Preparation Tips for the SNAP 2021

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  • Candidates must focus on the areas of improvement
  • Refer to sample papers, mock test and major SNAP preparation books
  • Previous year question papers can be referred

Time Management

May to July

Analyze your strong and weak areas and tackle your difficult areas by referring to good reference books for SNAP. In this period, you should be thorough with the exam pattern and syllabus of SNAP. In these months you must focus on being thorough with your fundamentals. These months act as a foundation to your preparation of SNAP.

August to October

These are the most crucial months of your preparation. Now you will commence solving past years question papers and sample papers. As per the SNAP preparation guide, you need to solve diligently the question papers and analyze where you are making mistakes. The early you fix the mistakes, the better it is for you in the long run. This will help in the long run as in the last stages of the preparation, candidates will be able to just revise and not panic as they had rectified their mistakes in the early stages of their preparation.

If one decides to do self-study then it has to be done in a very systematic way and the individual has to be self- disciplined. Coaching should be taken to learn tricks of the trade and should not be perceived as something where an individual will be made to learn everything within a span of a few months and he or she will simply crack the exam. Meanwhile another part of SNAP preparation guide is that candidates can determine at this stage whether they want to do self-study or take coaching. Moreover, if you decide to join coaching, then you must join it only after you have completed the syllabus completely.

Once you have finished the mock test analyze by taking note of the questions in which you took more time to solve and which took less time. Also, from October onwards, candidates must start solving SNAP question papers and must focus on speed and practice. Solve as many as questions possible by picking SNAP sample papers. Enroll with various coaching institutes for their mock test series and analyze the preparation level.

November Till D-Day

With the SNAP just around the corner focus on your accuracy. Taking a mock test will help you assess your strong and weak areas. To determine one՚s understanding of verbal, quantitative and logical reasoning stands, you must take a full-fledged mock test. Further, it will help you analyze the areas which you solved quickly and the one with which you faced difficulty and were time consuming. These points can be considered while making an efficient study plan.

Once you formulate the study plan, taking mock test can be of following advantage:

  • Wil help you familiarize with the exam environment and format of the exam.
  • Will help you analyze the time that should be taken to complete the question paper
  • Will help you utilize the 120 minutes to solve 130 questions.

Also, this is the time to revise and not take up any new topic as you might just end up pressing the panic button. These pointers will assist in recalling what all you had studied in depth during the course of preparation. Take up your flash notes that you prepared earlier and quickly revise from them.

Avoid Negative Marking

Students must know the marking scheme of the SNAP 2020. As per the marking scheme:

  • For every correct answer 1 mark will be awarded.
  • For special questions, on every correct answer 2 marks will be added.
  • For every wrong answer 25 % of the total marks will be deducted
  • The paper will be of total 150 marks

If you find a question to be difficult and is time consuming, leave that question and move to next question without wasting any time. Increase your speed and accuracy by practicing a number of questions from sample papers and mock tests. As SNAP involves negative marking for both special and MCQs hence students must not attempt any question which they are not sure of.

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