SNAP 2014 was conducted on December 21, 2014 and overall view on SNAP 2014 Analysis of our experts is in sync with the view of students out there that SNAP 2014 was on slightly tougher side as compared to SNAP 2013.

SNAP 2014 Analysis

Overview of the Paper

There were 40 questions each from General English, Quantitative Aptitude and General Awareness; while 30 questions were there from Logical Reasoning.

Marks per question in LR section was 2 while for other sections, it was 1 mark per question.

SNAP 2014 Analysis : Sectional

General English – Easy to Moderate

Quantitative Aptitude – Easy to Moderate

General Awareness – Moderate to Difficult

Logical Reasoning – Moderate

General English

Section was dominated by Vocabulary type, Usage based questions, Grammar, Idioms, Phrasal verbs, Sentence Completion and Sentence Correction. Unlike last year, there were 2 RCs in SNAP 2014 which were directly picked extracts from two essays. This year ParaJumbles were given a miss in the examination.

30-33 attempts in the section will be a good attempt.

Quantitative Aptitude

As predicted by Career Anna in the SNAP 2014 Strategy article, the section was dominated by Arithmetic viz. Time Speed Distance, Time and Work, Percentage, Profit and Loss, Average, Clocks and Calendars. Section was tougher when compared to SNAP 2013.

Basic Algebra, Logarithm and Coordinate Geometry also marked their presence in the paper. However, questions were mostly on the easier side from these topics.

30-32 attempts in the section will be a good attempt.

General Awareness

This was the toughest section of the paper this year with inclination towards Static GK unlike expected orientation towards Current Affairs by many coaching institutes.

History, Government Policies, Sports, Business, Economics, Awards, Movies, Books and Authors were some of the topics covered from Static GK side.

We will like to mention here that 12 questions were from Career Anna SNAP GK Material and Sessions (11 questions from material and 1 from Live session).

9-11 attempts in the section will be a good attempt.

Logical Reasoning

Questions were of moderate difficulty level but were lengthy and time consuming, making question selection important in the section. Questions revolved around Strengthening of Arguments, Seating Arrangement, Family tree, Alpha numeric series, Statement Assumption and Puzzles etc.

20 to 22 attempts in the section will be a good attempt.

Expected cutoffs as per Career Anna SNAP 2014 Analysis

SIBM Pune : 96 – 98 marks

SCMHRD Pune : 92 – 95 marks

SIIB Pune : 88 – 91 marks

SIBM Bangalore : 86 – 88 marks

SIOM Nashik : 85 – 87 marks

SCIT Pune : 80 – 84 marks

SITM Pune : 80 – 82 marks

SIIB (Agri) : 80 – 82 marks

SIMS Pune : 65 – 70 marks

SIMC Pune : 60 – 65 marks

SSBM, SIHM, SICSR : 62 – 67 marks

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Wish you all good luck for SNAP results.