SNAP Cutoff – Dates, Factors, Expected and Previous Years’ Cutoffs

Symbiosis International University offers admission in PG-level management courses at its 16 affiliated institutes on the basis of SNAP test and further selection processes. SNAP cut off 2020 refers to the  minimum qualifying percentile that the candidates need to score in the SNAP test to become eligible for further selection process. Based on the SNAP cut off 2020, all the institutes will prepare a list of candidates shortlisted for GE-PIWAT (Group Exercise, Personal Interview, and Writing Ability Test). 

All of the 16 Symbiosis institutes are expected to release the SNAP cutoff in January 2021. For more details on SNAP cutoff 2020, read this article till the end. 

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SNAP Cutoff – Key Highlights

  1. Affiliated Institutes of Symbiosis International University release the SNAP cutoff individually
  2. SNAP cut off 2020 will mention the minimum required percentile score in SNAP 2020
  3. SNAP cutoff is released separately for all the categories of students

SNAP Cutoff – Important Dates

Knowing the event schedule for SNAP is essential for aspirants. The table below mentions the important dates related to SNAP cut off 2020. 

SNAP 2020 Event Schedule

Events Important Dates*
SNAP Test Third week of December 2020
SNAP Result Second week of January 2021
Release of SNAP cut off and shortlisted candidates for GE-PIWAT Third week of January 2021
GE-PIWAT at participating institutes First week of February onwards
Display of final merit list To be notified
Programme Commencement First week of August 2020

*The table above indicates a tentative schedule of SNAP 2020 events. We will update the dates as soon as Symbiosis International University issues its official notification.  

SNAP Cutoff – Determining Factors

After the release of the SNAP result, the participating institutes will release their  SNAP cut off lists to shortlist candidates for GE-PIWAT. While preparing the cutoff for SNAP 2020, the participating institutes will consider a number of variables such as: 

  1. Number of registered candidates
  2. Number of candidates qualifying SNAP 
  3. Difficulty level of SNAP 2020
  4. Seat Intake
  5. Reservation policy
  6. Previous year’s cut off trends

Expected SNAP Cut Off 2020 

SNAP 2020 results are expected to be released in the second week of January 2021, followed by the release of  SNAP cut off lists by all Symbiosis institutes. Knowing the expected cut off for SNAP 2020 will help in deciding which institute candidates should register for after analysing their expected SNAP score.  

The table below depicts the expected SNAP cutoff 2020. Candidates can check the same for reference purposes.

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Expected Cutoff for SNAP 2020

Affiliated Institute SNAP Cutoff 2020 (Percentile)
Symbiosis Institute of Business Management, Pune 98.5
Symbiosis Centre for Management and Human Resource Development, Pune 96
Symbiosis Institute of International Business, Pune 93
Symbiosis Institute of Business Management, Bengaluru 90
Symbiosis Institute of Operations Management, Nashik 87
Symbiosis Institute of Computer Studies and Research, Pune 82
Symbiosis Institute of Telecom Management, Pune 83
Symbiosis Institute of Management Studies, Pune 77
Symbiosis Institute of Media and Communication, Pune 73
Symbiosis Centre for Information Technology, Pune 76
Symbiosis Institute of Health Sciences, Pune 58
Symbiosis School for Media and Communication, Bengaluru 75
Symbiosis School of Banking and Finance, Pune 60
Symbiosis School of Sports Sciences, Pune 55
Symbiosis Institute of Business Management, Hyderabad 58

Candidates must note that the table above mentions the expected cutoff for SNAP 2020. We will be updating the exact SNAP cutoff 2020 details after their release by the affiliated institutes.

SNAP Cutoff – Previous Year’s SNAP Cut Off Data

All the 16 Symbiosis colleges consider the past years’ cut off trends while determining the SNAP cutoff for the current academic year. The SNAP cut off data for the last two years is mentioned below:

Previous Year’s SNAP Cutoff

Affiliated Institute Programmes SNAP Cutoff 2019 SNAP Cutoff 2018

MBA (Innovation and Entrepreneurship)

96 98

MBA (Infrastructure Management)

MBA (Business Analytics)

95 97.13
SIIB, Pune MBA (International Business)

MBA (Agri-Business)

MBA (Energy and Environment)

92 93.2
SIBM, Bangalore MBA 88 90
SIOM, Nashik MBA (Operations Management) 85 87.05
SICSR, Pune MBA (Information Technology)

M.Sc. (Computer Applications)

M.Sc. (System Security)

80 82
SITM, Pune MBA (Telecom Management) 81 83
SIMS, Pune MBA 75 76
SIMC, Pune MBA (Communication Management) 70 72
SCIT, Pune MBA (Information Technology Business Management)

MBA (Data Sciences and Data Analytics)

74 75
SIHS, Pune MBA (Hospital and Healthcare Management) 55 60
SSMC, Bengaluru MBA (Communication Management) 72 74
SSBF, Pune MBA (Banking and Finance) 58 65
SSSS, Pune MBA (Sports Management) 50 55
SIBM, Hyderabad MBA 55 60

SNAP Selection Process 2020

After shortlisting the candidates, affiliated institutes will conduct GE-PIWAT rounds. The GE-PIWAT is conducted for the purpose of merit list preparation and final admissions of the candidates. The final merit list of SNAP will be prepared by giving a certain weightage to each SNAP admission round, as mentioned in the table below.

Merit List Preparation for SNAP 2020

Variables Maximum weightage
SNAP score (scaled down to 50 marks) 50
Group Exercise (GE) 10
Personal Interaction (PI) 30
Written Ability Test (WAT) 10
Total 100

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SNAP Cutoff – Frequently Asked Questions

✔️ Who will release the SNAP cutoff 2020?

All the 16 institutes affiliated to Symbiosis International University will release the SNAP cutoff separately.

✔️ Is it mandatory to obtain a percentile score greater than or equal to the SNAP cutoff to get shortlisted for further admission rounds?

Yes, the candidature of only those examinees shall be considered who qualify the SNAP cut off of their registered institute(s).

✔️ I did not register for any Symbiosis institute. However, my percentile score qualifies the SNAP cutoff? Can I still participate in the SNAP selection process?

No. Candidates are marked eligible for GE-PIWAT only if they register for particular institute(s) and course(s) of their choice. Thus, it is necessary to complete the institute registration as well.

✔️ What are the factors considered by affiliated institutes to prepare the SNAP cutoff list?

Symbiosis institutes prepare a SNAP cutoff list based on multiple factors that include seat intake capacity, last year’s cutoff trend, difficulty level of SNAP, number of test-takers, reservation policy, etc.

✔️ Is there any sectional cutoff in SNAP 2020?

No. There will be no sectional cutoff for SNAP 2020. There is no mandate for section-wise qualifying scores applicable in the SNAP test.

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