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SNAP 2020 Paper Analysis

By: Avantika Bhardwaj on October 20, 2020

In order to qualify the examination, the candidates must go through or revise the previous years' question papers. Since the pattern has been the same, it is not very difficult to have a quick and thorough revision of each question paper.

The question paper consisted of four segments namely General English, Quantitative Ability, Logical and Analytical Reasoning, and Current Affairs. SNAP Exam conducted in the year 2019 was seen to be easier than the one conducted in 2018. Questions asked during examination were more of conventional and even the Special Type of questions didn't cause any issue.

SNAP 2019

Here is the brief analysis of questions asked during 2019 and 2018 examinations. The number of questions asked and marks each question carried have been specified below:

Section

Normal Questions

Special Questions

Total Questions

Total Marks

General English

30

5

35

40

Quantitative

30

5

35

40

Logical Reasoning

30

5

35

40

Current Affairs

20

5

25

30

Total

110

20

130

150

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SNAP 2018

The question paper was similar to the one given in SNAP 2017. The total number of questions used to be 130 and later it was reduced to 110.

Sections

No. of Questions

Marks per Question

Total Marks

General English

40

1

40

Quantitative

40

1

40

Current Affairs

10

1

30

Logical Reasoning

40

1

40

Total

130

 

150

During SNAP 2018, Non MCQ questions i.e. Special Questions were introduced for the first time. The total number of questions used to be 130 and later it was reduced to 110. The changes made did not add much to the difficulty level of the examination.

A brief description of exam analysis of SNAP 2019 is given below.

General English

The section mainly comprises of Reading Comprehension, Verbal Reasoning, and Verbal Ability.

  • 30 Normal Questions
  • 5 Special Questions

The question paper consisted of 2 Reading Comprehension paragraphs and each paragraph had 5 questions to be attempted. One of the paragraphs was based on Google's Attempts to Track the Movement of the User and the other was on the Opening Up of the Economy. All the questions asked were fact based.

The difficulty level of vocabulary questions asked in the exam depended on candidates' vast knowledge of English Language.

  • 2 Questions on Synonyms
  • 1 Question on Antonym

The newly constructed Special Questions segment did have two other vocab-based questions. The two questions were:

  • Plural form of “Crisis”
  • Meaning of “Arbitration”

Another category of question asked was Fill in the blanks. The questions were typically based on basic knowledge of Grammar.

A bifurcated description is given below:

Topics

No. of Questions

Synonym/Antonym

3

Vocab Based (Special Questions)

2

Spot the Error

2

Odd one out

2

Direct/Indirect Speech

2

Sentence Improvement

2

Word Usage

2

Grammar (Special Question)

1

Verbal Analogy

1

Idioms and Proverb

2

Sentence Jumble

1

Reading Comprehension

10 (5 questions in each para)

Fill in the Blanks

5

Overall

35

Quantitative Ability

Quantitative Ability, generally referred to as Quants, contained simple questions as compared to the previous years' question papers. There was increased weightage to Geometry and Modern Mathematics. Since each topic of this segment holds its importance, there were various topics no question came from.

  • 30 Normal Questions
  • 5 Special Questions

Topics such as Number System, Data Interpretation, and Statistics did not have any contribution to the question paper. This made the segment much easier than the one asked in 2017.

Following is the bifurcation of questions asked from each topic:

Topics

No. of Questions

Trigonometry

1

Linear Equations

3

Set Theory

1

Probability

1

Permutation and Combination

4

Logarithm

1

Geometry

3

Simplification

6

Mensuration

5

Averages

1

Time, Speed & Distance and Time & Work

3

Simple Interest and Compound Interest

1

Percentages

5

Overall

35

Logical and Analytical Reasoning

The segment is designed to analyze the logical and reasoning skills of students and the question paper consisted of questions with basic Physics Knowledge. The questions were related to pendulum and candle.

  • 30 Normal Questions
  • 5 Special Questions

Questions based on seating arrangement were complicated due to its long and expressed paragraph. The long paragraph made it more tedious to read it entirely and the candidates were to spend more that 10-12 minutes to understand it. This made students less comfortable and confused. Having the paragraph read completely would get students 7 correct answers.

Coding and Decoding questions required constant visualization. The questions were less strange from the previous year papers.

Topics

No. of Questions

Physics Based

2

TSD and Train Based

1

Missing Number

2

Data Sufficiency

3

Linear Equation

1

Paper Folding

2

Venn Diagram

1

Series

3

Calendar

1

Coding and Decoding

4

Directions

1

Analogy

1

Blood Relation

1

Puzzles-Singlets

3

Cone, Circle, and Triangle

2

Seating Arrangement

7

Overall

40

Current Affairs

It is almost beyond the bounds of possibilities to be aware of every event and incident taking place around us. The questions asked in this section were primarily taken over by students with BA and Polity background. Current Affairs section of SNAP 2019 was said to be easier than the one in SNAP 2018.

  • 20 Normal Questions
  • 5 Special Questions

Topics

No. of Questions

Current Affairs- Miscellaneous General Knowledge

2

Current Affairs- Awards

3

Current Affairs- Economics and Polity

8

Sports

1

Business Awareness

9

Personalities

2

Overall

25

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