A challenge where there's no difference between a 10th grader and a graduate
A problem solving tournament with a twist - participants are expected to know nothing about the topic at hand, and solve problems on a new topic which they learn during the test itself.
You’ll be given a handout on an exotic topic chosen by the problem setters. The handout would have reading material, examples, and questions. Your aim is to learn the new topic quickly, and answer the questions
There are no prerequisites apart from basic math skills and your problem solving abilities
You won’t be allowed to access the internet / any material other than what’s provided during the session
This will be a 2 round contest, all participants will attempt both rounds, their performance in both rounds will decide who wins.
Each round would be 60-75 minutes long. Time when you submit would be considered for tie breaking. Other than tie-breaking, there are no points for submitting sooner or later.