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The first major step towards discovering one's career goals is "beginning the process". In much the same way, if you are on the path to pursuing an MBA, the SNAP (Symbiosis National Aptitude Test) admission exam is one of the typical entrance tests you are probably considering right now.

But it's vital to be informed about the important components of this test, whether you're a skilled applicant or a first-time participant. If you are all set for SNAP 2023, get your eyes on this blog. There are certain things aspirants should be aware of before stepping into the world of difficult MBA entrance tests.

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From comprehending the exam format to choosing the appropriate study resources. These are the 5 things that you must know before appearing for the SNAP 2023. Let’s begin with:

1. Exam Format and Structure

Understanding the format and structure of SNAP 2023 is crucial. The exam is conducted online and has a duration of one hour (60 minutes). It consists of multiple-choice questions (MCQs) and special questions. There are three main sections: general English, quantitative, data interpretation and data sufficiency, and analytical and logical reasoning. It's essential to know the number of questions in each section and the marking scheme. For each wrong answer, there is a deduction of 25% (0.25).

2. Number of Questions

Unlike previous years, SNAP 2023 has reduced the total number of questions from 110 to 60. Candidates should be aware of this change in question distribution as it affects their time management and preparation strategies.

3. Time Required for Preparation

Adequate preparation time is vital for success in any competitive exam. You are advised to dedicate a minimum of 2 to 3 months to SNAP preparation. It's essential to assess your current level of knowledge and the portion of the syllabus you can cover within the available time frame. Creating a realistic study schedule is crucial to ensuring comprehensive coverage of topics.

4. Selection of Study Materials

Choosing the right study materials and books is a critical aspect of SNAP preparation. Candidates should research and select high-quality study materials that align with the SNAP syllabus. Some of the favorite books for SNAP test-takers include:

Arihant Descriptive General English

S. P. Bakshi and Richa Sharma

Map the SNAP Test

RK Jha

Map the SNAP Test


Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Examinations

RS Aggarwal

Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning

Arun Sharma

Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning

RS Aggarwal

Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension

Arun Sharma and Meenakshi Upadhyay

5. Mock Tests and Sample Papers

Given that the SNAP exam syllabus can vary slightly from year to year, This year in the 2023 exam, ensure you don't solely rely on past question papers but focus on building a strong foundation in the core areas of general English, quantitative ability, data interpretation and data sufficiency, and analytical and logical reasoning. This way, you'll be well-prepared to tackle any changes or surprises in the exam while ensuring you don't miss out on important topics that have historically appeared in the SNAP exam. Mock tests and sample papers might help you further in this regard.


Candidates planning to appear for SNAP 2023 should be well-informed about the exam's format, the reduced number of questions, the time required for preparation, the selection of study materials, and the importance of mock tests. These insights will enable them to develop a strategic and effective preparation plan to maximize their chances of success on the SNAP entrance exam.

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