Comprehensive Analysis of SNAP 2017 Exam

Preeti Gupta updated on : 18 Dec 2017
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SNAP 2017 exam analysis is what students look for after the taking the test. Check comprehensive exam analysis here to predict your cutoffs for top colleges.

SNAP 2017 Exam Analysis

SNAP 2017 exam for admission to various MBA programmes was conducted on December 17, 2017, at various examination centres across India. The question paper had four sections including General English, Current Affairs, Quantitative Ability and Analytical & Logical Reasoning with 40, 30, 40 and 40 questions in each section respectively. Candidates got 120 minutes to solve all the questions.

It seems that this year is full of surprises for the students who applied for entrance exams for management courses. After CAT, IIFT, and MICAT, candidates got another surprise with SNAP. With the exam, it has been proved that this year, the Non-CAT exams have gone really tough for the test takers. It was not just the computer-based exam that shocked the candidates but also the question paper that was way different from the expectations. SNAP 2017 exam paper was nowhere similar to the papers seen in SNAP earlier. Further, the question paper also had infographics in Reasoning section, which was completed unexpected for the test takers.

Students found this year’s exam a bit difficult. Logical Reasoning was tricky while Data Interpretation was comparatively more time-consuming. Similarly, Verbal Ability was tricky while RCs were easy to moderate. The only chance for the candidates to score high marks was with RCs. Data Interpretation was also easy as it did not have too much calculation and had 2 easy sets to solve. Overall, the main objective of the question paper was to check students on speed, analytical skills, and logic.

SNAP 2017 Exam Overall Analysis

Sections

Overall difficulty

Quantitative Ability

Moderate to Difficult

General English

Moderate to  Difficult

Analytical & Logical Reasoning

Moderate

Current Affairs

Tough

Overall

Tough

Section wise SNAP 2017 Exam Analysis

SNAP 2017 Exam Analysis - Quantitative Ability

This section had 40 questions where 7 questions were on Data Interpretation and 33 questions were on Quantitative Ability. This section took the maximum time of the students as it had lengthy and time-consuming questions. Given below is the table of the type of questions asked in QA with the difficulty level.

Topic

No of questions

Difficulty Level

Percentages, SICI

6

Moderate

Set Theory

1

Easy

TSD, Work

3

Easy-Moderate

Series

2

Easy

Number System

4

Easy-Moderate

Algebra

3

Easy-Moderate

DI-Pie Chart

5

Moderate

Averages

2

Moderate

DI-Line Chart

2

Moderate

Probability

4

Easy-Moderate

P&L

1

Easy

Geometry

5

Moderate

P&C

2

Moderate

Total

40

Moderate

SNAP 2017 Exam Analysis  - Analytical & Logical Reasoning

This section had 40 questions with all varieties of questions possible in LR. Three sets of Symbol based blood relationship, Interpretation from graph and Number based arrangement had 5 questions each. Card Game based 2 questions were the speed breakers in the LR section. The section also had some unique and new cartoon picture and physics knowledge-based questions. Overall, Logical Reasoning was also the time-consuming section with more newly formed questions and some quant questions like a chessboard.

Topic

No of questions

Level of Difficulty

Mathematical

10-11

Moderate-Difficult

Direction

1

Moderate

Meaningful word  

1

Moderate

Blood Relation

5

Easy-Moderate

Analogy

2-3

Moderate

Input-output

1

Moderate

Visual Reasoning

2

Easy-Moderate

Clock

1

Easy

Series

2

Easy-Moderate

Game-Based

2-3

Moderate

Coding-decoding  

2-3

Easy-Moderate

Matrix

1

Moderate

Verbal Reasoning

1

Easy

Misc. Reasoning

6

Easy-Moderate

Total

40

Moderate

SNAP 2017 Exam Analysis - General English

This was the only section where the test takers could take a sigh of relief. The section was a mix of vocabulary based, reading comprehension, grammar and sentence rearrangement based questions. The question paper had 2 very straightforward but lengthy passages with 6 questions each. The only tricky part in VA was Parajumbles, but it was also only for the students who didn't practice grammar.

Question type

No of questions

Level of Difficulty

Synonym/Antonym

8

Tough

FIB (Vocab)

5

Moderate

Idioms and phrases

4

Moderate

Voice Change

2

Easy

Para Jumble

2

Easy

Verbal Analogy

2

Easy

Identify parts of speech

2

Tough

Word usage

2

Easy

Sentence correction

1

Easy

RC (2 passages)

6X2=12

Easy-Moderate

Overall

40

Moderate - Tough

SNAP 2017 Exam Analysis - Current Affairs

Current Affairs section was expected to have questions only on current affairs, but it also had a surprise element with questions based on last 15 days Business and Economic Affairs. The section had 30 questions on sports, business who's who, awards and tech related news. Apart from normal news areas, this section also had questions on Game of Thrones, Olympics sponsor, Disney deal, SMAC, the New organ found in the body etc.

Topic

Number of questions

Difficulty

Personalities

7

Moderate

Sports

4

Easy-Moderate

Current affairs- Science & Technology

5

Easy-Moderate

Current affairs-Awards

2

Easy-Moderate

Business Awareness

6

Easy-Moderate

Current affairs-Miscellaneous GK

3

Moderate

Current affairs-Geography

3

Easy-Moderate

Total

30

Moderate

So overall SNAP 2017 Exam was slightly tougher than last year, but students who prepared well for the exam can still manage to meet the cutoff and get a good score in SNAP 2017 exam result.

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