SNAP Syllabus 2020, Important Topics, Best Books and Exam Pattern

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    SNAP Syllabus 2020: Symbiosis International University (SIU) does not release any official syllabus for SNAP. However, based on the previous year question papers and pattern of questions, we have curated the updated the syllabus of SNAP

    Through the Symbiosis National Aptitude Test,  candidates are evaluated on Analytical Reasoning, Data Interpretation, Quantitative Techniques, and General English. SNAP 2020 is tentatively scheduled to be held on the Second Sunday of December, 2020 in computer-based mode. Interested candidates can apply Online till the Third Week of November, 2020 at snaptest.org. 

    • SNAP Syllabus for Quantitative Aptitude – There are 40 questions from topics such as percentages, geometry, ratios & proportion, time, etc.
    • SNAP Syllabus for General English – There are 34 questions in this section on sentence correction, idioms, one-word substitution, analogies etc. 
    • SNAP Syllabus for Logical Reasoning – There are 36 questions on puzzles, linear arrangements, cause and effect, statements and conclusions etc.

    Read on to know more about the important topics, best books to prepare from and pattern of the exam.


    SNAP Syllabus for General English

    General English Section in SNAP 2020 will be a mixture of Vocabulary based, Grammar-based and Comprehension based questions. This paper will be designed to test a candidate’s verbal reasoning as well as communication abilities. As for the Reading Comprehension part, questions are usually direct and to the point and the difficulty level is easy to moderate. Check SNAP Cutoff

    There are 34 questions asked from this section. While the topics covered in this section are not that difficult but do require immense practice and good command over the English language. 

    Syllabus for General English
    Antonyms and SynonymsSentence Completion
    Sentence Re-arrangement (Para-Jumbles)Spelling Based Questions
    Fill in the blanks (Grammar-based and Vocabulary based)Idioms and Phrases
    Reading ComprehensionParts of Speech
    PunctuationCritical Reasoning
    Error SpottingOdd Word Out

    Read How to Prepare for SNAP General English?

    Important English Questions in SNAP

    Here are some of the important topics from SNAP English section along with their priority level:

    TopicPriority
    Reading ComprehensionHigh
    Comprehension of a passageModerate
    VocabularyVery High
    GrammarVery High
    Antonyms & SynonymsModerate
    Verbal AbilityHigh
    Sentence CompletionLow 

    SNAP Books for General English

    Here are some of the most recommended preparation books for SNAP English section:

    preparation books for general english
    Name of the BooksAuthor
    Objective General EnglishR.S. Aggarwal, Vikas Aggarwal
    General English for Competitive ExamsDisha Experts
    Competitive General EnglishKiran Prakashan
    Objective General EnglishS.P. Bakshi
    Objective English for Competitive ExaminationHari Mohan Prasad

    SNAP Syllabus 2020 for Quantitative Aptitude

    Quantitative Aptitude often becomes the most important and toughest section in SNAP Exam. This section comprises  35 normal questions and 5 special questions The difficulty level of questions in QA section for SNAP is slightly lower than CAT. 

    This section tests a candidate’s ability to visualize the problem and get to the answer in the minimum time possible. Here is a list of topics that candidates must cover for Quantitative Aptitude, Data Interpretation and Data Sufficiency Section of SNAP 2020:

    Syllabus for Quantitative Aptitude
    Time and WorkPercentagesRatios
    AveragesNumber SystemProblems on Ages
    Linear Equations (Usage)Quadratic EquationsGeometry
    Mixtures and AllegationsHCF LCMTime, Speed and Distance
    Venn diagramSet theoryProfit and Loss
    LogarithmsPipes and CisternsCoordinate Geometry
    FunctionsProbabilityPermutation and Combination
    ClocksTrigonometryNumber Series
    Simple and Compound InterestData SufficiencyPie Charts
    Bar GraphsLine GraphsTables

    Important Quants Questions in SNAP

    Here are some of the important topics from Quantitative Aptitude along with their priority level:

    SNAP Quantitative Aptitude SyllabusPriority
    Basic Mathematical relations and FormulasVery High
    Relationship between NumbersModerate
    Data SufficiencyModerate
    Data InterpretationVery High
    ArithmeticVery High

    Read SNAP Preparation Tips

    SNAP Books for Quantitative Aptitude

    Here are some of the most recommended preparation books of SNAP Quants section:

    Preparation books for Quantitative Aptitute
    Name of the BooksAuthor
    Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive ExaminationsVarun Gupta
    Quantitative AptitudeShambhu Nath Jha & RPH Editorial Board
    Study Notes Material On SNAP (SYMBIOSIS) Management Aptitude TestSourav Sir's Classes
    Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive ExaminationsR S Aggarwal
    Quantitative Aptitude for All Competitive ExaminationsAbhijit Guha

    SNAP Syllabus for Analytical and Logical Reasoning

    SNAP Reasoning Ability Syllabus tests a candidate’s common sense and their ability to solve real-life logical problems. Analytical and Logical Reasoning section consists of 36 multiple-choice questions. Compared to previous years, LR in SNAP 2020 will see some changes in the number of questions.

    The difficulty level of this section often fluctuates. Hence, practice as many SNAP Question Papers as possible.

    Syllabus for Analytical and Logical Reasoning
    Analytical PuzzlesVerbal Reasoning
    Number SeriesAnalogies
    Alphabet based reasoningStatement and Argument
    Coding-DecodingBlood Relations
    Visual ReasoningSeating Arrangements
    Syllogism-

    Important LR Questions in SNAP

    Here are some of the important topics from Logical Reasoning sections along with their priority level:

    TopicsPriority
    Verbal and figure classificationVery High
    JudgementModerate
    AnalysisModerate
    Decision MakingVery High
    AnalogiesVery High
    SimilaritiesModerate
    Arithmetical reasoningHigh
    Relationship conceptsHigh
    DifferencesVery Low
    DiscriminationLow
    Visual MemoryHigh
    Problem-solvingVery High
    ObservationVery High
    Arithmetical number seriesLow
    Space VisualizationModerate

    Read How to Prepare for SNAP Logical Reasoning?

    SNAP Books for Logical Reasoning

    Here are some of the most recommended books for SNAP Logical Reasoning Preparation:

    Preparation books for Logical Reasoning
    Name of the BooksAuthor
    SNAP Symbiosis MBA Admission TestPriyanka prakashan
    Analytical & Logical Reasoning & Other Management Entrance TestsPeeyush Bhardwaj
    A Modern Approach to Logical ReasoningR.S. Aggarwal
    A Modern Approach to Logical ReasoningR.S. Aggarwal
    Logical ReasoningMacaw Books

    SNAP Exam Pattern 2020

    SNAP was introduced as a pen-paper test but was changed to a computer-based test in 2017. Now, in this session, the SIU has yet again introduced few changes in SNAP Paper Pattern. They are tabulated below:

    Highlights of SNAP Paper Pattern
    Mode of examinationComputer-based
    Duration120 minutes
    Types of questionsMultiple Choice Questions + Fill in the Blanks
    Number of questions110 questions
    Negative marking¼ marks deducted for each incorrect answer

    SNAP Syllabus FAQs

    Ques: How many sections are there in the SNAP exam?

    Ans: SNAP exam consists of three sections – General English: Reading Comprehension, Verbal Reasoning & Verbal Ability, Analytical & Logical Reasoning, and Quantitative, Data Interpretation & Data Sufficiency

    Ques: Which are the best books for General English preparation?

    Ans: Following are the best books for General English section:

    • Kiran Prakashan
    • S.P. Bakshi
    • R.S. Aggarwal
    • Vikas Aggarwal

    Ques: How many questions will come from the Quantitative aptitude section?

    Ans: Quantitative section will contain 35 normal questions and 5 special questions. 

    Ques: Which are the best online websites to prepare for SNAP exam?

    Ans: Candidates willing to prepare online for SNAP exam can visit the top website given below:

    • Prep.youth4work.com
    • hitbullseye.com
    • tcyonline.com
    • imsindia.com

    *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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