SNAP 2023: Exam Notification, Syllabus, Pattern, Exam Date, Preparation Tips and Colleges

Updated on 22nd May 2023 | 12:29 pm | #CAT2024

The Symbiosis National Aptitude Test (SNAP) is a computer-based test held for candidates who are seeking admission to the MBA program in any institute of Symbiosis International (Deemed University). If a candidate clears the exam and is shortlisted, they must clear further admission rounds of that particular program.

As per the notification, SNAP 2023 will be held on 3 dates in December 2023. Registrations for the same have begun and the last day to register is 23rd November 2023. In SNAP, candidates can appear for the test three times and the highest scores from the three attempts will be considered the final score and there will be no normalization.

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SNAP 2023 Overview

The Symbiosis National Aptitude Test is conducted once per year with three exam dates. It is a computer-based exam that is conducted across 84 cities. Given below are the highlights of SNAP 2023-



Name of Exam

Symbiosis National Aptitude Test (SNAP)

Official Website 

Conducting Body

Symbiosis International (Deemed University)

Time Allotted

60 minutes

No. of Questions


No. of Sections


Exam Mode


Application Fee

INR 2,250/-

SNAP Notification

SNAP 2023 Exam Dates

The timeline for SNAP 2023 has been released on the official website along with the eligibility criteria, test cities, and exam pattern. Given below is the timeline of the exam events:



Registration End Date

23rd November 2023

Payment End Date

23rd November 2023

Admit Card Availability

4th December 2023 for Test 1
9th December 2023 for Tests 2 & 3

Exam Dates

10th December 2023
17th December 2023
22nd December 2023

Result Announcement

10th January 2024

SNAP Test 2023: Eligibility Criteria

To appear for SNAP test 2023, aspirants should ensure that they meet the minimum eligibility criteria set for the exam. Candidates should note that the eligibility criteria for the exam and admission eligibility will differ. The admission eligibility will be based on the institute and MBA program. Candidates should verify their eligibility for each institute and the program individually.

Here is the eligibility criterion for SNAP 2023 based on the past years-

  • Candidates should have obtained an undergraduate degree from a recognized university with a minimum of 50% marks for the general category (45% marks for SC/ST).
  • Candidates still in the final year of their undergraduate can apply. However, their admission will be provisional on the basis of obtaining a minimum of 50% marks in the undergraduate.
  • Candidates with a qualification from a Foreign University are required to present an equivalence certificate which can be obtained from the Association of Indian Universities (AIU).

SNAP Test 2023: Exam Pattern

Following the pattern of SNAP 2022, SNAP 2023 will be a computer-based examination comprising 60 questions divided into three sections. Given below is the exam pattern for SNAP 2023.



Maximum Marks

General English



Analytical & Logical Reasoning



Quantitative, Data Interpretation & Data Sufficiency






  • The paper comprises multiple choice questions with four options.
  • Every correct answer will be awarded a +1 mark.
  • Every incorrect answer will attract 25% negative marks.
  • A candidate can appear for all three tests in SNAP 2023.

SNAP Test 2023: Syllabus

The SNAP 2023 syllabus observes no change when compared to the previous year. The syllabus is essentially divided into three parts based on the exam pattern. Here are the main topics covered in each section that candidates should focus on-


Topics Covered

General English: Reading Comprehension, Verbal Ability, and Verbal Reasoning

Grammar, Synonyms- Antonyms, Analogies, Passages, Parajumbles, Fill in the Blanks, Syllogisms, One Word Substitutions

Analytical & Logical Reasoning

Coding, Puzzles, Coding-Decoding, Arrangements, Problem-Solving, Blood Relations

Quantitative, Data Interpretation & Data Sufficiency

Pie Charts, Column Graphs, Series, Percentages, Trigonometry, Algebra, Geometry, Logarithm, Equations

SNAP Syllabus

SNAP 2023 Registration

A candidate can follow these steps to complete the SNAP 2023 registration-

  • Visit the website and click on Register.
  • Fill in the details required. Then click on “Save & Continue” to generate an OTP.
  • Enter the OTP and click “Submit” to successfully register.
  • Login using the Credentials sent to your registered email and phone number.
  • Fill in the necessary details of the form.
  • Pay the non-transferable and non-refundable test registration fee and program registration fee.
  • Upload a passport-size photograph (not older than 6 months)

NOTE: Applicants should note that they cannot change their name, date of birth, category, test city and test date after submitting the application. The remaining details can be corrected for error till the last date of registration after which no such edits can be made.

Admit Card for SNAP Test 2023

Each test has a separate admit card, so candidates must ensure that they download the necessary admit cards by logging into the official website. The admit card will be available on 4th December 2023 for Test 1 and 9th December 2023 for Test 2 and 3. These are the steps to downloading the admit card for SNAP Test 2023:

  • Open the official website and log in
  • Click on the “Admit Card” tab
  • Fill in the credentials in the required fields
  • SNAP Admit Card will appear
  • Download the admit card

SNAP Test 2023: Preparation Tips

Much like any other entrance exam, SNAP 2023 relies on a candidate covering the syllabus, practicing mock exams and revising regularly to crack the exam. Here are some tips to elevate your preparation and score well.

  • Understand the exam pattern and syllabus of the test well before you begin your preparations.
  • Develop a schedule for the exam and stay dedicated to it.
  • Identify your weaknesses and strengths and work on them accordingly.
  • The exam requires speed and accuracy. It can be attained by practicing mocks and reviewing previous papers.
  • Practise mocks regularly and analyze them to identify areas for improvement.
  • Steadily increase the difficulty of the questions as the concepts get clearer.
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Important Guidelines for SNAP Test 2023

Here are some guidelines that candidates should comply with on the date of the SNAP test to get through the exam without any problems-

  • Candidates should ensure that they reach the center atleast 90 minutes before the exam starts.
  • Candidates should carry a printout of the admit card on the day of the exam.
  • Candidates should not carry clocks, calculators or any electronics to the exam hall.
  • One of the following documents must be carried as an ID Proof-
  1. Passport
  2. Driving License
  3. Voter ID Card
  4. PAN Card
  5. Aadhar Card

SNAP 2022 Analysis: Slot 3

SNAP 2022 slot 1, slot 2 & slot 3 followed the same pattern as that of SNAP 2021. All the slots had 60 questions to be attempted in 60 minutes and were divided into three sections General English, Analytical & Logical Reasoning, and Quantitative, Data Interpretation & Data Sufficiency.

In the section-wise breakup of the exam, the level of difficulty in the General English Section was moderate. The reading comprehension section was missing in the section. Similarly, the Analytical & Logical Reasoning section was also of moderate difficulty. In comparison to slots 1 and 2, the Quantitative, Data Interpretation & Data Sufficiency section of slot 3 was difficult.

Overall, SNAP slot 3 had a higher level of difficulty compared to SNAP 2022 slots 1 & 2.

SNAP 2022 Analysis

Colleges Accepting SNAP Test 2023

Last year, the SNAP Test result was mandatory for admissions to MBA programs in 16 colleges under Symbiosis International (Deemed University). Here is the list of the colleges and their programs for SNAP-

Names of the Institutes

SIBM, Pune 



SIBM, Bengaluru







SIBM, Nagpur

SIBM, Hyderabad



SIBM Noida


SNAP Test 2023 FAQs

Aspirants who wish to appear for SNAP 2023 will be able to register for the test from the official website till 23rd November. Candidates will be required to register, fill in the details required in the application form and upload the documents. After filling out the form, the candidates must pay the registration fee to complete the application process.

SNAP 2023 is a computer-based test, the duration of which is 60 minutes for 60 questions.

Candidates can attempt SNAP 2023 three times. If a candidate attempts more than one exam, the highest score across the exams will be accepted as the final score and no normalization will take place.

The syllabus of the SNAP exam focuses on the following topics- General English: Reading Comprehension, Verbal Ability, Verbal Reasoning, Analytical & Logical Reasoning, Quantitative Aptitude, Data Interpretation & Data Sufficiency

SNAP 2023 will be held in three slots on 10th, 17th and 22nd December 2023. Registrations for the same are open till 23rd November 2023. Candidates can attempt the test three times.