IOI 2016

International Olympiad in Informatics, 2016

The International Olympiad in Informatics 2016 World Final held will be held in Kazan, Russia, from August 12 to 19, 2016.

Indian Computing Olympiad:

Started in 2002, the Indian Computing Olympiad is an annual programming competition held to select the four students to represent India at the International Olympiad in Informatics.

The contest is organized by Indian Association for Research in Computing Science, the competition is organized in three different stages:

  • Zonal Informatics Olympiad or Zonal Computing Olympiad
  • Indian National Olympiad in Informatics
  • IOI Training Camp
Participation in Indian Computing Olympiad:

The Indian Computing Olympiad comprises of two rounds:

  • Zonal Informatics Olympiad or Zonal Computing Olympiad would serve as the first round. This year they will be held in parallel, at the same centres, so students can only take part in 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. Previous year question paper can be found here. You will have to work out the solutions using pen and paper followed by 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.
    • ZCO-2016 is a programming exam, the only programming languages permitted in ZCO-2016 are C and C++. 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 and previous year question paper can be found here. A demo page will be available before the exam to familiarize students with the interface.
  • The second round is the Indian National Olympiad in Informatics, which is a 3 hour long online programming competition. Students can solve problems in C and C++. The questions of INOI are similar to the ones asked in International Olympiad in Informatics.
  • Top 25 students from these contests are selected for the International Olympiad in Informatics Training Camp, where they are trained to represent India at International Olympiad of Informatics.
  • All these contests are individual events.
Details Of Indian Computing Olympiad:
Contest Date Registration Date Registration Fees Registration Link
Zonal Computing Olympiad 2016 (ZCO-2016) Sunday, 15 November, 2015 Open from 1st October, 2015 to 31st October, 2015. INR 250 Click here
Zonal Informatics Olympiad 2016 (ZIO-2016) Sunday, 15 November, 2015 Open from 1st October, 2015 to 31st October, 2015. INR 250 Click here
Indian National Olympiad in Informatics 2016 (INOI-2016) Sunday, 10 January, 2016 NA NA NA
International Olympiad of Informatics 2016 Results:
CodeChef has extended their Go For Gold program, which was created to see an Indian college student win gold at the ACM ICPC world finals to the Indian Middle/High School students. More on the ACM ICPC Go For Gold program can be read here.

Under our IOI Go For Gold initiative we want to see a Indian middle/high school student win gold medal at International Olympiads in Informatics.

The coveted Go For Gold award for the year 2016 remains unclaimed. The performance of the Indian contingent was just as last year, with all four students bringing medals home. The students who brought glory to India were:

  • #58 Srijon Mukherjee of Amity International School, Noida - Silver
  • #69 Rajat De Of Delhi Public School, Dwarka, New Delhi - Silver
  • #111 Malvika Raj Joshi of Chashak Gurukul, Mumbai - Bronze
  • #121 Sampriti Panda, SAI International School, Bhubaneswar - Bronze

We wish to see more and more students taking up computer programming while they are in school and to bring glory to their school, parents, and the whole nation.

You can read all about our Go For Gold for schools program and awards to be won here.