SNAP Test is the first step towards admission into various management courses offered by Symbiosis International University (SIU). There are many institutes affiliated to SIU, the top rated ones being SIBM Pune, SCMHRD and SIIB. With the help of SNAP test scores, candidates are shortlisted by various institutes for the Group Discussion and Personal Interview round. All colleges of SIU do not have a common and uniform admission procedure.
Group Discussion or GD, is used by an organization (company, institute, business school etc.) to gauge whether a candidate has certain personality traits desired by them like communication skills, leadership, teamwork etc.
In some institutes, Group Discussion is based on a topic or a case study, while in others, it is based on a picture or audio-visual clip shown to the students. The topics are a good mix of current as well as abstract topics.Few general topics from previous year GDs are Child Labour, Global Warming, and Corruption.
In case-study based GDs, a situation is given to the candidates and they need to analyze it and then give solutions to the main problem mentioned in the case. The case studies are generally related to situations in the professional world. In SIBM, the duration of GD is 15 minutes, which includes 2 minutes thinking time. There are 2 panelists and in each group there are about 8-10 members.
Essay Writing (WAT)
Generally, the next round in some colleges after the Group Discussion round is the Written Ability Test (WAT). In this round, candidates are either given a topic or shown a picture on which they have to write an essay in 30 minutes. An essay is a reflection of one's personality. It checks the written communication skills, knowledge level and logical thinking ability of the candidate. An essay can be deemed as a good essay only if it has good content, organization and presentation.
The topics for WAT are often related to current affairs, for example a few topics, which have been asked in previous year SCHMRD essay writing are women empowerment, censorship, and terrorism.