SNAP Preparation 2021: How to Prepare, Expert Tips and Suggestions

SNAP Preparation 2021: How to Prepare, Expert Tips and Suggestions

ByNeeraj Mishra  |  Updated on: Jul 2, 2021SNAP 2021 Notification released along with the SNAP Application Form 2021 & dates Check other details such as Eligibility Criteria, syllabus, fee structure, and more
SNAP 2021 Notification released along with the SNAP Application Form 2021 & dates Check other details such as Eligibility Criteria, syllabus, fee structure, and more
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SNAP Preparation Strategy 2021

Aspirants who aim for cracking SNAP 2021, must have a question in their mind “How to Prepare for SNAP 2021”. In order to crack SNAP 2021, there are few basic SNAP exam preparation catchwords that one needs to follow while preparing for the exam. Although the SNAP exam seems to be easier as compared to other MBA exams, one should not compromise it as it is a highly competitive examination.

Here, we’ll provide you with the tips for preparing for the SNAP 2021 exam and following the steps for the same, will help you in clearing your SNAP 2021 exam. Check the section-wise SNAP preparation plan mentioned below.

SNAP 2021 Exam Overview

Symbiosis National Aptitude Test or SNAP Test is a National Level Management Exam, organised by Symbiosis International University, Pune. It conducts its exam for admission to the MBA/PGDM programmes offered by its various SIBM institutes. The candidate can attempt SNAP 2021 twice a year. The aspirant needs to pre-determine whether he/she wants to appear once or twice. The best of the two will be considered for the final percentile. It is expected that SNAP 2021 will be conducted online i.e. in CBT mode and held in December 2021 or January 2022.

SNAP Exam Pattern 2021

There are three sections in SNAP 2021: General English, Quantitative-Data Interpretation & Data Sufficiency and Analytical & Logical Reasoning. Check the detailed SNAP Paper Pattern for better clarity. 

  • The mode of the exam is Computer-based (CBT) and the medium is English.
  • The SNAP 2021 exam is 60 marks and the frequency of the exam is twice a year.
  • The duration of the exam is 60 minutes and the paper carries 60 questions.
  • For each wrong answer, 0.25 marks are deducted. So, keep in mind the negative marking.

SNAP English Preparation

This section comprises 15 questions out of 60 covering all the topics like Reading Comprehension (RCs), Verbal Reasoning, Grammar and vocabulary. Do focus on the basics as well as the vocab section of English. This will also help in your SNAP verbal preparation. 

  • The General English section of SNAP 2021 has everything to do with practice. It is important to practice as many tests as you can
  • Select the right study material like Lucent, for clearing up your basics in English
  • Daily read newspapers/articles/ magazines in order to focus on your reading
  • Enhance your vocabulary and reading skills. This would help you to strengthen your knowledge
  • Try to solve mock tests once in a week within the allotted time. This would help you to balance your speed
  • At least, solve five PYQs of the SNAP exam in order to have a command over the pattern of the questions
  • Refer to online lectures of English if you are in a self-study mode

SNAP Analytical & Logical Reasoning Preparation

This section carries the most weightage and is expected to have 25 questions from the topics like analogies, critical reasoning, blood relations, calendars, puzzles, etc. The aspirants who enjoy solving logical questions can easily get through this section. Regular practice is a way to catch this section.

  • First of all, choose the right strategy for preparing this section. Clear the basics with the help of the study apps or through the books
  • Once you are done with the basics, start solving the questions with the use of tricks
  • Solve plenty of papers as you can
  • Solve a mock test at least once a week. This would check your performance
  • Select an online effective test series so that you can increase your efficiency in solving the questions
  • “Time management” is the main key you have to focus upon. Many times, the candidate knows the right answer but due to time lapse, he/she clicks on the wrong option
  • Thus, it is important to have a balance between speed and accuracy. so, time yourself while solving the questions
  • Analyse your performance in each test and try to lessen your mistakes in every next test

SNAP Quantitative, Data Interpretation & Data Sufficiency Preparation

In this section, arithmetic, mensuration and algebra have an integral weightage. Candidates need to focus on these topics for a good score. The candidate should solve topic-wise questions as it would increase your confidence over a particular topic. Practice and practice is the only way to clear this section.

  • Be thorough with the basics and formulae. Don’t take this section lightly as it involves many tricky questions
  • Practice questions from 8-10 NCERT Mathematics/Quantitative Aptitude by R. S. Aggarwal/RD Sharma books
  • Solve DI and DS questions regularly to improve your interpretation skills
  • Indulge yourself in solving mental calculations rather than using a calculator
  • Learn tables, cubes, squares, decimal-fractions conversions and percentage equivalents
  • Keep an eye out on the tricky questions asked in this section
  • Do solve good quality of mock tests regularly
  • Work on speed based questions in order to increase your speed as this section totally revolves around the speed and accuracy in the paper
  • Solve five years PYQs in order to have a command over the kind of questions asked
  • Don’t rely on the hit and trial methods

Set a Strategy Plan for SNAP 2021

The strategy of any exam is extremely important for a new start. First of all, you need to analyse your strengths and weaknesses. This can be done by solving a mock test. You’ll get to know your weaknesses and strengths. Then, jot down your areas of weakness. Make a proper timetable by spending more time on weaker topics. Do adhere to it as a discipline is the only key to success. Once you are done with the concepts, start practising the questions from previous years. Solve the questions with time management. Do remember, the ones who are consistent and honest in their preparation, the ball is always in their court.

Importance of Solving SNAP Mock Tests/PYQs

Solving the mock tests/PYQs is the grail of SNAP 2021 preparation. Candidates can either solve sectional-wise or topic-wise or whole length papers. It is up to the candidates’ preparation. By solving the tests, candidates can analyse their performance, increase their problem-solving efficiency and can work on their speed.

Attempt SNAP Mock Test Series 2021 and level up your preparation level. 

Solving questions helps to develop familiarity with the test structure, kind of questions asked and speed. Download the PYQs and mock tests either online or from any study apps.

Download SNAP question papers 

SNAP Preparation Books

Check the list of SNAP exam preparation books below. 

SNAP Preparation Book NameAuthor/Publisher
Quantitative Aptitude Quantum CAT for Admission into IIMs (English)
Sarvesh K Verma
Arihant Descriptive General EnglishS. P. Bakshi and Richa Sharma
Data Interpretation and Logical ReasoningArun Sharma
Map the SNAP TestRK Jha
Verbal Ability and Reading ComprehensionArun Sharma & Meenakshi Upadhyay
Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive ExaminationsRS Aggarwal
Map the SNAP TestArihant
Data Interpretation and Logical ReasoningRS Aggarwal
Symbiosis National Aptitude Test Guide (English)RPH Editorial Board

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  •  There will be 60 questions in total: General English section will have 15 questions, Quantitative-Data Interpretation & Data Sufficiency (QA-DI & DS) will have 20 questions and Analytical & Logical Reasoning (AA-LR) will have 25 questions.

  •  The SNAP 2021 will be organised in the online mode i.e. CBT mode. The candidates need to reach the allotted venue and have to give an exam on a computer system.

  •  No, the candidate is not permitted to carry any electronic gadgets in the examination hall even a normal calculator also.

  •  There are a total of three sections: General English (GE), Quantitative-Data Interpretation & Data Sufficiency (QA-DI & DS) and Analytical & Logical Reasoning (AA-LR).

  • Yes, there is a negative marking 0.25 for each wrong answer in the SNAP exam.