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SNAP 2019 Exam Analysis by IMS Learning Resource | SNAP 2019 Expected Cut-off

Here is a detailed SNAP 2019 Exam Analysis from the experts of IMS Learning Resource. Let's take a look at the out the difficulty level of SNAP 2019, questions asked in various sections and marking scheme in the exam.

Dec 17, 2019 15:07 IST
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SNAP 2019 EXAM ANALYSIS BY IMS
SNAP 2019 EXAM ANALYSIS BY IMS

SNAP 2019 Exam Analysis by IMS- SIU successfully conducted SNAP exam on 15th December 2019 (Sunday) in computer-based format at various test centers for admission to 15 SIU affiliated institutes.

Let us look at the exam pattern that was given in the exam and the difficulty level of each section. Along with that you will also find out about the marking scheme of SNAP 2019 exam. Take a look at the SNAP exam analysis shared with us by the expert faculty of IMS Learning Resource. In addition to the exam analysis you will also get to know the expected SNAP cut-off for admission to the SIU affiliated MBA institutes.

The structure of SNAP 2019 was announced at the time of the test notification and was slightly modified from previous year’s test pattern.

The overall pattern is given below along with the level of difficulty reported by IMS students and experts, and the suggested time allocation per section:  

 

Section

No. of Questions

Marks per Qn.

Total marks

Level Of Difficulty

Suggested Time Allocation

General English: Reading Comprehension, Verbal Reasoning, Verbal Ability

 

34

 

1.5

 

51

 

Easy

 

25-30 min

Analytical & Logical Reasoning

36

1.5

54

Easy

35 to 40 min

Quantitative, Data Interpretation & Data Sufficiency

35 (MCQs)

1

35

Medium

40 to 45 min

05 (Special Qs*)

2

10

Difficult

10 to 15 min

Total

110

 

150

 

 

 

*Special Questions: Quantitative, Data Interpretation & Data Sufficiency included 5 Special Questions in which no answer choices were provided. The answers had to be keyed in using the onscreen keypad.  The questions were of difficult level.

Negative Marks: 25% of the allotted marks for each incorrect answer.

VERDICT from IMS Learning Resource

Based on the feedback received from students and IMS experts who took the test we estimate the scores and percentiles as follows:

Score

Percentile

85+

98 percentile

72+

90 percentile

SIBM and SCMHRD (Open Seats):

85 +  marks at 98 percentile should fetch a call from SIBM (Pune)

82 +  marks at 97 percentile should fetch a call from SCMHRD (Pune)

 

Analysis of Sections:

GENERAL ENGLISH

The General English Section of SNAP 2019 was easy and was similar to last year’s SNAP. There were 26 Verbal Ability questions  and 8 Reading Comprehension (RC) questions. None the questions posed any challenge. Majority of the questions were Vocabulary based - most of them were frequently used words. The wrong options could be easily eliminated to arrive at the correct answer. The grammar questions too were easy. The questions on figures of speech and parts of speech were elementary. In fact all VA questions could be attempted with very high accuracy.  The passages were easy to read and understand. Most of the questions were direct ones. The shorter passage was from the Dalai Lama’s book The Art of Happiness. The other RC passage was an article that appeared years ago in the Economist (Panda on Hong Kong’s line about the Chinese takeover of Hong Kong). This passage was quite long (about 1000 words); so, reading it was time consuming. However, both the passages could be attempted.

General English

Easy

Medium

Difficult

Total

Grammar

5

2

0

7

Vocabulary

12

7

0

19

Reading Comprehension (2 passages)

5

3

0

8

Segmentation:

Phrases and Idioms

1

0

0

1

Active-Passive Voice

1

1

0

2

Fill in the blanks (Tense-based, spelling-based, conjunction-based)

4

3

0

7

Parts of speech

1

1

0

2

Synonyms/Antonyms

2

3

0

5

Prefix

1

0

0

1

Jumbled paragraph - 7 sentences

0

1

0

1

Figures of Speech

2

0

0

2

Grammatically correct sentence

1

0

0

1

Cloze Passage (Homonym-based)

3

0

0

3

Odd Word out

1

0

0

1

Passage 1 (600 words) Art of Happiness by Dalai Lama

2

1

0

3

Passage 2 (1200 words) Chinese business and Hongkong

3

2

0

5


One could attempt 29-30 questions with about 85% accuracy in about 25-30 minutes.

 

ANALYTICAL & LOGICAL REASONING

Like in the previous two years, most of the questions in Analytical & Logical Reasoning sections in SNAP-2018 were standalone questions. Out of the 35 questions in the section, 26 questions were standalone questions while the remaining 9 questions were set based questions. It included a set of 6 questions on Linear Arrangement having a single row and a set  of 3 questions based on scheduling which were of easy level.

Only three questions were present on Verbal Reasoning. Two were on analogies and one was on Statement-Conclusion (however, the instructions for this question said Course of Action).

Like in SNAP-2018, there were 5 questions that tested the concepts of Mathematics. These questions could have very well been included in the Quantitative Ability section as well. Two questions in the section also required understanding of the concepts of science in order to answer them.  There were no questions on sequential output.

Following was the break-up of the questions in the section:

TOPIC

Easy

Medium

Difficult

Total

Visual Reasoning

 

1

1

2

Arrangements

(Single row)

6

 

 

6

Coding Decoding

 

1

 

1

Blood Relations

3

 

 

3

Scheduling

3

 

 

3

Puzzles

 

1

 

1

Number sequence

 

1

 

1

Directions

1

 

 

1

Calendar

1

 

 

1

Clocks

2

1

 

3

Quantitative Ability

2

2

 

4

Verbal Reasoning

2

1

 

3

Miscellaneous

2

1

 

3

Total

22

12

1

35

 

These questions required understanding of the concepts of science in order to solve them.
A good strategy would be to attempt around 27 - 28 questions with 85% accuracy in 35-40 minute

QUANTITATIVE APTITUDE, DATA INTERPRETATION AND DATA SUFFICIENCY

The biggest surprise of SNAP-2019 was that there were12 questions on Data Interpretation. 2 sets were based on Venn diagram containing 4 and 2 questions. A set based on Table and a set based on two pie charts, had 3 questions each. Out of the 28 questions of ‘Quantitative Aptitude’, 5 questions were special questions.  Like in SNAP-2018, there were no questions on data sufficiency. Most of the questions in this section were of Medium to Difficult level. Therefore judicious selection of questions was important.  

Following table shows the break-up of the questions in the section.

TOPIC

Easy

Medium

Difficult

Total

Quantitative Ability  (28 questions)

Numbers

1

2

 

3

Arithmetic

6

4

 

10

Geometry

2

1

3

6

Modern Mathematics

2

3

2

7

Algebra

1

1

 

2

Data Interpretation (12 questions)

Venn diagram, Tables, 2 Pie Charts

3

8

1

12

 

A good strategy would be to attempt about 20-22 questions in 40 - 45 minutes with 85% accuracy.

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