SNAP 2015 Test Pattern and Syllabus

SNAP 2015 test pattern

A national-level management entrance examination conducted by the Symbiosis International University (SIU), Symbiosis National Aptitude (SNAP) is conducted each year for admissions into their full time MBA as well as other post graduate level programmes. Considered as one of the major MBA entrance examinations held in the country, the SNAP 2015 is the only gateway for admission into SIU and its various affiliated schools. This year, the SNAP 2015 exam will be held on Sunday, December 20. The registrations will commence on the official website from August 24, 2015 and the last date for late registration is Tuesday, November 24, 2015.

Through SNAP 2015, students are eligible for admission in 13 institutes under the SIU. The exam is conducted online across various centers in the country. Although this year, there hasn’t been significant changes to the SNAP 2015 test pattern, however, students have to be familiar with it.

SNAP 2015 Test Pattern

  • The SNAP 2015 test pattern follows an MCQ format wherein each question lists 4 options out of which a student has to select the right answer.
  • The SNAP 2015 test pattern consists of 150 objective type questions for duration of two hours (120 Minutes).
  • ¼ marks (25%) are deducted for every wrong answer.

The time duration for the exam is 120 minutes. The paper comprises four sections:

Sr. No SECTIONS Total Marks
1 General English: Reading Comprehension, Verbal Reasoning, Verbal Ability 40
2 Quantitative, Data Interpretation & Data Sufficiency 40
3 General Awareness: General Knowledge, Current Affairs, Business Scenario 40
4 Analytical & Logical Reasoning 60
Total 180

SNAP 2015 Syllabus:

  • QUANTITATIVE: Geometry (Lines, Angles, Triangles, Spheres, Rectangles, Cube, Cone, etc.), Ratios and Proportion, Percentages, In-equations Quadratic and linear equations Algebra, Profit & Loss, Averages, Partnership, Time-Speed-Distance, Work and time, Number system, HCF &LCM, Geometric Progression, Arithmetic progression, Arithmetic mean, Geometric mean, Harmonic mean, Median, Mode, Number Base System, BODMAS, Mensuration, Alligation & Mixtures, Work, Pipes and Cisterns, Simple Interest & Compound Interest, Set Theory, Venn Diagram, Installment Payments, Clocks, Probability, Permutations & Combinations, Trigonometry, Vectors, Binomial Expansion, Co-ordinate geometry, Logarithm, Calendar, Maxima & Minima Progression, Surds & Indices, Complex numbers, Etc.

  • Analytical and Logical Reasoning: Data Interpretation based on text, graphs and tables, Graphs can be Column graphs, Bar Graphs, Line charts, Pie Chart, Graphs representing Area, Venn diagram, Critical reasoning, Visual reasoning, Assumption-Premise-Conclusion, Assertion and reasons, Statements and assumptions, Identifying valid inferences, Identifying Strong arguments and Weak arguments, Statements and conclusions, Cause and Effect, Identifying Probably true, Probably false, definitely true, definitely false kind of statement, Linear arrangements, Matrix arrangements, Puzzles, Syllogisms, Functions, Family tree – identifying relationship among group of people, Symbol Based problems, Coding and decoding, Sequencing, Identifying next number in series, Etc.

  • ENGLISH: Comprehension of passage (Poems can also come) Verbal Reasoning, Syllogisms, Contextual usage, Analogies, Antonyms, Fill in the Blanks, Jumbled paragraphs with 4 or 5 sentences, Jumbled paragraphs (6 sentences with first and last fixed), Sentence Correction, Foreign language words used in English, Sentence completion, Sentence correction, Odd man out, Idioms, One word substitution, Different usage of same word, Etc.

  • GK/GA/BA: Current Affairs, Business, Punch line of companies, Top officials of big companies, Major corporate events, Famous award and prizes, World Records, Books and authors, Science, History, Geography, International organizations, Important quotations, Social issues, Sports, Finance, Automobiles, Entertainment, Politics, Etc.

Selection Process

A student is shortlisted on the basis of his or her performance and scores calculated at each section and overall. To apply for the exam, candidates need to be graduates in any discipline with at least 50 % marks from recognised university or institute (45% for SC/ST candidates). Final year students are also eligible to apply. To excel in the exam, a student has to get familiar with the SNAP 2015 test pattern and syllabus. Once the student clears the exam, he or she is shortlisted for the next round of selection process, i.e. Group Discussion & Personal Interview.

The SNAP 2015 exam is considered as one of the most prestigious MBA entrance tests.

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Prepare well and get familiar with SNAP 2015 test pattern.

Good luck!


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