With just few days left in the conducting of SNAP on 18 December, 2011, the count down is about to begin for you. The time has started for quick revision now. However, except all your preparations there should be a strategy that you must keep in mind while giving your paper. It helps you in completing your paper on time and keeps you stress free.
But before contemplating the strategy, you must have structure and sections of SNAP in mind which goes like this:
Duration of the test: 120 minutes
Type of test: objective questions
Marking: Each wrong answer attracts 25% negative marks.
1. General English: Reading Comprehension, Verbal Reasoning, Verbal Ability: 40 marks
2. Quantitative, Data Interpretation & Data Sufficiency: 40 marks
3. General Awareness: General Knowledge, Current Affairs, Business Scenario: 40 marks
4. Analytical & Logical Reasoning: 60 marks
Now, SNAP differs from CAT in many ways. It is slightly less difficult compared to CAT with additional features like a GK section and a logical reasoning section which has a higher weightage than the other sections. The ease in the difficulty level in SNAP, however, is balanced out with the increased number of questions. Thus, it’s only a well structured study plan that will help you to meet the requirements of the examination.
Keep a check on time: The paper of SNAP is always quite lengthy. Just remember that you have to attempt 180 questions in 2 hours. So you must keep a check on time and concentrate on your speed. What matters is your speed. Half your preparation would be done if you can considerably increase your test-taking speed.
Do not compromise your accuracy: Never forget that for each wrong answer you have 25% percent negative marking. So do not compromise your accuracy. If you do not know any answer, it is better to leave that rather than marking the wrong option and wasting your time.
Concentrate on GK: GK is a section which most of the students fail to do properly and this is the section which has the lowest cut off among all the sections. So prepare this section well. GK not only helps in clearing in written examination but also helps at the time of GDPI. So you need to keep yourself abreast of all the current affairs & matters of national and international interest.
Work with a calm mind: Do not panic at all. Do all the questions with a calm mind. Panic creates a pressure on your mind due to which you tend to forget even those answers which you know. Thus, even if you are not able to maintain your strategy do not panic and try to cover as many questions as you can.
Lastly, these are the various things which you should keep in mind before starting doing the paper. To remind you again, the SNAP test is on December 18, 2011 (Sunday) from 2pm to 4pm. always remember that SNAP is more about speed & cracking the GK section. Keep fine-tuning these & you’ll be ready to face SNAP 2012.