SNAP 2013 Analysis

Analysis: SNAP 2013
SNAP 2013 more or less same as the last year’s SNAP. The number of questions and marking scheme were exactly the same. The difficulty level of the paper was again easy to moderate. Overall the feel of the paper was easy and doable.
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:


Overview Of Different Sections
Sections Total Marks No. of questions Level
General English 40 40 Moderate
Quantitative aptitude 40 40 Easy
General Awareness 40 40 Moderate to Tough
Analytical & Logical Reasoning 60 30 Easy to Moderate
Total 180 150  
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 Score of 94-98(approx. 95+%ile) : can expect a call from SIBM & SCMHRD
Score of 88-90(approx. 90+%ile): can expect a call from SIIB, SIOM, SITM
Score of 70-88(approx. (80%ile-90%ile): 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.
SECTION I: General English
Evaluation: This year verbal section had a fair mix of various types of general verbal questions ranging from grammar, vocabulary, fill - ups to reading comprehensions etc. There were two RCs in the paper instead of one last year. One of the RCs was based on temperament/anger management and the questions based on it were very easy. The other RC talked about the importance of education in ensuring dignity and freedom in a person's life. The passages had all the conventional RC questions including one tone based question. This year again the paper was dominated by vocabulary and grammar based questions. A few grammar based questions purely checked the fundamentals on the subject while others were lengthy and difficult. Grammar based questions also included questions on active/passive voice, punctuation etc. Vocabulary based questions were mostly easy to moderate in difficulty levels. There was one sentence rearrangement question, which was a little tricky as it was difficult for the student to locate opening and concluding sentences. Sentence completion questions were easy to moderate in difficulty levels. One of the sentence completion questions had two blanks and the choices were a little tricky. The overall feel of the section was easy to moderate.


Comfortable Attempt: 24 to 28 questions in about 30 minutes.


Achievable Score: 16 + was an achievable score


SECTION II: Quantitative & Data Interpretation
Evaluation: Like last year, this year also the section was dominated by arithmetic question. There were question on percentage, TSD, Geometry, Profit & Loss, Probability, Basic Algebra, Log etc. The questions were of basic level. Anyone who has brushed his fundamentals could have easily attempted this section. This year there were no DI and DS questions in this section.


Comfortable Attempt: 24 to 28 questions in about 35 - 40 minutes.


Achievable Score: 20 + was an achievable score


SECTION III: General Awareness
Evaluation: This section required you to be thorough with your knowledge of Business, Foreign Policy, Sports, Movies and Government Policies. Questions were mostly based on business, economy, banking, commerce and current affairs. The cut off expected in this section is not very high.


Comfortable Attempt: 10 to 15 questions in about 10-15 minutes.


Achievable Score: 9 + was an achievable score.


SECTION IV: Analytical & Logical Reasoning
Evaluation: The only change in this section this year was that two DI blocks that were supposed to be the part of quant section came in this section. Over all the section was dominated by AR and conventional reasoning questions like coding decoding, blood relation, symboperation, etc. There were 2 AR blocks which were moderate. Keeping in mind that this section contained questions of 2 marks each, one should have attempted this section first.


Comfortable Attempt: 21 to 25 questions in about 40 minutes.


Achievable Score: 40 + 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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