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- Date: 31st October, 2015
- Time: 04:00 to 06:30 PM
About Preliminary Contest:
The Preliminary Online Contest for the selection of the teams for the onsite contest to be held in NITTR, Kolkata on 25 and 26 December 2015 has been scheduled on Saturday, 31 October, 2015. It is open to teams from Indian institutions as well as teams from institutions abroad. All teams desiring to participate at the ACM-ICPC Kolkata Site Contest must register and participate in this online contest.
Because of the limited number of available slots in Kolkata Site Contest, we have decided the following:
- The Online contest will be open to all teams who have completed the registration formalities.
- All registered teams have to participate in the online contest which will be held on Saturday, 31st October 2015 from 04:00 PM to 06:30 PM (IST).
- Only top few teams with better performance in the online contest will be advanced for the Kolkata Site contest to be held on 25 and 26 December 2015.
- Programs are to be written in C, C++ or Java only. 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
Rules and Regulations
- The contest will be conducted over the Internet. It is a team event. A team consists of 3 contestants.
- Teams whose registration formalities are completed are only 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.
- You are not allowed to discuss strategy, suggestions or tips in the comments with anyone other than contestants of your team during the contest. However, posting question or clarification to the contest manager to clarify the problem statement is allowed.
- Comments will be published only after admin approval during the contest. If you are unsure, email us at email@example.com
- You can also send your queries in an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, 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.
- 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.
- Organizing Institute will not be responsible in case any program does not work at our environment. So try to use one of the mentioned compiler versions.
- Selected teams will be notified by email/website on or before 16 November, 2015. Judges' decision will be treated as final. No correspondence in this regard will be entertained.
- Kolkata Site will not be responsible for any internet failure during the contest at the contestants’ site.
- Each participating team must submit solutions during the contest period.
- 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.
Selection Procedure for On-site Contest:
- There are 60 seats available for the on-site contest.
- All teams will be divided into groups where each group consists of all teams of the same Institute or School.
- All teams of the same group will be ranked with respect to their performances.
- To get a seat by a group for the on-site contest, a team of that group has to submit at least one correct program. An attempt will be made to provide a seat for the on-site contest to the best ranked team of that group.
- In case it is found that the number of selected teams in this process is less than the available seats, best ranked teams among the non-selected teams will be considered to fill the remaining seats.
- In case it is found that the number of selected teams is more than the available seats, worst ranked teams among the selected teams will not be given the seats for the on-site contest.