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SNAP 2023 - Exam Date, Notification, Application Form, Pattern, Syllabus, Preparation

Updated By Subhashri Roy on 09 May, 2023 10:59

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About SNAP 2023

SNAP 2023 exam is expected to be conducted on three days during the month of December 2023. The SNAP 2023 registration process has been speculated to begin in the first week of August 2023. Candidates aspiring to take the SNAP 2023 exam can apply online by paying the application fee of INR 1,950. SNAP exam 2023 will be held in online mode at various test centers across the country. Candidates can appear for the SNAP exam three times and the best of the three attempts will be considered as their final score. There is no normalization process followed when calculating the SNAP score of candidates.

Symbiosis National Aptitude (SNAP) Test is a national-level postgraduate entrance examination conducted by Symbiosis International (Deemed University) [SIU] for admissions into the 26 MBA programs offered at its 15 constituent institutes. Candidates must take this exam if they wish to get admission to any of the 15 Symbiosis B-schools affiliated with Symbiosis International University (SIU). Earlier, the exam was conducted in an offline mode (pen-paper based), however, the conducting authorities have moved away from the conventional pen-paper based exam and have introduced the exam in an online mode.

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SNAP 2023 Important Dates

SNAP 2023 exam dates are in December 2023, and January 2024. Check the tentative SNAP exam schedule in the table below:

SNAP 2023 Events

SNAP 2023 Dates (Tentative)

Salient Features

SNAP 2023 Registration Process Commencement

First week of August 2023

SNAP 2023 Registration Process will begin on the official website of SNAP

SNAP 2023 Registration Process End Date

Last week of November 2023

Last day to fill the SNAP 2022 Application form and submit the exam fee online 

SNAP 2023 Mock Test Registration Deadline

Fourth week of October 2023

Candidates have to register before or by the given date to become eligible to take the official SNAP mock test. 

SNAP 2023 Mock Test Slot-booking

Fourth week of October 2023

Slot-booking for the mock test can be done by using registration ID and password

SNAP 2023 Mock Test

Fourth week of October 2023

SNAP Mock Test will be held to give an insight into the new exam pattern 

SNAP 2023 Admit Card Release Date

1st week of December 2023

Candidates can download the admit cards from the official website of SNAP (On

SNAP 2023 Exams

Three days in December 2023

The one-hour duration exam to be conducted in computer-based test mode in 94 cities across India 

SNAP 2023 Result Announcement

January 2024

Candidates can download the scorecards from the official website of SNAP.

SNAP 2023 Highlights

Given below are some of the key highlights of the SNAP 2023 Exam:

Exam Full Form 

Symbiosis National Aptitude Test

Conducting Body

Symbiosis International (Deemed) University (SIU)

Exam Level


Exam Purpose

Admission to SIU-affiliated colleges and 20 other institutes

Course Offered


Exam Frequency

Once a year (three attempts)

Exam Mode


MBA Colleges under SNAP

15 Symbiosis Institutes

Exam Fee 


Application Process

Online; Simultaneously apply for the entrance exam and for institute level Programs

Total Questions in Exam


Sectional Division of Test

3 Sections with different number of Questions in Each Section

Type of Questions

Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs)

Difficulty Level

Moderate to Difficult

Exam Syllabus

General English
Quantitative, Data Interpretation & Data Sufficiency
Analytical & Logical Reasoning



Exam Duration

60 minutes

SNAP 2023 Exam Centres


Expected SNAP Cut offs for top Symbiosis Institutes

88 to 97 percentile for SIBM Bangalore, Hyderabad, Pune, SCMHRD Pune, SIOM Nashik

Exam Helpdesk No.


Exam Website

SNAP 2023 Key Changes

The exam pattern of the SNAP exam remains the same. However, the following changes have been introduced in the SNAP exam recently:

  • The application fee for SNAP has been increased to INR 1950/- per test.
  • The exam will cover 60 questions containing one mark each.  
  • The total duration of the SNAP exam is 60 minutes for each of the three SNAP exams.
  • The marking scheme for the SNAP exam is a +1 mark for each correct answer. So, the maximum score a candidate can get is 60 marks.
  • Negative Marking in SNAP exam is 0.25 mark for each wrong answer.
  • Candidates can take the SNAP exam up to three times.
  • Test timing is different for the three SNAP exam dates.
  • For final percentile selection, the best performance of the candidate out of the three attempts will be considered.
  • The candidate has to decide well in advance and latest by the last date to apply, how many attempts of the SNAP exam they wish to take.

About SNAP Conducting Body

SNAP is conducted by Symbiosis International University (SIU). It is a private coeducational, 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:





In Pune, SIU has multiple campuses at:


Senapati Bapat Road

Viman Nagar


Model Colony


Contact Details

Symbiosis Test Secretariat,

Symbiosis International University,

Gram: Lavale, Tal: Mulshi, District: Pune - 412115

Phone: 020-39116226 / 27 |

Tele Fax: 020-39116228 

Whatsapp No.: 7709328908


For Technical Queries: 044-40492210/11/26182161

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FAQs about SNAP

What is SNAP?

SNAP is a national-level exam conducted for admission to the MBA courses offered by any of the Symbiosis colleges.

What is the full form of SNAP?

The full form of SNAP is Symbiosis National Aptitude Test.

Who conducts SNAP?

SNAP is conducted by Symbiosis International University (SIU).

How many times is SNAP conducted in a year?

SNAP is conducted once every year.

How many candidates appear for SNAP?

Every year SNAP gets around 1 lakh applications from all over India.

How many times can I attempt the SNAP exam?

There is no maximum number of attempts for SNAP. You can appear for the exam any number of times as long as you fulfil the eligibility criteria.

How many MBA seats are there under SNAP?

SNAP is conducted for admission to 2,500 MBA seats combined in all of the Symbiosis b-schools.

When do SNAP registrations start?

SNAP registrations start immediately after the notification for SNAP is released by SIU. This usually happens at the beginning of August every year.

In which mode is SNAP conducted?

SNAP is conducted in the online mode. It is a computer-based test (CBT).

Does clearing SNAP guarantee admission to Symbiosis?

No. You will be shortlisted to a Symbiosis college on the basis of SNAP scores. The college then conducts additional rounds of tests for final admission.

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