SNAP 2021 Analysis

SNAP 2021 (19th Dec 2021) Analysis

The First SNAP 2021 exam was conducted today on 19th Dec 2021 (Sunday) between 2pm to 3pm.

The overall difficulty level of the exam was similar to that of the previous year.

The broad distribution of questions in the test is as under:

Section Total Questions Total Marks
General English 15 15
Quantitative, Data Interpretation & Data Sufficiency 20 20
Analytical & Logical Reasoning 25 25
Total 60 60

There were no sectional time limits and no sectional cut-offs. No sectional cut-offs would mean that students could focus on score maximisation instead of worrying about sectional performances.

Let us look at the section-wise details now.

General English

The section had a total of 15 questions

Question Type No. of Questions
Grammar based 8
Vocabulary based (FIB + Spelling + Synonyms + Idioms) 7
Total 15

A couple of questions in the vocab section could have confused students due the way in which these questions were framed.

However, overall, it was a fairly easy section that also doesn't take up too much time due to the absence of Para-based questions. Para formation questions, a popular staple of VARC sections in entrance tests is conspicuously absent this year.

A score of about 12-13 can be considered to be a good score in this section.

Analytical & Logical Reasoning

The Analytical and Logical Reasoning section had a good number of easy questions. The usual expected question types from the reasoning areas, arrangements, series, blood relations, analogies etc. were present, presenting no surprises to the students.

There were 25 questions in all. The level of the section is Easy, overall, while there a few tricky ones that could have taken up valuable time of the students.

The distribution of questions in the section was as below:

Type of QuestionNumber of QuestionsDifficulty level
Number / Letter series31easy, 1 mod, 1 diff
Sequence and series21easy, 1 mod
Seating arrangements2moderate
Blood relations32 easy, 1 mod
Coding and decoding2Easy
Input and Output1moderate
Statements and conclusion1moderate
statement and assumptions1moderate
Courses of action2moderate
Cause and effect1Easy

Out of 25 questions in this section, an attempt of 20-22 could be considered a good attempt. A score of 15-16 can be considered a good score in this section.

Quantitative Ability, Data Interpretation and Data Sufficiency

The section was similar in nature to that of the last year, however, slightly on the tougher side. This is because picking the easy questions out of the available lot was not always straight forward this time around. There were 20 questions in this section.

The questions were majorly from the areas of arithmetic, with topics like P&C, QE, Mensuration also present.

The broad distribution of the questions from various areas is as below:

Type of QuestionNumber of QuestionsDifficulty level
Numbers31 easy, 1 mod, 1 diff
Time and Work21 easy, 1 diff
Time and Distance1Easy
Geo and Men41 easy, 3 mod
Quadratic Equation1moderate
Permutations and Combination1moderate

A score of 15(+/-)1 can be considered to be a good score in this section


An overall score of 40-41 should be a good score for SIBM Pune and 37-39 for SCMHRD.

Note: The above-mentioned estimated cut-offs are for general category students, the cut-offs for SC/ST/DA/Kashmiri migrants will be lower.