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SNAP Exam

The Symbiosis National Aptitude Test (SNAP) serves as a gateway to the 20+ MBA programs offered by Symbiosis International University (SIU) and its affiliates. Every year, over 60,000 people apply for SNAP and compete for a restricted number of admission spots. The SNAP notification has been issued, and registrations will begin at the end of August.

 

Overview

SNAP (Symbiosis National Aptitude) Exam is a nationwide management admissions test. It is conducted every year by Symbiosis International Deemed University (SIU). SNAP test scores are acceptable for admissions to 15 institutes under the SIU umbrella. The scores are also accepted for admissions to various other MBA or equivalent courses.Previously, the exam was a pen and paper-based test but the authorities have introduced an online mode for the exam.It is generally a 2-hour duration exam and is conducted in over 102 cities all over India.

 

Top Colleges Through SNAP

MBA college/University City Expected SNAP
Cut off percentile
for 2022 Admission
SNAP cutoff
percentile for
2021 Admission
Symbiosis Institute of
Operations Management
(SIOM)
Nashik 85-87 85
SICSR (Symbiosis Institute
of Computer Studies &
Research)
Pune 82-84 80
SITM (Symbiosis Institute of
Telecom Management)
Pune 83 81
SIMS (Symbiosis Institute of
Management Studies)
Pune 77 75
SIMC (Symbiosis Institute
of Media & Communication)
Pune 73 70
SCIT (Symbiosis Centre for
Information Technology)
Pune 90-94 74
SIHS (Symbiosis Institute of
Health Sciences)
Pune 58 55
SSMC (Symbiosis School
for Media &
Communication)
Bengaluru 75 72
SSBF (Symbiosis School of
Banking and Finance)
Pune 60 58
SSSS (Symbiosis School of
Sports Sciences)
Pune 55 50
SIBM (Symbiosis Institute
of Business Management)
Hyderabad 58 55

 

SNAP 2022 analysis

The SNAP Test is a common aptitude test administered by Symbiosis International (Deemed) University for admission to MBA/PGDM programs offered by its 15 constituent institutes. Symbiosis Institute Bangalore and Pune, are ranked among Tier 1 B-schools of India in terms of MBA courses and placement offers. SNAP will be conducted on 18th December, 8th January, and 15th January this year. This exam is considered comparatively easier than CAT and XAT, and hence scoring 99 percentile and above should not be a tough task for aspirants preparing for CAT.

General English has a sectional good score of 10, A-LR has a score of 18-19, and QA, DI-DS has a score of 12-14. Let's have a look at the SNAP 2022 question paper and analysis in sections.

 

General English

There were no RC sections in the General English portion. Check out the table below for topic-specific questions from the SNAP 2022 question paper's General English section:

SNAP General English Topics

Number of Questions

  Fill in the Blanks

  3

  Grammar (Parts of Speech, Preposition, Prefix,   Model verb)

  6

  Active-Passive Voice

  1 

  Synonyms

  1

  Tense

  1

  Poem

  1

  Sentence with no objection

  1

  Correct spelling

  1

  Compound words

  2

  Total

  15

 

Analytical & Logical Reasoning

Analytical Reasoning had 11 questions and Logical Reasoning had 14 questions. This part was quite similar to prior years. The table below shows the topics covered in the Analytical & Logical Reasoning section of the SNAP 2022 question paper:

SNAP Analytical and Logical Reasoning Topics

Number of questions

  Statement Assumptions

  2

  Cause & Effect

  2

  Linear Arrangement

  1

  Truth or Liar based

  1

  Blood Relations

  2 

  Coding

  1

  Statement Argument

  2

  Statement Course of Action

  2

  Clock

  2

  Syllogism

  2

  Number/symbol Series

  4

  Input/Output

  1

  Analytical Reasoning/ Critical Reasoning

  3

  Total

  25

 

Quantitative, Data Interpretation, and Data Sufficiency

There were 20 questions in this part of SNAP 2022. The majority of the problems were from Arithmetic, with only one Data Interpretation topic. This year, there was no Data Sufficiency question. The table below shows the topics covered in the Quantitative, Data Interpretation, and Data Sufficiency sections of the SNAP 2022 question paper:

  SNAP QA & DI Topics

Number of questions

  Arithmetic

  6

  Algebra

  4

  Data Interpretation (DI)

  2

  Numbers

  2

  Geometry/ Mensuration

  2

  Height and Distance

  1

  Matrix

  1

  P&C

  2

  Total

  20

 

Eligibility Criteria

To complete the SNAP application form, you must meet the following qualifying criteria:

  • The candidate must have a bachelor's degree from a recognized university.

  • Those in the general category must have at least a 50% average in their undergraduate degree.

  • SC/ST candidates must have received at least 45% of the marks in their undergraduate degree/certificate.

  • Candidates who have attended a foreign (international) university may also apply. To complete the application form, they must first receive the AIU certificate (Association of Indian Universities).

  • Students in their final year of high school can also apply for the SNAP exam.

 

SNAP Exam Cut-off

The SNAP cut-off is released by participating institutes after the declaration of the SNAP result. Some institutes also have sectional cut-offs.

SNAP Colleges Cut Off 2023:  90%ile and above Expected for MBA 2024 V/s MBA 2023

Symbiosis college City Expected SNAP
2023 Cut off
percentile for MBA
2024
SNAP Cutoff
percentile for
MBA 2023
SIBM (Symbiosis Institute
of Business Management)
Pune 97 96
SCMHRD (Symbiosis
Centre for Management and
Human Resource
Development)
Pune 96 95
SIIB (Symbiosis Institute of
International Business)
Pune 93 92
SIBM (Symbiosis Institute
of Business Management)
Bangalore 90 88

 

SNAP section-wise syllabus

Subjects

Topics

  General English

 Reading Comprehension, Verbal reasoning
 Jumbles paragraphs, Fill in the blanks
  Sentence correction/completion, Syllogisms

Analytical and Logical
Reasoning

Analytical reasoning – Linear & circular arrangements, Blood
relation, Coding decoding, matrix type, family-tree, series,
assumption-premise-conclusio

Others – Graphs, caselets and tables

  Quantitative, Data
Interpretation & Data
Sufficiency

 Algebra, Arithmetic, Mensuration, Geometry, Arithmetic
progression, Permutations, and combination,Numbers module

 
SNAP Exam Pattern

SNAP entrance exam is scheduled three times a year, but a student can apply for a maximum of 2 attempts for the exam. Final percentile calculation is based on the best of the two attempts’ score.
Mode of exam: Computer based exam
Time: 60 minutes, with sectional time limit
Type of Ques: MCQ

Section No. of
Ques
Marks /
Ques
Penalty /
Ques
Total
Marks
LOD (Level of
Difficulty)
General English: Reading
Comprehension, Verbal
Reasoning, Verbal Ability
15 1 0.25 15 Easy to
Moderate
Analytical & Logical Reasoning 25 1 0.25 25 Moderate to
Difficult
Quantitative, Data
Interpretation & Data
Sufficiency
20 1 0.25 20 Moderate to
Difficult
Overall 60     60 Moderate

Key highlights:
1. There is 25% negative marking per incorrect answer
2. There is no sectional time limit. Students must attempt 60 questions in 60 minutes
3. Maximum of 2 voluntary attempts of the exam is allowed
4. There will be no special questions in SNAP exam since 2020 (after-covid)

SNAP Exam Strategy

1. SNAP exam is all about speed and accuracy. Students need to attempt 60 questions
in 60 minutes. Time management is of utmost importance here.
2. There is negative marking which puts additional pressure on students
3. Order of attempting sections is not important since there is no sectional time limit.
But since few colleges may have sectional cut-offs, good attempts should be made
across all sections.
4. Students should attempt the sections as per their strength.
5. Preparation for SNAP is done mostly through CAT and NMAT exams. There may be
few additional topics which should be practiced separately through mocks.
 

Sectional Strategy

1. General English:
a. Have a good command on vocabulary as they are dominant in SNAP exam
b. Practice previous year papers to understand the standard of RCs and Verbal
section – Reasoning, Grammar, etc.

2. Analytical and Logical Reasoning:
a. Practice all types of topics through sectional mocks and time-bound
b. This section is typically very scoring compared to other sections
c. Do not make any assumptions rather focus on facts

3. Quantitative, Data Interpretation & Data Sufficiency:
a. Build conceptual clarity and practice shortcuts
b. Focus on improving calculation speed and solving case studies related to Data
Interpretation
c. Memorizing tables and charts like squares, cubes, etc. usually prover very
helpful because of the 60-min overall time limit which is minimal compared
to other exams.