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SNAP Analysis and cut-off

Most of you knew the pattern of SNAP 2007 beforehand, thanks to the specification in the exam’s e-brochure. Symbiosis lived up to its reputation and came up with an easy paper. Based on these observations, the broad strategies to follow while attempting this paper should have been:

  1. The number of attempts should have been 100 or more; if your average accuracy in Mocks (total correct / total attempts) tops 90%+.
  2. Attempts of 110 – 120 would have sufficed; if your average accuracy hovers around 80-85%.
  3. You should have attempted about 130 or more questions; if your average accuracy is of the order of 70-75%.
  4. Since the paper was lengthy, you should have been selective about the questions to attempt, especially in QA and DI.

Since all the sections were easy, it was at your discretion to choose which one to attempt first. However, you should have started with Logical Reasoning, given that the questions were 2-markers. Then, you could have attempted GK, because it does not take up too much time. EU, which was by and large easy, should have been next. Subsequently, you could have attempted QA and DI.

The overall breakup, with detailed sectional analysis, is given below: Overview
Total time = 120 minutes.
Total questions =150. Each question had four choices.
Negative marking = 25% of the maximum marks of the question.

Section No. of questions Total Marks Suggested Time Possible Attempts Possible scores
Quantitative Ability, Data Interpretation & Data Sufficiency

40

40

35 minutes

20-25

15-16
Logical Reasoning & Analytical Reasoning

30

60

40 minutes

18-20

30-32

General Awareness: General knowledge, Current affairs, Business scenario

40

40

15 minutes

20-25

15-16

General English

40

40

30 minutes

30-35

25-26

Total

150

200

120 minutes

88-105

85-90

Most important thing about SNAP is that all the Symbiosis institutes release the overall cut-off and none of them is reported to consider sectional cut-offs so far. Hence, you should have spent ample time on the area(s) in which you consistently score well. Continue reading

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JMET 2007 – Analysis

Executive Summary

JMET 2007 provides no respite to the students. Overall, JMET 2007 could be considered difficult as compared to JMET 2006 except for Verbal communication section, which was a pleasant change from last year’s paper. Like last year, the paper had 4 sections- VC, LR, QA and DI. As compared to last year DI was difficult, LR was tricky but the section that stumped most of the students was QA.Verbal communication was a mix of medium and higher-level difficulty questions. Questions on grammar and RC were easy and do-able while those on vocabulary were slightly difficult and tricky.The paper consisted of 150 questions which were to be solved in 120 minutes. The paper was broadly divided into 4 sections where correct answers carried 1 mark and incorrect answers carried negative 0.25 marks each.

S. No. Institutes Ranks within which to expect a call Probable Cut offs

1

S.J.M. SOM, IIT Mumbai

300

52-55

2

Faculty of Management, IIT Delhi

600

50-52

3

V.G.SOM, IIT Kharagpur

1000

45

4

Other IITs and IISc

1600

40

Here is an overview of how you could have attempted this paper:

S. No. Section No. Of Questions No. Of Marks Possible Attempts Time Possible Scores

1

Verbal Communication

40

40

25

30

16-17

2

Logical Reasoning

40

40

25

30

16-18

3

Quantitative Ability

40

40

8

30

5-6

4

Data Interpretation

30

30

18

30

12-13

  Total

150

150

 

120

51-53

Disclaimer: Our expert faculty who have attempted the JMET 2007 paper decide these cut-offs. These may not be the actual cut-offs of JMET 2007. These are calculations based on our experience and expertise.

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JMET Trigonometry & Higher Maths

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JMET – Algebra

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