SNAP Exam Pattern 2018

Nidhi Bahl Updated On: 17 Dec, 2018 10:55 IST

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SNAP 2018 Exam Pattern

It is extremely important for candidates to have a detailed understanding of the SNAP 218 Exam Pattern 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.

Symbiosis International University (SIU) has changed SNAP 2018 Exam Pattern yet again. The total questions have fallen from 150 to 130. Unlike last year, there will be two types of questions namely MCQs and special questions such as Fill in the Blanks. Along with that, there has been also a change in the marking scheme.

SNAP 2018 will be conducted in the online mode in 92 cities across the country. Once the exam is successfully conducted, the SNAP result will be announced in the 2nd week of January 2019. 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.

  • SNAP 2018 is a computer-based (online) entrance exam.
  • The test duration of SNAP 2018 is 2 hours.
  • There will be a total of 130 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 normal question whereas +2 marks will be awarded for special question.

  • Each incorrect answer attracts 25% negative marks for both questions.

Highlights of SNAP Exam Pattern

Particulars Details
Mode of Examination Computer-based(Online)
Question Paper Language English
Exam Duration 120 minutes
Sections  4
Total Questions 130
Total Marks 150
Type of Questions MCQs and Special Questions
Negative Marks 0.25

SNAP 2018 Section-wise Exam Pattern

Sections Normal Questions Special Questions No. of Questions Total Marks
General English: Reading Comprehension, Verbal Reasoning, Verbal Ability 30 5 35 40
Quantitative, Data Interpretation & Data Sufficiency 30 5 35 40
Analytical & Logical Reasoning   30 5 35 40
Current Affairs 20 5 25 30
Total 110 20 130 150

General English:

This section consists of 35 questions, carrying 40 marks.

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

Analytical & Logical Reasoning:

This section consists of 35 questions, carrying 40 marks.

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

Quantitative, Data Interpretation and Data Sufficiency:

This section consists of 35 questions, carrying 40 marks.

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 25 questions, carrying 30 marks.

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

SNAP Marking Scheme 2018

The marking scheme for SNAP has been revised by the conducting authority i.e. SIU. The marking scheme is given as follows:

Type of Question Correct Answer Incorrect Answer
Normal Questions + 1 mark

For every incorrect answer, a candidate will lose -0.25

Special Questions + 2 marks

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