# NMAT vs SNAP. Which MBA exams is better?

NMAT vs SNAP – NMIMS Management Aptitude Test, NMAT, is a national level MBA entrance exam conducted by NMIMS for admissions in various college across the country. Symbiosis National Aptitude Test, SNAP, is a national level MBA entrance exam for admissions in colleges that comes under Symbiosis International University (SIU) across the nation.

Both the MBA exams have their importance and candidates often face a conundrum in shortlisting between the two. For those of you who are having a hard time deciding between NMAT vs SNAP, we bring to you a detailed comparative analysis that will help you to decide.

## Similarities between NMAT vs SNAP

Both, NMAT and SNAP exam, are a speed-based test. They test the applicants on accuracy, time management, and speed. The medium of the test is online. Earlier, an additional GK section was also present in SNAP exam. It was later removed in 2019. The removal of the GK section led to an increase in the difficulty level of SNAP exam when compared to NMAT.

 Component NMAT SNAP Number of Questions 108 60 Time Limit 2 hours 60 minutes Question type MCQ MCQ Difficulty Level Moderate Easy to Moderate Sections 3 3

## NMAT vs SNAP exam

NMAT vs SNAP Syllabus – Although, the concepts covered under both the exams are quite similar the major difference between the two exams is in the varying topics and difficulty level of questions covered under each section.

### Quantitative Ability & Data Interpretation

 NMAT SNAP Difficulty Level Algebra Algebra Equal difficulty level Geometry – 2D and 3D Geometry – 3D Questions in SNAP are more tricky Number System – direct formula-based Number System – concept based Slightly easier questions in NMAT Arithmetic –● Time & Work● Percentages● Time, Speed, and Distance● Profit & Loss● HCF and LCM Arithmetic –● Time & Work● Percentages● Time, Speed & Distance● Profit & Loss● Average, Mixtures and Allegations Questions are direct and are almost equal in difficulty level Coordinate Geometry Graphs and Charts Questions in SNAP are a bit difficult Statistics Venn Diagrams Equal difficulty level Miscellaneous Miscellaneous Questions in SNAP are a bit difficult DI Sets DI Sets Equal difficulty level

### Logical Reasoning

 NMAT SNAP Difficulty Level Critical Reasoning Critical Reasoning Equal difficulty level The course of Action & Sequence, Series and Patterns Sequences & Series Questions on sequence and series are a bit trickier in NMAT Puzzles Puzzles Equal difficulty level Blood Relations Blood Relations Equal difficulty level Clocks Arrangement Questions on arrangements are more difficult Coding & Decoding Coding & Decoding Equal difficulty level Syllogisms Syllogism Questions on arrangements are more difficult

### Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension

 NMAT SNAP Difficulty Level Reading Comprehension Reading Comprehension Passages are easy and direct questions are asked Sentence Correction Sentence Correction Equal difficulty level Contextual Usage Idioms & Phrases Both topics have equal difficulty Syllogism Analogies Questions in NMAT are a bit difficult Antonyms and Synonyms Antonyms and Synonyms Questions in SNAP are a bit difficult Cloze Test Conditionals & Active and Passive Voice Questions in SNAP are a bit difficult Identifying correct preposition Identifying parts of speech Questions in SNAP are a bit difficult Fill in the blanks Jumbled Paragraph Questions in NMAT are a bit difficult

## NMAT vs SNAP Exam Structure

As per the new NMAT exam pattern, candidates will get 120 minutes to solve 108 questions. In the beginning, candidates get to choose the order of sections in which they wish to attempt the test. Also, there is a sectional time limit in the NMAT exam and candidates do not get to switch between sections. There is no negative marking. The difficulty level of the next question will depend upon the previously attempted question.

NMAT 2020 was conducted in the following testing modes –

1. Computer-based test at exam centres and
2. Online proctored test from home

SNAP exam pattern changed last year, and a similar pattern is being followed this year. General Awareness or GK section has been removed. Due to this, non MCQ type question has been added in the Quantitative Ability and Data Interpretation section. The overall difficulty level increased.

 Criteria NMAT SNAP Type of questions MCQ MCQ Negative Marking present No Yes Marking Criteria for each correct answer Adaptive Scoring Pattern MCQ – 1 Per Question Negative marking for an incorrect response No 25% Sectional Time limit Yes No

## NMAT vs SNAP College comparison and cut-offs

The top college that accepts NMAT score is SVKM’s NMIMS college, Mumbai. 15 other colleges including IBS and Xavier’s also accepts NMAT score.

The top colleges that accept SNAP exam scores are SIBM and SCMHRD Pune.

• Ranking – NMIMS college, Mumbai and SIBM Pune are comparable in their national rankings, NIRF has ranked them at 24 and 22 respectively.
• Specialization – NMIMS college, Mumbai is known for its Finance and SIBM Mumbai is known for Marketing.
• Cut-off – For SNAP, the overall score is considered by the colleges. There is no sectional cut-off. Cut off for SIBM and SCMHRD is almost 95-98 percentile in SNAP. In the case of the NMAT score, there is a sectional as well as an overall score. The final score is scaled based on certain parameters. The cut-off score for NMIMS college, Mumbai generally lies between 212 to 220.
• Test Window – Both the exams are conducted through an online mode. However, there is a slight difference in the mode of exam. SNAP will be conducted twice this year. The place and time both remain predetermined, and no changes can be made to that. A candidate can attempt the exam twice. For NMAT exam, candidates can give 3 attempts with a 75-day window in between the two exams. Candidates can select their test centre and their shift of exam. Now they can also choose to give the exam from their home.

## NMAT vs SNAP Which one to choose?

Usually, most students apply for both the exams. Therefore, the level of competition will be the same. Both the exams require focus, and you need to adopt different strategies, and planning approaches.

The best way, to make you decide to define your goal and preference regarding the specialization you want and the college you prefer.

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