Test Analysis - Bull SNAP 01

Overall Brief

On the whole the level of the test was close to Actual SNAP. The important thing was time management. One had to pick the easy questions and leave any questions which were difficult or time consuming.

Easy Questions:
2-4, 9, 10-,12,14-15,17-18,20-22,24-26,28,34-35,39-40

Quant was of relatively easy level with a very few time consuming questions which made them avoidable in time pressure. Majority of the questions were easy to moderate. Out of 40 questions, 21 were easy, 18 moderate and only 1 difficult. The major topic covered was Number system (2 easy and 2 medium) in Maths. This section also had some questions on P&C and Probability (2 easy and 1 medium). 3 questions from Progression & series (2 medium & I easy question).Other topics were Geometry, Ratio, SI/CI, and Work & time containing 1 question each, mostly of easy level. In DI, a set of multiple graph that had 3 easy and 1 difficult questions. After that there were two set of Table which had all 1 medium level questions. While the DI part was of easy to moderate level with just one difficult set which could have been avoided in time pressure. Otherwise, there were few questions on Data Sufficiency (3 easy, 1 medium). Remaining 4 questions were from the miscellaneous Quant & miscellaneous DI and most of them were easy or moderate.
A student who is even average at quant could have gathered 90 percentile plus by attempting around 26 - 30 questions only with around 80 - 85% accuracy.

Verbal usage and Reading comprehension
Easy Questions:
44, 50-54, 56-57, 59-62, 66, 68-70, 76-77.

The first set of questions (41 & 42) was based on antonyms and the questions were of medium level. The questions (43, 52, and 69) were based on grammar based fill in the blanks and were all easy except Q 43, which was moderate. These questions were based on tenses and pronouns. The set of questions (56 & 66) was based on grammar part error. Both the questions were easy and were based on parallelism and subject verb agreement respectively. There was only one question (73) on sentence correction and it was of moderate level. The set of questions (44, 45, 62, 67, 71, 72, 76, &78) were based on sentence completion. All the questions were either moderate or easy except (72), which was easy. The set of questions (58, 64, and 65) was based on idiomatic usage or idioms/proverb). All of these questions were of moderate level. The set of questions (46-50) was based on reading comprehension. The passage talked about the problems faced by the export industries and related reforms. All the questions based on the passage were moderate except questions (48 and 50), which were easy. There were a few questions (51, 53, 68, & 79) based on vocabulary miscellaneous. All the questions were easy except Q79, which was moderate. There was one question based on analogy (Q80) and only one based on sentence rearrangement. Both the questions were of moderate level.
The overall feel of the section was easy to moderate. One could have easily scored 90+ percentile by attempting 27-29 questions with 75-80% accuracy.

Easy Questions:
84-86, 90-91, 94, 96, 98, 100-104,111-114,117,118

Reasoning was of relatively moderate level with a total of 40 questions out of which 19 were easy, 15 moderate and 6 difficult. The section contained 4 questions on series (2 Easy, 1 moderate, 1 difficult). AR had set of 4 questions which were 1 moderate, 1 difficult & 2 easy questions. Also one set of AR had 1 moderate & 1 difficult question. 1 or 2 questions of easy or moderate level also appeared from the topics on Visual Reasoning (2 medium), Odd man out (1 medium), Blood relations (1 easy), Syllogisms (1 easy) and Coding-decoding (1 easy). 3 questions were on Verbal reasoning with 2 medium and 1 difficult questions. 9 questions, mostly of moderate to difficult level were from Critical reasoning area. And 2 questions were on Analogies with easy level. Remaining 10 questions were from the miscellaneous reasoning and most of them were easy or moderate.
A student could have gathered 90 percentile plus by attempting around 24-26 questions with 80-85% accuracy.

General Knowledge
Easy Questions:

The GK section was a mixed bag dominated by questions based on current general knowledge followed by static G.K. The static G.K consisted of questions on international organizations, geography and history. One or two questions were based on books and authors also. Overall feel of the section was moderate. One could have scored 90+ percentile by attempting 18-20 questions with 70 % accuracy.

Strategy & Tips

The overall feel of the paper was moderate, thus for the students who knew how to manage the time available to the best i.e. not wasting much time in lengthy and difficult questions, could easily manage an overall good attempt. AR and DI were mostly selective in this paper. As far as Quant is concerned most of the questions were from Number system, Geometry, Work & Time and P&C. The verbal usage and reading comprehension was dominated by vocabulary based questions in the form of idiom/proverb, idiomatic usage, sentence completion, analogies and vocabulary miscellaneous followed by reading comprehension based questions. In order to score well in verbal usage and reading comprehension section one should have good vocabulary, and ability to understand the context. In order to score well in GK, one should be in touch with newspapers and material uploaded by the institute on our website. The improvement in the static GK will be gradual.

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