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Latest Changes in SNAP 2018 Exam Pattern

Last Updated - September 04, 2018

Symbiosis National Aptitude (SNAP) Test 2018 is a mandatory, common entrance test conducted in 30 cities all over India for admission into the post graduate management courses of Symbiosis International University (SIU).

The official notification has been released on the official website. The exam will be conducted on December 16, 2018. This time the conducting authority has introduced some changes in exam pattern and number of test cities where exam will be conducted.

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The latest changes introduced are:-

  1. The number of test cities have been reduced to 92 from 102.
  2. Candidates have to attempt some special questions along with objective questions
  3. No options will be provided for special questions
  4. Also, the number of MCQ questions have been reduced to 30 from 40

Here in this article we have provided you the detailed new marking scheme and pattern scheme for SNAP 2018. 


SNAP 2018 Marking Scheme

SNAP 2018 is a two hours duration exam. The test will be held on a single day at different test centres across the country.

  • Each MCQ  question will have four answer choices out of which the candidate is required to mark any one.
  • 1 mark will be awarded for correct answer of objective based question whereas 2 marks will be awarded for correct answer of special question
  • No choices will be provided to attempt special questions
  • Negative marking of 25% will be applicable, that is, for each correct answer – 1 mark will be awarded and for each wrong answer – ¼ marks will be deducte
  • The candidates are hence advised to be careful while marking their responses.

The SNAP 2018 exam will be for a total of 180 marks and the paper will be divided into four sections. For a better and thorough understanding of the SNAP 2018 exam pattern, candidates should go through previous years’ question papers and practice a lot of sample papers. Check here SNAP Exam Pattern


Structure of the SNAP 2018 Exam

The section in SNAP will remain same i.e. Candidates have to attempt 4 sections namely General English, Quantitative Analysis and Data Interpretation and Sufficiency, General Awareness and Analytical and Logical Reasoning.  However the total number of questions have been reduced to 130 from 150.

The section wise elaboration of SNAP 

Section NameNumber of MCQ quesitonsObjective QuestionsTotal Marks
General English: Reading Comprehension, Verbal Reasoning & Ability30540
Quantitative, Data Interpretation and Data Sufficiency30540
Current Affairs (of last 2 years)20530
Analytical and Logical Reasoning30540
Total130 Questions150 Marks

Candidates are allowed to attempt any section at any given point of time. Check here SNAP Syllabus


Written Ability Test in SNAP 2018

The written ability test  is  a component of the final round of the admission process of SNAP 2018. The candidate is asked to write an essay about a specific topic. The candidate’s writing skills along with his knowledge about the given topic and his insight are tested.

In order to prepare for this round of the selection procedure, read newspapers, especially the economy and business sections, regularly. One should also develop the habit of reading books and magazines from various genres, to develop a well-rounded thinking process.

It is then essential to do a writing practice about relevant topics as well. A well-composed essay has a clearly defined introduction, a middle body and a strong conclusion. To be able to put one’s thoughts into concise words, the candidate is advised to practice ample number of essay pieces.

Some of the previous commonly asked WAT topics in SNAP 2018 are:

  • India’s foreign policy is dictated by the US.
  • Freedom of opinion can only exist when the government feels secure in itself.
  • Can India be ignored by the international community?
  • The Arab world will definitely have an impact on India.
  • A strong legislation would require an effective enforcement.
  • Direct democracy instead of representative democracy can solve the problems of corruption.

The topic may also be presented in the form of an image. The candidate would then be required to write an essay about what he infers from the image and what he thinks it symbolises. Hence, the WAT tests the candidate for creativity and critical thinking skills along with the ability to be spontaneous and think on the spot. 


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