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How Difficult is the SNAP 2019 Exam

Symbiosis International University conducts the Symbiosis National Aptitude Test (SNAP 2019) at a national level every year. Nearly fifty thousand students appear for the SNAP exam to get admission to 15 colleges affiliated to SIU. The exam is held in the second or third week of December. SNAP 2018 was conducted on Sunday, 16th December 2018, and the speculated date for SNAP 2019 is Sunday, 15th December 2019.

SNAP 2019 will have FOUR sections –

  1. General English – 35 Questions
  2. QA, DI & DS – 35 Questions
  3. Analytical & Logical Reasoning – 35 Questions
  4. Current Affairs – 25 Questions

The questions are a mix of normal (MCQs) and special (non-MCQs) questions with 25 percent negative marking for both.

So, how difficult is the SNAP 2019 exam? The answer is – MODERATE.


Important facts related to SNAP 2019 that help us conclude about the difficulty level of the exam are:

  1. Sectional Approach

  1. SNAP 2019 is an online exam and allows sectional jump and has no sectional time limit. Thus, candidates can go with a pre-defined strategy as to which section they want to start with, and in case they are struggling, they can toggle in between questions and sections.


  1. Marking Scheme

  1. SNAP 2019 has negative marking for every incorrect answer. Thus, students need to careful while marking answers. Only calculated guesswork can be made otherwise best avoided. The markings scheme is as below:

SNAP 2019 Marking Scheme

Correct Answers

Incorrect Answers

Normal Questions

Special Questions

Normal Questions

Special Questions






  1. A raw score of 85+ out of 150 can easily fetch you a 99.5+ percentile.


  1. Section-Wise Analysis

  1. The General English section consists of verbal ability (grammar and vocabulary) and reading comprehension. The vocabulary questions are considered easy in SNAP exam. Among the RC passages, it is advisable to choose the direct ones. Skimming through the passage and questions in a single glance easily gives an idea about the difficulty level of the passages. Someone who is preparing for exams like CAT 2019 or XAT 2020 will find the General English in SNAP 2019 easy.
  2. The QA, DI & DS section consists of 40 questions. Around 40 percent of questions are arithmetic (Number System, Time Speed Distance, Time % Work, Percentages, Profit & Loss, Averages and Ration & Proportion) and 18 percent questions from Geometry & Mensuration. The level of questions not very tough. Usually, there are two DI sets out of which one is easier, so that’s a wise choice to attempt.
  3. The Logical & Analytical Reasoning section is considered tough and needs extensive practice. The questions in this section are not set-based. Thus, you may have to dedicate the maximum time in this section. However, questions on the following topics are easy – Input/output, Visual Reasoning, Series, Puzzles, and Mathematical Reasoning.
  4. General Awareness section in SNAP exam only focuses on current affairs for the last two years. So, for SNAP 2019 if you prepare questions between 2017 to 2019 in the areas of Politics, Sports, Economics, Awards, and Business Awareness, you are covered.

Students can score well in SNAP 2019 by writing mock tests and previous year SNAP exams. Writing SNAP mocks help you understand the exam pattern and difficulty. All the best!

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