We have the criteria that participants are eligible for the finals only if they participate in 3 online rounds. We intended this to encourage regularity, but it discourages people who missed the first two rounds from participating. To address this we have made a slight amendment to the criteria, adding a case that solvers who reach the top 60 will be eligible automatically. This has been updated on the main PR page as well.
Enjoyed all the rounds of Puzzle Ramayan. Even though most of the rounds were comparatively tougher than the previous year's PR rounds, I enjoyed them and learnt a lot from each one. Thanks to all authors and coordinators for conducting such a beautiful and interesting contest.
Like the ISC and SM finals of 2017, this event too was wonderful and nicely organized. Puzzles in all rounds were interesting. Eventhough I missed many a things in round4 which I could have attempted fairly well, I thoroughly enjoyed the entire event. The team round was a wonderful concept put up by organizers. The kind of excitement and feeling of togetherness towards puzzle solving was great during this round. Overall, it was a great event and its experience is going to help everyone in larger way. I am looking forward to be part of 2018 events too. Thanks to everyone, authors and organizers, for giving us the opportunity to participate and meet India's best solvers.