SNAP 2018 Exam Syllabus

SNAP 2018 Exam on December 16, 2018 will be of 2 hours duration computer based online test. SNAP Syllabus 2018 covers the sectional test composition, number of questions, type of questions, important topics, scoring pattern in SNAP Test.


SNAP exam syllabus contains:

  • 130 Total Questions
  • 110 MCQs (Multiple Choice Questions)
  • 20 Non MCQs
  • SNAP test is divided in 4 sections.
  • SNAP exam syllabus ensures that there is no repetition of SNAP questions.
  • 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 Syllabus 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.


Section Wise SNAP Exam 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.


Section-1: General English: Reading Comprehension, Verbal Reasoning, Verbal Ability  


Section Highlights: 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.


Number of Questions: 35

Normal Questions (MCQs): 30

Special Questions (Non-MCQs): 5

Sectional Weightage in SNAP Syllabus: 27%


Important Topics in SNAP Exam Syllabus:


Reading Comprehension (RC) Passages: 10-12 Questions

  • 2 RC Passage followed by 10 questions
  • RC topics are based on Facts, Opinion, Literature, Current Affairs among others
  • The SNAP Syllabus on RC passages does not throw difficult questions
  • RC Based questions are directly related to the RC passage contents

Verbal Ability (VA): 20-22 Questions

  • Synonyms, Antonyms, Fill in the Blanks
  • Idioms, Phrases, Vocabulary usage
  • Jumbled Paragraphs
  • Correction of Errors in sentences,
  • Core Grammar usage – Conditionals, Active Passive, Indirect Narration etc.

Verbal Reasoning: 2-4 Questions

  • Critical Reasoning
  • Analogy
  • Identifying Parts of Speech

Section-2: Quantitative Ability, Data Interpretation, Data Sufficiency


Section Highlights: This section syllabus comprises questions on Quantitative Aptitude, Data Interpretation & Data Sufficiency. Although Questions on Data Interpretation are limited, they sometimes prove lengthier than questions on Quant and consume major part of the time.


Number of Questions: 35

Normal Questions (MCQs): 30

Special Questions (Non-MCQs): 5

Sectional Weightage in SNAP Syllabus: 27%


Major Topics in the SNAP Syllabus are:


Quantitative Ability: 20-24 Questions

  • Number System
  • Arithmetic - Percentage, Profit-Loss, Interest, Time- Speed-Distance, Averages, Ratio etc.
  • Algebra
  • Linear Equations; Quadratic Equations
  • Logarithm
  • Progressions
  • Binomial Theorem
  • Surds and Indices
  • Inequalities
  • Permutation and Combination
  • Probability Functions
  • Set Theory
  • Mixtures and Alligations
  • Geometry
  • Co-ordinate Geometry
  • Trigonometry
  • Mensuration

Data Interpretation, Data Sufficiency: 10-12 Questions 

  • Series
  • Graphs-Pie Chart
  • Tables
  • Bar Graph

Section-3: Current Affairs


Section Highlights: SIU Pune has revamped the Current Affairs section in SNAP Exam Syllabus and has made it easier for the candidates. The Current Affairs Syllabus in SNAP is limited to the current affairs of last 2 years.


Number of Questions: 25

Normal Questions (MCQs): 20

Special Questions (Non-MCQs): 5

Sectional Weightage in SNAP Syllabus: 19%


SNAP Syllabus Topics:  Economics, finance, national and international current affairs are a few of the many topics on which questions are placed in this section. Major topics in SNAP Syllabus are:

  • Business & Economics
  • Personalities & Awards
  • Sports
  • International Events
  • Science & Technology
  • Geography
  • Missions of the Countries
  • Miscellaneous

Section-4Analytical and Logical Ability


Section Highlights: This section includes areas like computing, visualization, articulation, and problem solving, topics. The questions may be in the set form or may be individual ones depending upon the shape of the problem.


Number of Questions: 35

Normal Questions (MCQs): 30

Special Questions (Non-MCQs): 5



Syllabus Topics: SNAP focuses more on the following topics in this section

  • Family Tree – Blood Relations
  • Seating Arrangement
  • Direction Sense
  • Clocks & Calendars
  • Mathematical Reasoning
  • Analogy
  • Series
  • Coding – Decoding
  • Meaningful Word, Matrix
  • Visual reasoning
  • Syllogisms
  • Critical Reasoning
  • Verbal and Miscellaneous Reasoning

Overall SNAP Exam Syllabus & Pattern


SNAP Exam Syllabus - Major Components
Key Details
Total Questions
Overall Time Limit to Attempt the Exam
 2 hours
Type of Questions
110 MCQs
  20 Non-MCQs
Answer Options for MCQs
Marks Awarded for each Correct Answer
 1 for MCQs
 2 for Non MCQs
Negative Marking
0.25 mark for MCQs
0.50 mark for Non-MCQs
Exam Difficulty Level
Number of Sections
Section-1: Name and Number of Questions
General English, RC,VR,VA-35
Section-2: Name and Number of Questions
Analytical & Logical Reasoning-35
Section-3: Name and Number of Questions
Quant, DI, Data Sufficiency-35
Section-4: Name and Number of Questions
Current Affairs-25
Facility to Choose Order of Sections
Yes, any question from any section within overall time limit
Individual Sectional Time Limit