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SNAP Exam Pattern 2020,  SNAP Marking Scheme, Test Structure

Symbiosis National Aptitude (SNAP) is a national entrance examination which is conducted by Symbiosis International which is a Deemed University. The SNAP 2020 notification is not announced yet, however, as compared with previous years, the exam is  tentatively going to be held in the month of December 2020. Last year, we saw some major changes in the SNAP exam pattern, although there are minimal chances that we will witness any change this year in the exam pattern. 

Let's drive into the SNAP exam pattern in details:

SNAP Exam Pattern 2020: About

SNAP 2020 Exam Mode


SNAP 2020 Exam Time

2 PM to 4 PM

SNAP 2020 Exam Duration

120 Minutes

SNAP 2020 Exam Questions Type

MCQ – 105

Non-MCQ – 5

SNAP 2020 Total Exam Questions


SNAP 2020 Exam Sections


SNAP 2020 Total Marks


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SNAP Exam Pattern 2020: Section Details

There have been some major changes done in the SNAP 2020 exam pattern and marking scheme this year. The total number of questions has reduced from 150 to 110. However, the maximum marks are still out of 150. The marking scheme is also different for MCQs and Non-MCQs. The table below describes in detail:

SNAP Exam 2020 Sections


No. of Questions

Maximum Marks

Normal (MCQs)

Special (Non-MCQs/TITA)

Total Questions

General English: Reading Comprehension, Verbal Reasoning, Verbal Ability





Quantitative, Data Interpretation & Data Sufficiency





Analytical & Logical Reasoning










Please Note:

  1. There are 5 Special Questions that have been introduced this year.
  2. They are the Non-MCQ type or TITA (Type in the Answer) type questions.
  3. Each Section will have b such questions.
  4. The TITA questions will be in the ‘fill in the blank ‘format, e.g. the antonym of stupendous is _______. You will have to type in the answer (terrible) with the help of the virtual keyboard.
  5. There is no specific order and the candidates can toggle between sections.

SNAP Exam Pattern 2020: Marking Scheme

With the introduction of TITA questions, the marking scheme has changed for SNAP 2020 exam. 25% negative marking will be there for all questions. The Normal Questions will carry 1 mark for each correct answer and the Special Questions will carry 2 marks for each correct answer.  Each wrong answer attracts 25% negative marks for all the Questions (normal and special both). The SNAP 2020 marking scheme details are:

SNAP 2020 Marking Scheme

Correct Answer

Incorrect Answer

Normal Questions(MCQs)



Special Questions (Non-MCQs/TITA)



SNAP Exam Pattern 2020: Things to Keep in Mind

Please keep the following things in mind:

  1. Reporting time is 12 Noon the exam day.
  2. The following will be verfired before you start the SNAP 2020 exam - admit card, id proof verification, digital fingerprint scan, and biometrics. 
  3. NO candidates will be allowed to appear after 14.10 hrs.
  4. NO candidate can leave the hall before 145 hrs.
  5. NO extra time will be given after 16:00 hrs.
  6. NO gadgets are allowed.
  7. The candidates can attempt the 4 sections in any order they want.
  8. Candidates found using any unfair means will forfeit their chance of being considered for admission and will be debarred from receiving SNAP 2020  scores

The scores published by the Symbiosis Test Secretariat are final and are not subject to any appeal or revaluation.

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