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SNAP Question Paper Analysis and Answer KeyGet here the detailed SNAP Test 2017 Analysis. Symbiosis International University is conducting the MBA Entrance Exam in the month of Dec 2017. After the Symbiosis National Aptitude Test (SNAP) is held, SNAP Test Analysis 2017 will be published that indicates difficulty level of exam, type of questions asked, expected cut offs. Candidates who have appeared in the exam can go through the analysis of the exam here while waiting to check result and download score card.

SNAP 2017 Question Paper, SNAP 2017 Answer Key and SNAP 2017 Analysis

We will be updated SNAP Test 2017 analysis based on test-taker feedback, and review of education experts soon here.

Last year SNAP Test 2017 analysis is given below.

Symbiosis National Aptitude Test is designed to test candidate’s ability and aptitude for MBA program. Accordingly, The Symbiosis National Aptitude Test, commonly known as SNAP is an exam of 2 hours duration. The exam shall contain 150 questions divided into four sections. Each wrong answer attracts 25% negative marks.

Section No of Questions Total Marks
General English: Reading Comprehension, Verbal Reasoning, Verbal Ability 40 40
Quantitative, Data Interpretation & Data Sufficiency 40 40
Current Affairs (of last 2 years) 30 30
Analytical & Logical Reasoning 40 40
Total 150 150

SNAP Analysis and Expected Cut Off 2016

Will I Get Selected For SIU Admission?

When you appear for SNAP Test, you essentially get a score in the exam, which you get to know of through SNAP Result 2016. In addition you also have to send online application to the institute / institutes interested in studying. Once application form reaches institute / institutes along with fee payment, they go through all documents. After that the institute / institutes check requisite qualifications for admission. Admission Committee goes through candidate profile and evaluates suitability for admission. Ultimately the institutes shortlist applications based on various factors they have decided for admission 2017-19. This includes SNAP score, previous academic track record, statement of purpose, letters of recommendation, work experience and achievements (if any).

Immediately after appearing in SNAP Test you can get an idea of whether you will get shortlisted or not by going through last year SNAP Cut Offs.

Check Past Year Cut Off of SNAP

SNAP 2016 Section Wise Analysis

Quantitative, Data Interpretation, and Data Sufficiency

Topic Number of questions
Clocks 2
Profit and loss 2
Speed time and distance 2
Alligations and mixtures 1
Partnership 1
Percentages 1
Work and time 1
HCF and LCM 3
Unit’s place 2
Factors 1
Indices and surds 1
Zeros 1
Others on numbers 1
Circles 1
Circles and Quadrilaterals 1
Circles and Triangles 1
Polygons 1
Quadrilaterals 1
Arithemetic Progression, Geometric Progression 4
Set theory 2
Logarith 1
Others in Modern Math 1
Polynomials 1
Data Interpretation Table 3
Data Interpretation Pie Chart 3
Others 1

SNAP Quant Analysis

Good attempt would be around 24 – 28 questions. Good score in Quantitative, Data Interpretation, and Data Sufficiency would be around 20 – 24. To attempt this section, around 35 minutes is sufficient.

General English: Reading Comprehension, Verbal Reasoning, Verbal Ability

Topic Number of questions
Reading comprehension 11
Fill in the blanks with single word 4
Fill in the blanks with homonym 4
Antonyms 3
Synonyms 3
Phrases 3
Para jumble 3
Analogy 3
Fill in the blanks with synonym 2
Compound word 1
Reasoning as strong / weak argument 1
Statement conclusion 1

SNAP English Analysis

Good attempt would be around 25 – 29 questions. Good score in General English: Reading Comprehension, Verbal Reasoning, Verbal Ability would be around 21 – 25. To attempt this section, around 30 minutes is sufficient.

Current Affairs

This section had questions on topics of current affairs that have happened in the last two years.

  • Out of the 30 questions, 19 were on national events and 11 on international events.
  • Around 12 questions were tough, 14 were moderately tough, 4 were easy.

SNAP 2016 Cut Offs

Each institute that will admit students as per SNAP Result 2016 will announce individual cut off. Symbiosis Institutes have different admission process that usually include analysis of candidate profile. They consider SNAP exam scores as well as educational qualification, work experience, co-curricular activities. According to education experts who have analyzed the SNAP 2016 question paper and overall feedback of test takers, expected cut offs are given.

Symbiosis Institute Cut Off (Expected)
SIBM Pune 67 – 75
SCMHRD 63 – 67
Others Around 70

Question Paper

Candidates are not allowed to take the question paper with them after the exam. Thus, the paper will not be directly available. Candidates may discuss their exam experience, and post questions in the discussion thread. We will try to compile the question paper, and post the solved paper here at the earliest.

Once the exam has been discussed with test aspirants, the question paper with solutions / answer keys will be published here. However, candidates may please note that this would be an unofficial version of the same.

This page is being updated. SNAP 2016 analysis is being reviewed as per inputs from test takers. The views, analysis, expected cut offs, are based on personal opinion. After due analysis of past years’ and this years’ papers, the analysis and expected cut offs have been published. However this is not an official analysis or cut off.

SNAP 2016 Result and Cut Off

Marks out of 150 will be scaled to 50. The chart used for final SNAP 2016 Merit List will be as follows.

Component Weight
SNAP Written Test 50
Group Exercise (GE) 10
Personal Interaction (PI) 30
Writing Ability Test (WAT) 10
Total 100

SNAP 2016 Result will be declared on January 9, 2017.

SNAP Previous Year Question Papers with Answers

Symbiosis National Aptitude Test Previous Year Question Papers with Answer Key are now available. Candidates can view / download SNAP Solved Questions Papers here.

Click here for SNAP Previous Year Question Papers

SNAP Question Paper Analysis and Answers is published. Detailed analysis of SNAP question paper along with solved answers, are given for MBA aspirants. Symbiosis National Aptitude Test was held on December for MBA admissions in Symbiosis International University. The SNAP Test is held in pen and paper format, and contains questions of 150 marks. The SNAP Question Paper, SNAP Answer Key, and SNAP Analysis is published here.

On the basis of the written exam, candidates will be shortlisted for GE-PI/WAT. Overall SNAP Percentile will be the determining factor to get shortlisted in the SNAP 2016 Results. The SNAP 2016 cut off will be published category wise on the respective institute’s website. The analysis of SNAP 2016 that is published here, will help candidates get an idea of the expected cut offs, and analyze their performance in the exam.

What do you think about the SNAP 2016 Exam Analysis? How do this year’s test takers and teachers feel about the type of questions asked in SNAP 2016 and what are your guesses on SNAP cut offs?. Please use the comment box below to let us know.

You can also read last year’s exam analysis below.


SNAP 2015 Analysis

Many students have opined that the Logical Reasoning section was as surprisingly tough as CAT. Also the General Knowledge section was the toughest of all sections.

Sectional analysis of each of the sections in SNAP 2015 exam is given below.

SECTION I: General English

This section contained general verbal questions on reading comprehensions, vocabulary, grammar.

  • One (1) Reading comprehension passage was there followed by five questions. The readability of RC passage was not very smooth albeit the questions were simple. Questions based on the RCs were easy and do-able.
  • This section had a dominant lot of questions on vocabulary.
  • Grammar based questions ranged from basic english vocabulary to punctuation, and active-passive voice. Some of the broad topics included migratory words, word usage, verbal analogy.
  • Other types of questions asked are sentence completion and sentence re-arrangements.
  • Other questions were based on spot the error, sentence correction.
  • Overall the section was moderately difficult.

Distribution of questions in SNAP 2015 Verbal Ability section was as follows.

Topic Questions
Sentence correction 2
Fill in the blanks (grammar based) 2
Fill in the blanks (vocabulary based) 2
Analogy 2
Odd one out 3
Idioms 4
Reading comprehension 5
Vocabulary 15

Good Attempt: 20-25 questions, in less than 30 minutes.

Good Score: 17-21.

SECTION II: Quantitative & Data Interpretation

Main focus of the QA DI section was number system and arithmetic.

  • Questions were based on Basic Algebra, Co-Ordinate Geometry, Calendars, Clocks, Geometry, Logarithms, Percentages, Profit & Loss, Probability, TSD.
  • One block of 4 questions was on Data Interpretation.
  • Candidate who has basic idea of mathematics, and quick in solving mathematical operations would be generally able to score well in this section.

Distribution of questions in SNAP 2015 Quantitative Aptitude section was as follows.

Topic Questions
Set theory 1
Age problem 1
Trigonometry 1
Permutation and Combination 1
Averages 1
Ratio and Proportion 1
Logarithm 2
Geometry and Mensuration 2
Puzzles 2
Profit and Loss 3
Time Speed Distance and Work 3
Algebra 3
Probability 3
Percentages and Interests 4
Data Interpretation and Charts 4
Number system 8

Good Attempt: 30-33 questions, in around 45 minutes.

Good Score: 25-30.

SECTION III: General Awareness

Questions are usually asked on business, economy, banking, commerce and current affairs. However this time questions on history proved to be very tedious for most test takers. Many students have been complaining after SNAP 2015 exam that the questions asked from History were quite unexpected.

Distribution of questions in SNAP 2015 General Awareness section was as follows.

Topic Questions
Polity 2
Business economy – Current affairs 2
Geography 4
Economy 4
History 7
Contemporary GK – Current affairs 10
Miscellaneous static GK 11

Many students have not been able to do very well, in their opinion, in this section. The average score of this section is not expected to be very high.

Good Attempt: 9-12 questions. Depending upon your knowledge of history, economy and geography, those who knew the questions, would not have taken long to complete with it; around 15 minutes.

Good Score: 6-9.

SECTION IV: Analytical & Logical Reasoning

Questions in this section are usually from coding decoding, blood relation. SNAP 2015’s Analytical and Logical Reasoning section witnessed questions from the following topics.

Distribution of questions in SNAP 2015 Reasoning section was as follows.

Topic Questions
Linear arrangement 1
CR 1
Blood relation, tree based 2
Series 2
Analogy 2
Puzzles 2
Statement argument 2
Selection 4
Mathematical 4
Coding decoding 5
Seating arrangement 5

Questions were of moderate difficulty level but took up a lot of time.

One block had four questions based on Venn diagrams, which was easy to solve.

Good Attempt: 17-21 questions, in about 50 minutes.

Good Score: 31-35.

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