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General Awareness Section: A major scorer for SNAP exam

Last Updated - September 06, 2016

SNAP which is also called Symbiosis National Aptitude Test is going to take place on December 9, 2016. There are merely three months left for the most competitive management exam. Management aspirants who are willing to seek admissions in M.B.A programmes through SNAP, should gear themselves up and should start preparing. It’s high time now!

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The registration process for SNAP has already been started from August 22 and will go on till November 25, 2016. SNAP is different from other popular management exams like CAT and IIFT and that is because of the huge amount of presence of General awareness section in SNAP exam. CAT exam generally doesn’t carry the section of General awareness. By scoring in general awareness section in SNAP exam, a candidate could definitely gain high score while attempting SNAP exam.

In this article, we will highlight some preparation tips that will make your SNAP score touch the heights. You can read on the following helping tips for scoring in SNAP exam.

There are basically four section in SNAP exam pattern, namely:

  1. Quantitative Ability, Data Interpretation & Data Sufficiency

It has been believed that SNAP exam lays heavy emphasis on Quantitative and arithmetic questions. This section consists of Averages, Time and Distance, Ration and proportion, Alligations and mixtures, Mensuration, Percentages etc.Whereas the questions asked on Data sufficiency in SNAP exam are comparatively easy and are not as complex as asked in XAT or CAT exam.

  1. General English/Verbal Ability

General English section is all about vocabulary questions, reading comprehension passages and grammar questions. Vocabulary, verbal reasoning and Grammar are the major sub sections to ponder on, while preparing for General English section.

  1. Analytical & Logical Reasoning

Due to heavy marks allotted to the questions of Analytical and Logical reasoning, this section is considered most important one in SNAP exam as it helps you to clear SNAP cut-off. The section carries subjects like critical reasoning, deductive logic, logical reasoning sets, series, visual reasoning, blood relations, puzzles and analogies.

  1. General Awareness

General Awareness section is that one section which can ponder plenty of marks to the SNAP aspirants. The reason for this the vastness of SNAP general awareness syllabus. In this section, the questions asked are basically related to current affairs, Business GK, awards and prizes, sports event, and important events of the last year.

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Section Wise Weightage

Below is the bifurcation of different section and marks allotted to each section to help a candidate to know weightage of SNAP exam.

SectionNumber of QuestionsMaximum Marks
Logical Reasoning3060
Quantitative Ability + Data Interpretation + Data Sufficiency4040
Verbal Ability4040
General Knowledge / Current Affairs4040
Total150180

Above we have acquainted you with contents of different sections of SNAP exam. Now, we will discuss about how to attempt each section to increase your marks in SNAP score. This will help you in gaining maximum marks by tackling each section smartly.

Tips for attempting General Awareness Section

  1. Keep a hang of daily happenings to increase your aptitude for current affairs. Read newspapers and magazines to know about last year and current year knowledge. You should also watch political debates on news channels to build up your political knowledge.
  2. You can also buy different reading material provided in market, for instance Manorama yearbook for polishing your knowledge on current events,
  3. Considerable amount of knowledge is required to attempt General awareness section. You just can't beat the bush and answer randomly for this section. We recommend you to read daily nationals like The Hindu, Economic Times, Business Standard etc. which will help you to clear out the section smoothly.
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Tips for attempting Verbal Ability Section

  1. Verbal ability section is about testing your knowledge on General English and in order to increase your knowledge for the same, the candidate will have to read a lot. You can read the editorial pages of daily newspapers.
  2. Increase your vocab by learning new words, atleast 5 words each day which will enhance your verbal ability and will help you answering the questions of this section.
  3. If you are having a tough time discovering new words, you can consult different dictionaries like Oxford and Cambridge Learner’s dictionary, which will always help you not only for cracking SNAP exam but will help you with increasing your vocab for long term.

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Tips for attempting Quantitative Ability Section

  1. Start with practicing basic Maths by taking help for Class 9th and 10th textbook. Also, study material will help you a lot in increasing your Mathematical skills to clear SNAPentrance exam. Learn as many formulas as you can and try to experiment with your own shortcuts.
  2. In order to get hands on fast calculation and save time, candidate must solve puzzles, squares and cubes. Track the time, each time you solve the puzzle and improvise on time management.
  3. Go through previous year’s SNAP question papers, so that one can get a fair idea of type of questions, he/she will need to attempt in the exam.

Tips for attempting Logical Reasoning Section

  1. SNAP aspirant can improve his/her reasoning ability by solving puzzles within a time limit. This will be help you in time management too. Practice solving puzzle, twice in a day. Remember the mantra, Practice makes a man perfect.
  2. Candidate must prepare Question bank for each section which will further help him/her in checking the knowledge and how much you have studied for the exam. After complete revision, candidate can attempt answering these questions to get a reality check.

In order to score maximum in SNAP exam one should prepare well and attempt all the question with full confidence. Strategic approach, effective time management and correct prioritization of questions to attempt is a correct mixture to attempt SNAP exam. We hope you know that there is no substitute for hard work, but these tips or guidelines can be a source of help to you. We wish you all the best for SNAP exam and hope you pass with flying colors.

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