SNAP Exam Analysis 2022

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May 19, 2022

MBAUniverse.com will release its indepth SNAP 2022 Exam Analysis immediately after the first of three SNAP exams gets over in December 2022. MBAUniverse.com SNAP Exam 2022 Analysis will reflect upon the key changes in overall & sectional SNAP exam pattern, difficulty level, predictions on SNAP cut offs among others to help the test takers to gauge their performance in SNAP 2022 and their admission chances in top Symbiosis institutes. To offer a wider perspective, MBAUniverse.com will also share SNAP 2022 Exam Analysis by experts of leading institutions and top SNAP coaching institutes like Arun Sharma, IMS, CL, T.I.M.E. among others.

 

Symbiosis International University (SIU) Pune is conducting the SNAP 2022 exam on three dates in December 2022 and January 2023. More than 50 thousand candidates are expected to apply 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 will assess SNAP 2022 exam to share first hand SNAP exam analysis.

 

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MBAUniverse.com SNAP Exam Analysis 2022: Key Highlights
MBAUniverse SNAP Analysis will cover 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 2022 Exam paper
  4. Exam Difficulty Level: Overall & Section wise Analysis by Experts
  5. Required Good Attempts: Overall and Section wise
  6. SNAP Percentile Vs Marks: Score Cut off Predictions for different percentile range by Experts to help the aspirants to assess their performance and check their call chances by top Symbiosis B-schools
  7. SNAP Percentile Calculator
  8. SNAP 2022 Analysis by Career Launcher
  9. SNAP 2022 Analysis by IMS
  10. SNAP 2022 Analysis by T.I.M.E.

SNAP Previous Year Analysis
Below is shared SNAP exam analysis for previous year SNAP exams. 

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SNAP 2021 Exam Analysis: SNAP-2 Vs SNAP-1; Key Changes, Difficulty Level, Likely Cut Offs
The second attempt of SNAP 2021 exam got over on January 8, 2022 from 10AM to 11 AM. The difficulty level of the exam remained similar to first attempt SNAP exam, accordingly Not much change is expected in SNAP cut offs for SNAP 2021 second exam and are likely to remain the same as were for the first exam. MBAUniverse.com has published below the SNAP 2021 second exam analysis immediately after the exam is over as was published for first SNAP exam.

 

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

The second SNAP 2021 exam has got over on Jan 8, 2022 at 11 AM in 94 cities and the first SNAP exam was conducted from 2 PM to 3 PM on December 19, 2021. SNAP Exam 2021 Analysis by MBAUniverse.com is  the first indepth SNAP analysis released immediately after the SNAP exam has got over.

 

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 on three dates. Expert team from MBAUniverse.com is assessing each SNAP 2021 exam to share first hand SNAP exam analysis.

 

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 & Dec 19, 2021 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
--
--
--
Total
60
--
--
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. 

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Overall Difficulty Level & Likely SNAP 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 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 as shared below:

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December 19, 2021 SNAP Test Analysis & Expected Cut Offs by IMS Learning

 

OVERVIEW:

SNAP-2021 had no major changes in pattern or difficulty level from last year. The duration of the exam was 60 minutes with 3 Sections. The exam is being offered in three different slots - on 19th December 2021, 8th January 2022, and 16th January 2022, out of which students can appear for up to two slots.

 

The overall pattern and the level of difficulty as reported by IMS students are given below along with the IMS suggestion of time allocation per section:

Section
Number of questions
Level of difficulty
Good Attempts
Suggested time (in minutes)
General English: Reading Comprehension, Verbal Reasoning, Verbal Ability
15
Easy
13-14
13-14
Analytical & Logical Reasoning
25
Easy
20-22
24-26
Quantitative, Data Interpretation & Data Sufficiency
20
Medium
14-15
20-22

Each question carried 1 mark. There was a negative marking of – 0.25 for each incorrect answer. There was no sectional time limit.

 

VERDICT

Based on the feedback received from students and IMS experts who took the test in Slot 1, we estimate the scores and the corresponding percentiles required to secure a call for the next round of admissions for General Category students to SIBM-Pune, SCMHRD, SIIB and SIBM-Bengaluru as follows:

Raw Score for SNAP Dec 2021 Test
Percentile**
41-43
98 percentile ( for SIBM -Pune)
39-41
97 percentile ( for SCMHRD)
35-37
90 percentile ( for SIIB & SIBM Bengaluru)

** The above estimate is based on the feedback received on Slot 1. The scores and percentiles may change subject to the other slots due to take place in January ‘22.

Analysis of sections:

 

General English
The General English section of SNAP-2021 was easy like last year’s SNAP. There were no RC questions. All questions were on Verbal Ability.

 

Following was the break-up of the questions in the section

General English

No. Of Qs

LOD

Vocabulary

6

Easy

Grammar

8

Easy

Others* (Poem based)

1

Medium

The VARC section was dominated by Vocabulary and Grammar questions. There were questions on synonyms, (1 question) Fill in the blanks (Single blank 2 questions and two blanks 1 question) and spellings (1 question). Parts of speech and tenses were tested in grammar questions. There were 6 questions on direct grammar. There was one question that required one to identify the correct sentence and another similar question to identify the incorrect sentence. In another question, one had to identify the meaning of a proverb. *The poem-based question required one to identify the line with the most ‘standard word order’. No RC questions were asked which made the section less time-consuming.

 

Since the section was overall easy, one could attempt 13 or 14 questions with high accuracy in about 13 or 14 minutes.

 

Analytical & Logical Reasoning
Out of the 25 questions in this section, 10 questions were on Verbal Reasoning and the remaining 15 were on Non-Verbal Reasoning. This was the easiest section in the test.

 

The 10 questions on Verbal Reasoning of which 3 were Critical Reasoning - Conclusion questions. The rest of the Verbal Reasoning questions were on expected lines with Courses of Action (2 questions), Statement and Assumption (1 question) Cause-Effect (1 question), and Syllogisms (1 question). There were also 2 word arrangement questions type of questions; however, all these questions were easy and one could easily score in 7 or 8 questions

 

The questions on Non-Verbal Reasoning included questions on clocks, calendars, Linear arrangement etc. There were no set based questions. Unlike previous years of SNAP test, no question in this section required any understanding of Physics in order to be able to answer the question.

 

Most of the questions in the section were easy to medium in terms of level of difficulty.

 

The following table shows the break-up of the questions in this 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

Overall this section was easy. A good strategy would be to attempt around 20-22 questions in 24-26 minutes.

 

Quantitative, Data Interpretation & Data Sufficiency
Out of the 20 questions in this section, 19 questions were on Mathematics and there was one singleton question on Data Interpretation. There was no question on Data Sufficiency. Overall this section was very medium in terms of the level of difficulty. Though many questions in the section were easy and could be solved orally, about 5 to 6 questions were somewhat challenging. Overall, this section was slightly more difficult than the QA section of the first attempt of SNAP-2020.

 

The questions on Mathematics were dominated by Arithmetic (7 questions), followed by Modern Mathematics and Geometry (4 questions each). Students reported that the options in one question on Modern Mathematics did not match the correct answer.

 

Following was the break-up of the questions in the section:

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

A good strategy would be to attempt around 14 to 15 questions in 20-22 minutes.

 

SNAP Exam Analysis: Previous SNAP Exams
Below is shared the previous years’ SNAP analysis with SNAP percentile Vs marks, SNAP percentile calculator by experts. Read below the all the details about key changes in the exam pattern, scoring pattern difficulty level among others in SNAP exam analysis for previous years 

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SNAP 2020 Exam Analysis: Key Changes, Difficulty Level, Cut Offs  

SNAP 2020 exam was held on three different dates as computer based test for MBA admission 2021 in 16 Symbiosis institutes. The first SNAP 2020 was held on December 20, 2020; second SNAP was on January 6, 2021 and the third SNAP test was held on January 9, 2021. All the SNAP exams were conducted in a reduced time duration of one hour each from 11 AM to 12 Noon as against two hours each last year. The exam was on the same pattern as was conducted last year but with many changes in number and type of questions. This year SNAP exam was completely overhauled and was held thrice with the option for the candidates to take exam twice. Better of the two scores will be considered by the Symbiosis Institute for MBA admission 2021. 

 

Below is shared the SNAP Exam Analysis 2020 from Career Launcher, IMS with key changes in test pattern, Difficulty level, good attempts, overall and sectional cut off for top Symbiosis Institutes

 

SNAP Analysis 2020: December 20 & January 6 Exams
The first two of the three SNAP 2020 tests are over now. While the first exam was conducted from 11AM to 12 Noon on December 20, 2020 as a computer based exam, the second SNAP test was conducted on the same pattern on January 6, 2021. SNAP 2020 Exam Analysis from Top coaching institutes CL and IMS is shared below:

 

SNAP 2020 Analysis & Expected Cut offs: Career Launcher
The SNAP 2020 Notification had sprung the biggest surprise: reduced time. From 2 hours , the test duration had been reduced to 1 hour, with no sectional timing. Another surprise revealed in the notification was about SNAP being conducted on three different days - with students being allowed to appear for any 2 of the three exam dates (though one had to pay twice!); with the better score being counted towards selection. The first SNAP was conducted on December 20, 2020 and second SNAP was conducted on January 6, 2021 between 11:00 and 12:00 hrs. The test was conducted smoothly. The paper had the same interface as that of CAT. There were no surprises, except that the paper was extremely easy; hence, the cutoffs would probably be higher than expected. 

 

SNAP 2020: Review of Paper Pattern

Section

Total Questions

Total Marks

Marking Scheme

Level Of Difficulty

General English

15

15

+1/-0.25

Easy - Moderate

Analytical & Logical Reasoning

25

25

+1/-0.25

Easy

Quantitative, DI and Data Sufficiency

20

20

+1/-0.25

Easy

Total

60

60

-

Easy

Section-wise Analysis

General EnglishThe (pleasant) surprise element, for many students, was that there was no Reading Comprehension. This made the paper easy in terms of the time required to solve the 15 questions. Many students could have completed this section in less than 10 minutes; thus having enough time for the Quant and Reasoning sections. Grammar questions were slightly off-beat, as is expected from SNAP. For instance, there were questions on finding out what a collective noun is, or a compound word is in a sentence. Other usual questions of SNAP, such as, Idioms and Phrases, Spelling Corrections, Parts of Speech, or Figures of Speech were also asked. The level of difficulty of this section was easy-to-moderate. We say, moderate because many students might not be comfortable with the level of the grammar questions!

 

A good score In General English would be 10+ marks. A detailed break-up of the question patterns is as follows:

 

Verbal Ability

Type of Q

No. of Qs

Fill in the Blanks

3

Grammar

1

Identify - Parts of Speech

1

Figures of Speech

1

Synonyms

1

FIB - Prepositions

2

Idioms and Phrases

2

Collective Noun

1

Compound Word

1

Para Jumble (Find the Start)

1

Spelling

1

Total

15

Analytical & Logical Reasoning

There were absolutely no surprises in this section too. The questions were extremely easy, except that yours truly could not attempt too many Number Series questions. The usual questions on Coding-Decoding, Letter Series, Blood Relations, Input/Out ( very easy), Calendars, Clocks, Syllogism, Analogies, Circular Arrangements (2 questions, not continuous, but of the same set), and Verbal Reasoning. There were two miscellaneous reasoning questions, as well. The section was extremely easy; and almost every question could have been attempted. Given that there were a few not-so-easy number series questions - and also miscellaneous reasoning questions - the attempts could be between 22 to 25 questions.

 

A good score in this section would be 16+ (for the top Symbi school). A detailed break-up of the question Pattern is as follows:

 

Analytical & Logical Reasoning

Type of Q

No. of Qs

Coding-Decoding

3

Blood Relations

1

Number Series

3

Letter Series

1

Input/Output

2

Clocks

2

Calendars

2

Syllogisms

1

Analogies

1

Circular Arrangements

2

 Verbal Reasoning

Type of Q

No. of Qs

Course of Action

2

Assumptions

1

Action

2

General Misc. Reasoning

2

Total

25

Quantitative Ability
This section was of LOD 1. Almost all the questions were easy and straightforward. The maximum number of questions (9 out of 20) was from Arithmetic. As usual, the SNAP paper had 2 P&C and 2 Probability (though easy) questions. There was only one Data Interpretation question; and while the section name had Data Sufficiency, there was no question from that topic. A good attempt would be almost all of the 20, but clearly 15+ attempts can be expected, with a 12+ score. A detailed break-up of the question pattern is as follows:

 

Quantitative Ability

Type of Q

No. of Qs

Ratios

1

Percentages, P&L

3

Averages

2

T&W

1

TSD

2

Number Series

1

Number Theory

2

Logs

1

Mensuration

1

Coordinate Geometry

1

P&C

2

Probability

2

Data Interpretation

1

Total

20

Overall
The paper was easy; and similar to that of last year, in terms of level of difficulty.

 

SIBM Pune: SIBM Pune has the highest competition and the cutoff for the flagship MBA of the institute  would be easily 38+ marks (out of the 60).

 

SCMHRD : The next-best institute under the Symbiosis umbrella; and the cutoff could be 35 to 36 marks  to get a 97 percentile.

 

Other top Symbi institutes would require scores of around 30+ The lowest-ranked institute (and course) also may require 17 to 20+ marks for admission in the General Category. This is the first time SNAP can be written twice but there may not be any big advantage writing the exam more than once.

Section

Total Questions

Total Marks

Marking Scheme

Good Attempts

SIBM(P)/SCMHRD Call at

General English

15

15

+1/-0.25

10+

                  -

Analytical & Logical Reasoning

25

25

+1/-0.25

16+

-

Quantitative, Data Interpretation & Data Sufficiency

20

20

+1/-0.25

15+

-

Total

60

60

 

38+

38-40/35-36

SNAP 2020 Analysis By IMS: Exam Difficulty level, Expected cut off

SNAP Exam Analysis 2020 by IMS with exam difficulty level and expected Cut off is shared below:

 

OVERVIEW:

SNAP-2020 underwent significant change in pattern and delivery this year as compared to the previous years. The duration of the exam was curtailed to one hour and the exam is being offered in three different slots –on 20th December 2020, 6th January 2021 and 9th January 2021, out of which students can appear for up-to two slots. The overall pattern is given below along with the level of difficulty reported by IMS students and experts, and the suggested time allocation per section:

Section

Number of questions

Level of difficulty

Good Attempts

Attempts Suggested time (in minutes)

General English: Reading

Comprehension, Verbal Reasoning, Verbal Ability

15

Easy

12-13

12-14

Analytical & Logical Reasoning

25

Easy to

Medium

19-20

24-26

Quantitative, Data Interpretation & Data Sufficiency

20

Easy

16-17

20-22

Each question had 1 mark and there was a negative marking of 25% on all incorrect questions. There was no sectional time-limit.

 

VERDICT

Based on the feedback received from students and IMS experts who took the test we estimate the scores required to secure a call for the next round of admissions by general category students to SIBM-Pune,  SCMHRD, SIIB and SIBM-Bengaluru and corresponding percentiles as follows:

Raw Score for SNAP Dec 2020 Test

Percentile

45-47

98 percentile ( for SIBM -Pune)

43-45

97 percentile ( for SCMHRD)

37-39

90 percentile ( for SIIB & SIBM Bengaluru)

Analysis of sections:

 

General English

General English section of SNAP-2020 was easy and surprisingly had a big change from last year’s SNAP. There were no RC questions. All questions were on Verbal Ability. Following was the break-up of the questions in the section:

General English

Easy

Medium

Difficult

Total

Vocabulary

11

0

0

11

Grammar

2

0

0

2

Others*

2

0

0

2

The VARC section was dominated by vocabulary questions with around 6 to 7 FITB (Fill in the Blanks), a couple of idiom usage questions, 1 question each on synonyms and compound words. 2 grammar based questions were asked where one had to identify the part of speech. *There was also 1 question on identifying the correct figure of speech as well as a parajumble question where one had to identify the first statement in the correct sequence. No RC questions were asked which made it less time consuming to attempt. There were no TITA questions. A good strategy would be to attempt around 12 - 13 questions in 12-14 minutes with 85+% accuracy.

 

Analytical & Logical Reasoning
Out of the 25 questions in this section, 6 questions were on Verbal Reasoning and the remaining 19 were on Non-Verbal Reasoning.The six questions on Verbal Reasoning were on expected lines - 1 question on syllogism, 2 questions on course of action, 1 on statement - assumption, 1 on statement - conclusion and 1 analogy question. All were fairly easy to attempt. The questions on Non-Verbal Reasoning were dominated by Series questions (total 5), followed by Puzzles type questions (total 3). There were only two set based questions, having two questions each. Many students reported that the two questions in the sets were not consecutively placed. Continuing the tradition of SNAP, this section had one question that required some understanding of Physics in order to be able to answer the question.

 

Most of the questions in the section were on easy to medium in terms of level of difficulty. Only one question in series completion required students to calculate the square of a four digit number. Moreover, the options in that question could not be easily eliminated. 

 

The following table shows the break-up of the questions in this section.

Question types

Number of questions

Level of difficulty

Verbal Reasoning

Syllogisms

1

Easy to Medium

Statement & Course of Action

2

Easy to Medium

Statement & Conclusion

1

Easy to Medium

Statement & Assumption

1

Easy to Medium

Analogy

1

Easy to Medium

Non-Verbal Reasoning

Complete the series (

numbers, letters & combined)

5

3 easy, 2 Medium

Puzzle

3

2 easy, 1 medium

Clocks

2

2 easy

Family Tree

2

2 easy

Sequential Output

2

2 easy

Circular Arrangement

2

2 easy

Calendar

1

1 easy

Coding

1

1 easy

Physics

1

1 medium

Overall this section was easy. A good strategy would be to attempt around 19-20 questions in 24-26 minutes.

 

Quantitative, Data Interpretation & Data Sufficiency
Out of the 20 questions in this section, 19 questions were on Mathematics and there was one singleton question on Data Interpretation. There was no question on Data Sufficiency. Overall this section was very easy. Many questions in the section could be solved orally.

 

The questions on Mathematics were dominated by Arithmetic (8 questions), followed by Modern Mathematics (5 questions). There was one question on completing the series in this section, which might as well have been included in the Analytical and Logical Reasoning section.

 

Following was the break-up of the questions in the section:

Quantitative, Data Interpretation & Data Sufficiency

Easy

Medium

Difficult

Total

Arithmetic

7

1

0

8

Modern Mathematics

1

3

1

5

Geometry

2

0

0

2

Numbers

2

0

0

2

Algebra

0

1

0

1

Data Interpretation

1

0

0

1

Complete the sequence

1

0

0

1

A good strategy would be to attempt around 16 to 17 questions in 20-22 minutes. 

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