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Zonal Informatics Olympiad, 2017 (ZIO-2017) and Zonal Computing Olympiad, 2017 (ZCO-2017)

The Zonal Informatics Olympiad, 2017 (ZIO-2017) and Zonal Computing Olympiad, 2017 (ZCO-2017) will be held on Sunday, 20 November, 2016 from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm at centres across the country. Online registration is open from 15 September, 2016 to 5 November, 2016.

Exam centres

Centres for ZIO-2017 and ZCO-2017 will be arranged in the following 34 cities.

Allahabad, Amritsar, Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Baroda, Bhopal, Bhubaneswar, Bokaro, Chandigarh, Chennai, Cochin, Coimbatore, Dehradun, Goa, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Indore, Jaipur, Jodhpur, Kanpur, Kolkata, Kota, Lucknow, Mumbai, Nagpur, New Delhi, Patna, Pune, Raipur, Ranchi, Tiruchi, Trivandrum, Varanasi. Visakhapatnam.

The address of the exam centre in each city will be announced shortly.

Individual registration

  • Register online on the TCS iON Digital Hub for the Indian Computing Olympiad

  • After registering, within the Digital Hub, click on "Enroll Here" to fill out the online registration form.

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

  • After paying the fee, you will receive an acknowledgment by email/SMS. An activation code for the Digital Hub will be sent to the registered email address within 24 hours. This will be needed to access the practice test (see below).

  • Registration is open till 5 November, 2016.

  • Admit cards will be available through the Digital Hub from 13 November, 2016.

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. Please ensure that you enter a valid email address and contact phone number for each student. Notifications will be sent via these channels.

    Here is a sample template with details filled.

  • Submit the completed spreadsheet by email to ico@iarcs.org.in

  • 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 2017 Bulk Registration
    Chennai Mathematical Institute
    H1, SIPCOT IT Park, Siruseri
    Kelambakkam 603103
    Phone: (044) 6748 0900
  • Important: Each candidate must also register online on the TCS iON Digital Hub for the Indian Computing Olympiad. This will be required to download the Admit Card and also to access the Practice Tests for ZIO-2017 (see below).

  • A separate acknowledgment will be sent when the registration fee payment is received. An activation code for the Digital Hub will be sent to the registered email address within 24 hours. This will be needed to access the practice test (see below).

  • Registration is open till 5 November, 2016.

  • Admit cards will be available through the Digital Hub from 13 November, 2016.

Exam details

  • ZIO-2017 and ZCO-2017 will be held in parallel, at the same centres, so students can write only one of the two exams to qualify for INOI-2017. The choice is to be made at the time of registration.

  • ZIO-2017 will be administered as a computerized test, on the TCS iON platform. The question paper pattern will be the same as in previous years. You will work out the solutions using pen and paper and only submit your final answers. 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.

  • The syllabus for ZIO, ZCO and INOI is the list of Basic Topics in the ICO Online Study Material

  • 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, ZIO-2016.

  • The TCS iON Digital Hub for ICO has ZIO papers from 2014, 2015 and 2016 available as Practice Tests. You can attempt each of these tests five times through the Digital Hub to familiarize yourself with the interface that you will be using during the actual exam.

  • ZCO-2017 is a programming exam. The programming languages available in ZCO-2017 are C, C++, and Java.

    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, ZCO-2016.

  • You will develop your code on your computer and submit it code for evaluation to a server, with feedback on correct/wrong answers.

    For C and C++, the local computer will have Dev-Cpp installed for writing and debugging code. It is uncertain whether an IDE will be available for Java.

    Instructions will be provided on how to write and debug Java code without an IDE, as well as other relevant features of the evaluation system.

ZIO, ZCO and INOI are powered by TCS iON, a division of Tata Consultancy Services.

International Olympiad in Informatics, 2016

IOI-2016 was held at Kazan, Russia during August 12–19, 2016. Rajat De and Srijon Mukherjee won silver medals while Malvika Raj Joshi and Sampriti Panda won bronze medals.

The team that represented India at IOI-2016 was as follows:

  • Rajat De, Delhi Public School, Dwarka, New Delhi
  • Malvika Raj Joshi, Chashak Gurukul, Mumbai
  • Srijon Mukherjee, Amity International School, Noida
  • Sampriti Panda, SAI International School, Bhubaneswar
IOI 2016 Team Photo
Sampriti, Rajat, Malvika, Srijon

The Leader and Deputy Leader of the Indian contingent were Madhavan Mukund and Arjun Arul, both from Chennai Mathematical Institute, Chennai.

The Indian team's travel to IOI-2016 was sponsored by Sasken Communication Technologies Ltd.

International Olympiad in Informatics Training Camp, 2016

The Indian team for IOI is selected at the International Olympiad in Informatics Training Camp (IOITC). IOITC-2016 was held over 10 days held in Bangalore during the period 3 May–12 May, 2016.

Faculty for IOITC-2016:

  • Karan Aggarwal, IIIT Hyderabad
  • Arjun Arul, CMI
  • Arjun P, IIIT Hyderabad
  • R Goutham, CMI
  • Tanuj Khattar, IIIT Hyderabad
  • Lalit Kundu, IIIT Hyderabad
  • Prashant Mahesh, SSN College, Chennai
  • Madhavan Mukund, CMI
  • K Narayan Kumar, CMI
IOI 2016 Team Photo
Karan, Goutham, Lalit, Arjun Arul, Tanuj, Prashant, Arjun P

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, 2016 (INOI-2016)

The Indian National Olympiad in Informatics, 2016 (INOI-2016) took place on Sunday, 10 January, 2016. Of the 205 students who participated in INOI-2016,

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

The Zonal Informatics Olympiad, 2016 (ZIO-2016) and Zonal Computing Olympiad (ZCO-2016) were held at 34 cities across India on Sunday, 15 November, 2015. About 630 students registered for ZIO-2016 and 220 students registered for ZCO-2016.

88 students have qualified through ZIO-2016 for INOI-2016. The cutoff scores are available in the ZIO-2016 solutions (see the link below).

All 163 students who wrote ZCO-2016 will be permited to write INOI-2016. Several students were hampered by technical problems during ZCO-2016, and it was felt that the fairest solution was to allow all candidates to participate in the secound round.

Question papers for ZIO-2016 and ZCO-2016 and solutions for ZIO-2016 are available online.

International Olympiad in Informatics, 2015

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