Symbiosis National Aptitude Test

Symbiosis National Aptitude Test is an annual management entrance exam for admission to MBA programmes in the Institutes affiliated with Symbiosis International University.

SNAP is the initial step in the admission process. After that, the selected students will be required to submit applications in individual colleges and clear their respective rounds of selection that are generally Group Discussions (GD) and Personal Interview (PI) rounds.


Format of exam

  • Geometry (Lines, Angles, Triangles, Spheres, Rectangles, Cube, Cone, etc.)
  • Ratios and Proportion,
  • Percentages,
  • In-equations Quadratic and linear equations Algebra,
  • Profit & Loss,
  • Averages,
  • Partnership,
  • Time-Speed-Distance,
  • Work and time,
  • Number system,
  • HCF &LCM,
  • Geometric Progression,
  • Arithmetic progression,
  • Arithmetic mean,
  • Geometric mean,
  • Harmonic mean,
  • Median,
  • Mode,
  • Number Base System,
  • BODMAS,
  • Mensuration,
  • Alligation& Mixtures,
  • Work, Pipes and Cisterns,
  • Simple Interest & Compound Interest,
  • Set Theory,
  • Venn Diagram,
  • Installment Payments,
  • Clocks, Probability,
  • Permutations & Combinations,
  • Trigonometry,
  • Vectors,
  • Binomial Expansion,
  • Co-ordinate geometry,
  • Logarithm,
  • Calendar,
  • Maxima & Minima Progression,
  • Surds & Indices,
  • Complex numbers,
  • Etc.
  • Comprehension of passage (Poems can also come)
  • Verbal Reasoning,
  • Syllogisms,
  • Contextual usage,
  • Analogies,
  • Antonyms,
  • Fill In the Blanks,
  • Jumbled paragraphs with 4 or 5 sentences,
  • Jumbled paragraphs (6 sentences with first and last fixed),
  • Sentence Correction,
  • Foreign language words used in English,
  • Sentence completion,
  • Sentence correction,
  • Odd man out,
  • Idioms,
  • One word substitution,
  • Different usage of same word,
  • Etc.
  • Current Affairs,
  • Business,
  • Punch line of companies,
  • Top officials of big companies,
  • Major corporate events
  • Famous award and prizes
  • World Records
  • Books and authors
  • Science,
  • History,
  • Geography,
  • International organizations
  • Important quotations
  • Social issues,
  • Sports,
  • Finance,
  • Automobiles,
  • Entertainment,
  • Politics,
  • Etc.
  • Data Interpretation based on text, graphs and tables.
  • Graphs can be Column graphs, Bar Graphs, Line charts, Pie Chart, Graphs representing Area, Venn diagram, etc.
  • Critical reasoning,
  • Visual reasoning,
  • Assumption-Premise-Conclusion,
  • Assertion and reasons,
  • Statements and assumptions,
  • Identifying valid inferences ,
  • Identifying Strong arguments and Weak arguments,
  • Statements and conclusions,
  • Cause and Effect,
  • Identifying Probably true,
  • Probably false,
  • definitely true,
  • definitely false kind of statement,
  • Linear arrangements,
  • Matrix arrangements.
  • Puzzles,
  • Syllogisms,
  • Functions,
  • Family tree - identifying relationship among group of people,
  • Symbol Based problems,
  • Coding and decoding ,
  • Sequencing ,
  • Identifying next number in series,
  • Etc.

Marking Scheme

  • The duration of the SNAP test is two hours (120 Minutes).
  • The test follows an MCQ (Objective) format wherein each question lists 4 options out of which a student has to select the right answer.
  • ¼ marks (25%) are deducted for every wrong answer.
Section No. of Questions Marks
General English: Reading Comprehension, Verbal Reasoning and Ability 40 40
General Awareness: General Knowledge,  Current Affairs and  Business Scenario 30 30
Quantitative, Data Interpretation and Data Sufficiency 40 40
Analytical and Logical Reasoning 40 40
Total 150 150