SNAP Exam 2019 : Syllabus, pattern, Notification, Exam date and Result

SNAP Exam 2019: Syllabus, pattern, Notification, Exam date

With SNAP 2019 notifications out soon, the curiosity in the minds of the aspirants seems to be on a rise. The mode of examination remains online this year as well, but just like every year, SNAP has made changes in its pattern yet again.

The paper consists of 130 questions, spread across four sections. The section-wise question distribution is as follows:


No. of questions



QA and DI
Current Affairs

This year SNAP has decided to include 20 Non-MCQ type questions out of the total 130 questions. The marking scheme is as follows:

Type of question

Even though there is no sectional cut-off, and the student can move across sections freely, with the change in pattern, it is important to change the strategy and approach while preparing for SNAP.


  • This section is a mix of verbal ability and reading comprehension. In order to do well in this section, a continuous practice of reading comprehensions, along with reading articles and editorials is required.
  • Also, work on your vocabulary on a daily basis for questions based on antonyms-synonyms and fill in the blanks.
  • One must practice papers on this section regularly until the day of the exam.

Quantitative Ability and Data Interpretation:

  • SNAP focuses a lot on the arithmetic questions. Regular practice and memorizing the formulae for quicker calculations is recommended.
  • Although this section is moderately difficult, one needs to manage their time in order to attempt the other sections properly.
  • Data interpretation can only be nailed by regular practice and giving mock tests. Solving 4-5 sets every day should be enough for a good preparation.

Analytical and Logical Reasoning:

  • This can be taken as the trickiest section out of all the four sections. This requires continuous practice and mock tests in order to get the concepts clearly.
  • Practicing previous years’ papers can also give an idea of the pattern and type pf questions this section will contain.

General Awareness:

  • It includes current affairs, general awareness and basic knowledge of the happenings around the world.
  • A thorough reading of newspapers and general knowledge magazines can be helpful for this section.
  • This section can fetch marks in less time if you are aware of the happenings around you.

Overall, since there is no sectional cut-off, one can get a good score by focusing on their strong areas more. The provision of switching between sections makes it convenient to pick whichever section one is comfortable with at any point during the examination.

For Non-MCQ type questions, it would be advisable to attempt only those questions that you are confident about because at one hand it fetches more marks than the MCQ questions, but on the other hand it also has a higher negative marking.

Irrespective of the pattern of the exam, thorough and regular practice is what will eventually help you score well in SNAP.

All the best!

Author: Yashita Sharma
2018-20 Batch. SCMHRD, Pune



Amrendra Kumar 9/5/2018 9:38:12 AM

Is any sectional cut off in SIBM Pune or SCMHRD?

Sweta Singh 9/19/2018 12:58:21 PM

Is QA & DI is scoring in SNAP Exam ?

Yashita Sharma 9/20/2018 6:07:31 PM

@Amrendra Kumar- There is no sectional cut off for admission in SCMHRD, but you need to secure a significant overall score in order to clear the cutoff score for being eligible for admissions in SCMHRD. @Sweta Singh- SNAP is an exam that tests your conceptual knowledge, and hence every section in the exam is scoring. For QA and DI, you require clarity of basic concepts and regular practice in order to attain a good score.

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