SNAP (SNAP - 2017)

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Important Dates
Registration Date
Aug 10, 2017
Admit Card Date
Dec 01, 2017
Test Date
Dec 17, 2017
Result Date
Dec 28, 2017

SNAP 2017 - Counselling Updates

Selection Process in B-schools accepting  SNAP Score
Selection Process in B-schools accepting SNAP Score
December 16, 2016 07:26 PM

Selection/admission process of Symbiosis International University (SIU)
The selection/admission process of Symbiosis International University (SIU) has already started from day SNAP Test takes place.
The symbiosis MBA admission process has a total of two stages, i.e. SNAP test and GE-PIWAT which consists of Group Exercise (GE), Personal Interaction (PI), and Writing Aptitude Test (WAT). Those candidates who gave both these two examinations will have to check the merit or wait list issued by Symbiosis International University (SIU).

So let us take a look at these two stages which are an inherent part of the (SNAP) Symbiosis MBA admission process-

1. SNAP Exam

2. GE-PIWAT Exam

SNAP Exam 2016

Candidates are required to take the SNAP test 2016 which is an MCQ test with four options for every question and the maximum marks will be 150 and of 120 minutes


After clearing the SNAP exam, candidates will be needed to give a set of three tests which collectively are called GE-PIWAT Exams. The scored marks of SNAP Exam 2016 will be leveled down under 150 to 50 marks and the maximum marks of GE-PIWAT will be GE - 10 marks, PI - 30 and WAT - 10 marks, then the total will be 100 marks. Also, Group Exercise (GE), Personal Interaction (PI), Writing Aptitude Test (WAT) will further zero down the candidates, and then the merit/wait list will be declared. These tests will be held in the institutes chosen by the candidates themselves in the application form. And if all these tests are cleared, then the candidates will have to apply for the institutes under the University they like, and the payment procedure will be carried out bringing SNAP admission procedure to an end.

Hence, passing both these stages is clearly not an easy task as it requires you to test your ability to all the extents of intelligence. SNAP Test preparation will itself give you a glimpse into the selection procedure of MBA under Symbiosis International University (SIU) and if you are able to pass these examinations, then this will also build a sense of confidence in the candidates to clear GE-PIWAT Test successfully. So, do go through the SNAP exam 2016 information for complete knowledge of the exam.

All Institute under SIU has reservation. The reservation policy for admission is as given below:

Reservation under Authorized Intake
Scheduled Caste (SC): 15%
Scheduled Tribes (ST): 7.5%
Differently- Abled (includes Vision Impairment, Hearing Impairment, Locomotive Disabilities, Mental Retardation, Multiple Disabilities and Dyslexia): 3%, This provision is made in acquiescence to Govt. Directives on disability guidelines issued by the office of the Chief Commissioner

Reservation Over and Above Intake
International Candidate: 15%

Kashmiri Migrants: 2 Seats per program
Also, for candidates who are under the differently abled category, they have to get an Authentication Certificate from Symbiosis Centre of Health Care (SCHC) under the first month of the beginning of the course as this authority will verify their documents and the extent of their disability.

Selection Process & Counselling after SNAP
Selection Process & Counselling after SNAP
December 13, 2016 12:41 PM

SNAP Score based Selection Process:

1. Candidates are shortlisted for Group Exercise, Personal Interaction and Writing Ability Test, commonly known as GE- PIWAT on the basis of their SNAP percentiles.

All SNAP-accepting institutes have a separate schedule for this round. Candidates are advised to check the same after the announcement of SNAP results.

2. A merit list will be prepared based on the following parameters:

  • SNAP Score (out of 150, which will be scaled down to 50 marks) with a weightage of 50 marks
  • Group Exercise or GE with a weightage of 10 marks
  • Personal Interaction or PI with a weightage of 30 marks
  • Writing Ability Test or WAT with a weightage of 10 marks

The total will thus be calculated out of 100 marks.

Separate category-wise cut-offs for qualifying into the Merit List as well as Wait List will be displayed on the websites of the participating institutes.

It is important to note that candidates who remain absent for any one of the above-mentioned component or test will be considered ineligible for the selection process of any PG degree programme of Symbiosis International University or SIU.

Counselling Process:

SNAP Counseling will take place in the month of February.

Procedure of SNAP counselling:

  • A candidate must confirm his/her ranking based on the merit list. Further, he/she should confirm the counseling date from the SNAP Counselling official website.
  • The candidate must decide his/her choice of course before he/she appears for SNAP counselling. However, the candidate will be eligible for that course provided he she/she obtains the minimum rank.

Documents checklist for SNAP counselling:

  • Original counselling letter along with photocopy of counseling letter
  • All the original and at least 2 photocopies of certificates of 10th & 12th class
  • Original Admit card along with photocopy of admit card
  • Rank Card / Hall Ticket
  • Bank draft as per the guidelines mentioned in SNAP prospectus
  • Original degree/provisional certificate if candidate is appearing
  • Score card (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

SNAP Seat Allotment Procedure:

Seat allotment is done on the basis of merit list. Candidate will have the option/choice to withdraw from the counselling.

SNAP Counselling FAQ

1) Is there any transport facility provided?

Since this is a residential programme, care is taken to provide all amenities and facilities on campus. Besides this, there are shuttle services from the campus to the city at regular intervals that carry students to and fro from early morning till late in the night. PMPML buses are also there from Infosys circle to the city.

2) Do all students get hostel facilities?

MBA is a residential 2-year postgraduate programme. Students get to stay in a 5 - acre campus in the Pune Infotech Park, which houses a swimming pool, cafeteria, mess, gymnasium, health Centre, general store and beautifully landscaped lawns. The SCIT campus provides a highly conducive and stimulating environment to all its students.

3) What are the colleges and courses for which SNAP is NOT compulsory?



Symbiosis Law School (SLS-Pune)


Symbiosis College of Nursing (SCON)

M.Sc. (Nursing)

Symbiosis Institute of Health Sciences (SIHS)

M.Sc. (Medical Technology)

Symbiosis School of Biomedical Sciences (SSBS)

M.Sc. (Biomedical Sciences)
M.Sc. (Biotechnology)
M.Sc. (Nutrition & Dietetics)

Symbiosis School of Economics (SSE)

M.Sc. (Economics)

Symbiosis Institute of Media & Communication-

Pune (SIMC- Pune)


Symbiosis Institute of Geoinformatics (SIG)

M.Sc. (Geo-informatics)

Symbiosis Institute of Technology (SIT

M.Tech. (CAD & CAM)
M.Sc. (Physics)
M.Tech. (E&TC)
M.Tech. (Computer Science)
M.Tech. (Geoinformatics & Surveying)

4) What are the specializations offered at SIMS ?

SIMS offers following Major Specializations*:
– Marketing
– Finance
– Human Resources Management
– Operations
* Subject to Conditions

5) What is the intake capacity?

Intake: 300 students ( 30 General Open -Industry Sponsored , 270 Defence open, 30 Defence Special).

6) Whom do I contact for SNAP Test details?

For more details on SNAP please contact Symbiosis Test Secretariat Phone: 020-39116226 / 27 Telefax: 020-39116228 Email: Web site:

7) What are the courses and colleges for which SNAP is OBLIGATORY?

The courses and colleges are mentioned below:

College Name

Course/s Name

Symbiosis Institute of Business Management (SIBM – Pune)

MBA (Innovation and Intrapreneurship)

Symbiosis Institute of Computer Studies & Research (SICSR)

MBA (Information Technology)
M.Sc (Computer Applications)

Symbiosis Institute of International Business (SIIB)

MBA (International Business)
MBA (Agri Business)
MBA (Energy & Environment)

Symbiosis Centre for Management and Human Resources Development (SCMHRD

MBA (Infrastructure Management)

Symbiosis Institute of Management Studies (SIMS)


Symbiosis Institute of Telecom Management (SITM)

MBA (Telecom Management)

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

MBA (Communication Management)

Symbiosis Institute of Operations Management (SIOM- Nashik)

MBA (Operations Management)

Symbiosis Centre for Information Technology (SCIT)

MBA (Information Technology Business Management)

Symbiosis Institute of Health Sciences (SIHS)

MBA (Hospital & Healthcare Management)

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

MBA (Communication Management)

Symbiosis Institute of Business Management, Bengaluru (SIBM – Bengaluru)


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


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

MBA (Banking and Finance)

8) Is the institute’s MBA Programme recognized by UGC or by AICTE?

SCIT is a constituent of Symbiosis International Deemed University established under section 3 of University Grants Commission Act, 1956 vide notification No. F.9- 12/2001-U.3 of the Government of India. and notification No. SIDU/28/131 dated 18th Dec 2006. The programmes offered by SCIT are therefore in compliance with UGC norms.