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
|Quantitative Ability||Moderate to Difficult|
|General English||Moderate to Difficult|
|Analytical & Logical Reasoning||Moderate|
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|
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|
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 type||No of questions||Level of Difficulty|
|Idioms and phrases||4||Moderate|
|Identify parts of speech||2||Tough|
|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|
|Current affairs- Science & Technology||5||Easy-Moderate|
|Current affairs-Miscellaneous GK||3||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.