SNAP 2021: Preparation tips to crack this MBA entrance test

Candidates interested in appearing for the SNAP 2021 can check out these preparation tips to ace the test with a good score.

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Prerna Goel | Jul 12, 2021 - 6:37 p.m. IST
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NEW DELHI: The Symbiosis National Aptitude Test (SNAP) is a national-level management entrance examination, conducted by Symbiosis International University (SIU), Pune. Candidates appearing for SNAP 2021 can check out these quick tips to prepare and ace this entrance with a high score. Candidates preparing for SNAP 2021 must include the best study material, solve ample SNAP mock tests, practice SNAP previous year question papers and follow an effective preparation timetable.

As per the previous year's trends, SNAP 2021 is expected to have 60 multiple-choice questions (MCQs) to be solved in 60 minutes. SNAP exam 2021 will be computer-based and can be attempted two times.

SNAP Exam 2021: Highlights

Exam Structure


Number of sections

Three namely-

  • General English

  • Quantitative, Data Interpretation & Data Sufficiency

  • Analytical & Logical Reasoning

Number of questions


Total marks


Duration of exam

60 minutes

Language of paper


Mode of examination


SNAP marking scheme

+1 for each right answer.

Negative Marking

Each wrong answer attracts 0.25 negative marks

SNAP Preparation Tips 2021

1. Focus on basic concepts rather than formulae

The SNAP past years’ analysis shows that a comparable number of questions are based on the core concepts of the topics. Hence, one of the SNAP exam preparation tips is to have your basic concepts clear along with their application. SNAP preparation is no different than CAT or any other MBA entrance preparation except that the difficulty level of SNAP is slightly easier.

2. Practice mental calculations

Questions from the quantitative ability, data interpretation and analytical and logical reasoning require intensive calculations. Another SNAP 2021 preparation tips suggest practising mental calculations through approximations and/ or Vedic Maths techniques can help save time. Using pen and paper every time for calculations reduces effectiveness.

3. Concentrate on Algebra & Arithmetic topics

SNAP 2021 will test your ability to crack questions based on algebra and arithmetic topics like percentages, speed and time, profit and loss, number systems, logarithms, etc. Preparation tips of SNAP by experts suggest a thorough practice of a variety of questions is required to crack this section.

4. Choose questions wisely in Analytical and Logical Reasoning section

Most of the questions of this section will be logic-based but it is important to identify which questions are tricky and which ones are not. Another SNAP exam preparation tip is to select questions wisely, do not risk negative marking. Furthermore, this section has the maximum weightage.

5. Focus more on Vocabulary & Grammar

This section tests your vocabulary more than your analyzing skill which is evident from the inclusion of more vocabulary-based questions like synonyms, antonyms, odd man out, idioms and phrases as compared to reading comprehensions (RCs). If you are struggling with this section, you need to focus on building a good vocabulary as it is a win-win situation (Good attempt-High accuracy-Less time!).

6. Take mocks, analyze and improve on weaker sections

The best way to monitor your performance is to take SNAP mocks at regular intervals. This not only helps to monitor your progress but also improves your score as it allows you to work on your weaker sections.

7. Solve previous years’ SNAP question papers

Although the chances of questions in SNAP getting repeated is almost nil, the aim here is to be well versed with the question pattern. Each entrance exam, for that matter, has a pattern or template which is unique. So the SNAP preparation tip 2021 is to solve the previous years’ SNAP papers to familiarize with the exam pattern such as sections, time duration, difficulty level, etc.

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