SNAP 2018 PATTERN & SYLLABUS
NATIONAL LEVEL ONLINE TEST
Symbiosis International University (SIU) has changed SNAP Exam Pattern yet again. The total questions have striked down to 130 from 150. Unlike last year, there will be two types of questions namely normal (MCQs) and special questions (Fill in the Blanks). With this, there is a change in the marking scheme as well.
This year, SNAP 2018 is scheduled for December 16 in online (computer based) mode. Interested candidates can apply online before November 26 at www.snaptest.org. Like other major MBA entrance exams like CAT/ XAT, SNAP also has three common sections – QA/ DILR and English. Current Affairs is an additional section in the exam pattern of SNAP. The syllabus will of Higher Secondary or 10+2 level. It will be at par with other national level management tests. The difficulty level of the exam will be of moderate level. Read on to know more about the changes introduced in the paper pattern, updated marking scheme, section-wise questions distribution in the exam.
|SNAP Syllabus||SNAP 2018 Registration||SNAP Sample Papers||SNAP 2018 Exam Centers|
The paper pattern of SNAP is given below:
From 2018 onwards, there will be two types of questions in SNAP exam. They are as follows:
|Sections||Normal Ques.||Special Ques.||Total Marks|
|General English: Reading Comprehension, Verbal Reasoning & Ability||30||5||40|
|Quantitative, Data Interpretation and Data Sufficiency||30||5||40|
|Current Affairs (of last 2 years)||20||5||30|
|Analytical and Logical Reasoning||30||5||40|
|Total||130 Questions||150 Marks|
Other Facts related to paper pattern:
The 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|
|Normal Questions||+ 1 mark|
Each wrong answer attracts 25% negative marks for both questions
|Special Questions||+ 2 marks|
The syllabus for SNAP 2018 is based on English, Mathematics and Logic of higher secondary school level knowledge. It will be as decided by SIU for every section. Aspirants must make sure that they follow the right syllabus to prepare well for the test. CheckSNAP Syllabus
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 of 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:
Books for Reference
|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:
Books for Reference
|Quantitative Ability||Data Interpretation||Arun Sharma|
|Quantitative Aptitude for MBA Entrance||Abhijit Guha|
|Quantitative Ability||P Sinhal|
For this section, aspirants must be aware of the general events happening in the world for the past 2 years. They are advised to read newspapers daily. Questions from the following topics are asked:
Books for Reference
|Logical Skills||A Modern Approach to Logical Reasoning||R.S. Aggarwal|
|Logical and Analytical Reasoning||Ashok Gupta|
|Guide to Verbal Ability and Logical Reasoning||Pearson Publication|
This section will determine the student’s ability to think accurately and swiftly. Students can expect questions on diagrams, figures as also analogies in this section. Problem solving and decision making skills will also be tested. Questions on the following topics will be asked:
Books for Reference
|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 some rules and regulations to maintain the decorum of the exam hall so that the examination proceeds properly.
The exam pattern of SNAP and IIM CAT have many similarities which gives 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:
|Exam date||December 16, 2018||November 25, 2018|
|Exam Duration||2 hours||3 hours|
|Type of Questions||MCQs – Objective |
Non-MCQs – Fill in the Blanks
|MCQs: 72 – 75 Questions |
Non-MCQs: Rest of the questions
|Answer Options for MCQs||4||4|
|Correct Answer Marks||Normal Ques.: +1|
Special Ques: +2
|Negative Marking||0.25 mark||MCQs with 1/3 negative marking;|
No negative marking for Non-MCQs
|Exam Difficulty Level||Moderate||Difficult|
|Number of Sections||4||3|
|Section 1: Name | No. of Questions||General English, RC,VR,VA | 35||Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension | 34|
|Section 2: Name | No. of Questions||Analytical & Logical Reasoning | 35||Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning | 32|
|Section 3: Name | No. of Questions||Quant, DI, Data Sufficiency | 35||Quantitative Ability | 34|
|Section 4: Name | No. of Questions||Current Affairs | 25||Not Applicable, only 3 Sections|
|Facility to Choose Order of Sections||Yes, any question from any section within overall time limit||No, has to follow pre defined sectional order|
|Individual Sectional Time Limit||No||Each section with 1 hour time limit|
|Top MBA Colleges Accepting Exam Score||SIBM Pune, SCMHRD Pune, SIIB Pune, SIBM Bangalore & all other Symbiosis institutes – Check more||20 IIMs, FMS, MDI, SPJIMR, IMI, IMT, IITs, TAPMI, XIMB and hundreds of other B-schools – Other Institutes|
SNAP Exam Pattern and XLRI XAT Exam have many similarities like 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:
December 16, 2018
|January 6, 2019|
3 ½ hours
Type of Questions
MCQs – Objective
MCQs: 97 & 1 Essay Writing
Answer Options for MCQs
Correct Answer Marks
Normal Ques: + 1
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
Section 1: Name | No. of Questions
General English, RC,VR,VA | 35
English Language & Logical Reasoning | 24
Section 2: Name | No. of Questions
Analytical & Logical Reasoning | 35
Quantitative Ability & Data Interpretation | 27
Section 3: Name | No. of Questions
Quant, DI, Data Sufficiency | 35
Decision Making | 21
Section 4: Name | No. of Questions
Current Affairs | 25
General Awareness | 25
Facility to Choose Order of Sections
Yes, any question from any section within overall time limit
Yes, Any question from any section within 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 online format. The rest of the pattern will be same as last year.
Ques: What are the total marks for SNAP 2018?
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 2018 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 2018 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 means 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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