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 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 108+ : 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. 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 Moderate to Tough
4. Analytical & Logical Reasoning 60 30 Moderate
  Total 180 150  
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 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 Tested Description No. of Questions Difficulty Level /remarks
Quantitative & Data Interpretation & Data Sufficiency Number System 4 Easy
Time, Speed & Distance 6 Easy
Geometry 7 Easy to Moderate
Percentage 5 Easy
Logs 1 Easy
Bar Graph 1 Easy
Pie Chart 4 Easy
P & C 3 Moderate
Time and Work 6 Easy to Moderate
Total 40  
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 Tested Description No. of Questions Difficulty Level /remarks
Analytical & Logical Reasoning AR 10 Easy to Moderate
Cube Cutting 3 Easy
CR 8 Easy to Moderate
Analogies 1 Moderate
Puzzles 1 Easy
Directions 2 Easy
Miscellaneous 5 Easy to Moderate
Total 30  
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 hitbullseye 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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