Symbiosis National Aptitude Test (SNAP) is one of the most common entrance exams for MBA in India. This exam is conducted in 92 cities all over India by Symbiosis University. SNAP Test 2018 will be held on 16th December this year. So, if you are an MBA aspirant, it is time to start preparing for this entrance exam and take a step closer to your dream career.
The SNAP test has 4 sections: General English, Analytical and Logical Reasoning, Quantitative Data Interpretation and Sufficiency, and Current Affairs. To make sure you excel at this test, you need to dedicate enough time to each section including Current Affairs. Based on the new exam pattern, the details of this section are mentioned below:
‘Current Affairs’ Exam Pattern
● Parts: 2
a. Normal Questions (20)
b. Special Questions (5)
● Total Questions: 25
● Total Marks: 30
Special questions carry 2 marks each whereas normal ones carry 1 mark. Every wrong answer will deduct 1/4th mark from your total score.
‘Current Affairs’ Syllabus
Symbiosis International (Deemed University) does not offer an official syllabus. Based on the previous exams, some of the common topics you can prepare on are:
● International Affairs
● Finance and Economy
● Science and Technology
● Political events
Now that you have understood the exam pattern and common topics, let’s move on to how you can start preparing for the SNAP MBA entrance exam.
Tips to Crack the ‘Current Affairs’ Section
1. Make newspapers a part of your routine
One of the best ways to understand what is going on currently is by reading the newspapers. From the new minister to a recent sports event, you can find all the details in here.
2. The Internet is equally important
Along with newspapers, make the internet your best friend too. Here, you can get instant news updates as well as different aspects of the same news. Also, you can watch YouTube videos that are specifically dedicated to improving your general knowledge.
3. In-depth knowledge of last 2 years at least
Knowing about affairs which have happened during the same year is not enough. To make sure you excel at the GK section of upcoming MBA exams in India like SNAP, you need to have knowledge of the last two years at least.
4. Solve mock tests
There are various platforms online that offer mock tests. By solving these, you can understand the type of questions and the amount of time you take to solve it.
The points mentioned above offer a brief overview of the ‘Current Affairs’ section and how you can prepare for it. Remember, there is no limit when it comes to increasing your general knowledge. By following some of these tips and starting in advance you can perform well at your exam.