Registration Opens on September 1, 2019
How do my students participate?
Teachers, you can register as a coordinator on bebras.cspathshala.org/admin once registration link is open. You can enter as many students as you want to and we will create a log-in for them. This way, we can collect important data for you and send you an in-depth report on the results. That includes scores, ranks, and certificates.
What does my school need to conduct this challenge?
The only thing your school needs is a connection to the internet and some computers that the students can use to complete the challenge. In case you would like your students to take the challenge offline, kindly contact us at email@example.com
Who should participate in this challenge?
It is recommended that all students, age groups 8-18, take the challenge, because one of the objectives of this challenge is to discover aptitude. The small tasks in this challenge start off relatively easy so every student can participate and get something out of it.
Teachers from many schools have reported that this has helped several students gain confidence.
When will the challenge be held?
A practice challenge is available for students so that they know what to expect. The official challenge will be help in the last two weeks of November.
Instructions before and after registration?
Students don’t have to prepare for the challenge. There are several easy steps for you to take in order to make the challenge successful.
Before the Challenge
- Each participating student will need a computer connected to the internet.
- If your school has limited lab space, you can run it on multiple days. If you decide to do so, please try to limit the interaction between students who have completed the challenge already and those who still have to complete it.
Week of the challenge
- Make sure everyone understands the format of the challenge. There are 15 multiple-choice questions.
- Instruct students to visit the website and follow the directions listed there. You may administer the challenge offline.
- Supervise the challenge. The system will give each student exactly 45 minutes to answer the 15 questions. Teachers can provide scrap paper and pens/pencils to students to assist them in solving the problems.
After the challenge
- Make sure you save the results of every student. That way you can discover aptitude. We will reward the students with a certificate.
- Discuss the solutions with your class. They are available online after participation and give detailed information about the connections to Computer Science.
How does the scoring system work?
Bebras challenge is conducted in five groups, online/offline under the supervision of the teachers:
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
Each task is sorted in a category based on the difficulty levels: A, B or C. Students started with some points and could gain or lose points as follows:
Difficulty Correct Answer Incorrect Answer Unanswered
A category questions +6 points 0 points 0 points
B category questions +9 points -2 points 0 points
C category questions +12 points -4 points 0 points
Each task is assigned one or more Computational Thinking Skills from:
Algorithmic Thinking (AL)
Patterns / Generalisation (PA)
Each task is assigned one CSpathshala Domain from:
Algorithms and Programming
Iterative Patterns and Processes
Systematic Listing, Counting and Reasoning