Strategy for SNAP

Strategy for SNAP

Strategy for SNAP

What is SNAP?

The Symbiosis National Aptitude Test is a national-level test that students attempt, to get admission into Symbiosis Institute of Business Management (Pune) and its other affiliated institutes. The test scores are valid for around 15 institutes that are associated with Symbiosis. This makes it a pretty important exam.SNAP 2019 was a computer-based Exam.  Let us try to make a strategy for the SNAP exam.

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The pattern and difficulty level of SNAP has been more or less uniform throughout the years. As a result, it easier to define a strategy for the same. Making a well-defined preparation strategy will ensure that your efforts are channeled in the right direction.

Paper Pattern for SNAP Exam:

Total Number of Questions: 110

Time duration: 120 minutes

Total Marks: 150

Section-wise Breakup of Questions:

  1. General English: Reading Comprehension, Verbal Reasoning, Verbal Ability: 34 Questions, 51 Marks
  2. Analytical & Logical Reasoning: 36 Questions, 54 Marks
  3. Quantitative, Data Interpretation & Data Sufficiency: 40 Questions, 45 Marks

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SNAP has removed GK Section from 2019.

Go ahead and nail SNAP with the help of the following tips:-

1. Make a list:

  • Make a list of every topic, across all the subjects. Build your strategy around this list. Make sure that you know the concept and methodology of each and every topic that you have noted down.
  • You do not want to put in months of effort, to eventually find out that you haven’t covered everything.

Also Read: Quick look at SNAP Exam

2. Go easy:

  • Start your preparation with whatever you find easy or whichever topic you already have a good understanding of.
  • Practice so much so that you can solve these questions in your sleep as it will ensure that you don’t lose marks in these questions in the exams.

Once you are done with these topics, you can proceed with the difficult/complex topics and build your proficiency in them.

3. Quantitative, Data Interpretation & Data Sufficiency:

  • Practice Arithmetic problems extensively and gain good speed and accuracy in the same. Arithmetic topics include Time & Work, Time Speed Distance, Ratio & Proportion, Profit & Loss, etc.
  • Another topic, to focus on, is Algebra, make sure that you are through with all the different types and difficult questions in these two topics.
  • Geometry (majorly Mensuration) also appears regularly in this section.
  • Data Interpretation questions will demand approximations and without approximations, you might have to spend a lot of time on calculations, which would be counter-productive.
  • Therefore, sharpen your mental mathematics and approximation techniques as the difficulty level of the DI questions is fairly easy.

How to save time in quants and DI, DS

Data Sufficiency questions can sometimes be absent in this section, as has been observed in some of the previous years’ papers.

Solve at least 1 case of DI and some quant questions, every day

Keep revising important formulae every day

Focus on building strong Concepts and proper practice

4. Analytical & Logical Reasoning:

  • This is the section that carries maximum weightage in the test. It is also the section which is the most scoring, as compared to the others. This section contains a mixture of different topics.
  • Practice questions on Blood Relations, Series, Coding-Decoding, different types of Arrangement questions, Critical Reasoning, Deduction and analogies, Visual Reasoning, Puzzles, and logical Caselets.

As mentioned earlier, do not leave any topic, while preparing.

Practice Intensively for this section

5. English Usage:

Reading comprehension tricks necessary to crack Verbal Section

  • This section is fairly easy so to crack this section, your grammar skills should be up to the mark. Make sure that you are well familiar with the rules and shortcuts in solving grammar questions. Scoring good in grammar will increase your scores tremendously.
  • Reading Comprehension questions are manageable and aren’t time-consuming. The passages are usually short and not lengthy.
  • Be thorough about your vocabulary. English questions are pretty easy but can have extremely close options. Therefore, a good vocabulary is essential.

Solve 4-5 questions on correct/incorrect sentences, phrases, word usage, every day.

6. General Awareness:

  • This is one section where the syllabus is non-defined and non-ending. To ace this section, read extensively on Current Affairs (especially Business & Economics related events and happenings).

  • In Current Affairs, one can focus on highlights and major events, Awards and Prizes, Sports, and the important events in the Business World.

Static GK is also an important part and cannot be overlooked.

GK course

Practise of G.K.

  • While practicing GK, don’t just sit and memorize information instead, read opinions and insights along with the usual facts on every topic.
  • This technique will help you to be updated on the topic and everything else connected to that topic so it will help you with your GD-PIs as well.
  • You can also discuss GK with your friends and peers as discussing such facts and news will help you in remembering them better.

Note: There was no GK Section in SNAP Exam 2019

GK for MBA Exams

7. Mocks & Previous years’ papers:

  • Solve all the mocks and previous years’ papers that you get your hands on. This will give you an idea about how questions are asked in the actual papers. It will also help you get accustomed to the difficulty level of the test.
  • Analyze your strengths and weaknesses after every mock test. Keep a track of your speed and accuracy for every question. This will help you in your preparation for the final day.

Remember, SNAP requires a good combination of speed and accuracy. It is therefore essential that your preparation focuses on improving both speed and accuracy, simultaneously.

SNAP Reservation Criteria

Scheduled Tribes 7.5%
Scheduled Caste 15%
Differently Abled 3%
Kashmiri Migrants 2 seats per program
International Candidates 15%

SNAP Exam Syllabus:

4 major topics to crack the Verbal section

Section 1: General English

  • Reading Comprehension
  • Vocabulary
  • Antonyms and Synonyms
  • Sentence Correction
  • Fill in the Blanks
  • Critical Reasoning
  • Analogy
  • Proverbs & Idioms
  • Para Jumbles

Section 2: Analytical & Logical Reasoning

Books and mocks to crack SNAP

  • Visual Reasoning
  • Blood Relations
  • Coding/Decoding
  • Syllogisms
  • Analogy
  • Series
  • Direction-Based Questions
  • Clocks
  • Calendars
  • Seating Arrangements
  • Miscellaneous Problems

Section 3: Quantitative, Data Interpretation & Data Sufficiency

  • Percentages
  • Profit & Loss
  • SI & CI
  • Time, Speed and Distance
  • Time & Work
  • Mixture & Allegations
  • Averages
  • Ratio & Proportion
  • Number System
  • Geometry
  • Mensuration
  • Trigonometry
  • Coordinate Geometry
  • Permutation & Combination
  • Inequalities
  • Logarithmic
  • Binomial Expression
  • Probability
  • Set Theory
  • Functions
  • Progressions
  • Linear Equations
  • Quadratic Equations

SNAP Previous year Papers

Data Interpretation:

  • Pie Chart
  • Bar Graph
  • Line Graph
  • Compound Graph
  • Tables
  • Caselets
  • Miscellaneous

Colleges accepting SNAP score (15 participating colleges)

MBA Exam calendar to reach the goal

  1. (SIBM) Symbiosis Institute of Business Management, Pune
  2. (SCMHRD) Symbiosis Centre for Management and Human Resource Development, Pune
  3. (SIIB) Symbiosis Institute of International Business, Pune
  4. (SIBM) Symbiosis Institute of Business Management, Bangalore
  5. (SIOM) Symbiosis Institute of Operations Management, Nashik
  6. (SITM) Symbiosis Institute of Telecom Management, Pune
  7. (SIMC) Symbiosis Institute of Media & Communication, Pune
  8. (SIHS) Symbiosis Institute of Health Sciences, Pune
  9. (SSBF) Symbiosis School of Banking and Finance, Pune
  10. (SIBM) Symbiosis Institute of Business Management, Hyderabad
  11. (SSSS) Symbiosis School of Sports Sciences, Pune
  12. (SSMC) Symbiosis School for Media & Communication, Bangalore
  13. (SCIT) Symbiosis Centre for Information Technology, Pune
  14. (SIMS) Symbiosis Institute of Management Studies, Pune
  15. (SICSR) Symbiosis Institute of Computer Studies & Research, Pune

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Best of the above colleges mentioned through SNAP

  • (SIBM) Symbiosis Institute of Business Management, Pune
  • (SCMHRD) Symbiosis Centre for Management and Human Resource Development, Pune


SCMHRD’s MBA program is a standout amongst the most esteemed programs in India. SCMHRD represents considerable authority in delivering quality ability in the fields of HR, Marketing, and Business Analytics.

Courses offered
  • Master Of Business Administration (MBA)
  • MBA Executive
  • PG-Diploma

College Events

Check out more about Symbiosis Institute.

  • NEEV, SCMHRD’s annual B-school festival, is the 3rd largest of its kind, in the country. NEEV which is in December attracts participation from more than 15000 students from the top 40 B-schools across the country, and it is an amalgamation of various business and cultural events.

About SIBM Pune

Symbiosis Institute of Business Management, Pune is a premier B-School of India perceived for its magnificence in scholastics, superb administration program, and its profitable commitments to industry, society, and students. SIBM Pune was built up in 1978.

 Courses offered

  • MBA
  • Executive MBA Programme
  • Post Graduate Diploma Programmes

The MBA programs offered by Symbiosis are unique in the sense that they are specialized in different sectors and industries. Therefore, make sure that you follow the above-mentioned guidelines and crack the test!

Thank you for reading this article on the SNAP strategy, I hope this helps you prepare better for your exam.

All the best!

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