Capture The Flag

“Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do.” - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe.

Capture the Flag (CTF) is a computer security competition which distills major disciplines of professional computer security work into short, objectively measurable exercises.

The Pragyan version is an ethical hacking contest in which certain pieces of information called ‘flags’ are hidden in the challenges. Bring a team ready to be tested in cryptography, steganography, application security, binary analysis, reverse engineering and other real world problems on their way to capture the flag.

You can play it at from 8th March 2019

Prizes worth INR 100000

It will be a ‘Jeopardy!’ style 2-day online contest that happens during Pragyan. There will be a set of challenges from a range of categories like Cryptography, Web, Forensics, Steganography, Reverse Engineering, Binary Exploits. Each category contains a variety of questions with different point values and levels of difficulty. The participants will be ranked based on their scores. Time taken will be used as tiebreaker.


  • Denial of service is strictly forbidden. Intentional acts will be punished.

  • Teams should work independently; sharing answers or collaborating with other teams to secure multiple spots at finals constitutes cheating.

  • Players can compete individually or in teams.There is no limit in the number of team members in a team.

  • Attacking the CTF infrastructure ruins the fun for everyone. Such attacks will bear consequences unless the challenge calls for the same. 

  • Brute-forcing the flags is not allowed.

Judging criteria:

Each category contains a variety of questions of different point values and difficulties. The participants will be ranked based on their scores. In case of a  tie, time taken to solve the challenge will be taken. The decision of the organisers will be final.

Challenges will be available during the event.

Q) I’m a complete beginner. Can I participate?

A) Yes. You can. Learning is one of the most important objectives of this contest. Just go through the online resources and CTF guides to get started.


Q) I’m not in Trichy / I’m not in India. Can I participate?

A) Yes. All rounds of this contest are online. So, anyone with an internet connection can participate.


Q) What do I need to participate?

A) You need a computer system with a clock speed better than “minutes per cycle”, an active internet connection, a modern browser and the ability to run Linux/Windows applications.



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