The big surprise in SNAP this year was that the authorities did not allow the students to take home the question paper. This move will only allow for greater amount of uncertainty while applying to colleges and will definitely benefit the lower ranked Symbiosis colleges in attracting a larger number of applications.
Other than this, SNAP did not throw many surprises this year. The number of questions and sections remained the same as last year. One thing that did change is the logical reasoning section, where absence of Critical Reasoning questions would have come as a welcome relief. This section was mostly made of Mathematical and Logical Reasoning.
The number of attempts should have been for 130 marks or more if your average accuracy in Mocks (total correct / total attempts) tops 85%+. It was at student’s discretion to choose which section to attempt first. However, students should have started with Logical Reasoning, given that all the questions in this section carried 2 marks each. Then, students could have attempted any of the sections depending upon their strengths. Although, colleges are not likely to take sectional cut-offs, a student with a zero or a negative score in a section is likely to get eliminated.