While most of the MBA aspirants prepare for CAT, XAT, MAT or CMAT to get admission to top institutes, other aspirants prepare for another MBA entrance examination called SNAP (Symbiosis National Aptitude) test. This test is conducted by the Symbiosis International University to offer admission in MBA, MSc (CA) and MSc (SS) programmes at their various affiliated institutions.

Also read: Ultimate guide to prepare for CAT

All you need to know about SNAP

Being an annual online entrance test, every year, over 50000+ students take up the SNAP exam to get admission to 15 top B-schools of Symbiosis International University. Here are key facts about the exam that every student must know –

Though the exam date for 2018 has not yet been announced, it is expected to be held in the month of December, for which the applications may be received between the months of August and November.

The examination will be conducted in online mode at test centres spread across 102 cities in India.

The exam comprises a total of 150 objective-type questions that are required to be answered in the time duration of 2 hours.

The marks allotted to every correct answer is 1 and 1/4th of the mark will be deducted for every wrong answer.

Syllabus to cover

While most of the MBA entrance exams have more or less similar exam pattern, the SNAP test comprises questions from four major sections, that include –

General English – This section contains 40 questions based on verbal ability, reading comprehension and verbal reasoning.

Quantitative Aptitude – This section also contains 40 questions based on numerical ability, algebra, arithmetic, data sufficiency and data interpretation.

Current Affairs – This is an additional section containing 30 questions based on current affairs related to sports, politics & business, Indian constitution, history, geography and economics.

Logical and Analytical Reasoning – This section also comprises 40 questions based on coding-decoding, verbal analogy, blood relations, cubes, venn diagram, letter series etc.

Also read: Ultimate guide to prepare for XAT

Important tips for preparation

When the students are clear of what they have to prepare, the next question arises about how to prepare. Here are some crucial tips that can help them study well for the exam and obtain a good score too –

Stay updated about what is happening around by regularly reading the newspaper. It will not only improvise the general knowledge of the students but also help them gain command over the English Language.

For quantitative aptitude and logical reasoning, practice is the key to gain success.

Consult right reference books and study material for preparation.

Take guidance from experts and teachers.

Discuss amongst the peers for better understanding of the concepts.

Act smart while managing the time for studies and the online examination.

To stay acquainted of the online exam pattern, the students should make sure that they attempt as many mock tests as they can.

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