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Team Careers360 | December 10, 2023 | 09:56 PM IST

NEW DELHI- Symbiosis International University conducted SNAP 2023 (Test 1) in two different shifts. SNAP 2023 test 1 was held at 84 cities across the country. The overall difficulty level of SNAP test 1 was moderate. Questions were asked from three sections, namely- General English (Reading Comprehension, Verbal Reasoning, Verbal Ability), Quantitative, Data Interpretation & Data Sufficiency, and Analytical & Logical Reasoning.

Keep refreshing this page to get all the latest updates around SNAP 2023 exam. SNAP test 1 student reaction, SNAP question paper review and SNAP exam analysis will be updated on the same page.

SNAP 2023 Live Updates: Highlights



SNAP full form

Symbiosis National Aptitude Test (SNAP)

SNAP 2023 exam conducting body

Symbiosis International University (SIU)

Number of SNAP 2023 test cities


No. of questions in SNAP question paper 2024


SNAP exam duration

1 hours (60 mins)

SNAP test 1 exam timing

  • Shift 1- 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM

  • Shift 2- 4:30 PM to 5:00 PM

Total marks of SNAP exam


SNAP marking scheme

  • Correct answer (MCQs): +1

  • Incorrect answer (MCQs): -0.25

SNAP 2023: Things to carry to test centre and important instructions

  • Colored/ black and white printed copy of SNAP 2023 exam admit car
  • One original photo ID proof such as Aadhaar card, Driving License, voter ID, PAN card, Passport or any other government issued photo ID proof
  • Arrive as per reporting time to the allotted SNAP exam centre
  • Candidates found violating SNAP exam day instructions given be the exam invigilator will be considered disqualified
  • Request for change of SNAP 2023 test centre will not be entertained

Symbiosis National Aptitude Test (SNAP) is a postgraduate entrance examination conducted by Symbiosis International University for admissions into the 26 MBA programmes offered at its 16 institutes. SNAP is conducted once a year.

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SIU conducted SNAP 2023 entrance exam (Test 1) in 84 cities across the country. SNAP question paper will be moderately difficult and it will have 60 questions. Check out SNAP 2023 exam latest updates, SNAP exam analysis, SNAP expected cut off, result date etc.

December 10, 2023 | 09:56 PM IST

SNAP exam timings 2023: slot 2 and 3

SIU, Pune successfully conducted the SNAP slot 1 exam today. Candidates can check the SNAP exam timings  along with the SNAP exam date 2023 for slot 2 and 3 given below in the table:

SNAP Exam Date
Reporting TimeSNAP Test Timing
December 17, 2023
12 pm2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
December 22, 2023
Shift 1: 12:00 pm
Shift 2: 2:30 pm 
Shift 1: 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Shift 2: 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm

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December 10, 2023 | 09:31 PM IST

SNAP answer key 2023 release date

The SNAP answer key is expected to be released in the first week of January 2024 in online mode. Last year the authorities did not release the answer key. If SIU releases the SNAP answer key 2023 they will open an objection window on SNAP official website - Candidates can challenge the SNAP answer key by providing the document supporting their objection. 

December 10, 2023 | 09:00 PM IST

SNAP slot 1 analysis and qestions

The SNAP 2023 test 1 was of moderate level. In the general English section of SNAP exam the questions were asked from topics like conjunctions, choose the sentence with correct usage, proverbs, antonyms, idioms, figure of speech and poem-based questions. In the Quant section of SNAP test questions came from probability, algebra, geometry, modern maths and arithmetic progression and there was 1 set of DI. The SNAP LR section had questions from coding-decoding, number series, blood relations, statement and assumption, syllogism, cause-effects, clock, Logically correct sequence and 1 liner critical reason questions. 

December 10, 2023 | 08:30 PM IST

SNAP 2023: Overall and sectional difficulty level

As per the SNAP analysis by students, the overall difficulty of SNAP test 1 was moderate. The sectional SNAP analysis is given below:

  • General English: Reading Comprehension, Verbal Reasoning, Verbal Ability: Easy
  • Analytical & Logical Reasoning: Easy-Moderate
  • Quantitative, Data Interpretation & Data Sufficiency: Moderate: Difficult

December 10, 2023 | 08:04 PM IST

SNAP 2023: good attempts for 99+ percentile

in comparison with last year the SNAP 2023 exam was easiear. This year, for SNAP 2023, it is estimated that a score of 40-45 will be considered a good attempt and can fetch you a 99 percentile. 

December 10, 2023 | 07:36 PM IST

Expected SNAP cut off marks

As per experts, it is expected that this year the SNAP cut off marks will rise by 3-4 marks. The SNAP exam 2023 was easier as compared to the previous year. Many questions were straightforward and simple to attempt. Only the quant section in the SNAP exam was lengthy.

December 10, 2023 | 07:11 PM IST

SNAP slot 1 2023: Number of good attempts

The number of good attempts in the SNAP exam slot 1 are:

Quantitative, Data Interpretation & Data Sufficiency: 12-13

General English - Reading Comprehension, Verbal Reasoning and Verbal Ability: 11-12

Analytical and Logical Reasoning: 19-20

December 10, 2023 | 06:49 PM IST

SNAP slot 2 analysis 2023

As per the SNAP analysis by various experts and students, the difficulty level of SNAP slot 2 was easy to moderate. The general English section was doable and easy, the quantitative, data interpretation and data sufficiency section was difficult as it was very lengthy and the analytical and logical reasoning section was also easy to moderate. Many questions in LR were easy to solve.

December 10, 2023 | 06:24 PM IST

SNAP answer key 2023

Last year, SNAP answer key was not released by SIU. However, candidates can get the unofficial SNAP answer key released by experts and renowned coaching institutes.

December 10, 2023 | 06:21 PM IST

SNAP Score vs Percentile: Expected

The SNAP score is the total marks obtained by the candidates in the exam, while the SNAP percentile is the number of test takers who scored less than or equal to them in the SNAP exam. SNAP score vs percentile will be released by the experts after conclusion of entrance test.

SNAP Marks 2023

SNAP Percentile 2023 (Expected)

















Below 20

Below 60

December 10, 2023 | 06:10 PM IST

SNAP 2023: Test 1 (Shift 1) exam analysis by IMS Learning

Section nameNumber of questionsLevel of difficultyGood attempts
General English: Reading Comprehension, Verbal Reasoning, Verbal Ability15Easy10-11
Analytical & Logical Reasoning
25Easy to medium23-24
Quantitative, Data Interpretation & Data


20Medium to difficult18-20

December 10, 2023 | 05:30 PM IST

SNAP 2023: (Test 1) shift 2 concludes

Symbiosis International University (SIU) conducted SNAP 2023 (Test 1) shift 2 in CBT mode. There was no technical glitch reported by students. SNAP shift 2 exam analysis to release anytime soon.

December 10, 2023 | 04:31 PM IST

SNAP 2023: Test 1 (Shift 2) begins

SNAP 2023 shift 2 begins. SNAP 2023 exam will be held for the duration of 1 hour. The SNAP shift 2 will be over at 5:30 pm. 

December 10, 2023 | 04:15 PM IST

SNAP 2023: Test 1 (Shift 2) to begin soon

SIU is conducting SNAP 2023 (Test 1) today in CBT mode. Those who are going to take SNAP 2023 (Test 1) shift 2 are getting entry in the examination centre. SNAP 2023 Shift 2 timing is 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm.

December 10, 2023 | 03:45 PM IST

SNAP 2023: Test 1 (shit 1) exam analysis

Check out SNAP 2023 Test 1 (Shift 1) exam analysis by Careerslauncher.

Section nameQuestionsMaximum marksDifficulty level
General English1515Easy to moderate
Analytical & Logical Reasoning2525Easy
Quantitative, Data Interpretation & Data Sufficiency2020Moderate to difficult

December 10, 2023 | 03:39 PM IST

SNAP 2023: Expected cutoff

SNAP Participating Institute

SNAP 2023 Cut off (expected)

Symbiosis Institute of Business Management (SIBM Pune Cut Off)


Symbiosis Centre for Management and Human Resources Development (SCMHRD)


Symbiosis Institute of International Business (SIIB)


Symbiosis Institute of Business Management, Bengaluru (SIBM Bengaluru cut off)


Symbiosis Institute of Operations Management (SIOM- Nashik)


December 10, 2023 | 03:27 PM IST

SNAP marks vs percentile 2023

Check out expected SNAP 2023 marks vs percentile.

SNAP Marks 2023

SNAP Percentile 2023 (Expected)

















Below 20

Below 60

December 10, 2023 | 03:08 PM IST

SNAP test 2023- Test 1 (shift 1) exam over

SNAP 2023 (Test 1) shift 1 exam ended at 3:00 pm. SNAP exam was conducted smoothly. SNAP exam analysis along with memory based questions will be updated shortly.

December 10, 2023 | 02:02 PM IST

SNAP 2023: Exam begins

Shift 1 of the SNAP 2023 (Test 1) has been started. SNAP 2023 exam will be held for the duration of 1 hour. The SNAP shift 1 will be over at 3 pm. Only those candidates who carried SNAP admit card with valid photo ID proof were allowed to enter in the SNAP exam centre.

December 10, 2023 | 02:00 PM IST

SNAP test 2023: Gates closed

The gates of the SNAP exam centres are now closed. Late comers will not be allowed to enter in the examination hall.

December 10, 2023 | 01:17 PM IST

SNAP 2023- Security check at test centre

Identity checks is being done at the gates of the SNAP examination center to ensure that there are no unauthorized candidates and that they are at the examination center on the right day and time.

December 10, 2023 | 12:53 PM IST

SNAP admit card download

Canddiates can follow the steps given below to download their SNAP exam admit card:

  • Log on to the SNAP  official website -
  • Click on the ‘SNAP admit card download’ tab on the homepage.
  • Enter your valid SNAP ID and Password in SNAP login.
  • SNAP exam admit card will appear on the screen.
  • Download SNAP admit card 2023 and take a printout of the same.

December 10, 2023 | 12:37 PM IST

SNAP test 2023- Know all about SNAP exam

  • SNAP 2023 exam is conducted by Symbiosis International University (SIU)
  • Test duration of SNAP 2023 exam will be of 60 minutes (1 hour)
  • SNAP 2023 will be held in Computer Based Mode (CBT) 
  • The total number of questions for the SNAP 2023 will be 60
  • SNAP question paper consists of three sections- Quantitative, Data Interpretation & Data Sufficiency, General English, Analytical and Logical Reasoning
  • SNAP 2023 paper will contain MCQs with 4 options per question
  • There is no sectional time limit for SNAP 2023 exam

December 10, 2023 | 12:24 PM IST

SNAP registration

The SNAP registration 2023 started on August 23 and ended on November 23. The SNAP exam for the 1st session is scheduled to be held today,December 10 followed by SNAP exam 2 and 3 on December 17 and 22. SNAP MBA exam will again be held again in 2024. SIU is expected to open the SNAP exam registration form in August 2024 next year.

December 10, 2023 | 12:00 PM IST

SNAP Full form: Know about SNAP

Symbiosis National Aptitude Test, commonly known as SNAP. It is the common, mandatory national-level MBA entrance test for admission to all the 16 Symbiosis Institutes affiliated to Symbiosis International University (SIU) Pune.

December 10, 2023 | 11:32 AM IST

SNAP exam 2023 reporting time

As per SNAP 2023 exam schedule, those who are going to take SNAP test 1 shift 1 will have to report to the examination centre at 12:00 PM.

December 10, 2023 | 11:04 AM IST

SNAP Exam 2023: Important topics to revise in last minute

Reading comprehension, verbal ability and reasoning

  • Reading comprehension
  • Para jumbles
  • Cloze test
  • Para completion
  • Synonyms & antonyms

Quantitative ability, data interpretation and data sufficiency

  • Number system
  • Profit and loss
  • Coordinate geometry
  • Trigonometry
  • Logarithm

Analytics and Logical reasoning

  • Blood relations
  • Symbol based problems
  • Syllogisms
  • Clocks
  • Coding decoding

December 10, 2023 | 10:39 AM IST

SNAP 2023 exam to start at 2 pm

SIU will commence the SNAP 2023 exam for December 10 at 2 pm today. The SNAP exam will be conducted in three attempts- December 10, 17, and 22, 2022. Candidates must carry their SNAP admit card 2023 to the exam centre and should follow the exam day guidelines.

December 10, 2023 | 10:33 AM IST

SNAP score vs percentile: How to calculate SNAP percentile

Check out the formula to calculate SNAP percentile.

  • SNAP Percentile 2023 = [(Total Number of Candidates - Rank of a Candidate) / Total Number of Candidates] x 100

December 10, 2023 | 10:06 AM IST

SNAP Exam Pattern- Check detailed paper pattern

As per the SNAP exam pattern, there will be a total of 60 questions in the SNAP question paper.



Marks per correct answer

Total marks

General English: Reading Comprehension, Verbal Reasoning, Verbal Ability




Analytical & Logical Reasoning




Quantitative, Data Interpretation & Data Sufficiency








December 10, 2023 | 09:56 AM IST

CAT exam 2023 shift 1 analysis release time

SNAP 2023 exam shift 1 timing is 2 pm to 3 pm. After the conclusion of SNAP test 1, test takers will share their exam day experience. On the basis of candidate's inputs, experts and coaching institutes will prepare SNAP test 1 exam analysis. Around 3:30, SNAP test 1 analysis will be available.

December 10, 2023 | 09:39 AM IST

SNAP exam timing 2023

SNAP 2023 exam timing and dates are as follows.

December 10, 2023012 pm to 3 pm
024:30 pm to 5:30 pm
December 17, 2023012 pm to 3 pm
December 22, 2023012 pm to 3 pm
024:30 pm to 5:30 pm

December 10, 2023 | 09:26 AM IST

SNAP score vs percentile: Formula to calculate SNAP score

Here is the formula to calculate SNAP 2023 score.

  • SNAP Score 2023 = (Number of Correct Answers x 1) - (Number of Incorrect Answers x 0.25)

December 10, 2023 | 08:57 AM IST

SNAP free mock test

Symbiosis International University (SIU) conducted SNAP free mock test from October 17 to 18 in online mode. The objective of taking SNAP free mock test is to get familiar with type of questions that would be asked on the actual exam day.

December 10, 2023 | 08:50 AM IST

SNAP 2023: Exam day guidelines

There are certain SNAP exam day guidelines issued by the conducting body which a candidate need to adhere to the them on the day of examination.

  • Candidates should reach the SNAP exam centre as per mentioned reporting time on the SNAP admit card to avoid last-minute hassle.
  • Do not forget to carry important documents which includes SNAP admit card and photo ID proof.
  • Mobile phone, laptop or any other gadgets are strictly prohibited to the SNAP exam centre.

December 10, 2023 | 08:33 AM IST

SNAP 2023- How to answer the questions on computer

While attempting SNAP exam candidates can easily toggle between sections to attempt questions. Also, an on-screen timer will specify the remaining minutes for the test. After marking options while answering, candidates can click on the following to proceed:

  • Save & Next
  • Clear Response
  • Mark for Review & Next

December 10, 2023 | 08:04 AM IST

SNAP test 2023 candidate help desk

  • 18001231454 (Toll-free) for General queries.
  • +91-7200495273 / 9962027165 for Technical queries
  • 020-61936226 / 27 for General queries

December 10, 2023 | 07:45 AM IST

SNAP 2023 test 1 today

Symbiosis International University (SIU) will conduct SNAP 2023 test 1 today in two shifts. SIU exam timing are- 2 pm to 3 pm and 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm. 

December 9, 2023 | 10:01 PM IST

SNAP Exam 2023: Check summarize SNAP syllabus

SNAP 2023 question paper will have a total of 60 questions and candidates will get a total of 60 minutes to slove the entire CAT question paper. Here is the summarize syllabus of SNAP 2023 exam.

General English

Analytical & Logical Reasoning

Quantitative, Data Interpretation & Data Sufficiency

  • Analogies
  • Jumbled Paragraphs
  • Odd One Out
  • Vocabulary
  • Sentence Correction
  • One Word Substitution
  • Sentence Completion
  • Fill in the Blanks
  • Synonyms and Antonyms
  • Active Voice and Passive Voice
  • Contextual Usage
  • Idioms and Syllogisms
  • Direction Sense
  • Coding/ Decoding
  • Critical Reasoning
  • Syllogisms
  • Seating Arrangement
  • Verbal & Miscellaneous Reasoning
  • Analogy & Series
  • Clocks & Calendars
  • Mathematical Reasoning
  • Visual Reasoning
  • Meaningful Word/ Matrix
  • Family Tree/ Blood Relations
  • Arithmetic
  • Logarithm
  • Linear Equations & Quadratic Equations
  • Progressions
  • Geometry
  • Binomial Theorem
  • Inequalities
  • Trigonometry
  • Surds and Indices
  • Permutation & Combination
  • Mensuration
  • Number System

December 9, 2023 | 08:29 PM IST

SNAP 2023 - Mistakes to avoid

Candidates who will appear for the SNAP 2023 exam, must not commit the  following mistakes while answering the questions: 

  • Do not spend too much time on one question 
  • Do not read the questions in a hurry 
  • Do not panic or get nervous 
  • Do not ignore the basic concepts 
  • Do not misbehave inside the exam hall

December 9, 2023 | 08:00 PM IST

SNAP exam 2023- What not to carry

There are certain items that are prohibited to carry inside the SNAP exam hall. Check out the list of items.

  • Mobile phones 
  • Watches
  • Calculators
  • Smart devices 
  • Smartwatches
  • Stationery item

December 9, 2023 | 07:27 PM IST

SNAP Exam 2023- Marking scheme

SNAP 2023 exam will have 60 questions and 1 mark will be allotted for each correct answer. However, SNAP exam 2021 will also have a negative marking of 25% for every incorrect answer.

December 9, 2023 | 07:01 PM IST

SNAP exam 2023- Dress code

Candidates who are going to appear for SNAP 2023 exam must adhere to the following dress code:

  • Don’t wear clothes with too many pockets
  • Don’t carry any purses or handbags to the SNAP examination hall
  • Wear something simple like a pullover and trousers with no pockets
  • Don’t have Mehendi applied on your hands

December 9, 2023 | 06:24 PM IST

SNAP 2023 exam- What ID proof to carry?

Along with the SNAP 2023 admit card, candidates must carry original identity proof. Students are required to carry any of the following Government-issued photo ID proofs to the SNAP test centre:

  • Aadhar card
  • PAN card
  • Voter ID
  • Passport
  • Driving license

December 9, 2023 | 06:07 PM IST

SNAP 2023 exam date and timing

SNAP 2023 test 1 will be held tomorrow, December 10 from 2 pm to 3 pm and 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm. Candidates are advised to reach the allotted SNAP exam centre as per reporting time mentioned on the SNAP admit card. 

December 9, 2023 | 05:52 PM IST

SNAP exam pattern 2023

Candidates can check out the SNAP exam pattern given below:

  • There will be multiple-choice questions only and the total number of questions will be 60.
  • Candidates will be given 1 hour to solve the SNAP 2023 exam questions.
  • The SNAP exam timings are 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM.
  • According to the SNAP 2023 marking scheme, each question carries 1 mark and for each wrong answer, 0.25 marks will be deducted.

December 9, 2023 | 05:26 PM IST

SNAP 2023 test 2 and 3 admit card issued

SIU issued SNAP 2023 admit card for test 2 and 3 in online mode on the official website- Earlier, authorities issued SNAP test 1 admit card on December 4, 2023.

December 9, 2023 | 05:03 PM IST

SNAP 2023 exam tomorrow

Symbiosis International University (SIU), Pune will conduct SNAP 2023 exam (Test 1) in online mode tomorrow. SNAP Test 1 will be held in two shifts. As per SNAP exam schedule, SNAP 2023  will be held on December 10, 17, and 22. 

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