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Symbiosis National Aptitude Test 2015 SNAP
Since 2007, candidates aspiring to join MBA programs offered by 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 program 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 programs for which SNAP test is mandatory
C. The Institutes and programs 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. Sections 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: 20th December, 2015 | 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 institutes of SIU
Sr. No. Name of the Institute/ School/ College Programme
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) MBA
12 Symbiosis School of Media & Communication, Bengaluru (SSMC, Bengaluru) MBA (Communication Management)
13 Symbiosis School of Banking and Finance (SSBF) (Formerly Symbiosis School of Banking Management) MBA (Banking and Finance)
14 Symbiosis Institute of Business Management, Hyderabad (SIBM, Hyderabad) MBA

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) MA(MC)
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)

Eligibility :
Graduate from any recognized / statutory University or Institute with a minimum of 50% marks (45% for SC/ST).

Programmes which require specific discipline/ subject specialisation need to be checked for eligibility as given by the respective Institute.

A candidate who has completed qualifying degree from any Foreign University must obtain an equivalence certificate from the Association of Indian Universities (AIU).

All foreign degrees/ qualifications need to be verified from AIU by the candidate before seeking admission to any programme of SIU.

How to register for SNAP 2015 :
A. SNAP Registration Process :
Register online on (from August 24, 2015 to November 24, 2015)

Note: Any Changes in the online application form can be made only up to the closing date of Registration i.e. November 24, 2015. No change is permitted after this under any circumstances.
Upload your latest scanned colour photograph to establish identity

B. Modes of Payment for the SNAP Test process
Given below are instructions for payment of SNAP Test fee of Rs. 1500/- (from August 24, 2015 to November 24, 2015).

The candidate can pay directly through a Master or Visa card online by following the instructions on the SNAP website after the registration.

The candidate may transfer SNAP test fee to Symbiosis Test Secretariat account using Net Banking option after the registration.

After online SNAP 2015 registration print ‘Axis Bank or Indian Bank Challan’ from the SNAP website. It is in 3 parts. Pay Rs. 1500/- in cash at any Axis Bank or Indian Bank branch in your city. Refer to the list of branches on the website. The bank will return two stamped parts of the ‘Axis Bank or Indian Bank Challan’ to the candidate.

Candidates need to keep the Candidate copy as payment receipt. Sign the stamped ‘Symbiosis copy’ of the ‘Axis Bank or Indian Bank Challan’ and send it to the Symbiosis Test Secretariat at the address given in this page.

Obtain a Demand Draft (DD) of Rs. 1500/- from any Nationalized Bank in favour of “Symbiosis Test Secretariat” payable at Pune. Fill DD details in the DD payment option in SNAP website and take a print out of ‘Payment Advice’ form for DD and send it along with the DD to the Symbiosis Test Secretariat only at the following Address. The photocopy of the Demand Draft should be retained for future reference.

Gram: Lavale, Tal: Mulshi, Dist.: Pune – 412115
Phone: 020-39116226/ 27, Tele fax: 020-39116228

1. All disputes between the candidate and the Symbiosis Test Secretariat shall be subject to exclusive jurisdiction of Pune city and by Arbitration only.

2. SNAP Score will be valid only for admission to all MBA institutes of Symbiosis International University for the academic year of 2016-17. (Note: – SNAP Result will be declared on January 11, 2016 on and will be available for a month upto February 12, 2016.)

C. Important instructions regarding Admit Card
1. SNAP Test Admit Card should be printed from the SNAP website [] which will be available from, Saturday, December 05, 2015, till Sunday, December 20, 2015.

2. Admit Card along with Photo Identity proof should be carried to the Test Centre at the time of the test. An acceptable Photo Identity is any one of the following,
Driving license
College/Institute Identity Card
Credit card with photograph
Voter ID Card
Pan Card

3. Please ensure that your latest passport size, colour photograph is pasted on the Admit Card at the place provided for and duly attested by Gazetted Officer before appearing for test.

4. An authorised person from Symbiosis International University will verify and authenticate your Admit Card against the photo-ID. Please preserve this authenticated Admit Card for further GE-PIWAT processes.

5. Candidates should note that an authenticated Admit Card is an important document without which the candidate will not be permitted to appear for further selection processes of SIU. If the Admit card is lost, a duplicate Admit Card will not be issued. It should be retained till the admission process is over.

Guidelines :
1 The candidate is required to report at the Test Centre latest by 13:00 hrs. The test procedure will begin at 13:30 hrs. Candidates who reports after 14:00 hrs. will not be allowed for the test

2 Bring the following documents while reporting to the Test Centre:
Admit Card
Your latest coloured passport size photograph should be pasted on the Admit Card at the place provided for
Photo identity as specified in the Admit Card page
Blue/Black ballpoint pen

3 Cell phones, calculators, watch calculators, alarm clocks, digital watches with built-in calculators/memory or any electronic gadgets will not be allowed in the examination hall

4 Occupy the seat allotted to you by verifying the SEAT NUMBER pasted on the desk and indicated in your Admit Card

5 The Test Invigilator will check your Admit Card

6 The Test Booklet will be distributed just before the starting time of the Test. The candidate must ensure that the booklet is sealed. If the seal is found broken or tampered with, please bring this matter to the notice of the invigilator immediately

7 At 14.00 hrs, the Test Invigilator will instruct you to open the seals of the Test Booklet and commence answering the test

8 Check immediately that all the pages of the booklet are in order. In the rare event of the Test Booklet being defective, bring it to the notice of the invigilator immediately who will arrange for the replacement of Test Booklet, if required

9 Duration of the test is 120 minutes, i.e. from 14:00 hrs. to 16:00 hrs. The candidate may attempt any section in any order

10 The candidate will not be allowed to leave the hall till the test is over and until the invigilator collects the answer OMR sheet and Question Paper at 16:00 hrs. The candidate will be allowed to leave the hall only after the answer OMR sheets and Question Booklet of all the candidates in the hall have been collected and accounted for

11 Candidates found using any unfair means will forfeit their chance of being considered for admission and will be debarred from receiving SNAP scores

12 Invigilator or Symbiosis Test Secretariat Representative will stamp and authenticate your Admit Card

Important Dates :
1. Online Registrations for SNAP commences August 24, 2015 Tuesday
2. SNAP Test Registration closes November 24, 2015 Monday
3. SNAP Test payment closes November 27, 2015 Friday
4. Admit Card December 5, 2015 to December 20,2015
5. SNAP Test 2015 December 20 , 2015 Sunday 14.00 hrs. to 16.00 hrs.
6. SNAP Test Result January 11, 2016 Monday

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