As soon as graduation comes to an end, the students start looking for postgraduate courses. MBA has gained a lot of popularity in the last decade, and if done from a well-recognized institute, the career of an MBA holder seems pretty promising. An MBA program helps you build management and leadership skills that you carry for the rest of your life.

SNAP

Symbiosis is one of the finest institutes which offer MBA. They offer a variety of specializations and provide excellent exposure to their students. Symbiosis International (Deemed) University conducts an entrance exam called SNAP every year for admission. The SNAP registration 2020 has already started.

It is a common entrance test for the 16 constituent institutes which offer MBA/PGDM courses. The exam paper consists of three sections-
1] General English
2] Quantitative data interpretation and data sufficiency,
3] Analytical & logical reasoning

Symbiosis has introduced some significant changes in the entrance exam for MBA 2020.

Paper pattern

The paper will consist of 60 questions which the candidate will have to solve in 60 minutes. They have scraped off the general knowledge section this year. Every right answer carries one mark, and there will be a negative marking of 25% for each wrong attempt.

SNAP is an exam that tests your accuracy and time management. The difficulty level is not as high as CAT, XAT, or NMAT exams and if planned and prepared properly, the candidate can score well. This year the candidates can write this exam twice.

Ideally, it is advised to start studying 3-4 months before the exam. While preparation, the candidates should solve previous year's papers and give mock tests. This help's in developing speed and accuracy. SNAP is conducted in 90+ cities in India. From these 90+ cities, students can choose up to three cities as a preferred location.

Eligibility Criteria

Graduates with a 50% aggregate (45% for SC/ST/PWD candidates) or equivalent from a recognized institute are eligible for this exam. Final year students can also apply.

Selection Process

After the candidate clears the exam, the institute begins the admission process. The next step of admission involves three more rounds. These rounds include a group exercise, personal interaction, and a written ability test.

After the completion of these three rounds, the respective institutes finalizes a cut off for shortlisting applicants. The shortlisted applicants then receive a call for GE/PI and WAT. The final choice is made based on the academic studies, performance in GE/PI, and SNAP score.

If any candidate is planning to appear for this exam, ideally they should give both the attempts as best of both the scores will be considered. The students just have to pay the SNAP registration fees once for both attempts. For more information, visit the official website.

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As soon as graduation comes to an end, the students start looking for postgraduate courses. MBA has gained a lot of popularity in the last decade, and if done from a well-recognized institute, the career of an MBA holder seems pretty promising. An MBA program helps you build management and leadership skills that you carry for the rest of your life.