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SNAP Syllabus 2017

Symbiosis National Aptitude Test (SNAP) evaluates a candidate’s ability in analytical reasoning, data interpretation, quantitative techniques, and General English. The syllabus for SNAP is decided by Symbiosis International University (SIU) each year. No changes are intimated for SNAP Syllabus 2017 as yet. 

Here is a brief about all the section-wise topics in SNAP:

  • SNAP has questions from 4 sections viz. Quantitative Aptitude, General English, General Awareness, and Reasoning.
  • Questions in Quantitative Aptitude are based on percentages, geometry, ratios & proportion, time, etc.
  • In the General English section, questions are on sentence correction, idioms, one-word substitution, analogies etc. The best way to get a hang of these is by practicing SNAP Question Papers.
  • Questions in Logical Reasoning are based on puzzles, linear arrangements, cause and effect, statements and conclusions etc.
  • Last but not the least, the General Awareness section tests a candidate’s vigilance about the current affairs doing the rounds. Questions are generally asked from the events of past 2 years.

SNAP 2017 is scheduled on December 17. According to SNAP Exam Pattern, there are 150 objective questions. The total duration of the exam is 2 hours. However, there is no sectional-time limit. The exam will be conducted in online mode in nearly 102  Exam Centers of SNAP in India.

SNAP Syllabus 2017 for General English

  • General English Section in SNAP 2017 is a mixture of Vocabulary based, Grammar based and Comprehension based questions.
  • This paper is designed to test a candidate’s verbal reasoning as well as communication abilities.
  • As for the Reading Comprehension part, questions are usually direct and to the point and the difficulty level is easy to moderate.
  • There are 40 questions asked from this section.
  • While the topics covered in this section are not that difficult but do require immense practice and good command over english language. 
  • Here are the topics that candidates have to study in SNAP English section:
Syllabus for General English
Antonyms and SynonymsSentence Completion
Sentence Re-arrangement (Para-Jumbles)Spelling Based Questions
Fill in the blanks (Grammar based and Vocabulary based)Idioms and Phrases
Reading ComprehensionParts of Speech
PunctuationCritical Reasoning
Error SpottingOdd Word Out

Read More About SNAP General English Preparation

Important Questions in SNAP

Here are some of the important topics along with their priority level:

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

SNAP Preparation Books for General English

Here are some of the most recommended preparation books of SNAP English section:

preparation books for general english
Objective General EnglishR.S. Aggarwal, Vikas Aggarwal
General English for Competitive ExamsDisha Experts
Competitive General EnglishKiran Prakashan
Objective General EnglishS.P. Bakshi
Objective English for Competitive ExaminationHari Mohan Prasad

SNAP Syllabus 2017 for Quantitative Aptitude

  • Quantitative Aptitude often becomes the most important section in SNAP Exam as it has a lot of chapters and topics in itself.
  • Therefore, it is necessary that candidates have a complete knowledge of the concepts to be covered.
  • It carries 40 questions, each carrying one mark.
  • The difficulty level of questions in QA section for SNAP is slightly lower than CAT. This section tests a candidate’s ability to visualize the problem and get to the answer in the minimum time possible. 
  • Here is a list of topics that candidates must cover for Quantitative Aptitude, Date Interpretation and Data Sufficiency Section of SNAP 2017:
Syllabus for Quantitative Aptitude
Time and WorkPercentagesRatios
AveragesNumber SystemProblems on Ages
Linear Equations (Usage)Quadratic EquationsGeometry
Mixtures and AllegationsHCF LCMTime, Speed and Distance
Venn diagramSet theoryProfit and Loss
LogarithmsPipes and CisternsCo-ordinate Geometry
FunctionsProbabilityPermutation and Combination
ClocksTrigonometryNumber Series
Simple and Compound InterestData SufficiencyPie Charts
Bar GraphsLine GraphsTables

Important Questions in SNAP

Here are some of the important topics along with their priority level:

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

SNAP Preparation Books for Quantitative Aptitute

Here are some of the most recommended preparation books of SNAP Quants section:

Preparation books for Quantitative Aptitute
Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive ExaminationsVarun Gupta
Quantitative AptitudeShambhu Nath Jha & RPH Editorial Board
Study Notes Material On SNAP (SYMBIOSIS) Management Aptitude TestSourav Sir's Classes
Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive ExaminationsR S Aggarwal
Quantitative Aptitude for All Competitive ExaminationsAbhijit Guha

SNAP Syllabus 2017 for General Awareness

  • SNAP 2017 will have 30 questions on General Awareness Section.
  • 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.
  • Topics that candidates will need to cover for General Awareness Section of SNAP 2017 are:
Syllabus for General Awareness
Geography (Indian and International)Awards and Honors
AbbreviationsFamous Personalities
Art and MusicBooks and Authors
International Organizations and MeetingsInternational and Indian Politics
Companies and BrandsFinance and Economics
Basic Science and BiologySports
International and Indian MonumentsIndian History
Indian CultureLogos and taglines

Important Questions in SNAP

Here are some of the important topics along with their priority level:

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

Read More About SNAP General Awareness Preparation

SNAP Preparation Books for General Awareness

Here are some of the most recommended preparation books of SNAP GK section:

Preparation books for General Awareness
General Awareness Basic Banking & Financial IssuesGautam Majumdar
General Knowledge 2018Purushottam Kumar
General KnowledgeDr. Binay Karna
Current General Knowledge Encyclopaedia GuideV.V.K.Subburaj

SNAP Syllabus 2017 for Analytical and Logical Reasoning

  • SNAP Reasoning Ability Syllabus tests a candidate’s common sense and their ability to solve real life logical problems.
  • Analytical and Logical Reasoning section consists of 40 questions.
  • Compared to previous years, LR in SNAP 2017 will see some changes in the number of questions.
  • The difficulty level of this section often fluctuates. Hence, practice as many SNAP Question Papers as possible.
Syllabus for Analytical and Logical Reasoning
Analytical PuzzlesVerbal Reasoning
Number SeriesAnalogies
Alphabet based reasoningStatement and Argument
Coding-DecodingBlood Relations
Visual ReasoningSeating Arrangements

Important Questions in SNAP

Here are some of the important topics along with their priority level:

Verbal and figure classificationVery High
Decision MakingVery High
AnalogiesVery High
Arithmetical reasoningHigh
Relationship conceptsHigh
DifferencesVery Low
Visual MemoryHigh
Problem-solvingVery High
ObservationVery High
Arithmetical number seriesLow
Space VisualizationModerate

SNAP Preparation Books for Logical Reasoning

Here are some of the most recommended preparation books of SNAP LR section:

Preparation books for Logical Reasoning
SNAP Symbiosis MBA Admission TestPriyanka prakashan
Analytical & Logical Reasoning & Other Management Entrance TestsPeeyush Bhardwaj
A Modern Approach to Logical ReasoningR.S. Aggarwal
A Modern Approach to Logical ReasoningR.S. Aggarwal
Logical ReasoningMacaw Books

SNAP 2017 Exam Pattern

In a first, SNAP 2017 is going to be organized in online mode. Fortunately, change of examination mode has not made any impact on the division of sections or the actual examination pattern. There is no change in SNAP Exam Pattern.

Here is SNAP Exam Pattern 2017 in brief:

  • There are a total of 150 objective-type questions.
  • Candidates are given 2 hours to complete the test.
  • Each question in SNAP Exam carries 1 mark.
  • Each incorrect answer in SNAP 2017 leads to a deduction of 0.25 marks.
  • There is no negative marking for un-attempted questions.

The sectional weightage in SNAP 2017 is as follows:

Name of SectionNumber of QuestionsMaximum MarksDuration
Quantitative Ability, Data Interpretation and Data Sufficiency4040120 minutes
General English4040
General Awareness3030
Logical and Analytical Ability4040

We hope you prepare well for SNAP 2017 and come out with flying colours. Good luck!



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