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SNAP 2019

NATIONAL ONLINE TEST

Overview


SNAP 2019 Exam Date, Eligibility, Syllabus, Registration, Books, and Preparation 

Symbiosis International University (SIU) Pune will conduct SNAP 2019 Exam on December 15, 2019. SNAP 2019 will be held from 2 PM to 4 PM as a computer-based test and will be a single session test. Candidates aspiring to join MBA / MSc programmes offered by institutes of Symbiosis International (Deemed University) have to appear for the common, mandatory Symbiosis National Aptitude (SNAP) Online Test 2019. SNAP is conducted on an annual basis for admission to its 15 Symbiosis MBA colleges. 

Following are the SNAP Frequently Asked Questions:

SNAP Exam Conducting Body

Symbiosis International University (SIU) Pune

Number of MBA colleges under SNAP 2019

15 Symbiosis Institutes

Mode of SNAP 2019 exam

Computer-Based Online Exam

Application Process

Simultaneously apply for SNAP exam and for Programmes

SNAP Exam Application Fee

Rs.1750/-

SNAP Exam Full Form

Symbiosis National Aptitude Test

Total Questions in SNAP Exam

110

Sectional Division of SNAP 2019

3 Sections with different number of questions in each section

SNAP Exam Difficulty Level

Moderate to Difficult

SNAP exam application process

Online


Eligibility Criteria


  • The candidate should be a graduate from any recognized/ statutory University or Institution of National Importance with a minimum of 50% marks or equivalent grade (45% marks or equivalent grade for Scheduled Castes / Scheduled Tribes).
  • Candidates appearing for final year examinations can also apply, but their admission will be subject to obtaining a minimum of 50% marks or equivalent grade (45% marks or equivalent grade for Scheduled Castes / Scheduled Tribes). Admission of such candidate will be provisional and will be cancelled in the event of non-fulfillment of the above-stated criteria.
  • Programmes which require specific discipline/subject specialization need to be checked for eligibility as given by the respective Institute.
  • A candidate who has completed a qualifying degree from any Foreign University must obtain an equivalence certificate from the Association of Indian Universities (AIU). All foreign degrees/qualifications need to be verified from AIU by the candidate before seeking admission to any programme of SIU.
  • It is the responsibility of the candidate to ascertain whether s/he possesses the requisite qualifications for admission. Having been admitted provisionally does not mean acceptance of eligibility. Final eligibility for admission will be decided by Symbiosis International (Deemed University).
  • SNAP Eligibility Criteria for Symbiosis Institutes: One of the common SNAP eligibility for admission to each of the 15 Symbiosis institutes is that all these institutes accept only SNAP exam scores. However, the individual SNAP exam eligibility and other key admission criteria can be different for each of the 15 Symbiosis institutes. The minimum SNAP eligibility does not ensure admission to Symbiosis MBA programme. In some of the Symbiosis institutes, it is more based on merit and their individual admission policy.
  • Specific SNAP Eligibility for Specific Programme: Programmes which require specific discipline/ subject specialization offered by different Symbiosis Institutes like SSSS, Pune; SIHS Pune; SCIT Pune; SITM Pune; SCMHRD Pune; SIOM Nashik have their own eligibility criteria which should be checked on the Institute website.

Important Dates


Event 

Date 

SNAP 2019 Registration Begins

August 16, 2019

SNAP 2019 Last date to apply

November 23, 2019

SNAP 2019 Last date to pay exam fee

November 23, 2019

SNAP 2019 Admit Card download

December 02, 2019

SNAP Exam Date 2019

December 15, 2019

SNAP 2019 result date

January 10, 2020

 

Exam Analysis


SNAP 2018 Exam Analysis

The paper was more in tune with the kind of papers seen pre-2016. The types of questions were much more conventional and even the Special Questions, basically a variant of the TITA questions seen in CAT, didn’t pose any issues. Overall, the paper was easier than the previous two years. 

SNAP 2018 Analysis: General English

There were 2 RC passages in the paper. Each passage contained 5 questions. The first passage was on Google’s attempts to track the movement of the user. One question was on the title of the passage. Rest were fact-based. The second passage was on the opening up of the economy. All the questions were fact-based. 

The vocab questions were more or less easy. There were 2 questions on synonyms and 1 question on antonym. Furthermore, there were two other vocab-based questions that were visible under the newly constructed special questions segment. One question was about the plural form of “crisis” and the other referred to the meaning of “arbitration.” The Fill in the blanks questions were based on grammar. Overall, it was an easy section to attempt. 

Question type

No of questions

Level of Difficulty

Synonym/Antonym

3

Easy

FIB (Vocab)

5

Moderate

RC (2 passages)

5X2=10

Easy-Moderate

Sentence Jumble (Special question)

1

Easy

Idioms and proverb (1 special question)

2

Moderate

Verbal Analogy

1

Easy

Grammar (Identify the participle) (Special question)

1

Moderate

Word usage

2

Easy

Sentence improvement

2

Easy

Direct/Indirect speech

2

Easy

Odd one out

2

Easy

Spot the error

2

Easy

Vocab based (Special questions)

2

Moderate

Overall

35

Easy-Moderate

SNAP 2018 Analysis: Quantitative Ability

The quantitative ability section turned out to be easier as compared to previous years. The weightage to Geometry and Modern Math increased and there were no questions from number system. The lack of a calculator meant that estimates had to be used while answering quite a few questions. This section surprised students as there were no questions from DI and DS which made quant less time-consuming. While the questions weren’t very difficult it was important for students to spend a good amount of time on this section.

Topic

No of questions

Level of Difficulty

Percentages

5

Easy-Moderate

SI/CI

1

Easy

TSD, Time & Work

3

Moderate

  Averages

1

Easy-Moderate

  Mensuration

5

Easy-Moderate

  Simplification

6

Easy-Moderate

  Geometry

3

Easy-Moderate

  Logarithm

1

Easy

 P&C

4

Moderate

Probability

1

Easy

Set Theory

1

Easy-Moderate

Linear equations

3

Easy-Moderate

Trigonometry

1

Easy

Total

35

Moderate

SNAP 2018 Analysis: Logical and Analytical Reasoning

The Reasoning section of SNAP finally veered away from weird questions, as has been the norm over the last 2 years. The set on sitting arrangement was long and expressed as a passage instead of point format, making it all the more tedious. However, if one was willing to spend about 12-13 minutes then it would have lead to 7 correct answers. Questions from coding-decoding and paper folding were best left alone if you are not good with visualization. Overall, a difficult section but way ‘less weird’ as compared to previous year papers.

Topic

No of questions

Level of Difficulty

Sitting arrangement

7

Moderate-Difficult

Cone-circle-triangle

2

Easy-Moderate

Puzzles-singlets

3

Easy

Blood Relation

1

Easy

Analogy

1

Moderate

Directions

1

Easy

Coding-decoding

4

Moderate - Difficult

Calendar

1

Moderate

Series

3

Moderate

Venn-diagram

1

Easy

Paper folding

2

Moderate

Linear equation

1

Easy

Data sufficiency

3

Easy-Moderate

Missing number

2

Easy

TSD-train based

1

Easy

Physics-based

2

Easy-Moderate

Total

40

Moderate

SNAP 2018 Analysis: Current Affairs

The section had different kinds of questions and was dominated by BA and Polity. Overall the section was similar to last year.

Topic

Number of questions

Difficulty

Personalities

2

Moderate

Business Awareness

9

Easy-Moderate

Sports

1

Easy-Moderate

Current affairs- Eco and polity

8

Easy-Moderate

Current affairs-Awards

3

Easy-Moderate

Current affairs-Miscellaneous GK

2

Moderate

Exam Pattern


SNAP Exam Pattern 2019: Highlights 

Following are the key Highlights of SNAP 2019 Exam Pattern:

SNAP Pattern 2019

 Highlights

SNAP 2019 Exam Mode

Online Computer Based Test

Top MBA colleges accepting SNAP 2019 score 

SIBM Pune, SCHMRD, SIIB, SIBM Bengaluru and all the institutes affiliated to Symbiosis International University

SNAP exam Duration

120 minutes 

Total Questions in SNAP

110

Total Maximum Marks

150

Number of Sections

  3

Type of questions in SNAP

105 MCQs followed by 4 answer options

 5 Non-MCQs with No answer option

Scoring Pattern (Normal Questions)

General English and Analytical & Logical reasoning section attracts +1.5 mark for each correct answer (70 MCQs) and Quantitative & Data Interpretation section attracts +1 mark for each correct answer (35 MCQs)  

Scoring Pattern (Special Questions)

+2 Marks for Each Correct Answer of Special Questions (5 Non-MCQs)

Negative Marking

Each wrong answer attracts 25% negative marks both normal and special questions. 

Sectional Cutoff

There is no individual sectional cutoff.

Facility to choose order of sections

There is no pre-fixed order for sections. The exam allows switching freely among different sections.

SNAP Exam Pattern 2019: Sectional Composition

Section

Normal Questions

Marks

Special Questions

Marks

Total Questions

Total Marks

General English

34

1.5

0

0

34

51

Quantitative, Data Interpretation & Data Sufficiency

35

1

5

2

40

45

Analytical & Logical Reasoning

36

1.5

0

0

36

54

Total

105

 

5

 

110

150

Exam Syllabus


SNAP Syllabus 2019 is further subdivided into sections and sub-sections. This sectional sub-division in SNAP syllabus makes SNAP 2019 as an exam with more than 6 effective sections as the three sections are further subdivided into sub-sections. SNAP 2019 exam syllabus is thus based on the past test patterns which contain questions from all these sections.

Section 1: General English: Reading Comprehension, Verbal Reasoning, Verbal Ability  

Section Highlights: This section comprises all the components of English Language and the major parts covered are English Language, Reading Comprehension Passages, Verbal Reasoning and Verbal Ability.

Number of Questions: 34

Normal Questions (MCQs): 34

Special Questions (Non-MCQs): No special questions

Important Topics in SNAP Exam Syllabus:

Reading Comprehension (RC) Passages

  • 2 RC Passages followed by 10 questions
  • RC topics are based on Facts, Opinion, Literature, Current Affairs among others
  • The SNAP Syllabus on RC passages does not throw difficult questions
  • RC Based questions are directly related to the RC passage contents

Verbal Ability (VA)

  • Synonyms, Antonyms, Fill in the Blanks
  • Idioms, Phrases, Vocabulary usage
  • Jumbled Paragraphs
  • Correction of Errors in sentences,
  • Core Grammar usage – Conditionals, Active Passive, Indirect Narration etc. 

Verbal Reasoning

  • Critical Reasoning
  • Analogy
  • Identifying Parts of Speech

Section-2: Quantitative Ability, Data Interpretation, Data Sufficiency

Section Highlights: This section syllabus comprises questions on Quantitative Aptitude, Data Interpretation & Data Sufficiency. Although Questions on Data Interpretation is limited, they sometimes prove lengthier than questions on Quant and consume major part of the time.

Number of Questions: 40

Normal Questions (MCQs): 35

Special Questions (Non-MCQs): 5

Major Topics in the SNAP Syllabus are:

Quantitative Ability

  • Number System
  • Arithmetic - Percentage, Profit-Loss, Interest, Time- Speed-Distance, Averages, Ratio, etc.
  • Algebra
  • Linear Equations; Quadratic Equations
  • Logarithm
  • Progressions
  • Binomial Theorem
  • Surds and Indices
  • Inequalities
  • Permutation and Combination
  • Probability Functions
  • Set Theory
  • Mixtures and Alligations
  • Geometry
  • Co-ordinate Geometry
  • Trigonometry
  • Mensuration

Data Interpretation, Data Sufficiency 

  • Series
  • Graphs-Pie Chart
  • Tables
  • Bar Graph

Section-3: Analytical and Logical Ability

Section Highlights: This section includes areas like computing, visualization, articulation, and problem-solving, topics. The questions may be in the set form or maybe individual ones depending upon the shape of the problem.

Number of Questions: 36

Normal Questions (MCQs): 36

Special Questions (Non-MCQs): No Special Questions

Major Topics include:

  • Family Tree – Blood Relations
  • Seating Arrangement
  • Direction Sense
  • Clocks & Calendars
  • Mathematical Reasoning
  • Analogy
  • Series
  • Coding-Decoding
  • Meaningful Word, Matrix
  • Visual reasoning
  • Syllogisms
  • Critical Reasoning
  • Verbal and Miscellaneous Reasoning

Top Colleges


Name of Symbiosis College & Location

Expected SNAP Cutoff Percentile

SIBM (Symbiosis Institute of Business Management), Pune

98

SCMHRD (Symbiosis Centre for Management and Human Resource Development) Pune

97.13

SIIB (Symbiosis Institute of International Business), Pune

93.2

SIBM (Symbiosis Institute of Business Management) Bangalore

90

Symbiosis Institute of Operations Management (SIOM) Nashik

87

SICSR (Symbiosis Institute of Computer Studies & Research) Pune

82

SITM (Symbiosis Institute of Telecom Management), Pune 

83

SIMS (Symbiosis Institute of Management Studies), Pune 

76

SIMC (Symbiosis Institute of Media & Communication)Pune

72

SCIT (Symbiosis Centre for Information Technology), Pune

75

SIHS (Symbiosis Institute of Health Sciences) Pune

60

SSMC (Symbiosis School for Media & Communication) Bangalore

74

SSBF (Symbiosis School of Banking and Finance), Pune

65

SSSS (Symbiosis School of Sports Sciences), Pune

55

SIBM (Symbiosis Institute of Business Management), Hyderabad

60

 

Courses


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Details

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Past Results


  • 146 Students with 98+ Percentile Last Year

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