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SNAP 2014: Analysis & Expected Cut-offs

Symbiosis National Aptitude Test (SNAP) 2013 exam will be conducted on 15th December, 2013 by Symbiosis International University (SIU) for admission to Post graduate Programs in Symbiosis University. As declared officially SNAP 2013 exam will comprises of questions on Quantitative aptitude, Data Interpretation, Logical Reasoning and General awareness question. Students are expected to perform well in each section of this exam. For admissions in Symbiosis University, you have to crack SNAP 2013 Exam which will be followed by Group discussion and Interview.

After the completion of SNAP exam i.e. on 15th December 2013, our expert team will come up with its SNAP 2013 answer key, SNAP 2013 expected cut-off and detailed analysis of SNAP 2013 paper. Since SNAP 2013 exam has not been conducted yet hence it is advised that student can see the detailed analysis of SNAP 2012 or previous year's analysis as available on our website. Previous year SNAP analysis will help the students to understand the SNAP paper pattern, difficulty level and question types asked in SNAP exam in previous years. However the expected difficulty level for SNAP 2013 Exam will be medium to hard.

As soon as SNAP 2013 is over, we will come up with our SNAP 2013 Answer key, SNAP 2013 Analysis , SNAP 2013 expected cut off and SNAP 2013 answers with explanation. Students are advised to follow this link for any further updates on SNAP 2013. Students can also download SNAP 2013 answer key from the official website of SNAP. SNAP 2013 Answer key and cut off are important for all the students who gave SNAP 2013 Exam. The SNAP 2013 answer key is the solution of the SNAP 2013 Exam. With the SNAP 2013 analysis and answer keys students can not only remove their doubts but can also have the idea about the marks that they can score in exam. Students can compare their expected result with SNAP 2013 cut off.

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In-depth coverage of the exam

SNAP is a popular MBA entrance exam conducted by Symbiosis International University for admission to its 13 management institutes. After CAT, it is one of the most popular MBA entrance exams in India, and more than 50000 students take the exam every year. SNAP is still a pen and paper test, and this year is being held on December 15, 2013. The nature of the questions in the exam varies from easy to moderate, and the paper pattern has been fairly consistent in the last 4 years. The exam is a test of speed and accuracy, and the challenge of solving 150 questions in 2 hours generally places students under a lot of stress.

SNAP: Exam Basics

  • The exam features 150 questions and 180 marks.
  • The total time allotted for the exam is 120 minutes.
  • Areas tested in the exam: Logical Reasoning(30 questions),Quantitative Ability + Data Interpretation + Data Sufficiency (40 questions), Verbal Ability(40 questions),General Knowledge / Current Affairs (40 questions)
  • No sectional time limit in the pen and paper exam.
  • Logical reasoning questions are of two marks each, and all other questions are of one mark each.
  • The exam 25% negative marking.
  • In the past years, some SNAP institutes have had sectional cut-offs and some have not. This year, the same process is not being followed. A sum of SNAP Test Scores (out of 40) and Academic Profile Score (out of 10) will form the basis for short listing candidates for Personal Interaction and Writing Ability Test (PI-WAT).
  • Academic Profile Score will be computed on the basis of weights assigned to academic performance in 10th Std., 12th Std. and Graduation.

SNAP: Sectional Inputs

It is important to look at individual sections of the exam and keep in mind the following for coping with different areas in the exam.

Quantitative Aptitude, Data Interpretation and Data Sufficiency:

Traditionally speaking, SNAP exams have always had a heavy emphasis on Arithmetic questions. This would cover topics such as: Time and Work, Mixtures and Alligations, Ratio and Proportion, Percentages, Time and Distance, Averages and Profit, Loss and Discount. Data Sufficiency has been present in SNAP on a fluctuating basis, with it being absent from the exam in 2009 and 2011. To be on the safe side, you should cover the basics of the topic. As far as Geometry is concerned, Mensuration has been a fairly regular part of the exam.

In general, the Data Interpretation questions asked in SNAP are fairly easy, and are not as complex as the ones asked in XAT/CAT or as calculation intensive as the ones asked in IIFT. The overall level of difficulty of the section can be labeled as easy to moderate.

Logical Reasoning:

This is probably the most important section of the exam and there is a valid reason for that: logical reasoning questions carry 2 marks each. Keeping this in mind, it becomes a vital section to help you clear your cut-offs. As far as the question types go, this section is pot-pourri of sorts, and features questions from diverse areas such as: critical reasoning, deductive logic, analogies, logical reasoning sets, series, visual reasoning, arrangement, blood relations and puzzles. Overall, one should target an attempt of 20+ questions in the exam. Be on the lookout for some sitters in this section as these are scattered all around.

Verbal Ability:

Generally, this is an easy section in SNAP and features a host of vocabulary questions, grammar questions and short RC passages. In the last couple of year, only 4 to 6 RC questions have appeared in this section and there has been a greater focus on vocabulary questions. Keeping this in mind, you are advised to learn and revise as many words as possible.

A particular favorite with SNAP papers setters revolves around 'Kangaroo Words'. A kangaroo word is one that contains letters of another word, in order, with the same meaning. For example: the word allocate contains the word allot. For more such pairs, you can refer to the list of Kangaroo Words given in Miscellaneous Wordlist of our Vocabulary Builder Section.

The Verbal Ability portion of the exam generally probes questions majorly from the following areas:

Verbal reasoning: Generally, a couple of simple para-jumbles questions are asked.

Vocabulary: Sentence Completion, Synonym, Antonym, Idioms and Phrases, Word Usage and Spelling questions

Grammar: These include error spotting, identifying the grammatically correct sentence and occasionally, questions based on topics such as active/passive voice. The exam also at times asks questions based on 'Figures of Speech', and you would do well to cover these. They total to about 20 and can be done in an hour.

For the overall section, you should try to attempt more than 30 questions you should be able to do these within 20 to 25 minutes. Please do not use guesswork as it can have disastrous consequences in Verbal Ability.

General Knowledge:

This is one area that gives grief to a number of students, and there is valid reason for the case being so. The vastness of General knowledge makes it one of the toughest areas to prepare for. The major areas quizzed by SNAP in this area include: Static GK, Current Affairs, Brand and Business GK. Remember that SNAP places a lot of emphasis on Current Affairs questions, and make sure that you cover the major news stories, awards and prizes, sports event winners and important mergers and acquisitions for the last one year. Generally, GK sections have very low cut-offs, so you do not need to overly worry about the section but attempt only those questions about which you are sure. Be ready to leave questions in this section.

Final Tips to be kept in mind:

Keep this list of final tips in mind and you should be ready to ace the exam:

1. Kindly go through all previous year SNAP papers so that you understand the nature of exam.
2. Make sure you sufficient time to Logical Reasoning section in the exam.
3. Try to identify sitter questions in every section of the exam. SNAP provides a number of these.
4. Do not spend excessive time on GK questions and be ready to leave the questions you are unsure about. Guess-work in this area can be risky.

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