SNAP 2018: 5 Key Changes in Exam Pattern; Non-MCQs Introduced on the lines of CAT

SNAP 2018: 5 Key Changes in Exam Pattern
Wednesday, August 29 2018, 02:58 PM
SNAP 2018 Exam Structure has been changed on the lines of CAT exam. Symbiosis International University (SIU) has overhauled the SNAP 2018 exam pattern and its sectional composition of questions including scoring pattern. SNAP 2018 Registration is open till November 26 and the Exam will be held on Sunday, December 16, 2018 from 2PM to 4PM
Candidates appearing in SNAP 2018 exam will find fewer questions to attempt in each section including Non-MCQs and varying scoring pattern

After becoming an online Computer Based Test last year, Symbiosis International University (SIU) has overhauled the SNAP 2018 exam pattern and the sectional composition of SNAP exam. SNAP 2018 Exam will be held on Sunday, December 16, 2018 from 2PM to 4PM.

Announcing the opening of SNAP 2018 Registration process which will close on November 26, 2018, SIU has substantially changed the SNAP exam structure and has brought out many firsts in the history of SNAP exam, scores of which are accepted by the 15 leading Symbiosis Institutes in India for admission to their MBA programmes.

Candidates appearing in SNAP 2018 exam will find fewer questions to attempt in each section including Non-MCQs and varying scoring pattern. However, the maximum score even for fewer questions will remain the same at 150 marks. 

5 Key Changes in SNAP 2018 Exam Pattern
During the last 3 years Symbiosis National Aptitude (SNAP) Test Pattern has witnessed perceptible changes. In 2015, Number of questions in SNAP were reduced; in 2017 SNAP moved to become online computer based test from a paper based test. However, SNAP 2018 is now to witness the biggest overhaul in the exam pattern. Key Changes are:

Total Questions Reduced to 130
SNAP 2018 will have 130 questions instead of earlier 150 questions. However there is no change in the time duration of SNAP 2018 which remains of 2 hours.

20 Non-MCQs Introduced in SNAP 2018
Out of the 130 questions in SNAP 2018 exam, there will be 110 MCQs and 20 Non-MCQs equally divided in all the 4 sections. SNAP 2018 has termed them as Normal and Special Questions respectively.

While each MCQs type question will be followed by 4 answer options, the Non-MCQ type question will not have any answer option. The SNAP 2018 test taker will have to type in the correct answer in the given space on the computer screen.

For example, if the special question is – ‘Which is the highest denomination currency note demonetised on November 8, 2016’, the test taker will not find any answer option and will need to write the correct answer ‘Rs.1000’ in the given answer space on computer screen by using the virtual key board which is enabled while attempting the special questions (Non-MCQ type).

SNAP 2018 Sectional Composition Changed
Following will be the sectional composition of questions in SNAP 2018:

Section
Normal Questions (MCQ Type)
Special Questions (Non-MCQ Type)
Total Questions
Total Marks
General English: Reading Comprehension, Verbal Reasoning, Verbal Ability
30
5
35
40
Quantitative, Data Interpretation & Data Sufficiency
30
5
35
40
Analytical & Logical Reasoning
30
5
35
40
Current Affairs
20
5
25
30
Total
110
20
130
150

SNAP 2018 Scoring Pattern Changed
As against IIM-CAT exam which does not carry negative marking for Non-MCQs, SNAP 2018 scoring pattern has 25% negative marking both on MCQs and Non-MCQs. However, the maximum score awarded to the SNAP 2018 remains same at 150 marks as was there till last year. It may be noted that there are 110 Normal Questions and 20 Special Questions in the changed SNAP 2018 exam pattern.

The revised Scoring Pattern for SNAP 2018 is as under:
 

Component
SNAP 2018
SNAP 2017
Scoring Pattern (Normal Questions)
+1 Mark for Each Correct Answer of Normal Questions (110 MCQs)
+1 Mark for Each Correct Answer for all the 150 questions
Scoring Pattern (Special Questions)
+2 Marks for Each Correct Answer of Special Questions (20 Non MCQs)
None
Negative Marking
-0.25 Mark for each wrong answer of Normal Question
-0.50 Mark for each wrong answer of Special Question
-0.25 Mark for each wrong answer of all the 150 questions

SNAP 2018 Test Centres Reduced
There are 10 fewer SNAP test centres in 2018 as against 2017. The SNAP 2018 test centres have been reduced to 92 from earlier 102 last year. Candidates applying for SNAP 2018 should carefully choose the test centres of their preferred choice. It is advisable to register and apply for SNAP 2018 early so that you can get your first choice of test centre.

What has Not Changed in SNAP 2018

  • No Change in Time Duration. Remains 2 Hours Computer based test
  • No Change in Number of Sections. SNAP 2018 has 4 sections as before
  • No Change in Maximum Marks which remain 150.
  • No Change in Ratio of Negative Marking for Wrong Answer. It remains 25%

SNAP 2018: Registration Open Till Nov 26
SNAP 2018 Online Registration is open till November 26, 2018. You can apply by making payment of SNAP 2018 Registration Fee of Rs.1750/- at snaptest.org.

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SNAP 2018 will be conducted by Symbiosis International University (SIU) Pune. The exam this year will contain objective type questions with and without answer options.

SNAP 2018 is the gateway to 15 Symbiosis management institutes including SIBM Pune.

This is the second online computer based SNAP test which will be conducted across the country in 92 test cities by Symbiosis International University (SIU) Pune on the 3rd Sunday of December i.e. December 16.

High scores in SNAP 2018 will lead to admission to MBA 2019-21 programmes in all 15 Symbiosis institutes namely SIBM – Pune; SICSR; SCMHRD; SIIB; SITM; SIMS; SIMC Pune; SIOM Nashik; SCIT; SIHS; SIBM Bengaluru; SSBF; SIMC Bengaluru; SIBM Hyderabad and Symbiosis School of Sports Sciences (SSSS). All the 15 B-schools are affiliated to SIU Pune.

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