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 Sections||Important 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 Sufficiency||Trigonometry, Geometry, Algebra, Ratio and Proportion, Percentages, Partnership, Time-Speed-Distance, Data Interpretation|
|Analytical and Logical Reasoning||Column 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.
|Linear Equations & Quadratic Equations||Logarithm||Number System|
|Progressions||Binomial Theorem||Surds and Indices|
|Inequalities||Permutation & Combination||Probability Functions|
|Mixtures & Alligations||Coordinate Geometry||Series|
|Graphs-Pie Chart||Bar Graphs||Tables|
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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 Relations||Coding-Decoding||Analogy & Series|
|Seating Arrangement||Direction Sense||Mathematical Reasoning|
|Clocks & Calendars||Syllogisms||Meaningful Word, Matrix|
|Critical Reasoning||Visual reasoning||Verbal and Miscellaneous Reasoning|
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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 completion||Analogies||Active Voice and Passive Voice|
|One Word Substitution||Synonyms and Antonyms||Sentence correction|
|Odd One Out||Contextual usage||Jumbled paragraphs|
|Vocabulary||Idioms and Syllogisms||Fill in the blanks|
Also read: SNAP Exam Question Paper
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 Examinations||Varun Gupta|
|Quantitative Aptitude for All Competitive Examinations||Abhijit Guha|
|Quantitative Aptitude||Quantitative Aptitude|
|Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Examinations||R S Aggarwal|
Best Books for SNAP: Analytical & Logical Reasoning
Book Author SNAP Symbiosis MBA Admission Test Priyanka Prakashan Logical Reasoning Macaw Books Analytical & Logical Reasoning & Other Management Entrance Tests Peeyush Bhardwaj A Modern Approach to Logical Reasoning R S Aggarwal
Best Books for SNAP: General English
|Objective General English||R S Aggarwal, Vikas Aggarwal|
|General English for Competitive Exams||Disha Experts|
|Competitive General English||Kiran Prakashan|
|Objective General English||S P Bakshi|
|Objective English for Competitive Examination||Hari Mohan Prasad|
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:
|Sections||MCQs||Special Questions(Non-MCQs)||Total Marks|
|Quantitative, Data Interpretation & Data Sufficiency||35||5||45|
|Analytical & Logical Reasoning||36||0||54|
Also read: SNAP Exam Guide
FAQs on SNAP Syllabus
A: SNAP syllabus comprises three sections – General English, Quantitative Aptitude, Data Interpretation & Data Sufficiency and Analytical & Logical Reasoning.
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.
A: If you are from a non-technical background, the best choices are NCERT class 9 and 10 mathematics books.
A: Out of a total of 40 questions in QA, DI-DS section, around 12 are expected to be from DI and DS.
A: No, the General Awareness section was scrapped in 2019.
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.
A: Ideally, you should start preparing for SNAP exam 9-6 months in advance.
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.
A: There is no sectional time limit in SNAP, but there is a negative marking of 25% for each wrong answer.
A: SNAP Test has two RC passages of 500-600 words each. The difficulty level is easy to moderate.
A: No, you should complete all the topics SNAP syllabus before taking up mock tests practice and sample papers.
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