Test Analysis, Strategy 2020 BULL SNAP 03

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:
1, 2 4-7, 12, 15, 17-20

The Quantitative section had 20 questions out of which 12 easy, 5 medium and 3 difficult questions were there. This section had most of the questions as moderate and easy. In this paper there were 3 questions from Line graph which were easy, 2 from Permutation combination and probability, 2 from Time speed and distance and 2 from geometry out of which one question of geometry is difficult and others were doable , 3 questions from Sets and venn diagram and they were doable. There were 6 questions from arithmetic (Percentage/Profit and Loss/Mixtures/Average/SICI/Time and Work) were mostly of easy and moderate difficulty. Progressions and Logs had one question each and they were difficult. The difficulty level of this section was easy and moderate. A good student could have scored 90+ percentile by attempting 15-17 questions with approx. 90% accuracy.

Verbal usage and Reading comprehension
Easy Questions:
23, 26, 28, 35

Questions 21 and 27 were based on grammar part error and were moderate and difficult respectively. Question 22 was based on sentence rearrangement and was of moderate difficulty. Question 23 was based on synonym and was easy. Question 24 was about identifying parts of speech of the given word(s) and was of moderate difficulty. Question 25 was about vocabulary based sentence completion and was of moderate difficulty. Question 26 was based on one word substitution and was easy. Question 28 was based on antonym which was easy. Question 29 was based on critical reasoning and was of moderate difficulty. The RC passage (30-34) was based on ‘can novelists or psychologists better capture the strange multitude of realities in every human self. The passage was moderate in terms of understanding and identifying answers to the questions except Q30 and 33 which were difficult. Question 35 was based on analogy and was easy. The overall feel of the section was moderate. One could have scored 90+ percentile by attempting 9-10 questions with 75-80% accuracy.

Analytical & Logical Reasoning
Easy Questions:
36-51, 55, 57, 58

The level of this section was easy. All sets were of easy and moderate level. Overall there were 19 easy, 4 moderate and 2 difficult questions. There were 3 questions on Mathematical puzzles out of which 2 were difficult and one is manageable. 2 questions from series, 2 from coding, 3 from visual reasoning, 2 from coding, one each from binary logic, Analogy and verbal reasoning were doable. There were 2 questions each from relationship and directions, Clocks and Calendars and 2 questions from Clocks and Calendars out of which were doable. There were two sets from Analytical reasoning and other questions are from reasoning miscellaneous and all were manageable. In such a paper it is important to first attempt easy questions and to leave the tough questions. One question 46 was based on Verbal Reasoning (Statement conclusion) and was easy. The set on Analytical reasoning (During their school Silver Jubilee Reunion, four alumni were discussing their starting annual salaries back in 1981.) was easy set. The other set on Analytical reasoning(P, Q, R, T, V, W and Z are seven football players each playing for a different team, viz. Green, Red and Blue, with at least two of them in each of these teams. ) was moderate set. The overall feel of the section was easy and one could have scored 90+ percentile by attempting around 18-20 questions with 90 % 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 was tricky in this paper. As far as Quant is concerned most of the questions were from Number system, Geometry, Work & Time and P&C. In order to score well in this exam, one has to focus on quant and reasoning section. The verbal usage and reading comprehension variety of questions in the form of sentence completion (vocabulary based), analogy (vocabulary based), synonym, antonym and para- jumble and grammar 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 .

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