Beginner Challenge Collection

Because we all start somewhere!

The contest has ended

Speed . Accuracy . Efficiency

This growing collection of challenges welcomes the complete novice coder, as well as those with more experience. The challenges increase in difficulty throughout the list! If you have any questions/feedback on these challenges come visit: > GlobeOfGeek forum < or #globeofgeek on freenode


  • All the challenges will have a predetermined score. Score of a game is calculated using Bayesian Approximation
  • This contest will appeal to programmers who're interested in interesting algorithmic challenges, AI challenges and of course general programming
  • HackerRank admins decision will be final
  • Please refrain from discussing strategy during the contest.
  • Any case of code plagiarism will result in disqualification of both the users from the contest. We've a fairly good plagiarism detector that works at the opcode level.
  • You can code directly on our interface. We support 20 major languages. You can have a look at the environment in which we run your code