SNAP test exam pattern and syllabus

Symbiosis National Aptitude Test, SNAP 2019, Exam Pattern and Syllabus covers the topics from which questions are being asked in the three sections of the SNAP examination. Three Sections in the SNAP examination are:

  • General English: Reading Comprehension, Verbal Reasoning, Verbal Ability-34 Questions
  • Quantitative, Data Interpretation & Data Sufficiency- 40 Question
  • Analytical & Logical Reasoning-36 Question

Note: As per the latest exam pattern of SNAP 2019 Current Affairs Section has been removed in the SNAP 2019 Exam. Read latest SNAP 2019 pattern here.

What are Special Questions in SNAP exam?

SNAP introduced special questions in the year 2018. Special questions are similar to TITA questions in CAT exam where the candidate needs to answer the question using the on-screen virtual keyboard. In CAT all questions carry the same marks however in SNAP special questions are given +2 for each correct answer. There is a negative marking of (1/4)th of the marks that is -0.50 for each incorrect special question. There is no negative marking for the question which is un-attempted be it special questions or the MCQ questions.

SNAP 2019 Exam will be conducted as a computer-based exam on December 15th, 2019 from 2 PM to 4 PM.

Symbiosis International University (SIU) Pune conducts the SNAP exam every year for admission to its 15 affiliated Symbiosis MBA colleges.  Candidates aiming to join MBA/MSc (CA)/MSc (SS) programs offered by the 15 Symbiosis Institutes have to appear for the SNAP 2019 entrance exam for the admission for the year starting 2020. SNAP 2019 registrations will begin from 16 August 2019 (Friday) via online mode and will be open till 23 November 2019 (Saturday).

List of Colleges under SNAP

List of Colleges under SNAP​
S.NOCollege NameLocation
1SIBM (Symbiosis Institute of Business Management)Pune
2SCMHRD (Symbiosis Centre for Management and Human Resource Development)Pune
3SIIB (Symbiosis Institute of International Business)Pune
4SIBM (Symbiosis Institute of Business Management)Bangalore
5SIOM (Symbiosis Institute of Operations Management)Nashik
6SICSR (Symbiosis Institute of Computer Studies & Research) PunePune
7SITM (Symbiosis Institute of Telecom Management)Pune
8SIMS (Symbiosis Institute of Management Studies)Pune
9SIMC (Symbiosis Institute of Media & Communication)Pune
10SCIT (Symbiosis Centre for Information Technology)Pune
11SIHS (Symbiosis Institute of Health Sciences)Pune
12SSMC (Symbiosis School for Media & Communication)Bangalore
13SSBF (Symbiosis School of Banking and Finance)Pune
14SSSS (Symbiosis School of Sports Sciences)Pune
15SIBM (Symbiosis Institute of Business Management)Hyderabad

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SNAP 2019 Exam Syllabus & Pattern

In SNAP 2019 exam current affairs section has been removed also marking scheme is also changed for each section. As per the latest pattern only the Quantitative Aptitude section will have 5 Special Questions. Complete SNAP 2019 pattern along with the marking scheme is tabulated below.

Section in SNAP 2019Number of MCQ questionsMarks for Correct MCQ QuestionNegative Marks for Incorrect MCQ QuestionNumber of Special Questions questionsMarks for Correct Special QuestionNegative Marks for Incorrect Special QuestionTotal questions in SNAP SectionTotal Marks in Section
General English: Reading Comprehension, Verbal Reasoning, Verbal Ability34+1.5-0.375NANANA3451
Quantitative, Data Interpretation & Data Sufficiency35+1-0.255+2-0.54045
Analytical & Logical Reasoning36+1.5-0.375NANANA3654
Total105 MCQ Questions5 Special Questions110 Total question in SNAP 2019150 Total Marks

SNAP Test Syllabus

The authorities do not declare SNAP test syllabus, however, the questions asked in the SNAP test comes from a syllabus which is common to all MBA exams in India. Like General English, Quantitative Aptitude, etc.
Brief syllabus for each SNAP Test section is discussed below.

Section Wise SNAP 2019 Syllabus

SNAP Syllabus for General English: Reading Comprehension, Verbal Reasoning, Verbal Ability

Number of Questions: 34
Number of MCQ questions: 34
Marking scheme for MCQ questions: +1.5 & -0.375
Number of special questions: NA
Marking scheme for Special Questions: NA
Percentage Sectional Weightage in SNAP Exam: 34%

Syllabus for General English: Reading Comprehension, Verbal Reasoning, Verbal Ability is as follows

  1. Reading Comprehension (RC) Passages
    1. Two Reading Comprehension Passage followed by ten questions with five questions in each RC
    2. RC questions are of facts, inference, author opinion, the title based or meaning of a word from the passage, etc.
    3. RC topics are from on Literature, Current Affairs, Business, Technology, Economy, etc.
    4. RC topics asked in SNAP 2018 were from Technology – Google Use of user location as malpractice and other RC was from Free market economy (source: Economist). Economist, Financial Times, NY Times are some sources from where RC passages are taken in MBA entrance exams. It is advised for the SNAP aspirants to refer to the Economist and Financial Times to get to know the writing style of the actual RC passage.
  2. Verbal Ability (VA)
    1. Approximately 20-22 question is from Verbal Ability. Topics covered in VA are
      1. Synonyms, Antonyms, Fill in the Blanks
      2. Idioms and Phrases
      3. Vocabulary usage
      4. Jumbled Paragraphs
      5. Correction of Errors in sentences,
      6. Core Grammar usage – Conditionals, Active Passive, Indirect Narration, etc.
  3. Verbal Reasoning 
    1. Approximately 2-4 questions are asked from Verbal Reasoning. Topics covered in verbal reasoning are
      1. Critical Reasoning
      2. Odd one out
      3. Analogy
      4. Parts of Speech

SNAP Syllabus for Quantitative, Data Interpretation & Data Sufficiency

Number of Questions: 40
Number of MCQ questions: 35
Marking scheme for MCQ questions: +1 & -0.25
Number of Special Questions: 5
Marking scheme for Special Questions: +2 & -0.50
Percentage Sectional Weightage in SNAP Exam: 30%

Syllabus for Quantitative Aptitude, Data Interpretation & Data Sufficiency is as follows:

  1. Quantitative Aptitude: 20-25 Questions
    1. Number System
    2. Algebra
    3. Arithmetic Progressions, Geometric Progressions, and Harmonic Progressions
    4. Binomial Theorem
    5. Linear Equations, Quadratic Equations, Polynomials, and other Higher Degree Equations
    6. Logarithm
    7. Arithmetic – Percentage, Profit-Loss,  Simple and Compound Interest, Time-Speed-Distance, Averages, Ratio, Mixtures, Partnerships, etc.
    8. Surds and Indices
    9. Permutation and Combination
    10. Functions
    11. Set Theory
    12. Inequalities
    13. Trigonometry
    14. Geometry: Lines, Triangles, Circles, Quadrilaterals, and other polygons
    15. Coordinate Geometry
    16. Mensuration
    17. Miscellaneous: Roman Numerals, BODMAS
  2. Data Interpretation 6-8 Question
    1. Graphs-Pie Chart
    2. Tables
    3. Bar Graph
    4. Caselets
  3. Data Sufficiency: 8-10 Questions 
    1. Syllabus for Data sufficiency is similar to that of Quantitative aptitude section however Data Sufficiency questions are different types of question where you need to find how much information is sufficient to get the result asked in the question. You don’t need to calculate the exact answer however you just need to find by what minimum information can the question be solved.

SNAP Syllabus for Analytical & Logical Reasoning

Number of Questions: 36
Number of MCQ questions: 36
Marking scheme for MCQ questions: +1.5 & -0.375
Number of Special Questions: NA
Marking scheme for Special Questions: NA
Percentage Sectional Weightage in SNAP Exam: 36%

Following topics are covered in SNAP Analytical and Logical Reasoning Section:

  • Blood Relations
  • Calendars
  • Coding-Decoding
  • Input-Output
  • Seating Arrangement
  • Distribution
  • Direction Sense
  • Clocks
  • Mathematical Reasoning
  • Analogy
  • Series
  • Visual Reasoning
  • Syllogism
  • Critical Reasoning
  • Strong and Weak Arguments

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