Now with the option of knowing that an MBA is the most sought after course in the country and abroad as well, most of the candidates rush to take up an MBA degree after they graduate. Earlier, only the engineers used to pursue an MBA degree, as they felt it would give them more enhanced exposure to the corporate world, which they so want to enter. Nowadays, the world is progressing and so is the nation's educational system.

Thus, offering a plethora of options to choose from. Again, people from varied educational background choose to go with pursuing an MBA degree, which can be of great use to them in the near future. However, still some candidates feel that changing their field of concern dynamically wouldn't be a great move, but then, if one doesn't know how to explore the opportunity, rarely can one succeed. For the test-takers, who want to pursue their MBA, they have many test options with them, some of the important and the most coveted ones being- SNAP and NMAT. Let us have a small walkthrough regarding these exams and their corresponding B-schools and courses.


It is a computer-based test exam, conducted by Symbiosis International University, at a nationwide level. With a stronghold of 50,000 candidates appearing every year, the number of seats available is 2,257, for admission to 15 SIU institutes. The number of courses for MBA is huge, i.e. 23 variants of MBA degree courses to choose from. The syllabus for SNAP, can be relatively broken down to- general English, Quantitative aptitude, data management, data sufficiency, current affairs, business scenario (upcoming), and analytical and logical reasoning. In SNAP exam, time management plays an essential role in determining the results of the candidates. Following rather stringent rules, only one attempt can be taken. Scope of SNAP scores extends to SIU and few more institutions; however, many SIU institutions are among top-ranking B-Schools such as SIBM, SIOM, SIIB, and SCMHRD.


It is also a computer-based online test, by the GMAC, offering admissions to one of the top 20 B-schools in the country. Going up a notch, the NMAT score is also valid and accepted by the countries abroad like South Africa and Philippines. Conducted for over a span of 75 days window testing, across a series of 58 NMAT centres all around, the number of test-takers has considerably increased. The syllabus of the NMAT exam, includes Language skills testing, quantitative skills, and logical reasoning. Which is relatively less as compared to that of SNAP. This comes really easy for many candidates, as they can fare well in this exam. Another boon is the no dreaded negative marking in the exam. The competition level is high for NMAT as its scope extends to some of the top B-Schools in India namely SVKM's Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies, ICFAI Business School (IBS), Xavier’s University, ITM Business School and more.