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About the Indian Computing Olympiad

The Indian Computing Olympiad is a nationwide competition organized annually by IARCS in coordination with CBSE. 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.

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 six prominent Science Olympiads held annually. The other five Science Olympiads are held in 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.

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.

The second round, the Indian National Olympiad in Informatics (INOI) involves programming in any one of four languages: C, C++, Java or Pascal.

About 25 students are selected from INOI for a training camp, to select the Indian team for IOI.

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

The dates for ZIO-2015, ZCO-2015 and INOI-2015 as well as details about the registration procedure will be announced shortly. Please write to if you have any questions or clarifications.

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