SNAP 2016, the Symbiosis National Aptitude Test is a national level entrance examination to be held on December 18, 2016, for MBA admissions to 13 institutes under Symbiosis International University (SIU). We take a look at the exam format, section wise topics, question pattern and any changes from the previous year.
Symbiosis International University (SIU) is a private co-educational, multi-institutional university located in Pune, Maharashtra, India. It has been given official recognition by the UGC and the AICTE. The National Assessment and Accreditation Council have conferred an ‘A’ grade to the university. SIU is part of the Symbiosis Society, which is its managing body.
SNAP is a 120-minute objective type pen and paper-based test. Each of the multiple choice questions providing four options. The test, divided into four sections, carry 25% negative marks for every wrong answer. Candidate must use a blue or black ballpoint pen.
Analytical & Logical Reasoning (40 marks)
The Analytical & Logical Reasoning section has 40 questions. The level is moderate to difficult. Questions could be asked from any of the following topics: Coding-Decoding, Letter-Series, Venn diagram, Cubes, Facts Inference Judgment (FIJ), Blood Relations, Double Line Distribution, Odd Man Out and Verbal Analogy.
Quantitative & Data Interpretation (40 marks)
The level is moderate to difficult. Questions would be on the following topics: Data Analysis, Geometry, Variance, Logs, Time and Distance and Percentage. Watch out for some tricky Data Interpretation sets.
General English: Reading Comprehension, Verbal Reasoning, Verbal Ability
The number of questions in this section is 40 with the difficulty level of easy to moderate. The section tests Verbal Abilities and Reading Comprehension. It includes one Reading Comprehension passage, which might be simple to comprehend and with direct questions.
Questions would cover Sentence Equivalence, Synonyms, Antonyms, Substitute. The grammar part will have Active & Passive Voice, Parts of Speech and Punctuation.
Current Affairs (30 marks)
The level is easy. It would cover a variety of topics including politics, reforms, sports, personalities, advertisements brands, business and politics. Questions relating to India’s Constitution, history, geography and economics will also be asked.
Practice makes perfect, especially in the case of quantitative section. Try and develop speed coupled with accuracy. Set aside a fixed number of hours every day for studying, draw up a schedule and stick to it.
Candidates should attempt mock tests at least twice a week and complete them within the stipulated time. While the overall difficulty level is lesser than other management tests like CAT, XAT, and IIFT, it would be better to be well prepared than become overconfident and lose out. (Image Courtesy: blog.sibmpune.edu.in)