Hack the Interview IV (U.S.)

U.S. Coding Contest

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Join HackerRank’s Hack the Interview, a university coding contest where you can show off your skills and practice for interviews. The top scorers from the U.S. will have a chance to win prizes and have their results shared with sponsor companies.

The contest begins on Friday May 29th at 12 p.m. EDT / 9 a.m. PDT. You will have 60 hours to complete this series of coding challenges.
Prizes: First, second, and third place winners will receive a digital Amazon gift card in the following amounts. The top 25 ranks will also win a limited edition Hack the Interview t-shirt!



  • Prizes are optional. You may add any prizes that you would like to offer here.


  • Code directly from our platform, which supports over 30 languages. Learn more here.
  • All submissions are run through a plagiarism detector. Any case of code plagiarism will disqualify both users from the contest.
  1. Only U.S. participants are eligible to win prizes during this contest. If you reside in the Asia Pacific region, please sign up for our APAC contest occurring at the same time. If you are an APAC resident and you register for this contest, we may move your registration to the other contest.

  2. This contest is for individuals; teams are not allowed.

  3. Any competitor found cheating will be disqualified and banned from future coding contests.

  4. Contestants who have already won a prize in a Hack the Interview contest this year are not eligible to win prizes in this contest.

  5. By participating, you are granting HackerRank permission to share your contest results and profile with companies using HackerRank and understand that sponsors may attempt to contact you regarding job opportunities. Please ensure your profile information is up to date if you opt in.

  6. Scoring: Participants are ranked by score. Your score is determined by the number of test cases your code submission successfully passes. If two participants have the same score, the tie is broken by the contestant who submitted first. Your scored time is the sum of the amount of time it takes to submit a solution to each challenge from the time the contest begins.


  • Each challenge has a pre-determined score.
  • A participant’s score depends on the number of test cases a participant’s code submission successfully passes.
  • If a participant submits more than one solution per challenge, then the participant’s score will reflect the highest score achieved. In a game challenge, the participant's score will reflect the last code submission.
  • Participants are ranked by score. If two or more participants achieve the same score, then the tie is broken by the total time taken to submit the last solution resulting in a higher score

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