SNAP Syllabus 2020

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March 27, 2020

SNAP Syllabus 2020 covers the sectional test composition, number of questions, type of questions, important topics, scoring pattern in SNAP Test. Those who prepare as per the SNAP Syllabus and pattern of exam stand better chance to score high in SNAP exam and to get their preferred Symbiosis institute. 


SNAP 2020 Exam on December 13, 2020 will be of 2 hours duration computer based online test. SNAP test will be held from 2PM to 4PM as a computer based test. Symbiosis International University (SIU) Pune conducts SNAP exam annually for admission to its 13 constituent Symbiosis MBA colleges. Candidates aspiring to join MBA/MSc (CA)/MSc (SS) programmes offered by the Symbiosis Institutes have to appear for the SNAP entrance exam 2020. The SNAP 2020 exam registration is open from August 16 to November 22, 2020.


The Symbiosis National Aptitude Online Test - SNAP 2020 is the common, mandatory MBA entrance test for admission to all the 16 Symbiosis Institutes affiliated to Symbiosis International University (SIU) Pune. The list of SNAP score accepting colleges includes some of the top MBA colleges in the country like Symbiosis Institute of Business Management (SIBM) Pune which is ranked among top 20 management institutes in India. 

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SNAP Exam Syllabus & Pattern: Key Changes
The SNAP exam syllabus and pattern 2020 has changed substantially. Now the SNAP exam 2020 will consist of 110 MCQs and only 5 Non-MCQs with 25% negative marking.

  • 115 Total Questions in SNAP 2020 instead of 130 earlier
  • 110 MCQs (Multiple Choice Questions known as normal questions) as last year
  • 5 Non MCQs (Special Questions)
  • Special Questions are only in Quant & DI section
  • SNAP test is divided in 4 sections.
  • SNAP exam syllabus ensures that there is no repetition of SNAP questions.
  • The difficulty level of the questions in SNAP exam would not go beyond the SNAP Syllabus.

Composition of SNAP Exam Syllabus & Pattern

SNAP Exam Syllabus - Key Components
SNAP Detailed Syllabus 2020 & Pattern
Total Questions
Overall Time Limit to Attempt the Exam
 2 hours
Type of Questions
110 MCQs
5 Non-MCQs
Answer Options for MCQs
Marks Awarded for each Correct Answer
 1 to 1.5 for MCQs
 2 for Non MCQs
Negative Marking
25% for each wrong answer
Exam Difficulty Level
Number of Sections
Section-1: Name and Number of Questions
General English, RC,VR,VA-30 (MCQs) with 1.5 Mark for each correct answer
Section-2: Name and Number of Questions
Analytical & Logical Reasoning-30 (MCQs) with 1.5 mark for each correct answer
Section-3: Name and Number of Questions
Quant, DI, Data Sufficiency-35 (30 MCQs and 5 Non MCQs) 1 mark for each correct MCQ and 2 Marks for each correct non-MCQ
Section-4: Name and Number of Questions
Current Affairs-20 (MCQs) 1 Mark for each correct answer
Facility to Choose Order of Sections
Yes, any question from any section within overall time limit
Individual Sectional Time Limit

SNAP Detailed Syllabus 2020
SNAP 2020 exam Syllabus is not pre-defined by Symbiosis International University but it is based on the mentioned guidelines and current structure of SNAP exam. Past tendencies reflect that SNAP exam syllabus and pattern overall tests the candidate on the four test sections.


Prior to 2016, SNAP Syllabus used to award more importance to Analytical & Logical Reasoning section. However, with effect from 2017, the SNAP exam syllabus has been revamped and all the sections are awarded varying weightage. SNAP Syllabus covers all the major topics on these four test sections which are further divided into sub-sections.


Section Wise SNAP Exam Syllabus 2020
SNAP Syllabus 2020 is further subdivided into sections and sub-sections. This sectional sub-division in SNAP syllabus makes SNAP 2020 as an exam with more than 6 effective sections as the three sections except Current Affairs are further sub- divided into sub-sections. SNAP 2020 exam syllabus is thus based on the past test patterns which contain questions from all these sections. 

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Section 1: SNAP Syllabus for General English: Reading Comprehension, Verbal Reasoning, Verbal Ability  


Section Highlights: This section comprises all the components of English Language and the major parts covered are English Language, Reading Comprehension Passages, Verbal Reasoning and Verbal Ability.

  • Number of Questions: 30
  • Normal Questions (MCQs): 30
  • Special Questions (Non-MCQs): Nil
  • Maximum available score-45 Marks
  • Sectional Weightage in SNAP Syllabus: 30%

Important Topics in SNAP Exam Syllabus:


Reading Comprehension (RC) Passages: 10-12 Questions

  • 2 RC Passage followed by 10 questions
  • RC topics are based on Facts, Opinion, Literature, Current Affairs among others
  • The SNAP Syllabus on RC passages does not throw difficult questions
  • RC Based questions are directly related to the RC passage contents

Verbal Ability (VA): 20-22 Questions

  • Synonyms, Antonyms, Fill in the Blanks
  • Idioms, Phrases, Vocabulary usage
  • Jumbled Paragraphs
  • Correction of Errors in sentences,
  • Core Grammar usage – Conditionals, Active Passive, Indirect Narration etc.

Verbal Reasoning: 2-4 Questions

  • Critical Reasoning
  • Analogy
  • Identifying Parts of Speech

Section-2: SNAP Syllabus for Quantitative Ability, Data Interpretation, Data Sufficiency


Section Highlights: This section syllabus comprises questions on Quantitative Aptitude, Data Interpretation & Data Sufficiency. Although Questions on Data Interpretation are limited, they sometimes prove lengthier than questions on Quant and consume major part of the time.

  • Number of Questions: 35
  • Normal Questions (MCQs): 30
  • Special Questions (Non-MCQs): 5
  • Maximum available score-40 Marks
  • Sectional Weightage in SNAP Syllabus: 27%

Major Topics in the SNAP Syllabus are:


Quantitative Ability: 20-24 Questions

  • Number System
  • Arithmetic - Percentage, Profit-Loss, Interest, Time- Speed-Distance, Averages, Ratio etc.
  • Algebra
  • Linear Equations; Quadratic Equations
  • Logarithm
  • Progressions
  • Binomial Theorem
  • Surds and Indices
  • Inequalities
  • Permutation and Combination
  • Probability Functions
  • Set Theory
  • Mixtures and Alligations
  • Geometry
  • Co-ordinate Geometry
  • Trigonometry
  • Mensuration

Data Interpretation, Data Sufficiency: 10-12 Questions 

  • Series
  • Graphs-Pie Chart
  • Tables
  • Bar Graph

Section-3: SNAP Syllabus for Current Affairs


Section Highlights: SIU Pune has revamped the Current Affairs section in SNAP Exam Syllabus and has made it easier for the candidates. The Current Affairs Syllabus in SNAP is limited to the current affairs of last 2 years.

  • Number of Questions: 20
  • Normal Questions (MCQs): 20
  • Special Questions (Non-MCQs): Nil
  • Maximum available score-20 Marks
  • Sectional Weightage in SNAP Syllabus: 13%

SNAP Syllabus Topics:  Economics, finance, national and international current affairs are a few of the many topics on which questions are placed in this section. Major topics in SNAP Syllabus are:

  • Business & Economics
  • Personalities & Awards
  • Sports
  • International Events
  • Science & Technology
  • Geography
  • Missions of the Countries
  • Miscellaneous

Section-4: SNAP Syllabus for Analytical and Logical Ability


Section Highlights: This section includes areas like computing, visualization, articulation, and problem solving, topics. The questions may be in the set form or may be individual ones depending upon the shape of the problem.

  • Number of Questions: 30
  • Normal Questions (MCQs): 30
  • Special Questions (Non-MCQs):Nil
  • Maximum available score-45 Marks
  • Weightage:30%

Syllabus Topics: SNAP syllabus contains following important topics in this section

  • Family Tree – Blood Relations
  • Seating Arrangement
  • Direction Sense
  • Clocks & Calendars
  • Mathematical Reasoning
  • Analogy
  • Series
  • Coding – Decoding
  • Meaningful Word, Matrix
  • Visual reasoning
  • Syllogisms
  • Critical Reasoning
  • Verbal and Miscellaneous Reasoning

SNAP Syllabus PDF
SNAP syllabus Pdf is very wide with many topics getting added or deleted every year. The SNAP syllabus Pdf document goes on changing with each SNAP exam due to the changes introduced in the test. The updated SNAP 2020 syllabus PDF can help you boost your SNAP preparation as per the current SNAP pattern. The SNAP 2020 Syllabus PDF free download is available online. It contains the existing and expected topics along with the type of questions expected in SNAP exam.

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