates need to download the same on a priority basis as it will not be sent to any candidate via post or any other medium. Moreover, it is mandatory for every candidate to carry their admit card in order to get into the examination hall with any other document as an identity proof. Also, after downloading the admit card, candidates ought to check whether all the information mentioned on it are correct or not. If not get it rectified by the examination conducting authority. Now, let’s have a look at the steps required to download the admit card:

    • Visit the official website of SNAP
    • Click on the option of downloading the SNAP 2018 admit card
    • Enter the login credentials i.e. user id and password
    • The SNAP 2018 admit card will display on the screen.
    • Download it and take the hard copy and keep it safe until admission process.

    Details Mentioned on SNAP 2018 admit card

    These are the details, a candidate will preview after downloading the admit card. Thus, if there seems any error, get it resolved by the consulting the examination authority i.e. SIU

    • Name of the candidates
    • Roll Number
    • Registration Number
    • Date and Time of the Exam
    • Exam Centre and Address
    • Important Instructions

    Documents to be carried along with SNAP 2018 admit card

    • Aadhar Card
    • Driving License
    • PAN Card
    • Passport
    • Recent photograph of the candidate

    SNAP 2018 Exam Centres

    The entrance test of SNAP for the year 2018 will be conducted in 92 cities across the country. Candidates, while filling the application form get the opportunity to select at least 3 exam centres as per their preferences. However, the candidates will be allocated according to the availability of seats in that particular exam centre which the candidates opt for. Moreover, after the payment of the application fee, no any request regarding change in exam centres will be entertained by the examination conducting authority. Most importantly, the details of the exam centre will be mentioned on the admit card. Now, let’s go through the table that contains the list of exam centres set up by SIU, the conducting body:


    Gangtok – Bardang



    Ernakulum – Kochi
























































    Delhi – Gurgaon



















    Navi Mumbai

    Noida – Greater Noida – Ghaziabad

    Panjim – Mapusa







    Thane – Kalyan – Dombivli








    SNAP 2018 Participating Institutes

    On clearing the entrance test of SNAP 2018, candidates will be able to seek admission in any of the participating institutes that accept the score. Therefore, below-mentioned table contains the institutes and the programs offered in each of them, so, let’s have a look at it:

    SNAP 2018 Participating Institutes

    Programs Offered

    Symbiosis School of Media and Communication, Bengaluru (SSMC, Bengaluru)

    MBA in Communication Management

    Symbiosis Centre for Information Technology (SCIT, Pune)

    MBA in Information Technology Business Management and in Data Sciences and Data Analytics

    Symbiosis Institute of Business Management, Hyderabad (SIBM, Hyderabad)


    Symbiosis Institute of International Business (SIIB, Pune)

    MBA in International Business, MBA in Agriculture Business, MBA in Energy and Environment

    Symbiosis Institute of Management Studies (SIMS, Pune)


    Symbiosis Institute of Business Management (SIBM, Pune)

    MBA, MBA in Innovation and Entrepreneurship

    Symbiosis Institute of Telecom Management  (SITM, Pune)

    MBA in Telecom Management

    Symbiosis Institute of Operations Management, Nashik (SIOM, Nashik)

    MBA in Operations Management

    Symbiosis Centre for Management and Human Research Development (SCMHRD, Pune)

    MBA, MBA in Infrastructure Management, MBA in Business Analytics

    Symbiosis Institute of Media & Communication, Pune (SIMC, Pune)

    MBA in Communication Management

    Symbiosis Institute of Health Sciences (SIHS, Pune)

    MBA in Hospital and Healthcare Management

    Symbiosis School of Sport Sciences (SSSS, Pune)

    MBA in Sports Management

    Symbiosis Institute of Computer Studies and Research (SICSR, Pune)

    MBA in Information Technology, M.Sc. in Computer Applications, M.Sc. in System Security

    Symbiosis Institute of Business Management, Bengaluru (SSMC, Bengaluru)

    MBA in Communication Management

    Symbiosis School of Banking and Finance (SSBF, Pune) (Formerly Symbiosis School of Banking Management)

    MBA in Banking and Finance

    SNAP 2018 Answer Key

    SNAP Exam 2018 was conducted online only. SNAP 2018 answer key has been published for the same by the official authority on 19th December 2018. Moreover, the renowned MBA coaching institutions release their exclusive answer keys. The aspirants can find the right answers to all the SNAP paper questions in such answer keys. Answer key will be helpful in getting the fair idea of marks.

    SNAP 2018 Result

    The SNAP 2018 result has been declared on 10th January 2019 in the form of scorecard containing the overall as well as sectional marks. Based on the score obtained by the candidates in SNAP 2018 exam, Cutoff percentile will be set up by each participating institute. However, let’s have a look at the steps required to download the SNAP 2018 result given below:

    • Visit the official website of SNAP i.e.
    • On the homepage of the website, click on the SNAP 2018 scorecard link
    • Enter the login credentials i.e. user id and password
    • Then click on the “login” button
    • Now the new tab will open where the scorecard of the candidates will display
    • Further, take the print out and keep it safe until the counseling process.

    SNAP 2018 Percentile Predictor

    With the SNAP Percentile Forecaster, you can find out what grades you might receive based on your 2018 SNAP exam in the four modules. The SNAP Percentile Predictor forecasts how much marks and total percentile you may secure in the SNAP exam based on your raw score in the SNAP exam you expect. The closer you predict your raw value, the closer you are to your SNAP percentile.

    Symbiosis International University has shared the process of scoring and standardization, which is used to form the SNAP percentile, based on a raw score that results into an ascended score and in due course takes the form of the SNAP percentile. Likewise, sites and preparation centers use this method.

    Percentile predictors indicate that they are very close to predicting their SNAP percentile. However, no one can argue that this is the exact percentile you get in SNAP 2018 because it depends on the number of factors on which your SNAP percentile value depends. Some of these are listed below:

    1. Total number of applicants in the SNAP exam appeared
    2. Comparative performance of your colleagues
    3. Level of difficulty in the SNAP exam
    4. Sectional difficulty in the SNAP exam

    It is quite likely that in spite of very high raw score you will not get a high percentile of 95+ in one case. In other cases, it’s also probable for you to attain a high percentile in the SNAP exam after a low raw score.

    SNAP 2018 Cutoff

    The cutoff of SNAP 2018 will be released separately by each participating institute. Candidates to get shortlisted for the selection procedure round have to fulfill the cutoff set up by the participating institute. Now, as the cutoff percentile for SNAP 2018 will be released after the completion of exam, therefore, here we have provided the expected cutoff as per the previous year. Therefore, let’s have a look at it:

    Participating Institutes

    Expected Cutoff

    Symbiosis Institute of International Business (SIIB), Pune


    Symbiosis Centre for Information Technology (SCIT), Pune


    Symbiosis Institute of Business Management (SIBM), Bengaluru


    Symbiosis Institute of Business Management (SIBM), Pune


    Symbiosis Institute of Computer Science and Research (SICSR), Pune


    Symbiosis School of Banking and Finance (SSBF), Pune


    Symbiosis Institute of Telecom Management (SITM), Pune


    Symbiosis Institute of Media and Communication (SIMC), Pune


    Symbiosis Institute of Operations Management (SIOM), Nashik


    Symbiosis Centre for Management and Human Resource Development (SCMHRD), Pune


    SNAP 2018 Selection Procedure

    The selection procedure round will commence after the release of cutoff by each participating institute. Further, if the candidates fulfill the cutoff percentile released by the institute will be called for the selection procedure round which comprises of Group Discussion (GD), Personal Interview (PI), and Written Ability Test (WAT)

    In Group Discussion (GD) round,  a group of 10-15 candidates will be given the time duration of 10-15 minutes and a topic for the discussion wherein their ability to think, apply logics and reasons, management skills etc. are judged by the examiner. Moreover, the 10 marks of weightage are given to this round.

    In Written Ability Test, candidates will be asked to write an essay on any topic given by the examiner. However, the questions will be asked from business management or any other topic from the same area of 10 marks weightage.

    After clearing both the rounds, candidates have to proceed for Personal Interview round, where the confidence level, or can say “soft skills” and “Communication Skills” of the candidates will be checked by the panel of examiner. After all, the final merit list will be released based on the marks scored by the candidates in SNAP 2018, performance in GD and PI rounds, previous academic report etc.

    SNAP 2018 Admission

    • SNAP Admission Procedure 2018 will start once the result will be declared and the cutoff is released.
    • The SNAP Score Card 2018 will be followed by further rounds- GE, PI, and WAT.
    • Admission will be confirmed on the basis of the performance of the candidates in SNAP Exam 2018 and further rounds collectively.
    • Candidates’ rank, availability of the seats in colleges, etc. will be the most determining factors for the process of SNAP Seat Allotment 2018.

    FAQs about SNAP 2018

    Q.1Can NRIs apply for SNAP 2018?

    Ans- Yes, NRIs are allowed to sit in this exam.

    Q.2Can I correct the mistakes after final submission of the form?

    Ans- Yes, after submission of your application you will receive SNAP ID & Password using which you can amend your application form later.

    Q.3Will I be allowed to keep calculator to solve mathematical section in the paper?

    Ans- No, the use of a calculator is strictly banned.

    Q.4 Is SNAP Score valid in other institutions?

    Ans. No, it’s a university level exam and only Symbiosis University validates the same.

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