Preparing for an engineering exam in India is tough. It gets tricky when one has to choose the best reference books for preparation. In this article, Examin experts list down Top 8 books for SNAP preparation.
The first step towards successful MAT preparation is choosing the right book for SNAP. However, aspirants should avoid referring to too many books at a time, as it leads to confusion.
So you are targeting SNAP 2018? Confused with which book to refer? Don’t worry! Given below is a list of Top books for preparation for SNAP. It can help in supplementing your SNAP Preparation.
#1. Analytical & Logical Reasoning For CAT & Other Management Entrance Tests
Reasoning which is a equally weighed section in many competitive examinations tests the thinking power and mind applicability skills of the candidates. The questions of reasoning asked in various competitive examinations are not easy to solve without having enough practice. The Hand on Guide to Analytical Reasoning & Logical Reasoning will help aspirants master the ‘Tricks of the Trade’ as it covers analytical reasoning and logical reasoning comprehensively.
This book has been divided into two Sections – Analytical Reasoning and Logical Reasoning each sub-divided into number of chapters with different types of questions of multiple patterns asked in various exams. The Analytical Reasoning section covers Seating Arrangement, Complex Arrangement, Ranking & Time Sequence Test, Blood Relations, Direction Sense Test, Conditions & Grouping and Simple & Coded Inequality whereas the Logical Reasoning section covers Syllogism, Statement & Assumptions, Statement & Arguments, Passage & Conclusion, Statement & Course of Action, Decision Making, Assertion & Reason, Cause & Effect and Input-Output. Ample numbers of solved problems have been covered in each chapter followed by practice exercises at the end to help aspirants revised and practice the concepts discussed in each chapter. Also the book contains previous years’ solved questions of different competitive examinations like CAT, MAT, CMAT, Bank (PO/Clerk), UPSC, SSC and other state PSC Exams, etc. to help aspirants get an insight into the types of reasoning questions asked. The book will be highly useful for aspirants preparing for Management (CAT, XAT, CMAT, IIFT, SNAP & other), Bank (PO & Clerk), SSC (CGL/CPO), UPSC & other state PSC Exams, etc.
As the book covers Logical and Analytical Reasoning both in detail with ample number of solved problems, it for sure will help aspirants prepare both the types in a thorough manner and will act as a hand on guide to analytical reasoning & logical reasoning.
#2. Data Interpretation & Data Sufficiency
Data interpretation remains one of the most important yet often overlooked aspects of any competitive examination in India. This book ‘Data Interpretation and Data Sufficiency’ aims at guiding the aspirants of competitive examinations through all the basic as well as troubled areas of data interpretation and sufficiency and help to crack every type of problems with relative ease.
To help the candidates, the book has been divided into 9 chapters: Data Table, Analysis of Data, Line Graph, Bar Chart, Pie Chart or Circle Graph, Case Studies, Mixed Graph, Data Sufficiency and Miscellaneous Charts. Each of these chapters have been sub-divided into numerous parts with each of them having different types of solved problems along with exercises for the students to practice. This helps the candidates apply all the different types of lessons taught in the chapters and be an expert in the subject. The unsolved questions have their answers at the back for the students to self-assess themselves.
Since the book is aimed to help the students of competitive examinations, it has got previous years’ questions of the following examinations for the students to understand and be adept with the question patters: CAT, XAT, CMAT, MAT, SSC, UPSC, Bank (Clerical and PO) and other PSC examinations.
Published by Arihant Prakashan, this book is based on the revised and updated syllabi of the examinations and aims to help the student be acquainted with the subject thoroughly.
#3. Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Examinations
For the students appearing in the examinations for the first time, the book also contains detailed solved question papers of the past year along with the unsolved ones. This is to make sure the student gets thoroughly acquainted with the paper-pattern before appearing for the examinations. For questions requiring illustrations, the book consists of detailed and step-by-step illustrations of the entire sum(s), wherever needed.
An ideal book for the students preparing for competitive examinations such as Bank PO, SBI-PO, SSC Combined preliminary examination, CBI, IBPS, RBI, CPO, Railways, Campus recruitment test and other state Government examinations along with CAT, MAT, IGNOU, Hotel Management and IIFT.
Coming from S. Chand publications, this is the seventh edition of the book and is referred by many as the “holy grail” to successfully crack the quantitative portion of the competitive examinations.
About the author:
Born in Delhi in 1946, R.S. Aggarwal completed has studied at Kirori Mal College in Delhi. He had been a lecturer in Nanak Chand Anglo Sanskrit College in Meerut, Uttar Pradesh till he managed to secure a fellowship to pursue his doctorate in Delhi University. Later on, he became a Reader in NAS, Meerut before moving to MMH, Ghaziabad. He has authored about 75 books on Mathematics for school students as well as for those appearing for competitive examinations.
#4. Manorama Yearbook 2016
The Manorama Yearbook 2016 is the largest-selling book on current affairs and general knowledge (with yearly updates) in the country. Widely used by researchers, students, teachers, planners, media-persons and others, the Manorama Yearbook is a much sought after book when it comes to preparing for various competitive examinations; be it IAS, IPS or other UPSC competitive examinations, or Railways, Banks, any State Civil Services Examinations or others.
The Manorama Yearbook 2016 covers a wide range of topics varying from Science and Medicines, Sports and Quizzes, Literature and Art, History and Environment, latest Government policies, election results, census reports, current economic scenario and many more. It also contains detailed information on the current advances of ISRO along with a vivid account of the advancements in space technology. There is also a section called “World Panorama and History” which contains details of the major happenings around the world in last year.
To help the students garner more knowledge about India and the world, the Manorama Year Book 2016 offers free Concise Britannica Encyclopaedia (a set of four e-books), a CD of Learner’s Dictionary and a free online subscription to Britannica Online.
About the author:
Published in English, Hindi, Tamil, Bengali and Malayalam, the popular Manorama Yearbook is published by Malayala Manorama Group, a publishing house from Kerala. The first yearbook series published in Malayalam was printed in 1959 and the first English edition was published in 1965. Mammen Mathew is the Chief Editor and Managing Director of Malayala Manorama. Having worked many media houses, Mathew took charge of Malayala Manorama in 1980.
#5. Lucent’s General Knowledge
Put together by an experienced battery of authors led by Dr Binay Kiran, the Lucent’s General Knowledge is spread out over 10 Chapters that deal with general knowledge information about history, Indian polity and constitution, geography, economics, physics, chemistry, biology, computers and other important information.
Those headed into competition examinations would certainly find the information packed in this ready reckoner most suitable; it will also prove a good companion for those who are serious participants at quiz contests and even for those who like to keep their general knowledge regularly updated.
The book presents brief but comprehensive enough information about the subject under a given topic, in a easy to understand language with a logical flow that is easy to remember and recall at critical moments.
Important names, places and dates have been duly highlighted, facts are placed in bullet points and the graphic illustrations make remembering the information presented easy to grasp.
Not expensive or heavy to carry around, the good print of this paperback reference book is comfortable to read at any time.
#6. Map the SNAP Symbiosis National Aptitude Test : 5 Mock Tests & Solved Papers
The Symbiosis International University conducts the Symbiosis National Aptitude Test (SNAP) for admission to all postgraduate management programs at the Symbiosis Institute of Business Management, Pune and Bengaluru. This book has been designed for the aspirants preparing for the upcoming SNAP 2017. The present book for SNAP 2017 has been divided into two parts containing SNAP Previous Years’ Solved Papers and SNAP Mock Tests to help the aspirants get an insight into the current and the previous years’ examination patterns. The previous years’ solved papers will not only help in understanding the types of questions asked in previous years’ SNAP. The solutions to the questions asked in previous years’ examinations have been elaborated and authenticity of the same has been maintained. Comprehensive solutions have been provided for thorough understanding of the concepts on which the questions are based. Also five SNAP Mock Tests including four sections namely Reading Comprehension, Verbal Reasoning, Verbal Ability, Quantitative, Data Interpretation and Data Sufficiency, General Awareness and Analytical and Logical Reasoning, each consisting of various types of questions asked in the SNAP have been provided in the book. The mock tests have been designed according to the current trend of SNAP 2017.Hints and Solutions to all the questions have been provided at the end of each mock test. As the book contains ample previous years’ solved papers and mock papers, it for sure will act as the perfect practice material for the upcoming SNAP 2017.
#7. SNAP Symbiosis National Aptitude Test Solved Papers (2004 – 2011)
SNAP Symbiosis National Aptitude Test: Solved Papers (2004 – 2011), authored by Gautam Puri, is a comprehensive guide for students who want to attend the SNAP examinations. The text comprises solved papers from 2004-2011 and three model test papers that will help in preparations for the exams.
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Apart from studying theory, one should also have books that comprises of SNAP question papers of last few years. This could be of great help during MAT 2018 revision.
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