Bebras India 2020 Challenge is now closed!
When will the results be declared?
The results will be declared by the second week of March 2021
How is the challenge offered?
The challenge is offered only in the online mode. Please note for Bebras India Challenge 2020 the links are separate for registration in English and Regional Languages
How do my students participate?
Teachers, you can register as a coordinator. 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.
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
Which languages is the challenge offered in?
The challenge will be offered in English, Gujarati, Marathi, Kannada, Tamil and Telugu. The challenge will be offered in English for ages 8-18 ( 5 age groups), in Gujarati, Marathi and Tamil for ages 8-14 ( 3 age groups), in Kannada for ages 10-14 (2 age groups) and in Telugu for ages 10-16 ( 3 age groups).
How do I take the challenge in English and Telugu only?
Bebras Challenge: English Instructions
How do I take the challenge in Regional languages: Marathi, Gujarati, Kannada and Tamil?
Bebras Challenge: Gujarati, Marathi, Tamil and Telugu Instructions
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.
What does my school need to conduct this online 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.
When will the challenge be held?
A practice challenge is available for students so that they know what to expect. Due to the pandemic, the challege was postponed. Bebras Challenge 2020 will be held from 1st to 13th February 2021.
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
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 9-15 multiple-choice questions.
Supervise the challenge. Each student has exactly 45 minutes to answer the questions. Teachers can provide scrap paper and pens/pencils to students to assist them in solving the problems.
However as an exception, considering the challenges faced due to the global pandemic, students can take the challenge from their home.
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 15
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 start with some points and could gain or lose points as follows:
Difficulty Correct Answer Incorrect Answer Unanswered
A category questions +6 points -2 points 0 points
B category questions +9 points -3 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