SNAP-2017 Exam Pattern & Syllabus

Accepted For : M.B.A.

Exam Mode : Online

Registrations Date

10 Aug, 2017


Exam Date

17 Dec, 2017

23 days to go

SNAP 2017 Exam Pattern

A detailed view of the SNAP Exam Pattern 2017 is what you need to begin your preparation for the exam. Every year, Symbiosis International University (SIU), Pune conducts the Symbiosis National Aptitude Test (SNAP) for management aspirants. SNAP provides admission opportunity to aspirants in 150 Symbiosis Business schools, and SNAP test scores are valid in all the institutes under SIU.

Aspirants appearing for SNAP 2017 must note that the conducting authority has moved away from the conventional pen-paper based exam, and henceforth, the exam will be conducted in online mode in 102 cities across the country. Once the exam is conducted and the result is officially announced, shortlisting of the qualified candidates will be done for the next rounds of the selection process on the basis of their SNAP 2017 Test Score and overall academic profile.

Before appearing for SNAP 2017, it is indeed important for all the aspirants to know about the exam's exam pattern, including the type of questions, marking scheme, time duration, the total number of questions, etc.

  • SNAP 2017 is an online entrance exam.
  • It will be conducted from 2 pm to 4 pm on 17th December 2017.
  • The test duration of SNAP 2017 is 2 hours.
  • There will be 150 questions in total.
  • The question paper consists of MCQ type of questions. Each question has 4 responses out of which candidate has to choose one appropriate response.
  • Test takers must carry a Blue or Black ball point pen only in the examination center.
  • One mark will be awarded for every correct response and ¼ marks (0.25 mark) will be deducted for every wrong response.

SNAP 2017 is divided into four sections:

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.

‘General English’ section in SNAP 2017 tests candidates’ overall English language skills and proficiency, which includes English vocabulary, grammar, and comprehension. In the exam, various questions are based on topics like:

  • One word Substitution
  • Comprehension of passage / Poem
  • Idioms and Phrases
  • Verbal Reasoning
  • Sentence completion
  • Synonyms and Antonyms
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Odd one out
  • Analogies
  • Syllogisms
  • Sentence correction
  • Jumbled paragraphs

Analytical & Logical Reasoning:

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

‘Analytical & Logical Reasoning’ section judges the problem-solving and analytical skills of candidates in the exam. Questions that form a major part of this section are:

  • Matrix arrangements
  • Critical reasoning and visual reasoning
  • Coding and decoding
  • Line chart and Pie charts
  • Number series
  • Arithmetical Reasoning
  • Observation and Judgement
  • Linear and Matrix arrangements
  • Statement and Conclusion
  • Cause and Effect & True or False statements
  • Sequencing
  • Venn diagram
  • Blood Relations
  • Pie Chart
  • Statements and assumption

Quantitative, Data Interpretation and Data Sufficiency:

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

It has been observed that many candidates find Quant section a bit tough and tricky. The purpose of including ‘Quantitative section’ in the exam is to measure candidates’ conceptual knowledge of Mathematics, and ability to draw inferences by analyzing the data. The questions asked from Quantitative, Data Interpretation and Data Sufficiency are from:

  • Number Systems
  • Time and Work
  • Ratio and Proportion
  • Percentages
  • Mensuration
  • Permutations & Combinations
  • Time and Distance
  • Averages and Profit
  • Loss and Discount
  • Geometry and Mensuration.
  • Simple interest and Compound interest
  • Geometric and Arithmetic progression
  • Probability
  • Quadratic and polynomial equations
  • Clocks and Calendar
  • Data Interpretation based on Text, Bar Graphs, Line charts, Pie Chart, Venn diagram and Tables

Current Affairs:

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

It is essential for aspirants aiming for SNAP 2017 to stay updated with the latest news and events around the world. In the Current Affairs section, the questions are mostly based on:

  • Education
  • Sports
  • Science
  • Entertainment
  • Punchline of companies
  • World Records
  • Geography
  • Social issues
  • Politics and History
  • Business and Finance
  • Books and authors
  • Literature
  • Nation and states

Familiarisation with the SNAP exam pattern is a good start for all the aspirants preparing for SNAP 2017. Now that the first tool of preparation for SNAP 2017 is right before you, you can kickstart your exam preparation with ease to increase your chances of success in the exam. All the Best!!