Preparation tips for SNAP exam

SNAP or the Symbiosis National Aptitude Test is a national level common entrance test, conducted by the Symbiosis International University (Deemed) for the admissions to MBA programmes of the B-schools.


SNAP, conducted once in a year, is a paper based exam. The test is conducted on the second or third Saturday of December every year. SNAP exam registrations starts from September 2015 and the exam is scheduled to be held in the month of December.

Preparation tips for SNAP exam

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Topics covered in the exam

Symbiosis National Aptitude Test (SNAP) is divided into four sections. The general english section consists of reading comprehension, verbal reasoning and verbal ability.

  • The next section is the quantitative aptitude which includes data interpretation and data sufficiency section.
  • The general Awareness section questions from general knowledge, current affairs, and business scenario.
  • The fourth section has questions on analytical and logical reasoning.
  • SNAP is an objective test, and each question has four options, from which the test taker has to choose the appropriate response. It is a paper based test.
  • SNAP is a speed-based test and an accuracy-based test. SNAP questions are of a level easier than CAT, XAT.
  • The general knowledge covers questions from current affairs sports, history, economics, Indian constitution, geography, business mergers and acquisitions and politics, both national and international. Regular reading of general knowledge books and magazines can serve as study material for this section as well.
  • The general english section question can be cover on reading comprehension, questions on English usage and vocabulary like spelling, synonym-antonyms, fill-in-the-blanks and sentence equivalence. In grammar, questions may arise from active and passive voice, tenses and parts of speech.
  • The quantitative ability contains questions in the areas of arithmetics, algebra, geometry, mensuration, and trigonometry. The section on data interpretation may have generic questions based on bar graphs, pie charts, and line graphs.
  • The section on analytical and logical reasoning may have questions from areas like coding-decoding, venn diagrams, cubes, verbal analogy, double line distribution, blood relations and fact inference judgements.

Here are a few tips that help you to perform better in the exam.

Symbiosis National Aptitude Test (SNAP) syllabusSymbiosis National Aptitude Test (SNAP) syllabus

Schedule the topic

Make a list of the various topics you need to study for the week. Schedule topics accordingly and try to follow the time-table while you study. Make sure that you complete that topic for the day.

Focus on fundamentals

The Quantitative Ability and Data Interpretation sections often carry simple questions but critical to solve. To tackle these,you need to start studying from the basics.

Concentrate on analytical, logical reasoning section

This section provides you with an opportunity to score well. In order to be perfect in this section buy books that are available in the market and practice regularly.

Verbal communication

Useage of new words and idioms in everyday conversation help you to build your vocabulary. Solve around 10-15 questions on correct-incorrect sentences every day. Read newspapers, magazines and follow grammar books to improve.

Read newspapers for current updates

Reading newspapers not only help you with your vocabulary but will also give you an added advantage of preparing for the general awareness section.

Solve mock test

Take as many mock tests should be the thumb rule. Pick reference books to practice.

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