SNAP Exam Pattern 2020
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SNAP Exam Pattern 2020 - Symbiosis International University, Pune will prescribe the exam pattern of SNAP 2020. According to SNAP exam pattern 2020, candidates will get to know information related to the mode of exam, total duration of the exam, type of questions, marking scheme. In 2019, there were changes in the SNAP 2020 exam pattern as the current affairs section was removed. Hence, the new exam pattern divides the paper into three sections only. SNAP is conducted by Symbiosis International (Deemed University) to enrol candidates in its MBA/MSc programmes. Candidates can go through the SNAP exam pattern 2020 and accordingly plan their preparation strategy.

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Overview of SNAP 2020 Exam Pattern

Candidates must go through the full article of SNAP exam pattern 2020 to have an idea of the important dates, mode of exam, duration, marks allotment scheme, types of questions and can form strategies to prepare in advance. SNAP 2020 is a computer-based test and it aims at admitting candidates in MBA/MSc programmes offered by Symbiosis International University (SIU).

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Exam Pattern of SNAP 2020


Details of SNAP 2020

Duration of SNAP 2020

Two hours i.e. 120 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

Key points to remember in SNAP 2020

Candidates who are planning to fill the application form of SNAP 2020 must keep in mind basic key points before they appear for the entrance exam. As per the exam pattern of SNAP 2020, candidates can check the marking scheme which is given below:

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  • The paper will be of 150 marks.

  • Each wrong answer will attract 25% negative marks for candidates.

  • Two types of questions will be asked i.e. MCQs and Special Questions

  • Special questions will carry five marks in the Quantitative, data interpretation & data sufficiency, whereas MCQs in the same section will carry one mark.

  • SNAP 2020 will be conducted in online mode

  • As per the exam pattern of SNAP 2020, the total duration of SNAP 2020 will be two hours

  • Multiple Choice Questions from General English and Analytical & logical reasoning will carry 1.5 marks each.

SNAP Section-wise Breakup 2020

As per the exam pattern, the syllabus of SNAP 2020 is divided sections. Mainly there are three sections in the syllabus of SNAP 2020. In order to give an elaborate view of the exam pattern, this article gives a section-wise breakup of the SNAP 2020. The three sections are quantitative, data interpretation & data sufficiency, general english, and analytical & logical reasoning.

SNAP Exam Pattern 2020

Major Sections

Type of questions

Analytical & logical reasoning


Quantitative, data interpretation & data sufficiency

MCQs and Short Answers

General English


SNAP 2020 Marks Distribution*


Special Questions

Normal Questions

Total Questions


Quantitative, data interpretation & data sufficiency





Analytical & logical reasoning





General English










*The marking scheme given in the above table is tentative and is subject to change.

SNAP Syllabus 2020

New changes have been brought by SIU from 2019. In order to prepare for SNAP 2020, candidates must be aware about the syllabus of SNAP 2020 and accordingly draw a preparation strategy. Candidates can refer to the below table in order to have an overview of the SNAP 2020 syllabus.

SNAP 2020 Syllabus - Section wise



General English

  • Jumbled paragraphs

  • Analogies

  • Contextual usage

  • Sentence correction

  • Idioms and Syllogisms

  • Sentence completion

Analytical & logical reasoning

  • Simple interest and Compound interest

  • Venn diagram

  • HCF & LCM

  • Geometric and Arithmetic progression

  • Ratios and Proportion

  • Trigonometry

Quantitative, data interpretation & data sufficiency

  • Data Interpretation based on text

  • graphs, and tables

  • Symbol Based problems

  • Syllogisms

  • Coding and decoding puzzles

  • Critical reasoning

  • Column graphs and Bar graphs

SNAP 2020 Preparation Tips

  • Candidates must focus on the areas of improvement

  • Refer to sample papers, mock test and major SNAP preparation books

  • Previous year question papers can be referred

SNAP Sample Papers 2020

Candidates have various options to prepare for the exam in which sample papers of SNAP 2020 will be on high priority. With the help of the SNAP 2020 sample papers, candidates will get to know the SNAP exam pattern, marking pattern, type of questions, etc. SNAP sample papers 2020, can be of great help to students who are planning to give SNAP 2020. The exam is likely to be conducted on the third Sunday of December.

Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - SNAP Exam Pattern 2020

Question: What will be the mode of examination in SNAP 2020?


The mode of examination will be online i.e. computer-based for SNAP 2020.

Question: How much time will a candidate get to complete the SNAP 2020?


As per the notification, total time which is given to candidates to complete SNAP 2020 will be 120 minutes i.e. two hours to complete the exam.

Question: Will the question paper of SNAP 2020 include long answers as well?


As of now, there are no details on the inclusion of Long answer in SNAP 2020. There will be MCQs and Short Answers only.

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I am a CAT aspirant & have appeared for CAT, XAT,& SNAP & scored 90%ile. With acads 10th-7.4CGPA, 12th-82% & in graduation(2018)-64% with no work experience due to family problem. Would I able to secure a seat in good college? I have been shortlisted for TAPMI, FORE, IIMV for round one till now.

Manidipa Kundu Student Expert 17th Feb, 2020


its true that iims and some of other top ranked institute shortlisted candidates as per their academic record and  cat or any other management aptitude  test score. see right now which of institute name you have mentioned is also comes under tier 1 college. now you need to focus on your presentation skills, communication approach  to get shortlisted in final rounds. so keep calm and focus on your goal, I think you will surely crack it.


I got a 99.88 percentile in SNAP 2019 but i believe i can convert IIM A/B/C. Will I have any disadvantage if i give a drop year to prepare for the same? I am a final year student.

Pranav Mishra 8th Feb, 2020

Hello Aspirant,

Symbiosis is also a great college for doing PGDM since it it a one of the tier 1 college but if you want to drop a year for converting IIM than you can do it but remember one thing you should also do something in that one year apart from preparing like any certificate course (Digital Marketing, Advance excel) or work in any social organisation like NGO which not only makes your profile stronger but also gives you an upper hand during the interviews when interviewer ask you about your year gap, So try to do any of these thing apart from preparing.

I hope the above information is beneficial for you.

All the best.


Hi, I have 95.8 for SNAP. Will I get a call from SCMHRD for business analytics and how should I prepare for its computer exam.

Nihal Kumar Gupta Student Expert 14th Jan, 2020

Hi Vineet,

As you have secured a good percentile score in SNAP exam. As you have secured only 95.8 percentile in SNAP you would only get call from Symbiosis institutes. On the percentile secured by you, you have a chance to get good colleges. The colleges you get are:



SIBM Bangalore

SIOM Nashik





Symbiosis Institute of business, Hyderabad-- MBA Course

SIHS Pune --- MBA IN hospital management

SSSS Pune--- MBA in sports management

these are the colleges, from which you would get a call on the basis of your SNAP percentile.


My SNAP score is 59.75 and Percentile is 74.62. What are my chances? I wish to get into SIIB Blore. Will I get in? Also, is the percentile too low according to the score this year?


Aashvi, some colleges that accept a score of 74.62 percentile have been listed here:

  • SIMC Pune
  • SCIT Pune
  • SSMC Bangalore
  • SSBF Pune
  • SIHS Pune
  • SIBM Hyderabad
  • SIBM Nagpur
  • SSSS Pune

Also please note that you can get a call from any of these institutions only if you had applied for it during the registration period.

SIIB has its centre in Pune not in Bangalore. It requires at least 93 percentile to get a call from SIIB Pune. So I am sorry but you will not be able to get a call from them.

And regarding your percentile, it means that your performance was better than 74.62% of the candidates appearing in the exam. This year there was a drastic change in the score vs percentile data, as it depends on the difficulty level of the question paper and relative performance of the appearing candidates. So it is more accurate to judge your performance on the basis of the percentile, not the SNAP score. Although the percentile this year has decreased compared to previous years' percentile, for a given SNAP score.

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