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- All the problems will be partially graded and you will get score for passing certain test data (except tie-breaker problem). You will receive hundred (100) point for solving a problem (passing all test cases).
- The details of the failed test cases will also be visible on your solution page (except challenge problem)
- You can submit solutions as many times as you'd like, there are no penalties for incorrect submissions.
- Each contest will have one min/max tie breaker problem, where the best solution will receive one point and all other solutions will receive a fraction based how close they come to the best solution
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- The score that you will see during the contest will only be partial (obtained on 20% of the test data).
- The submissions will be re-judged at the end of the contest to get full score (obtained on the whole test data).
- The number of submissions that one can make during the contest on the problem will be limited to 500.
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Note: As a contestant, you are responsible for making sure others don't access the code that you submit. If you're on a network or shared computer, or using an online development environment, make sure that other contestants don't have access to your code. If you use Ideone, make sure to mark your submission "private" (not secret)".
09/01/2015, 21:30 IST: In ONEKING, the time limit have been changed and all the TLE solutions from the problems have been rejudged.
02/01/2015, 15:20 IST: Have you tried CodeChef’s "Code, Compile & Run" It’s pretty cool. Try it out by pressing Ctrl+; and typing "ide"
- You can see ranking here
- Time Limit in problem GCDQ has been increased to 3 secs. All the solutions will be rejudged too.
- In the problem SEAVOTE, problem statement is modified so as to clear it more with adding one more sample. Also explanation of samples has been added. We hope that problem is more clear now.
- There was extra spaces in one of files of CHEFSTON, now it is updated, Non accepted submissions will be rejudged.
- All submissions on ONEKING has been put on rejudge as time limit has been increased to 2 secs. Also factor for Python and Ruby has been increased from 3 to 5. In future, if you feel that factor for some particular language should be changed, please drop us a mail at email@example.com