September 4, 2018
A good score turns out to be the most crucial criteria for success especially when it comes to an entrance exam which is much more complex than it seems to be. Most often the candidates preparing for an entrance exam is either already working or pursuing a degree simultaneously. It becomes a hectic task to manage the online tests, negative marking, interview rounds and more. But in the end, its hard work and the time you put in for your preparation that can make you stand out from the crowd.
Similarly, SNAP 2017’s topper, Aditi Garsa who aced SNAP with 99.18 percentile and saved a place for a better future in SIBM Pune, says that her key motto was “to see that no topics remained unrevised for more than a week”.
Aditi and her SNAP Mantra
Looking at the success mantra of 2017’s SNAP topper, Aditi Garsa, we can say that it is a simple yet a dedicated challenge that you need to take in order to ace your SNAP test. The basic strategy that she focused on was to keep revising again and again so that all the concepts remained fresh and giving more time and attention to the ones she lacked in. Aditi shares her study material and says that she referred to “Quantum CAT” by Sarvesh K Verma for QA, which is more than enough to crack any entrance exam. And for LR-DI she practiced from “How to prepare for LR and DI by Arun Sharma”. For the GK section, Aditi kept up with online sites that updated her with Current Affairs. Reading major headlines, newspaper articles and magazines helps on a large scale to clear the GK section smoothly.
Since she was working full-time, she was unable to join any coaching centre and therefore found it easier to put in hard work during free time for self-study. She says that self-study is a better option rather than joining any coaching class because, in today’s world, where technology has accelerated, any doubts during the preparation can be cleared through many online sites than tutor for SNAP. Although there is no harm in additional help, students who have enough time for their preparation have an option of joining the coaching classes.
Aditi spent hours studying on weekdays and usually spent weekends on mock-tests that helped her for practicing time management and judge her potential. Time management becomes an important criterion while answering the test because since the test is being conducted through an online medium, it becomes difficult to answer 150 questions in just 120 minutes with its rule of negative marking that deducts 0.25 on every wrong answer. She took almost 4-5 mock tests a week which helped her to get familiar with the type of questions that are asked and helped her decide how much time she should dedicate to each of them.
Along with SNAP, Aditi also appeared for CAT and CMAT and scored brilliant that is 96 and 99.87 percentile respectively. This helped her get more focused in an exam oriented environment and also served as a backup option in case of any severe condition.
SNAP, is not difficult although it is vast and cumbersome. The SNAP toppers of previous years have managed to score around 98 and 99 percentile, which is a goal score for most of the SNAP aspirants. Aditi personally leaves a message to the forthcoming SNAP aspirants and says that success did not come easily. It took a lot of motivation, practice and study hours to reach this far with excellent scores and get into the B-school she dreamed of. Therefore, always remember that the key is time-management skills, focus and hard work, and this will help you who master your SNAP test.