Symbiosis National Aptitude test is generally conducted in December. It is mandatory for all PG courses at colleges of Symbiosis International University. There are 14 institutes of Symbiosis National University present in Pune, Nashik, Bangalore and Hyderabad which accept SNAP scores.
IMPORTANT DATES FOR SNAP
REGISTRATION START DATE:
Monday, 22 August 2016
LAST DATE OF REGISTRATION:
Tuesday, 22 November 2016
SNAP TEST DATES :
Sunday, 18 December 2016
SNAP RESULTS :
Monday, 9 January 2017
SNAP & ITS HISTORY
Symbiosis International University (SIU) is a private coeducational, multi-institutional university located in Pune, Nashik, Bangalore and Hyderabad. It has been given official recognition by the UGC and the AICTE. The National Assessment and Accreditation Council has conferred an 'A' grade to the university. SIU is part of the Symbiosis Society which is its managing body.
The society was established in 1971 by Padmashree S. B. Mujumdar. It was given autonomous status in 2002 by the Ministry of Human Resources Development and since then has opened many more institutes affiliated to it.
Symbiosis International University has 19 academic institutions spread over nine campuses in Pune, Noida, Hyderabad, Bangalore and Nashik. All form part of the Symbiosis Society, with the other institutes in the society being affiliated to other bodies.
SNAP 2015 PATTERN
Total Questions: 150, 3 sections with 40 question each and 1 section with 30 question. Duration: 2 hours
Total Marks: 180
Marking: 1/4th negative marks.
Sectional Cut-offs: No
SNAP 2015 ANALYSIS
Total Questions: 150
Section 1: General Awareness, 40 questions, 1 mark each
This section can be considered as most challenging section of paper. More than 80% of the questions were static. Questions on the Whatsapp valuation, the day on which Narendra Modi was sworn in as the PM, NDA and total seats in Loksabha were the only few dynamic questions and the options for the same questions were really close. Rest static questions were based on history, constitution,full forms, business etc.A well-read candidate could only have attempted approximately 9+ questions in12-14 minutes. Managing high accuracy is a little challenging here and hence6+ can be considered a good score.
High focus on vocabulary based questions made this section a quick attempt one. There was just one RC passages comprising 5questions which was easy. Surprisingly there were no questions on para-jumbles, logical continuation or discontinuation. There were 7 questions based on concepts of grammar. There were questions on idioms, word usage, odd one out, figure of speech, synonyms and antonyms and most of them were technically simple but would have taken the student community by surprise. The fresher variety of questions – which can’t be put under the aptitude bracket - included American to British English and French and Latin origin based questions.
Because of such a break-up, scores in this section can go either way i.e. either a lottery (for candidates having strong command over vocabulary) or a no-show (for candidates depending upon RC and Verbal reasoning-based questions like para-jumbles). Assuming a decent number of candidates would have prepared really well on vocabulary, 30+ questions attempted within 30 minutes can qualify as a good attempt. With 82-85% accuracy, a net score of 23+ can be considered a good score.
Contrary to the general trend of SNAP year on year, this section was difficult. There were newer varieties like smiley based,orientation based(ceiling fan: Table fan), cash flow based, words and numbers (WOE 1089 Misery) questions which could have surprised a student who started this section. There were just two sets of arrangement and conditional reasoning of 5 and 4 questions respectively which were easy and must do questions. Independent questions, especially on series, were technically difficult. There were 2 questions on statement and argument, which were a little weird and hard to mark. Overall, a good candidate would have spent no more than 45 minutes in attempting this section would have been under difficult times. An ideal attempt will be 20+ and a good score can go up to 35+.
Section 4: Quantitative and Data Interpretation & Sufficiency, 40 questions, 1 mark each
This section followed the conventional style of aptitude tests and hence, the break-up of questions was proportionately distributed. About 1/3rdquestions were based on arithmetic and 1/4th on algebra. There were just 3 questions based on Geometry and 4 questions based on modern maths. Data Interpretation was just 1 set of 4 questions. Surprisingly, there were no Data Sufficiency based questions& for the fact that this section was easy, 2 incorrect questions (1024! & a question on SICI) added to the woes. Overall, the time taken to attempt this section can go up to a little more than 30 minutes. Candidates with good command over concepts and strong speed will end up attempting 32+ questions. Good score in this section can be 28+.
If we consider a serious candidate to be very good in two sections, good enough in a third section and average in the fourth, then an overall good score can reach 82+. Apply bell curve logic and we get approximately top 1.5% of test takers scoring in the range of 82 or more, and another 3% or so scoring in the range 77+. This more or less becomes the cut-off of top two institutes affiliated to SNAP i.e. SIBM and SCMHRD respectively. The next rung of institutes, comprising SIBM – Bangalore, SIIB – International Business and SCMHRD – Infrastructure Management, may consider a cut-off of approximately 90%ile, scores for which may be in the range 65-75 marks. The subsequent rung of institutes will be SIOM, SCIT, SSBF, SIMS and SITM, and they may consider a cut-off in the range of 55-60 marks or approximately 80%ile. Further, SIHS, SICSR, SIG, SIMC and SIIB –ABM / E & E, offering specialized courses in management may consider a cut-off in the range of 40 to 45 marks.
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