SNAP Eligibility Criteria 2024: SNAP is a comparatively easier MBA entrance exam than other popular entrance tests like CAT or XAT. Usually, it is designed as a speed-based test exam to assess the candidate’s time management and decision-making skills. Since 2017, SNAP has been held in online mode at test centres. Today we will discuss the SNAP 2024 Eligibility Criteria so that you can check if you are eligible and start preparing early on.

SNAP Eligibility Criteria 2024 : Programme Eligibility

The Eligibility Criteria for General MBA programmes are as specified below:

Minimum QualificationGraduation (Final year students can also apply)
Minimum Marks in Graduation
  • A minimum of 50% marks or equivalent grade
  • 45% marks or equivalent grade for Scheduled Castes/ Scheduled Tribes
UniversityAny recognised University/ Institution of National Importance
Criteria for Final Year StudentsCan apply, but their admission will be subject to obtaining a minimum of 50% marks or equivalent grade (45% or equivalent grade for Scheduled Castes/ Scheduled Tribes).
Foreign StudentsApplicants who have completed qualifying qualifications from any Foreign University must obtain an equivalence certificate from Association of Indian Universities (AIU).
Age LimitNo Age Limit
Work Experience RequirementNot Compulsory

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SNAP Eligibility Criteria 2024: Important Dates

Before that, let's understand the important timelines and dates of the SNAP 2024 exam.

SNAP Registration StartsAugust, 2024
SNAP Registration Closes20 November 2024
SNAP Payment Last Date20 November 2024
SNAP Admit Card Release Date

December 04, 2024, for SNAP Test 1 (Tentative)

December 09, 2024, for SNAP Test 02 and SNAP Test 03 (Tentative)

SNAP Exam Dates10 December 2024 (Tentative)
18 December 2024 (Tentative)
23 December 2024 (Tentative)
SNAP Result Release Date10 January, 2025 (Tentative)
Also Read, SNAP Syllabus 2024

SNAP Eligibility Criteria 2024: Course Wise

Some of the programmes of Symbiosis International University affiliated colleges have additional eligibility criteria based on the programme curriculum and requirements. You can check all the requirements below.

NOTE: All the eligibility criteria given below are additional. You have to fulfil it along with the above-mentioned general criteria.

SCMHRDMBA (Infrastructure Development and Management)
  • Graduate in any Engineering Stream (B.E. or B.Tech), Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch), or Bachelor of Planning (B.Plan.)
  • Bachelor's degree from non-engineering branches and a minimum of 12 months of work experience in infrastructure, infrastructure consultancy, energy, real estate, logistics, supply chain and any other infrastructure allied industry.
MBA (Business Analytics)Minimum two years of full-time work experience after completion of graduation.
SIIBMBA (Energy and Environment)Candidate should have a Bachelor of Engineering/ Technology/ Architecture/ Bachelor of Science (Environmental Science)
SIMSMBADefence personnel and their dependents (Children / Ward / Spouse) of Defence personnel. (as per merit)
SIOM, NashikMBA (Operations Management)Candidate should be an Engineering Graduate (Bachelor of Engineering/ Technology)
SSCAMBA (Food Technology and Food Enterprise Management)Graduate in Food Technology, Hotel Management, Home Science, Food Science & Quality Control, Culinary Arts, Food Ecology/Sustainability, Packaging Technology, Nutrition, Microbiology, Agriculture, Biotechnology, Food Engineering etc
Disclaimer: Before filling out the form, please make sure you're eligible for the MBA program you want by looking at the SNAP 2024 eligibility criteria above. If you apply for a program you're not eligible for, the university won't take responsibility and there is also no refund process. For other MBA programs, you just need to meet the general requirements mentioned earlier. So, check your eligibility before applying for the exam and paying the fees for both SNAP and the institute specific.

SNAP Eligibility Criteria 2024: Differently Abled Candidates

In compliance with Government directives on disability guidelines issued by the office of the Chief Commissioner for Persons with Disabilities vide Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment, SIU has reserved 3% seats for Differently Abled Category (DAC) candidates in all the programmes offered by all the Institutes of SIU.

The types of disabilities which covered are:-

(i) Vision Impairment
(ii) Hearing Impairment
(iii) Locomotors Disabilities
(iv) Mental Retardation
(v) Multiple Disabilities
(vi) Dyslexia
(vii) Learning Disability

SNAP Eligibility Criteria 2024: Reservation Criteria

The SIU has a reservation policy for students to all MBA programs at SNAP, except for the Symbiosis Institute of Management Studies, which has a separate policy.

SC Candidates15% of seats within the sanctioned intake
ST Candidates7.5% of seats within the sanctioned intake
Domiciled25% of seats within the sanctioned intake- Only in case of Constituents at Off-Campus centre, Nagpur
SUPERNUMERARY QUOTA (Over and above the sanctioned intake)
Kashmiri Migrants/Pandits2 seats per programme
International candidates20% of the approved sanctioned intake

Also Read, SNAP Cut offs 2024

SNAP 2024 Exam Fee

You must be aware that you are required to pay a per attempt fee for SNAP 2024 as well as per institute per programme fee along with it. You can check all the details of the SNAP 2024 exam fee below:

SNAP 2024 RegistrationINR 2250 per Attempt Fee
Institute SpecificINR 1000 per programme per Institute

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SNAP Eligibility Criteria 2024 FAQs

Q1. What is the pattern of the SNAP exam 2024?

Ans. SNAP generally has 3 sections and a total duration of 1 hour having 60 questions.

Q2. What are the eligibility criteria for SNAP 2024?

Ans. The basic eligibility criteria for SNAP 2024 is that you should graduate from a recognised university with a minimum of 50% marks or if you are in your final year, then also you are eligible.

Q3. Does SNAP have reservations for OBC and EWS?

Ans. No. SIU conducts SNAP for its private colleges therefore it doesn't have a government-specified reservation policy for OBC & EWS. However, there is some reservation for SC & ST. You can check the details above in the article.

Q4. Can I appear for SNAP if I am in my final year?

Ans. Yes. Final-year students are eligible for the SNAP exam considering they will score more than 50% in graduation.

Q5. Is SNAP easier than CAT?

Ans. SNAP is generally considered an easier MBA entrance exam compared to CAT. You can check more about SNAP exam here.

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