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SNAP 2022 – moderately difficult

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SNAP-2022 Analysis Slot 1 – December 10, 2022
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.
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 Test 38-40
Percentile** 98 percentile 97 percentile
( for SIBM -Pune) ( for SCMHRD)

32-33 90 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
Following was the break-up of the questions in the section:
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.
Question types
Compound Word FIB (Grammar) Synonym Poem-based Spelling-based
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.

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
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).

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