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Comprehensive Analysis of SNAP 2017 Exam

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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

SectionsOverall difficulty
Quantitative AbilityModerate to Difficult
General EnglishModerate to  Difficult
Analytical & Logical ReasoningModerate
Current AffairsTough
OverallTough

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.

TopicNo of questionsDifficulty Level
Percentages, SICI6Moderate
Set Theory1Easy
TSD, Work3Easy-Moderate
Series2Easy
Number System4Easy-Moderate
Algebra3Easy-Moderate
DI-Pie Chart5Moderate
Averages2Moderate
DI-Line Chart2Moderate
Probability4Easy-Moderate
P&L1Easy
Geometry5Moderate
P&C2Moderate
Total40Moderate

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.

TopicNo of questionsLevel of Difficulty
Mathematical10-11Moderate-Difficult
Direction1Moderate
Meaningful word1Moderate
Blood Relation5Easy-Moderate
Analogy2-3Moderate
Input-output1Moderate
Visual Reasoning2Easy-Moderate
Clock1Easy
Series2Easy-Moderate
Game-Based2-3Moderate
Coding-decoding2-3Easy-Moderate
Matrix1Moderate
Verbal Reasoning1Easy
Misc. Reasoning6Easy-Moderate
Total40Moderate

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 Para jumbles, but it was also only for the students who didn’t practice grammar.

Question typeNo of questionsLevel of Difficulty
Synonym/Antonym8Tough
FIB (Vocab)5Moderate
Idioms and phrases4Moderate
Voice Change2Easy
Para Jumble2Easy
Verbal Analogy2Easy
Identify parts of speech2Tough
Word usage2Easy
Sentence correction1Easy
RC (2 passages)6X2=12Easy-Moderate
Overall40Moderate – 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.

TopicNumber of questionsDifficulty
Personalities7Moderate
Sports4Easy-Moderate
Current affairs- Science & Technology5Easy-Moderate
Current affairs-Awards2Easy-Moderate
Business Awareness6Easy-Moderate
Current affairs-Miscellaneous GK3Moderate
Current affairs-Geography3Easy-Moderate
Total30Moderate

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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