SNAP 2019 Exam Detailed Analysis

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SNAP 2019 Exam Analysis

The SNAP 2019 exam was successfully conducted on Sunday 15th December 2019 across 87 test cities instead of 90. The SNAP 2019 exam in the cities of Guwahati, Dibrugarh and Shillong was postponed due to ongoing exigencies in those areas. The SNAP 2019 exam date will be communicated via email and SMS to respective candidates.

The SNAP 2019 exam saw significant changes in its exam pattern. The overall difficulty of the SNAP exam 2019 was not alarming for the students. Here is a complete section-wise analysis of SNAP 2019 paper. Read on to find out more details.

SNAP 2019 Exam Key Highlights

  1. The SNAP 2019 exam was conducted by Symbiosis International University.
  2. There were no technical glitches reported except that the exam in 3 cities – Guwahati, Dibrugarh and Shillong has been postponed.
  3. The SNAP 2019 exam pattern has significant changes.
  4. There were THREE sections instead of four in SNAP 2019 exam pattern.
  5. The total number of questions were 110, the maximum marks were 150 and time duration was 120 minutes.
  6. All questions in General English and Analytical & Logical Reasoning sections were 1.5 marks each. There were no special questions (TITA) for these sections. There was a negative marking of -0.375 marks.
  7. The normal questions in the Quant & DI section were 1 mark each with negative marking of -0.25 mark.
  8. There were 5 special questions (TITA) of 2 marks each in Quant & DI section. There was negative marking of -0.5 mark for every incorrect answer.
  9. The overall difficulty of SNAP 2019 exam was moderate.
  10. The SNAP 2019 cutoff is may rise since the difficulty was not very high.

SNAP 2019 Exam Sections

SNAP 2019 Questions

SNAP 2019 Marking Scheme

Total Questions

Total Marks

 Question Type

No. of Questions

Correct

Incorrect

General English: Reading Comprehension, Verbal Reasoning, Verbal Ability

Normal

34

1.5

0.375

34

51

Special

0

0

0

0

0

Analytical & Logical Reasoning

Normal

36

1.5

0.375

36

54

Special

0

0

0

0

0

Quantitative, Data Interpretation & Data Sufficiency

Normal

35

1

0.25

35

35

Special

5

2

0.5

5

10

Total

 

110

 

150

Let us go through the detailed section-wise analysis of the SNAP 2019 exam.

 

SNAP 2019 General English (RC, VR & VA)

Total Questions: 34

Ideal Time: 25 – 26 minutes

Good Attempts: 28 – 30  

Accuracy: 85 %

Difficulty Level: Easy to Moderate

Sectional Breakup

 

Area

Number of Questions

Difficulty Level

RC Passages

8

Easy to Moderate

Verbal Reasoning and Verbal Ability

26

Easy to Moderate

  • There were 2 RC passages with 3 and 5 questions which were lengthy and tricky.
  • There were many vocab-based questions in form of synonyms, antonyms, fill in the blanks, odd one out. These questions were mostly easy
  • There were questions on verbal ability consisted of para jumbles and sentence correction which were of moderate difficulty.
  • There were around 10 to 11 grammar-based questions on parts of speech, figures of speech, voice change and fill in the blanks.
  • Overall the section was easy to medium difficulty. 

SNAP 2019 Analytical and Logical Reasoning

Total Questions: 36

Ideal Time: 40 – 45 minutes

Good Attempts: 28 – 30

Accuracy: 80 to 85%

Difficulty Level: Easy to Moderate

Sectional Breakup

 

Area

Number of Questions

 

Visual Reasoning

5

Tricky

Verbal Reasoning

1

Easy

Matrix Arrangement

9

Moderate

Coding Decoding

3

Easy to Moderate

Clocks and Calendars

3

Easy

Blood relations

4

Easy to Moderate

Analogy

2

Moderate

Math-based reasoning

3

Tricky

Series

1

Moderate

Miscellaneous

5

Easy to Moderate

  • LR section was a mix of easy and lengthy questions.
  • There were major number of questions on analytical reasoning
  • There were few unusual questions on 3d shapes and wall of a house.
  • Overall there were very less verbal reasoning questions.

 

SNAP 2019 Quantitative Ability

Total Questions: 35 + 5

Ideal Time: 45 – 50 minutes

Good Attempts: 30 – 32

Accuracy: 85 to 90%

Difficulty Level: Moderate to Difficult

Sectional Breakup

 

Area

Number of Questions

Difficulty Level

Percentage, Interest, Work, TSD, Ratios

9

Easy to Moderate

Numbers & Algebra

7

Moderate

Geometry

6

Easy

P&C, Probability

6

Moderate

Set Theory

6

Moderate

Data Interpretation

6

Easy

  • The quant section was length and time consuming.
  • The calculations were intensive in most of the quant questions especially the TITA type.
  • Around 24 to 25 MCQs were easy.
  • The questions based on set theory were tricky and lengthy but solvable.
  • The DI questions consisted of table and pie chart. The questions were easy and not very time consuming.

 

SNAP 2019 Expected Cutoff

 

SNAP 2019 Exam Section

SNAP 2019 Sectional Cutoff

General English

35 to 36 marks

Quantitative

25 to 27 marks

Analytical & Logical Reasoning

33 to 35 marks

 

The overall difficulty of the SNAP exam paper 2019 was not very hard. The removal of GK section was a first. A few questions were lengthy and tricky which could have been easily avoided.

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