Team size : Only Individual Participation is allowed | Ages : The online prelims are open for everybody, however only school students will be eligible for Onsite Finals and prizes. The participant must be studying in an Indian school in a class between VI to XII (or equivalent).
“Code to fight, Code to survive, Code to win”
A competitive programming contest exclusively for school students.
ProCon Junior is a competitive programming contest exclusively for school students. The event will involve problems based on basic data structures and algorithms (those which are a part of ZCO/ZIO) viz. binary search, dynamic programming, ad hoc and basic graph theory. The event aims at promoting the sport of competitive programming amongst school students and also consolidate their preparation for IOI (International Olympiad of Informatics). Competitive programming leads to improvement of skill in problem solving, languages and programming in general. We believe that the early exposure is very beneficial to students. Hence, we want to reward the students who have put in their time and effort in competitive programming. The event will take place as a series of 2 rounds - 1. Online prelims (Time slot: 2.5 hours) An open contest hosted on the Codechef prior to Esya, where we select participants who have solved more than X problems to participate in the onsite round. This round has a larger number of questions which are comparatively simpler and do not cover the intricacies of the aforementioned concepts. The main idea is to select the participants who have an idea of these concepts and can solve the basic problems. It will be held on 11th August 2018. Consisting of 6-7 independent problems, the participants will have 2.5 hours to prove their mettle. 2. Onsite finals - (Time slot: 2 hours) A private contest onsite on the day of Esya (17th August) where the selected finalists compete. This round is comparatively tougher with the aim to select the participants who have a sound knowledge of the aforementioned concepts. The questions will not be trivial and would require depth in knowledge to solve.
Please do not discuss strategy, suggestions or tips in the comments during a live contest. Posting questions clarifying the problem statement is ok.
Discussing problems or any aspect of problem, on any other platform on web, on identification, could lead to disqualification from the contest.
Allowed languages: C, C++, Java, Python.
Each program will be tested based on our critical test data. However, output and input should be exactly as specified in the samples provided
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for any queries during the contest.
All problems have a binary grading. You will be given 100 points only if you pass all the testcases.
You can submit solutions as many times as you'd like, there is 10 minutes time penalty for incorrect submissions. Only your best correct submission will be considered.
Those who achieve the score first will be placed higher in the rank list in case of a tie.
The decision of the organizers in declaring the results will be final. No queries in this regard will be entertained.
Any participant found to be indulging in any form of malpractice will be immediately disqualified.