All about SNAP 2018 – The exam format

All about SNAP 2018 – The exam format

September 3, 2018 MBA MBA entrance MBA entrance exam SCMHRD SIBM SNAP 0


First things first – the dates for SNAP 2018:

SNAP Date 16th December’18 (2 pm – 4 pm)
Registration starts 28th August’18
Registration ends 26th November’18
Admit card download 1st December’18 onward
Expected Result date Mid-January’19


Note: The SNAP format has undergone quite a few changes which are mentioned below:

The SNAP exam format:

Exam Type Computer based (2 hours)
Section Expected number of questions
Verbal Ability (VA) 35
Quantitative Aptitude & Data Interpretation (QA-DI) 35
Reasoning (LR) 35
General Knowledge (GK) 25


Note: SNAP does not require sectional cutoffs, however, a student must exhibit a reasonable level of performance in each section.


The SNAP would have 2 types of questions:
1. Normal multiple choice questions (MCQ) – Choose ONE option among 4 options provided
2. Non-MCQ type questions – TYPE in the answer in the provided space using on-screen keyboard
The details are mentioned below:

Question Type Scoring
110 Multiple choice questions (MCQ) +1 per Correct answer & -0.25 per Wrong answer
20 Non-MCQ +2 per Correct answer & -0.5 per Wrong answer


Which all institutes accept the SNAP score?

There are 15 Symbiosis institutes. Some of the top institutes are mentioned below:


Campus Location Percentile
SIBM Pune 98+
SCMHRD Pune 97+
SIIB Pune 93+
SIBM Bangalore 90+
SIOM Nashik 87+
SITM Pune 83+


Now comes the most important question: What to study for the SNAP?

Section Contents
VA English Usage
• Vocabulary – Synonyms and Antonyms
• Grammar – sentence correction, punctuation, figures of speech
• Fill in the blanks
• Sentence completion
• Para formation
• Para jumbles
• Idioms and Phrases
Reading Comprehension
• 2 RC passages with around 5 questions per passage
• Topics: Economics, Science, Art, Politics, Literature, etc.
• Question type: Usually direct questions
Verbal Reasoning
• Critical reasoning
• Analogies
LR • Arguments and conclusions
• Arrangements
• Family tree
• Team formation
• Clocks and Calendars
• Sequences, Coding – Decoding, Odd one out
• Matrix type
• Visual reasoning
• Direction sense
QA-DI Quantitative Aptitude
• Number properties
• Percentages Profit loss
• Interest
• Ratios, Averages and mixtures
• Time work and distance
• Algebra, Series, Inequalities
• Logarithms, indices and surds
• Permutation, Combination, Sets and Probability
• Triangles, Rectangles, Circles, Mensuration, 3D
Data Interpretation
• Tables and charts
• Bar graphs and Pie charts
• Line graphs
GK • Current affairs – national and international
• Economics, business, stock markets, companies and logos
• Indian constitution
• Famous personalities
• International events
• Science, Geography
• About India, authors, sports


Our course at CUBIX is designed in such a way that it covers all the above aspects of the SNAP with special Workshops and Mock Tests and mentoring for the GD-PI rounds. Our mentors have themselves scored 99.5+ percentile in CAT and other entrances multiple times. Happy learning, and All the Best for SNAP 2018!

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