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Get ready in a SNAP

Focus on accuracy more than speed for the Symbiosis entrance exam

education Updated: May 22, 2012 16:20 IST
Ramnath Kanakadandi

The key to being successful on the SNAP test is to focus on the reasoning section as every question here is worth double the marks. The key in this section is to focus on accuracy more than speed. Selection of questions plays a very important role in maximising one’s score in this section. Reasoning puzzles on seating arrangements — both circular and linear, selections, clocks and calendars, coding and decoding have frequently been asked in past SNAP papers. SNAP also tests you in non-verbal reasoning, which is primarily visual reasoning. The section is not difficult but in order to do well, you need a lot of practice and patience.

The verbal section is cakewalk for those students who have prepared for the CAT as the level of the questions is much lower here. However, students are advised to brush up on rules of grammar. SNAP also tests students on their familiarity with idioms and phrases and figures of speech that can be revised from any grammar book.

Vocabulary is not very difficult but it tends to be different, for example, questions could be based on kangaroo words (a word that contains its synonym within itself). Doing a word list will help, but also familiarise yourself with homonyms and words that are commonly confused. A good way to prepare for reading comprehension passages is to read and write the summary. This will help you understand passages better and therefore, you will be able to answer the questions correctly.


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Article by Nyayapati Gautam, TIME Mumbai