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SNAP Exam Pattern Altered- Changes in GK & Reasoning

By: Anshika on August 24, 2016

SNAP 2016 exam pattern has changed. The maximum marks has been reduced to 150 from 180. There will be a uniform sectional marking process this year. The weightage per question in the Analytical and Reasoning section has also been reduced. Earlier, higher marks were awarded for correct answers in the reasoning section as compared to other sections.
However, the number of questions in reasoning section has been increased. In the reasoning section the weightage of 2 marks in marking for this section has been reduced to 1. Similarly, number of questions in GK section has also been reduced in SNAP 2016.

Key changes in SNAP 2016

The paper pen mode SNAP 2016 with Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ) will be of 2 hours duration from 2 PM to 4 PM to be held in a single day on December 18, 2018. After many years, SNAP exam pattern has witnessed changes. The key changes are as follows-

Maximum marks: 150
Earlier SNAP used to have 150 questions carrying maximum weightage of 180 marks. The SNAP 2016 has changed this pattern and now there will be 150 questions carrying maximum 150 marks.

Negative marking
SNAP 2016 will contain objective type questions. Each wrong answer attracts 1/4 negative marks. No marks will be deducted for unattempted questions.

Analytical & Logical Reasoning section No Longer Carry The Highest Weightage
This section used to carry highest weightage in SNAP exam with 30 questions carrying 60 marks. Now SNAP 2016 has changed this pattern by awarding uniform weightage to the questions in this section. Out of total 150 questions, Reasoning will have 40 questions carrying a maximum scoring weightage of 40 marks. The section reports a loss of 20 marks as in SNAP 2016.


Number of Questions Reduced in the General Knowledge Section
It has been specified that the section will be limited to last 2 years of current affairs questions. It means no conventional or past static GK would be asked in this section.

The number of questions has also been reduced to 30.This section used to have 40 questions carrying the credit of 1 mark each. However, this pattern has been changed and now there will be only 30 questions, although the maximum mark per question would remain the same at 1 mark and the total marks for the section would be 30.

No change is proposed in Quantitative Data Interpretation & Data Sufficiency sections.Total number of questions will remain the same at 40 carrying 1 mark for each correct answer and 40 as total Maximum marks.

Sectional Composition of SNAP 2016

Section name

No. of questions

Total marks

General English: Reading Comprehension, Verbal Reasoning, Verbal Ability

40

 40

Quantitative, Data Interpretation & Data Sufficiency

40

 40

Current Affairs (of last 2 years)

30

 30

Analytical & Logical Reasoning

40

 40

Total

150

150

 

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