SNAP 2014 Analysis- Easy to Moderate Paper in Expected Pattern
Sreetama Datta, 10 Jan 2015, #SNAP
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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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Ayshi Ghosh Student Expert 11th Nov, 2019


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Sourandhi Saha Student Expert 10th Nov, 2019
Online classes save a good amount of time that is otherwise wasted in commuting to coaching centres.
Online Coaching gives priority to your comfort and convenience. You can learn at your own pace, anywhere and anytime. So you can study online for SNAP exam. But the most important thing is to study for yourself. Write different mock tests to brush yourself. Since SNAP is a moderate level entrance test, regular practice, strong strategy, positive attitude and time management is all it takes to crack it.

could u plz tell me the topics to be studied under quant section if preparing for snap 2019

Aditya kumar Student Expert 2nd Nov, 2019
Hello there!


Topics you need to prepare for Quantitative Aptitude section for SNAP are listed below :-

  • Geometric and Arithmetic progression, etc.
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    • Profit and Loss
    • Venn diagram
    • HCF and LCM
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i want to ask if syllabus of CAT and SNAP are same,i mean can i give SNAP on basis of CAT preparation!

Rehan Alam Student Expert 25th Oct, 2019

Dear Aspirant,

One key difference between them is General Knowledge . Out of the 150 questions asked in SNAP, 30 are from the section General Awareness. While the other three sections, General English, Analytical & Logical Reasoning and Quantitative Data Interpretation & Data Sufficiency have 40 questions each.

On the other hand, CAT does not feature any kind of General Knowledge or General Awareness questions, which makes it stand apart from almost all the management entrance exams of the country.

The syllabus under each subject, be it English, Quantitative Aptitude or Reasoning, is more or less same under both the papers. You will have to study similar sort of concepts for both the exams. However, t he GK section of SNAP 2018 makes you stretch a little extra to crack this exam . Otherwise, both the exams are on similar lines when compared on the syllabus front.

Hope this helps. Thank you.


is symbiosis hyderabad worth joining keeping placement in mind

Vemireddy Rushitha Student Expert 22nd Oct, 2019

Hello aspirant,

Symbiosis institute of management is a very reputed college and a perfect option. In recent report from 2016-2018 it is confirmed that 92% of people got placed with the highest salary of 12 lack rupees per annum. Out of 122 students probably 82 students were successfully placed in respected jobs.

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