Check out the SNAP 2020 Exam Analysis here:
SNAP 2019 Analysis
The major highlight of SNAP 2019 was the introduction of a different marking scheme with more weightage given to General English and Reasoning sections. Unlike the expectations, the difficulty level of these two sections did not increase despite the increase in marks per question. This year’s SNAP was easier than the last edition with just the Quant section trying to stop the test takers with time-consuming questions. Section-wise SNAP 2019 Exam analysis is as follows:
|Section||Normal Questions||Marks||Special Questions||Marks||Total qs||Total marks|
|General English: Reading Comprehension, Verbal Reasoning, Verbal Ability||34||1.5||0||0||34||51|
|Analytical & Logical Reasoning||36||1.5||0||0||36||54|
|Quantitative, Data Interpretation & Data Sufficiency||35||1||5||2||40||45|
(Verbal Ability, Verbal Reasoning, and Reading Comprehension) (34 Qs, 51 marks)
The difficulty level of this section was similar to that of last year, despite the increase in marks per question. The questions were mostly straightforward and pretty much doable. The section consisted of a total of 34 questions out of which 26 questions were from Verbal Ability and 8 questions were based on Reading Comprehension.
The questions primarily tested vocabulary and grammar. 12 questions were Vocabulary based questions including synonyms, antonyms, spellings, the odd one out and confusing words, which were of easy to moderate difficulty level. There were 11 questions based on grammar. Continuing the trend of the last 2 years, most questions tested aspirants on topics like active-passive voice, tenses, modals, conditionals, and parts of speech. These were asked in the form of Fill in the Blanks, Match the Following and Sentence Correction. With three filling the blanks questions based on conjunction, preposition, and conditional tense, there were two match the following questions on word usages according to parts of speech. There were two questions on Figures of Speech and 1 Parajumble of 7 sentences.
There were two passages with 3 and 5 questions respectively. One passage, based on Philosophy, was analytical and was an extract from Dalai Lama’s book, ‘The Art of Happiness’. This was lengthy with 700-800 words. This passage had 3 questions that required the test taker to make some inferences. The other passage was an article from The Economist and was very lengthy with over 1000 words followed by 8 questions. Even though this passage was descriptive and most questions were direct, it was very time consuming and the average test taker could have skipped this passage.
15 minutes would have been sufficient to attempt Verbal Ability questions and another 10 minutes should have been taken to attempt one out of the two RCs.
Overall, this section was of an Easy difficulty level.
Ideal Time: 25 minutes
Good Attempts: 29
Good Score: 34 to 36
Analytical & Logical Reasoning
(36 Qs, 54 marks)
Like every year, this year again there were 3 unconventional questions: the ones on unfolding of 3D shapes and completing the pattern. The question on all the walls facing north was a tricky one.
The section was still dominated by conventional AR/LR questions. There were 9 questions on Matrix Arrangement (one set of 3 questions and one of 6 questions), 3 on Clocks and Calendars, 4 on Blood Relations and 3 on Coding-Decoding, which were easy. There were 3 mathematics-based questions including one each on Progressions, Percentage and Time and Work which were easy. 1 question each on Truth and Lie teller, Analogies, Grid Completion, Coding-Decoding and Number of Triangles, can be considered of moderate difficulty level. There was 1 question on Series and 3 Miscellaneous type questions which were difficult.
Overall, this section was of Easy to Moderate difficulty level.
Ideal Time: 45 minutes
Good Attempts: 28
Good Score: 32 to 34
Quantitative, Data Interpretation & Data Sufficiency
(40 Qs, 45 Marks)
The difficulty level of this section was almost similar to that of last year. The special questions, except the one on time and work, were deceptive because they were calculation driven and time-consuming.
There were 2 questions each on Time and Work, Numbers and Algebra and 3 questions on Arithmetic, which were easy. There were 5 questions each on Time and Distance, Permutations/Combinations and Probability and Geometry, which were easy to moderate. There were 6 questions on Set Theory which were of moderate difficulty level. There were 5 difficult questions: 1 on Geometry, 1 on Algebra, 1 on Arithmetic and 2 on Set Theory. A smart test taker should have skipped these questions.
There were 6 questions on Data Interpretation with 3 questions each on Tables (rice production and percentage change from the previous year) and Pie Charts (company sales of laptops and mobile phones). The ones based on Tables were easy and the ones based on Pie Charts were calculative.
Overall, this section was of Moderate difficulty level.
Ideal Time: 50 minutes
Good Attempts: 30
Good Score: 24 to 26
Overall SNAP 2019 Exam Analysis
|Section Title||Questions||Difficulty Level||Suggested Time Allocation||Good Score|
|General English||34||Easy||25 minutes||34 – 36|
|Quant + DI + DS||40||Moderate||50 minutes||24 – 26|
|Reasoning||36||Easy to Moderate||45 minutes||32 – 34|
Expected Cut off for SNAP 2019:
SIBM-P, SCMHRD: 88+
SIBM-B, SIIB: 75+
SIOM, SSBF, SCIT, SITM: 60+
SIMS, SIBM-H, SIMC: 52+
Wishing all aspirants All the best!
Here’s a faster and easier way to stay updated – Subscribe to Endeavor on Whatsapp
Recommended for you
About 53 students competing for just 1 seat in the IIMs make CAT a highly competitive exam. An outstanding CAT percentile along with splendid academic records is a sure-shot way to enter the IIMs. Hence, …
MBA entrance exams, being a gateway to admissions in the top B schools in India are continually gaining attention. Lakhs of IIM aspirants take CAT every year to pursue Masters of Business Administration across several …
CAT preparation is a unique journey of its own. The excitement, stress, and the zeal to excel in the exam to secure your admission to the best management schools in India. But what happens if …
CLAT exam 2021 was conducted on July 23, 2021, via pen and paper method. In this CLAT 2021 analysis, our experts provide in-depth analysis and a breakdown of the test. A total of 70,277 students …
Masters of Business Administration – highly in demand, offers lucrative growth opportunities and high pay-scale. However, the increase in MBA aspirants, and the ever-expanding MBA specializations, makes it difficult to pick the right career path …
Aspirants have their unique success mantras, study routines, and prep strategies that help them prepare for the Common Admission Test. After months of curriculum preparation, assignments, assessments, and revision – you start asking yourself, “is …
Management is one of the most demanding courses in the world and to be in the league of top managers, studying at one of the top institutes would give an edge above the others. CAT …
One of the biggest benefits that you get from CAT online classes is flexibility in time. You get plenty of options when it comes to the time invested in these programs. This is the reason why these …
If you are in the middle of your preparations to appear for CAT, the confusion regarding opting for online classes needs to be addressed. Currently, one of the best ways to prepare for CAT 2020 online is …
MAH Law CET (5-Year Law Program) – 2018: Exam Analysis Total Questions: 150 Total Marks: 150 Total Duration: 120 minutes (No sectional Time Limit) Marking System Marking: +1 for Correct, No Negative Marking Paper Pattern …
A genuine roller coaster ride: Three years, three papers. Cutoff for IIFT’13 was around 48.3 Cutoff for IIFT’14 was a little less than 38.5 Cutoff for IIFT’15 seems to be around 50 IIFT’15 was an …
Check out the SNAP 2020 Exam Analysis here: https://endeavorcareers.comsnap-2020-exam-analysis SNAP 2015 Exam Analysis Total Questions: 150 Total Marks: 180 Total time: 120 minutes Innovative…Fast Moving…Difficult are the words that can describe SNAP this year. Although …
Analysis of NMAT 2016-17 Other Examinations like to be Unpredictable. NMAT likes to be Standardized. NMAT has once again maintained its format and difficulty level (except for a couple of minor tweaks) same as the …
- CAT 2021: Tips by Toppers to Score 99%ile in CAT September 23, 2021
- GK capsule-Monthly Current Affairs-August 2021 September 20, 2021
- Endeavor Careers Choicest Blogs: Weekly Current Affairs: September 2021, Week 03 September 20, 2021
- Are you Struggling with CAT Mocks? September 16, 2021
- Endeavor Careers Choicest Blogs: Weekly Current Affairs: September 2021, Week 02 September 13, 2021