All you wanted to know about SNAP 2014

Why Write SNAP?

SNAP is conducted by Symbiosis for admission into its 13 Management institutes. SIBM, SCMHRD are consistently ranked in the top 20 B-Schools of India.

 

Important Details

It is one of the few paper-pencil tests .More than 45000 students appear for SNAP every year.

This year SNAP will be conducted on 21st December, 2014.

 

Test Structure :

Test duration : 120 minutes

Number of Options : 4

Total Marks : 180

Total Questions : 150

Marking Scheme : +1 for every right answer. Negative 1/4th for every incorrect answer.

Sectional Cut-offs : No Section Cut-offs.

 

Section

Marks

No. of Questions

General English

40

40

Quantitative Ability

40

40

General Awareness

40

40

Analytical & Logical Reasoning

60

30

Total

180

150

 

Let’s take a detailed look at each section.

Verbal ability: The section is dominated by Easy- Medium difficulty Vocab Questions. You will also see a lot of questions on Error spotting & sentence correction questions.

 

Sub-Section Nos. of Qs Special Preparation Required
RC 7 None
Vocab 20 Idioms ( 4 Qs) , Spellings (2 Qs)
Grammar 12 Parts of Speech, Figures of Speech
Parajumbles 1 None

 

Quantitative ability : Students who fear Quant section ( of CAT/ NMAT/IIFT) will rejoice when they see Quant section of SNAP. It is the easiest quant section you will see ( along with MH-CET)

Focus Areas :

Time & Work : Around 8-10 questions

Geometry : Around 7 questions. ( special focus on Mensuration)

Percentage Based Questions : i.e. Profit Loss ,Mixtures, Ratios etc

Data Sufficiency : Not asked for the last 2 years but it pays to be prepared.

The skill required is not to get stuck with a few difficult questions that get thrown in as ‘speed breakers’. If you can identify those and skip them, you can easily attempt 30+ questions in the section.

Note : DI ( 4-5 questions) were asked in the Logic section in SNAP 2013. In 2012, they were asked in the Quant section. Overall, level of DI was very easy.

Logical Reasoning: This section consists of questions that carry two marks each and hence it is the ‘make or break’ section of SNAP. It consists of questions on blood relations, arrangements, logical puzzles, visual reasoning, critical reasoning, deductions and analogies. The difficulty level of this part of the test is average.

General awareness: This section is relatively the most difficult section of the paper. It has questions from just about every area one can think of. It consists of current affairs, politics, sports, business, brands, various awards & recognitions etc. It has 5-6 sitters. The rest will require special preparation J

Test taking strategy :

It is suggested that you get done with GK in the first 10 mins of the test. Since Logic has the maximum weightage, majority of the time should be devoted to Logic. Depending on your strength & comfort, quant and verbal can be taken as your third/fourth section. Remember , there are no sectional cut-offs to meet.

 

Order Section

Marks

No. of Qs

Good Attempt

Time Allocation

Score

1

General Awareness

40

40

12-14 marks

10 mins

10

2

Analytical & Logical Reasoning

60

30

50 marks i.e 25 Qs

50 mins

40-44

3

Quantitative Ability

40

40

30-32

30-35 mins

25-27

4

General English

40

40

30-32

25-30 mins

25-27

  Total

180

150

120-130 marks

120 mins

100+

 

 

Cut-offs for Symbiois Institutes : ( Based on last 3 years)

SIBM & SCMHRD : 100+

SIIB : 90+

SIBM Bangalore : 85+

Scores of 70+ will fetch calls from SITM, SCIT etc.

 

Last 2 weeks Preparation Strategy

GK should be the cornerstone of your preparation. It is easy to get a 5 mark advantage over competition, if you can prepare well for GK. Go through the Award list , current Affairs etc. Devote 1-1.5 hrs daily for the same.
– Prepare Time& Work chapter well. You cannot do well at SNAP if you are not proficient at the same. Second area is Geometry.
– Revise your word list. Study Parts of Speech Identification & Figures of Speech.
Solve Actual SNAP papers of the last 3-4 years.  Try hitting a score of 100  🙂
– Write another 2-3 Mocks.

 

Mail us on info@idealcredence.com  with subject ‘ SNAP’ if you want us to send you a soft copy of SNAP Papers (2011-13) & Figures of Speech. Consider it as a gift from IDEAL CREDence & InsideIIM.

Whatsmore, if you get calls from SIBM & SCMHRD, you will be eligible for free GDPI worth Rs. 4000/- (Location : Mumbai)

About IDEAL CREDence : A 5 year old test prep company based in Mumbai. It trains 500 students a year and boasts of the best call ratio in Mumbai. For details, visit www.idealcredence.com  / call 9322270518.

 

Hemang Panchmatia

Hemang Panchmatia (MBA from NMIMS, Batch of 2005) Co-founded CREDence Academy in 2010. CREDence is now a part of ENDEAVOR Careers, India’s premier CAT coaching institute. He has trained 5000+ students in the last 9 years. With 10,000 hrs of Verbal teaching experience, he is well-known among students for simplifying Verbal and making it ‘solvable’.  He is credited with bringing structure to Verbal Preparation and students vouch that Hemang Sir’s ‘90 minute Verbal-a-day’ approach really works. Hemang also has 4 years of Corporate Experience in Financial Services Space.

Comments

One comment

Suryakant Soni

Hello Sir,For grammar,FIB and Parts of speech related questions…the problem i am facing is that I am not getting right material,…..the cat level material is too tough and if i google it online, it is too common and easy type of questions……what should I Do …plz help ?