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India’s First & Only CTF Hacking Contest

September 4, 2021 8:00 AM
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Amrita InCTF Junior is a National level Cybersecurity contest for school students in India. Realizing the vital role cybersecurity plays now and in the future for a safer world, many countries are now introducing cybersecurity education at the school level to develop interest and nurture talent in this area. Participation in the contest is fully free and no prior knowledge is required for taking part.

The goal of Amrita InCTF Junior is to train participants and to introduce them to cybersecurity via capture the flag contest. InCTF over the past 5 years have inspired students across India to pursue a career in cyber security. This was their beginning. We hope it will excite you as well. This is one of a kind contest in the world. All other CTFs are usually 1-2 days only and are mostly not for beginners.

Contest Details

Amrita InCTF Junior is a 4 round contest with Individual registration
ROUND 1 – Learning round

Learn using Traboda and bi0s wiki
Surprise gifts are waiting for the top participant in the scoreboard each week

At the end of the Learning round, the top two participants in the scoreboard will get direct entry to the National level finals
ROUND 2 – Training round

Beginner and Advanced level trainings
Certificates will be provided for all trainings

ROUND 3 – State level qualifiers

Top 10 Participants from each state will be selected for the – National level finals

ROUND 4 – National level Finals

Participants attend the 3-day conference

If you have any queries regarding any challenge you can contact us on Discord –

Contest Rules

Participants should not carry out any attacks on the CTF infrastructure.

No DoS, DDoS, automated scans, or generating any large amount of traffic by any other means on any challenges and other contest infrastructure. It is not permitted and is never intended in any challenge.

Sharing flags or solutions during the CTF is prohibited.

If you have any queries regarding any challenge you can contact us on Discord –

All updates and hints will be posted on the Announcements page and on our Twitter account @InCTF.

The format of the flag is inctfj{…} unless stated otherwise!

If you are not sure if something is violating the rules, ask us on Discord.

The decision of organizers will be final.

By participating in the contest, you agree that you have read the above rules and fully agree to adhere to them. Any participant team violating any of the above rules will be disqualified from the contest.

Rules may be modified from time to time.

What is a Capture The Flag Competition

CTFs (Abbreviation for Capture The Flag) are a type of computer security competition. Contestants are presented with a set of challenges which test their creativity, technical (and googling) skills, and problem-solving ability. Challenges usually cover a number of categories, and when solved, each yields a string (called a flag) which is submitted to an online scoring service.

CTFs are a great way to learn a wide array of computer security skills in a safe, legal environment, and are hosted and played by many security groups around the world for fun and practice.


Who can play Amrita In CTF Junior

The competition is open to all high school students (8th - 12th grade) from India.

How much does it cost to participate in Amrita InCTF Junior

Participation is fully free: there are no fees for participating in the contest.

Why Should Iparticipate in this

Developing skills in the area of cyber security opens up a whole new range of career opportunities for skilled graduates. Today graduates with expertise in cyber security are in great demand for the positions of security analysts in top private computer firms in India.

Of course apart from the private computer firms, the Electronic and Computer Science Division of DRDO (Defence Research and Development Organization), which is the government wing that currently handles the national cyber security, is also in need of cyber security professionals with skills, agility and a fresh and updated outlook at cyber security.

Where does this happen

The Internet! The competition will be indefinitely available online at this website. As long as you have the ability to install software and have unfiltered Internet access, the participants can compete from anywhere in India.

How can IPrepare for this competition

The challenges from the previous round of InCTFj are accessible. The detailed solutions to these challenges will be put up later on. New users can use these solutions to learn as the challenges for this round might cover similar concepts as well.

It might also be helpful to learn a bit of programming in languages such as C, Python, Javascript and HTML.

What do Ineed for this competition

Full participation in the competition requires only -

  • a computer (preferably running Linux operating system)
  • a modern web browser
  • the ability to install applications
  • (and of course) Internet access


What are the topics included

Our categories are

  1. Reverse engineering
  2. Binary exploitation
  3. Web exploitation
  4. Cryptography
  5. Forensics
  6. Trivia
What do Iget if I win

Students finishing at top of the CTF leaderboard will be awarded with exciting goodies and prizes, and they will also get access to exclusive online cyber-security training following the contest. All other participants will also receive certificates.

What constitutes as cheating
  • Attacking the scoring server, other teams, or machines not explicitly designated as targets is cheating. This includes both breaking into such machines and denying others access to them.
  • Sharing solutions or providing overly-revealing hints with other teams is cheating, as is being directly assisted by personnel other than contest admins (using tools from the internet is OK; asking people on the internet to help you solve the problem is not).
  • We encourage you to solve problems in novel and creative ways using all available resources, but we do require that you solve them yourselves.


Are there any smilar competitions

There are a few CTF’s that are intended to help high school students gain some experience such as picoCTF, EasyCTF, HSCTF etc. You may try out the challenges from these CTF’s if available.

Ihave some doubts Where can I ask

You can contact us through our discord community or facebook page for priority reply or email us at [email protected].


If you are interested in this contest and the eligibility criteria matches, you can register for this event by clicking the Register button.

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Registration start -4th september2021
Registration close- 1st November2021

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