Crack the Reasoning Section of SNAP

Analytical & Logical Reasoning forms an essential and highly scoring part of SNAP. SNAP has 25 questions on Reasoning with each question carrying 1 mark. In this article, you will get expert tips and strategies to score well in the Analytical and Logical Reasoning section of the SNAP exam.
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SNAP: Analytical & Logical Reasoning
SNAP Reasoning questions are of medium difficulty level. It is extremely important to manage time while attempting the reasoning section as some questions are a little tricky and time-consuming. Here are some general preparation tips for reasoning sections of SNAP:
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Important Points to Remember:
  • Some questions may be difficult, but you should not get stuck on these once you know you are unable to solve them. A better way is to try them after you are done with all the easy questions.
  • Reasoning is drawn from a variety of questions. A certain level of minimum practice is required for these topics. So, make sure that you practice different types of reasoning questions from previous year papers.
  • Reasoning section can turn out to be the most scoring section, if you are well aware of the different question types.
Major Topics of SNAP Reasoning
  • The major areas from which questions are commonly seen in the SNAP Test are, Analytical Reasoning and Puzzles (Distribution, Linear Arrangement, and Circular Arrangement).
  • Also, questions on Critical Reasoning (Strong & Weak arguments, Deductions, Assumptions, etc.) are generally asked.
  • Further, you can expect a few questions on 'miscellaneous reasoning' like, Coding-Decoding, Analogies, Series - numeric and alphabetic, Clocks, Blood Relations and Directions, Symbol operation, Venn Diagrams, etc.
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SNAP Reasoning: Previous Year Questions
One should learn and practice the basic concepts of all the fundamental topics of reasoning with special reference to the above-mentioned areas. Take a look at a Symboperation question that appeared in one of the previous years
A set of symbols is given indicating the terms for which they will be used in the questions following them.
Q. 1. 'A + B' means 'A is the daughter of B'; 'A × B' means 'A is the son of B';'A – B' means 'A is the wife of B';
If P × Q – S, which of the following is true ?
  1. S is wife of Q.
  2. S is father of P.
  3. P is daughter of Q.
  4. Q is father of P.
  5. None of these
Just having the basic knowledge of the topic is sufficient to answer this question related to it.
Another question asked in the reasoning section was:
Q. 2. Rohit walked 25 metres towards South. Then he turned to his left and walked 20 metres. He then turned to his left and walked 25 metres. He again turned to his right and walked 15 metres. At what distance is he from the starting point and in which direction? As you can see, this is also a fairly easy level problem.
Another direct question was, " At what time between 9 PM and 10 PM, minute hand and hour hand will be opposite to each other?"
The level of difficulty of the SNAP Test Reasoning section varies between easy to medium. Also, you will find questions requiring direct and straightforward usage of concepts in the SNAP Test. Ideally, you must prepare all the major topics of the Reasoning section thoroughly, with a special focus on the topics mentioned above.
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