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SNAP 2023 Exam Test 1 Analysis, Check SNAP Paper Analysis, Difficulty Level

10 December, 2023

OVERVIEW:

The first slot of SNAP-2023 was held on 10 December 2023 from 2 PM – 3 PM. The exam maintained the same pattern as the previous years. 

The overall pattern is given below along with the level of difficulty reported by IMS students and experts, and the suggested time allocation per section:

Section Number of questions Level of difficulty Good Attempts Suggested time (in minutes)
General English: Reading Comprehension, Verbal Reasoning, Verbal Ability 15 Easy 11-12 10-11
Analytical & Logical Reasoning 25 Easy to Medium 19-20 24-26

Quantitative, Data Interpretation & Data Sufficiency

20

Medium to difficult 12-13 20-22

Each question had 1 mark and there was a negative marking of 25% on all incorrect questions.  There was no sectional time-limit.

VERDICT

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

Raw Score for SNAP 10 Dec 2023 Test Percentile
41-42 98 percentile ( for SIBM -Pune)
39-40 97 percentile ( for SCMHRD)
36-37 90 percentile ( for SIIB & SIBM Bengaluru)

Analysis of sections:

General English

The General English section of SNAP-2023 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 types

Number of questions Level of difficulty
Identify parts of speech from the given poem 2 Easy
Choose the sentence with correct usage 5 Easy
FIB [1 blank, 3 blanks] 3 Easy
Figures of speech 2 Easy
Antonym 1 Easy
Proverb-based  1 Easy
Idiom-based 1

Easy

Overall this section was easy. A good strategy would be to attempt around 11-12 questions in 10-11 minutes.

Analytical & Logical Reasoning

Out of the 25 questions in this section, 12 questions were on Verbal Reasoning and the remaining 13 were on Non-Verbal Reasoning. 

The twelve questions on Verbal Reasoning were on expected lines – 2 questions on syllogisms, 2 on course of action, 3 on statement – assumption, 2 on Critical reasoning, 2 on cause-effect and 1 logically correct sequence question. All were fairly easy to attempt. 

The questions on Non-Verbal Reasoning were dominated by Series questions (total 3). There were two questions each on Circular arrangement (one involving people facing inwards and the other involving people facing outward), clocks, family tree and coding-decoding. There was one miscellaneous type question. All questions were singleton questions and there were no set based questions.  

Most 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 types

Number of questions Level of difficulty
Verbal Reasoning
Syllogisms 2 Easy
Statement & Course of Action 2 Easy
Critical Reasoning – Inference 2 Easy
Statement & Assumption 3 Easy
Cause-Effect 2 Easy
Logically correct sequence  1 Easy
Non-Verbal Reasoning
Complete the series ( numbers, letters & combined) 3 2 easy, 1 Medium
CIrcular arrangement 2 2 easy
Clocks 2 2 easy
Family Tree 2 2 easy
Coding-decoding 2 1 easy, 1 medium

Miscellaneous

2 1 easy, 1 medium

Overall this section was easy. A good strategy would be to attempt around 19-20 questions in 24-26 minutes.

Quantitative, Data Interpretation & Data Sufficiency

Out of the 20 questions in this section, 19 questions were on Mathematics and there was one singleton question on Data Interpretation. There was no question on Data Sufficiency. Overall this section was medium to difficult in terms of level of difficulty. 

The questions on Mathematics were dominated by Arithmetic and Modern Mathematics (7 questions). There were three questions on Geometry. According to some students, one question required understanding trigonometric ratios of 75 degrees, which is usually not asked in MBA entrance examinations.  

Students reported that many questions in the section had ‘None of the above’ as an option and one question had an element of ambiguity (the symbols of pi and square root were misplaced).

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

Quantitative, Data Interpretation & Data Sufficiency

Easy Medium Difficult Total
Arithmetic 6 1 0 7
Modern Mathematics 0 2 5 7
Geometry 1 1 1 3
Numbers 1 0 0 1
Algebra 1 0 0 1

Data Interpretation

1 0 0 1

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