The analysis of SNAP’13 was an interesting exercise.

After the test, the consensus was that SNAP’13 was very similar to SNAP’12 and many felt that due to a slightly difficult English section the scores could fall marginally. The data submitted by all of you however gave a slightly different picture.

SNAP’13 data is unusual – higher average and lower standard deviation as compared to SNAP’12. This means a higher number of easy questions allowing the average to rise but getting the high score was still difficult since the number of difficult questions was the same. Overall, the data suggests that the difficulty level of SNAP’13 is the same as that of SNAP’12 when seen from the perspective of getting a call from the top SNAP institutes.

If the SNAP score was the only criteria for interview calls then the cutoffs for SNAP’13 would have been almost the same as that of SNAP’12. However this year there is a googly in the form of Academic Profile score. This year, as per the SNAP bulletin, the SNAP institutes will shortlist candidates on the basis of the sum of SNAP score (out of 40) and Academic Profile score (out of 10). This total score will be used to calculate the percentiles and hence the cutoffs. Thus, the cutoffs this year will be an interesting mix of SNAP’13 score, AP score and the category.

The table below gives our estimate of the cutoff marks (out of 50) based on your inputs. The percentile cutoffs have been assumed to be the same as that of last year based on the following:

  1. The number of candidates who have taken SNAP’13 is almost the same as that of SNAP’13.
  2. The number of applicants in each institute this year will be similar to the number of applicants last year.
  3. The institutes will maintain the same ratio of number of interview calls to seats.

The SNAP’12 cutoff percentile was not available for some of the reserved categories in a few institutes and has been estimated by us. It is safe to assume that the cutoffs for these categories will be significantly less than that of general category. Some of these programs do receive so few applications that all reserved category students will definitely get interview calls.

General SC ST DA KM
SIBM, Pune – MBA 33.75 24.81 20.00 19.88 28.77
SCMHRD – MBA 32.15 26.90 22.31 22.40 27.38
SIBM, Bengaluru – MBA 29.29 21.30 16.83 16.95 24.14
SCMHRD – MBA (IM) 29.29 21.30 16.83 16.95 24.14
SIIB – MBA (IB) 27.60 18.89 10.85 13.95 22.71
SITM – MBA (TM) 26.65 17 14 14 21
SIOM, Nasik – MBA (OM) 26.29 19.40 17.65  14 21
SIIB – MBA (E&E) 22.50 19.23 13.15 15.58 17.95
SSBM – MBA (BM) 25.12 17 13 13 16
SIMC, Pune – MBA (CM) 23.21 15 11 11 15
SCIT – MBA (ITBM) 23.25 14 11 11 14
SIIB – MBA (AB) 21.65 21.40 11.52 12.00 10.00
SICSR – MBA (IT) 22.53  14 10 10 12
SIMC, Bengaluru – MBA (CM) 22.25  14 10 10 12
SIHS – MBA (H&HM) 20.86  13 9 9 10

SIMS – MBA: Only for wards of defense personnel:
General   : 21.45
Defence Special :   5.93
Sponsored candidates  : 20.88


  1. Cells marked in yellow indicate absence of last year’s cutoff data and we have provided the estimated cutoff for those institutes/programs/categories.
  2. Actual cutoffs for 2014-16 will depend on number of applicants (from different categories) to the different institutes/programs.