SNAP 2018 Overview

Nidhi Bahl Updated On: 29 Aug, 2018 16:55 IST


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About SNAP 2018

Symbiosis National Aptitude (SNAP) Test is a national-level management entrance examination, conducted by Symbiosis International University (SIU), Pune. SNAP is held in online mode and it is mandatory for candidates to take this exam if they wish to get admission in any of the 15 Symbiosis B-schools affiliated to Symbiosis International University (SIU). For 2018, the exam will be conducted on 16th December. 

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SNAP 2018 Eligibility Criteria

SNAP Eligibility Criteria 2018 includes requirements that candidates must fulfill before applying for the SNAP exam. SNAP is short for Symbiosis National Aptitude Test and it is conducted by the Symbiosis International University (SIU), Pune for admission to various management courses offered by institutes affiliated to Symbiosis International University.

Those who wish to take SNAP 2018, must go through the eligibility criteria in detail before filling the 2018 SNAP application forms or registering for the exam. Candidates who fail to meet the SNAP Eligibility Criteria 2018 will not be permitted to appear for the entrance exam. Besides checking the eligibility criteria for SNAP exam, candidates must also go through the eligibility norms laid down by the SNAP participating institutes.

As part of SNAP Eligibility Criteria, candidates will have to provide detailed information on:

  • Age limit
  • Educational qualifications
  • Domicile norms

Detailed Eligibility Criteria for SNAP 2018

  • It is mandatory for a candidate to have a Bachelor’s degree from a recognised University/ Institute, with at least 50% aggregate marks.
  • A minimum of 45% of aggregate marks in graduation is required for candidates under SC/ ST category.
  • Those with an engineering background should have a four-year Bachelor Degree from a recognised University with at least 50% marks in Graduation.
  • Students who are still in their final year may also apply for admission, but they must obtain a minimum of 50% marks in the qualifying examination.
  • Candidates who have completed their graduation from foreign universities must be verified by Association of Indian Universities (AIU) to ensure they are eligible for admission to various management courses.
  • In any case, if the candidate fails to meet the eligibility criteria, the SIU reserves all the rights to cancel his/her application.
  • Specific eligibility conditions apply for admission to different courses, so candidates must verify the eligibility for programmes of their choice.

SNAP Reservation Policy 2018

According to UGC guidelines, below is the reservation policy which is followed at the Symbiosis International University and other affiliated Institutes.

For Scheduled Castes 15%
For Scheduled Tribe 7.5%
For Person with Disabilities 3%
For Kashmiri Migrants 2 seats (per programme)
For International Candidates 15%

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SNAP 2018 Syllabus

Candidates should know the detailed SNAP 2018 syllabus in order to crack the entrance exam. Every year, SNAP (Symbiosis National Aptitude Test (SNAP) is conducted by Symbiosis International University (SIU) for aspirants who wish to take admission in management courses (MBA) offered by the participating institutions of Symbiosis International University. For 2018, the SNAP exam dates are yet to be announced.

SNAP is a university level exam, which can be taken by all the MBA aspirants. Conducted in online mode in 102 cities across the country, the conducting body of SNAP has moved away from the conventional pen-paper based exam this year and adopted the online exam format. Based on the performance in SNAP 2018, candidates will be shortlisted for further rounds, which may include Group Discussion, Written Ability Test and Personal Interview.

In order to crack SNAP 2018, candidates must go through the syllabus of SNAP 2018. SNAP Syllabus 2018 will help the candidates know what topics must be studied to score well in the entrance exam.

SNAP 2018 Detailed Syllabus:

General English

General English section judges the overall English language skills and proficiency of the candidates, which includes English vocabulary, grammar, and comprehension. For this section, candidates must prepare the following listed topics for SNAP 2018:

  • Fill in the Blanks
  • Syllogisms
  • Analogies
  • Contextual usage
  • Sentence Correction
  • Synonyms and Antonyms
  • Verbal Reasoning
  • Comprehension of passage or poems
  • Picking Odd one out
  • Sentence completion
  • Idioms and Phrases
  • Jumbled paragraphs with 4 or 5 sentences
  • Foreign language words used in English
  • Sentence correction
  • Different usage of the same word
  • One word substitution

Quantitative Data Interpretation and Data Sufficiency

This section measures candidates’ overall conceptual knowledge of Mathematics. It also tests candidates’ ability to draw inferences by analysing the provided data. Many questions asked from Quantitative, Data Interpretation and Data Sufficiency are from:

  • HCF and LCM
  • Number system
  • Work and time
  • Trigonometry
  • Work, Pipes, and Cisterns
  • Geometric Progression
  • Averages
  • Time-Speed-Distance
  • Ratios and Proportion
  • Partnership
  • Mensuration
  • Simple Interest
  • Compound Interest
  • Percentages
  • Permutations and Combinations
  • Quadratic and Linear equations
  • Profit and Loss
  • Venn diagram
  • Arithmetic progression
  • Geometric mean
  • Arithmetic mean
  • Number Base System

General Knowledge and Awareness

This section tests candidates’ overall knowledge and awareness about the latest news and events happening around the world. In this section, the questions are mostly based on:

  • Business
  • Sports
  • World Records
  • History
  • International organizations
  • Current Affairs
  • Major corporate events
  • Science
  • Social issues
  • Famous award and prizes
  • Finance
  • Entertainment
  • Automobiles
  • Books and authors
  • Punchline of companies
  • Geography
  • Politics
  • Quotations
  • Top officials of big companies

Analytical and Logical Reasoning

Candidates’ problem-solving and analytical skills are tested in this particular section of the entrance exam. Majority of questions are asked on the following topics:

  • Identifying valid inferences
  • Critical reasoning
  • Data Interpretation based on text, graphs, and tables.
  • Visual reasoning
  • Cause and Effect
  • Puzzles
  • Identifying Probably true
  • Assumption-Premise-Conclusion
  • Column graphs, Bar Graphs, Line charts, Pie Charts, Graphs representing Area and Venn diagrams
  • Functions
  • Syllogisms
  • Symbol Based problems
  • Probably false
  • Assertion and reasons
  • Family tree (identifying relationships among group of people)
  • Statements and Assumptions
  • Definitely true
  • Matrix arrangements
  • Identifying next number in series
  • Definitely false kind of statement
  • Linear arrangements
  • Sequencing
  • Coding and Decoding
  • Statements and conclusions
  • Identifying Strong arguments and Weak arguments

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SNAP 2018 Exam Pattern

It is extremely important for candidates to have a detailed understanding of the SNAP 218 Exam Pattern in order to prepare for the exam. Symbiosis International University (SIU), Pune holds the Symbiosis National Aptitude Test (SNAP) every year for management aspirants. It is an opportunity for such candidates to get admission in 150 Symbiosis Business schools. The SNAP test scores are valid in all the institutes under SIU.

SNAP 2018 will be conducted in the online mode in 92 cities across the country. Once the exam is successfully conducted, the SNAP result will be announced in the 2nd week of January 2019. Post the announcement of results, qualified candidates will be shortlisted for the next rounds of the selection process based on their SNAP 2018 test scores as well as overall academic profile.

Before appearing for SNAP 2018 examination, it is important for all the candidates to know every detail about the exam pattern of SNAP 2018 such as the type of questions, marking scheme, duration of the exam, the total number of questions, etc.

Mode of Examination Computer-based/Online
Question Paper Language English
Exam Duration 120 minutes
Sections  4
Total Questions 150
Total Marks 150
Type of Questions Objective type multiple choice
Negative Marks 0.25
  • SNAP 2018 is a computer-based (online) entrance exam.
  • The test duration of SNAP 2018 is 2 hours.
  • There will be a total of 150 questions in the examination.
  • The question paper will feature multiple choice questions (MCQs). Each question has 4 choices and a candidate has to pick one appropriate response out of those options.
  • A candidate will be awarded one mark for every correct answer and he/she will lose ¼ marks (0.25 mark) for every wrong response.

SNAP 2018 Section-wise Exam Pattern

General English

Analytical & Logical Reasoning

Quantitative, Data Interpretation and Data Sufficiency

Current Affairs

General English:

This section consists of 40 questions, carrying 40 marks each.

This section tests candidates’ overall English language skills and proficiency, which includes English vocabulary, grammar, and comprehension. 

Analytical & Logical Reasoning:

This section consists of 40 questions, carrying 40 marks each.

This section judges candidates' problem-solving and analytical skills. 

Quantitative, Data Interpretation and Data Sufficiency:

This section consists of 40 questions, carrying 40 marks each.

The purpose of this section is to measure candidates’ conceptual knowledge of Mathematics, and their ability to draw inferences by analysing the data. 

Current Affairs:

This section consists of 30 questions, carrying 30 marks each.

This section tests candidates' knowledge of currents affairs and how updated they are with the latest news and events around the world. 

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

SNAP Marking Scheme 2018

  • For every correct answer, a candidate will be awarded 1 mark
  • For every incorrect answer, a candidate will lose -0.25
  • Score will be calculated out of 150 - Number of correct response x 1 – Number of incorrect response x 0.25 

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SNAP 2017 Exam Analysis

The Symbiosis National Aptitude (SNAP) Test was conducted on 17th December, 2017 (Sunday) in 102 cities across India and the SNAP Result 2017 was announced on 28h December, 2017. According to Career Launcher's official website, the SNAP 2017 examination turned out to slightly more difficult in comparison to SNAP 2016. Analytical & Logical Reasoning section was a little difficult and time-consuming. The Quant section seemed slightly tougher as well. The sections on Current Affairs & General English were more difficult. 

Detailed Section-Wise Analysis of SNAP 2017

General English (Overall Difficulty Level - Moderate to Tough)

This section with Reading Comprehension, Verbal Reasoning, and Verbal Ability did not bring any surprise elements although it turned out to be a little more difficult. The Reading Comprehension passages were not very tough and it was easy for any student to score well in the same. The difficulty level of Fill-in-the-blank (FIB) questions was moderate. Students were tested based on their Vocabulary and knowledge of Synonyms, Analogies, Antonyms, Idioms and Phrases in this section.  There were also questions on jumbled paragraphs, which were quite doable. Within 25-30 minutes, students would have attempted close to 28-30 questions in this section and achieved a comfortable score of 22-23.

Topics Number of Questions Difficulty Level
Synonym/Antonym 8 Difficult
FIB (Vocab) 5 Moderate
RC (2 passages) 6X2=12 Easy to Moderate
Para Jumble 2 Easy
Idioms & Phrases 4 Moderate
Verbal Analogy 2 Easy
Identify parts of speech 2 Tough
Word usage 2 Easy
Sentence correction 1 Easy
Voice Change 2 Easy

Quantitative Aptitude (Overall Difficulty Level - Moderate)

While this section turned out to be on the expected lines, it was also a little difficult. The questions on QA were individual questions and on the other hand, most Data Interpretation and Data Sufficiency questions were in sets. Majority of questions were based on Arithmetic but there were also questions based Geometry, Algebra, Pure Math as well as Mensuration. Within 40-50 minutes, students would have easily attempted 26-28 questions accurately in this section. In this section, a good score would be anything between 22-24.

Topics Number of Questions Difficulty Level
Percentages, SICI 6 Moderate
P&L 1 Easy
TSD, Work 3 Easy to Moderate
Averages 2 Easy
Number System 4 Easy to Moderate
Algebra 3 Easy to Moderate
Geometry 5 Moderate
Series 2 Moderate
P&C 2 Moderate
Probability 4 Easy to Moderate
Set Theory 1 Easy
DI-Pie Chart 5 Moderate
DI-Line Chart 2 Moderate

General Awareness (Overall Difficulty Level - Slightly Tougher than Last Year)

In this SNAP 2017 question paper, the GK section was a little on the tougher side and had questions based on past two years' events. For someone who had good knowledge of current affairs and is updated with the latest news from around the world, this section would not be so much of a problem. In this section, a good attempt would be around 10-12 questions within 11-13 minutes a positive score of 7-8.

Topics Number of Questions Difficulty Level
Personalities 7 Moderate
Business Awareness 6 Easy to Moderate
Sports 4 Easy to Moderate
Science & Technology 5 Easy to Moderate
Awards 2 Easy to Moderate
Geography 3 Easy to Moderate
Miscellaneous GK 3 Moderate

Analytical & Logical Reasoning (Overall Difficulty Level - Moderate)

Apparently, this section turned out to be very difficult for students. Most of the questions in LR were either tough or time-consuming. Students had to answer questions which were based on Clocks, Blood Relations, Calendars, etc. This section turned out to be difficult also because of the fact that since last year, SNAP has added more questions and cut down the marks. For someone who could give around 40-45 minutes to this section would attempt around 24 to 26 questions. In this section, a good score would be around 22-23.

Topics No. of Questions Difficulty Level
Mathematical 10-11 Moderate to Difficult
Input-output 1 Moderate
Game-Based 2-3 Moderate
Blood Relation 5 Easy to Moderate
Analogy 2-3 Moderate
Direction 1 Moderate
Coding-decoding 2-3 Easy to Moderate
Clock 1 Easy
Series 2 Easy to Moderate
Meaningful word 1 Moderate
Visual Reasoning 2 Easy to Moderate
Matrix 1 Moderate
Verbal Reasoning 1 Easy
Misc. Reasoning 6 Easy to Moderate

The result for SNAP 2017 exam will be out on December 28, 2017. Now that the exam has been conducted, candidates would soon be able to check the Answer Key of SNAP 2017

Note: Inputs taken from official website of Career Launcher.

SNAP 2017 Expected Cut-offs in Top Institutes

SIBM Pune 66-67
SCMHRD 58-59
SIIB 50-51
SIBM Bangalore 49-50
SIMS 44-45

SNAP 2016 Paper Analysis

SNAP is conducted by Symbiosis International University (SIU) for admissions to its MBA programmes offered at various Symbiosis institutes. Last year, the examination was conducted on December 18, 2016, between 1400 hours to 1600 hours across various examination centres in 32 cities in India. More than 40000 candidates appeared for the examination, which is taken by management aspirants for admissions to any of the 15 Symbiosis B-schools. The management courses offered at SIU are two-year full-time flagship MBA programmes.

SNAP was conducted in a pen and paper-based format (from 2017, SNAP is being conducted online). The objective test had 150 questions that candidates were supposed to answer. Every question was followed by 4 options, out of which had to choose one. For every incorrect answer, 25% marks out of the total marks allotted to that particular question was to be deducted. The difficulty level of SNAP 2016 was more or less like SNAP 2015.

Synopsis of SNAP 2016

  • SNAP 2016 was multiple-choice questions based exam.
  • The section which is usually the most challenging, Analytical and logical reasoning questions, was of moderate to high level of difficulty.
  • In the General Awareness section, the questions were a bit tricky and comprised of mostly economics and business-related questions. 
  • The difficulty level of Quantitative Ability, Data Interpretation & Data Sufficiency section was high.

  • English section was a little easier although some questions were tricky. Nevertheless, candidates should be able to score maximum marks in this section. 

The following link will provide you overall break-up, along with the sectional analysis of SNAP 2016.

SNAP 2016 Detailed Paper Analysis

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One of the initial steps to prepare for an entrance exam is to pick up the right study material. Apart from being familiar with SNAP exam syllabus, SNAP paper pattern, and various other details related to the exam, the candidates must know what books they should study in order to cover all the important topics.

Books for SNAP preparation are available in huge numbers in the market and candidates should know which ones to pick in order to keep their preparation in the right direction. While selecting the right books, the candidates must ensure that the books contain enough sample papers of SNAP or solved papers, question banks, etc.

Also Read: SNAP 2017 Results Announced

While there is no dearth of online resources for SNAP preparation, some toppers, experts and coaching institutes have recommended the following books that can help boost candidates' performance on the exam day.

  • Ace the SNAP by IMS Learning Resources
  • Target SNAP (GK) 2017 by Disha Publications
  • SNAP Guide by Ramesh Publication House
  • SNAP Simplified with GK by Disha Publications
  • Map the SNAP Symbiosis National Aptitude Test: 5 mock tests and sample papers by Arihant
  • Target SNAP (English) by Disha Publications
  • Arun Sharma and Meenakshi Upadhyay's Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension

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SNAP 2018 Participating Colleges

Candidates appearing for SNAP 2018 test can apply for any of the following 15 participating B-schools for admission to their MBA programmes. There are 15 institutes affiliated to Symbiosis International University (SIU) that accept SNAP 2018 scores.

SNAP 2018 will be conducted on 16th December in online mode and the result is expected to be released in the 2nd week of January. After the announcement of the result, the SNAP participating institutes 2018 will release their individual cut-offs and shortlist the candidates on the basis of the cut-off. Additionally, it is important for the shortlisted candidates to appear for Group Exercise (GE), Writing Ability Test (WAT) and Personal Interaction (PI) rounds as part of the selection process.

Important Points to Remember

Few important points that candidates must know about the participating colleges of SNAP 2018 are listed below:

  • Each affiliated institute of Symbiosis International University (SIU) will have its own cut-off criteria.

  • Before selecting the participating colleges, candidates must have a full-fledged knowledge about the institute/college where they wish to take admission.

  • The cut-off marks determined by each institution will be one of the deciding factors in the selection of candidates.

SNAP Participating Institutes 2018

Institute Name Course Offered

Symbiosis Institute of Business Management or SIBM, Pune

MBA in Entrepreneurship, MBA

Symbiosis Institute of Computer Studies & Research or SICSR

MBA in Information Technology

Symbiosis Centre for Management and Human Resource Development or SCMHRD, Pune

MBA, MBA in Infrastructure Management, MBA in Business Analytics

Symbiosis Institute of Business Management or SIBM, Bengaluru

MBA or Master of Business Administration

Symbiosis Institute of Health Sciences or SIHS

MBA in Healthcare & Hospital Management

Symbiosis Institute of Media & Communication or SIMC, Pune

MBA in Communication Management

Symbiosis Institute of Management Studies or SIMS

MBA or Master of Business Administration

Symbiosis Institute of Business Management (SIBM), Hyderabad

MBA or Master of Business Administration

Symbiosis Institute of Operations Management or SIOM, Nashik

MBA in Operations Management

Symbiosis Institute of Telecom Management or SITM

MBA in Telecom Management

Symbiosis School of Sports Science or SSSS

MBA in Sports Management

Symbiosis Institute of International Business or SIIB

MBA in International Business, MBA in Energy & Environment, MBA in Agri-Business

Symbiosis School of Media & Communication or SSMC, Bengaluru

MBA in Communication Management

Symbiosis Centre for Information Technology or SCIT

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

Symbiosis School of Banking and Finance or SSBF

MBA in Banking & Finance

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SNAP 2018 Result

The SNAP entrance exam 2018 is scheduled to be conducted on 16th December 2018. Once the online exam is successfully conducted, students can expect the SNAP 2018 results to be out in the second week of January 2019. In 2017, Symbiosis International University (SIU) had announced the SNAP Result on 28th December.

To view the results of SNAP 2018 online, candidates will have to visit SIU's official website, and follow these steps:

  • Click on 'Download Your SNAP 2018 Scorecard' tab
  • Enter  login credentials – SNAP User ID and Password

Candidates will have to download their SNAP Scorecard immediately, as the link for the same expires after a few days. The SNAP scorecard comprises information on candidates' sectional and overall scores in the exam.

Based on the SNAP result, the participating institutes of SIU shortlists candidates for pre-admission rounds such as Group Exercise, Personal Interview, and Written Ability Test. Once this selection process is over, SIU prepares a final SNAP Merit List, which will be released in the month of February next year (of commencement of exam).

Process to View SNAP Results 2018 Online

  • Visit and click on the 'Download Your SNAP 2018 Scorecard' tab. 
  • It will take you to SNAP Result 2018 page.
  • Enter your credentials - SNAP ID and Password.
  • SNAP 2018 scorecard will appear on your screen.
  • Download and save the soft copy of your SNAP 2018 scorecard.
  • Also, keep a printout of the scorecard for future use.

SNAP Result Dates 2018

SNAP 2018 Exam Date

16th December 2018

SNAP 2018 Result Date

2nd Week of January 2019

Shortlisting of candidates for Group Exercise, Personal Interview and Written Ability Test

Starts in the month of January 2018

Announcement of shortlisted candidates in General Exercise, Personal Interview, and Writing Ability Test

In the month of February 2018

SNAP Final Merit List

In the month of February 2018

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SNAP 2018 Selection Process

As part of the SNAP 2018 selection process, participating institutes follow two steps after the exam is conducted. While taking the exam is the first step, the next step is appearing for either Group Exercise (GE), Writing Ability Test (WAT) or Personal Interaction (PI) round.

Based on candidates' performance in the exam, participating institutes shortlist them for the next round, which usually comprises of either Group Exercise (GE), Writing Ability Test (WAT) or Personal Interaction (PI) round.

The list of shortlisted candidates based on the exam score will be declared by participating institutes in the third week of January 2019. The SNAP final merit list is likely to be published in the fourth week of February 2019. Seat allotment is done on the basis of merit list. Candidates will have the option to withdraw from the counselling.

SNAP Counselling Process 2018

  • SNAP counselling will be conducted in the month of February.
  • A candidate must confirm his/her ranking based on the merit list. Also, he/she should confirm the counselling date from the SNAP counselling official website.
  • Before appearing for the SNAP counselling, the candidate must decide his/her choice of course. However, the candidate must obtain the minimum rank to be eligible for that course.

Documents Checklist

  • Original counselling letter along with a photocopy
  • All the original and at least 2 photocopies of certificates of 10th & 12th class
  • Original admit card along with a photocopy
  • Rank Card / Hall Ticket
  • Bank draft as per the guidelines mentioned in SNAP prospectus
  • Original degree/provisional certificate if candidate is appearing
  • Scorecard (if applicable)
  • Medical documents mentioned on SNAP application form
  • 4-6 Passport size photographs colour and black and white
  • Community certificate(SC/ST/OBC/Other) signed by the authorized authority
  • Other supportive documents mentioned on SNAP application form

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SNAP 2018 Cut-Off

Once the SNAP results 2018 are announced, all the institutes affiliated to SIU that offer management courses will announce their cut-off lists in order to shortlist candidates for further admission rounds, which will include Group Exercise, Personal Interview, and Written Ability Test. SNAP 2018 is scheduled to be conducted in the third week of December and the result of SNAP is expected to be released in the fourth week of December for the candidates who appear for the entrance exam.

The cut-off is the minimum marks/percentile that candidates must secure to be eligible for admission in the participating institutes. Candidates have to meet the SNAP 2018 cut-offs in order to get shortlisted for the next rounds of the admission process.

Note: Cut-off marks of every institute may vary and differ from each other.

SNAP Cut-Off 2018 Important Dates



Exam Date

3rd week of December 2018

Declaration of Result

4th week of December 2018

Cut-Off Release

After Result Declaration

Steps to Check SNAP 2018 Cut-Off

By following the steps mentioned below, candidates can view the SNAP cut-off 2018:

Step 1: Visit SIU official website

Step 2: Click on the link available on the home page to access the SNAP cut-off.

Step 3: Every participating institute will have a different cut-off.

Step 4: Save the SNAP cut-off list for your reference.

Factors Determining SNAP Cut-Off

The cut-off marks of SNAP are based on different parameters. Test-takers must keep in mind the following factors that determine SNAP cut-off:

  • The total number of candidates who appear in the exam.

  • The overall difficulty level of the questions asked in the entrance exam.

  • The total number of available seats.

  • The total number of candidates who clear SNAP 2018.

SNAP 2018 Expected Cut-offs







SIBM Bangalore












 Note: The cut-off marks are tentative and based on the previous years’ SNAP cut-offs.

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Best Books for SNAP 2018

As you prepare for SNAP 2018, the first step is to pick up the right study material. Apart from being familiar with the SNAP exam pattern, and various other details related to the exam, candidates must know what books they should study in order to cover all the important topics.

There are plenty of books available in the market for SNAP preparation, and candidates should know what all books they need to pick in order to keep their preparation on the right track. While selecting the right books, candidates must ensure that the books contain enough sample papers of SNAP or solved papers, question banks, etc.

How to Select the Best Books for SNAP 2018

  • While selecting the best books for SNAP 2018, candidates must ensure that the entire syllabus of SNAP is covered.

  • Candidates must remember to check the year of publication and edition of the preparation books.

  • Candidates must make sure that the books they select contain sample papers of SNAP along with the solutions.

  • To help the candidates understand the topics covered, the book must be in an easy and comprehensible language.

Best Books for General English/Verbal Ability Section

  • Pearson Guide to Verbal Ability for the CAT and other MBA Entrance Exams By Sujit Kumar

  • Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension for CAT by Arun Sharma and Meenakshi Upadhyay

  • Target SNAP (English) by Disha Publications

  • Barron’s Pocket Guide to Vocabulary

  • Word Power Made Easy by Norman Lewis

Best Books for Quantitative Ability, Data Interpretation & Data Sufficiency

  • How to Prepare for Quantitative Ability for CAT – TMH Publication

  • How to prepare for Data Interpretation for CAT by Arun Sharma:

  • Quantitative Aptitude by R.S. Aggarwal

Best Books for Analytical & Logical Reasoning

  • Logical Reasoning book by Arihant Publication

  • Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning Book by R S Aggrawal

  • How to Prepare for Logical Reasoning for CAT by Arun Sharma

Best Books for Current affairs/General Awareness

  • Yearbook 2018- Competition success review

  • Panorama Yearbook 2018- Pratiyogita Darpan

  • The Mega Year Book- Disha Experts

Apart from the above-mentioned books, some toppers, experts and coaching institutes have recommended the following books that can help boost candidates' performance on the day of exam:

  • SNAP Guide by Ramesh publication house

  • Map the SNAP Test by Arihant

  • Map the SNAP Symbiosis National Aptitude Test: 5 mock tests and sample papers by Arihant

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SNAP 2018 Admit Card

Symbiosis International University (SIU) will issue SNAP 2018 admit card on 1st December. The admit card for SNAP 2018 can be accessed on the official website ( for the candidates whose SNAP 2018 applications will be accepted. Candidates must note that no hard copy of the SNAP admit card is sent to the candidates via post. Therefore, candidates must download and print the admit card by entering their SNAP User ID and Password.

SNAP 2018 admit card will mention all the exam related details like time and duration of the exam, venue/center details, candidate's name, candidate's roll number, etc. Candidates must not forget to carry a photo ID (/PAN Card/Passport/Voter ID/Driving License/Aadhaar Card) to the exam center, along with the SNAP admit card 2018. Without the photo-identity proof and SNAP admit card, candidates will not get permission to appear for the exam.

Note: Candidates must keep the SNAP admit card safe until the completion of the SNAP admission process.

SNAP Admit Card 2018 Dates

The following table mentions the information regarding the SNAP admit card 2018 dates.



SNAP admit card to be available in

1st December 2018

SNAP 2018 exam

16th December 2018

How to Download SNAP Admit Card 2018

In order to access your admit card, you should follow the steps given below:

Step 1: Visit to download SNAP admit card 2018.

Step 2: A link to access the admit card will be available on the home page. 

Step 3: To log in, enter your details, SNAP User ID & Password

Step 4: Click on the 'Login' tab.

Step 5: The SNAP 2018 admit card will appear on your screen.

Step 6: Download the admit card and take a printout.

Step 7: Keep the admit card safe for further use.

Details Mentioned on SNAP Admit Card 2018

The admit card will contain the following details of the candidates:

  • Candidate's Name
  • Candidate's Roll number
  • Candidate's Photograph
  • Candidate's Signature
  • Date and time duration of SNAP 2018
  • SNAP Test Center details
  • Important Exam Instructions

Documents Required with SNAP Admit Card 2018

Along with the SNAP hall ticket, candidates must carry at least one of the following photo ID proofs with them:

  • Passport
  • PAN Card
  • Voter ID
  • Driving License
  • Aadhaar Card (UID)
  • College/University Identity Card or Employee ID

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How to Apply for SNAP 2018

The application process for SNAP started on August 20 and will end on November 26, 2018. SNAP exam by Symbiosis International University (SIU) is going to be conducted on 16th December 2018 across 92 cities. Candidates who are planning to appear for MBA entrance exams in order to enroll in the 2019-21 batch can consider appearing for SNAP 2018 also for admission to top management institutes such as SIBM Pune, SIMS Pune, SCMHRD Pune, SIIB Pune, SIOM Nashik etc.

SNAP 2018 Application Dates

Events Dates
Registration Process Starts Date 28th August 2018
Registration Process End Date 26th November 2018

Changes in SNAP Exam 2018

  • 2018 SNAP will be held in a computer-based format after it was introduced for the first time in 2017.
  • The fee for application has been increased from Rs.1500 to Rs.1750.
  • The option to pay the exam registration fees in cash mode is not available for 2018 SNAP.
  • No separate programme fee will be charged.
  • Applicants have the option of choosing three city preferences.

SNAP Registration Process 2018

  • Visit the official website of SNAP 2018 and click on the tab that says ‘How to Register’. Once you do this, you will get all the details related to the application process.
  • If you already have an account on the SNAP 2018 portal, then you can directly login or you can register through the official website as a 'New Register’.
  • Go through all the instructions carefully and click on ‘I Agree’ to start the registration process.
  • Fill in all your personal details like name, date of birth and your valid email ID and mobile number. Also, fill in your preference of the exam centers.
  • Once you provide all these details, you will be directed to the password generation page. Generate your password and also select a security question that you can easily remember.
  • You will receive a confirmation email on your registered e-mail ID and an SMS on the mobile number that you had given in the registration process. This Email and SMS will consist your SNAP 2018 ID and password.

SNAP Application Process 2018

  • Log in to your exam account using the SNAP 2018 ID and password.
  • Start entering all the personal details in the application form such as your education details, work experience, etc.
  • Also, select the courses and the institutes where you wish to apply. Save the details and proceed to the next step.
  • Pay the application fee i.e. INR 1750 in order to complete the application process.

Before submitting your application form, ensure that the details you have entered are correct. In case your details are found to be incorrect, the University will cancel your application. 

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SNAP 2018 Answer Key

SNAP 2018 Answer Keys will be available once the 2018 SNAP exam is conducted. The 2018 SNAP entrance exam for admission to all institutes affiliated to Symbiosis International University (SIU) will be held on 16th December 2018.

SNAP Answer Key is released soon after the exam is conducted. Basis the answer keys, test takers can compare their answers with the responses in the answer key and estimate their scores. The answer key of SNAP will display the correct answers to all the questions. 

Conducting authorities of most of the online management entrance exams usually do not release the answer key. Therefore, it is highly unlikely that Symbiosis International University (SIU) will release any official answer key of the SNAP entrance test. In fact, there is no mention of answer key in the admission bulletin of SNAP 2018 test.

As far for the availability of SNAP Answer Key 2018, some of the coaching institutes or experts are expected to publish unofficial answer key for SNAP exam. The candidates may estimate their scores using the answer keys released by these coaching institutes. With the help of answer keys, a candidate can not only calculate his/her estimated score, but he/she can also find out his/her chances of landing a seat at his/her preferred college. However, we would suggest that candidates should not rely completely on the unofficial SNAP answer key. The actual marks could turn out to be different from the expected score.

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SNAP 2018 Mock Test

Taking the SNAP 2018 mock test will help you identify your level of preparation before appearing for the entrance exam. The Symbiosis National Aptitude (SNAP) test is a national-level management entrance examination, which is conducted in online mode for the candidates. By practicing mock tests regularly, candidates get a brief idea about their strengths and weaknesses. 

Another advantage of taking mock tests is that candidates get a better understanding of the paper pattern and marking scheme of the examination. This way, they can make changes in their preparation strategy and plan how to go about attempting the paper. Candidates can score high in the entrance exam if they know all such details beforehand.

SNAP Mock Test Series at CollegeDekho

The series of SNAP Mock test will be available soon!

How to Access SNAP Mock Test with Solutions

The steps to access the SNAP Mock Test are mentioned below:

  • In order to take the mock test for SNAP, create a Login account at CollegeDekho.

  • After successfully creating a login account, you can start taking the exam.

  • Click on the 'Submit’ tab after completing your exam.

  • Once you submit the exam, your exam score will be displayed on the screen.

  • You can check your level of exam preparation depending upon your total score.

Importance of SNAP Mock Test

  • Solving mock tests regularly can help measure the preparation level of the candidates appearing for the exam.

  • Mock tests enhance the time management skills of the candidates, which is a must for those appearing in the entrance exam.

  • Mock tests are an effective source of revision, which can help you evaluate your preparation strategy.

  • Mock tests are helpful resources that can help candidates understand the pattern and difficulty level of questions so that they can get familiar with the layout of the actual paper.

  • With the help of mock tests, candidates will be able to understand their level of preparation so that they gain experience and knowledge about the actual exam.

Quick Look at SNAP Exam Pattern & Marking Scheme

Before coming up with a preparation strategy, candidates must get a brief idea about the SNAP exam pattern and marking scheme. Here's a brief description of the structure of SNAP exam.

  • SNAP is conducted in a computer-based/Online mode.

  • The entrance exam has a total of 150 questions.

  • SNAP consists of multiple choice questions (MCQs) wherein candidates have to choose one appropriate answer.

  • The total test duration of SNAP is 2 hours.

  • There are 4 sections in the entrance test.

  • The medium of language in SNAP is English.

  • For every correct answer, candidates are awarded one mark.

  • There is a negative marking of 0.25 mark for every wrong response.

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SNAP Coaching Institutes

Many SNAP coaching institutes have sprung up in almost every major city in India to help the management aspirants crack the Symbiosis National Aptitude Test (SNAP). SNAP is a management entrance exam that is conducted on a national basis for the candidates aspiring to join MBA and masters programs offered by Symbiosis International University. For an advanced level of preparation, it is important for the candidates aiming to crack SNAP this year to opt for coaching from a renowned and trustworthy institute.

SNAP gauges a candidate based on General English, Analytical & Logical Reasoning, Quantitative, Data Interpretation and Data Sufficiency and Current Affairs. By joining MBA coaching institutes, candidates will not only get an idea about how to attempt the entrance exam, but these coaching institutes will provide its students with sufficient reading material which will help the students to attempt the SNAP in a time-bound manner. Hence, it is always a good idea to invest in good or reputed coaching institute.

How To Choose Best Coaching Institute

SNAP aspirants must consider the following factors before joining SNAP coaching institute:

  • Distance of the coaching institute from the place you are residing is an important factor to be considered while choosing a coaching institute.

  • Candidates must know about the teacher-student ratio in the coaching institute.

  • Knowledge about the success rate of the coaching institute is also an important factor.

  • Candidates must also know about the fee structure and refund system of the coaching institute.

  • Candidates must check for the study material provided by the coaching institute.

  • Faculty members and teachers of the coaching institute also plays an important role in choosing a best coaching institute.

  • Every student has different pace of learning and understanding. So while choosing a coaching institute, candidates should know about the evaluation procedure.

  • The timings of the coaching institute is also an essential factor that must be taken into consideration before making a final choice.

Top Coaching Institutes in India for MBA Entrance Preparation

Here is the list of some of the top coaching institutes in India that prepares the students for MBA entrance exams:


PT Education


Prudence Academy


Endeavour Careers

Career Launcher

Byju’s Classes

Bulls Eye

MBA guru



Top Coaching Institutes for SNAP in Delhi, NCR

Conduira Education Training Service Private Limited, Kailash Colony, Delhi

Kamat Educataion, Satya Niketan, Delhi

SmartPrep, Laxmi Nagar, Delhi

IMS CP Post Graduate, Connaught Place, Delhi

PRXA, Pitampura, Delhi

Teachwell Institute, Paschim Vihar, Delhi

IMS Dwarka,Delhi

Route 2 MBA, Lajpat Nagar, Delhi

Vprov, Mukherjee Nagar, Delhi

Top Coaching Institutes for SNAP in Kolkata, West Bengal

Erudite Education, Park Street, Kolkata

I.M.S. Learning Resources Pvt. Ltd., Elgin, Kolkata

Cubix Educational Institute Pvt. Ltd., Park Street, Kolkata

Edu World, Salt Lake City, Kolkata

Ravi Raja's Classes, Bhowanipore, Kolkata

Career Guide, Dum Dum, Kolkata

Eduguide, Nagar Bazar, Kolkata

Anindya Saha, Kaikhali, Kolkata


Top Coaching Institutes for SNAP in Chennai, Tamil Nadu 

Chennai Race Coaching Institute Pvt. Ltd., T. Nagar, Chennai

Paradigm Expert Classes, Ashok Nagar, Chennai

Velans Academy, Valasaravakkam, Chennai

I.M.S. Learning Resources Pvt. Ltd., Adyar, Chennai

Global Smart Infotech & Education, Royapettah, Chennai

Annai Home Tuition Center, Ambattur, Chennai

Nesto Educational Welfare Trust, T. Nagar, Chennai

Best Engineering & School Tutions, Ambattur, Chennai


Top Coaching Institutes for SNAP in Bangalore, Karnataka 

IMS Learning Resources Pvt. Ltd., Koramangala, Bangalore

Summit Careers, Jayanagar, Bangalore

Time Education Bangalore Pvt. Ltd., Indira Nagar, Bangalore

Giraffe Learning, Vasanth Nagar, Bangalore

Aptech Computer & Aviation Academy, Electronic City, Bangalore

IMS Learning Resources Pvt. Ltd., Jayanagar, Bangalore 

Top Coaching Institutes for SNAP in Jaipur, Rajasthan 

IMS Learning Resources Pvt. Ltd., Lalkothi, Jaipur

Endeavor Career Pvt. Ltd., Tonk Road, Jaipur

Aptimania, Shastri Nagar, Jaipur

Career Launcher, Mansarovar, Jaipur

Harplani Home Tuition, Mansarovar, Jaipur

Safeducate Learning Pvt. Ltd, Lal Kothi, Jaipur

Qriyo Home Tuitions, Mansarovar, Jaipur

Nextep Academy Pvt. Ltd., Barkat Nagar, Jaipur

Ujjwal Education Centre, Ujjwal Education Centre

Top Online Coaching Institutes for SNAP in Hyderabad, Telangana 

I.M.S. Learning Resources Pvt. Ltd., Begumpet, Hyderabad

Guru Academy, Barkatpura, Hyderabad

Chandrashekhar, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad

Bismillah Home Tuitions, Mehdipatnam, Hyderabad

Open World Knowledge Solutions, Adarsh Nagar, Hyderabad

City Home Tuition, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad

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About SNAP Conducting Body

Symbiosis International University (SIU) is a private co-educational, multi-institutional university, which has official recognition from the UGC and the AICTE. The University was established in the state of Pune, in Maharashtra, India. The National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) has conferred an 'A' grade to the university. SIU has 28 academic institutions spread over ten locations across:

Hyderabad Noida Bangalore Nasik

In Pune, SIU has multiple campuses at:

Lavale Senapati Bapat Road Viman Nagar
Kirkee Model Colony Hinjewadi


SNAP 2018 Important Dates

Events Dates
Registration Process Starts Date 28th August 2018
Registration Process End Date 26th November 2018
Admit Card Publication Date 1st December 2018
SNAP Online Test 2018 Date 16th December 2018
SNAP Result Date 2nd week of January 2019

SNAP 2018 Exam Centres

SNAP 2018 Test is going to be held in 92 cities all over India. A candidate has the option of choosing three preferences of test cities from the following table.















Navi Mumbai






Noida-G Noida-Gaziabad






Panjim - Mapusa































Chandigarh - Mohali















Delhi - Gurugram





















Contact Details

For Queries:
Gram: Lavale, Tal: Mulshi, District: Pune - 412115
Phone: 020-39116226 / 27 | Tele Fax: 020-39116228 
Whatsapp No.: 7709328908
For Technical Queries:
Call: 044-40492210/11/26182161


1. What is SNAP?

SNAP is a mandatory test for admission into postgraduate courses in Institutes of Symbiosis International University (SIU). This aptitude test is the first step and is followed by other selection procedures. 

2. Is the institute NAAC accredited? 

Symbiosis International (Deemed University) of which SCIT is a Constituent has been awarded Grade A by NAAC in January 2009.

3. What is the difference between the SCIT MBA programmes and MCA? 

SCIT MBA programs and MCA are different. SCIT MBA in Information Technology Business Management (ITBM) is a 2-year residential Post Graduate Degree Programme, which aims at developing management professionals for IT Businesses and its specialised streams. The programme builds Management skills and reinforces IT skills to create Leaders, Managers & Entrepreneurs in IT products & services domain. This programme also enables students to gain in-depth knowledge of the niche areas of IT Businesses. MCA is a 3-year course, Masters in Computer Applications offered by some Universities.

4. When is it conducted? 

It is usually conducted in the month of December. The 2018 SNAP entrance test date is yet to be announced. Stay tuned!

Important Dates

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SNAP 2018 Important Events Dates
Registration 26 Aug to 26 Nov, 2018
Admit Card 01 Dec, 2018
Exam Date 16 Dec, 2018

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