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Indian Computing Olympiad 2015, first round

Zonal Informatics Olympiad 2015, registration open

About ZIO-2015

The Zonal Informatics Olympiad 2015 (ZIO-2015) will take place at the following locations on Saturday, 29 November, 2014, from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm.

  • Ahmedabad, Allahabad, Bangalore, Bhubaneswar, Chandigarh, Chennai, Cochin, Coimbatore, Goa, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Indore, Jaipur, Jodhpur, Kanpur, Kolkata, Lucknow, Mumbai, Nagpur, New Delhi, Patna, Pune, Ranchi, Tiruchi

ZIO-2015 will be a written exam along the same lines as in previous years. 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.

The syllabus for ZIO is the material covered under Basic Topics in the online training material for ICO.

ZIO-2015 registration and admit cards

  • Fresh registration for ZIO-2015 is closed. However, if you have already registered, you can update your details in the online form at this link.

  • Admit cards will be sent by email to all students whose payment has been confirmed. You need to bring a copy of this email along with any valid photo-identification to the centre.

ZIO-2015 Registration fee

The registration fee is Rs 225, inclusive of service tax. The preferred mode of payment is online, through NEFT bank transfer. You can also send a Demand Draft. Details for both modes of payment are given below.

  • NEFT Transfer

    • Beneficiary name: LimberLink Technologies Pvt. Ltd.
    • Type of account: Current account
    • Account number: 30901869598
    • Bank, branch: State Bank of India, P.B.B. Palace Orchards
    • IFSC Code: SBIN0004253
    • Address: 382, 30/1, 13th Cross, Palace Orchards, Sadashivanagar, Bangalore 560080.

  • Demand Draft

    DD in the name of "LimberLink Technologies Pvt. Ltd.", payable in Bangalore.

    Write your name and ZIO roll number on the reverse of the DD and mail the DD to the following address:

    M.R.Nagendra
    Sr. Manager Accounts
    LimberLink Technologies Pvt. Ltd.
    # 139, III Floor, 'Century Quadra'
    Between 13th and 15th Cross, 8th Main
    Malleswaram, Bangalore 560 003

Note

  • You can fill out the registration form without paying the fee. After you pay the fee, you must update the payment details in the registration form. These details must be updated before registration closes on 14 November for you to be eligible to take part.

  • Admit cards for ZIO will be sent by email after registration closes. More details about the centres and the exam procedure will be posted shortly.

Zonal Computing Olympiad, 2015, registration open

About ZCO-2015

An online programming contest, the Zonal Computing Olympiad 2015 (ZCO-2015), will be held on Saturday, December 6, 2014. There will be two sessions, 10:00 am to 1:00 pm and 2:00 pm to 5:00  pm. You can take part in either session.

ZCO-2015 is an alternative to the Zonal Informatics Olympiad (ZIO-2015) to qualify for the Indian National Olympiad in Informatics (INOI-2015), to be held on 31 January, 2015.

Programming languages for ZCO-2015

  • The official programming languages supported are Pascal, C, C++ and Java.

  • For C/C++, you should ensure that you are using an ANSI compiler compatible with gcc/g++/gpp (the GNU C/C++ Compilers). In particular, Turbo C is not compatible. Publicly available ANSI C compilers for Microsoft Windows include Dev-C++ and DJGPP. If you are switching from Turbo C to such a compiler for the first time, here are some basic tips on how to update your C/C++ syntax.

  • For Java, we only support the GNU gcj compiler.

Registering and taking part in ZCO-2015

  • ZCO-2015 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.

  • To register, you should fill out the online form at this link.

  • Registration will remain open till Monday, 1 December, 2014.

  • You can take part on any computer that is connected to the Internet, including your home computer. The contest will be hosted on the IARCS ZCO server. More details about how to log in to this server will be posted shortly.

  • After ZCO-2015 is over, you have to send us a letter certifying that you participated in ZCO-2015 without any external help. This letter must be signed by one of your parents and countersigned by an authority from your school, with a school seal or stamp.

    Your solutions will not be evaluated unless such a letter is received by us before Monday, December 15, 2014.

ZCO-2015 Registration fee

The registration fee is Rs 230, inclusive of service tax. The preferred mode of payment is online, through NEFT bank transfer. You can also send a Demand Draft. Details for both modes of payment are given below.

  • NEFT Transfer

    • Beneficiary name: LimberLink Technologies Pvt. Ltd.
    • Type of account: Current account
    • Account number: 30901869598
    • Bank, branch: State Bank of India, P.B.B. Palace Orchards
    • IFSC Code: SBIN0004253
    • Address: 382, 30/1, 13th Cross, Palace Orchards, Sadashivanagar, Bangalore 560080.

  • Demand Draft

    DD in the name of "LimberLink Technologies Pvt. Ltd.", payable in Bangalore.

    Write your name and ZCO roll number on the reverse of the DD and mail the DD to the following address:

    M.R.Nagendra
    Sr. Manager Accounts
    LimberLink Technologies Pvt. Ltd.
    # 139, III Floor, 'Century Quadra'
    Between 13th and 15th Cross, 8th Main
    Malleswaram, Bangalore 560 003

Note

  • You can fill out the registration form without paying the fee. After you pay the fee, you must update the payment details in the registration form. These details must be updated before registration closes on 1 December for you to be eligible to take part in ZCO-2015.

International Olympiad in Informatics, 2014

IOI-2014 was held at Taipei, Taiwan during July 13–20, 2014. Akshat Bubna won India's first ever gold medal at IOI, while Malvika Raj Joshi won a silver medal. Pushkar Mishra narrowly missed winning a bronze medal.

The team that represented India at IOI-2014 was as follows:

  • Akshat Bubna, Amity International School, Saket, New Delhi
  • Malvika Raj Joshi, Chashak Gurukul, Mumbai
  • Pushkar Mishra, Delhi Public School, R K Puram, New Delhi
  • Nihal Pednekar, Late P.B. Jog Jr. College, Pune
IOI 2014 Team Photo
Akshat, Nihal, Pushkar, Malvika

The Leader and Deputy Leader of the Indian contingent were Prof K Narayan Kumar, Chennai Mathematical Institute, Chennai, and Nadeem Moidu, Google, respectively.

The team was chosen at the end of a 9 day training camp, held in Bangalore during the period 1 May–9 May, 2014. 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.

The Indian team's travel to IOI-2014 was sponsored by Sasken Communication Technologies Ltd.

INOI-2014, Sunday, January 19, 2014

INOI-2014 was held on Sunday, 19 January, 2014. Of the 252 students who participated in INOI-2014, 26 students have qualified for the training camp to select the Indian team for the International Olympiad in Informatics, 2014 (IOI-2014).

Zonal Computing Olympiad 2014, Saturday, November 30, 2013.

The Zonal Computing Olympiad, 2014 (ZCO-2014) was held on Saturday, 30 November, 2013. About 100 students wrote ZCO-2014. 40 students have qualified for the Indian National Olympiad in Informatics, 2014 (INOI-2014).

Zonal Olympiad in Informatics, 2014, Saturday, November 23, 2013

The Zonal Informatics Olympiad, 2014 (ZIO-2014) was held at 39 centres in India and West Asia on Saturday, 23 November, 2013. About 7400 students wrote ZIO-2014. 282 students have qualified for the Indian National Olympiad in Informatics, 2014 (INOI-2014).

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