SNAP 2021 Exam Analysis

Welcome to our SNAP 2021 Exam Analysis page. SNAP 2021 is planned to be conducted on 19th December 2021 (14:00 to 15:00 Hours), 8th & 16th January 2022 (10:00 to 11:00 Hours).

SNAP 2021 Exam Analysis (Slot 1 – 19th December)

SNAP 2021 retained the revised paper pattern from SNAP 2020 with a reduced number of questions and a reduced time limit. The duration of the test was 60 minutes with a detailed break up as follows:

SNAP 2021 Paper Pattern

Section Questions Marks Per Correct Answer Total Marks
General English: Reading Comprehension, Verbal Reasoning, Verbal Ability 15 1 15
Analytical & Logical Reasoning 25 1 25
Quantitative, Data Interpretation 20 1 20
Total 60 60

Note: There was a negative marking of 0.25 marks per incorrect question.

The sectional, in-depth SNAP 2021 Exam analysis is as follows:

General English

(15 Questions, 15 marks)

The General English section was easier than last year though students can make mistakes and had to be cautious. 7 Vocab-based questions can be classified as easy to moderate. These were 3 fill in the blank questions, 1 on synonyms, spellings, and idioms. There were 8 grammar and sentence structure questions which can also be classified as easy to moderate.

Overall, the difficulty level of this section can be termed Easy

Ideal Time: 12 minutes

Good Attempts: 13+

Good Score: 10.5+

Analytical & Logical Reasoning

(25 Questions, 25 marks)

The section on Analytical and Logical reasoning had 18 questions from Analytical reasoning and 7 from logical reasoning. There were 4 questions from clocks and calendars, which included 2 questions from the clock and 2 from the calendars. 3 out of these 4 questions were easily doable, while one was time-consuming. There were 2 sets of arrangements with 3 questions putting together and all of them were easy. Apart from this, 2 questions on blood relations and 1 question on data structure were also easy. There were a good number of questions on coding-decoding and series, which were direct and should be attempted. Overall, this section was easy and well-prepared students should be able to extract a high number of attempts within reasonable time allocation.

Overall, the difficulty level of this section can be termed Easy

Ideal Time: 24 minutes

Good Attempts: 20+

Good Score: 17.5+

Quantitative Aptitude and Data Interpretation

(20 Questions, 20 Marks)

The section on Quantitative Aptitude and Data Interpretation turned out to be a surprise factor for students owing to a few reasons. First, the section was moderate to difficult and time-consuming if one goes by SNAP standards. Second, there was only one question from Data Interpretation, while Data Sufficiency was completely absent from the paper. Third, unlike earlier editions of SNAP and all other major entrance exams, the weightage on the arithmetic part was relatively low.

There were 5 questions from arithmetic involving questions on Time and Work, Time and distance, Alligations, Average, and Percentage. Topics like SICI and Profit and loss were missing. The paper also included close to 5 questions from algebra with a question on logarithm, binomial expansion, etc. There were 4 questions on modern maths comprising of a question each from permutation, probability, and progressions. The question on infinite GP did not have the correct answer given in options. Apart from this, there were 3 questions from geometry and mensuration and 2 questions from numbers. The question on mensuration that involved finding thickness should have been avoided, while the question based on factors that required the value of a+b+c might look tempting but can end up wasting the time of the test takers.

Overall, the difficulty level of this section was Moderate to Difficult

Ideal Time: 24 minutes

Good Attempts: 14+

Good Score: 10.25+                     


Overall, the difficulty level of SNAP 2021 Slot 1 can be considered Easy to Moderate 

Section Title Questions Difficulty Level Suggested Time Allocation Good Score
General English 13 Easy to Moderate 12 minutes 10.5+
Quant + DI 20 Moderate to Difficult 24 minutes 10.25+
Reasoning 25 Easy 24 minutes 17.5+


SIBM Pune: 40+ marks

SCMHRD: 38.5+ marks

SIBM Bangalore: 36.5 + marks

SIIB: 34.5+marks

 Note: Above cut-offs are estimated cut-offs for the General category.

Wishing you all the best for the remaining attempts!


Check out all previous years SNAP exam analysis below:

SNAP 2021 Exam Analysis (Slot 3)

SNAP 2020 Exam Analysis

SNAP 2019 Exam Analysis

SNAP 2018 Analysis

SNAP 2017 Exam Analysis

SNAP 2016: Analysis

SNAP 2015 Exam Analysis



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