Most business schools in India accept CAT or GMAT scores.
Apart from these exams, an entrance for MBA that is popular among MBA aspirants is SNAP (Symbiosis National Aptitude) Test conducted by Symbiosis University. SNAP is mandatory for admission to any of the 15 B-Schools under the aegis of Symbiosis International (Deemed University) and will be held in December 2019
You need a minimum of 50% marks to be eligible for this SNAP exam 2019. Even if you are in your final year of graduation you can apply for the test. SC/ST students require an aggregate of 45% in their graduation.
SNAP is a moderate difficulty level exam which is conducted as a single session exam in a single day.
The test has 130 Multiple Choice Questions divided in four areas:
- General English
- Quantitative, Data Interpretation and Data sufficiency
- Current Affairs
- Analytical & Logical Reasoning.
It is a computer based test with a duration of 2 hours.
SNAP test scores are declared out of 150 marks which is later scaled down to 50. All four sections are divided into two categories: Normal and Special questions. Every normal question carries 1 mark and every special question carries 2 marks.
For the special questions each section will have space for the answers to be entered using a virtual keyboard.
There are no sectional cut-offs in this test. This gives you the opportunity to play on your strengths so use it wisely.
Compared to many other MBA entrance exams the registration and application fee is quite affordable for SNAP.
Once you clear the test with the required scores, you will be shortlisted for group discussion and personal interview rounds.
These rounds of evaluation are critical in your selection as they are an opportunity to showcase your interpersonal qualities and traits that make you an ideal management candidate.
Group discussions evaluate you on:
- Team approach
- Leadership skills
- Communication skills
- Analytical & logical reasoning
Remember that you are participating in a discussion and not a debate; it is natural for people to have differing opinions. Be respectful of everyone’s opinion while assertively sharing your own.
In personal interviews you can expect to be asked about things that give the interviewer an idea of the person you are, what drives and motivates you, your reason for applying to the institute, your non-academic interests, etc. There are no right or wrong answers to these subjective questions; be yourself and speak with confidence.
We wish you good luck for your preparation and test! For more updates on SNAP, visit snaptest.org.