SNAP 2011 Analysis

Analysis: SNAP 2011
SNAP 2011was similar to SNAP 2010 in terms of difficulty level as well as in number of questions. The marking scheme was also the same. 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. Students found difficulty level in AR section slightly higher than last year paper. So one can expect slightly lower cut offs as that of last year's. Overall The SNAP 2011 has retained its 'Easy and Doable' exam identity.
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 cutoffs108+ : can expect a call from SIBM & SCMHRD 88-107: can expect a call from SIIB, SIOM, SITM (Range is higher because of profile based calls) 72- 87: 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 Awareness4040Moderate to Tough
4.Analytical & Logical Reasoning6030Moderate
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 grammar and vocabulary. Grammar questions, (knowledge of punctuations & basic tenses) tested students on basic grammar principles. The direction for one question was not mentioned properly. Overall the verbal section was very easy and a scoring one.
Comfortable Attempt:26 to 30 questions in about 30 minutes.
Achievable Score:24 + was an achievable score.
SECTION II: Quantitative & Data Interpretation & Data Sufficiency
Area TestedDescriptionNo. of QuestionsDifficulty Level /remarks
Quantitative & Data Interpretation & Data SufficiencyNumber System4Easy
Time, Speed & Distance6Easy
Geometry7Easy to Moderate
Bar Graph1Easy
Pie Chart4Easy
P & C3Moderate
Time and Work6Easy to Moderate
Evaluation:This sections was dominated by Simple Airthmetic questions which were easy and doable. Two DI Blocks were also easy. This year Data sufficiency question were not there.
Comfortable Attempt:28 to 32 questions in about 35 - 40 minutes.
Achievable Score:28 + was an achievable score.
SECTION III: General Awareness
Evaluation:This section required you to be thorough with your knowledge of Current Affairs Business, Foreign Policy, Sports, Movies and Government Policies and Static GK- Business, Physics, chemistry, Constitution. Majority questions in both current and static were from business and commerce and single question each on movie, physics and chemistry. The cut off expected in this section is not very high.
Comfortable Attempt:10 to 15 questions in about 10-15 minutes.
Achievable Score:10 + was an achievable score.
SECTION IV: Analytical & Logical Reasoning
Area TestedDescriptionNo. of QuestionsDifficulty Level /remarks
Analytical & Logical ReasoningAR10Easy to Moderate
Cube Cutting3Easy
CR8Easy to Moderate
Miscellaneous5Easy to Moderate
Evaluation:This section was mix of CR & AR questions. As this section had a lot of Critical Reasoning questions students who are good at Verbal would have found this section Easy and should have attempted more questions from this section. Keeping in mind that this section contained question of 2 marks each one should have attempted this section first.
Comfortable Attempt:22 to 26 questions in about 40 minutes.
Achievable Score:38 + 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.