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SNAP 2018 Last Week Preparation Tips - SNAP or Symbiosis National Aptitude Test is the gateway to admission in 15 B-schools of Symbiosis International (Deemed University), Pune. There is hardly a week left for SNAP 2018 and candidates who have applied for the exam must be prepared for the final exam day. The last week's preparation is crucial for the test takers as it would not only prepare them with the exam day strategy but also with the last minute preparation and revision. This article by Careers360 brings the SNAP 2018 last week preparation tips.
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Let us start with pointers about last week preparation tips for SNAP 2018.
The Symbiosis National Aptitude Test will be conducted on Sunday, December 16, 2018, in a computer-based mode in SNAP exam centres across 102 cities. According to experts, last year, the exam was tough. Analytical and Logical Reasoning was the toughest section, whereas Quantitative Ability and General Knowledge sections were on the easier side. Verbal Ability section, on the other hand, ranged from easy to moderate level of difficulty.
With less than a week left for the exam, here are some SNAP 2018 last week preparation tips.
Revise Basic Concepts: It is important to prepare and revise the basic concepts of each section of the SNAP exam. Before entering the exam for SNAP make sure you revise the basics. “Revise the basic concepts and concentrate only on easy, medium level questions. SNAP is an easy exam to crack”, says Dhrubajyoti Banik, Chief Knowledge Expert, T.I.M.E.
Have a strategy in mind: An aspirant must have a strategy in mind which is to be followed while taking SNAP 2018. However, candidates must not be too rigid about their plan. At any time if they feel that the questions bear surprises and the strategy won’t work, feel free to set a new strategy at once. However, according to the past five years’ SNAP analysis, the exam pattern has not changed and follows an overall similar pattern. Anmol Gill, SNAP 2017 99.02 percentiler shares, "Having given plenty of mock exams, I had already optimized my time allocation between sections. This totally varies for an individual depending on his strength and weak areas. Given that I had done rational selection of topics in mathematics and left out the tough ones I knew exactly which questions to attempt. For English, I had attempted all questions and been picky about LR and DI questions. We always need to make sure we do not over attempt questions just to reach a psychological level of no. of questions attempted."
Tackle the General Awareness section: According to the experts, the difficulty level and complexity of the General Awareness section is moderate than that of the other sections. Hence you must speed up and attempt as much question as possible so that you can spend more time on the tougher sections like Quant and Reasoning. Banik of T.IM.E suggests a few topics to prepare for the GA section of SNAP 2018. "Revise important Business/Economics news of last six to 12 months along with the most important awards like Nobel, Oscar, Booker, etc. Don’t forget to revise important dates like World Health Day, AIDS day etc,” he says. The General Awareness, General Knowledge, Current Affairs, Business Scenario section can have questions from a vast range of topics, but not tough at all.
Do not start any new topic: This is a crucial time. It requires you to focus and not panic at all. It is a must that you do not start any new topic in these last days. This will only create confusion and tension. Think that whatever you have prepared is enough and stay confident.
here is how I divided my time into different sections: GA - 5 minutes
GE - 35 minutes
A&LR - 40 minutes
QA, DI&DS - 40 minutes"
Dhrumil Shah, 99.91 percentiler in SNAP 2017 shares, "SNAP is a speed test. 150 questions in 120 minutes. I was prepared for every section but one need to gauge the level of question within a few seconds and have to decide strategy accordingly, one needs to mind the risk of getting 0.25 negative too. If there was a question from my weak area and the question seemed to be difficult I left them. If there was a question from my strength and question seemed to be difficult I left them too. Irrespective of my comfort level if question seemed to be easier one I attempted it then and there. You could take risk of not reaching an exact answer and still marking the nearer answer if you are sure about your method. Also for me, Current affairs and English (due to my reading speed) took very less time so I attempted them first and gave maximum time to other sections."
Stay cool, and enter the exam hall with a clear, pre-decided strategy. Double check that you have your pen and SNAP admit Card ready as per the instructions.
You must concentrate to score well in each section. Although SNAP does not have sectional cutoffs we advise you not to take any chances.
Always spend the first minute or two scanning through all questions.
In 120 minutes, try attempting at least 23-24 questions from Quants in 25 minutes, 20 questions from LR in 35 to 40 minutes, 30 questions from GK in 15 minutes, and up to 30 questions from Language section in 30 minutes.
General English: Reading Comprehension, Verbal Reasoning, Verbal Ability
Quantitative, Data Interpretation & Data Sufficiency
Analytical & Logical Reasoning
The Symbiosis National Aptitude Test- SNAP is an objective type paper-pen based test, where the candidates have to answer a total of 150 questions within the duration of two hours. The total questions will be in the form of MCQs and non-MCQs, where the students have to select the correct answer from the options provided to them. The sections as per the SNAP Exam Pattern is provided in the table below,
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