Coding Challenge

About the challenge

Does code sound like poetry? Then this one's exclusively for you! Complete all four levels of the Coding Challenge to qualify for level 5, which will be a live level!
You will be given a problem to solve in the language of your choice. You can pick from C, C++, C#, Java, PHP and VBNET. The challenge is intended for people who are familiar with computer programming languages.


  • Total levels: 4 + 1 (live level)
  • Total problems in each level: 1
  • Time limit for each level: 48 hours

Live Levels

You will be eligible to enter the live level only after you complete the first 4 levels. Live level will be accessible only during the specified time window. After you enter the live level, you will get 48 hours to solve the problem. The person who solves the problem in the shortest possible time wins.

Live level of the Coding and Tech Aptitude Challenge opens on 8th May 2013 at 12 p.m. and ends on 10th May 2013 at 12 p.m.

Rules To Play the Coding Challenge

There will be 1 question in each level of Coding Challenge. Each question will be of 100 marks.

You will be able to access the problem statement once you click the Take Challenge button on the Coding Challenge box in the application. The application has a Live Coding Environment where you can code and compile your code.

Once you are done writing your code a default test case will be used to check your code. To submit your code it has to pass the default test case, however you don’t score anything to clear a default testcase.
To score marks users need to clear Testcases which are built to check your code. Each testcase carries 10 marks with equal weightage. Total of all the testcases is equal to 100 marks.

Attempts: Every user gets maximum two attempts at every level. The final score for that level is taken as the highest score of both attempts. Each attempt duration is 24 hours.

Participating in the next LEVEL : You need to score a minimum of 10 marks to move into the next level.

Winner Selection: Winner will be the person who scores the maximum marks in all levels combined. In event of a tie, the person taking the least amount of time to solve LEVEL 5 will be declared the winner.

LEVEL Marks Obtained Maximum Marks Weighted Average Percentage* Total marks for final calculation of winner
1 10 100 10 10
2 10 100 15 10
3 10 100 20 10
4 10 100 25 10
5 20 100 30 20
FINAL SCORE       60
*All figures mentioned in above table are explanatory, except in the Weighted Average Percentage columns are actual percentages applicable for the Coding Challenge

Rank   :   Rank displayed on the dashboard in based on your current level only. Rank is a representation of your position in the contest during that point of time. Having a top rank doesn’t guarantee a win.


How to win the Early Bird Voucher for the Coding Challenge

First 50 users  to complete all levels with a score of minimum of 40 marks in each level  in Coding Contest will be eligible for a gift voucher of Rs.1000/-


  • 1st prize- iPad (or a tablet worth Rs. 35000/-)
  • 2nd prize- Tablet worth Rs. 15000/-
  • 3rd prize- Tablet worth Rs. 10000/-
First 50 people to complete all 5 levels will get a voucher worth Rs.1000/-*

Refer and win contest

  • Overall top 3 referrers will get tablets and gift vouchers.
  • 1st prize- Tablet worth Rs. 10000/-
  • 2nd prize – Tablet worth Rs. 5000/-
  • 3rd prize- Gift voucher worth Rs. 3500/-
Top referrers daily will win movie ticket vouchers!