- Zonal Informatics Olympiad
The Zonal Informatics Olympiad is the first of the three stages of the
Indian Computing Olympiad, or ICO. The ICO selects approximately 30 students for a National level camp, the International Olympiad in Informatics Training Camp, from where 4 students are selected to represent India at the International Olympiad in Informatics.
About the Indian Computing Olympiad
Indian Computing Olympiad(ICO) is a nationwide competition organized annually by the Indian Association for Research in Computing Sciencein coordination with CBSE. The goal of the competition is to identify school students with outstanding skills in algorithms and computer programming.
The ZIO is conducted by the
Indian Association for Research in Computing Sciencewith organisational help from the Central Board of Secondary Education, since 2002.
Pattern of the Paper
How to Participate
Although conducted by the CBSE, participation in ZIO is open to students from all School boards. Applications have to be sent from the schools to CBSE, through the Principal. For 2006, ZIO was held on Saturday, 28th January. For the academic year(2006-2007), ZIO was held on November 18th 2006. For the year(2007-2008), the ZIO was held on Saturday, 17th November 2007. Latest information and question-papers of past ZIOs are available on the [http://www.iarcs.org.in/inoi/ INOI homepage] .
There have been complaints in the past that the name "Informatics" is misleading. From 2006-07 the entire olympiad process (comprising the ZIO, INOI, and IOITC) has been renamed to
Indian Computing Olympiad, or ICO. However the names of the various stages/examinations remains unchanged.
All Indian school students are eligible to participate.
* [http://www.iarcs.org.in IARCS] The Indian Association for Research in Computing Science
* [http://www.iarcs.org.in/inoi ICO Homepage] Official website of the ICO, hosted by IARCS. Also conducts monthly online contests.
* [http://www.ioi2006.org The International Olympiad in Informatics, Mexico 2006]
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