• Play fair
  • Have fun
  • Don't be a jerk


  • A team, defined as a collaborative group of individuals, is only allowed to compete under one team name
  • A team is not allowed to give themselves or another team an unfair advantage
  • A member of one team is not allowed to share answers with another team
  • More than one uniquely-named team working together to secure multiple final round spots will not be tolerated


  • In the qualification round, there is no limit to the number of players on a team
  • In the final round, there is a limit of four undergraduate players per team
  • Finals teams are limited to India, but this is open to discussion on a case-by-case basis
  • Only one team of four undergraduates from any given college may be allowed to compete in finals.
  • If multiple teams from the same college qualify for finals, only the highest ranked team from the given college may be allowed to compete in finals


  • Please do not attack any IIT Kanpur or CSAW CTF infrastructure: we have given out points in the past to teams who come forward about potential mistakes we've made
  • Denial of service attacks on any challenge will not be tolerated, unless the challenge calls for such an attack
  • Guessing keys will not be tolerated
  • If you are unsure about any rules or have any questions, ask


To be announced soon.

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