Invitation to CodeChef February Long Challenge 2020

Greetings CodeChef community!

The CodeChef February Long Challenge is all set to be served. We invite coders from across the community to become a part of this ten-day long coding Contest.

The Chef’s 11th Birthday is right around the corner and he has a special pre-birthday present for all participants of the February Long Challenge. Scholarships for the CodeChef DSA Certification will be awarded to some of the top-ranking coders. The present gives you the opportunity to win scholarships of as much as 100% too!

The contest will be live from 7th February till 17th February. So code, learn and don’t forget to become a part of this exceptional race to the top of the leaderboard.

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

Also if you have some original and engaging problem ideas, and you’re interested in them being used in the CodeChef’s contests, you can share them here.

Code against Programmers from all over the globe in this thrilling contest! Accompanying me on the problem setting panel are:

I hope you will enjoy solving them. Please give your feedback on the problem set in the comments below, after the contest.

Contest Details:

Time: 7th February 2020 (1500 hrs) to 17th February 2020 (1500 hrs). (Indian Standard Time — +5:30 GMT) — Check your timezone.

Contest link:

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 20 performers in the Indian category and top 10 performers in the Global category will get CodeChef laddus, with which the winners can claim cool CodeChef goodies. First to solve each problem except challenge - 100 laddus. Know more here:

Good Luck! Hope to see you participating! Happy Programming!


Looks exciting :slight_smile:
@ssjgz on the setting panel too, I see. Coool.


It would be great if you could make statement about CCDSAP Scholarship more clear (preferably before the contest starts) , as what will be exact criteria for deciding who gets scholarship and how much.


Top 20 participants from each college/university (both Div 1 and Div 2 combined) will win scholarships for CodeChef Certification exam.
Scholarship criteria can be found below:
*100%: Rank 1 in your College/University and score >= 400
*75%: Rank <= 5 in your College/University and score >=300
*50%: Rank <= 10 in your College/University and score >=200
*25%: Rank <= 20 in your College/University and score >=100


Waiting eagerly for a fun loaded February Long Challenge 2020 :slight_smile:

What exactly is div1+div2 combined?
Cause the 4th question in div 2 is typically the first in div1?
And is this legit? :slight_smile:

Kudos to @ssjgz for being in the list of setters! Good luck everyone! :smile:


I think the total number of problems solved will be count (Irrespective of the division)

Maybe but don’t ya think that will make sense only if the counts are different for both divisions?
Because of the varying difficulty?

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I think it says including the unscorable problems

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why there are 2 different links for scholarship registration
contest page -

codechef blog -

@admin @vijju123 please look into this.

They are same, don’t worry.

ok thanks

You can also submit those easy problems.
Both divisions will be treated equally.
That means if you solve first three problems of div2 then they will be counted in scoring in combined ranklist regardless of your division.


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DM him smh.

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@ssjgz :open_mouth: on the list :star_struck:


@vijju123 *


So I being in div 1 can attempt all the problems of division 2???


Exited for this long…first ever in div1!
congrats @alex_2oo8 and @kushalgoel for being a part of setters!