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SNAP 2010 Analysis

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Analysis: SNAP 2010

SNAP 2010 was similar to SNAP 2009 in terms of difficulty level as well as in number of questions. The marking scheme was same. So one can expect similar cut offs as that of last year's. Like last year, this year also in AR & LR section there were 30 questions of 2 marks each; rest of the paper contained questions of 1 mark each. Overall the feel of the paper was easy.

Overview of the paper:

There were 150 questions (4 Sections) in all and the time allotted was 2 hrs. The four sections were as follows:

  • General English
  • Quantitative & Data Interpretation & Data Sufficiency
  • General Awareness
  • Analytical & Logical Reasoning

Overview of the SNAP Paper
Time allotted 2 Hrs.
Total no. of questions 150
Total Marks 180
Marking Scheme Different for different sections
Sections 4
Number of choices 4
Negative Marking 1/4
Expected cutoffs 105+ : can expect a call from SIBM & SCMHRD 85-104: can expect a call from SIIB, SIOM, SITM (Range is higher because of profile based calls) 70- 84: can expect a call from SIMC, SCIT, SIMS, SIG, SIHM, SICSR (Range is higher because of profile based calls) In some of the Symbiosis institute overall profile (academic performance, work experience, extra co-circular activities etc.) Is seen rather than only SNAP score. So for some of the Symbiosis institute SNAP score is not the only criterion for interview calls. So all the SNAP aspirants if they think they have a good profile but low SNAP score it is advisable for them to apply.

Overview of Different Sections

Sr. No. Sections Total Marks No. of questions Level
1. General English 40 40 Easy
2. Quantitative & Data Interpretation & Data Sufficiency 40 40 Easy to Moderate
3. General Awareness 40 40 Easy to Moderate
4. Analytical & Logical Reasoning 60 30 Easy
Total 180 150

SECTIONAL - ANALYSIS

SECTION I: General English
Area Tested Description No. of Questions Difficulty Level /remarks
General English RCs 6 Easy
Grammar 14 Easy to Moderate
Verbal Ability + Misc 3 Easy
Vocabulary 8 Easy to Moderate
Idioms/Proverbs 4 Easy to Moderate
Analogies 2 Easy to Moderate
S. Rearrangement 3 Easy
Total 40

Evaluation:The verbal section was easy, with majority of questions based on vocabulary, idioms, and general Verbal Ability. The paper was dominated by idioms/proverbs and sentence completion based questions. Grammar questions, (knowledge of punctuations & basic tenses) tested students on basic grammar principles. Vocabulary based questions had very moderate difficulty level; questions on general verbal ability were very easy. There was only one RC with four questions. The question based on 'kangaroo words' were difficult to understand first and then to get the correct answer. The directions for a few questions were not covered /mentioned properly. Overall the verbal section was manageable and a scoring one.

Comfortable Attempt:20 to 26 questions in about 30 minutes.

Achievable Score:22 + was an achievable score.

SECTION II: Quantitative & Data Interpretation & Data Sufficiency



Area Tested Description No. of Questions Difficulty Level /remarks
Quantitative & Data Interpretation & Data Sufficiency Number System 7 Easy
Time, Speed & Distance 1 Easy
Geometry 3 Easy to Moderate
Percentage 4 Easy
Inequality 1 Easy
Venn Diagram 1 Moderate
Data Sufficiency 11 Easy to Moderate
Bar Graph 1 Easy
Calendars 1 Easy
No. Series 3 Easy
Time and Work 4 Easy to Moderate
Total 40

Evaluation:DI questions were very easy and direct. This section was dominated by Data sufficiency and number system. Overall the Quant section was easy to moderate.

Comfortable Attempt:28 to 32 questions in about 35 - 40 minutes.

Achievable Score: 28 + was an achievable score.


SECTION III: General Awareness
Area Tested Description No. of Questions Difficulty Level /remarks
General Knowledge and Current Affairs General Awareness, General Knowledge, Current Affairs and Business Scenario 40 Moderate to Difficult

Evaluation:The main focus of this section was to evaluate the general knowledge and awareness level of the last couple of years- approximately 40%- 50% focused on it. It was just based on trivia with no definite set pattern of questions with questions mainly from current and business GK. The number of questions from static GK was less.

Comfortable Attempt:25-30 questions in about 15 minutes.

Achievable Score:A score of 18-20 was considered a good attempt.

SECTION IV: Analytical & Logical Reasoning

Area Tested Description No. of Questions Difficulty Level /remarks
Analytical & Logical Reasoning Clock 1 Easy
Syllogism 2 Easy
Sets 2 Moderate
Ratio 1 Easy
Puzzles 5 Moderate
Tabular Data 2 Easy
Matrix 3 Moderate
Series 1 Moderate
Simplification 1 Easy
AR 12 Easy
Total 30

Evaluation:This section was mix of DI & AR questions. This section contained direct puzzles from Bulls Eye Study Material. Keeping in mind that this section contained question of 2 marks each one should have attempted this section first.

Comfortable Attempt:20 to 24 questions in about 40 minutes.

Achievable Score:44 + was an achievable score.


*Disclaimer:All the above given information is based on personal opinion of Bulls Eye Expert faculty. Several factors have been considered before giving these cut-offs. However, it has nothing to do with original cut-offs.
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