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SNAP 2019 Exam Pattern

Last Updated - December 26, 2017

SNAP 2019 or Symbiosis National Aptitude Test 2019 is conducted in offline mode i.e. pen and paper mode. Question paper for SNAP 2019 will consist of 4 sections and objective type questions will be asked. The medium of the question paper is English only. Symbiosis International University will release the notification for SNAP Exam Pattern 2019 on its official website, i.e.

SNAP 2019 comprises questions from English, Current Affairs, Quantitative Ability and Logical Reasoning. It is conducted for 150 marks with 150 questions. There is 1/4th negative marking in the question paper. For single correct response, candidates will be awarded 1 mark.

SNAP 2019 is conducted for candidates seeking admission in MBA colleges of Symbiosis International University. Every year, SNAP is conducted by the University itself in the month of December, the registration for which commences in August. The syllabus will of Higher Secondary or 10+2 level. Candidates must check all important details regarding SNAP 2019 Exam Pattern further in the article.

SNAP 2019 Exam Pattern Highlights

Exam NameSymbiosis National Aptitude Test 2019
Exam ModeOffline i.e. Pen and Paper Mode
Number of Paper1
Number of Sections4
Question Paper TypeObjective
SNAP 2019 Total Marks150
Exam Duration2 hours
No. of Questions150
SNAP 2019 Exam DateDecember 2019

SNAP 2019 Exam Pattern in Detail

SNAP exam will be conducted in the offline mode only. The question paper consists of multiple choice questions. Given below is the detailed explanation of exam pattern candidates can check for better understanding of SNAP 2019 exam.

  • Candidates have to select one correct option among 4 available choices.
  • Total time duration to complete the exam is 2 hours.
  • Exam is conducted in English language only.
  • There are total 150 questions carrying 150 marks.
  • Question Paper consists of 4 sections i.e. Reasoning, Quantitative Ability, English and Current Affairs.

Given below is the distribution of questions and marks in different section candidates can check:

The least number of questions are asked from the Reasoning section. Sections of English, Current Affairs and Quantitative Ability contain equal number of questions i.e. 40.

SectionNumber of Questions in each section
Verbal Reasoning, General English: Comprehension, Verbal Ability40
Data Interpretation & Data Sufficiency, Quantitative Data40
Current Affairs30
Logical and Analytical Reasoning40

SNAP 2019 Marking Scheme

SNAP 2019 Exam consists of 150 marks in total. Each question asked in the exam carries equal weightage. Given below is the marking scheme of exam candidates can check.

  • For every single correct answer candidates will be awarded 1 mark
  • There is no deduction of marks for un-attempted question.
  • For every incorrect response candidates have to lose 0.25 Marks.

Given below is the distribution of marks in different sections of SNAP 2019

Section of Current Affair contains minimum marks i.e. 30. Remaining sections comprise equal number of marks i.e. 40.

SectionMarks in each section
General English40
Quantitative Ability40
Current Affairs30

SNAP 2019 Syllabus

Candidates must check the syllabus for better understanding of question paper before start preparing for SNAP 2019. Given below is the syllabus for SNAP 2019 candidates can check.

General English

  • Reading Comprehension passage and poem
  • Verbal reasoning
  • Syllogisms
  • Analogies
  • Antonyms
  • Fill in the blanks
  • Jumbled Words
  • Sentence Corrections
  • Foreign language words used in English
  • Sentence Completion
  • Odd one out
  • Idioms
  • One word Substitution

Current Affairs

  • Business
  • Events
  • Awards
  • World Records
  • Books and Authors
  • Science
  • History
  • Geography
  • International Organizations
  • Important Quotations
  • Social Issue
  • Sports
  • Finance
  • Automobiles
  • Politics


  • Critical Reasoning
  • Visual reasoning
  • Assumption premise and conclusion
  • Assertion and reasons
  • Statements and assumptions
  • Identifying valid inferences
  • Identifying strong arguments and weak arguments
  • Statement and conclusion
  • Cause and effect
  • Identifying probably true
  • Probably false
  • Definitely true
  • Definitely false
  • Linear arrangements
  • Matrix arrangements
  • Puzzles
  • Syllogism
  • Functions
  • Family tree
  • Symbol based problems
  • Coding and decoding
  • Sequencing
  • Identifying next number in series

Quantitative Ability

  • Algebra- Binomial theorem
  • Complex Numbers
  • Functions
  • Higher degree equations
  • Inequalities
  • Linear equations
  • Logarithm
  • Quadratic equations
  • Arithmetic
  • Clocks and calendars
  • Time and work
  • Time speed and distance
  • Simple and compound interest
  • Mixture and allegations
  • Percentages
  • Averages
  • Ratio and proportions
  • Geometry- circles, triangles, mensuration
  • Coordinate geometry
  • Lines and angles
  • Trigonometry
  • Polygons
  • Number system
  • Exponent
  • Factorials
  • Finding last digits
  • HCF and LCM
  • Number of factors
  • Properties of numbers
  • Remainders
  • Successive divisions
  • Trailing zeroes
  • Probability and statistics
  • Permutation and combination
  • Set theory
  • Standard deviation
  • Venn diagram
  • Sequence and series
  • Special series
  • Data Interpretation
  • Tables
  • Graphs
  • Charts
  • Pie charts
  • Graph representing area

Books play an important role for candidates preparing for exam. It is necessary for candidates to choose right book which will enhance their knowledge of the particular subject. Some of the recommended books for SNAP preparation are mentioned below.

  1. English Language
Book NameAuthor Name
Verbal Ability and Reading ComprehensionArihant Publications
Pearson guide to Verbal AbilitySujit Kumar
  1. Reasoning
Book NameAuthor Name
Verbal and Non-Verbal reasoning BookR.S Aggrawal
Logical ReasoningArihant Publication
  1. Quantitative Ability
Book NameAuthor Name
How to prepare for Quantitative Ability For CATTMH Publication
Quantum CATSarvesh verma
  1. General Awareness
  • Competitive Success
  • Manorama Year book
  • Pratiyogita Darpan

SNAP 2019 Important Instructions

Given below are some of the important instructions for SNAP 2019 candidates should follow to avoid any discrepancy.

  • Candidate should reach the exam center an hour prior to the commencement of exam
  • Candidates must carry their SNAP Admit Card 2019 on the day of exam along with a valid photo identity proof.
  • No electronic item is allowed in the examination hall which is considered as the subject of cheating.
  • Candidates should also follow all the instructions given by the invigilator in the examination hall.
  • Failure to follow instructions in the examination will lead to disqualification.
  • Candidates found with any barred items inside the examination hall will be disqualified.
  • Candidates can approach the Centre Superintendent/ Invigilator in the room if they require any technical assistance, first aid emergency or any information regarding the test.



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