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The Symbiosis International (Deemed) University's test conducting committee prescribes the SNAP exam pattern (SIU). The SNAP pattern saw significant adjustments last year, including a drop in exam duration and overall number of questions. Traditionally, the SNAP exam was only given once a year, but in 2020 and 2021, it was given three times, with candidates getting two chances each time. SNAP 2022 will again be held across three days, with candidates getting two chances.
The SNAP exam schedule and test structure have remained same for this year. Exam parameters such as section-by-section weighting, marking scheme, and sectional time limit are included in the SNAP 2022 exam pattern.
The SNAP exam paper is divided into two categories and has four sections.
Normal questions will be objective in character, such as multiple-choice questions (MCQs). Each question will have four possible solutions, from which one must be chosen that appears to be the most appropriate.
Fill-in-the-blank questions will be included in the special questions, and answers will be typed using a virtual keyboard. For instance, if the inquiry is "What is Australia's capital?" Using a virtual keyboard, a candidate must type the answer as CANBERRA.
The table below lists the SNAP paper pattern 2022.
|Number of Sections||4|
|Marks For Each Correct Answer||General English, Quantitative Ability, DI & DS and General Awareness, Analytical and logical reasoning: 1 mark each question|
|Negative Marking||1/4th (25%) of marks allotted to question|
|Duration||1 hour (60 minutes)|
|Number of Questions||60 questions|
|Total Marks||60 marks|
For reference, the table below shows the structure of a prior year's SNAP question paper and the difficulty level of each section:
|Section||No. of Questions||Total Marks||Marking Scheme||Level of Difficulty|
|Analytical & Logical Reasoning||25||25||+1/-0.25||Easy|
|Quantitative, DI, Data Sufficiency||20||20||+1/-0.25||Easy - Moderate|
|Total||60||60||-||Easy - Moderate|
The marking scheme is determined by Symbiosis University's official authority. Official authorities strive to issue alerts on a frequent basis in order to prevent disinformation from spreading and to respond to any questions about the exam pattern.
Every year, the marking scheme varies in response to trends and a few other determining variables. Candidates should be familiar with the SNAP exam pattern's marking scheme before taking the exam. In the table below, you'll find the marking scheme.
|SNAP exam pattern 2022 Marking Scheme|
|Type of Question||Correct Answer||Incorrect Answer|
|Normal Question||1 mark for all the sections in the 2022 SNAP exam pattern||-0.25 or deduction of 25% of the total weightage of the question|
|Special Question||No special questions in the 2022 SNAP exam pattern||No special questions in the 2022 SNAP exam pattern|
Applicants are encouraged to review the test pattern marks distribution to learn about the weighting of different sections in the exam pattern. The table below shows the marks distribution for the constituent sections of SNAP 2022 according to the exam pattern. The SNAP scoring pattern will include a variety of weighted questions.
|SNAP Exam Pattern Marks Distribution 2022|
|Section||Number of Questions||Marks-Correct Answer||Marks-Incorrect Answer||Total Marks|
|General English: Reading Comprehension (RC), Verbal Reasoning & Verbal Ability (VA)||15||1||-0.25||15|
|Analytical & Logical Reasoning (LR)||25||1||-0.25||25|
|Data Interpretation (DI), Quantitative Aptitude & Data Sufficiency||20||1||-0.25||20|
Candidates should be able to create their preparation approach after examining the SNAP test pattern. There are a few key parameters for this year's question patterns that applicants should be aware of before taking the exam. These recommendations will also assist applicants in comprehending the scoring system in terms of the question paper's structure. The following are key elements to remember when marking the SNAP paper pattern.
Although the SNAP exam pattern has not changed this year, it has changed dramatically in the previous three years. Check out the table below to see how the SNAP pattern has changed since 2018:
|Features||SNAP 2021||SNAP 2020||SNAP 2019||SNAP 2018|
|Exam sections||General English QA, DI-DS A-LR||General English QA, DI-DS A-LR||General English QA, DI-DS A-LR||General English QA, DI-DS A-LR Current Affairs|
|Total Number of questions||60||60||110||130|
|Section-wise questions||General English: 15 QA, DI-DS: 20 A-LR: 25||General English: 15 QA, DI-DS: 20 A-LR: 25||General English: 34 QA, DI-DS: 40 A-LR: 36||General English: 35 QA, DI-DS: 35 A-LR:35 Current Affairs: 25|
|Marking scheme||+1 for each right answer||+1 for each right answer||General English: 1.5 marks for each right answer A-LR: 1.5 marks for each right answer QA, DI-DS: 1 mark for each right answer for MCQs and 2 marks for each right answer for non MCQs||+1 for each right answer for MCQs +2 for each right answer for Non-MCQs|
|Negative marking||0.25 marks||0.25 marks||0.25 marks||0.25 marks|
|Section-wise marks||General English: 15 QA, DI-DS: 20 A-LR: 25||General English: 15 QA, DI-DS: 20 A-LR: 25||General English: 51 QA, DI-DS: 45 A-LR: 54||General English: 40 QA, DI-DS: 40 A-LR: 40 Current Affairs: 30|
|Total time limit||60 minutes||60 minutes||120 minutes||120 minutes|
|Question type||MCQ||MCQ||MCQ and non-MCQ||MCQ and non-MCQ|
|Number of attempts||2||2||1||1|