SNAP 2020: New Exam Pattern, Exam Dates, Selection Process & Other Details

By Gaurav Gupta|Updated : September 14th, 2020

SNAP Every year SNAP is conducted by the Symbiosis International (Deemed University) [SIU] for admissions into the 28 MBA programmes offered at its 16 institutes. As per the SIBM Pune's Blog this year we can see major changes in the exam pattern of the upcoming SNAP 2020. The information has been shared by Dr R Raman, Director SIBM Pune. 

SNAP 2020 Major Changes Announced - Check HERE

About SNAP 2020

  • Approximately 60,000 students appear for SNAP every year out of which roughly 1000-1500 candidates secure their place in the 16 SIU affiliated institutes
  • Top institutes under SIU are - SIBM Pune, SIBM Bangalore, SCMHRD, SITM, SIOM etc.

SNAP Eligibility Criteria 2020

  • The eligibility rules for the candidate include that he/she must have attained 50% aggregate in his/her 3-year graduation from a recognized university or equivalent
  • The 50% aggregate is lowered down by 5% for the SC and ST category of students.
  • Candidates appearing in the final year of their graduation course may also apply for the SNAP test
  • There is NO AGE LIMIT for the applicants

SNAP Exam Pattern 2020


Total Questions

Total Marks

General English: Reading Comprehension, Verbal Reasoning, Verbal Ability



Analytical and Logical Reasoning



Quantitative, Data Interpretation & Data Sufficiency







Selection/Admission Process for SNAP 2020 Exam

  1. Candidates have to appear for the SNAP 2020. SNAP score is given the most important throughout the selection process
  2. The shortlisting of candidates for the Written Ability Test (WAT), Group Exercise (GE) and Personal Interaction (PI) is done solely on the basis of the SNAP score
  3. The factors responsible for Final Selection along with their weightage is given below:
    • SNAP Score - 50% weightage
    • Group Exercise - 10% weightage
    • Personal Interaction - 30% weightage
    • Written Ability Test - 10% weightage

Application Fee for SNAP 2020

  • The application fee for SNAP 2020 remains the same as was for SNAP 2019 - Rs. 1750/- (for each attempt)

Let us show you the complete comparison between the exam pattern of SNAP 2020 and SNAP 2019.


SNAP 2019SNAP 2020
Exam DatesONCE in the season

THRICE in this season

ONCE in December 2020

TWICE in January 2021

Exam Duration

120 Minutes60 Minutes

General English: Reading Comprehension, Verbal Reasoning, Verbal Ability

34 Questions15 Questions

Quantitative, Data Interpretation & Data Sufficiency

35 Questions20 Questions

Analytical & Logical Reasoning

36 Questions25 Questions

Special Questions

5 QuestionsNIL

Every Correct Answer

+1 Mark+1 Mark

Every Incorrect Answer

-0.25 Marks-0.25 Marks


  • Aspirants can take the SNAP test up to TWO times in this season and the best performance among the two will be considered for Final Percentile Calculation
  • SNAP 2020 will be conducted in the Computer-Based Test (CBT) Mode.
  • The dates for Registration, Downloading the Admit Card, Exam Dates are yet to be released with the SNAP 2020 Notification. So stay tuned with Gradeup to get all the information about SNAP 2020

Given below is the list of 16 SIU affiliated institutes. In order to get admissions into one of these, it is mandatory for the candidates to take the SNAP test and score above the cut-off marks/score as specified by each of them:


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