A PwC ACs in India

Cyber Hackathon


Where innovators meet

Battleground Overview

Can YOU Outsmart & Outcode other competitors?

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PwC Acceleration Centers in India is pleased to announce the second edition of its Cyber Hackathon “Fiercest Competitor 2.0” where students from select Engineering Institutions battle it out to identify multiple cybersecurity vulnerabilities and come up with innovative solutions to mitigate risks.

Join the quest and put your coding skills to bat in a virtual battleground fighting real-world cyberattacks!


winners ch
of Fiercest Competitor 2023

“Winning such an incredible hackathon was an exhilarating achievement that gave me the chance to showcase my skills, network with business leaders, and tackle a cybersecurity challenge. The feeling of victory was incredibly satisfying, knowing that our team's efforts had paid off.”


Runner Up

of Fiercest Competitor 2023

“Being able to compete against some really brilliant students was a fantastic experience, but expanding our network was even more crucial. We enjoyed working together and are appreciative of our second-place finish in this hackathon.”

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1st runner

Runner Up

of Fiercest Competitor 2023

“We are proud of ourselves for working so hard and putting in so much effort to win the hackathon. We appreciate PwC for making our our first-time hackathon experience so wonderful.”

2nd runner up
2nd runner

Fiercest Competitor
2023 Finale

Rewards & Recognition

Fiercest Competitor - Victory

PwC ACs in India Cyber Hackathon presents all participants and winners with valuable learning and growth opportunities that includes PwC executives and industry veterans providing guidance to all participants for building a rewarding career and announcing exciting rewards​ for the hackathon victors!

Participate and get a chance to:

  1. Compete with the best minds from top technology schools
  2. Use your knowledge & creativity to solve real world challenges
  3. Interact with cyber experts & learn what they do
  4. Win exciting cash prizes (for the winners)
  5. Get a chance to grab Full Time & Internship opportunities at PwC
Battleground Rounds
Round 1
Round 2
Round 3

Round 1: Cyber Recruit Bootcamp

Candidates who are participating from the list of identified colleges will receive invitations for Round 1 of the hackathon. This initial round will entail an AI-proctored online assessment, which will test your skills in computer fundamentals, cyber security and programming.

Round 2: Cyberverse Battle Drill

You got the basics. Time to put skill to practice in AI simulated cyber-warfare. You’ll take a hands-on exercise and evaluate a full stack project for all potential vulnerabilities.

Round 3: This is Cyberwar!

Get ready for an app-building exercise and project presentation! You'll work in teams to create secure applications using standard cyber security libraries under a limited timeframe. Afterward, present your app, explain its security measures, and answer panel questions.

Participation Guidelines

Who Can Participate?

The fight for Cyber supremacy is by invite only to select engineering schools in the country. Please connect with your placement cell for more details on how to register.

Eligibility Criteria for Participating in PwC ACs in India Cyber Hackathon:

  • Degree and graduation year: Final year BE / BTech / MCA / MTech students graduating in 2024
  • College: Circuit branches of select engineering schools
  • Stream of study: Cyber Security as Major or Elective
  • Marks: Having 60% or 6 CGPA and above in current degree

Upon completing registration, you will receive details on how to access the quests and accomplish the mission.

While attempting the hackathon, participant’s video, audio and screen activity will be monitored using AI proctoring to detect and prevent fraudulent practices.

Hackathon Schedule

System Requirements

About PwC Cybersecurity, Risk & Regulatory

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