A Step-by-Step Guide on How to Prepare for SNAP 2020

How to prepare for SNAP test 2020

SNAP Test 2020 is right around the corner. A few weeks from now, you will be sitting inside a classroom taking this MBA entrance exam. In the past few months, you may have spent hours pouring over different books to ensure you can crack this test.

First let’s have a look at the revised SNAP Exam Structure for this year:

SNAP Test 2020: Exam Structure

SNAP test 2020 exam pattern and structure
  • SNAP Test 2020 will be a computer-based test.
  • SNAP 2020 is of one hour duration from 11 AM to 12 Noon for all the three dates
  • SNAP Exam Date
    1. Sunday, 20 December 2020; Time: 11.00 am – 12.00 noon
    2. Wednesday, 06 January 2021; Time: 11.00 am – 12.00 noon
    3. Saturday, 09 January 2021; Time: 11.00 am – 12.00 noon
  • Candidates can appear for a maximum of two tests for SNAP 2020.
  • SNAP is an objective test. Each question will have four responses.
  • Total number of questions reduced to 60 in SNAP 2020.
  • All questions are of MCQ type
  • No Special Questions in SNAP 2020.
  • No variable marking scheme, each right answer carries +1 mark in SNAP 2020
  • Each wrong answer will attract 25% negative marking.

Here’s the revised 2020 SNAP exam pattern:

Section Questions Marks Per Correct Answer Total Marks
General English: Reading Comprehension, Verbal Reasoning, Verbal Ability 15 1 15
Analytical & Logical Reasoning 25 1 25
Quantitative, Data Interpretation & Data Sufficiency 20 1 20
Total 60 60

Tips for your SNAP Entrance Exam:

SNAP test preparation guide tips

Step 1: Take The Right Mock Test

Find a genuine, full-length mock test to determine where your understanding of quantitative, verbal, and logical reasoning stands. A practice test will allow you to assess your strengths and weaknesses. It will also help you recognize the kinds of questions you performed well, and the ones you had difficulty solving. You can then utilize this knowledge to create an efficient study plan.

Taking a mock test will also help you familiarize yourself with a test’s format and timing. This will help you learn precisely how you can employ the expertise you possess and how you can complete the test within the allotted time. For instance, the SNAP exam 2020, has 60 questions that you need to answer within 1 hour. A mock test will teach you how you can utilize 60 minutes to ace the test.

Another point to remember is to take the mock test under similar circumstances that you will encounter on the test day. When taking a mock test for SNAP, ensure that you schedule 1 hour for the mock test and an additional hour to evaluate the test later in the day.

Step 2: Establish Your Study Agenda

Procrastination can be an unending spiral. If you are a full time student or a full time employee, you will find various tasks you will need to complete immediately. This will make it harder for you to schedule any study time for your entrance exam preparations. Therefore, it's important to avoid procrastinate; otherwise, you won't realize how quickly the test day will arrive.

Those who study every day of the week generally score better compared to those who study only once or twice a week. However, working professionals may have a difficult time following this study pattern. In such scenarios, it's best to create a study plan that allows you to optimally use your day to factor in other responsibilities along with preparing for the SNAP test.

Remember to block out time for at least four mock tests during your study plan. Based on your performance in the mock tests, you will need to tweak your study plan so that you can improve in areas you had a hard time solving.

Step 3: Develop Your Study Plan

The right way to prepare for any entrance test is to use the correct books and online resources. Numerous books in the market will provide you with different tricks you can employ to answer specific questions. 

While preparing your study plan focus on sections that you find challenging and the type of questions that are frequently asked. For example, in the quantitative section, if you have a difficult time with statistics, then spend extra time studying that rather than the topics you find easy. Nevertheless, don't skip on improving upon your strengths. For instance, if your logical reasoning skills are strong, then allocate one day of the week for solving questions from that section.

If you plan right and practice hard, you will have no reason to be nervous about the SNAP test and can easily crack the entrance test.

How to Prepare for SNAP 2020 Analytical & Logical Reasoning

SNAP test structure

The importance of the 3rd section - Analytical & Logical Reasoning lies in the fact that it examines your critical thinking abilities.Critical reasoning is a test of your mind to think rationally, to analyse and comprehend the given statement and reach a conclusion based on your understanding. It is vital that you learn how to tackle such questions if you want to do well in the SNAP 2020.

Hopefully, the following tips will assist you in enhancing your critical reasoning abilities:

  • Frequently practice different kinds of reasoning problems in a time-bound manner.
  • Try to solve puzzles to sharpen your reasoning skills.
  • In reasoning, it is a thumb rule not to assume any information. 
  • Identification and logic analysis of your answers would show whether your thinking is following the right path or not.
  • You can scribble a chart or picture to depict the information provided in the question.
  • Make sure you should read and reread all the response choices carefully before choosing one.
  • Do not make any assumptions to choose your options but rather base your answer only on facts.
  • Even though this is a scoring section, remember this section is at par in terms of marks with the other sections. So make sure you balance your time with the other sections in the exam.

Symbiosis National Aptitude Test (SNAP) is the MBA entrance exam for admission in the 16 Symbiosis institutes in India for 25 programmes. It is annually conducted by Symbiosis International University (SIU) Pune.

The first SNAP 2020 Exam date is December 20, 2020 from 11 AM to 12 Noon as a computer based test. The subsequent two Symbiosis exam dates are January 6 and 9, 2021. The online test will be conducted in 94 cities.

The last date to register for SNAP 2020 is November 28, 2020 for all the three SNAP tests.

SNAP Important Dates

Particulars Date
Registration commences on Thursday, 24th September, 2020
Registration closes on Saturday, 28th November, 2020
Fee Payment closes on Saturday, 28th November, 2020
Admit Card Live on Saturday, 05th December, 2020
SNAP Online Test 2020 Sunday, 20 December 2020 Wednesday, 06 January 2021 Saturday, 09 January 2021
(Time: 11.00 am – 12.00 noon)
Announcement of Results Friday, 22nd January, 2021