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Since 2007, candidates aspiring to join MBA programmes offered by constituent Institutes of Symbiosis International University have to take the common, mandatory Symbiosis National Aptitude (SNAP) Test. A candidate used to register for SNAP Test & then register with the Institutes offering his/ her choice of programme by paying separate institution registration fees. If shortlisted, he/she would then attend the GE-PIWAT process conducted by each of these Institutes.

Section 1: General Guidelines

A. The SNAP test structure
B. The Institutes and programmes for which SNAP test is mandatory
C. The Institutes and programmes for which SNAP is not mandatory
D. The cities where SNAP test will be conducted
E. Reservation Policy of SIU
F. Admission to International Candidates

Section 2: SNAP Registration

A. SNAP test registration process
B. Modes of payment for SNAP test
C. Downloading Admit Card
D. Important guidelines regarding SNAP test

Section 3: Registering for Institutions

A. The procedure to register for institutes
B. The Institutes Registration fees and the modes of payment for the same

Section I

Sr. No.


Total Marks

1 General English: Reading Comprehension, Verbal Reasoning, Verbal Ability 40
2 Quantitative, Data Interpretation & Data Sufficiency 40
3 General Awareness: General Knowledge, Current Affairs, Business Scenario 40
4 Analytical & Logical Reasoning 60
Total 180

SNAP Test duration is 120 minutes.

(Date: 21st December, 2014 | Time: 14.00 hrs – 16.00 hrs)

• SNAP Test is an objective test. Each question has 4 responses. Candidate should choose an appropriate response. Each wrong answer attracts 25% negative marks

• Candidate must use Blue or Black ball point pen only

B. 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)

C. Candidates should also note that SNAP Test is NOT applicable for

Sr. No.

Name of the Institute

Name of the Programme

1 Symbiosis Law School (SLS-Pune) LL.M.
2 Symbiosis Institute of Health Sciences (SIHS) M.Sc. (Medical Technology)
3 Symbiosis College of Nursing (SCON) M.Sc. (Nursing)
4 Symbiosis School of Biomedical Sciences (SSBS) M.Sc. (Biomedical Sciences)
M.Sc. (Biotechnology)
M.Sc. (Nutrition & Dietetics)
5 Symbiosis Institute of Media & Communication-
Pune (SIMC- Pune)
6 Symbiosis School of Economics (SSE) M.Sc. (Economics)
7 Symbiosis Institute of Technology (SIT) M.Sc. (Physics)
M.Tech. (CAD & CAM)
M.Tech. (E&TC)
M.Tech. (Computer Science)
M.Tech. (Geoinformatics & Surveying)
8 Symbiosis Institute of Geoinformatics (SIG) M.Sc. (Geo-informatics)

D. Test Cities

SNAP Test is conducted in 30 cities all over India. A candidate may choose one city of the following:

1 Agra 16 Jamshedpur
2 Ahmedabad 17 Kanpur
3 Allahabad 18 Kochi
4 Bengaluru 19 Kolkata
5 Bhopal 20 Kolhapur
6 Bhubaneswar 21 Lucknow
7 Chandigarh 22 Mumbai
8 Chennai 23 Nagpur
9 Delhi 24 Nashik
10 Faridabad 25 Noida
11 Gurgaon 26 Patna
12 Guwahati 27 Pune
13 Hyderabad 28 Surat
14 Indore 29 Vashi
15 Jaipur 30 Visakhapatanam

Test Centre and its address will be printed on the Admit Card.

Symbiosis Test Secretariat reserves the right to change or allot a city other than the one requested by the candidate in the event of the requested city not being available for any reason.

E. Reservation Policy

As per the UGC Regulations/ Guidelines, following will be the reservation policy for admission to any programme of Institutes of SIU (except Symbiosis Institute of Management Studies, which has separate policy #)

a. Within Sanctioned Intake

• Scheduled Caste (SC): 15%
• Scheduled Tribes (ST): 7.5%
• Differently Abled*: 3%

b. Over & Above Intake

• Kashmiri Migrants: 2 seats per programme
• International Candidates: 15%

Candidates applying from categories other than Open Category are required to submit valid supporting document(s) at the time of GE-PIWAT (if shortlisted).

*Differently Abled Category (DAC) at SIU

In compliance to Govt. Directives on disability guidelines issued by the office of the Chief Commissioner for persons with disabilities vide Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment New Delhi notification no. 16-18/97 on dated 01st June 2001 and University Grants Commission Notification No. F.6-1/2006 (CPP-II/SCT) dated 30/09/2009, SIU has made provision of reserving 3% seats for Differently Abled Category (DAC) students in all the Constituent Institutes of SIU.

The types of disabilities covered are:-

a) Vision Impairment
b) Hearing Impairment
c) Locomotors Disabilities
d) Mental Retardation
e) Multiple Disabilities
f) Dyslexia

All candidates claiming admission under DAC will be provisionally admitted under the said category. Thereafter, the candidate will be required to obtain an 'Authentication Certificate' from Symbiosis Centre of Health Care (SCHC) within one month of commencement of the program. SCHC will check validity of documents produced by the candidates and verify the continued existence and extent of the disability.

#For Symbiosis Institute of Management Studies (SIMS):

As perMoU with Ministry of Defence clause no. 13 sub clause (d) The term Defence Personnel would mean only those serving / retired Defence Personnel from the Army, Navy and Air Force who fall in the category of ex-serviceman as laid down vide Ministry of Defence Letter no. 36034/5/85 -Estt (SCT) dated 14th April, 1987.

Reservation of Seats within the intake is:

Defence Category- General: 80% seats for dependents (Children/Ward) of Defence personnel. (as per merit)
Defence category- Special: 10% seats for dependents of Defence personnel killed in action (war, Counter Insurgency or war like operation), disabled in action (war, Counter Insurgency or war like operation), with more than 50% disability, next of kin of service personnel who have died while in service, death being attributable to military service. (as per merit)
Open Category: 10% seats are in open category to civilian candidates sponsored/ recommended by the Industry (as per merit).

Reservation of Seats over and above intake:

• Officers of Armed Forces on Study Leave as authorized by respective Services HQs are granted automatic admission subject to meeting eligibility criteria.