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 the third week of December 2020 by Symbiosis International (Deemed) University. It means, those who are planning to appear for SNAP 2020, they 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 110 questions which includes the Special questions and all the questions fall under the Quantitative section. As per last year trend, only 5 special questions were asked in SNAP entrance test, that too only in Quant section. As per prescribed exam pattern of SNAP 2020, Analytical & Logical Reasoning and General English section will not have special questions.
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 as their answer.
But, special questions are totally opposite of it. They are Non-MCQs which means candidates need to type their answer via 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 on the detailed SNAP 2020 exam pattern which will specify the nature and number of questions as well as marking scheme.
SNAP Exam Pattern 2020 (As per last year trend)
General English: Reading Comprehension, Verbal Ability and Verbal Reasoning
Data Interpretation & Data Sufficiency and Quantitative
Analytical & Logical Reasoning
SNAP 2020 Marking Scheme
For General English (VARC) & Analytical & Logical Reasoning: Candidates will be awarded 1.5 marks 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, Parajumbles, 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 of 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 section-wise strategy of SNAP special questions, let's check some preparation strategy of how to tackle the TITA questions in CAT.
Vinay Pahal of MDI Gurgaon shares his preparation strategy, he 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 memorise 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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Questions related to SNAP
Whats official information about CAT 2020, NMAT 2020, SNAP 2020, CMAT 2021 and XAT 2021 ? When will they happen and what are the changes they are bringing this year ? #MBA
MBA is a two year postgraduate program offered by many management institutes in India. The admission to these colleges are made on the basis of different entrance exams. Following is a tentative date for conduct of various MBA entrance exam for your reference:
- Common Admission Test (CAT)- November 29, 2020
- Maharashtra MBA Common Entrance Test- March 2021
- Common Management Admission Test (CMAT)- January 2021
- Xavier Aptitude Test- January 2021
- Symbiosis National Aptitude (SNAP) Test -December 13, 2020
- NMAT by Graduate Management Admission Council - Oct 4 to Dec 17, 2020
- TISS-NET- January 10, 2021
- MICAT - December 5, 2020 to January 23, 2021
- IRMASAT - February 2021
Hope this helps.. Good luck
What is the SNAP cut off for *mba in infrastructure management at SCMHRD*? Does SCMHRD acceot freshers for MBA in IM? (i am a civil engineering student)
Cutoffs for SCMHRD, infrastructure management course is 95 percentile in entrance exam SNAP.
Yes, freshers are also eligible to apply.
Basic eligibility is just that you have to be graduated in any field either btech or any other course from a recognised university.
Hope this information is helpful.
All the best
Is there any entrance exam for symbiosis college of arts and commerce pune Bcom, snap is for mba.
Symbiosis college of arts and commerce conducts no entrance exams for admission to bcom courses.
Symbiosis College of Arts and Commerce offers various disciplines in B.A. and B. Com for students who have applied for under graduation. Students can specialize in economics, English or psychology in Bachelor of Arts.
They can also study cost accounting, banking and financial systems, Business entrepreneurship, Business Communication or Marketing Management in Bachelor of commerce.
Students must have qualified 10+2 from CBSE or any other recognized board to apply for under graduation and admission would be solely based on merit and seats availability.
Hope it helps:)
Hi, symbiosis college of arts and commerce pune for bcom does not have any entrance exam, snap test is for mba not for bcom?
Symbiosis College for Arts and Commerce Pune doesn't conducts any entrance examination for admissions in B.Com course. Admission to this course is being carries out on the basis of board marks only after an online application.
SNAP stands for Symbiosis National Aptitude Test and is being carried out for admission to the MBA programmes in the Symbiosis colleges.
All the very best.
is snap very tough? please reply
SNAP is the second most challenging paper that a student gives, while first remains CAT, To understand the difference between both and have a clear idea about its difficulty,
Let’s look at the pattern of SNAP
Duration: 2 hours
Sectional time limit: No
Sectional cut-offs: No
Sections: General English, Analytical & Logical Reasoning, Quant, DI and Data Sufficiency, Current Affairs
As you can see, apart from Current Affairs, the overall exam pattern is similar to CAT and when you have a look at the previous year papers, then you will realize that the level of the paper is also slightly easier than CAT. In SNAP, the trick is to be quick in solving the questions as you just have 2 hours to solve 150 questions.
Don’t spend more than 10 minutes on the GK section. Attempt only if you have are completely sure because there is negative marking.
If you are preparing for CAT, then apart from GK, you don’t need to prepare for anything else. Give a few mocks before the actual exam so that you can prepare a strategy on how to attempt questions in the exam.
All sections carry same weightage, though one can bank on one's strong area, but it is very important to attempt easy questions first and then move on to the moderate ones.
I hope this clears your doubt a little and you can always try for it, you will have to study one more subject that is GK and be a little fast as time is less, other than that if you are well prepared for CAT than I guess SNAP will be easy, If not than it will be difficult, at the end it all depends on your preparation.