SNAP 2020 Exam Pattern

Nupur Kaushik Updated On: 14 Jan, 2020 16:46 IST

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SNAP 2020 Exam Pattern

It is extremely important for the candidates to have a detailed understanding of the SNAP 2020 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.

Before appearing for SNAP 2020 examination, it is important for all the candidates to know every detail about the exam pattern of SNAP 2020 such as the type of questions, marking scheme, duration of the exam, the total number of questions, etc.

Major Details About SNAP Exam Pattern 2020

  • SNAP 2020 is a computer-based (online) entrance exam.
  • The test duration of SNAP 2020 is 2 hours.
  • There will be a total of 110 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 1.5 marks will be awarded for special question.

Highlights of SNAP Exam Pattern 2020

Particulars Details
Mode of Examination Computer-based(Online)
Question Paper Language English
Exam Duration 120 minutes
Sections  3
Total Questions 110
Total Marks 150
Type of Questions MCQs and Special Questions
Negative Marks 0.25

SNAP 2020 Section-wise Exam Pattern

Sections Normal Questions Special Questions No. of Questions Marks for Correct Answer Total Marks
General English: Reading Comprehension, Verbal Reasoning, Verbal Ability 34 0 34 1.5 51
Quantitative, Data Interpretation & Data Sufficiency 35 5 40 One Mark for Each Normal Question and Two Marks for Each Special Question 45
Analytical & Logical Reasoning   36 0 36


Total 105 05 110 - 150

SNAP 2020 Exam Pattern-Important Points

  • The SNAP 2020 examination will be held for 2 hours of Duration. The SNAP 2020 will be held in the month of December from 2 pm to 4 pm. 

  • During the examination, the candidates can leave the exam centre as soon as they are done. They will not have to be in the examination centre for two hours. Candidates will be allowed to leave the room after 2:45 pm onwards

  • After submission of the paper and once the candidates leave the examination hall the candidates will not be allowed to re-enter the hall. 

  • SNAP 2020 is a computer-based examination. 

SNAP 2020 Exam Pattern and Syllabus

SNAP exam pattern and SNAP 2020 syllabus have been changed recently. Remaking the SNAP 2020 syllabus the Symbiosis International University has brought in a number of changes in the SNAP 2020 exam pattern and syllabus. In order to cover the SNAP 2020 syllabus, the aspirants of SNAP will have to change their preparation strategy. It will help the candidates to download the SNAP 2020 pdf to prepare for the examination. 

General English:

  • This section consists of 34 questions, carrying 51 marks. SNAP exam pattern or SNAP syllabus comprises of Verbal Reasoning, Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension.

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

Analytical & Logical Reasoning:

  • This section consists of 36 questions, carrying 54 marks. Logical Reasoning is an important gateway to SNAP 2020. The difficulty level of the exam can be increased by using more Logical Reasoning.

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

Quantitative, Data Interpretation and Data Sufficiency:

  • This section consists of 40 questions, carrying 45 marks.

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

SNAP 2020 Exam Pattern Vs CAT 2020 Exam Pattern


SNAP 2020

CAT 2020




Duration of Exam

2 hours

3 hours

No.of MCQ 



No.of Non-MCQ



Marks for all correct answer

1.5 mark for MCQ

2 marks for Non-MCQ

3 marks for all

Negative Marking

-0.25 for MCQ

1/3rd negative marking for MCQ

No negative marking for Non-MCQ

Difficulty level



 SNAP Marking Scheme 2020

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

+ 1.5 mark

For every incorrect answer, a candidate will lose -0.25

Special Questions

+ 2 marks

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