SNAP 2018 Exam Pattern

SNAP 2018 exam pattern has been overhauled. Symbiosis International University (SIU) has brought about number of major changes in SNAP 2018 exam structure and to a large extent SNAP has moved on the lines of CAT exam. With effect from 2018, SNAP will not only consists of Objective Type MCQ questions but will also have Non MCQs.

 

Some of the important changes introduced in SNAP 2018 testing pattern are as below:

Changed Components for SNAP 2018
SNAP 2018 Pattern
Total Questions
130
Sectional Composition of Questions in SNAP 2018
English-35; QA & DI-35; Reasoning-35; Current Affairs-25
Normal Questions (MCQ Type)
110
Special Questions (Non-MCQ Type)
 20
Scoring Pattern (Normal Questions)
+1 Mark for Each Correct Answer of Normal Questions (110 MCQs)
Scoring Pattern (Special Questions)
+2 Marks for Each Correct Answer of Special Questions (20 Non MCQs)
Negative Marking
-0.25 Mark for each wrong answer of Normal Question
-0.50 Mark for each wrong answer of Special Question
Choice of Answer Options (Normal Questions)
4 for Normal Questions only
Choice of Answer Options (Special Questions)
No Choice. Must Write the answer in the given space on computer screen using virtual key board
Number of SNAP 2018 Test Cities
92

 

NAP 2018 Exam Pattern
Accordingly following are the key components of SNAP Exam 2018:

Sr. No.
SNAP 2018
 
1. 
Exam Mode
Online Computer Based Test
2.
Duration
120 minutes 
3.
Total Questions
130
4.
Total Maximum Marks
150
5.
Number of Sections
  4
6. 
Number of attempts in a year
Single
7. 
Type of questions
110 MCQs followed by 4 answer options
 20 Non MCQs with No answer option
8.
Marking Pattern
+1 for each correct answer for MCQs
+2 for each correct answer for Non-MCQs
9.
Negative Marking
Each wrong answer attracts 25% negative marks.
10.
Sectional Cut off
There is no individual sectional cutoff.
11.
Facility to choose order of sections
There is no pre-fixed order for sections. The exam allows switching freely among different sections.
12.
Top colleges accepting exam score
SIBM Pune, SCHMRD, SIIB, SIBM Bengaluru and all the institutes affiliated to Symbiosis International University

 

SNAP 2018 Exam Sectional Structure with Questions and Scoring Pattern
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

 

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

Important Points

  • SNAP 2018 will be conducted in 2 hours duration from 2PM to 4PM on December 16, 2018
  • SNAP 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
  • 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. However, SNAP 2018 is totally overhauled with more changes than before.

 

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 2018
IIMs CAT
Total Questions
130
100
Overall Time Limit to Attempt the Exam
 2 hours
 3 hours
Type of Questions
110 MCQs
72-75 MCQs,
20 Non-MCQs
25-28 Non-MCQs
Answer Options for MCQs
 4
4
Marks Awarded for each Correct Answer
 1 for MCQs
3 for All questions
 2 for Non MCQs
Negative Marking
0.25 mark for MCQs
MCQs with 1/3 negative marking;
0.50 mark for Non-MCQs
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-35
Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension- 34
Section-2: Name and Number of Questions
Analytical & Logical Reasoning-35
Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning -32
Section-3: Name and Number of Questions
Quant, DI, Data Sufficiency-35
Quantitative Ability-34
Section-4: Name and Number of Questions
Current Affairs-25
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 2018 XLRI - XAT
Total Questions 130 98
Overall Time Limit to Attempt the Exam  2 hours 3½ hours
Type of Questions 110 MCQs 97 MCQs (1 is subjective Essay Writing test)
Answer Options for each MCQ 20 Non-MCQs   5
Marks Awarded for each correct answer  4   1 for MCQs
 1 for MCQs   3 for Essay Writing
Negative Marking  2 for Non MCQs 72 MCQs with 1/4 negative marking; No negative marking for 25 MCQs on GK and Essay writing test
Exam Difficulty Level 0.25 mark for MCQs High
Number of Sections 0.50 mark for Non-MCQs   3 (Main sections)
Moderate   2 (GK & Essay Test score not counted)
Section-1: Name and Number of Questions 4 English Language & Logical Reasoning- 24
Section-2: Name and Number of Questions General English, RC,VR,VA-35 Quantitative Ability & Data Interpretation- 27
Section-3: Name and Number of Questions Analytical & Logical Reasoning-35 Decision Making-21
Section-4: Name and Number of Questions Quant, DI, Data Sufficiency-35 General Awareness-25
Current Affairs-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. Read More 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