SNAP Exam (16th January) Expected Cutoff & Exam Analysis

SNAP 2021 Slot 3 First Impressions

SNAP 2021 Slot 3 just got concluded. Overall, SNAP 2021 aspirants had to face 60 questions in 60 minutes comprising a total of 60 marks.

The General English Section was heavy on grammar with 7 out 15 questions on core grammar and 3 idioms and phrases. The Analytical and Logical Reasoning section was dominated by the Verbal logic section. While one could have attempted many questions in General English and Logical Reasoning section, the accuracy may be an issue considering the type of questions. The QA section had about 8-9 questions from arithmetic maintaining the Slot 1 and Slot 2 level of difficulty.

The overall structure of the paper was similar to SNAP Slot 1 and Slot 2 including the fact that the General English section did not have any Reading Comprehension questions.

According to CL experts, the section-wise good score for SNAP 2021 Slot 3  would be

  • General English: 10+

  • Analytical & Logical Reasoning: 17+

  • Quantitative, DI and Data Sufficiency: 11+


The overall difficulty level of SNAP 2021 Slot 3 was in line with Slot 1 and Slot 2 with a moderate level of difficulty. The cutoff for the general category would be somewhere around 36 marks for SIBM Pune and around 35-36  marks for SCMHRD.

SNAP 2021 Exam Pattern & Expected Cutoff

Section

Total Questions

Total Marks

Marking Scheme

Good Score

General English

15

15

+1/-0.25

10+

Analytical & Logical Reasoning

25

25

+1/-0.25

17+

Quantitative, DI and Data Sufficiency

20

20

+1/-0.25

11+

Total

60

60

+1/-0.25

~38

SNAP 2021 (08th January) - Exam Review

The second phase of SNAP 2021 was held on 08th January.

While the General English section was overall easy, there were a few tricky questions that may have caused confusion. The standard questions Logical Reasoning were easy but there were a few tricky questions from missing numbers. The Quantitative, Data Interpretation & Data Sufficiency was a little difficult as compared to last year.

The overall structure of the paper was similar to SNAP Slot 1 including the fact that the General English section did not have any Reading Comprehension questions.

According to CL experts, the section-wise good score for SNAP 2021 Slot 2 would be

  • General English: 10+
  • Analytical & Logical Reasoning: 17-18
  • Quantitative, DI and Data Sufficiency : 12+

The overall difficulty level of SNAP 2021 was moderate and was in line with SNAP 2021 Slot 1 and SNAP 2020 Slot 3. The cutoff for the general category would be somewhere around 36 marks for SIBM Pune and around 35-36 marks for SCMHRD.

SNAP 2021 (19th December) - Exam Review

The first phase of the SNAP 2021 exam was held on 19th December 2021. In this exam, the aspirants had to face 60 questions in 60 minutes comprising a total of 60 marks.

While the General English section and Analytical & Logical Reasoning were doable, the Quantitative, Data Interpretation & Data Sufficiency was a little difficult as compared to last year. The overall structure of the paper was similar to SNAP 2020, including the fact that the General English section did not have any Reading Comprehension questions.

According to CL experts, the section-wise good score for SNAP 2021 for Shift-1 (Held on 19th December 2021) would be:

  • General English: 10
  • Analytical & Logical Reasoning: 18-19
  • Quantitative, DI and Data Sufficiency: 11-12

The overall difficulty level of SNAP 2021 (Shift-1) was moderate. The cutoff for the general category would be somewhere around 38 marks for SIBM Pune and around 36 marks for SCMHRD.

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Brief Overview of SNAP 2021 Exam

SNAP 2021- Important Dates

Given in the table below are the SNAP 2021 exam dates.

SNAP 2021 Date
SNAP Registration start date August 31, 2021
Last date to Apply November 27, 2021 for all the three SNAP exams
Admit Card Download Starts December 4, 2021
Last date for Admit Card download December 19, 2021
SNAP Exam Date 2021 SNAP-1: December 19, 2021 (Sunday)
SNAP-2: January 8, 2022 (Saturday)
SNAP-3: January 16, 2022 (Sunday)
Result date February 1, 2022

SNAP Score vs Percentile

The merit list of SNAP is based on the SNAP percentile. The SNAP percentile is recorded based on the SNAP marks scored by candidates who appeared in the SNAP exam. Look at SNAP 2020 Score Vs Percentile to get a fair idea of how much should you score.

SNAP 2020 marks SNAP 2020 percentile
54 99.99 percentile
48 99.5 percentile
45 99 percentile
44 98 percentile
43 97 percentile
41 95 percentile
38 90 percentile

SNAP 2020 Exam Review

The SNAP 2020 Notification had sprung the biggest surprise: reduced time. From 2 hours, the test duration had been reduced to 1 hour, with no sectional timing. Another surprise revealed in the Notification was about SNAP being conducted on three different days - with students being allowed to appear for any 2 of the three exam dates (though one had to pay twice!); with the better score being counted towards selection.

The first SNAP was conducted on December 20, 2020 between 11:00 and 12:00 hrs, the second SNAP was conducted on January 6th, 2021 between 11:00 and 12:00 hrs. While, the third SNAP was conducted on 9th January 2021. The test was held smoothly. The paper had the same interface as that of CAT. There were no surprises, except that the questions were easier compared to the first SNAP and a little challenging as compared to the second SNAP; hence, the cutoffs would probably be higher than those for SNAP 1 and lower than those for SNAP 2. SNAP of Day 3 was similar to that of Day 1 and Day 2 SNAP in terms of the paper pattern.

Section Total Questions Total Marks Level Of Difficulty
General English 15 15 Easy-Moderate
Analytical & Logical Reasoning 25 25 Easy
Quantitative, DI and Data Sufficiency 20 20 Easy
Total 60 60 Easy