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What is New in SNAP 2018?

Last Updated - September 06, 2018

Symbiosis International University has released the official brochure for SNAP 2018. Registration window will close on November 26, apply at The examination has seen a lot of changes over the years from its application fee to its exam pattern.

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The following article talks about the changes introduced in SNAP 2018 in this session.  But, before that, listed below are 3 Ws and 1 H related to the examination:

What is SNAP?It is a national level aptitude test for candidates aspiring to join MBA/ MSc (CA)/ MSc (SS) programs offered by institutes under Symbiosis International.
Why SNAP?The qualifiers get a chance to study in the most established B-Schools in India,
Who conducts SNAP?The examination is conducted by SIU
When will SNAP 2018 conducted?December 16 Check SNAP Exam Dates
Where will SNAP be conducted?It will be held across 92 cities in India
How will it be conducted?The exam will be conducted in Online (computer based) mode.

Changes Introduced in SNAP 2018

Listed below are the major changes notified in the official brochure of the examination.

Key Changes in SNAP Exam Pattern

Starting with the exam pattern, from SNAP 2018 candidates will have to solve MCQs as well as non-MCQ type questions. In the paper, there will be two types of questions namely Normal and Special Questions. Here are the key changes introduced in SNAP exam for 2018. Check SNAP Exam Pattern

Total Number of Question Reduced

There has been a change in the number of questions as well and with the introduction of non-MCQs, SNAP 2018 will have total 130 questions now unlike 150 questions previously. However, the time duration remains the same i.e. 120 minutes.

Non-MCQs Introduced

SNAP 2018 will have 110 MCQs (Normal) and 20 non—MCQs (Special). You will get four choices for Normal questions. Whereas, for special questions in each section will have blanks where answers will have to be entered using the virtual keyboard.

Section-wise Composition changed

The number of sections is still the same but number of questions in each section has changed. Revised sectional composition is as follows:

SectionNormal QuestionsSpecial QuestionsTotal QuestionsTotal Marks
General English: Reading Comprehension, Verbal Reasoning, Verbal Ability3053540
Quantitative, Data Interpretation & Data Sufficiency3053540
Analytical & Logical Reasoning3053540
Current Affairs2052530

SNAP 2018 Marking Scheme Changed

There has been changes in marking scheme as well. The updated marking scheme is tabulated below:  

QuestionsMarking Scheme
Normal Questions (110 MCQs) 1 mark per question
Special Questions (20 Non MCQs) 2 Marks per question
Negative MarkingEach wrong answer attracts 25% negative marks for Normal Questions and for Special Questions also.

Exam Centres Reduced

SNAP 2018 exam centers are reduced to 92 from 102 last year. Apart from exam pattern, a few SNAP exam centres have been added while a few have been removed as well. Candidates should carefully choose their test center as when the payment is completed, they cannot change the test center. Some cities like Asansol, Mohali, Gurugram, Kochi, Hubali, Noida, Ghaziabad, Mapusa, Thane, Dombivli have been added, whereas cities such as Rohtak, Durgapur have been removed from the SNAP exam centers’ list.

Check SNAP 2018 Exam Centers



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