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SNAP Preparation Tips by Venkata

Last Updated - September 12, 2016

Venkata Vamsi Grandhi appeared for SNAP in the year 2014. He scored 96 percentile and took admission in NMIMS, Mumbai. He says, reading magazines and newspapers are very fruitful in updating with the current affairs. He says, prepare well for the unplanned interviews such as psychometric rounds. We interviewed him and he told us about his interview experiences, preparation Strategies, his success mantra and his thoughts on books for the preparation of SNAP 2017.

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Here is the questionnaire which we had with him.

Ques. How many GD/PI did you take part in?

Ans. I took GD/PI of SIBM and SCHMHRD (through SNAP). I also attended NMIMS, Mumbai (NMAT).

Ques. How was your experience in the Interview?

Ans. They asked me the regular questions such as Why MBA? Where do you see yourself 5 years from now? My family background? Why not into armed forces, etc.?

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Ques. The Institutes that offered you Admission?

Ans. NMIMS, Mumbai.

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Ques. Apart from SNAP, which exams did you appear in?


Ques. How would you rate the following Preparation Strategy in terms of their efficiency in your story?

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ModerateNot ApplicableModerateHighHighVery HighHighModerate

Ques. Name the Coaching Institute you joined and its Role in your Story?

Ans. I joined TIME for a short term course of 2 months. They taught Mathematics and Logical Ability parts well, but I feel they did not teach us Verbal sections properly.  

Ques. Rate the Role of you Coaching Institute (Classroom or Online) in cracking SNAP?

Ans. 6  

Ques. How did you manage your SNAP preparation along with your Graduation studies/working hours?

Ans. I did it along with CAT preparation. I knew I was good at General Awareness. Otherwise no specific preparation for SNAP.

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Ques. What were your Strong and Weak areas? How did you prepare and what special efforts did you put for improving them?

Ans. English was my weak area in case of CAT, but for SNAP my level of English was adequate. I just had to focus on improving my speed levels.

Ques. What is your Five Point Rule to excel SNAP 2017?

Ans. 1. Improve your speed, unlike CAT.

2. Read newspapers and general awareness books well.

3. For the interview, be prepared on unplanned situations for psychometry test.

4. Smaller puzzles calculations are to be done in mind will improve your speed.

Ques. What Mock Papers did you take?

Ans. I took Time Mock papers. They will give you an idea of how snap is, since SNAP is a little different from other exams in terms of difficulty and speed.

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Ques. Websites you followed regularly for practicing sample papers and get updates?

Ans. I took Time Mock papers. They will give you an idea of how SNAP is conducted. Since SNAP is a little different from other exams in terms of difficulty and speed.

Ques. General Awareness: Books and Strategy Followed

Ans. I used to read The Hindu and Economic times very regularly. Mint is another newspaper which I think will be useful, though I did do that when I prepared.

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Ques. Share your thoughts on the Strategy for the aspirant who is starting two months before the exam.

Ans. Prepare for SNAP and NMAT with a view to complete the exam fast. Questions are simple but speed is your gaining factor. In SNAP, if you are good at General Awareness, you can out beat others in this section, like I did.

Ques. What are the things you would like to go back in time and change to get into a better college?

Ans. I should have prepared better for CAT.



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