N Queens Problem in C Using Backtracking

By | March 8, 2015

Here you will get program for N queens problem in C using backtracking.

N Queens Problem is a famous puzzle in which n-queens are to be placed on a nxn chess board such that no two queens are in the same row, column or diagonal. In this tutorial I am sharing the C program to find solution for N Queens problem using backtracking. Below animation shows the solution for 8 queens problem using backtracking.

Also Read: C Program for Tower of Hanoi Problem


8 Queens Problem Using Backtracking
8 Queens Problem Using Backtracking


Program for N Queens Problem in C Using Backtracking



C Program for N Queens Problem Using Backtracking

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4 thoughts on “N Queens Problem in C Using Backtracking

  1. arafat chowdhury

    #include will not declared in the scope fix it then it will work 🙂 thanks again to build up this dashing structure .

  2. Mandavi

    Hey Neeraj! can you please explain the code. I have got manual logic of n queen problem but finding code difficult to understand like board[i]=column and other such lines. Does board[i] or board[row] has some value. Please explain, i am a beginner….

  3. keshav

    I tried but i am not able to understand the logic :-
    if (abs(board[i]-column)==abs(i-row))

    How, it is able to check the column. please explain.

  4. Ankur

    thanks for the code, but I have a doubt.
    consider the first two queens are placed at (row 1, column1) and (row2 ,column 3). now the next queen can not be placed in row 3 and hence the position of 2nd queen is changing from (row2, column3) to (row2 ,column4).
    since, I can not see any code line to decrement the row number. can you please tell me how it is really executing this step???


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