ICPC[India] for Schools

Hello Codechef community,

Codechef is delighted to announce the 3rd edition of ICPC for Schools conducted in collaboration with Amrita School of Engineering, Coimbatore and ABV-IIITM Gwalior. This initiative was conceived in 2016 by CodeChef in association with Amrita University, Kollam.

This post is primarily directed towards the students studying in Indian schools.


ICPC for Schools is an opportunity for school teams to participate in ICPC regionals competing along with the best college teams from across India.

It aims to encourage school students to take up competitive programming and improving their algorithmic programming skills early in school. School teams will be participating alongwith the college teams, competing with them as well.

Format Of The Competition

The competition consists of two rounds.

Online round (Eliminations)

Date: 23rd October 2018 (Tue)

Timing: Yet to be announced

Contest link: www.codechef.com/ACMIND18

Onsite regional round (Finals)

After the online round, those teams who solve atleast one problem in the online round, will have to select at most 2 regional sites. Based on the team’s site selection, performance in the online round and number of slots at each regional site, it will be allotted regional site(s).


  • ABV-IIITM Gwalior: 16-17 December 2018
  • Amrita School of Engineering Coimbatore: 28-29 December 2018

Certificates And Prizes

  • All the teams solving at least one problem in the online round are eligible to receive a participation certificate.
  • All the teams attending the regional round will receive a participation certificate and ICPC — CodeChef goodies
  • The top team(s)* at each regional site, wins a cash prize, up to INR 20,000.
  • Jackpot prize: If a team comes in the top 12% in the onsite regional rank-list among the college and school students, then they get double the eligible cash prize.
  • *Exact distribution will be announced after the online round results based on the participation and the number of slots at each regional site.


  • Register your team here: www.codechef.com/teams/register/ICPCSC18
  • Last date to register: 21 October, 2018
  • There is no registration fee for the online round
  • You can participate if you are studying in a school in India
  • A team can have up to 3 members. Even a single member can compete as a team.
  • No participant can be a member of more than one team.

The details of the contest as a whole: timings, contest format and the prizes; can be found here.


[Doubt] Since one can participate in Regionals five times. Participating in ICPC for Schools will decrease their one chance??

No, ICPC for schools is not related to ACM in any way and ,thus, does not affect the official contest.