Bebras India Computational Thinking Challenge

Register for Bebras India Challenge: www.bebrasindia.org

Bebras (www.bebras.org) is an international student Computational Thinking Challenge organised in over 60 countries and designed to get students all over the world excited about computing. The challenge is a great way to learn about computational thinking and problem solving skills. And the best part? It’s free!

Bebras India challenge 2020 will be held in the first two weeks of February. Normally, the challenge is offered under teacher supervision.. However as an exception, considering the challenges faced due to the global pandemic, students can take the challenge from their home. The challenge can also be taken using mobile phones

The 2019 Bebras India Challenge was held from 18th – 30th November for age groups 8-18 in English, Gujarati, Marathi, Tamil, and Telugu. ​178,239 students participated in the challenge. The 2018 Bebras India Challenge was held from 19th – 30th November for age groups 8-18 in English, Gujarati, Marathi and Telugu and was conducted online/offline under the supervision of the teachers. 2018 Bebras India Challenge had participation of 1,37,081 students from 380 schools across 12 states of India.

The Bebras challenges are made of a set of short problems called Bebras tasks. The tasks are fun, engaging and based on problems that Computer Scientists enjoy solving. The tasks require logical thinking and can be solved without prior knowledge of computational thinking. ​The aim is to solve as many as you can in the allotted time.

Age groups

There are five separate challenges this year for five age groups.

Group Ages Standards Tasks
Aryabhata 8-10 years Std III-IV 9
Brahmagupta 10-12 years Std V-VI 15
Bhaskara 12-14 years Std VII-VIII 15
Mahavira 14-16 years Std IX-X 15
Ramanujam 16-18 years Std XI-XII 15

Awards

We emphasize participation but also recognize top performing students. Certificates awarded to students in each age group for each language:

  • Certificate of participation
  • Best in school
  • Top rank in the state
  • Top rank in the country

Bebras India is brought to you by ACM India’s CSpathshala (www.cspathshala.org) initiative. 

We are grateful to TCS iON & Eljakim IT for providing the challenge platform.