SNAP GK 2017 – How to prepare for General Knowledge Section in One Week?

Monday, December 11th, 2017


SNAP GK 2017 - How to prepare for General Knowledge Section in One Week

SNAP is just one week away and the section that is probably the most scoring one is also the most neglected one. Till a few years ago, GK in SNAP used to be weird and I mean really really weird. They used to ask questions like ‘How many hearts does an Octopus have?’. Thankfully, things have improved in the past couple of years. I have given the paper for SNAP 2016 below and that would help you understand the kind of questions that get asked.

General Knowledge Course for IIFT / XAT / SNAP

a) 50+ Videos on Important Topics
b) Detailed Documents for Current Affairs and Static GK
c) Monthly Updates with sets of questions
d) 5 GK mocks for IIFT and 5 GK mocks for XAT

Know More    

Key features of General Knowledge (GK) questions in SNAP

  1. They would primarily focus on current affairs over the last 6 to 9 months.
  2. The main areas they would cover will be:
    • Sports
    • Technology
    • Entertainment
    • Politics
    • Awards and Prizes
  3. The questions would be straight forward (unlike IIFT 2017) which you can attempt in less than a second.
  4. Most (not all) of the questions would be based on popular topics and events and not stuff that you haven’t heard of.
  5. Popular events that made the news headlines in 2017 would be at the top.

Topics to focus on for General Knowledge for SNAP 2017

If you are a member of our online General Knowledge course, we would suggest that you focus on the following sections:

Section 2 – Factopedia: Video Tutorials on General Knowledge 2017

Section 4 – World This Month – GK 2017

Section 11 – Current Affairs – Important Presentations

Section 14 – Current Affairs – Monthly Updates

Section 16 / 17 – GK Mocks

To cover this, you would need approximately 10-12 hours. I hope you will be able to find that amount of time in the last week of your preparation.

If you are not a member of our online General Knowledge course, we have shared some blogposts in the recent past that would really help you prepare.

Mergers and Acquisitions

In this blog post we cover Mergers and Acquisition activity from this decade.

This list is focused more on Mergers from 2017 and 2016 because the chances of questions being asked on recent events are a lot higher.

Learn more about Mergers and Acquisitions

Books and Authors

Questions on books and authors are very popular with entrance examinations. SNAP has had 2 questions almost every year based on books and authors. More often than not, the books about which questions get asked are related to business or biographical sketches of the famous businessmen.

Know More about Books and Authors

Heads of Important Organizations

In this post we cover heads of important organizations of India and around the world. Questions on this topic have been asked quite frequently in the SNAP GK section. Typically, the questions are based on recent changes.

Know More about Heads of Important Organizations

General Knowledge (GK) Questions from 2016

  1. Football club has been promoted to the Premier League Season 2016–17.

Ans: Burnley

 

  1. Who won the 2016 Nobel Prize for Literature?

Ans: Bob Dylan

 

  1. Who will take over as the new UN Secretary General?

Ans: Antonio Guterres

 

  1. Who beat Michael Phelops in Rio to claim Singapore‟s first ever Gold Medal in the Olympics.

Ans: Joseph Schooling

 

  1. Which country did Germany defeat to clinch the FIFA World Cup trophy in 2014?

Ans: Argentina

 

  1. The Kigali Agreement is related to

Ans: Phasing down the use of Hydrofluorocarbons

 

  1. This Indian company was listed among the Top 50 global R&D spenders in 2015.

Ans: Tata Motors

 

  1. Which tournament is known as Women‟s “Davis Cup”?

Ans: Fed Cup

 

  1. Who retired in December 2015 as Chairperson of HSBC India.

Ans: Naina Lal Kidwai

 

  1. The project has been launched in to make National Highways free of Railway Crossings?

Ans: Setu Bharatam

General Knowledge Course for IIFT / XAT / SNAP

a) 50+ Videos on Important Topics
b) Detailed Documents for Current Affairs and Static GK
c) Monthly Updates with sets of questions
d) 5 GK mocks for IIFT and 5 GK mocks for XAT

Know More    

 

  1. Who is the first African-American whose portrait will appear on the new series US$20 currency

notes?

Ans: Harriet Tubman

 

  1. The Oscar 2016 Best Movie?

Ans: Spotlight

 

  1. Who is the youngest cricketer to score 10000 test runs?

Ans: Alistair Cook

 

  1. Indian scientist was honored by the International Astronautical Federation‟s Hall of Fame award in 2016.

Ans: U R Rao

 

  1. The first Muslim mayor of London?

Ans: Sadiq Khan

 

  1. The organization recently signed an agreement to acquire LinkedIn?

Ans: Microsoft

 

  1. Flipkart acquired this fashion portal in July 2016?

Ans: Jabong

 

  1. Which operation was launched to evacuate Indians stranded in South Sudan in July 2016?

Ans: Ankat Mochan

 

  1. The Lata Mangeshkar Award for Lifetime Achievement in 2016 is given to.

Ans: Uttam Singh

 

  1. The world‟s largest solar power plant at a single location is in

Ans: Kamuthi, Tamil Nadu

 

  1. The name of Google‟s instant messenger is

Ans: Allo

 

  1. Which organization took control of Time Warner Cable?

Ans: Charter Communications

 

  1. The current Vice President of USA is?

Ans: Joe Biden

 

  1. Which tenhnology company did Dell Inc, acquire in 2016 and create the largest technology merger in history?

Ans: EMC Corp

 

  1. Match the following persons to the position they hold

Ans: Janet Yellen – US Fed Reserve Urjit Patel – RBI

 

  1. The Paralympian was sentenced to six and half years of imprisonment in 2016 for the murder of his girlfriend.

Ans: Oscar Pistorius

 

  1. The mini satellite developed by engineering students of Pune, and launched by ISRO

Ans: Swayam

 

  1. Which animal carried out an attack at Disneyland, killing a 2 years old boy?

Ans: Alligator

 

  1. British MP was shot to death in 2016

Ans: Jo Cox

 

  1. The most realistic humanoid robot did China unveil recently?

Ans: Jia Jia

 

We got this paper as a PDF that was shared by BullsEye.

While there is no short cut to scoring more in an exam but what a lot of students do is to completely ignore the General Knowledge section in SNAP. Please do not do that. Most students study for anywhere from 6 months to 1 year to prepare for Quantitative Aptitude and Reading Comprehension, but they do not give even few hours to General Knowledge. Those are the students who miss out on some easy marks. I seriously hope that you are not one of those students. I seriously hope that you would put in the required hours to prepare for SNAP General Knowledge and ace that particular section.

Other posts related to General Knowledge

How to prepare for General Knowledge (GK) for IIFT
Mergers and Acquisitions 2017 for General Knowledge Preparation for IIFT / XAT / SNAP
Books and Authors important for General Knowledge (GK) Preparation for IIFT, XAT, SNAP
Heads of Important Organizations of India and the World for General Knowledge Preparation
GK Tips – List of Longest, Largest, Highest, Tallest Places around the World and in India
IIFT Mock Test for the General Knowledge (GK) Section
IIFT 2017 General Knowledge Questions Answers and Expected Cutoff
XAT General Knowledge (GK) Previous Year Papers with Questions and Answers – 2017

General Knowledge Course for IIFT / XAT / SNAP

a) 50+ Videos on Important Topics
b) Detailed Documents for Current Affairs and Static GK
c) Monthly Updates with sets of questions
d) 5 GK mocks for IIFT and 5 GK mocks for XAT

Know More    

Best of luck for SNAP 2017!

Ravi Handa,

Founder and Mentor,

Handa Ka Funda

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