April Cook-Off Rescheduled - Invitation

Greetings to you all!

Note that the April Cook-Off is on a Monday this month instead of the usual Sunday. Also, this Cook-Off will use new cloud-based checkers, about which you can read here.

We take the opportunity to invite you to this 2.5-hour short contest. You’ll have 5 problems to solve and the best performers will be treated with Laddus redeemable for cool CodeChef goodies!

We will also be hosting a live problem discussion session on Tuesday (21st) from 5pm to 7pm IST on Zoom and Youtube Live, where our panelists, teja349 (Teja Vardhan Reddy) and rajarshi_basu (Rajarshi Basu) will discuss the Cook-Off problems. If you’re interested only in the hardest couple of problems, join in at 6pm. You can book your spot here.

The problem statements of the contest will be available in English, Hindi, Bengali, Russian, Mandarin, and Vietnamese.

The members of the problem setting panel are:

Contest Details:

  • Time: 20th April 2020 (21:30 hrs) to 21st April (00:00 hrs). (Indian Standard Time: +5:30 GMT) - Check your timezone.

  • Contest link: http://www.codechef.com/COOK117

  • Registration: You just need to have a CodeChef handle to participate. For all those who are interested and do not have a CodeChef handle, are requested to register in order to participate.

  • Prizes: Top 10 Indian and top 10 Global participants will receive CodeChef laddus, with which the winners can claim cool CodeChef goodies. Know more here.

Good luck and have fun!


APRIL COOK-OFF Poster on the homepage is showing updated date as 19th April 2020 i.e of tomorrow. Please make it correct so as to avoid confusion.

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This has been fixed. Thank you for bringing into our notice.


It’s a very good step taken by the @admin to avoid clash with CodeJam. Deserves huge THANKS!!!


Reminder: Contest starts in 10 hours!


Hope Servers run smooth this time not like MARCH LTIME


There are going to be cloud servers this time. Just hope that it works out fine with them :slight_smile:

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Reminder 2: Starts in 15 minutes

Thanks @admin and the CodeChef team for the wonderful upgradation of the servers. There was almost 0 queue in the contest inspite of having ~8k participants. :slight_smile:


Yup contest was very smooth with 0 queue and site was also working fine inspite of having 7000+ participants and upgraded servers are working fine thanks @admin