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SNAP Syllabus 2018, Important Topics, Best Books, Pattern

Updated On - August 31st 2018 by KRITIKA GUPTA

SNAP Syllabus: Symbiosis International University (SIU) does not declare an official syllabus of SNAP. However, based on the previous year question papers and pattern of questions, we have curated the updated SNAP Syllabus 2018. The questions are mostly based on 10+2 Mathematics and English syllabus. Read on to know more about the important topics, best books to prepare from and pattern of the exam.

Through Symbiosis National Aptitude Test candidates are evaluated on analytical reasoning, data interpretation, quantitative techniques, and General English. SNAP 2018 is scheduled for December 16 in computer based mode. Interested candidates can apply online before November 26, 2018 at 

  • SNAP Syllabus for Quantitative Aptitude- There are 35 questions from this section. The most frequent topics include percentages, geometry, ratios & proportion, time, etc.
  • SNAP Syllabus for General English- There are 35 questions from this section. The most frequent topics include sentence correction, idioms, one-word substitution, analogies etc. 
  • SNAP Syllabus for Logical Reasoning- There are 35 questions from this section. The most frequent topics include puzzles, linear arrangements, cause and effect, statements and conclusions etc.
  • SNAP Syllabus for General Awareness- There are 25 questions from this section. This section tests a candidate’s vigilance about the current affairs doing the rounds. Questions are generally asked from the events of past 2 years. 
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SNAP Syllabus: General English

  • General English Section in SNAP 2018 is a mixture of Vocabulary based, Grammar-based and Comprehension based questions.
  • This paper is 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.
  • There are 35 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 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 More About SNAP General English Preparation

Important Questions in SNAP

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

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

SNAP Best Books: General English

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

preparation books for general english
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 2018: Quantitative Aptitude

  • Quantitative Aptitude often becomes the most important and toughest section in SNAP Exam.
  • It carries 35 questions (30 Ques. carrying one and 5 Ques. carrying two marks).
  • 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 2018:
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 CisternsCo-ordinate Geometry
FunctionsProbabilityPermutation and Combination
ClocksTrigonometryNumber Series
Simple and Compound InterestData SufficiencyPie Charts
Bar GraphsLine GraphsTables

Important Questions in SNAP

Here are some of the important topics 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

SNAP Best Books: Quantitative Aptitude

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

Preparation books for Quantitative Aptitute
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: General Awareness

  • SNAP 2018 will have 25 questions from General Awareness Section (20 MCQs + 5 Fill in the blanks).
  • To score an excellent SNAP Result, a candidate should not just focus on current affairs of recent months but be updated on news and events of the national and international importance of last 2 years. 
  • General Awareness consists of a variety of subjects spanning sociology, economics, political science, and current affairs.
Syllabus for General Awareness
Geography (Indian and International)Awards and Honors
AbbreviationsFamous Personalities
Art and MusicBooks and Authors
International Organizations and MeetingsInternational and Indian Politics
Companies and BrandsFinance and Economics
Basic Science and BiologySports
International and Indian MonumentsIndian History
Indian CultureLogos and taglines

Important Questions in SNAP

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

Social Scenario of India and other countriesHigh
Economic Condition of India and other countriesModerate
General KnowledgeVery High
Business ScenarioVery High
Current AffairsVery High

Read More About SNAP General Awareness Preparation

SNAP Best Books: General Awareness

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

Preparation books for General Awareness
General Awareness Basic Banking & Financial IssuesGautam Majumdar
General Knowledge 2018Purushottam Kumar
General KnowledgeDr. Binay Karna
Current General Knowledge Encyclopaedia GuideV.V.K.Subburaj

Read  General Awareness Section: A major scorer for SNAP exam

SNAP Syllabus: 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 35 questions (30 MCQs and 5 Special Ques.).
  • Compared to previous years, LR in SNAP 2018 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

Important Questions in SNAP

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

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

Read  SNAP LR Preparation Tips

SNAP Best Books: Logical Reasoning

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

Preparation books for Logical Reasoning
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

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 questions130 questions
Marking scheme+1 mark (MCQs) | +2 (Fill in the blanks)
Negative marking¼ marks deducted for each incorrect answer

We hope you prepare well for SNAP 2018 and come out with flying colours. Good luck!

SNAP Syllabus FAQs

Ques: How many sections are available in SNAP exam?

Ans: SNAP exam consist of four sections: Quantitative Aptitude,General English,Logical Reasoning,General Awareness

Ques: Which are the best books for General english prepration?

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

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

Ques: What are the important topics of General awareness section?

Ans: General Awareness important topics:

  • Social Scenario of India and other countries
  • General Knowledge
  • Business Scenario
  • Current Affairs

Ques: How many question will come from Quantitative aptitude section ?

Ans: Quantitative section will contain 40 questions of one mark each

*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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