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SNAP 2016 Paper Analysis and Expected Cut off

Last Updated - December 22, 2016

SNAP 2016 is a management entrance test conducted by Symbiosis National University for admission in MBA/PGDM program. It is the combined test for 15 Symbiosis Institutes offering 22 Programs including Sports Management. The last date to apply for the exam was November 22, 2016. Along with registration for SNAP test, aspirants also have to register to the participating colleges for GE, PI&WAT process. SNAP 2016 Test was successfully conducted on December 18, 2016. Total marks for the papers was of 150 marks each. Examination analysis of the papers is given below separately.

SNAP 2016 Paper Analysis

SNAP Exam consisted of 150 MCQs for the total of 150 marks, solving 150 questions in 120 minutes requires a great practice, a presence of mind and great speed.  Questions were mostly Easy to Moderate to solve. Given below is the ideal time break up for each section and expected number of questions that can be attempted to ensure a good SNAP score:

S. No.SectionsTime for the sectionExpected number of attemptsExpected Marks
1General English3030-3422-26
2Quantitative Ability4028-3018-20
3General Awareness:8-1020-2210-12
4Analytical & Logical Reasoning4018-2216-18
-- TOTAL12096-10866-76

General English

The English section of SNAP 2016 had one surprise i.e. there were 2 passages of Reading Comprehension for a total of 11 marks. Questions of Reading Comprehension were very simple and easy. Students attempting this question can easily secure full marks in the same.

Almost 10 MCQs were from Fill in the Blanks, usage of homonyms (similar sounding words but with different meanings). 14 questions were from Synonyms, Antonyms, Analogies and Idioms and Phrases. Overall this section was moderate and easily doable. Students who give 30 minutes to this section can easily attempt 30-34 questions and can secure a score of 22+ n this section. The detailed analysis of General English is given below:-

TopicNo of QuestionsDifficulty Level
Fill in the Blanks(single)4Easy
Fill in the Blanks (single blank with same meaning)2Easy
Fill in the Blanks(Homonyms)4Easy to Moderate
Synonyms and Antonyms6Difficult
Idioms and Phrases2Easy
Para Jumbles3Easy to Moderate
Critical Reasoning2Easy to Moderate
Reading Comprehension11Easy
TOTAL40Easy to Moderate

Quantitative Ability

The English section of SNAP 2016 had 1 surprise i.e. there were 7 questions from Geometry and Mensuration. Most questions in this section were from Arithmetic with 9 questions. Students who give 40 minutes to this section could have identified 25-28 questions to be easy, however, students find the Quantitative section either tough or lengthy. Therefore, score of 20+ n this section would be considered good. The detailed analysis of Quantitively Ability is given below: -

Sub AreaNo of QuestionsDifficulty Level
Algebra6Easy to Moderate
Number Theory6Easy
Pure Math4Easy
Geometry7Moderate to Difficult
Venn Diagram and Others2Easy
Data Interpretation (Tables and Pie Chart)6Easy to Moderate

General Awareness

The questions of this sections were from the current affairs and general knowledge areas from the past two years. Students who followed the news and read newspaper found this section to be easy. Students who gave 8-10 minutes to this section can easily attempt 15-20 questions and a positive score of 10+ in this section.

Analytical and Logical Reasoning (LR)

This section was the most difficult section in SNAP 2016. SNAP changed their marking scheme in this section from the previous years’ SNAP, the number of questions were increased and the marks were reduced (instead of 2 marks/question) in SNAP 2016, each question was one marks. This change made it difficult for students to score more in this section.

There were questions from the topic of Clocks, Calendars, Blood Relations, Coding-Decoding, etc. Most of the questions in the Logical Reasoning section were tough and time-consuming. Students who gave 35-40 minutes to this section, should have attempted around 18-22 questions and a score of 15+ is good in this section.

SNAP 2016 Expected Cutoff

SNAP 2016 results will be declared on January 9, 2017. Students who have appeared in the SNAP Test 2016 must be waiting for results and cut off of various institutes to start preparation for GE, PI and WAT. We have calculated the expected SNAP 2016 Cutoff for some of the colleges. Students can check them below and start their preparation beforehand: -

InstituteExpected cutoff mark
SIBM Pune60 – 62
SCMHRD58 – 60
SIIB52 – 53
SIBM Bangalore50 – 52
SIMS44 – 45
SITM/SIOM40 – 42



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