In order to register, you need to have an active CodeChef account. To register for SnackDown
2021 please click here.
When does the registration for SnackDown 2021 end?
The registrations will close at the end of the
qualification round. For details and timings regarding the qualification round, kindly refer
to the schedule.
I am a recent pass out of a
school/college/university. What would be my Institution status?
The same institution from which you have
recently passed out will be considered, provided you haven't taken up your new academic
career or employment.
For further queries on this, you can reach us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I do not have a CodeChef account, can I still take part in the contest?
To take part in the contest, you must have a CodeChef account, with a
completed profile (fill up all the mandatory fields if you have not done so
If you do not have a CodeChef profile yet, do not fret, you can get one here.
The time of registration is mentioned on the Contest page.
Why is SnackDown 2021 not a team event?
SnackDown 2021 will be an Individual competition due to the ongoing pandemic situation. With
the current restrictions of maintaining social distancing, we deemed it imprudent to conduct
the contest in a team set-up. While we feel that team collaboration makes Snackdown a unique
event, we believe it’s safer not to risk the health and safety of our participants.We will
revert back to team based competition in the next iteration of SnackDown.
More details on the rounds and their timings
can be found on the schedule page.
How do I participate in the qualification round?
In order to take part in the qualification
you need to be registered for SnackDown, preferably well in advance (to avoid the
last-minute rush) before
start of the qualification round. Once you are registered and logged in with your individual
head over to the contest page:
and start submitting.
I am at the contest page, but I cannot see the questions.
Firstly, make sure that you are logged in with
the correct CodeChef ID. Then check if the contest has started. If you still do not see
get in touch with us immediately at: email@example.com
We will help you with the issue.
How many participants will move to the pre-elimination round?
All the participants in the top 1500 ranks
from Round 1A and top 1500 ranks from Round 1B will be qualified for the pre-elimination
How will I know I qualified for the pre-elimination round?
If you are in the top 1500 ranks from Round
1A or Round 1B you are automatically eligible for the pre-elimination rounds. Additionally,
we will also be sending an email to all the selected participants.
How many participants will move into the elimination round from the
Top 500 participants and additional 80 reserved
slots will be moved to the elimination round from the pre-elimination round.
I missed the cut in the first online round 1A, can I take part in the second
online round 1B?
All the participants who miss the top 1500
cut-off in the 1st online round 1A will still be eligible for the second online round 1B.
However, if you have already qualified for the pre-elimination round, you will not be
allowed to take part in the 2nd online round 1B round.
What is the eligibility criterion for participating in SnackDown?
Anyone with a knack for programming, and an
I am an Unacademy/CodeChef employee, am I eligible to take part in the
contest, and will I be considered for prizes?
Employees of Unacademy/CodeChef or any of its business verticals can take part in the
contest, but they will not be eligible for the Global & Indian cash prizes.