UEMCO question copied !

I just found that the second question of UEMCO
https://www.codechef.com/UEMC2017/problems/UEMCOSA is copied directly from a hackerearth past contest https://www.hackerearth.com/problem/algorithm/last-ant-on-road/description/ .

Not sure if any other question is also copied. But this acts are really demotivating and takes away the fun of contests. :frowning:


Not only this. The problems were poorly formatted, the I/O format wasn’t available and also they weren’t replying to the comments. My submission pretty much sums it up: https://www.codechef.com/viewsolution/16008313


I was doubting this throughout the contest when i saw the level of questions. A point might not sound good but that made me to doubt was that their college has a maximum of 4* rating profile. And the level of questions spoke something else at-least. By far the worst contest i took part in. :slight_smile: , Might be the other questions are copied also , but tough to find out the questions as they changed the names and all.

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link one more haha , tried acting smart by changing stories but could not.

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In total 4 questions are copied.

Among the rest 3, 1 question didn’t have good Sample Test Case Explanation.

While The other 2 are pattern Finding Questions.

Now a days it’s common on codechef, in the past 2-3 months the contests organised by institutions had most of the questions copied from other platforms.

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omg!!! was the prize a joke. Completely unexpected. I don’t know about Plagiarism of questions but i can very surely say that the questions were very wrongly formulated(wrong language and many other errors). It was more of a mathematical patterns represented in form of questions to be coded rather than use of DS and algorithms. Proper error correction should be done before organizing a contest :frowning:

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This is very sad :frowning: Codechef must take strict action to avoid such kind of fake events.

Reporting Plagiarism in CodeRoyale https://www.codechef.com/COR2017
Questions are copied from other sites on the ongoing event

Question : https://www.codechef.com/COR2017/problems/TRC06
Copied from : https://www.hackerrank.com/contests/w9/challenges/pmix/problem

Question : Link : https://www.codechef.com/COR2017/problems/TCR02
Copied from : https://www.hackerrank.com/challenges/luck-balance/problem

Question :Link : https://www.codechef.com/COR2017/problems/TRC08
Copied : https://www.hackerrank.com/challenges/synchronous-shopping/problem

Entire problem is same only the the names of characters have been changed.
This is unfair. We were not able to put this as a new question due to lack of enough karma.

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Yes! The problem statements were not very clear. Even if the problems lacked explanations of the test cases, the doubts in the comment sections were unanswered. These things are very sad. :confused:

awful I/O format , this is what i can say!

I wonder how did u searched it :stuck_out_tongue:

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Copying codechef’s question in codechef itself XD. Pro level :P.

Are you sure that the rest 3 are not copied ? XD

2 are Pattern Finding. And I don’t if the other problem is copied.

oh, and the 50k prize was a joke too, one of my friends at uem told me! (after i wasted my time in that contest)

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actually that is a SPOJ question. (question was posted in SPOJ before codechef)

for pattern finding, there are sources too.

prize money is a joke! That too on such an international online platform like CodeChef is really something quite unexpected. @admin please have a look into such matters. :confused: