SNAP 2019 Analysis

SNAP 2019 was based on changed pattern as declared by the Symbiosis International University (SIU) on its website. The major change was in reduction of total number of questions and removal of GK. There were Objective Type (MCQ) questions as well as Non MCQs. General English section was of easy to moderate difficulty level mainly because of the tricky vocabulary based questions and one lengthy RC. Analytical & Logical reasoning section was easy to moderate. This section was dominated by arrangements, puzzles and family tree based questions. Quant section was moderate to tough. This section was dominated by geometry, modern mathematics, time speed distance and number system.   Overall time management and selection of questions will play a major role in clearing cut-off.
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Overview of the paper:
There were 110 questions (3 Sections) in all and the time allotted was 2 hrs. The three sections were as follows:
Overview of Different Sections
No. of questions
Total Marks
General English
34 × 1.5
Analytical & Logical Reasoning
36 × 1.5
Quantitative Aptitude, DI & DS
40 (35 MCQ + 5 Non MCQ)
(35 × 1) + (5 × 2)
SNAP Prep Course
Overview of the SNAP
Exam Mode
Online Computer Based Test
Time allotted
2 Hrs.
Total Questions
Total Maximum Marks
Number of Sections
Type of questions
110 ( MCQs followed by 4 answer options & Non MCQs with No answer option)
Marking Scheme
+1.5 for General English and Analytical & Logical Reasoning
+1 for Quantitative Aptitude, DI & DS MCQs & +2 for each correct answer for Non-MCQs
Negative Marking
-1/4 Mark for each wrong answer of MCQs & Non-MCQs
Expected SNAP Cutoffs (Score)
Cutoff (Score)
SIBM (Pune)
SIBM (Bengaluru)
SIOM, SIBM (Hyderabad), SITM, SCIT
Other SNAP Institutes
SECTION I: General English
Evaluation: Verbal section had conventional types of verbal questions ranging from grammar, vocabulary, figure of speech, modal verbs, sentence correction, foreign words,    correct spelling, fill in the blanks to reading comprehensions etc. However the difficulty level of verbal was easy to moderate. The verbal section was dominated by reading comprehension, vocabulary based, grammar and sentence completion questions.
There were two RCs in the paper. One of the RCs was an extract from ‘The Art of Happiness’ by the Dalai Lama and Howard C Cutler and the other was from the Economist and was based on China and Hong Kong Telecom industry. The RC based on telecom industry was very lengthy but had factual questions and the other RC was easy. The vocabulary questions were of moderate difficulty level and had few tricky words.
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 There were also questions based on foreign words, modal verbs and figure of speech which added to the diversity of the paper. A few grammar based questions purely checked the fundamentals of grammar.  There were questions based on idiomatic usage and parts of speech. There was also one para jumble question. Remaining questions were from various areas which included two questions of correct spelling, one question of match the following, two active passive voice questions. The overall difficulty level of the section was easy to moderate and this was mainly because of some tricky vocabulary based questions.
Good Attempt: 25 to 30 questions
SECTION II: Analytical & Logical Reasoning
Evaluation: The difficulty level of this section was easy to moderate. This section had a few questions based on mathematical puzzle. The section included questions on visual reasoning, arrangements, family tree, verbal reasoning, calendar and missing number. This section was dominated by arrangements, puzzles and family tree based questions followed by 1 or 2 questions from remaining areas. One of the sets was based on movies (3 questions) and other set based on spice had 6 questions. It also included questions from analogy and verbal reasoning. There were two questions based on clock. The series question and coding were bit confusing and time consuming. Overall feel of the section was easy to moderate.
Good Attempt: 25 - 30 questions.
SECTION III: Quantitative Aptitude, Data Interpretation & DS
Evaluation: This section was dominated by geometry, modern mathematics, time speed distance and number system. There were 6 questions based on data interpretation. Some of them were calculation intensive. The questions based on permutation combination were tricky. Other topics like mensuration, polynomials, AP/GP had 1 to 3 questions each and these topics tested the student’s grab of fundamental concept. Overall the feel of the section was moderate to tough and selection of questions was important to get hold on the paper.
Good Attempt: 27 to 32 questions
Disclaimer: All the above given information is based on personal opinion of hitbullseye Expert faculty. Several factor have been considered before giving these cut-offs however, It has nothing to do with original cut-offs
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