Can you tell me something about SNAP examination ?
Which B-Schools accept the SNAP score ?
- Symbiosis Institute of Business Management (SIBM), Pune
- Symbiosis Institute of Computer Studies & Research (SICSR), Pune
- Symbiosis Institute of Media & Communication (SIMC), Pune
- Symbiosis Institute of International Business (SIIB), Pune
- Symbiosis Centre for Management & Human Resource Development (SCMHRD), Pune
- Symbiosis Institute of Management Studies (SIMS), Pune
- Symbiosis Institute of Telecom Management (SITM), Pune
- Symbiosis Centre for Information Technology (SCIT), Pune
- Symbiosis Institute of Operations Management (SIOM), Nashik
- Symbiosis Institute of Health Sciences (SIHS), Pune
- Symbiosis Institute of Business Management (SIBM), Bengaluru
- Symbiosis Institute of Media & Communication (SIMC), Bengaluru
- Symbiosis School of Banking and finance (SSBF), Pune
- Symbiosis Institute of Business Management (SIBM), Hyderabad
- Symbiosis School of Sports Sciences (SSSS), Pune
How good are the Symbiosis Group of B-Schools ?
When is it conducted ? Is it an online exam ?
What is the last date for registering for SNAP? How much is the test registration fee?
Apart from registering for SNAP, do i need to separately apply to B-school programs?
Is the test pattern of this year's SNAP same as last year's?
- The total number of questions has been reduced from 150 to 130 ( 5 questions reduced from each section, when compared to last year's pattern ).
- Non MCQ questions ( Special Questions ) are being introduced in the examination.
- While the normal questions ( MCQs ) will carry 1 mark each, the special questions will have 2 marks each.
- Normal Questions carry 1 mark for each question and Special Questions carry 2 marks for each question.
- Each wrong answer attracts 25% negative marks (Both for Normal Questions and for Special Questions).
- The special questions in each section will have blanks where answers will have to be entered by the candidate by using the virtual keyboard ( similar to Non MCQ questions of CAT ). For example, if question is “What is the capital of Australia?” The candidate needs to enter the answer as CANBERRA by using the virtual keyboard.
What is the eligibility criteria for writing SNAP Entrance Test ?
What is the criteria followed by the B-schools ( list mentioned under Q2 ) for shortlisting for the GE-PI round?
What is the criteria followed by the B-schools ( list mentioned under Q2 ) during the final selection stage?
What is the reservation policy followed by Symbiosis International University?
- Scheduled Caste (SC): 15%
- Scheduled Tribes (ST): 7.5%
- Differently Abled *: 3%
- Children/wards of Defence Personnel : 5% (applicable only for following Programmes of the Institute)
- Kashmiri Migrants: 2 seats per program
- International Candidates: 15%
- Defence Category - General: 80% seats for dependents (Children/Ward/Spouse) of Defence personnel. (as per merit)
- Defence category- Special: 10% seats for dependents (Children/ Ward/ Spouse) of Defence personnel a) killed in action (war, Counter Insurgency or war like operation),orb)disabled in action (war, Counter Insurgency or war like operation), with more than 50% disability, or c) who have died while in service, death being attributable to military service. (as per merit)
- Open / Industry Category: 10% seats are in open category to civilian candidates under open or sponsored/ recommended by the Industry (as per merit).
Can you give me some suggestions on how to prepare for SNAP Entrance Test ?
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Symbiosis National Aptitude (SNAP) Test is a common computer based test for the admission to all B-schools operated by Symbiosis International University.
The following is the list of the B-Schools that accept SNAP score for admission into their Post graduate program in Management:
As per our (T.I.M.E.) B-school categorization, SIBM-PUNE and SCMHRD are counted among the AAAcategory B-schools. SIIB is counted among A grade B-schools, where as SIBM- Bangalore is counted among the BBB+ grade B-schools. SIMS Pune, SIOM Nashik and SITM Pune feature among the BBB grade B-schools.
It is usually conducted in the month of December. This year, the entrance test is being conducted on December 16, 2018 from 2 pm to 4 pm. Yes, it is conducted in computer based format.
The last date for registering for SNAP exam is November 26, 2018. The registration fee is Rs 1750.
Yes, apart from registering for SNAP, you need to separately apply to B-school programs. The Registration fee for each Institute and for each programme is Rs. 1000/-
No, the following are the changes in this year's test pattern
The following is pattern of this year's SNAP exam
SNAP 2018 Pattern
|Section||Normal Questions||Special Questions||Total Questions||Total Marks|
|General English: Reading Comprehension, Verbal Reasoning, Verbal Ability||30||5||35||40|
|Quantitative, Data Interpretation & Data Sufficiency||30||5||35||40|
|Analytical & Logical Reasoning||30||5||35||40|
Mode of Examination - Computer Based.
Test duration - 120 minutes (2 pm to 4 pm)
Graduate from any recognized / statutory University or Institute with a minimum of 50% marks (45% for SC/ST).A candidate who has completed qualifying degree from any Foreign University must obtain an equivalence certificate from the Association of Indian Universities (AIU). All foreign degrees/ qualifications need to be verified from AIU by the candidate before seeking admission to any programme of SIU.
Candidates will be shortlisted for GE-PI round based on their overall SNAP Percentile.
Final selection process :Merit list will be based on the following parameters.
|SNAP Score out of 150 scaled down to 50||Group Exercise (GE)||Personal Interaction (PI)||Writing Ability Test (WAT)||Total|
Following will be the reservation policy for admission to any programme of Institutes of SIU (except Symbiosis Institutes of Management Studies, which has separate policy #)
A. WITHIN SANCTIONED INTAKE
|Programme Name||Name of the Institute (s)|
|MBA (International Business)||Symbiosis Institute of International Business (SIIB,Pune)|
|MBA (Telecom Management)||Symbiosis Institute of Telecom Management (SITM, Pune)|
|MBA (Information Technology Business Management)||Symbiosis Centre for Information Technology (SCIT, Pune)|
|MBA (Information Technology)||Symbiosis Institute of Computer Studies & Research (SICSR,Pune)|
The definition for Children / Wards of Defence Personnel is:
The term Defence Personnel would mean only those serving / retired Defence personnel from Army, Navy, Air Force. Retired defence personnel are those who fall in the category of ex-servicemen as laid down in Ministry of Defence letter no 36035/5/85- Estt (SCT) dated 14 April 1987. It includes children of defence personnel who died while in service or after retirement.
Note:- If a candidate chooses to apply under "Children / Wards of Defence Personnel" category for any one of the programmes mentioned above, and subsequently if he/she chooses to apply for any / all of the remaining programmes mentioned above, he / she will be treated under the same category (i.e. Children / Wards of Defence Personnel)
B. OVER AND ABOVE INTAKE
Reservation Policy of SIMS Pune
For the section on General English, students should focus on Idioms & Idiomatic expressions, and on parts of speech in Grammar. Apart from this, a good CAT preparation would suffice.
For the section on Logical Reasoning, it would be advisable for students to revise concepts pertaining to Puzzles, Number and Letter Series, Verbal Analogies, Coding and Decoding, In put/Output, Strengthening & weakening arguments, and Non-Verbal Reasoning.
One need to be thorough with all topics of Analytical puzzles, Deductions, Connectives and cubes. The CAT students have received the reasoning study material - SM 1001905 with solutions. This SM has two exercise for each of these topics. There was a thorough discussion on each of these kinds of questions in Logic Basics classes (LRHO 1001901 to 04-Puzzles, 07-Series, analogies and Coding & Decoding, 08-Input/Output and non-verbal, 09 - Deductions, 11- Connectives and 12- Cubes), and in LRPEs & LATs. The questions based on Strengthening & Weakening arguments were discussed in LR classes. The practice exercises for these topics are given in SM 1001907 and SM 1001921. There have been occasions where the puzzles from puzzles book by George Summers have appeared in the SNAP test paper. The Missing numbers in the figure are regular questions in SNAP. The concepts learned in Number Series help in solving these questions.
For the section on Quantitative Ability, Data Interpretation and Data Sufficiency, a good preparation for CAT should be more than sufficient.
For the section on Current Affairs it would be advisable to focus on the current affairs of last 2 years.
In addition to reading newspapers regularly, it would be advisable for a student to prepare from the following sources:
Also, in the various issues of MBA Education & Careers magazine, focus on features like Business GK, Current Issues & Events, and Current Event Chronicle (this feature captures important tid-bits).
In addition to the above, please run through the GK Model Papers feature titled, Improve your GK.
Go through the GA Note (Study Material) booklet for stock GK (like history and geography). Also use the GAT papers, each with 50 questions.
Manorama & CSR Year Book - it helps in preparation for stock type questions
In Manorama Year Book and CSR, please focus on the following chapters.
Finally, OMETs for SNAP are perhaps the best source for preparation. It comes very close to the actualSNAP entrance exam paper and one should give maximum importance to these question papers.