SNAP 2021 Slot 3 Analysis

SNAP 2021 Slot 3 was in line with slot 1 and slot 2 as far as the overall test format is concerned. However, there were a few changes with regard to the internal break up of sections. e.g. The number of verbal reasoning-based questions dominated the ARLR section in slot 3. Also, the weightage of arithmetic in the quant section went up in comparison to slots 1 and 2.

The duration of the test was again 60 minutes with a detailed break up as follows:

SNAP 2021 Slot 3 Paper Pattern

Section Questions Marks
General English 15 15
Analytical and Logical Reasoning 25 25
Quantitative Ability & DI 20 20
Total 60 60

Note: There was a negative marking of 0.25 marks per incorrect question.

The sectional, in-depth SNAP 2021 Slot 3 – Exam analysis follows:

General English

(15 Questions, 15 marks)

The General English section was on lines of slot 1.  Vocab-based questions can be classified as easy to moderate. 3 questions based on idioms and phrases were moderate. 7 grammar and sentence structure questions which can also be classified as easy to moderate.

Overall, the difficulty level of this section can be termed Easy

Ideal Time: 13 minutes

Good Attempts: 13

Good Score: 10 +

Analytical & Logical Reasoning

(25 Questions, 25 marks)

The section on Analytical and Logical reasoning had 15 questions from Analytical reasoning and 10 from logical reasoning, which also included a question on decision making. Questions on calendars again contributed heavily in the reasoning section with 3 questions, making it a very consistent topic across all 3 slots of SNAP 2021-22. There were 3 to 4 questions on the series, most of which were easier than slot 2. 3 questions were based on blood relation, which is also turning out to be one of the favorite topics of the test makers of this year’s SNAP. There were close to 10 questions on critical reasoning including decision-making questions. Apart from this, there were 2 to 3 questions on coding-decoding, 1 on visual reasoning, and 1 on linear arrangement. Overall, this section was easy and definitely easier than slot 2.

Overall, the difficulty level of this section can be termed Easy

Ideal Time: 25 minutes

Good Attempts: 20+

Good Score: 17.5+

Quantitative Aptitude and Data Interpretation

(20 Questions, 20 Marks)

The section on Quantitative Aptitude and Data Interpretation offered a lot of relief to the students as it was not as calculative or time-consuming as slot 1. In this paper too, there was only one question from Data Interpretation, while Data Sufficiency was completely absent from the paper. The arithmetic section regained its dominance with a significantly high share of modern maths as well.

There were 8 to 9 questions from arithmetic involving questions on Time and Work, Time and distance (trains and boat & streams), Ratio, Average, and Percentage. There were 2 questions from Probability, 1 from Permutation and Combination, and 1 from Progression making a total of 4 questions from modern maths. The weightage of geometry was less with only 2 questions (1 from Triangles and the other from Mensuration). Algebra was almost absent except for 2 Set theory-based questions. The lone DI question was difficult and could be avoided. There were 3 questions based on Numbers – 1 on remainder and 2 were based on number series and number-based coding.

Overall, the difficulty level of this section was Easy

Ideal Time: 22 minutes

Good Attempts: 16+

Good Score: 13.5+                       


Overall, the difficulty level of SNAP 2021 Slot 3 can be considered Easy to Moderate

Section Title Questions Difficulty Level Suggested Time Allocation Good Score
General English 15 Easy 13 minutes 10+
Quant + DI 20 Easy 22 minutes 13.5+
Reasoning 25 Easy 25 minutes 17.5+


SIBM Pune: 43+


SIBM Bangalore: 38-39+

SIIB: 37-38+

Note: Above cut-offs are estimated cut-offs for the General category.

Wishing you all the best with the results!


Check out all previous years SNAP exam analysis below:


SNAP 2021 Exam Analysis

SNAP 2020 Exam Analysis

SNAP 2019 Exam Analysis

SNAP 2018 Analysis

SNAP 2017 Exam Analysis

SNAP 2016: Analysis

SNAP 2015 Exam Analysis



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