TISSNET 2017 Exam Analysis
SIBM Cutoff: 70-73, SCMHRD Cutoff: 68-70

SNAP 2016 Exam Analysis


So, the last major MBA entrance of 2016 is over. As declared by SNAP earlier, the test had some major changes this year: 1 marker Reasoning questions in place of 2 markers, 40 Reasoning questions in place of 30, 30 questions in GK in place of 40, only Current Affairs in GK. The overall difficulty level of SNAP 2016 was at par with that of SNAP 2015.

We must NOT compare the cutoffs for SIBM and SCMHRD based on SNAP 2016 with those of SNAP 2015 as in 2015 the total marks was 180 and this year it is 150 for the same number of questions.

Suggested time and attempts

Sections Time (min) Good Attempts Good Net Score
Quantitative Aptitude 40 22-25 19-20
Reasoning 35 22-24 17-18
Verbal Ability 30 30-32 22-24
General Awareness 15 19-20 14-15
Total 120 90-95 70-75

Likely cutoffs (Score) for SIBM - Pune and SCMHRD


General SC ST/DA
SIBM P 70-73 48-49 45
SCMHRD 68-70 47-48 43

SNAP 2016 General English Section Analysis


This section was dominated by vocabulary with as many as 18 out of 40 questions being from this area. There were 2 RC passages of around 550 words each; these passages were taken from The Economist and Sciencedaily. The passages were not very easy to read but the questions based on them were pretty straight forward.

The detailed break-up of the section is given as follows:

Topic Number of questions Difficulty
Reading Comprehension 11 Esay
Vocabulary 12 Easy to moderate
Analogy 3 Easy to Moderate
Logical Conclusion 3 Easy
Para-jumbles 3 Easy
FIB - Vocabulary based 4 Moderate to Difficult
FIB - Grammar based 4 Easy

SNAP 2016 Quantitative Aptitude Section Analysis


This section was a mixed bag. There were some very doable questions interspersed almost throughout the section. There were 2-3 incorrect questions as well. A few questions had superfluous data.

The detailed break-up of the section is given as follows:

Topic Number of questions Difficulty
Percentages, PLD 3 Moderate
R&P 2 Easy
TSD, Work 3 Easy-Moderate
Number System 8 Moderate
Algebra 3 Easy
Geometry, Mensuration 6 Moderate-Tough
P&C 2 Easy
Probability 2 Easy
Trigonometry + Log 1 Easy
Set Theory 1 Moderate
DI-Pie Chart 6 Easy
Puzzles 3 Tough

SNAP 2016 Reasoning Section Analysis

This section has been troubling students for the last 2-3 years in SNAP. Though the marks per question came down to 1 from 2 last year, there was no perceptible change in the difficulty level. There were 10-12 absolutely doable questions here, and the trick was to not miss out on many of them.

The detailed break-up of the section is given as follows:

Topic Number of questions Difficulty
Blood Relation 2 Easy-Moderate
Coding Decoding 1 Easy
Series 2 Difficult
Visual reasoning 3 Difficult
Missing Number 5 Easy-moderate
Linear Arrangement 1 Easy
Mathematical 14 Easy-Difficult
Matrix 1 Easy
CR 2 Easy
Puzzles 5 Moderate-Difficult
Input Output 4 Easy

SNAP 2016 General Awareness Section Analysis


For those students who were prepared on Current Affairs, a major part of this section was a cakewalk. The beauty of the section was that the questions were almost equally divided across different areas within Current Affairs.

The detailed break-up of the section is given as follows:

Topic Number of questions
Polity                      6
Sports 5
Business & Finance 6
Arts & Culture 3
Science & Technology 5
Miscellaneous 5
We wish all the students luck for SNAP results as well as TISSNET and XAT 2017!!! Happy new year!

Disclaimer: Edmyt will not reproduce actual questions of SNAP 2016 in any way.