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SNAP 2020 Exam Pattern

By: Avantika Bhardwaj on October 19, 2020


SNAP Exam Pattern for the academic year 2020 has undergone drastic changes due to the outbreak of pandemic COVIC-19 across the world. The examination conducting authority SIU (Symbiosis International University) brings some changes in the pattern every year thus, keeping the legacy of constant changes. There have been some changes introduced in the SNAP Exam Pattern while compared to the last year's. This time, the exam is scheduled to be conducted thrice i.e. on 20th December 2020, 6th January 2021, and 9th January 2021. Candidates willing to take exam can apply for maximum two of the options available. Earlier the exam duration was 2 hours which has now been reduced to 1 hour.

SNAP Exam Pattern has been revised for the academic year 2020. SNAP Exam is an online test that comprises of two types of questions namely Normal questions and Special Questions. There have been a few changes in the pattern which differentiate SNAP 2020 from SNAP 2019. The test is being conducted in 94 cities across the country.
 

Overview of SNAP Exam Pattern:

Exam Pattern of SNAP 2020

Important Points

Total Number of Questions

60

Sections of Question Paper

3 (English, QA and DI, Reasoning)

Total Number of Normal Questions (MCQ Type)

60

Total Number of Special Questions (Non-MCQ Type)

No Non-MCQ Type Questions

Scoring Pattern

1 Mark for Each Correct Answer

Scoring Pattern (Special Questions)

No Special Questions

Negative Marking

• 0.25 Mark for each wrong answer of Normal Question (MCQ)
 

Question Pattern of Normal Questions

4 options for Normal Questions with 1 correct answer

Question Pattern of Special Questions

No Special Questions

Total Number of SNAP 2019 Test Cities

94

Key Points of SNAP 2020:

  • It is a computer-based test conducted online.
  • Time Duration is 60 minutes i.e. 1 hour.
  • To be conducted on 20th December 2020, 6th January 2020, and 9th January 2020 from 11 AM to 12 Noon.
     

Sections in SNAP Exam

General English: Reading Comprehension, Verbal Reasoning, Verbal Ability

Quantitative, Data Interpretation & Data Sufficiency

Analytical & Logical Reasoning

SNAP Exam

As per the information received by the conducting body i.e. SIU, SNAP Exam Pattern of 2020 will be different from the other MBA entrance examinations conducted for admission to MBA programs.

Mentioned below are the overall key changes introduced in the exam pattern of SNAP Exam:

  • SNAP Exam is scheduled to be conducted on three different days i.e. 20th December 2020, 6th January 2021, and 9th January 2021 through online mode.
  • Candidates can take SNAP Exam twice this time.
  • SNAP Exam duration has been reduced to 1 hour from 2 hours. The duration will be 11:00 am to 12:00 pm.
  • The total number of questions has been reduced to 60 from 110.
  • Best of the two performances of candidates out of the number of attempts they make will be considered final.
  • Candidates must process the payment of INR 1750 as application fee for each SNAP Exam.


Overall Sectional Changes Introduced in SNAP Exam 2020

The table given below compares SNAP Exam Pattern for SNAP 2020 to SNAP 2019:

Particulars

SNAP Exam 2020

SNAP Exam 2019

Exam Duration

60 minutes

120 minutes

SNAP Test Timing

11:00 am to 12:00 noon

2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

 

No. of Questions

No. of Questions

Total Number of Questions

60

110

General English: Reading Comprehension, Verbal Reasoning, Verbal Ability

15

34

Quantitative, Data Interpretation & Data Sufficiency

20

35

Analytical & Logical Reasoning

25

36

Special Questions

-

5

Point to Consider for SNAP 2020 Exam Pattern:

  • SNAP Exam is a computer-based test conducted through online mode.
  • SNAP Exam duration has now been changed to 1 hour for all the three test dates.
  • Total number of questions in SNAP Exam 2020 has been reduced to 60 from 110.
  • The questions are of Multiple-Choice Questions type.
  • There used to b 5 special questions in SNAP Exam that has now been reduced to 0 i.e. there will be no special questions in SNAP Exam 2020.
  • No such changes in marking scheme. Each correct answer carries +1 mark and 1/4th of the total mark of a particular question will be deducted in case on every incorrect answer.

SIU used to conduct SNAP Exam through pen and paper-based mode but in the year 2017, the exam mode was changed to Computer based mode. The special type questions were introduced last year only and now the exam pattern has been totally changed.

SNAP Exam Pattern 2020

The question paper will consist of only multiple-choice type questions which need to be answered in the given timeline.

Following are the segments in which the question paper is divided:

Total Number of Questions

60

SNAP Exam Duration

60 Minutes i.e. 1 hour

Maximum Marks

60 marks

Know more about SNAP Eligibility

Symbiosis International University (SIU), also known as SIBM Pune introduces changes in SNAP Exam Pattern almost every year. It is important for aspirants to be aware of all the changes brought in SNAP 2020 Exam Pattern in order to ease their exam preparation. The reason to bring these changes in SNAP Exam Pattern could be outbreak of pandemic COVID-19 situation.

Below are the changes brought in SNAP Exam over the past three years:

SNAP Exam Detail and Pattern

SNAP 2020

SNAP 2019

SNAP 2018

Total Number of Questions

60

110

130

Composition of Questions

General English: Reading Comprehension, Verbal Reasoning, Verbal Ability – 15 questions

Quantitative, Data Interpretation & Data Sufficiency – 20 questions

Analytical & Logical Reasoning – 25 questions

English – 34 questions

Quantitative Aptitude and Data Interpretation – 35 questions

Reasoning – 36 questions

Special questions – 5 questions

English – 35 questions

Quantitative Aptitude and Data Interpretation – 35 questions

Reasoning – 35 questions

Current Affairs – 25 questions

 

Normal Questions

60

105

110

Special Questions

-

5

20

Marking Scheme

+1 mark for each correct answer

+1 mark for each correct answer in Quant and Current Affairs

+1.5 marks for each correct answer in English and Reasoning sections

+2 marks for each correct answer of special questions

+1 mark for each correct answer

+2 marks for each correct answer of special questions

Negative Marking

-25% of the total mark for each wrong answer

-25% of the total mark for each wrong answer

-25% of the total mark for each wrong answer

Choice of Answer Options

4 for normal questions only

4 for normal questions only

4 for all the questions

Number of Test Cities

94

90

92


Uniform Marking Scheme in SNAP 2020 Exam:

Just like the other National Level Management Entrance Examinations held across the country i.e. CAT/XAT/MAT, the exam pattern of SNAP Exam is divided in three different sections namely, Quant, Logical Reasoning and Data Interpretation, and English. Current Affairs section has now been removed from the exam pattern along with reduction in total number of questions in the paper. Mentioned below is the sectional scoring pattern for SNAP Exam yet to be conducted in 2020.

Sections in SNAP Exam 2020

Number of Questions in each section

Marking Scheme

Negative Marking

Maximum marks one can score

General English: Reading Comprehension, Verbal Reasoning, Verbal Ability

15

+1 mark for each correct answer

-25% of the total mark for each wrong answer

15

Quantitative, Data Interpretation & Data Sufficiency

20

+1 mark for each correct answer

-25% of the total mark for each wrong answer

20

Analytical & Logical Reasoning

25

+1 mark for each correct answer

-25% of the total mark for each wrong answer

25

Total Questions

60

-

-

60

Know more about SNAP Syllabus


General English: Reading Comprehension, Verbal Reasoning, Verbal Ability

  • The SNAP General English section comprises of topics such as Verbal Ability, Verbal Reasoning, Reading Comprehension, Grammar related questions, Vocabulary etc.
  • There are 15 questions in this section and each question carries 1 mark.


Quantitative, Data Interpretation & Data Sufficiency

  • The SNAP Quantitative & Data Interpretation section, as the name suggests comprises of both Quantitative Ability and Data Interpretation questions.
  • The topics that are covered in this section are Arithmetic, Algebra, Geometry, Trigonometry, Time and Distance, Profit Loss, Percentage, Permutation and Combination, Probability, Graphs and Charts etc.
  • There are 20 questions in this section and each question carries 1 mark.


Analytical & Logical Reasoning:

  • This SNAP Analytical & Logical Reasoning section covers topics such as coding-decoding, Venn diagrams, cubes, inference and Judgements, Blood Relations, Verbal Analogy, Odd man out etc.
  • This section consists of 25 questions and each question carries 1 mark.

SNAP 2020 Syllabus

SNAP Exam Comprises of four sections namely- Quantitative Ability & Data Interpretation, General English, Analytical & Logical Reasoning, and General Awareness

It is crucial that aspirants are well aware of the complete syllabus to prepare strategically and obtain a good score. Here are section- wise topics and subtopics that need to be prepared for each section:

Quantitative Aptitude

  Ratios and Proportion Percentages Profit & Loss Averages Time-Speed-Distance Number system HCF &LCM

Data Interpretation

  Graphs     Tables     Charts     DI Based on Texts     Matrix     Venn Diagrams  

Analytical and Logical Reasoning

  Critical reasoning     Visual reasoning    Assertion and reasons    Statements and conclusions    Puzzles    Coding and decoding    Sequencing 

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