This article will give you an analysis on the upcoming SNAP 2020 examination, the rules, exam patterns, slot booking and process.
- SNAP 2020 Exam Analysis
- About SNAP 2020
- SNAP 2020 Slot Booking
- SNAP 2020 Exam Pattern
- SNAP 2020 Exam Rules
SNAP 2020 Exam Analysis
Let’s take a look at how the SNAP 2020, stood in terms of its difficulty and attempts allowed. We will divide this into two parts: Section-wise difficulty, and good attempts, i.e., what the ‘good score’ is for each section in the paper.
SNAP 2020 Section Marks and Difficulty
In total, there were about 60 questions asked in the paper, with the total marks coming up to 60. When we break these numbers down for each individual section, we get the following:
|Section||Total Question||Total Marks||Number of Good Attempts||Difficulty|
|Logical Reasoning||25||25||20-22||Moderate to Difficult|
|Quantitative Ability||20||20||15-17||Moderate to Difficult|
With the exception of the special questions under Data Sufficiency, every other section ranged from easy to moderate difficulties, so the paper was moderate.
For detailed section-wise analysis keep visiting this section.
About SNAP 2020
The SNAP 2020 is an entrance exam conducted by Symbiosis International (Deemed-to-be) University for candidates interested in admitting themselves to MBA/PGDM programmes. SNAP 2020 examinations will commence on 20 December, 2020 and end on 9 January, 2021, with one session in December and two in January. SNAP stands for ‘Symbiosis National Aptitude Test’.
The exam authorities allow you to take the exam twice if you deem it necessary. However, COVID-19 compelled them to conduct the exam for a total of three times! Much like other MBA-related exams, SNAP tries to reach the bars of being a difficult exam, although it’s nowhere as tough as the likes of MAT or CAT. Between the two attempts, your best performances will be taken into consideration for admission.
All of this doesn’t come without some bad news, sadly. The exam duration is now 60 minutes (an hour), which is a reduction from the earlier 120 minutes duration (2 hours). The exam will be conducted online.
We have provided some relevant information on the slot timings, the rules and regulations to be followed, what the patterns are based on previous year papers, and what you could expect from the upcoming papers.
SNAP 2020 Slot Booking
If you want to know whether you can apply for the examination, then make sure to go through the following information. It tells you everything you need to know about the duration, time, and fees, as well as any information on the admit card for the exam.
SNAP 2020 Date and Time
Registration began from 24 September, 2020, with the last date of registration set on 28 November, 2020, post which any applications or late submissions will be automatically rejected.
The commencement of the exams themselves are slated to take place within December, and stretching up to January. While the time duration of the exams are from 11 AM to 12 PM (one hour), the dates for individual events are as follows:
- SNAP Exam - Session 1: 20 December, 2020
- SNAP Exam - Session 2: 6 January, 2021
- SNAP Exam - Session 3: 9 January, 2021
- Results: 22 January, 2021
The last dates to download your Admit Card is also the same as their respective SNAP Exam Session commencement dates. Candidates are allowed to download them starting from 5 December, 2020.
SNAP 2020 Fees and Processing
As far as fees go, you would need to pay:
- INR 1,750 for each SNAP exam
- INR 1,000 for each programme you have taken up under the Symbiosis Institute Programme Registration
The procedure to register for the SNAP exam is summed up in just four steps:
- Register your account in the official Symbiosis Institute portal.
- Fill in your personal details and make your payment. (Please keep in mind that you must pay for each exam.)
- Register for MBA programmes you desire in your preferred Symbiosis Institutes.
- Complete the registration process by paying the Symbiosis Institute Programme Registration fee.
SNAP 2020 Admit Card
All candidates must print their respective admit cards from the official SNAP Test website. It will be made available from 5 December, 2020. Since there may be additional processes to follow through after the test is finished, keep your Admit Card safe and do not discard it.
On the day of the test, an invigilator will authenticate your identity and your seat in the test, and allow you to sit for it. Along with your Admit Card, make sure you carry at least one of the following as proof of identity:
- Driving Licence
- Voter ID
- PAN Card
- Aadhar Card or UID
SNAP 2020 Exam Pattern
Due to COVID-19, the exam pattern has taken a beating, and so changes were made to it. The only retention found was in the negative marking scheme: you will still be penalised with a 25% mark reduction (a quarter) for every wrong answer you provide. Here are some highlights in the changes:
- No special questions are asked.
- The questions are in the form of MCQs, with the duration of the exam set to 60 minutes (which is a big reduction from the 120-minute duration).
- The exam is now conducted online, as a Computer-Based Test.
We’ve provided you with the sectional divisions in a table format below:
Number of Questions
General English: Reading Comprehension, Verbal Reasoning, Verbal Ability
Analytical and Logical Reasoning
Quantitative, Data Interpretation, and Data Sufficiency
SNAP 2020 Exam Rules
If you’re a candidate for the SNAP 2020 exams, then you’re expected to follow the guidelines provided below:
- Report to your respective Test Centre by 9 AM sharp to give the invigilator your admit card and proof of verification for authentication purposes.
- The test will be conducted from 11 AM to 12 PM.
- If you arrive later than 11.15 AM, then you will not be admitted to the test.
- Electronic gadgets will not be allowed, including calculators and digital watches.
- Once you’re in the hall, you will not be allowed to leave it until after 12 PM.
- PwD candidates must submit their scanned medical certificate copies to the STS to avail the score percentage for the respective categories.
- PwD candidates who fail to do the above point will be considered under the Open category by default.
- Scores published by STS will be final; no revaluation or appeal will be made.
- Any candidate who is found to be using illegal methods of obtaining scores in the exam will be banned from the SNAP Test 2020 exam.
- Ensure that you are located as near to your test centre as possible in advance to avoid potential travelling issues.