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SNAP Analysis Slot 2 – January 08, 2022

08 January, 2022


SNAP Slot 2 had no major changes in pattern or difficulty level from Slot 1 held on 19th December 2021. The duration of the exam was 60 minutes with 3 Sections.  The exam is being offered in three different slots – on 19th December 2021, 8th January 2022, and 16th January 2022, out of which students can appear for up to two slots. This is the analysis of the second slot.

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:

Section Number of questions Level of difficulty Good Attempts Suggested time (in minutes)
General English: Reading Comprehension, Verbal Reasoning, Verbal Ability 15 Easy 13-14 13-14
Analytical & Logical Reasoning 25 Easy 18-20 24-26
Quantitative, Data Interpretation & Data Sufficiency 20 Medium 14-15 20-22


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 &  Slot 2, 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 19th . 2021 & Jan 8 , 2022 Test) Percentile**
 39-41 98 percentile ( for SIBM -Pune)
 37-39 97 percentile ( for SCMHRD)
 33-35 90 percentile ( for SIIB & SIBM Bengaluru)


** The above estimate is based on the feedback received on Slot 1 & 2 . The scores and percentiles may change subject to the  slot  due to take place on 16th  January ‘22.

Analysis of sections:

General English

The General English section of SNAP Slot 2 was easy like SNAP Slot 1. There were no RC questions. All questions were on Verbal Ability.


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


General English No. Of Qs LOD
Vocabulary 5 Easy
Grammar 8 Easy
Others* (Poem based) 2 Medium


The VARC section was dominated by Vocabulary and Grammar questions. There were questions on synonym (1 question)  fill in the blanks (Single blank 2 questions and based on  idiom -1 question) , incorrect compound word  (1 question).  In grammar, there was one question that required one to identify the correct sentence, one question to identify the adjective, one on uncountable nouns, one on tense, and one on passive voice. There were two error spotting questions and one on idiom and one on proverbs. *One of the poem-based questions required one to identify the line with the most ‘standard word order’.

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, 8 questions were on Verbal Reasoning and the remaining 17 were on Non-Verbal Reasoning.


The 8 questions on Verbal Reasoning were on expected lines with Courses of Action (2 questions), Statement and Assumption (2  questions) Cause-Effect (2 questions)  There were also 1  word arrangement question and 1 Analogy question. All  these questions were easy and one could easily score in 7 or 8 questions.


The questions on Non-Verbal Reasoning included questions on Number and Letters series, clocks, calendars, Binary logic, 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 questions on series completion were twisted.


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

Statement & Course of Action 2 Easy
Statement & Assumption 2 Easy
Cause- Effect 2 Easy
Word-Arrangement 1 Easy
Analogy 1 Easy

Non-Verbal Reasoning

Complete the series 4 1 medium, 3 difficult
Letter analogy 2 2 easy
Calendars 1 1 easy
Linear Arrangement 2 1 easy, 1 medium
Binary Logic 2 2 medium
Family Tree 2 2 medium
Clocks 3 2 easy, 1 medium
Numerical Logic 1 1 easy



Overall this section was easy. A good strategy would be to attempt around 18-20 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 very medium in terms of the level of difficulty. Though many questions in the section were easy and could be solved orally, about 5 to 6 questions were somewhat challenging. Overall, this section was slightly more difficult than the QA section of the first attempt of SNAP-2020. There were three questions on numerical series completion in this section, which usually are asked in the Logical Reasoning section. Two of those series completion questions were rather difficult.


The questions on Mathematics were dominated by Arithmetic (5 questions), followed by Modern Mathematics (4 questions) and Geometry (3 questions). Quite a few questions had ‘None of these’ as the option, which made option elimination difficult.


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


Quantitative, Data Interpretation & Data Sufficiency Easy Medium Difficult Total
Arithmetic 3 2 5
Modern Mathematics 3 1 4
Geometry 2 1 3
Algebra 1 2 3
Numbers 1 1
Data Interpretation 1 1
Series completion 1 2 3


A good strategy would be to attempt around 14 to 15 questions in 20-22 minutes.