SNAP is the MBA entrance exam for the institutes under Symbiosis International University. If you are preparing for the exam, having prior insights on the exam pattern and analysis can give you a fair idea about the preparation techniques to apply.
SNAP Pattern and Structure
|Sections||Section wise marks|
|Analytical & Logical Reasoning||40|
|Quantitative, Data Interpretation & Data Sufficiency||40|
SNAP is an objective type paper-pen based test, with a total duration of 120 minutes. Each question has 4 responses out of which you have to select the correct one. There is a negative marking for every wrong answer.
Quantitative & Data Interpretation
This is the important section of the test. The difficulty level of this section is from moderate to difficult. There might be some, Data Interpretation sets, which may be tricky in nature. The topics in this section are:
- Data Analysis
- Time and Distance
Analytical & Logical Reasoning
The difficulty level of this section is moderate to difficult, with total 40 questions. The topics of the section from which the questions can be asked are as follows:
- Venn diagram
- Facts Inference Judgment (FIJ)
- Blood Relations
- Double Line Distribution
- Odd Man Out
- Verbal Analogy
This section includes Reading Comprehension, Verbal Reasoning, Verbal Ability. The number of questions in this section is 40 with the difficulty level of easy to moderate.The section is usually a mix of Verbal Abilities and Reading Comprehension. There will be 1 Reading Comprehension passage, which might be simple to comprehend and with direct questions.
The Verbal Ability or the English Usage questions were on the following topics:
- Vocabulary: Synonyms, Antonyms, Substitute, Sentence Equivalence
- English Grammar: Active & Passive Voice, Parts of Speech, Punctuation
This section includes General Knowledge, Current Affairs, Business Scenario. The General Awareness section has 30 questions. The difficulty level of the section is easy and the questions are mostly on current affairs. Static GK question might also be there.
The Current Affairs questions may have on sports, advertisements and brands, personalities, business, politics etc. The static GK questions may consists on India’s Constitution, History, Geography, Economics, etc.
If you are preparing for other national level management tests like, CAT, IIFT, or XAT , then cracking SNAP is not be a difficult task. The sections and the topics of questions is almost similar to other MBA entrance exams. The General Awareness section is similar with IIFT and XAT; so a common preparation will suffice.
Taking mock tests regularly is essential for practice. While taking the tests, make sure that they are time bound. Choose your questions carefully so that they are not much time consuming and ensure accuracy of the questions you are attempting.
The overall difficulty level of the exam is much easier compared to the exams like CAT, XAT, and IIFT, hence you need not worry about getting very tough questions to solve.