SNAP 2019 Analysis and Expected Cutoff
SNAP 2019 Analysis - Symbiosis National Aptitude Test (SNAP) has concluded and candidates found the paper overall easy. Most of the students found the quantitative ability section was difficult and it was lengthy. English was easy for most of them and data interpretation and logiocal reasoning questions were moderately difficult. As per SNAP 2019 analysis most of the candidates were happy that the general knowledge section was removed. As already mentioned by the SNAP officials, SNAP 2019 underwent a minor alteration in exam pattern from that of the previous year. While SNAP 2019 will consist of 130 questions, SNAP 2019 consisted of Out of the four sections, three sections (Quantitative Ability, General English and Analytical & Logical Reasoning) had 35 questions each, the fourth section on Current Affairs has been removed. Moreover, there were five questions in each section labelled as ‘special questions’ (similar to TITA questions in CAT)these sections has been removed apart from the quant section. The weightage of these special was two marks while all other MCQs had a weightage of one mark each. Careers360 brings the overall and sectional analysis of SNAP 2019 for the benefit of test-takers.However you can have a look at analysis of SNAP 2018 which can help you in exam preparation. Experts from various coaching institutes, like Career Launcher, IMS Learning, T.I.M.E., and Hitsbullseye will provide SNAP 2019 analysis after the conclusion of the exam.
Latest - SNAP Result 2019 is available to download from January 10.
Key Highlights of SNAP 2019 Analysis
There were three sections from which the questions were asked
- Quantitative ability section was difficult
- English was easy
- Data Interpreataion and logical reasoning was moderately difficult
- Students were happy that the general knowledge section was removed
- Overall 105 questions were asked
- Some of the students could not manage their time well and they felt that they could have done better
According to the overall analysis of Career Launcher experts, SNAP 2019 continued to follow the trend of the previous years and was not an enjoyable paper at all.
SNAP 2019 Analysis by Career Launcher for General English
In terms of the sections, the General English section was quite easy and should be the section to score in. Except for 1 RC, it should have been a cakewalk for test-takers. However another sticking factor for students could be the fact that vocabulary was tested quite a bit in the form of synonyms and antonyms type of questions. A good score in English would be around 35.
Logical Reasoning was quite similar to previous years with some of the questions being quite boring and lengthy. There were a couple of caselets which were quite easy and should be easy marks for the test takers. The proportion of verbal reasoning questions was quite low and analytical reasoning questions dominated. A good score in Logical Reasoning would be around 32-33.
Quantitative, DI and DS was not difficult was quite lengthy. Students were better advised to solve the DI questions which included the Venn diagram types of questions. A good score in Quant would be around 20-22.
As per the IMS experts, SNAP 2018 was slightly easier than the previous year’s exam. SNAP-2018 was characterised by an easy Quantitative Data Interpretation and Data Sufficiency section, medium Analytical and Logical Reasoning section, and an easy General English section. The Current Affairs section was easy as compared to last year’s.
T.I.M.E experts are of the opinion that since there were no sectional cutoff scores, it made the job of test takers a lot easier i.e., they could focus on maximising their overall SNAP score instead of trying to improve their sectional performances in tougher sections. An overall score of 74-76 or above should be a good score for SIBM, 70-73 for SCMHRD, and 62-65 for SIBM Bangalore and SIIB.
As per the experts of Hitbullseye, the verbal section was dominated by reading comprehension followed by vocabulary based, grammar and sentence completion questions and was comparatively easier in comparison to previous year’s. The biggest surprise laid in the quantitative section. Questions on Data Interpretation (DI) were absolutely missing. Questions were based on the number system, percentage, geometry, averages, permutation & combination, S.I/CI, sets, logs, and mensuration.
SNAP 2019 Analysis will help test takers understand the overall and sectional difficulty level, sectional distribution of questions and marks, a good number of attempts to crack each section and also the expected cutoff. It is a good idea to go through the SNAP test analysis after the exam to gauge one's performance in the test. Let us check the SNAP 2019 analysis now.
Key Highlights of Previous Year of SNAP Analysis
- The exam pattern of SNAP 2019 has observed a slight change and has witnessed certain alterations in terms of questions and marks distribution.
- While SNAP 2017 consisted of 150 questions, SNAP 2018 question paper was composed of 130questions.
- Out of the four sections, three sections (Quantitative Ability, General English and Analytical & Logical Reasoning) had 35 questions each, and the fourth section on Current Affairs comprised 25 questions.
- There were no DI questions on the Quantitative, Data Interpretation & Data Sufficiency section.
The exam pattern of SNAP 2019 has been revised as the exam conducting authorities have introduced Non-MCQ questions in the form of 'Special Questions'. The answers to the questions have to be typed in by the candidates using the virtual keyboard on the screen. Each of the four sections had five special questions besides a certain number of normal questions. Also, SNAP 2019 will be conducted in online mode. The duration of the exam was two-hour (120 minutes) and the test had 105 multiple choice questions carrying 150 total marks.
SNAP 2019 Exam Pattern/Question Distribution
|Section||Normal Questions||Marks Per Correct Answer||Special Questions||Marks Per Correct Answer||Total Questions||Total Marks|
|General English: Reading Comprehension, Verbal Reasoning, Verbal Ability||34||1.5||0||0||34||51|
|Analytical & Logical Reasoning||36||1.5||0||0||36||54|
|Quantitative, Data Interpretation & Data Sufficiency||35||1||5||2||40||45|
Marking Scheme: Each question carries 1.5 mark which means each correct response will fetch 1.5 mark and each special question will fetch 2 marks. There will a negative marking 25% for each wrong answer of both MCQs and each wrong answer of Non-MCQs. However, there would be no sectional cutoff score in SNAP 2019.
SNAP 2018 Analysis - Sectional Analysis
SNAP Analysis - General English
As per the SNAP analysis of 2018, the Reading Comprehension questions consisted of two passages with 5 questions in each; one of the passage was based on the issue of location tracking of individuals by Google and privacy issues and the other one was based on globalization and trade barriers. The RC questions were easy. The topics and question types, as shared by T.I.M.E. experts are as below:
As per IMS Learning experts, the VA questions were predominantly vocabulary-based, though there were some grammar-based questions as well. The words tested were fairly commonly used words, and the not-so-common ones had incorrect options that were easy to eliminate. The grammar-based questions were also easy.
Type of Questions (Normal Qs – 1 mark each – MCQ Type)
No of questions
Analogies (Similar pair)
FIB (Single blank: Preposition, conjunction, spelling, correct form of a word, correct tense)
Match the Parts of Speech (Noun, Verb, Adverb, Adjective) correctly with the sentence
Replace the underlined word (Vocab and grammar based)
Odd Word Out
Error Spotting (Sentence divided into four parts)
Direct to Indirect speech
Passage 1: A lengthy passage on “Google tracks your movement – whether you like it or not” or “Privacy” taken from “CBS news”. The questions included 1 Title, 1 Specific detail, 3 Contextual Reference (of a phrase)/ Inference based questions.
Passage 2: Another lengthy passage on “Tired of globalization – Trade and Poverty” taken from “The Economist”. There were four ‘specific detail’ questions and one Vocabulary based question.
|Question Type of Question (SPECIAL Questions; 2 marks each, Non-MCQ type)||Number of questions|
|Jumbled words to form a sentence (Rearrange the numbered sequence).||1|
|Plural forms of a word which were differently coded. (The correct code had to be entered in the input box).||1|
|The correct spelling of a word which needed to replace the meaning of a phrase. Four numbered boards providing different spellings were mentioned – The number of the board providing the correct spelling had to be entered).||1|
|Four different past participles of a word were given which were (numeric) coded differently (The code for the word representing the correct spelling had to be entered).||1|
|Four different ways of quoting were a proverb. (The number of the correct proverb had to be entered in the input box).||1|
Good Attempt - Around 22-24 can be considered to be a good number of attempts in this section.
SNAP Analysis 2018 - Quantitative Ability, Data Interpretation and Data Sufficiency
According to the T.I.M.E. experts, this section was relatively easier compared to the previous year. There were 30 questions of 1 mark each (normal MCQ type). There were 5 special questions of 2 marks each (non-MCQ type). The section had more doable questions with a surprise element. Data Interpretation questions were completely missing in this section. Continuing the tradition, there were no Data Sufficiency questions in this section but the same was asked in the Logical Reasoning section instead. The weightage of questions from algebra was on the higher side.
Distribution of Quantitative Aptitude Questions
No of Questions
Averages, Mixtures & Alligations
Time & Work
Ratio, Proportion, & Variation
|Time and Distance||2|
Good Attempt - Prepared test taker should have attempted a set of 22-24 out of 35 questions in this section by spending around 35-40 minutes. However, a judicious selection of the questions was required.
SNAP Analysis - Analytical and Logical Reasoning (LR)
The Analytical and Logical Reasoning section was composed of a reasonable number of easy and moderate questions. There were 30 questions of one mark each (normal MCQ type). There were 5 special questions of 2 marks each (non-MCQ type). Unlike last year, there were 7 questions based on a caselet. Additionally, there were also some tough and tricky questions as well. The difficulty level was moderate in the section.
Analytical & Logical Reasoning
Type of Questions
Number of Questions
Level of Difficulty
Number/ Letter series
Moderate to Difficult
Folding of paper
|Caselet on Arrangements||7||Difficult|
Good Attempt - A good candidate should have answered at least 19 to 21 questions out of 35 questions in this section.
SNAP Analysis - General Awareness
The General Awareness section had 25 questions. According to the T.I.M.E experts, there were no static GK questions. Most of the questions were not difficult especially for those who read newspapers every day. Most of the questions were pertaining to events which occurred in the last few months.
According to IMS experts, only the TITA questions were slightly difficult in the ‘Current Affairs’ section. This section contained questions from diverse fields. About 8 questions were very simple; 12 questions were moderately difficult and about 5 questions were tough. There were about 18 questions based on national events and 7 questions based on international affairs. Most of the questions were news events of this year.
Number of questions
Corporate Entities and related questions
Government and Polity
Current affairs-Miscellaneous GK
Good Attempt - Around 12 to 14 attempts in the General Awareness section in around 10-15 min would have been good.
SNAP Expected Cutoff 2019 by Experts
Candidates can check the expected SNAP cutoff 2019 as released by the training institutes-
|Name of Training Institute||Cutoff by T.I.M.E.||Cutoff by IMS Learning||Cutoff by Bulls Eye|
|SIOM, SITM, SCIT||-||-||51+|
|SSBF,SIMS, SIIB (Energy / Agriculture)||-||-||46+|
Source- Official Website
Please note: The above mentioned estimated cut-offs are for general category students, the cut-offs for SC/ST/DA/Kashmiri migrants will be lower.
Previous Year cutoff of SNAP 2018
Cutoff by T.I.M.E.
Cutoff by IMS Learning
Cutoff by Bulls Eye
SITM, SIOM, SCIT
SSBF, SIMS, SIIB (Energy/Agriculture)
SNAP 2019 Result Declaration and Selection Procedure
The result of SNAP 2019 will be declared in the second week of January 2019. SNAP participating institutes will then announce the shortlisted candidates who would have to appear for the SNAP selection procedure in the months of January to March 2019.
Disclaimer: The above analysis is of SNAP 2019 and is as per according to various coaching institutes. SNAP 2019 analysis will be released after the commencement of the examination by various institutes and will be available for the candidates as soon as it is released.
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Questions related to SNAP
is snap very tough? please reply
SNAP is the second most challenging paper that a student gives, while first remains CAT, To understand the difference between both and have a clear idea about its difficulty,
Let’s look at the pattern of SNAP
Duration: 2 hours
Sectional time limit: No
Sectional cut-offs: No
Sections: General English, Analytical & Logical Reasoning, Quant, DI and Data Sufficiency, Current Affairs
As you can see, apart from Current Affairs, the overall exam pattern is similar to CAT and when you have a look at the previous year papers, then you will realize that the level of the paper is also slightly easier than CAT. In SNAP, the trick is to be quick in solving the questions as you just have 2 hours to solve 150 questions.
Don’t spend more than 10 minutes on the GK section. Attempt only if you have are completely sure because there is negative marking.
If you are preparing for CAT, then apart from GK, you don’t need to prepare for anything else. Give a few mocks before the actual exam so that you can prepare a strategy on how to attempt questions in the exam.
All sections carry same weightage, though one can bank on one's strong area, but it is very important to attempt easy questions first and then move on to the moderate ones.
I hope this clears your doubt a little and you can always try for it, you will have to study one more subject that is GK and be a little fast as time is less, other than that if you are well prepared for CAT than I guess SNAP will be easy, If not than it will be difficult, at the end it all depends on your preparation.
Out of MAT, CMAT, SNAP, XAT and IIFT, which is the exam whose result is accepted by more B-Schools and which of them should I prepare for, apart from CAT ?
For a Bschool CAT , MAT and CMAT scores are more acceptable by B-school.
If you have a specialisation choosen already than search for colleges those are best with the placement too.
Thanks and regards
Snap score acepting all college name
Symbiosis Centre for Management and Human Resource Development, Pune
Thiagarajar School of Management, Thirupparankundram
Symbiosis Institute of Business Management, Hyderabad
Symbiosis Institute of Business Management, Pune and many more.
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Sir/Mam , I would like to know about full syllabus of CAT , XAT ,IIFT ,SNAP section wise like in Quants ,How many chapters are there ,what are they . what are the important topics which comes every year.Same as for other sections also. And what are the similarities in above entrance exams
QA can be categorised into Arithmetic, Algebra, Geometry and Advanced Mathematics. Practise chapter by chapter and develop mental calculations. Like practise more of basic summation, subtraction, fractions and tables. Numbers, Percentage, Profit and Loss, Simple and Compound Interest, Ratio, Proportionality, Time-Distance, Time-Work, Mixtures, Averages, Partnership, Permutation and Combinations, Probability, Set Theory, Progression and Series, Line, Angles, Triangles, Quadrilaterals, Polygon, Circles, Ares, Volume, Height and Distance, Coordinate Geometry, Basic Trigonometry are few important topics.
Because this section involves mathematics and takes most of your time, your focus should be on solving the problems efficiently in the beginning. Even if it takes time, practise upto perfection. Practise as many questions as you can in the conventional way. As and when you get a grip on the subject, you can go for short cuts. Memorise tables, square roots, cube roots, conversion from percent to fraction, etc. Solve sample papers on Mathematics. In the beginning, do not worry about the time it takes. As you practise, you will get the hang of the subject and it will be easier for you
In 10th-64%, 12th-55% ,Grads- pursuing If i manage to get 90-99%ile in CAT,XAT,IIFT,SNAP will i convert any calls from top 10 IIMs and top 10 B-school ?
There are a number of other factors which judge whether you will get through even after getting a higher percentile. You subject in graduation subject, what cateogory you fall in. If you get 99 percentile in cat then for sure you'll get calls from some of the CAP IIMs, MDI, IMT and other b schools. This doesn't apply for other bschools in the category like IIFT or even SIBM. But still it still can't be predicted as to you will get a call or not. For your cat prep. You can start off by appearing for a mock test conducted free online and assess your performance that'll help you see and judge the areas you need improvement in and then decide if you need coaching or you can go on by yourself. You can either go for self study or Prepare with a tutor. For english prep. You can start off with Word Power Made easy, do this book twice, don't rush but read it and learn for 30-45 mins everyday. For Quants and LR-Di Arun sharma. Giving a mock a week and analyzing your strengths and weakness in terms of topics, score, percentile score and the time you are spending per question is really important.
Do take mocks religiously and you'll see how much it can affect your preparation in a positive manner.
You can read more about cat prep here- https://bschool.careers360.com/exams/cat
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