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SNAP 2016 Exam Analysis: Question Paper Tricky to Tackle

Aug 13, 2018 18:48 IST
    SNAP 2016 Exam Analysis
    SNAP 2016 Exam Analysis

    SNAP Exam Analysis 2016- The Analysis of SNAP 2016 exam was done after the SNAP 2016 exam was conducted on December 18, 2016. The objective behind SNAP exam analysis is to provide future SNAP aspirants to get an overview of the entrance exam, the difficulty level, number of questions in each section; basically what to expect from SNAP. This not only helps them understand the exam structure but also create a strategy to crack SNAP exam.

    In this article, we bring to you detailed SNAP Exam Analysis 2016 that will guide future SNAP exam takers to understand the X & Y of the exam. Read on to know more.

    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. The SNAP 2016 exam was held across 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. As per the feedbacks shared by 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 measure 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 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 in nature. 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

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