How to find the contest style before it begins?

How can i know the style of the contest before the contest begins?

wht do u mean by style?

If you style by ACM/IOI style then COOK-OFF are based on ACM style and Lunctime are based on IOI style. For long contest there is no matter for time to solve the question and moreover there are not any penalty.

Here the different type of ranking styles which CodeChef support:

To, check which type of ranking is in this contest, you can check this URL:{{CONTEST-CODE}}
(Replace {{CONTEST-CODE}} with Contest you wish to view)

For eg :

@vinay1729 asked about whch type of problem it is