This is a team contest with each team having a maximum of two members from the same
Teams will be ranked as per the number of problems solved.
Ties will be broken by the total time for each user in ascending order of time.
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 submission of the first accepted run plus 20 penalty
minutes for every previously rejected run for that problem (Wrong answer, Time limit
exceeded, Runtime Error, Compilation Error). There is no time consumed for a problem that is
There will be one slot each reserved for a school team and for an all girl team, given
that they finish in top 50 teams in the elimination round.
The contest will consist of multiple rounds, with teams progressing in every round. Here’s
how the teams will progress:
It will comprise of 3 sub rounds. A maximum of 500 top teams from each sub
round will advance to the Elimination Round subject to the condition of solving at least one
problem successfully. Out of these 500 teams, a maximum of 100 teams will be from countries
other than India and remaining teams will be from India.
There is no limit on the number of teams taking part in this round. However, a team selected
in a sub round may not take part in the subsequent sub-rounds.
Every team gets three opportunities to qualify for the elimination round.
Each sub round will consist of 3 problems and will be of 2 hours duration.
Teams selected from this round will compete for the Finale.
This round will have 6 problems and will last for 3 hours.
25 Indian teams and 25 teams from outside India will move to the final round.
Indian teams will be flown down for the onsite round to be held at CodeChef
Headquarters in Mumbai.
The non-Indian teams will compete in the finale online.
Round 1A: 23rd May, 2015. Saturday, 2:30 pm IST (Check your time zone here)
Round 1B:  30th May, 2015, Saturday, 6:30 am IST (Check your time zone here)
Round 1C: 7th June, 2015, Sunday, 9:30 pm IST (Check your time zone here)
Elimination: 12th June, 2015, Friday, 9:30 pm IST (Check your time zone here)
Finale:  27th June, 2015, Saturday.
Anyone with a knack for programming and access to the Internet.
Anyone with a CodeChef account.
4.  Team Formation:
A team can have maximum of two members and minimum of one (duh!).
Both team members should have a CodeChef account.
Both the team members should be from the same institution/organization.
A participant can be part of only one team.
5.  Verifying Eligibility:
CodeChef holds all rights to adjudicate on any dispute and verify your eligibility at any
By entering the contest, you agree to produce any proof of eligibility requested by
CodeChef for verification purposes.
If you fail to do so, it will result in your immediate
disqualification from the contest and forfeiture of the prizes.
6.  Entering the contest:
To take part in the contest, you must have a CodeChef account, with a completed profile
the mandatory fields if you have not done so already).
If you do not have a CodeChef profile
not fret, you can get one here.
You need to register
your team for the contest before you start participating. The time of registration is
the Contest page.
You can register only one team for the contest.
Employees/interns of Directi or it’s any business vertical will not be eligible for any
However, they may compete in the contest.
The registration for all three online rounds will stop one hour before the round starts.
We suggest you to register your team well in advance to avoid any last minute hassle.
CodeChef can disqualify and forfeit the prizes of any team if they
attempt to undermine the
Violating CodeChef’s Code of Conduct at any stage of the contest.
Not complying with the terms listed in here.
Providing false information about him/her to be eligible for the prizes.
Misbehaving with other participant or contest administrators at any stage of the contest.
Using content that is lewd, racist, pornographic, sexist, or otherwise unfitting for the
Getting involved in any malicious activity during the contest.
8.  Participation by non-Indian participants:
All the above mentioned rules and terms are applicable to all our
participants. However, if
participant, there are few more things that you need to make a note of. If you are a
Not be eligible for the job offer at Directi.
Get prizes from the Global prize section.
Not be called onsite for the finale. However, you will be able to take part in the
The “Rules” listed herein are applicable to “CodeChef SnackDown” and
every aspect of it. We urge you to go through these Terms with awareness as they form a legal agreement between you and CodeChef.
There can be some alterations in the contest, which when happen may require changes in the
existing or inclusion of completely new terms. The changes will become the part of the existing terms and your
agreement with CodeChef with respect to the Contest.
“As a participant you are expected to adhere to these terms,
failing which, you will be
disqualified from the
contest at any stage and will not be eligible for any prizes. Your submission into the
contest shall be
your agreement to the terms below.”