SNAP 2014 Analysis- Easy to Moderate Paper in Expected Pattern
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The SNAP 2014 exam was held on Sunday, December 21, 2014. The exam is conducted by Symbiosis International University for the admission in the 13 B-schools under the University. This article will bring to you the SNAP 2014 Analysis based on the test takers’ and expert feedback.

Based on the feedback shared by the students, the difficulty level of the paper was easy to moderate. According to the experts, the paper was similar to that of last year except the fact that GK section was tougher than expected.


The test takers were not allowed to take the question paper outside the hall.


This year, the test takers found the General Awareness section to be on higher side of difficulty which is unlike the regular pattern. Analytical & Logical Reasoning was tough too. Majority of the SNAP takers found the Quantitative Ability to be moderate and the General English sections on the easier side. Dev Sharma, a test taker sums up saying, “The English section of the exam was the easiest. It was not expected but the questions were easy and fun to answer. Overall there was no problem in any of the section of the exam”.


The following table brings to you the structure of SNAP 2014.

Number of Questions




Marks Per Question

1 & 2 marks

Negative Marking

¼ marks

Number of choices



2 hours

 Now let us have a look at the section wise analysis of SNAP 2014.


Quantitative Aptitude


This section had 40 questions with 1 mark each. The difficulty level of this section was easy but lengthy. However, the surprise lied in the fact that there were no Data Interpretation questions in this section. Majority of the questions were from the Arithmetic section. Time & Distance topic had a lot of questions. “I found the Quantitative section to be moderate,” says Akanksha Garg, who took SNAP 2014 exam in a center in Noida.

Analytical & Logical Reasoning


The total number of questions in the Analytical & Logical Reasoning section was 30. Each question had 2 marks. This section had a higher difficulty level compared to Quant and General Engl. The topics were on the usual areas of the Analytical & Logical Reasoning section which are as follows:

  • Coding-Decoding

  • Letter-Series

  • Venn diagram

  • Cubes

  • Facts Inference Judgment (FIJ)

  • Blood Relations

  • Double Line Distribution

  • Odd Man Out

  • Verbal Analogy

General English


The number of questions in this section was 40 and the marks for this question were 40, i.e. 1 mark for each question. The section was a mix of Verbal Abilities and Reading Comprehension. There was 1 Reading Comprehension passage. Most of the questions were direct, few were inferential. Among the Verbal Ability area, there were several types of questions asked in the format of Fill in the blanks. 


General Awareness


The General Awareness section had 40 questions and had 1 mark for each question. The difficulty level of the section was difficult,. Much emphasis was given on business and economics. Akshesha, who took the SNAP 2014 paper says, “I didn’t expect the GK section to be too tough. The questions were quite difficult hence it was a surprise for me.”


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I am a CAT aspirant & have appeared for CAT, XAT,& SNAP & scored 90%ile. With acads 10th-7.4CGPA, 12th-82% & in graduation(2018)-64% with no work experience due to family problem. Would I able to secure a seat in good college? I have been shortlisted for TAPMI, FORE, IIMV for round one till now.

Manidipa Kundu Student Expert 17th Feb, 2020


its true that iims and some of other top ranked institute shortlisted candidates as per their academic record and  cat or any other management aptitude  test score. see right now which of institute name you have mentioned is also comes under tier 1 college. now you need to focus on your presentation skills, communication approach  to get shortlisted in final rounds. so keep calm and focus on your goal, I think you will surely crack it.


I got a 99.88 percentile in SNAP 2019 but i believe i can convert IIM A/B/C. Will I have any disadvantage if i give a drop year to prepare for the same? I am a final year student.

Pranav Mishra 8th Feb, 2020

Hello Aspirant,

Symbiosis is also a great college for doing PGDM since it it a one of the tier 1 college but if you want to drop a year for converting IIM than you can do it but remember one thing you should also do something in that one year apart from preparing like any certificate course (Digital Marketing, Advance excel) or work in any social organisation like NGO which not only makes your profile stronger but also gives you an upper hand during the interviews when interviewer ask you about your year gap, So try to do any of these thing apart from preparing.

I hope the above information is beneficial for you.

All the best.


Hi, I have 95.8 for SNAP. Will I get a call from SCMHRD for business analytics and how should I prepare for its computer exam.

Nihal Kumar Gupta Student Expert 14th Jan, 2020

Hi Vineet,

As you have secured a good percentile score in SNAP exam. As you have secured only 95.8 percentile in SNAP you would only get call from Symbiosis institutes. On the percentile secured by you, you have a chance to get good colleges. The colleges you get are:



SIBM Bangalore

SIOM Nashik





Symbiosis Institute of business, Hyderabad-- MBA Course

SIHS Pune --- MBA IN hospital management

SSSS Pune--- MBA in sports management

these are the colleges, from which you would get a call on the basis of your SNAP percentile.


My SNAP score is 59.75 and Percentile is 74.62. What are my chances? I wish to get into SIIB Blore. Will I get in? Also, is the percentile too low according to the score this year?


Aashvi, some colleges that accept a score of 74.62 percentile have been listed here:

  • SIMC Pune
  • SCIT Pune
  • SSMC Bangalore
  • SSBF Pune
  • SIHS Pune
  • SIBM Hyderabad
  • SIBM Nagpur
  • SSSS Pune

Also please note that you can get a call from any of these institutions only if you had applied for it during the registration period.

SIIB has its centre in Pune not in Bangalore. It requires at least 93 percentile to get a call from SIIB Pune. So I am sorry but you will not be able to get a call from them.

And regarding your percentile, it means that your performance was better than 74.62% of the candidates appearing in the exam. This year there was a drastic change in the score vs percentile data, as it depends on the difficulty level of the question paper and relative performance of the appearing candidates. So it is more accurate to judge your performance on the basis of the percentile, not the SNAP score. Although the percentile this year has decreased compared to previous years' percentile, for a given SNAP score.

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