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By Arpa, history, 3 months ago, In English,

Hi everyone.

I want to describe the process to become a problem setter on HackerEarth. I'm eager to see new problem setters want to prepare contests. It's a great experience for every coder to hold a contest at least once. The first time when I prepared a contest (I was fifteen at that time, a high schooler student!) it was so sweet for me that I continued preparing problems on Codeforces, CodeChef, HackerEarth, Quera, Iran Olympiad of Informatics Finals and several more. Then I worked for 1.5 years in Quera as the contest coordinator, which was great. I'm continuing my job — Contest Coordinating — on HackerEarth from January.

We have three algorithmic contest every month, here is the table:

Contest Number of problems Approximate Difficulty Length Comments
Easy 6 Like Codeforces Div. 2 3 Hours
HourStorm 3 Easy to Medium-Hard 1 Hour
Circuits 8 One approximate problem and 7 algorithmic, from Very-Easy to Hard 9 Days More educational, less competitive, we could use classical problems

As you can see, we need a lot of problems every month. To propose a problem, follow this instruction:

  • Register on Ninja Setters platform. where you can write your proposal.
  • I'll check your problem soon. If approved, you should prepare test cases, solution.
  • We'll have you in a contest!

Our proposal queue is almost empty, so if you propose a problem today, with a high probability, your problem will be used in August contests. Here is the compensation table:

S. No. 
Difficulty 
level 
Indian setters (INR) 
International setters (USD) 
1 
Very Easy 
1600 
23 
2 
Easy 
2300 
35 
3 
Easy-Medium 
3000 
45 
4 
Medium 
4700 
70 
5 
Medium-Hard 
6000 
90 
6 
Hard 
8000 
120 
7 
Approx. 
8000 
120 

P. S. You don't need to prepare the whole contest. A contest may have many setters, so even if you send one problem, it's welcomed.

P. S. We need an approximation problem every month. Propose it if you have some. Check the last Circuits contest for an example.

Update. It's not needed to send me a message when you register on Ninja Setters, just wait for several days, I'll add you to group such that you can start proposing problems.

 
 
 
 
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3 months ago, # |
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What are some example problems of each difficulty level?

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    3 months ago, # ^ |
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    Actually, on Hackerearth, every problem is split into the categories specified by arpa. You will find it all there.

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    Very-Easy is something like A-B Div. 2 on codeforces. Easy is something like B-C Div. 2 on codeforces. ... Hard is something like D-E Div. 1 on codeforces.

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Is there any rating requirement for problmem setters ?

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    Yeah, that's the only concern. Normally HE wants problem setters to be above 1600 on HE.

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      3 months ago, # ^ |
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      Oh :( . If that was not the case, I could contribute. I'm actively organizing easy — medium level contest on hackerrank for juiors in my college since last year.

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        I also wanted to contribute but I cannot contribute because of rating constraints

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How will we know if we are authorized to begin writing proposals on the Ninja Setters platform?

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Messaged you my email id on Codeforces add me if still looking

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    7 weeks ago, # ^ |
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    I received a huge number of messages in my email and also here. I'm processing them one by one. Thanks for your patience.

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Please award setters for writing editorials. This will be a huge improvement for hackerearth,

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    Currently, we're awarding them.

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      7 weeks ago, # ^ |
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      Hey, Now Ninja Setters Platform shows no ongoing campaigns. Why is it so?

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        Registration is not enough. You should become added to HackerEarth HMC Setters group in order to be able to add problems. Now you're added. Check again.

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          7 weeks ago, # ^ |
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          Hey how do I check if my problem idea is accepted or not? Will I be mailed for the same?

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            It'll be available in the Ninja-Setters itself, but you should wait (approximately, 1 month). Thanks for your patience.

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          Hello, how do I get added to HackerEarth HMC Setters group?

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            7 weeks ago, # ^ |
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            Just message me. I added a lot of persons. Check if you are added or not.

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I cannot find the option for proposing problem on Ninja Setters, are there any other requirements apart from rating?

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    As I said "Registration is not enough. You should become added to HackerEarth HMC Setters group in order to be able to add problems. Now you're added." You should notify me to do so.

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P. S. We need an approximation problem every month. Propose it if you have some. Check last Circuits contests for an example.

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    Hi Arpa! Please add me to HackerEarth HMC setters group.

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Currently, we need more "Very-Easy" and "Approximation" problems.

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Hey Arpa, I have signed up on the Hackerearth link provided by you but the home page shows "No campaigns are ongoing" message, How do I proceed further. A Big Thanks in Advance.

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Hey Arpa, I had sent my details a while ago, please check the inbox.

Thanks.

Edit: Access Granted! Thanks :D

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    Hey Arpa ! I too had sent my details, can you please check your inbox?

    EDIT : Access Received! Thanks :D

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      Hey Arpa! i have registered on the site provided. please check your inbox. thanks in advance.

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        I grant access to anyone registered periodically (e. g. every 5 days).