CAT 2010


SNAP stands for Symbiosis National Aptitude Test. It is the common entrance test conducted by the Symbiosis International (Deemed) University, under the purview of the SNAP Test Secretariat, for post-graduate programs across its colleges in the country. One of the main motives behind conducting the SNAP test is to provide the convenience of a common entrance test to the students wishing to be a part of the Symbiosis family.

SNAP Pattern

SNAP test is an objective test with negative marking. The SNAP pattern varies every year. Last year, SNAP had 135 questions, as opposed to 150 questions in 2007. The Logical Reasoning section had the highest weightage with 60 marks and 30 questions, while the rest of the three sections of Quantitative Aptitude, Verbal and General Awareness had 40 marks each with 35 questions.

The SNAP pattern this year is as follows:

Duration of the test: 120 minutes.
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Total Marks: 180

Number of options per question: 4

Negative marking: 25%

The areas tested under various sections are as follows:

Quantitative, Data Interpretation and Data Sufficiency: Number System, Geometry, Ratio, Averages, Speed, Time and Distance, Work, Probability, Clocks, Series, Pipes and Cisterns, Permutation and Combination, other miscellaneous topics

General English: Reading Comprehension, Analogies, Sentence Correction, Match the following, Passage Building, Spelling Correction, Fill in the blanks, Synonyms-Antonyms, Identifying the meaning, Identifying part of speech

General Awareness: Static GK, Business Terminology, Acronyms, Current Affairs

Analytical and Logical Reasoning: Coding, Input/Output questions, Number Based, Visual Reasoning, Puzzles, Critical Reasoning, Miscellaneous, Mathematical Reasoning, Deductions, Logical Connections, LR

Marks per section:

SNAP Scoring

SNAP Selection Process:

The SNAP test is the first step for admission to any of the Symbiosis family colleges. After the test, by the second week of January next year, the SNAP test secretariat declares exam scores and puts up a list of candidates who are eligible for the next stage of selection. The scores are declared as absolute marks out of total marks for the overall as well as for each section. Different institutes of Symbiosis then shortlist candidates for further rounds on different criteria. Some colleges, such as SIBM, SIIB, etc., follow a cut-off based selection system where they consider overall cut-off and/or sectional cut offs to shortlist students. Others such as SCMHRD, along with SNAP score also consider overall profile of the candidates for short listing.

Colleges Under SNAP:

Following institutes are participating in the SNAP 2009.

� Symbiosis Institute of Business Management [SIBM]. Pune.

� Symbiosis Institute of Computer Studies and Research [SICSR]

� Symbiosis Institute of Media and Communication [SIMC] Pune.

� Symbiosis Institute of International Business [SIIB]

� Symbiosis Institute of Management Studies. [SIMS]

� Symbiosis Centre for Management and Human Resource Development. [SCMHRD]

� Symbiosis Institute of Telecom Management. [SITM]

� Symbiosis Centre for Information Technology [SCIT]

� Symbiosis Institute of Geoinformatics [SIG]

� Symbiosis Institute of Operations Management [SIOM] Nashik.

� Symbiosis Institute of Health Sciences. [SIHS]

� Symbiosis Institute of Business Management [SIBM] Bengaluru.

� Symbiosis Institute of Media and Communication [SIMC] Bengaluru.

SNAP Bulletin:

Please refer the SNAP bulletin on the SNAP website for more details.

How to Register For SNAP 2010

Step 1. Register for SNAP Test at

You need to upload a latest scanned photograph of own at the time of online registration.

This will generate your SNAP ID. For different modes of payment different "Payment Advice" formats are created. Choose a payment mode and print a "Payment Advice" form online.

Step 2. Pay a non-refundable fee of Rs. 1500/- according to the payment mode. You have 4 choices.


* You may pay cash only at an Axis Bank branch. Print "Axis Bank Challan" which is in 3 parts. Pay Rs. 1500/- in cash at any Axis 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 Challan" to you. The "Student copy" is your receipt.

* Sign the stamped "Symbiosis copy" of the "Axis Bank Challan" form of Axis Bank and send it to the Symbiosis Test Secretariat at the following Address,


Symbiosis International (Deemed University)

Gram: Lavale, Tal: Mulshi,

Dist.: Pune 411042

Phone: 020-39116226 / 27

Telefax: 020-39116228


* Get a demand draft for Rs. 1500/- from any Nationalize Bank in favour of "Symbiosis Test Secretariat" payable at Pune.

* Sign the single copy of the "Payment Advice" for DD and send it along with the DD to the Symbiosis Test Secretariat only at the following Address,Please keep photocopy of the same for further references.


Symbiosis International (Deemed University)

Gram: Lavale, Tal: Mulshi,

Dist.: Pune 411042

Phone: 020-39116226 / 27

Telefax: 020-39116228


* You may pay directly through either Master or Visa card online. Follow the instructions on the SNAP website.


* Online money transfer facility is available to pay your SNAP test fee to Symbiosis Test Secretariat account and you may also pay participating Institute Application fees through this option.

SNAP Test is conducted in 29 cities. A candidate may choose one city of the following. The centre and its address will be printed on the Admit Card, for candidate's information.

* 1. Agra * 2. Ahmedabad * 3. Allahabad * 4. Bengaluru * 5. Bhopal * 6. Bhubaneshwar * 7. Chandigarh * 8. Chennai * 9. Delhi * 10. Faridabad * 11. Gurgaon * 12. Guwahati * 13. Hyderabad * 14. Indore * 15. Jaipur * 16. Jamshedpur * 17. Kanpur * 18. Kochi * 19. Kolkata * 20. Lucknow * 21. Mumbai * 22. Nagpur * 23. Nashik * 24. Noida * 25. Patna * 26. Pune * 27. Surat * 28. Vashi * 29. Visakhapatanam

Symbiosis Test Secretariat reserves the right to change or allot a city other than the one requested by the candidate in the event of the requested city not being available for any reason.

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