SNAP Exam Pattern 2019
Richa Kapoor, 02 Dec 2019, #SNAP
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SNAP Exam Pattern 2019 - Symbiosis International (deemed University) has announced new changes in SNAP 2019 exam pattern namely removal of a section - current affairs, reduction in the total number of questions etc. The exam pattern of SNAP 2019 now has special questions only for one section and normal questions for all sections. The total questions asked will be 110 as per the new SNAP exam pattern 2019. There will now be only three sections instead of four and current affairs will no longer be there as a separate section according to the SNAP 2019 exam pattern. Candidates are advised to apprise themselves about the new SNAP exam pattern of 2019 and incorporate in their preparation. SNAP 2019 will be held on December 15, 2019. This article will further elaborate about the SNAP 2019 exam pattern, marking scheme, nature of questions and other details about SNAP.
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SNAP Exam Pattern 2019

Candidates can check some of the important details related to exam pattern of SNAP exam pattern that is given below in the table:

SNAP 2019 Exam Pattern



Test duration

2 hours

Nature of questions

Normal questions and special questions

Number of sections

3 (current affairs is removed)

Number of questions


Total marks


Marking of normal questions

  • 1 mark per correct answer for Quantitative, Data Interpretation and Current Affairs
  • 1. 5 marks for General English and Analytical and Logical reasoning

Marking of special questions

2 marks each

Negative marking of wrong answers

Deduction of 25% of a mark(s) for each wrong answer.

Total number of exam centres


Mode of examination


Timings of examination

2 PM to 4 PM

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What's new in SNAP Exam Pattern 2019?

The trend for special questions, total questions. total marks and marking scheme for normal questions has been changed in 2019. In 2018, the total questions asked were 130 while it has been reduced to 110 in 2019. In 2018, the marking scheme for normal questions for each section was 1 (per correct answer), but it is 1 mark for Data interpretation, data sufficiency, and quantitative and Current affairs while 1.5 marks for General English and Analytical and Logical Reasoning in 2019. Last year, five special questions were asked from all the four sections, but in SNAP 2019 only five special questions will be asked from Quantitative, Data Interpretation & Data Sufficiency. SNAP 2018 had four sections - General English, Logical and analytical reasoning, Data interpretation, data sufficiency, and quantitative and current affairs while current affairs is now no longer a section to be answered in SNAP 2019. Changes in the total marks, as well as the number of questions, can also be seen.

SNAP Exam Pattern 2019

Section name

Special questions

Normal questions

Total questions

Marks (Total)

General English (verbal reasoning, verbal ability, and reading comprehension)





Data interpretation, data sufficiency, and quantitative





Logical and analytical reasoning










SNAP Syllabus 2019

Some of the important topics that are covered in the SNAP 2019 syllabus are given below:

Topics for SNAP 2019

Name of the section


General English

  • Sentence completion

  • Sentence correction

  • Jumbled paragraphs

  • Fill in the blanks

  • Analogies

  • Antonyms

  • Contextual usage

  • Idioms and Syllogisms

Data interpretation, data sufficiency, and quantitative

  • Geometric and Arithmetic progression, etc.

  • Simple interest and Compound interest

  • Profit and Loss

  • Venn diagram

  • HCF and LCM

  • Number system

  • Partnership

  • Ratios and Proportion

  • Trigonometry

Logical and analytical reasoning

  • Symbol Based problems

  • Data Interpretation based on text, graphs, and tables

  • Visual reasoning

  • Column graphs and Bar graphs

  • Syllogisms

  • Critical reasoning

  • Line chart and Pie charts

  • Coding and decoding puzzles

SNAP Exam Pattern 2019- Points to Remember

  • Exam for SNAP 2019 will be in online mode

  • According to the SNAP exam pattern 2019, the duration of the exam will be of two hours

  • As per the SNAP 2019 exam pattern each normal question would consist of four options. Students are advised to choose just one option. Choosing two options in one answer will lead to negative marking.

  • Special questions are of 2 marks each and normal questions is of 1 mark for current affairs and Quantitative, Data Interpretation while 1. 5 marks each for General English and Analytical and Logical reasoning

  • Negative marking will attract a 25% deduction for each question answered wrongly.

SNAP 2019 Preparation Tips

  • Students can refer some books mentioned below while preparing according to the exam pattern of SNAP 2019. Through these books students might get the nature of question paper that might appear.

  • Students can consult some of the books which can help them in their preparation are:

Book Name


Target SNAP and General Knowledge

Disha and Arihant.

Map the SNAP Test

RK Jha

Map the SNAP Test


Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension

Arun Sharma & Meenakshi Upadhyay

Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning

Arun Sharma

Arihant Descriptive General English

SP Bakshi

  • Students must focus more on their weak areas and work towards overcoming it by practicing from the sample papers

  • To improve verbal ability, reasoning, and comprehension, students must converse in English with friends and mentor. Ask people around to correct when wrong with reasoning.

  • Students can also improve their verbal ability by listening to English songs and watching movies and series with subtitles.

  • For solving quantitative questions, students must adhere to quick calculations and practice each day within a limited time.

Changes made in SNAP 2018 Exam Pattern

There were changes in the exam pattern of SNAP 2018 :

  • Previous exam pattern saw the introduction of special questions. In these questions, students are supposed to provide the answers in the blank space that was provided.

  • Students had to type the answers using the virtual keyboard.

  • For instance one of the questions asked was “what is the national bird of India?” The student had to respond by answering “peacock.”

There was a change in the marking scheme of SNAP 2018 exam. In each section, there were five special questions of two marks each. Moreover, there were only 130 questions that were asked.

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Is it mandatory to report by 12 PM at the test center for SNAP 2019 or can i report little late?

KISHORE LOHRA 12th Dec, 2019

dear yashwanth,

No it is not mandatory to report at the exact time of reporting given in the admit card but remember that it is mandatory to reach at the test centre before the closing time of gate mentioned in the admit card.

But in my opinion you should reach at the the reporting time mentioned on the admit card because in online exams there is many verification process that you have to pass through and it will take more time and at the exam centre there is a huge crowd of candidate .


Is it possible to crack snap 2019 in next 9 days ?

Harshita Gupta 5th Dec, 2019
Possibility of cracking the exam in such less days depends on your hard work.
If you are already good in Aptitude and current affairs, then there are good chances.
The topics in the syllabus are:
  • General English: Reading Comprehension, Verbal Reasoning, Verbal Ability
  • Analytical & Logical Reasoning
  • Quantitative, Data Interpretation & Data Sufficiency
  • Current Affairs
There will be total 110 questions including MCQs (1 mark each) and special questions (2 marks each)

9 days preparation:
  • Start solving quantitative aptitude and learn tricks from YouTube. Practice them as much as you can. Learn the tricks in maximum 1 or 2 days.
  • Get old question papers and sample papers and solve them.
  • Give as many mock tests as possible.
  • Read current affairs from newspaper and TV. You can also find really good applications from where you can read current affairs in short.
  • Read one chapter of any English book and learn the meaning of words you don't know. This will improve your vvocabulary.
  • Give 7-8 hours per day for preparation and be focused.
If you allow all this, then there maybe chances you can clear the examination.

Hope this helps!

is it possible to prepare for snap 2019 in next few days ?


Hi Kush

SNAP is to conducted on 15th December this year. Considering you have around 10 days in hand, it totally depends on the time and hard work you are willing to put in the upcoming days.

SNAP has 3 sections-

• Quantitative Aptitude, Data Interpretation and Data Sufficiency

• Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension

• Logical Reasoning and Argument Reasoning

One important thing to note is that you do not have sectional cutoff or sectional timing. Hence you can try to focus on the sections you are stronger in, rather than learning new concepts.

You can start giving at least one mock test everyday and analyse it- which would take approximately 3 hours. You can additionally spend at least 3-4 hours to brush up the formulae, concepts, etc. Genuine hard work would surely help you ace your exam.

All the best for SNAP 2019.


Is Sibm pune good for finance?

Sourandhi Saha Student Expert 4th Dec, 2019
Symbiosis Institute of Business Management, Pune is one of the best institutes of India offering MBA in Finance. The average salary offered is around 17 to 18 lakhs per annum. Companies like Bajaj Finserv, Barclays, Fidelity, HSBC Bank, Walmart, ICICI Bank etc. Recruit students from Finance.

Firstly I want to know regarding the photo Should we write Name & date when snap was taken on the photo or witout name no problem Secondly the box for thumb impression should be 4 x 3 cm Lastly for the signature is it ok to sign with 0.5 nib fountain pen as it wont be thick

KISHORE LOHRA 6th Dec, 2019

dear abdul,

you should upload a photograph must be taken on or after 01.09.2019 and clearly the name of candidate along with the date of taking the photograph is written on it. Photograph should not be with cap or goggles. The focus needs to be on face 80% and the background of photo is white.

you must have to follow the above instructions because it is clearly written in the bulletin of neet ug 2020.

on other hand for signature candidate  should put his full signature in running hand writing [not in capital letter] on white paper with Black Ink pen and scan for uploading.

• File size must be between 4 kb to 30 kb.

so you need not to do your signature with fountain pen in most general case for this purpose only simple black ink ball pen is in my opening you should use simple black ink ball pen for signature.

For thumb impression you should put your left-hand thumb Impression on white paper with Blue Ink and scan for uploading.

File size must be between 10 kb to 50 kb.

remember scanned images in JPG/ JPEG format only for signature as well as thumb impression.

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