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SNAP 2017: Exam Analysis; a lengthy paper for the aspirants

Dec 18, 2017 12:27 IST
    SNAP 2017: Exam Analysis
    SNAP 2017: Exam Analysis

    SNAP 2017 was conducted on Sunday i.e. 17th December successfully across 102 test cities in India. The first computer based exam in the history of SNAP test was conducted without any glitches from 2PM to 4PM in a single session.

    As per the feedback from the exam takers, SNAP exam was slightly difficult in comparison to the last year. Reasoning was the lengthiest followed by Quant and Verbal Ability section. In all with 150 questions in hand, aspirants told that time frame was 120 minutes was inadequate the score high percentile.

    Let us take a look at the sectional analysis of the SNAP exam:

    Current Affairs Section

    Unlike the previous year, the Current Affairs Section of SNAP 2017 was difficult to crack. Out of total 30 questions only 2-3 questions were simple. Rest 12 questions were moderately tough and about 15-16 were tough. Questions were asked from topics such as international affairs, sports, static GK and famous personalities. If a candidate attempted about 10-11 questions with accuracy, they can expect a good score in exam.

    Quantitative Ability Section

    Out of the 40 questions in this section, 7 questions were on Data Interpretation and the remaining 33 were from core topics of Quantitative Ability. Exam takers found this section easy to moderately difficult to crack. Only a few tricky questions jolted the minds of the test takers.

    There were approximately 10 questions from topics of Arithmetic (such as Simple & Compound Interest, Percentages, Averages, Time, Speed & Distance etc.); 1 question from algebra; 2 from geometry and 4 from number system. Attempting 25-28 questions with accuracy in the exam will fetch a good percentile for SNAP aspirants.

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    Logical and Analytical Reasoning Section

    Like the quant section, Logical and Analytical Reasoning Section also comprised of 40 questions. Out of these 40, 16 were set based questions and remaining 24 were from various topics such as Analogy, Complete the series, Number series arrangement, Coding Decoding, Family Relations, Direction test etc. As per the comments of the SNAP exam takers, 15 questions were easy to solve, whereas only 7-8 questions were tricky to tackle.

     Moving over to set based questions, they hailed from topics such as Puzzle involving time overlap, Inference from five graphs, Operations on number series and family tree. 12 out of 16 questions from this section were easy to solve. A decent overall attempt of 18-20 questions will help the aspirants score a winning percentile.

    General English Section

    This section saw too many questions from vocabulary and RCs. Out of 40 questions, 28 belonged to Verbal Ability and Verbal Reasoning (VA & VR) and rest 12 questions were Reading Comprehension (RC) based. Only a few grammar-based questions were difficult to solve. Questions were from topics such as Synonyms, Antonyms, One word fits multiple blanks, Analogies, Jumbled Paragraphs, Match grammar function and usage and more.

    There were 2 Reading Comprehensions comprising of 1000 and 850 words each. The difficulty level of these questions was easy to medium. An overall attempt of 25-29 questions with complete accuracy will be rewarding for the SNAP exam takers.

    Expected SNAP Cut-off

    The Expected cut off for SIBM Pune can go upto 66-67 marks, while for SCMHRD it is expected to touch 58-59 this year. Take a look at the expected cut offs of top B-schools under SNAP test:

    Institute

    Expected cut off mark by MBAUniverse.com

    Expected cut off by CL

    Expected cut off by T.I.M.E.

    SIBM Pune

    66-67

        68-70

       66-68

    SCMHRD

    58-59

        NA

       62-64

    SIIB

    50-51

        NA

       53-55

    SIBM Bangalore

    49-50

        NA

       53-55

    SIMS

    44-45

        NA

       NA

    SITM/SIOM

    40-41

        NA

       NA

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    About SNAP Exam

    Symbiosis National Aptitude (SNAP) is conducted annually by Symbiosis International (Deemed) University to grant admission to Post-Graduate courses. Since 2007, it was for the first time that SNAP exam was organized as an online test. The Non-CAT exam is quite popular among the management aspirants and is a gateway to 15 management institutes. After the SNAP test, shortlisted candidates undergo GE-PI/WAT process conducted by each institute individually.

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