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Symbiosis National Aptitude Test(SNAP)

Important dates and Eligibility


Graduates in any discipline from statutory University with minimum of 50% marks (45% for SC/ST candidates) for all the Master of Business Administration Programme, except for the Programmes which requires graduate with specific subject specializations. These specializations are mentioned on the respective institute's website.

Application Fee and Mode of Payment

Pay a non-refundable fee of Rs. 1500/- according to the payment mode. The 4 payment modes are as follows,

After online SNAP 2014 registration print ‘Axis Bank Challan’ from SNAP website. It is in 3 parts. Pay Rs. 1500/- in cash at any Axis Bank branch in your city. Refer to the list of branches on the website. The bank will return two stamped parts of the ‘Axis Bank Challan’ to the candidate.
Candidate need to keep Student copy as payment receipt. Sign the stamped ‘Symbiosis copy’ of the ‘Axis Bank Challan’ is required to be sent to Symbiosis Test Secretariat at the following Address,
Symbiosis International University
Gram: Lavale, Tal: Mulshi,
Dist.: Pune – 412115
Phone: 020-39116226 / 27
Telefax: 020-39116228

Obtain a demand draft for Rs. 1500/- from any Nationalize Bank in favour of “Symbiosis Test Secretariat” payable at Pune.
Fill DD details in the DD payment option in SNAP website and take print out of ‘Payment Advice’ form for DD and send it along with the DD to the Symbiosis Test Secretariat only at the following Address. The photocopy of the Demand Draft be kept for further references.
Symbiosis International University
Gram: Lavale, Tal: Mulshi,
Dist: Pune – 412115
Phone: 020-39116226 / 27
Telefax: 020-39116228

The candidate may pay directly through either Master or Visa card online by following the instructions on the SNAP website after the registration.

The candidate may transfer SNAP test fee to Symbiosis Test Secretariat account using Net Banking option too after the registration.
The University will make the best efforts to send prospectus at the earliest possible time. Candidates are advised to contact the University for Prospectus and any queries. The University and Symbiosis Test Secretariat will not be held responsible for non delivery or any delay on the part of courier / postal services.


SNAP Test for Symbiosis Postgraduate Programmes
Symbiosis National Aptitude (SNAP) Test is a common and mandatory written test for the admission to all the Post-Graduate Programmes of Symbiosis International University.
However, it is only the first step. In addition, a candidate has to undergo the selection process of the desired Institute to qualify for the admission. A student aspiring to take higher studies at Symbiosis International University needs to do the following:-
Addressing the outstanding demand from the student community, SIU has started with effect from last year commence an additional test for non-MBA Courses as follows:
1) SIMC – MMC-(For Pune campus only)
2) SIG – M. Sc (Geoinformatics)
These tests would enable admission for students selecting the MMC course of SIMC (Pune) and for the M. Sc (Geoinformatics) course of SIG. However in addition to this candidates appearing forSNAPTest are also eligible for SIMC – MMC-(For Pune campus only) and SIG – M. Sc (Geoinformatics). More details Log on to the SNAP test website link namelywww.snaptest.org
For the candidates aspiring to take admission for M.Sc. (Biomedical), M.Sc. (Economics), M.Sc. (Medical Technology) and M.Tech. Programmes following is applicable:-
a. Discipline-specific test during GE/PI process for SNAP/GATE cleared candidates.
b. Aptitude and discipline-specific test before GE/PI, for candidates not appeared for SNAP.

Stage-1: SNAP Test
- Register online atwww.snaptest.org
- Upload a latest scanned photograph of own at the time of SNAP Online Registration.
- Follow the instructions for payment for Test fee of Rs. 1500/- on above website.
- Any Changes in the online application form may be made only up to the closing date of Registration i.e., wednesday, 26 November 2014. No change is permitted after this under any circumstances.
- All disputes between candidate and the Symbiosis Test Secretariat shall be subject to exclusive jurisdiction of Pune city and by Arbitrator only.
- Download and print “Admit Card” through the SNAP website.[www.snaptest.org] From Monday, December 06, 2014 till Sunday, 21 December 2014.
- Admit Card along with Photo Identity proof should be carried to the Test Centre at the time of test.
(Candidates should note that authenticated Admit Card is an important document without which the candidate will not be permitted to appear for further selection processes of the institutes.If Admit card is lost, no duplicate Admit Card will be issued. It should be preserved till admission process is over).
SNAP Score will remain valid for admission to all Post Graduate Programmes of Symbiosis International University for the academic year of 2015-16.
(Note: - SNAP Result will be available on the web site for 1 month from the date of Declaration of SNAP Result i.e. upto February 10, 2013.)

Stage-2: Submission of Application fee to the desired constituent institute of Symbiosis International University.
- Before applying to an institute a candidate must register for the SNAP 2014.
Visit desired institute website for institute registration and institute application fees.
- Pay the fee of Rs.1000/- to each institute as Institute Application feeto the institute/s in which candidate seeking to take admission.
(The application fee for SICSR is Rs. 1000/- for each programme).
- The SNAP website allows a facility for online payment for application fee for many of its constituent PG institutes along with online payment of SNAP fee.
- Candidate can also make payment from the institute website.
- Candidate can apply for more than one institute.

Stage-3: Further selection process of the chosen institute.
- SNAP Score will be declared as a percentile to all candidates.
- Section wise percentage scores (as a percentage of the highest score in the section and not as a percentage of the maximum marks of the section) will be given to all candidates.
- Short listing for GE/PI will be based on SNAP percentile.
- The final merit score will be based only on SNAP percentile.

Sr. No Parameter Marks
1 SNAP Score 180 marks scaled down to 40 marks
2 Attributes as defined by respective Institutes 20
3 Group Exercise (GE) 20
4 Personal Interaction (PI) 20
5 Total 100
SNAP Question Paper will have questions pertaining to diverse areas- like Commerce, IT, Media, Social Sciences and Pure Sciences.

Important Dates
Symbiosis National Aptitude Test 2014

1. Online Registrations for SNAP commences September 3, 2014 17.00 hrs. snaptest.org
2. SNAP Test Registration closes November 26, 2014 24.00 hrs. snaptest.org
3. SNAP Test payment closes November 29, 2014 24.00 hrs. snaptest.org
4. SNAP Test Admit Card available on website December 06, 2014 to
December 21, 2014
11.30 hrs. snaptest.org
5. SNAP Test 2014 December 21, 2014 14.00 hrs. to 16.00 hrs. 30 cities
6. SNAP Test Result January 10, 2015 13.00 hrs. snaptest.org

SNAP Test is mandatory for following constituent institutes of SIU

Sr. No.

Name of the Institute/ School/ College


1 Symbiosis Institute of Business Management (SIBM - Pune) MBA
MBA (Innovation and Intrapreneurship)
2 Symbiosis Institute of Computer Studies & Research (SICSR) MBA (Information Technology)
M.Sc (Computer Applications)
3 Symbiosis Centre for Management and Human Resources Development (SCMHRD) MBA
MBA (Infrastructure Management)
4 Symbiosis Institute of International Business (SIIB) MBA (International Business)
MBA (Agri Business)
MBA (Energy & Environment)
5 Symbiosis Institute of Telecom Management (SITM) MBA (Telecom Management)
6 Symbiosis Institute of Management Studies (SIMS) MBA
7 Symbiosis Institute of Media & Communication, Pune
(SIMC- Pune)
MBA (Communication Management)
8 Symbiosis Institute of Operations Management (SIOM- Nashik) MBA (Operations Management)
9 Symbiosis Centre for Information Technology (SCIT) MBA (Information Technology Business Management)
10 Symbiosis Institute of Health Sciences (SIHS) MBA (Hospital & Healthcare Management)
11 Symbiosis Institute of Business Management, Bengaluru
(SIBM - Bengaluru)
12 Symbiosis Institute of Media & Communication, Bengaluru (SIMC - Bengaluru) MBA (Communication Management)
13 Symbiosis School of Banking and Finance (SSBF) (Formerly Symbiosis School of Banking Management) MBA (Banking and Finance)

Test Centers

SNAP Test is conducted in 30 cities. A candidate may choose one city of the following. The Test centre and its address will be printed on the Admit Card.
1. Agra, 2. Ahmedabad, 3. Allahabad, . Bengaluru, 5. Bhopal, 6. Bhubaneshwar,7. Chandigarh, 8. Chennai, 9. Delhi, 10. Faridabad, 11. Gurgaon, 12. Guwahati, 13. Hyderabad, 14. Indore,15. Jaipur, 16. Jamshedpur, 17. Kanpur, 18. Kochi, 19. Kolkata, 20. Kolhapur, 21. Lucknow, 22. Mumbai, 23. Nagpur, 24. Nashik, 25. Noida, 26. Patna, 27. Pune, 28. Surat, 29. Vashi, 30. Visakhapatanam,


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