Symbiosis National Aptitude (SNAP) Test is an entrance test for admission to postgraduate management courses of Symbiosis Institute of Business Management (SIBM), Pune and various other Symbiosis International University (SIU) institutes in India. Giving SNAP is just a pre-condition for admission to the various Symbiosis institutes. Candidates have to apply separately to the various institutes in which they are interested in to take admission. The students have to give their best to secure high marks in this exam.

SIBM, Pune was the first Symbiosis Institute and was established in 1978. SIBM is considered to be among the best management institutes in India. In addition to SIBM there are 10 other Symbiosis Institutes, admission in which is through SNAP. The classrooms and tutorial rooms are equipped with audio-visual aids and have Internet connectivity. This institute provides state of art library, computer & internet labs and well equipped class rooms to its students.

Popularity of the exam:

Symbiosis National Aptitude (SNAP) Test is recommended and considered to be highly competitive exam for those aspiring to get admission in NITs or other top colleges. Therefore students start preparing for it much before this aptitude test.


The students of this institute have been placed in various national and multinational companies like Aditya Birla Group, Agro Tech Foods, Bajaj Allianz General Insurance, Bajaj Auto, Bank of America, Barclays Bank PLC, Berger Paints India, Citibank, Coca-Cola, Cognizant Technology Solutions, Cummins, Indian Bank, Indian Oil Corporation, Infosys Technologies, Intel Technologies, ITC Infotech, Whirlpool of India and Wipro etc.

More about Symbiosis Institute of Business Management:

Symbiosis Institute of Business Management, Pune is the flagship institute of the Symbiosis society and is affiliated with SIU (Symbiosis International University). The institute is amongst the top institutes of India that has a reputation for producing managers of the highest caliber for the last 32 years.

How to apply for SNAP 2011-2012:

The candidates have to first register themselves on the SNAP website After that they can make the payment for entrance fees either by cash, demand draft or credit card. The candidates can make payment through cash at the Axis Bank branches and send the challan receipt to Symbiosis International University. The candidates can also choose to make the payment through Demand Draft in favor of “Symbiosis Test Secretariat” payable at Pune. Online payment method is available on the website itself.

Important Dates (Tentative):

  • Shortlist of SIBM Pune for group/personal interaction: January 18, 2012
  • Group/personal interaction of SIBM Pune: February 4-8, 2012
  • Final merit list display: February 21, 2012
  • Last date for payment of fees: March 7, 2012
  • Pre induction programme begins: April 2, 2012
  • Programme commencement: June 5, 2012

Eligibility criteria:

To apply for SNAP a candidate should be a gradudate with atl east 50% marks in graduation for general candidates and 45% for SC/ST candidates. Final year students can also apply for provisional admission.

Pattern of Examination:

SNAP is of two hours duration and consists of 150 objective type questions. The questions are divided in the following sections:
General English: Reading Comprehension, Verbal Reasoning, Verbal Ability-40 questions(1 mark each)
Quantitative, Data Interpretation & Data Sufficiency-40 questions(1 mark each)
General Awareness: General Knowledge, Current Affairs, Business Scenario-40 questions(1 mark each)
Analytical & Logical Reasoning-30 questions(2 marks each)
Every question will have four options and there is a negative marking of 25% for incorrect answers.

Contact Details

Symbiosis Institute of Business Management,
Symbiosis Knowledge Village,
Gram: Lavale via Sus Road,
Tal: Mulshi,
Dist- Pune-411042
Tel: 91-020-39116000/39116008 / 39116007 / 39116010 / 39116009
FAX: 91-020-39116060