SNAP 2018 Exam Pattern

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Similar to other major National Level MBA entrance exams such as CAT/XAT, SNAP has three common sections – Quant, LR/DI and English. Current Affairs will an additional section in SNAP Exam Pattern 2018.  Symbiosis National Aptitude Test (SNAP) is the Mandatory Entrance Exam for admission to MBA programmes in 15 Symbiosis Institutes which are affiliated to Symbiosis International University (SIU) Pune. Read More about SNAP

 

SNAP 2018 Exam Pattern

Sr. No.
SNAP 2017
 
1. 
Exam Mode
Online Test
2.
Duration
120 minutes 
3. 
Number of attempts in a year
Single
4. 
Type of questions
All MCQs. Each question had 4 options to choose an appropriate response.
5.
Marking Pattern
+1 for each correct answer.
6.
Negative Marking
Each wrong answer attracted 25% negative marks.
7.
Sectional Cutoff
There was no individual sectional cutoff.
8.
Facility to choose order of sections
There was no pre-fixed order for sections. The exam allowed switching freely among different sections.
9.
Top colleges accepting exam score
SIBM Pune, SCHMRD, SIIB, SIBM Bengaluru and all the institutes affiliated to Symbiosis International University

 

SNAP 2018 exam pattern reflects that the exam is conducted in 2 hours duration from 2PM to 4PM. SNAP 2018 Exam pattern reveals that it is the only exam in which candidates are allowed to submit the test and can leave early. After 2.45 PM candidates are allowed to leave the testing room provided they have submitted the test. But after submission of the test candidate will not be allowed to re-enter the test hall.

 

In 2017 SNAP pattern was changed from Paper Based Test to Online Computer Based Test. Going by the last year overhauling in the SNAP pattern, it is expected that SNAP Exam 2018 pattern would not change this year and would remain as a CBT exam comprising only MCQ type of questions. 

 

The SNAP exam pattern 2018 is expected to consist of 150 questions with a time limit to solve the test paper in 2 hours. Entire SNAP 2018 exam, as per the past SNAP pattern, is divided in 4 sections namely General English; Quantitative Ability, Data Interpretation & Data Sufficiency; Current Affairs; Analytical & Logical Reasoning.  Each correct answer is expected to award you 1 positive mark while a penalty of 0.25 negative mark would be applied for each wrong answer in SNAP exam 2018 pattern of marking scheme.

 

SNAP Exam Pattern 2017: Sectional Composition

Section Name
Number of questions
Allotted time in minutes
RC &Verbal Ability
40
N/A
Quantitative, Data Interpretation & Data Sufficiency
40
N/A
Analytical & Logical
Reasoning
40
N/A
Current Affairs
30
N/A
Total
150
120 Minutes

 

SNAP Exam Pattern 2016: Sectional Composition

Section Name
Number of questions
Allotted time in minutes
RC &Verbal Ability
40
N/A
Quantitative, Data Interpretation & Data Sufficiency
40
N/A
Analytical & Logical
Reasoning
40
N/A
Current Affairs
30
N/A
Total
150
120 Minutes

 

SNAP Exam Pattern 2018 V/s CAT
SNAP Exam Pattern and IIMs CAT Exam have many similarities which give the opportunity to the candidates to synchronise their sectional and overall exam preparation. However, SNAP 2018 Exam Pattern will have a few dissimilarities as compared to CAT exam:

 

Component
SNAP
IIMs CAT
Total Questions
150
100
Overall Time Limit to Attempt the Exam
 2 hours
 3 hours
Type of Questions
All MCQs
72-75 questions are MCQs, rest Non-MCQs
Answer Options for MCQs
 4
4
Marks Awarded for each Correct Answer
 1
3
Negative Marking
0.25 mark
MCQs with 1/3 negative marking; No negative marking for Non-MCQs
Exam Difficulty Level
Moderate
Difficult
Number of Sections
4
3
Section-1: Name and Number of Questions
General English, RC,VR,VA-40
Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension- 34
Section-2: Name and Number of Questions
Analytical & Logical Reasoning-40
Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning -32
Section-3: Name and Number of Questions
Quant, DI, Data Sufficiency-40
Quantitative Ability-34
Section-4: Name and Number of Questions
Current Affairs-30
 
Not Applicable, only 3 Sections
Facility to Choose Order of Sections
Yes, any question from any section within overall time limit
No, has to follow pre defined sectional order
Individual Sectional Time Limit
No
Each section with 1 hour time limit
Top MBA Colleges Accepting Exam Score
SIBM Pune, SCMHRD Pune, SIIB Pune, SIBM Bangalore & all other Symbiosis institutes. Read More
20 IIMs, FMS, MDI, SPJIMR, IMI, IMT, IITs, TAPMI, XIMB and hundreds of other B-schools. Read More

 

SNAP Exam Pattern 2018 Vs XAT
SNAP Exam Pattern and XLRI XAT Exam have many similarities like common section on General Knowledge, English Language, Quantitative Ability, Data Interpretation among others which help the SNAP and XAT test takers to prepare for them simultaneously:

Component
SNAP
XLRI - XAT
Total Questions
150
98
Overall Time Limit to Attempt the Exam
2 hours
3½ hours
Type of Questions
All MCQs
97 MCQs (1 is subjective Essay Writing test)
Answer Options for each MCQ
    4
  5
Marks Awarded for each correct answer
    1
  1 for MCQs
  3 for Essay Writing
Negative Marking
0.25 mark
72 MCQs with 1/4 negative marking; No negative marking for 25 MCQs on GK and Essay writing test
Exam Difficulty Level
Moderate
High
Number of Sections
   4
  3 (Main sections)
  2 (GK & Essay Test score not counted)
Section-1: Name and Number of Questions
General English, RC,VR,VA-40
English Language & Logical Reasoning- 24
Section-2: Name and Number of Questions
Quant, DI, Data Sufficiency-40
Quantitative Ability & Data Interpretation- 27
Section-3: Name and Number of Questions
Analytical & Logical Reasoning-40
Decision Making-21
Section-4: Name and Number of Questions
Current Affairs-30
 
General Awareness-25
Essay Writing (Subjective)
Facility to Choose Order of Sections & Questions
Yes, Any question from any section within overall time limit
Yes, Any question from any section within overall time limit
Individual Sectional Time Limit
No
No
Top MBA Colleges Accepting Exam Score
SIBM Pune, SCMHRD Pune, SIIB Pune, SIBM Bangalore & all other Symbiosis institutes
XLRI, SPJIMR, IMT, TAPMI, XIMB

 

SNAP 2018 Exam Pattern V/s NMAT by GMAC
SNAP Exam Pattern and NMAT by GMAC Exam have many similar sections and questions on same pattern. The candidates preparing for both the exams may coordinate their sectional and overall exam preparation. A comparative analysis detailing the key features of SNAP and NMAT by GMAC is shared below:

Component
SNAP
NMAT by GMAC
Total Questions
150
120
Overall Time Limit to Attempt the Exam
 2 hours
 2 hours
Type of Questions
All MCQs
All MCQs
Answer Options for MCQs
 4
5
Marks Awarded for each Correct Answer
 1
1
Negative Marking
0.25 mark
No negative marking
Exam Difficulty Level
Moderate
Moderate
Number of Sections
4
3
Section-1: Name and Number of Questions
General English, RC,VR,VA- 40
Language Skills-32
Section-2: Name and Number of Questions
Analytical & Logical Reasoning- 40
Logical Reasoning-40 
Section-3: Name and Number of Questions
Quant, DI, Data Sufficiency- 40
Quantitative Skills-48
Section-4: Name and Number of Questions
Current Affairs-30
Not Applicable
Facility to Choose Order of Sections
Yes, any question from any section within overall time limit
Yes, but once chosen has to follow
Individual Sectional Time Limit
No
Yes, varying time limit of 22 minutes to 60 minutes
Top MBA Colleges Accepting Exam Score
SIBM Pune, SCMHRD Pune, SIIB Pune, SIBM Bangalore & all other Symbiosis institutes
NMIMS, VIT, XIMB, IBS-ICFAI,
MISB Bocconi, Alliance University