How to compete in SNAP?

SNAP Exam will be held on 16th December 2018. It is considered to be an easy to moderate difficulty level exam amidst its other counter parts like NMAT, IIFT and IBSAT. Let us take you through some important tips and strategies that can help you score a 74 to 75+ (a pretty decent score to get a good SIU college) in the exam. In this article we will take you through the ideal cutoff, salient features and tips to ace each section of the SNAP 2018 exam.

Salient Features of SNAP 2018

SNAP Exam


General English (GE)
Total Questions: 40 
Max Marks: 40
Ideal Time: 30-35 minutes
Ideal Score: 15-20 


1.    The expected breakup of GE questions should look like (could be a few changes here or there) below: 

English - SNAP Exam

2.    There are 2 RC passages with 5 and 6 questions each. One of them is usually easy so attempt at least the easy one.
3.    It is advisable to skim through the remaining questions and attempt the easy ones and pick RC. 
4.    The vocabulary questions are considered easy in SNAP exams. Preparing this well will help you get through questions on synonyms, antonyms, idioms, phrases and fill in the blanks.
5.    Read newspapers like The Hindu, The Indian Express and magazines like Competition Success Review on the digital platform since it is an online exam.

General Knowledge (GK)
Total Questions: 30 
Max Marks: 30
Ideal Time: 10-15 minutes
Ideal Score: 10-15

 

1.    The expected breakup of GK questions should look like below: 

General Knowledge - SNAP Exam


2.    It has been observed that there are usually no questions on static affairs in the SNAP exam.
3.    Prepare the current affairs for the last 2 years (2016-2018) well. This will help you crack this section easily. 
4.    Do no attempt questions you are not sure of since there is negative marking.
5.    Make sure you attempt this section first always. 
6.    The important/popular topics are – awards, personalities, business awareness and sports.

Quantitative Ability and Data Interpretation (QA/DI)
Total Questions: 40 
Max Marks: 40
Ideal Time: 40 minutes
Ideal Score: 25-30


1.    The expected breakup of QA/DI questions should look like below: 

Quant and DI - SNAP Exam

2.    There are usually 2 DI sets with 4 questions each. One is always easier than the other.
3.    The maximum questions are from arithmetic and the important topics are – Number System, Time Speed Distance, Time % Work, Percentages, Profit & Loss, Averages and Ration & Proportion
4.    There is 1 question from P&C, Probability, AP/GP, Log, Sets and Linear/Quadratic Equations.
5.    There are almost 7-8 questions from Geometry and Mensuration of NMAT level. For tips check our article “How to Ace NMAT”.
6.    Do not attempt questions you are unsure of since there is negative marking.
 

Logical & Analytical Reasoning (LR)
Total Questions: 40 
Max Marks: 40
Ideal Time: 35-40 minutes
Ideal Score: 30-32

 


1.    The expected breakup of LR questions should look like below: 

Logical Reasoning - SNAP Exam


2.    Unlike its counterparts that have question sets, there are only single questions in the LR sections in SNAP exam, so you must have good amount of time in your hand to answer this. 
3.    Since there is no sectional cutoff, hence if the other sections are your forte, you can keep the count of this one low. 
4.    The difficulty level is moderate.
5.    The topics that are easier and important (in no particular order) are- Input/output, Visual Reasoning, Series, Puzzles and Mathematical Reasoning.

Ideal SNAP Scores
If we look at the previous year trends, the score v/s percentile is as follows:

SNAP Raw Score

SNAP Percentile

65 -67

90-91

72-73

97+

75+

98+

80+

99+

85+

99.8+

100-103+

100

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