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Symbiosis National Aptitude Test (SNAP) 2021 is the national-level entrance exam conducted for admission in 16 MBA colleges affiliated to the Symbiosis International Deemed University, Pune. Every year, around 50,000 aspirants sit for SNAP and the exam is conducted in the online mode. From 2020 onwards, SNAP is conducted in three slots on different dates. The SNAP 2021 Results has been announced on February 1, 2022. This article covers information about all the different rounds conducted after the SNAP 2021 Results. Candidates can find in-depth information about all the selection rounds of Symbiosis.
What After SNAP 2021 Results?
Once the SNAP 2021 results are announced, candidates have to be ready for the selection process of the colleges. The SNAP 2021 Selection Process is conducted by SIU Pune after the announcement of SNAP 2021 Results for admission in its various affiliated colleges. The MBA Admissions Process through SNAP will be followed by all the SNAP participating colleges. The Symbiosis admission process is called GE-PIWAT as the selection rounds of SNAP 2021 will include Group Exercise (GE), Personal Interaction (PI), and Writing Ability Test (WAT).
Shortlisting of Candidates after SNAP 2021 Result
Every candidate who has appeared for SNAP 2021 is eligible to take part in the GE-PIWAT round of the Symbiosis admission process. However, candidates can only appear for the selection rounds of their chosen colleges in the SNAP 2021 Application Form. The shortlisting of candidates is based on their SNAP 2021 Percentile. Every individual college releases its SNAP 2021 Cutoffs as the benchmark to shortlisted candidates for GE-PIWAT.
The admission process after SNAP is conducted individually by each college separately for each of its programs. A candidate has to apply for each course separately in the SNAP application form. Information regarding GE-PIWAT dates and cutoff of each college is released on their respective websites. The cutoff is calculated separately for each category and program offered by the college. If a candidate is shortlisted for more than one program, they will be required to attend the GE-PIWAT for each program separately.
Expected Cutoffs after SNAP 2021 Result
Candidates can check the expected cutoff of various SNAP 2021 Participating Colleges in the table below.
SNAP Participating College
Expected SNAP 2021 Cutoff
Symbiosis Institute of Computer Studies & Research (SICSR), Pune
Symbiosis Institute of Business Management (SIBM), Nagpur
Symbiosis School of Sports Science (SSSS), Pune
Appearing for GE-PIWAT after SNAP 2021 Result
Shortlisted candidates are invited for the GE-PIWAT round of the SNAP admission process. The GE-PIWAT is conducted separately for each course for which a candidate is shortlisted. Shortlisted candidates must appear for all tests of GE-PIWAT to be considered for admission to the various MBA specializations offered by the MBA colleges accepting SNAP scores. All of the three tests in GR-PIWAT have been discussed in detail below.
Group Exercise (GE)
- GE is the group discussion round of SNAP MBA admissions.
- Groups of candidates are formed and each group is given a case study to discuss.
- The group has to discuss the topic and come up with a solution.
- Finally, the solution has to be presented to the invigilators.
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Written Ability Test (WAT)
- In this Written Ability Test (WAT), candidates are given a topic on which they have to write a short essay.
- This is a very short test of a candidate's writing skills lasting about 5 to 10 minutes.
- The essay written by the candidate can be limited to 150 to 200 words.
- It must explain the topic concisely but analytically.
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Personal Interaction (PI)
- This is the interview round of SNAP MBA admissions.
- Candidates have to appear for the interview with a panel.
- The interview questions depend on what answer a candidate gives.
- Usually, questions related to families, hobbies, academics, choice of subject, etc. are asked so it is better to prepare some points on common topics.
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Declaration of Merit List after SNAP 2021 Result
After GE-PIWAT has been conducted, SIU considers the overall performance of all of the candidates and creates a merit list for admission. A candidate's SNAP 2021 scores and GE-PIWAT scores will be considered in the creation of the SNAP merit list. Some candidates are also placed on the Wait List of SIU MBA Admissions. The cutoff score for both, the Merit List and the Wait List, is released by individual colleges on the official website of the college.
Weightage of Different Parameters in SNAP Selection Process
Given below is the weightage of various parameters considered when creating the Merit List for MBA admission based on SNAP 2021.
Weightage / Score
SNAP 2021 Score
Final Admission after SNAP 2021 Results
The candidates who are on the Merit List are granted provisional admission to their respective courses until they finalize admission in a course. The final admission is only confirmed after a candidate has paid the required admission fee. Fee payment must be completed before the deadline specified by the college. In case a candidate withdraws from the admission process or fails to complete the fee payment before the deadline, their seat will be transferred to a Wait Listed candidate, who will then be asked to confirm admission.
Candidates who wish to know about the MBA admission process in detail can check the link available below.