Past Years Paper Analysis of SNAP

For the 2019 paper, a total score of 85+ was good enough for 98-99 percentile and 72+ for 90 percentile.
For the 2018 paper, an overall score of 74+ marks meant 98-99 percentile.
For the 2017 paper, a person scoring between 63+ got 98-99 percentile.
A general overview of the past 3 years SNAP paper is provided below:

 

SNAP 2019 Analysis:

Section

MCQ type

Non-MCQ Type

Level of Difficulty

General English: Reading
Comprehension, Verbal Reasoning, Verbal Ability

30 (+1.5 Marks for each correct
answer)

None

Easy

Analytical & Logical Reasoning

30 (+1.5 Marks for each correct
answer)

None

Easy

Quantitative, Data Interpretation
& Data Sufficiency

30 (+ 1 Mark for Each Correct Answer)

5 (+2 Marks for each Correct answer)

MCQ-Medium

Non-MCQ- Difficult

Current Affairs

20 (+ 1 Mark for Each Correct Answer)

None

Easy depends as per preparation

Total

110

5

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Section-Wise Analysis for 2019:

Section 1: General English – A good strategy would be to attempt 29-30 questions with about 85% accuracy by allocating 25-30 minutes.

Topic

No. of
Questions

Doable
Questions

Difficulty
Level

Phrases and Idioms

1

1

Easy

Active-Passive Voice

2

1

Moderate

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

7

5-6

Moderate

Parts of speech

2

1-2

Moderate

Synonyms/Antonyms

5

4

Difficult

Prefix

1

1

Easy

Jumbled paragraph

1

0

Difficult

Figures of Speech

2

2

Easy

Correct grammar in sentence

1

1

Easy

Cloze Passage (Homonym-based)

3

3

Easy

Odd one out(word)

1

1

Easy

RC passage from Art of Happiness by
Dalai Lama

3

3

Moderate

RC passage from Chinese business from
the Economist

5

4

Moderate

Section 2: Analytical and Logical Reasoning – A good strategy would be to attempt around 27 – 28 questions with 85% accuracy in 35-40 minutes.

Topic

No. of
Questions

Doable
Questions

Difficulty
Level

Visual Reasoning

2

1

Difficult

Arrangements (Single row)

6

6

Easy

Coding Decoding

1

1

Easy

Blood Relations

3

3

Easy

Scheduling

3

3

Easy

Puzzles

1

1

Moderate

Number sequence

1

1

Moderate

Directions

1

1

Easy

Calendar

1

1

Easy

Clocks

2

2

Easy

Quantitative Ability

3

2

Easy-Moderate

Verbal Reasoning

2

2

Easy-Moderate

Miscellaneous

4

3

Easy-Moderate

Section 3: Quantitative Aptitude, Data Interpretation & Data Sufficiency– A good strategy would be to attempt about 20-22 questions in about 40 – 45 minutes with almost 85% accuracy.

Topic

No. of Questions

Doable Questions

Difficulty Level

Quantitative Ability (23 questions)

Numbers

3

1

Moderate

Arithmetic

10

6

Moderate

Geometry

6

3

Difficult

Modern Mathematics

7

4

Moderate- Difficult

Algebra

2

2

Moderate

Data Interpretation (12 questions)

Venn diagram, Tables, 2 Pie Charts

12

8

Moderate but
lengthy

 

SNAP 2018 Analysis:

Section

MCQ type

Non-MCQ Type

Level of Difficulty

General English: Reading
Comprehension, Verbal Reasoning, Verbal Ability

30(+ 1 Mark for Each Correct Answer)

 

5(+2 Marks for each Correct answer)

Moderate-Difficult

Analytical & Logical Reasoning

30(+ 1 Mark for Each Correct Answer)

5(+2 Marks for each Correct answer)

 

Quantitative, Data Interpretation
& Data Sufficiency

30(+ 1 Mark for Each Correct Answer)

5(+2 Marks for each Correct answer)

Easy but lengthy

Current Affairs

20(+ 1 Mark for Each Correct Answer)

5(+2 Marks for each Correct answer)

Difficult

Total

110

20

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Section-Wise Analysis for 2018:

Quantitative Aptitude and Data Interpretation: It would be good to attempt about 28-30 questions in 40 minutes with 85% accuracy.

Topic

No. of
Questions

Doable
Questions

Difficulty
Level

BODMAS

1

1

Moderate

Surds and Indices

1

1

Easy

Roman numerals

1

1

Moderate

Percentages

4

4

Easy

Time-Speed-Distance

2

1

Moderate

Simple & Compound Interest

1

1

Easy

Time & Work

1

1

Easy

Averages

1

1

Moderate

Triangles

1

1

Easy

Parallel Lines

1

1

Easy

Quadrilaterals

2

2

Moderate

Mensuration

3

1

Moderate

Circles

1

1

Easy

Logarithms

3

2

Difficult

Permutation & Combination

4

3

Moderate

Probability

1

 

Moderate

Set Theory

1

1

Easy

Simple equations

3

3

Easy

Polynomials

2

1

Moderate

Higher degree equations

1

1

Moderate

Total Quantitative Ability

35

28

           

Analytical and Logical Reasoning: A good attempt would be around 20-22 questions with 85% accuracy in 35-40 minutes.

Topic

No. of
Questions

Doable
Questions

Difficulty
Level

Visual Reasoning

3

2

Difficult

Arrangements

4

3

Difficult

Coding Decoding

3

2

Moderate

Missing Numbers

3

1

Difficult

Number sequence

1

1

Easy

Puzzles

2

1-2

Moderate

Letter sequence

2

1

Moderate

Family Tree

1

1

Easy

Calendar

1

1

Difficult

Miscellaneous

2

1

Moderate

Quantitative Ability

5

3

Moderate

Verbal Reasoning

1

1

Easy

A set involving matrix arrangement

7

4-5

Moderate

Total

35

23-25

           —
General English: A good strategy would be to attempt around 29-30 questions with 80-85% accuracy in 30-35 minutes.
 

Topic

No. of
Questions

Doable
Questions

Difficulty
Level

Synonyms

2

2

Easy

Antonyms

1

1

Moderate

Phrase/idiom

2

2

Moderate

Fill in the Blanks

4

3

Easy

Special (TITA) questions

5

4

Easy

Match grammar function and usage

2

1

Moderate

Error in sentence

2

2

Easy

Correct form of underlined word

2

1

Moderate

Direct/Indirect speech

2

1

Moderate

Analogies

1

1

Easy

Odd one out

2

2

Easy

Reading
Comprehension

Passage 1 – (about 600 words),
Google’s invasive practices

5

4-5

Easy

Passage 2 – (about 1350-1400 words),
Free market economy (source: Economist)

5

4-5

Easy

Total

35

28-30

           
 

SNAP 2017 Analysis

Section

No. of

 Questions

Doable

 Questions

Difficulty

 Level

General English: Reading
Comprehension, Verbal Reasoning, Verbal Ability

40

26-28

Easy

Analytical & Logical Reasoning

40

20

Moderate

Quantitative, Data Interpretation
& Data Sufficiency

40

27-29

Easy

Current Affairs

30

10-11

Difficult

Total

150

73-88

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The notable point about SNAP 2017 was that it was moderate but very lengthy. The marking scheme was +1 for every correct answer in MCQs.

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