SNAP Exam Analysis

SNAP 2017 for admission to various MBA programmes in Symbiosis University was conducted on December 17, 2017, at various examination centres across India. The question paper had four sections - 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 the questions.

This year, the question paper was different from the expectations. SNAP 2017 exam paper was nowhere similar to the papers seen in SNAP earlier. Also, the question paper had Info Graphics in Reasoning section, which was completely unexpected for the test takers.

Quantitative Ability

This section had 40 questions where 7 questions were on Data Interpretation and 33 questions were on Quantitative Ability. This section had lengthy and time-consuming questions. Given below is the table of the type of questions asked in QA.

Topic No. of questions
Percentages, Interests 6
Set Theory 1
Time Speed Distance, Work 3
Series 2
Number System 4
Algebra 3
DI - Pie Chart 5
Averages 2
DI - Line Chart 2
Probability 4
Profit & Loss 1
Geometry 5
P & C 2
Total 40

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.

Topic No. of questions
Mathematical 10-11
Direction 1
Meaningful word   1
Blood Relation 5
Analogy 2-3
Input-output 1
Visual Reasoning 2
Clock 1
Series 2
Game-Based 2-3
Coding-decoding   2-3
Matrix 1
Verbal Reasoning 1
Others 6
Total 40

General English

The section was a mix of vocabulary based, reading comprehension, grammar and sentence rearrangement based questions. The question paper had 2 straight forward but lengthy passages with 6 questions each.

Question Type No. of questions
Synonym/Antonym 8
FIB (Vocabulary) 5
Idioms and phrases 4
Voice Change 2
Para Jumble 2
Verbal Analogy 2
Identify parts of speech 2
Word usage 2
Sentence Correction 1
RC (2 passages) 6 x 2 = 12
Total 40

Current 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 No. of questions
Personalities 7
Sports 4
Current affairs - Science & Technology 5
Current affairs - Awards 2
Business Awareness 6
Current affairs - Miscellaneous 3
Current affairs - Geography 3
Total 30