SNAP Exam Pattern 2018
Vikas Gaur, 29 Nov 2018, #SNAP
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SNAP Exam Pattern 2018 - Symbiosis International (Deemed University) prescribes the SNAP 2018 exam pattern. The exam saw the introduction of Non-MCQ questions in the form of 'Special Questions' beside the Normal Questions. Candidates get to know about the type of questions asked in the exam, marking scheme, duration of the test, the total number of questions, etc. with the help of the SNAP exam pattern 2018. The entrance exam was held on December 16, 2018, as an online (computer-based) test of 2-hour duration (from 2 PM to 4 PM) carrying 130 multiple choice questions. SNAP allows admission to 15 SIU institutes. Get all the information related to the SNAP 2018 exam pattern and other relevant details related to the exam in this article.
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The exam pattern of SNAP 2018 has been revised in the following ways:

  •  Introduction of ‘Special Questions’ - which are Non- MCQ questions just like TITA questions in CAT. Candidates will have to type in the answer on the virtual keyboard. For special questions in each section will have blanks where answers will have to be entered by the candidate by using the virtual keyboard. For example, if the question is “What is the capital of Australia?”    

The candidate will have to type in C-A-N-B-E-R-R-A, using the virtual keyboard.

  • The total number of questions in SNAP exam 2018 has been reduced to 130. Each of the four section of SNAP exam will have 5 special questions besides the normal MCQ questions. Additionally, the marking scheme has also been revised.    

SNAP Mock Test

Symbiosis International (Deemed University) had released the mock test for SNAP 2018. In order to take the mock, registered candidate had to login with their SNAP ID on the official SNAP website and register for the mock test. They were asked to pick the time slot and date convenient to them. The SNAP mock test booking window was open from December 11 to 14, 2018. This is the first time ever that the SNAP Mock test was created for candidates. 

SNAP Exam Pattern 2018

Before knowing the complete SNAP 2018 exam pattern, let’s have a look at the highlights of the exam.

Highlights of SNAP Exam Pattern 2018

SNAP Highlights


Duration of the Test

2 hours

Total Number of Sections


Type of Questions

MCQs and Non-MCQs

Total Number of Questions


Total Marks


Marks per question

1 mark (2 marks for special questions)

Negative Marking

25 percent (each wrong answer will deduct 1/4th or 0.25 marks

Test Centres92
Examination Timing2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Mode of ExamComputer-based test

SNAP 2018 exam was divided into four major sections. The below-given table explains the complete SNAP 2018 exam pattern.

SNAP Exam Pattern 2018



Normal Questions

Special Questions

Total Questions

Total Marks


General English: Reading Comprehension, Verbal Reasoning, Verbal Ability






Quantitative, Data Interpretation & Data Sufficiency






Analytical & Logical Reasoning






Current Affairs










SNAP Exam Pattern - Marking Scheme

Each question carries one mark and special questions carry 2 marks for each question. Every correct answer will give 1 mark and each incorrect response will deduct 25 percent of the allotted marks.

Marking Scheme

Types of QuestionsCorrect AnswerIncorrect Answer
Normal Questions+1Each incorrect answer detects 25 percent negative marks for Normal Questions and for Special Questions also.
Special Questions+2

Total Number of questions – The total number of questions in SNAP will be 130. Each query has four responses (Only for Normal Questions) and candidates had to choose an appropriate response.

SNAP Syllabus 2018 – The syllabus of the exam is broadly divided into four sections as mentioned in the table above. The table explains the SNAP 2018 syllabus:

Syllabus of SNAP 2018



General Awareness

  • Entertainment

  • Quotations

  • Current affairs

  • World records

  • Social issues

  • Geography

  • Politics and History

  • Business and Finance, etc.

Analytical and Logical Reasoning

  • Data Interpretation based on text, graphs and tables

  • Column graphs and Bar graphs

  • Critical reasoning

  • Coding and decoding puzzles

  • Line chart and Pie charts

  • Syllogisms

  • Visual reasoning

  • Symbol Based problems, etc.

General English

  • Sentence correction

  • Fill in the blanks

  • Antonyms

  • Idioms and Syllogisms

  • Contextual usage

  • Analogies

  • Jumbled paragraphs

  • Sentence completion

Quantitative, Data Interpretation and Data Sufficiency

  • Simple interest and Compound interest

  • Venn diagram

  • HCF and LCM

  • Partnership

  • Trigonometry

  • Ratios and Proportion

  • Number system

  • Profit and Loss

  • Geometric and Arithmetic progression, etc.

The registration for SNAP 2018 started from August 28 and continued until November 28. The exam was conducted on December 16, 2018, in around 102 cities in India. All 15 institutes of SIU will be accepting the score of SNAP 2018 for their admission process for more than 1800 seats. Around 50,000 students appear for the test every year.

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