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SNAP 2020 Syllabus

By: Avantika Bhardwaj on October 20, 2020

SNAP 2020 Exam notification has been released and the exam is scheduled to be conducted thrice i.e. on 3 different dates 20th December 2020, 6th January 2021, and 9th January 2021SNAP Exam Pattern for the academic year 2020 has undergone several changes and these changes have been introduced due to the current COVID-19 pandemic outbreak across the world. Since, Symbiosis International University introduces changes in SNAP Exam Pattern almost every year, we couldn't expect anything else. Aspirants of SNAP Exam 2020 can appear twice this year provided they will be required to process the payment of application fee for each exam. The duration of SNAP Exam 2020 will be 1 hour i.e. 60 minutes and the time slot in which the exam is scheduled to be conducted is 11:00 AM to 12:00 Noon.

The question paper comprises of 3 sections namely General English: Reading Comprehension, Verbal Reasoning, Verbal Ability, Quantitative, Data Interpretation & Data Sufficiency, and Analytical & Logical Reasoning. There are total 60 questions for which the allotted time is 60 minutes as per the revised SNAP Exam Pattern. These 60 questions contribute to the total of 60 marks which mean one mark for each question.

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An Overview of SNAP Syllabus

  • The question paper mainly consists of following three sections:
  • General English: Reading Comprehension, Verbal Reasoning, Verbal Ability
  • Quantitative, Data Interpretation & Data Sufficiency
  • Analytical & Logical Reasoning

SNAP Exam question paper generally depends on SNAP Syllabus. Since the exam pattern has changed from the year 2019, so has the syllabus. In order to understand the pattern of examination, one should understand the entire syllabus and no. of questions each section consists of.

Sections

No. of Questions Asked

General English: Reading Comprehension, Verbal Reasoning, Verbal Ability

15

Quantitative, Data Interpretation, and Data Sufficiency

20

Analytical & Logical Reasoning

25

Changes Introduced in SNAP 2020 Exam Pattern

  • Total number of questions has been reduced to 60 from 110.
  • There will be no special questions asked in the exam.
  • The duration of SNAP Exam has been reduced to 1 hour from 2 hours.
  • The number of sections has been reduced to 3 from 4.
  • Current Affairs section has been removed.
  • An increase in number of cities where the exam is being conducted can be seen.
  • There are 94 cities where the exam is being conducted rather than 92.
  • +1 mark for each correct answer and -0.25 mark for each incorrect one.

Detailed SNAP Syllabus 2020

We can not say that the syllabus for SNAP 2020 Exam is predefined by the Symbiosis International University, but it is possible to analyze SNAP Syllabus based on previous year question papers and by comparing it with other MBA entrance examinations. As per the previous events, there have been no changes introduced to the SNAP Syllabus. SNAP Syllabus is meant to cover all the prominent topics of these three sections in which the question paper is divided. These sections are further divided into sub sections.

General English: Reading Comprehension, Verbal Reasoning, Verbal Ability

This section will consist of 15 questions which are formed to create difficult to moderately difficult levels of examination. It is usually conducted to analyze candidates' communication and verbal skills. Following are the type of questions asked in General English Section:

Besides, the most important topics that hold most weightage during the examination are:

 

Critical Reasoning

Idioms and Phrases

Parts of Speech

Spelling Based Questions

Para Jumbled Sentences

Fill in the Blanks

Punctuation

Reading Comprehension

Error Correction

Completion of Sentences

Antonyms and Synonyms

Odd Word Out

Besides, the most important topics that hold most weightage during the examination are:

Syllogism

Comprehension of Passage or Poem

Analogies

Fill in the Blanks

Important English Questions in SNAP Exam are mentioned below:

The table given below gives detailed information on important English questions that students must prepare before appearing the examination:

Topics

Reading Comprehension

Comprehension of a passage

Vocabulary

Grammar

Antonyms and Synonyms

Verbal Ability

Sentence Completion

Important Books for General English: Reading Comprehension, Verbal Reasoning, Verbal Ability

Below mentioned are some of the most recommended books students may refer to for preparation of English questions asked in SNAP Exam. The books have been mentioned along with the names of their authors.

Books Name

Written by

Objective General English

RS Aggarwal, Vikas Aggarwal

General English for Competitive Exams

Disha Experts

Competitive General English

Kiran Prakashan

Objective General English

SP Bakshi

Objective English for Competitive Exams

Hari Mohan Prasad

Quantitative, Data Interpretation, and Data Sufficiency

The section comprises of 20 questions. This is one of the most difficult sections as there is much more to learn and study. Students should have mathematical operations and formulae on their tips. It is very important to have revision of each topic before you appear for the examination.

The most important topics are:

Venn Diagram

Geometry

Profit & Loss

HCF & LCM

Work, Pipes, and Cisterns

Work & Time

Ratios and Proportions

Number Systems

Inequations Quadratic and Linear Equations Algebra

Permutations & Combinations

Number Base Systems

Average

Geometric Progression

Simple and Compound Interest

Mensuration

Mean

Arithmetic Progression

Time, Speed, and Distance

Partnership

Percentages

Trigonometry

Profit and Loss

The most important topics are:

Trigonometry

Ration and Proportion

Percentages

Partnership

Important Quantitative Questions in SNAP Exam are mentioned below:

The table given below gives detailed information on important quant questions that students must prepare before appearing the examination:

Topics

Basic Mathematical Relations and Formulae

Relationship Between Numbers

Data Sufficiency

Data Interpretation

Arithmetic

Important Books for Quantitative, Data Interpretation, and Data Sufficiency

Below mentioned are some of the most recommended books students may refer to for preparation of Quantitative, Data Interpretation, and Data Sufficiency questions asked in SNAP Exam. The books have been mentioned along with the names of their authors.

Books Name

Written by

Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Examinations

Varun Gupta

Quantitative Aptitude

Shambhu Nath Jha and RPH Editorial Board

Study Notes Material on SNAP (SYMBIOSIS) Management Aptitude Test

Sourav Sir's Classes

Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Examinations

RS Aggarwal

Quantitative Aptitude for All Competitive Examinations

Abhijit Guha

Analytical & Logical Reasoning

There will be 25 questions in this section. This section basically deals with students thinking capacity and their methods of problem solving. The questions seem to be difficult and may carry various methods to be solved.

Matrix Arrangements

Family Tree

Identifying Probably True

Cause and Effect

Strong and Weak Arguments

Statements and Assumptions

Visual Reasoning

Symbol Based Problems

Line Charts

Syllogism

Assertions and Reasons

Finding next number in Series

Assumptions premise Conclusion

Valid Inferences

Critical Reasoning

Coding and Decoding

Graphs Representing Area

Pie Charts

Bar Graphs

Column Graphs

Statements and Conclusions

Functions

Column Graphs

Bar Graphs

Clocks

Set Theory

Venn Diagram

Vectors

Number Base System

Binomial Expansion

Important Analytical and Logical Reasoning Questions in SNAP Exam are mentioned below:

The table given below gives detailed information on important quant questions that students must prepare before appearing the examination:

Topics

Verbal and Figure Classification

Judgement

Analysis

Decision Making

Analogies

Similarities

Arithmetical Reasoning

Relationship Concepts

Differences

Discrimination

Visual Memory

Problem Solving

Observation

Arithmetical Number Series

Space Visualizations

Important Books for Analytical & Logical Reasoning

Below mentioned are some of the most recommended books students may refer to for preparation of Analytical & Logical Reasoning questions asked in SNAP Exam. The books have been mentioned along with the names of their authors.

Books Name

Written by

SNAP Symbiosis MBA Admission Test

Priyanka Prakashan

Analytical & Logical Reasoning & Other Management Entrance Tests

Peeyush Bhardwaj

A Modern Approach to Logical Reasoning

R.S. Aggarwal

Logical Reasoning

Macaw Books

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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