Symbiosis International University (SIU) conducts Symbiosis National Aptitude Test (SNAP) for the students seeking admission in management program. SNAP is the most important MBA entrance examination after CAT. The test comprises four sections namely Quantitative Ability, Logical Reasoning, Verbal Ability and General Knowledge.
The General Knowledge section contains 30 questions out of total 150 MCQs in the online test. In this section, the more emphasis is given on Current Affairs and questions are broadly asked from the areas of sports, event winners, awards & prizes and important mergers. Moreover, this section is the easiest section as it does not involve any type of calculations, so it is also less time consuming.
Therefore, students need to pay a lot of attention on this section as it is the most scoring section of the test. Here we provide you with the latest study material for SNAP 2018.
Some Important Books for the General Knowledge Section-
Although there are many books available in the market for the preparation of General Knowledge but you need to select the latest and the best books by renowned authors which could help you score more. Study the previous year’s SNAP question papers and select a book considering the type of questions asked. Following is the list of some important books you can refer to for the preparation of general knowledge section.
- Target SNAP and General Knowledge by Disha and Arihant
- Manorama Year Book
- Pratiyogita Darpan
- SNAP Toppers Pack
- Comprehensive GK for All MBA Exams
- Competition Success Review
- Bulls Eye SNAP GK Material
- General Knowledge Digest-Mani Ram Aggarwal
- Objective General Knowledge – Lucent
These books cover all the latest and the important topics asked in the SNAP examination.
Important Websites and Apps for General Knowledge-
Nowadays, preparation is also possible through various websites which provide important GK notes, current affairs, static facts, etc. that are important for competitive exams like SNAP. These websites are easily accessible to everyone and are just one click away. Some of the websites and apps for the preparation of GK section for SNAP 2018 exam are-
Onlinetyari Website and App
It is a website that focus on latest and the important current affairs and news and provides materials in the form of PDFs and notes. The website also provide mock tests which can help you in analyzing your preparation. All these features are available on the Onlinetyari app also.
It is a website that particularly provides Current affairs, General Knowledge, General awareness for competitive examinations. It provides day based as well as monthly current affairs, MCQs on particular topics like Sports, Business, etc. These MCQs are based on the pattern of questions asked in various examinations.
Testbook.com and Testbook app
The website provides a strategy and content of various examinations like banking, SSC, IAS etc. The website has division for each examination and a separate division for GK and current affairs section. It provides day-wise quizzes that are updated on a routine basis according to the latest news and these include questions based on the important news of the day. You can refer to the Testbook App also.
This website also provides a facility for students to ask any questions from the experts. You can manage your time by solving timed quizzes and thus strategize your preparations.
You can also follow other websites and apps like gkduniya.com, gradeup, Adda 247, Mahendraguru, etc. for the preparation of general knowledge section.
Some Important Tips for your Preparation
Along with best books and websites, you should also keep some points in mind to boost your preparations.
Make a plan
As the GK section is very vast and the paper contains questions based on events occurred in the last 2 years, you should make a proper plan and divide your preparation according to the time. For example, study about the pattern and type of questions asked in the previous year’s question paper and then search for the best and latest GK books available written by some renowned authors. You can also read the reviews of the particular book online. Make effective use of online material provided on the websites.
Read newspapers and current affairs magazines regularly to keep yourself updated with the latest current affairs.
Make notes of important topics so that you could revise them on a regular basis to remember them properly.
Attempt mock tests available on various websites to improve your speed and to analyze your preparation.
Important Topics to Cover
The important topics which students need to prepare well for SNAP examination are as follows-
- National and International News
- The Punchline of companies
- Top officials of big companies
- Major corporate events
- Famous award and prizes
- World Records
- Books and authors
- Science and Technology
- Mergers and Acquisitions
- Heads of Important Organizations
- Awards and Prizes
- Business and Finance
SNAP examination is conducted to check your overall managerial skills. So students need to prepare well and do smart work with a good strategic plan.