How to Prepare for SNAP 2015?

Q1) Can you tell me something about SNAP examination ? 

Symbiosis National Aptitude (SNAP) Test is a common written test for the admission to all the Post-Graduate Institutes of Symbiosis International University. Written test is mandatory for admission into any Post-Graduate programme offered by the constituent institute of Symbiosis International University. 

Q2) Which B-Schools accept the SNAP score ? 

The following is the list of the B-Schools that accept SNAP score for admission into their Post graduate program in Management: 
  1. Symbiosis Institute of Business Management (SIBM), Pune

  2. Symbiosis Institute of Computer Studies & Research (SICSR), Pune

  3. Symbiosis Institute of Media & Communication (SIMC), Pune

  4. Symbiosis Institute of International Business (SIIB), Pune

  5. Symbiosis Centre for Management & Human Resource Development (SCMHRD), Pune

  6. Symbiosis Institute of Management Studies (SIMS), Pune

  7. Symbiosis Institute of Telecom Management (SITM), Pune

  8. Symbiosis Centre for Information Technology (SCIT), Pune

  9. Symbiosis Institute of Operations Management (SIOM), Nashik

  10. Symbiosis Institute of Health Sciences (SIHS), Pune

  11. Symbiosis Institute of Business Management (SIBM), Bengaluru

  12. Symbiosis Institute of Media & Communication (SIMC), Bengaluru

  13. Symbiosis School of Banking and finance (SSBF), Pune

  14. Symbiosis Institute of Business Management (SIBM), Hyderabad

Q3) How good are the Symbiosis Group of B-Schools ? 

SIBM-PUNE and SCMHRD are ranked in the AA category. SIIB and SIBM- Bangalore are ranked in the BBB category; SITM,SIOM,SCIT & SIMS are in the BB category for their respective flagship MBA programs. 

Q4)When is it conducted ? Is it an online exam ? 

It is usually conducted in the month of December. This year, the entrance test is being conducted on December 20, 2015 from 2 pm to 4 pm. No, it is not an online exam. 

Q5)What is the last date for registering for SNAP? How much is the test registration fee? 

The last date for registering for SNAP exam is November 24, 2015. The registration fee is Rs 1500. 

Q6)Apart from registering for SNAP, do i need to separately apply to B-school programs? 

Yes, apart from registering for SNAP, you need to separately apply to B-school programs. The Registration fee for each Institute and for each programme is Rs. 1000/- For Institute registration and payment, please visit the particular Institute's website 

Q7) What was the last year's test pattern of SNAP ? 

The following was the pattern of last year's SNAP exam 

SectionMarksNo. of Questions
General English4040
Quantitative & Data Interpretation & Data Sufficiency4040
General Awareness: General Knowledge, Current Affairs, Business
Yes
Scenario
4040
Analytical & Logical Reasoning6030
Total180150


Duration of exam- 120 minutes
Negative marking - 25% of the marks allotted per question. 

Q8)Is the test pattern of this year's SNAP same as last year's? 

Yes, though the exact number of questions has not been revealed. 

Q9) What is the eligibility criteria for writing SNAP Entrance Test ? 

Graduate from any recognized / statutory University or Institute with a minimum of 50% marks (45% for SC/ST). 

Q10) What is the criteria followed by the B-schools ( list mentioned under Q2 ) for shortlisting for the PI round? 

Candidates will be shortlisted for PI round based on their overall SNAP Percentile. Category-wise cut off will be published on the website of the respective institute. 

Q11) What is the criteria followed by the B-schools ( list mentioned under Q2 ) during the final selection stage? 

Merit list will be based on the following parameters: 

SNAP Score out of 180 scaled down to 50Group Exercise (GE)Personal Interaction (PI)Writing Ability Test (WAT)Total
50103010100


Q12) Can you give me some suggestions on how to prepare for SNAP Entrance Test ? 

For the section on General English, students should focus on Idioms & Idiomatic expressions, and on parts of speech in Grammar. Apart from this, a good CAT preparation would suffice. 

For the section on Logical Reasoning, it would be advisable for students to revise concepts pertaining to Puzzles, Number and Letter Series, Verbal Analogies, Coding and Decoding, Strengthening & weakening arguments, and Non-Verbal Reasoning. 

For the section on Logical Reasoning, it would be advisable for students to revise concepts pertaining to Puzzles, Number and Letter Series, Verbal Analogies, Coding and Decoding, Strengthening & weakening arguments, and Non-Verbal Reasoning. 

One need to be thorough with all topics of Analytical puzzles, deductions and connectives. 

For the section on Quantitative Ability, Data Interpretation and Data Sufficiency, a good preparation for CAT should be more than sufficient. 

For the section on General Awareness, it would be advisable for students to brush up concepts and facts pertaining to Definitions (Dendrochronology, Ekistics etc.), Economy, Acronyms, History, Sport, Science & Technology and Current Affairs. 

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