November 9, 2010

Paper Pattern of SNAP 2010 & Test Structure - SNAP 2011

    Symbiosis National Aptitude Test is conducted every year for admission to various MBA programmes offered by Symbiosis International Institute, Pune.
    The duration of this objective type test is 120 minutes (2 hours). It is an objective, multiple choice type question. Candidates are required to mark the right answers. Any wrong answer attracts 25% negative marks.
    Overall Test Structure:
    Sections
    Subject  Area
    No. Of Questions
    Percentage
    Suggested Time
    1
    General English
    40
    27%
    30 Minutes
    2
    Quantitative Ability, Data Interpretation,Data Sufficiency
    40
    27%
    30 Minutes
    3
    General Awareness, General Knowledge, Current Affairs, Business Scenario
    40
    26%
    30 Minutes
    4
    Analytical and Logical Reasoning
    30
    20%
    30 Minutes


    Total
    150
    100%
    120 Minutes
     
    Let us discuss each section in details.
    1) General English:  Verbal ability and reading comprehension skills of the candidate is checked in
    this section. It also checks the grammar, usage of words, reading comprehension of the candidate. The type of questions asked are identifying the correct sentence, punctuation, converting from active to passive and vice versa, fill in the blanks, synonyms and antonyms, jumbled sentences, etc. The best way to ace this section is to read as many newspapers, magazines and reading material and also practice as much as you can.It will help you.
    2) Quantitative Ability, Data Interpretation & Data Sufficiency Section Analysis: This section includes questions on the following subjects- Average, Probability, Geometry, Simple Interests, Equations, Statistics, pie charts, data sufficiency and Time Speed & Distance. You can do well in this section by taking as many model test papers as possible. You should go for it. 
    3) General Knowledge:   In this section, questions can be asked on any current affairs or general knowledge with subjects ranging from IT, science, sports, films, business/economy, persons, quotation, history, quotes, etc. One should read newspapers, books on current affairs, etc to improve your general knowledge. Also stay informed and know your areas of strengths and weaknesses. 
    4) Analytical and Logical Reasoning Section Analysis: Topics which are covered under this section are Matrix arrangement, linear arrangement, Visual and critical reasoning, puzzles, family tree and Venn diagram.
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