SNAP registrations close on November 24. Here’s a look at the strategy adopted by an SCMHRD student who scored a cool 97.4 percentile in SNAP. Shashank Saurav is an engineer from Techno India College, Kolkata. He has 3 years of work experience in Capegemini and Accenture as a Consultant..
When did you start preparing for SNAP?
I started preparing for SNAP during October last year, since I had missed out on colleges the previous year by merely a few marks. I started by giving a few GK Mocks online (such as gkedge.com, gktoday) and by appearing and monitoring my performance in SNAPSHOT, a free online test series that SCMHRD runs each year for SNAP aspirants.
What was your strategy?
My SNAP strategy was to focus on the Logical Reasoning section and maximize my accuracy and score there. I also tried to brush up my GK properly so as to ensure that the 10 minutes that I dedicate to the section during the exam should award me maximum marks. I knew that English was my strong section so I attempted most of the questions in that section as well.
Did you also take CAT and XAT?
Yes, I had appeared in CAT and XAT and had calls from the new IIMs and some Tier – I colleges.
Did you aim for a ‘toppers’ score or a decent score would have done for you?
I had aimed for a topper’s score as I badly wanted to do an MBA this year from a leading B school. I have a work experience of 3 years and this was my final attempt at MBA Entrance exams .
Now that you are in the college, how is it treating you? Do you think you have lost or gained for not being in another college?
I think life has changed for the better after joining SCMHRD. The MBA experience here is beyond words. The campus is always abuzz with new activities, events and competitions where we participate. More importantly, we have so many committees and clubs on campus that they keep the students engaged and also enrich the MBA journey. Apart from engineers, there are doctors, architects, navy officers, accountants, and entrepreneurs in our batch and they add their own new perspectives to the peer learning here at SCMHRD.