You are not logged in. Please login at to post your questions!


How is rating calculated ?

I want to know how is the rated calculated for the codechef contests, for the long contest, short contest and lunchtime contests.

The long contest now allows partial points also.

Please explain how is the rating of all the contests calculated.

Thanks in advance!!!

asked 23 Mar '15, 17:51

the65bit's gravatar image

accept rate: 13%

The rating of CodeChef is based on ELO. Read more about it here:

The rating algorithm is a function which takes 2 inputs in the form of Ratings before this contest and Ranks in this contest and gives the final Rating as output.
So rating before is already there in your a/c, now left second function i.e. rank. The ranking system is different for Short, Long & Lunchtime. You can read about ranking mechanism here :


answered 23 Mar '15, 18:13

skbly7's gravatar image

accept rate: 8%

toggle preview

Follow this question

By Email:

Once you sign in you will be able to subscribe for any updates here



Answers and Comments

Markdown Basics

  • *italic* or _italic_
  • **bold** or __bold__
  • link:[text]( "title")
  • image?![alt text](/path/img.jpg "title")
  • numbered list: 1. Foo 2. Bar
  • to add a line break simply add two spaces to where you would like the new line to be.
  • basic HTML tags are also supported
  • mathemetical formulas in Latex between $ symbol

Question tags:


question asked: 23 Mar '15, 17:51

question was seen: 2,018 times

last updated: 23 Mar '15, 18:13