MBA SYMBIOSIS

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Symbiosis National Aptitude Test (SNAP)

Institutes
 Symbiosis Institute of Business Management (SIBM, Pune)
 Symbiosis Centre for Management and Human Resource Development (SCMHRD, Pune)
Symbiosis Institute of International Business (SIIB)
Symbiosis Institute of Business Management (SIBM, Bengaluru)

 

Exam Details

Sr. No. SNAP  
1.  Exam Mode Online Test
2. Duration 120 minutes 
3.  Number of attempts in a year Single
4.  Type of questions All MCQs. Each question had 4 options to choose an appropriate response.
5. Marking Pattern +1 for each correct answer.
6. Negative Marking Each wrong answer attracted 25% negative marks.
7. Sectional Cutoff There was no individual sectional cutoff.
8. Facility to choose order of sections There was no pre-fixed order for sections. The exam allowed switching freely among different sections.
9. Top colleges accepting exam score SIBM Pune, SCHMRD, SIIB, SIBM Bengaluru and all the institutes affiliated to Symbiosis International University

 

                Each correct answer is expected to award you 1 positive mark while a penalty of 0.25 negative mark would be applied for each wrong answer in SNAP exam 2018 pattern of marking scheme.

 

Eligibility

  • Symbiosis National Aptitude Test (SNAP) is the MBA entrance test for admission to 15 Symbiosis institutes across India. The institutes award MBA degree of Symbiosis International University (SIU)
  • SIU Pune determines the SNAP Exam Eligibility before SNAP exam every year. Apart from the ensuring their SNAP Eligibility, the candidates appearing in SNAP exam also have to check the Institute Level Eligibility Criteria which can be different from the SNAP Exam Eligibility.

Two levels of SNAP Eligibility Criteria

We have listed the eligibility criteria for some the Premier Institutes under the aegis of Symbiosis International University:

Institute Eligibility
Symbiosis Institute of Business Management (SIBM, Pune) MBA and  MBA – Innovation & Entrepreneurship

  • Graduate with a minimum of 50% marks (45% for SC/ST)
  • A final year student, while their admission will be subject to obtaining a minimum of 50% marks (45% for SC/ST) in the qualifying examination.
Symbiosis Centre for Management and Human Resource Development (SCMHRD, Pune) MBA

  • Graduate with a minimum of 50% marks (45% for SC/ST)
  • A final year student, while their admission will be subject to obtaining a minimum of 50% marks (45% for SC/ST) in the qualifying examination.

MBA – Business Analytics

  • Graduate with a minimum of 50% marks (45% for SC/ST) with minimum two years full time work experience after completion of graduation.
Symbiosis Institute of International Business (SIIB) MBA – International Business & MBA – Agri Business

·         Graduate with a minimum of 50% marks (45% for SC/ST)

·         A final year student, while their admission will be subject to obtaining a minimum of 50% marks (45% for SC/ST) in the qualifying examination.

MBA – Energy & Environment

·         Bachelor of Engineering/ Technology/ Architecture/ Bachelor of Science (Environmental Science) with a minimum of 50% marks or equivalent grade (45% for SC/ ST or equivalent grade). A final year student’s application will be subject to obtaining a minimum of 50% marks (45% for SC/ST) in the qualifying examination.

Symbiosis Institute of Business Management (SIBM, Bengaluru) MBA

·         Graduate with a minimum of 50% marks (45% for SC/ST)

·         A final year student, while their admission will be subject to obtaining a minimum of 50% marks (45% for SC/ST) in the qualifying examination.

Symbiosis International University has directed the candidates to check the SNAP eligibility of the respective Symbiosis Institutes also as they have to apply for the institute level MBA programme through SNAP website.

Section Name Number of questions Allotted time in minutes
RC &Verbal Ability 40 N/A
Quantitative, Data Interpretation & Data Sufficiency 40 N/A
Analytical & Logical

Reasoning

40 N/A
Current Affairs 30 N/A
Total 150 120 Minutes

SNAP Exam Pattern V/s CAT

SNAP Exam Pattern and IIMs CAT Exam have many similarities which give the opportunity to the candidates to synchronise their sectional and overall exam preparation. However, SNAP 2018 Exam Pattern will have a few dissimilarities as compared to CAT exam:

Component SNAP IIMs CAT
Total Questions 150 100
Overall Time Limit to Attempt the Exam  2 hours  3 hours
Type of Questions All MCQs 72-75 questions are MCQs, rest Non-MCQs
Answer Options for MCQs  4 4
Marks Awarded for each Correct Answer  1 3
Negative Marking 0.25 mark MCQs with 1/3 negative marking; No negative marking for Non-MCQs
Exam Difficulty Level Moderate Difficult
Number of Sections 4 3
Section-1: Name and Number of Questions General English, RC,VR,VA-40 Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension- 34
Section-2: Name and Number of Questions Analytical & Logical Reasoning-40 Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning -32
Section-3: Name and Number of Questions Quant, DI, Data Sufficiency-40 Quantitative Ability-34
Section-4: Name and Number of Questions Current Affairs-30 Not Applicable, only 3 Sections
Facility to Choose Order of Sections Yes, any question from any section within overall time limit No, has to follow pre defined sectional order
Individual Sectional Time Limit No Each section with 1 hour time limit
Top MBA Colleges Accepting Exam Score SIBM Pune, SCMHRD Pune, SIIB Pune, SIBM Bangalore & all other Symbiosis institutes. 20 IIMs, FMS, MDI, SPJIMR, IMI, IMT, IITs, TAPMI, XIMB and hundreds of other B-schools.

SNAP Exam Pattern Vs XAT

SNAP Exam Pattern and XLRI XAT Exam have many similarities like common section on General Knowledge, English Language, Quantitative Ability, Data Interpretation among others which help the SNAP and XAT test takers to prepare for them simultaneously

Component SNAP XLRI – XAT
Total Questions 150 98
Overall Time Limit to Attempt the Exam 2 hours 3½ hours
Type of Questions All MCQs 97 MCQs (1 is subjective Essay Writing test)
Answer Options for each MCQ     4   5
Marks Awarded for each correct answer     1   1 for MCQs

3 for Essay Writing

Negative Marking 0.25 mark 72 MCQs with 1/4 negative marking; No negative marking for 25 MCQs on GK and Essay writing test
Exam Difficulty Level Moderate High
Number of Sections    4   3 (Main sections)

2 (GK & Essay Test score not counted)

SNAP Exam Pattern Vs XAT

Component SNAP XLRI – XAT
Section-1: Name and Number of Questions General English, RC,VR,VA-40 English Language & Logical Reasoning- 24
Section-2: Name and Number of Questions Quant, DI, Data Sufficiency-40 Quantitative Ability & Data Interpretation- 27
Section-3: Name and Number of Questions Analytical & Logical Reasoning-40 Decision Making-21
Section-4: Name and Number of Questions Current Affairs-30

 

General Awareness-25

Essay Writing (Subjective)

Facility to Choose Order of Sections & Questions Yes, Any question from any section within overall time limit Yes, Any question from any section within overall time limit
Individual Sectional Time Limit No No
Top MBA Colleges Accepting Exam Score SIBM Pune, SCMHRD Pune, SIIB Pune, SIBM Bangalore & all other Symbiosis institutes XLRI, SPJIMR, IMT, TAPMI, XIMB

 

SNAP Exam Pattern V/s NMAT by GMAC

                SNAP Exam Pattern and NMAT by GMAC Exam have many similar sections and questions on same pattern. The candidates preparing for both the exams may coordinate their sectional and overall exam preparation. A comparative analysis detailing the key features of SNAP and NMAT by GMAC is shared below:

Component SNAP NMAT by GMAC
Total Questions 150 120
Overall Time Limit to Attempt the Exam  2 hours  2 hours
Type of Questions All MCQs All MCQs
Answer Options for MCQs  4 5
Marks Awarded for each Correct Answer  1 1
Negative Marking 0.25 mark No negative marking
Exam Difficulty Level Moderate Moderate
Number of Sections 4 3
Section-1: Name and Number of Questions General English, RC,VR,VA- 40 Language Skills-32
Section-2: Name and Number of Questions Analytical & Logical Reasoning- 40 Logical Reasoning-40 
Section-3: Name and Number of Questions Quant, DI, Data Sufficiency- 40 Quantitative Skills-48
Section-4: Name and Number of Questions Current Affairs-30 Not Applicable
Facility to Choose Order of Sections Yes, any question from any section within overall time limit Yes, but once chosen has to follow
Individual Sectional Time Limit No Yes, varying time limit of 22 minutes to 60 minutes
Top MBA Colleges Accepting Exam Score SIBM Pune, SCMHRD Pune, SIIB Pune, SIBM Bangalore & all other Symbiosis institutes NMIMS, VIT, XIMB, IBS-ICFAI,

MISB Bocconi, Alliance University

 

SNAP Exam Syllabus

                SNAP Exam is conducted on December of 2 hours duration computer based online test. SNAP Syllabus covers the sectional test composition, number of questions, type of questions, important topics, scoring pattern in SNAP Test.

                SNAP exam syllabus contains:

 

  • 150 MCQs (Multiple Choice Questions).
  • SNAP test is divided in 4 sections.
  • SNAP exam syllabus ensures that there is no repetition of SNAP questions.
  • The difficulty level of the questions in SNAP exam would not go beyond the SNAP Syllabus.

 

Symbiosis National Aptitude Test (SNAP)

Section-1: General English: Reading Comprehension, Verbal Reasoning, Verbal Ability

                Section Highlights: This section comprises all the components of English Language and the major parts covered are English Language, Reading Comprehension Passages, Verbal Reasoning and Verbal Ability.

                Number of Questions: 40

                Sectional Weightage in SNAP Syllabus: 27%

                Important Topics in SNAP Exam Syllabus:

                Reading Comprehension (RC) Passages: 10-12 Questions

  • 2 RC Passage followed by 12 questions
  • RC topics are based on Facts, Opinion, Literature, Current Affairs among others
  • The SNAP Syllabus on RC passages does not throw difficult questions
  • RC Based questions are directly related to the RC passage contents

                Verbal Ability (VA): 22-26 Questions

  • Synonyms, Antonyms, Fill in the Blanks
  • Idioms, Phrases, Vocabulary usage
  • Jumbled Paragraphs
  • Correction of Errors in sentences,
  • Core Grammar usage – Conditionals, Active Passive, Indirect Narration etc.

                Verbal Reasoning: 6-8 Questions

  • Critical Reasoning
  • Analogy
  • Identifying Parts of Speech

Section-2: Quantitative Ability, Data Interpretation, Data Sufficiency

  • Section Highlights: This section syllabus comprises questions on Quantitative Aptitude, Data Interpretation & Data Sufficiency. Although Questions on Data Interpretation are limited, they sometimes prove lengthier than questions on Quant and consume major part of the time.

                Number of Questions: 40

                Sectional Weightage in SNAP Syllabus: 27%

                Major Topics in the SNAP Syllabus are:

                Quantitative Ability: 24-27 Questions

Number System Arithmetic – Percentage, Profit-Loss, Interest, Time- Speed-Distance, Averages, Ratio etc. Algebra
Linear Equations; Quadratic Equations Logarithm Progressions
Binomial Theorem Surds and Indices Inequalities
Permutation and Combination Probability Functions Set Theory
Mixtures and Alligations Geometry Co-ordinate Geometry
Trigonometry Mensuration

 

Data Interpretation, Data Sufficiency: 10-14 Questions

Series Graphs-Pie Chart
Tables Bar Graph

 

Section-3: Current Affairs

  • Section Highlights: SIU Pune has revamped the Current Affairs section in SNAP Exam Syllabus and has made it easier for the candidates. The Current Affairs Syllabus in SNAP is limited to the current affairs of last 2 years.
  • Number of Questions: 30
  • Sectional Weightage in SNAP Syllabus: 20%
  • SNAP Syllabus Topics:  Economics, finance, national and international current affairs are a few of the many topics on which questions are placed in this section. Major topics in SNAP Syllabus are:
Business & Economics Personalities & Awards
Sports Science & Technology
Geography Missions of the Countries
Miscellaneous

 

Section-4: Analytical and Logical Ability

                Section Highlights: This section includes areas like computing, visualization, articulation, and problem solving, topics. The questions may be in the set form or may be individual ones depending upon the shape of the problem.

  • Number of Questions: 40
  • Weightage: 27%
  • Syllabus Topics: SNAP focuses more on the following topics in this section
Family Tree – Blood Relations Seating Arrangement
Direction Sense Clocks & Calendars
Mathematical Reasoning Analogy
Series Coding – Decoding
Meaningful Word, Matrix Visual reasoning
Syllogisms Critical Reasoning
Verbal and Miscellaneous Reasoning

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