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:

SectionMCQ typeNon-MCQ TypeLevel of Difficulty
General English: Reading
Comprehension, Verbal
Reasoning, Verbal Ability
30 (+1.5 Marks for
each correct answer)
NoneEasy
Analytical & Logical Reasoning30 (+1.5 Marks for
each correct answer)
NoneEasy
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 Affairs20 (+ 1 Mark for
Each Correct Answer)
NoneEasy depends as
per preparation
Total1105

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.

 

TopicNo. of
Questions
Doable
Questions
Difficulty
Level
Phrases and Idioms11Easy
Active-Passive Voice21Moderate
Fill in the blanks (Tense-based,
spelling-based, conjunction-based)
75-6Moderate
Parts of speech21-2Moderate
Synonyms/Antonyms54Difficult
Prefix11Easy
Jumbled paragraph10Difficult
Figures of Speech22Easy
Correct grammar in sentence11Easy
Cloze Passage (Homonym-based)33Easy
Odd one out(word)11Easy
RC passage from Art of Happiness by
Dalai Lama
33Moderate
RC passage from Chinese business from
the Economist
54Moderate

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

 

TopicNo. of
Questions
Doable
Questions
Difficulty
Level
Visual Reasoning21Difficult
Arrangements (Single row)66Easy
Coding Decoding11Easy
Blood Relations33Easy
Scheduling33Easy
Puzzles11Moderate
Number sequence11Moderate
Directions11Easy
Calendar11Easy
Clocks22Easy
Quantitative Ability32Easy-Moderate
Verbal Reasoning22Easy-Moderate
Miscellaneous43Easy-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.

TopicNo. of QuestionsDoable QuestionsDifficulty Level
Quantitative Ability (23 questions)
Numbers31Moderate
Arithmetic106Moderate
Geometry63Difficult
Modern Mathematics74Moderate- Difficult
Algebra22Moderate
Data Interpretation (12 questions)
Venn diagram, Tables, 2 Pie Charts128Moderate but
lengthy

SNAP 2018 Analysis:

 

SectionMCQ typeNon-MCQ TypeLevel 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 Reasoning30(+ 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 Affairs20(+ 1 Mark for
Each Correct Answer)
5(+2 Marks for each
Correct answer)
Difficult
Total11020

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.

 

TopicNo. of
Questions
Doable
Questions
Difficulty
Level
BODMAS11Moderate
Surds and Indices11Easy
Roman numerals11Moderate
Percentages44Easy
Time-Speed-Distance21Moderate
Simple & Compound Interest11Easy
Time & Work11Easy
Averages11Moderate
Triangles11Easy
Parallel Lines11Easy
Quadrilaterals22Moderate
Mensuration31Moderate
Circles11Easy
Logarithms32Difficult
Permutation & Combination43Moderate
Probability1 Moderate
Set Theory11Easy
Simple equations33Easy
Polynomials21Moderate
Higher degree equations11Moderate
Total Quantitative Ability3528

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

 

TopicNo. of
Questions
Doable
Questions
Difficulty
Level
Visual Reasoning32Difficult
Arrangements43Difficult
Coding Decoding32Moderate
Missing Numbers31Difficult
Number sequence11Easy
Puzzles21-2Moderate
Letter sequence21Moderate
Family Tree11Easy
Calendar11Difficult
Miscellaneous21Moderate
Quantitative Ability53Moderate
Verbal Reasoning11Easy
A set involving matrix arrangement74-5Moderate
Total3523-25

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

 

TopicNo. of
Questions
Doable
Questions
Difficulty
Level
Synonyms22Easy
Antonyms11Moderate
Phrase/idiom22Moderate
Fill in the Blanks43Easy
Special (TITA) questions54Easy
Match grammar function and usage21Moderate
Error in sentence22Easy
Correct form of underlined word21Moderate
Direct/Indirect speech21Moderate
Analogies11Easy
Odd one out22Easy
Reading
Comprehension
Passage 1 – (about 600 words),
Google’s invasive practices
54-5Easy
Passage 2 – (about 1350-1400 words),
Free market economy (source: Economist)
54-5Easy
Total3528-30

SNAP 2017 Analysis

SectionNo. of
Questions
Doable
Questions
Difficulty
Level
General English: Reading
Comprehension, Verbal Reasoning, Verbal Ability
4026-28Easy
Analytical & Logical Reasoning4020Moderate
Quantitative, Data Interpretation
& Data Sufficiency
4027-29Easy
Current Affairs3010-11Difficult
Total15073-88

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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