SNAP Exam Pattern 2021

Symbiosis National Aptitude Test (SNAP) is a gateway to various MBA programs offered by Symbiosis International University (SIU) and B-schools affiliated to it. Over 60,000 candidates appear for SNAP every year and vie for the limited number of admission seats. Although the exam is easier compared to other popular entrances like CAT and XAT, yet the competition remain high due to few affiliated institutes.
SNAP is generally held in December/January. In 2020, certain changes were introduced in the exam pattern. In this article, you will learn about the complete details of SNAP 2021 exam pattern and marking scheme.
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SNAP 2021
SNAP is a computer-based objective test of 60 minutes. It consists three sections and the candidate has complete choice to move between sections. Earlier the exam also included a GK section but in 2019, it was removed. Besides, there were also no special questions in SNAP 2020.
SNAP 2021 will held in December-January in three sessions. SNAP notification is released and the registrations begin from August-end.
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Below is a glimpse of major modifications in exam format of SNAP:
Important Changes in SNAP Exam
SNAP exam underwent a few changes in 2020 due to pandemic scenario. These will follow in 2021 as well.
  • SNAP is to be conducted in three sessions (three exam dates).
  • Candidates can appear for SNAP up to TWO Times and the best of the performance out of the attempts will be considered for the selection process. Registration for both times has to be done together. For each attempt of SNAP 2021, the candidate has to deposit the application fee (Rs. 1950/-).
  • The number of questions and the time limit for SNAP was reduced to half. So, there are 60 questions to be solved in 60 minutes.
  • Students intending to take admission in MBA, MBA(I &E), and MBA (L & S) programmes offered by SIBM Pune will also have to clear the SNAP exam.
The following table displays the features of SNAP 2021:
SNAP Exam Pattern 2021
Number of Sections 3
Mode Computer-Based
Marks Per Question +1 for every correct answer
Number of questions 60 questions
Total Marks 60 marks
Negative Marking 25% deducted for each wrong answer
Duration 1 hour
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SNAP 2021: Sectional Break-up

Section

No. of Questions

Total Marks

General English: Reading Comprehension, Verbal Reasoning, Verbal Ability

15

15

Analytical & Logical Reasoning

25

25

Quantitative, Data Interpretation & Data Sufficiency

20

20

Total

60

60
NOTE: The important fact about SNAP is that the Symbiosis Institutes do not consider any sectional cut-offs. So, you have to advantage of working on your strong areas and maximise score in the overall exam.
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Different institutes set different cut-offs for SNAP. After shortlisting the candidates based on SNAP cut off, they are called or subsequent selection rounds, i.e., GE, PI, and WAT. The final list is compiled after considering all the requisite factors, to which separate weightages are given.
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