SNAP Eligibility Criteria 2024 for Symbosis MBA Programmes

The SNAP exam will be conducted by Symbiosis International University for admissions to MBA programmes. Candidates must be aware of the Symbiosis eligibility criteria of various colleges in order to gain admission to these colleges.

The SNAP eligibility criteria at different colleges may vary. To avoid making mistakes in the eligibility criteria of the exam, candidates must go through the details given on the official website ( To know more about the eligibility criteria, candidates can refer to the information given below.

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SNAP Eligibility Criteria 2024

The eligibility criteria for SNAP has already been announced by Symbiosis for its previous exams. The eligibility criteria of an exam is used to make sure the candidate is suitable for sitting in the examination. Given below are a few points regarding the eligibility criteria for SNAP 2024.

  • The primary eligibility criteria is that Symbiosis will not accept the scores of any exam other than SNAP. It is mandatory for candidates to sit for the SNAP examination.
  • A candidate must have finished his or her degree of graduation from any recognized university.
  • Candidates who are in the final year of their college can also apply for the entrance test.
  • The candidates are required to get at least a score of 50% in the qualifying examination.
  • Candidates belonging to the SC and ST categories are required to get a score of 45% in the qualifying examination.
  • International applicants who have attained their education abroad are required to get a certificate from the Association of Indian Universities. 

Eligibility Criteria for Institutes of Symbiosis 

The eligibility criteria for the institutions that come under the aegis of Symbiosis International University consist of 16 colleges that accept SNAP scores, but that does not mean that their cut-offs and procedures of admission match.

The cut-offs and admission criteria may vary for each institute. Institutes under symbiosis also take admissions on the basis of the candidate’s merit and also by the way in which they perform during the PI, WAT, and GE rounds.

Expected Dates for SNAP 2024 

The expected dates for the application procedure and examination dates are given below

EventsExpected Dates
SNAP Notification 2nd week of August 2024
Commencement of online registration 3rd week of August 2024
Application form filling window closes on3rd week of November 2024
Release date of admit card1st week of December 2024
SNAP Exam Date 20242nd week of December 2024
Results to be announced on 2nd week of January 2025

Eligibility Criteria for Specific Programmes

The eligibility criteria for various programmes are different. In this field, we are talking about the candidate who should have pursued a specific specialization or discipline during their graduation to get admission to the college of their choice. 

For example, colleges like SCIT Pune; SITM Pune; SIOM Nashik; and SCMHRD Pune have their own eligibility criteria. For eg. If a candidate wants admission to SCIT a candidate must have studied maths till class 12th. For a candidate to be eligible for the MBA programme at SIIB, a candidate must be an engineering graduate.

Eligibility Criteria for International Students 

The eligibility criteria for foreign nationals or international students at the postgraduate level are divided into two categories. The categories are:

  • Foreign National (FN)
  • Person of Indian Origin (PIO)
  • Non-Resident Indian(NRI)

Foreign Nationals (FN) are eligible for admission if they have a foreign passport, and PIO candidates are eligible if they have a PIO card and are citizens of a country other than India.NRIs are also eligible for admission if they have appeared for the 10+2 examination or graduated from any other country. It is mandatory for the candidates to have either done their 12th grade or graduated from any other country.

Apart from this, it is mandatory for NRI candidates who have appeared for their graduation in India to appear for the SNAP test.

Symbiosis Eligibility for MBA Programmes 

Given below is a detailed breakdown of the MBA programmes that come under the SNAP exam: 



Eligibility Criteria

SIBM, Pune 

Masters of Business Administration (MBA)

  • A candidate must score 50 % in his graduation. 
  •  Candidates belonging to the scheduled castes and scheduled tribes are required to score a minimum of 45% in their graduation. 
  • Foreign university candidates to obtain certificates from AIU


Masters of Business Administration (MBA) 


MBA (International Business)


MBA(Communication Management)

SIBM, Nagpur

MBA (Food &Agri- Business Management)

SIBM, Bengaluru 

MBA (Business Analytics)


Masters of Business Administration (MBA)

  • Defence Category candidates should be son/ daughter/ spouse of Defence personnel.
  • Candidates appearing for final year examinations can also apply, but their admission will be subject to obtaining a minimum of 50% marks or equivalent grade in the qualifying examination.


Master of Business Administration (Sports Management)

  • Candidate should have undertaken engineering during their graduation. 

Key Points for SNAP Eligibility 2024

The candidates are required to keep in mind a few things before they apply for the SNAP 2024 examination. Refer to the tips given below.

  • The authorities are not responsible if the candidates have not properly checked the eligibility criteria and filled out the wrong form. 
  • It is mandatory for the candidates to apply to those programmes that they are eligible for.
  • Candidates are also required to check the degree of specialization that various colleges are asking for, otherwise their SNAP 2024 application form will be rejected.
  • Students in the NRI category who have completed their 12th or graduation in India are required to take the SNAP 2024 exam.
  • No graduate from a foreign university will get admission if they do not have the required certificate ready. It is mandatory that the candidates present the required documents to be eligible.

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FAQs related to SNAP 2024 Eligibility Criteria

  1. When is the SNAP Group Exercise round conducted?

    The SNAP Group Exercise round is conducted after the SNAP results have been declared and the candidate has been shortlisted for the further rounds of the admission process. 

  2. Are candidates appearing in the last year of their college eligible to apply?

    Yes, candidates who are in the last year of their college can sit for the SNAP exam. Candidates in the last year of their graduation are eligible for the SNAP exam. 

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