SNAP paper consists of four sections which are verbal ability, Quantitative Aptitude, Data interpretation and data sufficiency, General awareness and Analytical and Logical reasoning. The paper consists of 150 questions to solve in 120 minutes, so speed with accuracy is without speculation the way forward. SNAP has moved beyond the traditional format to online, so the candidate is expected to be on level terms with the selection and time management in online examination. There is negative marking of 1/4th of the marks allotted for every wrong answer.
Section wise Test pattern and exam strategy are:
Logical Reasoning (40 Questions): The questions asked from LR covered the whole subject area. Analytical Reasoning was core to the performance of the candidate. Also the marking scheme saw a major twist in 1 mark for Logical Reasoning as compared to 2 marks per correct answer over the years. The analytical and logical reasoning section constitutes questions on family tree, syllogisms, cause and effect, linear arrangement, matrix arrangement, input- output, number tree, directions, analogy etc. The level of difficulty of this section fluctuates; so you should master all the concepts and practice on the regular basis to ace your performance
General Awareness(30 Questions):-It’s necessary for candidates to be well aware with the current affairs which are expected to constitute major slice of the pie. General Awareness includes areas like: Economics, Current Government schemes, Organizations, Science & Technology, People in news, Geography, Indian Polity, etc. Last Year’s exam saw a paradise shift from static GK to current affairs with a major chunk of 30 questions. Mergers and Acquisitions were the most asked topic.
Quantitative Ability(40 Questions) :-. Arithmetic constitutes major section of the paper for some years now and we can expect it to be the same this year as well. This section includes topics like: Probability, Integers, Time, Speed and Distance, Algebra, Mensuration, Permutation and Combination, Data Interpretation (Pie and Bar Graph based). Keeping a tab on time while solving questions based on these topics is very essential. Moreover, you should know short tricks to solve questions in this section.
Verbal Ability(40 Questions): The verbal ability section is a mix of Reading Comprehension, Sentence Completion, Sentence Correction and Error Spotting, Jumbled Paragraphs, Vocabulary based questions, etc. All you need to do is learn the rules and do consistent practice.