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Symbiosis National Aptitude Test (SNAP) is conducted by Symbiosis International University (SIU), Pune for admission to various post graduate programs for the academic year 2015-16. This test is held under the guidance of SIEC Deemed University. All institutes under Symbiosis International University have made the SNAP exam mandatory for taking admission in the post graduate programs.

SNAP 2014: Admission Process
SNAP 2014 is the initial step in the admission process. After that, the selected students will be required to submit applications in individual colleges and clear their respective rounds of selection that are generally Group Discussions (GD) and Personal Interview (PI) rounds.


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SNAP 2014: Contact Details

Address

Symbiosis International University
Symbiosis Test Secretariat
Gram: Lavale, Tal Mulshi,
Dist: Pune – 411042 India

Phone

020-39116226 / 27

Email

info@snaptest.org.

Website

www.snaptest.org, www.siu.edu.in



SNAP 2014: Important Dates

Event

Date

Online Registrations for SNAP commences

September 3, 2014 - Wednesday

SNAP Test Registration closes

November 26, 2014 - Wednesday

SNAP Test payment closes

November 29, 2014 - Saturday

SNAP Test Admit Card available on website

December 06, 2014 Saturday to December 21, 2014 - Sunday

SNAP Test 2014

December 21, 2014 - Sunday

Announcement of Result

January 10, 2015 - Saturday


Exam Time: 02.00 p.m. - 04.00 p.m.


 SNAP 2014: Eligibility Criteria
Only those candidates who meet the eligibility criteria should apply for the SNAP 2014. The criteria is as follows:

  • The candidates should have completed their graduation in any discipline from statutory university with minimum of 50% marks (45% for SC/ST candidates) for all the Master of Business Administration Program.
  • The candidate should have completed 21 years of age and needs to be a citizen of India.

NOTE:All those candidates who belong to reserved category are given relaxation in age as per government norm. The candidates who wish to avail relaxation in age should attach all relevant documents to prove their eligibility for relaxation along with the form.

SNAP 2014: Registration Process
To register, one has to visit the official website of SNAP 2014, www.snaptest.org (from September 3, 2014 to November 26, 2014). . The registration fee for SNAP 2014 test is Rs 1,500 (from September 03, 2014 to November 29, 2014). . However, candidates will have to apply for their desired institutes separately.

SNAP 2014:How to apply for the test?

  • Step I – Online Registration
  • Register for SNAP test at www.snaptest.org
  • Fill in the required details and upload latest scanned photograph
  • SNAP ID is generated
  • Step II – Payment

4 payment options are available:

  • Cash – After online SNAP 2014 registration, take a print out of ‘Axis Bank Challan’ from SNAP website. This will be in 3 parts. Pay Rs. 1500/- in cash at any Axis Bank branch in your city.

NOTE:Candidate should keep the ‘Student copy’ as payment receipt. Sign the stamped ‘Symbiosis copy’ of the ‘Axis Bank Challan’ and send it to the Symbiosis Test Secretariat.

  • Demand Draft – Get a DD from any nationalized bank and courier it to the Symbiosis Test Secretariat Address
  • Credit Card - Make an online payment through using either a Master or Visa card
  • Net Banking - Transfer the SNAP test fee to the Symbiosis Test Secretariat a/c through Net Banking
  • Step III – Admit Card
  • Print the admit card as and when the date is announced.
  • Preserve this authenticated Admit Card for the further selection processes of individual Institutes.

SNAP 2014: Courses offered
There are different courses offered by different Symbiosis Institutes across India and following courses are common to all:

  • Master of Business Administration (MBA)
  • M. Sc. (CA): Master of Science (Computer Applications)
  • Master of Business Administration (MBA) in Communication Management
  • Master of Mass Communication (MMC)
  • Masters of Business Administration – International Business [MBA-(IB)]

SNAP 2014: Paper Pattern for the test

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

    SNAP consists of 4 sections as mentioned below:

    Section

    Number of Questions

    Marks

    General English: Reading
    Comprehension, Verbal
    Reasoning and Ability

    40

    40

    General Awareness: General Knowledge,  Current Affairs and  Business Scenario

    40

    40

    Quantitative, Data Interpretation and Data Sufficiency

    40

    40

    Analytical and Logical Reasoning

    30

    60

    Total

    150

    180


    SNAP 2014: Syllabus
    NOTE: The syllabus mentioned is not exhaustive, but indicative only.


    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.

    DI AND 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, etc.
      • 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.

      SNAP 2014: List of Test Centers

      • Agra 
      • Ahmedabad
      • Allahabad
      • Bengaluru 
      • Bhopal        
      • Bhubaneshwar
      • Chandigarh
      • Chennai
      • Delhi
      • Faridabad
      • Gurgaon
      • Guwahati
      • Hyderabad
      • Indore
      • Jaipur
      • Jamshedpur
      • Kanpur
      • Kochi
      • Kolkata
      • Kolhapur
      • Lucknow
      • Mumbai
      • Nagpur
      • Nashik
      • Noida
      • Patna
      • Pune
      • Surat
      • Vashi
      • Visakhapatanam

      SNAP 2014:Institutes accepting the test Score

      1. Symbiosis Institute of Telecom Management , Pune
      2. Symbiosis Centre for Information Technology, Pune
      3. Symbiosis Institute of Management Studies (SIMS)
      4. Symbiosis Institute of International Business (SIIB)
      5. Symbiosis Institute of Business Management (SIBM)
      6. Symbiosis Institute of Health Science (SIHS)
      7. Symbiosis Centre for Management & Human Resource Development, Pune
      8. Symbiosis Institute of Operations Management, Pune
      9. NIA Business School - Noida
      10. Badruka Institute of Foreign Trade (BIFT), Hyderabad
      11. Balaji Institute of Telecom & Management (BITM), Pune
      12. Management Institute for Leadership and Excellence – MILE, Pune
      13. MIT COM, Pune
      14. Lotus Business School, Pune
      15. Indian Institute of Management Training (IIMT), Pune
      16. Suryadatta Institute of Management & Mass Communication, Pune
      17. Lakshmi Narain College of Technology, Bhopal (LNCT-B), Bhopal

      SNAP 2013: Analysis


      • Exam Name: Symbiosis National Aptitude Test (SNAP 2013)
      • Exam Date: 15th December 2013
      • Total Duration of the exam (minutes): 120 minutes
      • Total number of questions: 150
      • Number of Sections: 4
      • Number of choices per question: 4
      • Marks per question: Sections- GE, QA-DI-DS and GA- 1 mark; AR-LR- 2 marks
      • Negative Marking: 1/4th (25%)
      • Mode of marking the ovals: Pen (Black/Blue)

      Sections as they appeared in the paper:

      Section

      Subject Area

      No. of Questions

      Marks allotted

      Section I

      General English

      40

      40

      Section II

      Quantitative Ability, Data Interpretation and Sufficiency

      40

      40

      Section III

      General Awareness

      40

      40

      Section IV

      Analytical and Logical Reasoning

      30

      60

      Total

      150

      180



      Detail Analysis: Section Wise
      Section I- General English

      Topics

      Number of Questions

      Level of Difficulty

      Reading Comprehension

      6

      Medium

      Fill in the Blanks (definition based-Figures of Speech)

      1

      Easy

      Analogy

      2

      Easy

      Fill in the blanks (Jumbled Parts of  Sentences)

      2

      Easy to medium

      Synonym-Antonym

      4

      Medium to difficult

      Sentence Correction

      6

      Easy to medium

      Spot the Error

      4

      Easy

      Word Meaning

      2

      difficult

      Active / Passive Voice

      2

      Easy

      Contextual Meanings of words from a paragraph

      5

      Easy to medium

      Fill in the blanks (grammar based)

      4

      Easy

      Jumbled Paragraphs (1st & last sentences fixed)

      1

      Easy to medium

      Odd One Out

      1

      Easy


      Section II- Quantitative Ability, Data Interpretation and Data Sufficiency

      Topics

      Number of Questions

      Level of Difficulty

      Arithmetic(Numbers Properties, Percentages, Ratio, Work, TSD, averages)

      20

       Easy to Medium

      Geometry

      7

       Easy

      Modern Maths( Probability, Log, Permutaion and Combination)

      4

       Medium

      Data Interpretation( Pie chart based)

      5

      Medium

      Data Interpretation(Bar Graph based)

      4

      Easy


      Section III- General Awareness

      • There were questions based on current affairs and economics.
      • There were questions on current government schemes like ‘Swayamsiddha’, ‘Look East Policy’ etc.
      • Other topics included Share Swap, Carbon Credits and teaser loans.
      • Some of the questions with multiple statements on a topic where the test taker had to select all correct/incorrect information were slightly tricky and time consuming.
      • Good newspaper reader would definitely find this section easy.

        Section IV- Analytical and Logical Reasoning


      Topics

      Number of Questions

      Level of Difficulty

      Set based on Cubes

      3

       Easy

      Sets based on Arrangements

      5

      Easy

      Family tree

      3

      Easy

      Input Output based set

      5

      Medium

      Syllogisms

      2

      Difficult

      Verbal Reasoning - Analogy

      1

      Medium

      Critical Reasoning

      8

      Medium to difficult

      Set Based on Directions

      2

      Medium

      Number tree

      1

      Medium


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