This is a list of frequently asked questions about competitive programming, organized by category.
- What algorithms and data structures do I need to know for competitive programming?
- What are some good problems for practicing (algorithm/data structure)?
- How did (person) become a top competitive programmer?
- Why is (group) good/bad at competitive programming?
- What advice does (person) have for competitive programming success?
- How do I solve (problem)?
- What are some good competitive programming problems?
- How long should I work on a competitive programming problem before looking at the answer?
- How do I prepare for a coding interview?
- Will competitive programming success help me get a programming job?
- For another view of these questions, see the frequently asked questions category page.
- For much more information about this Wiki and FAQ, see Competitive Programming Frequently Asked Questions: 2018 In Review.