SNAP Syllabus 2023

Updated on 21st September 2023 | 3:31 pm | #SNAPsyllabus

SNAP (Symbiosis National Aptitude Test) is one of the major national-level entrances in India, besides CAT and XAT. The examination is conducted by the Symbiosis International Deemed University (SIU) for the purpose of securing admission into one of the 15 institutes under SIU, including prestigious institutes like Symbiosis Institute of Business Management (SIBM), Symbiosis Centre for Management & Human Resource Development (SCMHRD), Symbiosis Institute of International Business (SIIB), etc.

SNAP 2023 will be conducted in three slots on three separate dates in December 2023. The notification including details about SNAP 2023 such as registration dates, exam dates, etc has been released and registrations are open. SNAP comprises 60 questions that are divided into three sections which are

  • General English
  • Analytical & Logical Reasoning
  • Quantitative, DI & Data Sufficiency

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SNAP 2023: Highlights



Mode of Exam


Total Time Allotted

60 minutes

No. of questions


No. of Sections


Marking Scheme

+1 for every right answer

- 0.25 for every incorrect answer

SNAP Exam Pattern

In SNAP 2023, you will need to answer 60 questions in 60 minutes. Earlier, there used to be four sections in SNAP; and the paper was conducted in a pen-paper format. Since 2017, SNAP has been conducted online, as a computer-based test (CBT). In 2019, the exam pattern was modified further; with the GK section being omitted from the paper.

Here is a brief overview of the SNAP 2023 exam pattern:


No of Questions

Total Marks

General English



Analytical & Logical Reasoning



Quantitative, DI and Data Sufficiency






Also Read: SNAP 2023 Notification

SNAP Syllabus: General English

This section of SNAP 2023 focuses on your verbal ability, reading comprehension, and verbal reasoning; and the questions are based on important grammatical concepts and logical assumptions. Candidates can inculcate the habit of reading (newspapers, books, magazines) to improve reading speed. It will also help expand vocabulary and language fluency.

Here is the syllabus for the General English section-

General English Syllabus

Sentence Completion

Idioms & Syllogisms

Jumbled Paragraphs


Antonyms & Synonyms

Fill in the Blanks

One-word Substitution

Odd One Out

Active & Passive Voice


Sentence Correction


SNAP Syllabus: Analytical & Logical Reasoning

Much like the DILR section in the CAT syllabus, this section in SNAP is dependent on practice and familiarizing with the questions. The following topics are covered in the analytical and logical reasoning section of SNAP as per the previous year’s paper pattern.

Analytical & Logical Reasoning Syllabus

Linear & Matrix Arrangements

Cause & Effect

Coding & Decoding

Visual Reasoning

Blood Relations & Family Tree

Assertion and Reasoning


Statement & Conclusion

Analogy & Series

Clocks & Calendars

Direction Sense

Critical Reasoning

SNAP Syllabus: Quantitative, Data Interpretation, and Data Sufficiency

This section covers all the concepts of Classes VIII to X Mathematics. Practice is essential for this section as well along with memorizing the formulae and reinforcing them. In addition, there are questions on Data Interpretation and Data Sufficiency.

Quantitative, Data Interpretation, and Data Sufficiency Syllabus

Number Systems


Progressions (AP, GP, HP)




Binomial Theorem

Graphs- Pie Chart

Bar Graphs


Mixtures & Allegations



Permutation & Combination

Sets Theory

Coordinate Geometry



Surds and Indices

Linear & Quadratic Equations


SNAP 2023: Preparation Tips

  • Point of Focus: You need to take it easy and slow, one subject at a time. Rushing into complex problems right from the start could prove to be troublesome in building a strong foundation. Study the basics of important concepts with some easy-to-do examples in the initial phase of your preparation.
  • Review the syllabus and exam pattern: Much like any other entrance exam, SNAP requires you to get a good understanding of the syllabus and exam pattern to identify the amount of preparation and strategy required.
  • Proper understanding of the questions: To secure a high score in SNAP, you need to keep in mind that every answer hides deep within the question itself. So, you should devote more time to understanding how each question has been constructed. One way of doing that is to scan the questions thoroughly to identify the major elements.
  • Take regular mocks: Mocks are not only meant for effective time management but also reveal how much mastery you have gained over a concept. Analyzing mocks will also help you identify the areas where you need to work on. Start with 1-2 mocks every week, 4-5 mocks every fortnight; and gradually increase the pace to 3-4 mocks per week and 7-8 mocks per fortnight.
  • Practice last 5 years’ SNAP papers: SNAP is known for surprising test-takers every year. Hence, it is advisable that during the final months before the exam, attempt the previous years’ test papers to gauge your progress.

Read in detail: SNAP 2023 Preparation


SNAP syllabus is broadly divided into 3 sections which are

  • General English: It comprises verbal ability, reading comprehension, and verbal reasoning skills
  • Analytical & Logical Reasoning: This section focuses on puzzles, reasoning questions, blood relations, charts, etc.
  • Quantitative, Data Interpretation, and Data Sufficiency: The section includes mathematics of classes 8 to 10.

SNAP 2023 will follow the same pattern and syllabus as SNAP 2022. Thus, it will have 60 questions.

SNAP 2023 is expected to be held on three days in December 2023.

To prepare for SNAP, you must keep the following points in mind:

  • Review the syllabus and exam pattern
  • Develop a study plan and exam strategy
  • Attempt mocks and analyze them properly
  • Focus on improving speed and accuracy
  • Review the past year's SNAP papers

It has been observed, the sections in SNAP have remained constant over the years though the number of questions has changed. The level of difficulty of the exam continues to change year after year.

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