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SNAP 2016 Syllabus

Symbiosis International University (SIU) conducts SNAP (Symbiosis National Aptitude Test) for admission to MBA programs at SIU and its affiliated institutes. SNAP will comprise of 4 sections viz. Quantitative Aptitude, Logical reasoning, Verbal Ability and General Awareness. The syllabus for SNAP spans topics mostly from Mathematics and English of higher secondary level.

The topics covered in Quant, Reasoning, and Verbal sections are similar to other national level management entrance exams. In case of General Awraeness section, SNAP considers political, social, and financial events of the past two years. 

SNAP Exam Pattern

The Exam is scheduled to be conducted on Dec 18, 2016. Candidates are required to clear the initial offline examination to qualify for the next stage. In order to get a good score, a candidate must be thorough with the entire syllabus for SNAP exam. The following article discusses the syllabus for all the four sections in detail. 


SNAP 2016 General Awareness Syllabus

One of the unique features of SNAP exam is the General Awareness section. While most candidates are aware of important topics for Quant, Reasoning, and verbal, many are clueless about General Awareness topics. For SNAP a candidate should not just focus on current affairs of recent months but be updated on news and events of national and international importance of last 2 years. 

General Awareness consists of a variety of subjects spanning sociology, economics, political science, and current affairs. The table below gives  brief glimpse of the prioirty order of the various topics which may be asked in SNAP exam.  

SNAP General Awareness SyllabusPriority
Social Scenario of India and other countriesHigh
Economic Condition of India and other countriesModerate
General KnowledgeVery High
Business ScenarioVery High
Current AffairsVery High

General Awareness is one section which is not defined and can cover topics from a wide range of subjects such as general science, social studies etc. Due to this overlapping nature it is important that a candidate devote enough time to preparing for General Awareness. A SNAP aspirant must go through previous year papers and identify topics which are repeated and prepare accordingly.

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SNAP 2016 General English Syllabus

One of the important sections in SNAP test paper is General English. General English paper is designed to test a candidates verbal reasoning as well as communication abilities. While the topics covered in this section are not that difficult but do require immense practice and good command over english language. The topics covered in this section with their priority status are given below:

SNAP English Language SyllabusPriority
Reading ComprehensionHigh
Comprehension of a passageModerate
VocabularyVery High
GrammarVery High
Antonyms & SynonymsModerate
Verbal AbilityHigh
Sentence CompletionLow 

General English paper should not be taken lightly and must be prepared with dilligence. This paper will also cover questions from Verbal Reasoning, so a candidate should devise their preparation strategy accordingly. 

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SNAP 2016 Quantitative Aptitude Syllabus

Quantitative Aptitude is the most common section asked in all the management Entrance Exam of the country including CAT, XAT, KMAT and others. The key to excel in SNAP Test Quantitative Aptitude is to prepare as per the SNAP Syllabus

The difficulty level of questions in QA section for SNAP is slightly lower than CAT. This section tests a candidate’s ability to visualise the problem and get to the answer in the minimum time possible. Though the questions from Quantitative Aptitude ranges in the topics mentioned below, the candidates need to sort their preparation according to the priority of the topic based upon the question occurrence rate and weightage given to the Topic.

SNAP Quantitative Aptitude SyllabusPriority
Basic Mathematical relations and FormulasVery High
Relationship between NumbersModerate
Data SufficiencyModerate
Data InterpretationVery High
ArithmeticVery High

When preparing for quant, a candidate should keep the time factor in mind and learn shortcut tricks to solve questions quickly. QA can prove to be the make or break section in SNAP so a candidate must devote enough time and solve as many practice papers as they can lay hands on.

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SNAP 2016 Reasoning Ability Syllabus

SNAP Test Reasoning Ability Syllabus test a candidates common sense and their ability to solve real life logical problems. The main aim of the section is to filter the deserving candidates out of the pool of total candidates applying for the Exam.

This is another section which is fairly common to all entrance exams and competitive exams. There are end number of books to help prepare for this section. Questions in this section are just like solving puzzles. Candidates must be able to solve these questions in a short period of time in order to gain marks in this section. The topics covered under this section are as follows:

SNAP Logical Reasoning SyllabusPriority
Verbal and figure classificationVery High
JudgementModerate
AnalysisModerate
Decision MakingVery High
AnalogiesVery High
SimilaritiesModerate
Arithmetical reasoningHigh
Relationship conceptsHigh
DifferencesVery Low
DiscriminationLow
Visual MemoryHigh
Problem-solvingVery High
ObservationVery High
Arithmetical number seriesLow
Space VisualizationModerate

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Suggested Books for SNAP 2016

Solving papers and practicing questions on a regular basis is the way to go if one needs to clear SNAP 2016 Exam. Students can refer to following books to study for the different sections of the exam. The names of the books are listed below:

  • Map the SNAP Symbiosis National Aptitude Test 8 Solved (2012-2005) & 5 Mock Papers (English) Paperback’ by Arihant Experts
  • ‘Arihant Descriptive General English’ by S. P. Bakshi
  • ‘Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning’ by Arun Sharma
  • ‘Verbal Ability And Reading Comprehension’ by Arun Sharma & Meenakshi Upadhyay
  • ‘SNAP 2014 Simplified With GK’ by Disha Publication
  • ‘Ace The SNAP (Paperback)’ by IMS Learning Resources Pvt Ltd
  • ‘Symbiosis National Aptitude Test Guide (English)’ by Ramesh Publication House

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