SNAP Examination Cut-offs 2020

Following the declaration of SNAP 2020 result, all the 15 Symbiosis International (Deemed) University (SIU) institutes are expected to announce the SNAP cut off 2020 for admission to their MBA programs.

The shortlisting of candidates is done based on their performance in Group Exercise (GE), Written Ability Test (WAT) and Personal Interview (PI). The SNAP 2020 cut off for admission at SIBM Pune is expected to be around 98.5 percentile. Scroll down for more information about SNAP cut-offs including determining factors, institute-wise previous years cut-offs and expected cut-offs.

Factors determining SNAP Cut Offs

The decision on cut-offs is taken by each of the SIU constituent institutes independently. The following factors are taken into consideration.

  • The number of candidates who appeared for SNAP 2020,
  • The difficulty level
  • The number of seats available in each institute and programs
  • The number of candidates who qualify in the SNAP test as they form the selection pool

SNAP Expected Cutoff (2020)

Given below is the overall SNAP expected cutoff percentile of SNAP 2020 for admission to the MBA batch of 2021.

Name of the InstituteExpected 2020 cut off (percentile)
SIBM, Pune98.5
SCMHRD, Pune96
SIIB, Pune93
SIBM, Bangalore90
SIOM, Nashik87
SICSR, Pune82
SITM, Pune83
SIMS, Pune77
SCIT, Pune76
SSMC, Bangalore75
SIMC, Pune73
SSBF, Pune60
SIHS, Pune58
SIBM, Hyderabad58
SSSS, Pune55

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Previous Years’ SNAP Cut Off (2018, 2017)

The table below contains previous years’ (2018 and 2019) SNAP cut off percentiles (overall) of various SIU institutes.

InstituteSNAP Cut-off (2018)SNAP Cut-off (2017)
SIBM, Pune9698
SCMHRD, Pune9597.13
SIIB, Pune9293
SIBM, Bangalore8890
SIOM, Nashik8587.1
SICSR, Pune8082
SITM, Pune8183
SIMS, Pune7576
SCIT, Pune7475
SSMC, Bangalore7274
SIMC, Pune7072
SSBF, Pune5865
SIHS, Pune5560
SIBM, Hyderabad5560
SSSS, Pune5055

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SNAP Selection Criteria and Admission Procedure

SIU and its constituent institutes start the shortlisting process soon after the declaration of SNAP result. The shortlisting takes into consideration the SNAP cut off.

The next stage of the selection procedure involves Group Exercise (GE), Written Ability Test (WAT) and Personal Interview (PI). The process is likely to begin in the second week of February 2021 and conclude by the month-end. The Group Exercise (GE), Written Ability Test (WAT) and Personal Interview (PI) schedule are expected to be announced later.

The final marks of the candidates depend on their performance in the following parameters.

SNAP Admission ParametersWeightage
SNAP Score out of 150 scaled-down 5050
Group Exercise (GE)10
Personal Interaction (PI)30
Writing Ability Test (WAT)10

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Group Exercise

The Group Exercise (GE) is held in two phases. In the first phase, each group gets a puzzle to be solved in a limited time. The aim is to assess the capability of the candidates in coordinating and strategizing as a team. The key to scoring well in GE is to display leadership qualities and teamwork.

The second phase is the group discussion. Divided into groups, each group of candidates is given different topics for debate. Five minutes are given to think about the points on the topic after which the floor is thrown open for debate. In this round, candidates will be evaluated for their communication ability, clarity of thought and ability to convince others.

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Personal Interview

Personal Interview (PI) at SIU follows the typical pattern of getting to know the candidate. You will be asked to describe about your personal attributes and future plans. Be ready to face questions like ‘Why MBA’?  This round is to basically assess your communication and problem-solving skills.

Written Ability Test

In this round, you will be asked to write a short essay on the given topic. In some instance, you may also be asked to watch a video and write about it. Your analytical and interpretive abilities will be tested in this round.

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FAQs Regarding SNAP Cut Offs

Q: What is the selection criteria through SNAP?

A: Both sectional and overall cut offs are considered in the selection of candidates for GE-PI-WAT round. You have to clear GE-PI-WAT round to be selected for admission.

Q: Will SNAP cut offs be the same for all students?

A: No, SNAP cut offs are different for students belonging to various categories. The above-mentioned cut offs (tables) are for General category students.

Q: In candidate selection, will sectional cut offs also be considered?

A: Yes, sectional cut offs will be taken into consideration for selection of the candidate for GE-PI-WAT.

Q: Even if I do not meet the minimum SNAP cut off criteria, will I still be considered for admission?

A: No. Only those fulfilling the minimum cut off criteria will be considered for admission.

Q: What is the time schedule for the SIU institutes to conduct GE-PI-WAT for 2020 admission?

A: The GE-PI-WAT for 2021 admission will be conducted in February 2021. The dates will be announced by each SIU institute on their official website.

Q: What is a good score in SNAP?

A: An attempt of around 80 questions with 85-90% accuracy is considered a good score in SNAP.

Q: What will be the cut off for SIBM, Pune?

A: The expected SNAP cut off for SIBM, Pune is 98.5 percentile (overall).

Q: How many institutes accept SNAP score for admission?

A: SNAP score is accepted by 15 SIU institutes and 20 other MBA colleges. 

Q: Do I need to clear the sectional cut off too for an interview call?

A: SNAP does not have sectional cut off. If you score well in each section, you have a better chance of being selected for GE/PI.

Q: Where can I find SNAP 2020 cut offs?

A: SNAP 2020 cut offs are yet to be announced. You will be able to access the cut offs list online after the declaration of SNAP 2020 result.

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