SNAP 2019 - Paper Analysis

SNAP 2019 exam was conducted on 15th December in the afternoon slot, across the country. SNAP 2019 was based on the 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.

Highlights of SNAP 2019 Exam Analysis

There were no major surprises in the SNAP 2019 exam, except that Quant was slightly tougher and on the lengthier side.

1) Slightly Tough Quant

2) Verball and LR can be the scoring section

3) Overall scores may slightly move upward compared to the previous year.

4) Attempting more in Verbal and LR was the key rather than trying too much in Quant.


Section 1  General English

Question Structure

Total: 34 questions    Marks: 1.5 per Que

Questions were from Passages, grammar, vocabulary, figure of speech, modal verbs, sentence correction, foreign words, correct spelling, and fill in the blanks.

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.

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.

A good attempt would be around 24 to 26 questions with about 90 percent of accuracy.

Section 2  Analytical & Logical Reasoning

Question Structure

Total: 34 questions   Marks: 1.5 per Que
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 questions based on clock too. The series question and coding were slightly confusing and time consuming.

A good attempt would be around 22 to 24 questions with about 90 percent of accuracy.

Section 3 Quantitative Ability, DI and DS

Question Structure

Total: 40 questions (35 MCQ and 5 Non-MCQ)   Marks: 35 x1  & 5×2
This section had many questions from Time speed distance, geometry, modern mathematics, 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. There were few questions from other topics like mensuration, polynomials, AP/GP. There were fewer questions from conventional areas like Percentage, Profit-loss, raatio, etc
Picking right question was the key for this section.

A good attempt would be around 16 to 18 questions with about 95 percent of accuracy.

Expected Cutoffs (Scores) for Symbiosis Colleges

SIBM 75+
SIIB 68+
SIBM Bangaluru 65+
SIOM 60+
SCIT 50+
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