SNAP 2018 Exam Syllabus

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SNAP 2018 Exam will be of 2 hours duration computer based online test. SNAP exam syllabus prescribes that it will contain 150 MCQs (Multiple Choice Questions). The test is divided in 4 sections. SNAP Syllabus 2018 covers the sectional test composition, number of questions, type of questions, important topics, scoring pattern in SNAP Test.

 

The key point in SNAP exam syllabus is that there is no repetition of SNAP questions. Besides, the difficulty level of the questions in SNAP exam would not go beyond the SNAP Syllabus.

 

SNAP 2018 exam Syllabus is not pre-defined by Symbiosis International University but it is based on the mentioned guidelines and current structure of SNAP exam. Past tendencies reflect that SNAP exam syllabus and pattern overall tests the candidate on the four test sections. Prior to 2016, SNAP used to award more importance to Analytical & Logical Reasoning section. However, with effect from 2017, the SNAP exam syllabus has been revamped and except Current Affairs, all the other sections are awarded equal weightage. SNAP Syllabus covers all the major topics on these four test sections which are further divided into sub-sections.

 

SNAP Exam Syllabus - Major Components Key Details  
Total Questions 150
Overall Time Limit to Attempt the Exam  2 hours
Type of Questions All MCQs
Answer Options for Each Question  4
Marks Awarded for each Correct Answer  1
Negative Marking 0.25 mark
Exam Difficulty Level Moderate
Number of Sections 4
Section-1: General English, RC,VR,VA 40 MCQs
Section-2: Analytical & Logical Reasoning 40 MCQs
Section-3: Quant, DI, Data Sufficiency 40 MCQs
Section-4: Current Affairs 30 MCQs
Facility to Choose Order of Sections Yes, any question from any section within overall time limit
Individual Sectional Time Limit No

 

Sectional Sub-division of SNAP 2018 Syllabus
SNAP Syllabus 2018 is further subdivided into sections and sub-sections. This sectional sub-division in SNAP syllabus makes SNAP 2018 as an exam with more than 6 effective sections as the three sections except Current Affairs are further sub- divided  into sub-sections. SNAP 2018 exam syllabus is thus based on the past test patterns which contain questions from all these sections.

  

The Section wise topics covered in the SNAP Exam Syllabus 2018 are:

 

General English, RC,VR,VA
This section comprises all the components of English Language and the major parts covered are English Language, Reading Comprehension Passages, Verbal Reasoning and Verbal Ability.

 

There are 40 questions with maximum 40 marks are proposed in this section. Topics covered in this section are:

 

Sub Section
Expected number of questions
Difficulty Level
Reading Comprehension (RC) Passages
2 RC Passage followed by 12 questions
Moderate
Verbal Ability (VA)
More than 50% of total questions
Moderate to Difficult
Synonyms, Antonyms, Fill in the Blanks
12-14 MCQs
Moderate to Difficult
Idioms, Phrases, Vocabulary usage
5-6 MCQs
Moderate
Jumbled Paragraphs
2-3 MCQs
Moderate
Correction of Errors in sentences, Core Grammar usage – Conditionals, Active Passive, Indirect Narration etc.
2-3
Moderate
Verbal Reasoning
20% of total Questions
Moderate
Critical Reasoning
2-3
Moderate
Analogy
4-5
Moderate
Identifying Parts of Speech
2-3
Moderate

 

 Quantitative Ability and data interpretation
This section will award maximum 40 marks for 40 questions. The section is divided into two sub parts – Quant and data Interpretation. Although Questions on Data Interpretation are limited, they sometimes prove lengthier than questions on Quant and consume major part of the time.  Major topics covered in this section are:

 

Sub Section
Expected Number of questions
Difficulty Level
Quantitative Ability
80% questions on Quant
Moderate
Number System
3-4 MCQs
Moderate
Arithmetic
 
 
Percentage, Profit-Loss, Interest, Time- Speed-Distance, Averages, Ratio etc.
12-14 MCQs
Moderate
Algebra
3-4 MCQs
Easy to Moderate
Linear Equations; Quadratic Equations
 
1-2 MCQs
Easy to moderate
Logarithm; Progressions; Binomial Theorem; Surds and Indices; Inequalities;Permutation and Combination; Probability Functions; Set Theory;
 
4-5 MCQs
Easy to Moderate
Mixtures and Alligations; Geometry; Co-ordinate Geometry; Trigonometry; Mensuration.
 
4-5 MCQs
Moderate
Data Interpretation
20% Questions
Moderate
Series
1-2 MCQs
Moderate
Graphs-Pie Chart
3-4 MCQs
Moderate
Tables, Bar Graph-Pie Chart
3-4 MCQs
Moderate
 
Analytical and Logical Ability
This section will carry equal weightage with 40 marks awarded for 40 questions. Since Analytical Skills fundamentally include areas like computing, visualization, articulation, and problem solving, SNAP focuses more on topics like:
 
Topics Covered
Expected Number of Questions
Difficulty Level
Family Tree – Blood Relations
4-5 MCQs
Moderate
Seating Arrangement
1-2 MCQs
Moderate
Direction Sense
1-2 MCQs
Easy to Moderate
Clocks & Calendars
1-2 MCQs
Easy to Moderate
Mathematical Reasoning
5-6 MCQs
Difficult
Analogy
2-3 MCQs
Moderate
Series
1-2 MCQs
Easy to Moderate
Coding – Decoding
1-2 MCQs
Moderate
Meaningful Word, Matrix
2-3 MCQs
Moderate
Visual reasoning
2-3 MCQs
Moderate
Syllogisms
2-3 MCQs
Easy to Moderate
Critical Reasoning
2-3 MCQs
Moderate
Verbal and Miscellaneous Reasoning
6-7 MCQs
Easy to Moderate

 

The questions may be in the set form or may be individual ones depending upon the shape of the problem.

 

Current Affairs
SIU Pune has revamped the Current Affairs section in SNAP Exam Syllabus and has made it easier for the candidates. Instead of 40 questions now there will be 30 questions limited to the current affairs of last 2 years.

 

Economics, finance, national and international current affairs are a few of the many topics on which questions are placed in this section. In-depth and regular reading of GK helps more as sometimes a few GK questions in SNAP appear more tricky and need intensive reading.

Topics
Number of Questions
Difficulty Level
Business & Economics
8-9 MCQs
Moderate
Personalities & Awards
7-8 MCQs
Easy to Moderate
Sports
3-4 MCQs
Moderate
International Events
2-3 MCQs
Easy to Moderate
Science & Technology, Geography, Missions
5-6 MCQs
Moderate
Miscellaneous
10-15 MCQs
Moderate to Difficult

 Important Note
30 Questions in Current Affairs section can be the turning point in getting through the SNAP 2018 exam as they carry a weightage of 30 marks constituting 20% weightage in overall score. Besides, you need to brush up last two years events to get through this section with high score.