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SNAP, the MBA entrance exam for the institutes under Symbiosis International University will be conducted on December 18, 2016. The application process for the test has already started, and will continue till November 22. If you are preparing for the exam, having prior insights on the exam pattern and analysis can give you a fair idea about the preparation techniques to apply. In this feature by Careers360, we bring SNAP 2016 section wise topics, preparation guide, and previous years' pattern changes.
SNAP is not much unpredictable when compared to the other MBA entrance exams like IIFT or XAT. SNAP exam pattern has already been announced by its conducting body- Symbiosis International University (SIU). Before moving further to the preparation strategy, let us look at the SNAP pattern. SNAP Pattern & Structure
Section wise marks
Analytical & Logical Reasoning
Quantitative Data Interpretation & Data Sufficiency
General Awareness: General Knowledge, Current Affairs, Business Scenario
General English: Reading Comprehension, Verbal Reasoning, Verbal Ability
SNAP 2016 is an objective type paper-pen based test, with a total duration of 120 minutes. Each question has 4 responses out of which students have to select the correct one. There is a negative marking for every wrong answer. Let us now have a look at the SNAP section wise topics and preparation tips.
Quantitative & Data Interpretation
This is amongst the important section of the test. The difficulty level of this section is basically from moderate to difficult one. There might be some, Data Interpretation sets, which may be tricky in nature. The topics in this section are:
Time and Distance
The difficulty level of this section is moderate to difficult one, with total 40 questions. The topics of the section from which the questions can be asked are as follows:
Facts Inference Judgment (FIJ)
Double Line Distribution
Odd Man Out
The number of questions in this section is 40 with the difficulty level of easy to moderate.The section is usually a mix of Verbal Abilities and Reading Comprehension. There will be 1 Reading Comprehension passage, which might be simple to comprehend and with direct questions.
The Verbal Ability or the English Usage questions were on the following topics:
Vocabulary – Synonyms, Antonyms, Substitute, Sentence Equivalence
English Grammar – Active & Passive Voice, Parts of Speech, Punctuation
The General Awareness section has 30 questions. The difficulty level of the section is easy and the questions are mostly on current affairs. Static GK question might also be there. The Current Affairs questions may have on sports, advertisements and brands, personalities, business, politics etc. The static GK questions may consits on India’s Constitution, History, Geography, Economics etc.SNAP 2016 Preparation Tips
If you have prepared for other national level management tests like, CAT, IIFT, or XAT , then cracking SNAP will not be a difficult task for you. As you can see, the sections and the topics of questions or the SNAP 2016 syllabus is almost similar to the other MBA entrance exams. The General Awareness section is similar with IIFT and XAT; so a common preparation will suffice.
Taking mock tests regularly, say twice a week will let you have enough practice. While taking the tests, make sure that they are time bound. Choose your questions carefully so that they are not much time consuming and ensure accuracy of the questions you are attempting.
The overall difficulty level of the exam is much easier compared to the exams like CAT, XAT, and IIFT, hence you need not worry about getting very tough questions to solve. Still, it is better to be prepared for the toughest than be overconfident about your preparation.
Now we will have a look at the SNAP structure of past three years to gauge the trail of changes.
SNAP Exam Pattern Changes
1. General English: Reading Comprehension, Verbal Reasoning, Verbal Ability
2. Quantitative Data Interpretation & Data Sufficiency
3. General Awareness: GK, Current Affairs, Business Scenario
4. Analytical & Logical Reasoning
Each correct answer had one mark, and every wrong answer 25% negative marks.
4. Analytical & Logical Reasoninh
Sections- GE, QA and GA- 1 mark;AR-LR- DI- 2 marks ( Total Marks -180)
Negative marking 1/4th
1. Analytical & Logical Reasoning
2. General English
3. General Awareness
4.Quantitative and Data Interpretation & Sufficiency
Total marks – 180
+2 marks for section 1
+1 marks for section 2, 3 & 4
Â¼ negative marking
Symbiosis International University (SIU) has started the application process for SNAP 2016 has started from August 22, 2016. Symbiosis National Aptitude Test (SNAP) 2016 is a national level university test conducted by for admissions to MBA programme across its affiliated institutes. The registration process of SNAP 2016 will continue till November 22, 2016. Pranav Vyas, Head-STS, Symbiosis International University has confirmed the date with Careers360 much earlier than the official announcement. SNAP is a pencil-paper based exam which is conducted across India in a single day on Sunday, December 18, 2016. Also Read:
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First of all I don't how you got your UG graduation degree if you have failed in 12th maths. The eligibility for UG is,the candidate has to pass 12th standard with a minimum of 50%. Then the candidate will be given admission for any of the UG degrees. Since you haven't cleared you 12th standard you cannot take Symbiosis National Aptitude Test.
SNAP is a national level entrance test conducted by Symbiosis International University annually in online mode for various programs which includes MSc in Computer Application and System Security as well.
Candidate should have 50% aggregate at their graduation level, however there's relaxation for reserved category, for SC/ST/PWD it's only 45%. Final year students can also apply, but their admission shall be provisional until submission of required documents.
Dear Shivani, there is no option of Seat locking at any these exams that you have mentioned. Admisisons are conducted based on merit list in the selection process. Because these are Institute level entrance exams, you dont have the option of locking a seat.
SNAP: You need to appear for SNAP and score the minimum cut off to be eligible for shortlisting. The shortlisted Candidates have to appear for GE-PIWAT and the final merit list is prepared based on the performance in GE-PIWAT.
IBSAT: The process is similar to that of SNAP. Candidates need to qualify in IBSAT and secure the minimum qualifying marks. Candidates will be shortlisted based on Group Discussion and Personal Interview.
CMAT: AICTE approved Institutions that participate in CMAT will conduct the selection procedure. Candidates will have to appear for Group Discussion and Personal Interview based on the Institution they are interested in joining. For the selection process of CMAT, please visit our page at:
Here are some of the preparation books given below you can prefer for the Exam.
How to Prepare for Data Interpretation- Arun Sharma
Quantitative Aptitude- Nishit K.Sinha
How to Prepare for Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension- Arun Sharma & Meenakshi Upadhyay
Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension- Nishit K Sinha
High School English Grammar & Composition- Wren and Martin
Trishna's Verbal Ability And Logical Reasoning- .I.M.E. Publisher: Pearson
Logical Reasoning and Data Interpretation for the CAT- Nishit K Sinha
You can also go through with the given below link to know further books detail.
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