SNAP 2019: Exam Analysis and Expected Cut Off

The computer-based SNAP 2019 exam was conducted on Sunday 15, 2019. It had three sections only – General English, Quantitative Ability & Data Interpretation, and Analytical & Logical Reasoning. Overall the exam was easier than SNAP 2018. The total time allotted was 120 minutes and candidates were allowed to switch sections in between. Click here to know more about the syllabus and exam pattern.

General English: Reading Comprehension, Verbal Reasoning, Verbal Ability

General English was the easiest and scoring section with an additional advantage of each question being of 1.5 marks. There were many vocabulary-based questions and there were 2 RCs with 3 questions (630 words passage based on ‘Art of Happiness by Dalai Lama’) and 5 questions each
(1200 words passage based on ‘China’s telecom interest in Hongkong’). 24 to 26 questions with 85% to 90% accuracy (getting around 34 to 36 marks) would be considered a good attempt.

Analytical & Logical Reasoning

In Analytical and Logical Reasoning section, there were 36 normal MCQ type questions with 1.5 marks each. The section was dominated by Non-Verbal Reasoning, Blood Relations, Verbal Analogies, Clocks and Calendars, Quant Based Reasoning and Number series. 24 to 26 questions with 85% to 90% accuracy (getting around 32 to 34 marks) would be considered a good attempt.

Quantitative, Data Interpretation & Data Sufficiency

The quantitative ability (QA-DI-DS) section was time-consuming. Questions were not difficult but they were lengthy as well as calculation intensive. The paper was dominated by questions from Time, Speed and Distance, Geometry and Modern Math. 20 to 22 questions with 85% to 90% accuracy (getting around 20 marks) would be considered a good attempt.


Overall, an attempt of 80 to 85 questions with an accuracy of 85% and above will get you around 85 marks which will be sufficient to get calls from both SIBM and SCMHRD. The result will be announced on 10 January 2020 (Friday). Till then, all the best for XAT.

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