SNAP - Symbiosis National Aptitude Test

 

Overview - SNAP Test for Symbiosis Postgraduate Programmes
 

Symbiosis National Aptitude (SNAP) Test is a common written test for the admission processes of postgraduate institutes of Symbiosis International University [SIU] established under section 3 of the UGC Act 1956 vide notification No.F.9.12/2001 U.3 of the Govt. of India. Subsequently ten more Institutes of Symbiosis have been brought under the ambit of Symbiosis International University vide notification No.F.9.12/2006-U.3 (A).

It is a mandatory written test for admission into any postgraduate programme offered by these institutes. However, it is only the first step. In addition, a candidate has to undergo the selection process of the desired institute to qualify for the admission to the postgraduate programmes of that institute. A student aspiring to do higher studies at SIU needs to do the following:

 

Stage-1: SNAP Test

  • Register online at www.snaptest.org
  • Follow the instructions for payment of Test fee of Rs. 1000/- on this website.
  • Any changes in the online application form may be made only till the closing date of Registration. No change in any data of any categories is allowed after the closing date of Registration under any circumstances.
  • All disputes between candidate and the Symbiosis Test Secretariat shall be subject to exclusive jurisdiction of Pune city and Pune courts only.   
  • On closing of payment, print “Admit Card” from the website.
  • Paste candidate’s photograph on the Admit Card.
  • It is mandatory for all candidates to bring the Admit card on which photograph is pasted along with a photo identity to the Test Centre and get the same authenticated from the authorized officials of Symbiosis Test Secretariat.
  • Please note that there is no provision for printing the Admit card at the Test Centre.
  • Candidates shall preserve the Admit card till the further selection process of the desired institute such as Group Discussion and Personal Interview, is over. Candidate should note that he will not be allowed to appear for group Discussion and personal interview without Admit card.
  • If the Admit card is lost, then please note that no request for reissue of Admit card will be entertained and the candidate will lose the chance to appear for further selection process of the desired institute such as Group Discussion and Personal Interview.
  • Appear for the Test.
  • SNAP Score will remain valid for admission to all Post Graduate Programmes of Symbiosis International University by different Institutes for the academic year 2009-2010.

 

Stage-2: Submit Application form to the desired SIU’s constituent institutes.

  • Purchase a prospectus & application form as per a chosen institute’s instructions given on its website.
  • The SNAP website allows a facility for online purchase of prospectus & application form for many of these institutes along with online payment of SNAP fee. Online sale of prospectus will continue up to January 9th 2009 even after the closure of SNAP payment.
  • Complete the application procedure of the desired institute.
  • You can apply to more than one SIU’s constituent institutes.

 

Stage-3: Attend the call for further selection process of the chosen institutes.

  • Each institute has its own weightages for arriving at a cutoff, depending on its focused field as mentioned in the prospectus of each constituent institute. For example, One Institute may have lower weightage for Quantitative Section while some other Institute may have a higher weightage for the same section.
  • The institutes will announce a short list for attending further selection process.
  • The individual institutes as per their schedules will announce Short List & Waiting Lists.
  • For details of selection process and schedules please refer to the prospectus of respective institutes.

 

Important

  • Mere scoring in the SNAP Test does not entitle any right to the candidate to be called for further selection process [i.e. group discussion, personal interview] of admission to any Symbiosis Institute.
  • While adequate care is taken in ensuring that there are no mistakes in reading the answer sheet by the scanning machine, there is no provision of revaluation of the answer sheet of any candidate.
  • The scores published by the Symbiosis Test Secretariat shall be final and shall not be subject to any appeal or revaluation.
  • The SNAP Score card will be available on the website for a period of one month from the date of declaration of results. A candidate may take a print-out of the result.
  • Those candidates paying through cash or DD, should ensure that the following should reach Symbiosis Test Secretariat by the closing date of Payment.
    • Axis Bank Challan for cash payment should be printed online, or
    • Demand Drafts and Payment Advice Form for DD payment;
    • Demand draft for Rs. 1000/- may be drawn from any nationalised bank and should be in favour of “Symbiosis Test Secretariat”.
  • Symbiosis Test Secretariat will not be held responsible for non-delivery or any delay on the part of Courier / Postal Services.


SNAP Test Structure
 

SNAP Test duration is 120 minutes.

SNAP Test is an objective test. Each question has 4 responses. Candidate should choose an appropriate response. Each wrong answer attracts 25% negative marks.

 

The four sections are:

 

Sr.
No.

Section

Total Marks

1.

General English: Reading Comprehension, Verbal Reasoning, Verbal Ability

40

2.

Quantitative, Data Interpretation & Data Sufficiency

40

3.

General Awareness: General Knowledge, Current Affairs, Business Scenario

40

4.

Analytical & Logical Reasoning

60

 

Total

180


 
 

Application Procedure - How To Register For SNAP 2008

 

 
Step 1.
Register for SNAP Test at www.snaptest.org. 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.

Fee of appearing in the entrance examination conducted by Symbiosis Test Secretariat is Rs. 1000/-. Please note that this fees is non refundable and no claims for refund will be entertained on any account whatsoever.

     
 

Payment of SNAP fee can be made in either of the following mode.

   
  • Cash
   
  • You may pay cash only at an Axis Bank branch. Print ‘Axis Bank Challan’ which is in 3 parts. Pay Rs. 1000/- 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.
  • Candidates should send the cash deposit challan [Symbiosis Copy]

 Symbiosis International University
    Symbiosis Test Secretariat
    Symbiosis Knowledge Village, Near Lupin Research Park,
    Via Sus Road, Gram: Lavale, Tal : Mulshi, Dist.: Pune – 411042
    Phone: 020-39116226 / 27
    Telefax: 020-39116228

     
 
    Please note that SNAP will not be held responsible for non-delivery or any delay on the part of courier / postal services.
   
  • Demand Draft
   
  • Get a demand draft for Rs. 1000/- from any Nationalized Bank in favour of “Symbiosis Test Secretariat” payable at Pune.
  • Candidates desiring to pay the fees by Demand Draft should send the demand draft and payment advice form to:
  •  Symbiosis International University
        Symbiosis Test Secretariat
        Symbiosis Knowledge Village, Near Lupin Research Park,
        Via Sus Road, Gram: Lavale, Tal : Mulshi, Dist.: Pune – 411042
        Phone: 020-39116226 / 27
        Telefax: 020-39116228

     
 
    Please note that SNAP will not be held responsible for non-delivery or any delay on the part of Courier Postal services.
     
  • ONLINE PAYMENT THROUGH CREDIT CARD
   

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

  • The SNAP website [www.snap-test.org] has the facility for online purchase of prospectus and application form for some institutes under Symbiosis International University.

  • Online sale of prospectus will continue only up to January 9th 2009.
  • Thereafter the candidates are requested to contact the Institute directly. Prospectus may be purchased online for the following institutes.
    • Symbiosis Institute of Business Management [SIBM]. Pune
    • Symbiosis Institute of Computer Studies and Research [SICSR]. Pune
    • Symbiosis Institute of Media & Communication [SIMC]. Pune
    • Symbiosis Institute of International Business [SIIB]. Pune
    • Symbiosis Centre for Management and Human Resource Development. [SCMHRD]. Pune
    • Symbiosis Institute of Telecom Management. [SITM]. Pune
    • Symbiosis Centre for Information Technology [SCIT]. Pune
    • Symbiosis Institute of Geoinformatics [SIG]. Pune
    • Symbiosis Institute of Operations Management [SIOM]. Nashik
    • Symbiosis Institute of Health Sciences. [SIHS]. Pune
    • Symbiosis Institute of Business Management [SIBM]. Bangalore

    Symbiosis Institute of Management Studies [SIMS] does not offer online sale of prospectus.

  • All Institutes of SIU will make the best efforts to send prospectus at the earliest possible time.
  • In the case of candidates do not receive the prospectus by January 20, 2009 candidates are advised to contact respective institute for which prospectus are purchased along with proof of payment.
  • Institute will not be held responsible for non delivery or any delay on the part of courier / postal services.
  • Symbiosis Test Secretariat will not be held responsible for any non delivery or any delay on the part of courier / postal services
  • All Institutes will make best efforts to send prospectus at the earliest possible time. Candidates are advised to contact respective institutes for which prospectus are purchased. In case they do not receive prospectus by January 20 2009, the institutes will not be held responsible for non-delivery or any delay on the part of courier / postal services. Also symbiosis test secretariat will not be held responsible for any non-delivery or any delay on the part of courier / postal services.

     
Step 3.

Admit Card will be available online from 7th December till 21st December 2008 online. It should be printed from the website. Ensure the following.

  • Print the Admit Card online
  • Paste your own photograph on the printed Admit Card.
  • Bring the Admit card with the pasted photograph to the Test Center in addition to a photo-identity card. An acceptable photo identity is any one of
    • Passport
    • Driving license
    • College / Institute identity card,
    • Credit card with photograph.
    • PAN Card
  • At the time of the written test, it is mandatory to produce the photo identity as described here. Symbiosis Authorized Person will verify and authenticate your Admit Card against the photo-id.
  • Please preserve this authenticated Admit Card for further selection processes of individual Institutes
     

     
Important
   
 

At the time of filling online application form or while appearing for SNAP test, any attempt to impersonate or indulge in any other malpractice would automatically disqualify the candidate from admission processes of all post-Graduate Institutes of Symbiosis International University and make the student liable to legal prosecution as per the laws of country.



Test Cities
 
SNAP Test is conducted in 29 cities.  A candidate may choose one city.  The centre and its address will be printed on the Admit Card, for candidate’s information.
 
  • Agra
  • Ahmedabad
  • Allahabad
  • Banglore
  • Bhopal
  • Bhubaneshwar
  • Chandigarh
  • Chennai
  • Delhi
  • Faridabad
  • Gurgaon
  • Guwahati
  • Hyderabad
  • Indore
  • Jaipur
  • Jamshedpur
  • Kanpur
  • Kochi
  • Kolkata
  • Lucknow
  • Mumbai
  • Nagpur
  • Nashik
  • Noida
  • Patna
  • Pune
  • Surat
  • Vashi
  • 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.


Symbiosis National Aptitude Test 2008 - IMPORTANT DATES

 
 

Last Date for Registration

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Payment Closes on

Saturday, November 29, 2008

SNAP Test 2008

Sunday, December 21, 2008
Time – 2 pm to 4 pm.

Announcement of Result

Saturday, January 10, 2009


 
 
 
Guidelines
 
01.
Reach the Test Centre latest by 1:00 p.m. The test procedure will start at 1:30 p.m. Candidates reaching after 2:00 p.m. will not be admitted.
 
02.
Bring the following to the Test Centre:
 

• Admit Card : Without which you will not be allowed to take the test.
• Photo identity : Any one of the Following:

• Passport
• Driving license
• College/Institute identity card
• Credit card with photograph
• PAN Card

• Blue/Black ballpoint pen
 
03.
Cell phones, calculators, watch calculators, alarm clocks, digital watches with built in calculators/ memory etc. will not be allowed in the examination hall.
 
04.
Occupy the seat allotted to you by verifying the SNAP ID written on the desk and indicated in your Admit Card.
 
05.
The Test Invigilator will check your Admit Card.
 
06.
The Test booklet will be distributed just before the starting time of the Test. When you get the test booklet, make sure that the booklet is in sealed condition. If the seal is found broken or tampered with, please bring this matter immediately to the notice of the invigilator.
 
07.
At 2:00 p.m. the Test Invigilator will instruct you to open the seals of the test booklet and commence answering the test.
 
08.

Check immediately that all the pages of the booklet are in order. In the rare event of the Test Booklet being defective, bring it to the notice of the invigilator immediately who will arrange for the replacement of test booklet if required.

 
09.
You will get two hours from 2:00p.m. To 4:00 p.m. to answer the questions. Though the test will have several sections, you are free to work on the sections in any order.
 
10.
You are not allowed to leave the Hall till the test is over and until the Invigilator collects the answer sheets at 4:00 pm. You will be allowed to leave the hall only after the answer sheets of all the candidates in your hall have been collected and accounted for.
 
11. If the Admit card is lost, then please note that no request for reissue of Admit card will be entertained and the candidate will lose the chance to appear for Group Discussion and Personal Interview.
 
12. It is mandatory for all the candidates to bring the Admit Card on which photograph is pasted along with a Photo Identity to the Test Centre and get the same authenticated from the authorized officials of Symbiosis Test Secretariat.
 
13. Please preserve this authenticated Admit Card for further selection processes of individual Institutes.




 

International Students
 

Symbiosis International University takes care of international students through The International Office. All international students aspiring for admission to the institutes of Symbiosis International University are required to contact this office.

To check if you are an international student, please refer to the categories listed below:

Categories under International Students Admissions:

  • Foreign National (FN): You are eligible to apply as a Foreign National (FN) if you hold a Foreign Passport.

  • Person of Indian Origin (PIO): You are eligible to apply as a Person of Indian Origin (PIO) if you have a PIO card, and are a citizen of a country other than India.


  • Non Resident Indian (NRI):
    At undergraduate level:
    You are eligible to apply as a Non Resident Indian (NRI) if you have appeared for your last qualifying exam (equivalent to Indian 10+2) outside India.

  • At postgraduate level:
    As an international student, you are eligible to apply as a Non Resident Indian (NRI) if you have appeared for your 10+2 examination outside India, and have appeared for your graduation either in India or outside India.

If you fall into any of these categories and wish to apply to Symbiosis institutes, please contact The International Office for details on the admission procedure:

The International Office,
Symbiosis
S.B. Road, Pune – 411 004,
India.
Tel: +91 20 25671905,
Fax: +91 20 25659209
Email: int.admissions@symbiosis.ac.in
URL: www.symbiosis.ac.in



Announcement of Result :  Saturday, January 10, 2009
















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