SNAP 2014: 10 Day Preparation Strategy
The Symbiosis National Aptitude Test, commonly known as SNAP is a national level management entrance exam. SNAPis conducted each year by Symbiosis Institute for selecting students for admisisons into its 14 post-graduate management institutes across Pune, Nashik & Bengaluru. This year SNAP is scheduled to be conducted on Sunday, December 21, 2014 and the exam would be held in a paper-pen based format across its test centers. There are a total of 1,885 seats across the 13 B-schools which will be filled by the selected candidates from SNAP 2014 Exam.
If you are appearng in the SNAP 2014 it is mandatory for you to keep an update about the preparation tips, stategies and key mantra to be followed to crack SNAP with an impressive score. Before you prepare for the SNAP exam, it is important to understand the SNAP 2014 Exam Pattern, which will let you develop a time management strategy for the exam.
SNAP 2014 Exam Pattern
As per the SNAP Exam Pattern, candidates have to answer atotal of 150 questions, divided into 4 sections. The sections are General English: Reading Comprehension, Verbal Reasoning, Verbal Ability; Quantitative, Data Interpretation & Data Sufficiency; General Awareness: General Knowledge, Current Affairs, Business Scenario and Analytical & Logical Reasoning. There will be a differential marking system in each section and a Â¼ negative marking for each wrong answer.
The structure of the SNAP 2014test based on last year is given in the following table.
Total Duration of the exam (minutes)
Total number of questions
Number of Sections
Number of choices per question
Marks per question
Sections- GE, QA and GA- 1 mark;
10 DayPreparation Strategy
As the SNAP 2014 exam is scheduled on Dec 21, only 10 days are left and it’s high time to buck up with the preparations. With a right and positive strategy for the exam it gets easier to tackle the difficult sections along with keeping a track of the time.
Mock Tests: Buck up with your mock Tests now. Taking regular mock tests should be your thumb rule for the last week of SNAP 2014. Solving mock tests at least thrice or twice in a week brushes up the basic concepts and also let you to analyse your preparation level. Make sure you update your preparation strategy according to the results of your test. If you are scoring less in Quant or any other section, practice more on that area or topics.
Focus on your Weaknesses: As only 10 days are left for the SNAP exam, there’s still some scope of improvement for those areas in which you are weak. Give your best to the topics which require your attention. Recognize the weak areas and work upon them by taking expert advices and regular practice for that section. Although it is fine to leave out certain areas but you must not totally skip on them. As Vinayak Kudva, Head, PG, IMS Learning says, “With relatively 40 questions to a section, you cannot afford to leave questions out. If you leave out QA entirely, you have narrowed your selection to only the easy questions.” Who knows, with regular practice and expert guidance, your weak points might turn to your strengths!
Don’t Experiment Anything New: With only a week left for the exam and it’s better to be off to get indulged in a new topic. With this short time left, if you start any new topic you would neither be able to grasp it well nor will it help you during the test. The focus should be on reveising what you already know. “Don’t start any new topic in this stage. Leave out the uncomfortable areas and select the questions carefully. However, if the topic carries high weight, it is advisable that you get the basic idea so that you can clear the cut off,” says Kamlesh Sajnani, MD, IMS Learning.
Finalize your Exam Day Strategy: Develop a strategy for yourself or a matra which is unique to your preparation. You must plan and stratergize your SNAP preparation by now. With a standard number of mock tests, you must have recognized the strategy or the test taking methodology which suits you the best. Your strategy must include points like, starting with the important section first, time managemnet for each section and how to tackle your weak section and selecting back up questions to attempt.Talking about the exam taking strategy, Sandeep Manudhane, Chairman, PT Education suggests, “The best strategy is to take first what you are best at. Do as much of that as possible, mark all answers accordingly, take a stock of the situation, and having thus completed that preferred section (test area) of yours, move on to the test area you are 'second-best' at. Then repeat this process, move on to your 'third-best' area. And so on.”
Time Management is the key: As you practice with mock test, learn to manage your time. Time management in entrance exams like SNAP 2014 is very important. Keep a sharp eye on the time you allot to solve each problem. If a question is taking too long to answer, leave it and move on to answer another. The success mantra for time managemnt is not to get stuck with one problem and waste time over it.
Analysis and Section Wise Preparation Tips
With the SNAP 2014 preparation tips and exam pattern, it is equally important to have an analysis of the SNAP section wise pattern. Based on SNAP 2013 Exam Analysis, the section wise analysis will let the SNAP 2014 candidates develop a strategy to tackle each section of the exam.
a. Quantitative Aptitude, DI &DS: Last year, this section had 40 questions with one mark each to be answered by the students. This section was easy but lengthy compared to the other sctions of the exam. Majority of the questions were from the Arithmetic section, Time & Distance, Percentage, Logs and Variance.
To prepare for this sectionyou must browse through the questions that you have practiced from different mock tests. Solve a few questions in Quants and caselets in DI everyday with added emphasis on speed.
b. Analytical & Logical Reasoning: In SNAP 2013 the total number of questions in the Analytical & Logical Reasoning section was 30. Each question had 2 marks. This section had a higher difficulty level. The topics were on the usual areas of the Analytical & Logical Reasoning section which are as follows:
Facts Inference Judgment (FIJ)
Double Line Distribution
Odd Man Out
The trick to overcome this section of SNAP 2014 is that the candidates must practice different varieties of arrangement questions and caselets. A good working knowledge of different types of statements and arguments will help. Solve a few questions in each of these lessons before the day of test.
For all related queries visit our official SNAP 2013 Discussion.
c. General English, RC & VA: The number of questions in this section was 40 and the marks for this question were 40, i.e. 1 mark for each question. The section was a mix of Verbal Abilities and Reading Comprehension. Most of the questions were direct and a few were inferential. Among the Verbal Ability area, there were several types of questions asked in the format of Fill in the blanks.
To tackle this section of SNAP 2014, candidates must go through the basics of grammar and common errors in usage. Solve 5 questions on correct-incorrect sentences everyday. Solve 2 jumbled sentences and fill in the blank questions and go through the lessons on Idioms & phrases & word usage, and solve a couple of questions on an everyday basis.
d. Genaral Awareness: Last year, the General Awareness section had 40 questions and had 1 mark for each question. The difficulty level of the section was difficult, unlike the past years’ pattern. Much emphasis was given on business and economics questions like fiscal policy and banking.
The preparation key for this section is to study by dividing the topics section wise. Even if you are not very good at memorizing data, the table helps you to get glued onto the happenings around the world. The idea is to go beyond headlines and look for insights, specific information.
As the SNAP 2014 exam is just weeks away, these preparation strategies will let the candidates boost up their preparation and support in cracking SNAP 2014 with a high score.
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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
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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.
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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.
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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.
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