How is the challenge offered?
The challenge is offered both online as well as offline mode. Schools that have internet connectivity in the lab are encouraged to take the challenge online.
Schools that do not have internet connectivity may take the challenge offline. The challenge tasks will be sent to the teachers on 18th November, 2019. Teachers administer the challenge offline, collate (zip) all the student submissions and send them to email@example.com with the title of the email as schools name and UDISE id. Detailed instructions will be provided.
How do I take the challenge offline?
Register school and students on http://bebras.reliscore.com/bebras/register-school/
The challenge tasks will be sent to the teachers as slides on 18th November, 2019. Teachers
- Create a new folder on each computer with the folder name School UDISE code
- Copy the Entry form sent over email: Bebras Challenge 2019.xls in the newly created folder on each computer.
This file needs to be run on each computer and will keep storing the responses automatically for each student in a separate file in the folder. The filename will be <student username>.csv
Teachers to collate (zip) all the student submission (csv files) and send them to firstname.lastname@example.org with the title of the email as schools name and UDISE id. Detailed instructions will be provided.
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.
Online Challenge: Instructions
Offline Challenge: 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.
Which languages is the challenge offered in?
The challenge will be offered in English, Gujarati, Marathi, 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) and in Telugu for ages 10-16 ( 3 age groups).
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.
The only thing your school needs is some computers that the students can use to complete the challenge and a overhead projector. The bebras tasks will be projected by the teacher and the students will use a form on the computer to take the challenge.
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 held in the last two weeks of November.
Online Challenge URL: bebras.cspathshala.org
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.
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 start 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