Understand the SNAP Exam Pattern

Symbiosis National Aptitude Test (SNAP) is a gateway to various MBA programs offered by Symbiosis International University (SIU) and B-schools affiliated to it. Candidates are shortlisted for the next round of the admission process on the basis of their academic profile & SNAP Test Score.
SNAP Exam Pattern 2019
Students who are appearing for SNAP 2019 have to improve their test-taking techniques as now as per the changed pattern, there will be 110 questions which students have to attempt in 120 minutes. Another major change that will be witnessed is there will not be any question related to general awareness section. Students should make a note that the total number of questions in the Quantitative Aptitude, Data Interpretation and Data Sufficiency section will be 40, which includes 5 special questions. In the General English section, the total number of questions will be 34. In Analytical and Logical Reasoning, students can expect 36 questions. SNAP will be conducted in an online format.
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The given article will give you a clear picture of the exam pattern and topics that are covered in each section and will help you streamline your SNAP preparations.
Following is an overview of SNAP 2019
Number of Sections 3
Mode Online
Marks Per Question 1.5 Mark for each question in Sections- English and Reasoning, 1 mark for each normal question of QA & DI, 2 marks for each special question of QA & DI
Number of questions 110 questions
Total Marks 150 marks
Negative Marking 1/4th (25%) of the marks allotted to the question
Duration 2 hours (120 minutes)
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The sectional division of the test is given in the following table:

Section

Normal Questions

Marks Per Correct Answer

Special Questions

Marks Per Correct Answer

Total Questions

Total Marks

General English: Reading Comprehension, Verbal Reasoning, Verbal Ability

34

1.5

0

0

34

51

Analytical & Logical Reasoning

36

1.5

0

0

36

54

Quantitative, Data Interpretation & Data Sufficiency

35

1

5

2

40

45

Total

105

 

5

 

110

150

The main points to know before taking exam are:
  • The important fact about SNAP is that all the Symbiosis Institutes do not consider the sectional cut- offs. Rather, they release the overall cut- off every year. Hence, you have an edge as you should spend ample time on the areas in which you constantly score well.
  • The verbal ability section is a mix of Reading Comprehension, Sentence Completion, Sentence Correction and Error Spotting, Jumbled Paragraphs, Vocabulary based questions, etc. All you need to do is learn the rules and do consistent practice.
  • Quantitative Ability, Data Interpretation and Sufficiency is another section that requires regular practice to score well. This section includes topics like: Probability, Integers, Time, Speed and Distance, Algebra, Mensuration, Permutation and Combination, Data Interpretation (Pie and Bar Graph based). Keeping a tab on time while solving questions based on these topics is very essential. Moreover, you should know short tricks to solve questions in this section.
  • The analytical and logical reasoning section constitutes questions on family tree, syllogisms, cause and effect, linear arrangement, matrix arrangement, input- output, number tree, directions, analogy etc. The level of difficulty of this section fluctuates; so you should master all the concepts and practice on the regular basis to ace your performance.
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Check the in-depth comprehensive analysis of SNAP Test 2018
The best suggestion to boost your preparation for SNAP is to brush all the basic concepts and manage the time well while taking mocks at the regular time intervals.