SNAP 2018 Exam Pattern

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SNAP 2018 Exam Pattern

It is extremely important for candidates to have a detailed understanding of the SNAP Exam Pattern 2018 in order to prepare for the exam. Symbiosis International University (SIU), Pune holds the Symbiosis National Aptitude Test (SNAP) every year for management aspirants. It is an opportunity for such candidates to get admission in 150 Symbiosis Business schools. The SNAP test scores are valid in all the institutes under SIU.

SNAP 2018 will be conducted in the online mode, after it was introduced in 2017. Prior to that, all SNAP exams were conducted in pen-paper mode. SNAP exam will be held in 102 cities across the country. Once the exam is successfully conducted (which is usually in December), the SNAP result will be announced in the last week of December 2018. Post the announcement of results, qualified candidates will be shortlisted for the next rounds of the selection process based on their SNAP 2018 test scores as well as overall academic profile.

Before appearing for SNAP 2018 examination, it is important for all the candidates to know every detail about the exam pattern of SNAP 2018 such as the type of questions, marking scheme, duration of the exam, the total number of questions, etc.

Mode of Examination Computer-based/Online
Question Paper Language English
Exam Duration 120 minutes
Sections  4
Total Questions 150
Total Marks 150
Type of Questions Objective type multiple choice
Negative Marks 0.25
  • SNAP 2018 is a computer-based (online) entrance exam.
  • The test duration of SNAP 2018 is 2 hours.
  • There will be a total of 150 questions in the examination.
  • The question paper will feature multiple choice questions (MCQs). Each question has 4 choices and a candidate has to pick one appropriate response out of those options.
  • A candidate will be awarded one mark for every correct answer and he/she will lose ¼ marks (0.25 mark) for every wrong response.

SNAP 2018 Section-wise Exam Pattern

General English

Analytical & Logical Reasoning

Quantitative, Data Interpretation and Data Sufficiency

Current Affairs

General English:

This section consists of 40 questions, carrying 40 marks each.

This section tests candidates’ overall English language skills and proficiency, which includes English vocabulary, grammar, and comprehension. 

Analytical & Logical Reasoning:

This section consists of 40 questions, carrying 40 marks each.

This section judges candidates' problem-solving and analytical skills. 

Quantitative, Data Interpretation and Data Sufficiency:

This section consists of 40 questions, carrying 40 marks each.

The purpose of this section is to measure candidates’ conceptual knowledge of Mathematics, and their ability to draw inferences by analysing the data. 

Current Affairs:

This section consists of 30 questions, carrying 30 marks each.

This section tests candidates' knowledge of currents affairs and how updated they are with the latest news and events around the world. 

Sections No. of Questions Total Marks
General English: Reading Comprehension, Verbal Reasoning, Verbal Ability 40 40
Quantitative, Data Interpretation & Data Sufficiency 40 40
Current Affairs 30 30
Analytical & Logical Reasoning  40 40
Total 150 150

SNAP Marking Scheme 2018

  • For every correct answer, a candidate will be awarded 1 mark
  • For every incorrect answer, a candidate will lose -0.25
  • Score will be calculated out of 150 - Number of correct response x 1 – Number of incorrect response x 0.25 

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