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SNAP (SNAP - 2015)

Pen & Paper | National Level Exam
SNAP FAQ

Q - Is the institute NAAC accredited?

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Symbiosis International (Deemed University) of which SCIT is a Constituent has been awarded Grade A by NAAC in January 2009.

How to Prepare

Preparation Strategy

SNAP exam’s main objective to test speed and accuracy. Candidates need to attempt each question in less than 80 seconds. Selection of questions is crucial here.

Aspirants should focus on core topics and theory. Try and finish all the topics in the next two months. Thereafter, do not touch new topics or comfortable areas. The chief strategy should be to attempt familiar questions and leave non-familiar/non-comfortable questions. Candidates should be able to decide this within 10 seconds.

Speed will be also very critical in SNAP exam. Apart question learning to select a question, candidates should also to reject a question in less than 10 seconds.

Expect some calculation-heavy problems. These questions are meant to be left alone. Give it a try only if are not very close.

So focus on basic quant syllabus. For Quantitative Ability and Data Interpretation, revise the Class 5-10 NCERT school books. Since fast calculations can save time, practice with tables, squares, cubes and decimal-fraction conversions.

Here are some core topics that you can expect:

Candidates can safely ignore Trigonometry & Statistics. This topic has a maximum of one to two questions, which are generally easy. Questions related to Data Sufficiency has not been observed so far.

Logical reasoning is comparatively more important than Quant and Data Interpretation in SNAP exam as each question has double wieghtage. . Questions in LR range from Numerical reasoning, Decision Making to Verbal Logic. Logical Reasoning can be practiced using puzzle books and other books on reasoning. You can also profit from working with R S Aggarwal’s book on Reasoning available easily.

Verbal ability section usually consists of grammar, reading comprehension. There’s no different strategy for VA section. Candidates need to focus on an overall strategy for MBA exams while preparing for verbal sections, because all the exams have similar syllabus.

While revising GK/Current Awareness, candidates need to go through top news stories regularly. Apart from that, focus on General Awareness Questions and static topics.

Except for the section on General Awareness, all the other sections of SNAP get well covered with a good preparation for MAT/CAT. However, it would be advisable for a student to work on his/her speed mathematics as some of the questions under Data Interpretation tend to be calculation intensive.

For preparation on General Awareness, in addition to reading newspapers regularly, it would be advisable for a student to prepare from the following sources:

Also, in the various issues of MBA Education & Careers magazine, focus on features like Business GK, Current Issues & Events, and Current Event Chronicle (this feature captures important tid-bits). 
In addition to the above, please run through the GK Model Papers feature titled, improve your GK.

Go through the GA Note (Study Material) booklet for stock GK (like history and geography). Also use the GAT papers, each with 50 questions.

Manorama & CSR Year Book - it helps in preparation for stock type questions
In Manorama Year Book and CSR, please focus on the following chapters.

Who is who

What is what

Science scan

Human body

Computers

Landmarks of history

The Universe

While preparing for this section, a student should focus on issues related to National & International Events, World Bodies, and Foreign Trade related information.
Finally, practicing past years' SNAP question papers as well as Mock Tests of various players are perhaps the best source for preparation. It provides opportunity to plug the loopholes in the preparation of CMAT entrance exam and one should give maximum importance to these question papers.

Keep this list of final tips in mind and you should be ready to ace the exam: 
1. Go through all previous year SNAP papers so that you understand the nature of exam.
2. Make sure you sufficient time to Logical Reasoning section in the exam. Don't forget that LR questions are of two marks each while others are of one mark each.
3. Try to identify sitter questions in every section of the exam. SNAP provides a number of these.
4. Do not spend excessive time on GK questions and be ready to leave the questions you are unsure about. Guess-work in this area can be risky.

SNAP 2015 Question Paper Format

online Pen & Paper
Exam Type
marks 1.0 Mark
Correct Question Mark
marks 0.25 Mark
Negative Marking

SNAP 2015

Symbiosis National Aptitude Test (SNAP) is conducted by Symbiosis International (Deemed) University. Candidates aspiring to join MBA programs offered by institutes of Symbiosis International University have to take the common, mandatory Symbiosis National Aptitude (SNAP) Test.

  • A candidate needs to register for SNAP Test & also register for the institutes offering his/ her choice of program by paying separate program registration fees.
  • If shortlisted, he/she would then need to attend the GE-PIWAT process conducted by each of these institutes individually.
  • Symbiosis National Aptitude (SNAP) is a common written test for the admission to all the Post-Graduate Institutes of Symbiosis International (Deemed) University.

SNAP 2015 Conducting Body

Symbiosis National Aptitude Test (SNAP) is conducted by Symbiosis International (Deemed) University. Symbiosis International University was established as under Section 3 of the UGC Act 1956 vide notification No.F.9.12/2001 U.3 of the Govt. of India. In the year 2002, there were 3 constituent Institutes of SIU. Subsequently, ten more Institutes of Symbiosis have been brought under the ambit of Symbiosis International University vide notification No.F.9.12/2006-U.3 (A). Symbiosis International University was given "Deemed to be University" status by the Ministry of Human Resource Development in 2002.

SNAP Contact Details

Address Symbiosis Test Sexretariat Symbiosis International University, Gram: Lavale, Tal: Mulshi, District: Pune - 412115
Phone no +91-020-39116226
Website http://www.snaptest.org/
Type National
Mode Pen & Paper

SNAP FAQ

1) What is SNAP?

SNAP is a mandatory test for admission into postgraduate courses in Institutes of Symbiosis International University (SIU). This aptitude test is the first step and is followed by other selection procedures. This year onwards, SIU is will conduct two additional aptitude tests for non MBA courses. These are MMC course of SIMC Pune campus and MSc Geoinformatics of SIG.

2) How to register for SNAP?

SNAP registration is an easy three step process.

  1. Register for test online at official website. Upload a latest scanned photograph at the time of registration. This will help generate a SNAP Id for you.
  2. Using your SNAP Id make payment of non-refundable application fee Rs.1500/-. You can choose among the four payment modes: cash payment; payment through demand draft; online payment through credit card; online payment through net banking.
  3. You can take printout of your admit card from SNAP website .

3) Is the institute NAAC accredited?

Symbiosis International (Deemed University) of which SCIT is a Constituent has been awarded Grade A by NAAC in January 2009.

4) What is the difference between the SCIT MBA programmes and MCA?

SCIT MBA programs and MCA are different. SCIT MBA in Information Technology Business Management (ITBM) is a 2-year residential Post Graduate Degree Programme which aims at developing Management professionals for IT Businesses and its specialized streams. The programme builds Management skills and reinforces IT skills to create Leaders, Managers & Entrepreneurs in IT products & services domain. This programme will also enable students to gain in depth knowledge of the niche areas of IT Businesses. MCA is a 3-year course, Masters in Computer Applications offered by some Universities.

5) I have done my graduation through a private university. Can I still apply to your institute?

The university should be approved by AICTE / UGC. Also it should be registered under AIU.

6) What are the modes of fee submission for the exam?

There is a fee of Rs 1500 for the entrance exam which is mandatory and can be remitted via the following modes:

  • Online payment via Debit or Credit Card and Net Banking.
  • Payment in CASH (Bank Challan Mode).Candidates can download the Bank Challan from the official website and remit the fee at any branch of Indian Bank or Axis Bank.
  • Payment of Fee can also be done via DD. This DD must be drawn in the name of “Symbiosis Test Secretariat” payable at Pune. The Candidates who are submitting the fee via DD are also required to send the copy of filled form along with the DD to the admission office before the last date of form submission. The candidates are advised to keep a photocopy of the DD for future usage.

7) When is it conducted ?

It is usually conducted in the month of December. This year, the entrance test is being conducted on December 18,  from 2 pm to 4 pm.

8) What is the eligibility criteria for writing SNAP Entrance Test ?

Graduate from any recognized / statutory University or Institute with a minimum of 50% marks (45% for SC/ST).A candidate who has completed qualifying degree from any Foreign University must obtain an equivalence certificate from the Association of Indian Universities (AIU). All foreign degrees/ qualifications need to be verified from AIU by the candidate before seeking admission to any programme of SIU.

9) Do I need to apply for individual institutes separately?

Yes, you will have to apply for each institute separately as per your preferences.

10) Is it an online exam ?

No, it is not an online exam.

11) What is the address to send the form and DD in case of DD mode of fee remission?

The forms and DD (only in the DD mode of fee remission) are to be sent at the following address:
Symbiosis Test Secretariat
Symbiosis International University
Gram: Lavale, TAL: MULSHI, DIST.: PUNE – 412115
PHONE: 020-39116226/ 27, TELE FAX: 020-39116228

12) What is the last date for registering for SNAP? How much is the test registration fee?

The last date for registering for SNAP exam is November 22. The registration fee is Rs 1500.

13) What are the reservation policies of SNAP?

There will be different reservation policies for SIU and other institutes. The reservation norms for all the other colleges except SIU are as follows:
In the Annual Intake:

  • SC: 15%
  • ST: 7.5%
  • Differently Abled*: 3%

Over & Above:

  • Kashmiri Migrants: 2 seats per programme
  • International Candidates: 15%

NOTE: Please note that the candidates who wish to avail the reservation benefits, should submit proper documents at the time of admissions.

14) Can I take the common snap test and still apply for MA(MC)?

No, you can’t. The SNAP test is valid only for MBA programme. Admission to MA(MC) programme is ONLY through SIMC MA(MC) online entrance test scheduled on second week of January .

15) How will the final merit be calculated?

The final merit will be calculated after giving different weightage to different scores. The details are as follows:

SNAP Score (out of 180 scaled to 50)

Personal Interaction (PI)

Group Exercise (GE) Writing Ability Test (WAT) Total
50 30 10 10 100

16) Where will the exam centres be formed for the exam?

The test will be conducted at 30 cities. The list of SNAP test centres can be obtained on official website.

17) When will I get my Admit Card?

Admit card will be available for view and print from December 02  to December 18 . You will have to log onto the SNAP website with your registered User ID. You will be eligible for an Admit Card only upon submission of online application form. You will receive an automated email confirmation upon successful submission.

18) I have registered online and sent the DD/Bank counterfoil. What is the next step?

Congratulations on completing the first step towards SNAP Test registration. You must have received an email with your SNAP ID and password.

19) What is the exam pattern of SNAP?

SNAP Test is an objective test. Each question has 4 responses. Candidate should choose an appropriate response.
Candidate must use Blue or Black ball point pen only.

Sr. No.

Sections

No. of Questions

Total Marks

1

General English: Reading Comprehension, Verbal Reasoning, Verbal Ability

40

40

2

Quantitative, Data Interpretation & Data Sufficiency

40

40

3

Current Affairs (of last 2 years)

30

30

4

Analytical & Logical Reasoning

40

40

 

Total

150

150

20) Will there be any negative marking?

Yes, 0.25 marks will be deducted for each wrong answer.

21) When the SNAP Result will come?

You can check the SNAP Result  in First week of January .

22) What details will be mentioned in the Admit Card?

The admit card will contain the following details: Name of the candidate Test date Test City & Centre address User ID / Registration Number PWD/DA status.

23) I registered online, but sent my DD without mentioning the SNAP ID. What do I do now?

Please send an email to info@snaptest.org providing the Candidate name, snap id , DD number, bank name, your name, E-mail id.

24) Can I make changes in my personal details once the form has been submitted?

Yes, you can change your personal details after receiving your SNAP ID/ Email and password. (Note: The changes in online application forms will only be entertained up to the closing date of SNAP).

25) Is there any transport facility provided?

Since this is a residential programme, care is taken to provide all amenities and facilities on campus. Besides this, there are shuttle services from the campus to the city at regular intervals that carry students to and fro from early morning till late in the night. PMPML buses are also there from Infosys circle to the city.

26) Do all students get hostel facilities?

MBA is a residential 2-year postgraduate programme. Students get to stay in a 5 - acre campus in the Pune Infotech Park, which houses a swimming pool, cafeteria, mess, gymnasium, health Centre, general store and beautifully landscaped lawns. The SCIT campus provides a highly conducive and stimulating environment to all its students.

27) In which format will SNAP score be declared?

SNAP Score will be declared as a percentile to all candidates .

28) What are the colleges and courses for which SNAP is NOT compulsory?

College

Course

Symbiosis Law School (SLS-Pune)

LL.M.

Symbiosis College of Nursing (SCON)

M.Sc. (Nursing)

Symbiosis Institute of Health Sciences (SIHS)

M.Sc. (Medical Technology)

Symbiosis School of Biomedical Sciences (SSBS)

M.Sc. (Biomedical Sciences)
M.Sc. (Biotechnology)
M.Sc. (Nutrition & Dietetics)

Symbiosis School of Economics (SSE)

M.Sc. (Economics)

Symbiosis Institute of Media & Communication-

Pune (SIMC- Pune)

MA(MC)

Symbiosis Institute of Geoinformatics (SIG)

M.Sc. (Geo-informatics)

Symbiosis Institute of Technology (SIT

M.Tech. (CAD & CAM)
M.Sc. (Physics)
M.Tech. (E&TC)
M.Tech. (Computer Science)
M.Tech. (Geoinformatics & Surveying)

29) What are the specializations offered at SIMS ?

SIMS offers following Major Specializations*:
– Marketing
– Finance
– Human Resources Management
– Operations
* Subject to Conditions

30) What is the intake capacity?

Intake: 300 students ( 30 General Open -Industry Sponsored , 270 Defenceopen, 30 Defence Special).

31) Whom do I contact for SNAP Test details?

For more details on SNAP please contact Symbiosis Test Secretariat Phone: 020-39116226 / 27 Telefax: 020-39116228 Email: info@snaptest.org Web site: www.snaptest.org

32) What are the courses and colleges for which SNAP is OBLIGATORY?

The courses and colleges are mentioned below:

College Name

Course/s Name

Symbiosis Institute of Business Management (SIBM – Pune)

MBA
MBA (Innovation and Intrapreneurship)

Symbiosis Institute of Computer Studies & Research (SICSR)

MBA (Information Technology)
M.Sc (Computer Applications)

Symbiosis Institute of International Business (SIIB)

MBA (International Business)
MBA (Agri Business)
MBA (Energy & Environment)

Symbiosis Centre for Management and Human Resources Development (SCMHRD

MBA
MBA (Infrastructure Management)

Symbiosis Institute of Management Studies (SIMS)

MBA

Symbiosis Institute of Telecom Management (SITM)

MBA (Telecom Management)

Symbiosis Institute of Media & Communication, Pune (SIMC- Pune)

MBA (Communication Management)

Symbiosis Institute of Operations Management (SIOM- Nashik)

MBA (Operations Management)

Symbiosis Centre for Information Technology (SCIT)

MBA (Information Technology Business Management)

Symbiosis Institute of Health Sciences (SIHS)

MBA (Hospital & Healthcare Management)

Symbiosis School of Media & Communication, Bengaluru (SSMC, Bengaluru)

MBA (Communication Management)

Symbiosis Institute of Business Management, Bengaluru (SIBM – Bengaluru)

MBA

Symbiosis Institute of Business Management, Hyderabad (SIBM, Hyderabad)

MBA

Symbiosis School of Banking and Finance (SSBF) ( Formerly Symbiosis School of Banking Management)

MBA (Banking and Finance)

33) Is the institute’s MBA Programme recognized by UGC or by AICTE?

SCIT is a constituent of Symbiosis International Deemed University established under section 3 of University Grants Commission Act, 1956 vide notification No. F.9- 12/2001-U.3 of the Government of India. and notification No. SIDU/28/131 dated 18th Dec 2006. The programmes offered by SCIT are therefore in compliance with UGC norms.

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