Symbiosis International University has 15 constituent colleges that offer MBA program. In order to get admission in any of them, appearing in SNAP is mandatory. SNAP refers to the Symbiosis National Aptitude exam – it is a national level MBA entrance exam, meaning that students from across the country can appear in it. The SNAP exam for Symbiosis MBA admission for the academic session 2018-20 will be held on 17th December 2017. Admission process involves completing SNAP 2018 registration and application for SIU programs, downloading SNAP 2018 admit card, appearing in entrance exam, followed by GE-PIWAT of qualified candidates.

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One has to obtain high enough marks in SNAP MBA Entrance Exam 2018 (more than cut off) so that they get shortlisted by institute of choice for next stages. The stages of selection after exam are group exercise, personal interview, and written admission test – also referred to as GE, PI WAT.

SNAP 2018 – Registration Open

SNAP 2018 registration is available. Fill application form for entrance exam as well as pay fees for individual programs in Symbiosis. Click here. Apply online here now!

SNAP 2018 Exam Date

The first thing to know about SNAP 2018 is its exam date: SIU will conduct SNAP exam on 17th December 2017.

Important dates of SNAP 2018 are as follows:

10 August – 24 November 2017
Register for SNAP 2018 on the website snaptest.org. Also submit application form for SIU institute programs. Candidates can complete SNAP 2018 registration as well as register for institutes of Symbiosis Pune, Bangalore, Hyderabad .

01 December – 17 December 2017
Download SNAP 2018 Admit Card. (Admit card is the document containing candidate and test centre details which is issued by SIU for applicants. It is mandatory to carry a hard copy of SNAP 2018 Admit Card to test centre.)

17 December 2017 | 2 PM to 4 PM
Date of exam. SNAP 2018 exam will be held in online mode on this date.

28 December 2017
SIU will declare SNAP 2018 Result on this date.

SNAP 2018 Registration

Registration for SNAP 2018 is completely online and must be done before the last date.

  • Visit snaptest.org and click on register now button.
  • Enter personal, academic, communication details asked in SNAP 2018 Registration.
  • Upload a scanned recent passport size photograph which is not more than 3 months old.
  • Pay application fee of Rs 1750 either through online mode or demand draft.
  • In order to pay registration charges of application for programs, pay Rs 1000 per programme in same mode.
  • The last date to pay fee for programmes will be different from SNAP 2018 registration dates.

SNAP 2018 Application Form – Apply for SIU institutes with it

It has been made easy for candidates to apply for institutes of Symbiosis at the same time as filling SNAP 2018 application form.

  • Candidates have to select PG programs in SNAP 2018 application form.
  • A payment of Rs 1000 per program plus GST @ 18% has to be paid.
  • Payment for Symbiosis MBA programs has to be paid through online mode or DD.
  • A candidate can pay fee for SIU programs even after SNAP 2018 application form last date, depending upon last date to apply for that program. Institute website must be checked for this.
  • It is important to check program eligibility before applying.

SNAP Exam Pattern

Given below is the number of question paper / topics and maximum marks that can be obtained in them.

SECTION NUMBER OF QUESTIONS
General English (Reading comprehension, Verbal reasoning, Verbal ability) 40
Quantitative, Data interpretation & Data sufficiency 40
Current affairs 30
Analytical & Logical reasoning 40
Total 150

Key highlights of SNAP 2018 Exam Pattern

  • SNAP 2018 is an online exam. Earlier it used to be offline pen and paper based test.
  • Duration for examination is 120 minutes.
  • All questions in SNAP 2018 will be multiple choice.
  • Negative marking of 25% is applicable for each incorrect answer.

SNAP 2018 Syllabus

As can be seen above, the SNAP 2018 exam has 4 sections. A definitive syllabus for each is not specified by Symbiosis. SNAP 2018 Syllabus is compiled through SNAP exam analysis of past several years.

Quantitative Aptitude & Data Interpretation
Algebra – Binomial theorem, Complex numbers, Functions, Higher degree equations, Inequalities, Linear equations, Logarith, Quadratic equations; Arithmatic – Clocks and calendars, Time and work, Time speed and distance, Simple interest and Compound interest, Mixture and alligations, Percentages, Averages, Ratio and proportions; Geometry – Circles, Triangles, Mensuration, Coordinate geometry, Lines and angles, Trigonometry, Polygons; Number system – Base system, Exponents, Factorials, Finding last digits, HCF & LCM, Number of factors, Properties of numbers, Remainders, Successive division, Trailing zeroes; Probability and statistics – Mean, median, mode, Permutation & combinations, Probability, Set theory, Standard deviation, Venn diagram; Sequence & series – AP, GP, HP, Special series; Data Interpretation – SI sets from graphs, tables, column graphs, bar graphs, line charts, pie charts, graphs representing area, venn diagram.

Analytical & Logical Reasoning
Critical reasoning, Visual reasoning, Assumption premise and conclusion, Assertion and reasons, Statements and assumptions, Identifying valid inferences, Identofying strong arguments and weak arguments, Statements and conclusions, Cause and effect, Identifying probably true, probably false, definitely true, definitely false kind of statements, Linear arrangements, Matrix arrangements, Puzzles, Syllogisms, Functions, Family tree, Symbol based problems, Coding and decoding, Sequencing, Identifying next number in series.

General English
Reading comprehension passages and poems, Verbal reasoning, Syllogisms, Analogies, Antonyms, Fill in the blanks, Jumbled paragraphs, Sentence correction, Foreign language words used in English, Sentence completion, Odd man out, Idioms, One word substitution.

Current Affairs
Business, Events, Awards, World records, Books and authors, Science, History, Geography, International organizations, Important quotations, Social issues, Sports, Finance, Automobiles, Politics.

How To Prepare For SNAP 2018?

While a large amount of SNAP 2018 preparation goes hand in hand with CAT, a few points make its preparation strategy unique. Candidates who wish to ace the SNAP 2018 must keep in mind the following pointers.

Quantitative Ability, Data Interpretation & Data Sufficiency
Good attempts: 24-28, out of 40

Arithmetic and Geometry are two key components of this section in SNAP 2018. One has to be efficient in answering questions on Time and Work, Mixtures and Alligations, Ratio and Proportion, Percentages, Time and Distance, Averages and Profit & Loss, Mensuration. Data sufficiency and interpretation type questions are also present.

General English
Good attempts: 29-30, out of 40

GE is said to be an easy section in SNAP 2018. One with strong grammar can score well in it. A good tip by an education expert says “Focus on Kangaroo Words (A kangaroo word is a word that contains letters of another word, in order, with the same meaning. For example: the word masculine contains the word male, which is a synonym of the first word; similarly, the word observe contains its synonym see.)”

Analytical & Logical Reasoning
Good attempts: 21-22, out of 40.

To score well in AR LR, one needs to have good observation and deduction skills. Practice a good number of critical reasoning, deductive logic, analogies, logical reasoning sets, series, visual reasoning, arrangement, blood relations and puzzles to get better at it.

General Awareness
Good attempts: 15-20, out of 30.

As per exam analysis, questions most frequently asked are on Static GK, Current Affairs, Brand and Business GK. Under current affairs, focus is on major news stories, awards and prizes, sports event winners and important mergers and acquisitions in the last one year.

Books recommended for SNAP 2018

Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Examinations by R S Aggarwal Buy Online
A Modern Approach to Verbal & Non-Verbal Reasoning by R S Aggarwal Buy Online
Manorama Yearbook Buy Online

Candidates are requested to note that the official name of Symbiosis Pune MBA entrance exam is SNAP 2017. However, since this exam is for MBA admission 2018, therefore many candidates are referring to it as SNAP 2018. Therefore, this article refers to this SNAP exam as SNAP 2018.

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