1. The contest lasts for five hours (from 10:00 AM to 3:00
PM). Contestants should not leave the
the competition before 3:00 PM.
2. Only undergraduate students are allowed to participate in
the contest. A team will be disqualified if the organizing committee discovers
that one of its members have already graduated.
3. Each team can register up to four members. However, only
three members are allowed to participate on the contest day. The fourth member
is allowed by the organizing committee as a reserve for each team just in case
one of the team members cannot participate for any reason.
4. Each team should solve as many problems as possible among a
set of six to ten problems on a single computer in JAVA, C or C++.
5. Contestants may bring published reference books only,
except for e-books in either paper or electronic format; Manuals, listings and
any hand written material are not allowed in the contest room. The books to be
used in the contest should be left in the contest room on Wednesday 31th March,
2010 on the team allocated table, to avoid any delays on the contest's day that
may occur for checking the material.
the teams who didn’t come the first day of the contest, they need to arrive to
the contest venue on the second day at least one hour before the contest starts
in order to complete the registration and allow organizers to check their
7. Machine-readable versions/devices (computers, pocket
calculators, mobile phones, CDs, flash memories, floppy disks …) are not allowed
in the contest hall.
8. Rebooting the computers under any special circumstances
during the contest must be done with the presence of an invigilator.
9. Solutions are judged by running them using judges' test
contest judges are solely responsible for determining the correctness of the
submitted solutions; their decision is final.
11. There is a penalty for any wrong submission. The penalty
consists of adding twenty minutes to the total submission time. The penalties
are cancelled if the problem is not solved by the team. Penalties are applied
only if the problem is solved.
12. Teams are ranked according to the most problems solved.
Teams who solve the same number of problems are ranked by least total submission
13. Printers are provided in the contest room. A team requiring
a printout of their source code should ask helpers to collect their listing from
14. Contestants requiring any kind of help should remain seated
while being assisted by an invigilator.
contestants are supposed to wear the NPC 2010 T-shirt provided to each
contestant, during the contest.
team attempting to communicate with other teams, to tamper with the machines, or
disrupt the contest environment in any way will be disqualified.