SNAP 2019 PATTERN & SYLLABUS
NATIONAL LEVEL ONLINE TEST
Symbiosis International University (SIU) has changed SNAP Exam Pattern yet again. The total questions have been reduced to 110 from 130. With changes in the number of questions, the marking scheme of the exam has also changed. The major change in SNAP exam pattern is that there will be no general knowledge or current affairs section this year.
Read on to know more about the changes introduced in the paper pattern, updated marking scheme, section-wise questions distribution in the exam.
The specifications of the SNAP Paper Pattern are as follows:
There will be two types of questions that will be asked in SNAP exam. They are as follows:
|Sections||Normal Questions||Marks Per Correct Answer||Special Questions||Marks Per Correct Answer||Total Questions||Total Marks|
|General English: Reading Comprehension, Verbal Reasoning, Verbal Ability||34||1.5||0||0||34||51|
|Analytical & Logical Reasoning||36||1.5||0||0||36||54|
|Quantitative, Data Interpretation & Data Sufficiency||35||1||5||2||40||45|
Marking scheme for SNAP has been revised by the regulating body i.e. SIU. The marking scheme is given as follows:
|Type of Question||Correct Answer||Incorrect Answer|
+ 1 mark for Quantitative, Data Interpretation & Data Sufficiency
+1.5 marks for General English and Analytical & Logical Reasoning
Each wrong answer attracts 25% negative marks for both questions
|Special Questions||+ 2 marks|
SNAP Syllabus is based on English, Mathematics, and Logic of higher secondary school level knowledge. It is determined by SIU for every section. Aspirants must make sure that they follow the right syllabus to prepare well for the test. The section-wise syllabus is given as follows:
This section will assess the grasp an aspirant has on the English language. The test paper will comprise questions based on a given passage. Candidates must comprehend the contents of the passage and answer these questions. An individual’s vocabulary, grammar, verbal ability, and reasoning skills will also be tested in this section. The important topics for this section are:
|General English||Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension||Arun Sharma|
|Mastering Verbal Ability||Arihant Publication|
|Objective General English 10,000+ questions||R.S. Aggarwal|
This section of the test evaluates the aspirant’s ability to solve numerical problems with accuracy and speed. It will include problems to evaluate how aspirants can work with numbers, do numerical calculations and understand various arithmetic questions. They must have a good understanding of basic mathematical concepts to fare well in this section. The important topics for this section are as follows:
|Quantitative Ability||Data Interpretation||Arun Sharma|
|Quantitative Aptitude for MBA Entrance||Abhijit Guha|
|Quantitative Ability||P Singhal|
This section will determine the student’s ability to think accurately and swiftly. Students can expect questions on diagrams, figures and analogies in this section. Problem-solving and decision making skills will also be tested. Questions on the following topics will be asked:
|General books for SNAP||Ace the SNAP||IMS Learning Resources|
|Map the SNAP||Arihant Publications|
It is the responsibility of every aspirant to ensure that they follow the rules and regulations in the exam hall.
The exam pattern of SNAP and IIM CAT have many similarities which give the opportunity to synchronize the sectional and overall exam preparation. However, SNAP Pattern will have a few dissimilarities as compared to CAT exam, they are as follows:
|Conducting Body||IIMs||Symbiosis International Deemed University|
|Exam Mode||Computer-Based Test||Computer-Based Test|
|Frequency of Exam||Once a Year||Once a Year|
|Duration||3 Hours (180 Minutes)||2 Hours (120 Minutes)|
|Number of Sections||03||03|
|Sectional Time Limit|
Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension (VARC) – 60 Minutes
Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning – 60 Minutes
Quantitative Ability – 60 Minutes
|No sectional Time|
|Types of Question Format||72-75 questions are MCQs, rest Non-MCQs.||105 MCQs, 5 Fill Ups|
|Option to Choose Order of Sections||Candidates are not allowed to switch between sections||Candidate can answer questions in any section|
|Negative Marking for Incorrect Answer||-33%||-25%|
|Difficulty Level||Moderate to Difficult||Easy to Moderate|
Coding & Decoding
|Top MBA Colleges Accepting Exam Score||20 IIMs, FMS, MDI, SPJIMR, IMI, IMT, IITs, TAPMI, XIMB and hundreds of other B-schools – Other Institutes||SIBM Pune, SCMHRD Pune, SIIB Pune, SIBM Bangalore & all other Symbiosis institutes – Check more|
|Exam date||November 24, 2020||December 15, 2020|
SNAP Exam Pattern and XLRI XAT Exam have many similarities like the common section on General Knowledge, English Language, Quantitative Ability, Data Interpretation among others which help the SNAP and XAT test takers to prepare for them simultaneously:
3 ½ hours
Type of Questions
Objective Type MCQs
MCQs: 97 & 1 Essay Writing
Answer Options for MCQs
Each wrong answer attract 25% negative marks
72 MCQs with 1/4 negative marking; No negative marking for 25 MCQs on GK and Essay writing test
Exam Difficulty Level
Number of Sections
Main Section: 3
Facility to Choose Order of Sections
Yes, any question from any section within the overall time limit
Yes, Any question from any section within the overall time limit
Individual Sectional Time Limit
Top MBA Colleges Accepting Exam Score
SIBM Pune, SCMHRD Pune, SIIB Pune, SIBM Bangalore & all other Symbiosis institutes
XLRI, SPJIMR, IMT, TAPMI, XIMB
Ques: Is the test pattern of this year's SNAP same as last year's?
Ans: No, unlike last year when the test was conducted in paper and pencil mode, this year the test will be conducted in an online format.
Ques: What are the total marks for SNAP 2020?
Ans: SNAP exam total marks are 150.
Ques: What is the time duration of the Exam?
Ans: Time duration to complete SNAP exam is 120 minutes.
Ques: What is the language of SNAP 2020 exam?
Ans: The language is English for SNAP exam.
Ques: Are there any negative marking for questions?
Ans: Yes, for every wrong answer 0.25% marks will be deducted.
Ques: Is there any order of attempting SNAP 2020 exam?
Ans: No, candidates can attempt any section in any order.
Ques. What is the meaning of normal questions in SNAP exam?
Ans. Normal questions simply mean that the questions will be objective in nature. Each question has 4 responses. Candidate should choose an appropriate response.
Ques. What is the meaning of special questions in the examination?
Ans. In SNAP Online Test, for special questions in each section will have blanks where answers will have to be entered by the candidate by using the virtual keyboard. For example, if question is “What is the capital of Australia?” The candidate needs to enter the answer as CANBERRA by using the virtual keyboard.
*The article might have information for the previous academic years, which will be updated soon subject to the notification issued by the University/College
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