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SNAP Exam Pattern and Insights

A thorough analysis of the past year SNAP test patterns to know what to expect from the exam


The Symbiosis National Aptitude Test (SNAP) is a common admission test for admissions in various MBA programs offered by Symbiosis International University (SIU) at its various affiliated B-schools. Candidates are shortlisted for the next round of the admission process on the basis of their academic profile & SNAP Test Score.

In order to devise a sound strategy for SNAP it is important to understand the exam pattern and the changes that have taken place over the years. This analysis will give you a clear picture of the exam and will help streamline your SNAP preparations. Following is an overview of the SNAP Test:

Number of Sections 4
Marks Per Question Sections- General English, Quantitative Ability, DI &DS and General Awareness: 1 mark; Analytical and logical reasoning: 2 marks
Negative Marking 1/4th (25%) of the marks allotted to the question
Duration 2 hours
Number of questions 150 questions
Total Marks 180 marks
Mode Paper Based Test. Students need to mark answers on OMR sheet using black/blue pen

The SNAP Test, which is an objective type, paper-based exam, tests the students in 4 different areas. The sections include General English, Quantitative Ability, DI & DS, General Awareness, Analytical and Logical Reasoning. The number of questions in the first three sections is 40 and in the last section i.e. Analytical and Logical Reasoning, there are 30 questions. The main reason which makes this exam challenging is that 150 questions have to be attempted in 120 minutes.

The exam pattern is as follows: Sections Total Marks
1 General English: Reading Comprehension, Verbal Reasoning, Verbal Ability 40
2 Quantitative, Data Interpretation & Data Sufficiency 40
3 General Awareness: General Knowledge, Current Affairs, Business Scenario 40
4 Analytical & Logical Reasoning 60
Total 180

Section Wise Analysis

General English

This section checks your Reading Comprehension, Verbal ability and Grammar skills. Following is a list of topics and the corresponding number of questions asked in the previous year SNAP Test:

Topics No. of questions
Reading Comprehension 6
Sentence Completion 7
Vocabulary based questions (Analogy, Synonym-Antonym, Word Meanings) 14
Sentence Correction and Error Spotting 10
Active / Passive Voice 2
Jumbled Paragraphs (1st & last sentences fixed) 1
Quantitative Ability, Data Interpretation & Data Sufficiency

This section includes questions from arithmetic, geometry, data interpretation and data sufficiency. Let's see a detailed analysis of this section:

Topics No. of questions
Arithmetic (Numbers Properties, Percentages, Ratio, Work, TSD, averages) 20
Geometry 7
Modern Maths (Probability, Log, Permutaion and Combination) 4
Data Interpretation (Pie chart based) 5
Data Interpretation (Bar Graph based) 4

General Awareness

This section generally has questions from current affairs, economics, current government schemes, Organizations, Science & Technology, People in News, Geography, Indian Polity etc. Following is the topic wise analysis of previous year SNAP Test for GA section:

Topics No. of questions
Miscellaneous 13
History 5
Organizations 3
International Affairs 2
Corporate and Business 1
Economy and Finance 7
Science and Technology 2
Geography 4
Sports 1
Indian Polity 2
Analytical and Logical Reasoning

A detailed analysis of the topics, under analytical and logical reasoning section is given below:

Topics No. of questions
Set based on Cubes 3
Sets based on Arrangements 5
Family tree 3
Input Output based set 5
Syllogisms 2
Verbal Reasoning - Analogy 1
Critical Reasoning 8
Set Based on Directions 2
Number tree 1

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