Symbiosis MBA Admission 2021-22: Selection Criteria, Process & Personal Interview

Symbiosis MBA Admission 2021-22: Selection Criteria, Process & Personal Interview

SNAP Selection Procedure 2021 - Symbiosis International (Deemed) University will commence the SNAP 2021 selection procedure after the declaration of the SNAP result 2021. Candidates who will be shortlisted will be required to attend the further admission (GE-PI/ WAT) process conducted by each of the SNAP participating institutes. Symbiosis International (Deemed) University will conduct the selection procedure of SNAP 2021 in offline mode.

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SNAP Selection Procedure 2021

Based on SNAP result 2021 overall percentile, candidates will be shortlisted for Group Exercise, Personal Interaction, and Writing Ability Test (GE-PIWAT). It will be mandatory for candidates to attend all the components/tests of GE-PI WAT in order to be eligible for taking admission in any PG programme.

This article of SNAP selection procedure 2021, will provide information related to the important dates, admission procedure, steps of SNAP 2021 selection procedure, cutoff, merit list, participating institutes, and frequently asked questions. Symbiosis National Aptitude Test 2021 will be conducted on December 19, January 8, and January 16, 2022. Candidates willing to take admission are advised to register only after checking the eligibility criteria.

Important Dates of SNAP 2021 Selection Procedure

Registration of SNAP 2021 commenced on August 31, as per the SNAP important dates 2021 it will end on November 27. Symbiosis International (Deemed) University participating institutes will offer different specializations in postgraduate courses to candidates. SNAP is conducted every year to provide admission to candidates in MBA programmes in the participating institutes of SNAP. Below mentioned dates of SNAP 2021 are updated as per SIU.

SNAP 2021 Important Dates:

SNAP Event

SNAP Dates

SNAP 2021

December 19, 2021, January 8, and January 16, 2022

Declaration of SNAP result 2021

February 1, 2022


To be notified

Steps of SNAP Selection Procedure 2021

The first step itself is giving the computer-based exam. On qualifying SNAP 2021, eligible candidates will be called for step 2 which is GE-PIWAT i.e. Group Exercise, Personal Interaction, and Writing Ability Test. Candidates willing to take admission in post-graduate courses from participating colleges of Symbiosis International (Deemed) University are required to follow the selection procedure of SNAP 2021.

Selection Procedure Steps:

Step 1

Step 2

SNAP 2021


Once the result of SNAP 2021 will be declared on February 1, 2022. Candidates will have to register themselves for further rounds of SNAP 2021. It is to be noted that merely qualifying the SNAP 2021 entrance exam alone will not open the gates of SIU’s participating colleges. Clearing Stage 2 is furthermore important for getting admission. Step 2 of the SNAP selection procedure 2021 is further divided into the following parts.

  • Registration
  • Group Exercise (GE)
  • Personal Interaction(PI)
  • Writing Ability Test (WAT)

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SNAP Cutoff 2021

To get a call for step 2, all candidates are required to touch the SNAP 2021 cutoff slabs as per the participating institutes of Symbiosis International (Deemed) University. Cutoff of SNAP 2021 is the minimum marks required by candidates to get selected for further rounds of GE-PIWAT. Individual SNAP 2021 cutoff lists will be issued by participating institutes on the basis of certain factors like reservation criteria, availability of seats, the difficulty level of SNAP 2021, etc.,

Basic details related to the three steps of stage 2 are provided below:

Step 1 of Round 2: Group Exercise (GE)

  • Candidates qualifying for SNAP 2021 will fall on the cutoff list and will be called for the GE round.
  • Group exercises will be conducted to judge a candidate’s skill and potential. This round is very similar to group discussion in which candidates will be allotted a topic and will be judged on their communication, problem-solving as well as focusing abilities.
  • 7-8 candidates will be divided into a group and will discuss the given topic for about 15-20 minutes.

Step 2 of Round 2: Personal Interaction (PI)

  • Selected candidates of the GE round, will be further called for personal interaction round.
  • Mainly conducted to judge the interpersonal skills along with the confidence of the candidate.

Step 3 of Round 2: Writing Ability Test (WAT)

  • A topic will be given to candidates and they will be asked to write an essay. The written ability test will be a pen-paper-based test.
  • This candidate’s knowledge of grammar, vocabulary, as well as writing skills, will be tested.

SNAP Merit List 2021

In the GE-PIWAT step, candidates are required to attend all the components to be eligible for taking admission in postgraduate programmes of SNAP participating colleges. Those candidates who will appear for all components of the GE-PIWAT will be considered and will be either on the wait or merit or reject list.

Absenteeism in any of the one component/tests will lead to the cancellation of candidature. Based on the admissions of previous years, parameters of the SNAP 2021 merit list are expected to be alike without any changes.

Also Read: SNAP 2021 Preparation Guide

Merit List of SNAP 2021:



SNAP Score (out of 150, scaled down to 50 marks)


Group Exercise (GE)


Personal Interaction (PI)


Writing Ability Test (WAT)




Note- Cutoff Merit List and Waitlist will be displayed Category-wise on the official website of the participating institutes.

SNAP Participating Institutes 2021

The institutes which will accept the scores of SNAP results for providing admission to candidates will be known as the participating institutes of SNAP 2021. The previous year’s list of SNAP 2021 participating institutes is given below. SNAP 2021 participating institutes will likely be the same and will be updated soon.

Name of Participating Institutes of SNAP 2021

  • Symbiosis School of Banking and Finance (SSBF) (Formerly Symbiosis School of Banking Management)
  • Symbiosis Institute of Business Management, Bengaluru (SIBM – Bengaluru)
  • Symbiosis School of Media & Communication, Bengaluru (SSMC, Bengaluru)
  • Symbiosis Institute of Computer Studies & Research (SICSR)
  • Symbiosis Centre for Management and Human Resources Development (SCMHRD)
  • Symbiosis Institute of Management Studies (SIMS)
  • Symbiosis Institute of Business Management, Hyderabad (SIBM, Hyderabad)
  • Symbiosis Institute of Operations Management (SIOM- Nashik)
  • Symbiosis Institute of Media & Communication, Pune (SIMC- Pune)
  • Symbiosis Institute of Health Sciences (SIHS)
  • Symbiosis Institute of Business Management (SIBM, Nagpur)
  • Symbiosis Institute of Telecom Management (SITM)
  • Symbiosis Institute of International Business (SIIB)
  • Symbiosis School of Sports Sciences
  • Symbiosis Institute of Business Management (SIBM – Pune)
  • Symbiosis Centre for Information Technology (SCIT)