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SNAP(Symbiosis National Aptitude Test)2008 Paper Answer Key and Analysis

Here are the much awaited solutions and answer key to SNAP 2008 ( Symbiosis National Aptitude (SNAP) Test)

Download IMS Answer Key SNAP 2008 – SET E

Download TCYONLINE Analysis SNAP 2008

SNAP 2008 has been moderately tough this year,there were a lot of surprises in this papers. To begin with even the question paper has two contradictory statements whether the student has to return the test booklet or keep it with himself(Refer Points 9 and 11).We have put forth the varous answer keys and analysis of various institutes below.

The students were allowed to take the papers home. For the last two years, only Analytical & Logical Reasoning section had questions of 2 marks each, but this year the marking scheme was quite different:
VA & RC section – 35 questions out of which 30 questions carried 1 mark and 5 questions of 2 marks each
General Awareness – 35 questions out of which 30 questions carried 1 mark and 5 questions of 2 marks each
Quant, DI & DS – 35 questions out of which 30 questions carried 1 mark and 5 questions of 2 marks each
Analytical & Logical Reasoning – all 30 questions were of 2 marks each 4 answer options for each question.

Negative Marks: 25% marks deducted for every wrong answer.

Structure of the Paper

Sections
Questions
Marks
per Question
Total
Marks
Ideal
Time Allocation
 
General English 

(VA)

5
2
40
25 mins
30
1
 
Quantative
Ability & 

Data Interpretation

(QA & DI)

5
2
40
30 mins
30
1
 
General Awareness
(GK)
5
2
40
15 mins
30
1
 
Analytical & Logical
Reasoning (AR & LR)
30 
2
60
50 mins

 

Highlights

1. The first five questions of each section carried two marks each. 
2. Thought provoking questions in General Awareness.
3. Reasonably low key reasoning caselets in the Analytical and Logical Reasoning section.
4. A good spread of sitters in the QA & DI section.
5. A few tricky questions in the VA section.

Comment

This paper was intelligently constructed with a right mix of straight forward to tricky questions. A lot of common sense was required in selecting the questions as well in answering them.

The first five questions of three sections carried 2 marks and were of a higher difficulty than the ones that carried 1 mark each. A judicious move should have been to attempt the 1 mark questions first in order to gain an upper edge in number of attempts. Time permitting , the 2 mark questions should have been attempted later, thus minimizing loss through negative marking.

QUANTITATIVE ABILITY SECTION (QA & DI)

This section was of Average Difficulty. The two mark questions were time consuming but were not conceptually difficult.

The distribution of question types in the Quantitative Ability section was very similar to what was seen in the past SNAP papers. There was equal weightage on Algebra and Arithmetic but Geometry was left in the dark. There were no direct questions on numbers.

• Algebra – 9 questions. 
• Arithmetic – 9 questions. 
• Mathematical Reasoning – 1 question.
• Data Sufficiency – 2 questions. 
• Number Series – 2 questions. 
• Position and arrangement type – 1 question.
• Data Interpretation – 11 questions.

  An approach that would have fetched you more marks would have been to solve the 1 mark questions first and then go back to the 2 mark ones.

A good score entails an attempt of 19-20 marks with around 75% accuracy. Hence, this would give you a score of 12+ marks in this section. This would suffice minimum score requirement in this section for the top three Symbiosis B-schools. 

ANALYTICAL And LOGICAL REASONING SECTION (AR & LR)

‘Common Sense’ was the key to this section. The Analytical Reasoning questions were easy. Logical Reasoning questions required careful reading. Overall, an average section.

• Directions – 2 questions
• Blood Relations -2 questions
• Coding decoding – 2 questions
• Cubes – 3 questions
• Number series – 1 question
• Analytical Reasoning – 5 questions
• Positioning – 1 question
• Puzzles -2

Tackling the single questions which were abundant in number would have been the smartest move. These alone could have fetched you a good amount of quick marks.

A good score entails an attempt of 30-32 marks (15-16 marks) with around 75% accuracy. Hence, this would give you a score of 23 marks in this section. This would suffice minimum score requirement in this section for the top three Symbiosis B-schools.

THE GENERAL ENGLISH SECTION (VA)

The first five questions were a mixed bag. They were of average difficulty level, based mainly on idiomatic and grammatical usage. Though the reading passages had visual appeal due to their short length, but some of the questions were tricky.

• In the first five questions an attempt of 3 questions @ 2 marks gives you 6 marks 
• In the remaining questions an attempt of 20 questions @ 1 mark gives you 20 marks

A good score entails an attempt of 24-26 marks with around 75% accuracy. Hence, this would give you a score of 16+ marks in this section. This would suffice minimum score requirement in this section for the top three Symbiosis B-schools. 

GENERAL AWARENESS SECTION

Completely based on the awareness of the global corporate environment, the first five questions were tough. 

Of the remaining 30 questions, a number of them could be solved with ease. For the Career Forum student the ‘Infodigest’ was worth its weight in gold.

  A good score entails an attempt of 20+ marks with around 75% accuracy. Hence, this would give you a score of 12+ marks in this section. This would suffice minimum score requirement in this section for the top three Symbiosis B-schools

Cutoffs for different Symbiosis Institutes will vary greatly. However for the ambitious Symbiosis B-school aspirant an overall score of 80+ will be necessary to ‘aim for the stars’.

Source: mbaadda.com

December 22, 2008 - Posted by | Education, News, Results | , , , , , , , , , ,

4 Comments »

  1. hi i am ronak desai.i got 79 score in the snap 2008.so will i be eligible for the gd-pi?

    Comment by ronak desai | December 23, 2008 | Reply

  2. wat abt SNAP SET H.

    Comment by Unknown | December 23, 2008 | Reply

  3. Hello, Very nice site. Universe help us, dont worry man.

    Comment by 9wm06t | May 17, 2009 | Reply

  4. Thanks for it…..

    Comment by Talentbarometer | May 22, 2009 | Reply


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