SNAP MBA Exam Analysis 2022: The SNAP 202 Test 1 has been successfully conducted by Symbiosis International University. The exams was conducted for a duration of 1 hour across the various exam centres. Candidates must note that this was the first of the three tests which are conducted for admissions to the management courses.
Those who appeared for the SNAP 2022 exams can check below the complete analysis of the entrance examination and understand what to expect for the upcoming tests.
SNAP Exam Analysis - IMS
SNAP-2022 had no major changes in pattern or difficulty level from last year. The duration of the
exam was 60 minutes with 3 Sections. The exam is being offered in three different slots - on 10th
December 2022, 18th December 2022, and 23rd December 2022. This year, students can appear
for all three slots.
The overall pattern and the level of difficulty as reported by IMS students are given below along with
the IMS suggestion of time allocation per section
Each question carried 1 mark. There was a negative marking of – 0.25 for each incorrect answer.
There was no sectional time limit.
Based on the feedback received from students and IMS experts who took the test in Slot 1, we
estimate the scores and the corresponding percentiles required to secure a call for the next round of
admissions for General Category students to SIBM-Pune, SCMHRD, SIIB and SIBM-Bengaluru as
|Raw Score for SNAP Dec 2022 Test||Percentile**|
|38-40||98 percentile ( for SIBM -Pune)|
|36-38||97 percentile ( for SCMHRD)|
|32-33||90 percentile ( for SIIB & SIBM Bengaluru)|
** The above estimate is based on the feedback received on Slot 1. The scores and percentiles
may change subject to the other slots due to take place on the 18th and 23rd of December 2022.
Analysis of sections:
The General English section of SNAP-2022 was easy like last year’s SNAP. There were no RC
questions. All questions were on Verbal Ability.
Following was the break-up of the questions in the section:
The General English section was dominated by Grammar questions. There were questions on
synonyms (1 question) and spellings (1 question). There was also a proverb-based question where
one had to identify the statement representing the meaning of the given proverb. In Grammar, fill-in-the
blanks and other miscellaneous questions were asked which tested tenses, conjunctions,
prepositions and other parts of speech. There was one question that required one to identify the
correct assertive sentence. The poem-based question required one to identify the line which had no
object. No RC questions were asked which made the section less time-consuming.
Since the section was overall easy, one could attempt 13 or 14 questions with high accuracy in
about 13 or 14 minutes.
Analytical & Logical Reasoning
Out of the 25 questions in this section, 14 questions were on Verbal Reasoning and the remaining 11 were on Non-Verbal Reasoning.
The questions on Verbal Reasoning included 1 on Critical Reasoning. The other Verbal Reasoning questions were on expected lines with Courses of Action and Decision Making (4 questions), Statement and Assumption (2 questions), Strong-Weak Arguments (1 question), Cause-Effect (2 questions), and Syllogisms (2 questions).
The questions on Non-Verbal Reasoning included questions on clocks, family trees, Series completion, Linear arrangement etc. There were no set-based questions. Unlike previous years of the SNAP test, no question in this section required any understanding of Physics in order to be able to answer the question.
The majority of the questions in the section were easy to medium in terms of the level of difficulty.
The following table shows the break-up of the questions in this section.
|Question types||Number of questions||Level of difficulty|
|Verbal Reasoning (14 questions)|
|Statement & Assumption||2||Easy|
|CR – Strengthen||1||Easy|
|Course of Action and Decision Making||4||Easy|
|Miscellaneous (Anagram-based etc)||2||Easy|
|Non-Verbal Reasoning (Total 11 questions: good attempt is 6-7 questions)|
|Complete the series||4
(Alphanumeric – 1 e, 1 d; Numeric – 2 m)
|1 easy, 2 medium, 1 difficult|
|Clocks||2||1 easy, 1 medium|
|Linear Arrangement + Directions||1
(Reference to directions was given using a map of India and Sri Lanka)
(According to student feedback, the difficult question was ambiguous)
|1 easy, 1 difficult|
|Sequential Output||1||medium to difficult|
|Binary Logic||1||1 medium|
Overall this section was of medium difficulty level. A good strategy would be to attempt around 18-19 questions in 24-26 minutes.
Quantitative, Data Interpretation & Data Sufficiency
Out of the 20 questions in this section, 18 questions were on Mathematics and there were two questions on Data Interpretation. The two questions on Data Interpretation were based on the same data but they didn’t appear consecutively in the paper. There was no question of Data Sufficiency. Overall this section was a little bit higher than the medium level of difficulty. Though some questions in the section were easy and could be solved orally, about 8 to 9 questions were somewhat challenging. This section had 60% of questions at a medium level of difficulty and 20% at a difficult level of difficulty. Overall, this section was slightly more difficult than the QA section of last year’s paper on SNAP-2021.
The questions on Mathematics were dominated by Arithmetic (6 questions), followed by Modern Mathematics (5 questions) and Geometry (3 questions). Students reported that many questions in the section had ‘None of the above as an option and a few questions had an element of ambiguity (the two symbols of pi and square root were misplaced).
Following was the break-up of the questions in the section:
|Quantitative, Data Interpretation & Data Sufficiency||Easy||Medium||Difficult||Total|
|Geometry (Circle+Triangle, Trigonometry, Mensuration)||0||3||0||3|
A good strategy would be to attempt around 12 to 13 questions in 20-22 minutes.
SNAP 2022 Exam- Early Analysis
The SNAP 2022 exam is a computest based test conducted for MBA admissions. The exam is conducted for 1 hour and students are required to answer 60 questions. Each correct answer carries 1 mark and a negative marking of 0.25 will be applicable for every incorrect answer.
The paper is divided into three sections General English, Analytical & Logical Reasoning, and Quantitative, DI & Data Sufficiency. The break-up of the questions across the sections is as follows:
- General English: 15
- Analytical & Logical Reasoning: 25
- Quantitative, DI and Data Sufficiency: 20
Initial Review by Experts
According to experts, the SNAP 2022 exams were similar in difficulty level to that of the previous year. The Exam pattern and marking scheme remained the same as the 2021 exam with 60 questions to be solved in 60 minutes.
Experts suggest that the English and Reasoning sections were easy while the quantitative section was a bit tough. Overall students have termed the exam as moderate in difficulty level.