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SNAP 2020 Exam Pattern: SIU Tweaks Exam Pattern, Know Marking Scheme, Questions, Sections and Cut-off

SNAP 2020 exam pattern has been tweaked by SIU. Candidates are advised to carefully make note of new SNAP marking scheme, no. and type of questions, sections and expected cut-off to clear the exam. Find out changes introduced in the SNAP exam this year.

Sep 26, 2020 13:34 IST
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SNAP Exam Pattern
SNAP Exam Pattern

The SNAP 2020 Exam Pattern is one of the crucial foundations of exam preparation for the aspirants. SNAP MBA Entrance Exam is conducted in online mode since 2019 and lot of changes have been introduced in the MBA entrance exam this year. One of the major changes is that the SNAP exam wil be conducted three times of different test dates starting from 20th December 2020, and will be held further on 6th January 2021, and 9th January 2021. 

Aspirants planning take up SNAP Exam can find all the key changes for the online test below. Know what changes you need to incorporate in the exam strategy while preparing for one of the highly coveted MBA entrance exams:-

SNAP 2020 - Exam Pattern Highlights

S.No.

SNAP Exam Pattern

Highlights

1

Exam Conducting Body

Symbiosis International University (SIU), Pune

2

SNAP Exam Date

20th December 2020

6th January 2021

9th January 2021

3

SNAP Exam Duration

60 minutes (11:00am to 12:00pm)

4

Mode of Examination

Computer-based Exam (Online)

5

No. of sections

Four (General English, QA&DI, Analytical & Logical Reasoning, and Current Affairs)

6

No. of questions

60

7

Type of Questions

Normal Questions (MCQs) – 60

8

Options per question

For each MCQ there will be 4 option choices

9

Marking Scheme

Differential marking scheme per section

10

Negative marking per question

¼ mark per questions

SNAP 2020 Exam Pattern

Find out the SNAP Exam pattern to understand the structure of the exam. Accordingly, you can prepare a strategy to crack the exam with a high percentile.

Exam Duration

SNAP exam will be conducted for the duration of 1 hour (60 minutes) in single shift on the D-day.

Number of Questions

From this year onwards Symbiosis National Aptitude (SNAP) Test carries 60 questions to test the aptitude of the candidates. This means that candidates would be required to answer lesser questions to score a good percentile.

SNAP 2020 Exam: Find out the changes in the Eligibility Criteria

Change introduced: In 2019, candidates were required to solve 115 questions (110 MCQs + 20 Non-MCQs) in 120 minutes in the SNAP exam. Therefore, the exam conducting body has reduced the total count of the questions this year.

Type of Questions

Unlike the previous years where SNAP exam was a mix of Normal Questions (MCQs) and Special questions (non-MCQs), this year candidates will have to solve 60 objective type questions only to score a good percentile. Each Normal Question will give four options choices to the candidate from among which one will be the correct option.

SNAP 2020: No. of questions per Section

Sections

Normal Questions (MCQs)

Special Questions (Non-MCQs)

Total Marks

General English: Reading Comprehension, Verbal Reasoning, Verbal Ability

15

0

15

Quantitative, Data Interpretation & Data Sufficiency

20

0

20

Analytical & Logical Reasoning

25

0

25

Current Affairs

Dropped This year

Total

60

0

60

SNAP 2020: Marking Scheme Changed

A few changes have also been introduced in the Marking scheme of the SNAP exam as well. SNAP 2020 will not see differential marking scheme for various sections and composition of questions this year.

The normal questions will carry 1 marks each and for each incorrect option ¼ mark will be deducted.

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SNAP Exam Negative Marking

Each wrong answer will attract negative marks of 25% for Objective Questions.

SNAP 2020 Marking Scheme

Section

Marks per Normal Question

Total Marks

General English: Reading Comprehension, Verbal Reasoning, Verbal Ability

1

15

Analytical & Logical Reasoning

1

20

Quantitative, Data Interpretation & Data Sufficiency

1

25

Total Marks

--

60

Candidates are advised to prepare for the non-MCQ questions with complete dedication as these questions hold more weightage in the exam. These questions also hold potential to help the candidates score good percentile in the exam, if answered correctly.

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How SNAP exam differs from other MBA entrance exams?

SNAP exam is an important MBA entrance exam that you must appear for, if you are planning to join top MBA institute in the state of Maharashtra. The B-schools affiliated to SIU offer niche MBA specialisations that are high in demand considering the market scenario and the demand for skilled professionals in niche domains. However, scoring a high percentile in SNAP needs dedication from the candidates who are simultaneously preparing for the other MBA entrances. So, if you wish to secure a seat in top B-schools that are not IIMs, then SNAP is the next options that you can consider.

Take a look at this comparative table that will tell you few parameters on the basis of which SNAP exam differs from other MBA entrance exams:

Parameter

SNAP Exam

CAT Exam

NMAT Exam

Mode of Exam

Online

Online

Online

No. of questions

60

100

108

Exam Duration

60 minutes

120 minutes

120 minutes

No. of Sections

3

3

3

Type of Questions

MCQs

MCQs and non-MCQs

Only MCQs

Marking Scheme

+1 per question

+3 for all questions

+1 for all questions

Negative Marking

25% of marks allotted per question

-1 for MCQs

No negative marking for non-MCQs

No negative marking

Sectional time limit

No

Yes (40 mins for each section)

Yes

Language Skill (28 mins)

Quantitative Skill (52 mins)

Logical Reasoning (40 mins)

Difficulty Level

Moderate

High

Moderate

Top Colleges

SIBM, SCMHRD, SIIB, SIBM among others

IIMs

NMIMS, SPJIMR, Xavier University Bhubaneswar, among others

For more such articles on NMAT and other MBA Entrance exams, keep visiting MBA section of jagranjosh.com!

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