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.

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.

Bebras India Challenge (​www.bebrasindia.org​) is organized by ACM India’s CSpathshala initiative (​www.cspathshala.org​). ACM India/CSpathshala’s goal is to make it possible so that every child in India learns Computer Science. Bebras challenge embodies this.

The 2018 Bebras India Challenge was held from 19th – 30th November for age groups 8-18. It was offered in English, Gujarati, Marathi and Telugu. ​1,37,081​students from 380 schools across 12 states participated in 2018 Bebras India Challenge.

Bebras challenge was 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:

Abstraction (AB)

Algorithmic Thinking (AL)

Decomposition (DE)

Evaluation (EV)

Patterns / Generalisation (PA)

Each task is assigned one CSpathshala Domain from:

Algorithms and Programming

Iterative Patterns and Processes

Information Processing

Systematic Listing, Counting and Reasoning

Discrete modeling