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NPCI PayAuth Challenge

Let’s make digital payments more secure with NPCI's PayAuth Challenge!

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Join us in our Journey to simplify authentication
  • Start Registration

  • Submit Proposals

  • Shortlist Finalists

  • Submit Solutions

  • Announce Winners

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Welcome and thank you for your interest in the NPCI's PayAuth Challenge

Simplifying transactions with alternate authentication methods

Through this challenge we seek to identify novel methods of authenticating users and authorizing transactions, that can then be integrated into our flagship product, UPI. If you have a product or solution that simplfies authentication/authorization through innovative technologies like biometric authentication, device fingerprinting or facial recognition please apply to showcase your capabilities to us!

UPI (Unified Payments Interface) is an real time payments network setup by NPCI that enables account to account transactions through a number of different mobile apps and platforms. To know more please visit:

Problem Statements

NPCI's BioAuth Hackathon aims to identify products and solutions that utilize non-standard factors like biometrics and facial recognition to provide a more user friendly way to authenticate and authorize transactions.


NPCI's PayAuth Challenge aims to identify alternative solutions around the payment authentication methods in UPI to provide a more secure user friendly way to authenticate and authorize transactions.


Prizes Up For Grab

Winning teams will receive:

10000 USD

10000 USD + chance to do a PoC with NPCI

5000 USD

5000 USD + chance to do a PoC with NPCI


For NPCI PayAuth Challenge related queries, please reach out to

For technical queries during registration or proposal submission process, please reach out to