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What can be a more perfect ending to a month than a super-exciting coding contest? To give your August the perfect finish that it deserves, Web Enthusiasts' Club, National Institute of Technology Karnataka, Surathkal has brought for you the first edition of a sizzling new online programming contest series - Clique.

Get ready to experience the thrill as you compete with the best programmers out there and grab for yourself a place on the leaderboard!


1.The contest starts at 9:30 pm on 28th August and ends at 12:00 am on 29th August.

2.There are FIVE problems of varying difficulty levels.

3.You will receive one point for solving a problem (passing all test cases - no partial credit), regardless of the level of difficulty of that problem.

4.The total time is the sum of the time consumed for each problem solved. The time consumed for a solved problem is the time elapsed from the beginning of the contest to the submittal of the first accepted run plus 20 penalty minutes for every previously rejected run for that problem. There is no time consumed for a problem that is not solved.

5.Languages allowed - C,C++,JAVA.

6.This is an individual contest.

7.The leaderboard will be final as decided by Hackerrank.

Only NITK students are eligible for the prizes. If you are a student of NITK, fill this form -

Contact details-

Yogesh Ghaturle -

Prabhu Dayal Sahoo -


  • Please refrain from discussing strategy during the contest.
  • All submissions are run through a plagiarism detector. Any case of code plagiarism will disqualify both users from the contest.
  • You can also code using our interface, which currently supports over 40 major languages. Learn about our environment and time limits here. If you are not yet familiar with our platform, check out Solve Me First to acquaint yourself with I/O.
  • HackerRank admin decisions are final.


  • Each challenge has a pre-determined score.
  • Your score for a problem depends on the number of test cases your submission successfully passes.
  • A participant's total score is the sum of the scores earned for each problem attempted. If you submitted more than one solution for a problem, only your highest score achieved will be used in this calculation.
  • Participants are ranked by score, with the cumulative time taken (between the contest's start time and the time of your correct submission) used to break ties.

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