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About Preliminary Contest:
- Date: 28th October, 2015
- Time: 06:00 PM to 09:00 PM
Rules and Regulations
- The contest will be conducted over the Internet. It is a team event. A team consists of 3 contestants.
- Only those teams whose registration formalities are cleared, will be eligible to participate in the contest.
- You have to login with the team login id and password that has been sent to you via email. Login can be done even before the start time of the contest.
- Please do not post strategy, suggestions or tips in the comments during a live contest. Posting questions, clarifying the problem statement is ok.
- Comments will be published only after admin approval during the contest. If you are unsure, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
- You can also send your queries in an email to email@example.com, during the contest.
- Compiler versions are mentioned here. You are requested to use the same environment for the contest. Hosting institution cannot take the responsibility in case your program doesn’t work in the platform.
- Judge's decision will be treated as final. No correspondence in this regard will be entertained.
- Regional Site will not be responsible for any internet failure during the online contest at the contestant's site.
- Each participating team must submit solutions within 3 hours from the contest start time as mentioned in the submission procedure.
- Any type of plagiarism activities found during the contest may lead to disqualification of the team from the other three ACM-ICPC sites. Posting the source code online without the intention of sharing the code is also considered as cheating.
- Rank list is published only after removing the name of teams who are found cheated. Please note that the team who tries to compile the source code in any online compilers and if the same is copied by any other team, both the teams will be disqualified. In the case of disqualified teams, appeal shall be submitted by the coach alone. Requests by the contestants will not be entertained.
- All participants are expected to abide by the Code Of Conduct
- You will receive one point for solving a problem (passing all test cases - no partial credit), regardless of the level of difficulty of that problem.
- Teams are ranked according to the most problems solved. Ties will be broken by the total time for each team in ascending order of time.
- Compilation error will not count towards the penalty.
- The total time is the sum of the time consumed for each problem solved. The time consumed for a solved problem is the time elapsed from the beginning of the contest to the submittal of the first accepted run plus 20 penalty minutes for every previously rejected run for that problem. There is no time consumed for a problem that is not solved.
- Each program will be tested based on our critical test data. A program will be considered as correct if its output matches with our output against our critical test data.
- Selection of Teams may or may not reflect the Ranking of the Teams. For selection of the team procedure read below.
- The teams which have not solved any problem will be eliminated from the ranking list.
- From the remaining teams (after removing teams from 1) the top-ranked team from every Institution will be selected and sorted by their open ranking list. From this list the top 90 teams will be selected for onsite.
- The remaining teams (after removing the teams selected by step (2) will be sorted by their open ranking (ie. all teams which have solved at least 1 problem, and have not been selected in Step (2)
- The top 30 teams from the list obtained from step 3 will also be selected for onsite contest, but ensuring that no Institute has more than 5 teams being selected in total.
- In total, 120 teams will be selected or onsite contest and no institute will have more than 5 teams representing it.
- Programs can be submitted in any Language. You can find about the compiler options in each language here.
- For C/C++ programs use GNU C/ GNU C++ (Command: gcc/g++ file.c) compilers. (For C use gcc-4.9.2 compiler, for C++ use gcc-4.9.2 compiler)
- For Java programs, use javac8. Use the usual commands: javac for compilation and java for running the program.
- For more info on the environment, you are advised to read environment details, compilers list and our FAQ
28/10/2015, 06:45 PM IST: The contest has been extended by 10 mins. It will now end at 09:10 hrs IST.
28/10/2015, 06:30 PM IST: All the participants are requested to go through the selection criteria in the rules section