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Zonal Informatics Olympiad, 2016 (ZIO-2016) and Zonal Computing Olympiad, 2016 (ZCO-2016)

This year, both the Zonal Informatics Olympiad and the Zonal Computing Olympiad will be held in parallel, on Sunday, November 15, 2015.

Individual registration

  • Use this online registration form to fill in your details.

  • The registration fee is Rs 250, to be paid online (internet banking, debit card, credit card).

  • Registration is open till 31 October, 2015.

  • You will receive a username and password by email. Admit cards will be available through the same webpage after 1 November, 2015.

Bulk registration

You can use the following procedure for bulk registration. Bulk registration is only available for registering 10 or more participants at the same time.

  • Download this spreadsheet template and fill in the candidate details.

    Here is a sample template with details filled.

  • Submit the completed spreadsheet by email to

  • The registration fees are Rs 250 per student. This should be paid through a Demand Draft in the name of Indian Association for Research in Computing Science, payable in Mumbai.

    Make a single consolidated Demand Draft for the entire registration fee (for instance, for 11 candidates, make the DD for Rs 2750) and send it by Speed Post or courier to the following address.
    Prof. Madhavan Mukund
    Attn: ICO 2016 Bulk Registration
    Chennai Mathematical Institute
    H1, SIPCOT IT Park, Siruseri
    Kelambakkam 603103
    Phone: (044) 6748 0900
  • Each candidate will be assigned a username and password on the online system and will be notified at the email address provided in the bulk registration form. Note that each candidate will have to log in and download a separate admit card before the exam.

  • A separate acknowledgment will be sent when the registration fee payment is received.

Exam details

The format of ZIO and ZCO will be the same as in previous years. However, please note the following changes.

  • ZIO-2016 and ZCO-2016 will be held in parallel, at the same centres, so students can write only one of the two exams to qualify for INOI-2016. The choice is to be made at the time of registration.

  • ZIO-2016 will be administered as a computerized test, in cooperation with TCS iON. The nature of the question paper will be the same as in previous years. You will work out the solutions using pen and paper and only submit your final answers. However, instead of a printed question paper and answer sheet, you will read the question paper on the screen and type in your answers on the computer.

    Previous question papers and solutions are available online: ZIO-2003, ZIO-2004, ZIO-2005, ZIO-2006, ZIO-2007, ZIO-2008, ZIO-2009, ZIO-2010, ZIO-2011, ZIO-2012. ZIO-2013. ZIO-2014, ZIO-2015.

  • ZCO-2016 is a programming exam. The only programming languages permitted in ZCO-2016 are C and C++. Java and Pascal will not be supported. The local computer will have Dev-Cpp installed for writing code. Code will be submitted for evaluation to a local server, with feedback on correct/wrong answers.

    The exam format will be similar to previous years. Previous question papers are available online: ZCO-2009, ZCO-2010, ZCO-2011, ZCO-2012. ZCO-2013. ZCO-2014, ZCO-2015.

  • A demo page will be available before the exam to familiarize students with the interface.

International Olympiad in Informatics, 2015

IOI-2015 was held at Almaty, Kazakhstan during July 26–August 2, 2015. Malvika Raj Joshi won a silver medal while Kushagra Juneja, Tanay Kothari and Arjun Pitchanathan won bronze medals. Malvika was unlucky to miss a gold medal by just one rank.

The team that represented India at IOI-2015 was as follows:

  • Malvika Raj Joshi, Chashak Gurukul, Mumbai
  • Kushagra Juneja, Apeejay School, Pitampura, New Delhi
  • Tanay Kothari, Delhi Public School, R K Puram, New Delhi
  • Arjun P, Chennai Public School, Chennai
IOI 2015 Team Photo
Malvika, Tanay, Arjun, Kushagra

The Leader and Deputy Leader of the Indian contingent were Madhavan Mukund and K Narayan Kumar, both from Chennai Mathematical Institute, Chennai.

The Indian team's travel to IOI-2015 was sponsored by Sasken Communication Technologies Ltd.

International Olympiad in Informatics Training Camp, 2015

The Indian team for IOI is selected at the International Olympiad in Informatics Training Camp (IOITC). IOITC-2015 was held over 9 days held in Bangalore during the period 1 May–9 May, 2015.

Faculty for IOITC-2015:

  • Sundar Annamalai, IIT Madras
  • Arjun Arul, CMI
  • Pulkit Goel, IIIT Hyderabad
  • R Goutham, CMI
  • Vivek Hamirwasia, IIIT Hyderabad
  • Lalit Kundu, IIIT Hyderabad
  • Prashant Mahesh, SSN College, Chennai
  • Pushkar Mishra, Delhi
  • Madhavan Mukund, CMI
  • K Narayan Kumar, CMI
  • Nikhil Tadigopulla, IIIT Hyderabad

We thank Sasken Communication Technologies Ltd for sponsoring the camp and The International School Bangalore for making their congenial campus available to us for holding the camp.

Indian National Olympiad in Informatics 2015

The Indian National Olympiad in Informatics, 2015 (INOI-2015) took place on Saturday, 31 January, 2015. Of the 183 students who participated in INOI-2015, 30 students have qualified for the training camp to select the Indian team for the International Olympiad in Informatics, 2015 (IOI-2015).

Zonal Computing Olympiad 2015

The Zonal Computing Olympiad, 2015 (ZCO-2015) was held on Saturday, 6 December, 2014. About 280 students wrote ZCO-2015. 67 students have qualified for the Indian National Olympiad in Informatics, 2015 (INOI-2015).

Zonal Informatics Olympiad 2015

The Zonal Informatics Olympiad, 2015 (ZIO-2015) was held at 24 cities across India on Saturday, 29 November, 2014. About 900 students wrote ZIO-2015. 171 students have qualified for the Indian National Olympiad in Informatics, 2015 (INOI-2015).

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