SNAP 2021 Exam Analysis: Second Attempt SNAP Over On Jan 8 without any major technical glitches; Check Pattern, Key Changes, Difficulty Level, likely Cut offs

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January 9, 2022
MBAUniverse.com, India’s No.1 MBA portal is the first to release its indepth SNAP 2021 exam analysis for the second attempt SNAP test held on January 8, 2022 from 10 AM to 11 AM. As per the information shared by candidates who took the exam, this year’s SNAP question paper duration was 1 hour like last year and had moderate to high difficulty level. This could lead to higher percentile at low score.
SNAP 2021 Exam Analysis

SNAP 2021 second attempt exam on January 8, 2022 greeted the test takers with similar pattern and difficulty level as was in the first attempt of SNAP exam. The second out of three SNAP exams, was conducted from 10 AM to 11 AM on Jan 8, 2022. The first SNAP was conducted on Dec 19, 2021. SNAP Exam 2021 Analysis by MBAUniverse.com is the first indepth SNAP analysis released on January 8, 2022 immediately after the SNAP exam has got over.

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Symbiosis International University (SIU) Pune is conducting the SNAP 2021 exam on three dates in December 2021 and January 2022. More than 50 thousand candidates have applied for SNAP this year and out of them 45 thousand are expected to appear in SNAP at 94 test cities in India. Expert team from MBAUniverse.com is assessing each SNAP 2021 exam to share first hand SNAP exam analysis.

SNAP 2021 Exam Analysis: Date, Time, & Release Schedule for SNAP Exam Analysis      
This year SNAP exam duration has been reduced to one hour and the exam is scheduled on three dates. The MBAUniverse.com SNAP Exam Analysis below reflects upon SNAP 2021 paper difficulty level, key changes in question paper, good attempts and likely cut off score for different percentile range in the changed SNAP exam pattern with reduced number of questions.  Below is shared the SNAP 2021 Question Paper time and schedule for release of  SNAP Exam Analysis for all the three SNAP exams

SNAP 2021 Exam Date & Time
MBAUniverse SNAP Exam Analysis – Release time
1st SNAP 2021 Exam: Dec 19, 2021 from 2 PM to 3 PM
Released at 3.15 PM on Dec 19, 2021
2nd SNAP 2021 Exam: Jan 8, 2022 from 10 AM to 11 AM
11.30 AM on Jan 8, 2022
3rd SNAP 2021 Exam: Jan 16, 2022 from 10 AM to 11 AM
11.30 AM on Jan 16, 2022

MBAUniverse.com SNAP Exam 2021 Analysis and percentile predictions on SNAP cut offs will help the test takers to gauge their performance in SNAP 2021 and their admission chances in top Symbiosis institutes. To offer a wider perspective, MBAUniverse.com has also shared SNAP 2021 Exam Analysis by experts of leading institutions and top SNAP coaching institutes like Arun Sharma, IMS, CL, T.I.M.E. among others.

 

MBAUniverse.com SNAP Exam Analysis 2021: Key Highlights

MBAUniverse SNAP Analysis covers the following:

1. SNAP Exam Pattern & key changes

2. Variation as compared to last year in Topics, Type of Questions for each section

3. Any Surprise elements in SNAP 2021 Exam paper

4. Exam Difficulty Level: Overall & Section wise Analysis by Experts

5. Required Good Attempts: Overall and Section wise

6. SNAP score Cut off Predictions by Experts to help the aspirants to assess their performance and check their call chances by top Symbiosis B-schools

7. SNAP Percentile Predictions

 

SNAP 2021 Question Paper Analysis for Jan 8, 2022 Exam

Given the reputation of SNAP exam over the years, the SNAP Test paper is changed every year. However, this year while pattern is kept same as that of last year, difficulty level is also not much changed. All the leading SNAP prep institutes and SNAP experts have rated SNAP 2021 on last year pattern as no substantial changes are announced this year in SNAP exam.

SNAP 2021 Question Paper Pattern
The SNAP 2021 question paper had the following pattern and sectional composition.

  • SNAP Test 2021 duration is of 60 minutes for each of the three SNAP exams
  • SNAP scoring pattern is +1 mark for each correct answer. So, the Maximum Score you can get is 60 marks
  • Negative Marking in SNAP 2021 is 0.25 mark for each wrong answer
  • Candidate can take SNAP 2021 upto two times
  • Test timing is different for the 3 SNAP exam dates
  • Best of the performance of candidate out of the two attempts he/ she has made will be considered for final percentile calculation.
  • The candidate had to decide well in advance and latest by the last date to apply, whether he/she would appear in SNAP once or two times

SNAP 2021 Sectional Composition
SNAP Exam 2021 Section Wise Analysis, immediately after the exam, is based on the following exam pattern. The table below shares the SNAP exam 2021 section wise analysis with sectional order from Section-1 to Section-3, number and type of questions in each section, marking scheme and total maximum marks available for each section for the 1 hour SNAP exam.

Particulars
 SNAP 2021
Number of SNAP Exams for admission to MBA programmes in Symbiosis Institutes
3 Exams (On Dec 19, 2021 and Jan 8 & 16, 2022)
Duration
60 minutes
Total no. of questions
60
General English: Reading Comprehension, Verbal Reasoning, Verbal Ability
15
Quantitative, Data Interpretation & Data Sufficiency
20
Analytical & Logical Reasoning
25
Type of Questions
MCQs

SNAP 2021 Marking Scheme & Total Marks

Sections in SNAP 2021

Total Questions (All MCQ Type)

Marking Scheme

Negative Marking

Maximum Marks you can score

General English: Reading Comprehension, Verbal Reasoning, Verbal Ability

15

+1 mark for each correct answer

- ¼ Mark for each wrong answer

15

Quantitative, Data Interpretation & Data Sufficiency

20

+1 mark for each correct answer

- ¼ Mark for each wrong answer

20

Analytical & Logical Reasoning

25

+1 mark for each correct answer

- ¼ Mark for each wrong answer

25

Current Affairs

Nil

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--

Total

60

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60

Source: MBAUniverse.com SNAP 2021 analysis

SNAP 2021 Score: Scaled Down to 50
The maximum score of 60 marks in SNAP is scaled down to 50 while calculating the cut off and weightage at the time of shortlisting. Each Symbiosis Institute individually applies SNAP cut offs for final selection round.

Overall Difficulty Level, Good Attempts to Clear the Cut offs for MBA Admission 2022

Section
Total 
Questions
Difficulty Level
Good Attempts
Suggested time to attempt the section (in minutes)
General English: Reading
Comprehension, Verbal Reasoning, Verbal Ability
15
Easy to Moderate
11-12
13-14
Analytical & Logical Reasoning
25
Moderate
16-18
23-24
Quantitative, Data Interpretation & Data Sufficiency
20
Easy to Moderate
15-17
21-22

Since there is no individual sectional time limit, it would be better to keep a few minutes with you to check & view the unattempted questions.

SNAP 2021 Sectional Analysis
Below is shared the SNAP analysis section wise with good attempts and break of questions

Section-1: General English

  • Total Questions: 15
  • Difficulty Level: Easy to Moderate
  • RC Based Questions: Nil
  • Verbal Ability Based Questions: 15
  • Ideal Attempts 12-13 questions with 90% accuracy
  • Expected time to attempt the sections 14-15 minutes.

Break-up of Questions

General English
No. Of Qs
Vocabulary
6
Grammar
8
Others
1

Type of Questions

  • All questions were of MCQ type with negative marking
  • Questions were based on Vocabulary, Grammar and Poetry
  • No questions on Reading Comprehension Passages

Vocabulary Based Questions

  • Synonyms (1 question)
  • Fill in the blanks (Single blank 2 questions and two blanks 1 question)
  • Spelling Correction (1 question)

Grammar Based Questions

  • Parts of speech and tenses
  • Direct grammar based questions-6
  • Pick out the correct sentence -1
  • Pick Out the incorrect sentence -1
  • Meaning of Proverb-1
  • Poem-based question to identify the line with the most ‘standard word order’-1
  • No RC passages and questions
  • Section was less time-consuming.

Section-2: Analytical & Logical Reasoning

  • Total Questions - 25 questions
  • Questions based on Verbal Reasoning-10
  • Non-Verbal Reasoning based questions-15
  • Difficulty level-Easy to moderate
  • Ideal Attempts- 19-21
  • Expected time to attempt the section-23-25 minutes

Break-up of Questions in Analytics & Logical Reasoning section.

Question types
Number of questions
Level of difficulty
Verbal Reasoning
Syllogisms
1
Easy
Statement & Course of Action
2
Easy
Conclusion - Critical Reasoning
3
Easy
Statement & Assumption
1
Easy
Cause- Effect
1
Easy
Word-Arrangement
2
Easy
Non-Verbal Reasoning
Complete the series
2
2 easy
Clocks
2
2 easy
Calendars
2
2 easy
Linear Arrangement
2
2 easy
Coding
2
1 easy,1 medium
Family Tree
2
1 easy,1 medium
Odd man out
1
1 easy
Sequential Output
1
1 easy
Numerical puzzle
1
1 medium

Type of Questions

Verbal Reasoning – 10 MCQs

  • Critical Reasoning Based- 3 Conclusion questions
  • Courses of Action -  2 questions
  • Statement and Assumption - 1 question
  • Cause-Effect - 1 question
  • Syllogisms - 1 question
  • Word Arrangement -2 questions

Non-Verbal Reasoning – 15 Questions

  • Included questions on clocks, calendars, Linear arrangement
  • No set based questions

Section-3: Quantitative, Data Interpretation & Data Sufficiency

  • Total Questions-20
  • Mathematics based Questions-19
  • Data Interpretation (DI) Questions-1
  • No question on Data Sufficiency
  • Difficulty Level – Moderate but higher than other two sections
  • Ideal Attempts – 13-15 Questions with 90% accuracy
  • Expected time to complete the section – 21-23 minutes

Break Up of Questions

Quantitative, Data Interpretation & Data Sufficiency
Easy
Medium
Difficult
Total
Arithmetic
6
1
 
7
Modern Mathematics
 
3
1
4
Geometry
1
2
1
4
Numbers
2
 
 
2
Algebra
 
2
 
2
Data Interpretation
 
1
 
1

Type of Questions

  • All questions were of MCQ Type
  • Section was dominated by Arithmetic with 7 Questions
  • Modern Mathematics-4 Questions
  • Geometry- 4 Questions

SNAP 2021 Analysis: Cut offs for Top Symbiosis Colleges
Likely cut offs, as predicted by experts, for top Symbiosis colleges including SIBM Pune, SCMHRD Pune and other Symbiosis institutes are as below

Symbiosis college
City
Like SNAP 2021 Cut off Score
SIBM (Symbiosis Institute of Business Management)
Pune
39-41
SCMHRD (Symbiosis Centre for Management and Human Resource Development)
Pune
38-40
SIIB (Symbiosis Institute of International Business)
Pune
36-39
Symbiosis Institute of Operations Management (SIOM)
Nashik
34-35
SIBM (Symbiosis Institute of Business Management)
Bangalore
31-33
SIMS (Symbiosis Institute of Management Studies)
Pune
30-32
SCIT (Symbiosis Centre for Information Technology)
Pune
30-32

SNAP Exam Analysis 2021 by Top SNAP Coaching Institutes & Experts
MBAUniverse.com also publishes the SNAP Exam Analysis from top SNAP coaching institutes & SNAP experts like TIME, IMS, CL, Arun Sharma with their take on exam difficulty level, sectional and overall changes and expected cut offs. The dates and time schedule for release of SNAP Test Analysis is as given below.

SNAP 2021 Exam Date & Time
SNAP 2021 Exam Analysis by IMS -Expected Time
SNAP 2021 Exam Analysis by CL – Expected Time
SNAP 2021 Exam Analysis by T.I.M.E. – Expected Time
First SNAP Exam 2021: Dec 19, 2021 From 2 PM to 3 PM
5.00 PM (Published)
5.30 PM
6.30 PM
Second SNAP Exam 2021: Jan 8, 2022 from 10AM to 11 AM
1 PM
2.00 PM
3.00 PM
Third SNAP Exam 2021: Jan 16, 2022 from 10AM to 11 AM
12 Noon
1.00 PM
2.00 PM

During the last few years, SNAP has changed its exam pattern by awarding the equal marks to every question and reduced the weightage to Reasoning section. SNAP exam 2021 analysis reveals that the exam had twisted type of questions among other things.

Stay tuned to MBAUniverse.com for more updates on SNAP 2021 Exam