Top 10 C/C++ Project Ideas for Beginners.

Projects to Enhance Your C/C++ skills.


Sushant Gaurav

3 years ago | 2 min read

Being a programmer and student, I know the importance of projects and its benefits. In this article, I have shared all my experience in terms of projects related to C and C++. These projects are good for a college student resume as well. These projects will surely enhance your C/C++ skills and will boost your understanding in the programming languages by teaching you its use cases. So, some of the beginner friendly projects are:

1. Quiz Game:

It consists of simple multiple choice questions based on sports, general knowledge, technical content etc. Players just have to select the correct answer and can reach the next level. We can display answer at last along with the score.

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2. Tic Tac Toe:

Tic-tac-toe is a game for two players, X and O, who take turns marking the spaces in a 3×3 grid. The player who succeeds in placing three of their marks in a diagonal, horizontal, or vertical row is the winner. It is a solved game with a forced draw assuming best play from both players. We can implement using loop concept, if-else ladder and switch cases.


3. Different Management System:

By making this project, you will learn features like adding, listing, modifying and deleting in a file. This project makes use of file handling and it shows a productive implementation of class and object in C++.


4. Pacman Game:

The Pacman game is similar to the snake game. It is a simple game without graphics for entertainment purposes. I can be implemented by making a box design and increasing the size of array (i.e. snake body) whenever it encounters a character (i.e. food).

5. Billing System:

It requires a database of all the items stored in the store and their prices. Afterwards, when a customer buys something, you have to search for the item and add its price to the bill amount. It can be implemented using file handling concept like reading from data-file and writing back into the data-file in C++.

6. Calculator:

A simple calculator to add, subtract, multiply and divide using switch and break statement.


7. To Do List:

To Do List App is a kind of app that generally used to maintain our day-to-day tasks or list everything that we have to do, with the most important tasks at the top of the list, and the least important tasks at the bottom. It is helpful in planning our daily schedules. This project works on the basic concepts like variables, data types, structure, string, loop, inserting a node into the linked list at any position, deleting a node from the linked list at any position, linked list traversal, etc.


8. Number Guessing Game:

A number guessing game is a simple guessing game where a user is supposed to guess a number between 0 and N in a maximum of 10 attempts. The game will end after 10 attempts and if the player failed to guess the number, and then he loses the game.


9. Rock Paper Scissor:

Rock Paper Scissor (which is also called Stone Paper Scissor) is a hand game and played between two people, in which each player simultaneously forms one of three shapes.


10. Random Password Generator:

This project can help to generate a random password of a given length consists of any characters. This project involves basic concepts like variables, data types, array, loop, etc.


Bonus Ideas:

  • Security System.
  • Dating Application using socket programming.
  • Login and Registration System.
  • Web Scrapper.
  • Chat Bot.


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Sushant Gaurav

Technical Content Writer Intern @GeeksforGeeks || Microsoft Learn Student Ambassador - βeta || Junior - CSE







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