SNAP Test 01 (December 2022) Analysis

10 December, 2022
Aaliya Patel



SNAP-2022 had no major changes in pattern or difficulty level from last year. The duration of the exam was 60 minutes with 3 Sections.  The exam is being offered in three different slots – on 10th December 2022, 18th December 2022, and 23rd December 2022. This year, students can appear for all the three slots.

The overall pattern and the level of difficulty as reported by IMS students are given below along with the IMS suggestion of time allocation per section:

SectionNumber of questionsLevel of difficultyGood AttemptsSuggested time (in minutes)
General English: Reading Comprehension, Verbal Reasoning, Verbal Ability15Easy13-1413-14
Analytical & Logical Reasoning25Easy20-2224-26
Quantitative, Data Interpretation & Data Sufficiency20Medium14-1520-22

Each question carried 1 mark. There was a negative marking of – 0.25 for each incorrect answer.  There was no sectional time limit.


Based on the feedback received from students and IMS experts who took the test in Slot 1, we estimate the scores and the corresponding percentiles required to secure a call for the next round of admissions for General Category students to SIBM-Pune, SCMHRD, SIIB and SIBM-Bengaluru as follows

Raw Score for SNAP Dec 2022 TestPercentile**
38-4098 percentile ( for SIBM -Pune)
36-3897 percentile ( for SCMHRD)
32-3390 percentile ( for SIIB & SIBM Bengaluru)


** The above estimate is based on the feedback received on Slot 1. The scores and percentiles may change subject to the other slots due to take place on 18th and 23rd December 2022.

Analysis of sections:

General English

The General English section of SNAP-2022 was easy like last year’s SNAP. There were no RC questions. All questions were on Verbal Ability.


Following was the break-up of the questions in the section:

 Question typesNumber of questionsLevel of difficulty
Compound Word2Easy
FIB (Grammar)4Easy
Assertive statement1Easy
Grammatically correct statement1Easy
Tense, Speech, Prefix and Proverb-based4Easy

The General English section was dominated by Grammar questions. There were questions on synonyms (1 question) and spellings (1 question). There was also a proverb-based question where one had to identify the statement representing the meaning of the given proverb. In Grammar, fill in the blanks and other miscellaneous questions were asked which tested tenses, conjunctions, prepositions and other parts of speech. There was one question that required one to identify the correct assertive sentence. The poem-based question required one to identify the line which had no object.  No RC questions were asked which made the section less time-consuming.

Since the section was overall easy, one could attempt 13 or 14 questions with high accuracy in about 13 or 14 minutes.

Analytical & Logical Reasoning

Out of the 25 questions in this section, 14 questions were on Verbal Reasoning and the remaining 11 were on Non-Verbal Reasoning.


The questions on Verbal Reasoning included 1 on Critical Reasoning. The other Verbal Reasoning questions were on expected lines with Courses of Action and Decision Making (4 questions), Statement and Assumption (2 questions), Strong-Weak Arguments (1 question), Cause-Effect (2 questions), and Syllogisms (2 questions).


The questions on Non-Verbal Reasoning included questions on clocks, family tree, Series completion, Linear arrangement etc. There were no set based questions. Unlike previous years of SNAP test, no question in this section required any understanding of Physics in order to be able to answer the question.

Majority of the questions in the section were easy to medium in terms of level of difficulty.

The following table shows the break-up of the questions in this section.

Question typesNumber of questionsLevel of difficulty
Verbal Reasoning (14 questions)
Statement & Assumption2Easy
Strong/Weak Arguments1Easy
CR – Strengthen1Easy
Course of Action and Decision Making4Easy
Miscellaneous (Anagram-based etc)2Easy
Non-Verbal Reasoning (Total 11 questions: good attempt is 6-7 questions)
Complete the series4

(Alphanumeric – 1 e, 1 d; Numeric – 2 m)

1 easy, 2 medium, 1 difficult
Clocks21 easy, 1 medium
Linear Arrangement + Directions1

(Reference to direction was given using map of Indian and Sri Lanka)

1 difficult
Family Tree2

(According to student feedback, the difficult question was ambiguous)

1 easy, 1 difficult
Sequential Output1medium to difficult
Binary Logic11 medium

Overall this section was of medium difficulty level. A good strategy would be to attempt around 18-19 questions in 24-26 minutes.

Quantitative, Data Interpretation & Data Sufficiency

Out of the 20 questions in this section, 18 questions were on Mathematics and there were two questions on Data Interpretation. The two questions on Data Interpretation were based on the same data but they didn’t appear consecutively in the paper. There was no question on Data Sufficiency. Overall this section was a little bit higher than the medium level of difficulty. Though some questions in the section were easy and could be solved orally, about 8 to 9 questions were somewhat challenging. This section had 60% questions at medium level of difficulty and 20% at difficult level of difficulty. Overall, this section was slightly more difficult than the QA section of last year’s paper of SNAP-2021.


The questions on Mathematics were dominated by Arithmetic (6 questions), followed by Modern Mathematics (5 questions) and Geometry (3 questions). Students reported that many questions in the section had ‘None of the above’ as an option and a few questions had an element of ambiguity (the two symbols of pi and square root were misplaced).


Following was the break-up of the questions in the section:

Quantitative, Data Interpretation & Data SufficiencyEasyMediumDifficultTotal
Modern Mathematics1225
Geometry (Circle+Triangle, Trigonometry, Mensuration)0303
Number Grid0101
Data Interpretation1102

A good strategy would be to attempt around 12 to 13 questions in 20-22 minutes.