Snap Test 2014 Analysis Essay

Are you are only focusing on Quantitative & Verbal ability or Analytical & Logical Reasoning in SNAP 2013 exam? 

If your answer is yes, you are probably leaving behind 40 crucial questions in SNAP 2013. Moreover you are also jeopardizing your chances to clear GD PI WAT round of top B schools with your percentile/marks.

Aspirants tend to ignore the importance of general Awareness in their attempt to succeed in MBA exams. You can prepare well in GK in next two days. You should revise the current affairs and other material quickly and may not concentrate on the stuff related to last fortnight as exam paper must have been prepared by that time.

Though Quant, verbal, logical reasoning are traditional sections of any MBA exams, they require a great deal of preparations to score full marks. On the other hand, general Awareness is a section which not only helps you to score good marks in MBA exams but also enhances your knowledge and personality. Scoring in high marks in General Awareness/GK section is not difficult though it requires your attention and interest.

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SNAP 2013: Why General Awareness/GK section is Important?

General Awareness/GK section never finds a proper place in the study schedule of MBA Aspirants as they tend to ignore its importance. On the contrary, GK is the most unpredictable section of the exam as its syllabus can range from numerous subjects and various field of life. One cannot predict what questions to expect and from where in a GK section of MBA exam.

SNAP 2013 has a total of 40 questions on General Awareness/GK section out of total 180 questions. Thus, giving it the same importance as General English and Quantitative section.

Table below shows the total number of questions that appear in the General Awareness section of SNAP 2013 in comparison to its total questions.

MBA Exam

No. of G.K Questions

Nature Of Questions

Total No. Of Questions

SNAP 2013


General Awareness General Knowledge, Current Affairs, Business Scenario


General Awareness/GK section in SNAP 2013 can make or break your chances of securing high percentile or getting admission to one of the 13 Symbiosis B schools. This is much more important in exams where there is a negative marking as one needs to know the exact right answer and can’t beat around bush or assume as in case of LR or verbal sections. Each wrong answer attracts 25%negative marks in SNAP 2013.

Scoring well in entrance exams doesn’t necessitate the final selection. The real competition starts in the second phase i.e. WAT/PI stage. Candidates will be interviewed on questions ranging from their hometown to fashion industry. The panel may also ask about your viewpoints on some contemporary issues like scams and FDI or elections, etc. Apart from academic knowledge, their main focus will be on current affairs. With selection criteria changing every year, the weightage given to exam score for the final selection has lessened and more importance is being given to WAT/PI stage by IIM’s.”

SNAP 2013: How to score high marks in GK section in last 2 days?

General Awareness/GK section in SNAP 2013 cannot be built in last two days time if you have not kept yourself updated on the current affairs by reading newspapers, magazines.

However, provides you an excellent opportunity to revise/enhance/improve your General Awareness/GK section for SNAP 2013 in last 2 days. provides you numerous quality questions with answers from different general Awareness topics which will help you to score high marks in SNAP 2013 exam.

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Everyone has their area of interest, like sports or history or politics. Experts suggest starting your preparation with your area of interest as it will not only take less time but will also take less effort in the starting.

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Last Year General Awareness Section Analysis:

The General Awareness section in SNAP 2012 was a relief when compared to the tough paper SNAP in the previous year. There were quite a lot of easy questions from themes like Current Affairs and General questions such as the one on Olympics Tennis winner, Sushil Kumar's brand association, Royal Enfield's parent company, owners of the Delhi and Hyderabad airport etc. There were quite a number of questions on India's constitution, geography, history, economy etc which were not too difficult for a well-prepared student. Overall, the paper had more easy questions than the difficult ones.
Experts are of a view that a good time allocation strategy for this section would be around 15 minutes.

SNAP 2013 Exam Pattern:

SNAP 2013 exam will be conducted on December 15, 2013 in a paper pencil based version. The duration of the paper is 120 minutes. There are 4 sections, General English, Quantitative & Data Interpretation & Data Sufficiency, General Awareness: General Knowledge, Current Affairs & Business Scenario and Analytical & Logical Reasoning. The total marks are 180. There is 1/4 negative marking for each wrong answer. SNAP Test Structure

SNAP 2013 Participating Institutes:

SNAP 2013 Test is mandatory for the programs offered at following constituent institutes of Symbiosis International University.

Sr. No.

Name of the Institute/ School/ College


Symbiosis Institute of Business Management
(SIBM - Pune)


Symbiosis Institute of Computer Studies & Research


Symbiosis Centre for Management and
Human Resources Development


Symbiosis Institute of International Business


Symbiosis Institute of Telecom Management


Symbiosis Institute of Management Studies


Symbiosis Institute of Media & Communication, Pune
(SIMC, Pune)


Symbiosis Institute of Operation Management
(SIOM, Nasik)


Symbiosis Centre for Information Technology  


Symbiosis Institute of Health Sciences 


Symbiosis Institute of Business Management, Bengaluru  
(SIBM, Bengaluru)


Symbiosis Institute of Media & Communication, Bengaluru 
(SIMC, Bengaluru)


Symbiosis School of Banking and Finance
(SSBF) (Formerly Symbiosis School of Banking Management)

SNAP 2013 Result

SNAP 2013 result is scheduled to be out on January 9 2014 at 12:00 pm. The first list of SNAP 2013 result will contain the shortlist candidates name for Personal Interaction and Writing Ability Test (PI-WAT). Proposed date of Final Merit List of SNAP 2013 for all Programs of Institutes will be released on February 28, 2014.

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SNAP 2014 was conducted on December 21, 2014 and overall view on SNAP 2014 Analysis of our experts is in sync with the view of students out there that SNAP 2014 was on slightly tougher side as compared to SNAP 2013.

Overview of the Paper

There were 40 questions each from General English, Quantitative Aptitude and General Awareness; while 30 questions were there from Logical Reasoning.

Marks per question in LR section was 2 while for other sections, it was 1 mark per question.

SNAP 2014 Analysis : Sectional

General English – Easy to Moderate

Quantitative Aptitude – Easy to Moderate

General Awareness – Moderate to Difficult

Logical Reasoning – Moderate

General English

Section was dominated by Vocabulary type, Usage based questions, Grammar, Idioms, Phrasal verbs, Sentence Completion and Sentence Correction. Unlike last year, there were 2 RCs in SNAP 2014 which were directly picked extracts from two essays. This year ParaJumbles were given a miss in the examination.

30-33 attempts in the section will be a good attempt.

Quantitative Aptitude

As predicted by Career Anna in the SNAP 2014 Strategy article, the section was dominated by Arithmetic viz. Time Speed Distance, Time and Work, Percentage, Profit and Loss, Average, Clocks and Calendars. Section was tougher when compared to SNAP 2013.

Basic Algebra, Logarithm and Coordinate Geometry also marked their presence in the paper. However, questions were mostly on the easier side from these topics.

30-32 attempts in the section will be a good attempt.

General Awareness

This was the toughest section of the paper this year with inclination towards Static GK unlike expected orientation towards Current Affairs by many coaching institutes.

History, Government Policies, Sports, Business, Economics, Awards, Movies, Books and Authors were some of the topics covered from Static GK side.

We will like to mention here that 12 questions were from Career Anna SNAP GK Material and Sessions (11 questions from material and 1 from Live session).

9-11 attempts in the section will be a good attempt.

Logical Reasoning

Questions were of moderate difficulty level but were lengthy and time consuming, making question selection important in the section. Questions revolved around Strengthening of Arguments, Seating Arrangement, Family tree, Alpha numeric series, Statement Assumption and Puzzles etc.

20 to 22 attempts in the section will be a good attempt.

Expected cutoffs as per Career Anna SNAP 2014 Analysis

SIBM Pune : 96 – 98 marks

SCMHRD Pune : 92 – 95 marks

SIIB Pune : 88 – 91 marks

SIBM Bangalore : 86 – 88 marks

SIOM Nashik : 85 – 87 marks

SCIT Pune : 80 – 84 marks

SITM Pune : 80 – 82 marks

SIIB (Agri) : 80 – 82 marks

SIMS Pune : 65 – 70 marks

SIMC Pune : 60 – 65 marks

SSBM, SIHM, SICSR : 62 – 67 marks

Stay tuned to Career Anna for all MBA updates.

Wish you all good luck for SNAP results.


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