SNAP 2023: Preparation Tips to Ace General English Section

Symbiosis National Aptitude Test 2023 ( SNAP )

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The difficulty level of SNAP General English section is easy and there are no Reading Comprehension passages. However, you need to keep in mind a few things to optimise your performance in this section. Read this article for tips on how to ace General English section of SNAP 2023 exam.

SNAP preparation 2023

SNAP General English section is not tough if you focus on the basics of English grammar. The best part about the General English sectionof SNAP is that it doesn't have Reading Comprehension passages any more. Thus, it is much easier for students from all streams and mediums of education to score well in this section. To prepare for SNAP General English, you will need a good amount of time, so if you haven't started yet, do now. 

The SNAP 2023 exam will be held on three days and candidates can take all three attempts if they wish to. The benefit of multiple sessions is that one can improve their score. In the series of section-wise SNAP preparation articles, we bring to you tips for General English section of the exam.

SNAP General English: Overview

The General English section of SNAP 2023 will have least number of questions among all sections. There will be only 15 questions this section. All you need to do is, keep your English comprehension and vocabulary strong. Read this article for tips on how to ace General English section of SNAP exam.

  • The General English section of SNAP exam is easy. Section wise, Vocabulary and Grammar have a mix of easy and moderately difficult questions.
  • Earlier, the SNAP question paper used to have about eight Reading Comprehension questions. However, for the last two years, no RC passage based questions are asked in SNAP exam.
  • SNAP does not have non-MCQs (Special Questions) anymore and differential marking has been done away with too. Now, each question carries one mark. Negative marking of 0.25 applies to each wrong attempt.
  • An attempt of 10-11 questions with 85 per cent accuracy should be considered a good attempt in General English section of SNAP 2023.

SNAP Syllabus 2023: General English

Apart from Reading Comprehension, SNAP 2023 aspirants must prepare the following topics included in SNAP syllabus to score well in General English section.

SNAP Syllabus for General English

Tenses

Clauses

Articles

Sentence Completion

Analogies

Active Voice and Passive Voice

Sentence Correction

Synonyms and Antonyms

One Word Substitution

Jumbled Paragraphs

Contextual Usage

Odd One Out

Fill in the Blanks

Idioms and Syllogisms

Vocabulary

Also Read: SNAP exam pattern 2023

Best Books for SNAP: General English

The tried and tested formula of cracking General English section of SNAP exam is developing reading habit. So read newspapers, magazines, books and novels on a regular basis. For strengthening grammar and verbal ability, refer to SNAP books listed below.

Book for SNAP Preparation 

Author/Publisher

How to Prepare for Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension for CAT

Arun Sharma & Meenakshi Upadhyay

Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension for the CAT

Nishit K Sinha

Word Power Made Easy

Norman Lewis

High School English Grammar & Composition

Wren & Martin

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SNAP Preparation Tips to ace General English

The General English section of SNAP has questions similar to Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension section of other MBA entrance exams but the difficulty level is much lower. SNAP preparation for this section must revolve around grammar, vocabulary and verbal reasoning. 

  • Start reading English novels and newspapers early on. Dedicate at least an hour every day to reading. Note down unfamiliar words and phrases you come across while reading and immediately check the dictionary for its meaning and origin. This activity will not only help you to develop reading habit but also contribute in making your vocabulary rich.
  • If your English grammar is strong, you will sail through the Verbal section of SNAP with just a bit of practice and revisions. But, if it is not, begin your SNAP 2023 preparation with studying the fundamentals. High School English Grammar & Composition by Wren & Martin is the best book for this. Make short notes of definitions with examples of all the grammatical terms and revise them every two days.
  • For strengthening vocabulary, read Word Power Made Easy by Norman Lewis. You must study English words in terms of its meaning, usage and origin. There are many words in English whose meaning changes in different context. SNAP 2023 may have such questions too. If your concept is clear, you won’t struggle in confusing questions.
  • Break down words to understand their origin. For example, prescient (pre-scient) means having or showing knowledge of events before they take place. The prefix ‘pre’ suggests the word refers to something related to before the event/action.
  • There are no Reading Comprehension passages in SNAP exam anymore. For Verbal Ability questions practice a variety of SNAP mock tests.
  • In the SNAP exam, do not indulge in speed reading. Also, don't read the answers first and the Reading Comprehension passage later. Read the passage at normal speed and then read the answer options. Chances are, you’ll already know the wrong answer. Therefore, all that you’ll need to do will be to eliminate the wrong options and choose the right/closest answer.
  • Do not waste too much time on any question. Also, be mindful of selection of questions. You don’t want negative marking to affect your scores so attempt only those which you are confident of answering with maximum accuracy.
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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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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.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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