SNAP 2020 Selection Process

Updated By Abhinav Chamoli on 12 Jan, 2021 10:05

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SNAP 2020 Selection Process

The selection procedure of SNAP 2020 will start after the announcement of the result on January 22, 2021. The official schedule for SNAP 2020 selection process will be released shortly at As part of the SNAP 2020 selection process, participating institutes of SNAP 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 2021. The SNAP final merit list is likely to be published in the fourth week of February 2021. Seat allotment is done on the basis of merit list. Candidates will have the option to withdraw from the counselling​.

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SNAP 2020 Selection Process Dates

The important dates of the SNAP 2020 selection process will be announced by SIU. Check the table below for the updated dates of SNAP 2020 selection process.



Announcement of SNAP 2020 Result

January 22, 2021

Dates for GE-PI & WAT

To be announced

Release of SNAP Final Merit List

To be announced

Step-Wise SNAP 2020 Selection Process

Candidates who qualified SNAP 2020 conducted on December 20, January 6 and January 9 will be invited to participate in the selection process. Admission in colleges affiliated to SIU is taken through the SNAP selection process. The selection process of SIU is commonly known as GEPIWAT. These are different steps a candidate has to go through when seeking MBA admission at Symbiosis. First comes Group Exercise, and the college also conducts Written Ability Test and Personal Interaction. Results of all three are considered for final merit calculation. In order to get a seat in any one of the 15 participating institutes for SNAP 2020, the candidate will need to clear two steps i.e.

Step 1: Appear for SNAP 2020.

Step 2: Appear for the GEPIWAT round. Candidates scoring the minimum SNAP 2020 cut-off will be eligible for the selection process.

The SNAP selection process will begin soon after the SNAP results are announced on January 22, 2021. It is expected that selections will begin in the last week of January 2021 itself. Registration will be required for the GEPIWAT process as well. Candidates will have to fill the registration form for the selection rounds to be invited. Each of the selection rounds of SNAP 2020 has been explained in more detail below.

Group Exercise(GE)

  • It is a process of screening the candidates on the basis of their ability as well as their skills.

  • In this round, a topic allocated to a group of candidates to discuss among themselves for 15-20 minutes.

  • They are divided into groups and each group is given two case studies.

Personal Interaction (PI)

  • The objective of organizing a personal interview is to analyze the responses of a candidate, their interpersonal, soft skills, confidence, and thought clarity.

  • The interviewer can ask questions based on the details you filled in Annexure and other information based on the academic qualifications of the candidates.

Written Ability Test (WAT)

  • Written Ability Test is a pen and paper exam. It can also be called an Essay Writing Test. It is basically designed to test the knowledge of applicants and richness of content written by him.

SNAP 2020 Merit List

The SNAP Merit List is generated by SIU once all of the selection rounds have been conducted. The overall performance of a candidate in SNAP and GEPIWAT is considered when creating the final merit list. Different weightage is assigned to each parameter, which is used in calculating their final score. Based on the availability of seats, SIU releases the admission list of various colleges. Candidates are invited to finalise admission in the college. A waitlist is also released by the university. Candidates who names appear on the waitlist are given an offer of admission if a seat becomes available.

SNAP Merit List Weightage

Weightage for Final Merit List



SNAP Score


Group Exercise (GE)


Personal Interaction (PI)


Writing Ability Test (WAT)


It must be noted that SNAP Test is of 150 marks, which is scaled down to 50 marks during SNAP Selection Process. 

Documents Required in SNAP 2020 Selection Process

  • 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 the candidate is appearing

  • Scorecard (if applicable)

  • Medical documents mentioned on SNAP application form

  • 4-6 Passport size photographs color 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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