2 Start with… Clear your basics of C and Data Structures Reference Books:1. Head First C2. The C Programming Language : Kernighan & Ritchie3. Video Lectures : IIT Delhi(available on DC)
3 Practice on Online Judges… ~ 20,000 questions availableQuestions from various past contestsOne of the best choices to start with.Archive of many contestsClassified on the level of difficultyEditorials of past questions
4 One of the oldest judges Well categorized questions. One of the oldest judgesWell categorized questions.Strict constraints on format of Output.For queries:To debug:There is a plethora of online judges available.What we suggest you, is to START with one of these. The REST you will discover yourself in due time.
5 Reference websites… www.cplusplus.com : can help you with nearly everything C++ has to offer.:algorithms of standard problems with code, but we suggest you to try implementing them by yourself.:awesome tutorials
6 Verdicts, you may get… AC- Accepted, correct solution WA- Wrong Answer, something wrong with logicPE- Presentation Error, incorrect format of output (whitespaces)TLE- Time Limit Exceeded, the time complexity needs to be reduced. Optimize your solution or try a better algorithmCE- Compilation Error, code could not be compiled on the system.Runtime Errors-SIGSEGV-The program accessed memory incorrectly, exceeding environment limits.SIGFPE- incorrect arithmetic operation, like divide by zero
7 Contests http://www.codechef.com/ Long challenges: 10 days (work hard and you may get codechef T-shirts too)Cook-Off: 2.5 hrsContests by various colleges
8 2 hour contestsquestions of varying difficultytime penalty +wrong submissions penalty + hackhelp to test and increase your speed and accuracy
9 a great place to learnvery good questionseven better editorialsIts better to practice on online judges prior to it. When you are familiar with basics, go for it…
10 ACM-ICPC ( International collegiate programming contest) Among the most prestigious programming contestsAim for it from nowYearly competition ( prelims, national, international level )You get to compete against the finest programmers and learn a lot.( )
11 If you have any problem solving a question or understanding some concept , feel free to bug us, we will be happy to debug you…ACM Executive bodyNimesh Ghelani:Prem Kamal:Utkarsh Raj:Rishikesh Jha:Vivek Verma:Nischal Kumar:Chandan Agarwal:Sanket Singhal:Aparajita Choudhary:Bhavini Mishra:Happy Coding…
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