Most of us must have registered for TCS CodeVita, this was my experience for yesterday’s Zone 2 Pre-qualifier Round:
I started in early hours of the contest. Tried 2 problems but couldn’t get AC. After spending almost 2 hours, I checked the Graphs section, at that time only 2 problems had submissions which were either Accepted or had Presentation Error, I solved those two problems in about an hour.
Then I checked the graph again, still the condition was same and I was like, one more problem and I will be on TOP. Hell yeah!!!
Later, in an hour, I realised that I was not spending time, but I was actually wasting time on those problems. I checked the graph, it showed over 2500 unaccepted, but no accepted solution yet. I mailed them regarding the same, and they replied: “The problems have been thoroughly tested. Please check your solution.”
Remaining two problems had no accepted submissions too, so considering the situation then, I assumed that those were thoroughly tested too, and decided to quit. Most probably, others must have assumed the same, since there were not so many submissions at that time. But when I checked the graph in the last 5 minutes, there were some Amoeba sized bars of presentation error verdict (for the remaining two
Hats Off to the TCS CodeVita Season 9 Setting Team (& Testing team too, if they exist)
Thank You for such a great, I mean not so great Contest. (flow flow me great likh diya )
How was your experience? And I would really like to hear other’s thoughts on the same.
P.S, My set had Following
Fill the Cube
Path through Graph
The two thoroughly tested problems were Fill the Cube and Odd Even.
Since the contest is over, if anyone had some common problems and were able to solve them, then please share your approach.