SNAP is conducted by Symbiosis International University, Pune for admission to various Post Graduate Programs. Candidates aspiring to join MBA programs offered by institutes of Symbiosis International University have to take the common, mandatory Symbiosis National Aptitude (SNAP) Test. The SNAP exam was conducted on 20th December 2015.


Graduates in any discipline from any Statutory University with minimum 50% marks (45% for SC/ST candidates) for all the MBA Programs, except the ones which require graduates with specific subject specializations (mentioned on the respective institute websites).

Test Format:

  • The duration of the SNAP test is two hours (120 Minutes). It is paper and pen based test with 180 questions to attempt.
  • The test follows an MCQ (Objective) format wherein each question lists 4 options out of which a student has to select the right answer.
  • ¼ marks (25%) are deducted for every wrong answer.

Number of Questions:


Marks Alloted: General English - 40

                            General Awareness - 40

                            Quantitative Ability - 40

                            Logical Reasoning - 60

SNAP 2015 Section wise analysis:

Quantitative Ability:

This section was dominated by Arithmetic, Modern Mathematics and Numbers. Emphasis on Geometry was reduced while the emphasis on Numbers was increased vis-a-vis SNAP-2014. There was one DI set with four questions, based on a table. There were no questions on data sufficiency. A majority of the questions in this section were of an easy-to-medium level of difficulty. The section also had a few tricky questions (especially questions on Geometry and Probability). Therefore judicious selection of questions was of the utmost importance.

Verbal Ability:

This section was more challenging than the previous years’ SNAP English sections. There were about 18 pure vocabulary questions (we are including vocabulary questions requiring knowledge of grammar under ‘grammar’), 12 grammar questions and 5 RC questions. There were 5 verbal reasoning questions. About 17 questions were easy, about 14 were of a moderate level and about 9 were quite challenging (either due to difficult words or due to difficult-to-eliminate options). It was very important not to keep pondering over questions that were confusing and instead be decisive. Though students prefer to avoid RC, this time the RC questions were somewhat simpler than many non-RC ones. So, students should have attempted them. The RC passage was around 800 – 900 words and was easy to understand. In 30-35 minutes, one could go through all the questions and attempt about 30 questions with 80% accuracy.

Analytical & Logical Reasoning:

This section took students by surprise. The emphasis on Verbal Reasoning was significantly lower in SNAP-2015 as compared to that of previous years. Furthermore, as many as 3 questions in the section required application of concepts in Mathematics and were fit to be included in the Quantitative Ability section as well. Additionally, there were 3 questions on Visual Reasoning and 5 questions on coding-decoding (including 3 on Analogies) that were somewhat tough. One question actually tested the concepts of Accounting, which most students from non-Commerce background would find difficult. There were two sets (one on seating arrangements and one on Grouping & Conditionalities) with 9 questions in all. These two sets were straightforward and should not have been missed.


General Awareness:

This section contained a healthy mix of questions from various areas (politics, government, awards and personalities, sports, literature, etc…). It was more difficult than that of previous SNAP papers. There were about 29 questions based on static GK and 11 based on current affairs. Most questions (22) were based on world affairs, while 18 had to do with national affairs/events. About 5-6 questions would have been very simple for someone who had prepared for SNAP GK, 22 would have been moderately challenging and about 12-13 would have been tough. So, in 10-15 minutes, students should have been able to attempt 11-13 questions with about 80% accuracy.

SNAP 2016 tentative date:  December 2016.