How to tackle special questions of SNAP 2020
How to tackle special questions of SNAP 2020 - This year, the SNAP entrance test will be conducted in three sessions on December 20, 2020, January 6, and 9, 2021, by Symbiosis International (Deemed) University. It means those who are planning to appear for SNAP 2020, all have plenty of time to prepare for the SNAP exam. Those who have started their preparation for the entrance test must be familiar with the exam structure. Basically, the SNAP 2020 question paper comprises Normal and Special questions. The special questions in the SNAP entrance exam were introduced in 2018. There are a total of 60 questions which includes the Special questions and all the questions fall under the Quantitative section. As per last year's trend, only 5 special questions were asked in the SNAP entrance test, that too only in the Quant section, but this year, only MCQs will be asked. As per the prescribed exam pattern of SNAP 2020, the Analytical & Logical Reasoning and General English section will not have special questions.
Latest Update: SIU has released SNAP 2020 result in online mode on January 21, 2021. Check SNAP cutoff here.
Know the difference between Normal and Special questions
Basically, in SNAP 2020 normal questions are objective type (MCQs), these questions will have 4 options. Out of four responses, candidates need to select one and mark it as their answer.
But, special questions are totally opposed to it. They are Non-MCQs which means candidates need to type their answer via a virtual keyboard.
Know the exam pattern of SNAP 2020
It is necessary to understand the exam pattern of SNAP 2020, before taking mock tests, solving sample papers, or previous year SNAP question papers. For better understanding take a look at the detailed SNAP 2020 exam pattern which will specify the nature and number of questions as well as the marking scheme.
SNAP Exam Pattern 2020
Quantitative, data interpretation & data sufficiency
Analytical & logical reasoning
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SNAP 2020 Marking Scheme
For General English (VARC) & Analytical & Logical Reasoning: Candidates will be awarded 1 mark for each correct answer.
For Quantitative, Data Interpretation & Data Sufficiency: For each correct answer candidates will get 1 mark for normal questions, and for special questions, candidates will be awarded 2 marks.
How to tackle special questions of SNAP 2020- Tips
While preparing for SNAP 2020 candidates will have to map out a preparation strategy. Here are some tips to consider while preparing for SNAP 2020 special questions.
Types of SNAP Special Questions from each section
The difficulty level of special questions depends from section to section. Sometimes, it can be tough and lengthy for the Verbal and Reading Comprehension (VARC) sections in comparison to QA questions. Check the rough idea of SNAP special questions that can be asked in the entrance test.
VARC- Summary, Para jumbles, Odd Sentence out
DI & LR- Arrangements, Tables, and Venn Diagrams
QA- Algebra, Arithmetic, and Numbers
Don’t lose your accuracy rate
Since there is a negative marking in the SNAP entrance test. Candidates need to be very careful while answering MCQs or non-MCQs questions. In special questions, no options will be available to mark which means candidates need to use the virtual keyboard to type their answer. If one is not satisfied with the answer to a special question then in such case it is better to leave the question rather than give an incorrect answer.
Solve special questions in the end
Special questions or non-MCQs questions are a bit time-consuming. As per toppers and experts, it is advisable to solve them in the end. Do not take non-MCQs at the beginning of the test. While solving special questions, set a timer for them so that one can manage a few minutes to revise what they have answered.
Section-wise preparation strategy to attempt Special Questions in SNAP 2020
Since non--MCQs in SNAP are similar to TITA (Type in the answer) questions in CAT, one can adopt the same approach for SNAP special questions. For the section-wise strategy of SNAP special questions, let's check some preparation strategies of how to tackle the TITA questions in CAT.
Vinay Pahal of MDI Gurgaon shares his preparation strategy, says, “For TITA question in CAT, you will have more chances of getting the accurate answer in QA than in VA. For VARC, try to solve RC first before moving to VA. For QA, the TITA questions most probably will be simpler than MCQs. Do not leave any non-MCQ. You may get lucky”
Another topper, Sreenath S Nair, who secured 99.42 percentile in CAT quoted “I avoided the non-MCQ questions in VA because it was my weakest section and I took a lot of time to come to the conclusion as the answers were always very subtle. Whereas, in DILR and QA section, I did not pay heed to the MCQ and non-MCQ types because I had gone about the questions depending on the difficulty of the exam”
SNAP topper Sourav Dutta also shares his preparation strategy on “How to tackle special questions of SNAP 2020” he says- “I took a few mocks, apart from national level mocks conducted by coaching institutes, Coffee with SIBM mocks also help a lot. Manage time well and spend time in all the sections.”
Recommended Books for SNAP 2020
SNAP Books for QA and DI
How to prepare for Data Interpretation for CAT
How to prepare for Quantitative for the CAT
Quantitative Aptitude for the CAT
Nishit K. Sinha
The Pearson Guide to Quantitative Aptitude for competitive exams
SNAP Books for Reasoning
Logical Reasoning and Data Interpretation for the CAT
Nishit K Sinha
How to Prepare for Logical Reasoning for the CAT
A Modern Approach to Logical Reasoning
SNAP Preparation Books for General English
Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension for the CAT
Nishit K. Sinha
How to Prepare for Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension for CAT
Arun Sharma & Meenakshi Upadhyay
High School English Grammar & Composition
Wren & Martin
Word Power Made Easy
Preparation material for SNAP Special Questions
Candidates can use the following study material to study for “SNAP Special Questions” for each section-
For Current Affairs
Manorama Yearbook, for major current events
Latest GK Material of any coaching institute
General Knowledge Digest- Mani Ram Aggarwal (for Static GK)
Newspapers like- The Times of India, The Hindu, The Hindustan Times, etc. (Economy and Business Pages)
For Quantitative Aptitude
RS Aggarwal’s Quantitative Aptitude Book
NCERT Math Books
Attempt mocks to identify strong and weak areas in Quant.
Try to memorize tables, cubes, squares, and decimal-fraction conversions.
For General English
Antonyms and Synonyms
For Analytical & Logical Reasoning
While preparing for Analytical & Logical Reasoning, candidates can refer to a book by A. K. Gupta. It will be more beneficial to practice without looking at the options.
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i got waitlist of127 in SIBM Hyderabad and 229 in SSBF. what is my chance of conversion. also , what was the last accepted score of last year?
Last year cutoff of SNAP is 58 percentile in SIBM Hyderabad...
Thecut-offforSSBF'sflagship MBA program in Banking and Finance is around 60 percentile in Symbiosis National Aptitude Test (SNAP).
my waiting list number is 597 for sibm hyd. Ive scored 82 percentile,my snap score was 34 and overall snap+gepiwat score is 50. Is there any chance that i would be able to convert it. Or I should start preparing for other exams?
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I hope you will get the chance... You can contact to college department they will tell you clearly..
All the best!
How many merit lists are released by SIOM Nashik
7th list out of SIOM Nashik.
The shortlisted candidates list for IP is out now. Candidates can check the IP shortlisted list under login portal at siu.ishinfo.com. Login ID and password are required to check the list and for slot booking, call letter. Symbiosis Institute of Operations Management is offering MBA (Operations Management). Interested candidates must firstregister and appear in SNAP exam .
I have scored 92.14 %ile in snap 2020-21 and gepiwat went average. I have work ex of 39 months. Chances of converting SIOM nashik??
Yes, I believe having a percentile of 92.14 in SNAP 2021, and an average GD-PI/WAT, besides having a strong profile with a work experience of 39 months, you still have fair chances in securing admission at SIOM Nashik. Trust your Preparation and hope for the best.
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i got 70 any chance to get college in mass communications
As per the details mentioned by you, your query is not clear. Please mention more details of the institute and the examination in which you appeared and get 70 marks. Please elaborate your question and feel free to ask your doubts here for quick resolution of your query. The cut off depends upon the number of seats available, the difficulty level of paper and number of candidates writing the examination. And, hence varies every year depending on these factors.