SNAP 2010 Analysis

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 allotted2 Hrs.
Total no. of questions150
Total Marks180
Marking SchemeDifferent for different sections
Number of choices4
Negative Marking1/4
Expected cutoffs105+ : 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.SectionsTotal MarksNo. of questionsLevel
1.General English4040Easy
2.Quantitative & Data Interpretation & Data Sufficiency4040Easy to Moderate
3.General Awareness4040Easy to Moderate
4.Analytical & Logical Reasoning6030Easy
SECTION I: General English
Area TestedDescriptionNo. of QuestionsDifficulty Level /remarks
General EnglishRCs6Easy
Grammar14Easy to Moderate
Verbal Ability + Misc3Easy
Vocabulary8Easy to Moderate
Idioms/Proverbs4Easy to Moderate
Analogies2Easy to Moderate
S. Rearrangement3Easy
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 TestedDescriptionNo. of QuestionsDifficulty Level /remarks
Quantitative & Data Interpretation & Data SufficiencyNumber System7Easy
Time, Speed & Distance1Easy
Geometry3Easy to Moderate
Venn Diagram1Moderate
Data Sufficiency11Easy to Moderate
Bar Graph1Easy
No. Series3Easy
Time and Work4Easy to Moderate
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 TestedDescriptionNo. of QuestionsDifficulty Level /remarks
General Knowledge and Current AffairsGeneral Awareness, General Knowledge, Current Affairs and Business Scenario40Moderate 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 TestedDescriptionNo. of QuestionsDifficulty Level /remarks
Analytical & Logical ReasoningClock1Easy
Tabular Data2Easy
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.