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Symbiosis National Aptitude Test 2023 ( SNAP )

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Updated on Aug 4, 2023 19:00 IST

SNAP 2023 exam will be held in December. If you plan to appear for it, for admission prestigious SIU institutes offering MBA/PGDM in various specialisations,then check here complete preparation plan for SNAP 2023 exam.

SNAP preparation tips

SNAP 2023 exam preparation requires a combination of detailed study and practice sessions. Since, SNAP is a speed based test, candidates need to have a sharp knowledge of topics, concepts and application. The question paper of SNAP carries 60 MCQs from Verbal Ability, Reasoning, Data Interpretation and Quantitative Ability. One needs to study all the important topics from these subjects and none of these is easy for quick preparation. 

If you plan to appear in the SNAP exam but don’t know how to prepare for it, read this article for detailed SNAP exam preparation strategy. 

SNAP is an entrance exam conducted by Symbiosis International (Deemed) University for admission to MBA courses offered by its 15 constituent institutes. The SNAP exam is conducted in Computer Based Test (CBT) mode for one hour in three sessions. Candidates get three attempts. Best of the three scores are considered for admission process.

How to Prepare for SNAP 2023

The first step towards making a sound SNAP exam preparation strategy is understanding the exam. One can see, that SNAP is similar to other MBA entrance exams. Thus, the preparation strategy need not be unique. SNAP preparation can be divided into three broad steps:

1. Know the SNAP exam pattern and syllabus

2. Select the best books and study material for SNAP preparation

3. Practice sample /previous years’ question papers

We have discussed below, these three steps one by one. Read on to know how to prepare for SNAP 2023.

Know the SNAP Exam Pattern and Syllabus

SNAP exam pattern was revised in 2020. From a single session annual exam, SNAP became a three-session annual exam, which provides opportunity to students to improve their score via three attempts. Take a look at the new SNAP exam pattern and marking scheme below:

SNAP Exam Structure

SNAP Exam Details

Number of sections

3 (General English, Quantitative, Data Interpretation & Data Sufficiency, Analytical & Logical Reasoning)

Number of sessions

3

Number of attempts allowed 

2

Number of questions

60

Total marks

60

Duration of exam

60 minutes

Language of paper

English

Mode of examination

Computer-based

SNAP marking scheme

1 for each right answer

Negative Marking

Each wrong answer attracts 0.25 negative marks

Also Read: Changes in SNAP Exam Pattern

SNAP Exam Syllabus

The syllabus of SNAP exam includes Quantitative Aptitude, Data Interpretation, Data Sufficiency, Analytical & Logical Reasoning and General English (VARC). The SNAP syllabus is same as other MBA entrance exams which is why it is easier to prepare for SNAP if you are preparing for other entrance exams too.

Get here complete SNAP syllabus 2023

Section-wise SNAP Preparation Tips

General English: The General English section of SNAP 2023 will be divided into Reading Comprehension and Verbal Ability. There will be 15 questions in total in VARC section. To do well in this section, cover basic grammar and vocabulary. For the past two years, the RC passages are not asked in the SNAP, however you must practice RC passages to avoid any surprises. 

Also Read: How to ace in General English section of SNAP 2023

Our advice: Make a weekly plan subject-wise and follow it with 100 per cent dedication.

Quantitative, Data Interpretation & Data Sufficiency: If you have prepared for CAT, most of your SNAP syllabus will be covered. However, do practice ample number of questions from Algebra, Geometry and Mensuration. This section will be calculation heavy, so choose only those questions which you are confident of answering as each second is crucial.

Also Read: How to crack QA, DI-DS section of SNAP 2023

Analytical & Logical Reasoning: Most of the questions of this section will be logic based but it is important to identify which questions are tricky and which ones are not. Select questions wisely, do not risk negative marking.

Also Read: 8 key tips to crack Analytical & Logical Reasoning section of SNAP 2023

Our advice: Practice as many sample questions as you can. Practice puzzles and games in free time to develop the skill of noticing minute details.

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SNAP Sectional Weightage

Check the section-wise split of the SNAP question paper according to the new exam pattern:

SNAP sections Number of Questions Total Marks
General English 15 15
Quantitative, Data Interpretation & Data Sufficiency 20 20
Analytical & Logical Reasoning 25 25
Total 60 60

To know the difficulty level of last year's SNAP question paper and the type of questions asked, read SNAP 2023 Paper Analysis

Choose the Best Books for SNAP Preparation

The second step in making a complete SNAP 2023 preparation plan is selecting the right books to study. Aspirants who join the coaching institutes will be provided all the study material by the institute. Shiksha has collated the best books for SNAP preparation 2023 for students who plan to prepare by self study. Read below.

Best Books for SNAP 2023: General English

SNAP Books

Author

Objective General English

RS Aggarwal, Vikas Aggarwal

General English for Competitive Exams

Disha Experts

Competitive General English

Kiran Prakashan

Objective General English

S Bakshi

Objective English for Competitive Examination

Hari Mohan Prasad

Best Books for SNAP 2023: Quantitative, Data Interpretation & Data Sufficiency

SNAP Books

Author

Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Examinations

Varun Gupta

Quantitative Aptitude for All Competitive Examinations

Abhijit Guha

Quantitative Aptitude

Shambhu Nath Jha & RPH Editorial Board

Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Examinations

RS Aggarwal

Practice SNAP Mock Tests and Question Papers

The third and most important aspect of SNAP preparation is practice. The exam preparation is incomplete without practicing previous years' SNAP question papers, sample papers and mock tests. SNAP question papers and mock tests are available online. You can also obtain them from online study groups.

By practicing sample papers you will be able identity gaps in preparation and how to fill them. Here are three key benefits of solving SNAP practice questions:

  • Since SNAP question paper has a mix of MCQs (Normal questions) and non-MCQs (Special questions), practicing previous year SNAP question papers will help you identify the number both these types of questions. You will also get to know which units dominates which of these types.
  • Practicing sample paper and mock tests will improve your speed and accuracy in solving questions. You will also improve the skill of identifying easy and doable questions.
  • It will help you prepare for all types of questions so that you are at ease in the actual exam, even if the question paper has surprise question. It will also help you in discovering tricks and shortcuts to solve questions accurately in lesser time.

SNAP Mock Test will help you to get an idea about the type of questions asked, the exam pattern and marking scheme. After taking the test, you can immediately check your score. You can also download the Question Paper along with answers and their explanations for Free. Click below to start the free online test now.

Free SNAP Mock Test

Plan well to perform well. All the best for SNAP 2023!

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Answered a month ago

The expected cutoff for Symbiosis Institute of Business Management (SIBM) Bengaluru is usually around the 90th to 95th percentile for General category students. This means that candidates scoring equal to or above the SNAP cutoff percentile will be eligible to participate in an in-person assessment.

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Ishu

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Answered a month ago

The selection process for the MBA programme at Symbiosis Institute of Business Management (SIBM) Bengaluru is based on the performance of a candidate in the SNAP test and Group Exercise – Personal Interaction (GE-PI) process.

SNAP Score out of 60: 50 marks

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Ishu

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Answered a month ago

Yes, you can get into Symbiosis School of International Studies, Pune with 88% in SNAP provided you perform well in other components of selection like Personal Interview and others. Moreover, there is a PI round post qualifying SNAP exam .Candidates are screened on the basis of composite score calcu

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Rishi Raj

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Answered a month ago

The selection process for MA at Symbiosis School of International Studies, Pune is entrance based followed by Personal Interview provided candidate clear the cut off required in entranc exam required for the institute. PI maximum marks is 100. The cut offs of SNAP for admission to MA at the institut

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Rishi Raj

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Answered a month ago

You may get into Symbiosis School of International Studies, Pune with 70% in SNAP provided you perform well in other components of selection criteria like Personal Interview and others. Moreover, there is a PI round post qualifying SNAP exam .Candidates are screened on the basis of composite score c

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Rishi Raj

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Answered 2 months ago

With 70% in SNAP, it is quite improbable that you will be accepted to Symbiosis Institute of Business Management Bengaluru (SIBM-B). Students in the General category should aim to score between the 90th and 95th percentile on SIBM-B. 

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Archit Aggarwal

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Answered 2 months ago

It's tough to claim that you may get admission in SCMHRD with only 88 percentiles in SNAP. The minimum SNAP percentile required for admission to the MBA programme at Symbiosis Centre for Management & Human Resource Development (SCMHRD) is around 97-98.5 percentile for SIBM Pune, while for other SIU

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Debjit Debnath

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Answered 2 months ago

The selection process for MBA at Symbiosis Centre for Management & Human Resource Development (SCMHRD) involves multiple stages. The minimum SNAP percentile required for admission is around 97-98.5 percentile for SIBM Pune, while it may be lower than 98 percentile for other SIU colleges. Here is a d

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Debjit Debnath

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The Symbiosis Centre for Management & Human Resource Development (SCMHRD), a prestigious institute in Pune, India, offers a two-year full-time MBA program. The institute is renowned for its excellent faculty, industry-relevant curriculum, and excellent placement opportunities. SNAP (Symbiosis Nation

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