Maximize your GK score in the SNAP Test

SNAP GK ANALYSIS
The SNAP Test is the gateway to a number of reputed MBA colleges in India. It is one of the most popular exams amongst MBA aspirants. The SNAP test is unique in the sense that it has a separate section on General Awareness or General Knowledge. In this article, we will make an in-depth analysis of the past year SNAP papers and devise a methodical strategy to prepare for this key section in an effective and efficient manner.
SNAP GK questions comprising 25 total MCQs and Non-MCQs. Out of them 20 questions are of MCQ type with +1 mark for each correct answer and 5 questions with +2 Marks for each correct answer. The section carries a weightage of 20% in the SNAP 2018 exam. There are no sectional time limits in the SNAP test, so you are free to allocate as much, or as little time to each section as you please. SNAP GK covers the current affairs of past 2 years.
Why is GK Important?
GK-based questions, due to their inherent nature, provide you with a distinct opportunity to enhance your accuracy. This is because, if you know the answer to a GK question, there is no scope for confusion! However, this is only applicable if you do not indulge in blind guesswork. Further, the GK section is highly time efficient, as there is no calculation-work and analysis involved. You can use this to your advantage by allocating more time to other sections of the examination.
As mentioned earlier, SNAP is one of the few MBA entrance exams with a GK section, besides, IIFT, XAT, CMAT, MAT etc. This additional section thus, can act as a good back up, especially if you feel you are weak in any of the traditional sections like Quant, Verbal, DI, Reasoning etc.
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SNAP GK - Past Year Paper Analysis
 
2018
2017
2016
STATIC
1
4
3
CURRENT
29
26
27
TOTAL
30
30
30
The table above gives you the analysis of NSPA GK for the years 2016, 2017 & 2018. As you can see, the main focus of Gk remained on current section rather than static part. So, definitely you cannot miss out preparing thoroughly for it.
SUB AREA
2018
2017
ECONOMY
4
2
INTERNATIONAL
1
3
BUSINESS
8
9
SPORTS
1
4
AWARDS/HONORS
4
2
SCIENCE&TECH
1
5
MISCELLANEOUS
6
5
 Table 2 given us area analysis of Gk questions in SNAP. It is clear that Business, Sports, Economy and Awards are some of the important areas to cover.
LEVEL OF DIFFICULTY
Compared to the IIFT GK section, the GK section of SNAP Test is relative easy to moderate level. Let us take a look at a few easy level questions from the past year papers, to check your current level of preparations:
SAMPLE QUESTIONS :
  1. From the beginning of 2018 which of these sectors has been allowed for automatic hundred percent foreign direct investment (FDI) in India?
  2. A) Multi Brand Retailing
    B) Banking
    C) Single Brand Retailing
    D) Defence Manufacturing
  3. In September 2018, _________ was appointed as the Vice Chairman of the University Grants Commission
  4. A) Prof. Rais Ahmed
    B) Prof. Bhushan Patwardhan
    C) Prof. Ramachandra Rai
    D) Prof. Satish Chandra
  5. Assembly polls were held in _________ between November 2018 to December 2018.
  6. A) Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh, Mizoram and Telengana only
    B) Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh and Mizoram only
    C) Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh only
    D) Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh and Telangana only
  7. In June 2018, _________ was appointed MD and CEO of IDBI Bank in place of _________who took charge as Deputy Governor of Reserve Bank of India.
  8. A)  D Shriram, Rahul Kumar Jain
    B) B Sriram, Mahesh Kumar Jain
    C)  R Raghuram, Vinnnet Kumar Jain
    D)  K. Sridharan, Shyam Kumar Jain
  9. In September, 2018, ______ and ________ were all set to acquire Aditya Birla Group's Food and grocery retail chain "More", even as Investment Bank _______ exited the consortium.
  10. A) Samara capital, Alibabamazon, Barclays
    B)  Softbank, Amazon, Deutsche Bank
    C)  Soft Bank, Amazon, JP Morgan
    D)  Samara Capital, Amazon, Goldman Sachs
  11. The political party floated by the actor turned politician Kamal Hasan is __________.
  12. A)  Makkal Needht Malam
    B)  Makkal Kazahgam
    C)  Makkal Munnetra Kazhagam
    D)  Mak
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SNAP Current GK
In Current GK, you may expect questions from these broad areas:
  • Economy
  • Business & Corporate News
  • Indian Polity
  • Organizations
  • New Developments in Science & Technology
  • People in News
  • Sports
  • Miscellaneous
SNAP Static GK
Static GK broadly consists of areas that do not change over time. You may expect questions from the following sub-topics in Static GK:
  • History
  • Geography
  • Economy
  • Companies and Brands
  • Indian Political System & Constitution
  • Organizations
  • Science & Technology
  • Sports
  • Miscellaneous
Attempting the SNAP GK section
Ideally, you should not devote more than 10-12 minutes on the SNAP GK section. This will allow you to allocate more time for other time-consuming sections. Further, we advice you to follow a 2-cycle method of attempting this section:
Cycle 1
  • Identify the very easy questions and mark their answers
  • Identify and mark the questions, which you think you can attempt i.e. you feel that if you spend more time on such questions, you may be able to guess the correct answer.
  • Identify the questions, which you think you CANNOT attempt i.e. question about which you have no idea. These questions are best left untouched.
Cycle 2
In the second cycle, mark the answers of maximum possible questions that you have identified in Step (2) of Cycle 1 through intelligent guessing using option elimination.
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