SNAP 2020 Preparation Tips, Strategy and Tips

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    SNAP Preparation Tips: SNAP is one of the most competitive management entrance exams in India. More than 50,000 candidates compete for 2257 seats in its member institutions. The number of applicants increases each year and the participating colleges have also started diversifying their intake pool. Adding to the above factors, a candidate needs to score really high in SNAP to get shortlisted for further admission processes. Thus, an extensive SNAP preparation is of primary importance.

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    Though the exam does not fall in the league of difficulty levels of exams like CAT or XAT, it does require thorough preparation in order to get a good score. Candidates appearing in SNAP 2020 will have to solve 130 questions in 120 minutes, making time management an essential part of the preparation strategy. An essential part of strategy is to know the exam pattern for SNAP test. Here we have highlighted the main points of the SNAP exam pattern:

    • Quantitative, Data Interpretation & Data Sufficiency (35 questions): Mostly arithmetic based questions are asked. There are chances of geometry and mensuration based questions too. Just polish the concepts and make it your strength. Quant section has always been very time consuming so, try practising short tricks and apply on the questions.
    • Analytical & Logical Reasoning (35 questions): This section has been the most scoring section among all other sections. Most of the questions are asked in a straight-forward way and are easy to answer. This section can also be time-consuming but practice makes it easy.
    • General English: Reading Comprehension, Verbal Reasoning & Ability (35 questions): To excel in this section, candidates are just advised to read, read and read. Reading newspapers, magazines on a daily basis is a better way to nurture verbal ability. ‘Word Power Made Easy’ really makes this section easy.
    • Current Affairs (25 questions): This is a section where a regular practice is needed. Current affairs cannot be completed in 1 or 2-day studies. There are many books available for the current affairs. Reading newspaper really helps in enhancing general knowledge.

    Preparation Tips for SNAP 2020

    You need to understand that SNAP test is a reflection of certain basic managerial skills. One can do well by upholding basic management skills like effective time management, the speed with accuracy, prioritization and strategic approach to different sections. Read on to know more about some of the best tips to prepare for SNAP 2020.

    SNAP Preparation Books

    There are very good books available in the market for the preparation of the SNAP Test. Some of the best books for the practice are listed below-

    • Quantitative Aptitude Quantum CAT for Admission into IIMs (English)
    • Arihant Descriptive General English by SP Bakshi
    • Entrance Guide MAT (English)
    • Symbiosis National Aptitude Test Guide (English)
    • Target SNAP and General Knowledge by Disha and Arihant
    • Manorama Year Book
    • Map the SNAP Test by RK Jha
    • Map the SNAP Test by Arihant
    • Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Examinations by RS Aggarwal
    • Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning by Arun Sharma
    • Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning by RS Aggarwal
    • Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension by Arun Sharma & Meenakshi Upadhyay

    Mock Tests for SNAP

    It is the best way to know the pattern of the exam. Practice makes a man perfect. Giving mock tests help in knowing the weak and strong areas. Taking regular mock tests should be a thumb rule of every candidate during the last weeks of preparation. The best thing about mock tests is, it enhances time management skill which is a must for candidates appearing in SNAP.

    Practice weak topics

    While preparing for SNAP, candidates should identify their weaker areas and work on them too. Weaker topics can be improved with constant practising. Apart from practising questions, candidates should also learn tricks related to their weak topics in order to solve questions quickly.

    No new topic during last week of exam

    Read, practice, revise and repeat is a key to success but don’t just read the topics and make them perfect without revision. The topics at which you are perfect, make sure you revise them properly. Don’t read anything new at the last moment as it is difficult to remember without the proper revision.

    Thorough with the Syllabus

    All the topics cannot be easily covered but it is good if you cover most of it and that too with the thoroughness. Candidates should not leave the topics that are very frequent in the entrance exam.

    Revision & Self-made Notes

    It is very important to revise on a regular basis. Give quality time to all the sections. There are topics which are easily forgettable, so revise them properly. In any entrance exam, it is crucial to prepare notes. These self-made notes play a vital role during revision. These help in fast grasping the formulae, short tricks and the concepts. Candidates should prepare the notes and place them on the study wall.

    Time management is the key 

    Keep a bull's eye on the timer you are allotted to solve each problem. If a question is taking much time to solve and answer, leave it and jump over another. The key to success for time management is not to get stuck with a single problem and waste time over it.


    Candidates should solve the sections and questions as per their priority. If a question seems easy and less time consuming, it must be attempted first. The questions which are seemed easy but calculative should be solved later.

    Smart Preparation

    Hard work always pays, but efforts in the right direction with the right approach at right time never turns into a waste. So start your preparation in a smarter way as soon as possible.

    What top rank holders say on SNAP preparation?

    1. Abhishek Verma Says, “Time Management Is A Key To Success”

    He cleared SNAP in 2009 and scored 122 marks. He says, “one should give quality time to the studies and focus on the smart preparation. Hard work on weak areas and make them as your strengths.” He has his own ’Five Point Someone’ to excel the entrance exam. He emphasized on increasing the speed and solve the questions with more accuracy.

    Read More About Abhishek Verma Preparation Tips

    2. “Polish Your Strengths”, Says Venkata, Who Scored 96 Percentile

    He appeared for SNAP in the year 2014 and scored 96 percentile. Reading magazines, newspapers and online articles are very beneficial to get in touch with the current affairs. He says, “ prepare well for the unplanned interviews such as psychometric rounds.” He says, prepare and practice the strategy to complete all the questions.

    Read More About Venkata Preparation Tips

    *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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