SNAP, a prep strategy

SNAP, a prep strategy

SNAP is a paper-pen based exam. SNAP will contain objective type questions. Each question has 4 responses. Candidate should choose an appropriate response. Each wrong answer attracts 25% negative marks and the maximum marks would be 180. SNAP has been divided into following sections:

· Language Ability (40 questions, 40 marks)
· General Awareness (40 questions, 40 marks) 
· Quantitative Ability (40 questions, 40 marks)
· Analytical and Logical Reasoning (30 questions, 60 marks)
Candidates should gear up and develop their own strategy to prepare and cover all topics. Candidates should focus on key topics to score more apart from concentrating on their strong areas and improving the weak ones. Here we present a rough draft of preparation methodology.
Language Ability:
There would be 40 questions with 1 mark each.
Traditional reading comprehension passage followed by 5-6 questions. A good reading practice is required to understand and crack the same which the candidates can develop by daily reading practice. Types of questions are like tone of the passage, title of the passage, main idea of the passage, explaining the phrases and words and one or two questions on the information given in the passage, author’s message, etc.
(for indicative purpose only)
The section then would have a good mixture of Vocabulary based questions (Analogy, Synonym-Antonym, Word Meanings), Sentence Correction and Error Spotting, Sentence Completion, Active / Passive Voice, Jumbled Paragraphs (1st & last sentences fixed), etc.
General Awareness:
There would be 40 questions with 1 mark each.
Candidates must regularly reading the newspapers, periodicals and knowledge about awards & recognitions and static GK questions. 
Further the split would be: (for indicative purpose only)
· Current Affairs-National & International
· Business & Economics  
· Static GK(awards & recognitions, first kinda questions, currency, capital, personalities, inventions & discoveries, books etc.).
Quantitative Ability:
There would be 40 questions with 1 mark each.
Further the split would be: (occurred most times)
· Quants
· Data sufficiency
· Data Interpretation. 
Quants has a good mix of question from Arithmetic (Numbers Properties, Percentages, Ratio, Work, TSD, averages), Geometry and Modern Maths (Probability, Log, Permutation and Combination).
Data Interpretation & Data sufficiency would of traditional Pie chart based, Bar Graph based, etc
Analytical Ability:
There would be 30 questions with 2 marks each.
Candidates can concentrate on the following topics (for indicative purpose only)
Seating Arrangements; Matching puzzles; Constraint based arrangements; Number Tree; Critical Reasoning; Blood Relations – family tree; Syllogism; Proposition based followed by either deductive or inductive argument; Assumptions; Statements; Sets; Binary logic; Venn Diagrams; Clocks and Calendars; team formation; Analogy; Input Output based set, etc.
Problems on Analytical and logical Ability are based on natural human logics, so they can be understood and solved fairly easily, if proper attention is paid to this section. It serves as an aid to facilitate your entry to the top B-schools since it improves your percentile with a little logical understanding of the reasoning based questions.
Happy Prep.!!

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