SNAP 2019 Symbiosis National Aptitude Test
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SNAP 2019 Preparation Tips

By: Avantika Bhardwaj on August 08, 2019

Symbiosis National Aptitude Test or SNAP is a national level annual exam conducted by Symbiosis International University for admissions in its various management programmes offered at its constituent colleges like SIBM and SCMHRD. If we announce SNAP as one of the most popular exams of the country after CAT it won't be wrong.

Every year more than 50,000 students take the SNAP Exam and they are evaluated in terms of their performance in the examination. The paper is divided into the total of 4 segments:

  • General English
  • Quantitative Ability, Data Interpretation & Data Sufficiency
  • Analytical & Logical Reasoning
  • General Awareness

Aspirants need to focus on each segment specifically and knowing the exam pattern and marking schemes really help to give a guided path to the preparation.

Section wise preparation tips for SNAP:

General English:

Compare to other sections of the exam this particular section can be categorized under the easy section intended to test abilities like verbal reasoning, vocabulary, and grammar. The questions include vocabulary, grammar, and short RC passages questions.

Evaluating questions from the last couple of years it is observed that only 4 to 6 were RC questions most of the questions were vocabulary based and that's why candidates are advised to work on their vocabularies by learning new words.

Preparation Tips:

  • Candidates can make a daily routine of reading a newspaper focusing more on the editorial sections.
  • Involve magazines and journals in your reading habits.
  • Try to learn new words daily with their meaning and the various ways that word can be used.

Quantitative Ability, Data Interpretation & Data Sufficiency:

This particular section carries arithmetic based questions and the key to score well in the particular section is to clear the basic concepts and turn that into your strength. The questions in this particular section takes more time than other sections, so candidate should practice the questions and develop short tricks to resolve the questions in less time.

Preparation Tips:

  • Revise High School Math questions to clear the concepts.
  • Learn quick tips from the internet to tackle a particular formula.
  • Identifying weak areas and taking mock test accordingly.

Analytical & Logical Reasoning:

This particular section has 40 questions and is the most scoring one compare to the other 3 section. The areas questions are asked from are critical reasoning, deductive logic, logical reasoning sets, analogies, series, visual reasoning, blood relations, arrangements, and puzzles.

Preparation Tips:

  • Take an online mock test on analytical and logical reasoning.
  • Books are also available for the sections, read more books on the same.

 General Awareness:

This particular section covers a wide area of questions from general awareness and includes topics from Current affairs, General Knowledge, Brand and Business, Sports events and winners, awards and winners and other such topics.

Preparation Tips:

  • Candidate can read daily newspapers to be updated with what's going around the world.
  • Read quiz books available in the market.
  • Take daily online quizzes and watch quiz shows.

Books to prepare of SNAP:

  • Quantitative Aptitude Quantum CAT for Admission into IIMs (English)
  • Arihant Descriptive General English by SP Bakshi
  • Symbiosis National Aptitude Test Guide (English)
  • Target SNAP and General Knowledge by Disha and Arihant
  • Entrance Guide MAT (English)
  • Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Examinations by RS Aggarwal
  • Manorama Year Book
  • Map the SNAP Test by RK Jha
  • Map the SNAP Test by Arihant
  • Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning by RS Aggarwal
  • Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning by Arun Sharma
  • Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension by Arun Sharma & Meenakshi Upadhyay

Last minute tips followed by toppers:

Time Management is the Key:

One of the common issue faced by students is not being able to cover all the topics from each sections resulting in affecting their overall score. Candidate needs to understand that all the sections are equally important while preparing for the same and a study plan should be divided accordingly to cover maximum topics. Give more time on your weak points.

Take mock tests:

To know the exam pattern and the time being taken by you to in each section is to take the SNAP Mock Tests available on various websites online. Make a regular practice to take a mock test and evaluate your growth to prepare in the right direction.

Eat up the full syllabus:

SNAP Syllabus need to be the 1st priority for the aspirants in order to know the topics which need to be covered and also planning of the same. The candidate has to go through the complete syllabus listing down the topics into various categories of high to moderate importance.

Don't overburdened:

Candidate should understand that understanding a new topic at the last moment of the exam is not a smart choice instead revising the old topics will be. Keep a track of what topics have already covered and revised them.

Make technology your mate:

With the modern advancements, available candidate is advised to take full use of internet facility and research the topics from various sources to get a good grip on the topic.

SNAP 2019 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 

SNAP 2019 Exam Pattern

The question paper of SNAP 2019 an online test comprises of normal and special questions. From the year 2018 few changes in exam pattern have been introduced by the conducting body and from this year onwards SNAP Exam Pattern will be same as of CAT. The question paper will not only consist of multiple choice questions but also questions which need to be answered by writing in the virtual keyboard appearing with these special types of questions.

The bifurcation of number of questions asked in the exam and marks allotted to them is given below.

The paper can be divided into 4 segments as mentioned below:

Section of Question Paper

Type of Question

Total Questions

Total Marks


Normal Questions (MCQ Type)

Special Questions (Non-MCQ Type)


General English: Reading Comprehension, Verbal Reasoning, Verbal Ability





Quantitative, Data Interpretation & Data Sufficiency





Analytical & Logical Reasoning





Current Affairs











The students are rewarded with +1 mark for each correct MCQ and +2 for each correct MCQ. The exam follows negative marking scheme wherein one fourth mark is deducted for each incorrect answer.

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

  • General English- Reading Comprehension, Vernal Reasoning, Verbal Ability
  • Quantitative, Data Interpretation, and Data Sufficiency
  • Analytical & Logical Reasoning
  • Current Affairs


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