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SNAP 2020 Preparation Tips

By: Avantika Bhardwaj on October 20, 2020

Symbiosis National Aptitude Test or SNAP is a national level annual entrance examination conducted by Symbiosis International University for admissions to its various management programs offered in 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 SNAP Exam and they are evaluated in terms of their performance in the examination. The paper is divided in 4 segments explained below:

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

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.

Visit SNAP Syllabus to get detailed syllabus for SNAP Exam

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.

Books to prepare of SNAP:

Books

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 Yearbook

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 Abilityand 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.

SNAP 2019 Tips

Eat Up the Full Syllabus

SNAP Syllabus needs 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 be 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 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 

SNAP 2020 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

30

5

35

40

Quantitative, Data Interpretation & Data Sufficiency

30

5

35

40

Analytical & Logical Reasoning

30

5

35

40

Current Affairs

20

5

25

30

Total

110

20

130

150

 

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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