SNAP 2020 Examination Syllabus

The syllabus of SNAP 2020 exam is expected to remain unchanged as in the previous year. The test, divided into three sections, will have questions on General English, Quantitative Ability and Reasoning. The General Awareness section was removed from SNAP syllabus in 2019. The SNAP 2020 question paper will have Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ) and in non-MCQ format. SNAP 2020 exam is likely to be scheduled for the second Sunday of December. SNAP registrations will begin in August. Check SNAP 2020 dates.

You need to know about SNAP test questions and syllabus to score well. Tutorials, previous year SNAP question papers and sample papers are available to help you prepare for the test.

SNAP Syllabus 2020: An Overview

SNAP Exam SectionsImportant Topics
General English (Reading Comprehension, Verbal Reasoning, Verbal Ability)Passages, Syllogisms, Analogies, Grammar, Antonym-Synonym, One Word Substitution, Similar Sounding Words, Para jumbles, Fill in the Blanks
Quantitative, Data Interpretation & Data SufficiencyTrigonometry, Geometry, Algebra, Ratio and Proportion, Percentages, Partnership, Time-Speed-Distance, Data Interpretation
Analytical and Logical ReasoningColumn Graphs, Pie Chart, Coding and Decoding, Puzzles

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Section-Wise SNAP Syllabus 2020

SNAP syllabus-wise question paper break-up:

Quantitative, Data Interpretation & Data Sufficiency (QA, DI-DS)

You should have an understanding of the fundamentals of the concepts to score well in this section.  Memorizing of all the theorems and formulae is also essential. Following is the list of topics in QA, DI-DS sections.

AlgebraArithmeticSet Theory
Linear Equations & Quadratic EquationsLogarithmNumber System
ProgressionsBinomial TheoremSurds and Indices
InequalitiesPermutation & CombinationProbability Functions
Mixtures & AlligationsCoordinate GeometrySeries
Graphs-Pie ChartBar GraphsTables

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Analytical & Logical Reasoning (A-LR)

The A-LR section of SNAP exam tests your reasoning ability. To crack this section, you must practice as many sample questions as you could and learn the short cuts to solve the questions in lesser time with greater accuracy. SNAP syllabus has the following topics in this section.

Family Tree – Blood RelationsCoding-DecodingAnalogy & Series
Seating ArrangementDirection SenseMathematical Reasoning
Clocks & CalendarsSyllogismsMeaningful Word, Matrix
Critical ReasoningVisual reasoningVerbal and Miscellaneous Reasoning

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General English

The General English section of SNAP exam will have questions dealing with grammar, verbal reasoning and reading comprehension (RC) passages.

The two RC passages questions will either be fact-based or inference-based. Regular reading of newspapers, blogs, economic reports and literary works will be of immense benefit in this section. Prepare the following topics in the SNAP syllabus to score in verbal reasoning and grammar.

Sentence completionAnalogiesActive Voice and Passive Voice
One Word SubstitutionSynonyms and AntonymsSentence correction
Odd One OutContextual usageJumbled paragraphs
VocabularyIdioms and SyllogismsFill in the blanks

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Best Books for SNAP Preparation 2020

To prepare for SNAP 2020, you need to choose the right books. The best books (section-wise) for SNAP preparation are listed here.

Best Books for SNAP: Quantitative, Data Interpretation & Data Sufficiency

Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive ExaminationsVarun Gupta
Quantitative Aptitude for All Competitive ExaminationsAbhijit Guha
Quantitative AptitudeQuantitative Aptitude
Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive ExaminationsR S Aggarwal

Best Books for SNAP: Analytical & Logical Reasoning

SNAP Symbiosis MBA Admission TestPriyanka Prakashan
Logical ReasoningMacaw Books
Analytical & Logical Reasoning & Other Management Entrance TestsPeeyush Bhardwaj
A Modern Approach to Logical ReasoningR S Aggarwal

Best Books for SNAP: General English

Objective General EnglishR S Aggarwal, Vikas Aggarwal
General English for Competitive ExamsDisha Experts
Competitive General EnglishKiran Prakashan
Objective General EnglishS P Bakshi
Objective English for Competitive ExaminationHari Mohan Prasad

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SNAP 2020 Exam Pattern

SNAP exam 2020, to be completed in 120 minutes, will be held in online mode. Here are some important points on the SNAP exam pattern.

  • The timing of SNAP exam, held at various exam centres across India is from 2 pm to 4 pm
  • You should answer a total of 110-115 questions in two hours
  • Total marks of the SNAP exam is 150
  • In VARC section, Normal Questions carry 1.5 marks each
  • Normal Questions in A-LR section carry 1.5 marks each
  • In DI-DS section, Special Questions  carry 2 marks each
  • In DI-DS section, Normal Questions carry 1 mark each
  • A -25% negative mark is imposed on each wrong answer

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SNAP Question Paper Pattern

Divided into three sections, The SNAP 2020 question paper will carry both MCQs (Normal Questions) and Non-MCQs (Special Questions). Have a look at the question paper pattern:

SectionsMCQsSpecial Questions(Non-MCQs)Total Marks
General English34051
Quantitative, Data Interpretation & Data Sufficiency35545
Analytical & Logical Reasoning36054

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FAQs on SNAP Syllabus

Q: What is the SNAP exam syllabus?

A: SNAP syllabus comprises three sections – General English, Quantitative Aptitude, Data Interpretation & Data Sufficiency and Analytical & Logical Reasoning.

Q: What is Special Question in SNAP?

A: Special Questions in SNAP are those in which you type in the Answer instead of ticking the correct choice as in the case of Multiple-Choice Questions (MCQ). These are also known as or Non-MCQ (non-multiple choice) questions.

Q: Please suggest the best book for beginners in the Quants section of SNAP syllabus? 

A: If you are from a non-technical background, the best choices are NCERT class 9 and 10 mathematics books.

Q: What is the weightage of DI and DS questions in SNAP exam?

A: Out of a total of 40 questions in QA, DI-DS section, around 12 are expected to be from DI and DS.

Q: Will there be a General Awareness section in SNAP exam this year?

A: No, the General Awareness section was scrapped in 2019.

Q: What will be the total number of questions in SNAP 2020 exam?

A: In the previous year, the SNAP question paper had a total of 110 questions. If the exam pattern does not change, the number of questions is expected to remain the same in SNAP 2020.

Q: When should I start preparing for SNAP exam?

A: Ideally, you should start preparing for SNAP exam 9-6 months in advance.

Q: Which is the toughest section of SNAP?

A: The difficulty level of SNAP question paper is usually considered moderate. However, in the past few years, the QA, DI-DS section was rated to be tougher than the other two sections.

Q: Is there any sectional time limit or negative marking in SNAP exam?

A: There is no sectional time limit in SNAP, but there is a negative marking of 25% for each wrong answer.

Q: SNAP question paper contains how many RC passages?

A: SNAP Test has two RC passages of 500-600 words each. The difficulty level is easy to moderate.

Q: Is practising SNAP sample papers enough to cover all the topics of SNAP syllabus?

A: No, you should complete all the topics SNAP syllabus before taking up mock tests practice and sample papers.

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