The big surprise in SNAP this year was that the authorities did not allow the students to take home the question paper. This move will only allow for greater amount of uncertainty while applying to colleges, and will definitely benefit the lower ranked Symbiosis colleges in attracting a larger number of applications.

Other than this, SNAP did not throw many surprises this year. The number of questions and sections remained the same as last year. One thing that did change is the logical reasoning section, where absence of Critical Reasoning questions would have come as a welcome relief. This section was mostly made of Mathematical and Logical Reasoning.

The number of attempts should have been for 130 marks or more if your average accuracy in Mocks (total correct / total attempts) tops 85%+. It was at your discretion to choose which section to attempt first. However, you should have started with Logical Reasoning, given that all the questions in this section carried 2 marks each. Then, you could have attempted any of the sections depending upon your strengths. Although, colleges are not likely to take sectional cut-offs, a student with a zero or a negative score in a section is likely to get eliminated.

The overall break-up, with detailed sectional analysis, is given below:


Total time = 120 minutes. Negative marking = 25% of the maximum marks of the question.

Section No. Of Questions No. Of Questions Total no. of Questions Total Marks
Mark – 1 each Marks – 2 each    
General English 40 0 40 40
Quantitative & Data Interpretation & Data Sufficiency 40 0 40 40
General Awareness 40 0 40 40
Analytical & Logical Reasoning 0 30 30 60
Total 120 30 150 180

Section Suggested Time Possible Attempts Possible Scores
Mark – 1 each Marks – 2 each
General English 25 minutes 27-30 22-25
Quantitative & DI & DS 35 minutes 32-34 30-31
General Awareness 15 minutes 12-15 8-10
Analytical & Logical Reasoning 45 minutes 21-25 40-45
Total 120 minutes     105-115

Quantitative Ability, Data Interpretation & Data Sufficiency

Topic Number of Questions Level of Difficulty
TSD 4 Easy
Number System 1 Easy
Work –Time 1 Easy
Profit & Loss 5 Moderate
P&C, Probability, Set Theory 3 Moderate
Percentages 1 Easy
Algebra 10 Easy-Moderate
Statistics ( Variance ) 1 Tough
Caselet (DI) 6 Easy- Moderate
Geometry, Mensuration and Coordinate Geometry 3 Easy-Moderate
Partnership 1 Easy
Ratio 4 Easy
Total 40  

The Quantitative Ability questions were of easy to moderate difficulty level. Most of them were direct.
Logical Reasoning & Analytical Reasoning

Topic Number of Questions Level of Difficulty
FIJ 2 Moderate-Tough
Deductive logic & Logical consistency (Vien Diagram) 4 Easy
Circular Arrangement 3 Easy-Moderate
Blood Relation 4 Easy
Cubes 4 Easy
Analogy 1 Tough
Analytical Reasoning (six houses) 4 Easy
Coding 1 Easy
Grid based 2 Moderate
Operators 2 Moderate
Switching 3 Moderate
Total 30  

General Awareness

Topic Number of Questions Level of Difficulty
Current Affairs 8 Moderate – Tough
Science 4 Moderate – Tough
Polity 4 Tough
Economy 12 Moderate – Tough
General Awareness & Miscellaneous 12 Moderate – Tough
Total 40  

General English

Topic Number of Questions Level of Difficulty
RC (1 passage , 250 Words) 5 Easy – Moderate
Vocabulary-based questions
(synonyms +antonyms + spelling + FIB )
16 Easy – Moderate
Para-jumbles, Sentence Jumble 3 Easy
Critical Reasoning 1 Moderate
Grammar & Usage (active- passive + error spotting + parts of speech + punctuation + sentence structure) 15 Moderate
Total 40 Easy – Moderate

Likely Cut-offs

College Cut-off
SIBM, Pune 100+
SCMHRD, Pune 90-92
SIBM, Bangalore 85-88
SIIB, Pune 85-88

All the best!
Team CL

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