NMAT Syllabus

NMAT 2020 - The Complete Guide

Exam Pattern

SNAP 2020 exam pattern has been revamped from last year. Two years ago, SNAP from a paper-based exam was changed to a computer-based exam. Several questions were also changed in the recent development.

Last year, distinctive types of questions were launched and for SNAP 2020, the exam pattern has been changed again, though the test duration remains the same, i.e. two hours.

SNAP 2020 exam date is December 13, 2020 and the exam will be held from 2PM to 4PM as a computer-based test. Symbiosis International University (SIU) Pune conducts SNAP exam each year for admission to its 16 principal Symbiosis MBA colleges.

The last date to apply for SNAP 2020 is November 22, 2020. SNAP exam full form - Symbiosis National Aptitude Test suggests that the exam is meant mainly for admission to Symbiosis Institutes.

Syllabus Overview

Section 1: SNAP Syllabus for General English: Reading Comprehension, Verbal Reasoning, Verbal Ability

Section Highlights: This section contains all the elements of English Language and the major parts included are English Language, Reading Comprehension Passages, Verbal Reasoning and Verbal Ability.

Number of Questions: 30
Normal Questions (MCQs): 30
Special Questions (Non-MCQs):  Nil
Maximum available score: 45 Marks
Sectional Weightage in SNAP Syllabus: 30%

Important Topics in SNAP Exam Syllabus:
Reading Comprehension (RC) Passages: 10-12 Questions
  • 2 RC Passage followed by 10 questions.
  • RC topics are based on Facts, Opinion, Literature, Current Affairs, etc.
  • The SNAP Syllabus on RC passages does not toss difficult questions.
  • RC Based questions are related to the RC passage contents.
Verbal Ability (VA): 20-22 Questions
  • Synonyms, Antonyms, Fill in the Blanks.
  • Idioms, Phrases, Vocabulary usage.
  • Jumbled Paragraphs.
  • Correction of Errors in sentences.
  • Core Grammar usage – Conditionals, Active Passive, Indirect Narration etc.
Verbal Reasoning: 2-4 Questions
  • Critical Reasoning
  • Analogy
  • Identifying Parts of Speech
Section 2: SNAP Syllabus for Quantitative Ability, Data Interpretation, Data Sufficiency

Section Highlights: This section syllabus includes questions on Quantitative Aptitude, Data Interpretation & Data Sufficiency. Although Questions on Data Interpretation are constrained, they sometimes prove extensive than questions on Quant and use major part of the time.

Number of Questions: 35
Normal Questions (MCQs): 30
Special Questions (Non-MCQs):  5
Maximum available score: 40 Marks
Sectional Weightage in SNAP Syllabus: 27%

Major Topics in the SNAP Syllabus are:
Quantitative Ability: 20-24 Questions
  • Number System
  • Arithmetic - Percentage, Profit-Loss, Interest, Time- Speed-Distance, Averages, Ratio etc.
  • Algebra
  • Linear Equations; Quadratic Equations
  • Logarithm
  • Progressions
  • Binomial Theorem
  • Surds and Indices
  • Inequalities
  • Permutation and Combination
  • Probability Functions
  • Set Theory
  • Mixtures and Alligations
  • Geometry
  • Co-ordinate Geometry
  • Trigonometry
  • Mensuration
Data Interpretation, Data Sufficiency: 10-12 Questions
  • Series
  • Graphs-Pie Chart
  • Tables
  • Bar Graph
Section 3: SNAP Syllabus for Current Affairs

Section Highlights: SIU Pune has refurbished the Current Affairs section in SNAP Exam Syllabus and has made it easier for the candidates. The Current Affairs Syllabus in SNAP is limited to the current affairs of last 2 years.

Number of Questions: 20
Normal Questions (MCQs): 20
Special Questions (Non-MCQs):  Nil
Maximum available score: 20 Marks
Sectional Weightage in SNAP Syllabus: 13%

SNAP Syllabus Topics:  Economics, finance, national and international current affairs are a few of the many topics on which questions are placed in this section.

Major topics in SNAP Syllabus are:
  • Business & Economics
  • Personalities & Awards
  • Sports
  • International Events
  • Science & Technology
  • Geography
  • Missions of the Countries
  • Miscellaneous
Section 4: SNAP Syllabus for Analytical and Logical Ability

Section Highlights: This section comprises areas like computing, visualization, articulation, and problem solving, topics. The questions may be in the set or individual ones depending upon the nature of the problem.

Number of Questions: 30
Normal Questions (MCQs): 30
Special Questions (Non-MCQs):  Nil
Maximum available score: 45 Marks
Weightage 30%

Syllabus Topics:  SNAP syllabus contains following important topics in this section.

  • Family Tree – Blood Relations
  • Seating Arrangement
  • Direction Sense
  • Clocks & Calendars
  • Mathematical Reasoning
  • Analogy
  • Series
  • Coding - Decoding
  • Meaningful Word, Matrix
  • Visual reasoning
  • Syllogisms
  • Critical Reasoning
  • Verbal and Miscellaneous Reasoning

SNAP Preparation

The SNAP syllabus is wide enough to trip anyone over. Many topics are added or deleted every year, so it is advisable to go through the syllabus before beginning your preparation to be on the safe side. You could boost your preparation by purchasing preparatory books available in the market or join an institute which helps prepare for SNAP. It would also be good if you can get in touch with someone who has appeared for SNAP before and he/she can give you some key points to ace it.

SNAP syllabus is available to download on various website.