The Symbiosis National aptitude test is a mandatory test every candidate is supposed to undertake if they are to go for a post graduate degree under Symbiosis International University. However this alone does not guarantee the admission as this is considered the first step as each affiliate university has its own procedures which follow next.
The Symbiosis International University has about twenty four different types of Management post graduate programs which have a set eligibility criteria. The candidate has to be a graduate from any recognized university with a minimum of fifty percentage or forty five percentage for schedule caste and schedule tribe caste. Candidates who have finished their graduation by part time or distance education are no eligible for applying to this university. However final year students can also apply for the SNAP test however they will only be considered if they get over fifty percentage in their exams. Registration to appear for a snap test is relatively simple, which can be done online as well.
The pattern for the SNAP test is general english, reading comprehension, verbal reasoning and verbal ability which carries forty marks. Quantitative, data interpretation and data sufficiency carrying forty marks, general awareness, general knowledge, current affairs and business scenarios which carry forty marks and analytical and logical reasoning which carries sixty marks. The total marks come to one hundred and eighty. However there is a 25 percentage of marks on the negative if there is an answer that is supposedly wrong. The duration of the SNAP is two hours.
There are three stages of applying for a post graduation after writing the SNAP test which are, registration of the candidate’s information online at www.snaptest.org by paying the mentioned amount through various forms of payment and undertake the SNAP test. The second step is to submit the application to the desired constituent institute of Symbiosis International University and the last stage being to undergo any and all selection process of the desired or chosen institute.
The post graduation programs offered by Symbiosis are essentially two years residential full time programs and it give you the degree PGDM, which is post graduate diploma in management. Before a candidate can apply for a SNAP test it is advised that he undergoes mock tests that are available online so as to have a better knowledge on what can be expected at the SNAP test. There are also other coaching institutes which offer coaching and training to be competitive in these SNAP tests.