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SNAP 2019 Exam Pattern: Know Major Changes, Marking Scheme, No. of Questions, Sections and cut-off

SIU has released the SNAP 2019 exam syllabus for the aspirants. Find out major changes introduced this year. Know the marking scheme, no. and type of questions, sections and expected cut-off to clear the exam for admission to top 15 B-Schools under SIU.

Aug 20, 2019 18:09 IST
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SNAP Exam Pattern
SNAP Exam Pattern

The countdown to SNAP 2019 MBA entrance exam for Symbiosis University B-schools has officially begun with the official announcement of the SNAP Test notification. As per the official update, the SNAP 2019 online registration begins from 16th August. This year, Symbiosis has moved away from the convention of pen-paper based test and the SNAP 2019 Online Test this year which will be held on 15th December 2019. There are many changes that have been announced for SNAP 2019. Some of these are minor in nature but will impact the MBA prep and registration process for the aspirants. MBA aspirants planning take up SNAP Exam can find all the key changes for the online test and how they will impact them below.

SNAP Exam Pattern Highlights

S.No.

SNAP Exam Pattern

Highlight

1

Exam Conducting Body

Symbiosis International University (SIU), Pune

2

SNAP Exam Date

15th December (Sunday)

3

SNAP Exam Duration

1400-1600 hours i.e. 2 hours (120 minutes)

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

115

7

Type of Questions

Normal Questions (MCQs) - 110

Special Questions (non-MCQs) - 5

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

25% of the marks allotted per questions

SNAP 2019 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 2019 will be conducted from 1400-1600 hours i.e. 2 hours (120 minutes) in single shift on 15th December 2019.

Number of Questions

From this year onwards Symbiosis National Aptitude (SNAP) Test will carry 115 questions to test the aptitude of the candidates. This means that candidates would be required to answer lesser questions to score a good percentile. However, the time limit to answer 115 questions remains 2 hours i.e. 120 minutes.

SNAP 2019 Exam: Find out the changes in the Eligibility Criteria

Change introduced: In 2018, candidates were required to solve 130 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

The SNAP test, like the CAT exam will be a mix of Normal Questions (MCQs) and Special questions (non-MCQs). Candidates will have to solve 110 objective type questions and 5 non-objective questions 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.

Change introduced: Unlike the last year, where all the sections had non-MCQ questions, in SNAP 2019, there will be only 5 Special questions (non-objective questions) in the QA&DI section only.

SNAP 2019: No. of questions per Section

Section

Normal Questions (MCQs)

Special Questions (Non-MCQs)

Total Questions

General English: Reading Comprehension, Verbal Reasoning, Verbal Ability

30

0

30

Quantitative, Data Interpretation & Data Sufficiency

30

5

35

Analytical & Logical Reasoning

30

0

30

Current Affairs

20

0

20

Total

110

5

115

SNAP 2019: Differential Marking Scheme Introduced

Along with the changes that have been introduced in the composition of the question type (i.e. normal and special questions), a few changes have also been introduced in the Marking scheme of the SNAP exam as well. SNAP 2019 will see differential marking scheme for various sections and composition of questions.

The normal questions will carry 1.5 marks for the General English and Analytical and Reasoning section. For the QA&DI section and Current affair section, normal questions will carry +1 marks

For the Special questions, which are there in the QA&DI section, a candidate will get +2, if answered correctly.

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SNAP Exam Negative Marking

Each wrong answer will attract negative marks of 25% for both Normal / Special Question.

Change introduced: In SNAP 2019, differential marking scheme has been introduced for various section and type of questions unlike SNAP 2018 where the normal questions carried +1 Mark for Each Correct Answer and special questions would help candidate score +2 Marks for Each Correct Answer. However, -0.50 Mark was to be deducted for each wrong answer.

SNAP 2019 Marking Scheme

Section

Marks per Normal Question

Marks Per special question

Total Marks

General English: Reading Comprehension, Verbal Reasoning, Verbal Ability

1.5 (x30)

0

45

Analytical & Logical Reasoning

1.5 (x30)

0

45

Quantitative, Data Interpretation & Data Sufficiency

1 (x30)

2 (x5)

40

Current Affairs

1 (x20)

0

20

Total Marks

 

 

150

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

115

110

120

Exam Duration

120 minutes

180 minutes

120 minutes

No. of Sections

4

3

3

Type of Questions

MCQs and non-MCQs

MCQs and non-MCQs

Only MCQs

Marking Scheme

+1 to +1.5 (MCQs)

+2 for Non MCQs

+3 for all questions

+1 for all questions

Negative Marking

25% of marks allotted per question

1/3 for MCQs

No negative marking for non-MCQs

No negative marking

Sectional time limit

No

Yes (60mins for each section)

No

Difficulty Level

Moderate

High

Moderate

Top Colleges

SIBM, SCMHRD, SIIB, SIBM among others

IIMs

NMIMS, SPJIMR, Xavier University Bhubaneswar, among others

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