International Olympiad in Informatics, 2017

The International Olympiad In Informatics 2017 world final will be held in Tehran, Iran from July 28 - August 4, 2017.

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 of Informatics.

The contest is organized by Indian Association For Research In Computing Science(IARCS) in three different stages:

  • Zonal Informatics Olympiad or Zonal Computing Olympiad
  • Indian National Olympiad in Informatics
  • IOI Training Camp
Eligibility: Any student in school can appear for the olympiad

Prerequisites: School level mathematics and some knowledge of programming in C/C++/Java.
Registration: You can find all the details about registration here,

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-2017. The choice is to be made at the time of registration.
    • ZIO-2017 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 years' question papers can be found here. You will have to work out the solutions using pen and paper and 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-2017 is a programming exam, the only programming languages permitted in ZCO-2017 are C, C++ and Java. 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. More details about the exam environment can be found here.
  • The second round is the Indian National Olympiad in Informatics, which is a 3 hour long online programming competition. 250-300 students who qualify the first round are eligible. Students can solve problems in C, C++ and Java. The questions of INOI are similar to the ones asked in International Olympiad in Informatics.
  • Top 25-30 students from these contests are selected for the International Olympiad in Informatics training camp, where they are trained to represent India at International Olympiad in Informatics.
  • All these contests are individual events.
Details Of Indian Computing Olympiad:
Contest Date Registration Date Registration Fees Registration Link
Zonal Computing Olympiad 2017 (ZCO-2017) Sunday, 20 November, 2016 Open From 15th September, 2016 To 5th November, 2016. INR 250 Click here
Zonal Informatics Olympiad 2017 (ZIO-2017) Sunday, 20 November, 2016 Open From 15th September, 2016 To 5th November, 2016. INR 250 Click here
Indian National Olympiad in Informatics 2017 (INOI-2017) Sunday, 8th January, 2017 NA NA NA
Go for Gold Award:
Directi and CodeChef have 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 remains unclaimed this year as well. The prize money at stake for the year 2017 was INR 10,15,441. You can read all about our Go For Gold for schools program and awards to be won here.

The Indian contingent who won 3 bronze medals at IOI-2017 at Tehran, Iran during July 28–August 4 are:

  • #85, Sidhant BansalDelhi Public School, Dwarka, New Delhi - Bronze
  • #282, Nalin BhardwajDelhi Public School, Faridabad
  • #91, Srijon MukherjeeAmity International School, Noida - Bronze
  • #100, Sampriti PandaSAI 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.