What is Bebras?


The Bebras® Computing Challenge introduces computational thinking to students, by allowing them to solve interactive tasks online. It is run in over 40 countries and takes place every November. The tasks can be answered without prior knowledge about computational thinking or information and communication technology. The aim of Bebras is to get students all over the world excited about computing.

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Bebras
Computing Challenge


You can schedule your test any time during the Challenge period (6-17th November 2017).

Every November the international Bebras Computing Challenge is run to motivate students to problem-solve based on informatics concepts.
The Challenge is made of a set of short questions called Bebras tasks and are delivered and completed online.
There are 5 categories of challenge for students 6 years to 18 years of age.
Tasks can be answered without prior knowledge about computational thinking or information and communication technology, but are clearly related to computational thinking concepts.
Participant gets 45 minutes to answer 15 multiple-choice questions that focus on computational and logical thinking.
All participants can receive a certificate of achievement.

The Bebras® Computing Challenge is an international competition — in 2015 over 1,300,000 students from 35 countries took part

The Challenge dates for 2017 are 6—17th November.

How to get involved with Bebras


For Teachers
1

Register as a coordinator online.

A school may have more than one coordinator. We will approve your registration as quickly as possible.
2
Register your students.



For School Students
1
Contact your school and ask your teacher to register on behalf of the school (your teacher must register for you).
2
Try some past challenges

The top achieving students in all age groups will be invited to attend a final round in in April 2018 as part of Tech Week. More information will be available closer to the event.

The Challenge dates for 2017 are 6—17th November.

Coordinators


Only teachers should register as Coordinators.
It is recommended that all students in a year group enter the competition as part of the aim is to discover aptitude.
The questions are in the form of engaging puzzles that start off relatively easy so every student can have a go and should get something out of the competition.
Students don't have to prepare or practice anything for the Challenge.
You can schedule your test any time during the Challenge period (6-17th November 2017).
Results and statistics for the school will be available to download from the site one week after the Challenge has concluded.
After the challenge, students will be able to re-take the challenge with feedback.
Certificates of Participation will be available for download for each student who completed the challenge. These will include the student’s name and score.

Students


The questions are in the form of engaging puzzles that start off relatively easy so every student can have a go and should get something out of the competition.
Students don't have to prepare or practice anything for the Challenge.

Categories CHALLENGE

There are 5 categories with different levels of difficulties

  • Primary - Class 3rd and 4th (8-10 years old)
  • Primary – Class 5th and 6th (10-12 years old)
  • Secondary – 1st and 2nd Year (12-14 years old)
  • Secondary – 3rd and 4th Year (14-16 years old)
  • Secondary – 5th and 6th Year (16-18 years old)

Scoring


The problems come in three levels of difficulty: Easy, Medium and Hard. Each level of difficulty consists of 5 questions.

You can find a problem's difficulty in the problem overview before you click on it.  The difficulty of a problem determines how it will be scored. The scoring rules are as follows:

Difficulty Correct Incorrect Unanswered
Easy (A) +6 points -2 points 0 points
Medium (B) +9 points -3 points 0 points
Hard (C) +12 points -4 points 0 points