How to Prepare for SNAP 2020?
How to prepare for SNAP 2020 - When it comes to preparing for any exam, many questions arise in the mind of a candidate such as, when to start their preparation, how to prepare, how much time it will take to complete the whole syllabus, what are the most important topic, is there any need of coaching, etc. Those who want to pursue an MBA from the participating institute of Symbiosis University (Deemed University) will have to appear for SNAP 2020, it is normal to raise the question “How to prepare for SNAP 2020”. But, before starting preparation for the SNAP entrance test, one should know some preparation tips that need to be kept in mind. Through this candidates are able to solve asked questions with ease. Symbiosis National Aptitude Test is a national level entrance exam for admission to various B-schools affiliated with Symbiosis University. Read the full article by Careers360 to know all the aspects regarding SNAP preparation.
Latest SNAP Update: SIU has released SNAP 2020 result in online mode on January 21, 2021. Check SNAP cutoff here.
How to prepare for SNAP 2020
Before knowing how to prepare for SNAP 2020, candidates should go through with the exam pattern and its structure. As per last year, some changes have been made in the SNAP question paper such as there is a change in the number of special questions, the total number of questions, and the marking scheme. Check the detailed exam pattern of SNAP 2020.
SNAP 2020 Exam Pattern
Details of SNAP 2020
Duration of SNAP 2020
One hour i.e., 60 minutes
Mode of SNAP 2020
Types of questions
MCQs and Special Questions
No. of sections
Three i.e. General English, Quantitative, data interpretation & data sufficiency and Analytical & logical reasoning
Negative marking scheme
For each wrong answer deduction of 25% marks i.e. 0.25
Number of Questions: In comparison to SNAP 2019, the total number of questions has been reduced from 110 to 60.
Marking Scheme: For every correct answer 1 mark will be awarded and for each incorrect answer 25% of the awarded marks will be deducted.
When and how to prepare for SNAP 2020?
While preparing for any competitive exam one should analyze the first thing is, how much time he or she requires to complete the whole syllabus, which part of the syllabus one can cover in the limited time. As per experts, a minimum of 2 to 3 months is required to prepare for any competitive exam. Based on that, you need to arrange the SNAP preparation time. Applicants can prepare through various means such as having proper study material/ preparation books pdf, or hard copy, so one can allow equal time to every section. You can also able to start the SNAP preparation online. There are a lot of websites that offer SNAP study materials and conduct mock tests online.
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SNAP Syllabus 2020
The very first step to prepare for SNAP is to know its syllabus. There is no official syllabus specified by Symbiosis University, but based on previous year question papers or sample papers we provide the list of topics which one needs to go through with the entire SNAP 2020 syllabus to do well in the SNAP entrance test.
SNAP 2020 topics for Quantitative, Data Interpretation & Data Sufficiency
Simple Interest and Compound Interest
Ratio and Proportion
HCF & LCM
Profit and Loss
Geometric and Arithmetic Progression
SNAP 2020 topics for Analytical & Logical Reasoning
Symbol Based Problems
Coding and Decoding
SNAP 2020 topics for General English
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How to prepare for SNAP 2020 - Do Hard work smartly and focus on speed and accuracy
In order to prepare for any other entrance test or SNAP exam, one needs to work hard and practice more questions during preparation. Candidates should attempt every type of question from all the topics so that one will get to know what their strong areas are and on which topics they need to work hard. While solving questions candidates should focus on their speed and accuracy rate. In the SNAP entrance test, there is a negative marking scheme that is applicable, which means accuracy plays a vital role in SNAP 2020.
Preparation Tips for SNAP 2020
One needs to keep in mind that the SNAP entrance exam is a reflection of basic managerial skills. Candidates need to focus on some management skills such as time management, prioritization, the speed with accuracy, and strategic approach to different sections. Go through with the best tips to prepare for SNAP 2020.
Take SNAP Mock Test
The best way to know the exam pattern of SNAP, one should take its mock test. Giving mock tests regularly will help in knowing strong and weak areas. For every management entrance exam, giving mock tests should be a thumb rule in the last week of exam preparation. The best part is, it enhances the time management skill which is a must for every candidate who is going to appear for SNAP.
Avoid new topics during the last week of the exam
Candidates should not take any new topic one week before the exam, apart from that they just need to do their revision of strong portions. Do not read anything new at the last moment because it is hard to remember without proper revision.
Thorough with the entire syllabus
It is hard to complete the entire syllabus but if one can cover most of it then one can assure that they score well in the SNAP entrance test. Don’t leave such topics that are frequent in the previous year's SNAP entrance exam.
Keep practising weak topics
While preparing for SNAP, candidates should identify their weaker areas and work on them with immediate effect. Weaker sections or topics can be improved with constant practice. Try to find short tricks to solve those questions that fall under your weaker topics.
Revision and Make Sticky Notes
It is necessary to do a revision on a regular basis. Allot an equal time to each section for revision, sometimes there are few topics that are easily forgettable, so one needs to do a special revision to those topics. It is necessary to prepare sticky notes, these self-made notes play an important role during revision. It should contain formulae, concepts, and short tricks.
As we know, Hard work always pays, but one should put their efforts in the right direction at the right time with the right approach. So, one should do their preparation in a smart way.
Make a priority list
Candidates should practice the questions and sections as per their priority. If a candidate finds any section easy and less time consuming, then they should attempt it first. Questions which you thought were easy but need long calculations should be solved later.
Keep an eye on the timer while solving each section or topic. If a question takes too much time to solve, then leave it and jump over another topic. As per the total time duration of the SNAP entrance test which is 60 minutes (1 hour), that is why time management will be the most important thing to keep in mind while preparing for SNAP. Solving questions in a time-bound manner will help one on the day of the exam.
Recommended Books for SNAP 2020
There are a lot of books available on the market and online. Some e-commerce sites offer low-cost SNAP preparation books. With the help of these books, you can easily explore the entrance exam. Here, we present some popular books for SNAP.
Arihant Descriptive General English by SP Bakshi
Quantitative Aptitude Quantum CAT for Admission into IIMs (English)
Symbiosis National Aptitude Test Guide (English)
Entrance Guide MAT (English)
Manorama Year Book
Target SNAP and General Knowledge by Disha and Arihant
Map the SNAP Test by RK Jha
Manorama Year Book
Map the SNAP Test by Arihant
Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning by Arun Sharma
Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning by RS Aggarwal
Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Examinations by RS Aggarwal
Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension by Arun Sharma & Meenakshi Upadhyay
Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - How to Prepare for SNAP 2020?
Question: How do I prepare well for the SNAP exam?
If you are focusing on SNAP, the following tips will help you pass the exam:
- Enroll for mock series
- Analyze all your mocks
- Practice each subject every day
- Master your strengths
Question: What is the difference between SNAP and other MBA entrance exams?
There are some things that differentiate SNAP from other MBA entrance exams:
- No sectional cut-off
- Allows to switch between sections
- GK was removed from the syllabus and now the exam only has the Quantitative Ability, Verbal Ability, Data Interpretation and Reasoning.
Question: Which book should follow for the SNAP exam?
There is no need to follow any specific book for SNAP. As long as you are prepared for the MBA entrance exam in general with dedication.
Question: Is it easy to get a 99 percentile score on SNAP?
Yes, it is much easier than getting 99+ percentile in other MBA entrance exams.
Question: What is the exam pattern of the SNAP?
- General English: Reading Comprehension, Verbal Reasoning, Verbal Ability: 15 questions
- Analytical & Logical Reasoning: 25 questions
- Quantitative, Data Interpretation & Data Sufficiency: 20 questions
Question: What is the date of Admit Card availability?
The SNAP admit card 2020 will be available from December 5, 2020 (Saturday) on www.snaptest.org
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Questions related to SNAP
Sir, I have scored 90.71 in snap 2020-21. Can I expect call for SIBM Bangalore and SIIB Puna?
As you have got 90.71 in snap 2020-21 there is less chance to get a call from siib pune as the cut off percentile to get a call is atleast 92+ and coming to siib Bangalore ,you can definitely hope for a call from this college as you are on the safer side as it's required cut off is generally 88+.
If you have more doubts , then you can comment in the comment box.
if I got top rank in snap then I can study free or I have to pay some money
I do hope you get top rank in SNAP so that you can have your pick of colleges. As a student of SIBM Pune, i can tell you the scenario here. In the admission process, the SNAP percentile of a candidate contributes 50% and the other 50% is contributed by the GEPIWAT process on the admission day. If you score a very good percentile and also ace the GEPIWAT process on the admission day, there are chances that you might be a top scorer in the process. The top scorers are awarded 5 lakh scholarship or concession in fees to be paid to the institute. Around 15-25 students get this concession. This is something you can aim for if you are looking for a scholarship.
All the best!
I have 2 Bachelors degrees. If I want to apply for XAT,NMAT,SNAP and other MBA entrance exams, which degree should I mention as there is a provision to mention just 1 Bachelors degree.
I hope my answer helps. All the very best for your future endeavors!
I dont think SNAP Answer Key is going to be released since 3rd week has already passed and there are no updates regarding answer key
SNAP will probably not release answer keys this year since the exam has taken place on 3 different dates. However the result is expected to ne announced on 22nd January. There are several sources online which release the answer key based on memory-based papers. Even though those cannot be relied upon fully but it will give you an idea of your score. The wait is not long and you will get to know soon anyway
All the best!
What sould be the target percentile for SIBM Pune (SC Catogery)
Even though percentile is a variable thing which can change subject to a variety of factors out there, but it is safe to play with an assumption and an idea of what you can expect.
As per sources online, the cut-off for SC category for SIBM lies around 65 percentile. Please note that this might change from year to year at the discretion of the college. But this should be a safe ballpark figure to base your assumptions on.
SIBM Pune is surely a good college to aspire to for any category. It has an illustrious legacy of 43 years which means a huge alumni base. SIBM pass-outs occupy CXO level positions in various organizations and motivate us each day with their amazing career trajectories.
The best thing here is that apart from academics, we also get to learn from other sources like competitions, council events and much more. Students emerge from this college with a confidence that defies expectations. We are grilled into true professionals in the 2-year period.
I would say that all specializations are equally good in the college and one should thoroughly analyze one's interests and go for what you find interesting.