CodeChef Monthly Programming Contests
About CodeChef Monthly Programming Contests: CodeChef was created as a community platform to help coders compete against each other and make it big in the world of computer programming. CodeChef conducts 3 rated contests every month with participation from programmers all across the globe. Each of the 3 contests has a different duration and a different style of ranking.
Who can participate: Our contests are open to programmers from all across the globe.
Divisions + Rating System: To ensure that users of all levels have problems to solve, we have two divisions based on their CodeChef rating. You can know in detail about the Divisions + Rating System here.
Prizes: As a token of motivation, we also give Cash Prizes and CodeChef Laddus to winners of the contest. However, our sole intention lies in making our users learn new concepts while competing.
Click below for the list of our ongoing, upcoming and past contests
CodeChef Long Challenges
About the contest: CodeChef’s Long Challenge is our signature monthly coding contest which spans a duration of 10 days. The coders compete while also improving their overall algorithmic knowledge. The 10 days contest duration gives one enough time to efficiently tackle a problem by reading the concepts one doesn’t know, and also gain practical experience by coding the solution to the problem, thus improving their skills significantly. The contest packs the excitement of coding with the fun of learning into one compelling challenge.
Schedule of the contest: The contest begins on the first Friday of every month at 15:00 hrs IST.
Duration of the contest: 10 Days
Ranking system: Long Challenge is a score based ranking style contest. The problems in the contest are partially graded and you are awarded a score when your code passes our test data.
About the contest: CodeChef Cook-Off is our signature monthly offering which runs for 2.5 hours. Programmers compete neck to neck for the top positions. This contest, unlike the Long Challenge, needs quick decisions and active coding skills to prove one’s might.
Schedule of the contest: You can compete in the Cook-Off on the second last Sunday of every month from 21:30 hrs IST.
Duration of the contest: 2.5 hours
Ranking system: Cook-Off is an ACM ranking style contest. The Chef awards one point for solving a problem, regardless of the level of difficulty of that problem. The solution must pass all the test cases as no partial credits are awarded. Wrong submissions have penalties, and ties are broken based on the time taken along with the penalties.
About the contest: CodeChef Lunchtime is our signature monthly challenge from the code kitchen that lasts for 3 hours. Top coders from across the globe compete neck to neck, to grab the best positions. The contest is designed for students of high school and middle school though we invite everyone to participate.
Schedule of the contest: You can pack your lunch boxes of code on the last Saturday of every month from 20:00 hrs IST.
Duration of the contest: 3 hours
Ranking system: This is an IOI ranking style contest. This means that the problems will be partially graded. You will be awarded partial points for passing certain subtasks. You can submit solutions as many times as you'd like, and there are no penalties 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.
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