CAT preparation is a unique journey of its own. The excitement, stress, and the zeal to excel in the exam to secure your admission to the best management schools in India. But what happens if results don’t land in your favour?
It’s surely not the end of your business management aspirations because much like CAT, cracking the SNAP exam also opens the gate for several lucrative opportunities. In fact, by leveraging the efforts you put in for your CAT preparation during online CAT coaching or classroom sessions, you can ace the SNAP preparation strategy pretty quickly.
The million-dollar question is, “how do I do that?” That’s what we cover in this blog alongside discussions on various aspects related to SNAP. We, at Endeavor Careers, bridge the gap between talent and opportunity by providing curated online and offline training for CAT, SNAP, and many more.
Leverage your CAT Preparation Efforts to crack the SNAP
1. Familiarize yourself with the New Exam Pattern
It’s imperative to get accustomed to the pattern changes and marking scheme of SNAP when you switch your focus from CAT. You already have the learning momentum with you and channelizing it towards SNAP preparation is the next step.
Understand the negative marking scenarios, sectional weightage, special question occurrence, etc., before deep-diving into the SNAP exam curriculum.
2. Amp Up your Speed
As discussed before, the difficulty level of SNAP is lower when compared to CAT. Therefore, your time-per-question ratio should reflect the same. Easier questions should take less time to solve, and the accuracy should also be top-notch to ensure you get admission to the college of your choice.
Have a look at the new SNAP exam pattern that’ll help you hatch the preparation strategy:
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3. Don’t Chase the Extremely Difficult Questions
The best part about religiously preparing for CAT is that you become exam-ready for several other management exams. For SNAP, all you need is a slight change in the preparation strategy, and you’ll find yourself in the right mix of things concerning your study routine. Simply cut the “extremely difficult questions” chase and leverage the time to cover more topics.
You can afford to do that in SNAP given the difficulty levels. However, it’s a clear “No” if you’re preparing for CAT since you’ll have to tackle similar questions on the exam day as well.
4. Join SNAP Coaching Classes
If you were a part of CAT coaching, you won’t need to put the added effort of acclimatizing yourself when you join SNAP coaching. The time you invest in SNAP coaching should yield positive results, and for that, you don’t need to look anywhere beyond Endeavor Careers.
We offer curated SNAP coaching classes and handhold our candidates from career counselling till placement. Be it CAT online coaching or SNAP classroom sessions – we offer it all for your benefit. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to learn from the best brains in the management field and secure your career in business management.
5. Sign Up for SNAP Mock Test Series
When it comes to SNAP preparation, an exhaustive mock test series is in the holy grail. It’s the best way to analyze your performance, bring in improvements, and modify your strategy before the exam day. You also learn about time and stress management when you appear for SNAP mock tests.
Full-length tests become critical one month before judgment day. Therefore, you can sign up for sectional mock tests during the early days to enhance your problem-solving capabilities and mark out your strengths and weaknesses. Thanks to your CAT preparation, you already know the type of mock tests that are your cup of tea.
Endeavor Careers offers the best-in-class SNAP mock test series with a complete SWOT analysis of your mock assessment to bolster your exam preparation.
6. Practice, Revise, and Revisit
One aspect of preparation that you don’t need to tweak when switching from CAT preparation to SNAP preparation is “practice.” Practice as many questions as you can and try to look for varieties to stay on top of your preparation.
All You Need to Know about SNAP
There’s a lot that you need to know about the Symbiosis National Aptitude Test before formulating the exam prep strategy. Here’s an overview to help you with the same:
Much like CAT, the eligibility criteria for SNAP also follow the same guidelines. The candidate must have completed their Bachelor’s from a recognized university with a minimum of 50% marks. Note that the minimum qualifying percentage criteria for OBC, SC, and ST candidates are 45%.
2. Registration Process and Exam Mode
SNAP 2021 will be a computer-based test (CBT). Students can pursue the postgraduate courses offered by Symbiosis International University (SIU) after clearing SNAP. Follow the steps mentioned below to register yourself for the examination:
- Create an Account: provide your personal and contact details, upload your recent passport-size photograph, and mention your preferred test cities in the registration form. Click on “Save and Continue” once done.
- Complete the Payment: SNAP portal offers flexible payment options. You can pay online, or even via demand draft. The fee for the exam is 1,750/- for one attempt and 3,500/- for two attempts.
- Complete the Form: provide your work experience (if any), and select the preferred academic programs and institutes.
3. Exam Syllabus
The exam curriculum and scope are similar to CAT. Students need to be well versed with topics like General English (comprehension, syllogism, verbal reasoning, etc.), Quantitative & Data Interpretation (algebra, geometry, P&C, etc.), and Analytical and Logical Reasoning (coding-decoding, sequence, and series, graph, etc.). Refer to the table below to comprehend the SNAP selection criteria:
|SNAP Selection Criteria||Points Allotted|
|SNAP Exam Score||50|
|GE (Group Exercise)||10|
|PI (Personal Interaction)||30|
|WAT (Written Ability Test)||10|
4. SNAP Exam Pattern and Marking Scheme
Candidates get 1 mark for each correct answer and lose 0.25 if they fail to get the right one. There won’t be any special (non-MCQ) questions in SNAP 2021 so you need not worry about the same. The negative marking in CAT is 33% of a correct answer while it’s 25% in SNAP.
5. Difficulty Level
Management aspirants who have rigorously prepared for CAT won’t face any issues in catching up with the SNAP exam curriculum. The difficulty levels can be deemed as “moderate to hard.”
6. Acceptance of Test Scores Across B-Schools
The SNAP exam scores are accepted by 16 Symbiosis management schools and you can get admission to 28 MBA/Msc courses listed by SIU. Have a look at the chart below for the SNAP exam cutoff of various SNAP colleges in 2020:
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SNAP it Up
Getting admission to the prestigious Symbiosis management institutes is a dream for many. You can realize your dream by putting in the hours, formulating a SNAP preparation strategy that works for you, and making the most out of your CAT preparation. Ensure you don’t commit the same mistakes that you did during CAT preparation and don’t forget to take home the positive from that experience.
At Endeavor Careers, experienced faculty provides you personalized coaching via online or offline medium. They are well versed to comprehensively prepare you for CAT and SNAP with the latest exam pattern, syllabus, and mock exams. Connect all the dots, join Endeavor Careers for your SNAP exam preparation, and together, we’ll achieve the goal.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
How do you prepare for the SNAP exam?
Preparation for the SNAP exam should start well within time to avoid congestion at the fag end of your SNAP journey. The best way is to join a coaching institute, follow your study routine, give regular assessments, and continue practising.
How can I prepare for SNAP in 15 days?
You should start with the foundational subjects like quants and make your way towards slightly difficult questions once you have the flow. Sign up for mock test series, dedicate as much time as possible to studying, and practice previous year’s questions without fail. The SNAP exam date 2021 is not disclosed yet but will land somewhere in December and January.
Is the SNAP test easy?
The difficulty level of questions in the SNAP examination isn’t very tough. However, you need to cope with the challenging time constraints as the time-per-question is lower when compared to other management exams. Simply put, SNAP is about how fast your brain can process and not about how much your brain can store.
What exams can I give with CAT preparation?
You can give XAT (Xavier Aptitude Test), SNAP (Symbiosis National Aptitude Test), CMAT (Common Management Admission Test), and a few other tests by leveraging your CAT preparation.