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SNAP 2017 Analysis, Question Paper, Answer Key & Cut off

Last Updated - December 17, 2017

Symbiosis National Aptitude Test (SNAP) was successfully held on December 17, 2017 across 102 centres. SNAP is an examination conducted every year by Symbiosis International University for the students who want to get admission into MBA programme. The conducting authority will soon release SNAP 2017 Answer Key and Analysis. However, based on the analysis of some of the top SNAP Coaching Institutes, we have curated the paper analysis below.

SNAP Question Paper comprised of 150 objective type questions that were asked from General English, Quantitative Data, Interpretation & Data Sufficiency, General Awareness and Analytical & Logical Reasoning. The difficulty level of the questions was easy to moderate.

With the help of SNAP answer key, candidates will be able to analyze their performance and predict an approximate SNAP Result. As per the marks scored by the candidates, SNAP cut off will be released in the month of January 2018. Students who scored more than the cut off marks will only be eligible for admission to various management programmes in the desired participating institutes.

SNAP 2017 Analysis

The overall analysis of SNAP 2017 is given below:

SectionsExpected time for section in minutesNumber of Good AttemptsExpected Marks
General English3030-3222-24
Quantitative Ability4020-2218-20
General Awareness8-108-103-4
Analytical & Logical Reasoning4016-1814-16

Read SNAP 2016 Paper Analysis and Expected Cut off

SNAP 2017 Sectional Analysis

1. General English

  • There were 2 passages of Reading Comprehension which were long, had very easy and simple questions
  • In this section, questions were also asked from Synonyms, Antonyms, Analogies, Idioms and Phrases.
  • The questions asked from Para-jumble and Critical reasoning was not very difficult.
  • The paper is also having 10 various types fill in the blank questions. Out of 10, four of them were single blank and a single word, two of them were the word meaning and rest of the four were homonyms.
  • So, the overall difficulty level of this section was Easy-to-Moderate.

The following table shows the difficulty level of sub-topics, along with the total number of questions asked:

Sub-TopicNo. Of QuestionsDifficulty Level
Fill in the Blanks (Single Blank)4Easy
Fill in the Blanks (Single Blank, with same meaning)2Easy
Fill in the Blanks (Homonyms)4Easy to Moderate
Idioms and Phrases2Easy
Para Jumbles3Easy to Moderate
Critical Reasoning2Easy to Moderate
Reading Comprehension11Easy

2. Quantitative Ability

  • Questions in this section were of easy to the moderate difficulty level.
  • Most of the questions involve a lot of calculations, making the section tough and lengthy.
  • Algebra contained the highest weight-age
  • Students should have to spent about 40 minutes to find at least 22 to 25 easy questions
Sub-TopicNo. Of QuestionsDifficulty Level
Number System1Easy
Probability 3Moderate
Data Interpretation20Moderate
Data Sufficiency8Easy
Reasoning and Puzzles3Moderate

3. General Awareness

  • In this section, there were only current affair questions. It is a good mix of questions from all the areas of current affairs.
  • The level of difficulty of these questions were easy to moderate
Sub-TopicNo. Of QuestionsDifficulty Level
Persons8Easy to Moderate
Business Awareness6Easy to Moderate
Sports5Easy to Moderate
Current Affairs – Science & Technology4Easy to Moderate
Current Affairs – Awards3Easy to Moderate
Government Programmes2Easy to Moderate
Current Affairs – Geography1Easy

4. Analytical & Logical Reasoning

  • The level of Analytical & Logical Reasoning section was moderate.
  • There were also questions from Visual Reasoning. To solve questions of this section, students must have some factual information.
Sub-TopicNo. Of QuestionsDifficulty Level
Critical Reasoning4Moderate
Deductive Logic & Logical Consistency3Difficult
Logical Reasoning6Moderate
Visual Reasoning2Difficult
Cross Word1Moderate
Miscellaneous12Average to Difficult

SNAP 2017 Expected Cut off

In the paper, there is a negative marking of 0.25 marks for each wrong answer. After the declaration of result, SNAP 2017 cut off will be released to shortlist students. All the participating institutes release their individual cut off based on the  following factors such as:

  • Number of candidates appearing for SNAP
  • Total numbers of candidates who pass SNAP 2017.
  • Difficulty level of the question paper
  • Availability of seats

SNAP Section-wise Cut off

Expected SNAP Cut offGeneralSCSTDAKM
Quantitative Aptitude25.9516.2410.6010.8319.18
Verbal Ability28.751811.751221.25
Logical Reasoning23.1514.499.469.6617.11
General Awareness2515.6510.2110.4318.47

SNAP Institute-wise Cut off

SIBM, Pune10166434478
SIBM, Bangalore95442-71
SCMHRD, Pune9568405274
SIIB, Pune9157-3372
SITM, Pune66911018
SIMC, Pune58----

SNAP 2017 cut off by Experts

SNAP 2017 InstitutesTIMEIMSVistamindHitbullseyeCareer Launcher
SIBM Pune68-7068-7060-6272+75+
SCMHRD Pune63-6564-6658-6072+73+
SIIB Pune56-60N/A52-5368+68+
SIBM Bangalore56-60N/A50-5268+68+
SIBM HyderabadN/AN/AN/A62+N/A
SITM HyderabadN/AN/A40-4262+N/A
SIOM HyderabadN/AN/A40-4262+N/A
SIMS (Energy/ Agriculture)N/AN/A44-4554+N/A



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