SNAP 2014 Analysis- Easy to Moderate Paper in Expected Pattern
Sreetama Datta, 10 Jan 2015, #SNAP
Applications Open Now
Acharya School Of Management
IFIM Business School

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.”


Also Read:

SNAP 2014 held on Sunday, December 21 in 30 cities across India

SNAP 2014 Students Reaction


Other Feature Stories on B-School and MBA:

Life @ B-School Campus

MBA Internship Series

B-School Placements

Topper Interview Series

Stay tuned to for more news and updates on SNAP 2014

Latest: [Download free Question Papers and Sample Paper of SNAP, Click here]

SNAP Sample Paper

Download Free Sample Paper for SNAP

Download Now

Applications Open Now

UPES - School of Business
UPES - School of Business
Techno India Group
Techno India Group
Shiv Nadar University
Shiv Nadar University
Bennett University MBA
Bennett University MBA
SRM Institute of Science and Technology MBA Admissions
SRM Institute of Science and ...
PDM University MBA Admissions 2019
PDM University MBA Admissions...
EDII- Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India
EDII- Entrepreneurship Develo...
View All Application Forms

More like SNAP

Questions related to SNAP

Total fee throughtout whole course

2 Days ago

Greetings Ashok!Hope you're doing great.Symbiosis National Aptitude Test, popular as SNAP is a national-level management entrance test, administere...

What is the average SNAP cut off to get an MBA in Symbiosis, Bengaluru?

12 Days ago

Hi Joshua Johnson, the average cut off for Symbiosis institute of business management (SIBM), Bengaluru is 88-90 percentile in SNAP. This will fetc...

Which all books should I refer for CAT, XAT, Snap, etc.?

18 Days ago

Hii.There are 3 sections In CAT& 4 sections in XAT.For CAT Quant-You can refer any Coching class material,Arun sharma For QA,R.S agravalFor Cat...

When done with ncert bio is it okay to read the snap shots of ncert fingertips for the last few days remaining for revision plus objectives

26 Days ago

hello samuelson,yes if you are doen wiyth ncert you can go with the snapshots of ncert fingertips for teh few days remaining, it i sdefinitely fine...

What are my chances of getting a call and converting a call in a AAA+ B School?

1 Month ago

You have a good academic profile, although your undergrad CGPA is relatively low. But your internship and other activities are good enough to cover...

Related E-books and Sample Papers


Download the Careers360 App on your Android phone

Regular exam updates, QnA, Predictors, College Applications & E-books now on your Mobile

Careers360 App
150M+ Students
24,000+ Colleges
500+ Exams
1500+ E-books