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SNAP Overview

All about SNAP

Symbiosis National Aptitude Test (SNAP) 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.

Course Stream: Management - BBA / MBA / Diploma

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Competition & Benefits

College Accepting Exam Count 16
Courses 93
Total Number of Seats 2973

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Preparation

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.

Syllabus Summary
No. Of Subjects No. Of Units No. Of Chapters
4 5 119

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.

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SNAP Eligibility Criteria

Graduate from any recognized / statutory University or Institute with a minimum of 50% marks (45% for SC/ST). Programmes which require specific discipline/ subject specialization need to be checked for eligibility as given by the respective Institute.

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. 

RESERVATION POLICY

As per the UGC Regulations/ Guidelines, following will be the reservation policy for admission to any programme of Institutes of SIU (except Symbiosis Institute of Management Studies, which has separate policy #)
 

A. WITHIN SANCTIONED INTAKE

Scheduled Caste (SC): 15%

Scheduled Tribes (ST): 7.5%

Differently Abled*: 3%

B. OVER & ABOVE INTAKE

Kashmiri Migrants: 2 seats per programme

International Candidates: 15%

Candidates applying from categories other than Open Category are required to submit valid supporting document(s) at the time of GE-PIWAT (if shortlisted).

 

*DIFFERENTLY ABLED CATEGORY (DAC) AT SIU

In compliance to Govt. Directives on disability guidelines issued by the office of the Chief Commissioner for persons with disabilities vide Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment New Delhi notification no. 16-18/97 on dated 01st June 2001 and University Grants Commission Notification No. F.6-1/2006 (CPPII/ SCT) dated 30/09/2009, SIU has made provision of reserving 3% seats for Differently Abled Category (DAC) students in all the Institutes of SIU.
 

THE TYPES OF DISABILITIES COVERED ARE

Vision Impairment

Hearing Impairment

Locomotors Disabilities

Mental Retardation

Multiple Disabilities

Dyslexia

All candidates claiming admission under DAC will be provisionally admitted under the said category. Thereafter, the candidate will be required to obtain an 'Authentication Certificate' from Symbiosis Centre of Health Care (SCHC) within one month of commencement of the program. SCHC will check validity of documents produced by the candidates and verify the continued existence and extent of the disability.

 

#FOR SYMBIOSIS INSTITUTE OF MANAGEMENT STUDIES (SIMS)

As per MoU with Ministry of Defence clause no. 13 sub clause (d) The term Defence Personnel would mean only those serving / retired Defence Personnel from the Army, Navy and Air Force who fall in the category of ex-serviceman as laid down vide Ministry of Defence Letter no. 36034/5/85 -Estt (SCT) dated 14th April, 1987.
 

RESERVATION OF SEATS WITHIN THE INTAKE IS

Defence Category- General: 80% seats for dependents (Children/Ward) of Defence personnel. (as per merit)

Defence category- Special: 10% seats for dependents of Defence personnel killed in action (war, Counter Insurgency or war like operation), disabled in action (war, Counter Insurgency or war like operation), with more than 50% disability, next of kin of service personnel who have died while in service, death being attributable to military service. (as per merit)

Open Category: 10% seats are in open category to civilian candidates sponsored/ recommended by the Industry (as per merit).

 

RESERVATION OF SEATS OVER AND ABOVE INTAKE

Officers of Armed Forces on Study Leave as authorized by respective Services HQs are granted automatic admission subject to meeting eligibility criteria.

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Top 5 College Accepting SNAP

News

December 01, 2016 12:28 PM

Students will be able to download admit cards for the Symbiosis National Aptitude Test (SNAP) from December 2, 2016. ...

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