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About the Indian Computing Olympiad

The Indian Computing Olympiad is a nationwide competition organized annually by IARCS. The goal of the competition is to identify school students with outstanding skills in algorithms and computer programming.

The Indian Computing Olympiad is open to all school students across the country, from any school board. Any student registered in school upto class 12 during the current academic year is eligible. There is no lower age limit for participation.

The Indian Computing Olympiad is used to select the team of four students to represent India at the International Olympiad for Informatics (IOI). IOI is one of the twelve international Science Olympiads held annually. Other prominent Science Olympiads include Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Astronomy.

The first round of the Indian Computing Olympiad is in two parts. The Zonal Informatics Olympiad (ZIO) is a written exam. held at centres across the country. ZIO-2015 will be held on Saturday, 29 November, 2014.

In addition to ZIO, students can also also qualify for the second round by taking part in the Zonal Computing Olympiad (ZCO), an online programming contest. ZCO-2015 will be held on Saturday, 6 December, 2014.

The second round, the Indian National Olympiad in Informatics (INOI) involves programming in any one of four languages: C, C++, Java or Pascal. INOI-2015 is tentatively scheduled for Saturday, 31 January, 2015.

About 25 students are selected from INOI for the IOI Training Camp, to select the Indian team for IOI.

IOI-2015 will take place in Kazakhstan in July, 2015.

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The Indian Computing Olympiad is held in partnership with:

From 2001-2002 to 2013-2014, ZIO and INOI were coordinated through CBSE.

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