SNAP Syllabus

Although SIU, the conducting body of SNAP, does not release any official syllabus, based on past years’ exam pattern and question types, the syllabus can be derived. Symbiosis National Aptitude Test or SNAP is an online test of 120 minutes duration carrying 150 multiple choice objective type questions from four sections.

SNAP Exam Structure

Sections

Four sections:

  1. Quantitative, Data Interpretation and Data Sufficiency

  2. Analytical and Logical Reasoning

  3. General English: Reading Comprehension, Verbal Reasoning, Verbal Ability

  4. General Awareness: General Knowledge, Current Affairs, Business Scenario

Total Number of Questions

150

Quantitative, Data Interpretation and Data Sufficiency - 40

Analytical and Logical Reasoning - 40

General English: Reading Comprehension, Verbal Reasoning, Verbal Ability - 40

General Awareness: General Knowledge, Current Affairs, Business Scenario - 30

Time allotted

120 minutes

Question Types

Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs)

Marking Scheme

  • +1 mark for ‘correct answer’

  • -25 percent or negative marks for ‘wrong attempt’.

General Awareness

  • Entertainment
  • Quotations
  • Current affairs
  • World records
  • Social issues
  • Geography
  • Politics and History
  • Business and Finance
  • Science
  • Automobiles
  • Sports

Analytical and Logical Reasoning 

The main purpose of analytical & logical reasoning section is to measure the problem-solving capacity of candidates. The important topics for Analytical and Logical Reasoning are:

  • Data interpretation based on text, graphs and tables
  • Column graphs and Bar graphs
  • Critical reasoning
  • Coding and decoding puzzles
  • Line chart and Pie charts
  • Syllogisms
  • Visual reasoning
  • Symbol Based problems
  • Matrix arrangements
  • Family tree - identifying relationship among group of people 

General English

The General English section is designed to measure the depth of understanding of candidates on English Language in terms of comprehension, grammar and vocabulary. The important topics for General English are:

  • Sentence correction
  • Fill in the blanks
  • Antonyms
  • Idioms and Syllogisms
  • Contextual usage
  • Analogies
  • Verbal Reasoning
  • One word substitution
  • Jumbled paragraphs
  • Comprehension of passage / Poem
  • Sentence completion

Quantitative, Data Interpretation and Data Sufficiency

This section is designed to measure the quantitative skills of candidates. The important topics for Quantitative, Data Interpretation and Data Sufficiency are:

  • Simple interest and Compound interest
  • Venn diagram
  • HCF and LCM
  • Partnership
  • Trigonometry
  • Ratios and Proportion
  • Number system
  • Profit and Loss
  • Geometric and Arithmetic progression
  • In-equations quadratic and linear equations Algebra
  • Number base system