Jagran Josh Logo
  1. Home
  2. |  
  3. MBA|  

SNAP 2016 Exam Analysis: Question Paper Tricky to Tackle

Dec 21, 2016 16:08 IST
    SNAP 2016 Exam Analysis
    SNAP 2016 Exam Analysis

    On 18th December 2016, SNAP exam was conducted to grant admission to MBA aspirants in 15 Symbiosis B-schools. The test was conducted in pen and paper mode in a single session from 2PM to 4PM in 32 exam cities.

    SNAP 2016 paper had 150 questions of 150 marks that were to be solved in 120 minutes (2 hours). The paper was divided in 4 sections. S per the reviews of the exam takers the SNAP test was of similar difficulty level to that of the previous year. Given below is the detail of the questions that appeared in the SNAP test to test the aptitude of the candidates. 

    SNAP Exam Paper Pattern



    Total Marks

    No of Questions


    General English




    Quantitative Ability




    General Awareness: General Knowledge, Current Affairs, Business Scenario




    Analytical & Logical Reasoning







    Sectional Analysis of SNAP 2016

    As per the students’ review, solving 150 questions in 120 minutes was not easy. It was a herculean task and required both the speed and wit of an aspirant. In this section we will go through each section and will analyse whether the time spent in each section by the exam takers would lead them to score high percentile.

    General English

    In this section there were 2 passages of Reading Comprehension of 11 marks. The RCs were easy to solve but were lengthy. Approximately, 10 Fill-in-the-blank (FIB) questions were asked in addition with Vocabulary questions. The vocab based questions tested synonyms, antonyms, analogies and idioms and phrases of the exam takers. These questions were of 14 marks. There were 3 Para-jumble questions and 2 Critical Reasoning questions. Overall, the difficulty level of this section was easy to moderate.

    Quantitative Aptitude

    In this section, there were 9 questions on the topic of Arithmetic. Maximum question were asked from Algebra (approximately 12 questions). 7 questions were asked from Geometry and Mensuration topic. A test taker could easily answer at least 22 to 25 questions from this section.

    Analytical and Logical Reasoning (LR)

    The toughest section of the SNAP Exam was Analytical and Logical Reasoning section. There was a slight change in this section. The number of questions has been increased in this section and instead of 2 marks per questions, each question awarded only 1 mark for the correct answer. This made it difficult for students to score more in this section.

    In this section, there were questions on Clocks, Calendars, Blood Relations, Coding-Decoding type among others. Overall the difficulty level of this section was difficult. A good score in this section would be 15+.

    General Awareness

    The questions asked in this section were from the current affairs and general knowledge areas and SNAP test saw questions only from the past two years. Although many students found this section tricky and difficult to handle but for those who follow news regularly would have surely found this section easy. A good attempt in this section would be around 11+ questions.

    Top Institute cut offs

    We are also providing an anticipated cut offs of the top B-schools that comes under Symbiosis University. The expected Cut-offs are shared below:


    Expected cutoff mark

    SIBM Pune

    60 – 62


    58 – 60


    52 – 53

    SIBM Bangalore

    50 – 52


    44 - 45

    Wishing you good luck for the admission in the institute/B-school of your choice!!

    For more updates on MBA Exams, keep visiting MBA Section of jagranjosh.com

    Latest Updates on SNAP Exam

    How to prepare for SNAP 2016 Exam

    SNAP Exam Pattern 2016: Major changes in GK and Reasoning

    Latest Videos

    Register to get FREE updates

      All Fields Mandatory
    • (Ex:9123456789)
    • Please Select Your Interest
    • Please specify

    • By clicking on Submit button, you agree to our terms of use
    • A verifcation code has been sent to
      your mobile number

      Please enter the verification code below

    Newsletter Signup
    Follow us on

    Register to view Complete PDF