Pragyan CTF

The name stands for Capture The Flag, a popular military exercise and leisure game. The Pragyan version is an ethical hacking contest in which certain pieces of information called flags are hidden on servers, stored somewhere difficult to access. Bring a team ready to be tested on cryptography, steganography, application security, binary analysis, reverse engineering and other real world problems on their way to capture the flag.


                CASH PRIZE - INR 70000

A Jeopardy style 2-day contest in which hackers are ranked based on their scores and the total time consumed. Each participant will be provided with a set of challenges which can be downloaded. The participant must find the key/solution by exploiting a vulnerability. The key could be a random text like “flag{congr4tz_y0u_found_1t}” or in a specific format provided during the event.

The participants who stand in the top 3 positions will be declared winners. The participants are scored based on the difficulty level of the challenge they solve and the time they take to submit the answer. The scores are predefined for each challenge before the start of the event.

  • The source codes or the solutions should not be made public/open-sourced during the contest.

  • Doubts/queries regarding the questions (if any) should be asked to us directly. Posting such queries in IRC channels/public forums will not be entertained.

  • Any attempt to attack the host system will lead to immediate disqualification.

  • The decision of the organisers is final.

1. I’m a complete newbie, can I participate?

Yes, you can. Learning is one of the most important objectives of this contest. Just go through the given resources and join our mailing list where tutorials will be given for beginners.

2.  I’m not in Trichy / I’m not in India, can I participate?

Yes, all rounds of this contest will be online. However international participants should adhere to the following while filling out address related fields during registration.
-> Leave City and State as default.
-> Supply your correct postal address with the correct zipcode in Postal Address.
-> Fill out the Pin Code field as 000000
-> Fill out the Referral Code as PCTF17

3. What do I need to participate?

You need a computer with an active internet connection, a modern browser and the ability to run Linux/Windows apps


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