Analysis
SNAP 2015 was a mixed experience for students as they came out of the examination centers after completing their attempts at the test. Here is a brief analysis of the test
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Total Time : 120 Min.

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QA + DI

40 (36 QA + 4 DI)

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30

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Fairly Tough

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SNAP had a fairly challenging Reasoning section today with analogies and sequences looking pretty challenging to crack. There were only two cases overall and most of the questions were individual based on the puzzles variety.

QA section on the other hand was a real cake walk. It was, as always, heavy on Arithmetic with more than 60% questions from number theory and arithmetic topics. A single case on Data Interpretation in the form of a table was also pretty simple.

Verbal Ability would also have not presented much difficulty to a well read aspirant with standard questions from error identification and a Single RC passage. Someone with fair bit of vocabulary and revision of phrases and idioms would have done excellently well in this section.

However the width and depth of the General Awareness was something that would have tested the patience of all aspirants.

Overall it was mixed bag for students and their performance in the Logical Reasoning section would make a big difference in their final show.

A good strategy to maximize once performance would be to spend about 15 min in attempting all the GA questions that one possibly could (which wouldn’t be many in any case). Then spend about 35 & 40 minutes each to the QA/DI and LR sections respectively and devoting the rest of 30 minutes to the Verbal Ability section. This would have ensured that someone with regular and fair preparation would have maximized his/her performance in the test.

We think that an overall attempt of 90-95 with approximately 90% accuracy would be a good score to achieve top calls. This approx. works out to an attempt of worth 110 to 120 and a net score of about 90-97.

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A batsman has average of 32 in 15 innings. After 16th inning his average increased by 2. How much he scored in 16th innings.

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Least perfect square which is also divisible by 14, 16, 18

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LCM of 14, 16, 18 = 1008
The least perfect square divisible by 14, 16, 18 is 4096.

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Four men start clapping out 10:00 am. They clap after every 20, 30, 40, & 50 mins. respectively. When will they next clap together.

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LCM of 20, 30, 40 & 50 min = 600 min
After 600 min i.e. 10 hours so required answer is 8 PM.

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A received 40% more votes than B, C received 20% more votes than B. majority of A over C is 4000 votes. If 90% voted & no votes were illegal or rejected what was total number of voters.

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A question paper has 5 sections. Those who attempted all were 10%, 5% attempted none. 30% of remaining attempted 1 section 20% attempted 2 sections, 10% there section & 1020 attempted 4. What is total number of students?

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Unit digit of 13 x 27 x 63 x 51 x 98 x 46

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13 x 27 x 63x 51 x 98 x 46 =
On multiplying the unit digits we get 4 as unit digit of the product.

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A seller sold 3/5 of goods at 20% profit & rest at CP what is his overall gain

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A seller sold 20 articles @ at Rs. 54. After allowing 10% discount. He made 50% profit. What would be his profit if no discount were given.

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Out of a 50 litre container of milk, 5 litre were drawn out & replaced with water. The process was repeated for three more time, what is the volume of milk left in container.

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A ball is dropped from a height of 200 m if re bounced to 4/5 of height it continued till the ball comes to rest. What is the total distance travelled by ball.

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Sum of all 2 digit numbers which when divided by 7 leaves a reminder 2.

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No. s are of the form (7k + 2) putting k = 2 to 13 we get all 2 digit nos. of this term. Their sum will be 7(2 + 3 + 4…………13) + 2 x 12
=> 630 + 24 = 654.

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A dishonest seller uses false weight gains 5% in transaction. How much quantity is given instead of 1 kg.

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Using the word UNIVERSAL taking 2 vowels and 3 consonants at a time how many words can be formed.

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A number when successively divided by 5 & 6 leaves reminder 3 & 2 respectively. What would be remainder when it is divided by 3 & 4.

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No. will be of the form
5 (6k + 2) + 3
=> 30k + 13
On dividing by 3 we get
10k + 4 as quotient & 1 as remainder further
On dividing by 4 we get 2 as remainder
So remainder are 1 & 2.

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Number of zeros in 1024!

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A man covers half the distance at speed of 90 km/hr. One third of the remaining at 30 km/hr and rest at 10 km/hr. What is his average speed.

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Saloni can solve a question has 70% chance of getting it right. Nisha can get it right in 60% cases. What is the probability that at least one of them solves the question.

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Probability that at least one can solve the question will be P (at least one) = 1 – P (none)
P (Right Saloni) = 0.7 => P (Wrong) = 0.3
P (Right Nisha) = 0.6 => P (Wrong) = 0.4
P (None) = 0.3 x 0.4 = 0.12
P (at least one) = 1 – 0.12 = 0.88

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Ajit can hit the target 5 out of 8, Raj can hit 3 out of 5 and Hari can hit 2 out of 4. What is the probability that at least 2 can hit the target.

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log525 + log2 (log381) = ?

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1/2 log x + 1/2 log y + log z = log (x + y) then
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A sum is invested for 3 years. If it was invested at 2% higher than it would earn Rs. 360 more. What was the sum invested.

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A sum was divided into two parts & invested at 6% & 7% at simple interest. The interest gained was Rs. 348. If the sum was divided in ratio 4 : 5. What was the sum.

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All the numbers from 1 to 65 which are divisible by 4 are chosen & their digits are swapped and arranged in ascending order. Which number would be at 10th place from last.

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The Numbers are 04, 08, 12, 16, 20, 24, 28, 32, 36, 40, 44, 48, 52, 56, 60 and 64.
Out of these when swapped larger numbers will have unit digit 8 in original number then 6 then 4 and so on.
So sequence in 84, 82, 80, 65, 63, 61, 60, 46, 44,
Descending order 42, 40, and so on.
Number on 10th place is 42 which will be 10th from last if arranged in ascending order.

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A person has 9 bulbs out of which 2 are fused. If 2 bulbs are selected at random what is the probability that both are ok.

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Value of (p – a) x (p – b) x (p – c) ………………..(p – z).

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(P – a) x (P – b) x (P – c) x …….. (P – z)
There is a term p – p = 0
Therefore the product of entire series is ‘0’.

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3 persons A, B & C can do a work in 12 hrs. After they start working together C leaves after 3 hours. A & B finish the remaining work in 10 hours. How much time C alone will take to finish the work.

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A, B and C worked together for 3 hours to complete 1/4 of the work.
Remaining 3/4 of the work is done by A and B in 10 hours. Therefore time required by A and B to finish the whole work = 40/3 hours.
Rate of A, B and C per hour is = 1/12
Rate of A and B per hour is = 3/40
Rate of C alone = 1/12 – 3/40 = 10-9/120 = 1/120
Therefore C alone requires 120 hours to complete the work.

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There persons A, B & C can do a work in 6, 8 & 12 hrs. respectively. If total wage is Rs. 2700 then what is the share of C.

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What is the full form of CSIRO?

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Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation

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What is the full form of UNRISD?

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United Nations Research Institute for Social Development

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What is the full form of W3C?

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World Wide Web Consortium

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Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Directive (WEEE) derivative is to:

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set collection, recycling and recovery targets for all types of electrical goods

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India-based Domestic Assistants (IBDA) nomenclature has been changed to :

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service staff

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Microsoft new education tool for taking classroom notes:

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Microsoft OneNote

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Iran national emblem in 1979-1980:

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Question 8
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New species with samll brain on human family tree discovered has been named as:

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Homo naledi

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In indian mythology ‘Prajapati’ was:

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leader of the society

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Base year for Nifty and Sensex:

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1995, 1978-79

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No. of seats on which elections were held in 2014 and seats won by NDA:

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543, 336

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Oath by PM Narendra Modi was taken on:

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May 26, 2014

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Smoking ban in public places:

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2 October 2008

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Akbar’s age when he became the king:

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13 year old

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Bahmani kindgdom was founded by:

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Ala-ud-Din Hassan Bahman Shah

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Foreign exchange of India comprises of:

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Foreign currency assets held by RBI and Gold reserve held by RBI

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Blood moon last occurred in _____ and the next will occur in ____.

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2004, 2032

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doldrums belt is near:

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the equator

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Singapore air quality worsened. It even shut down the schools because of:

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smoke from Indonesia

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ASI administers ancient monuments, archaeological sites and remains of national importance under:

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AMASR Act of 1958

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BS EN 16001 by BSI is for:

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Energy Management Standard

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Padma Award 2015 was not given to:

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Mohammad Yusuf Khan, Kharag Singh Valdiya, Saichiro Misumi (these three are winners)

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Grammy Award 2015 for folk album:

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Old Crow Medicine Show – Remedy

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WhatsApp was purchased by Facebook for:

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US 19 billion $

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Bhaona plays relate to:

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Assam

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Tamasha, a traditional form of Marathi theatre includes elements from:

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Dasavatar, Gondhal, Kirtan

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Quantitaive easing in last one decade has been taken up by:

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All of the above (USA, UK, Japan)

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The country that has started exporting drone components to South Korea in order to get into arm trade is:

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UK

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Diwai in Nepal is celebrated as:

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Tihar

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Sunflowers, Red Poppies etc have been painted by:

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Vincent van Gogh

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Scheme is to provide financial assistance to meritorious students studying from Class XI to Post- Graduation level in Government Schools/Colleges and Universities has been discontinued from:

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2007

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Person who fought for democracy in a country and is the leader of National League for Democracy:

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Aung San Suu Kyi

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The The last series of wall painting in India relating to 16th century A.D. near Hindupur are from:

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Lepakshi temple

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Galaxy that was seen in infrared by the Spitzer Space Telescopewas of NASA and is suppose to be 9 billion year old:

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Andromeda

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Find the next term 2, 6, 20, 42, 110…..

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i.e. 2 x 1, 3 x 2, 5 x 4, 7 x 6, 11 x 10 next prime no. is 13.
therefore 13 x 12 = 156.

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Find the missing term -1, 0, 0, ___, 8

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A building has 3 floors and a basement. Basement has 3 switch attached to 3 bulbs at upper floors. Every bulb is attached to 1 switch only. If first floor is not visible from basement then how many times you have to go up to determine which switch is for which bulb.

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A clock strikes 7 in 7 seconds then how much time will it take to strike 11.

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Ceiling fan : Table fan : : abcdef : ?

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DOLLAR : -9, 200, 119, 119, -24, 301 (pattern identification)

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Pointing to a boy Vikas said his maternal grandfather’s brother is my maternal grandfather’s sister’s only son. How is Vikas related to man.

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Government has taken a decision on LPG subsidy. Linking of Aadhaar Card to bank account enables to transfer subsidy directly.
Argument I -> All people should give away subsidy.
Argument II-> To reduce gap between Rich and Poor.

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