SNAP Exam Pattern 2022: Total Marks, Marking Scheme

Result Date

Feb 1, 2022

Feb 8, 2022 | Management


Studying the SNAP exam pattern will help candidates understand the structuring of the paper, and prepare them accordingly. Going through the exam pattern for SNAP 2022 will also give an idea about different important aspects of the paper including the time duration and the marking scheme.

SNAP 2021 Exam Pattern Highlights

There are four sections in the SNAP exam paper in 2 categories.

  • Normal questions will be objective in nature i.e. MCQ type. Each question will have 4 responses suggested as answers, out of which one that seems appropriate must be selected
  • Special questions will consist of fill-in-the-blanks where answers will have to be entered using a virtual keyboard. For example, if the question is “What is the capital of Australia?” A candidate needs to enter the answer as CANBERRA, using a virtual keyboard.

SNAP paper pattern 2022 is mentioned in the table below.

SNAP Exam Pattern 2022
Number of Sections 4
Marks For Each Correct Answer General English, Quantitative Ability, DI & DS and General Awareness, Analytical and logical reasoning: 1 mark each question
Negative Marking 1/4th (25%) of marks allotted to question
Duration 1 hour (60 minutes)
Number of Questions 60 questions
Total Marks 60 marks
Mode Online

SNAP Exam Pattern 2022 Marking Scheme

Official authorities at Symbiosis University are responsible for deciding the marking scheme. The official authorities try to give out notifications on a regular basis to avoid any misinformation to spread and also answer any queries regarding the exam pattern.

The marking scheme changes every year according to the trends and few other influencing factors. Candidates should have knowledge about the marking scheme for the SNAP exam pattern before attempting the exam. The marking scheme is mentioned in the table below.

SNAP exam pattern 2022 Marking Scheme
Type of Question Correct Answer Incorrect Answer
Normal Question 1 mark for all the sections in the 2022 SNAP exam pattern -0.25 or deduction of 25% of the total weightage of the question
Special Question No special questions in the 2022 SNAP exam pattern No special questions in the 2022 SNAP exam pattern

SNAP Exam Pattern 2022 Marks Distribution

Applicants are advised to go through the exam pattern marks distribution, to understand the weightage of different sections in the pattern of the exam. Marks distribution for the constituent sections of SNAP 2022 as per the exam pattern is given in the table below. SNAP scoring pattern will consist of questions with varying weightage.

SNAP Exam Pattern Marks Distribution 2022
Section Number of Questions Marks-Correct Answer Marks-Incorrect Answer Total Marks
General English: Reading Comprehension (RC), Verbal Reasoning & Verbal Ability (VA) 15 1 -0.25 15
Analytical & Logical Reasoning (LR) 25 1 -0.25 25
Data Interpretation (DI), Quantitative Aptitude & Data Sufficiency 20 1 -0.25 20
Total 60 -   60

Changes in the SNAP Exam Pattern 2022

SNAP exam pattern undergoes major changes every year. The official authorities at SIU tend to change it on the basis of both internal and external factors affecting the admission process of that particular year. Aspiring candidates can view the comparison of the previous year's exam pattern with the present one, in the table mentioned below.

Changes in SNAP 2022 Exam Pattern
Particulars SNAP 2020 SNAP 2019
Number of Questions 60 110
Duration 60 mins 120 mins
Analytical and Logical Reasoning 25 Questions 36 Questions
Quantitative, Data Interpretation, and Data Sufficiency 20 Questions 36 Questions
General English 15 Questions 34 Questions

SNAP Exam Pattern 2022 Important Guidelines

After analyzing the SNAP test pattern, candidates should be able to form their preparation strategy accordingly. There are a few important guidelines related to question patterns for this year, which applicants should be aware of while taking up the exam. These guidelines will also help candidates understand the scoring pattern in terms of the structure of the question paper. Key points related to the marking of the SNAP paper pattern are mentioned below.

  • There will be a penalty of marks charged for marking wrong or incorrect answers i.e. negative marking will be applicable. For every inaccurate answer, 1/4th mark will be deducted from the total score of candidates as per the announced exam pattern.
  • SNAP exam pattern guidelines state that no mark will be deducted from the total score of a student for leaving a question blank or failure in attempting it.
  • There will not be any variable marking, all the questions in the test pattern will carry 1 mark.
  • General Knowledge pattern states that marking of two options will be considered as a wrong answer and negative marking will be applicable accordingly.
  • According to the exam pattern, the duration of the exam is 1 hour.
  • Candidates are allowed to apply for the exam once a year.
  • Before analyzing the SNAP question pattern 2022, check out eligibility criteria for SNAP 2022.
  • Candidates can attend questions in the order that they want, there is no pre-fixed order or time duration mentioned in the exam pattern.

CAT Exam Pattern Vs SNAP Exam Pattern 2022

Candidates can refer to the table below to better structure their preparation strategy, and understand the SNAP test pattern trend that Symbiosis Univerity has been following. Candidates can compare the exam patterns of CAT with the SNAP, to analyze the difference between both of the test papers. In the process of understanding how the scoring pattern is designed, analyzing and comparing the CAT exam pattern can come as a contributing factor.

CAT exam pattern Vs SNAP exam pattern
Exam Name CAT SNAP
Conducting Body IIMs Symbiosis International Deemed University
Mode of Exam Computer-based test Computer-based test
Frequence of the Exam Once a year Once a year
Duration of the Exam 120 minutes (40 minutes per section) 60 minutes
Total Number of Questions 76 60
Number of Sections 3 3
Sectional time Limit

VARC - 40 min

DI & LR - 40 min

QA - 40 min

No sectional time limit
Option to Switch Between Sections Candidates cannot switch between sections Candidates can answer questions from any section
Total Marks 228 (+3 for every correct answer) 60 ( +1 for every correct answer)
Negative Marking -1 -0.25
Difficulty Level Moderate to difficult Easy to moderate

SNAP 2021 Syllabus

The syllabus for SNAP 2021 is set by the Symbiosis Institution. The official SNAP Syllabus is made available for applicants on the official website of the university. The conducting authorities have made the SNAP syllabus pdf download option available for the interested candidates on the official website. The SNAP 2021 examination will conduct the examination in 3 parts i.e. Analytical and Logical Reasoning, Quantitative, Data Interpretation, and Data Sufficiency, and General English. 

Read More: SNAP 2022 syllabus

FAQ's Related to the SNAP 2022 Exam Pattern 

Q.  How many sections are there in the SNAP question paper?

Ans. The SNAP exam pattern comprises of three sections – General English, Analytical & Logical Reasoning, and Quantitative-Data Interpretation & Data Sufficiency. The General Awareness section has been scrapped.

Q. What is a Special Question of the SNAP exam?

Ans. Special Questions are referred to as non-MCQs type questions in which the candidates have to type in the answer using the keyboard. In SNAP 2021, there will be no Special Question.

Q. What are the total marks for SNAP 2021?

Ans. There will be a total of 60 questions in the SNAP exam.

Q. Can candidates carry a calculator to the exam hall?

Ans. No, the candidates cannot take the calculator to the SNAP exam hall. They can use an onscreen calculator installed on each computer system for solving questions during the exam.


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