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How to prepare for SNAP

Symbiosis National Aptitude test or as commonly called SNAP is an entrance exam conducted by Symbiosis University for admission into its various management programs. There are 15 Symbiosis Campus that accept SNAP score with Symbiosis Pune and SCHMRD being the most sought-after colleges for MBA. SNAP 2019 is scheduled to be conducted on 15th December 2019. The preparation strategy for SNAP 2019 can easily be defined once you get acquainted with the test pattern and syllabus of SNAP. Expected pattern for SNAP 2019 can be tabulated as:

SNAP 2019 Paper Pattern:

Section Questions (MCQ Type) Special Questions (Non-MCQ Type) Total Questions Total Marks
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

As compared to CAT, SNAP will have negative marking of 25% for both MCQ and Non-MCQs.

SNAP 2019 Syllabus

Similar to other MBA entrance exams, SNAP also has no prescribed syllabus. However, previous year papers are a good judge of what topics are to be studied for SNAP 2019. Even though no questions are repeated from previous years, the concepts and topics covered in papers more or less remain the same.

SNAP 2019 General English Section

General English section of SNAP 2019 will cover topics such as Reading Comprehension, Verbal Reasoning, Grammar and Vocabulary. As per the previous year papers, Vocabulary based questions are a dominant feature of SNAP and it is suggested that you start with Vocab practice at the earliest possible. This may even be of help in other MBA entrance exams such as CAT, XAT etc. yo help understand the RCs better.

SNAP 2019 Quantitative, Data Interpretation and Data Sufficiency Section:

In this section Arithmetic, Numbers and Mensuration are integral topics for a good score. You must focus on these topics and as for the Data Sufficiency questions, they have been seen irregularly in SNAP and are comparatively easier that as seen in CAT/XAT. And with 35 questions in this section, it becomes a test of speed along with accuracy. Practice from good quality mocks, topic tests and sectional tests.

SNAP 2019 Analytical and Logical Reasoning Section:

This section covers various topics such as Puzzles, Visual Reasoning, Critical Reasoning, Deductive logic, Analogies, blood relations etc. A good strategy for this section would be solving such topics regularly and taker a sectional tests every now then. Also, solving previous year question paper would be a big help. You can only become good in this section if you enjoy solving logical questions and regular practice is a sure shot way of building an aptitude for this section.

SNAP 2019 Current Affairs Section:

Current Affairs for this section can easily be prepared for by reading newspaper regularly and You can expect questions based on Polity, Economy, Business, Personalities & Awards and Sports news etc.

Along with preparation for other MBA entrance exam, SNAP can easily be prepared for by:

  • Scheduling and writing SNAP 2019 Mocks and earmarking 2 mock for every week after CAT
  • Regular newspaper reading
  • Focussing on concepts and their application for Arithmetic, Mensuration and Numbers
  • Focus on Vocabulary
  • This exam is mostly a test of your speed
  • Regular Practice of Logical and Analytical based questions
  • Solving previous year papers
  • Performing qualitative analysis of each mock or test that you write

Click here for detailed analysis of previous year SNAP papers.

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