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SNAP Test 2016: QA Syllabus, Important Topics & Study Material

Last Updated - October 26, 2016

Quantitative aptitude is the common section asked in most of the Management Entrance Exam and It is one of the determining section of SNAP Test 2016. The standard of Quantitative Aptitude questions asked in SNAP is slightly lower than CAT Exam.

Candidates have to attempt total number of 150 questions. Total time allotted is 120 minutes. The Test is conducted as an objective Test. SNAP Test consists of General English, quantitative aptitude, logical reasoning, general awareness. Read SNAP Syllabus

SNAP (Symbiosis National Aptitude test) is a national level entrance exam conducted by Symbiosis International University (SIU). SNAP Test is conducted for management aspirants who are seeking admission to MBA programs into various institutes under SIU.

Quantitative Aptitude (QA) Weightage

Quantitative Aptitude in SNAP Test holds 22% weight of the total 150 questions. The Question in the SNAP QA varies from Arithmetic to Algebra and 2D Geometry to 3D Volumes & Areas.

With the right Preparation and Strategic Planning, Quantitative Section under SNAP Test could prove to be major scorer in the University Entrance Exam for SIU. However, time limit in the SNAP Test is still the major challenge to overcome. 40 Questions to be solved in the minimum possible time becomes a herculean task for the candidates in SNAP Test. Average questions that candidates attempt in Quantitative Ability under SNAP Test is 25-27.

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Quantitative Aptitude (QA) Syllabus

Major topics covered in this section are Number Systems; LCM and HCF; Percentages; Profit and Loss; Interest (Simple and Compound); Speed, Time and Distance; Time and Work; Averages; Ratio and Proportion; Linear Equations; Quadratic Equations; Complex Numbers; Logarithm; Progressions; Binomial Theorem; Surds and Indices; Inequalities; Permutation and Combination; Probability , Functions; Set Theory; Mixtures and Alligations; Geometry; Co-ordinate Geometry; Trigonometry; Mensuration.

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Important Topics in Quantitative Aptitude

Preparation for Quantitative Data Interpretation should be carefully planned. Following topics are required to be covered in your preparation for SNAP 2016 Quant & DI. You may find 1-2 questions on each topic.

ProbabilityOdd man outLog theory
IntegersPermutation combination Problems with Pie charts and diagrams
Time, distance, speed/Time & workAnalysing the GraphsMensuration

In this section, half of the questions are asked from arithmetic operations and fundamental of mathematics that include number properties, LCM, HCF, divisibility, remainder theorem, fraction & decimals, ratio proportion, percentage, profit & loss, time & work, time & speed, simple/ compound interest etc. it is most scoring section for candidates and it consumes less time as well.

Rest of the questions asked are from Geometry, modern mathematics & data interpretation. In Geometry & algebra, Simple/ quadratic equations, polynomials, exponents, functions, triangles, circles, parallelogram. Modern mathematics & data interpretation covered areas, volumes, pie chart, bar graph, statistics etc.

Candidates requires more practice for questions from these topics and need to get solution & correct answer in one go.

Quantitative Aptitude Difficulty Level

Quant and DI in SNAP Exam has a little high difficulty level. According to experts ‘the difficulty level of questions in this section is higher than other ones and aspirants are advised to practice specific SNAP type of questions. Synchronising the preparation for SNAP with CAT will accelerate the preparation pace with less effort for both the tests’.

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In quantitative aptitude, it is important to understand the concepts to be able to solve the numerical problems. Aspiring candidates can refer to the following books for better understanding:

  • Quantitative Aptitude by R.S Agarwal with ISBN No. 8121924986
  • Quantitative Aptitude by Arun Sharma with ISBN No. 933920512

Candidates can also refer particular section books:

  • An advanced Approached to data interpretation by R.S Agarwal with ISBN No. 8121913594
  • Quick Arithmetic by Aggarwal Ashish with ISBN No. 8121923873

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Online Resources for QA in SNAP Test

The advantage for online learning is that it provides all time 24*7 help. it provides all the video lesson, tutorials and practice papers. The SNAP Study Material are always available to candidates and they can use them any time they want. Candidates can learn from the online tutors, video lectures, video solutions etc. Candidates can go through following online learning resources for the SNAP Preparation:

  • : It is a repository of various solved aptitude questions and answers with their explanation and one of the best website for SNAP Exam aspirants.
  • : It provides free high quality study materials to aspirants. Questions from each section are categorized in into three difficulty levels.
  • : It is a hub for the candidates where they can share their problems and get solution in various method from different users.



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