SNAP 2019 continued to follow the trend of the previous years and was not an enjoyable paper at all.
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.
Overall it is safe to assume that a score of around 85 marks should be sufficient to get a call from both SIBM Pune and SCMHRD.
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SNAP 2019 is one of the more difficult exams to predict. While there are several reasons which contribute to this change, one of the more significant reasons is the removal of the General Awareness section. Due to this change, the cut off for SNAP 2019 can shift by 4-5 marks however it is likely to be compensated by the increase in the marks allotted for each question in the English and Reasoning section. Therefore the cut off for SNAP 2019 is likely to be around 82-84 although it can shift based on the difficulty level of the SNAP 2019 Paper.
While preparing for SNAP 2019, it is essential for candidates to be aware of the SNAP 2019 Expected Cut offs and the trend of the SNAP Cut Off over recent years.
There was a change in the paper pattern with the advent of SNAP 2018. Special questions (Non MCQ type questions) were introduced and the total number of questions reduced to 130 from 150. But the change did not add to the difficulty level of the paper. Overall, the difficulty level of SNAP 2018 was much lower than SNAP 2017.
|Section||Normal Questions||Special Questions||Total Questions||Total Marks|
|General English: Reading Comprehension, Verbal Reasoning, Verbal Ability||30||5||35||40|
|Quantitative, Data Interpretation & Data Sufficiency||30||5||35||40|
|Analytical & Logical Reasoning||30||5||35||40|
SIBM Pune did not release the official cut offs for SNAP 2018. However, the overall cut off percentile is estimated at 97.4. Similarly, the overall cut off percentile for SCMHRD is estimated at 97.6.
SNAP 2017 was similar in to SNAP 2016 in terms of the paper pattern. However, the type of questions differed significantly from last few years. The English and GK sections became much tougher. LR continued its trend of incomprehensible question types and Quant turned out to be more difficult than previous years. Overall, the paper had a higher difficulty level in comparison to the preceding years.
|Section||No. of Questions||Marks/Q||Total Marks|
|General English: Reading Comprehension, Verbal Reasoning, Verbal Ability||40||1||40|
|Quantitative, Data Interpretation and Data Sufficiency||40||1||40|
|Analytical and Logical Reasoning||40||1||40|
The overall cut-off for SCMHRD was 97.4 percentile.
The SNAP 2019 Exam Pattern has undergone a major change from the last iteration. The number of sections has been reduced from 4 sections to 3 sections. The 3 sections to be tested in SNAP 2019 Exam are:
The section to be culled according to the latest SNAP 2019 Exam Pattern is the General Knowledge/Current Affairs section which has been a constant in the SNAP Exam in the recent past.
The reduction in the sections also meant a significant decrease in the number of questions to be solved by the candidate in the SNAP 2019 Exam from 130 to 110. The section wise distribution is given in detail in the table given below:
|Section Name||Normal Questions||Marks for Correct Attempt||Special Questions||Marks for Correct Attempt||Total Questions||Total Sectional Weightage|
|Analytical and Logical Thinking||36||1.5||0||0||36||54|
The special questions mentioned in the SNAP 2019 Exam Patten are nothing but Type in the Answer type of questions that is asked in the CAT Exam. These subjective types of questions carry an extra reward for solving them with the reward for attempting them correctly being 2 marks compared to the 1 mark generally awarded in the QA section. Unlike the CAT Exam, the SNAP Exam also carries a penalty of 0.5 marks for incorrectly attempted special questions.
The SNAP 2019 Exam will be held as a computer based test and has the following marking scheme:
The Admit Card for SNAP was released on 2nd December 2019, on its official website. In order to download the SNAP 2019 Admit Card, the candidates need to follow the given steps:
The candidates are required to carry a printout of the Admit card (Colored only) and proof of identification (Voter ID Card/ Passport /Aadhar Card/Driving Licence/ Pan Card) to the exam venue. Candidates need to paste their latest color passport size photograph on their admit card. The candidates have the option of downloading the SNAP 2019 Admit until the day of the exam on 15th December 2019.
Candidates should ensure that they keep their SNAP 2019 Admit Card (stamped by the invigilator) carefully as it may be required in the further processes.
One of the most important things that one must keep in mind while preparing for SNAP 2019 is time management. The major strategy to crack SNAP 2019 is quite similar to the NMAT Exam wherein the English Section should be given at least 25 minutes. The Quant and Reasoning section can be given some extra time since the General Awareness section has been removed although some additional focus should be put on the Reasoning questions since they are worth 1.5 marks while the normal Quant questions are worth 1 mark.
In order to prepare for the SNAP 2019 Exam, the candidates should solve the past SNAP Papers especially the reasoning section so that they can acclimatize themselves with the types of questions asked in the SNAP Exam.
According to the analysis of the last 2 years, the most dominant topics in each SNAP Section is as follows:
This section will contain total 34 questions. All questions will be MCQ type questions. No Non MCQ type questions will be asked in this section. Each question will carry a reward of 1.5 marks. A student can score maximum 51 marks in this section.
This section contains a total of 36 questions. All questions will be MCQ type questions. No Non MCQ type questions will be asked in this section. Each question will carry 1.5 marks. A student can score maximum 54 marks in this section.
This section will contain a total of 40 questions. There will be 35 MCQ type questions and 5 Non MCQ type questions in this section. Each MCQ question will carry 1 mark and each Non MCQ question will carry 2 marks. A student can score maximum 45 marks in this section.
Data Interpretation & Data Sufficiency