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Here you can find information about the challenge itself and the scoring system.
If you want examples of previous tasks, go to Examples.

What is the Bebras Challenge?

It is a fun and rewarding challenge that introduces you to computational thinking.
It lets you solve problems using your logic and computational thinking skills. Yes, you have them!

What is computational thinking?

Originally it involves a set of problem-solving skills that software engineers use to write programs and apps.
You can break these skills down in smaller and more familiar components like pattern recognition, algorithm design, data analysis or abstraction. Computational thinking is used in more areas than just software, so it is very useful to get acquainted. Want to know more? Visit Computational Thinking.

What will the challenge involve?

You will participate online in your own school building. A teacher will supervise and it will take 45 minutes.
The highest four age groups get 15 multiple-choice questions and the maximum score is 180.
The youngest age group, Castors, get 12 multiple-choice questions and the maximum score is 150. While working on the challenge you can use pen, paper and any calculator you want.

How does the scoring system work?

Each task you solve is sorted in a category: A, B or C.
These categories all contain 5 tasks and they increase in difficulty.
You start with a set amount of bonus points and can gain or lose points as follows:

A category questions:
+6 points for each correct answer
0 points for no answer
-2 points for each incorrect answer
B category questions:
+9 points for each correct answer
0 points for no answer
-3 points for each incorrect answer
C category questions:
+12 points for each correct answer
0 points for no answer
-4 points for each incorrect answer

How do I enter?

You cannot enter as an individual. A teacher in your school must register and then you can enter,
together with your classmates. Your Computing- or ICT teacher is a good person to talk to first:
tell him/her you want to enter this challenge and ask him/her to visit this website.

If you are a home-schooled student you can ask your parents to register for you.