SNAP Preparation Tips
Updated on Jan 10, 2020 - 3:05 p.m. IST by Aman.vardhan
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SNAP Preparation Tips - Right planning and preparation hold the key to success for any examination. Most candidates want to ace the exam but that will happen only if appropriate strategy is adopted. Hence, it is important that candidates follow the right preparation tips for Symbiosis National Aptitude Test (SNAP). When one decides that they want to score well so that they get a call for the next round of selection. Those who want to crack SNAP they must be well versed with the exam pattern, syllabus and should be aware of the best books from which they should study. SNAP preparation tips also include solving the past years’ question papers a well as take the mock tests. Careers360 brings to you the SNAP preparation tips in which the candidates will get to know about exam pattern, syllabus, choose study material.
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SNAP Preparation Tips- Analyse the exam pattern

Candidates are advised not to compare SNAP question paper with competitive exams like CAT, MAT or any other entrance test. Maybe the difficulty of the other exam can be high as compared to SNAP. But the exam pattern and the time limit of SNAP is very different from other papers. Preparing for other exams will only help in covering the syllabus.

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Exam Pattern

Candidates must analyse the SNAP exam pattern as it will help them to know what are the kind of questions that will be asked, what is the duration of the exam, marking scheme so on and so forth.

By going through the pattern of the examination, candidates will be able to analyze different sections and the topics from which the questions are being asked repeatedly in previous years. SNAP preparation tips analysing the exam pattern and then marking those topics as important from which more and more number of questions have been asked in the past. By knowing such topics, candidates will be able to focus more on such questions and they will answer them with ease. However, that does not mean that one should not focus on other topics. SNAP preparation tips include covering the complete syllabus so that the candidate can answer the questions well from any topic.

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Be Thorough with the Syllabus

Analyzing the syllabus of SNAP will help the candidates to know their actual standing in terms of their preparation. Candidates will be able to know how much syllabus they have covered and what will be the next step in their preparation. This is an important aspect of SNAP preparation tips.

SNAP Exam Pattern (section wise with some important topics)


No. of Question


Important Topics

Quantitative Ability


45 Marks

Algebra, Number System, Geometry, Mensuration

General English



Reading Comprehension, Para jumble, Error Finding, Fill in the blank

Analytical and Logical Reasoning



Seating Arrangement, Caselet, Critical reasoning, Coding and decoding puzzles

Choose the right study material

A lot of material is available for candidates from various different sources. As part of SNAP preparation tip, candidates should not waste time by going through every book they have in order to cover the syllabus, because that would be time consuming and it will not help them. Candidates should prepare from some specific recommended books. Some of the books from which the candidates can study for SNAP 2019 are:

SNAP 2019: Some Recommended Books


Name of the book

Name of the author

Quantitative Ability

How to Prepare for Quantitative Aptitude for the CAT

Arun Sharma

Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Examinations

Abhijit Guha

Quantitative Aptitude Quantum

Sarvesh Sharma

General English

High School Grammar and Composition

Wren & Martin

Word Power Made Easy

Norman Lewis

How to Prepare for Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension for the CAT

Arun Sharma and Meenakshi Upadhyay

Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension For The CAT

Nishit Sinha

Analytical Reasoning

Logical Reasoning and Data Interpretation for the CAT

Nishit Sinha

A Modern Approach to Logical Reasoning

RS Aggarwal

How to Prepare for Logical Reasoning for CAT

Arun Sharma

Work on Speed and Accuracy

Some of the important elements that candidates should focus on speed, accuracy and most important of all is time management. These are some of the very vital SNAP preparation tips. These skills are necessary and candidates must continuously work towards enhancing it as it will prove beneficial not only for SNAP but also for other competitive exams. Candidate should solve as many questions as possible within the stipulated time. While solving questions candidates should also consider their speed and accuracy. This will help the candidates to solve correctly more and more questions in a time bound manner and will help them to know how to handle pressure on the day of the exam.

Solve Mocks Tests

Another way to deal with time management is by solving the mock test. This is a very important preparation tip for those who are preparing for SNAP 2019. Candidates should solve the mock tests on a weekly basis(minimum of 2-3 mock tests in a week) and such mock tests are also available on the official website. Apart from the official SNAP mock test, candidates can practice mock tests from various sources like internet, test series from various coaching institutes etc.

Candidates who have registered for SNAP could solve the mock test availed by the conducting authorities as it helped them to get an idea of new exam pattern. Although the exam pattern of SNAP has been changed, students are advised that they should also solve previous year papers as it will give the much needed boost to their career.

Remain Confident

Many candidates who are appearing in the examination are taking coaching classes while some candidates will be there who are preparing on their own. Candidates who are self preparing should not get worried at this point of time. Be confident about your preparation, whatever topics you have prepared, revise them, have command over them. Preparation tip of SNAP includes knowing well your concepts so that you can solve all types of questions. At no point of time, while one is preparing for SNAP 2019, candidates should lose their confidence. If that happens that all the hard work will go in vain.

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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.


When will be the list of shortlisted candidates of the SNAP Exam be out?

Malini S N 14th Jan, 2020


Symbiosis International released SNAP 2019 result on January 10.The list of shortlisted candidates for General Exercise, Personal Interaction & Writing Ability Test rounds will be released in the third week of January 2020.GE, PI & WAT will be conducted in the 4th week of January 2020.SNAP 2019 merit list will be released in February 2020.


I have secured 79 percentile in SNAP 2019. What are the colleges from whom I may get a call for MBA?

Aishwarya Kadam 14th Jan, 2020


Based on your SNAP percentile you may get a call from:

SIIB Pune Agri- expected cutoff 78%ile

SIMS Pune 75%ile

SCIT Pune 75%ile

SSMC Bengaluru 75%ile

SIIB Pune Environment 70%ile

SIBM Pune Entrepreneur 70%ile

SITM Pune Systems 70%ile

After receiving the call you will have to go through written ability test (WAT),group exercise, personal interview (GEPIs) of the respective B-School. Final selection will be based on cumulative performance of the candidate in the SNAP exam, WAT, GEPI.

You can also check out the SNAP Pathfinder- MBA Call Predictor:

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