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About Puzzle Ramayan 2021

Logic Masters India (LMI) is conducting the Indian Puzzle Championship (IPC) 2021 (tentatively) in July or August 2021. Like previous years, the qualification for IPC will begin early, from January 2021 onwards, in the form of Puzzle Ramayan online rounds. The structure is largely the same as last year, but there will be 8 rounds instead of 6. Read on to find out more.
  • This is a national contest aimed at encouraging the best puzzle solvers of India to participate and experience the excitement, thrill and puzzling atmosphere on the lines of various national championships and the World Championships.
  • The championship consists of 8 online rounds (approximately one every 3-4 weeks), based on different themes of Puzzle types. The rounds are largely the same as the 2020 edition, in different order and capacity.
  • Like the recent years before 2020, the offline final will have a participation fee which will mainly be to recover venue/food costs. This fee will be updated a little later once the venue is confirmed. The online rounds will continue to be free for all.
  • There are 3-4* spots for the Indian A team for WPC 2021, which will be decided by this tournament.
    *Depending on whether the player awarded a wildcard from WPC 2019 participates.
  • There will be a separate playoff at the end of the offline finals to determine the Ramayan winner. There will be an eligibility criteria for this playoff, as explained below, to preserve the essence of Puzzle Ramayan.


All players who have achieved any one of the following are NOT eligible to participate in the playoff to determine the Puzzle Ramayan winner.
  • Represented India in A-Team at the World Puzzle Championship at least once in the last 10 years..
  • Represented India in B-Team / UN-Team at the World Puzzle Championship at least twice in the last 10 years..
  • Won the Puzzle Ramayan title twice.
According to LMI Records, the following players (in alphabetical order) are not eligible to participate in the playoff:
  • Aman Pruthi (WPC 2010-A)
  • Amit Sowani (WPC 2019-A)
  • Ashish Kumar (WPC 2018-A)
  • Harmeet Singh (WPC 2017-A)
  • Jaipal Reddy (WPC 2017-A)
  • Jayant Ameta (WPC 2014-A)
  • Kishore Kumar (WPC 2017-A)
  • Pranav Kamesh (PR 2018, PR 2019)
  • Prasanna Seshadri (WPC 2019-A)
  • Rajesh Kumar (WPC 2013-A)
  • Rajib Ranjan Borah (WPC 2017-A)
  • Rakesh Rai (WPC 2012-A)
  • Rohan Rao (WPC 2019-A)
  • Swaroop Guggilam (WPC 2019-A)
  • Tejal Phatak (WPC 2011-A)


All players who appear for the offline finals will receive a certificate.
  • Top-3 players at the offline finals will be awarded medals / trophies.
  • All players at the offline finals Under-21yrs and over-50yrs will receive special prizes.
  • All players travelling from other countries (non-Indians), will receive special prizes.
  • Best Author(s) will receive a prize (based on Overall Ratings)
RoundAuthorDatesIndia 1India 2India 3
ClassicsPrasanna Seshadri22-27 Jan 2021Rohan RaoAmit SowaniRajesh Kumar
LoopsAshish Kumar05-10 Feb 2021Rohan RaoKishore SridharanRajesh Kumar
Number PlacementRakesh Rai05-11 Mar 2021Ashish KumarRohan RaoJaipal Reddy
RegionsSwaroop Guggilam02-07 Apr 2021Ashish KumarRohan RaoRakesh Rai
Object PlacementPriyam Bhushan & Prasanna Seshadri30 Apr-05 May 2021Rohan RaoAshish KumarSwaroop Guggilam
Casual & WordAnubhav Balodhi28 May-02 Jun 2021Rohan RaoSwaroop GuggilamHarmeet Singh
ShadingNityant Agarwal18-23 Jun 2021Ashish KumarSwaroop GuggilamRajesh Kumar
MII & EvergreensMadhav Sankaranarayanan16-21 Jul 2021Swaroop Guggilam Rajesh KumarNityant Agarwal
All rounds will start some time on Friday and will be open till Wednesdays.
All times in Indian Standard Time (GMT+5:30)


Rounds* will have the following format:
  • 3 puzzles each in 6 puzzle types within the theme (in double theme rounds, 3 puzzles each in 3 puzzle types for each theme)
  • Two exploratory variant puzzles in two types within the original 6 (in double theme rounds, 2 variant puzzles in one type from each theme)
*Round 6's format will be announced with the Instruction Booklet for the round.


  • In each round, the fourth best Indian score among eligible players will be scaled to 100. Others' scores will be adjusted proportionately.
  • For International Rankings, the tenth best score in each round will be scaled to 100. Others' scores will be adjusted proportionately.
  • Participants will get points as allotted for each puzzle correctly submitted.
  • Instant Grading is enabled, so upon submitting participant will know if the answer is correct or not. Penalty exists for wrong submissions. (Also refer FAQ.)
  • There will be a time bonus of 1 point per full minute saved by players submitting all 22 puzzles correctly within 90 minutes.
  • For determining rankings for offline finals consideration, each player's best 6 scores out of 8 online rounds will be summed up to calculate the total score (so, the worst two scores are discarded). For authors, the round authored is considered as a round with a 0 score.
  • Final Leaderboard

    To be announced later.

    International Players

    • Like every other contests at LMI, international players are encouraged to participate in these contests
    • These contests will be included in LMI Puzzle ratings.
    • International players are not eligible to win either the IPC or the Ramayan title at the offline finals but can attend and participate managing their own expenses. We request any interested International players to let the organizers know early, before Round 6, so we can consider it in our plans.


    If you have any questions or doubts or suggestions, please ask in the forum.

    Last edited by Administrator @ 7/31/2021 12:55:53 AM.