SNAP 2020 EXAM ANALYSIS!

SNAP Exam Notification: August, 2021

SNAP 2020 EXAM ANALYSIS!

SNAP, also known as Symbiosis National Aptitude Test is a common entrance exam for admission into the MBA programme of Institutes of Symbiosis International (SIU). SNAP 2020 first session was conducted on December 20 from 11 am-12 pm.

The exam was conducted in multiple exam centres amidst COVID-19 safety guidelines. The candidates were required to maintain physical distance from each other and get their body temperature checked at the entry gate. Wearing facemask at the exam centre was mandatory.

 The overall difficulty level of the exam was easy to moderate. The total number of questions has also reduced to 60 from 110 and total marks have also reduced to 60 from 150.

SNAP 2020 Highlights

  • The duration of SNAP 2020 exam was 60 minutes.
  • The total number of questions was 60 (which was earlier 150).
  • There will be no differential marking this year. Each question carries one mark.
  • For each wrong attempt, 0.25 marks will be deducted.
  • There was no Special Questions (TITA) in SNAP 2020.
  • There were no questions on Reading Comprehension and Data Sufficiency.
  • Out of 60 questions, 38+ can be considered good attempts.

SNAP 2020 Overall Analysis

Section

Questions

Marks

Difficulty Level

Good Attempts

Suggested time
(in minutes)

General English

15

15

Easy

12-13

12-14

Analytical & Logical Reasoning

25

25

Easy to Moderate

18-22

24-26

Quantitative, DI and Data Sufficiency

20

20

Easy to Moderate

16-18

20-22

Total

60

60

 

 

 

SNAP 2020 Exam: Sectional Analysis

There were three sections in SNAP 2020 from which questions were asked. These are

  • General English
  • Analytical and Logical reasoning
  • Quantitative, Data Interpretation & Data Sufficiency
  1. SNAP 2020 General English Analysis

General English section of SNAP 2020 was easy and surprisingly had a big change from last year’s SNAP. There were no RC questions. All questions were on Verbal Ability.

Sectional Breakup of questions in General English section

Question Types

Number of questions

Difficulty Level

Vocabulary

11

Easy

Grammar

2

Easy

Others*

2

Easy

*There was also 1 question on identifying the correct figure of speech as well as a para-jumble question where one had to identify the first statement in the correct sequence. 

  1. SNAP Exam 2020 Analytical and Logical Reasoning Analysis

Out of the 25 questions in this section, 6 questions were on Verbal Reasoning and the remaining 19 were on Non-Verbal Reasoning. Most of the questions in the section were easy to moderate in terms of level of difficulty.

Question types

Number of questions

Level of difficulty

Verbal Reasoning

Syllogisms

1

Easy to moderate

Statement & Course of Action

2

Easy to moderate

Statement & Conclusion

1

Easy to moderate

Statement & Assumption

1

Easy to moderate

Analogy

1

Easy to moderate

Non- Verbal Reasoning

Complete the series (numbers, letters & combined)

5

3 easy, 2 Moderate

Puzzle

3

2 easy, 1 moderate

Clocks

2

2 easy

Family Tree

2

2 easy

Sequential Output

2

2 easy

Circular Arrangement

2

2 easy

Calendar

1

1 easy

Coding

1

1 easy

Physics

1

1 moderate

  1. SNAP 2020 Exam Quantitative, Data Interpretation & Data Sufficiency Analysis

Out of the 20 questions in this section, 19 questions were on Mathematics and there was one singleton question on Data Interpretation. There was no question on Data Sufficiency. Overall this section was very easy to moderate.

Question Types           

Easy

Moderate

Difficult

Total

Arithmetic

6

2

0

8

Modern Mathematics

1

3

1

5

Geometry

2

0

0

2

Numbers

1

1

0

2

Algebra

0

1

0

1

Data Interpretation

1

0

0

1

Complete the sequence

1

0

0

1

Expected SNAP Cutoffs (Score)

With the above SNAP 2020 Exam Analysis, the following is the expected cutoff:

Institute

Cutoff (Score)

SIBM (Pune)

38+

SCMHRD

36+

SIIB

33+

SIBM (Bengaluru)

32+

SNAP 2020 Result Declaration and Selection Procedure

The result of SNAP 2020 will be declared on January 22, 2021. SNAP participating institutes will then announce the list of shortlisted candidates who will have to appear for the SNAP selection procedure.

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